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John Hampton Ball
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1837
Hamptonville
Yadkin County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1924
Elkin
Surry County
North Carolina, USA

son of Nicholas & Drucilla (Bell) Ball. Husband of Mary Emma Clark. 12 children - Francis, Arthur, Daisy, Finley, John, Mary, Ned, Minnie, Rueben, Harvey, Wade, & Ruth.

John's tombstone states his birth year as 1840 - this is incorrect. Dr. John Hampton delivered a baby boy to Nicholas and Drucilla Ball, on 7 Dec 1837, in Hamptonville, NC (was Surry County, now is Yadkin County). The 1850 Yadkin Co., NC census lists John as 13, the 1860 Yadkin Co., NC census lists John as 23, the 1870 Ashe Co., NC census lists John as 33. By 1880, the Surry Co., NC census does list him as 40, a loss of 3 years. I believe he lied about his age when he married Mary Emma Clark in 1875, as to not be such a close age to her father.

enlisted with Co A 9th NC Cav as a resident of Yadkin County
He enlisted in Ashe County NC on 5/18/1861 aged 22.
He was in service til 12/1864.


A son that I cannot find is:

Francis Clark "Frank" BALL
b. 12 May 1876 in Deep Creek, Yadkin Co., NC
d. 20 Aug 1902 in TX 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nicholas Ball (1811 - 1857)
  Drucilla Bell Ball (1812 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Emily Clark Ball (1855 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  W Arthur Ball (1877 - 1926)*
  Eliza "Daisy" Cowles Ball Kirkman (1879 - 1973)*
  Thomas Finley Ball (1881 - 1961)*
  John Hampton Ball (1883 - 1906)*
  Mary Ball McEachern (1886 - 1983)*
  Jeanette Glendora Ball (1889 - 1982)*
  Arminda Fisher Ball Joyce (1891 - 1983)*
  Reuben Henry Ball (1893 - 1951)*
  Harvey Ball (1895 - 1896)*
  Wade Hampton Ball (1897 - 1981)*
  Ruth Ball (1898 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Hampton Ball (1837 - 1924)
  Elizabeth Jane Ball Royal (1846 - 1923)*
  Columbus N. Ball (1850 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Elkin
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Allan Joyce
Record added: Dec 12, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6023983
John Hampton Ball
Added by: Kathy Merris Mills
 
John Hampton Ball
Added by: Allan Joyce
 
 
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- Allan Joyce
 Added: Jul. 6, 2013
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero, a Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Nov. 8, 2010
veteran Scout of the 1st NC Calvary
- A Great Grandson
 Added: Dec. 19, 2001
 
 
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