Rev. Dyer Ball1

M, #90676, b. 3 June 1796, d. 27 March 1866
Rev. Dyer Ball
b. 1796 West Boylston MA
d. 1866 Canton, China
     Rev. Dyer Ball was born on 3 June 1796 at West Boylston, Worcester Co., MA.1 He married Lucy F. Mills on 3 October 1827 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.2 Rev. Dyer Ball married Isabella Robertson on 26 February 1846 at Canton, China.3 Rev. Dyer Ball died on 27 March 1866 at Canton, China, at age 69.1
     Comment by DGB: A candidate for parents for Rev. Dyer Ball might be Jonah and Betsey Ball who were the parents of Rev. Mason Ball. Jonah Ball lived in Shutesbury MA where Rev. Dyer Ball moved about 1802. The Rev. Mason Ball lived awhile at Princeton MA very near to where Rev. Dyer Ball was born. The only known child to Jonah and Betsey Ball was also a minister and likely had siblings. End of comment. Dyer Ball studied at Phillips Academy and at Yale College for two years. He graduated from Union College, New York, in 1826 and then studied Theology at Yale and Andover Theological Seminary. He received his licence to preach in 1828. He was ordained in 1831, became an agent of the American Home Missionary Society in 1833, and settled in Florida where he taught, among other places, at St. Augustine school, Fla., and among the local African-American community. Meanwhile, as his appointment to a mission abroad was delayed due to financial circumstances, he also received a medical degree from a medical institution in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1837, and learned Chinese. He was sent to Singapore by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions on 25 May 1838, and remained there until 1841, when he departed for Macao due to his wife's ailing health. He then moved to Hong Kong in 1843, where his wife died, and to Canton, China, in 1845, where he settled permanently. He remarried in 1846, his new wife, Isabella Robertson, being a missionary from Scotland. His work focused mainly on performing missionary work and preaching. He ran a boys' school and opened a publishing house, where he published Chinese literature, religious tracts and a popular Chinese almanac. He also used his medical experience to help the local population.1      Portrait by Erastus Salisbury Field and part of the Morgan Wesson Memorial Collection at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Census, Occupation & Residence

1827Shutesbury, Franklin Co., MA2

Children of Rev. Dyer Ball and Lucy F. Mills

Child of Rev. Dyer Ball and Isabella Robertson

Citations

  1. [S652] Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia, online \http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page\.
  2. [S52] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, compiler, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2006), p. 754.
  3. [S1810] Unknown author, "Rev. Dyer Ball, M.D.," The Missionary Herald containing the Proceedings of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions with a view of Other Benevolent Operations, for the year 1866, Vol. 62, pp. 259-262 (1866): p. 260.
  4. [S1812] Alexander Wylie, compilers, Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese: Giving a List of Their Publications, and Obituary Notices of the Desceased (Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1867), p. 108.
  5. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).
  6. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Lucy F. Mills1

F, #90677, d. 6 June 1844
Lucy F. Mills
b. ????
d. 1844 Hong Kong
     Lucy F. Mills married Rev. Dyer Ball on 3 October 1827 at New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.1 Lucy F. Mills died on 6 June 1844 at Hong Kong.2
     Portrait by Erastus Salisbury Field and part of the Morgan Wesson Memorial Collection at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Children of Lucy F. Mills and Rev. Dyer Ball

Citations

  1. [S52] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, compiler, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2006), p. 754.
  2. [S1810] Unknown author, "Rev. Dyer Ball, M.D.," The Missionary Herald containing the Proceedings of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions with a view of Other Benevolent Operations, for the year 1866, Vol. 62, pp. 259-262 (1866): p. 260.
  3. [S1812] Alexander Wylie, compilers, Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese: Giving a List of Their Publications, and Obituary Notices of the Desceased (Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1867), p. 108.
  4. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Isabella Robertson1

F, #90678, b. circa 1820
     Isabella Robertson was born circa 1820 at Scotland.2 She married Rev. Dyer Ball on 26 February 1846 at Canton, China.3

Child of Isabella Robertson and Rev. Dyer Ball

Citations

  1. [S652] Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia, online \http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page\.
  2. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  3. [S1810] Unknown author, "Rev. Dyer Ball, M.D.," The Missionary Herald containing the Proceedings of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions with a view of Other Benevolent Operations, for the year 1866, Vol. 62, pp. 259-262 (1866): p. 260.

Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball1

F, #90679, b. 24 October 1829, d. 29 December 1865
     Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball was born on 24 October 1829.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Dyer Ball and Lucy F. Mills.1 Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball married Andrew Patton Happer, son of Baptist Happer and Ann Arrell, on 11 November 1847 at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.1 Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball died on 29 December 1865 at China at age 36.2

Children of Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball and Andrew Patton Happer

Citations

  1. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).
  2. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Andrew Patton Happer1

M, #90680, b. 20 October 1818, d. 27 October 1894
Andrew Patton Happer
b. 1818 Washington PA
d. 1894 Wooster OH
     Andrew Patton Happer was born on 20 October 1818 at Washington, Erie Co., PA.1 He was the son of Baptist Happer and Ann Arrell.1 Andrew Patton Happer married Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball, daughter of Rev. Dyer Ball and Lucy F. Mills, on 11 November 1847 at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.1 Andrew Patton Happer married Asenath L. Elliot, daughter of James Elliot and Jane McCandless, on 6 October 1869 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.2 Andrew Patton Happer married Hannah J. Shaw in 1875 at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.1 Andrew Patton Happer died on 27 October 1894 at Wooster, Wayne Co., OH, at age 76.1,2
     Photo courtesy of A. Holmes.2

Children of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball

Citations

  1. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).
  2. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Baptist Happer1

M, #90681
     Baptist Happer married Ann Arrell.1

Child of Baptist Happer and Ann Arrell

Citations

  1. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Ann Arrell1

F, #90682
     Ann Arrell married Baptist Happer.1

Child of Ann Arrell and Baptist Happer

Citations

  1. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Asenath L. Elliot1,2

F, #90683, b. 10 May 1816, d. 1870
     Asenath L. Elliot was born on 10 May 1816 at Montour Creek, Allegheny Co., PA.2 She was the daughter of James Elliot and Jane McCandless.2 Asenath L. Elliot married Andrew Patton Happer, son of Baptist Happer and Ann Arrell, on 6 October 1869 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.2 Asenath L. Elliot died in 1870 at Canton, China.2

Citations

  1. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).
  2. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Hannah J. Shaw1

F, #90684
     Hannah J. Shaw married Andrew Patton Happer, son of Baptist Happer and Ann Arrell, in 1875 at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.1

Citations

  1. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Andrew Patton Happer1

M, #90685, b. 12 May 1849, d. before 1904
     Andrew Patton Happer was born on 12 May 1849 at China.1 He was the son of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball.2 Andrew Patton Happer married Mary Duman McGill.1 Andrew Patton Happer died before 1904 at China.1

Child of Andrew Patton Happer and Mary Duman McGill

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  2. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Lillie B. Happer1

F, #90686, b. circa 1853
     Lillie B. Happer was born circa 1853 at China.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball.2

Child of Lillie B. Happer and William Cunningham

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  2. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

John Stewart Happer1

M, #90687, b. 9 April 1863, d. 1 December 1936
     John Stewart Happer was born on 9 April 1863 at Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.1 He was the son of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball.2 John Stewart Happer married Lily Smith in 1892 at Japan.1 John Stewart Happer married Mabel Bacon, daughter of Jacob Bacon and Caroline M. Wadleigh, on 26 November 1914 at Honolulu, Honolulu Island, HI.1 John Stewart Happer died on 1 December 1936 at Tokyo, Japan, at age 73.1

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  2. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Lucy Happer1

F, #90688
     Lucy Happer was the daughter of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball.2

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  2. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Alverda C. Happer1

F, #90689, b. circa 1859
     Alverda C. Happer was born circa 1859 at China.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball.2

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  2. [S1811] Gerald H. Anderson, compilers, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (New York City: Macmillan Reference, 1998).

Mills Bridgeman Ball1

M, #90690, b. circa 1842, d. circa 1844
     Mills Bridgeman Ball was born circa 1842 at China.1 He was the son of Rev. Dyer Ball and Lucy F. Mills.2 Mills Bridgeman Ball died circa 1844 at China.2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.
  2. [S1812] Alexander Wylie, compilers, Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese: Giving a List of Their Publications, and Obituary Notices of the Desceased (Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1867), p. 108.
  3. [S17] Ball Families of North America as collected by Dr. Joseph L. Druse (1915-2004), 3x5 inch index card file, last updated December 2001, Personal Library of David G. Ball, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

(son) Ball1

M, #90691, d. circa 1845
     (son) Ball was the son of Rev. Dyer Ball and Lucy F. Mills.1 (son) Ball died circa 1845.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1812] Alexander Wylie, compilers, Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese: Giving a List of Their Publications, and Obituary Notices of the Desceased (Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1867), p. 108.
  2. [S17] Ball Families of North America as collected by Dr. Joseph L. Druse (1915-2004), 3x5 inch index card file, last updated December 2001, Personal Library of David G. Ball, North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

James Elliot1

M, #90692
     James Elliot married Jane McCandless.1

Child of James Elliot and Jane McCandless

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Jane McCandless1

F, #90693
     Jane McCandless married James Elliot.1

Child of Jane McCandless and James Elliot

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Mary Duman McGill1

F, #90694, b. August 1856
     Mary Duman McGill was born in August 1856 at PA.1 She married Andrew Patton Happer, son of Andrew Patton Happer and Catherine Elizabeth Susan Ball.1

Child of Mary Duman McGill and Andrew Patton Happer

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Andrew Patton Happer1

M, #90695, b. 20 April 1898, d. 6 December 1958
     Andrew Patton Happer was born on 20 April 1898 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.1 He was the son of Andrew Patton Happer and Mary Duman McGill.1 Andrew Patton Happer married Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig, daughter of John Arnold Teitig and Eleanor F. Straub.1 Andrew Patton Happer died on 6 December 1958 at Washington, DC, at age 60.1

Children of Andrew Patton Happer and Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig1

F, #90696, b. 24 May 1899
     Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig was born on 24 May 1899 at Cincinnati, Madison Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Arnold Teitig and Eleanor F. Straub.1 Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig married Andrew Patton Happer, son of Andrew Patton Happer and Mary Duman McGill.1

Children of Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig and Andrew Patton Happer

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

John Arnold Teitig1

M, #90697
     John Arnold Teitig married Eleanor F. Straub.1

Child of John Arnold Teitig and Eleanor F. Straub

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Eleanor F. Straub1

F, #90698
     Eleanor F. Straub married John Arnold Teitig.1

Child of Eleanor F. Straub and John Arnold Teitig

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Patricia Happer1

F, #90699, b. 5 January 1924, d. 8 December 1992
     Patricia Happer was born on 5 January 1924 at MI.1 She was the daughter of Andrew Patton Happer and Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig.1 Patricia Happer married Richard Hayes McMahon, son of John Joseph McMahon and Emily M. (????).1 Patricia Happer died on 8 December 1992 at Madison, New Haven Co., CT, at age 68.1

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.

Richard Hayes McMahon1

M, #90700, b. 6 November 1918, d. 8 November 2006
     Richard Hayes McMahon was born on 6 November 1918 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.1 He was the son of John Joseph McMahon and Emily M. (????)1 Richard Hayes McMahon married Patricia Happer, daughter of Andrew Patton Happer and Marjorie Henritta Sophia Teitig.1 Richard Hayes McMahon died on 8 November 2006 at CT at age 88.1

Citations

  1. [S1813] Holmes (HolmesAJHI1), "Holmes Family Tree," database made available on-line courtesy of Holmes, http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/7393405/person/-1100087778, database put on-line August 2012.