Mary Hannah Pryor

2 December 1856–4 April 1943 (Age 86)
Garrard, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Hannah

When Mary Hannah Pryor was born on 2 December 1856, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Pryor, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Hardin, was 24. She married Benjamin D. Ball on 13 November 1877, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bryantsville, Garrard, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 2 Bryantsville, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 4 April 1943, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Shawnee Run Church, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin D. Ball
Mary Hannah Pryor
Marriage: 13 November 1877
Samuel G. Ball
Albert J Ball
Daisy D. Ball
William Benjamin Ball
Emma Jane Ball
Maggie Ball

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin D. Ball



13 November 1877
Garrard, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Prior .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Ball in household of Ben Ball, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary H Pryor in household of Wm H Pryor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary H Prior in household of William H Prior, "United States Census, 1870"

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