Jacob Ball

Birth: 24 Feb 1749 · New Jersey, USA
Death: 29 Nov 1809 · New Jersey, USA

Jacob Ball was the second child born to Joshua and Phebe Carmen Ball on February 24, 1749.

He married Mary Vergason on March 5, 1770 and the two had eight children; Phebe, Rachel, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Hannah, Mary and Electa.

Jacob was a Private in the Morris County Militia. According to the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application for Harry Cleveland Hulbert, Jr:
The following Revolutionary service of Jacob Ball as obtained from the Adjt. General's Office, Trenton, N.J. The adjutant General's Office Trenton, N.J. certifies that the said Jacob Ball served as a Private in the Morris Co., New Jersey Militia, enlisting May 17, 1778 as a Private in Captain Daniel Bates' Company, Colonel Slyvanus Seely's Battalion, Morris Co., N. Jersey and served as such in the Revolutionary War. The records of the Pension and War Dept. of Washington show that Jacob Ball was a member of Captain Bates' Company of New Jersey Troops, enlisting May 17, 1778.

Many sources list Jacob's death as November 29, 1809, though his headstone lists 1808. He is buried at the First Presbyterian Churchyard in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey. His headstone still stands today and reads, "In memory of Jacob Ball, who died Nov. 29th 1808, in the 60th year of his age. Then dearest Lord in thine embrace Let me resign my fleeting breath And with a smile upon my face, Pass the important hour of death".