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Columbo to Apollo : a genealogical essay

by John W. Forney
Books/Monographs/Book on Film
English
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, l978
on 1 microfilm reel : ill., coats of arms, geneal. tables (one folded), maps. ; 35 mm.

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Microreproduction of original published: [Florida? : J.W. Forney, 1977]. xxxv, 62 p.

Partial contents: William Ball, Virginia colonist, four decades after Jamestown -- Founding an American dynasty -- Hannah Atherall Ball, colonial hosewife and matriarch -- Joseph Ball, grandfather of George Washington -- The second generation in Virginia -- The second William Ball of Virginia, from whom we trace a triple line of descent -- The line via William Ball -- The second and third lines of our descendants from Colonist Ball -- Colonel James Ball, our Revolutionary ancestor.

William Ball was born in England and immigrated in 1650 to Lancaster County, Virginia. His wife, Hannah Altherall, and family joined him about 1660/65, and he died in 1680. Record chiefly traces line of descent to the author, John William Forney. He was born in 1911 at Toledo, Iowa, the son of Earl and Nellie Trussel Forney. He married Mary Adele McAfee in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1939. They had three children, 1943-1948. He retired due to ill health in 1971 and was living with his wife at Naple, Florida, in 1977.

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