Monday, February 15, 2010

Susanah McNeil & Levi Taylor Ball Family

Susanah McNeil Ball was the sister of our direct ancestor, Nancy Abbagail McNeil Hatfield.  Susanah was married to Levi Taylor Ball.
Levi T. and Susan A. McNeil Ball
Levi T Ball and Susan McNeil Ball
Levi Taylor Ball was born on 17 Jan 1847 in Trimble County, Kentucky. He was the son of Henry & Nancy Ball.  He died on 20 Aug 1919 in Smith Center, Smith, Kansas. He was buried on 21 Aug 1919 in Fairview Cemetery, Smith, Kansas.

Levi served in the Civil War, Company C, Regiment 125, 10 Indiana Calvary in 1863/1865 in American Civil War. Records of the GAR Post at Hopkins, Missouri dated February 10, 1900, read: Levi Ball is by occupation a farmer, entered the service on December 9, 1863 as a Private in Company C, Regiment 125 of the 10 Indiana Calvary and was finally discharged on August 31, 1865 by reason of the close of the war.  After the war, he was a member of the GAR - Grand Army of the Republic - a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army.
Levi T Ball GAR Certificate
Levi married Susannah A. McNeil, daughter of William S. McNeil and Sarah Margaret Cole, on 29 Aug 1876 in Ottawa, Missouri. Susanah was born on 19 Nov 1849 in Parke, Indiana. She died on 23 Jan 1930 in Smith Center, Smith, Kansas. She was buried on 26 Jan 1930 in Fairview Cemetery, Smith, Kansas.
Susannah Ball Signature

Susannah Ball Widow's Pension Application

Levi and Susannah had the following children:
1) William H. Ball was born on 10 Jul 1877 in Missouri, United States. He died in 1878.
2) Noah E. Ball was born on 24 Nov 1879 in Smith County, Kansas. Noah married Addie Higsby on 23 Jun 1902. They were living as husband & wife in the 1905 Kansas State Census, but were divorced by the 1910 US census.  Noah died in Jan 1915.
 3) Clara N. Ball was born on 26 Oct 1882 in Smith County, Kansas. She died in May 1888 in Smith County, Kansas.

Levi and Susan Ball Family
seated: Susan McNeil Ball, Levi Taylor Ball
standing: son, Noah and wife, Addie

Obituary for Levi T. Ball

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