Hannah/3w Bateman

F, #8131, (28 September 1645 - 1 January 1678/79)
Father*Thomas/2 Bateman1 b. 1614, d. 6 Feb 1669
Mother*Martha/2w Brooks1 b. s 1626, d. 3 Aug 1665
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Martha/2w Brooks
Descendants of Hannah/3w Bateman
Last Edited:10 Feb 2016

Children with Zachariah/2 Converse:

Hannah/3w Bateman, born 28 Sep 1645 at Concord, Massachusetts1, married, 12 Jun 1667 at Woburn, Zachariah/2 Converse of Woburn, son of Allen/1 Converse and Sarah (–?–).2 She died at Woburn 1 Jan 1678/79, a. 333, and he three weeks later, on 22 Jan 1678/79, a. 36.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 5, Hannah Bateman b.
  2. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:20, Hannah Bateman/Zachariah Converse m.
  3. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:39, Hannah Converse d.
  4. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:39, Zachariah Converse d.
  5. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:57, Zachariah Converse b.
  6. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:57, Elizabeth Converse b.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:57, Ruth Converse b.; 2:39, d.
Probably the Samuel Bateman who died, 1 Nov 1690, in Cape Breton in the Phips expedition against Port Royal.2

Samuel/3w Bateman

M, #8132, (7 February 1648/49 - 1 November 1690)
Father*Thomas/2 Bateman1 b. 1614, d. 6 Feb 1669
Mother*Martha/2w Brooks1 b. s 1626, d. 3 Aug 1665
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Martha/2w Brooks
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017
Samuel/3w Bateman, born 7 Feb 1648/49 at Concord, Massachusetts1, is probably the Samuel Bateman who died, 1 Nov 1690 at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in the Phips expedition against Port Royal.2,3

     The opening event of colonial military effort in King William's War was the expedition of Sir William Phips against Port Royal, which sailed from Nantasket, Boston Harbor, on April 28, 1690, in five ships with a force of several hundred. This Nova Scotia fort, with its small garrison outnumbered, soon surrendered, May 11, 1690, and the colonists gathered their plunder. A Congress of the colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, and New York voted for a combined expedition against Canada and this was the first instance of the Americans acting together in a formal undertaking against a common foreign enemy.
     Here was planned a joint movement with a land force marching from Albany to attack Montreal and a fleet from Boston to move against Quebec. The plan was of interest as the movement was essayed by the colonies without proper preparation and without consultation with the English Government. The land expedition was inadequately organized and equipped, and lacking the quotas of troops promised by the colonies involved, met with difficulties from the outset. A dispute over the position of joint commander, lack of suitable equipment, and an almost entire incapacity to carry on such an expedition, among other causes, led to its collapse and somewhat ignominious return after it had reached Wood Creek near the southern end of Lake Champlain. This futile attempt clearly showed the inability of the colonies at that time to organize for successful co-operative military action independent of England, and emphasized the inadequacy of the strength of men and of equipment they could assemble.
     The sea expedition against Quebec which left Boston on August 9, 1690, in some thirty-two vessels of various sorts and sizes, and aggregating some 2200 men, while it reached its destination was hardly more successful. Various delays enabled reinforcements under Frontenac to reach Quebec which was able to resist siege from a landing force and bombardment by the fleet. Not only was there lack of success in gaining the objective but the troops suffered from disease and exposure, while the cost of the expedition almost bankrupted the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Again this costly demonstration of the incompetence of the leaders for such an enterprise outside of their own boundaries, showed that, notwithstanding the bravery of the land forces under Major John Walley, no measure of success against a foe well organized and led could be expected in the absence of trained commanders and disciplined and seasoned troops.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 5, Samuel Bateman b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 55, Samll Bateman d. at Cape Breton.
  3. [S717] Bradley R. Ridge, "The Bateman Connection," 155, Thomas 2, (2) Samuel 3.
  4. [S545] Herbert Treadwell Wade, A Brief History of the Colonial Wars in America from 1607 to 1775 (New York: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, 1948), 44–45. Hereinafter Colonial Wars in America.

Nathaniel/2 Ball

M, #8133, (circa 1625 - 14 January 1705/6)
Father-Candidate*John/1 Ball1,2 b. c 1585, d. 1 Nov 1655
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Wayne:

  • John/3 Ball12 b. say 1648, d. 27 Jul 1649
  • Nathaniel/3 Ball13 b. 28 Sep 1649, d. 23 Nov 1649
  • Ebenezer/3 Ball14 b. circa 1650, d. 26 Oct 1726
  • Eleazer/3 Ball15,4 b. circa 1651, d. 15 Nov 1698
  • Abigail/3 Ball16 b. 26 Apr 1656
  • John/3 Ball17 b. 15 Aug 1660, d. 27 Oct 1703
  • Nathaniel/3 Ball+18 b. 3 Jul 1663, d. 4 Mar 1724/25
  • Hannah/3 Ball19 b. 22 Jan 1665/66
Nathaniel/2 Ball, born circa 1625, supposedly in Wiltshire, England2, married (1), about 1648, Mary (probably Wayne or perhaps Gove). (The will of dea. Ralph/1 Mousall of Charlestown, 13 Apr 1657, leaves cousin Nathaniell Ball and cousin Mary Waine £4 apiece, and also mentions daughter [ward] Mary Gove.)3,2 Nathaniel settled at Concord, where he was allotted 13 acres for a homestead.4 Nathaniel Bale, along with John Ball, was made a freeman 22 May 1650.1,5 His wife Mary died at Concord 14 Feb 16696, and there he married (2), 7 Feb 1670, Margery (Margaret) Knight, widow of Thomas/2 Bateman.7 He died at Concord 14 Jan 1705/68, and his widow on 18 Apr 1709.9

     Since John/1 Ball the emigrant lived at both Watertown and Concord, early researchers, as far back as Farmer (1829), assumed he was the father of both John (/2?) Ball of Watertown and Nathaniel (/2?) Ball of Concord. As David G. Ball points out, however, "He may have been the father of one, but according to preliminary yDNA testing, not both." Testing of descendants of both the younger men has shown they were not related.
     Nathaniel lived at Concord, was made freeman at the same time as the emigrant, and named a son John; all of which makes him, in my judgment, the better candidate to have been a son of the emigrant. Regardless, I have left both younger men numbered as descendants (/2) of the emigrant for convenience in identifying the many Ball descendants who share common given names.10

Local Notes:

Property1666, Concord, MAnot taxed on on 11 lots comprising 137 acres11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:11, John (1.) Ball.
  2. [S1093] Ball and Warren, John Ball of Watertown, 1, John (1.) Ball.
  3. [S648] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration Begins, Mousall, Ralph.
  4. [S1093] Ball and Warren, John Ball of Watertown, 1, Nathaniel (3.) Ball.
  5. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 22, Nathaniell Bale, John Ball.
  6. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 14, Mary Ball d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 15, nathanewell ball/margry batman m.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 69, Nathanll Ball d.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 74, Margery Ball d.
  10. [S2115] David G. Ball, "The New England Ball Project.
  11. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 37, 1666 tax list.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 6, John Ball d.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 5, Nathaniel Ball b.; 6, Nathaniell Ball d.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 110, Ebenezer Ball d.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 57, Eliazer Ball d.
  16. [S2115] David G. Ball, "The New England Ball Project," citing Edward Graham Jr. Ball, compiler, The Descendants of Nathaniel Ball of Concord, Massachusetts 1618-1706 (Orange Co. CA: (unpublished), 1978).
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 9, John Balle b.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 11, nathanell Balle b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 12, hanna Ball b.

Dorothy/2 Potter

F, #8137, (circa 1662 - 15 March 1752)
Father*Dea. Luke/1 Potter1 b. 18 Oct 1615, d. 13 Oct 1697
Mother*Mary/2 Edmunds1 b. c 1628, d. 15 Feb 1710/11
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Noah/3a Brooks
Last Edited:25 Sep 2017

Children with Noah/3a Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #24096934. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Dorothy/2 Potter, 2nd so-named, born circa 1662 at Concord, Massachusetts2, married, probably in 1685, Noah/3a Brooks of Concord, son of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks and Hannah/2 Mason.
     Savage and Bond erroneously identify Noah's wife as Dorothy Wright. Evidence to the contrary, and for a Potter association, is as follows: (1) The will of Dea. Luke Potter names his daughter Dorothy Brooks. (2) Luke's son Judah/2 Potter married Noah's sister Grace/3 Brooks. (3) Luke Potter was one of three men who returned the inventory of Noah's grandfather Capt. Thomas Brooks.3,4,5 Daughter Dorothy Brooks, "already given to," was mentioned in Luke Potter's will, dated 11 Jun 1695.2
     Noah died in that part of Concord which had become Acton 1 Feb 1738/396, and Dorothy died 15 Mar 1752 (c.r.)7 They are interred in the Hill Burying Ground, Concord.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 5, Dorothy Potter b.
  2. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 258, Luke Potter.
  3. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Noah Brooks/Dorothy Potter.
  4. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 11.
  5. [S516] Charles Edward Potter, Old Families of Concord, 13, Luke and Mary Potter, Dorothy [543.]: 1685.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 143, Noah Broks d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 415, widow Dorothy Brooks d. (c.r.).
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #20670785, #24096934.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 34, Dorothy Brookes b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 32, Joshua Brookes b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 34, Ebenezer Brookes b.
  12. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:261.
  13. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:722.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 45, Benjamin Brookes b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 47, Mary Brookes b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 51, Thomas Brookes b.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 60, Elizabeth Brookes b.