George Ball1

M, #36651, b. 25 January 1838
     George Ball was born on 25 January 1838.1 He was the son of John Milton Ball and Sarah Maria Bennet.1

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

William Ball1

M, #36652, b. 19 August 1840
     William Ball was born on 19 August 1840.1 He was the son of John Milton Ball and Sarah Maria Bennet.1

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

William P. Bennet1

M, #36653

Census, Occupation & Residence

York, Clark Co., IL1

Child of William P. Bennet

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Nancy Haskett1

F, #36654
     Nancy Haskett married John Milton Ball, son of Aaron Ball and Elizabeth Voorheis, after 15 April 1842.1

Child of Nancy Haskett and John Milton Ball

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

(????) Walker1

M, #36655

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Maria Louisa Ball1

F, #36656, b. 19 August 1847
     Maria Louisa Ball was born on 19 August 1847.1 She was the daughter of John Milton Ball and Nancy Haskett.1

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Aaron Lindsley Ball1

M, #36657, b. 28 December 1810, d. 5 April 1883
Aaron Lindsley Ball
b. 1810 Clark Co. IL
d. 1883 Bushton KS
     Aaron Lindsley Ball was born on 28 December 1810 at NJ.2 He was the son of Aaron Ball and Elizabeth Voorheis.1 Aaron Lindsley Ball married Susan Amelia Bennett, daughter of George Bennett and Hannah Price, on 25 December 1832 at Hutsenville, Crawford Co., IL.3 Aaron Lindsley Ball died on 5 April 1883 at Bushton, Rice Co., KS, at age 72.3
     Aaron Lindsley Ball, was a very fine blacksmith. When the gold rush of 1849 began he was asked to go along with a wagon train to California. He was reluctant at first because it would mean leaving his wife and five children at home, alone, for more than a year with no way to communicate with them. However, his wife assured him that she and the five children would be able to cope without him for a while, so he decided to go. My Grandfather was seven years old when his father left for California. His name was Edward Augustus Ball. He told me this story in a personal interview when he was 100 years old in 1941.
     There were no roads to California, simply general routes. Often wagons would break down and the blacksmiths would have to fix them. Crossing the rockies was very dangerous. There were bandits and Indians on the route and the people of the wagon train had to be on the alert at all times. When they reached San Francisco, the men soon scattered out into the hills where the gold was, but Aaron L. didn't do much prospecting. He was making enough money working as a Blacksmith and that is what he went for, and what he said he would do. However, after a while, an old man with no horse and wagon told Aaron L. secretly of a large amount of gold he had discovered. He begged him to come with him so they could mine the gold and split it up. Aaron L. was hesitant at first because the wagon train would soon be leaving for Illinois, but he did decide to go ahead with this man up to the mountains; that way he could get some gold in addition to his earnings as a blacksmith.
     It was a long trip up the mountains but they finally did find the gold. They were ready to return to San Francisco with it the next morning. They went to sleep early that night. Aaron L. woke early the next morning to a great surprise: his partner had taken the horse, wagon and all of the gold, leaving my Great grandfather stranded alone in the mountains. He did not even know the way back to San Francisco. But he wandered around until he found his way back. To his dismay, the wagon train had already left. It would be several months before another would be going to Illinois because of the problems crossing the Rockies in the winter. He went down to the ocean port to check out the ships going east. He persuaded a captain to let him come aboard if he would help in the sailing. They went south to Cape Horn around South America and then north through the Atlantic Ocean. Many men died for lack of food and water but Aaron L. did not and he was still alive when they docked at the mouth of the Mississippi river. Before the men left the ship the captain gave them each a little bit of gold and warned them not to eat too much too soon because they might die after starving so long. Some of his comrades did eat too much and suffered the consequences but Great grandfather was careful and ate moderately.
     Although he had landed at New Orleans, he was a long way from home. He had to go north on the Mississippi River until he got to Illinois. He began looking for a ride up the river and finally found one. While he was waiting for the river-boat to leave he saw this beautiful blown glass replica of a ship. He spent most of his change for it as an intended gift for his wife, Susan. He had to walk a great deal in addition to the boat ride. It was not easy keeping the glass ship from breaking. Great grandmother and the children had not heard from him in two years. He was a full one year overdue and had not been with the returning wagon train. They did not know if he was even still alive. When he showed up there was great rejoicing. The lovely glass ship always had a place on the mantel to remind them of his safe home-coming.4      Photo from "Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1" compiled by Rowena Belden White.5

Census, Occupation & Residence

21 August 1860York, Clark Co., IL"Aaron J." age 50, b. NJ, blacksmith and farmer, with wife Susan and children Edward, Eliza, Hannah, and Amelia6

Children of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  2. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, compilers, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1 (Dodge City KS: White, Rowena Belden, 2004), p. 156.
  3. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1, p. 140.
  4. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1, p. 141-3.
  5. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1, p. 155.
  6. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 15.
  7. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1, p. 157.

Susan Amelia Bennett1

F, #36658, b. 26 April 1815, d. 26 February 1892
Susan Amelia Bennett
b. 1815 NY
d. 1892 Bushton KS
     Susan Amelia Bennett was born on 26 April 1815 at NY.2,3 She was the daughter of George Bennett and Hannah Price.2 Susan Amelia Bennett married Aaron Lindsley Ball, son of Aaron Ball and Elizabeth Voorheis, on 25 December 1832 at Hutsenville, Crawford Co., IL.1 Susan Amelia Bennett died on 26 February 1892 at Bushton, Rice Co., KS, at age 76.1
     Photo from "Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1" compiled by Rowena Belden White.4

Census, Occupation & Residence

2 October 1850York, Clark Co., IL"Susannah" age 35, b. KY, with children James, Edward, Eliza, Hannah and Amelia5
21 August 1860York, Clark Co., IL"Susan A." age 46, b. NY, with husband, etc.3

Children of Susan Amelia Bennett and Aaron Lindsley Ball

Citations

  1. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, compilers, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1 (Dodge City KS: White, Rowena Belden, 2004), p. 140.
  2. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 15.
  4. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1, p. 155.
  5. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 4480 (back of stamped 240).
  6. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1, p. 157.

George Bennett1

M, #36659
     George Bennett married Hannah Price.1

Child of George Bennett and Hannah Price

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Hannah Price1

F, #36660
     Hannah Price married George Bennett.1

Child of Hannah Price and George Bennett

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

George Bennet Ball1

M, #36661, b. 22 July 1834, d. 20 October 1835
     George Bennet Ball was born on 22 July 1834.1 He was the son of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1 George Bennet Ball died on 20 October 1835 at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

James Pembroke Ball1

M, #36662, b. 2 August 1836, d. 24 May 1915
     James Pembroke Ball was born on 2 August 1836 at Huntsville, Crawford Co., IL.1 He was the son of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1 James Pembroke Ball married Rhoda Ann Roper, daughter of Samuel Henry Roper and Caroline Cabinet Miles, on 30 October 1863 at Fulton Co., KY.1 James Pembroke Ball died on 24 May 1915 at Redmond, Deschutes Co., OR, at age 78.1 He was buried at Richmond Cemetery, Deschutes Co., OR.1
     May have had a son William and another son George.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

2 October 1850York, Clark Co., IL"James" age 14, b. IL, with parents, etc.2
8 June 1880Farmer, Rice Co., KS"J. P." age 44, b. IL, blacksmith, with wife "Emma" and children Henrietta, Aaron, Alice, and George3
1900Banner, Garfield Co., OK

Children of James Pembroke Ball and Rhoda Ann Roper

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 4480 (back of stamped 240).
  3. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Farmer, Rice Co., KS, ED 280, p. 8 (back of stamped 243).

John Watson Ball1

M, #36663, b. 22 September 1838, d. circa 1841
     John Watson Ball was born on 22 September 1838.1 He was the son of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1 John Watson Ball died circa 1841.1

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Edward Augustus Ball1

M, #36664, b. 6 January 1841, d. 17 August 1941
     Edward Augustus Ball was born on 6 January 1841 at IL.1 He was the son of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1 Edward Augustus Ball married Sythia A. Dix on 4 September 1862 at Crawford Co., IL.2 Edward Augustus Ball married Sarah Hardwick on 18 August 1927.2 Edward Augustus Ball died on 17 August 1941 at age 100.2

Census, Occupation & Residence

2 October 1850York, Clark Co., IL"Edward" age 10, b. IL, with parents, etc.3
21 August 1860York, Clark Co., IL"Edward A." age 19, b. IL, farm laborar, with parents, etc.4
8 June 1880Farmer, Rice Co., KS"E. A." age 39, b. IL, blacksmith, with wife Sythia and children Aaron, Henry, Myrta, Don, Margaret, Susan, and John; living near brother James5

Children of Edward Augustus Ball and Sythia A. Dix

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  2. [S17] Ball Families of North America as collected by Dr. Joseph L. Druse (1915-2004), 3x5 inch index card file, last updated December 2001, Personal Library of David G. Ball, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  3. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 4480 (back of stamped 240).
  4. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 15.
  5. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Farmer, Rice Co., KS, ED 280, p. 8 (back of stamped 243).

Eliza Caroline Ball1

F, #36665, b. 20 October 1843
     Eliza Caroline Ball was born on 20 October 1843 at IL.1,2 She was the daughter of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1 Eliza Caroline Ball married Francis M. Woods circa 1861.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

2 October 1850York, Clark Co., IL"Caroline" age 7, b. IL, with parents, etc.2
21 August 1860York, Clark Co., IL"Caroline E." age 16, b. IL, with parents, etc.3

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 4480 (back of stamped 240).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 15.

Hannah Elizabeth Ball1

F, #36666, b. 11 September 1845
     Hannah Elizabeth Ball was born on 11 September 1845 at IL.1,2 She was the daughter of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

2 October 1850York, Clark Co., IL"Hannah" age 4, b. IL, with parents, etc.2
21 August 1860York, Clark Co., IL"Elisabeth H." age 14, b. IL, with parents, etc.3

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 4480 (back of stamped 240).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 15.

Amelia Gibson Ball1

F, #36667, b. 21 November 1849
     Amelia Gibson Ball was born on 21 November 1849 at IL.1,2 She was the daughter of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.1 Amelia Gibson Ball married Edgar Vermillion circa 1871.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

2 October 1850York, Clark Co., IL"Amelia" age 10/12, b. IL, with parents, etc.2
21 August 1860York, Clark Co., IL"Amelia J." age 10, b. IL, with parents, etc.3

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).
  2. [S7] 1850 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 4480 (back of stamped 240).
  3. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, York, Clark Co., IL, p. 15.

George Watson Ball1

M, #36668, b. 2 February 1852, d. 24 March 1852
     George Watson Ball was born on 2 February 1852 at IL.1 He was the son of Aaron Lindsley Ball and Susan Amelia Bennett.2 George Watson Ball died on 24 March 1852 at IL.1

Citations

  1. [S1663] Rowena Belden White, compilers, Edward Ball ca 1642-1724 Newark, New Jersey, Volume 1 (Dodge City KS: White, Rowena Belden, 2004), p. 157.
  2. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

John Tompkins1

M, #36669
     John Tompkins married Martha (????).1

Children of John Tompkins and Martha (????)

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

George Edward Ball1

M, #36670, b. 2 February 1845, d. 14 April 1920
     George Edward Ball was born on 2 February 1845 at Franklin Furnace, NJ.1 He was the son of Ralph Burnet Ball and Catherine Titus.1 George Edward Ball married Sarah Elizabeth Yatman on 7 March 1867.1 George Edward Ball died on 14 April 1920 at age 75.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1850Hardiston, Sussex Co., NJ1

Children of George Edward Ball and Sarah Elizabeth Yatman

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Rachel Headley1

F, #36671
     Rachel Headley was the daughter of Samuel Headley and Rachel Ball.1

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Benjamin Meeker1

M, #36672, b. circa 1786, d. circa 1857
     Benjamin Meeker was born circa 1786.1 He married Elizabeth Baldwin.1 Benjamin Meeker died circa 1857.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

DeLavin, IL1

Child of Benjamin Meeker and Elizabeth Baldwin

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

John Dodd1

M, #36673, b. circa 1684
     John Dodd was born circa 1684 at Newark, Essex Co., NJ.1 He was the son of Daniel Dodd and Phoebe Brown.1 John Dodd married Elizabeth Lampson, daughter of Eleazer Lampson and Abigail Swaine.1 John Dodd died at East Orange, Essex Co., NJ.1

Child of John Dodd and Elizabeth Lampson

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Elizabeth Lampson1

F, #36674, b. circa 1695, d. June 1791
     Elizabeth Lampson was born circa 1695.1 She was the daughter of Eleazer Lampson and Abigail Swaine.1 Elizabeth Lampson married John Dodd, son of Daniel Dodd and Phoebe Brown.1 Elizabeth Lampson died in June 1791.1

Child of Elizabeth Lampson and John Dodd

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).

Gideon Howell1

M, #36675, b. 26 January 1727/28, d. 2 January 1800
     Gideon Howell was born on 26 January 1727/28.1 He married Sarah Gordon on 6 April 1753.1 Gideon Howell died on 2 January 1800 at age 71.1

Children of Gideon Howell and Sarah Gordon

Citations

  1. [S524] Michel Metford-Platt and others, The Big gEDcom - Edward Ball of Newark New Jersey (GEDCOM), South Africa, copyright 1996-2003 by The Descendants of Edward Ball of New Jersey Group (used with permission granted 1 May 2005).