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The LDS Historical database, includes 610 of the U.S. Mormon Battalion and numerous LDS General Authorities. It is lineage linked data by Vern Taylor Dec 2003-11. Notes and biographies added where possible. All my data is included in this file. I am unable to answer all the email, but will try to make corrections. I can't answer Ancestry.com board messages. More database info at readme

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  • ID: I214998
  • Name: John Wesley BALL
  • Given Name: John Wesley
  • Surname: Ball
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 3B8DE012DCCE1A4C904D6D372800D3FC4275
  • Change Date: 29 JAN 2012
  • _COLOR: 3
  • Note:

    Wesley Ball's given name was listed as WESLEY on James Calloway Ball's family record. The name JOHN WESLEY appears on the Ancestral File in the FHL - Salt Lake City. This individual has the following other parents in the Ancestral File: Javin Wesley /BALL/ (AFN:4QV7-C6) and Elizabeth /VICKERS/(AFN:1RDH-M6)

    Heritage history courtesy of "Anne Brunt" ponderosa @comcast.net 2007.
    John Wesley Ball Family 331
    John Wesley Ball, son of Javin and Elizabeth Vickers Ball, was born 15 May 1817, died 11 October 1899, married 6 February 1836 Ary Melvina Stanley, who was born 13 May 1812, died 6 August 1906, daughter of Charlotte Stanley.
    When they were married, John Wesley had land in Iredell County near the Wilkes line, but he bought land and moved over into Wilkes. The land was mountainous and sloped off into rolling hills with greenery everywhere. The soil was for the most part, red clay, and there was a great deal of pine and hardwood trees. The soil was also very rocky, the rocks so large the farmers had to plow around them to plant their corn and grain crops. The main crop was fruit trees. They sold eggs and milk to the people in town.
    Ary Ball was an active lady. She often rode her horse into town to get something she needed. She was a religious woman, a faithful Baptist, remembered for carrying her Bible, reading and studying the scripture and having a deep love for the Lord. She was troubled by the inconsistencies in teachings. She had been praying for some answers about the time the Mormon missionaries came to the Brushy Mountains. (photo insert of Ary)
    When Ary met the missionaries she was already seventy-three years old and had eleven children that lived around her with their families. After spending some time with the missionaries she was baptized on the 18 June 1885 into the Mormon faith.
    John Wesley Ball was bitter about the church at first and was furious with his wife for joining. He would not even stay in the same house with her. For awhile he slept out by the grist mill, but finally came around and was baptized 27 March 1898, about a year before he died on the 11 October 1899.
    Eventually all of their eleven children joined the church. Nine of the children moved west, but Wilburn Jonah and Nancy Ellen remained in Wilkes County. The eleven children of John Wesley and Ary Stanley Ball were as follows:
    Marinda F. born 10 January 1834, married Alexander Moore; Louise M., born 25 January 1837, married Hardy Estep; Jerusha Bartine, born 8 February 1839 unmarried; William Javin, born 26 April 1841, married Fatine Nance; James Calloway born 17 January 1843, married Asenith Marlow; Mary Clementine, born 9 September 1845, married James Young "Bud" Nance; Wilburn Jonah, born 27 April 1847, married Mary C. Anderson; John Wesley, Jr., born 11 April 1849, married Mary Lodemie Ball; Ary Melvina, born 11 March 1851, married General Francis Marion Nance; Amanda Fatine, born 20 February 1853, married William Hamilton Nance: Nancy Ellen, born 19 December 1857, died 18 March 1936, married William Bynum Barlow.
    Wilburn Jonah Ball, son of John Wesley and Ary, was born 27 April 1847, died 17 February 1925 in Wilkes County. He married Mary (Polly) Anderson, who was born 10 December 1852, died 17 August 1907 in Wilkes County, daughter of Elias and Biddy Tedder Anderson. (Jonah Ball and wife Mary Polly Anderson photo insert)
    Wilburn Jonah joined the church 3 July 1905 when he was helping build the Gilreath Chapel. While the chapel was being built Nancy Ellen and Wilburn Jonah alternated having Sunday School in their homes.
    Wilburn J. loved the land and the Brushy Mountains. He also loved to dance, which sometimes embarrassed his children. He was honest and industrious, owned and operated a grist mill with a saw mill attached to it. The mills were powered by water. The Mormons in the area were baptized in the pond which powered Wilburn's mill.
    Wilburn Jonah and Mary C. were the parents of ten children: William A., born 9 June 1870, married Julie Kissa More; Rebecca Nettie, born 11 March 1872, married Johnny Moore; Elvis Wesley, born 1 July 1874, married Ary K. Ball; John Avery, born 7 June 1876 married Laura Marlow; Thomas Welborn, born 22 June 1878, married Doria Ball; Enie I., born 19 August 1881, married Arlie Barns, Lennie Lodelia, born 21 March 1884, married Joseph O. Marlow; Matthew I. born 23 September 1886, married Getsy Edna Dixon; Mitchell Andrew born 20 February 1888, married Mary Marlow; Augustus Young, born 15 December 1890, married Bessie Bridge (sic Bridges).
    Enie I. Ball married Arlie Barnes, lived in the Gilreath Community, on the Ball's Mill Road. Enie and Arlie had one son Hansford Durant. Enie was a farmer, owned an apple orchard and a small country store, and operated a corn mill. Enie was the first Branch President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) church, in Wilkes County.
    Enie's son Hansford, was also Branch President of the first and second Latter-day Saint Church, on the Ball's Mill Road. Hansford married Ana Madonna Transou. They own and operate the Thrift Super Market with the help of their two daughters, Brenda and Kay Hansford and Ann have four children and ten grandchildren. (1) Hansford Jr,; (2) Linda (end of page 89)
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  • Name: Page 1
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  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: 2nd great grandson of John Wesley Ball Sr. 2
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  • Name: Page 3
  • Birth: 15 MAY 1817 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
  • Census: BET 1860 AND 1880
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1860 Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
  • Note:

    1860 > NC > Wilkes > Wilkesboro PO > p. 135 or 68a

    1880 Census Place: Brushy Mountain, Wilkes, North Carolina
    Source: FHL Film 1254987 National Archives Film T9-0987 Page 150C
    Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
    Wesley BALL Self M M W 64 NC
    Occ: Farmer Fa: NC Mo: NC
    Ary BALL Wife F M W 66 NC
    Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: NC
    Edger L. BALL GSon M S W 18 NC
    Occ: Works On Farm Fa: NC Mo: NC
    Jarrett B. BALL GSon M S W 15 NC
    Occ: Works On Farm Fa: NC Mo: NC
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  • Name: Page 4
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  • Name: Page 5
  • Death: 11 OCT 1899 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
  • Burial: Old LDS Cem, Gilreath, Wilkes, North Carolina
  • Note:
    tombstone photo courtesy of "Anne Brunt" 2007.

    It's a very good photo of the tombstone. But I never use what's written on tombstones unless there are no other records availbable.

    It is interesting to observe on the tombstone that the dates were added by another person after the names were engraved on the stone. It is also possible that the death dates and birth dates were not written at the same or by the same person. I read the stone as:

    Wesley Ball b. May 5 1817 d. Oct 11 1900
    Ary S. Ball b. 1816 d. Aug 6 1905
    Both number 6s are written differently.
    Both number 5s are written differently.
    The 1905 date also resembles a 1906 at first glance.

    ~vern taylor
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  • FILE: C:\Users\Vern\Photos\ballary Stanley tombstone.jpg
  • FORM: jpg
  • Note: courtesy of "Anne Brunt" 2007.
  • _TYPE: PHOTO
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y



    Father: James Javen BALL b: 1797 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    Mother: Elizabeth VICKERS b: 1796 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Ary Melvina STANLEY b: 13 MAY 1812 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    • Married: 6 FEB 1836 in , Wilkes, North Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Marindia Rindia BALL b: *10 Jan 1834 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    2. Has Children Louise Malissa BALL b: 25 JAN 1837 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    3. Has No Children Jerusha Barthine (Lucy) BALL b: 8 JAN 1839 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    4. Has Children William Javen BALL b: 26 APR 1841 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    5. Has Children James Calloway (Doc) BALL b: 17 JAN 1843 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    6. Has Children Mary Clementine BALL b: 9 SEP 1845 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    7. Has Children Wilburn Jonah BALL b: 27 APR 1847 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    8. Has Children John Wesley BALL b: 22 APR 1849 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    9. Has Children Ary Melvina BALL b: 11 MAR 1851 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    10. Has Children Amanda Fatine BALL b: 20 FEB 1853 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    11. Has Children Nancy Ellen BALL b: 19 DEC 1857 in Brushy Mountain, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Ball, A Elden: database of Edward Graham Ball
      Title: A. Elden Ball, (4190 Butternut Rd. SLC, UT 84010) GEDCOM file imported in 1997, based on the works of Edward Graham Ball in 1987. See "Edward Ball of 1670, Family Line" and "Family Record of James Ball 1690 of Carteret Co. North Carolina". Additions and corrections by Vern, "vyrntaylor@yahoo.com" and Renda Taylor.rd Graham Ball in 1987. See "Edward Ball of 1670, Family Line" and "Family Record of James Ball 1690 of Carteret Co. North Carolina". Additions and corrections by Vern, "vyrntaylor@yahoo.com" and Renda Taylor.997, based on the works of Edward Graham Ball in 1987. See "Edward Ball of 1670, Family Line" and "Family Record of James Ball 1690 of Carteret Co. North Carolina". Additions and corrections by Vern, "vyrntaylor@yahoo.com" and Renda Taylor.
      Text: 1. Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. I. pg. 78
      2. "Colonel William Ball of Virginia" by- Earl L. W. Heck, FHLC 921.73 - B21h
      3. Ball Family History, Vol.3, Family History Library Catalog US/CAN 929.273 B21v
      4. "A Brief Look At The Family Of Colonel William Ball of Virginia, Grandfather of Mary Ball, Mother of Pres. George Washington." page 116
      5. Writings Of Washington, Vol. 32, Page 28
      Name: Footnoten 1997, based on the works of Edward Graham Ball in 1987. See "Edward Ball of 1670, Family Line" and "Family Record of James Ball 1690 of Carteret Co. North Carolina". Additions and corrections by Vern, "vyrntaylor@yahoo.com" and Renda Taylor.
      Name: ShortFootnoterd Graham Ball in 1987. See "Edward Ball of 1670, Family Line" and "Family Record of James Ball 1690 of Carteret Co. North Carolina". Additions and corrections by Vern, "vyrntaylor@yahoo.com" and Renda Taylor.
      Name: Bibliography997, based on the works of Edward Graham Ball in 1987. See "Edward Ball of 1670, Family Line" and "Family Record of James Ball 1690 of Carteret Co. North Carolina". Additions and corrections by Vern, "vyrntaylor@yahoo.com" and Renda Taylor.
    2. Abbrev: Family Tree File Vern Taylor
      Title: Family Tree File Vern Taylor stanleyscribe @ yahoo.com


      Note:
      website:
      Name: Footnote

      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography

      Page: 2nd great grandson of John Wesley Ball Sr.
    3. Abbrev: Email
      Title: Email
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Note: !Birth, marriage & baptism: Certificates and family records in the possession of Mrs. Vivian B. Ralphs. (Freda Vivian Ball Ralphs). "Seeley And Vivian Ralphs" to second and third cousin Vern Taylor July 2003. Vivian is a great granddaughter of John Wesley Ball.
    4. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1880
      Title: 1880 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

      Note: Brushy Mountain, Wilkes, North Carolina FHL Film 1254987 National Archives Film T9-0987 Page 150C accessed by Vern Taylor July 2003 lists Ary (Stanley) Ball 66 b. NC pa: NC NC
    5. Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1860
      Title: 1860 U.S. Census
      Name: Footnote
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      Note: Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., NC Series: M653 Roll: 918 Page: 68
      fam #966 p. 135 extracted by Vern Taylor July 2003 lists Wesley Ball 45, Ary 48, Rinda 28, Javin 18, James 16, Mary 14, Wilborn 12, John 10, Ary 8, Amanda 6, Nancy 2 all b. NC

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