Martha Ann Ball

15 August 1808–22 August 1871 (Age 63)
Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Ann

Martha Ann Ball was born on 15 August 1808, in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States as the daughter of James Ball and Martha Vann Mosley. She married Charles Moman Johnson on 20 December 1847, in Winters, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 22 August 1871, in Providence, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Seth Millington Blair
1819–1875
Martha Ann Ball
1808–1871
Marriage: 3 December 1852

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1812
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 4
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 17
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Baller
    Bald
    Balle
    Balls

    Sources (11)

    • Martha Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Martha J Blair in household of Elizabeth Blair, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Ann Ball Johnson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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