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David Ballard

David Ballard

War of 1812 · US Army
War of 1812 (1812 - 1815)

Captain Chapman Levy’s Company of Rifleman, Regiment of Lieutenant Colonel Adam McWillies, S C Militia

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Conflict Period

War of 1812

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South Carolina

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2 (McWillie's) South Carolina Mil

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Service End Date

4 Mar 1815

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Service Start Date

6 Oct 1814

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about David Ballard

David Ballard (1793 - 1883) of Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama.

  • Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama

David Ballard, the son of David Ballard and Rebecca Parks, was born 24 Nov 1793, in Kershaw County, South Carolina and died 1 Dec 1883, in Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama. On 26 Jan 1826, in Camden, South Carolina, David Ballard married Martha Perry, the daughter of George Miller Perry.


During the War of 1812, on 6 Oct 1814, David enlisted as a private in Captain Chapman Levi’s Company of Rifleman, of Colonel Adam McWillie’s 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Militia at Camp Haddrell, near Charleston, South Carolina. On 4 Mar 1815, David was honarlbly discharged at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. Private David Ballard served for a total of six months.

Priv ate David Ballard served at Charleston a great portion of the time, and was at Haddrell Point, Charleston County, South Carolina, some of the time. Private Ballard was in no acutal engagement, but was ready to to do his duty, when he might be called upon.

CAMP HADDERILL, HADDRELL'S POINT, MOUNT PLEASANT, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA were Colonel Adam McWillie's 2nd Regiment of the South Carolina Militia was garrisoned.

Haddrell's Point (formerly called Hadley's Point) is in Mount Pleasant, the point of land on the south side of the mouth of Shem Creek as it empties into Charleston Harbor. It is near Sullivan's Island and it is NorthEast of the South Carolina port of Charleston. Camp Haddrell was near the present 1812 monument in Mount Pleasant located between Royall Avenue and Carr Street. Also, spelled Haddrill's Point. There was a ferry there. Why did South Carolina soldiers meet there during the War of 1812? To protect Charleston from British attack. (There was no such attack this time, but the city had been invaded twice by the British during the Revolution.)

On 20 Mar 1851, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, David Ballard made a declaration for “Bounty Land Claim” in according to the Bounty Land Act of 1850. David acquired 80 acres under Bounty Land Warrant Number, 28124.

On 6 Aug 1872, at the Circuit Court, in Carrollton, Pickens County, Alabama, David Ballard made his “Declaration for Pension”. S O Pension Number 27997, S C Pension Number 19784

Source : NARA, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group: 15, Catalog ID 564415, Catalog Title: War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, compiled ca. 1871 – ca. 1900, document the period 1812 – ca. 1900. (Images at

David Ballard’s (Person, Pictures, Information) Military Memorial Page


David Ballard and his wife Martha Perry never had any children.

Th ey are buried at Hargrove Cemetery, NorthWest of Gordo, Pickens County, Alabama.

Dav id Ballard’s Memorial Page


Researched and Compiled and Wrote by DeCody Brad Marble

A Bailey/Perry descendant/researcher.

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