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Early Nineteenth Century America
Westward Migration Begins 1800 - 1825
1800 Thomas Jefferson is elected as the first Democratic President. He negotiates the Louisiana Purchase, which included all or parts of what would become Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, lowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Colorado and Montana.
1800 William Ballard and his wife Elizabeth (Anthony), along with their children Christopher "Anthony," Elenor, Mary, Asa, William, Hannah, and Sarah, are granted a certificate from Goose Creek Monthly Meeting in Bedford County, Virginia to the Westfield Monthly Meeting in North Carolina.
1800 Elizabeth Anthony, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Harris) is born the the 18th day of the 3rd month - her birth recorded in Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting.  Her Aunt Elizabeth (Anthony) is the wife of William Ballard.
1800 Deed of record between Archibald Mossman and Peter Emelie. This transaction mentioned in 1895 letter from the Norfolk, Virginia clerk's office to John Fenton.
1800 Land Tax Record - Grayson Co., Virginia (Ballard, Brown, Cadwalader, Mossman, McMillen, Welch)
1801 Thomas Jefferson is President, Aaron Burr, Vice President.
1801 Christopher Anthony is spoken of in the Goose Creek Monthly Meetings as being a minister.
1801 John Brown, son of Samuel and Mary (Thornburg), is born on the 18th of May.
1801 Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting is set up by authority of New Garden Quarterly Meeting.  The house is located in Grayson county, but extended into Carroll County and Surry County, North Carolina.
1801 Judith Anthony, daughter of Charles Anthony and his wife Elizabeth Harris is born on the first of October.
1801 William Mossman, son of Archibald and Margaret (Young) is born on the 16th of November in Grayson County, VA.
1802 Bartly Ballard, son of William and Elizabeth (Anthony), is born on the 28th day of the 6th month, his birth recorded in the Mt. Pleasant Monthly    Meeting records of Grayson County, Virginia.
1803 Louisiana is purchased for fifteen million dollars and Ohio becomes the 17th state.
1803 Sarah Hutton-Ballard, wife of Byrom, dies on the 15th day of the second month at the age of 46.  Her death is recorded in the records of Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting later known as Chestnut Creek Monthly Meeting.
1803 Archibald Mossman buys of Conrad Newman for $250, 58 acres on a branch of Little Reed Island Creek on the 24th of July.  Recorded in Deed Book 2, page 7.
1803 Archibald Mossman and wife Margaret (Young) sells to Thomas Hill for $250, 58 acres on a branch of Little Reed Island Creek (same land) on the 25th of November.  Recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 31.
1803 The family of Joseph and Elizabeth Thornburg remove on certificate from Springfield Monthly Meeting in Guilford, NC to Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting in Grayson Co., VA.
1804 Vice President Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in a duel at Weehawken, New Jersey.
1804 Henrietta Anthony, daughter of Charles Anthony and Elizabeth Harris, is born on February 19th.
1804 George Mossman, son of Archibald and Margaret (Young) is born on the 27th of July in Grayson County, Virginia.
1804 Judith Cunningham (formerly Ballard, daughter of Byrom and Eleanor) is disowned for marrying out of unity - recorded the 29th day of the ninth month in the Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting.
1804 Thomas Hill sells to Archibald Mossman for $250, 58 acres on Little Reed Island Creek (same land) on the 25th of November.  Recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 31.
1805 President Thomas Jefferson begins his second term with George Clinton now his Vice President.
1805 Archibald Mossman is listed in the 1805 Grayson County, Virginia Land Tax List as owning 58 acres valued at 25 with taxes .12; listed in the Personal Property Tax List as owning 2 horses - taxes $.24; and Samuel Brown owning 4 horses - tax $.48.
1805 Other Grayson County, Virginia Land Taxes attested to by John Hill, the Commissioner of Revenue, included among others: Byrom Ballard 192 acres valued at 110.64 and taxed .53; Samuel Brown 165 acres valued at 25 and taxed .12; Samuel Brown 120 acres valued at 33.33 and taxed .16; Joseph Ballard 26 acres valued at 25 and taxed .12; Joseph Ballard 12 acres valued at 3.36 and taxed  .04; Joseph Ballard 145 acres valued at 50 and taxed .25; John Ballard 106 acres valued at 33.33 and taxed .16; Byrom Ballard 160 acres valued at  33.33 and taxed .16; Germon Ballard 220 acres valued at 100 and taxed .48; Moses Cadwalader (heirs) 360 acres valued at 61.67 and taxed .30;  Thomas McMillen 300 acres valued at 150 and taxed .72; and John Welch 60 acres valued at 20 and taxed .10.
1805 Samuel Jorden Ballard, son of William and Elizabeth (Anthony), is born on the 11th day of the fourth month, birth recorded in Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting records.  He marries Anne Reins in 1826.
1805 Byrom Ballard is listed in the 1805 Tax list of Grayson County, VA.
1805 On the 29th of May, George Currin sells Archibald Mosman for $250, two lots in the town of Greenville (the old county courthouse 1793-1842 - now Old Town, Virginia).
1805 Hannah Brown, the daughter of Samuel Brown and Mary Thornburg, is born on the 22nd day of June of 1805 in Grayson County, Virginia.
1805 Archibald Mosman and Margaret, his wife, sell Samuel McCluer 58 acres on Little Reed Island Creek for $300 on the 26th of August.  Recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 134.
1805 Jacob Heitt sells Archibald Mosman 142 acres on New River on the 7th of September.  Recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 142.
1805 Sally Anthony, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Harris, is born on October 19th.
1806 In a County Court begun and held for the County of Ashe, North Carolina, on the second Monday being the 12th day of May A.D. listing a deed from Zach Simmons to Archibald Mossman and Jas. Johnson for 50 acres was proven by Samuel Cox; a list of the taxable property in Capt. Brown's by Esqur. Millar, a deed from Thomas Laxton to William Hill for 100 acres was duly proven in open court by the oath of John McMillan.
1806 Isaac Green held a note on Archibald Mosman and Margaret, his wife, sells Jessee Williams and James Bryan 143 acres on New River for $400 on the 18th of July.  Recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 214.
1807 Robert Fulton tests the Clermont on the Hudson River, thus ushering in the steamboat era.
1807 State of North Carolina, February Term, at a County Court begun and held for the County of Ashe lists a deed from Archibald. Mossman and James Johnson for 50 acres is duly proven in open court by Thomas McGimsey.
1807 On the 24th of March Grayson Co., VA Militia ~ Moseman (sic), George is accused of beating and abusing James Lee, a laborer, by word of Lee.  Disposition of the case of police brutality is unknown, but Moseman retains his position as constable.
1807 On August 29th Byrom Ballard marries Elizabeth Davis. This marriage produces no children.
1807 Eleanor Ballard (b.1790), daughter of William and Elizabeth (Anthony) marries Arthur Parker, recorded in the Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting that she is disowned the following year for marrying out of unity.
1807 On the 22nd of September, Daniel Keith sells Archibald Mosman some lots in Greenville for 11 pounds and ten shillings, recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 337.
1807 Wm Jones sells Archibald Mosman some other lots in Greenville for $200 on the 27th of October, recorded in Grayson County Deed Book 2, page 345.
1808 The slave trade with Africa is banned this year.
1808 Eleanor Ballard, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Anthony), marries Arthur Parker, recorded in the Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting the following year that she is disowned for marrying out of unity.
1808 Eleanor Mossman, daughter of Archibald and Margaret (Young), marries Christopher Anthony Ballard, son of William Ballard and Elizabeth (Anthony) on the 28th of January in Grayson County, VA.  - A "return for marriage" is found, but no bond listed.  Later certified by Elisha Bedwell that he married them on this date.
1809 James Madison becomes the fourth President - his Vice President is George Clinton.
1809 White Water Monthly Meeting in Indiana is set off from West Branch Monthly Meeting, Ohio.
1809 Christopher Anthony is very active and prominent in affairs of the Western Quarterly Meeting, traveling extensively in the North, South, and West. He and his 2nd wife Mary (Jordan) become the founders of the first meeting in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.
1809 Louisa Ballard, the daughter of Christopher Anthony Ballard and his wife Eleanor Mossman, is born on the 28th of February in Grayson County.  She later marries Ezekiel Pilcher, son of Shadrach and Sarah (Proctor).
1809 Tuesday the 14th of April Court presented Charles Anthony, pltf v Archibald Mosman, deft. Upon a supervadea to a judgment obtained in the county court of Grayson by the defendant against the plaintiff. This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon the transcript of the record of the judgment aforesaid being seen and inspected. It seems to the Court here that there is no error and the said judgment, therefore it is considered that the same be affirmed and that the defendant recover of the plaintiff damages according to law for retarding the execution thereof and his costs by him about his defense in this behalf expended.
1809 Grayson County, Virginia Superior Court Order Book 1809-1821 states: Joseph Evans, Peter Mayo and John Kelly, gent., licensed to practice law in the courts of this Commonwealth took the oath of fidelity to support the constitution of the United States and of office, and thereupon they are admitted to practice as attorneys in this court. John Kelly, Esq., is appointed prosecutor for the Commonwealth in this court.
1809 Archibald Mosman is listed as a buyer at the estate sale of George Jones - recorded in Grayson County Will Book I, 1796-1839.
1809 Archibald Mosman sells Robert Warden two lots in the town of Greenville for $200 - recorded in Grayson county Deed Book 2, page 516. (A Robert Warden later marries an Elizabeth Pilcher of Surry Co., NC - speculated these families are of the same Pilcher branch in which Louisa Ballard later marries, she being the daughter of C.A. Ballard and Eleanor Mossman.
1810 Byrom Ballard is listed in the Grayson County 1810 Tax list with two white tithables, no slaves, and two horses); "Anthony" Ballard appears to have land nearby listed with one white tithable, no slaves, and two horses) as he is listed April 6th with Byrom; William Hill is listed with one tithable and two horses; Archibald Mosman is listed with one horse.
1810 Margaret Ballard, daughter of Christopher A. Ballard and Eleanor (Mossman) is born on the 31st of August in Grayson County. She later marries Samuel Meredith of Cincinnati, Ohio. [See Meredith Timeline]
1811 Joseph Thornburg and wife Elizabeth, along with their sons Joseph and Richard and daughters Margaret & Sarah, are received on request from Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting to White Water Monthly Meeting in Indiana on November 30th.
1811 March Court of Grayson County, VA - John Cox, pltf v Archibald Moorman, defendant. This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and the defendant withdrew his plea and saith nothing in bar or preclusion of the plaintiff's action against him whereby the [illegible] thereon against him remaineth altogether recover dins therefor it is considered by this court that the pltf record of the defendant twenty-five dollars five cents the debt in the [illegible] with interest from 19th May 1806 and his costs in this behalf.
1811 Archibald Mossman v. Charles Anthony, case continued on Wednesday the 29th of May. Present Andrew Cock, Joshua Hanks, Joseph Fields, and Samuel McClure} Gen. Justices. Archibald Mossman, plaintiff v Charles Anthony, Defendant. This day came the parties by their attornies and there upon came a Jury to wit: Andrew Welch, William Wyatt, Annual Edwards, Daniel Porter, Levi Dunell, John Baker, Solomon Landrith, William Ward, Daniel Ruth, Labni Coffin, Zachariah Landreth and Robert Warden who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence upon their oaths do say that the plaintiff hath sustained damages by [illegible] to the amount of forty-five dollars seventy four cents besides his costs. Whereupon a motion of the defendant by his attorney and for reasons appearing to the court, a new trial is ordered in this issue upon payment of the costs of this court.
1811 IGI records indicate a Martha Mossman married John Shepherd on 22 November in Fluvanna, VA.
1811 Helen Ballard, the daughter of Christopher A. Ballard and Eleanor (Mossman) is born about this time and dies in her infancy.
1811 It is listed in the Quaker records that Joseph Thornburg (father of Mary Thornburg-Brown) and his sons were granted a certificate to White Water Monthly Meeting in Indiana on the 27th day of the 4th month.  Joseph was the son of Joseph and Nancy Ann.  His birth in 1759 had been recorded in the New Garden Monthly Meeting and he had been granted certificates from Deep River Monthly Meeting in 1782 to Springfield Monthly Meeting and then received on request in 1803 to Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting where he and his family lived in Grayson prior to the move to Indiana.
1812 The United States declares war on Great Britain.
1812 June 6th, David Short sold Archibald Mosman 150 acres on Popular Camp Creek for 100 pounds.
1812 Mina Ballard, daughter of Christopher A. Ballard and Eleanor (Mossman) is born in September; she later marries John Kern and dies in Shasta, California.
1813 On April 1st it is reported that minister Christopher Anthony, his wife Mary (Jordan) and his daughters Penelope, Rachel and Charlotte are granted certificate to the Miami Monthly Meeting in Ohio.
1813 The Tax list of Grayson County, Virginia lists Moses Ballard with one tithable and taxed .32; Anthony Ballard is listed with one tithable, one horse and taxed .16.
1813 Mary Ballard-Cadawalder dies this year.
1813 The Creek war begins on August 30th, when a faction of Creeks known as the Red Sticks attack a contingent of 553 American settlers at Lake Tensaw, Alabama, north of Mobile. In response, General Andrew Jackson leads 5,000 militiamen in the destruction of two Creek villages, Tallasahatchee and Talladega.
1813 Mary "Polly" Ballard, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Anthony) marries Samuel Lundy on the 6th day of the 10th month.
1814 The British burn buildings in Washington, D.C. and bomb Fort McHenry in Baltimore.
1814 Augustus Lundy, son of Polly (Ballard) and Samuel Lundy, is born on or about the 7th of July in Grayson Co.
1814 On August 9th, Major General Andrew Jackson signs the Treaty of Fort Jackson ending the Creek War. The agreement provides for the surrender of twenty-three million acres of Creek land to the United States. This vast territory encompassed more than half of present-day Alabama and part of southern Georgia.
1814 Elizabeth Ballard, the daughter of Christopher A. Ballard and Eleanor (Mossman) is born about this time and later marries Edward McCafferty in LaPorte, Indiana in 1836.
1815 Jackson defeats the British at the Battle of New Orleans.
1815 Hannah Ballard, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Anthony), marries William Hill, and it is recorded in the Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting that she is disowned the following year for marrying out of unity.
1815 Mina Mossman, daughter of Archibald Mossman and Margaret (Young), married John McMullin in Virginia on the 28th of May.
1815 Grayson County, VA Tax Assessments lists the following: John Brown, deceased, in care of John Kelley, One farm on Meadow Creek joining the lands of the Malin Collings, 400 acres having thereon two "cabbens," one stable, valued at $1000; Samuel Brown one farm on Bobets Creek, 150 acres having thereon one "cabbin," stable & crib, valued at $100; Samuel Brown, one farm on "Crambery" Creek, 123 acres having thereon one "cabben: built of logs, valued at $100; Anthony Ballard one farm on the Wards Gap Road 100 acres having thereon one "cabbin" and stable valued at $100;  Byrum (Byrom) Ballard one farm on the waters of Chestnut Creek joining the lands of Benjamin Colley's containing 274 acres, having thereon two "cabbins," one stable, valued at $200 and another tract on Chestnut Creek joining the lands of the Bedsaul heirs, 208 acres having thereon one dwelling house of logs valued at $200, another tract on Reed Island [Creek] joining the lands of Esau Worl [Worrel] 160 acres, no buildings valued at $100 for a total of $500;  William Ballard, Sr., one farm on Little Reed Island Creek, 850 acres more or less, having thereon six "cabbens" valued at $550, another tract on Good Spur Road containing 200 acres having thereon one "cabben" valued at $175 for total of $725; John Welsh (Welch) one farm on New River at the Stand Ford (?), 296 acres having thereon one dwelling house of timber, one kitchen, three "cabbens," and two stables, one tub grist mill valued at $550 and another tract joining the latter of 104 acres no building valued at $75 for a total of $125.
1816 Sarah Ballard, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Anthony), marries John Welsh, and it is recorded in the marriage minutes of the Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting that she is disowned for marrying out of unity.
1816 At a Superior Court begun and held for Grayson County on Monday the 13th - on motion Charles Anthony by his attorney a writ of superendas is awarded him to a judgment of Grayson County recovered against him by Archibald Mosman on the 26th day of May last, the said Charles Anthony entering into bond with sufficient security during the present term in the penalty of one hundred and fifty dollars conditioned as the law directs and on motion of the said Charles Anthony. It is ordered that a writ of [illegible] be awarded to be directed to the justices of the court of the said county to certify to the record more fully to the court returnable here at next term.
1816 Arminta Ballard, daughter of Christopher A. Ballard and Eleanor (Mossman) is born about this time (probably in Ohio).
1817 James Monroe is President, Daniel Tompkins his Vice President.
1817 On April 21st, Anthony Ballard sold Archibald Mosman 100 acres on Laurel Creek for $300. Deed Book 3, p.463; On April 24th, Anthony Ballard sold Archibald Mosman 200 acres on Laurel Creek for $100 - Deed Book 3, p. 465.
1817 Byrom Ballard, son of William and Mary, dies at the age of 73 on the 13th day of July. His death is recorded in the records of Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting and he was most likely buried in the Old Quaker Cemetery in what is now Carroll County, VA this portion of the county having been taken from Grayson in 1842. Byrom owned land on Chestnut Creek and had two tracts of land on Coal Creek, totaling 274 acres, all in what is now considered Carroll County, but what had once been Grayson County, VA.  His first wife was Eleanor Candler.
1818 Mt. Pleasant Monthly Meeting is laid down this year and the monthly meeting is then changed to Chestnut Creek.
1818 Logan County, Ohio is formed this year - split from Champaign County.
1818 Archibald Mossman Ballard, son of Christopher A. Ballard and Eleanor (Mossman) is born about this year in Ohio. He later marries Matilda True and removes to Contra Costa county, California.
1819 Although the first transatlantic steamship Savannah has made history and the U.S. has bought Florida from Spain for five million dollars, an economic depression begins.
1820 Archibald Mosman sold John McMulling 100 acres on Laurel Creek on the first of January - price not given. Deed Book 4, p.115. (Suspect this is John McMullin, son-in-law, who married Archibald's daughter Mina in 1815 -pdp)
1820 James Henson sold William Mosman 149 acres on Big Reed Island and Lynchburg Road for $300 on August 20th. Deed Book 4, p.181 (Suspect this is William Mossman, son of Archibald-pdp)
1820 November 1st, Archibald Mosman made a Deed of Trust to Thomas Jackson of Wythe Co., VA naming the following items: all household furniture, seven feather beds, chest of drawers, one clock, one silver watch, tables, chairs, and sundry kitchen furniture; also one negro woman named Silvy, one stud horse named Big Ben, two yoke of steers, two cows, six young cattle, two (liquor) stills and tubs, two mares hogs and sheep, all interet in land. Conditions that debt be closed in one year. Otherwise all the above property be sold to highest bidder. Deed Book 4, p.202.
1820 Census of Grayson County, VA lists Archibald Mossman as head of household over 45 years.  Other member include female over 45 years  wife Eleanor), males between ages 16 and 26 (sons William & George) and one Slave (Silvy).  The Index to the census includes the families of Brown, Hill and McMillan.
1820 Census of Logan County, OH lists Christopher Anthony Ballard as head of household aged 26 under 45 and engaged in agriculture, Other members include female age 26 under 45 ( wife Eleanor), male aged under 10 (son Archibald Mossman; and females aged 10 and under 16 (daughters Louisa and Helen); females age under 10 (daughters Margaret, Mina, and Elizabeth).  Family is living in Lake Township which was organized in 1811 from Zane.
1821 The Missouri Compromise Bill is passed and Missouri is admitted into the union.
1822 George Mossman, son of Archibald Mossman and Margaret (Young) marries Hannah Brown. Their bond was recorded on the 18th of August and they were married (according to George) on the 22nd.
1822 William Mossman, son of Archibald Mossman and Margaret (Young), marries Leticia Lanhorn on the 19th of September in Wythe, Wythe County, Virginia.
1823 Alexander Mossman, son of George and Hannah (Brown) is born on the 13th of July in Grayson County, VA.
1823 On December 20th, Archibald Mosman sold George Mossman 200 acres on Laurel Creek for $200. Deed Book 5, pg. 352
1824 Christopher Mossman, son of William Mossman and Leticia (Lanhorn), is born about this year in Virginia; he later marries Jemima and is lives in Fulton County, Indiana.
1825 John Quincy Adams is President, John Calhoun Vice President and the Eri Canal which had begun construction eight years previous, is now completed.
1825 Ely Cook Mossman, son of George and Hannah (Brown) is born on the 22nd day of January. He later marries Louisa Van Eaton in Mercer County, Illinois and dies in Little Sioux, Iowa.
 

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