Joseph Allen Ball

Joseph Allen Ball

Birth
Painted Post, Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 20 Sep 1912 (aged 75)
East Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Springfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 161180500 · View Source
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Source: Findagrave member Brian Downey ID# 48681317
Source of places and dates is his obituary in the Troy Gazette-Register of 4 October 1912. Transcribed online, here: http://www.joycetice.com/tgr/1912obit.htm

Joseph A. Ball was born in Painted Post, N. Y., June 9, 1837, a son of (John) Chauncey and Eliza (Burst) Ball and died at his home in East Troy, Sept. 20th, 1912.
Mr. Ball settled in Troy township about 1841. He was the oldest son of eight children and the only survivor. He was educated in the common schools and in troy Academy. After attaining his majority he engaged in farming. In May, 1861, he enlisted at the age of 23 years at Corning, N. Y., as Corporal under Capt. Todd, in Co. D., 23d N. Y. Volunteers and participated in the battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam, losing his right arm in the last battle. He was honorably discharged in 1862, returning home and from 1875 to 1885 was engaged in the general merchandise business at East Troy.

January 28, 1863, he married Emma A., daughter of Carlton H. and Naomia (Smith) Campbell of Springfield, this county. Five children were born to them: Fred Ashley, deceased, Adah, Mrs. H. Kent Bresee of Towanda, Myra, Mrs. Burtis Megie, Pisgah, Elizabeth at home and J. Willis of Chicago, Ill., and one grandson, Joseph William Besee.

Mr. Ball was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also a charter member of Hector Lodge, No. 166, I. O. O. F., of East Troy, and a member of Gustin Post, G. A. R., of Troy. He was one of the founders of the Republican party and always remained faithful to his choice.
Mr. Ball was highly esteemed by his friends and acquaintances. He was a man closely attached to his home and family, and his daughters and son feel that they have sustained an irreparable loss. He was a great sufferer for several years and was lovingly cared for by his daughter at home. His funeral was largely attended Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church and was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. W. H. S. Loller, of Odessa, N. Y. He was laid to rest in the family plot in the Leonard cemetery at Leona, by the side of his wife who preceded him five years ago.
The pall bearers were members of the orders he highly esteemed.
The relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Amelia Orr and Mrs. J. W. Boist of Painted Post, N. Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Hillerman, Reading Centre, N. Y., Mrs. L. M. Tobey and Bertha Campbell, Mr. F. E. Campbell, Elmira, N. Y., Fred O. LaMont, Towanda, Pa., Mrs. May McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parke, Troy, Pa.

Census of 1850 Monroe, Bradford, PA
J C Ball 60 NY
Eliza Ball 33 NY
Joseph Ball 13 NY
Julia Ball 11 NY
Jane Ball 9 PA
James Ball 6 PA
John Ball 1 PA

Census of 1860 Troy, Bradford, PA
Eliza Ball 44 NY
Jane Ball 18 PA
Mary Ball 8 PA
Martha Ball 6 PA
Isalina Ball 3 PA
Census of 1880 Troy, Bradford, PA
Joseph A. Ball 42
Emma A. Ball 36
Ada Ball 2
Edith Ball 2/12
Eliza Ball 64


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  • Created by: LDR
  • Added: 16 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161180500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Allen Ball (9 Jun 1837–20 Sep 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161180500, citing Leonard Cemetery, Springfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .