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    My line is the Mathews Family. I was lucky that a few Aunts had done alot of the work in America, as they were daughters of the Revolution.  ... From:
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      My line is the Mathews Family. I was lucky that a few Aunts had done alot of the work in America, as they were daughters of the Revolution. 

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      From: paula_lada@...
      To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, 6 May 2009 5:16 pm
      Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Ball,Marlett,Washington

      This is from the Bible of Moses Ball 1717-1792


      William Ball, Wiltshire, England









      Colonel William


         Colonel William Ball 1615 London , Eng-Nov1680, Millenbeck, Lancaster Co. Va.


         Hannah Atherall, Suffolk England

                          Richard 1645, Norfolk Co. Va


                          Elizabeth Linton


                              John Ball l 1670-1742

      2                  w

                             Winifred Williams, Charles Co, Md


                                Moses Ball I 5/2/1717-7/3/1792


                                Nancy Ann Brashaer,  9/26/1729-12/30/1816


                                    Captian George Ball  3/1751?- 12/24/1825


                                     Elizabeth Tunnell


        Moses Ball 1768-7/9/1846


                                         Elizabeth Yeary  1771- 12/29/1845


                                          James Ball  8/15/1789-1867


                                          Susannah Posey  1798-1850


                                            Moses Pinkney Ball  6/23/1816-11/21/1867


        C2                                   Levina Jane Jones   1818-7/20/1802


                                               Joseph Marlett  3/22/1844-10/15/1920


                                               Mary Adeline Ball 11/26/1850- 4/17/1939


                                                  Albert Myers 4/18/1880-4/9/1948


         Dovie Ann Marlett, 3/10/1881- 6/16/1924


                                                     William Earl Turner 8/4/1894-11/11/1964


                                                     Dovie Ethel Myers   11/16/1902-


      Colonel William Ball arrived in America about 1650.


      Have a outline of the Brashear line,Marlett's line that are directly connected the Myers line.


      Moses Ball ll & Elizabeth Yeary  (D.A.R)


      James S. Ball & Susannah Posesy Washington Family Descendants, Order of Washington, Magna Charta Dames


      Moses Ball & Nancy Ann Brashear Fairfax Va.

         Ensign John

         Moses Jr.



         Captain George




      There's more.

      Have the Paternal Ancestry of George Washington





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      Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Ball,Marlett,Washington

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      Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:06 PM

      My line connects to the Ball family with this info- I think I have more info as well-


      Ball Family -

      The word "ball" has come a long way from its medieval meaning to its present position in the field of sports, toys and romantic dancing. As a matter of fact, the surname of Ball is given several meanings from the ancient English language.

      The preferred meaning of the name comes from the Cornish-Welsh "bal" referring to a "hill top" and probably given to one of the Ball ancestors who lived near a particular knoll or rounded hill. On the other hand, the Gaelic "bal" came from "baile", meaning "village or castle." Yet another reference refers to the Middle English "bal", an adjective describing one who is bald.. Some authorities claim that Ball arose as a shortened form of the Baldwin surname.

      In any case, this ancient English family originated at Tussingham, where they held lands befeore the time of Edward I. Numerous lines also appeared in Chester, Stafford, Devon, Derby, Lincoln and Lancashire.

      Godwin Balle was an early London name in 1137. Norman Balle was recorded in Northampton in 1183. Robert and Matilda le Bal lived in Sussex in 1296. The name of Balla appears in England in 1250.

      Ball appeared in Virginia in the late 1600's. The coat of arms was found on a vellum painting20brought to Virginia by William Ball in 1680. The earliest arrival to the colonies was Francis Ball, who came from England to Dorchester, Mass., in 1639. Allen Ball arrived

      in New Haven, Conn., in 1643.

      The Ball coat of arms is a red or black lion passant on a silver shield. The upper portion of the shield is red with three silver stars.







      At 25 years of age William became the father of William BALL in England, March 2, 1641. At 33 years of age William became the father of Joseph BALL in England, May 24, 1649. Colonel in the Royal Army - Present at Battles of Marstn Moor and Naseby. Through defeat of Chales I, lost his estates and fled to Virginia in 1650 where he built Millenbeck of Lancaster, Ca. The Lancaster Ball family which has been traced back to William Ball who built Millenbeck Plantation in Virginia is the largest of the many Ball branches in America

      " A rate (a tax) for the raysing of £ 20 in part payment for ye Indian purchas of ye land of the plantation". There followed a list of those assessed. FRANCIS BALL paid 7 shillings 6 pence. Taken from Springfield Town Meeting 6 May 1644.

             " A bargain was driven betwixt the towne of Springfield and FRANCIS BALL for a shop for a Smith which is to be 12 foote wide, 16 foote in length, 6 foote studd betwixt joynts, a chimney for the forge rungd,to be boarde both roofe a
      nd sides, to make a doore and windowe in the end, with a beam in ye middest, for which worke to be sufficiently accomplished by September ye 28th next, the towne doth condition to pay him five20pounds either in wheate at 3 s 8 p per b, or worke as he shall need it, to be payd unto him ye 10th of March next, at the house of Henry Smith. He doth also agree to find boards for ye coveringe and sides with nayles and hinges and what he wants else, and he is to bringe in his account what boards he useth and what other charges he is at, for which he is to be payd as before in wheate at 3 s 8 p per b or in worke as he and they shall agree". Taken from the Springfield Town Meeting 4 September 1646.

             " It is agreed by ye generall vote of ye towne ye £ 55 shall be raysed by a rate on goods and lands for Minister Moxons maintenance. The persons under named have agreed to add £ 5 more soe ye wholl some is £ 60". FRANCIS BALL was included on this list. Taken from the Springfield Town Meeting 10 February 1647.

             " A rate for ye raysing of £ 30 for the purchase of the lands of the plantation 1646". FRANCIS BALL was assessed 9 shillings 5 pence on his 33 acres. It is interesting to note that even by this time in 1647 there were still only 42 families in Springfield. Taken from Springfield Town Meeting 1 April 1647


      FRANCIS BALL drowned in the Great Riv
      er which is now called the Connecticut River and it runs right through the downtown section of Springfield. Some of his property was on the river where the County Court House now stands on State Street.


             There is one more mention in the town meeting minutes about a month after FRANCIS BALL drowned which concerns his widow Abigail Burt. " It is agreed that those who will joyne to make a cartway over ye meddow against Robert Ashlees shall have the liberty to barr up ye cartway, and to take 4 pence per load of any others ye shall cart over sais way, who have not joyned in making of it. Those who have given in ye names to make cartway are as followeth". There were 9 names on the list including Widow Ball. Taken from Springfield Town Meeting 7 November 1648..


      William Ball and six sons were persecuted by Charles the First and Bishop Laud. They came to America in 1635 on the ship, Planter. Many of the sons went to different states. William is the Greatgreat Grandfather of George Washington (his son William had a son Joseph who had a daughter Mary who had a son, George Washington.) .

      Richard Ball, son of Lawrence, was a Doctor of Divinity. Oxford, Magdalene College, B.A. 1590, M.A. 1594. Professor of Rhetoric, Gresham College. Vicar, Saint Helen's Bishopsgate, London. The Ball Coat of Arms was assigned to him on 22 Dec 1613 by Sir William Segar, Garter.


      Dennis Ball

      Born 1779 - Died 1839

      Wife: Margaret Lines - Born 1775 - Died 1866

      Mr. Dennis Ball was born in Pennsylvania, Mercer County. Part of the family moved to Butler County, Ohio, and Mr. Ball was Justice of the Peace in Ohio for many years. He was=2

      0a volunteer in the War of 1812, and had a brother, Henry, who served in the same War. Henry was taken prisoner and held by the Indians twelve (12) years. He adopted their customs and habits, and finally married the old Chief's daughter. Henry is believed to be buried in the Ball cemetery in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Delaware Township.

      In 1825, the Balls settled in Montgomery County, Indiana, where they entered 320 acres of land patent for this being signed by John Quincy Adams, President of the United States of America. They were fourteen (14) days on their journey to this country, which was then mostly wilderness, covered with woods, and inhabited by wild beasts and Indians.

      Dennis was the owner of the Ball "long-string" Grandfather clock. Bennet Ball, currently living in Anchorage, Alaska, is the current owner of the family clock. Dennis's father bought the clock in 1828. As of December 1997, the clock is in excellent condition and runs.

                                               Edward Ball 

      our ancestor,  Born in 1644  in Brad

      ford Conn.  He moved to Newark New Jersey in 1667,  and from then on his name appeared in all affairs of the town.  He was committee  man on boundaries  and settlements with the Lord Proprietors  and Indians.  He was Sheriff of Orange County, New Jersey, and his name last appeared in the records of the year 1724.  These facts are to be found in the records of Newark , Orange County New Jersey.  He married  Abigale Blatchley of Hartford Conn.

      Dr. Stephen Ball ,  Married Sarah Ross of Springfield,  New Jersey.  Dr. Ball served in the First New Jersey  Regiment and was with his cousin George Washington,  when the army wintered in New Jersey.  Date of enlistment,  September 26 1780.  These facts found in , Heitman’s  register “Officers Revolutionary Army”.  Also records of War Department,  Washington, D.C.  There is much written about our Dr. Stephen Ball

         The Ball Family were large land owners and high up in  the Government.  The Balls came to America in 1635 and settled throughout the east coast .  One branch settled in Virginia.  Our ancestors settled first in Virginia, and then after the Revolutionary War  migrated dow
      n the coast to Georgia and were the first settlers in Washington, Georgia.  Our Dr. Doric Ball, moved to  New Orleans, Louisiana.  Many of our family’s large plantations were destroyed during the War Between the States,  and the old South

      with the big land and slaves were forever gone.  After the War,  many people moved West to get away from the poverty in the South to get a new start.

      Colonel William Ball of Virginia

      The Great-Grandfather of Washington


      Born 1615 - Died 1680

      Wife: Hannah Atherold - Died 1695


      Colonel Ball was the younger son of Reverand Richard Ball, Vicar of St. Helen's Bishipsgate, London, and is of the Northamptonshire brach of the widely-scattered English family.

      Colonel Ball came from England with his family about the year 1650 and settled at the mouth of the Corotoman River in Lancaster County, Virginia.

      Educated in or about London, and possibly studied law, as in later years he showed more than ordinary knowledge in the principles of Common Law.

      He married July 2, 1638 in London to Miss Hannah Atherold, the daughter of Thomas Atherold, a barrister-at- law, who was living at Gray's Inn during 1610/11.

      The culture of tobacco had by 1655 become an important industry of Virginia, and was the chief, if not the only, source of income to the colonists. By 1650, Augustine Herrman of New Amsterdam, and George Hack of Virginia, had built up a large trade of tobacco betwee
      n the Colony and London. It is, therefore, quite probable that William Ball became a tobacco merchant, carrying the produce to England and disposing of it there.

      If Ball first came to Virginia with the intention of remaining only so long as the Protectorate existed in England, he soon decid

      ed to cast his lot with the fortunes of the New World. After 1660 he took an active part in the religious, political and social life of Virginia. In 1660 he was a member of a court to make a treaty with the Indians and to establish a boundary for the occupation of land. In 1661, his name still appears in the Northumberland County Records as a merchant. Later he became a planter, and on January 18, 1663, received a grant of land on Narrow Neck Creek in Lancaster County. Four years later, he appears in the records as Major Ball, and together with Thomas Chetwood, received a grant of sixteen hundred acres in the County of Rappahannock on the north side of the river of the same name. A few months later he acquired three hundred additional acres of rich bottom land adjoining the estate of Daniel Fox, whose friendship Ball appears to have cultivated, and who later became the Colonel's son-in-law, marrying his only daughter, Hannah.

      It was on the Lancaster County estate, however, where Colonel Ball built the beautiful Georgian mansion which was later to become famous. He named it "Millenbeck, " probably after a place in Warwickshire or Northamptonshire. The estate was held for four successive generatio
      ns by William Balls, and with "Epping Forest," the home of Mary Ball (Washington) , played a prominent part in the annals of Virginian history.

      It seems highly probable, moreover, that Ball remained something of a merchant after he became a Lancaster County planter, and he undoubtedly made frequent trips b

      ack to London, for in those days it was a common practice for one planter, skilled in business usages, to see about the marketing of his own as well as the tobacco of two or three of his closest neighbors and best friends.

      From 1672, Ball took an active part in the administration work of his adopted county and colony. He first received the title of "Colonel" in that year.. It is the opinion that he was the County Lieutenant of Lancaster of that year, inasmuch as we find that Robert Jones had to pay him on March 19th of that year over fifteen hundred pounds of tobacco. In Introduction to Vol. I, Calendar Papers, the author, Plamer, has given us the following description of the General Court of Virginia, and with it the origin of the Virginian title of Colonel:

      "This august and aristocratic body was always composed of the class known at that time as "gentlemen," men of wealth, family and influence, and whose official station added much to their influence. They, with the Governor, formed the executive council, who dispensed the entire patronage of the colony in the way of official appointment, at the same time that each individual himself was himself commissioned "Colonel" by=2
      0royal authority . . ." "The Governor was Lieutenant-General, the Councillors, Lieutenants of Counties with the title of Colonel, and in counties where a Councillor resided, some other person was appointed with rank of Major."

      In light of this information, it has been concluded that Colonel Ball may have been a Colonel20of Foot or Horse and not County Lieutenant. If not County Lieutenant, he was doubtless Presiding Magistrate and Colonel Commandant of the County.

      From 1675/77, Colonel Ball served on various committees in Lancaster County.. March 28, 1675/76, he and Lieutenant-Colonel John Carter were empowered by the General Assembly of Virginia to mobilize men and horsese in defense of the colony against Indian depredations, to be lead by Nathaniel Bacon. He was presiding member of various courts held in Lancaster County, and received this honor for being the only resident Colonel in that county.

      August 14, 1677, Colonel Ball and his neighbor, John Washington, were present at a meeting to impress upon the citizens the necessity of making immediate payment of a tax imposed upon the people by the General Assembly to put down Bacon's rebellion which had lately arisen. From 1670 on until hs death, he was a member of the Burgesses of Lancaster County.

      Colonel Ball was an earnest and devout churchman, and was a zealous supporter of the Virginia branch of the Church of England; he was at various times a member of committees appointed for arranging the government for its support. He and John Washi
      ngton were wardens of Christ Church, Lancaster County..

      At the time of his death, Colonel Ball owned nearly two thousand acres of land in Lancaster and Rappahannock Counties. Of this, "Millenbeck" comprised five hundred and forty acres. He died at "Millenbeck" November 1680. Colonel Ball willed his favorite estate to his eldest so

      n, William, after making ample provision for his wife, his other son, Joseph, and daughter Hannah, both of whom he saw successfully married. Mrs. Hannah Atherold Ball, his widow, continued to live at Millenbeck with her elder son until her death in 1695. Her will is on record in Lancaster County and dated June 25, 1695.

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      From: paula_lada <paula_lada@yahoo. com>

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      Sent: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 9:12 pm

      Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Ball,Marlett, Washington

      I have some names and the connections for the above names. They are part of the Myers, though marriage. Hope I can help someone Paula

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