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Possible heirs to hundreds of millions found in Chicago : enormous estate of Joseph Ball claimed by descendants of cousins of George Washington : romantic story of the last century in which figure historical characters with a groundwork of intrigue.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [f] ISLG 929.2 B187JO (Text) 00000105603500 Genealogy map Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [f] ISLG 929.2 B187JO CHART NOS. 1 & 2 (Text) 00000105603005 Genealogy map Available -
 LOCAL NOTE: Library's copy is a gift from Grace Barrow Johnson.

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  • Physical Description: 1 sheet : illustrations ; 58 x 44 cm + 2 genealogical tables on 1 sheet (1 sheet : illustrations, coat-of-arms ; 59 x 44 cm)

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Article from the Sunday, February 13, 1898 edition of the Chicago Times-Herald detailing the discovery of eight heirs to the estate of Joseph Ball (1748-1821) living in Chicago, Illinois. Joseph Ball was a cousin of United States President George Washington, and lived his entire life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Included with the article are two genealogical charts displaying the ancestral lineage of the Ball family. Chart no. 2 traces the descendants of Captain William Ball of "Millenbeck" (1641-1694). Captain Ball was the great-grandfather of Joseph Ball (and the great-uncle of President George Washington). Chart no. 1 traces the ancestry of the Ball family from William Ball of Barkham, England to United States President George Washington (Washington's mother, Mary Ball Washington is a descendant of William Ball).
Subject: Ball family.
Ball, Joseph, 1748-1821 > Family.
Ball, William, 1641-1694 > Family.
Roney, Henry B. (Henry Buel), 1887-1942.
Roney family.
Thomas family.
Daniels family.
Jameson family.
Nickerson family.
Washington family.
Washington, Mary Ball, 1708-1789 > Family.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Family.
Heirs > Illinois > Chicago.
Co-heirs > United States.
Joseph Ball Estate Association.
Executors and administrators > Illinois > Chicago.
Decedents' estates > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia.
Distribution of decedents' estates > United States.
Inheritance and succession > United States.
Presidents > United States > Genealogy.
British Americans > Genealogy.
England > Genealogy.

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