Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Moses Ball

Male 1717 - 1792  (75 years)


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  • Name Moses Ball 
    Born 2 May 1717  Hunting Creek, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Oct 1792  Glencarlyn, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I040517  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father John Ball,   b. 1670, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1722, Hunting Creek, Fairfax County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Winifred Williams,   b. Abt 1676, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1723, Hunting Creek, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1713/14  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Brashears,   b. 20 Sep 1729, Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1816, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1745  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ball,   b. 25 Jul 1746, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1814, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Moses Ball,   b. 20 Apr 1748, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1831, Hawkins County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Robert Ball,   b. 10 Apr 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1776, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. Basil Ball,   b. 1751, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. George Ball,   b. 1752, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1835, Russell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. James Ball,   b. 1755, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anne Ball,   b. 26 Oct 1757, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1812, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     8. Sabilla Ball,   b. 1762, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1817, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F22955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      WILL OF MOSES BALL, SR.

      Fairfax County, Virginia
      Will Book F, No.1, p. 176
      15, December 1786
      15 October 1792
      In the name of God, Amen, fifteenth day of December, in the year of Our Lord God, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, I, MOSES BALL, being in perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertainty of this transitory life and that it is appointed once for all men to die, do make, constitute and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and disannuling by these presents all and every other Will or Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing and this only is to be taken for my last Will and no other.
      And first I recommend my soul unto the hands of God in whom and through the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and beleive assuredly to be saved and to have full remission of all my sins and that my soul with my body at the general day of resurrection Shall rise again with joy.
      Firstly, I recommend my body to the grave to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, and as for the settling of my temporal Estate and such Goods, Chattles, and Debts which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose in manner and form following:
      That is to say, First, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, JOHN BALL, twenty five acres of land, beginning on the south side of Four Mile Run at the White Oak of General Washington's, thence with Washington's line to Alexander's line and the meanders of Long Branch Westwardly until the quantity of twenty-five acres is made then with a Southerly line from the Long Branch to said line of Alexander.
      Secondly, I desire that the remaining part of my land may be in the possession of my dearly beloved wife, Anne BALL during her natural life to be at her discretion during her widowhood but in case she marries, then the said land is to be disposed of at the discretion of my Executors, and the profits arising therefrom to be equally divided among my surviving children after my just debts is paid (my son JOHN excepted).
      Thirdly, I desire that my Executors as soon as possible pay to his Excellency, General Washington, the sum of ten pounds with interest, a sum I borrowed from him and William Carlin, security for which to secure Mr. Carlin I had to give him an Instrument of Writing mentioning two Cows and Earlings, the only intending the sum said of ten pounds to be made out of the aforesaid cattle in case he (Mr. Carlin) should be obliged to pay General Washington, th above mentioned sum of ten pounds.
      Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my well loved daughter SIBILA BALL, one bed and furniture as it stands at the decease of her mother agreeable to the conditions of the land.
      Fifthly, and lastly I desire that my son, JOHN BALL and Mr Joseph Birch, to be the only and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do by these presents revoke and disannul all and every other Wil or Wills, Legacy or legacies heretofore by me made or done, acknowledging THIS AND NO OTHER to be my last Will and Testament; as witness I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

      (Signed) Moses Ball (Seal)

      Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged in the presence of
      Elijah Wood
      William Culberhouse
      Chloe Culberhouse (X) her mark

      At a court held in Fairfax County, Virginia, 17th September 1792, this Will was presented in Court and proved by the Oath of Elijah Wood. And at a Court held for the said county 15th October 1792, it was further proved by the Oath of William Culberhouse and ordered to be recorded.

      Signed, F.W. Richardson, Clerk

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      That Moses Ball was a brother to lieutenant James Ball of the Contintntal Line, American Revolution, is evidenced by the following, found in "Virtinia Soldiers 1776" by Louis A. Burgess:

      "Lieutenant James Ball. Executive Department, April 16, 1833. The heirs of James Ball are allowed Land Bounty for his services as a Lieutenant in the Continental line for three years, if not heretofore drawn.

      John Floyd, Govenor."

      And
      FAIRFAX COUNTY,VIRGINIA: "December Court, March 14, 1835. It was ordered to be certified that James Ball, who is said to have been an officer in the Revolutionary War, died about the year 1783; that Moses Ball, of Fairfax County, was his elder brother and heir; that Moses Ball died in 1792, testate, intestate as to the estate of his brother, James Ball".
      Copy Teste.
      F. W. Richardson, Clerk.

      And from the same Court Order we find that Moses and Ann, ( )Ball had the following children:
      John, Moses, George, Bazil, Anne, James and Sabilla.
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      George Ball moved from near Abingdon in Washington County, to New Garden in Russell County; he married Elzabeth Tunnell, and to them were born twelve sons and daughters, as is also given in a court record:

      "Fairfax County, Court, 19th March, 1839. Certified that George Ball, late of Russell County, Virginia, died
      intestate leaving the following children:
      1. Moses III
      2. William
      3. Sally
      4. Robert (married Sarah Willson)
      5. James
      6. Elizabeth
      7. Wesley
      8. George, Junior (married Catherine Hess)
      9. Jessee (married_____Witt)
      10. John (married Polly Ball, daughter of Moses Ball, Junior.)
      11. Hester (married Jesse Ruller) 12. Nancy (married Daniel May).
      "That these are the only heirs at law of George Ball, deceased, who was a son of Moses Bll, Senior, Deceased."
      Copy Teste: William Moss, Clerk.
      Fairfax County Court

      Source:
      34915
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VHI/html/25/0311.html Palmer R. Ball, THE BALL FAMILY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA (1933)
      Author Kirby, Dorothy H., comp.
      Title Ball-Lewis family genealogical notes.
      Material 51 leaves.
      Summary Descendants of Moses Ball (1717-1792) of Fairfax County, Virginia, including lines which resided in Lee County, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Includes a copy of THE BALL FAMILY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, by Palmer R. Ball, published in 1933 (also available on-line through the Virginia Historical Inventory - see above).
      Format Photocopies.
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      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/r/i/James-A-Price/GENE5-0009. htm
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      Notes for JOHN BALL:
      Book F, No.2,page 56, John patented 221 acres of land on the north branch of Hunting Creek, North Neck Land Grants 2:188. He also bought 343 acres from Robert Brent, executor of Nicholas Brent, on the north side of Hunting Creek. They lived on four Mile Run and Little Hunting Creek near Alexandria Fairfax County Virginia. John Ball removed to Hunting Creek soon after the purchase and left a will, proved in the County Court of Stafford, after John`s death his widow Winifred married Benjamin Lawrence and produced one daughter, her name was Priscylla...

      Will of John Ball, Stafford County Virginia. In the name of God, Amen: I John Ball of the County of Stafford and in the Parish of Overwharton being sick and weak but Blessed by God in my perfect senses, Do ordain this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disnulling all other Will or Wills here to fore made by me or intended to be made in matter or form as followeth.
      First I resign my soul to Almighty God who gave it to me,and hope through Merits Death and passion of my dear Saviour Jesus Crist hope for a full pardon and remission of all my sins and hope that I shall meet my Blessed Saviour in a joyful Resurrection at the Last Day.
      Next I desire my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried by my executrix hereafter named.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son James Ball that plantation where he now dwells and as much of that track of land joining at both ends of said plantation as shall make the quantity of one hundred acres to him and his heirs lawfully begotton for ever, but in default of such heirs then to fall to George Ball my youngest son to him and his heirs lawfully begotten for ever if in default of such heirs then to fall to the next male heir of the kin forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Moses Ball all the land and plantation and Water Mill that belongeth to me on the north side Great Hunting Creek to him and his heirs lawfully brgotten and in default of such heirs that then to fall to the next male heirs forever.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Fairfax Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      MOSES BALL, 9 Dec. 1745 - survd N.d; 91 a. on four mile Run & Long Br; adj. John Ball, Capt Pearson, John Alexander, Stephen Gray. CC - Jon & George Ball. Surv. Guy Broadwater.

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