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John Ball and Keating Simons Ball books, 1779-1911.

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Creator: Ball, John, 1760-1817.
Collection number: 1811
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Abstract: John Ball and Keating Simons Ball (1818-1891) were planters of Charleston District, S.C. Records of Comingtee, a Cooper River, S.C., plantation, in Charleston District (later Berkeley County), and other rice plantations of the Ball family, including Stoke, Kensington, and Midway. Volumes contain slave records listing supplies issued, births and deaths, names, and other data, 1780-1833; and shipping receipts for crops, 1841-1851. They also include diaries and notebooks of Keating Simons Ball, 1849-1840 and 1874-1884, that record weather, planting, and neighborhood and personal activities. Included in one volume are two pages headed “Orderly Book for the Regiment of Light Dragoons,” 1779. Family members mentioned include Elias Ball (fl. 1675-1751) and John Ball, Jr. (1782-1834).

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Records of Comingtee, a Cooper River, South Carolina, plantation in Charleston District (later Berkeley County), and of other rice plantations of the Ball family, including Stoke, Kensington, and Bridway. Volumes contain slave records listing supplies issued, births and deaths, names, and other data (1780-1833, 1836). Microfilm available.

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