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Descendants of William BENTLEY I


57. CATHERINE6 BENTLEY (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM W.4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1766, and died Aft. 1822. She married BENJAMIN BALLARD Bef. 1791, son of HUMPHREY BALLARD and EDNEY. He was born Abt. 1760 in North Carolina, and died Aft. 1822.

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ATHERINE BENTLEY:
Ballard Genealogy Forum on Genealogy.com
Re: BENJAMIN BALLARD, GA - 1700s
Posted by: Floyd Wellborn Date: April 23, 1999 at 06:34:10
In Reply to: Re: BENJAMIN BALLARD, GA - 1700s by Linda Clark of 3470
Message #657

Linda,
Thanks for the tip. It is worth checking out. A cousin of mine has info that suggests that Benjamin Ballard was married to a Catherine Bentley. Benjamin's father was Humphrey Ballard and Catherine's father was William Bentley. I am not sure if there are other connections with your Ballards.

Floyd

Second or 1807 Georgia Land Lottery

Authority: Act of June 26, 1806
Year of Drawing: 1807
Counties

* Baldwin: 15 Districts (6-20)
* Wilkinson: 23 Districts (6-28)

Size of Land Lots

* Baldwin: 202 acres (2970 feet square)
* Wilkinson: 202 acres (2970 feet square)

Grant Fee

* $12.15 per 202 acre lot

Persons Entitled to Draw

* Bachelor, 21 years or over, 3 year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States 1 draw
* Married man with wife and/or minor child, 3 year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States 2 draws
* Widow, 3 year residence in Georgia; Spinster, 21 years or older, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw
* Minor orphan, father and mother dead, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw
* Family of minor orphans, father and mother dead, 3 year residence in Georgia 2 draws
* Minor orphan father dead, mother living, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw
* Family of minor orphans, father dead, mother living, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw

Persons Excluded

* Any fortunate drawer in any previous Land Lottery.


"The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia", compiled by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, page 28

1807 Land Lottery of Georgia that included Baldwin County and Wilkinson County.

Note: The Georgia Legislature met for the first time in their new Capital at Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia.

BENTLEY, John -- of Wilkes County, Georgia drew lot #170 in District 20 of Baldwin County, Georgia.
BENTLEY, John -- of Wilkes County, Georgia drew Lot #76 in District 9 of Wilkinson County, Georgia.
BENTLEY, Catherine -- orphan of WILLIAM BENTLEY, of Wilkes County, Georgia, Wellborn's District, drew lot 122 in District 16 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.
BENTLEY, Lewis -- of Wilkes County, Georgia, Wellborn's District, drew lot #133 in District 14 in Baldwin County, Georgia.
BALLARD, Benjamin -- of Wilkes County, GEorgia, Wellborn's District, drew lot 271, in District 12 in Wilkinson County, Georgia

Note 1: John BENTLEY is the nephew of Catherine and Lewis Bentley. John's father, John Bentley, Sr., had already died before 1805 in Lincoln County, Georgia according to administration papers.
Note 2: Catherine, and Lewis BENTLEY are brother and sister and children of William Bentley, II named in his will in Wilkes County, Georgia proved and approved the 2nd day of May, 1792.
Note 3: Benjamin BALLARD became the husband of Catherine BENTLEY
Note 4: John Bentley, Jr.'s son Amos Bentley (born 1817) moved to Wilkinson County, Georgia and many of his family still live there today (December 14, 2002).

Morgan Co. GA Deed Books A-G 1808-1820 by Michal Martin Farmer, Dallas, 2002



More About C
ATHERINE BENTLEY:
Property: 1807, 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia living in Wilkes County Militia District, Wellborn's (she is listed as orphan of William Bentley). Drew Lot No. 122, District 16 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

Notes for B
ENJAMIN BALLARD:
Benjamin Ballard was the brother of Nathan Ballard who married Nancy Milner daughter of John Milner the Revolutionarey War Soldier whose two sons, Pitt and Benjamin Milner married daughters of John Josiah Holmes and Chloe Bentley.

1809 Morgan County, Tax Digest:

Ballard, Joshua      108
Ballard, Benjamin      108
Ballard, Silas      108

1810 Morgan County, Tax Digest:

Ballard, Benjamin      86
Ballard, Joshua      88
Ballard, Lillis      88

1811 Morgan County, Tax Digest:

Ballad, Benjamin      86
Ballad, Joshua      86
Ballad, Joshua, Jr.      86
Ballad, Silas      86

1812 Morgan County, Tax Digest:

Ballard, Benjamin      92
Ballard, Joshua      90
Ballard, Joshua L.       68
Ballard, Polly      68
Ballard, Silas      64


1817 Morgan County, Tax Digest:

Ballard, Benjamin      60
Ballard, John      80
Ballard, Joshua Jr.       78
Ballard, Joshua      60
Ballard, Polley      60

1822 Morgan County, Tax Digest:

Ballard, Benjamin      94
Ballard, Jesse      94
Ballard, John      102



Benjamin BALLARD was co-executor of William BENTLEY, II's Will in Wilkes County, Georgia.

He had two draws in the 1803 Land Lottery of Wayne, Wilkerson, and Baldwin Counties.

"Wilkes County, Georgia Deed Books A-VV", by Michael Martin Farmer, page 287.

Page 431. 19 Dec 1791 Benjamin BALLARD and Catherine, his wife, to John KELLY, All Wilkes County, for L45, patented to BALLARD on Kemps Creek, part of 146 acres, adjacent GOLDWIRE, Henry LEVERETT, John ASHMORE, and Levin PARKERSON, 62 acres. (signed) Benjamin BALLARD, Catherine (X) BALLARD. Witnesses: Peter SMITH, Catherine SMITH, B. (Benjamin) CATCHINGS, J.P. Regiistered 26 Jan 1793.

"Wilkes County, Georgia Deed Books A-VV", by Michael Martin Farmer, page 219

Page 240 28 February 1791, Benjamin BALLARD to Levin PARKERSON, both of Wilkes County for L5, patented to BALLARD on Kemps Creek, adjacent East by said PARKERSON, West by said BALLARD, John ASHMORE, 55 acres. (Signed) Benjamin BALLARD. Witnesses: Peter SMITH, Thomas (X) GREEN, Benjamin CATCHINGS, J. P. Registered 6 June 1791.

"Early Records of Georgia, Wilkes County, Vol. II", by Grace Gillam Davisdon, page 106

Page 240 -- BALLARD, Benjamin to Levin PARKERSON 55 acres on waters of Kemp's Creek adjacent lands of both parties. Febraury 28, 1791. Peter SMITH, Thomas GREEN, Benjamin CATCHINGS, J.P. Test.

Note 1: See Wilkes County, Gerogia Deed Book HH, 1790-1794, page 240
Note 2: Catherine BENTLEY's brother, William BENTLEY, III, had a son, James BENTLEY that married Rachel PARKINSON, daughter of Levin PARKINSON.

There is a Benjamin BALLARD listed as being born 27 Feb 1743 in Onslow County, North Carolina. This looks like possibly a brother of Humphrey and would make sense; Humphrey named a son Benjamin. (LDS, Family Search, IGI, V4.02). There is a branch of the Bentley Family that also comes from Onslow County, North Carolina and moved to Wilkes County (William BENTLEY, III, son of William BENTLEY, II that left the will in Wilkes County probated in 1792)

"A 1790 Census for Wilkes County, Georgia Prepared from Tax Returns with Abstracts of the 1790 Tax Returns", compiled by Frank Parker Hudson, page 19

BALLARD:      Militia Dist.      Note or p # in 1790 abstract

Benjamin *      G & H                  A
Humphrey      B - 62                  85
John            B                  F
Joshua            G & H                  A
Nathan            B - 35                  85
Philip            B - 63                  85
Reuben            B - 58                  85

* He was chosen as one of the 3 executors of the will of William BENTLEY II.

USGENWEB Project, Wilkes County, Georgia
Posted Queries for January 1997

BALLARD, BARKSDALE posted by Linda Clark on Sunday, January 19, 1997

Searching for information on Joshua BALLARD who was living in Wilkes County about 1785, and his 2nd wife, Susannah BARKSDALE . Susannah died in 1800 when their only child, Mary was only 17 days old. Joshua had a brother, Benjamin BALLARD who was also living in Wilkes County at that time. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Ballard Forum on Genealogy.com
Re: BENJAMIN BALLARD, GA - 1700s
Posted by: Linda Clark llclark@aol.com
Date: March 24, 1999 at 11:03:18
In Reply to: BENJAMIN BALLARD, GA - 1700s by Floyd Wellborn
Message #582

Your Benjamin Ballard may be the son of John Ballard and Mary Continent, and brother to my ancestor Joshua Ballard. If so, Benjamin was born 1742/43 in Virginia and married Katherine Hammond. John and Mary were originally from VA, but lived in Chowan and Onslow Co., NC for a time. They had eight known children. Joshua (B 1745) and his brother Benjamin, migrated to Wilkes Co., GA, and both ended up in Morgan Co., GA. Some researchers believe this line to be descended from Col. Thomas Ballard of VA, member of the House of Burgesses. I show this Benjamin died in Morgan Co., GA in 1832.

Georgia: Morgan County: Morgan County, GA 1832 Tax Digest Index

Ballard, Jesse            66
Ballard, Benjamin            68
Ballard, David A.             90
Ballard, Thomas            104
Ballard, W. G.             54
Ballard, William            68
Ballard, William            146

Cemetery: Morgan County, Old Madison Cemetery
OLD MADISON CEMETERY
Central Ave., Madison, Morgan Co. GA

Ballard, Augustus            12/26/1855 8/7/1857 Son of James & Sarah Ballard

Ballard, Benjamin F.            2/19/1827 1/3/1860

Ballard, Jessie Hanson      1859 1933

Ballard, W. W.            1858 1933

Ballard, Washington G.      4/21/1836 1/24/1857 Son of Jessie Ballard

Marriages of Morgan County, Georgia

Ballard David A Slaton Nancy Ann August 29 1831
Ballard James O Harris Sallie E November 30 1854
Ballard Jesse Barfeld Winney December 12 1822
Ballard Jesse Farrar Nancy December 22 1852
Ballard Washington G Powell Elizabeth T December 15 1846
Ballard William W West Sarah December 21 1854


Ballard Forum on Genealogy.com
Re: BENJAMIN BALLARD, GA - 1700s
Posted by: Floyd Wellborn
Date: April 23, 1999 at 06:34:10
In Reply to: Re: BENJAMIN BALLARD, GA - 1700s by Linda Clark
Message #657

Linda,

Thanks for the tip. It is worth checking out. A cousin of mine has info that suggests that Benjamin BALLARD was married to a Catherine BENTLEY. Benjamin's father was Humphrey BALLARD and Catherine's father was William BENTLEY. I am not sure if there are other connections with your Ballards.

Floyd

Wilkes County Georgia Will Book 1792-1801, pages ?

Humphrey BALLARD's Will

I, Humphrey BALLARD, being weak and poorly in body but of sound mind and memory and knowing the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for man to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, Viz.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Nathan BALLARD one bed and funriiture and large pewter dish to him and his heirs forever. That is the said bed and furniiture and dish my son Nathan is not to have til after the decease of me and my wife.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Philip BALLARD fifty dollars being a part of a note I have on my son Nathan of two hundred dollars and sixteen dollars also being the (can't make out word) of the above two hundred dollar note for one year.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin BALLARD One hundred and fifty dollars this of the note due me of Nathan BALLARD and one feather bed and furniture one brown filly colt and (can't make out these two words) of my lawful property after the decease of me and my wife to him and his heirs forever.

Lastly: I constitute and appoint my son Philip BALLARD my sole Executor of this my last will and testament and hereby disanull and revoke all former wills and testaments hereby ratiifying this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th of September 1800.

Signed Humphrey (X) BALLARD

Sealed, signed and acknowleged in precence of:
Josiah GORDIN
John DYSON, J. P.

Recorded: July 22, 1801

Stae of Georgia, Wilkes County:

Personally appeared in open court John DYSON and being duly sworn saith that he saw the witin named Humphrey BALLARD sign seal publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and that the time of his so doing he was of sound and disposing mind and .........

More About B
ENJAMIN BALLARD:
Property 1: 1803, He had two draws in the 1803 Georgia Land Lottery.
Property 2: 1807, 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia living in Wilkes County Militia District, Wellborn's. Drew Lot No. 124, District 12 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

More About B
ENJAMIN BALLARD and CATHERINE BENTLEY:
Marriage: Bef. 1791
     
Child of C
ATHERINE BENTLEY and BENJAMIN BALLARD is:
118. i.   JANE7 BALLARD.


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