Allen Sumner Ballard

31 August 1826–27 January 1890 (Age 63)
Brown Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Allen Sumner

When Allen Sumner Ballard was born on 31 August 1826, in Brown Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States, his father, Stephen Ballard, was 33 and his mother, Olive Sumner, was 35. He married Celista Emma Miller about 1850. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant MM, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 27 January 1890, in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Allen Sumner Ballard
1826–1890
Celista Emma Miller
1830–1900
Marriage: 1850
Rebecca Olive Ballard
1850–1864
Mary C. Ballard
1851–1939
Henry Champ Ballard
1854–1907
Joseph Frances Ballard
1858–1904
Emma Celeste Ballard
1861–1933
Flora J. Ballard
1863–1938
Margaret Sarah Ballard
1866–1877
Lulu Belle Ballard
1870–1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1850
children

(8)

    Rebecca Olive Ballard

    Female1850–1864Female

    Mary C. Ballard

    Female1851–1939Female

    Henry Champ Ballard

    Male1854–1907Male

    Joseph Frances Ballard

    Male1858–1904Male

    Emma Celeste Ballard

    Female1861–1933Female

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 10

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1846

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald ‘bald-headed’ ( see Bald 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Allen S Ballard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen S Ballard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Allen S Ballard, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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