Samuel Ball, man of Substance-Oak Island (1765 – 1846) By Danny Hennigar how to get rid of small ants in house – Oak Island

World famous oak island was open to the public. It was 1973 and for the first time since the how to get rid of small ants in house treasure hunt began back in 1795, an organized, well received walking tour was being offered by the nova how to get rid of small ants in house scotia department of tourism in conjunction with the current treasure how to get rid of small ants in house hunting syndicate, triton alliance corporation.

With this in mind, I would like to tell you another story of oak how to get rid of small ants in house island. A story not well covered by the learned authors who how to get rid of small ants in house choose to tell us the story of the treasure hunt. Oak island has seen a more pastoral history as men, and the women who accompanied them, broke the soil, not to look for buried loot, but to grow crops, raise livestock, fish and eke out an existence in the boreal forests how to get rid of small ants in house and headlands of eastern canada.

Samuel ball was such a man. His beginnings were not the same as the farmers he how to get rid of small ants in house shared the soil of oak island with. Born in south carolina in 1765 to a very poor how to get rid of small ants in house black family, samuel was at the very brink of a new age how to get rid of small ants in house for men of his comparison. You see, samuel was born into a life of misery, a life of no hope for the future but a how to get rid of small ants in house hard day’s work and a poor ration of food, samuel’s family were in fact, slaves for the rich landlords of the infamous southern plantations.

Many black men were offered all sorts of promises by how to get rid of small ants in house the british forces during the american revolution and none were how to get rid of small ants in house so promising than the chance for some land and to how to get rid of small ants in house be free. Adopting the name of his former master, ball made his way to new york serving with general how to get rid of small ants in house henry clinton and then spent some time major ward in how to get rid of small ants in house the jersey’s where he served until the end of the war how to get rid of small ants in house on january 14, 1784 with the signing of the treaty of paris. It was also reported that he served some time with how to get rid of small ants in house lord cornwallis after the war. From here, ball made his way to shelburne nova scotia and lived how to get rid of small ants in house there for two years. Not being at all happy with his treatment in shelburne, he then pulled up stakes and moved to chester where how to get rid of small ants in house it is reported he lived for 23 years. He bought a piece of land on oak island and how to get rid of small ants in house then was granted 4 acres more at lot number 32. As time went on, he eventually owned around 100 acres of land, and an island called hook island along with his farm how to get rid of small ants in house on oak island consisting of around 36 acres.

The census of 1791 says he was a farmer on how to get rid of small ants in house oak island at that time, but his history does not back this up. If he left the US at the end of the how to get rid of small ants in house war, 1784, spent two years in shelburne, twenty three more years in chester, he would then have to be living on oak island how to get rid of small ants in house no earlier than 1808 or 1809, ten years or so after the discovery of the famous how to get rid of small ants in house money pit. Unfortunately, history of black settlers was not very accurate and often how to get rid of small ants in house lacked details.

In 1795, samuel ball found love in halifax and married a young how to get rid of small ants in house woman, mary, who worked as a domestic for treasurer wallace. They had three children, andrew (1798), samuel (1801) and mary (1805) all born in chester. Among his many friends, he could count on one of the treasure hunters, anthony vaughan who was named as executor of his will. On lot 25 on oak island, samuel and his small family built a house and worked how to get rid of small ants in house the land, they broke it into ploughed acreage and raised crops. He also maintained cattle and made a good living on how to get rid of small ants in house this famous island, cut firewood, and breathed the clear salty air. The foundation of his home can bee seen on oak how to get rid of small ants in house island to today. Somewhere along the way, his wife mary was no more, history does not record her passing or reason for the how to get rid of small ants in house absence from the family. In his will of 1846 he speaks of his wife how to get rid of small ants in house catherine.

When he died at home on december 14, 1846 at the age of 81 years, those who knew samuel ball could say that he was how to get rid of small ants in house a “good man”. He left behind a legacy of assistance to others and how to get rid of small ants in house made provision in his will for them. He had at least one grandson, and was so proud of his adopted surname that in how to get rid of small ants in house his will he declared that, “none shall possess same (land) unless they take the name ball”. He was also thought to be lunenburg county’s only black loyalist. Those who recorded old memories, reported that in his house, one could view silhouettes of he and mrs. Ball.

From his developing fields and land, he no doubt watched the frantic digging of the men how to get rid of small ants in house from the onslow company of 1804 but he did not how to get rid of small ants in house live to see another treasure hunt. I wonder what he thought about it all. I wonder if at the end of another hard day how to get rid of small ants in house he would sit and watch his children play, drink a cup of tea with catherine and think of how to get rid of small ants in house his beloved mary. I wonder how often he thought about his parents, siblings and friends he left so many miles away.

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