The 1870 Federal Census. Township of Hamilton, County of Gratiot, State of MI, taken 1 June 1870. Roll 672, Microfilm M593 reflects:
Dwelling 2/Family 2
Ball, Wm. S., 57, male, white, farmer, Value of Real Estate $800, Value of Personal Estate $ 282, b. New Hampshire
Ball, Hannah, 55, female, white, keeping house, b. Vermont
Ball, Lucius S., 16, male, white, at home, b. Wisconsin, attending school.
The live next door to the L.C. Goodrich family and the Eli Brown family.