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Mary Ballard
2/12/1802 - 8/6/1890
Mary Ballard was born on February 12, 1802 somewhere in South Carolina and died on August 6, 1890 in Wakulla Co., Florida. She lived to be 88 years old.

She is possible the daughter of Silas Joseph Hardy Ballard and Temperance Anne Tabitha ________ Ballard. Mary married Bennett on 1/1/1824 in Alabama. By 1843 they had moved to Florida. She is buried in McIntyre, FL. (located near Sopchoppy, FL)
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Census1/1/1840 AL (Barbour County) 37 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Ballard.   pg. 77 - line 16 - B. Holly - one Male (5 thru 9), one Male ( 10 thru 14), one Male ( 40 thru 49), two females ( Under 5), one female(10 thru 14), two females (15 thru 19), one female(30 thru 39)

on page 67 - James Holly - one Males - Under 5, one Males - 5 thru 9, one Males - 30 thru 39, one females - Under 5, two Females - 5 thru 9, one Female - 20 thru 29.  
Census1/1/1840 AL (Walker County) 37 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Mary Ballard.  page 19 - line 6 - Benjamin Holly - one male(5-9), one male (20-29),one male (40-49), one female (-5),two females (10-14), one female (15-19), one female (40-49)  
Census11/28/1850 7th District FL (Gadsden County) 48 yrs old 
#453 -Benjamin Holly (age 55)he is a farmer, born in Alabama and estimates the value of his real estate to be $300. His family consists of: Mary (age 40), Tabitha (age 18), Susanna (age 16), Caleb (age 12), Nancy (age 8) and Martha (age 22). All were born in Alabama.

#539 the family of James Holly (age 38 - born in GA) Nancy Holly (29 -GA), Mary Holly (10 - GA), James Holly (8 - FL), Ruben Holly (3 - FL), and Nancy Holly (1 - FL). (this is a possible brother of Bennett)

(Wiley Parrish and family listed as #454) 
Census6/4/1860 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 58 yrs old 
Starting on line 32 of page 13 for the free inhabitants in the fork of the Oclockney & Sopchoppy Rivers: Family #88 is listed as Bennett Halley (age 66, born in Maryland), Mary (age 56, born in SC), Calab (age 20, born in AL), Nancy (age 16, born in AL), William Godley (age 25, a farmer born in AL). Bennett states his occupation as farmer and estimates the value of his real estate at $100 and personal estate at $200. 
Census1/1/1870 Ochlockonee District FL (Wakulla County) 67 yrs old 
dewling#14, family #11 - Francis Mackery (age 48), Susannh (age 36), Joseph (age 10), Magdaline (age 9), Mary (age 6), Holly (age 3), Francis W. (age 2mo -April);, Tabitha Burns (age 37), Mary (age 16), Nancy Ann (age 12), Caleb (age 6), Francis (age 4). Mary Holly (age 68-born in SC), Francis is a farmer, he was born in Itily (Itlay). The Value of Reale state $200. value of Personal $350.,Susannh was born in AL., she Keeps House. Tabitha was born in AL, she Keeps House. Tabitha, Mary &Nancy Ann can't read or write; 
Census6/5/1880 FL (Wakulla County) 78 yrs old 
Family #62- Mrs. Mary Holley (age 77) Mother in law, Frank Mackery (age 58),son in law / head, Susannah (age 43)wife, Joseph (age21) son, Mag C. (age 19)dau., Holley (age 15 ) son. Mary was born in SC as were her parents. Mary Keeping House. Frank was born in Italy, no job is listed for him. Susannah was born in AL, she also keeps house. All other born in FL. Joesph job is Fishing for Sponges. 
Additional information about Wakulla County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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AgeDateEvent
8 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
11 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
16 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
19 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
20 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
21 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
22 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
33 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
35 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
40 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
40 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
43 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
48 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
53 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
59 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
62 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
63 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
63 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
68 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
80 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
81 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
82 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
AgeDateEvent
5 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
12 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
28 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
37 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
42 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
51 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
54 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
57 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
63 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
67 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
75 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
77 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
87 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
AgeDateEvent
9 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
10 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
26 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
32 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
59 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
60 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
80 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
83 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
28 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
58 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
66 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
AgeDateEvent
1 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
2 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
3 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
4 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
9 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
18 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
28 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
33 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
35 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
38 1840 Oregon Trail is established
40 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
53 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
58 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
60 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
61 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
63 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
66 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
73 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
74 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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31 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


Marriages
Bennett Halley
Born on January 17, 1797 and died on October 12, 1863.
They were married 1/1/1824.

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The Children of Mary Ballard

Tempey Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on October 22, 1824 and died in an unknown location about 1890. She was about 65 years old.

Her full name may have been Temperance. ...
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John Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on February 6, 1828 and died in an unknown location about 1900. He was about 71 years old.

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Amy Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on February 1, 1830 and died somewhere in Florida about 1885. She was about 54 years old.

Married in 1850 to Jesse Ham (1820-1853) SC. They had one child Caroline (1853). 2nd marriage in 1863 to George Warren (1804-1885) MD. one child George (1864)....
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Nancy Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on September 1, 1831 and died in Franklin Co., Florida about 1900. She was about 68 years old.

Married Charlie Hance/Hence (3/1852) He was born in Florida, his father in Germany and mother in Ireland.
Children:
Charles P.
James Perry
Herman H....
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Tabitha J. Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on February 27, 1832 and died in an unknown location about 1890. She was about 57 years old.

In 1851 she Married Bartholimew Frank Burns (1825-1863) who died young at age 38. After her husband's death she lived in Georgia with her in-laws.
They had six children: Mary Elizabeth (1854), T...
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Caleb Joshua Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on May 15, 1834 and died in Carrabelle, Florida on June 6, 1909. He was 75 years old.

He enlisted as a Private in the CSA Florida 5th Infantry Co. I. and was medically discharged. He was a Farmer and Sheriff of Calhoun Co, FL from 1888 to 1897. Burial at Carrabelle Cemetery in Carrabel...
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Polly Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on September 15, 1835 and died in an unknown location about 1850. She was about 14 years old.

Her first name may have been Mary. She may have died before 1850, she would have been 14 and she is not listed in the census. ...
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Susannah 'Susie' Halley
Born somewhere in Alabama on September 1, 1837 and died in Franklin Co., Florida on September 7, 1911. She was 74 years old.

She was called Susie. She married in 1856 to Francisco "Frank" Mackery (1822-1923) born in Italy.
They had six children:
Joseph (1859)
Magdaline C. (1861)
Mary Nashville (1864)
H...
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