Biography of J. D. Ball
Anderson Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





J. D. Ball. Born in Madison county, New York, February 22, 1826. Here he resided with his parents on a farm until April, 1844, when he went to Wisconsin, where he followed farming until 1850, when he immigrated to California, crossing the plains with horse teams. He arrived in Hangtown (Placerville) in August after a four months' trip. After spending two years in the mines, Mr Ball came to Mendocino county and settled in Anderson valley in August, 1852. He owns eight hundred acres of land about a mile north from Booneville, where he follows farming and wool growing. For the past two years he has kept a stage station on the line running from Cloverdale to Mendocino City. Mr. Ball married, January 1, 1855, a young widow, a native of Vermont, with two children. They have eight children, four sons and four daughters.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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