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Pvt Abner C. Ball
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Birth: 1831
Tennessee, USA
Death: 1862

Private, Capt. Thomas R. Bonner's Company, Ochiltree's Regiment, Texas Volunteers; this company subsequently became Company C, 18th Regiment, Texas Infantry, CSA

Son of Sarah "Sally" Pickard and Jonathan Johnson Ball. His parents, Sally and Jonathan, had married on June 4, 1823, in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Abner C. Ball married Annis V. Box on November 15, 1860, in Cherokee County, Texas. He and his younger brother, Elias Tidwell Ball, both enrolled and mustered in on April 7, 1862, in Capt. Thomas R. Bonner's Company, in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas. By July 25, 1862, Abner was home in Cherokee County on sick furlough. He apparently never returned to his company, and by December 1, 1862, he was listed as having died of disease in Cherokee County, Texas.

Elias also had fallen ill in November 1862 and was in the hospital in Camp Nelson, Arkansas, and in December was in convalescent camp in Little Rock.

Abner and Elias had a number of other siblings, listed on the memorial for their father.

Biography compiled by Sheron Smith-Savage.


Tennessee State Marriages, online.
1850, 1860 federal censuses, Cherokee Co, TX.
Pvt Abner C Ball, Confederate Service Records, fold3.
Pvt Elias T Ball, Confederate Service Records, fold3.
Family links: 
  Johnson Ball (____ - 1880)
  Rhoda Jane Ball Newman*
  Abner C. Ball (1831 - 1862)
*Calculated relationship
Abner C. Ball, on a rock marker, with no dates.
Ball Cemetery
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Sheron Smith-Savage
Originally Created by: Judy Richards
Record added: Oct 10, 2012
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Pvt Abner C. Ball
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