|Death: ||Jul. 6, 1803|
Long believed to be a relative of George Washington through his mother, Mary Ball Washington's family, DNA evidence from descendants of Zopher's sons Caleb and Isaiah has disproved this theory and strongly indicates that he is related to Edward Ball, one of the founders and first settlers of Newark, New Jersey. At the present time, it is not known where Zopher was born or precisely how he is related to Edward Ball.
Ensign Officer in Captain Ross's Company, Revolutionary War, Nov. 2, 1781, 5th Battalion, Feb 2, 1782, and a Ranger with Washington Cnty, PA. Militia. Moved to Washington County, PA. about the close of War. Originally buried in Washington Co. but his body was moved by Amos Entheus Ball in 1907 to the cemetery on the old Ball farm. His original stone is backed by another stone marked, ENSIGN ZOPHER BALL, PA. MIL. REV. WAR. Bronze DAR marker reads: REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, ZOPHER BALL, 1775-1783.
It is theorized that Zopher had more than one wife, due to the length of time over which the children attributed to him were born. His first wife may have been named Mercy and his second wife was probably named Sarah.
Caleb Ball (1755 - 1814)*
Dennis Ball (1780 - 1839)*
Abel Ball (1784 - 1853)*
Henry Ball (1798 - 1880)*
Created by: CharlieBall
Record added: Jun 27, 2008
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