Do you have the surname BALL on your Watchlist?

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The Ball Name Study has returned with the new template  creating a new display on its main page.  There are plenty of links to different types of Ball profiles (unsourced, unconnected etc), and surname distribution.  The Study also has a list of 'Notable Namebearers' from around the world, including English WWI flying ace Albert Ball and his father, Sir Albert Ball, Lord Mayor of Nottingham; Benjamin Ball, English-born French psychiatrist; Edward Hughes "Golden" Ball, British dandy; Hugo Ball, German author and poet; Joseph Hurst Ball, American journalist and national politician; Mary (Ball) Washington (mother of US President George Washington); Samuel Ball, Australian education researcher - and, of course: Lucille Ball, American comedienne!

Would you like to join the Study? Study a topic dedicated to the Ball surname? Or just add the sticker {{One Name Study|name=Ball}} or the category [[Category:Ball Name Study]]?

WikiTree profile: Space:Ball_Name_Study
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)

6 Answers

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I've added the sticker to my Devon/Cornwall Balls.
by Christine Searle G2G6 Mach 3 (37.0k points)
Wonderful - thank you. :)
I also have a Ball family from Devon as well.

Connection by marriage only.

I have no other details...
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Dear Ros haywood,

Yes, I would like to volunteer to join the study.  Also would like to add the emblem. I have had my son', Trevor William Ball's DNA entered into the North American Ball study, and there is discrepancies in many trees regarding descendants.  My sons are traced back to Edward Ball and Abigail Balachley from Newark, NJ, and their great-grandfather was one of the 5 Ball brothers that created Ball Jar Corporation, and donated Ball State University, in Muncie, IN.  Their lineage is Trevor & Tyler Ball > William Hudson Ball III (Chip) > William Hudson Ball Jr. > William Hudson Ball > William C. Ball > Lucius Styles Ball > William Styles Ball > Jonathan Ball > Moses Ball > Thomas Ball > Edward Ball.- Thank you for the invitation.
by Jean Ball G2G3 (3.4k points)
Correction, the DNA study that my son participated in is called the New England Ball Project, and they refer to the 5 Brothers myth as to their ancestors.
Thank you, Jean.  I have created a satellite freespace page to contain the information you have given:

and look forward to working with you.
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I am not sure what to do concerning this Ball Study. My maternal grandfather’s line is Ball. Mentioned in the description of this study is a Joseph Hurst Ball, a Minnesota Senator. He is my 1st cousin 3x removed. I’m happy to help out, just made need some extra help in knowing what to do.

Thank you,

by Patti Thompson G2G Rookie (200 points)
If you click on Joseph's name, you will be taken to his profile.  It is currently without a Profile Manager, so you could even adopt it if you want!  You can develop it: add a biography, add sources, etc.

If you have any other Ball profiles, please add either the category alone or the sticker.
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We have a big brick wall with William Ball born 1797 near Snickersville, VA. I will add the template to his descendants and hope this study will break down that wall. I will help as I can!
by Pam Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (18.6k points)
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I have two Ball profiles on my watchlist, both now have the sticker: Winifred (Ball) Rosser|Ball-6000; William Charles Ball|Ball-6001
by John Rosser G2G6 Mach 1 (11.2k points)
Great! Glad to have them in the Study!
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I have Ball ancestors from Coleshill near Amersham, Bucks in the 17th century (Quakers, and probably Lollards before that); Henry Ball, of Brainsford Barn aka Brentford Grange (the property remained in the Ball family until the 19th century). The earliest this line can be traced is to one John Ball/Bawll, born c. 1510, d. 1566.

by C Handy G2G6 Pilot (189k points)

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