A.A. Ball, 21, single, b in Buchanan Co., Va., s/o J.H. & M.J. Ball, married Dora Elkins, 16, single, b in Wise Co., Va., d/o Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth Elkins, on 2/17/1896 in Dickenson Co., Va.
Joseph Elkins is listed in the 1880 Wise Co., Va. census as follows:
Elkins, Joseph, w, m, 52, b in NC, both parents b in NC.
" Margaret E., f, 25, wife, b in Va., both parents b in Va.
" Dora, f 5m (born in December 1879), daughter, b in Va.
All three are listed as being "white".