BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s
BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s

BALL FAMILY GENEALOGY PHOTO ALBUM and RECORDS MAINE & MASSACHUSETSS 1800s - 1950s

Item #724

7 x 9.25” thick green album with “Biographical and Historical Family Record” on the front cover in decorative gold font. The book contains photographs, clippings, and letters related to the Ball family, recorded by Fred C. Ball of Lexington, Mass. in 1944. On the inside front cover there is a newspaper clipping about “Churchill’s American Grandfather.” The book has pre-laid out spaces to fill in information about births, marriages, and deaths; while there are many blank pages, Fred has used the book to gather as much information about his family as possible. He includes around 96 portraits and photos of relatives on the paternal and maternal sides of the family, images of gravestones, children, and old family houses. The children most frequently photographed are named Alfred, Claire, and Mary. Other named individuals include Alfred H. Ball, Caroline M. Ball (Taylor), Stephen Munn Ball, Lucinda G. Ball, Mary A. McCure, John Randolph Ball, and Marmaduke Ball. Locations pictured or mentioned include Bangor, Maine, Lexington, Mass., and Hanover, New York. There are two photos of a view of Phillips Lake, one taken in 1909 and the other in 1951. Photographs and information date from the late 1800s to the 1950s. Photos measure between 1.25 x 1.5” and 4.75 x 6.5” and are glued to the pages, annotated with names. The book is not completely filled, the spine is broken and several pages are loose. Nothing appears to be missing and the photos are quite lovely.

Example letters, entries, articles:
Letter from Clara Eugenia Ball to Fred C. Ball (Hanover, N. J., Feb. 6, 1911)
Dear Cousin:-
I am sorry to say I can give you no information about your ancestor, Marmaduke Ball.
In 1902 I had some correspondence with some of your California relations, but they could not go back of Marmaduke. I am acquainted with two genealogists in Massachusetts and I wrote them for information, but neither ever learned anything of Marmaduke. Possibly he came into Mass. from Maine or some other of the Eastern States.
I have been ill the past two weeks, or I should have sooner answered. All my Ball Journals are packed away in the attic, and it would not be prudent for me to go up there now. Someday I will look them up, and will write if I should find any thing further.
A gentleman in Mass. sent me—
Mar. Ball, b. In Mass. removed to Onondaga Co., N.Y. in 1812.
Married—
Children: Aaron Jerome
Stephen M.
Hiram B.
Henry S.
The latter two in San Jose, Cal. No, Henry S. resides Pacific Grove and his son Irwin Asa at San Jose. Aaron Jerome went to Cal. in 1852. It is strange you attended none of the Ball reunions at Keuka Lake. I wonder if this Geo. H. Larrabee is Prof. Larrabee of Keuka Lake.
Fraternally,
Clara Eugenia Ball.
I wish you would write out your father’s line, as Irwin Asa did his from Mar. to the present. Give the maiden names of those marrying into the family, the residences, occupations, and any items of interest. Also, dates of births, marriages, deaths.

Family History, Nationality, Genealogy, Education, Religion and Influence
The Ball Brothers Alling, Francis, John, Samuel, Richard and William came to America in 1635 on the ship Planter and landed at Boston. They were members of a Puritan Colony under Minister Tuttle and Deacon Henry Burt from Wiltshire, Eng. Alling, Francis 16, and William went with Rev. Tuttle and members of the Puritan church moved to New Haven, Conn. Rev. Tuttle and Alling Ball took up farms, side by side where Yale University now stands. Francis soon returned to the Mass. Colony and purchased land at West Springfield. On Oct. 3, 1644 he married Abigail Burt, daughter of Deacon Henry Burt.
Two sons were born to them Jonathan (b.) Oct. 1645 (D) 21 May 1741.
(M) Sarah Miller (b) 13 Mar. 1613 (D) 29 Aug. 1683
(M) Widow Susanah Worthington 1685
(widow of Nicholas Worthington) she died 9 Mar. 1727.
Samuel (b) 16 Mar. 1648 (d) 13 Sept. 1689
(M) Mary Graves of Hadley 15 Jan. 1671

Noted members of the family
Lebbeus Ball was probably the most prominent figure in the family. He was a descendant of Francis Ball of West Springfield
Francis - Jonathan - Jonathan 2nd - Lebbeus who lived in Granville, Mass. and served throughout the Revolutionary War. Most of the time as a Major. He was a cousin of George Washington and spent a winter at Valley Forge. He married Thankful Stowe of Middletown May 20, 1762
They had three sons and eight daughters. The seventh daughter Betsy married a minister, one Aaron Jerome of Manlius N.Y. The Balls had moved to Pompey N.Y. a short distance from Manlius. One of their numerous sons was the father of Leonard W. Gerome who married Clarissa Hall of Palmyra, N.Y. when they moved to Rochester, N.Y. Their second daughter Jeanette (Jenie) married Randolph Churchill and were the parents of Winston (Leonard, Spencer) Churchill, England’s Prime Minister.

“His ‘Girl Hair’”
John was the youngest and I was the oldest of four children. I had grown tired of dolls and the new little brother was very welcome. He soon lost the appearance of a little, old man. His eyes were so dark as to apear black, and his hair was the color of sunshine and hung about his shoulders in long, silky curls. The contrast was startling.
The summer he was two years old he was as pretty as a little picture and brim full of mischief. When a stranger passed, he invariably called out, “Who you are?” to the consternation of his family and the amusement of the passer-by.
His father and brother often teased him about what they called his “girl hair.” One morning John and mother were alone. Mother was busy about her household duties and John was playing in the next room. He was quiet for a long time and mother grew apprehensive. She went to investigate. John sat on the floor with his father’s big shears in his hand and a happy smile upon his face. He had cut his hair short as far as he could reach on both sides, leaving one lone curl in the very back,
“I got boy hair now.” he declared in a tone of supreme satisfaction.
Above is a picture of John Randolph taken a short time before he cut off his “girl hair.”
MISS E. CLAIRE BALL.
881 Massachusetts avenue, Lexington.

Price: $399.00

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