John Ball + Catharine Lester 2. Peter Ball +Plain Wilkinson 3. Martha Ball +Daniel Pennington 3. Jamima Ball 3. Thomas Ball +Jane___________ 4. Amos + Nancy Ann (Condon/Condron) 5. John Ball b: 1812 Penn + Lydia Gillam 6. James Washington Ball +Matilda Ballard 7. Lydia Ellen Ball 7. Thomas Morris Ball 7. Miriam Alice Ball 7. Martha Elizabeth Ball 7. Serrilda Jane (Jenny) Ball 7. John Wesley Ball 7. Mary Ann Ball 7. James Abner Ball 7. Maud Matilda Ball .......................................... John Ball was born about 1664 in England or Wales (see Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks" by Roberts. He was Quaker and came to this country and was one of the first settlers in what was known as the Great Swamp (Bucks Co., Pa.) Peter Lester was also one of the early settlers. John Ball married the daughter of Peter and Mary(Duncoff/Duncalf) Lester. Catharine Lester was born 1691, Chester County, PA. She and John married in 1710/1711 (Records are found in Gwynedd MM records and Abington MM records) Their children were: Peter John Keziah Joseph Peter and Plain (Wilkinson) Ball were married at Wrightstown MM in Bucks County, Pa in January 1738. ( See Quaker records) Children were Martha (married Daniel Pennington) Jamima (probably married _______Griffith) Thomas (married Jane) Amos (married Martha Boring*see the information on the Ball page at Silver chat*) Amos ball served in The Rev War (a replacement for his brother in law Griffith) (from Rev War pension papers for Amos) Catharien (probably married ____________Randall) (Gunpowder MM records) Peter and Plain moved to Gunpowder MM in Baltimore County,MD in 1760.(Wrightstown and Gunpowder MM records) The rest of John and Catharine's children stayed in Bucks County. (Roberts book and Richland MM records) Peter paid taxes as late as 1783 in Baltimore County (Tax lists Baltimore County) That is the last reference I have to Peter and Plain. I do not know where or when they died. Martha and Daniel Pennington moved to Huntingdon County, ( PA.Gunpowder and Warrington MM records) Thomas Ball may have moved to Huntingdon County, Pa. That is my theory Amos Ball after the Rev War moved to Tenn (Pension papers) I have no information about Jamima and Catharine Amos the son of Thomas and Jane (this information is from the Bible records and I have never been able to find proof of any kind) married Nancy Ann Condon. Her obituary states she was born in Huntingdon County, PA. They moved to Lancaster County PA because their son John Ball was born there 22 Feb in 1812. They later moved to Medina County, Ohio and in 1829 moved in October to Carroll County, IN. (US census, Carroll County History) John Ball was married there to Lydia Gillam daughter of Jonathan Gillam and Nancy Martin. (Jonathan was the son of Jonathan Gillam born 1753 in Lancaster Pa. He served in the Rev War.) Aunt Jenny (*Serrilda Jane* sister of Meriam) joined the DAR on his record. (The research for Jonathan was done by Crider a long time ago about 1924 or so. It is still considered to be the athority on this family I think.) Lydia died in 1848. John married Mary Mcguire and later moved to Story Couuty Ia were he was one of the first settlers. Simeon Ballard father of Matilda and Serrilda was one of the first white settlers in Story County, Ia. John's son James Washington Ball married Matilda Ballard in Story County in 1855. another son Thomas Alexander Ball married Serrilda Ballard, the twin sister of Matilda Ballard in Story County in 1856. Both James and Thomas served in the Civil War. John Ball eventually moved to Arapahoe Ne were he died in 1897 (?) there is some question about the year. James and Matilda lived in several places in Nebraska my grandfather John Wesley (Jack) Ball was born at Rose Creek. They lived at Trenton I think that is in Furnas County. Eventually they moved to Gering Ne. They are buried in the cemetery there. We recently had the stone reset. It is a lovely cemetery and some of the other family are also burried there. Aunt Jenny, My parents and a sister, My grandparents Jack and Mona Ball . and others.
My parents were Kenneth Edward Ball third son of Jack and Mona (Wymona) and Mildred Maria Preston. Our family consisted of : Wymona Lou, Betty, James,(Jim) me Alice, and Jerri. Mona Lou died at the age of 10. The rest of us are still around.
Hope that clears up some things. Please ask questions as I would rather have the record not confused because I mistyped something or didn't make things clear.
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