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Ballard, Henry

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Tinmouth, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. I, 5th VT INF, 9/12/61 (9/12/61), resgd 7/30/62 [College: UVM 61, ALS 63]

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VITALS

Birth: 04/20/1839, Tinmouth, VT
Death: 09/26/1906

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 30
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 53881237

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/25/1892, VT; widow Anne J., 5/12/1908, MA
Portrait?: MOLLUS
College?: UVM 61
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Henry Ballard

Ballard, Henry, son of Jeffrey B. and Amelia (Thompson) Ballard, was born in Tinmouth, April 20, 1839.

His early education was obtained in Tinmouth and at Castleton Seminary, and immediately after his preparatory studies he entered the University of Vermont, from which he graduated with high honors in the class of 1861, having been selected to deliver the master's oration at the college commencement three years later.

In September, 1862, he became a student in the Albany (N. Y.) Law School and he graduated from that institution in May, 1863, and at the time of his graduation the Hon. Amos Dean, the founder and dean of the school, said of him that he was one of the best students that ever was graduated from that institution. He at that time gave promise of what he has since been noted for-a popular and successful advocate.

After his graduation, in 1863, he at once entered the office of Daniel Roberts, Esq., of Burlington, and there remained until he was admitted to the bar in September, 1863, when he opened an office in that city, where he has resided ever since. In 1864 he was admitted to practice in the United States district and circuit courts.

Mr. Ballard has obtained a well-earned distinction in the practice of his profession, and while he has the reputation of being one of the best criminal lawyers in the state, he has also been equally successful in the trial of civil cases. He is emphatically a trial lawyer and as a jury advocate he stands among the best. His practice has not been confined to his own locality but has extended into many counties in the state. Among the notable cases in which he has been engaged are the celebrated crim. con. case of Shackett against Hammond in Addison county; the National Bank of Brandon against John A. Conant et als, a suit to recover $125, 000 lost by reason of alleged forgeries; the Rutland Railroad Co. against ex-Governor John B. Page, noted as the longest jury trial ever had in New England, lasting nine weeks; the cases that arose out of the Hartford bridge accident against the Central Vermont Railroad Co.; the slander case of Lizzie J. Currier against J. B. Richardson in Windsor county; State against Edwin C. Hayden for the murder of his wife at Derby Line; and State against Smith for the murder of his wife by poison at Vergennes. He is an effective speaker on political subjects, and since 1868 his services on the stump have always been in demand during political campaigns, not only in Vermont, but in New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has sometimes made as many as one hundred speeches in a single campaign. He is a ready speaker upon all occasions and he has frequently appeared upon the lecture platform.

Soon after the commencement of the civil war in the summer of 1861, and immediately after his graduation from college, Mr. Ballard enlisted as a private and was mustered into service as 2d lieutenant of Co. I, 5th Vt. Vols., and served with this regiment through the Peninsula campaign, being present at the battles of Lee's Mills, Williamsburg and the seven days' fight before Richmond, but he was obliged to resign in July, 1862, on account of ill health.

Mr. Ballard belongs to the Republican party, and was elected to the state Senate from Chittenden county in 1878-'79, serving on the committees of judiciary, state prison, and federal relations. In 1888-'89, he represented the city of Burlington in the lower branch of the Legislature and did effective service on the judiciary and general committees, of which last body he was the chairman. He has been city attorney of Burlington for two years. In 1884 he was a delegate to the Republican national convention at Chicago, where he was chairman of the important committee on credentials. There were forty-five cases of contested delegates' seats before the committee and much credit was given to him for the manner in which he acquitted himself in that responsible and difficult position. He was one of the reading clerks at the Republican national convention in 1888.

He is a member of the Stannard Post, G.A.R., and was a delegate from that body to the national encampment in San Francisco, in 1886, and has been judge advocate for that order in Vermont. For many years he has been a member of the Webster Historical Society of Boston, and of the Home Market Club of Boston, also of the American Institute of Civics, New York City. He was a charter member of the Vermont Commandery of the Loyal Legion. He is a member of the Algonquin Club, Burlington, and of the Lake Champlain Yacht Club, and of the Vermont Fish and Game League.

In religious belief he is an Episcopalian, and he takes an active interest in the Young Men's Christian Association.

He was united in marriage, Dec. 15, 1863, to Annie J., daughter of Robert and Huldah (Bailey) Scott of Burlington, and he has four children: Kate (Mrs. James B. Henderson of Burlington), Frank Scott, Mary E., and Maude.


Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 18-9.

Obituary

DEATH OF HENRY BALLARD
Well-Known Lawyer a Victim of Tuberculosis

End Came Yesterday in Hartford, Conn., Where He Went about Ten Weeks Ago Distinguished as Attorney and Public Speaker.

Henry Ballard, the well known Burlington lawyer, died yesterday at the home of his son, Dr. Harry E. Ballard, in Hartford, Conn. Mr. Ballard had for a long time suffered from tuberculosis. Abut ten weeks ago he went to Hartford, thinking the change might benefit his health, and his death came as the result of the long ravages of the disease. Mrs. Ballard and their daughter, Miss Maude Ballard, went to Hartford two weeks ago and were with Mr. Ballard at the time of his death, as was also another daughter, Mrs. J. B. Henderson of this city. The body will be brought to this city today and the funeral will beheld at some time tomorrow.

Mr. Ballard was born in Tinmouth April 10, 1839, and was therefore 67 years and five months old at the time of his death. He was the son of Jeffrey B. And Amelia (Thompson) Ballard. Obtaining his early education at Castleton Seminary, he entered the University of Vermont, from which he graduated with high honors in the class of 1861, and was selected to deliver the master's oration at the college commencement three years later.

In September of the year following his graduation from the university, Mr., Ballard entered the Albany, N. Y., law school. He completed the course in that institution in My, 1863, At the time of his graduation the Hon. Amos Dean, the founder and dean of the school, said of him that he was one of the best students that was ever graduated from the institution.

Returning to Burlington at once after his graduation, Mr. Ballard entered the office of Daniel Roberts, remaining there until he was admitted to the bar in September, 1863, when he opened an office of his own in this city. A year later he was admitted to practice in the United States district and circuit courts.

Mr. Ballard soon attained the reputation of being one of the best criminal lawyers in the State. He was equally successful, however, in civil cases. He was emphatically a trial lawyer and as a jury advocate he stood among the best. Among the notable cases in which he was engaged were the celebrated crim. Con. Case of Shackett against Hammond in Addison county; the National bank of Brandon against john A. Conant, et ala., a suit to recover $125,000 lost by reason of alleged forgeries; the Rutland Railroad company against ex-Governor John H. Page, noted as the longest jury trial ever held in New England, lasting nine weeks; the cases that arose out of the Hartford bridge accident against the Central Vermont Railroad Company; the slander case of Lizzie J. Currier against J. B. Richardson in Windsor county; State against Edwin C. Hayden for the murder of his wife at Derby Line; and State against Smith for the murder of his wife by poison at Vergennes.

Soon after the commencement of the Civil War, and immediately after h is graduation from college, Mr. Ballard enlisted as a private and was mustered into service as 2nd lieutenant of Co. I, 5th Vt. Vols. He served along with this regiment through the peninsula campaign and was present at the battles of Lee's Mills, Williamsburg and the Seven Days' fight before Richmond. He was obliged to resign from the army in July, 1862, because of ill health.

Mr. Ballard was a republican. He was elected to the State Senate from Chittenden county in 1878, and during his term he served on the committees of the judiciary, State prison and federal relations. In 1888 he went to Montpelier as representative from the city of Burlington and accomplished effective work on the judiciary and general committees, being chairman of the latter body. He was city attorney of Burlington for two years. In 1894 he was a delegate to the republican national convention at Chicago, where he was chairman of the committee on credentials. In this convention there were 45 cases of contested delegates' seats before Mr. Ballard's committee and much credit was given him for the manner in which he acquitted himself in his position as chairman. In 1888 he was one of the reading clerks in the republican national convention.

Mr. Ballard was an effective political speaker. From 1868 until recent years his services on the stump were always demanded during political campaigns, not only in Vermont, but in New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. At times he made as many as 100 speeches in a single campaign, while he was a ready speaker upon all occasions, frequently appearing on the lecture platform.

Mr. Ballard was a member of Stannard Post, G.A.R., and was a delegate from that body to the national encampment in San Francisco in 1886. He was also at one tie judge advocate of that order in Vermont. For many years he was a member of the Webster Historical society of Boston, of the Home Market club of Boston and of the American Institute of Civics of New York city. He was a charter member of the Algonquin club, of the Ethan Allen club, of the Lake Champlain Yacht club of this city, and of the Vermont Fish and Game League. Recently he was a member of the State tuberculosis commission, doing much effective work in that capacity.

In religious circles, Mr. Ballard was an Episcopalian. He also took an active interest in the Young Men's Christian association.

December 25, 1863, Mr. Ballard was united in marriage to Annie J., daughter of Robert and Huldah (Bailey) Scott of Burlington, by whom he had five children, Louis, Frank, Harry, Kate, now Mrs. James B. Henderson of this city, and Maude, also of Burlington. The last three, with Mrs. Ballard, survive him.

Source: Burlington Free Press, September 24, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.