Hannah Ball

Female25 May 1750–1790

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Ball was born on 25 May 1750, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Ball, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Potter, was 28. She died in 1790, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ball
1721–1796
Hannah Potter
1721–
David Ball
1743–
Mabel Ball
1752–1800
Lois Ball
1757–
Dorothy Ball
1746–1801
Sarah Ball
1748–1803
Hannah Ball
1750–1790

Sources (2)

  • Hannah Ball, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hannah Ball, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 26

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 31

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bal, ball(e) ‘ball, sphere, globe, round body’ (Old French balle or Old English beall(a)), a nickname for a short, obese person.

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le) as in 1 above, but applied topographically.

English: from a Middle English adjective ball (weak form balle) in the sense ‘bald’, from ball ‘white streak, bald place’.

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

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