|Little Home Histories, Part 06 -- David Ball.|
by Burges, Elizabeth.
See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 05 -- Lindley Patterson and Elizabeth (Stanton) Bailey.
In the Southland and Plymouth neighborhoods there are a number of houses still standing that were at one time the homes of the early settlers of these Friend (Quaker) communities.
However, a few, if any, are now living that are old enough to give the information concerning the why and wherefor, as well as the process, of these particular places becoming the homes of Friends.
Our own great grandfather, David Ball, came to Malta township in Morgan County in 1835, when our grandmother Gaynor Ball (Burgess) was a child of nine. I have visited the scene of their early home and have heard much about it. Had I been wishing to write about this some three years ago, both father and Uncle Nathan could have given much of value, but as they are now gone, I am not altogether certain about many of the details. I thought I might have secured some information from an old neighbor of the family, who still lives in the community, but since we must so plan our trips (during wartime and rationing) to try to save tires -- and the time in which to gather facts was limited -- I have not attempted to write about homes that I had in mind at first.
Source: Elizabeth Burgess.
P.S. I had waited for a reply to a letter inquiring about the Edmund Fowler home. It was received the 24th but I can give little even yet. I had hoped to secure same photographs to accompany this.
See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 07 -- Early Times in Barnesville, Ohio.
For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.
This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.
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