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John Ballard was a twin to Nathaniel.According to "Pioneers & Patriots of Bradford Co., PA.", they came to Burlington, Pennsylvania in 1793, from Framingham, Massachusetts, with their cousin Stephen, when they were 17 years old.The next year, they went back and got their parents. He lived on a farm, in Burlington with his father, about half a mile above town.
According to "History of Bradford Co., PA," pg. 288, He came from Framingham, MA., with his cousin Stephen in 1796, when he was 18 years old.The book also says there were other Ballards in the town of the first and second degree.One was a brother of his father Joseph and another was the brother of Thomas, father of O.P. Ballard.
He separated from Mary Dobbins, then married Betsey.
His will was probated in Bradford County, PA.Book 2 - 394, no. 1308.It says he is from Burlington and was buried at the Methodist Episcopal Church.It was written on 8 May 1850 and proved on the 21 Dec 1859.He mentions in order, his son William Ballard; wife Betsy; son, Myron Ballard; son, John Ballard; son, Alexander Ballard; daughter, Myra, now Myra Johnson; son, Joseph, daughter, Harriet Mears; and his daughter Wealthy's children.