Figure of the Week

William Ball

Born 1768 - Died 1815

This William Ball (1768-1815) was not of the Virginia Ball family, but was born in Pennsylvania, a fact that causes confusion as both he and several of his Virginia Ball counterparts lived simultaneously in the White Oak area of Stafford.  He was the son of William Ball (died 1782) and Martha Brumfield and owned and resided at Chapel Green in White Oak.  The younger William married Jane Vernon, the widow of Abner Vernon (died 1793), the Quaker bookkeeper at James Hunter’s Iron Works near Falmouth.