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  • ID: I1287
  • Name: Joseph BALLEW
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1703 in Albermarle, VA
  • Death: in Buckingham Henry County, VA
  • Note:
    Taken from Abstracts of The Revolutionary War Pension Files:
    Ballew, Joseph,S31541.NC Line, appl 15 Oct 1832 Shelby Co.,TN ages 75 on Mar nest, enl Burke Co., NC, sol was born 1758 in Buckingham Co.,VA and father moved to Amherst Co.,VA then to Burke Co. NC near Morganton NC and several years after the war, sol moved to KY and about 1825 moved to AL, then in 1830 moved to Shelby Co., TN, solider's son, R.J. Ballew signs aff'dt in 1845, Little Rock, AR and father was there. Colonial records of Tax and Land shows him to be an Indian Scout for the Loyalist. After further research, I found that this meant that he explored unknown Indian Territories for the Virginia Company. To do this would have meant that he was some type of surveyor.
    Tax records did not show him a land owner nor did it show that he was taxed on any personal property.
    The Virginia Company usually provided living Quarters for those that worked for them and traveled.
    Therefore, there would have been no reason for him to be a land owner.
    Found in Indian Agents Of Antebellum Times:
    Joseph Martin was a noted Indian fighter in his earlier youth. He was appointed by Gov. Benjamin Harrison as Indian Agent and in his instructions he said "much thereafter must be left to your prudence and discretion in both which I have confidence.

    Father: William BALLEW
    Mother: Dorothy CLARK

    Marriage 1 Diana LIGHTSKY b: 1728 in Bedford Regions, VA
      1. Has No Children George BALLEW
      2. Has No Children Peter BALLEW
      3. Has No Children Nancy Susannah BALLEW
      4. Has No Children Richard BALLEW
      5. Has No Children Stephen BALLEW
      6. Has Children Joseph William BALLEW b: 7 APR 1750 in Bedford Co, VA
      7. Has Children Robert BALLEW b: 1752 in Buckingham, Co, VA
      8. Has No Children Rebecca BALLEW b: 1756
      9. Has Children Jane BALLEW b: 30 JUL 1756 in Bedford, VA
      10. Has No Children Joseph BALLEW b: 17 MAR 1757 in Buckingham, Co, VA
      11. Has No Children Elizabeth BALLEW b: 10 JAN 1761 in Bedford Co, VA
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