Joyce BALLARD: Birth: ABT 1742. Death: AFT 1780
Elizabeth BALLARD: Birth: ABT 1744. Death: AFT FEB 1775
Text: Date: Type: Quality: Location: L. A. Central Library
"The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent and James City Co., VA" 1684-1786 Transcribed by C.G. Chamberlayne, pub 1937
There are a number of entries for the Clopton family. The transcriber notes that there are several illegible areas of pages recording parts of 1714, 1715 and 1716. He picks up one or two words, a last name, etc. There is no Elizabeth Clopton listed, but due to family names and other circumstantial evidence, it is assumed by many researchers that Elizabeth married to William Ballard was a CLOPTON and that this is her family. It is possible, given the church records are damaged for this time period, that she is a daughter of Walter Clopton and Mary Jarrat.
William Clopton [1655-before 1733] and Ann Booth [1647-1716]
Ann Clopton [1676-1741] + Nicholas Mills, Jr. [1670-c1749] Charles Mills [1693-1764] + --- Thompson Nicholas Mills Jane Mills + Thomas Rice David Mills + Lucy Wyatt Robert Mills + Mary Hopkins Ann Mills + Thomas Jackson Elizabeth Mills + David Anderson (c.1670)
Elizabeth Clopton [before 1682-] + Alexander Moss [-before 1772] Ann Moss [1724-]
2nd Husband of Elizabeth Clopton: + William Walker [-1718] Robert Clopton [1683-1742] + Sarah Scott [1692-1719] Berthia Clopton [1712-] Ann Clopton [1714-] Margaret Clopton [1717-]
2nd Wife of Robert Clopton: + Mary Crump Frances Clopton [1722-] William Clopton [1725-] Robert Clopton, Jr. [1728-] Abner Clopton [1731-]
William Clopton, Jr. [circa 1685-before 1733] + Joyce Wilkinson Waldegrave Clopton [1719-] Anne Clopton [1721-] William Clopton [1722-] George Clopton [1723-]
Walter Clopton [1687/88-] + Mary Jarratt Ann Clopton [1712-] William Clopton [1714-] Mary Clopton [1716-] Elizabeth Clopton [1718-] Walter Clopton [1720-] Robert Clopton [1725-] Devereaux Clopton [1727-] Margaret Clopton [1728-] Richard Clopton [1731-] Benjamin Clopton [1732/33-before 1790]
----------------------------------------------------------------- ------- Sources: Clopton, Gene Carlton. The Clopton Family. Phoenix Printing, Atlanta, Georgia,1984. McMillen, Jim. The Mills Family, I & II. CFA Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 2 & 3, 1990.
Note: N492 In 1682, Walter CLOPTON of York Co., Virginia left deed of gift to his daughters, Ann and Elizabeth CLOPTON.
p.270 Unplaced CLOPTONS
From various sources have come scattered bits of information on CLOPTONS for whom we have not yet found definite connection with the Virginia ancestor William.
Letter of Clifton F. DAVIS Attorney at Law, Shreveport LA, 11 Aug 1938: "There is a family tradition of Walter Clopton back of William Ballard and his wife Elizabeth and there is every reason to believe she was Elizabeth CLOPTON, daughter of Walter Clopton and Mary Jarette."
The writer of the above letter states that William Ballard and his wife Elizabeth were of Lunenburg Co., Virginia where the first deed to him is dated 3 Dec 1735. Abt 1760 he removed to Scotland Neck vicinity, Halifax Co., NC and there made his will 10 Sep 1774 naming wife Eliz and children:...(as we have) The writer had a letter from Edward FINCH to General LENOIR, NC dated 11 Jun 1794 which refers to a journey to Charles City Co. Court Virginia with W.C. Ballard Mar 1 1794 and an impending lawsuit "in case (Edward Finch) did not accompany W.C. Ballard". He believes that Elizabeth (wife of William Ballard) was daughter of Walter Clopton and Mary Jarett and there was also a son Richard Clopton born 1731.
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