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Rev Absalom Martin Ball

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Rev Absalom Martin Ball

  • Birth 11 Mar 1825 Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 24 Apr 1899 Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 7645845

Absalom Martin Ball was born in Laurens County, South Carolina. In 1834 he and his parents left South Carolina and settled in Pickens County, Alabama. They remained there until 1850 when they moved on to Texas.

The family settled first in Washington County and later moved to Brazos County.

Absalom was married 1st to Sarah Ann Smith, 24 December 1846 in Greene County, Alabama. She is buried in the Tryon Cemetery in Brazos County, Texas. He was married 2nd to Elizabeth Cinderella Seale in Brazos County, Texas 29 January 1865.

The family moved to Coleman, Texas in the 1880's where Absalom died in 1899.

Note.... Absalom Ball and his first wife, Sarah Smith-Ball also had the following children whose burial locations have not yet been found:

1. Lavenia Alice Ball-Robertson. Born 13 Sept. 1849 in Alabama. Married Louis Thomas Robertson 11 March 1869 in Colorado County, Texas. She died abt. 1879 in Bosque County, Texas.

2. John Wright Ball, who was married to Mary Jane Ellison 28 May 1874 in Brazos County, Texas.

3. George W. Ball. Born 10 July 1860 in Brazos County, Texas. He married Martha Ann (Mattie) abt. 1895 and died after 1930, possibly in Orange, Texas.

A son of Absalom M. Ball and Elizabeth Cindrella Seale-Ball not listed is Thomas Martin Ball. He was born in Brazos County, Texas on 04 November 1873 and died 05 May 1947 in San Francisco, California. His burial location has not been found.


Rev. A.M. Ball Born Mar. 11, 1825 died Apr. 24, 1899 He died as he lived, a Christian

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  • Created by: LisaBee, Texas
  • Added: 2 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7645845
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Absalom Martin Ball (11 Mar 1825–24 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7645845, citing Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by LisaBee, Texas (contributor 46562919) .