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BALL family - Schuyler, Tompkins, Seneca Cos

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BALL family - Schuyler, Tompkins, Seneca Cos

Posted: 22 Jun 2004 11:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BALL, HATT, LAMOREAUX
Looking for any information on the BALL family of the Finger Lakes area of New York. My known line starts with:

First Generation
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1. David Ball. Born on 5 May 1807. Died on 30 Mar 1876. Buried in Valois Cemetery, Schuyler Co., NY.

David married Emma Maria Curry, daughter of Robert Curry (1772-30 Jan 1848) & Abigail "Abby" or "Abe" Brown (19 Jan 1772-29 Nov 1843). Born on 11 Dec 1815. Died on 24 Jan 1868. Buried in Valois Cemetery, Schuyler Co., NY.

They had the following children:

2 i. George W. (1834-1914)

3 ii. Elvira or Alvira (~1838-)

4 iii. Robert (?) (~1840-)

5 iv. James Sanford (1842-1921)

6 v. Daniel P. (~1846-)

7 vi. Francis W. (~1848-)

8 vii. Albert (~1851-)

9 viii. Edgar (~1854-)

Second Generation
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2. George W. Ball. Born in Oct 1834 in New York. Died in 1914. Buried in Valois Cemetery, Schuyler Co., NY. Occupation: Day laborer in 1860 census, merchant in 1910.

George is listed in 1880 census, living in Candor, Tioga Co., NY:

Birth Year <1835>
Birthplace NY
Age 45
Occupation Laborer
Marital Status M <Married>
Race W <White>
Head of Household George W. BALL
Relation Self
Father's Birthplace NY
Mother's Birthplace NY

George listed in 1910 census in Hector, NY, age 76, with wife Sarah J., age 72. Their marriage was the first for both, lasting 52 years as of 1910. George was listed as a Merchant. Sarah was listed as having had 8 children, 4 of whom were still living. In 1910, they were living next to William and Jennie Millspaugh. William and Jennie's son Frank married George and Sarah's granddaughter Ethel Hatt.

Was listed in 1914 as being a retired farmer, living in Trumansburg, NY, with wife Sarah, owner of house and lot, at rural delivery # 35

Military: A George W. Ball, age 28, enlisted at Hector, NY on 1 Sep 1864, and was promoted to full Artillery Officer on 14 December 1864. He served in the NY Co. G, 15th Engineers and was mustered out on 13 June 1865 at Ft. Barry, VA. It's not known if this is our George Ball, but all of the facts point to it being one in the same.

Ca 1858 George W. married Sarah Joiner, daughter of Lemuel M. Joiner (ca 1798-aft 1850) & Mary "Polly" Unknown (ca 1802-aft 1850). Born in Feb 1838 in Pennsylvania. Died in 1917. Buried in Valois Cemetery, Schuyler Co., NY.

The 1900 census indicates that she and George had 8 children, 5 of whom were still living.

They had the following children:

10 i. Hiram (1859-)

11 ii. Minnie (1869-1951)

12 iii. Daniel L. (1874->1880)

13 iv. Lena (1878->1880)

14 v. Florence (1884-)

3. Elvira or Alvira Ball. Born abt 1838 in NY.

4. Robert (?) Ball. Born abt 1840 in NY.

5. James Sanford Ball. Born on 2 Aug 1842 in Tompkins Co., NY. Died on 19 Jul 1921.

Appears in 1875 census in Hector, NY, age 32, born Tompkins Co., NY, with wife Cassy, age 33, born Seneca Co., NY. Also in the house is daughter, Ida M., age 3, born Schuyler Co., NY

Listed in 1880 census, living in Hector, Schuyler Co., NY:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

James BALL Self M Male W 37 NY Farmer NY NY
Hannah BALL Wife M Female W 43 NY Keeping House NY NY
Ida M. BALL Dau S Female W 8 NY NY NY
Millie BALL Dau S Female W 1 NY NY NY
John CARSON Other S Male W 21 NY Farm Laborer --- ---
Emma BROWN Other S Female W 20 NY Servant NY NY

Listed in 1910 census, Hector, NY, house 203-211, age 67, 2nd marriage (lasting 33 years). Wife Hannah is the only other household member; she was age 73, 1st marriage, 1 child, still living.

Listed in 1914 as retired farmer, living in Valois with wife Hannah L. Ball, owners of 106 acres of land.

Listed in the 1920 census for Hector, Schuyler Co., NY, age 77, with wife Hannah, age 82.

In 1877 James Sanford first married Hannah Lamoreaux, daughter of Lemuel Lamoreaux (ca 1807-) & Millicent Unknown (ca 1815-). Born on 20 Apr 1837 in Seneca Co., NY. Died aft 1920.

They had one child:

15 i. Millicent Lamoreaux (1878-1968)

James Sanford second married Cassy Unknown. Born ca 1842 in Seneca Co., NY.

They had one child:

16 i. Ida M. (ca1872-)

6. Daniel P. Ball. Born abt 1846 in NY.

Found in 1875 Hector, NY Census, living alone, as head of household, farmer, born in Tompkins County, age 28

7. Francis W. Ball. Born abt 1848 in NY.

8. Albert Ball. Born abt 1851 in NY.

His wife is unknown. There is an Anna Ball, relict of Albert M., who d. 26 May 1878 in Varick, NY. She was the d/o Cyrus Baldrich. Her age isn't known, so it's unclear whether this is our Albert Ball. There is also a "Bertie Ball" in 1914, living in Valois, next to the James S. Ball who was Albert's brother.

9. Edgar Ball. Born abt 1854 in NY.

Third Generation
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10. Hiram Ball. Born in 1859 in NY.

11. Minnie Ball. Born on 9 May 1869 in Troy, PA. Died in New York on 8 Feb 1951. Buried in Jones Cem., near Mecklenburg, Schuyler Co., NY.

Research: Family information from Raymond G. Hatt has her birthplace as Troy, Pennsylvania

Minnie's place of birth as listed in the 1930 census was Pennsylvania.

On 1 Dec 1888 Minnie married George Albert Hatt, son of Minor Thomas Hatt (24 Dec 1830-12 Nov 1905) & Elizabeth Johnston (23 May 1836-13 Sep 1888), in New York. Born on 1 Feb 1860 in Searsburg, New York. Died in Interlaken, New York on 13 Apr 1943. Buried in Jones Cem., near Mecklenburg, Schuyler Co., NY.

Appears in 1880 census, living with father, Minor Hatt, in Schuyler Co., NY:

Birth Year <1860>

Birthplace NY
Age 20
Occupation Farm Laborer
Marital Status S
Race W
Head of Household Minor HATT
Relation Son
Father's Birthplace NY
Mother's Birthplace NY

Listed in 1910 census, Hector, NY, house 281-291. He is listed age 50, 1st marriage, lasting 21 years, Farmer. Also in household were wife Minnie, age 40, born Pennsylvania. Her mother is listed as being born in Pennsylvania, but the census entry for George Ball and Sarah (Joiner) Ball says New York. This was also Minnie's first marriage. Children listed were: Arthur L, age 14, farmer; Ethel E., age 12; Fred R., age 9; and Alice P., age 4. Next door was Lewis W. Hatt, and next to Lewis was Oscar, all brothers of George.

George was listed in the 1920 census in Hector, Schuyler Co., NY, age 59, born NY, Farmer, household 282/284. Living with him were wife Minnie, 50, born PA; Arthur L., 24, laborer, NY; Fred R., 18, laborer, NY; and Alice P., 14, NY. They were all living next to the household of James S. Allen, who was related to Deborah Allen b. 1804, m. Bethuel Gould. Bethuel's great-grandaughter Susie Gould would marry George's son Arthur Hatt.1

George and Minnie appear in the 1930 census, living in Hector, Schuyler Co., NY, household 94/75. George was listed age 70, Minnie, age 60. They were living next to George's brother, Oscar.2

George was listed in the 1938 Rural Directory for Schuyler Co., NY, as G. A. Hatt, Trumansburg3

They had the following children:

17 i. Arthur Lewis (1895-1973)

18 ii. Ethel E. (1897-1971)

19 iii. Fred Russell (1901-1991)

20 iv. Alice P. (1907-1992)


12. Daniel L. Ball. Born in 1874-1875 in New York. Died aft 1880.

13. Lena Ball. Born in 1878. Died aft 1880.

14. Florence Ball. Born in Aug 1884 in New York.

15. Millicent Lamoreaux Ball. Born on 8 Dec 1878 in Valois, Seneca Co., NY. Died in Waterloo, NY on 28 Jan 1968.

Millicent Lamoreaux married Phineas Catlin Foote, son of Lafayette Foote. Born on 19 Aug 1867 in Odessa, NY. Died in Valois, Seneca Co., NY on 10 Mar 1944.

16. Ida M. Ball. Born ca 1872 in Schuyler Co., NY.
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Priscilla F. Weir 10 Jul 2004 12:01PM GMT 
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