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

Joseph Ball

Male 1724 - 1779  (54 years)


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  • Name Joseph Ball 
    Born 11 Jul 1724  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1779  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I122021  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father George Ball,   b. 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1746, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Grace Haynie,   b. Abt 1687, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1751/52, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Oct 1709  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Haynie,   b. 25 Dec 1731, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1779, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Married 1749  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Ball,   b. 14 Mar 1751/52, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     2. David Ball,   b. 23 Nov 1754, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)
     3. Grace Ball,   b. 18 Jun 1757, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     4. George Ball,   b. Abt 1758, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1791, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     5. Jane Ball,   b. 29 Sep 1761, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hannah Ball,   b. 24 Nov 1764, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 1799, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years)
     7. John Ball,   b. 6 Mar 1767, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     8. William Ball,   b. 12 Dec 1769, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Jesse Ball,   b. Abt 1770, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Samuel Ball,   b. 2 Jun 1776, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F35349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1776-1780 Record Book #10; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 423
      Ball, Joseph
      W. W. 17 April 1777---W. P. 8 February 1779
      Cocicil 27 November 1778
      Son George Ball-all my land in the forrest where I formerly lived, and the grist mill.
      Son Joseph Ball-all the land whereon I now live. If he should die before marriage, or has no child or children, I give the land to my son John Ball.
      Son David Ball-one best bed and furniture, one grate glass and table that is at my brother David Balls, and all the money that is due from my brother David Ball.
      Son John Ball-all my land on the east side of Huges River, which I purchased of William Brown in Culpeper County, and all the land that I am to have of John Edwards joining the said land,and one hundred acres in Spotsylvania County. If Joseph Ball's land falls to him, then the said lands to fall to his brother William Ball.
      Son William-all the land on the western side of Huges River, which I purchased of William Brown in Culpeper County. If either should die without child, then the survivor should have his brothers land.
      Son Jesse Ball-four hundred acres of land in Amelia County which I purchased of John Ellis,Sr., and on which Thomas Ball has a lease. If he should die without a child, the land to go to my son David Ball.
      Son Samuel Ball-four hundred acres of land in Amelia County which I purchased of John Ellis,Jr., adjoining the land I gave my son Jesse Ball. If he should die before having a child,the land to go to his brother Jesse Ball.
      Daughter Nelms-negro boy Spencer, in case Mr. Nelms will pay the fifty odd pounds I paid for the land I bought for him, and now am owing the money for it. If he will not pay, the negro Spencer to be sold to pay for it.
      Wife Hannah Ball-my chair and harness, and the black horse, to her and her heirs.
      Rest of my estate to be equally divided between my wife Hannah Ball, and my children Joseph Ball, Jane Ball, Hannah Ball, John Ball, William Ball, Jesse Ball, and Samuel Ball, and at my wifes death, her part to be equally divided between the last mentioned children.
      Son Joseph Ball-to pay to my last mentioned children twelve pounds cash if he takes the two looking glasses in the Hall, the two cherry tables, and cherry chairs with six leather bottoms at Hunts.
      Sons George Ball, Joseph Ball, and David Ball, executors.
      Witness: Samuel Lucas, Richard Maurroson, Samuel Haynie, William Downing, and John Cottrell.
      CODICIL: My son George, by agreement to have Robin instead of the mill this ensuing year.
      At Christmas, I give up the third part of the schooner to my son David Ball.
      Witness: John Cottrell and Richard Ball.

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      1713-1749 Northumberland County, Virginia Wills and Administrations: Page 144a
      Ball, George
      W. W. 14 April 1746---W. P. 9 June 1746
      My mother-in-law Sarah Waddy-the land that she now lives on and one half of my tract of land I now live on, during her natural life.
      Wife Grace Ball-one half of the tract of land I now live on
      during her natural life, and if my wife should outlive her mother, she to have the other half during her natural life in lieu of her dower of my lands elsewhere.
      Son John Ball-use of all the other tracts of land except one hundred acres adjoining along "Waddy's Creek", which I give to my son David Ball after the death of his grandmother and mother, during my son David's natural life.
      if my son John Ball's wife Margaret should depart this life before my son John, and my son John Ball should marry again and have issue of his body by his then wife, that the said issue have the said land, and if he should not have issue my son George Ball to have the land I live on, and he to make over to my son David Ball his land.
      Son John Ball-the use of that part of my land in St. Stephens Parish that I bought of my mother-in-law Sarah Waddy, bounded northerly and easterly upon Colo. Mottrom and Dodson, southerly and westerly upon a new line of marked trees as per deed acknowledged to me in the General Court, during his natural life to him and his issue and if none to my son David Ball and his heirs.
      Son George Ball-the four parcels I purchased of Jno. Bledsoe, John Nichles, Thos. Dameron, and William Bently. Also two hundred acres of land in King George County, the southermost part adjoining to the land of Scott's, with the plantation not to include above a third part of ye choice level land next adjoining to the land of William Harding.
      son Richard Ball-two hundred acres of land, most north eastermost corner in King George County, including one third part of the choice level land lying next adjoining to the land of William Harding, to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten,and for want of such heirs to my son George Ball. Also one hundred and fifty acres of land in St. Stephens Parish in Northumberland County, to him and the heirs of his body, and for want of such issue to my son David Ball.
      Son Joseph Ball-all the remainder part of my land in King George County to him and his heirs, and for want of such heirs to my son Richard Ball and the heirs of his body, and for want of such heirs to my son George Ball and his heirs.
      Son Joseph Ball-my water mill lying in St. Stephens Parish, after the widowhood of his mother.
      My son Joseph Ball-at all times to grind free all my son John Ball's corn during his natural life, that is for the use of his farm. If my son Joseph Ball dies without lawful' issue the mill to go to my son David Ball, except one third part to my son John Ball during his natural life and then to the heirs of his body by a second wife, and if no such issue to my son David Ball and his heirs.
      Wife Grace Ball-negro Tom to her and her heirs; and the use of five negroes vizt; Robin, Dick, Dinah, Mime, and young Sorofee,
      and their increase during her natural life, and then they to go to my son George Ball.
      Two sons John, and George Ball-my copper still and worm.
      Son George Ball-my water mill in Wicco. Parish after the widowhood of his mother and he to grind my son John Ball's corn in Wicco. Parish for his family during John's natural life.
      Son David Ball-all my law books, my watch, and chair and harness, and no more of my personal estate. It is not for any disrespect to my son, but my deceased brother David Ball has given him a considerable estate.
      Daughter Sarah Dameron-negro woman named Arrobell and her daughter Franky and their increase, also the personal estate that is in her possession.
      Thirty pounds current money to be raised out of my estate-to buy land for my grandson George Dameron.
      Daughter Harris Ball-seven negrces vizt: Sorofee, Rose, Beety, Letty, Barbara, Betty, and Sinah and their future increase. Daughter Grace Burn-five negroes vizt: Jone, Sue, Abraham,Tibitha, and Jesse, and their future increase.
      Son John Ball-the use of six negroes vizt: Sam, Phillis, Ben, Humphry, young Rose, and young Torn, during his natural life and then to the heirs of his body, lawfully begotten by a second wife, and for want of such issue to be equally divided between my four sons George, David, Richard, and Joseph Ball,
      Son George Ball-four negroes vizt: Will, Betty, Peter, and George.
      Also my writing desk, new saddle and bridle, pistols and holsters, pettycoat, the }owson(housing)that is silver laced, and the use of the personal estate he has already received.
      Son Richard Ball-three negroes vizt: Crowner, Judey, and Moll, one feather bed, bolster, bedstead, rugg and blanket, and the rest of the personal estate he has already received.
      Money to be raised out of my estate-to pay for the building and furnishing of my son Richard Ball's house.
      Son Joseph Ball-two negroes vizt: Jaety and Laney, the large table and looking glass in the hall, after the death of his mother. Money to be raised out of my estate-to pay for the building and furnishing of my son Joseph Ball's house, and also money for my son Joseph Ball to complete his paying for the land that he bought of his cousin Jesse Ball.
      Son John Ball-after the death of his mother, my desk and bookcase that stands in the hall, the oval table in the chamber, and the rest of the personal estate he has already received.
      Daughter Harris Ball-a good bed and furniture, four. dutch chairs, two pewter. dishes and six plates, and the horse and bridle called hers.
      Rest of my personal estate not already given-to be equally divided between my wife and son Joseph Ball.
      Daughter Harris Ball-the use of my house called a necessary, during her maiden life. Also sufficient ground on the plantation I now live on for her slave to work, and house room for corn and tobacco. Estate not to be appraised.
      Wife Grace Ball, and my son George Ball, executors.
      Witness: John Ball, David Ball, and Richard Ball.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 201-205
      Indenture made 25/26th July 1755 between JOSEPH BALL of parish St.
      Stephens in county Northumberland and THOMAS JETT of parish Hanover in county King George .. by deeds of lease and release .. for sum One hundred and sixty eight pounds one shilling and six pence Curt. money .. and 1700 pounds of Tobacco in two casks .. sold land in parish Hanover in county King George containing 200 acres which land was given to RICHARD BALL by the last will and testament of GEORGE BALL deceased Father of said Richard and sold by Richard Ball to Joseph Ball party to these presents by a deed of Bargain and Sale bearing date in month of April 1753 .. and is land whereon ARCHIBALD DOUGLASS now lives and rents of Joseph Ball ..
      Presence Archibald Douglass, Joseph Ball
      Willi: Deane, Thos. x Carnabv,
      Daniel Bently, Richard Payne
      At a court held 2nd October 1755 .. Deeds of lease and release with Receipt endorsed admitted to record.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BALL, David, of St. Mary's White Chapel, 13 Dec. 1732. Rec. 14 Mch. 1732.
      Nephews: David, son of Geo. Ball; George, son of Geo. Ball; Joseph, son of Geo. Ball Sr.; Joseph, son of Joseph Ball; Wm. Ball, son of Wm. Ball, his nephew. Brothers Samuel, William and James Ball.
      Extrs. James and George Ball.
      Wits. George and Jesse Ball.
      "I give to the Ch. (St. Mary's White Chapel) one large bible, one large common Prayer book and one good service book. I desire to be buried at the Chh. and to have a stone of ten pounds price." W.B. 12, p. 240.
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      1756-1758 Administrations Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 5
      Dunaway, Joseph, est. adm. by Joseph Ball 11 December 1758
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      1762-1766 Administrations Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 624
      Gill, John, est. adm. by Betty Gill, with Joseph Ball and Richard Ball sec. 14 July 1766
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      1762-1766 Administrations Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 667
      Dameron, Thomas, est. adm. by Bartholomew Dameron, with David Ball Junr. and Joseph Ball sec. 13 October 1766
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 19, 1772. Nathaniel Hill, of Hanover Co., to Joseph Ball, of Northumberland Co. 18 curr. 100 a. drawn by sd. Hill in a lottery of James Ware, etc. Henry Johnson, Wm. Wood, B. Johnston. No date of Record.
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      1762-1766 Administrations Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 85
      Presly Cockrell & Sarah his Wife..................... Complts.
      ag.st In Chancery
      Joseph Ball....................................................... Def t.

      This day came the parties by their attornies. And the Complts. Filing their Bill on the Defts.
      Motion time is given him till next Court to answer April 1763

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