Will: 28 Sep 1694 Lancaster Co., VA, 11-16-1694 will probated,
WB 8 pg. 45.
Spouses: (conflicts in mother of children)
Marriage 1 Margaret DOWNMAN b: ABT 1615 Married: ABT 1675
Marriage 2 Miss HARRIS
Marriage 3 Mary Margaret WILLIAMSON
William left eight sons, (and one daughter,) five of whom have
now (Anno Domini 1779) male issue.
"Capt. William Ball, the second son of Col. William Ball, born 2
Jun 1641. He appears to have settled in Virginia while his
father was living in Maryland. He was domiciled in St. Mary's
White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, 1669. He married prior to
11 Nov 1672, Margaret Williamson, daughter of James Williamson
(died 1656), of Rappahannock Co, VA, one of the principal land
owners and a wealthy merchant, and his wife, Ann, daughter of
Colonel William Underwood.
They had eight sons and one daughter: William, Richard, James,
Joseph, George, David, Margaret (married Rawleigh Downman),
Stretchley and Samuel.
Capt. William Ball's wife, Margaret (Williamson) Ball, was
living when he made his will, 29 Dec 1694 (Virginia Magazine of
History and Bioqraphy, Vol. 8, page 81; Hayden's Virginia
Genealogies, page 47; and "Wills of Rappahannock County,
Virginia, 1656-1692," by William Montgomery Sweeny, pages 5,
2 George BALL + ? HAYNIE + Grace WADDY
2 Joseph BALL + Mary SPENCER
2 Margaret BALL + Rawleigh DOWNMAN
2 Richard BALL + Sarah YOUNG
2 Stretchley BALL
2 William BALL + Hannah BEALE
2 James BALL b: 1678 d: 13 OCT 1754 + Ann HOWSON d: Bef 1710 +
Mary CONWAY b: 1686 d: 15 SEP 1730
2 David BALL b: 26 SEP 1686 d: 14 DEC 1732 + Mary Ellen HEALE
2 Samuel BALL b: 26 SEP 1686 d: Bef 16 AUG 1751 + Ann Catherine
Children: Sarah Jane James b: 28 NOV 1837 in SC bur. Florence
Co. SC. Garretson James and Emily James.
Donna Howell EMail: email@example.com, wrote on genforum:
I'm descended from Martha Cockfield m. Samuel James, and
(probably her sister) Mary Cockfield m. Ayrich Coward. They were
"He married April 20, 1768, being at that time past 30 years of
age, Sarah Elizabeth Richardson, as tradition has it, in the
home of George Washington. There seems to be no reason for
disputing this tradition."
Posted by: Sherry Kaseberg Date: March 18, 2000 at 07:22:30
In Reply to: Mary Ann Shoup b. 1769 Washington, MD by Mark
DeLancey message 109 of 421
This is from the solid research of Marlo K. Schermerhorn on the
Sebastian Shoup line:
The senior Sebastian Shoup was baptized 1704 Canton Basel,
Sissach, Switzerland and d ca 1767-68. He married Elspeth
Tschudi 1733, probably in Switzerland, and they came to the USA
on the ship Friendship in 1740, landing at Philadelphia 23 Sept
and went to Frederick Co MD in what is now Washington Co MD. She
was the dau of Hans Jacob Tschudi and Anna Rudin. He was the son
of Hans Heinrich Shaub and Ursula Horand, Hans H. being a
widower in 1738. See Faust and Brumbaugh's Lists of Swiss
Emigrants in the 18th Century to the American Colonies.
Sebastian and Elspeth had issue: Elizabeth bapt 1734; Hans
Heinrich bapt 1735; Anna bapt 1739 Sissach; Sebastian who m
Margit Teegard[en] and who d 1792-1793 Saxton, Bedford Co PA
+Fockler's Cemetery; and maybe others. Any connection to the
Jacob Shoup born ca 1745 in Frederick Co MD still needs proof.