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Ball, Artemus A., Ferrisburgh, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1846. He is an extensive farmer and dairyman, and owns 200 acres in the northwest part of the town on the lake. He built a dock in 1879 and embarked in the coal business, which trade has largely increased yearly ever since. He is conveniently located for a large eastern trade. He is also engaged in general shipping. He was married in 1874 to Mary Chadbourne, who was born in Canada. They have had four children born to them — Anna U., Florence A., Jay S., and Guy C. Artemus A. Ball was a son of Stephen and Urana (Smedley) Ball, of Ferrisburgh, Vt., who were married in 1843. Mrs. Ball died on November 30, 1861, leaving a family of six children — Peter P., Artemus A., Wallace D., Louisa S., Ellen M., and Emerson C. Peter enlisted in Co. I, Sixth Vermont Regiment, and died in the hospital at Burlington, Vt.

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