My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

NEHGS: An Improvement and FREE

The New England Historic Genealogical Society entrance has had a face lift. Last photo shows how it looked two weeks prior.




Now you must be wondering what is FREE. The Society will be free to all this coming Friday, July 8th.
When I was there a few days ago, I saw a flyer, and saw that the Highland Street Foundation is providing many free open houses this summer. This is an especially good day, as they are offering free entrance to:

PLIMOTH PLANTATION
137 Warren Ave – Plymouth
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM
55 Sal
isbury St. – Worcester
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART
60 Hope Lane - Dennis
NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
99 Newbury Street - Boston

Normally it cost $15 a day per non-member of NEHGS, so this is a good deal if you want to check out the library, without paying. Anybody want to meet me there?


Ball of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Ball surname is another old Massachusetts line. My direct lines are in green, and if you would like sources or would like to share information, please contact me.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1.JOHN BALL (WILLIAM BALL1) was born ABT 1585 in Wiltshire, England, and died 1 NOV 1655 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Joanne KING? BEF 1620. *
  
Children of JOHN BALL and Joanne KING? are:
 2  i.John BALL was born ABT 1620 in England, and died 20 FEB 1676 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth (__) PIERCE BET 1640 AND 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died BEF 1665 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
+3  ii.NATHANIEL BALL was born ABT 1625 in England, and died 18 APR 1709 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

3.NATHANIEL BALL (JOHN BALL2, WILLIAM BALL1) was born ABT 1625 in England, and died 18 APR 1709 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY WAYNE? MOUSALL? BEF 1649 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died 14 FEB 1669. He married Margery KNIGHT 7 FEB 1670 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died 14 JAN 1705/6.
  
Children of NATHANIEL BALL and MARY WAYNE? MOUSALL? are:
 4  i.John BALL died 27 JUL 1649 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 5  ii.Nathaniel BALL was born 28 JUL 1649 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 NOV 1649 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 6  iii.Ebenezer BALL.
+7  iv.ELEAZER BALL was born ABT 1651, and died 15 NOV 1698 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 8  v.John BALL was born 15 AUG 1660 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 NOV 1703. He marriedMartha BIGNALL \ BICKNELL 29 SEP 1682 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died BET 1685 AND 1690. He married Hannah RUGG 16 OCT 1690 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of John RUGG and Hannah PRESCOTT.
+9  vi.Nathaniel BALL was born 3 JUL 1663 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 MAR 1724/5 in Townsend, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 10  vii.Hannah BALL was born 22 JAN 1665 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John WHITTAKER 12 DEC 1705 in Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was born in of Stow, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

7.ELEAZER BALL (NATHANIEL BALL3, JOHN BALL2, WILLIAM BALL1) was born ABT 1651, and died 15 NOV 1698 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married PRISCILLA WOOD 25 SEP 1675 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1654 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1687. He married Sarah MERRIAM 14 JUN 1688 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 2 AUG 1654 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  
Children of ELEAZER BALL and PRISCILLA WOOD are:
 11  i.Sarah BALL.
+12  ii.PRISCILLA BALL was born ABT 1676 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 13  iii.Mary BALL was born 4 MAY 1678 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Benomy FOX 8 APR 1707.
 14  iv.Eleazer BALL was born 26 MAY 1681 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 AUG 1682.
 15  v.Elizabeth BALL was born 22 JUN 1683 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 16  vi.Jeremiah BALL was born 21 APR 1686 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
9.Nathaniel BALL (NATHANIEL BALL3, JOHN BALL2, WILLIAM BALL1) was born 3 JUL 1663 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 MAR 1724/5 in Townsend, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary BROOKS 19 APR 1688 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of CALEB BROOKS and Susannah ATKINSON. She was born 3 APR 1666 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 AUG 1726 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  
Children of Nathaniel BALL and Mary BROOKS are:
 17  i.Susannah BALL was born 24 JAN 1688/9 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Mr. YOUNG?.
 18  ii.Caleb BALL was born 10 AUG 1690 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 JUN 1753. He marriedExperience FLAGG 26 OCT 1713, daughter of Benjamin FLAGG and Experience CHILD. She was born 5 MAY 1692 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+19  iii.Nathaniel BALL was born 1 APR 1692 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JUN 1749 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+20  iv.Thomas BALL was born 2 FEB 1693/4 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 21  v.Samuel BALL was born 24 MAR 1696/7 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Alice w\o Samuel BALL.
 22  vi.Mary BALL was born 11 MAY 1699 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 23  vii.Jeremiah BALL was born 1 MAY 1701 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary STEVENS. She was born 1702 in of Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 24  viii.Benjamin BALL was born 19 JUN 1704 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 5 MAR 1738/9.
 25  ix.Ebenezer BALL was born 30 MAY 1712 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 OCT 1726 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 26  x.Sarah BALL was born 29 APR 1714 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joshua BENJAMIN 25 MAR 1745 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was born in of Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

12.PRISCILLA BALL (ELEAZER BALL4, NATHANIEL BALL3, JOHN BALL2, WILLIAM BALL1) was born ABT 1676 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married ISAAC MILLER 6 JAN 1697 in Concord / Sudbury, Massachusetts, son of JAMES MILLER and MARY w\o JAMES MILLER. He was born 3 AUG 1670 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
  
Children of PRISCILLA BALL and ISAAC MILLER are:
 27  i.Mary MILLER was born 25 APR 1696 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John PRIEST 13 DEC 1715 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 28  ii.James MILLER was born 4 DEC 1699 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+29  iii.PRISCILLA MILLER was born 25 OCT 1703 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1777 in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 30  iv.Sarah MILLER was born OCT 1705 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married William TEMPLE 16 MAY 1729 in Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 31  v.Isaac MILLER was born 7 MAY 1708 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 32  vi.Abraham MILLER was born 12 MAR 1710 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
19.Nathaniel BALL (Nathaniel BALL4, NATHANIEL BALL3, JOHN BALL2, WILLIAM BALL1) was born 1 APR 1692 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JUN 1749 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah BAKER 31 MAY 1711 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of William BAKER and Elizabeth DUTTON. She was born 13 AUG 1693 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 FEB 1743 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He marriedSarah (Davis) MERRIAM 10 SEP 1746 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1710, and died 25 MAY 1799 in Groton, New Hampshire.
  
Children of Nathaniel BALL and Sarah BAKER are:
 33  i.Abigail BALL was born 26 JUL 1712 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Elias? STEARNS.
 34  ii.Sarah BALL was born 29 APR 1714 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas STRATTON 30 MAY 1732.
+35  iii.Nathaniel BALL was born 3 JUN 1717 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died AUG 1814 in Temple, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 36  iv.William BALL was born 12 AUG 1719 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 JUL 1732.
 37  v.Ebenezer BALL was born 30 DEC 1721 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1781 in Hollis, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Sarah GOOKINS 16 OCT 1746 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1725.
 38  vi.Elizabeth BALL was born 9 DEC 1724 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Josiah CHILD 24 APR 1755 in Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 39  vii.Eleanor BALL was born 2 JUL 1727 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 40  viii.Mary BALL was born 30 APR 1729 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel CHILD 19 DEC 1745 in Waltham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was born 19 DEC 1745 in Waltham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 41  ix.Hannah BALL was born 12 JUN 1731 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Philip GOSS 12 MAY 1748 in Bolton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was born in of Lancaster, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 42  x.Rebecca BALL was born 29 NOV 1733 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Peter BROOKS 8 JAN 1752 in Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 43  xi.Lois BALL was born 10 MAR 1735/6 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph WILLOUGHBY 22 MAY 1760 in Harvard, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 44  xii.Lucy BALL was born 31 AUG 1739 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Benjamin NOURSE 21 JAN 1760 in Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was born in of Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusestts.
Children of Nathaniel BALL and Sarah (Davis) MERRIAM are:
 45  i.Eleazer BALL was born 31 MAY 1747 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary BRADISH.
 46  ii.Submit BALL was born 26 MAR 1749 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
20.Thomas BALL (Nathaniel BALL4, NATHANIEL BALL3, JOHN BALL2, WILLIAM BALL1) was born 2 FEB 1693/4 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail w\o Thomas BALL.
  
Child of Thomas BALL and Abigail w\o Thomas BALL is:
+47  i.Mary BALL.







*American Ancestors. Vol. 12. 3 (Summer 2011) Pgs. 44-45. "'Adventures with a DNA Study: 'What? I'm Not Related to George Washington!'" by David G. Ball. "John Ball, Jr. and Nathaniel were not brothers. Whether the John Ball who died at Concord in 1655 was the father of either John or Nathaniel (or neither) remains unknown."