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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Allen Sumner Ballard
Celista Emma Miller
Marriage: 1850
Rebecca Olive Ballard
Mary C. Ballard
Henry Champ Ballard
Joseph Frances Ballard
Emma Celeste Ballard
Flora J. Ballard
Margaret Sarah Ballard
Lulu Belle Ballard

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    Rebecca Olive Ballard


    Mary C. Ballard


    Henry Champ Ballard


    Joseph Frances Ballard


    Emma Celeste Ballard


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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.

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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