Elizabeth Rebecca Ball

about 1840–
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Rebecca

When Elizabeth Rebecca Ball was born about 1840, in Louisiana, United States, her father, John Warren Ball SR, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ann Rester, was 31. She had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with William E Rawls. She lived in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Perry, Mississippi, United States in 1880.

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William E Rawls
Elizabeth Rebecca Ball
Mary Elizabeth Rawls
Emma Rawls
Martha Ida Rawls
Jessee W Rawls
Wyatt Rawls
Alice Caroline Rawls
Saml Rawls
H Rawls
William Warren Rawls

Spouse and Children



    Mary Elizabeth Rawls


    Jessee W Rawls


    Wyatt Rawls


    Alice Caroline Rawls


    Saml Rawls


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 28

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Rebecca Ball in household of John W Ball, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Rawls in household of William Rawls, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E Rawls in household of W E Rawls, "United States Census, 1870"

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