Ballou Family Papers, 1801 -- 1980


This collection has:

6.3 Cubic Feet
5 boxes

Hosea Ballou 2nd was born October 18, 1796, the son of Asahel and Martha Starr Ballou of Guilford, Vermont. At the time of his birth the family lived with Hosea's paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Lydia Ballou of Guilford, where they were engaged in farming and small-scale trade and manufacturing. Benjamin and his three brothers Maturin, David, and Hosea were also well known as Baptist preachers. Asahel was born the same year as his uncle Hosea, for whom Hosea 2nd would be named.

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