by J. Ward
Samuel Ballard was born May 25th, 1886 to Faison Adelaide and Allen Ballard in Sampson County, North Carolina.
Samuel Ballard had no prior recored education before joining the army. He worked crating furniture. He enlisted in the Army August 3rd, 1918 as a private engineer, Company C., 540 regiment in Norfolk, Va. He arrived to Brooklyn, NY June 6, 1919 after the war being discharged a few days later on June 18, 1919 in Camp Lee, Va.
Samuel served in the army for less than a year; he was discharged as a Private. He had one child.