BALLOU FAMILY

 

The Belleaus were the original owners of property on Old Auburn Road.  The farm is located at the I  69 overchange on Hursh Road.  You can see the small lake mentioned in an article by Albert C. J. Ellett as follows:

 

“The Belleaus live here.  French people.  We don’t see too much of them;  they are in another threshing ring.  Neither the French nor the threshing ring interested me.  I had seen either a nice big pond or a small lake back of the barn.  I hoped there would be one at our new home.”

 

The above information says that the Ballous were French.  From the Ancestral File of the Latter Day Saints website, Family Search, we find a pedigree which carries this family back to England.  Just look under JAMES BALLOU to find several generations of this family.  We cannot be sure that this is the correct lineage, but is a good place to start your search.  The name as noted in the cemetery records below show the name spelled BALLOU.   Would welcome any information from members of this family.   

 

Ballou burials at Perry Township Cemetery, Allen Co., IN

 

BALLOU, Alpha A.              March 22, 1843          1 yr 6m 21d                Lot 113A

 

BALLOU, Clarisa                 March 20, 1859          35yr 22d                     wife of James

 

BALLOU, Estella C.                        Dec. 29, 1852                         3 yr 8m 29d

 

BALLOU, Hosea                   May 23, 1856              2 yr 9m 28d

 

BALLOU, James                   Aug. 4, 1863               47yr 2m 2d                 wife, Clarissa

 

BALLOU, James E.              Nov. 20, 1845 – Nov. 9, 1916                        wife, Mary                                                     70yr 11m 9d   (Klaehn Rec.)

 

BALLOU, Lillian A.                         1875 – July 1963

 

BALLOU, Mary E.                Dec. 11, 1931                         82yr 10m 20d          wife, James E.

 

Lot 62A,  James E., Mary E., James, Clarissa

Lot 113A, purchased 1861, Lillian A., Hosea, Estella C., Alpha A.

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1880 Census of Huntertown, Allen County, IN   192 B

 

James E. Ballow                   married          male, 34          born IN           Grocer &

            No birthplace given for Father,  Mother born NY                                   Farmer

Mary E. Ballow                     wife                 female, 30      born IN           Keeps house

 

Willie Ballow                                    son                  male, 4            born MI         

Lilla Ballow                           daughter        female, 4        born MI

Following family information submitted to LDS website by Willis H. Muse of Utah

 

1.   JAMES BALLOU 

       born June 2, 1816, Perry, Ohio

       died Aug. 4, 1863, Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

       married July 25, 1840, Huntertown, Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN

            +   CLARISSA DUNTON  (dau Ephraim Dunton and Abigail Ball)

                  born Feb. 18, 1824, New York

                  died March 10, 1859

 

                        2.   ALPHA A. BALLOU

                               born Sept. 1, 1841

                               died March 22, 1843

                 

                        2.   JAMES ELLIS BALLOU

                               born Nov. 20, 1845, Huntertown, Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN

                               died Nov. 9, 1916

 

                        2.   MARTHA ANN BALLOU

                               born Jan. 18, 1844, Huntertown, IN

                               died April 3, 1929

 

                        2.   ESTELLA C. BALLOU

                               born March 30, 1849, Huntertown, IN

                               died Dec. 29, 1852

 

                        2.   HOSEA BALLOU

                               born July 25, 1853, Huntertown, IN

                               died May 23, 1856

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1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN   #2688-2700

 

James Blue.......................32 M.................Grocer..........200........born IN...........................1818

Clara..................................26 F.....................................................born Canada..................1824

 

Matha................................ 7 F.....................................................born IN...........................1843

James............................... 6 M......................................................born IN..........................1844

Clessorna......................... 2 F........................................................born IN..........................1848

 

Though this family is given the name "Blue"  I am quite sure it is the James Ballou family.

Inconsistencies are

            James, the father, born IN.......one source gives Perry Twp., Ohio as birthplace

            Clara/Clarissa Dunten born Canada....most sources indicate she was born in N.Y.

            Matha prob. Martha, born 1844

            Clessorna, prob. Estella C., born April 1849

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1.  Maturin Ballou  b: bet. 1610-1627 Devonshire, Eng.  d:  Feb. 24, 1660/61 Providence, RI

            +  Hannah Pike  b: abt. 1627 Devonshire, Eng.  d:  Oct. 27, 1707 Providence, RI

 

2.  James Ballou  b: Nov. 16, 1652 in Providence, RI  d: Apr. 18, 1841 Smithfield, RI

      married July 25, 1685 in Providence, RI

            +  Susanna Whitman  b: Feb. 28, 1657/58 in Providence, RI  d:  1734 Smithfield, RI

 

3.  James Ballou  b: Nov. 1, 1684 in Providence, RI  d: Feb. 10, 1764 in Providence, RI

      married Jan. 25, 1713/14 in Providence, RI

            +  Catherine Arnold  b: Feb. 28, 1689/90 in Providence, RI  d:  1776

 

4.  James Ballou  b: Dec. 10, 1723 in Wrenthram, Norfolk MA  d: Jan. 21, 1812

       married June 7, 1744 in Cumberland, RI

            +  Tamasin Cook  b: June 16, 1725 in Wrentham, MA  d: April 25, 1804

 

5.  James Ballou  b: April 25, 1761 in Cumberland, RI  d: April 30, 1808 in Richmond, NH

       married Nov. 5, 1786 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

            +  Mehetabel Ingalls  b: July 21, 1764 in Providence, RI  d: Dec. 4, 1821 Perry, Lake

                  Co., Ohio

 

                        6.  James Ballou  b:  Oct. 15, 1794 Richmond, NH  d: 1839 in Indiana

                               married Oct. 1815 in Perry, Muskingum, Ohio

                                    +  Rebecca Ellis  b: abt 1798 in Perry, Ohio  d:  1826 in Indiana

 

                                                7.  James E. Ballou  b: June 2, 1816 in Perry, Ohio  d:  Aug. 4,

                                                      1863 in Allen Co., IN  married July 1840 in Huntertown

                                                            +  Clarissa Dunten  b: Feb. 17, 1824 in LeRay,

                                                                  Calcium, Jefferson Co., NY  d: March 20, 1859 in

                                                                  Allen Co., IN 

 

8.  Alpha A. Ballou  b: Sept. 1, 1841

      d: March 22, 1843 in Allen Co., IN

8.  James Ellis Ballou  b:  Nov. 20, 1845

      d:  Nov. 9, 1916 in Allen Co., IN

            +  Mary E.  b: Feb. 2, 1849

                 d:  Dec. 22, 1931 in Allen Co., IN

                        9.  Willie Ballou  b: abt. 1876

                        9.  Lilla Ballou  b: abt. 1876

                              twins, born Michigan

8.  Estella C. Ballou  b: April 1, 1840 in

      Huntertown, IN  d: Dec. 29, 1852

8.  Hosea Ballou  b: Aug. 16, 1853  in Hunt-

      ertown, IN  d:  May 23, 1856 in Allen Co.

8.  Martha Ann Ballou  b:  Jan. 18, 1844 

      d:  April 3, 1928/29

 

                                                7.  Henry Ballou  b: 1822

                                                7.  Rufus Ballou  b: 1825

                                                7.  Ruth E. Ballou  b: Jan. 11, 1818 in Zanesville, Ohio 

                                                       d:  1910

                                                7.  Harriet Ballou  b:  Feb. 5, 1820

 

                        6.  James Ballou  b: March 15, 1788 Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

                              d:  July 19, 1789 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

                        6.  Mehetabel Ballou  b: March 15, 1799 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

                              (twin) d:  Cincinnati, Ohio

                        6.  Rufus Ballou  b: March 15, 1799 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

                              (twin)  d:  April 15, 1799 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

                        6.  Alpha Ballou  b: May 19, 1806 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

                              d:  April 22, 1882 in Hiram, Ohio

                        6.  Henry Ballou  b: Sept. 6, 1796 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH  d: 1857

                        6.  Elizabeth (Eliza) Ballou  b: Sept. 21, 1801 in Richmond, NH

                               d: Jan. 21, 1888 in Mentor, Lake Co., Ohio  

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 Called the "Mary" Ballou house.   May have been built by James E. and his wife Mary.

James E. was a son of the original settler, James Ballou, and Clarissa Dunten.