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Biography of John E. Ball

JOHN E. BALL. One of the progressive farmers of Howell County, Missouri, is John E. Ball, who was born in Abbeville District, S. C., in 1850, a son of James Wilburn and Mary (Mosley) Ball, who were born in the Palmetto State November9, 1817 and 1807, respectively. About 1859 they came to what is now Clay County, Arkansas, by wagon, and there the remainder of their lives were spent, she dying in 1865 and he in 1872. They were farmers by occupation and for some time during the Civil War the father of the subject of this sketch served in the Home Guards. He was an only child and nothing is known of his people, save two uncles, Reuben and Benjamin Bell, who lived in Alabama. They were of English extraction. John E. Ball is the fifth of seven children born to his parents, their names being as follows: Benjamin, of Clinton County, Missouri, was a soldier in the Confederate Army during the war; James M. was killed in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee; the third child died in infancy; Catherine (deceased) was the wife of Nelson Lynch, of Arkansas; Francis L., of the Indian Territory, and Mary, wife of William Sides. While learning the details of agriculture in his youth, John E. Ball received but very little schooling, but remedied this in a great measure in after years by contact with the world and the business affairs of life. He was married in 1876 to Miss Nancy C., daughter of William Granville and Sarah (Ellis) Nutt, the former of whom now resides in Greene County, Arkansas, where the...

Bracken, Mozell – Obituary

Mozell Bracken, 92, of Baker City, died Jan. 31, 2005, at her home with all of her six surviving children at her side. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Bill Cox of McEwen Bible Fellowship will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home. Mozell was born at Marion, Ill., on Oct. 20, 1912, to John and Emma Douglas Strobel. She married Edward R. Bracken on Aug. 18, 1929, at Corning, Ark. The Brackens moved to Baker City in 1946 where they raised their eight children. Everyone who knew her, knew Mozell for her loving kindness. She enjoyed singing, especially to her grandchildren, cooking and was especially known for her Christmas fruit cake and fudge. Children had a special place in her heart. No child was denied her love; her home was their home. Mozell gave encouragement when people were down the most; she only saw the best in everyone and only gave the best — her heart and her love. Survivors include her children, Roy Bracken and his wife, Ronda, Paul Bracken and his companion, Vickie Storie, Liz Risley, Peggy Owens and her husband, Sterlin, Joyce McGaughey and her husband, Joe, and Margaret Elliott; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie Arnold, Valetta and Red Sumpter, Helen Ennis and Billie Jean Fortenberry; sisters-in-law, Virginia Walker, and Pauline Robison; 29 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews....

Clay County, Arkansas Census

Clay County, Arkansas was formed from Greene and Randolph counties in 1873. 1880 Clay County, Arkansas Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Free 1880 Census Transcription Hosted at – Ancestry Free Trial 1880 Clay County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Free 1880 Census Index Surnames: Abbott – Brown Surnames: Brown – Davis Surnames: Davis – Green Surnames: Green – Johnson Surnames: Johnson – McKay Surnames: McKay – Peebles Surnames: Pelmes – Sheafield Surnames: Sheaks – Turner Surnames: Uhels – Zimmer Free 1880 Census Transcription Bradshaw Township Cache Township Carpenter Township Chalk Bluff Township Town of Corning St. Francis Township Haywood Township Johnson Township Kilgore Township Pt 1 Kilgore Township Pt 2 Oak Bluff Township Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Clay County, Arkansas Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – Ancestry Free Trial 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Clay County, Arkansas Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Free 1900 Census Images and Index Hosted at – Ancestry Free Trial 1900 Clay County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1900 Census Transcription Chalk Bluff Township Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Clay County, Arkansas Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at – Ancestry Free Trial 1910 Clay County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Clay County, Arkansas Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Free 1920 Census Images and Index (partial) Hosted at

Clay County, Arkansas Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries hosted at Clay County Arkansas USGenWeb Archives Project Bond Cemetery Corning Cemetery Gravel Hill Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hitt Cemetery Liberty Hill Cemetery Mary’s Chapel Cemetery Nelson Cemetery Redenbo Cemetery Richwoods Cemetery Williams Cemetery Woodland Heights Cemetery...

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