The Ball family of the Potomac, 1654-2004

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Stevenson's Genealogy Center, 2004 - Reference - 587 pages
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As a volunteer at the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library in Lancaster, Virginia, we field many requests from patrons across the United States and as far away as New Zealand who are under the mistaken impression they are all related to Mary Ball Washington. Some of them are, most of them are not. One huge block of these people are descendants of Moses Ball of Fairfax County, Virginia, who was a neighbor of George Washington at Mt. Vernon. This book finally proves through Y-DNA that the two families are NOT related. While some of the early history of this particular Ball family is shaky, and some historically inaccurate statements are made (the names of the headrights used by William Ball I for a land patent in now-Stafford County, that Bristol, England had a monopoly on all trade to and from England to Virginia) it gets on much firmer ground when it takes up the progenitor of this line--Moses Ball. We refer our misguided patrons to this book all the time, and I highly recommend it for all descendants of this line. Well presented, excellently sourced and presented, it is a must have for all Moses Ball family genealogists. 


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