Ann Ballard


Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Ballard was born in 1826, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Lyman Ballard, was 28 and her mother, Lucy Mears, was 21. She married Stephen Kinney about 1844, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States. She lived in Maquoketa, Jackson, Iowa, United States in 1850.

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Stephen Kinney
Ann Ballard
Marriage: about 1844

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  • Ann Kinny in household of Stephen Kinny, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1844Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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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 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1838: Jackson, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Jackson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Jackson, Iowa, United States

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 31

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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