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3. [Daughter] HAYS was born (date unknown).

Delitha must have had a daughter that married someone named Ball. In 1850 in Tippah Co MS, there were two young girls living with Delitha - Mary Ball age 11, and Alethe Ball age 9. Also a 4-year-old, Elizabeth Vincent, who was named as a granddaughter in a court proceding in 1853 in Johnson Co AR. In 1856, Mary Ann Ball married Richard Grantham in Johnson Co AR at the home of Delitha Hays.

[Daughter] HAYS and ??? BALL were married. ??? BALL was born (date unknown).

[Daughter] HAYS and ??? BALL had the following children:



Mary Ann BALL was born in 1839 in Tennessee.

Mary Ann Ball married Richard Grantham, Johnson Co AR, on 6 Jul 1856, at the home of Delitha Hays who is presumed to be her grandmother. Mary Ann's parents are unknown and no marriage record of Hays/Ball has been found. In 1850, Mary Ann was said to have been born in Tennessee, but her sister, about two years younger was born in Mississippi.

The State of Arkansas
County of Johnson
Township of Pittsburg
Be it remembered that on the 6th day of July AD 1856 at the residence of Delitha Hays in said County, I Oren Wallace an acting and duly commissioned Justice of the Peace in and for the Township of Pittsburg in said County did duly join in marriage Richard A. Grantham of Johnson County aged 20 years to Mary Ann Bauls of said County aged 18 years and then and there by the authority in me by law, did pronounce them to be husband and wife.
Given under my hand at the date above. Oren Wallace J.P
Filed for Record in my office 14th July AD 1856 J. G. Connelley, Clerk

In 1850, Richard was living with his parents in Johnson Co AR:
Hh #62
Nathan Grantham, age 38, b. NC
Sarah age 34, b. LA
Richard age14, b. LA
Mary Jane age 12, b. LA [Johnson Co marriage record: Mary Jane Grantham, age 19, to G.W.S. Johnson, age 23, 6 Nov 1856. By Vincent Wallace, deacon of MEC South]
John age 10, b. LA
Louis J., age 8, b. LA [Johnson Co marriage record: Lewis Johnson, age 25, married Elizabeth Johnson, age 35, 22 Nov 1866. Orren Wallace, JP. He may have had a second marriage - there is a Johnson Co marriage for J. L. Johnson, age 51 [b. ca 1842/43] to M. A. Martin, age 21, 7 Apr 1894.]
Feraby age 3, b. AR
Joseph age 2/12, b. AR
William age 5, b. LA

1860, Johnson Co AR, Richard's parents were living in Pittsburg Township. That would explain how Richard met Mary Ann Ball after the Hays families had moved to Arkansas from Mississippi.
Hh 351
Nathan Grantham, age 47, b. NC. Sarah, age 43, b. LA
Lewis 18, William 16, b. LA
February 12, b. AR
Joseph 10, b. AR [Probable Johnson Co marriage record. J. W. Grantham, age 27, married Nancy Owens, age 17, 19 Jul 1877.]
Nancy 8, b. AR [Johnson Co marriage record. Nancie A. Grantham, age 22, married James W. Clubb, age 24, 1 Feb 1872. T. B. Paine, JP]
John, age 20, b. LA

Here is Richard & Mary Ann in 1860.
Hh #276: Richard Grantham, age 19 b. LA; Mary age 21 b. MS; Sarah age 1 b. AR
[Here Mary Ann's birth place was given as Mississippi.]

1870, Johnson Co AR, Pittsburg Twp, p.72, Hh 110
Richard Grantham, age 34, b. LA, Farmer. Mary, age 31, b. Mississippi
Sarah age 11, William age 6, Martha age 11/12 - all born in Arkansas.

Richard's parents don't seem to be buried in the same cemetery. Listed on
Nathan Gratham, b. 30 Nov 1812, d. 29 Nov 1885.
Knoxville Cemetery, Johnson Co, AR
Sarah Grantham, b. 11 Mar 1814, d. 17 Jun 1898, is apparently buried Kendall Cemetery, Hartman, Johnson Co, next to a daughter. There is a common stone, but the daughter's stone doesn't have a death date, just the birth: N. A. McKenney, April 2 1852.



Alethe BALL was born in 1841 in Mississippi.

Nothing is known about Alethe Ball after the 1850 census. She doesn't appear again. She could have married or died young.