Byrom Ballard of Bedford County, Virginia (1740-1817).

Byrom Ballard, the son of William Ballard of Caroline and Bedford Counties, Virginia, was born 27, 2 [April] 1740 and died 13, 7 [July] 1817.  On 13, 11 [November] 1762, Byram Ballard [sometimes Byrom], son of William Ballard, requested certificate from Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting to Bedford County, Virginia; the request was deferred on account of obstructions.1 He received that certificate the following year, when on 16, 4 [April] 1763 he was received on certificate dated 8, 4 [April] 1763 from Cedar Creek to South River Monthly Meeting.2

Two months later on 20, 8 [August] 1763, Byrom Ballard is reported married to Eleanor Candler (Chandler) at South River Monthly Meeting.3

Byram Ballard purchased 190 acres in Bedford County on 29 February 1764, from Richard Tullos and Elizabeth his wife (both of Bedford), for 23 pounds current: 190 acres, part of a tract the residue granted to Charles Lynch & being in the County of Bedford on Seeder Creek between the waters of Ivy Creek & Tomahawk Creek.4

Eleanor was named in the will offer father, dated 4 August 1765 and recorded 27 May 1766 in Bedford County.5  The witnesses were Charles Lynch, Robert Brooks and Byron Ballard.  After the customary statement about having his debts paid,

I Lend to my Loving Wife Hannah Candler During her Natural Life Or Widowhood My Land and Plantation and all things Belonging.  With Stocks of all Kinds or Nature Whatsoever and all and Every Other thing or things to me Belonging or in any wise appertaining and After her Death I give the Sd. Land Divided Amongst and Between My Children Viz: John Candler, William Chandler, Elizabeth Cashry.  Ellenor Ballard and Jedihiah Candler.

Additional records for Byrom Ballard and Eleanor Candler appear below:

12, 5 [May] 1764, South River Monthly Meeting. Byrom condemned for going to law with John Lynch without consent of Friends.6

18, 1 [January] 1772, South River Monthly Meeting. Byrom appointed clerk in room of [in place of] Zachariah Moorman.7

15, 10 [October] 1774, South River Monthly Meeting. Eleanor granted certificate to Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Virginia. Removed.8

17, 12 [December] 1774, South River Monthly Meeting. Byrom & family granted certificate to the circular Monthly Meeting (Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting).9

14, 9 [September] 1776. Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Byrom received on certificate an elder.10

12, 4 [April] 1777, Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Byrom, an elder, informed he intended to visit “his relations” in North Carolina, meeting concurs.11

On 12, 7 [July] 1783 at Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Byrom is granted permission to visit relatives in North Carolina.12

3, 5 [May] 1784, Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Eleanor approved a minister by Upper quarterly meeting.13

10, 7 [July] 1784, Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Byrom & family granted certificate to South River Monthly Meeting, Virginia. Removed.14

8 [August] 1784, Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Eleanor and children granted certificate.15

21, 8 [August] 1784, South River Monthly Meeting. Byrum and wife and children, Marah [Mary?], Elizabeth, William, Amos, Mourning and Judith received on certificate from Cedar Creek dated 10, 7 [July] 1784 (he was an elder and she a minister).16

18, 8 [August] 1787, South River Monthly Meeting. Eleanor, Mary Embree and Charles Brooke granted permission to visit meetings in northern Virginia and “some Northern Governments”.17 .

19, 8 [August] 1787, South River Monthly Meeting. Eleanor mentioned as being a minister.18

1791. Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Eleanor, of South River Monthly Meeting, Virginia died. Memorial read.19

8, 10 [October] 1791, Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Elleanor, South Creek Monthly Meeting, Virginia mentioned as having died.20

16, 4 [April] 1791. South River Monthly Meeting. Eleanor, deceased, a minister, mentioned and a memorial from Goose Creek Monthly Meeting read at this Monthly Meeting.21

14 May 1791, South River Monthly Meeting. Eleanor’s death reported since last yearly meeting (a minister).22

23, 5 [May] 1791, Virginia Yearly Meeting. Eleanor, minister & member of Goose Creek Meeting, a memorial concerning her read and ordered recorded. Reported deceased 5 [May] 1790.23

Byrom Ballard purchased land in Bedford County from Jacob Feazel in 1784; in that transaction, he is described as “of Orange County.”  19 March 1784, Jacob Feazel of Bedford County to Byron Ballard of Orange County, 45 pounds current.  Land Situate in County of Bedford on both sides of Bear Branch on the South of Goose Creek containing 195 acres, 115 acres of the said tract formerly sold by Embre to said Feezel the other part the sd. Jacob Feezel purchased of John Hampton.  Witnesses: Timothy Barnard, Uriah Barnard, Thomas Daugherty.  Recorded 22 March 1784 in Bedford County.24

Byrom Ballard married, second, Sarah Hutton on 20, 9 [September] 1792 at South River Meeting House.25 The witnesses to the marriage certificate were: Minto P. Perdue, Christopher Anthony, James Erwin, Mary Embree, Elizabeth Embree, Sarah Turner, Sarah Lewis, Elizabeth Turner, Newman Rugris, James Mazley, Edward Tend, William Pidgeon, Evan Lewis, Esther Richards, Elijah Richards, Delia Turner, Joel Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Hannah Larrew, Mary Anthony, Nathan Hale, Samuel Oliphant, Jesse Lewis, Polley Haynes, Henry Thurman, Magdalen Erwin, Susanna Perdue, Mary Erwin, Alice Bond, Rebekah Moorlan, Rachel Coffee, Thomas Cadwalader, Moses Embree, Ruth Paxon, Benjamin Paxon, Elizabeth Hamner, Joseph Evoute, Rachel Pidgeon, Jolm Coffee, Nancy Moorlan, Moses Cadwalader, William Ballard, Jr., Amos Ballard, Jesse Cadwalader, Mourning Ballard, Elizabeth Ballard, Ruth Cadwalader.26 Hinshaw records that they were married at the Goose Creek Meeting House in Bedford County on 20, 9 [September] 1792.

19, 7 [July] 1794, South River Monthly Meeting. Byrom and family granted permission to remove.27

On 2 , 5 [May] 1795, Goose Creek Monthly Meeting. Byrom & wife, Sarah with children Elizabeth, Judith and Phillip (b. 18, 6 [June] 1793) were granted certificate to Westfield Monthly Meeting in North Carolina,28 and on 23, 1 [January] 1796 Byrom and his son Philip were received by Westfield Monthly Meeting on certificate from Goose Creek Monthly Meeting.29 Sarah Ballard d. 15, 2 [February] 1803, aged 46 years.

On 29, 12 [December] 1804, at Goose Creek Monthly Meeting in Bedford County, Byrom was received on certificate from Mount Pleasant Monthly Meeting in Grayson County, Virginia, 30 but he returned to Mount Pleasant Monthly Meeting on certificate granted 6, 8 [August] 1807.31 On 29, 8 [August] 1807, he was married to Elizabeth Davis at Mount Pleasant Monthly Meeting.32 Presumably there were no children.

Byrom Ballard died 13, 7 [July] 1817, aged 73 years.

The children of Byrom Ballard and Eleanor Candler were [birth records from a record book from South River Monthly Meeting, Campbell and Bedford Counties, Virginia.33:

Mary, b. 16, 6 [June] 1764. On 23, 5 [May] 1792, at South River Monthly Meeting. Mary Ballard of Bedford County, Virginia married Moses Cadwalder Jr.34  The witnesses to the wedding were: Joseph Teazel, Abigal Moorlan, Eebecca Morland, Elizabeth Teazel, Susan Morlan, Thomas Davis, Henry Hurt, Joseph Moorland, Polly Haynes, Stephen Moorland, Christopher Anthony, Ann Moorland, Mevory Anthony, Annis Davis, Sarah Johnson, Rachel Pidgeon, Rachel Coffee, Sarali Hutton, Ruth Cadwalader, Judith Ballard,Elizabeth Ballard. William Pidgeon;, Samuel Davis, Moses Cadwalader, Mary Cadwalader, Joseph Wright, Philip Teazle, Aden Moorland, Moses Hurt, Byrum Ballard, Thomas Cadwalader, Jesse Cadwalader.35

Betty, b. 1, 11 [November] 1765.

WILLIAM, b. 20, 7 [July] 1767.

Byrom, b. 14, 5 [May] 1769, d. 14, 12 [December] 1769.

Amos, b. 15, 11 [November] 1770. On 17, 8 [August] 1793 at South River Monthly Meeting, Amos Ballard condemned for misconduct. Not accepted.36 That same date Amos was under care of meeting for appearing at a place of military exercise.37 On 10, 5 [May] 1794, Amos was dismissed by South River Monthly Meeting for appearing at a place of military exercise. Paper read at Upper Goose Creek Meeting.38 On 25, 7 [July] 1794, Amos Ballard married Elizabeth Feazle, the daughter of daughter of Jacob Feazle. Cornelius Pate, Surety. Married by James Turner, 18, 7 [July] 1794.39

Byrom, b. 9, 6 [June] 1773, d. 19, 11 [November] 1774.

Mourning, b. 14, 5 [May] 1775. On 20, 8 [August] 1794, Mourning Ballard of Bedford County, Virginia married Joseph Moreland at South River Monthly Meeting.40 On 20, 9 [September] 1794, South River Monthly Meeting. Mourning Ballard is reported married to Joseph Moorland.41

Judith, b. 10, 12 [December] 1779.

The children of Byrom Ballard and Sarah Hutton were:

Phillip, b.18, 6 [June] 1793.

Moses, b. 19, 11 [November] 1795.

Ruth, b. 24, 4 [April] 1798.


Endnotes

1. William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI (Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1950), p. 227.

2. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

3. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

4. Recorded 28 February [scrivener error?] 1764, Bedford Co. Va. Deed Book B. 2, pp. 314-315.

5. Bedford Co. Va. Will Book A 1, p. 18.

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

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

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

9. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

10. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

11. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

12. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

13. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

14. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

15. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

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

17. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

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

19. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 227.

20. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

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

22. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

23. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 15.

24. Bedford Co. Va. Deed Book G.7, pp. 285-286.

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

26. James Pinkney Bell, Our Quaker Friends in Ye Olden Time (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Co., 1905), pp. 71-72.

27. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p.297.

28. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 349.

29. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 959.

30. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 349.

31. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 349.

32. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I (Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc, 1950), p. 1007.

33. Bell, p. 34.

34. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 296.

35. Bell, pp. 75-76.

36. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

37. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

38. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

39. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 875.

40. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 296.

41. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 297.

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