Lorinda E. Ball

F, #376, b. 12 September 1828, d. 21 November 1850
     Lorinda E. Ball was born on 12 September 1828 at VT; age at death 22 years, 2 months, 9 days. She was the daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross. Lorinda E. Ball died on 21 November 1850 at Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 22; typhoid fever.1
     The "mill girls", who were generally between the ages of 15 and 30, were the very first workers in the textile mills. These individuals lived in boarding houses and worked six days a week. Mill work was not an easy lifestyle to be involved with when it came to working conditions. The air was extremely humid and workers worked on their feet for approximately fourteen hours a day. The main advantage to working in the mills, as opposed to other work at this time, was that your salary was paid to you in cash every week rather than using a barter credit system.

Census, Occupation & Residence

17 September 1850Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA"Lorinda E." age 22, b. VT, living with 41 others in a mill complex, including cousin Eliza Ball and sister Phylura Ball2

Citations

  1. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA, vol. 49, p. 74.
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, Sheet 513A, page 159.

Orilla Ball

F, #377, b. 17 August 1831, d. 30 October 1831
     Orilla Ball was born on 17 August 1831. She was the daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross. Orilla Ball died on 30 October 1831.

Cynthia Louise Ball

F, #378, b. 30 March 1839, d. 20 June 1914
Cynthia Louise Ball
b. 1839 Woodbury VT
d. 1914 Montpelier VT
[right photo early 1880s]
     Cynthia Louise Ball was born on 30 March 1839 at Woodbury, Washington Co., VT. She was the daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross. Cynthia Louise Ball married Marcus B. Parmenter, son of Luther M. Parmenter and Eunice Barton, on 27 February 1865 at East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT.1 Cynthia Louise Ball died on 20 June 1914 at Montpelier, Washington Co., VT, at age 75.
     Photos courtesy of David Ball of North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Census, Occupation & Residence

18 September 1850Woodbury, Washington Co., VT"Cynthia" age 11, b. VT, with father, etc.2
30 July 1860East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT"Cyntha", age 21, "teacher of com school", born VT, with father, etc.3
5 August 1870Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VTCynthia L., age 31, born VT, with husband, etc.4
19 June 1880Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VTCynthia L., age 41, born Vt, with husband, etc.5

Children of Cynthia Louise Ball and Marcus B. Parmenter

Citations

  1. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, Woodbury, Washington Co., VT, p. 481 (stamped 241).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 204.
  4. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 15.
  5. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 14.

Martha Elmira Ball

F, #379, b. 14 September 1841, d. 27 August 1911
Martha Elmira Ball
b. 1841 VT
d. 1911 Montpelier VT
     Martha Elmira Ball was born on 14 September 1841 at VT; age at death 69 years, 11 months, 27 days. She was the daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross. Martha Elmira Ball married Calvin A. Hersey, son of Nathaniel Stone Hersey and Asenith Slayton, on 11 March 1865 at Montpelier, Washington Co., VT. Martha Elmira Ball died on 27 August 1911 at East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT, at age 69.1
     Photo courtesy of David Ball of North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Census, Occupation & Residence

18 September 1850Woodbury, Washington Co., VT"Martha" age 9, b. VT, with father, etc.2
30 July 1860East Montpelier, Washington Co., VTMartha, age 18, born VT, attended school3
3 August 1870Calais, Washington Co., VTMartha F., age 28, born VT, with husband, etc.4
11 June 1880East Montpelier, Washington Co., VTMartha E., age 38, born VT, with husband, etc.5
6 June 1900East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT"Martha E." age 58, b. VT, with husband, etc.6

Children of Martha Elmira Ball and Calvin A. Hersey

Citations

  1. [S1091] Vermont Death Records 1909-2008, made available by Inc. Ancestry.com Operations (Provo, Utah) on-line at www.ancestry.com, 2010; database from the Montpelier, Vermont Vermont Death Records 1909-2008. Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, Woodbury, Washington Co., VT, p. 481 (stamped 241).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 204.
  4. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 7.
  5. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page17.
  6. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT, ED 224, Sheet 4B (back of stamped 61).

Calvin Lyford

M, #380, b. 4 January 1823, d. 25 October 1897
     Calvin Lyford was born on 4 January 1823 at Woodbury, Washington Co., VT; age at death 73 years, 9 months, 23 days.1 He was the son of Peter Lyford and Lois Blanchard. Calvin Lyford married Phylura A. Ball, daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross, on 23 February 1856 at East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT.2 Calvin Lyford married Abbie E. Meader, daughter of Hiram Y. Meader and Phebe (????), on 30 January 1877 at Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT.2 Calvin Lyford died on 25 October 1897 at Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT, at age 74.2
     Sometime before 1880 Calvin Lyford and probably his second wife Abbie E. Meader adopted a young Hattie Bullard, whose parents were listed on the 1880 census as born in Canada.3

Census, Occupation & Residence

29 August 1850Calais, Washington Co., VT"Calvin" age 26, born VT, laborer, living with family of Ira Dwinell4
1 September 1860Woodbury, Washington Co., VT"Calvin" age 37, b. VT, farmer, with wife Phylura and daughter Lois5
12 August 1870Woodbury, Washington Co., VTCalvin, age 47, born VT, farmer, with wife Phylura, daughter Lois and son Frank6
14 June 1880Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VTCalvin, age 67, born VT, farmer, with wife Addie, son Frank, and adopted daughter Hattie Bullard3

Children of Calvin Lyford and Phylura A. Ball

Citations

  1. [S1091] Vermont Death Records 1909-2008, made available by Inc. Ancestry.com Operations (Provo, Utah) on-line at www.ancestry.com, 2010; database from the Montpelier, Vermont Vermont Death Records 1909-2008. Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, from daughter Mary's death record.
  2. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223
  3. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT, ED 46, p. 4 (back of stamped 69).
  4. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, Calais, Washington Co., VT, p. 418 (back of stamped 210).
  5. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, Woodbury, Washington Co., VT, p. 307 (back of stamped 153).
  6. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 12.

Marcus B. Parmenter

M, #381, b. 15 November 1839, d. 16 July 1910
Marcus B. Parmenter
b. 1839 Montpelier VT
d. 1910
[photo early 1880s]
     Marcus B. Parmenter was born on 15 November 1839 at Montpelier, Washington Co., VT. He was the son of Luther M. Parmenter and Eunice Barton. Marcus B. Parmenter married Cynthia Louise Ball, daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross, on 27 February 1865 at East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT.1 Marcus B. Parmenter died on 16 July 1910 at age 70.
     Photo courtesy of David Ball of North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Census, Occupation & Residence

13 August 1850East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT"Marcus" age 11, b. VT, with parents, etc.2
30 July 1860East Montpelier, Washington Co., VTMarcus B., age 20, born VT, attended school, with parents, etc.3
5 August 1870Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VTMarcus B., age 30, farmer, born VT, with wife Cynthia, children Etta and William4
19 June 1880Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT"M. B. Parmeter", age 40, farmer, born VT, with wife Cynthia, and son Wesley5

Children of Marcus B. Parmenter and Cynthia Louise Ball

Citations

  1. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT, p. 379 (stamped 190).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 205.
  4. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 15.
  5. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 14.

Calvin A. Hersey

M, #382, b. 14 July 1837, d. 29 December 1905
Calvin A. Hersey
b. 1837 VT
d. 1905 East Montpelier VT
     Calvin A. Hersey was born on 14 July 1837 at VT; age at death 68 years 5 months 15 days. He was the son of Nathaniel Stone Hersey and Asenith Slayton. Calvin A. Hersey married Hannah M. Dailey on 14 July 1860 at VT.1 Calvin A. Hersey married Martha Elmira Ball, daughter of Levi Ball and Mary Norcross, on 11 March 1865 at Montpelier, Washington Co., VT. Calvin A. Hersey died on 29 December 1905 at East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT, at age 68.
     Photo courtesy of David Ball of North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Census, Occupation & Residence

5 September 1850Calais, Washington Co., VT"Calvin", age 11, born VT, with parents, etc.2
9 August 1860Calais, Washington Co., VTCalvin, age 23, farmer, born VT, with parents3
3 August 1870Calais, Washington Co., VTCalvin A., age 32, farmer, born VT, with wife Martha and son Elon4
11 June 1880East Montpelier, Washington Co., VTCalvin A., age 42, farmer, born VT, with wife Martha, daughter Belle, sons Elon, Bert, Bernard, and domestic servant Emma C. Hayford5
6 June 1900East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT"Calvin A." age 62, b. VT, farmer, with with second wife Martha, and children Belle, Bernard, Glenn and Gertrude6

Children of Calvin A. Hersey and Martha Elmira Ball

Citations

  1. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, Calais, Washington Co., VT, p. 439 (stamped 220).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 240.
  4. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page 7.
  5. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Page17.
  6. [S12] 1900 (June 1) U.S. Census, East Montpelier, Washington Co., VT, ED 224, Sheet 4B (back of stamped 61).

Noah Norcross

M, #383, b. 5 December 1770, d. circa 1819
     Noah Norcross was born on 5 December 1770 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA. He was the son of Noah Norcross and Ruth Upham. Noah Norcross was baptized on 9 December 1770 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA. He married Fanny Rollins, daughter of James Rollins and Abigail Downing, circa 1796. Noah Norcross married Prudence Gale on 5 December 1816 at Barre, Washington Co., VT. Noah Norcross died circa 1819 at AL.

Children of Noah Norcross and Fanny Rollins

Fanny Rollins

F, #384, b. 27 April 1775, d. 15 November 1815
     Fanny Rollins was born on 27 April 1775 at Dublin, Cheshire Co., NH. She was the daughter of James Rollins and Abigail Downing. Fanny Rollins married Noah Norcross, son of Noah Norcross and Ruth Upham, circa 1796. Fanny Rollins died on 15 November 1815 at Barre, Washington Co., VT, at age 40.1 She was buried at Maple Wood Cemetery, Barre, Washington Co., VT.1
     She settled in Durham, Canada East; resided Chittenden, VT. Moved from Dublin to Landgrove, VT.

Children of Fanny Rollins and Noah Norcross

Citations

  1. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223

Ezekiel Ball

M, #385, b. circa 1769, d. 12 June 1836
     Ezekiel Ball was born circa 1769 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA. He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Ezekiel Ball was baptized on 11 April 1769 at Church in the North Parish, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 He married Joanna Hastings, daughter of Joseph Hastings and Mary Sterns, on 3 February 1795 at Boylston, Worcester Co., MA.2,3 Ezekiel Ball married Nancy Tilton on 25 April 1803 at Calais, Washington Co., VT.4 Ezekiel Ball married Betsey Kenaston, daughter of Asa Kenaston and Susanna Keniston, after 1828. Ezekiel Ball and Joanna Hastings posted marriage intentions on 21 November 1794 at Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.5 Ezekiel Ball died on 12 June 1836 at Woodbury, Washington Co., VT.
     Comment by DGB: Ezekiel was not listed as head of household in any Vermont 1800 census. The Woodbury census lists only five families. Ezekiel was reputed to have been the sixth family in Woodbury and, if so, probably arived in town late in the year. End of comment. "Ezekiel Ball, at the age of sixteen years, came to America from England with his father. He was born in 1774. They settled in Boylston, Mass., where he married and removed to Vermont. About 1800 he came to Woodbury, and his was the sixth family in the town. He settled on the farm where Mark P. Goodell now resides, where he died June 12, 1836." Comment by DGB: This entry in that gazetteer has a couple major errors: Ezekiel was born in 1769 at Shrewsbury MA and his father was born in MA and had lived at Shrewsbury MA since before 1750. It is doubtful that Ezekiel and his father spent time in England, but there is a small chance that Daniel Ball was a Loyalist at heart and may have left Shrewsbury during the Revolution, perhaps with Ezekiel, but his wife Lucy and most of the rest of his children were active in the Shrewsbury area during that war getting married and having children. End of comment.6

Census, Occupation & Residence

August 1810Woodbury, Caledonia Co., VT"Ezekiel" with male 26-44 (Ezekiel 41), female 26-41 (wife Nancy), male 10-15 (either Calvin 14 or Luther 10), two males under 10 (Levi 7 and Stephen 3), and three females under 10 (Joanna 5, Emily 1, and unknown). It is likely that either Calvin or Luther was living with David and Lucy Rugg, Ezekiel's sister and her husband, since they had a male 10-15 living with them7
August 1820Woodbury, Caledonia Co., VT"Ezekiel" with a male over 44 (Ezekiel 51), a female over 44 (wife Nancy), a male 19-25 (either Calvin 24 or Luther 20), a male 16-18 (Levi 16), a male 10-15 (Stephen 13), a male under 10 (Amos 9), 2 females 10-15 (Joanna 15 and Emily 11), and a female under 10 (Lucy 5). This leaves either Calvin or Luther living elsewhere8
June 1830Woodbury, Caledonia Co., VT"Ezekiel" with a male 50-59 (Ezekiel 61), a female 20-29 (third wife Betsey 27), a male 10-14 (unknown), and a female 70-79 (sister Lucy 72). This does not account for Stephen 23, Amos 19, or Lucy 15. It is possible that Stephen and Lucy are the two unknown persons living with their sister Emily Wells9

Children of Ezekiel Ball and Joanna Hastings

Children of Ezekiel Ball and Nancy Tilton

Citations

  1. [S30] Rev. Ebenezer Morse, Pastor, "Records of the Church in the North Parish of Shrewsbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 77, pp. 17-33 (1923): page 30.
  2. [S85] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1900), p. 53.
  3. [S433] Franklin P. Rice, compiler, Worcester Births, Marriages and Deaths (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1894), p. 295.
  4. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223
  5. [S1676] Massachusetts Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988, images online at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, p. 26.
  6. [S35] Hamilton Child, Gazetteer of Washington County, Vt. 1783-1889 (Syracuse, NY: The Syracuse Journal Company, 1889), Pages 521-522.
  7. [S3] 1810 (August 6) U.S. Census, Woodbury, Caledonia Co., VT, p. 373.
  8. [S4] 1820 (August 7) U.S. Census,.
  9. [S5] 1830 (June 1) U.S. Census,.

Nancy Tilton

F, #386, b. before 1775, d. between 1820 and 1828
     Nancy Tilton was born before 1775 at NH; location based on daughter Emily's census statements 1880 and 1900. She married Ezekiel Ball, son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton, on 25 April 1803 at Calais, Washington Co., VT.1 Nancy Tilton died between 1820 and 1828 at Woodbury, Caledonia Co., VT.
     She was listed as "Nancy Allen" on daughter Lucy's death record.2

Children of Nancy Tilton and Ezekiel Ball

Citations

  1. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223
  2. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954: Woodbury, page 1265.

Lucy Newton

F, #387, b. 28 May 1731, d. 26 July 1811
     Lucy Newton was born on 28 May 1731 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA. She was the daughter of Aaron Newton and Eunice Newton. Lucy Newton married Daniel Ball, son of Jonathan Ball and Sarah Whitney, on 25 October 1749 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 Lucy Newton died on 26 July 1811 at Boylston, Worcester Co., MA, at age 80.2

Children of Lucy Newton and Daniel Ball

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 122.
  2. [S85] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1900), p. 106.

Ithamar Ball

M, #388, b. 10 September 1750, d. 20 September 1750
     Ithamar Ball was born on 10 September 1750 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Ithamar Ball died on 20 September 1750 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.2

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S78] VR of Shrewsbury, MA, p. 242.

Moses Ball

M, #389, b. 7 October 1751
     Moses Ball was born on 7 October 1751 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Moses Ball was baptized on 8 June 1756 at Church in the North Parish, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA; with brothers Aaron and Daniel.2 He married Vashti Oaks, daughter of George Oaks and Lydia Eager, on 6 March 1777 at Holden, Worcester Co., MA.3,4
     Comment by DGB: The basis for connecting the three Ferrisburgh VT Ball brothers (Jesse, Alvin, and John) to Moses Ball is based upon an analysis of the 1790 census records for the six New England states reviewing every Ball family with at least 3 males in the 0-15 age group. In total there were 23 Ball families in 1790 fitting that profile. One key consideration is that a male direct descendant of Alvin Ball provided a yDNA sample that confirmed that the Ferrisburgh VT Ball brothers were connected to the line of John Ball and Elizabeth Pierce of Watertown MA.
     The review of the 1790 census showed: Connecticut: one match that was a descendant of Alling Ball of New Haven, so genetically not a match to the Ferrisburgh VT Balls. Maine: the family of Samuel Ball living at Boothbay ME had 3 males in the correct age range, none of whom have been identified; however, that Samuel had a son John (1757-1823) that would make it quite unlikely for a second son to be named John while the first was still living. New Hampshire: three Ball families all descendants of Nathanial Ball of Concord MA, so genetically not a match. Massachusetts: 11 Ball families and ten have well known male children in that 0-15 age range that are not a match for the Ferrisburgh brothers. The remaining "Jona Ball" of Bedford MA is a bit of a mystery, but that is an unlikely seacoast location for families migrating to Vermont, so is not considered to be a likely candidate. Rhode Island: three Ball families all descendants of Edward Ball of Block Island RI, so genetically not a match. Vermont: four Ball families including Samuel Ball of Marlborough VT whose sons of that age are known, Jonathan Ball descended from the NJ Ball clan, so genetically not a match, Nathan Ball (whose children are known) and his brother Moses Ball (whose first child was known to be a Jesse of the right age to match the Ferrisburgh Jesse Ball) whose other children are unknown, so becomes the only viable candidate in the 1790 census in New England. Key here is that the yDNA of Moses Ball is known to be the same as the Ferrisburgh Balls.
     Are there other candidates? Possibly the 1790 census didn't catch everyone or the three Ferrisburgh Ball brothers could have been living that year with a family of a different surname. While the linking of Moses Ball as father to the Ferrisburgh VT brothers is not proven, it would appear likely that Moses and Vashti Ball are the only strong candidates. End of comment. Comment by DGB: In his book on the descendants of John Ball of Watertown, Warren had thoughts that Moses might have moved to Canada. It is also possible that Moses and Vashti either followed one their children west, went to Maine where Vashti had relations, or remained in Vermont and died there without record perhaps before the 1800 census. End of comment.

Census, Occupation & Residence

1777Rutland, Worcester Co., MA3
August 1790Dummerston, Windham Co., VT"Moses" with 1 male over 15 (Moses 38), 4 males 0-15 (Jesse 13, Alvin 10, John 6,and unknown), and 3 females (Vashti 36, and 2 unknown); living near his brother Nathan and family5

Children of Moses Ball and Vashti Oaks

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S30] Rev. Ebenezer Morse, Pastor, "Records of the Church in the North Parish of Shrewsbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 77, pp. 17-33 (1923): page 24.
  3. [S383] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 100.
  4. [S45] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1905), p. 110.
  5. [S1] 1790 (August 2) U.S. Census, Dummerston, Windham Co., VT, p. 12.
  6. [S17] Ball Families of North America as collected by Dr. Joseph L. Druse (1915-2004), 3x5 inch index card file, last updated December 2001, Personal Library of David G. Ball, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Daniel Ball

M, #390, b. circa 1756, d. 23 February 1830
     Daniel Ball was born circa 1756 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA; Comment by DGB: the name on the damaged page is missing, but the year date coincides with the baptism date. Some writers have suggested that this was a second Aaron (assuming the first had died young), but they had not seen the baptism records. End of comment.1 He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Daniel Ball was baptized on 8 June 1756 at Church in the North Parish, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA; with brothers Moses and Aaron.2 He married Lydia Smith on 18 September 1778 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.3 Daniel Ball died on 23 February 1830 at Troy, Cheshire Co., NH.4
     He and family moved from Holden MA in 1785 to Marlborough, Cheshire Co., NH.4

Children of Daniel Ball and Lydia Smith

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S30] Rev. Ebenezer Morse, Pastor, "Records of the Church in the North Parish of Shrewsbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 77, pp. 17-33 (1923): page 24.
  3. [S78] VR of Shrewsbury, MA, p. 122.
  4. [S590] Charles A Bemis, History of the Town of Marlborough, Cheshire County, N.H. with the Report of its Centennieal Celebration in 1876; also embracing genealogies and sketches of families from 1764 to 1880 (Boston: Press of Geo. H. Ellis, 1881), p. 408.
  5. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223

Aaron Ball

M, #391, b. 1 November 1753, d. 16 July 1841
     Aaron Ball was born on 1 November 1753 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Aaron Ball was baptized on 8 June 1756 at Church in the North Parish, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA; with brothers Moses and Daniel.2 He married Rachel Cheever, daughter of Richard Cheever and Rebecca Bigelow, on 26 September 1776 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA.3 Aaron Ball died on 16 July 1841 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, at age 87.4
     Comment by DGB: May be the same Aaron whose daughter Polly was baptized at Rutland 2 Mar 1794. End of comment.

Children of Aaron Ball and Rachel Cheever

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S30] Rev. Ebenezer Morse, Pastor, "Records of the Church in the North Parish of Shrewsbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 77, pp. 17-33 (1923): page 24.
  3. [S32] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of the Town of Barre, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903), p.108.
  4. [S362] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1902), p. 150.

Lucy Ball

F, #392, b. 4 February 1758, d. circa 1838
     Lucy Ball was born on 4 February 1758 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Lucy Ball married David Rugg, son of Joseph Rugg and Ruth Glasier, on 20 April 1779 at Hubbardston, Worcester Co., MA.2 Lucy Ball died circa 1838 at Woodbury, Washington Co., VT; age 80 at death.3

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S50] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Hubbardston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilsson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1907), p. 119.
  3. [S36] Hon. Fernando C. Putnam, "Woodbury," Vermont Historical Gazetteer, A Local History of All the Towns in the State, The Towns of Washington County, (Montpelier: Vermont Watchman and State Journal Press: edited by Abby Maria Hemenway, c1880), Vol. IV, p. 880.

Sarah Ball

F, #393, b. 1 May 1760, d. 4 April 1838
     Sarah Ball was born on 1 May 1760 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA; "Salley."1 She was the daughter of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Sarah Ball was baptized on 13 July 1760 at Church in the North Parish, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA; "Sally."2 She and Levi Dunton posted marriage intentions on 22 March 1786 at Boylston, Worcester Co., MA; also posted at Leicester, Worcester Co., MA.3,4 Sarah Ball died on 4 April 1838 at Southborough, Worcester Co., MA, at age 77.

Children of Sarah Ball and Levi Dunton

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S30] Rev. Ebenezer Morse, Pastor, "Records of the Church in the North Parish of Shrewsbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 77, pp. 17-33 (1923): page 26.
  3. [S85] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1900), p. 53.
  4. [S387] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903), p. 119.

Nathan Ball

M, #394, b. 5 August 1762, d. 15 April 1815
     Nathan Ball was born on 5 August 1762 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Nathan Ball and Betsy Ball posted marriage intentions on 29 January 1781 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA.2 Nathan Ball died on 15 April 1815 at Williamson, Ontario Co., NY, at age 52.
     Six children of Nathan Ball were baptized. Supposedly, the Nathan Ball family lived at that time at Dummerston, Vermont, said to have been 18 - 20 miles from Heath. In 1797 the Congregational Church was at South Heath and later moved to Heath. In the 1930s, during the WPA days, the old Congregational Church was dismantled and the sound lumber used to construct the Heath Museum (as of 1974). He left a will in April 1815 at Ontario Co., NY; probated 24 apr 1815.

Census, Occupation & Residence

1781Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA2
August 1790Dummerston, Windham Co., VT"Nathan" with 1 male over 15 (Nathan 28), 3 males 0-15 (Brewer 6, Abraham 4, and Nathan 2) and 3 females (Betsy 24+, Thankful 0, and perhaps another daughter or a housekeeper); living near his brother Moses and family3

Children of Nathan Ball and Betsy Ball

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S82] Henry S. Nourse, compiler, The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: Town of Lancaster, 1890), p. 141.
  3. [S1] 1790 (August 2) U.S. Census, Dummerston, Windham Co., VT, p. 12.
  4. [S85] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Boylston, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1900), p. 106.

Thankful Ball

F, #395, b. 9 March 1765, d. 10 June 1847
     Thankful Ball was born on 9 March 1765 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Thankful Ball was baptized on 17 March 1765 at Church in the North Parish, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.2 She and William Ball posted marriage intentions on 29 January 1781 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA.3 Thankful Ball died on 10 June 1847 at Boylston, Worcester Co., MA, at age 82.4

Census, Occupation & Residence

1781Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA3

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 14.
  2. [S30] Rev. Ebenezer Morse, Pastor, "Records of the Church in the North Parish of Shrewsbury, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 77, pp. 17-33 (1923): page 28.
  3. [S82] Henry S. Nourse, compiler, The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850 (Lancaster, MA: Town of Lancaster, 1890), p. 141.
  4. [S20] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910 from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives, images online at http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/Database/MASS_BMD/default.asp, Boylston, Worcester Co., MA, vol. 33, p. 170.

Jesse Ball

M, #396, b. 1 March 1772, d. 25 March 1776
     Jesse Ball was born on 1 March 1772 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA.1 He was the son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. Jesse Ball died on 25 March 1776 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, at age 4.2

Citations

  1. [S362] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1902), p. 11.
  2. [S362] VR of Princeton, MA, p. 150.

(child) Ball

?, #397, b. June 1776, d. June 1776
     (child) Ball was born in June 1776 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA.1 (child) Ball was the child of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton. (child) Ball died in June 1776 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA; stillborn.1

Citations

  1. [S362] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1902), p. 150.

Vashti Oaks

F, #398, b. 14 April 1754
     Vashti Oaks was born on 14 April 1754 at Westborough, Worcester Co., MA; "Vashti Oak."1 She was the daughter of George Oaks and Lydia Eager. Vashti Oaks married Moses Ball, son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton, on 6 March 1777 at Holden, Worcester Co., MA.2,3

Census, Occupation & Residence

1777Rutland, Worcester Co., MA2

Children of Vashti Oaks and Moses Ball

Citations

  1. [S80] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Westborough, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903), p. 80.
  2. [S383] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Holden, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 100.
  3. [S45] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Rutland, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1905), p. 110.
  4. [S1] 1790 (August 2) U.S. Census, Dummerston, Windham Co., VT, p. 12.

Rachel Cheever

F, #399, b. 3 March 1756, d. 27 June 1840
     Rachel Cheever was born on 3 March 1756 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA; Said to be the first white child born in Princeton. She was the daughter of Richard Cheever and Rebecca Bigelow. Rachel Cheever married Aaron Ball, son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton, on 26 September 1776 at Barre, Worcester Co., MA.1 Rachel Cheever died on 27 June 1840 at Princeton, Worcester Co., MA, at age 84.2

Children of Rachel Cheever and Aaron Ball

Citations

  1. [S32] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of the Town of Barre, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1903), p.108.
  2. [S362] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1902), p. 150.

Lydia Smith

F, #400, b. circa 1754, d. 13 October 1840
     Lydia Smith was born circa 1754. She married Daniel Ball, son of Daniel Ball and Lucy Newton, on 18 September 1778 at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA.1 Lydia Smith died on 13 October 1840 at Troy, Cheshire Co., NH.2

Children of Lydia Smith and Daniel Ball

Citations

  1. [S78] Systematic History Fund, compiler, Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund, 1904), p. 122.
  2. [S590] Charles A Bemis, History of the Town of Marlborough, Cheshire County, N.H. with the Report of its Centennieal Celebration in 1876; also embracing genealogies and sketches of families from 1764 to 1880 (Boston: Press of Geo. H. Ellis, 1881), p. 408.
  3. [S29] Vermont Vital Records 1760-1954, Public Records Division, General Services Center (Middlesex VT), on-line at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223