Person:Seth Ballou (1)

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Seth Ballou
  • F.  Peter Ballou (add)
  • M.  Lydia (add)
m. ABT 1753
  1. Freelove Ballou1754 -
  2. Mary Ballou1756 -
  3. Patience Ballou1758 - 1758
  4. Eve Ballou1760 - 1760
  5. Martha Ballou1761 - 1761
  6. Joanna Ballou1763 -
  7. Seth Ballou1772 - Abt 1860
  8. Laban BallouAbt 1774 - 1860
  9. Lydia BallouAbt 1776 -
  10. Rizpah BallouAbt 1778 -
  11. Sarah BallouAbt 1780 -
m. ABT 1798
  1. Philander Ballou1800 -
  2. Danford Green Ballou1802 - 1875
  3. Lillis Ballou1805 - 1897
  4. Eliza Minerva Ballou1808 -
  5. Lorancy Ballou1810 - 1885
  6. Miranda Ballou1812 -
  7. Almira Ballou1814 -
  8. Thomas Donaldson Ballou1817 - 1850
Facts and Events
Name Seth Ballou
Gender Male
Birth? 10 OCT 1772 Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage ABT 1798 Monson, Hampden, Massachusettsto Sophia Batton Anderson
Death? ABT 1860 Ostego, Allegan, Michigan
Other? Notes

!ANCESTRAL FILE: #3BHK-1T. BIRTH: Glouchester now known as Burrillville. BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: An Elaborate History of the Ballous in America, p. 264. "It appears from various testimony of his chn. and descendants, that Seth Ballou went in his boyhood, along with the rest of his father's family, during the Revolutionary War, from Glocester to some town in Mass. What town that was is left to conjecture, but from the fact that Seth m. his wife in Monson, we presume that his father settled, or rather sojourned there, or in the near vicinity. In 1803 Seth and his father moved to Litchfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. In 1819, after his father's death, Seth removed to Independence, Cuyahoga co., O., taking his aged mother along with him, and she died there. In 1830 or 31 Seth removed to St. Joseph Co., Mich. For some reason he and his wife spent a brief period in Illinois. There Mrs. Sophia (Anderson) Ballou d. and was buried, at a date not given. Her husband returned desolate to Mich., and d. at Otsego, Allegan Co., in that State, 1860, a. about 88 yrs. They were both devoted members of the the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. Their home, wherever located, was a free tavern and hospital for itinerant ministers, and their substance ungrudgingly consecrated to the church and suffering humanity. The sick, poor and needy, in every neighborhood where they dwelt, shared largely their goods, their time, and their ministering attentions. Thus, with unblemished rectitude of moral character and unstinted charity towards their afflicted fellow ceatures, they passed into the celestial mansions - leaving little earthly treasure to their heirs, but "a good name," which "is rather to be be chosen than great riches.",

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