Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kezziah Ball**

Kezziah Ball
Born:  May 1790 in Boone's Path, Lee County, Virginia
Died: Jan. 14, 1856 in Pike County, Indiana
Buried in Case Cemetery near Iva, Indiana (Pike County)

William Jr.  1808-1843
Mary  1809-1852
Nellie Elanore Coleman  1811-1852
Henry  1819-1856
Spencer  1812-1903
Milton  1822-1831

William and Kesiah (Kezziah) Ball Gray came from Virginia to White Oak Springs in 1811. William Gray served in the War of 1812 and was at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Then in 1813 they entered land near the Highbanks settlement in the virgin forests near the White River. William served with Ge. Harrison in the war of 1812.

Kesiah Ball was a woman of education and culture, William was a tenant farmer on the estate of her father in Virginia and the match was considered an unworthy one by her family. Her father, John Ball, stated he was an own cousin to General George Washington.

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