Elizabeth Jane Allen

26 April 1827–21 April 1892 (Age 64)
Pike, Georgia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Allen was born on 26 April 1827, in Pike, Georgia, United States, her father, Young Drewry Allen, was 38 and her mother, Jane Moore, was 31. She married Thomas Weldon Ballard on 4 September 1845, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 21 April 1892, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Woolsey, Fayette, Georgia, United States.

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Thomas Weldon Ballard
Elizabeth Jane Allen
Marriage: 4 September 1845
Simeon Levi BALLARD
Sarah Jane Ballard
Washington Augustus Ballard
Thomas Ballard
Mary Weldon Ballard
Martha Nancy Ballard
Joseph Weldon Ballard
Elijah Maddox Ballard
Elizabeth Rebecca Ballard
Addie Thomas Ballard
Annie Allen Ballard

Spouse and Children

4 September 1845
Pike, Georgia, United States


    Simeon Levi BALLARD


    Sarah Jane Ballard


    Washington Augustus Ballard


    Thomas Ballard


    Mary Weldon Ballard


+7 More Children

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 5

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • E J Ballard in household of T W Ballard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth J Ballard in household of Thomas W Ballard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth J Ballard in household of Thos W Ballard, "United States Census, 1870"

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