Ester Bethilda Mathilda Ball

29 May 1862–6 March 1906 (Age 43)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ester Bethilda Mathilda

When Ester Bethilda Mathilda Ball was born on 29 May 1862, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Reuben Raphael Ball, was 35 and her mother, Didema Mary Sams, was 33. She married John Ellis Ball on 12 February 1880, in Madison, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Township 3 Bull Creek, Madison, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Asheville Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 6 March 1906, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

John Ellis Ball
1861–1938
Ester Bethilda Mathilda Ball
1862–1906
Marriage: 12 February 1880
Eldia Jane Ball
1880–1940
Gillie Ball
1881–1952
Julia Ball
1886–1927
Leota Ball
1888–
Bonnie Ball
1890–1976
Ball
1890–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 February 1880
Madison, North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

    Eldia Jane Ball

    Female1880–1940Female

    Gillie Ball

    Female1881–1952Female

    Julia Ball

    Female1886–1927Female

    Leota Ball

    Female1888–Female

    Female1890–1976Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Marcus A. Ball

    Male1851–Male

    H. Rebecca J. Ball

    Female1853–1894Female

    Elizabeth T Ball

    Female1855–1917Female

    James Augustus. Ball

    Male1856–1931Male

    John Parm Ball

    Male1857–1936Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Battle of Bentonville

Age 3

The Battle of Bentonville took place in Johnston, North Carolina from March 19, 1865- March 21, 1865. It was considered the bloodiest battle of North Carolina, with around 4,000 casualties.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 13

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Bathilda Ball in household of Reubin R Ball, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mathilda Ball in household of James E Ball, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bertha Ball in entry for Julia Ball, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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