Person:Edward Ball (1)

Facts and Events
Name Edward Ball
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1642 Poss. Branford Colony,Connecticut,USA
Marriage 1664 Branford, New Haven, Connecticutto Abigail Blatchley
Death? Abt 1724 Millbrook, Essex, New Jersey, United States

Edward Ball Probably Not Son of Alling Ball of New Haven

"Some have claimed that Edward Ball, who was at Branford, Conn., in 1666 and removed to Newark, N. J., was a son of Alling Ball, Sr. The name of Edward does not occur in any New Haven record, and although that is not conclusive, the presumption is that he was not a son of Alling. Since there was no probation of Alling's estate, Edward's name should have figured in conveyances of Ball property if he had been Alling's son. Births of the three known sons of Alling were all recorded; and of these, only John and Alling left issue. Only John and Alling were mentioned in deeds of their first cousin, Hannah (Russell) Kimberly. … Edward, unless he came to Branford from elsewhere in New England, may conceivably have been a son of Alling's supposed brother William; or he may have been a more distant relative and a late comer from England."[1]

  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines. Notes on the Ball Family of New Haven, Conn. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Apr 1934)