Ann Ball

11 March 1819–August 1890 (Age 71)
Sneyd Green, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

Ann Ball was born on 11 March 1819, in Sneyd Green, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Ball. She married Charles Huxley on 28 December 1837, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Mount Ephraim, Noble, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Center Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1870. She died in August 1890, in Guthrie Center, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71.

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Charles Huxley
Ann Ball
Marriage: 28 December 1837
William D Huxley
Felicia Dea Huxley
Selina D Huxley
Cleopatra D Huxley
Charles H E Huxley
Ann Huxley
Isabelle De Huxley
Eugenia Francis Huxley
Caroline B Huxley

Spouse and Children

    Charles Huxley



28 December 1837
Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


    William D Huxley


    Felicia Dea Huxley


    Selina D Huxley


    Cleopatra D Huxley


    Charles H E Huxley


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Ball




World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 14

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 24

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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)

  • Ann Huxley in household of Charles Huxley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Ann Huxly in household of Charles Huxly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ann Huxley in household of Charles Huxley, "United States Census, 1860"

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