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Joseph Ballenger Bond, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1790
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1863
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA

Pioneer Settler of DeKalb County, Georgia

Joseph Ballenger Bond was one of eleven children of Joseph Ballenger and Jane (Jeney) Bond of Amherst County, Virginia. He came to Georgia as a young man, living first in Hall County, then moving to DeKalb County in the early 1830's, where he was a farmer. His wife Sarah and he had ten children: Matilda A., who did not marry; Jane M., who married 1st Aaron E. Welborn, 2nd Gibson Blalock; Benjamin F.; Samuel C., who died in his twenties; Malinda C.; Joseph T., who married 1st Catherine L. Corley, 2nd Smitha E. Nail; James Towns, who married Marie Louise Tutt; Sarah A., who was the 1st wife of Jacob Braswell; William Parks, who married 1st Sarah Ann Born, 2nd Sarah Ann (Lamkin) Harris; and Easom Jackson, who married Mollie E. Nail.

It was Joseph Ballenger Bond who early on donated the land for a building for the Methodist Church at Rock Chapel. The following is an excerpt from "History of Rock Chapel Methodist Church," compiled by [grandson] J. B. Bond in September 1950:

"Sometime in the year 1825...early settlers like William Lee, Ben Carr, William Griffith, Charles McGuffey and other united and built a log meeting house near a spring in Land Lot No. 195 near the northwest corner of a rock mountain, and both took the name of Rock Chapel...

A few years later Joseph B. Bond of Hall County bought Land Lot No. 190 West of 195 and moved on it. In January 1834 he gave the Commissioners of Rock Chapel a deed to a parcel of Land Lot 190 about 200 yards due west of the original site, most of which is now the cemetery. On this lot a frame church was erected..." [It unfortunately burned down in 1870.]

Most, if not all, the Bond folk buried in Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery are descendants of Joseph Ballenger Bond.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Ballenger Bond (1756 - 1852)
  Jane Bond (1754 - 1837)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Baker Bond (1792 - 1860)
 
 Children:
  Matilda A. Bond (1813 - 1855)*
  Jane M. Bond Blalock (1816 - 1882)*
  Samuel C. Bond (1820 - 1848)*
  Joseph T. Bond (1825 - 1869)*
  Sarah A. M. Bond Braswell (1830 - ____)*
  William Parks Bond (1832 - 1898)*
  Eason Jackson Bond (1834 - 1893)*
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Ballenger Bond (1790 - 1863)
  Malinda Bond Otwell (1794 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rock Chapel Historic Cemetery
Lithonia
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Suellen
Record added: Mar 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25138836
Joseph Ballenger Bond, Jr
Added by: Suellen
 
Joseph Ballenger Bond, Jr
Added by: Suellen
 
Joseph Ballenger Bond, Jr
Added by: Suellen
 
 
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Thinking of you. My 4X Great Grandfather. George W. Bond was my Grandpa. My great grandfather was George Harwell Bond.
- Jeanie
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
Joseph Ballenger Bond Jr is a brother to my Great Great Great Grandad Easom J. Bond and an uncle to My Great Great Grandad James Ballenger Bond. people ask my brother "Are you kin to James Bond(Joking) his reply "He's my Great Great Grandad (gets a lot o...(Read more)
- Edith Bond Brooks
 Added: Apr. 8, 2013
I grew up in Rock Chapel (born 1953). Our little church and school were the center of all social life. Mrs. Conley Sorrow (Bond) was a wealth of information on the history of Rock Chapel. Uncle Bud Bond and Mr. Joe Bond were fixtures in my young life. Unc...(Read more)
- Janie Wigley
 Added: Nov. 27, 2011
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