Philip Ballard


Brief Life History of Philip

When Philip Ballard was born in 1817, in Putnam, Georgia, United States, his father, Philip Ballard, was 53 and his mother, Mary Petit, was 37. He married Martha A Gillispie on 31 December 1851, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Cass, Texas, United States in 1880. He died in 1903, in Bryans Mill, Cass, Texas, United States, at the age of 86.

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Philip Ballard
Martha A Gillispie
Marriage: 31 December 1851
Mary Tempey Ballard
Martha Frances Ballard
John R Ballard
Rufus Frank Ballard
Lois Ballard
Lela Louisiana Ballard

Sources (8)

  • Phil Ballard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phillip Ballard, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Phillip Ballard in entry for Lois Jones, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1851Pike, Georgia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    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. 

    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

    Age 15

    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.

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 27

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

    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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