Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Rev. Thomas H. Ball
In 1854, Dr. A. W. Rawlings, a relative by marriage and a member of the Board of Directors of Huntsville's Andrew Female College, offered Ball a place on the school's faculty. He accepted and moved to Texas in 1855 with his mother and his children. He served as a professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy and the Natural Sciences and as President of the college, which had been established in Huntsville in 1852 by the Methodist Church. In 1857, Rev. Ball married Mariah Obedience Spivey Cleveland, who also was a teacher at the college.
One of the state's early Christian educators, Ball served Andrew Female College in the dual position of professor and president until he died in 1858 from typhoid fever.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 30° 43.634′ N, 95° 32.801′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue I and 9th Street. Marker is located in Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pleasant Williams Kittrell (here, next to this marker); Union Soldiers Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); General John Slater Besser (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Unknown Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huntsville Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Martin Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); James Addison Baker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . Ball, Thomas Henry [1819-1858] - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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