- Birth Date
- 10 January 1828
- Death Date
- 22 December 1912
John and Emma sailed to America in 1862 on the ship William Tapscott.
Her birth and death dates are confirmed by her death certificate. Her given name is "Anna" on the roster.
- Age at Departure: 34
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16 October 1862, 15.
- "Mrs. Ball, Old Resident of Salt Lake, is Dead," Salt Lake Herald, 23 December 1912, 10.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files (CR 376 1), 1850-1887.
- Utah Death Certificates.
- Young, Joseph W., "Report of the Immigration," Deseret News, 17 September 1862, 93.