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Sarah Selden (Ball)

Birthplace: Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: before August 06, 1742
Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Ball, of Lancaster, VA and Sarah Ball
Wife of John Selden
Mother of Richard Selden
Sister of Margaret (Ball) Ball; Hannah Montague; Esther Glascock and Ball
Half sister of Mary Ball

Managed by: Jacomina Pieternella de Regt
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About Sarah Selden

Sarah Ball, daughter of Richard Ball and Sarah Young, married John Selden, son of Samuel Selden; his 2nd wife, on 13 Oct 1725 in Lancaster County, Virginia. She died before about 1740, when he married Grace Boswell.

Sarah Ball was the mother of Richard Selden, mentioned in her mother's will.


Will Abstract of Sarah Ball, in Lee, Ida J. Abstracts Lancaster County, Virginia, Wills, 1653-1800. (Richmond: Dietz Press, 1959). p 7-8 -

BALL, Sarah. Will. 6 Aug. 1742. Rec. 10 Sept. 1742.

Legatees: Daus. Easter Glascock, [Mrs.] Margaret Ball, [Mrs.] John Selden, Gr. son Wm. Montague, Gr. Dau. Frances Lawry. Extr. Wm. Glasscock. Mention is made of a marriage betw. her gr. son Richard Seldon and the dau. of James Ball. Wits. Margaret Williamson, Eliz. McTire and Wm. Ball. W.B. 13, p. 301.

BALL, Sarah. Inventory & Appraisement. Rec. 9 Otober [sic] 1742. Returned by Wm. Glasscock, Extr. W.B. 13, p. 290. Division of Negroes held by Sarah Ball as dower of estate of her husband Richard Ball, decd. recorded 12 Nov. 1742. Divided between Mrs. Margaret Ball, Mr. Wm. Glasscock, Mr. Richard Selden and Mr. William Montague. W.B. 13, p. 294.

BALL, Sarah, widow. Inventory, rec. 9 March 1743. Returned by Wm. Glasscock, Gent. Extr. W.B. 14, p. 10 [Identified as daughter of Mrs. Sarah Ball, wife of John Seldon and mother of Richard Seldon.]

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Sarah Selden's Timeline

Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
August 6, 1742
Age 41
Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Virginia, United States