Started the first grist mill in Forest County, in the early 1800's with his brother in-law William Manross & Luther Barnes. Married first Sarah/ Sally Manross with whom he had 11 children, after her death he married her sister Lovina Manross. Balltown, Forest County is named after him.
Buried up towards East Hickory Creek, gave the land for the cemetery to the community. All the children and spouses had to sign the quit claim on the deed for the cemetery.
2003 Tombstone is now busted off
Great-Great Grandfather of actress/comedian Lucille Ball and my GGG Grandad.