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the curse of oak island: who was mysterious landowner samuel ball?

On The Curse of Oak Island, the treasure hunters led by Rick and Marty Lagina have often referred to Samuel Ball, a former landowner on the small Nova Scotian island. In fact, Ball could be a crucial key to solving the mystery of the legendary treasure rumored to be buried there.

The enigmatic Ball was a former American slave born in South Carolina in 1765. Following the end of the American Revolution, the free man relocated to Canada. Ball went on to own property on Oak Island and reportedly went into farming.

In 1795, Samuel Ball married his wife, Mary, and the couple had three children, Andrew, Samuel and Mary. Balls will at the time of his death in 1846 indicates that he eventually remarried. His second wife was Catherine.

At the time of his death, Ball owned over 100 acres both on Oak Island as well as on a nearby isle. His wealth has led many to believe that in addition to farming, Ball actually discovered riches on Oak Island.

Anderson sold Lot 26 to Ball in 1788, and the team visited a descendant of Andersons who showed them one of his sea chests along with a mysterious set of keys. Could this lock be from yet another of Andersons chests?

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