his father: John Ball
his mother: Winifed Williams
John Ball
b. 25 Jul 1746
d.14 Dec 1814
buried Ball Cem. Arlington, VA
m. Mary Ann Thrift (b. 19 Sep 1750  d. 10 Oct 1804) dau. of Jeremiah Thrift
Moses Ball Jr.
b. 1748 Fairfax Co. VA
d. 15 Dec 1831
m. Mary Ann "Molly" Hardin of Fairfax Co., VA (seven children)
Robert Ball b. 10 Apr 1750
d. 12 Oct 1776
m. apparently unmarried
Bazil Ball b. 1751
d. c1835 Alexandria Co., VA
m. unknown spouse (five children)
George Ball
b. c1752 Fairfax Co., VA
d. 24 Dec 1825 Russell Co. , VA
m. Elizabeth Tunnell 29 Jan 1778 (b.1744 VA) (twelve children)
James Ball
b. 1755
m. unknown spouse (three or four children)
Ann Ball
b. 26 Oct 1757
d. 19 Jul 1812 (age 55)
m. unmarried
Sibella Ball
b. 1762
d. 4 Jan 1817(age 55)
m. unmarried

*Brashear/McCoy A Brashear(s) Family History, Vol. 2, 1999
#marriage date from Charles Brashear and Back

Moses Ball was a neighbor to George Washington as well as, some say, is his second cousin.  There are a number of documents linking them together.  Moses would assist George while they were doing surveying and George had lent Moses 10 before his death.  [Charles Brashear]

1748 - A patent is filed by Moses Ball for 91 acres between the lines of John Ball on the north and and Simon Pearson and George Washington on the south. It was issued to Moses Ball by Lord Fairfax. [Northern Neck Land Grants, Bk F, p. 288, State Land Office, Richmond, VA. ]

"The Right Honourable Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Baron Cameron, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, to all to whom this present writing shall come, sends Greeting: Know Ye that for good causes and in consideraton of the Compesitioin to me paid and for Annual Rent hereafter reserved, I have Given, Granted and confirmed and by these presents, for me my heirs and assigns, do give, grant and confirm unto MOSES BALL, of the county of Fairfax, a certain tract of waste and ungranted land in the said county, upon the branches of Four Mile Run, and is bounded accordig to a survey thereof made by Mr. Guy Broadwater, as followeth: Beginning at a white oak standing in the fork of a branch of Four Mile Run, extending thence North 88 degrees West along the line of John Ball, 343 poles to hickory; thence East, running and binding with John Alexander's line 362 poles to a read oak, thence South along said Alexander's line 362 poles to a red oak, thence South along said Alexander's line 70 poles to a white oak corner to Stephen Gray and Alexander; thence North 24 degrees East, binding with Stephen Gray's line 80 poles to a white oak standing upon the South side of Four Mile Run; thence up the meander of the Run North 63 degrees W. 40 poles to the first station; containing 91 acres.  Together with all rights, members, and Appurtenances thereunto belong, Royal Mines excepted, and a full third part of all Lead, Copper, Tin, Coal, Iron Mines and Iron Ore that shall be found thereon. To have and to Hold the said 91 acres of land together with all rights, profits and benefits to the same belonging or in any appertaining, except before Excepted.  To him, the MOSES BALL, his heirs or assigns forever.  He, the said Moses Ball, his hears and assigns, therefore yielding and paying to me my heirs and assigns, or to my certain attorney or attorneys or agent or agents, or the certain attornery or agent of my heirs and assigns, Proprietors of the siad North Neck, yearly and every year on the Feast day of St. Michael the Archangel, the fee rent of One Shilling sterling monyey for every 50 acres of land hereby granted and so proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity.  Provided that if the said Moses Ball, his heirs or assigns shall not pay the above reserved annual rent, so the same or any part therof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become due, if lawfully demanded, that then it shall and me be lawful for me my heirs or assigns, Proprietors, as foresaid, my or their certain attorney or attorneys, agent or agents, into the above granted premises to re-enter and hold the same so as if this grant had never passed. Given at my office in the county of Fairfax, within my said Proprietary, under my hand and Seal.  Dated this 26th day of May in the 21st year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc. A. D. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight.

1785, Apr 22  Friday- There is a mention in the diary of George Washington about Moses. 
"Took an early breakfast at Abbington, and accompanied by Dr. Stewart(Stuart?) and Lund Washington, and having sent for Mr. Moses Ball, who attended, I went to a corner of the above land within about three poles of the Run (Four Mile Run), a white oak 18" in diameter on the side of a hill abot. 150 yards below the ruins of the old Mill and about 100 below a small branch which comes in on the north east side.  After having run one course and part of another, my servant William (who is one of the chain carriers) fell and broke the pan of his knee, which put a stop to my surveying; and with much difficulty I was able to get him to Abingdon, being oliged to get a sledge to carry him on as he could neither walk, stand or ride (horseback). At Mr. Adam's (mill on Robert Adams), I took Lund Washington's horse and came home."(to Mount Vernon)  [Ball p. 1]

1786, May 16 -Tuesday
"I rid to the plantations of Muddy Hole and Dogue Run.....   At Dogue Run the timothy seed appeared to be coming up thick.  Began to plant corn at this plantation yesterday in the common method. When I returned home found Moses Ball and his son John and William Carlin here; the first having his effects under execution wanted to borrow money to redeem them; I lent him ten pounds for this purpose." Apparently Moses had mortgaged his land to William Wilson. [Ball p. 1]

1786, Dec 15 - Moses Ball  makes his last will and testament.  [Ball p. 4]
Will of Moses Ball
     In the name of God, Amen, fifteenth day of December, in the year of Our Lord God, One thousand seven hundred and eight-six, I Moses Ball, being in perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertainty of this transitory life and that it is appointed once for all men to die, do make, constitute and ordain this t be my last Will and Tesatment in manner and form follwong, revoking and disannulling by these presents all and every other Will or Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or wrting and this only is to be taken for my last Will and no other.
       And First I recommend my soul unto the hands of God in whom and through the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission of all my sins and that my soul with my body at the general day of resurrection shall rise again with joy.
       Firstly, I recommend my body to the grave to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, and as the settle of my temporal estate and such goods, chattles, and debts which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose in manner and form following:
     That is to say, First, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son, John Ball, twenty-five acres of land, beginning on the south side of Four Mile Run at the White Oak of General Washington's, thence with Washington's line to Alexander's line and the meanders of Long Branch Westwardly until the quantity of twenty-five acres is made then with a Southerly line from the Long Branch to said line of Alexander.
      Secondly, I desire that the remaining part of my land may be in the possession of my dearly beloved wife, Ann Ball, during her natural life to be at her discreton during her widowhood but in case she marries, then the said land is to be disposed of at the discretion of my Executors, and the prodits arising therefrom to be equally divided among my surviving shildren after my just debts is paid (my son John excepted).
     Thirdly, I desire that my Executors as soon as possible pay to his Excellency, General Washington, the sum of 10 to be made out of the aforesaid cattle in case he (Mr. Carlin) should be obliged to pay General Washington, the above mentioned sum of 10.
     Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my loved daughter, Sibela Ball, one bed and furniture as it stands at the decease of her mother agreeabley to the conditions of the land.
     Fifthly, and lastly I desire that my son, John Ball and Mr. Joseph Birch, to be the only and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do by these presents revoke and disannul all and every other Will or Wills, Legacy or legacies hertofore by me made or don, acknowldging this and no other to be my last Will and Testament; as witness I hae herunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.  
              Moses Ball  (Seal)
Signed, Sealed and Acknowledg'd in the presence of
              Elijah Wood
              William Culberhouse
             Chloe   [x]   Culberhouse
      At a court held in Fairfax County, Virginia on 17th September 1792, this Will was presented in Court and porved by the Oath of Elijah Wood.  And at a Court held for the said county on 15th October 1792, it was further proved by the Oath of William Culberhouse and order to be recorded.
                                                                                                        P. Waganer  Cr. Ct.
A Copy Teste.  Recorded in Will Book F, No. 1, Page 176 and Ex.
                                                                                                     F. W. Richardson, Clerk

1835 -    FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA,  "December Court, Mar. 14, 1835. 
 "It was ordered to be certified that James Ball, who is said to have been an officer in the Revolutionary War, died about the year 1783; that Moses Ball, of Fairfax County, was his elder brother and heir; that Moses Ball died in 1792, testate, intestate as to the estate of his brother James Ball ..... Copy teste, F. W. Richardson, Clerk."

   In the same court order is found that Moses and Ann( ... ) Ball had the following children:  John, Moses, George, Bazil, Anne, James and Sabilla.   Bazil Ball is referred to here as "Bazil Ball, deceased, of Alexandria County". [Ball p. 4]


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