Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

Old Ball Home

Located on U.S. 158 south of Coinjock on the corner of Ray Midgett's farm.  This was also known as the Gray home.

Addendum by Roy E. Sawyer, Jr.--
     The Ball House stood until sometime in the 1960's.  Little is known about the family for which it is named, but there is likely some connection to Lemuel Ball (1827 - 1882), who is buried in the Ballance cemetery on Churches Island.  The house stood on the farm owned by Ray Midgett about a mile south of Coinjock Canal on Gallbush Ridge.  V. B. Griggs, Jr.,  reported that there was an old Ball cemetery on his father's property, which was north of the farm of Ray Midgett.
     Reuben Ball, who died before 24 Jun 1793, married Elizabeth O'Neal, daughter of Michael O'Neal and his wife, Elizabeth.  Reuben Ball and Elizabeth O'Neal Ball  had a son, William Ball, and a daughter, Nancy Ball.  Nancy Ball married first Peter Morrisette, who died in 1803, and their children were:  Nancy, Peggy, Polly, and Cason Ball Morrisette (died before 1850).  Nancy Ball Morrisette married second to Lemuel Sanderson, Jr., and they had Thomas, Betsy, Lemuel, Jessey, and Polley Sanderson.
     Hosea Ball (died 1833) married Bridget O'Neal, a sister of Elizabeth O'Neal who married Reuben Ball, and also a daughter of Michael and Elizabeth O'Neal.  Hosea and Bridget O'Neal Ball had Enoch Ball, Lemuel Ball (born 1792, married Franky), and Bridget Ball, who possibly married a Forbes.
     Hosea Ball appears as a witness to numerous wills in Currituck County between approximately 1798 and 1831, which implies that he was a prominent member of the community.

 

This photo and information are from the project "Old Homes in Currituck County to 1860" originally compiled June 1960 by Alma O. Roberts and Alice Flora of the Currituck County Historical Society.   We are indebted to Barbara B. Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society for permission to reproduce this collection on the internet, and also to Gerri Andrews and Diane Ferebee of the Currituck County Public Library who provided digital copies of the photos.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes; however, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.  Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.

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