Lucina Rebecca Ball

25 February 1831–27 September 1899 (Age 68)
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lucina Rebecca

When Lucina Rebecca Ball was born on 25 February 1831, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Rev. Amos Walton Ball, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Harper, was 31. She married Joseph Wilkinson Encke on 18 March 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Clarksville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 27 September 1899, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68.

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Joseph Wilkinson Encke
Lucina Rebecca Ball
Marriage: 18 March 1851
Mary Ellen Ink
Charles Elliot Ink
Lemuel Wilkinson Ink
Carrie Elizabeth Ink
Dora Jane Ink
Harry Harper Ink
Minnie Moberry Ink
Berdie Marie Ink

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Wilkinson Encke



18 March 1851
, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA


    Mary Ellen Ink


    Charles Elliot Ink


    Lemuel Wilkinson Ink


    Carrie Elizabeth Ink


    Dora Jane Ink


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Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.

Age 32

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

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)

  • L R Ink in household of J W Ink, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucina R Ink in household of J W Ink, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Ink in household of Joseph Ink, "United States Census, 1880"

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