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Posted by: deedee sanders (ID *****9662) Date: February 10, 2005 at 10:05:47
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I'm working with 2 researchers on the BALLARD family. We are looking for information on Elizabeth BRAGG BALLARD and William Morris BALLARD. See below to see if you can follow me. Would love to exchange information with you. Any information appreciated and welcomed. Thank you in advance.

My research keeps leading back to the Archer JOHNSON slave deeds in Granville Co, N.C. See if you can follow me on this, the name PARRISH has been spelled FARISH/PARISH/PARRISH:

- (1) George PARRISH was married to Nancy Ann BRAGG (Record #1)
- William Morris BALLARD was married to Elizabeth BRAGG
- (1) George PARRISH was son of Mary E. MORRIS (Record #1)
- William Morris BALLARD was son of Elizabeth MORRIS
- (2) George PARRISH was son of Elizabeth BUCKNER (Record #2)
- (2) George PARRISH was grandson of Ann DUDLEY (Record #2)
- (2) George PARRISH was ggrandson of Sarah LARKIN (Record #2)
- William Morris BALLARD is listed in slave deeds of Granville Co, N.C. with Archer JOHNSON slaves he left for his grandchildren (MORRIS, BRAGG, BALLARD, FREEMAN, THOMASSON...) (Record #3)
- Archer JOHNSON connected/related to the PARRISH Family (Record #4)
- The PARRISH Family owned land in Fishing Creek where the BALLARDS were living and/or listed on Fishing Creek deeds (Record #5)
- Also Lynne Miller's Virginia Ballard book lists George PARRISH as related to the Virginia BALLARDS (see earlier email.)
- Thomas BRAGG married Nancy JOHNSON.

(Record #1)
Sex: M
Birth: 1836 in Fluvanna County, Virginia
Death: 1865

Father: Joel Jr. PARRISH b: ABT. 1801 in Virginia
Mother: Mary E. MORRIS b: ABT. 1803

Marriage 1 Nancy Ann BRAGG b: 1832 in Fluvanna County, Virginia
Married: 28 DEC 1852 in Fluvanna County, Virginia
William J. PARRISH b: ABT. 1860 in Virginia
Jefferie R. PARRISH b: ABT. 1861 in Virginia
Georgie P. PARRISH b: ABT. 1862 in Virginia
(Record #2)
/Robert FARISH b: 1698 d: 11 FEB 1761
/Robert FARISH b: 1735 d: 1783 | \Sarah LARKIN b: 1700 d: 9 SEP 1771
/Stevens FARISH b: 1763 d: 1829
| \Ann DUDLEY b: 1736 d: 1793
George Buckner FARISH b: 1787 d: 1845
\Elizabeth BUCKNER b: 21 MAY 1757 d: 1794

(Record #3)

Freeman, Anderson & Anderson Johnson, as trustees for Betsey Ann Thomasson & her children & others, to William M. Ballard of Orange County. "...woman named Edwards[?] about nineteen years old, Daniel son of said Edwards about two years old, and an infant son of the aforesaid Edwards aged about two months..." (BOS-1817, pp. 305-306, book X)

Freeman, Anderson, John Thomasson, & Betsy Ann Thomasson to William M. Ballard of Orange County. "...Edward, Judith and Daniel [Edward's child]. Said Negro Edwards about eighteen, Judith ? , and Daniel, said Judith child about three years old..." (BOS-1817,, p. 279, book X)

Johnson, Anderson to William M. Ballard. "...two Negroes known by the names of Fanny about twelve years old and William about ten years old..." (BOS-1817, p. 290, book X)

Johnson, Archer to his grandchildren " Betsey A. Thomasson & her two children two Negroes, to wit, Edward about eleven years old & Abram about three years old; to Little B. K. Freeman, Salsbury about eight years old & Mason about six years old; to Mary A. Freeman, Lesey about eight years old & Summersell about two year old & Readin Blunt Morris, Sarah about three years old...with all their future increase..." (DOG-1809, p. 314, book T)

Johnson, Archer to Allen & Anderson Johnson to act as trustees for his grandchildren Isham, Nancy, & Matthew Morris until they reached the age of twenty one years or marry. " Isham - Dianna, a Negro girl about four years Nancy - Lethe a Negro girl about four years Matthew - Sicily a Negro girl about three years old, with their future increase..." (DOG-1806, p. 222, book S)

Mitchell, John & Salley his wife to Fartton? Johnson. "...a certain Negro named Peter conveyed by Archer Johnson to Edmond Freeman in trust for Elizabeth Clardy during her life & after her decease to one third of said Negro to the aforesaid Sally..." (BOS-1808, p. 284, book T)


(Record #4)

Aug. 1797 Deed to Thomas RICKS 100 acres by Wm., Valentine, Austin, John, and
Mary PARRISH. Proved by Archer JOHNSON.
Ct. Minutes 1796-99

Aug. 1797 p. 228 Deed to Thomas RICKS fro 100 Acres by Wm., Valentine, Austin,
John, and Mary PARRISH proved by Archer JOHNSON
Clabourn Parish dec. estate with Alford Jones as guardian of Mrs. Mary Parish,
dec. lists one pair sealskin shoes, 10 yards bombazet, peck salt, etc. cash
paid Francis Worsham for keeping her, cash pd. Sally ARNOLD for staying with
her, cash pd. Mr. Worsham for Coffin, cash pd. Mr. Francis WORSHAM for
hauling deceased Mary Parish for about 17 miles and trip, to Francis Worsham
about 40 mi. to haul property back, cash Mr. Parrish for burial expenses. Mrs.
Mary Parish deceased by 1837.

John Glover was summoned or supenoed to appear in court July 2nd,1747 only
one Year after county was formed. Case between James Parish, Plaintiff
versus George Morris, Defendant appear for plantiff



(Record #5)


Deed Bk. P. 1797-1802
Parrish, Sherwood to Right Bass - p. 53 35 acres of Fishing Creek ,
Snillinger s line
Peteford s line , Bass s line
Parnelle , William to John Pulliam p. 289

Johnson, Stephen to the children of his daughter Betsey Bragg. " servant named Judah..." (-1811, p.103, book W)

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