Nancy Jane Strawn

Female11 August 1854–21 July 1896

Brief Life History of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Strawn was born on 11 August 1854, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States, her father, William S Strawn, was 42 and her mother, Eula Carvel, was 39. She married Philip Lafayette Ball on 5 February 1871, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Spring River Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 21 July 1896, at the age of 41, and was buried in Verona, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Philip Lafayette Ball
Nancy Jane Strawn
Marriage: 5 February 1871
Effie Ball
Infant Dau Ball
Dovie Ball
David Ball
SGT Pleas Grant Ball
Fannie Ball
Iona Ball
George Lafayette Ball
Eula Ball
Erma Ball

Sources (10)

  • Nancy J Ball in household of Phillip L Ball, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy J Strawn in entry for Philip Ball, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Jane Strawn in household of William Strawn, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1871Lawrence, Missouri, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 9

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 12

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of Strachan or Straughan ,reflecting the pronunciation.

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

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