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Williamson "William" Ball

Birthplace: Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Amelia County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Spencer Mottrom Ball and Elizabeth Ball
Husband of Sarah Ball and Lillian Ball
Father of Captain Lewis Ball; George Ball; John Ball; Jerry Ball and John Ball
Brother of MOTTROM Ball, M.D.

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About Williamson "William" Ball


Cannot have been the son of Priscilla Glascock, born about 1745, the only known wife of Williamson Ball (son of William Ball).


from http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BALL/2008-09/1222009735

"Hello, all,After the recent email frenzy, thought I'd pepper you with my eternal Ball family question to see if anyone has discovered new info. I am attempting to gain confirmation of the parents and first spouse of the mysterious William (Williamson) Ball. Common information is that he was born in abt. 1750 in VA and came to Laurens County SC about 1781. First wife, accoording to an unfootnoted statement in "South Carolinians in the Revolution" was that he married Sarah Martin in 1769. His will of about 1805 names a number of children and a current wife Lillian (Hitt). David Ball was kind enough to send me some info he had from the files of the late Dr. Joseph Druse. This research, with some source notes that I alas, can't read, place William as originally Williamson Ball, elder son of the Williamson Ball who married Priscilla Glasscock in 1763 and died intestate in Lancaster County VA in 1765. As this Williamson was only married to Priscilla for two years, he obviously could not have had all the children ascribed to him in family wills . Some researchers try to crowd them all into this marriage, but that is really a pretty illogical shoehorn of the data to fit the theory. Adding to the muddle mix is that there are at least two generations of first cousins named Williamson Ball as well. Williamson Ball d. 1765 is a son of William (Williamson) Ball and he has a first cousin, Williamson Ball, son of George Ball and Judith Payne, who married Priscilla Churchill about the same time as his cousin Williamson married Priscilla Glasscock. This Williamson was named as a guardian to his brother John and survived to be much older that Williamson d. 1765 did.I tend to lean toward Dr. Druse's conclusions because I respect his scholarship. However, it looks like I will have to personally go to VA with the scribbled index card to double check sources and put them together in a useful format.Anybody have anything new? I was thinking of using William (Williamson) Ball as my ancestor for DAR membership because he is already on the rolls.

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Williamson "William" Ball's Timeline

Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 10
Spotsylvania Co., Virginia
Age 16
Virginia, United States
May 1, 1779
Age 29
Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
Age 30
South Carolina, USA
Age 36
August 5, 1805
Age 55
Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Age 55
Amelia County, Virginia, United States