Theodore Ballard

3 November 1809–
Augusta, Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Theodore

When Theodore Ballard was born on 3 November 1809, in Augusta, Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ephraim Ballard Jr, was 30 and his mother, Mary Farwell, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Ballard Jr
1779–1829
Mary Farwell
1786–1819
Sophia Ballard
1805–
Amellia Ballard
1808–1808
Theodore Ballard
1809–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 3

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

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 10

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 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 (1)

  • S. Ballard, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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