Clinton Charles BALL

16 February 1826–1 October 1920 (Age 94)
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Clinton Charles

When Clinton Charles BALL was born on 16 February 1826, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Ball, was 50 and his mother, Nancy Tate, was 40. He married Matilda Jane Long on 15 November 1851, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Garden, Russell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 October 1920, in Buchanan, Virginia, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Lockhart Chapel Cemetery, Honaker, Russell, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clinton Charles BALL
Matilda Jane Long
Marriage: 15 November 1851
Tobitha Jane Ball
John Wesley Ball
Nancy A Ball
Jesse B Ball
Andrew Jackson Ball

Spouse and Children

15 November 1851
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States



    John Wesley Ball


    Nancy A Ball


    Jesse B Ball


    Andrew Jackson Ball


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 36

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Clinton C Ball, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clinton Ball in household of William Ball, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clinton Ball, "United States Census, 1860"

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