I am trying to research the Ballenger family. Joseph Ballenger is listed on the Huguenot Manakin website as being one of the people the king sent over to Manakintowne in 1700. This would mean Joseph was most likely either born in France or in England.
I've found a Joseph Ballenger who was born in New Jersey and then migrated to Goochland (Manakintowne) County, Virginia. The problem is that if he was born in New Jersey, he could have been a Huguenot, but not a Manakintowne Huguenot.
I guess there were more than one Joseph Ballenger of that time period, but I would assume these two Joseph Ballengers have gotten mixed up. I don't think anyone who came in to New Jersey could qualify to be a Mankintowne Huguenot.