Judy: I am most thankful to you for providing me with so much information on this particular Ball family. They are ancestors of my son-in-law. Oddly enough, there is another branch of the Ball family who lived in Moscow (Latah County) Idaho, also in Whitman Co., Washington. I am in contact with several descendants of the Moscow Ball family and found it quite surprising that they knew nothing about the Thomas Ball family of Lemhi County, Idaho. Many thanks for all of the help you provided me and thank you also for asking the author of the Jewett Family information to contact me. I will eventually get the Ball Family information (PA-OH-ID) posted on the Ball Surname Message Board; I have about 5 generations worth of data. Again, my very sincere thanks for your assistance with my research.