Zelotus Ballard

7 June 1796–
Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Zelotus

When Zelotus Ballard was born on 7 June 1796, in Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jeremiah Ballard, was 42 and his mother, Phebe Carrier, was 38. He married Sally Andrus on 10 June 1818, in Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Zelotus Ballard
Sally Andrus
Marriage: 10 June 1818
John Ransselaer Ballard
Jeremiah Russel Ballard
Betsey Ginnette Ballard
Sarah Ann Ballard
George Lewis Ballard

Spouse and Children


    Sally Andrus


10 June 1818
Gill, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


    John Ransselaer Ballard


    Jeremiah Russel Ballard



    Sarah Ann Ballard


    George Lewis Ballard


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 34

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.

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 (3)

  • Felotus Ballard in entry for Sarah Ann Ballard, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Felotus Ballard in entry for John Rusel...er Ballard, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Felotus Ballard in entry for Jeremiah Russel Ballard, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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