Mary Ann Ball

6 July 1839–6 May 1909 (Age 69)
Galena, Delaware, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ball was born on 6 July 1839, in Galena, Delaware, Ohio, United States, her father, David Austin Ball, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Tompkins, was 25. She married John Reynolds on 30 May 1855, in Campo Seco, Calaveras, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Berkshire, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Pacific Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1900. She died on 6 May 1909, in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Reynolds
Mary Ann Ball
Marriage: 30 May 1855
David Austin Reynolds
Emma Stuart Reynolds
Albert William Reynolds
Elizabeth Reynolds
Rolla John Reynolds
Joseph August Reynolds
Cyrus A Reynolds
Zeuriah Jane Reynolds

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1855Campo Seco, Calaveras, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 9
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 21
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Mary A Ball in household of Mary Ball, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Reynolds in household of John Reynolds, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ball in entry for Joseph August Reynolds, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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