Sir Joseph of Coan Captain Ball

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Sir Joseph of Coan Captain Ball Joseph Ball

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: September 11, 1721 (40)
Northumberland, Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. William Ball, II of Millenbeck and Margaret Ball
Husband of Mary Ball
Father of James Ball; Col. Joseph Ball, Jr.; Sarah Ball; William Ball; Spencer Ball and 1 other
Brother of Margaret Downman Chinn; Richard Ball, of Lancaster, VA; Sir James of Bewdley Major James Ball; David Ball; Samuel Ball and 4 others

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About Sir Joseph of Coan Captain Ball

Joseph Ball

  • Born Oct 15, 1680 VA
  • Died Sep 11, 1721 Northumberland Co. VA
  • Parents: William Ball of Millenbeck, Margaret Williamson
  • Married: Mary Spencer


Joseph Ball became guardian of Sydney Mottrom, son of Spencer Mottrom, 1671-1698?, and younger brother of the wife, Mary, of Joseph's son, Spencer Ball.

Joseph's uncle, Joseph Ball, 1649-1711, son of William Ball, had a daughter Mary with his second wife. This daughter, Mary Ball, 1708-1789, was President George Washington's mother.


The Joseph Ball who married Mary Spencer was the older Joseph's nephew. The young Joseph's grandfather, Col. Wm. Ball and Mary Spencer's father, Col. Nicholas Spencer were quite good friends. For a long time I confused the two Joseph's until last summer when I visited Northumberland Co., Virginia. The records show that between the Washington's and the descendants of Joseph Ball & Mary Spencer there was a second cousin relationship. Hope this helps


  1. Church, Randolph W., Asst. Reference Librarian, Library of the University of Virginia, undated Report of the contents of the Fox Family Bible, on library letterhead, typed circa 1933, Fox Family Collection no. 3262, box 1888.
  2. "Mottrom-Wright-Spencer-Ariss-Buckner," Wm. & Mary Coll. Quarterly Hist. Mag., ser. 1, 17:53-59, 1908.
  3. Hayden, Horace E., "Ball Family", Virginia Genealogies...., Wilkes-Barre PA, 1891, p.65-66.
  4. McKenzie, Colonial Families of the United States, 2:43-44.
  5. William & Mary Coll. Quart. Hist. Mag., 1s21:103, 1912-13.
  6. Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family. Page 795. "Ball Family."


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Sir Joseph of Coan Captain Ball's Timeline

October 15, 1680
Lancaster, Virginia, Colonial America
March 2, 1712
Age 31
Lancaster, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 31
March 10, 1713
Age 32
September 11, 1721
Age 40
Northumberland, Virginia, Colonial America
June 7, 1927
Age 40
June 8, 1927
Age 40
January 14, 1983
Age 40