Biography of Edward J. Ball
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Ball, Edward J., was born in Pulteney in 1849, and educated in the common schools, His early life was spent at the carpenter's trade. Later he engaged in farming and grape growing, which business he still follows. In 1877 he married Clara, daughter of William H. Clark, of Pulteney, by whom he had two children: William, and Julian (deceased). Mr. Ball afterwards married Anna, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Sullivan) Gibson, of Pulteney. Their children are Clifford, Helen, Marjory, and Julia. Mr. Ball is a member of the Masonic Lodge of Prattsburg. Nathaniel Ball, his grandfather, was born in Herkimer county in 1788, and in 1815 came to Pulteney, where he resided for many years. He was a blacksmith by trade. He died in Auburn, N. Y., in April, 1871. His wife, Lucinda Pelton, was born in Connecticut in 1790, and died in Auburn in 1874. Their children were Emma, Lucy A., Sherwood, and Nelson. Nelson, the father of Edward J., was born in Pulteney in 1815. He was a blacksmith and farmer by occupation. His first wife was Julia Pinkerton, by whom he had two children, Helen and Esther. His second wife was Experience Benton, by whom he had six chikiren: George, killed at the battle of City Point, aged nineteen years; Edward. Julia, Sherwood (deceased), Elliott, and Harrison.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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