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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 14:13:58

H. J. BALL, a resident of section 16, Colony township (postoffice Nevinville), was born February 11, 1844, at Ledyard, Connecticut. Fred. Ball, his father, was born at Ledyard, Connecticut: the motherís name was Susan A. Appley before marriage, and she was born at Canterbury, Connecticut; she is now seventy-six years old, and is living with Fred. Ball, of Colony township.

H. J. Ball was the fourth child of his parents. He removed to Adams county from Connecticut in April, 1869, and settled where he now resides. He was married November 25, 1879, to Miss R. M. Rowland, and they have three children, two girls and one boy: Alice W., Jesse S. and Florence L.

In politics Mr. Ball is a Republican; he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. During the late war he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-sixth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and was at the siege of Port Hudson; he took sick and was discharged by reason of disability. He has 100 acres of fine land, adapted to general farming and stock-raising. His house, granary, stables and sheds are substantially built; he has an orchard of 100 trees and a fine artificial grove. He has been very successful in his farming operations, and is numbered among the most reliable and prosperous agriculturists of the community.


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