I'm new in this forum, as of last night, and I think I'm making some connections to you. At least I hope so. I have a Knapper-Ball family history compiled by a cousin in 1960. My gg grandmother is Barbara Knapper Ball, born Aug. 28,1811, married to Nathan Ball Jan. 12, 1829, at Wolstanton, Staffordshire. Barbara's parents were Sarah Gates and George (?) Knapper. George (?) married SarahJune 10, 1805, and died July 18, 1844. His parents were Mary Taylor and William Knapper. Mary's father was Thomas Taylor, lost at sea. My history said that Barbara Knapper had four brothers,Samuel, Harvey, Joseph, and George. There must have been more.They all resided at Goldenhill, and are buried there. Joseph's son Josephmoved to Pennsylvania. He also had a sister named Harriet. I have a lot of letters and anecdotal information on my Knapper family.Could we be connected? It sure seems so! Please write!