Barclay Ballard of Bedford County, Virginia (c.1751-1814).

Barclay Ballard of Bedford County, Virginia (c. 1751-1814), was the son of William Ballard of Bedford County, Virginia.

Barclay [Barklay] Ballard married Judith Johnson, who died 17, 7 [July] 1824.  At one time residing in Caroline County, on 20, 5 [May] 1775, Barclay (also known as Bartlett) received a certificate from the Caroline “Circular” Monthly Meeting to the South River Monthly Meeting, dated 11, 3 [March] 1775.1

The next year Barclay [Bartlett] was granted on 13, 1 [January] 1776 by the South River Monthly Meeting a certificate to the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting to marry. On 27, 2 [February] 1776 at Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Bartlett of Bedford County, son of William Ballard married in a public meeting of friends Judith Johnson, daughter of John Johnson of Amelia County.2 On 11, 5 [May] 1776 at Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Barclay is reported married to Judith Johnson.3

On 15, 11 [November] 1777 Judith Ballard is received by South River Monthly Meeting on certificate from Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, certificate dated 14, 6 [June] 1777.4

On 16, 9 [September] 1780 at South River Monthly Meeting, Barclay is condemned for misconduct.5 On 17, 2 [February] 1781, at South River Monthly Meeting, Barclay appealed to the Quarterly Meeting concerning his dismissal by this Monthly Meeting. “Matter drags indefinitely.”6 In 1782, at South River Monthly Meeting, Barclay Ballard is condemned for misconduct and requests reinstatement.7 On 18, 6 [June] 1782 at South River Monthly Meeting, the Quarterly Meeting upheld the decision of the Monthly Meeting to dismiss Barclay, but recommended that leniency be shown.

On 4, 5 [May] 1814, it is reported at South River Monthly Meeting that Barclay Ballard died age 62 or 63 years.8

Their children were [as recorded in a Record Book of the South River Monthly Meeting, Bedford County, Virginia]:

Johnson, b. 3, 11 [November] 1776. On 1, 3 [March] 1805, Johnson Ballard married Polly Douglass. George Douglas, Surety. Married by George Rucker, 5, 3 [March] 1805.9 However, on 8, 6 [June] 1805 at South River Monthly Meeting, Johnson Ballard is dismissed, having married contrary to discipline.10

James, b. 23, 10 [October] 1777. On 13, 2 [February] 1806 at South River Monthly Meeting, James Ballard of Bedford County, the son of Barclay and Judith Ballard, married at South River Meeting House in Campbell County Betsy Butterworth of Campbell County, the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Butterworth.11  The witnesses who signed the marriage certificate were: William Ballard, Benjamin Butterworth, Josiah Bailey, Jonathan Johnson, William Butler, John Lynch, James S. Butler, Thomas Burgess, Wm. Davis, Jr., Polly Butterworth, Milley Butterworth, Nancy Ballard, Susanna Bailey, Mildred Ratcliff, Anna Lynch, Matilda Roberts, Druscilla Burgess, Sally Lodge, Mildred Tyree, Judith Johnson, Betsy Douglass, Alice Grewell, Mary Butler, Zalinda Davis, William Stanton.12   James Ballard died 7, 5 [May] 1810 and was buried at the South River Burial Ground.13

Lydia, b. 7, 12 [December] 1778 at South River Monthly Meeting. Lydia Ballard of Bedford County married Timothy Johnson.14 On 11, 9 [September] 1799 she is again reported married to Timothy Johnson.15

William, b. 15, 1 [January] 1780, died 8 [August] 1816. On 14, 11 [November] 1805 at South River Monthly Meeting. William Ballard of Bedford County, the son of Barclay and Judith Ballard, married at South River Meeting House in Campbell County Nancy Butterworth, the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Butterworth of Campbell County.16   The witnesses to the wedding were: Barclay Ballard, Benjamin Butterworth, James Ballard, William Stanton, James Candler, John P. Swinney, Edward Lynch, Timothy Grewell, Isaac Pidgeon, Polly Butterworth, Betsy Butterworth, Polly Ballard, Huldah Stanton, Fancy Johnson, Deborah Douglas, Mildred Ratcliff.17   Their child: Granderson Butterworth Ballard, b. 27, 4 [April] 1808.18 William Ballard is reported dead in 8 [August] 1816 at South River Monthly Meeting.19 On 12, 7 [July] 1817, at South River Monthly Meeting, Nancy Ballard and her children Granderson Butterworth, Samuel Moorman, William Frederick and Elizabeth Ann are granted a certificate to Miami Monthly Meeting in Ohio.20

Susanna, b. 2, 3 [March] 1781. On 15, 7 [July] 1804 at South River Monthly Meeting Susanna Ballard, daughter of Barclay and Judith Ballard of Bedford County married Josiah Bailey of Campbell County, Virginia.21  The witnesses to the wedding were: Thomas Johnson, Johnson Ballard, William Butler, Amos Holloway, Nicholas Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, John Swinney, Joseph Johnson, Rhoda Johnson, Agatha Johnson, Elizabeth Holloway, Salley Macey, Betsy Butterworth, Nancy Johnson, Susanna Stone.22

Samuel, b. 26, 6 [June] 1783.

Thomas, b. 12, 3 [March] 1785. On 1, 10 [October] 1812, Goose Creek Monthly Meeting in Bedford County, Thomas produced a certificate from South River Monthly Meeting to marry Sarah Lewis, the daughter of Joel and Sarah Lewis. They were married at Goose Creek Meeting House (lower) in Bedford County.23 On 5, 11 [November] 1812 at Goose Creek Monthly Meeting Thomas is reported married to Sarah Lewis.24 On 7, 1 [January] 1813, Sarah Lewis was received on certificate from Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, dated 7, 1 [January] 1813.25 They removed to Ohio, for on 10, 9 [September] 1814 the South River Monthly Meeting granted to Thomas and his wife Sarah a certificate to Center Monthly Meeting in Ohio.26


Endnotes

1. William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI  (Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1950), p. 297.

2. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 227.

3. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

4. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

5. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

6. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

7. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

8. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

9. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 875.

10. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

11. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

12. James Pinkney Bell, Our Quaker Friends in Ye Olden Time (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Co., 1905), p. 74.

13. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

14. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

15. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

16. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

17. Bell, p. 73.

18. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

19. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

20. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

21. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

22. Bell, p. 73.

23. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 349.

24. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 349.

25. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

26. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

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