Aaron Ball was born July 17, 1774, probably at hanover in Morris County. He was the only child of Daniel Ball and Eleanor Lindsley. Daniel died in October, 1782, probably in ther Revolutionary War. Eleanor was the daughter of Ebenezer Lindsley and Eleanor Harrison and the granddaughter of Ebenezer Linsley Sr. who had left his home in Branford, Connecticut, to settle early in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.

Aaron Ball was married march 11, 1799, in New Jersey to Elizabeth Voorheis, daughter of Cornelius Voorheis and Polly Cooper of Whippany, Morris County, N.J. Elizabeth was born in Whippany, May 22, 1781, and died near Hutsonville, Illinois, September 24, 1832. She is buried in the York, Illinois cemetery. Her brother, Mahlon Voorheis (1797-1848) also came to Crawford Count and is the ancestor of those in the county who bear that name. Their father, Cornelius Voorheis (1755-1836) was a direct descendant of Steven Coerte Van Voorhees, who came from Hees, Drenthe, Netherlands to Flatlands, Kings County, New York about 1670.

Aaron Ball came to Crawford County about 1818 and was listed as a resident on April 19, 1818. He was chosen a County Commissioner in 1820 and served with David Stewart and Henry M. Gilharn. He served again in 1821 with Stewart and Edward N. Cullom. Aaron Ball died near Hutsonville, Illinois, January 8, 1849. He and Elizabeth had four sons born at Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey: