William Pruett Ballard

Male27 January 1822–before 1870

Brief Life History of William Pruett

When William Pruett Ballard was born on 27 January 1822, in Brown Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States, his father, Stephen Ballard, was 28 and his mother, Olive Sumner, was 31. He died before 1870, in Illinois, United States.

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Stephen Ballard
Olive Sumner
Thomas Ballard
Joseph Ballard
Henry Ballard
William Pruett Ballard
1822–before 1870
Rebecca Rachel Olive Ballard
Allen Sumner Ballard
Aaron Younger Ballard
1826–before 1870
Reuhama Ballard

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries 1831: Morgan, Indiana, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 14

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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