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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 13:51:16

FREDERICK N. BALL, who lives on section 9, Colony township (Nevinville postoffice), was born in Ledyard, Connecticut, October 29, 1839; he lived in Connecticut twenty-nine years, and then removed to Adams county, where he now resides. His father, Frederick Ball, was born in Ledyard, Connecticut, in the same house, September 22, 1806. His grandfather was born on Block Island, but lived in Connecticut. The mother’s name was Susan A. Ball, nee Appley; she was born in Canterbury, Windham county, Connecticut, April 30, 1816, and is still living, residing with her son, Frederick. Mr. Ball enlisted December 3,1861, and served three years. He took part in the engagements at Laborville and Camp Bisland, Louisiana; Fort Hudson, Winchester, and Cedar Creek, where he was wounded by a gunshot. He was in every battle and skirmish his regiment was in. He has held the offices of Trustee and Assessor, and has served on the School Board of his township. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as i§ also his wife; he is a trustee in same. Mr. and Mrs. Ball are the parents of four children, all living: John, Witton,
Mary E. and Sherman H. His wife’s name was Sarah E. Bugbee before her marriage, February 10,1875. Mr. Ball has 240 acres of land; house, 24 x 30 feet; L, 14 x 16 feet; barn, 100 x 20 feet; crib and granary, 32 x 24 feet; two acres are in an orchard.

In politics he is a .Republican. He is now fifty-one years old, and in good health of body and mind; he is one of the representative men of this neighborhood, and is respected by the community in which he resides.


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