Charles C. Gardiner Collection
of Essex Co., NJ Families

Ball Family L-S

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The following research notes were submitted by Edith C. Todd and appeared in the "Ball Beginnings" family newsletter that is published by C.M. Maerz, 3962 Xenwood Ave. South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. The copy was typeset by JTR, spellings left as shown in the publication (not original document). These articles appeared in several issues. If you have copies of the others, please send copies to me and I'll happily add them to this database -- thanks, Joanne Todd, PO Box 41552, Eugene, OR 97404-0369.


Linus b 17-- d 18-- Newark tp. s/o Aaron (4) or Silas (4).

Lowell S. BALL (8) 72 Linden Ave., Irvington, s/o Silas (7), Socrates (6), Jeremiah (5), Silas (4), Aaron (3), Thomas (2), Edward (1).

Luce BALL (5) b 1750/68 Hanover, d/o John (4) & Elizabeth BEATTY BALL, 18 Apr 1768 n. in father's will as under 18. 16 Jan 1776 not mentioned in will of gf John (3) as are her bros & 1 sis.

Lucy b 175-/6- md Solomon MONSON 31 Dec 1781 at Hanover.

Luther (5) b 177- Morris Co. ? Ohio, s/o John (4) & Phebe CRANE BALL.

Lydia (2) b 1676/7 Newark, d/o Edward (1) zmd Joseph PECK b 9 Oct 1675 d 9 Jan 1746/7.

Lydia (4) b 172-/3-/4- Hanover, d/o Caleb (3).

Lydia BALL (?) md Benjamin SANDFORD 27 May 1807, Essex Co. marr. rec. says Lydia BALL, Centina of Freedon says Lydia BALDWIN.

Lydia BALL (5) b 1788 d 21 Apr 1859 Orange, d/o David (4) & Mary BALDWIN (5) BALL. Unmarried.

Margaret (4) b 174- d/o Aaron (3) & Hannah CAMP BALL.

Maria P. (6) d/o Noah (5) & Fanny EDWARDS, md 1 Feb 1834 Thomas Allen REEVE.

Marquis DelaFayette "Marcus" BALL (6) b 4 Jun 1813, d 11 Dec 1899, Clinton tp., s/o Noah (5) & Fanny EDWARDS BALL md 30 Nov/1 Dec 1833 Cornelia DURAND b 22 Feb 1816 d 28 Nov 1907, chn: 1. Phebe A. b. 19 Dec 1834 d 16 Nov 1836; 2. George O. b ---- d 22 Oct 1836; 3. Electa Ann b 1837/8; 4. Frances Angeline b 1839/40; 5. Jane Elizabeth b 1842/3; 6. Mary Amanda b 1844/5; 7. John Henry b 1848/9; 8. Howard W. b 13 Aug 1854 d 10 Aug 1856. 1850 census - Hotel/Tavern keeper.

South Orange Cem. Insc.: Marcus D. BALL b 4 Jun 1813 d 11 Dec 1899; wife Cornelia D. b 22 Feb 1816 d 28 Nov 1907; chn: George O. d 22 Oct 1836 (no ae); Howard W. d 10 Aug 1856 ae 1 y 11m 27d; Phebe A. d 16 Nov 1836 ae 1 y 10m 27d.

Centinel of Freedon 10 Dec 1833: md at J.V. on 30th inst by Rev. H. Doolittle, LaFayette BALL to Miss Cornelia DURAND, both of Jefferson Village.

Mary (3) b 4 Jun 1726 d 1817 Newark, d/o Thomas (2) & Sarah DAVIS BALL, md (1) John BRUEN (4) b 1725 d 24 Sep 1758; md (2) Thomas LONGWORTH, 6 chn.

Mary BALL b 5 Dec or 25 Nov 1735 d 11 Mar 1812, Orange, md Eleazer WILLIAMS (4) b 1734, d 11 Oct 1814.

Mary (4) b 17-- Hanover, d/o Caleb (3), md --- BATES.

Mary (5) bapt. 13 Oct 1754 Hanover, d/o Joshua (4) & Phebe CARMAN BALL, Caleb (3).

Mary (4) b 1 Jan 1761 d 14 Oct 1813 Newark/Springfield/Orange, d/o Ezekiel (3) and Mary JONES BALL, md (1) William MILLER md (2) Nathaniel TAYLOR 19 Feb 1801.

Mary (4) b 19 Apr 1753 d 28 Apr 1818 Newark/Bethel, O., d/o Timothy (3) and Esther BRUEN BALL, md 1771 Obed DENHAM b ca 1747 d 1817.

Mary (4) b Jul 1768 d 14 Sep 1776, d/o Isaac (3) & Catherine BALL.

Mary (5) b 1749/54, d/o Caleb (4) & Martha SERGEANT BALL md ---- DICKINSON Hanover to Nova Scotia.

Mary (5) b 1773 d 18-- Newark, d/o Joseph (4) & Rachel (4) TOMPKINS BALL, md Robert CALDWELL.

Mary (5) b 17 Aug 1781 d 1866 Bloomfield, d/o Joseph (4) & Anna (5) HARRISON BALL md Samuel BALDWIN (6) b 15 Jun 1782 d 24 Jun 1817 md 15 Oct 1806.

Mary (5) b 17-- d 18-- Camptown, d/o Timothy (4) md Caleb CAMP.

Mary Ann (6) b 180- d 1828 Newark, d/o Ezekiel (5) & Elizabeth (6) PECK BALL md James WILCOX.

Mary b 1804 d Oct 1884 Hanover/Caldwell d/o ----- md Lucas BALDWIN b Feb 1802 d Oct 1872 md 1825.

Mary D. (6) b 20 May 1819 d 18 Mar 1888 S.O., d/o John (5) & Rebecca BALL md 1 Jul 1840 Seline FREEMAND b 22 Mar 1818 d 4 Aug 1903.

Matilda (5) b 15 Nov 1773 d 18-- Newark, d/o Stephen (4) & Sarah ROSS BALL md Hobart LITTELL b 176- d 18-- md 9 Jul 1792.

Matilda b 18-- d 18-- Bloomfield md James (7) MORRIS b 10 Nov 1803 d 1867.

Matthew (4) bapt. 17 Jul 1748 s/o Caleb (3) md (1) Mary b 1740 d 17 Jan 1777 md (2) ----. To Maryland. Bapt. Hanover Ch. Had 13 chn. No chn. by 2nd wife. Poss. to Ohio.

Moses (2) b ca 1685 d 20 Apr 1747, s/o Edward (1) md Mary b 1684 d 7 Dec 1747 bro-in-law of Martin TICHENER.

Condit's Newark Insc.: Mary, w/o Moses BALL d 7 Dec 1747 ae 63 y; Moses BALL d 20 Apr 1747 ae 62 y. (next to Obediah CRANE - d 1784).

N.J. Wills 1421G - Will of Moses BALL of Newark, sick and weak, dated 8 Mar 1747 proved 8 May 1747; cousin Caleb BALL, John BALL, Joseph PECK, Timothy PECK, all the chn of bro Joseph BALL, dec'd except Isaac, all chn of bro Thomas BALL dec'd except Amos, cousin Daniel HARRISON, Moses HARRISON, Moses BALDWIN, Sarah PECK, Ruth SEWARD, Mary DOWD & her sis. Elizabeth DOWD, all chn of bros. Caleb, Joseph, Thomas & sis Abigail HARRISON & Lidia PECK. Acc. of Stephen BALDWIN of Newark, exc. of Moses BALL's estate, showing payments to Mr. Grant for headstone, to Mary BALL & Mary SEALY for tending Mrs. BALL. Legacies pd to Daniel HARRISON, Sarah PECK, Ruth SEWARD, Timothy PECK, Mercy DOUD, Elizabeth ESTEL, BALL & HARRISON, legacies, my legacy.

Will of Mary BALL of Newark, widow of Moses (2). Dated 17 Nov 1747 proved 13 Jan 1747, n. cousin Mary w/o Christopher SEELY, sis Abigail HENCOCK, Rachel SAMSON, Sarah TICHENER, Hannah SHINGILTON & Elizabeth DAY. Exc. Stephen BALDWIN.

Moses BALL (2) seems to have md sister of Martin TICHENOR.

Moses (3) b 172-/3- Newark, s/o Thomas (2) & Sarah DAVIS BALL, chn. Jonathan (4) b 175-/6- md Sarah STILES; Samuel (4) b 175-/6-. Sons Jonathan & Samuel went to Vt. and thence to Canada. No further trace.

Vance's BALL Chart: Moses BALL, s/o Thomas, b ca 1735, d ca 1775, res. Springfield, chn. Jonathan b ca 1759 md Sarah STILES 1782, removed 1799 to Ascott, Canada near Vt., Samuel.

Moses (4) b 172- d 1751 Hanover, s/o John (3) md 24 Jan 1750 Lucretia DALGLISH. Ch. Phebe (5) bapt. 19 Jul 1752 md Jesse PRICE. Widow md (2) 20 dec 1752 Isaac WINCHEL & perhaps md (3) 10 May 1753 Manning FORCE. Hanover ch. Rec.

Moses (5) bap 17 Nov 1751 d 1777/76 Hanover, Morris Tp., s/o John (4) & Elizabeth BEATTY BALL. Unmarried?

18 Apr 1768 Will of John BALL (4) qv leaves to sons Ephraim & Moses.

16 Jan 1776 Will of John (3) BALL qv mentions other chn of his son John (4) dec'd but not this Moses.

Mordecai? BALL/Moses BALL. Nothing more.

Nancy (5) bapt. 24 Dec 1752 at Hanover, d/o Isaiah (4).

Nancy (5) b 1766 d 10 Jan 1820 Hanover/Newark, d/o Caleb (4) & Mary PARROT BALL md Stephen PLUME (PLUM).

Nancy (5) b 17-- d 18-- Newark, d/o Edward (4) & Esther MULFORD BALL md (1) Caleb PIERSON 17 Jan 1808 md (2) Smith BURNET (a2w) b Nov 1771 d 21 May 1830 md Oct/Nov 1823 (a2w).

Nancy b 18 Jan 1779 or 2 Dec 1779 d 15 Oct 1815 Rahway/Newark, d/o Stephen md David (7) ALLING b 17 Sep 1773 d 25 Feb 1855 md 2/7 Apr 1802/3.

Nancy b 17-- d 18-- md Hanover Cyrus WINANS 25 Jun 1814.

Nathaniel (3) b 171- d 1790 Newark, s/o Thomas (2) & Sarah DAVIS BALL, md Esther OSBORN, chn: 1. Aaron; 2. James; 3. Davis; 4. Nehemiah. (poss. 11 chn).

NEHG Reg. IX. 158 (Ball Data) Nathaniel, s/o Thomas BALL, b ca 1715 md Esther OSBORN & d 1790. 11 chn.

Nathaniel C. (6) b 180-/181- Newark, s/o Amzi L. (5), Samuel (4), John (3), Caleb (2), Edward (1).

Newark Directory 1836/7 - Nathaniel C. BALL, painter, 35 Halsey, Newark.

G.W. Tomkins Notebook Vol. 1 p. 58: Nathaniel C. BALL, md Elizabeth d/o Daniel F. TOMKINS, b 16 May 1815 d 15 Jul 1892 or 1902.

Nathaniel C. BALL of Newark, is s/o Amzi L. s/o Samuel, s/o John of Hanover.

Nehemiah (4) b 17-- Newark, s/o Nathaniel (3) & Esther OSBORN BALL.

Noah (5) b 1781 d 1865 s/o Uzal (4) & Rebecca HEDDEN BALL, wife Fanny EDWARDS b 9 Apr 1789, Chn: 1. Charles M. (6) b ca 1806 md Emeline HAND; 2. Daniel Freeman (6) b 180- d 1895 md Catherine ALEXANDER; 3. Susan (6) md Albert Ryerson MEEKER; 4. Maria P. (6) md Thomas Allen REEVE; 5. Marquis Delafayette (6) md Cornelia DURAND; 6. Jane (6) md Nathaniel BURT; 7. Apphia Caroline (6) md James S. BRADY; 8. Harriet E. (6) b 1826 unmarried 1852; 9. Emeline (6) md John GARDNER.

L. of J.R. Burnet to Mrs. Mariah P. (Thos. A.) REEVE 122/9/52: Here's the list of your father's children for you to connect: 1. Charles M. b ca 1806 md 1834 Emeline HAND & have Henrietta, Thos. F., Fanny Jane, Juliet, Salina, Susan, Theodore, Noah & Catherine (9); 2. Susan BALL md Albert Ryerson MEEKER, s/o Abm. P. MEEKER, dec'd. no chn; 3. Mariah P. BALL md 1 Feb 1834 Thomas Allen REEVE & have Frances Irene, Oliver, Edward, Mary, Sarah, George, Annis (dead) (7); 4. Marquis Delafayette BALL md 1 Dec 1833 Cornelia DURAND & have Electa Ann, Frances Algeline, Jane Elizabeth, Mary Amanda, John Henry (5 & 2 dy); 5. Jane BALL md Nathaniel BURT & have George, Mary, Emma, Daniel Freeman, Lewis Cass (5); 6. Daniel Freeman BALL md Catherine ALEXANDER & have Alexander,

(2 lines can't read) 9. Emeline BALL md John GARDNER & they have lost 2 chn.

Noah 1781-1865 s/o Timothy, md Fanny EDWARDS & have son Daniel F. BALL.

Fanny d/o Capt. Aaron EDWARDS, b 9 Apr 1789 md Noah BALL.

Oliver (5) b 177- d 18-- Newark, s/o Samuel Jones BALL (4) & Hannah GARDNER BALL, md 15 Dec 1799 Elizabeth WARD (7) b 178- d Dec 1865 chn: 1. Hooper C. (6); 2. Augustus R. (6); 3. Horace W. (6); 4. Edwin N. (6); 5. Robert Ward (6) b 6 Apr 1802 d 31 Aug 1803. Ezekiel (3), Thomas (2), Edward (1).

Newark 1st Presby. Cem. - NJHS copy: Robert Ward, s/o Oliver & Elizabeth BALL, d 31 Aug 1803, ae 1y 4m 25 d.

Newark Gazette: md in Newark 15 Dec 1799 by Rev. Dr. MacWhorter - Mr. Oliver BALL & Miss Betsey WARD, all of this place.

25 Nov 1804 Will of Ezekiel BALL, qv, of Newark leaves to Oliver BALL, s/o Samuel BALL, dec'd.

1 Sep 1819 Will of Jabez BALDWIN, qv, (s/o Ebenezer) of Newark, n. niece Betsey BALL, w/o Oliver.

Samuel BALL (4) s/o Ezekiel fell at Battle of Conn. Farms. His gsons are Augustus R., Horace W. & Hooper C. BALL, of Newark.

L. of H.R. Burnet 5/10/64 to Marcus L. WARD: "Ebenezer WARD was supposedly gf of Eliza, widow of Oliver BALL, & mother of Augustus R., Hooper C., Edwin R., & Horace W. BALL.

Phebe (5) bapt 17 Sep 1747 Hanover, d/o John (4) & Elizabeth BEATTY BALL. (dy? or is ch. rec. in error in calling her d/o John Jr (4) who had another child bapt. in Dec 1747?) Not in will of John (4) 1768 of Hanover. Will of John (3) of Hanover leaves to gd Phebe. Was it this girl or gd Phebe, d/o Moses (4)?

Phebe (5) bapt 12 Aug 1750 at Hanover d/o Isaiah (4).

Phebe (5) bap 19 Jul 1752 - Hanover, d/o Moses (4) & Lucretia DALGLISH BALL md 7 Jun 1769 Jesse PRICE.

Phebe (4) b 17 Newark/Spr or Ry., d/o David (3) & Joanna WATKINS BALL.

Phebe (5) b 177- Morris Co.?, Ohio, d/o John (4) & Phebe CRANE BALL.

Phebe b 18-- Union/S.O. Tp. md Cornelius Miller DAWES b 1803 d 20 Nov 1885 md 19 Nov 1829.

Phebe BALL md --- HALLOCK.

Philander (6) b 8 Jan 1814 d 29 Nov 1890 - S.O., s/o Joseph B. (5) & Eunice HARRISON, md Sarah A. GUERIN b 1817/8, chn. John G. (7).

26 Mar 1839 - Will of Lewis TICHENOR Esq of S.O. n. friend Philander BALL exc.

Prussia (4) b 17-- d 1 Feb 1813 Newark, d/o Ezekiel (3) & Mary JONES, md Samuel ALLING.

Prussia A. b 17-- d 18-- Newark md Jacob PESHINE Apr 17/18 1807.

Rachel (3) b 17-- Newark/Conn. Farms, d/o Thomas (2) & Sarah (3) DAVIS, md Samuel HEADLEY

Rachel (4) b 22 Dec 1760 d 1824 Orange/Galway, NY/Bethel, O., d/o Timothy (3) & Esther BRUEN, md Benjamin CRANE d Feb 1811.

Rachel b 17-- New Prov. md Enos (7) BONNEL b 26 Feb 1776 d 23 Jan 1859.

Rebecca (3) Newark, d/o Joseph (2) & Elizabeth ?, md Stephen (4) BALDWIN b 1707 d 30 Oct 1783 md by 1733.

Rebecca (4) b 174- Newark, d/o Jonathan (3) & Jemima.

Rebecca (5) b 179- d 18--, d/o David (4) & Mary.

Rhoda b 17-- d 18-- Jefferson Village?, sis of Jonathan.

Rhoda b 17-- d 18-- Jefferson Village/NYC md 1804 William M. Johnson, NYC, 1809.

Richard H. BALL b 1820/1 - Clinton Tp., 1850 census - wf. Mary. ae 29.

Samuel (3) b 1717 d Feb 1763 Newark, s/o Joseph (2) & Elizabeth, md Sarah (4) BALDWIN, chn: 1. Samuel b 175- md Mary; 2. Susanna (4) b 17-- d 18-- md William S. ARNOLD; 3. Sarah b Jun 1756 d Dec 1764; 4. Phebe b 20 May 1761 est d 26 Nov 1764. Widow md (2) Wilket? or Wilhet? or Wolcot or Willcox or Willet.

Congars Gen. p. 110: Samuel, s/o Joseph, is named in his f's will. He was drowned 1763 ae 46. He had chn Samuel & Susanna.

27 Mar 1772 - Will of Joseph (3) n. chn. of dec'd bro Samuel: Samuel & Susannah.

Condit's Newark Inscr.: Sarah, d/o Samuel & Sarah BALL, d Dec 1764, ae 8 y 6m; Phebe d/o Samuel & Sarah, d 26 Nov 1764, ae 3 y 6m 20d; Samuel, drowned Feb 1763 ae 46 y.

1779 - Will of Eleazer (4) BALDWIN, n sis Sarah WILLETT.

5 May 1794: Sarah WILHET, formerly w/o Samuel BALL & mother of Samuel BALL, qv, of Newark, who, with wife Mary, gave deed on 2 May 1794 to J.N. CUMMING for meadow near the Bay, acknowledged that she had no dower in the property.

Samuel (4) b Jul 1734 d 12 Jan 1810 Hanover, s/o John (3) md (1) Anne MILLER d 177- md (2) Deborah FARRAND PLUME, wid. of Robert, chn: 1. Aaron bp 4 Sep 1768; Samuel bapt. 8 Jul 1770; Electa bp 4 Oct 1772; dau. bap 23 Jan 1774; Sarah bp 9 Apr 1775; m-2: John bp 8 Nov 1779; Amzi bp 22 Feb 1784; Deborah bp 14 Jan 1787. 12 chn.

J.R. Burnet mss. NJHS Lib. p. 220: Deacon Samuel BALL, s/o Dea. John BALL, d 12 Jan 1810, ae 75y 6m (Hanover Church Yard). His first wife was a dau. of Aaron MILLER, clockmaker at Eliz. Town. His 2nd wife Deborah, was a widow PLUME, whose maiden name was FARRAND of Bloomfield. She d Feb 1806 in her 62nd y. Hanover tombstone Inscr.

Samuel Jones (4) b 17-- d 13 Jun 1780, s/o Ezekiel (3) & Mary JONES, md Hannah GARDNER, chn: Samuel b 176_; Gardner b 1776 d 1832; Oliver b 177- d 18--. Widow md (2) Francis LAWRENCE.

25 Nov 1804 - Will of Ezekiel of Newark n Oliver, s/o Samuel dec'd.

11 Jul 1781 Samuel BALL of Essex Co., s/o Samuel BALL of do, dec'd, chooses Abner WARD as guardian. Bond of Abner WARD of Newark as guardian of Samuel, Daniel BALL of Essex Co. bondsman.

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