|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1796|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1877|
BIO provided by Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Aaron Ballard was the son of Amos Ballard and Elizabeth Feazle. He first married Elizabeth DeWitt (1822), and second Nancy A. Pearson (1832). He also served in the War of 1812. Aaron Ballard died at the age of 81 years and 7 months.
Reference: Letters to Raintree County, James B. Cash, Virtualbookworm.com Publishing Inc., College Station, TX, 2010.
Department of the Interior. I certify that, in conformity with the Law of the United States, approved February 14, 1871, Aaron Ballard, late a Private of Capt John Trimble's[?] Co., VA Militia is inscribed on the Pension List Roll of the Indianapolis, Indiana, agency, at the rate of $8 per month, to commence on the 14th day of February 1871. No sale, transfer, or mortgage of any description whatever, of the whole or any part of the pension payable in virtue of this certificate, is of any legal or binding force against either the pensioner or the United States. Given at the Department of the Interior, this 12th day of August 1871
SOURCE: War of 1812, Survivor's Pension, courtesy Mark Dixon
This following undated obituary was found in files of the Henry County, Indiana, Historical Society, and was likely published in a local newspaper: Aaron Ballard died 1 Aug 1877, in Jefferson Township, Henry County, Indiana, and is buried with his second wife, Nancy Pearson Ballard (1809-1885) at the Evans Cemetery. Aaron's and Nancy's children included Elizabeth Mary Ballard (1833-1874) who married Peter Coble, the author of this obituary; Harriet Salone Ballard (1834-1891) who married Malachi Brothers; Thomas Pearson Ballard (1836-1903) who married Susanna Cripe; Amos Benton Ballard (1840-1897) who married (1st) Hester Ann Cripe and (2nd) Hannah K. Hanby; Catherine Ann Ballard (1842-1876) who married George Garman; and Peyton Everett Ballard (1845-1903) who married Jane Spell.
SOURCE: Mark Dixon
Aaron Ballard was born in North Carolina, January 12, 1796. When about the age of 17, he went into the army and served one year, and was then honorably discharged from the service, and after which he came home and married. His companion was soon taken away by death. He then moved to Virginia and was again married. He left Virginia and came to Indiana in 1832 and purchased a farm about four miles West of New Castle where he resided continuously until his death, a period of 45 years. He was a kind and tender husband, a very affectionate father and though we miss him very much we cannot wish him back to a world with so much sin and strife. He was a firm believer in the eternal, unconditional election of the people of God and believed Him to be an all wise disposer of events; an Independent, self-existent God, one who holds the eternal destiny of his creatures in his own hand. Working all things after the counsel of his own mind, he was opposed to theological institutions, temperance, mission, Bible, and tract societies, and Sabbath-schools, believing them to be inventions of men, and opposed to the teachings of the Bible. He belonged to what was called Lick Branch Old School Baptists. He was ready to go and his end was peaceful, and we feel the happy assurance that he is with his dear Saviour in the world of eternal blessedness.
Nancy Ann Pearson Ballard (1809 - 1885)*
Thomas Pearson Ballard (1836 - 1903)*
Amos Benton Ballard (1840 - 1897)*
Peyton Everett Ballard (1845 - 1903)*
Maintained by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Originally Created by: Brad Manzenberger
Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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