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John Ball, I

  • Birth 1670 Stafford County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1722 Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 40686061

Arlington County Pioneer.
(In 1722, Arlington Co was part of Fairfax Co)

Will proved 14 Nov 1722 in Fairfax Co VA

Parent: Immigrant James Ball

Ref: Ball Family of the Potomac, 1654-2004, by Dr Doris Ball PhD and George Ball MS

Wife #1: Sinah (maiden name unknown) (married John Ball about 1694) She died between 1708 and 1710.

Wife #2: Winifred Williams (married John Ball 9 Mar 1710)
Winifred Ball married Benjamin Lawrence after John Ball died. Their daughter: Pryscilla Lawrence was born 27 Dec 1728 (from the Bible record of Moses Ball) In 1723, Winifred Ball (widow) conveyed 106 acres on Dogue Run to George Mason. This was land she had inherited from her father, William Williams. In 1741, Winifred Lawrence and Moses Ball (son of John Ball I) of Truro Parish, Prince William Co (later Fairfax Co) leased 30 acres of land to John West

Will proved 14 Nov 1722 in Fairfax Co VA with the following heirs:

Children of John Ball & Sinah:
1. Lt James Ball 1695-1783 m. Catherine unk. (inherited 100 acres of old plantation)

2. Mary Ball 1698-1788 m. John Jackson (she inherited 300 acres on Dogues Run next to George Mason)

3. Dinah (Sinah) Ball 1704-after 1722 (she inherited tract of land on the south side of Dogues Run adjoining Richard Carpenters)

4. Martha Ball 1708-after 1722 (inherited 590 acres, with her sister Ann, on both sides of Piney Branch)

Children of John Ball & Winifred:
5. Ann Ball 1712-after 1722 (inherited 590 acres, with her sister Martha, on both sides of Piney Branch)

6. John Ball II 1714-1766 m. Elizabeth Payne, Margaret Williams (inherited his father's dwelling plantation and all his land on south side of Great Hunting Creek)

7. Moses Ball 1717-1792 m. Nancy Ann Brashears (inherited all the land, plantation and water mill on the north side of Great Hunting Creek)

8. George Ball 1720-1801 m. Keziah Ann Hanson (inherited the remainder of the tract, including 2 plantations, that James Ball was living on) Moved to Ewing, Lee Co VA.


Land records:
John & Winifred Ball owned 1745 acres of land in the 1690s.

One piece of land is now George Washington's Grist Mill near Mt Vernon (Dogue's Run property). G.W. inherited the mill with Mt Vernon in 1754.

Grant of 140 acres 4 Dec 1742 between the heads of some of the drains of Holmes Run & Dogue Run next to Matthew West, John West & Michael Reagan excluding Royal Mines.

Land patent of 221 acres on 9 Aug 1695 in Stafford Co on the north branch of Little Hunting Creek. Land was adjacent to Capt George Brent, Thomas Stafford (Standiford), William Pence (Spence), Jonathan Mothershead.

In 1694 Jonathan Mothershead owned 301 acres on Little Hunting Creek adjacent to Giles Vandegasteel & Royal Mines.

1699/1700 grant for 300 acres on Doegs (Dogues?) Run next to Capt George Mason.

John Ball also bought 343 acres in 1703/04 on the north side of Hunting Creek from Robert Brent, executor for Nicholas Brent.

1703/04 Thomas Sandiford owned 598 acres next to John Ball & Capt John West & Royal Mines (white oak to Potomack), 1/3 part of all lead, copper, coke, tin, & iron mines.

In 1706 William Harrison owned 266 acres on Dogues Run adjacent to John Ball & Capt John West.


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  • Created by: Janet LaMotte
  • Added: 15 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40686061
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Ball, I (1670–1722), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40686061, citing Ball-Carlin Family Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Janet LaMotte (contributor 46988542) .