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Joseph Ballenger Bond, Sr
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Birth: May 17, 1756
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1852
Hall County
Georgia, USA

Joseph Ballenger Bond, Sr. was the son of Nathan Bond, Sr., and Elizabeth Ballenger (or Ballinger). Joseph was evidently named for his grandfather, Rev. Joseph Ballinger. His siblings were Nathan Bond, Jr., Richard Cox Bond, and Mary Walker Bond Hilley.

Joseph grew up in Amherst Co., Virginia, and there is evidence that he was a Revolutionary War soldier. The pension application of John Cash from Amherst Co. mentions Joseph Bond as a "fellow soldier," and a Joseph Bond did serve in the 1st Light Dragoons from Virginia, but that is all that is written. Joseph was however listed in the Public Service Claims Records as a furnisher of wheat for the Amherst Co. militia.

Joseph's father deeded him about 150 acres of land in Amherst Co. in 1782, which he owned until 1790. That year, he sold his land, and he moved his family to Elbert Co., Georgia, where he eventually owned land by Beaverdam Creek. By 1805, he was living in Franklin Co., Georgia, and there he owned land on the Broad River.

In the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery, Joseph drew Lot 383, Dist. 7 of Gwinnett Co., which was granted to him on November 18, 1821. It was land bounded by the Chattahoochee River. After he and his family moved there, one thing Joseph did was to own and operate a ferry across the Chattahoochee at the point where Baldridge Creek enters from the Forsyth Co. side of the river.

Joseph and his wife Jane (maiden name unknown) were married about the year 1778. They had the following eleven children:

William Bond, born September 4, 1779, who married Elizabeth Rowsey; Eason/Easom Bond, born September 23, 1780, who married Mary Rowsey; Susannah Bond, born February 19, 1782, who never married; Nathan Bond, born July 19, 1783, who married a Mary; Mary (Polly) Bond, born January 17, 1785, who married Jesse B. Hansard; Gabriel Bond, September 1, 1786, who married Clara Rowsey; Jane (Jenny) Bond, born March 7, 1788, who married James Hodge; Joseph Ballenger Bond, Jr., born February 2, 1790, who married Sarah Baker; Charity Bond, born March 6, 1792, who married Benjamin Lowry; Malinda (Milley) Bond, born August 16, 1786, who married William M. Otwell; Lavina Bond, born September 1, 1796, who married Elisha Herring.

Joseph lived into his 90's. According to his will, which was proved on March 15, 1852, at his death Joseph owned 150 acres of land plus household articles which together were worth about $715. He was buried on his own land, which was then in Hall Co. (the boundary of Gwinnett Co. had been changed), but unfortunately his grave is now at the bottom of Lake Lanier. If there had been a marker, his grave would have been moved, but there was none.

Family links: 
  Jane Bond (1754 - 1837)
  Joseph Ballenger Bond (1790 - 1863)*
  Lavina Bond Herring (1794 - 1880)*
  Malinda Bond Otwell (1794 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Suellen
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56925599

- Connie Revels
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- Tex O. Harrison
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Wonderful History and Writings, on him, and all of his Families. TY, Sue Ellen.
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