Am trying to find information on Ellsworth Ballard who married Claudia Bennett or Bonnett, and had a son Samuel R. Ballard around 1775. Samuel married Mary Stephens and they had a son Stephen R. Ballard. All of this took place in what is now Guernsey County, Ohio.
Besides seeking more information about this family, I am trying to connect them to another Stephen Ballard born 1780 in Pennsylvania who may be the brother of Samuel R. Ballard above, and another Samuel R. Ballard born 1806 in Guernsey County or Washington County, Ohio, who may be the son of Samuel R.
Any information that will add to what I have here, or that will disprove tthese relationships, will be greatly appreciated.
I am a decendent of Samuel R. Ballard from Guernsey, Ohio, who I understand to have been born in or around 1805. One of Samuel R. Ballard's children was Thomas Ballard, who in turn had a son Orin "Bert" Ballard, who is my great, great grandfather.
I do not have family information predating Samuel R. Ballard in Guernsey Ohio and am interested in such information if you have found it.