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

John Ball

Male 1714 - 1766  (52 years)


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  • Name John Ball 
    Born 1714  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jul 1766  Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I040522  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 Elizabeth Payne,   d. Abt 1744, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1736  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stacy Ball,   b. 1737, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Ball,   b. 1739, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1826, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 86 years)
     3. Mildred Ball,   b. 1740, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Big Chimney's, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Winifred Ball,   b. 1743, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Ball,   b. 1744, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      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: Igive 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: Igive 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.

      Notes for JOHN BALL:
      In the mid 18th century, yeoman farmer John Ball built a one room log cabin with a loft in what is now Arlington Va at 5620 south 3rd street. Later he added a lean - to and covered the structure with clapbord. Amazingly this primitive cabin survives today. The house is a rare example of the dwelling of the ordinary person 1700. Plus it is the oldest house in Arlington. John Ball obtained a 166 acre land grant along Four Mile Run from Lord Fairfax in 1742. To construct his cabin, he fell trees and hewed logs he notched the logs and chinked the cracks with mud daubings. John his wife Elizabeth and five daughters lived in this little house. An inventory of Johns estate indicates they lived a simple life, they farmed raising wheat and corn and kept sheep, cows, pigs and bees. John also had a mill on Four Mile Run and part of his mill stones remain on the property to day. Following Johns death in 1766 William Carlin purchased the house. Later the house was gave to Arlington Historical Society in 1975. The Ball house is on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in America. John is the brother of Moses Ball Sr, and is also the ( COUSIN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON ) as stated by the Historical Society of Arlington Virginia.
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      BALL, John. 18 March 1766. 24 July 1766.
      Legatees: wife and five daughters not named.
      Exrs: William Adams and Moses Ball. Wit: John Rolling and John Ball.
      Abstracts of Wills in Fairfax County, Virginia
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Fairfax Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      JOHN BALL, assignee of Daniel French, Senr of Prince William for whom survd; 24 Mar. 1740 - 3 Apr. 1742; 140 a. in Prince wm in Truro Parish on drs of Holm's & Dogue Runs; adj. his own (French), "Mathews & John
      West," Michael Reagon, Daniel French, Junr. CC - Theophilus Norwood & William Potter. Surv. (Capt) Joseph Berry.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Fairfax Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      JOHN BALL, assignee of Capt John Minor & John Gladdin for whom survd; no wart, survd 8 Nov. 1742; 166 a. on fk of four Mile Run ca11d Long Br; adj. Capt Pearson. CC - WID & Jno Gladdin. Surv. George Byrn.
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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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