William W. Ballard

February 1795–19 May 1885 (Age 90)
Purley on Thames, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William W.

When William W. Ballard was born in February 1795, in Purley on Thames, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Barnard Ballard, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elms, was 28. He married Hannah Russell on 16 October 1820, in Hannington, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1885. He died on 19 May 1885, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William W. Ballard
Sarah Herbert
Marriage: 2 April 1825
Mary Ballard
Ann Ballard
Bernard Ballard
Jane Ballard
Henry Ballard
Elizabeth Ballard

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  • Marriage
    2 April 1825
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 6
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 24
    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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    Story Highlight

    William and Hannah Emigrate to America

    An excerpt from "Short Stories for Short People" written by my grandmother, Myrtle Ballard Shurtliff around 1970. Minor editing has been done. After their baptism into the church, the spirit of gat …

    Sources (37)

    • William Ballard, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Ballard in entry for Henry Ballard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William Ballard, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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