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J. Wesley Ball

J. WESLEY BALL, merchant, Tionesta, was born in Hickory township, Forest Co., Penn., July 20, 1852, and is a son of Nelson G. and Martha (Hunter) Ball. His paternal grandparents were Isaac and Sally (Munross) Ball, pioneers of what is now Harmony township, this county, and later of Balltown and East Hickory. His maternal grandparents were William and Sally (Range) Hunter, and his maternal great-grandfather Poland Hunter, was a pioneer of Tionesta. J. Wesley Ball was reared and educated in his native township. He conducted a hotel in East Hickory for five years, also operating for a time his father's grist-mill at that place. He located in Tionesta in 1887, where he has since carried on a grocery business, and has a fine and growing trade. August 2, 1875, he married Rachel, daughter of C. C. Brenneman, of Clarion county, Penn., and they have three children: George, Elsie and Orchie. Mr. Ball is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the P. O. S. of A.; in politics he is a Republican.

Source: Page(s) 923, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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