From Southside Virginia Families by John Bennett
Boddie, 1955 p. 21
"Moved to South Carolina with his youngest brother, Bland,
before the Revolution. He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army from
the Kershaw District in 1779 and was in active service 366 days,
until some time in 1782. He went on numerous scouting parties and
also fought at the battles of Ridgway's Fort, Hobkirk's Hill and
Bigham Church. His officers were Captain William Nettle, and
Colonels Marshall and Frederick Kimball. In his pension application,
National Archives, File S.20283, executed Dec. 10, 1832, while a
resident of Gwinnett County, Georgia, he gave his place of birth as
Albemarle Co., Va., March 1751. After the Revolution, he was
commissioned a Major of Militia in 1794 and on Nov. 29, 1804, a Lt.
Col. of the 25th Regiment.
"Thomas Ballard was living in Lancaster Co., S.C. in 1839 where
he died Dec. 28, 1843. His second wife was Mary, daughter of Samuel