His family were early settlers in Virginia and he, like his father before him, was an ordained Methodist minister. As one of Texas' earliest Christian educators, he joined the faculty of the newly established Andrew Female College and became it's second President in 1855. He died of Typhoid fever in 1858 just prior to the birth of his son Thomas Ball Jr. Who was Mayor of Huntsville in 1888 and served as a Congressman. The town of Tomball, Texas was named in his son's honor.
Thomas Henry Ball (1859 - 1944)*
Created by: George Hill
Record added: May 31, 2009
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