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

Martha Ball

Female Aft 1738 - Aft 1777  (> 39 years)


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  • Name Martha Ball 
    Born Aft 1738  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1777  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I73536  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2021 

    Father George Ball,   b. Bef 1716, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1770, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Taylor,   b. Abt 1716, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1782, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Jun 1736  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • June 14, 1736, George Ball and Anna, daughter of Eliz. Taylor
    Family ID F37785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1770-1772 Record Book #8; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 73
      Ball, George
      W. W. 29 June 1770---W. P. 8 October 1770
      Wife Anne-use of the plantation I now live on during her natural life in lieu of her right of dower, and the use of my part of a water mill that I now have with my brother David Ball, and the use of negroes Peter, Will, Jean, Harry,and Dick, during her natural life and after her death:-
      Negroes Peter and Will, to be equally divided between my two daughters Sarah, and Martha Ball.
      Negro Jean and her increase, to daughter Sarah Ball,
      Negro Harry, to my son David Ball, and Dick, I give to my son David Ball Jun.
      Wife Anne-my chair, harness, and chair horses.
      Son David-land I now live on after death of my wife with my part of the mill after my wifes death, negro woman Judie and her increase, my sword and pistols and the personal estate he already has,and three negroes Dick, Harry, and Cate.
      If my brother David dies without issue of his body, then my son David will have an estate which is intailed on me, and then I give the three negroes Dick, Harry, and Cate, to be equally divided between my two daughters Sarah and Martha Ball. If my son David should refuse to deliver the three negroes to my two daughters in case my brother David should die without issue of his body, the land given my son David to be sold and the money equally divided between my two daughters Sarah, and Martha Ball, and their heirs.
      Son Thomas Ball-has all the estate I intended to give him, by a deed of gift.
      Daughter Mary Taylor-six negroes Young Sorofie, Robin, Phillis, Spencer, Sam, and George.
      Daughter Sarah Ball-negro boy Charles, negro woman Jean, after the death of her mother, and the chest of drawers called hers. Daughter Martha Ball-negro girl Betty.
      My father George Ball dec' d, by his last will gave me five negroes after the death of my mother Grace Ball, and directed how I should give the negroes after death of my mother.
      I gave to my brother Joseph Ball-Roben.
      I gave to my brother Rich'd Ball-Mime.
      I gave to my sister Harris Downman-Dinah.
      I gave to my sister Grace Downman-in her life time, young Sorefee and thento my daughter Mary Taylor. Sharick the son of Dinah that was born in the lifetime of my mother Grace Ball dec Igave to my brother David Ball.
      Daughter Mary Taylor-one good bed and furniture and ten pounds current money.
      Rest of my negroes to my two daughters Sarah, and Martha Ball, to be equally divided between them.
      Wife Ann Ball, and two daughters Sarah, and Martha Ball-all my personal estate not before given to be equally divided between them.
      Wife Ann Ball and son David Ball, executors.
      Witness: Samuel Dameron, Joseph Moore, and Hannah Ball
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      MILLER, Martha, widow "being old." 22 Apr. 1774. Rec. 21 Mar. 1776.
      Nephew: John Taylor, son of my Brother Thomas Taylor.
      Cousin: Martha Ball, dau of Capt. Geo. Ball, Frankie Carter, dau of Dale Carter.
      Nephew: Thomas Ball. Sarah Ball, dau of Capt. Geo. Ball, Elizabeth Portes Ball, dau of my nephew Thomas Ball. Sister: Anna Ball.
      Nephew: David Ball.
      Cousins: Sarah Ball & Martha Taylor.
      Overseer: Benj. Willis. "To old Jenny her bed" and 1 cow. "
      To my nephew John Taylor my blind Boy Adam and the Care of old Patrick as a Freeman."
      Nephew: David Ball, Jr.
      Exors: David Ball, Jr. & John Taylor.
      Wits: Joseph Williams, Margaret Ball, Sarah Jones. W.B. 20, p. 94.

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