William Ballard

Male12 July 1805–22 August 1856

Brief Life History of William

When William Ballard was born on 12 July 1805, in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Rufus Ballard, was 37 and his mother, Martha Moore, was 25. He married Mary Ann Tabor in 1831. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 22 August 1856, at the age of 51.

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William Ballard
Mary Ann Tabor
Marriage: 1831
Martha Jane Ballard
Melinda Smith Ballard
George Wilson Ballard
Myra Frances Ballard
Lizzie P Ballard
Julia S. Ballard

Sources (3)

  • Wm Ballard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm in entry for Melinda Smith Ballard, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • William Ballard, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"

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  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

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

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 14

    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: 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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