Caleb Ball

New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 25 Jul 1748 (aged 84–85)
Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 76463133 · View Source
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Son of Edward Ball. Husband of Sarah Thompson

Caleb Ball was said to be the first Collector of Hanover, Morris, NJ. He owned land, a forge and saw-mill, which he and his sons operated and which he later left to them after he died. He was also said to have been Clerk of Courts and Sheriff of Essex Co. N.J.

The following information is from
"Archives of the State of New Jersey; First Series Vol. XXXVIII; Vol. IX of Calendar of Wills"; Edited by Elmer T. Hutchinson.

1748, July 25. BALL, Caleb, of Hanover, Morris Co., gentleman; will of.
Wife, Sarah.
Sons - Isaiah (to have 100 acres bought of Peter Imlay); Joshua (the land he lives on); Caleb (the home-place land on the south side of Forge Pond, and 26 acres adjoining W. land bought of Peter Imlay), and above named sons to have the forge, saw-mill and stream equally; Exekiel (80 odd acres on both sides of "Wepemy River" where the old saw-mill stood, as appears by deed of Joseph Lindsley); and
Daughters - Abigail Johnson, Eliner, Jane Perry, Mary Bates, Sarah, Lydia, Ann, Deborah and Keziah Kitchel, deceased (had heirs). Executors - Wife, Sarah and sons Isaiah, Joshua and Caleb. Witnesses - David Kitchel, Timothy Tuttle, Elijah Gillett. Proved 29 Aug. 1748. (Lib. 6, p. 34)
According to the McKinley-Lisk Genealogy (Updated September 5, 2000)

Caleb Ball I, was born about 1663 in Conn. and died Aft. 1716 in Millbrook, Essex Co. N.J. He was the son of Edward Ball and Abigail Blatchley. He married Sarah Thompson about 1684.

Sarah Thompson was born 25 March, 1667 and died in 1707. She was the daughter of John Thompson, Sr.
NOTE: Caleb's birthdate is approximate. C.S.

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