Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sarah “Maria” BALL 1850-1887

Sarah Maria Ball 1850 -1887 North Hatley, PQSarah “Maria” BALL b. 1850 Compton Township, PQ was the daughter of Thomas BALL and Mary BRADY, both from Cavin County, Ireland.  (and my great, grandmother).

According to a genealogy contact (Leslie Nutbrown)  in Quebec a check of the 1815-1879 birth records in Quebec do not list a Maria BALL.  There is a Sarah Ball born in 1850 in Compton, daughter of Thomas BALL and Mary BRADY.  I subsequently found both of her names “Sarah Maria” listed on the birth record of one of her children.

She married William KERR 11 March 1873 in St. John’s Anglican Church Waterville, Quebec and they had three children, Frederick James b. 1874, Bertha Eliza b. 1874 and Homer William b. 1881.  Homer was my grandfather.

She died young at age 37 on 18 November 1887 leaving behind her husband and three young children, ages 13, 11 and 6.

Young Bertha was sent to live with her Boston BALL relatives and lost touch with the rest of the family. Family stories say she moved west to Idaho (?) after her marriage but this has not been confirmed.

I wish to learn more about the BALL family in Quebec, Ireland and Boston.

If anyone has a connection (no matter how remote) to this family please comment below.

[This post is part of the Smile for the Camera, 21st Edition Carnival by footnoteMaven at Shades of the Departed]


6 Responses to “Sarah “Maria” BALL 1850-1887”
  1. Mavis says:

    It always saddens me when a branch of the tree gets lost.

  2. Hi Mavis,
    Yes, it is sad. Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.


  3. Kerry says:

    Laura Evelance- B-1916 Guelph D- 1965 NorandaQue.
    Is the daughter of another nee:BALL. How&why she ended-up in Que. is still a mystery. Maybe a job maybe, maybe family. Obit’s show family was located in GTA mostly. I can figure of alot of this line just having trouble with siblings. I just thought I’d throw this on the table to see if this name is familiar.

  4. Hi Kerry,
    Someone may see your comment and make a connection. Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment :)


  5. Thanks for your comments Kerry. Maybe someone will have a connection to your Ball.


  6. Kerry says:

    Thanks! & Happy Hunting! :)
    -Kerry :) )

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