Allen Sumner Ballard

Male31 August 1826–27 January 1890

Brief Life History 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 Mount Pleasant MM, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 27 January 1890, in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Sumner Ballard
Celista Emma Miller
Marriage: about 1850
Rebecca Olive Ballard
about 1850–1864
Mary C. Ballard
Henry Champ Ballard
Joseph Frances Ballard
Celista E. Ballard
Flora J. Ballard
Margaret Sarah Ballard
Lulu Belle Ballard

Sources (14)

  • Allen S Ballard, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Allen S Ballard, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Allen S Ballard, "United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1831: Morgan, Indiana, United States


    Age 20

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

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English ballard ‘bald-headed man’ (compare Bald 3).

    French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Balhard, composed of the elements bal, presumably meaning ‘torment, spitefulness’, and hard ‘hard, strong’. Compare Ballor .

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

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