Henry Ballard

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Ballard was born on 27 January 1832, in Cold Ash, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William W. Ballard, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Russell, was 32. He married Margaret Reid McNeil on 1 January 1860, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Princess Anne, Somerset, Maryland, United States in 1880 and Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1908. He died on 26 February 1908, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Henry Ballard
Margaret Reid McNeil
Marriage: 1 January 1860
Margaret Hannah Ballard
Henry William Ballard
Thomas McNeil Ballard
Janet Mcneil Ballard
Charles James Ballard
George Albert Ballard
Melvin Joseph Ballard
Ellen Phoebe Ballard
Rebecca Ann Ballard
Lettie May Ballard
Mary Myrtle Ballard

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  • Henry Ballard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Ballard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry Ballard, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1855: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Oro, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Arapahoe, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Arapahoe, Colorado, United States

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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Autobiography Of Margaret McNeil Ballard Born in Tranent, Heddingtonshire, Scotland April 14, 1846 Wife of Henry Ballard Daughter of Thomas McNeil and Jeanette Reid McNeil Baptized Church of Jesus Chr …

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