William Ballard Preston Ferrell

Male25 October 1832–8 July 1916

Brief Life History of William Ballard Preston

When William Ballard Preston Ferrell was born on 25 October 1832, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Hugh Dow Ferrell, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Tabor, was 29. He married Rebecca Croy on 18 January 1855, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Newbern Depot, Pulaski, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Dublin, Pulaski, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 8 July 1916, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pulaski, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ballard Preston Ferrell
Rebecca Croy
Marriage: 18 January 1855
Josephus Millard Ferrell
Nancy E Ferell
Walter Preston Ferrell
Florence Virginia Ferrell
Lloyd Eldred Ferrell
William Grant Ferrell
Gussie Lee Ferrell
Edgar Sholbarne Ferrell

Sources (26)

  • Wm Ballard Preston Ferrell in entry for Gussie Lee Ferrell, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Wm P B Jarell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W G Ferrell in entry for Lloyd Eldred Ferrell, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1855Giles, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    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.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 12

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    1854 · Name change

    Age 22

    Newbern Depot, established in 1854, changed its name to Dublin sometime before the Civil War.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Farrell , from Ó Fearghail.

    English: variant of Fairhall .

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

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