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Dr Micajah B Ballard
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1826
Lebanon
Warren County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1907
Richmond
Wayne County
Indiana, USA

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about Micajah B Ballard
Name: Micajah B Ballard
Residence: Richmond, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 9 Jul 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Indiana 140th Infantry Regiment on 07 Sep 1864.
Mustered out on 20 Oct 1864.

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about Micajah B. Ballard
Name: Micajah B. Ballard
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment Name: 140 Indiana Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 140th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Assistant Surgeon
Rank Out Expanded: Assistant Surgeon
Alternate Name: Micajah/Ballard
Film Number: M540 roll 3


American Civil War Soldiers
about Micajah Ballard
Name: Micajah Ballard
Residence: Richmond, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 7 Sep 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 7 September 1864.
Enlisted in Company H, 140th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 7 Sep 1864.
Discharged from Company H, 140th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 20 Oct 1864.

Sources: 76

American Civil War Soldiers
about Micajah Ballard
Name: Micajah Ballard
Enlistment Date: 25 Oct 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Assistant Surgeon on 25 October 1864.
Commission in Company S, 140th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 25 Oct 1864.
Mustered Out Company S, 140th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 11 Jul 1865 at Greensboro, NC.

Sources: 76



American Civil War Soldiers
about Micajah Ballard
Name: Micajah Ballard
Residence: Wayne County, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 10 Jul 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 July 1863.
Enlisted in Company I, 106th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 10 Jul 1863.
Mustered Out Company I, 106th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 17 Jul 1863 at Indianapolis, IN.

Sources: 76


U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about Micajah Ballard
Name: Micajah Ballard
Residence: Wayne County, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Indiana 106th Infantry Regiment on 10 Jul 1863.
Mustered out on 17 Jul 1863 at Indianapolis, IN.

Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana




Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Micajah B. Ballard
Name: Micajah B. Ballard
State Filed: Indiana



Genealogical & Historical Records of Preble County, Ohio
Marriage Records
Name Year Record Type Record ID
Ballard, Micajah B., Oct 18, 1866 Marriage mar2p511
To: Nancy Snyder
By: I D Lauer, Minister of the Gospel




Wayne County Biographies Project

Micajah B. Ballard. - It is not infrequently the case that the narrative of a good man's life can be summed up in a few
lines, for the story is so simple, plain and devoid of great events. The same life, however, as it has been lived, day
by day, that has been an example and shining light in a community, has been an incentive to many a lesser soul,
doubtless; and only those who have the wisdom to read between the lines of such a man's history judge him aright.


The subject of this memoir, a quiet, unassuming citizen of Richmond, and for thirty-three years one of the leading
business men, is held in the highest esteem here, as he richly deserves. Now in his seventy-third year, he was born in
the neighborhood of Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio, August 7, 1826, a son of Thomas and Sarah (Lewis) Ballard, and
grandson of Byram Ballard. The latter was a native and life-long resident of Lynchburg, Virginia, in which city our
subject's father likewise was born. Thomas Ballard married Miss Lewis, of Frederick, Virginia, and in 1819, they
located in the wilderness of Highland county, Ohio, at some distance from the town of Leesburg. Later they removed to
the vicinity of Lebanon, Ohio, where they resided until 1847, subsequent to which they dwelt in Richmond, Indiana. The
father died the year after his arrival here, but the mother lived until 1862. The former had learned the trade of a
stone mason, but devoted much of his later years exclusively to farming. In religion he was a member of the Society of
Friends, as had been his forefathers for generations.

Until he was about fifteen years of age, Micajah B. Ballard attended the district schools in his home township, and in
1841 he came to Richmond, where he became a clerk in the store owned by his elder brother, Achilles. Having determined
to enter the medical profession, he took up the study under the guidance of the late John T. Plummer, M. D., of
Richmond, and from 1849 to 1850 he attended lectures in a medical college at Cincinnati. In 1854 he entered the employ
of Plummer & Kelly, druggists, and continued with that firm until the summer of 1864. He enlisted as a private in
Company H, One Hundred and Fortieth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, in July, 1864, and in the following October, was
made assistant surgeon of that regiment. He remained in active service as a surgeon until the close of the war, when
he returned to Richmond. In 1866 he embarked in the drug business on his own account, and for twenty-seven years his
store was on Fort Wayne avenue. In 1893 he removed his place of business to his present fine quarters at No. 1031 East
Main street.

In his political standing Mr. Ballard is a stalwart Republican. Socially he is identified with Webb Lodge, No. 24,
Free and Accepted Masons; King Solomon's Chapter, No. 4, Royal Arch Masons; and Richmond Commandery, No. 8, Knights
Templar. In October, 1866, Mr. Ballard wedded the lady of his choice, then Miss Nannie Snyder, of Eaton, Ohio. Their
only child, Fannie, a beautiful and attractive girl, died in 1888, at the age of twenty years. Mrs. Ballard devotes
much of her time to benevolent work, and is a great favorite in social and literary circles of Richmond.

Biographical and Genealogical History of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. Chicago.
The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.
Pages 291 and 292.



Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
about Micajah Ballard
Name: Micajah Ballard
Date: 14 Feb 1907
Location: Richmond
Age: 80 Yr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Source Location: City Health Office, Richmond
Source Notes: The source of this record is the book CH-12 on page 6 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.



Richmond-Sun Telegram. Friday Evening,
February 15, 1907, page 3, column 4.

M. B. BALLARD DEAD

He Passed Away Last Night at His
Home on North Eighth Street
Was a Pioneer Druggist

Micajah B. Ballard, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Richmond, died last night at his home, 317 North Eighth street, after a gradual decline in health for the past year.
Dr. Ballard was born in Warren county, Ohio, August 7, 1826 and spent the early part of his life at Waynesville. He came to Richmond in 1840, and except for brief absences had been a constant resident since. Dr. Ballard was druggist by profession and was proud of being one of the pioneer druggists in Richmond. For years his business was located on Ft. Wayne avenue, and later it was moved to East Main street, where it was conducted for some time and subsequently sold to W. H. Dickinson.
During the Civil was Dr. Ballard felt the call to serve his country, and appointed assistant surgeon of the 140th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served in this capacity during the war, receiving an honorable discharge. He had been an active member of the Sol Meredith post, G. A. R.
Dr. Ballard was an active lodge man all his life, and was a member of Webb lodge, F. and A. M., and Richmond lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a persistent student and inveterate reader.
The funeral will take place from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends may call Saturday evening and any time Sunday. Burial will be at Earlham cemetery.


Evening Item. Friday,
February 15, 1907, page 1, column 5.

Dr. Micajah B. Ballard


DEATH RELIEVED DR. M. BALLARD

WAS ONE THE CITY'S PIONEER
BUSINESS MEN AND WIDELY KNOWN .

SAW ARMY SERVICE

Was Surgeon in the Civil War---Member of Col. Meredith Post, and Other Organizations
_________

In the death of Dr. Micajah B. Ballard, 317 North Eighth street, last night, another of the pioneer business men of Richmond passed away. Mr. Ballard's death was due to senility. He was 81 years of age.
The funeral will take place at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends may call Saturday evening and Sunday. Burial will be at Earlham cemetery. Mr. Ballard was the last survivor of his family.
Mr. Ballard was born in the neighborhood of Lebanon, Warren county, Ohio, August 7, 1826. He was a son of Thomas and Sarah Lewis Ballard, and a grandson of Byram Ballard, an extremely early settler in Lynchburg, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ballard came to Richmond in 1847. He died the year following their arrival here, but Mrs. Ballard lived until 1862. Both were devout members of the Friends church, as had been their ancestors for generations, and was prominent in the early days of the city.
Until he was fifteen years of age Micajah Ballard attended the district schools in his home township. In 1841 he came to Richmond and became a clerk in the store owned by his elder brother, Achilles. Having determined to enter the medical profession, he took up the study under the guidance of the late Dr. John T. Plummer. In 1849-50 he attended lectures in a Cincinnati college. In 1854 he entered the employ of Plummer & Kelly, druggists, and continued with that firm until the summer of 1864. He was enlisted as a private in Company H, 140th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, in July 1864, and the following October was made assistant surgeon of the regiment. He remained in active service as a surgeon until the close of the war, when he returned to Richmond.
In 1866 Mr. Ballard embarked in the drug business on his own account, and for twenty-seven years had a store on Ft. Wayne avenue. In 1893 he removed to 1931 Main street, from place he retired a few years ago, discontinuing business altogether.
In politics Mr. Ballard was always a staunch Republican. Socially he was identified with Webb Lodge of Mason, King Solomon's Chapter, Royal Arch Masons and Richmond Commandry, Knights Templar, and Sol Meredith Post, G. A. R.
Mr. Ballard was married to Miss Nannie Snyder, of Eaton, O., in 1866. Mrs. Ballard died last year. Their only child, a daughter, died in 1888, at the age of 20 years. Mrs. Ballard was well known and devoted much of her time to benevolence and literary work.



Evening Item. Saturday,
February 16, 1907, page 2, column 2.


ATTENTION.
Members of Sol Meredith Post, G. A. R., are requested to meet at the post room on Sunday evening, February 17, at 7 o"clock sharp, to attend the funeral of our late comrade, M. B. Ballard. By order of
J. H. VAN ZANT, Post Com.
JOHN A. MARKLEY, Adjutant.


Evening Item. Monday
February 18, 1907, page 3, column 3.

NOTICE

Members of Webb lodge, No. 24, F. and A. M., are requested to meet at Masonic temple on Monday, February 18, at 1 o'clock, sharp, to hold Masonic services at the home of our late brother, Dr. M. B. Ballard. A full attendance is desired.
H. C. KEELOR, W. M.
A. W. HEMPLEMAN, SEC.


Richmond Sun-Telegram. Monday Evening,
February 18, 1907, page 3, column 4.

BALLARD---The funeral services of Micajah Ballard were held this afternoon at the home. They were in charge of the Masons, the regular ritualistic service being used. The pallbearers were two from the Odd Fellows, two from the G. A. R., two from the Masons. The Odd Fellows held services at the house Saturday evening and the G. A. R. yesterday afternoon. The burial was at Earlham cemetery.




Evening Item. Monday,
February 18, 1907, page 3, column 2.


DEATHS -- FUNERALS

The funeral of Micajah B. Ballard took place this afternoon from the home at 317 North Eighth street, at 2 o'clock. The burial was in Earlham cemetery.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy S Snyder Ballard (1839 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Fannie R. Ballard (1867 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Interment 2/18/1907
 
Burial:
Earlham Cemetery
Richmond
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 3
 
Created by: William Roha
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
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