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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.
 
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. Touch for map. 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 auto repair business parking lot adjacent to the marker. There is a hole in the fence to go into the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3427 Washington Blvd, Arlington VA 22201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maury School (approx. 0.3 miles
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
away); Arlington Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ballston (approx. half a mile away); Welburn Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ball's Crossroads (approx. ¾ mile away); Buckingham (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cherrydale Masonic Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
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. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 35 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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