1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Inter-State Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois, 1881



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JAPHET A. BALL was born July 5, 1800, in Madison county, Kentucky. When a young man he went to Clarksville, Tennessee, where he learned the trade of blacksmith, with his brother, John S. From there he went with his brother to Eddyville, Caldwell county, Kentucky, and from there to Sangamon county, arriving late in December, 1825, in what is now Woodside township. he was married December 2, 1828, to Sarah Henderson.


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