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Elias "Red Cap" Ball, I

Also Known As: "Red Cap"
Birthplace: Stokeinteignhead, Devonshire, England
Death: Died in Charleston, South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ball and N.N. Ball
Husband of Mary Delamere and Elizabeth Harleston
Partner of Dolly ULN
Father of Edward Tanner; Catherine ULN; Sarah Ball; Delamere Ball; William Ball and 9 others
Brother of William Ball, Jr.

Occupation: Plantation owner
Managed by: Private User
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About Elias "Red Cap" Ball, I

Elias Ball, son of peasant parents, was twenty-two when he inherited one-half of a 740-acre farm in the colony of South Carolina, with a village of about twenty Native American and black slaves. Elias came to America in 1698 to claim his legacy. Some forty-five years later, he commissioned this portrait of himself wearing a red velvet hat, for which his descendants gave him the nickname "Red Cap." Elias died in 1751, leaving five white children who survived into adulthood (as well as, it appears, two children by his housekeeper, a slave named Dolly). Caption after p. 122.

Elias 'Red Cap' Ball

  • BIRTH: 1675 [2545]
  • DEATH: 1751 [2546]

Family 1: Elizabeth HARLESTON, MARRIAGE: 1698 [4366]

  • Ann BALL

(* Eleanor BALL 1707-23)

  • +Elias BALL Jr.
  • Elizabeth BALL
  • +John Coming BALL

Family 2: Mary DELAMERE, MARRIAGE: 1721 [4401]

  • Sarah BALL
  • Delamere BALL
  • William BALL
  • George BALL
  • Eleanor Delamere BALL
  • Mary BALL
  • BALL
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Elias "Red Cap" Ball, I's Timeline

Stokeinteignhead, Devonshire, England
January 22, 1701
Age 25
Berkeley, South Carolina
December 10, 1707
Age 31
Berkeley, South Carolina
December 22, 1709
Age 33
South Carolina
August 31, 1711
Age 35
Berkeley, South Carolina
August 25, 1714
Age 38
Berkeley, South Carolina, United States
Age 46
Age 47