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John Washington Ball
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1836
Clark County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1862
Kemmerer
Lincoln County
Wyoming, USA

per FAG member #48001753
John was killed, along with his brother Tom, by Shoshones during an attack on the Jonathan Smith Wagon Train on the Raft River, California Trail,Idaho, about 25-30 miles past the Parting of the Ways. The date of 26 August 1862 is correct.

The bodies of those killed in the attack had to be abandoned, as the rest of the train fled for their lives after the sun went down.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Green Ball (1806 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Charlton Ball (1807 - 1881)
 
 Siblings:
  Simpson Charlton Ball (1829 - 1864)*
  William Thomas Ball (1831 - 1862)*
  Anna Pamela Ball Cotnam (1833 - 1896)*
  John Washington Ball (1836 - 1862)
  John William Ball (1836 - 1862)*
  Mary Esta Ball Shellman (1845 - 1898)*
  Lewis Charlton Ball (1848 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
 
Created by: DJ
Record added: May 26, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130377818
 

 
 
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