Evelina Ball was the daughter of Reuben Patterson and Eunice Danforth. At the age of sixteen she came with her parents, in large moving wagons, to Ohio, and in 1815 they located at Lower Sandusky (Fremont), and spent the first winter in one of the block houses of Fort Stephenson. Mrs. Ball (then Eveline Patterson) taught in a small school in one of the block houses, and one of her best and most capable pupils was an Indian boy. Mrs. Ball was a most excellent and highly-respected lady, who, with her husband, embarked in married life and bravely met their many trials with womanly fortitude, until separated by death. She passed away December 25, 1883. Their children were: Eveline, Alvira, Thaddeus, Oscar, Sarah, and Lysander.