Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Bland Ballard

Male Abt 1714 - 1792  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Bland Ballard 
    Born Abt 1714  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1792  Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I085928  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father William Ballard,   b. 26 Sep 1684, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1754, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Philadelphia MNU Ballard,   b. 26 Sep 1682,   d. Aft 1770, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 89 years) 
    Family ID F52368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Dearing,   b. Abt 1718, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1734  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Ballard,   b. Abt 1750, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Benjamin Ballard,   b. Bef 1740, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     3. Anne Ballard,   b. Bef 1748, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Gallatin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     4. John Ballard,   b. Abt 1735, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     5. Elizabeth Ballard,   b. Abt 1750, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     6. Bland Ballard,   b. Bef 1750, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1778 and 1782, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F36243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The will of Bland Ballard, dated 28 February 1791 was recorded in Spotsylvania county, Virginia on 3 January 1792.16

      In the name of God Amen: I, Bland Ballard, of the County of Spotsylvania, being very sick and weak but of perfect sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form viz:

      Item-My will and desires is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied.

      Item-I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas Ballard, one negro wench named Sall and her future increase to him and his heirs forever.

      Item - I give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin Ballard, one negro wench named Grace, and her future increase, to him and his heirs forever.

      Item-I give and bequeath to my daughter, Ann Haydon, one negro girl named Frank, and her future increase, to her and her heirs forever.

      Item - I give and bequeath to Betsy Tenant one bed, one sheet, one bolster, one pillow, two blankets and one counterpain to her and her heirs forever.

      Item - One negro child named Keziah and all the rest of my estate of whatsoever kind it may consist of, after my decease, as stocks of any kind, household furniture, etc. divided amongst my children, that is to say Thomas, John, Benjamin and Ann, and I do hereby appoint my sons John Ballard and Benjamin Ballard my joint executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former and other wills by me made.

      In witness Hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-one.

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      Bland X Ballard
      Mark

      Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of G. Bell, William Ballard, Seuner Tennant.
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 24 1986, No. 2; Page 11
      Virginia Land Patent Book 15
      Bland Ballard, 230 acres in Spotsylvania County in the fork of the Rapidan River (P. 423). 27 January 1734/5
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BALLARD, BLAND, Spotsylvania Co., d. Feb. 28, 1791, Executors Bond dated Jan. 3, 1792. Wit. G. Bell, William Ballard, Suener Tennant. Ex. sons John and Benjamin Ballard. Leg. sons Thomas, John and Benjamin Ballard; daughter Ann Haydon; Betsey Tennant. (Page 1130)
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; 50 Timothy Sisk, admr. of William Whitehouse, decd., with Bland Ballard and John Wheeler, sec. June 2, 1747.
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      === land mentioned
      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 71-74
      ndenture 5 Jun 1745 between BENJAMIN CAVE, Orange County, Gent., and JOSEPH EVE of same .. for five shillings .. sells 200 acres in fork of the Rapidann River in county of Orange .. corner to Bland Ballard .. John Wisdom .. Charles Blunt .. Darby Queen .. to Benja. Cave . .
      No witnesses. Benjamin Cave Seal
      Amount of 20 paid .. release acknowledged 27 June 1745.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Octr. 1, 1764. Bland x Ballard, Senr., of Spts. Co., to his daughter, Ann Ballard, "now called Ann Haydon," etc. Deed of Gift. A negro. Witnesses, G. Bell, Thos. Reeves. Oct. 1, 1764.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Octr. 5, 1769. Wm. Fitzhugh and Ann, his wife, of Stafford Co., to Bland Ballard of Spts. Co. 65 curr. 143 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Chs. Carter, Ben. Gwinn, James Benson, B. Johnston, Phillip Somerby, Jno. Brock, Jos. Brock. June 4, 1770.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 4, 1770. Bland x Ballard of Spts. Co. to his son, Benjamin Ballard, of Spts. Co. Deed of Gift. 143 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. No witnesses. June 4, 1770.

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