Maplewood, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN MAPLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

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TIMOTHY BALL HOUSE
Maplewood NJ
Maplewood NJ

Timothy Ball House
425 Ridgewood Rd.
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This house is a private residence.
Please respect the privacy and property of the owners.

This house was built in 1743 and was the home of Timothy and Esther Ball. After Timothy died of smallpox in 1758, Esther continued to live in the house as a widow with their children. Three of their sons, David, Uzal and John, served in the militia during the Revolutionary War. David and Uzal are buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Springfield.

Local lore says that General George Washington visited this house on several occasions during the war, but there is no documentation for this. It is possible that Washington was a distant relation of the family; his mother's maiden name was Ball. [1]

A mural which depicted George Washington at the Timothy Ball House hangs in the Maplewood Municipal Building on Valley Street. It is one of nine murals in the building, which depict different episodes in Maplewood's history. The murals were painted by artist Stephen Juharos and were dedicated at a ceremony June 14, 1959. [2]

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CAVALRY SCOUT STABLE MARKER
Maplewood NJ
Maplewood, New Jersey

Cavalry Scout Stable Marker
Corner of Ridgewood Rd. and Cedar Ln.
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This marker is in the front yard of a private residence.
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This marker is located about 250 feet from the Timothy Ball house.

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Source Notes:

1. ^ Information about the house and the Ball family was drawn from:

Helen B. Bates, Editor, Maplewood Past and Present, A Miscellany (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1948) Pages 194-199

Richard Southwick and Patty Chrisman, Designation Report for Historic Landmark, Landmark # D002-05 (Maplewood Historic Preservation Commission, March, 2005)

2. ^ For more information about these murals, see:
Joseph V. Noble, The Historical Murals Of Maplewood (Maplewood, 1961 )
Available as a PDF on the Maplewood Township website here
 ▸ Note that a picture of the Timothy Ball House mural appears on page 11