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John James BALL
Rachel HUNTER
Husband:  John James BALL
Birth:  22 Feb 1846, Hancock Co., OH
Death:  21 Oct 1919, Damascus, Henry Co., OH
Occupation:  laborer
Father:  James BALL, b. 1801-5, VA
Mother:  Mary YOUNG, b. 1834/5, VA; d. 1850-60, OH
Marriage:  24 Jul 1865, Defiance Co., OH
Wife:  Rachel HUNTER
Birth (at first known census):  1841/2, OH
Birth said to be:  25 Jun 1846, OH
Death:  20 Apr 1919, Damascus, Henry Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 8 Mar 1856, Defiance Co., OH, John RIPLEY
Children born in OH:
1.  Charles W. BALL, b. 1866
2.  Mary E. BALL, b. 1868/9
3.  Netta M. BALL, b. May 1870
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Henry Co., is adjacent to Defiance Co.):

1.  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 (online at familysearch.org):
Name John Ball
Spouse's Name Rachel Ripley
Event Date 28 Jul 1865
Event Place Defiance, Ohio
GS Film Number 1977639

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James BALL (æ 3, b. OH) is living in Marion Twp., Hancock Co., OH (p. 458A), with his parents, James BALL (æ 48, b. VA) & Mary (æ 35, b. VA), plus siblings.  Can't find Rachel HUNTER or her alleged parents.

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John BALL (æ 14, b. OH) living in Damascus, Henry Co., OH (p. 270A), with his widowed father, James BALL (æ 55, b. VA).  Rachel (HUNTER) RIPLEY (æ 18, b. OH) is living in Defiance Twp., Defiance Co., OH, with her first husband and no children (q.v.).

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 45):  Grand Rapids, Wood Co., OH, P.O.; Harrison Twp., Henry Co., OH, Roll M563_1221, p. 293B, PN 14, enumerated 2 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 13 16 17 19
105 106 Ball John 24 M W Day laborer 140 Ohio   / / /
    ____ Rachel 25 F W Keeping house   Ohio        
    ____ Charles W  4 M W     Ohio        
    ____ Mary E  1 F W     Ohio        
    ____ Netta M 1/12 F W     Ohio May      
Rachel appears to be fibbing about her age, as widow-women are inclined to do.

5.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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