William Ball Family of South Carolina 1699

William Ball (b. in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, immigrant, d. 1727 in Berkeley County, South Carolina) is the progenitor for most of the Balls who later migrated from South Carolina about 1768 to Midway, Liberty County, Georgia, and in 1810 to Sandy Hook, Mississippi, then to points west and south.
This William Ball, thought to be born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, migrated across the Atlantic Ocean through Charleston, South Carolina to claim land at the headwaters of the Cooper River. The land he claimed was on the west side of the Cooper and is now under Lake Moultrie. He had to have been in South Carolina before 1700 in order to submit a warrant, have his property surveyed, and receive his royal land grant by February, 1700.
William Ball died in Berkeley County, South Carolina before March 20 1727.

The English naming pattern tradition is the reason that this Ball family has claimed that William Ball married Margaret Sampson. The names “Margaret” and “Sampson” have been given to descendants in generations since the early 1700s. The names “William”, “Richard”, “Robert”,and “Edward” are also Ball family Christian names.

English Naming Patterns

{ ca.1700 to ca.1875 }
From the beginning of the 18th Century to end of the 19th Century, the naming convention for children born to English-speaking families often followed a basic pattern. Although the naming convention does not always follow this order, many children's given names originated from their ancestors. For example - the first son was usually named after the father's father. Below is the commonly accepted pattern:

English Naming Patterns

1st Son -------------------------- Father's Father

2nd Son ------------------------- Mother's Father

3rd Son ---------------------------------- Father

4th Son ------------------ Father's Eldest Brother

5th Son----------------------Father's 2nd oldest
brother or mother's oldest brother.

1st Daughter --------------------- Mother's Mother

2nd Daughter --------------------- Father's Mother

3rd Daughter ------------------------------ Mother

4th Daughter --------------- Mother's Eldest Sister

and so forth.

Original Author Unknown.

YDNA for male descendants of Sampson Edward Ball (1779-1829) and William Bartholomew Ball match, indicating that both are descendants of William Ball (d. 1727). We are asking that other Ball descendants get their YDNA tested.
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Our intent is to honor our ancestors with honoring their sacrifice for us their children. Hebrews 11 vs 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.