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Re: Two Bennett Ballews killed by Indians
Posted by: Gordon Wilson Date: August 21, 2000 at 04:47:39
In Reply to: Two Bennett Ballews killed by Indians by Patricia King of 1387


For what it is worth, below is unproven, second source data from the Internet which lists a Bennett Ballew who was killed by Indians. These three generations (the snapshot here) are accepted by some as the ealiest of my line which runs through Barnabas Ballew to Colonel William Ballou of Virginia.

Gwen Edmonds (and others), of the Ballews Across America web site, feels these three generations are not correct and has listed another (perhaps more accurate) variation.

This may or may not relate to your questions but there probably weren't too many Bennett Ballews killed by Indians.

Descendants of William Ballou Sr:

Generation No. 1

1. COLONEL WILLIAM BALLOU1 SR was born Bef. 1651 in England, and died Unknown in VA?. He married UNKNOWN Unknown.

Circa 1651, Colonel William Ballou, Sr., a veteran english military officer received grants from the King for his services and settled in Bedford County, Virginia. His descendants were Rice Merideth and Bennett Ballew. They later left Virgina and settled in North Carolina. Bennett was killed by Indians.

Rice Merideth fathered William Ballew, Jr., and Susannah (b. 1757). William, Jr., married Elizabeth Connelly in 1773. They had fifteen children. The Ballews came from Virgina to Rowan County North Carolina. Later they were recorded as living in/moving to Burke County. Research has shown, however, that Rowan County split to make the present day Burke County. There may have been no move involved.

Alliar's Diary credits William Ballew, Jr., as being a member of the 2nd Company of Burke county in 1790. Susannah married John Rutherford of Bridgewater.

Much of this information was shared by Frances Embry Davis who cites the follwoing sources: Edward W. Phifer, Jr., in Burke: The History of a North Carolina County; Colonel Thomas Watson in Sketches of Pioneers in Burke County; Adin Ballou in The Ballous of America; The Lenoir Topic; and, stories told by Mrs. B. F. Davis, Sr.
Child of WILLIAM SR and UNKNOWN is:
2.i. RICE MERIDETH2 BALLEW, b. Aft. 1671, VA?; d. Unknown, NC.

Generation No. 2

2. RICE MERIDETH BALLEW (WILLIAM BALLOU SR) was born Aft. 1671 in VA?, and died Unknown in NC. He married UNKNOWN.
Children of RICE BALLEW and UNKNOWN are:
3. i. WILLIAM3 BALLEW, JR, b. Bet. 1749 - 1752, Burke County, NC; d. Unknown, Unknown.
ii. BENNETT BALLEW, b. Aft. 1691.

Killed by Indians after moving to North Carolina

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM BALLEW, JR (RICE MERIDETH, WILLIAM BALLOU SR) was born Bet. 1749 - 1752 in Burke County, NC, and died Unknown in Unknown. He married ELIZABETH CONNELLY Abt. 1773 in Burke County, NC?. She was born 05 February 1756 in Unknown, and died Unknown in Unknown.
4. i.BARNABAS BALLEW, b. 09 November 1786, Burke County, NC; d. Unknown, Unknown.
ii.       ABSALOM ABRAHAM BALLEW, b. 21 November 1774.
iii. JOHN CONNELLY BALLEW, b. 05 September 1776.

Birth date not proven.

iv.       WILLIAM BALLEW, b. 05 September 1776.
v.       DAVID BALLEW, b. 20 April 1778.
vi.       HIRAM WESLEY BALLEW, b. 18 May 1780.
vii. JOSHUA B. BALLEW, b. 11 July 1782.
viii. MARY BALLEW, b. 31 May 1784.
ix.       BARNABUS BALLEW, b. 09 November 1786.
x.       JOSEPH BALLEW, b. 11 May 1788.
xi.       PETER BALLEW, b. 12 January 1790.
xii. EIZABETH BALLEW, b. 06 November 1791.
xiii. CYRUS BALLEW, b. 14 July 1793, Burke County, NC; d. 13 May 1857, Hale, MO; m. AMY SIDES, 31 January 1881; b. 24 July 1805, NC; d. 1881, Hale MO.

Buried at Fairland Cemetery near Hale MO.

xiv. JANE BALLEW, b. 02 January 1795.
xv.       THOMAS HARVEY BALLEW, b. 16 August 1797.


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