Joseph Ballard

1 January 1644–29 September 1722 (Age 78)
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Ballard was born on 1 January 1644, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Ballard of Andover MA, was 27 and his mother, Grace Lovejoy, was 23. He married Elizabeth Phelps on 28 February 1665, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 29 September 1722, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ballard
1644–1722
Elizabeth Phelps
1647–1692
Marriage: 28 February 1665
John Ballard
1665–
Elizabeth Ballard
1666–1706
Joseph Ballard II
1667–1732
Humphrey Ballard
1669–1735
Eleanor Ballard
1672–1707
William Ballard
1674–1707
Hannah Ballard
1677–1760
Dorothy Ballard
1679–1754
Hezekiah Ballard
1682–1751
Uriah Ballard
1684–1765
Josiah Ballard
1684–1780
Tabitha Ballard
1687–1687
Tabitha Ballard
1688–1691

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 February 1665
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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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Story Highlight

Salem Witch Trials

Joseph Ballard (1644-1722) and his wife, Elizabeth Phelps (1646-1692), lived in Andover, Essex Co., Mass., a short distance from Salem. In Summer 1692, when Elizabeth came down with a fever that baffl …

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ballard in entry for Joseph Ballard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Ballard in entry for Joseph Ballard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Ballard in entry for Hanah Ballard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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