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William J. Ball books, 1804-1890.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Ball, William J., fl. 1847-1890.
Collection number: 1820
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Abstract: Records of three generations of the Ball family at a group of Cooper River plantations, Charleston District (later Berkeley County), S.C., including Cedar Hill, Halidon Hill, Hyde Park, Jericho, Limerick, Midway, and Quinby. Volumes include intermittent slave, planting, and weather records, 1804-1890; minutes, 1847-1858, of the Strawberry Agricultural Society; and a hog killing record, 1819-1834, detailing distribution of meat to slaves.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Records of three generations of the Ball family and a group of Cooper River plantations, Charleston District (later Berkeley County) South Carolina. Included are records of slave births, the names of slave mothers, and slave deaths (1808-1835, 1838-1879); an account of blankets and cloth distributed to slaves (1821-1833, 1840-1860); and a hog killing record that details the distribution of meat to slaves (1819-1834). Microfilm only.