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Old Ball Family Burial Ground

 
 
Old Ball Family Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
1. Old Ball Family Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  This is one of Arlington’s oldest family burial grounds. Ensign John Ball (1748- 1814), a veteran of the American Revolution (Sixth Virginia Infantry), is buried here. John Ball was the son of Moses Ball, who was one of the pioneer settlers in the Glencarlyn area of Arlington. Also buried in the cemetery are many of John Ball’s direct and collateral descendents, including John Wesley Boldin, a Civil War soldier (Company D, Third Pennsylvania Cavalry), and members of the Marcey. Stricker - Donaldson, and Croson families.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 53.16′ N, 77° 6.1′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on Washington Boulevard between North Lincoln Street and North Kirkwood Road. The cemetery is not visible from the marker but can be seen from the fence at the end of the small
Old Ball Family Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
2. Old Ball Family Burial Ground
View of burial ground from fence
auto repair business parking lot adjacent to the marker. There is a hole in the fence to go into the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3427 Washington Blvd, Arlington VA 22201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); American Legion Memorial of Arlington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maury School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arlington Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ballston (approx. half a mile away); Welburn Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cherrydale & Maywood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ball's Crossroads (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Modern Monument With Names Of People Buried In Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
3. Modern Monument With Names Of People Buried In Cemetery
Old Ball Family Burial Ground headstones image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
4. Old Ball Family Burial Ground headstones
The headstones are clearly not in their original locations but have been moved to a corner of the cemetery. It would be a useful project for someone to research if the original locations of each headstone is known, and to return the headstones to their correct place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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