Creator

Date Original

1839-1856

Description

This collection contains 23 photocopied letters written to and from members of the Ball family.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ball family includes several siblings, including William L. Ball, John S. Ball, Bennett B. Ball, Lucinda Ball Robison Smith, and Matilda Ball Welborn. William L. Ball married Cynthia and lived in Lewisburg, Washington County, Arkansas, where they raised several children. John S. Ball and his wife Mary resided in Atlas, Pike County, Illinois. Bennett B. Ball and his wife Ann lived in Pleasant Hill, Izard County, Arkansas, before moving to Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky. They had several children. Lucinda Ball Robison lived in Washington County, Arkansas, with her first husband, in both Evansville and Lewisburg. They moved to Texas where Mr. Robison died in the 1840s. She later married a Smith and moved to Austin, Texas. Matilda L. Ball married Elijah Welborn and raised several children in Pleasant Hill, Arkansas. Letters are included from Nancy Ball and Jane Tucker, but the relationship between them and the other members of the Ball family is unclear.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.002.001b

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Ball family papers [photocopies], SMC.002.001b

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Ball family papers [photocopies], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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