Descendants of Francis Ball



First Generation


1. Francis Ball 1, died in Oct 1648 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Court Appearance; 4 May 1648; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. "Coe, one of the Indians on the other sid did complaine against Francis Ball for striking his wife two blowes with a stick. Francis Ball saith it was but two blowes with a little shorte stick about two foote long and not so big as his litle finger and he strock her only on her beare skin coate. I ordered him to pay her 2 hands of wampam but I also ordered that the boyes that skared his cattell and hindered his cattell to pay 3 hands and when they paid the said 3 hands then Francis Ball shoud pay the two hands; he refused the two hands and said he would give 2 blowes for it:"

Francis married Abigail Burt 4, daughter of Henry Burt and Eulalie Marchen, on 3 Oct 1644 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1 3. (Abigail Burt was born about 1623 in England 4 5 6 and died on 3 Feb 1691/92 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 4 5.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Court Appearance; 11 Jan 1640/41; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 7. Found guilty of two misdemeanors in promising to marry John Hobell after her father had refused permission and for attemping 'fornication'. Sentenced to be whipted by the Constable.

2. VR - Marriage; 3 Oct 1644; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 8. Married Francis Ball

3. Marriage Contract; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. "Know all men that whereas there is a marriage intended to be this day sollomnised between the widdow Ball and Benjamin Mun of Hartford: That the said Widdow Ball in the presence and with the consent of the said Benjamin doth condition to pay fourteene pounds in such pay as shall be estemed worth fourteene pounds to be paid to the two sonns of the said widdow that is to say eight pounds to Jonathan Ball now about 4 yere ould and six pounds ot Samuell Ball now about the age of a yere to be paid to them when they shall accomplish the age of twenty yeres and in case either of them dye the other is to have all the said 14: provided also that if the said Benjamin shall put out the said boyes to be apprentises to some trade then he shall lay our their said portions for thier accommodation and so shall be freed of the said payment at 20 yeares of age and the said Benjamin doth acknowledge himself to stand bound in the some of 20 for the true performance of the said conditions: and uppon this their agreement I do give them leave to proceed in mariage:
The marke of Benjamim X Mun in the presence of me William Pynchon

4. VR - Marriage; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. Married Benjamin Munn of Hartford.

5. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 May 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 9. Received legacy of clothing - cloake, a green Apron and coate and a shift - in her mother's will.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 3 Oct 1644; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 7 Oct 1645; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Jonathan, s. Francis Ball

3. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Mar 1647/48; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Samuel, s. Francis Ball


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Capt. Jonathan Ball 1 was born on 7 Oct 1695 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1 and died on 21 May 1741 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.
+ 3 M    ii. Samuel Ball 1 3 was born on 6 Mar 1647/48 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1 3 10.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Capt. Jonathan Ball 1 (Francis1) was born on 7 Oct 1695 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1 and died on 21 May 1741 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 7 Oct 1645; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3 11.

2. Inheritance Protected; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. Marriage contract of his mother Abigail Burt Ball with Benjamin Munn of Hartford assured that his mother & Benjamin were sworn to pay 14 either in pay when he reached the age of twenty or in providing an apprenticeship before that time. Jonathan is listed as about 4 years of age.

3. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 19 Dec 1690; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2 12.

4. Lands Recorded - Granted; 7 Apr 1707; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. In the town division, Left. Ball [presumably Jonathan Ball as he is referred to as Left. a month later in a land division listing.]

5. Lands Recorded - Granted; May 1707; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 13. Left Jonath Ball listed with 7 acres in the division of 'Lots on the Hill'

Jonathan married Susannah Worthington 1 in 1683 3. (Susannah Worthington died on 9 Mar 1726/27 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 1683 3. Recorded in Springfield, but probably did not take place there

2. VR - Birth of Child; 25 Dec 1692; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Jonathan, s. of Jonathan Ball

3. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Aug 1685; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Sarah, daughter of Jonathan & Susannah Ball

4. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Mar 1686/87; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Francis, s. Jonathan & Susanna Ball

5. VR - Birth of Child; 19 Apr 1689; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. "Jonathan & Susanna Ball had a son" - this is the birth date given in Springfield Families for Benjamin.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 27 Sep 1695; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Joseph, son of Jona[than] & Susanna Ball


Children from this marriage were:

   4 M    i. Joseph Ball 1 3 was born on 27 Sep 1695 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1 3.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 27 Sep 1695; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3.

Joseph married Mercy Maccraney 1, daughter of William Maccraney and Margaret Riley. (Mercy Maccraney was born on 22 Jul 1697 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.)

   5 M    ii. Sarah Ball 1 was born on 6 Aug 1685 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 6 Aug 1685; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3.

   6 M    iii. Francis Ball 1 was born on 9 Mar 1686/87 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 9 Mar 1686/87; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3.

   7 M    iv. Benjamin Ball 1 was born on 19 Apr 1689 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.
   8 M    v. Jonathan Ball 1 was born on 25 Dec 1692 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 25 Dec 1692; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3.

3. Samuel Ball 1 3 (Francis1) was born on 6 Mar 1647/48 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 1 3 10.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 Mar 1647/48; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3 14.

2. Inheritance Protected; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. Marriage contract of his mother Abigail Burt Ball with Benjamin Munn of Hartford assured that his mother & Benjamin were sworn to pay 14 either in pay when he reached the age of twenty or in providing an apprenticeship before that time. Samuel is listed as about 1 year of age.

3. Employment; Between 1664-1667; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 15. Mr. Whiting DR [Josiah Whiting of Westfield, Pynchon's son-in-law]
To Sam Ball for 1 M brick 01 00 00

4. Signed Petition; 2 Feb 1668/69; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 16. Signed petition against imposts

5. VR - Birth of Child; 12 Jun 1673; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 17. Mary Daughter of Samuell & Mary Ball

6. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Apr 1675; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 18. Francis Ball, Son of Samuell & Mary Ball

7. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Jan 1677/78; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 19. Elizabeth Daughter of Sam'l & Mary Ball

8. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Dec 1679; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 20. Mercy, Daughter of Samuel & Mary Ball

9. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; Sep 1684; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA 2.

10. Employment; 25 Dec 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 21. Sam Ball CR
Dec 25 1684
By due to him on work about the Meeting house 1s 9d his Rate of 8s 3d Set of pays him his 10s I giving Cr for 00 01 09
Volume V, Part 2, 1672-1693 . Page 171 [p 330]
Sam Ball CR
[1678]
By 3 M 3 C bricks for Prison House Chimney 03 06 00
more 6 C of Bricks for Prison hose 00 12 00
By oxen carting 1 d for the Prison house 00 02 00
By buiding the Prison House Chimney when finished 03 00 00
only he is to finish the Prison house chimney it being acoted for & that at Round Hill.

11. Investment; 21 Feb 1684/85; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 22. The Company or Eight owners of this
Pine Sawmil per Contra are Febr 21 1684
Thomas Merick Thomas Day |
James Warriner Saml Ball |
Thomas Stebbins Jos Stebbins| Who are CR
John Burt | By the said Mill
& Henry & Major Pynchon |

[p 238]
JP Disbursed 8 10 04
Tho Merick 6 01 00
Tho Stebbins disbursed 4 17 00
Tho Day 5 10 00
James Warriner 5 10 06
Sam Ball 5 19 06
Jos Stebbins 7 12 06
Burts 6 15 00
More to G Merick for Pond Land 50s 02
& other things Summed up in the
Paper Dec 21 1685 03 12 00
------------- 54 08
This 58 li 8 s Devided into Eight pts for every owner to pay the pt or share or Sum which each owner is to pay of this sum is 6 16s a piece.
Besides this pt each owner hath to pay Gaines 0 17 00
& the 1/8 of the Iron Work is 2 05 00
of this not accoted & Nayls
altering Irons & Raising abut
4 li in all which each 1/8 pt is ros 0 10 00
-----------
10 08 00
The whole Mill stands in about 83 12 00
Each 1/8
Dec 21 1685

12. Jury Duty; 19 May 1688; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2.

Samuel married Mary Graves 23, daughter of John Graves and Mary Smith, on 15 Jan 1670/71 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. (Mary Graves was born about 1654 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT 23.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 15 Jan 1670/71; Hatfield, Hampden Co., MA 24. Ball, Samuell m. Mary Graves


Children from this marriage were:

   9 F    i. Mary Ball 3 was born on 12 Jun 1673 in Springfield, Erie Co., PA 3.

Mary married Ensign John Hitchcock 25 26, son of Deacon John Hitchcock and Hannah Chapin. (Ensign John Hitchcock was born on 13 Apr 1670 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 25 26 and died on 4 Jul 1751 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 25.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 13 Apr 1670; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 26.

2. Residence; 13 May 1691; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. Listed as a Freeman of the town of Springfield, Hampden Co., MA

3. VR - Marriage; 24 Sep 1691; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 27. Married Mary Ball; marriage performed by Judge John Pynchon

4. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Dec 1692; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 28. Hitchcock, John, s. of John Jr..

5. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Mar 1694/95; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 29. Hitchcock, Mary, d. of John & Mary

6. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 5 Feb 1711/12; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 30. Legacy in his father's will.

7. Military Award; 23 Jun 1736; Falltown, MA 31. Granted land in Falltown, MA, near the Upper Falls of the Connecticut River where the Falls Fight took place on 19 May 1676, by right of his father-in-law, Samuel Ball, who participated in the fight.



Sources


1. Thomas Warren,, Springfield Families, (privately published; typed and indexed by Ella May Lewis).

2. William Pynchon, John Pynchon, Elizur Holyoke, Pynchon Court Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000).

3. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000).

4. 429 Years of Parsons Family History, (http://www.best.com/~parsons/ (31 Mar 1999)).

5. Footprints (A Wright Web Site), (http://vader.castles.com/ftprints/web64015.html (8/19/98)).

6. Ancestors of Ruth Ann Rutherford, (Jeraldyne Ann Moore, 1421 Flamingo Drive, Lewisville, TX 75077, Jmoore3672@aol.com).

7. Joseph H. Smith, ed, Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts (1639-1702): The Pynchon Court Record, An Original Judges' Diary of the Administration of Justice in the Springfield Courts in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1961 (on-line http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~russell/hal/docs/pynchon.html)).

8. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 55.

9. Terry, George Skelton, Genealogical Research in England, Burt - March, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 86, January 1932, p 77 - 84; April 1932, p 216-220; July 1932, p 247-252.)

10. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146). 18:84.

11. ibid. 18:83.

12. Rev. Lucius E. Paige, List of Freemen [from Colonial Records], (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 3, January 1849, p. 89 & subsequent). 3:351.

13. Lyman H. Bagg, transcriber, Early Settlers of West Springfield, Transcribed from the Parish Records of the First Congregational Church, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 29, p 283 & subsequent).

14. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146). 18:147.

15. Carl Bridenbaugh & Juliette Tomlinson, eds., The Pynchon Papers, Vol II, Selection from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697, (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 1985). Volume III, 1664 - 1667 . Page 32 [p 425].

16. Transcribed from the Massachusetts Archives by William B. Trask, Petitions Against Imposts, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, January 1855, p 81). 9:87.

17. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146). 19:63.

18. ibid. 19:64.

19. ibid. 19:250.

20. ibid. 19:251.

21. Carl Bridenbaugh & Juliette Tomlinson, eds., The Pynchon Papers, Vol II, Selection from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697, (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 1985). Volume V, Part 1, 1672-1693 . Page 171 [p 323].

22. ibid. Volume VI, 1683-1694 . Page 273 [p 237].

23. Graves Family Association, Thomas Graves, 1645 Settler of Hartford, Connecticut and Hatfield, Massachusetts and His Decendants, (http://www.gravesta.org).

24. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Hatfield, p 48.

25. Jennings Genealogical Database, (http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/jennin/igmget.cgi/n=Jennings?I761 (08/16/98)).

26. Charles H.S. Davis, Records of Springfield, Mass., (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 18, January 1864, p 82-86; April 1684, p 142-146).

27. Judge Pynchon's Marriage Records, 1685-1711, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 123, October 1969, p 258 & subsequent).

28. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 19.

29. ibid. Springfield, p 21.

30. Mary L. Hitchcock, The Hitchcock Genealogy, (Mass. 1894). p 208-211.

31. Rev. George M. Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 43, July 1889, p 259-279). 41:213; citing 'A List of ye Soldiers and Descendants of such as are Deceased that were in the fight called the Falls Fight above Deerfield, who are intituled to the township granted by the Generall Court".

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