Arrived Springfield 1643, resided there 5 years until he drowned in the Great River in 1648.
Died 1648 Oct 3
Marriage 1644 Oct 3
Father Henry Burt
His home-lot was than on which the Chicopee Bank building now stands. This lot was first granted to John Woodcock, and when he left town the improvements were purchased by Ball, as testified to by his widow, who at that time, February 12, 1690, was the widow of Thomas STEBBINS. The title being in dispute between the children of her second marriage and her own the court record states: "Widow Abigail Stebbins, aged about 67 years, testified that her first husband, Francis Ball, bought of John Woodcocke alotments in Springfield and paid 5 pounds for his labor and what he had done."
Francis Ball was drowned in the Connecticut River October 3, 1648, and his widow married Benjamin MUNN, April 12, 1649.
Francis Ball's children were:
b. October, midnight, 6-7, 1645
m. Sarah MILLER
daughter of Thomas Miller
b. March 16, 1648
m. Mary GRAVES
daughter of John Graves of Hadley.
Abigail Burt Stebbins
1623–1707 (m. 1644)
Gravesite Details Drowned great river