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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: BALL'S BLUFF, VA.
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 08:41:20 EDT
In a message dated 10/7/2002 7:55:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Anyone have info on who this adea of Va was named for ?
This area. along the Potomac, was named for the man who owned the large
surrounding farm-George Washington Ball, a nephew of President George
Washington. Remember, President Washington had married Martha Ball. The site,
near Leesburg had become famous,after a battle in which the South was
victorious on 21 October 1861.
ggrandson of Capt, J. Owens Berry of the 8th Virginia