Rebecca Vandeventer

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Vandeventer was born on 3 May 1833, in Indiana, United States, her father, Josiah Vandeventer, was 47 and her mother, Mildred Hughes, was 43. She married John Wesley Ball Sr on 15 October 1857, in Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Union Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 25 May 1911, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mystic, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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John Wesley Ball Sr
Rebecca Vandeventer
Marriage: 15 October 1857
Mary Jane Ball
John Wesley Ball JR
James Patrick Ball
Ida E Ball
Arthur Ball

Sources (9)

  • Rebecca Ball in household of John W Ball, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Vandeventer, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Rebecca Vandeventer Ball, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


Historical Boundaries 1843: Highland County create from Non-County Area 23 1845: Highland County renamed Sullivan County

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 German: reduced vernacular form of the Italian personal name Bonaventura.

2 Reduced form of Dutch Vandeventer .

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

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