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Amasa Ballou


Posted By: LuAnn Goeke (email)
Date: 4/19/2009 at 17:51:00

"[1286.] Amasa Ballou 6, Sylvanus 5 , Daniel 4 , Obadiah 3 , James 2 , Maturin 1 ; b. in Glocester, now Burrillville, R.I., Jan. 21, 1801; m. 1st Cyrene Cook, dr. of Richard and Sally (Sheldon) Cook, b. prob. in Norwich, N.Y. Dec. 22, 1809; cer. in said Norwich at a date not given. Issue, b. in said Norwich.-
3869-1. Sylvanus, b. Aug. 20, 1830; d. u.m. of cholera June 4, 1852.
3870-2. Albert C., b. Dec. 23, '31; m. Celia M. Pudney.
3871-3. Lewis A., b. Apl. 23, '33; m.; d. Iowa Aug. 31, 1855; left 1 child.
3872-4. George, b. Aug. 30, '34; m.
3873-5. Waity J., b. Jan. 25, '36; m. Robert B. Rockwell.
3874-6. Richard, b. Nov. 7, '37; m.
3875-7. Hosea, b. Apl. 27, '39; d. Aug. 26, 1840.
Mrs. Cyrene (Cook) Ballou d. in Norwich, N.Y., Oct. 31, 1842. Amasa 6 m. 2d Maria Thorp, dr. of Leverett and Diadama (Tucker) Thorp, of Oswego, N.Y.; cer. Mar. 17, 1844. Issue, b. also in Norwich, N.Y.-
3876-8. Francis Marion, b. Jan. 1, 1846; m. Martha Welch May 31, 1866.
3877-9. Lucelia, b. July 28, '48; m. Henry Merrick Aug. 1865.
If we have not misunderstood our informatory documents, Amasa Ballou 6 dwelt till over fifty years of age in Norwich, N.Y.; that he was first-an industrious, upright, and respected farmer; that he was entrusted with various responsible town offices, and rose as a militia officer to the rank of Major; that later on he became a woolen manufacturer, and lost his handsome property by failure; that he rallied from his misfortune, gathered a few hundred dollars, and emigrated to Fulton, Jackson Co., Iowa; and that there he has greatly prospered in securing for himself and family all needed temporal comforts. In religion he is a Universalist, and in politics calls himself a "Radical." Exactly what a Radical is out in Iowa we do not know, but presume nothing worse than being a little ahead of popular partizanship. Of his two wives we get no characteristics in the documents furnished us; probably not because they did not exemplify worthy ones, but because our informants have not yet outgrown the old fashioned reticence about the merits of ordinary women. No intentional slight meant in such omissions."

Excerpted from:
An elaborate history and genealogy of the Ballous in America
By Adin Ballou
Published by Press of E.L. Freeman & son, 1888
Pg 561-562


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