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Capt. Samuel Ball
of Hanover, New Jersey


Gravestone photos taken by Blaine Ball, Texas

Deacon Samuel BALL. Son of Deacon John BALL I & his 1st Wife. Born 17 Jul 1734 in Bloomfield, Essex Co., New Jersey. Died 12 Jan 1810 in Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Buried in, Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Capt. Samuel Ball of Morris Co., New Jersey served in the active military forces from New Jersey during the period of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, as follows

  • Captain, Colonel William Winds' Battalion of Volunteers, May 2nd 1775
  • Captain, First Company, from Hanover, Colonel William Winds' Regiment, Morris Co., NJ Militia, Sept 14, 1775
  • Adjutant, Colonel Sylvanus Seeley's Regiment Morris Co. Militia
  • Active Service: In alarm at Springfield from 7th to the 15th of June 1780 and from Jan 2nd to Jan 8th 1781

Received Certificate #163 dated May 3rd, 1784, signed by Silas Condict for L12:2:10,
depreciation of his Continental pay as Adjutant in the Morris Co. Militia

Signed JP Callahan, Major, Arty, NJARING
Assistant Adjutant General


  • Jul 1734 - born
  • Samuel lived near "Whipeny" River, Morris Co., New Jersey (according to a letter from Cornelius L. Ball to John R. Burnet, 13 Jul 1850)
  • Buried at First Presbyterian Church, Morris Co., NJ
  • Died at age 75 years, 6 months (according to History of FPC Hanover)
  • 12 Jan 1810 - died

He married Deborah FARRAND, About 1775. Born 1744 in New Jersey. Died 21 Feb 1806 in Hanover, New Jersey. "of" Bloomfield, New Jersey - 17 Aug 1777 - Hanover, NJ Presbyterian Church member

They had the following children:

2	i.	Aaron BALL	
3	ii.	Samuel BALL II	
4	iii.	Electa BALL	
5	iv.	Lydia BALL	
6	v.	Sarah BALL	
7	vi.	Dr. John BALL	
8	vii.	James Harvey BALL I	
9	viii.	Amzi Lewis BALL	
10	ix.	Deborah BALL
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