Descendants of Thomas Ballard


291. Sylvester Ballard

Sylvester Ballard; Pvt./Drummer/Musician. Co. D, Enlisted 3/15/1863 at Narrows, VA. as a conscript. Had been made a pvt. in Co. B 166th Militia. Absent on 4/13/1863 for an unknown reason. Present as a drummer 6/30/1863. Assigned to musician 8/1/1863. Died 9/27/1863 in Monroe Co., VA. Born 1826-30 ca. Father Willis/mother Isabel Thompson. Married Lucinda Riner 1848, brother-in-law of John T. Riner. Had one son. Farmer, Residence, Sticking Lick in Monroe Co., VA. listed as age 32 on 1860 census for Monroe Co., VA.

Jacob Smith

Smith/Ballard Marriage Bond, 1804 - Monroe Co. WV

Know all men by these Presents, that we Jacob Smith and John
Ballard are held and firmly bound unto John Page, ESQ Governor
of the Common Wealth of Virginia and his successors in the Sum of
one hundred & fifty dollars with condition that there is no lawful
cause to abstract a marriage Intended to be solemnized between the
said Jacob Smith and Elizabeth Ballard of this County then the
above obligation to be void or else to remain in Full Force Virtue.
signed by our hands & seals this 5th day of December 1804.

---------------------------------- Jacob (his mark) Smith (seal)
(cannot make out name) John (his mark) Ballard (seal)

Submitted by Virginia "Gin" PYNE FAIR

Will of Jacob Smith, 1866 - Monroe Co. WV

I, Jacob Smith of the County of Monroe and State of West Virginia do make
and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void
all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
And first, I direct that my body be decently interred in the
neighborhood burying ground, and that my funeral be conducted in a manner
corresponding with my estate and situation in life. And ask such worldly
estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same as
follows. First, I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as
soon after my decease as possible out of the first moneys that shall come
into the hands of my executor,
from any portion of my estate, real or personal. Also, I direct that a fair
valuation or appraisement be made, by three judicious neighbors of all of my
personal property. I give and bequeath to my son Jackson Smith all of my
real estate and require him to pay each one of my daughters or their heirs
(being eight in number) one hundred dollars in money two years after my
death. I also direct that all of my bonds, notes to and all of my personal
property (after it is appraised, be equally divided among my daughters or
their heirs. If any of heirs above mentioned do express any dissatisfaction,
or make any complaint of the manner in which I have disposed of my estate,
they are not to have anything.
I hereby constitute and appoint my Son Jackson Smith my sole Executor,
and I do not require him to give security, and have unlimited confidence in
his integrity.
In witness where of I, Jacob Smith, the testator have to this my will
written on one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this 3 day of September in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
Jacob X Smith (Seal) (His Mark)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, who have subscribed in the
presence of each other.
Lewis E. Caperton
Henry Pence
William Donalson
David Pence
There was a paper attached with the following names. (His Children)
Mahala Pine Rebecka (spelling uncertain?) Beckner
Julia Ann Watts Nancy C. Bare
Mary P. Bare Cynthia Fullen
Moses Pences wife = I. H. Pence
Henry Pence
Ellen Pence
C. P. Pence
P. G. Pence
R. J. Holdren ?
Eliz (looks like Mary M. Burdett
Kessinger = Matilda Wiseman
Clara K.
Caroline "
Richmon "
Elizth Bare
Eliza Burdett

Submitted by Virginia "Gin" PYNE FAIR