Moorman Ballard of Greene County, Tennessee (1747-????).

Moorman Ballard of Greene County, Tennessee was the son of William Ballard of Caroline and Bedford Counties, Virginia.

Born 16, 3 [May] 1747.  On 12, 9 [September] 1772, at Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. Moorman Ballard, Judith Douglass, David Ballard & Elizabeth Bunch, Camp Creek Meeting, dismissed for married contrary to discipline by a priest; in 10th month [October] parents of the women clear themselves of consent.1 (it is not clear who married whom).

On 11, 4 [April] 1778 at Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Moorman Ballard is condemned for misconduct for which he stood disowned, but he presented a certificate from Tom’s Creek Friends in North Carolina, is reinstated and granted certificate to that Monthly Meeting.2 Yet on 29, 8 [August] 1778, the New Garden Monthly Meeting receives Moorman Ballard on certificate from Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Hanover Co., Virginia dated 11, 4 [April] 1778.3

Later, on 27, 3 [March] 1802, Morman Ballard is appointed recorder at the New Hope Monthly Meeting in Greene County, Tennessee [this monthly meeting was organized 1795].4

On 21, 7 [July] 1804, at New Hope Monthly Meeting, Morman & his wife Minerva and their children are granted certificate to Miami Monthly Meeting in Ohio.5

Issue:6

SPENSER, b. 29, 9 [September] 1771.

Enoch, b. 25, 4 [April] 1774. On 21, 7 [July] 1804 at New Hope Monthly Meeting, Enoch Ballard is dismissed for having married contrary to discipline.7

David, b. 27, 4 [April] 1776.

Elizabeth, b. 28, 6 [June] 1778. On 11, 10 [October] 1800 at New Hope Monthly Meeting, Elizabeth Ballard, daughter of Moorman and Minerva Ballard, married John Haworth at New Hope Meeting House.8

Ruth, b.14, 10 [October] 1780.

Simeon, b. 6, 5 [May] 1783.

***

Spencer Ballard of Greene County, Tennessee (1771-aft. 1804).

On 7, 12 [December] 1796, at New Hope Monthly Meeting, Spencer Ballard, son of Moreman & Manarve Ballard of Green County, Tennessee, married Rebecca Fraizer at the New Hope Meeting House.9 On 21, 7 [July] 1804 at New Hope Monthly Meeting, Spencer and his wife Rebeckah and their children are granted a certificate to Miami Monthly Meeting in Ohio.10

Issue:11

Amos, b.5, 3 [March] 1798.

Benajah, b. 19, 10 [October] 1799.

Lydia, b. 16, 10 [October] 1801.

Edeteth (Edith), b. 19, 6 [June] 1803.


Endnotes

1. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI (Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1950),  p. 228.

2. Hinshaw, Vol. VI, p. 228.

3. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I (Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1936) , p. 524.

4. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1089.

5. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1089.

6. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1079

7. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1089.

8. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1089.

9. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1089.

10. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1089.

11. Hinshaw, Vol. I, p. 1079.

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