McPherson Ballard

1851–1870 (Age 19)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of McPherson

When McPherson Ballard was born in 1851, in Lyons, Granville, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Ballard, was 25 and his mother, Rachel C Britton, was 22. He lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Reems Creek Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died in 1870, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

James Ballard
Rachel C Britton
Robert Baxter Ballard
Cordelia Ballard
McPherson Ballard
Mary Jane Ballard
Samuel D Ballard
Isaac Homer Ballard
James Ballard

Parents and Siblings


    Rachel C Britton




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World Events (5)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 2

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 11

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (2)

  • Mc Pherson Ballard in household of James Ballard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J McPherson Ballard in household of Rachel Ballard, "United States Census, 1870"

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