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Philadelphia Ludwell Lee Ballard
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Birth: 1682
Essex County
Virginia, USA
Death: unknown
Essex County
Virginia, USA

Philadelphia and William were the parents of:

Philip/abt 1704 m. Ann Nancy Johnson
Bland/abt 1705 m. Mary Deering
Alice/abt 1708 (Mrs John Noel); 2 (Mrs John Stanley)
William/8 Sep 1715 m. Mary Sarah Byrum; 2) Rachel (Clark) Moorman
Thomas/1716 m. Susannah Hesson
John/1720 - 8 Mar 1778 m. ?Ann Proctor?

1754 - Essex County Virginia - Indenture, Deed Book 27, page 162-163, Essex Co. Virginia:

This indenture made this second day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fifty four between Philidelphia Ballard of the parish of Saint Ann and the Co. of Essex of the one part and John Lee of the same parish and Co. of the other part, witnessesth that the said Philidelphia Ballard for and consideration of two thousand pounds of merchantable (tobacco) in hand paid her by the said John Lee, hath now granted Bargained, assured, sold, engrosed atuned, assigned transferred and conveyed unto the said John Lee her Right and claim that she has now hath or for every hereafter have unto the Land and premises whereon she now lives being the land sold by her son John BALLARD unto John NOELL and by the said John Noell sold and conveyed unto the said John LEE. Reference being had to the several deeds and conveyances on the records concerning the same to have and to hold the said Bargained and sold Land, premises and Appurtenances thereon to him the said John Lee his Executors and administrators and together with all houses out-houses, gardens, orchards ways water and water courses thereon, woods, timber trees and trees likely to become Timber and further the said Philidelphia Ballard doth by Virtue hereof Deliver the same up to the said John Lee Quietly and peaceably freely and clearly discharged from the litigation suit trouble, molestation or incumbrence of her or any pretending any Right or Claim thereby. In testimony hereof the said Philidelphia Ballard hath this day and year above written signed, sealed, published and declared the same.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us James Samuel, Mark (his x mark) Samuel, Catharine (her x mark) Owens, Richard Hipkins, Ann (her x mark) Mascall, Thomas Faulconer. Philidelphia (her x mark) Ballard.

Researching with family members on the truth of Philadelphia's surname, no conclusive evidence has been found or proved. History has it that no Ludwell women ever married a Ballard. And, recently, a descendant indicated that Philadelphia outlived William by about 30+ years.
Family links: 
  William Ballard (1684 - 1754)*
  Philip Ballard (1704 - 1778)*
  William Ballard (1715 - 1794)*
  Thomas Ballard (1716 - 1781)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Sue Macduff:)
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60662306

- ltdan
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015
In remembrance of my 6th great grandmother.
- Mary
 Added: Oct. 26, 2014
Philadelphia Leigh or Lea, daughter of Col William Leigh & Mary Greene Leigh.
- James Morphew
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014
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