John B. Ball

1833–
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John B.

When John B. Ball was born in 1833, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Amraphael R. Ball, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Holcombe, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Amraphael R. Ball
1796–1880
Elizabeth Holcombe
1793–1860
Addison Ball
1822–1889
Melnorth F Ball
1824–1905
Reuben Raphael Ball
1827–1899
Mary Adeline Ball
1829–1879
John B. Ball
1833–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 20

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1865

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John Ball in household of A Ball, "United States Census, 1850"

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