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Posted by: Audrey Jones Date: September 22, 2001 at 15:46:23
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I am only copying info i have collected in my research for my gordons kin to george and martha washington.....

I begin with Colonel Joseph Ball son of William Ball, Joseph of "Epping forest", Lancaster Co. Va. born in England May 24, 1649 came to virginia in his infancy; died in Epping Forest June 1711 his will dated June 25 adn probated July 11, 1711 in Lancaster Co. Va.

He married first it is said in England cir..1675 to a Elizabeth Romney daughter of William Romney of London, she died prior to 1703. He married second in 1707-1708 Mary Johnson widow of Lancaster co. va. born in England died in lancaster co. va...

Of Colonel Ball very little is known. He was a man of prominence in his county and parish, a Lieut. Col. and a vestryman. But his name has become interesting to Americans as that of the grandfather of Gen. George Washington. He received a land grant in 1704.

Joseph's children of his first marriage is HANNAH, born 1683? married 1707 to Raleigh Travers then second Daniel Travers.ELIZABETH, she died before 1711 married Rev. John Carnegie October 26, 1700 had a son named Joseph in 1710
ESTHER, 1685 died May 1751 married Raleigh Chinn. aNNE, 1686? married 1704 to Col. Edwin Conway. JOSEPH, March 11, 1689 died Jan 10, 1760 married Dec. 3, 1709 to Frances Ravenscroft.
Second marriage: Mary born 1707-08 died August 25, 1789 married March 06, 1730-31 to Augustine Washington..

I have the contents of Joseph's will if anyone would like it it's very lengthy would have to type it by hand since my scanner was gotten by lightening.. sorry.

There is another Hannah Ball who married a Capt David Fox.. and she is the sister to Joseph above... ok this Col. William ball who came from England with his family about the year 1650 settled at the mouth of Corotoman River in Lancaster Co. Va. and died in 1669 leaving two sons, William and Joseph and one daughter Hannah above... His title of colonel did not exist until 1672. William had three sons the first one Richard named after his father , the whereabouts of richard is unknown at this time...

William BallJr. born in England June 2, 1641 died in Lancaster Co. Va. Sept 30, 1694. the brother of Joseph above.. his will probated Nov. 4, 1694. He married first to a Miss Williamson, Margaret of Mary, daughter of James Williamson of Rappahannock Co. Va. secondly to a Miss Harris of Bay View, Northumberland Co. Va. Thirdly to Margaret Downman daughter of Rawleigh Downman.

His children of his second marriage are: William who married Hannah Beale, Richard who married Sarah Young, James who married Elizabeth Howson, then Mary Conway, then Mary Anne Bertrand; Joseph who married Mary Spencer; George who married a Grace Waddy; Samuel who married Ann Taylor; Daivid who married a Mary and secondly married Ellen Heale; Stretchley Ball; Margaret who married Rawleigh Downman...

I can go further in detail on these children and thier children if anyone needs it...


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