Harriet Ballard

Brief Life History of Harriet

Harriet Ballard was born about 31 May 1807, in Genesee, New York, United States. She married William O. Cross on 8 September 1822, in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 25 August 1825, in her hometown, at the age of 18, and was buried in Byron, Genesee, New York, United States.

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William O. Cross
Harriet Ballard
Marriage: 8 September 1822
Harriet Mae Cross

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  • Harriet Bollard Cross, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gravestone

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World Events (5)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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