John James BALL b. 1865 Mount Gambier, South Australia, son of Henry BALL & Jane SUTTON married in 1889 at Dartmoor, S-W Victoria to Mary Jane DOWLING b. 1871 Sandford, Victoria, daughter of William DOWLING & Jane BEST.

John James BALL was a farmer of Strathdownie and Dartmoor, S-W Victoria, who died and was buried at Dartmoor in 1939. His widow Mary Ann BALL died at Coleraine and was also buried at Dartmoor in 1956.

John James BALL and Mary Jane DOWLING had the following family:

  1. Arthur John BALL b. 1890, Strathdownie, S-W Vic., d. Casterton, S-W Vic in 1952, m. in 1926 to Muriel Alice BURGESS 1901-1994 of Digby, S-W Vic., both buried at Merino, S-W Vic. [children];

  2. Frederick Henry BALL b. 1891, Strathdownie, S-W Vic., d. 1956, Naracoorte, SA., m. Johanna "Hannah" SPRING 1897-1974 of Casterton, S-W Vic. [children];
    • 1st AIF, Cpl 2406, 2nd Fld Squadron, Engineers
    • enlisted 24-07-1915, RTA 30-08-1918

  3. Victor Joseph BALL b. 1893, Strathdownie, S-W Vic., d. 1978, Merino, S-W Vic., m. Annie SPRING 1901-1992 of Casterton, S-W Vic., both buried at Merino, S-W Vic. [children];

  4. Albert Edward "Bert" BALL b. 1897, Strathdownie, S-W Vic, d. 1965, Dartmoor, s-W Vic., m. Ivy Alma HUMPHRIES 1916-1961 of Casterton, S-W Vic.;

  5. Ethel Eva Mary BALL b. 1906, Dartmoor, S-W Vic., d. 1993, Coleraine, S-W Vic., m. James Thomas FITZGERALD 1906-1965 of Coleraine, S-W Vic.;

  6. Gladys May BALL b. abt 1907, ..... d. 1991, m. Cyril Irvine COOK 1903-1980, of Mumbannar, S-W Vic.;