Lucretia Ball

13 November 1800–11 September 1888 (Age 87)
Bethany, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lucretia

When Lucretia Ball was born on 13 November 1800, in Bethany, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Timothy Ball, was 48 and her mother, Abigail Hitchcock, was 47. She married Lyman Thorp in 1818, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 11 September 1888, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Thorp
Lucretia Ball
Marriage: 1818
Margaret Jane Thorp
Charles H. Thorp
Marcus B. Thorp
Lucretia Ball Thorp

Spouse and Children

North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Abigail Hitchcock




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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Mormon Pioneer

Lucretia was a member of the James Brown Company departing Mo. June of 1854. She is buried in the Ogden Cemetery.

Sources (3)

  • Lucretia Thorpe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucretia Thorp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucretia Thorp in household of Lyman Thorp, "United States Census, 1850"

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