Crawford's Weekly, Norton, Va Death notice of Cornelius Ball
April 11, 1931
DEAD AT 100; WAS FATHER 29 CHILDREN
Cornelius Ball, aged 100 years old, died last Friday at his home in Buchanan county. Deceased was the father of twenty-nine children, twenty-one of whom are now living. Two brothers aged 92 and 87, survive also.
Mr. Ball was a member of a large family of children, all of whom lived past eighty.