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Descendants of Maturin Ballou

  
Generation No. 1

1. MATURIN1 BALLOU was born Abt. 1621 in Devon, England, and died February 24, 1660/61 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He married HANNAH PIKE Bet. 1646 - 1649 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, daughter of ROBERT PIKE and CATHERINE ?. She was born 1626 in Devon, England, and died October 27, 1707 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

From "The Ballou's of America"

Most probably the Ballous are the remote descendants of a Norman Chieftain, who, in 1066, came over from France to England with William the Conqueror. In the year 1884 the proprietors of this History and Genealogy commissioned Frederick M. Ballou, Esq. to visit Europe, and if possible ascertain the ancestry of Maturin Ballou, and whatever else of importance marked his embarkment for this country. In tracing the history of the Anglo Norman Ballous, Frederick found that their French ancestor, Guinebond Ballou, was probably a marshal in the army of William the Conqueror, and fought in the decisive Battle of Hastings, 1066; that some of his descendants dwelt in English county of Sussex till late in the 14th century, where they were extensive land- holders, and held important Governmental offices in both State and Church; that in England and Ireland the aristocratic Bellowes have preserved an unbroken descent of domains and titles for at least 600 years; that the ancient coat of arms, with slight variation, is universal with the Bellews of all localities in England; and that their surname there, as here, has been orthographically various, to the extent of over a dozen spellings: Belou, Ballowe, Belloue, etc., but at present is most prevalently written Bellew. The immigrant ancestor, Maturin Ballou, was almost certainly the younger son of a younger son of a good family in Devonshire, England, born probably between 1610 and 1620, who like all the unendowed offshoots of feudal nobility, had to seek his fortune for himself and chose immigration to America.

Maturin Ballou a co-proprietor with Roger Williams, the Colonial founder of Rhode Island, in his Providence Plantations. Maturin appears first on record among these proprietors in 1646. He subscribed his name Mathurin Bellow. His descendants resolved it into Maturin Ballou.

Children of MATURIN BALLOU and HANNAH PIKE are:

2.i.JAMES2 BALLOU, b. Abt. 1652, Louisquisset, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. Abt. 1741, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
ii.JOHN BALLOU, b. Abt. 1653; d. Abt. 1714.
iii.PETER BALLOU, b. Abt. 1654; d. 1731; m. BARBARA ?.
iv.HANNAH BALLOU, b. Abt. 1656; d. Abt. 1712.
v.NATHANIEL BALLOU, b. Abt. 1658; d. Abt. 1678.
vi.SAMUEL BALLOU, b. Abt. 1660, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1669.
Generation No. 2

2. JAMES2 BALLOU (MATURIN1) was born Abt. 1652 in Louisquisset, Providence County, Rhode Island, and died Abt. 1741 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. He married SUSANNA WHITMAN July 25, 1683, daughter of VALENTINE WHITMAN and MARY ?. She was born February 28, 1657/58 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, and died Abt. 1725 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Children of JAMES BALLOU and SUSANNA WHITMAN are:

3.i.SAMUEL3 BALLOU, b. January 23, 1691/92, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. January 25, 1765, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.
ii.JAMES BALLOU, b. November 01, 1684, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1764; m. CATHERINE ARNOLD.
iii.NATHANIEL BALLOU, b. April 09, 1687, Louisquisset, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1747; m. MARY LOVETT.
iv.OBADIAH BALLOU, b. September 06, 1689, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1768; m. DAMARIS BARTLETT.
v.SUSANNA BALLOU, b. January 03, 1694/95, Providence County, Rhode Island; m. RICHARD SAYLES.
vi.BATHSHEBA BALLOU, b. February 15, 1697/98; d. 1790; m. DANIEL ARNOLD.
vii.NEHEMIAH BALLOU, b. January 20, 1701/02, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1789; m. MARY HALL.
Generation No. 3

3. SAMUEL3 BALLOU (JAMES2, MATURIN1) was born January 23, 1691/92 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, and died January 25, 1765 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. He married SUSANNA ARNOLD December 16, 1722 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, daughter of ELEAZER ARNOLD and SARAH HAWKINS. She was born Abt. 1699, and died Bef. 1761.

Children of SAMUEL BALLOU and SUSANNA ARNOLD are:

i.JONATHAN4 BALLOU, b. November 10, 1723, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1770; m. ELIZABETH WEST.
ii.LYDIA BALLOU, b. December 06, 1725, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1751; m. BENJAMIN LAPHAM, October 14, 1742.
iii.PHEBE BALLOU, b. May 09, 1728, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; m. STEPHEN WHIPPLE, July 12, 1745.
iv.ELEAZER BALLOU, b. June 12, 1730, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; m. PHEBE LAPHAM, August 19, 1750.
v.PATIENCE BALLOU, b. July 15, 1732, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; m. DR. JOSEPH SAYLES, July 10, 1752.
vi.SAMUEL BALLOU, b. May 24, 1735, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. July 01, 1735.
vii.SAMUEL BALLOU, b. February 04, 1736/37; m. RUTH HAWKINS, Bet. 1754 - 1755.
viii.SUSANNA BALLOU, b. June 28, 1739, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; m. JACOB ARNOLD, November 25, 1756.
ix.DAVID BALLOU, b. 1741; d. 1818.
x.JEMIMA BALLOU, b. May 14, 1742, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1825; m. DR. WILLIAM ARNOLD; b. November 30, 1733.
4.xi.AARON BALLOU, b. January 30, 1747/48, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island; d. March 09, 1816, Galway, Saratoga County, New York.
xii.MOSES BALLOU, b. January 30, 1747/48, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. 1820; m. ELIZABETH PHILLIPS.
Generation No. 4

4. AARON4 BALLOU (SAMUEL3, JAMES2, MATURIN1)1 was born January 30, 1747/48 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, and died March 09, 1816 in Galway, Saratoga County, New York. He married LYDIA ALBEE March 05, 1773 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of ELEAZER ALBEE and MARCY SHIPPEE. She was born September 17, 1745 in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, and died January 20, 1833 in Galway, Saratoga County, New York.

Children of AARON BALLOU and LYDIA ALBEE are:

5.i.JONATHAN5 BALLOU, b. March 12, 1775.
ii.AARON BALLOU, b. April 14, 1777, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island; m. MARGARET MORAND.
iii.ISAAC BALLOU, b. March 30, 1779, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island; m. MARY WHITE.
iv.MARY BALLOU, b. August 01, 1773, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.
v.WILLIAM BALLOU, b. June 08, 1781, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.
vi.LYDIA BALLOU, b. May 19, 1783, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island; m. ANDREW EDMUNDS.
vii.SUSANNA BALLOU, b. September 27, 1788, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island; m. JONATHAN WEEDEN.
Generation No. 5

5. JONATHAN5 BALLOU (AARON4, SAMUEL3, JAMES2, MATURIN1) was born March 12, 1775. He married MARY (Polly) SMITH March 23, 1793, daughter of EMOR SMITH and SARAH SMITH. She was born Abt. 1775 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, and died 1812 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. She is buried on Major William Smith lot in Esmond.

From "The Ballou's of America"

We suppose these children were all born in Smithfield, RI or its general vicinity, and that the mother died thereabouts not far from the year 1800.

The most we can deduce from it is that Jonathon found himself in desperate circumstances after the death of his wife, resolved on shipping himself for employment on the ocean, and virtually threw his motherless children on the care of near relations. His father, then in Adams, MA, took Emor S. into his own comfortable home, at the age of 3 1/2 years, and probably provided in whole or in part for the others. Their father went to New York to find desirable employment, but misfortune shadowed him. He took the yellow fever, and barely survived it to catch the small pox, but recovered, wrote home a sad letter to his father, and soon after shipped for a voyage to the East Indies. He was never heard from more. It is not probable he had previously been a mariner.

Children1 of JONATHAN BALLOU and MARY SMITH are:

6.i.AARON6 BALLOU, b. June 30, 1796, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. May 12, 1855, Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan.
ii.SARAH BALLOU, b. February 22, 1795, Smithfield, Rhode Island; m. PARDON DAVIS, JR., 1818; b. 1791, Providence, Saratoga, New York; d. 1828.
iii.EMOR SMITH BALLOU, b. June 26, 1798, Smithfield, Rhode Island; d. Bef. 1888, Hart, Oceana, Michigan; m. LYDIA DAVIS, November 04, 1821, Providence, Saratoga, New; b. April 11, 1805, Providence, Saratoga, New York; d. November 10, 1861, Girad, Branch, Michigan.
iv.LILLIS BALLOU.
v.MELISSA BALLOU.
Generation No. 6

6. AARON6 BALLOU (JONATHAN5, AARON4, SAMUEL3, JAMES2, MATURIN1) was born June 30, 1796 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, and died May 12, 1855 in Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan. He married ANNA DAVIS December 25, 1819 in Providence, Saratoga County, New York, daughter of PARDON DAVIS and PHEBE CASE. She was born December 25, 1791 in Providence, Saratoga County, New York, and died April 12, 1855 in Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan. They are buried in South Park Cemetery, Park Twp., St. Joseph County, Michigan.

From "The Ballou's of America"

Aaron was a carpenter and a farmer. He continued to reside in Providence, New York or vicinity until about the year 1835, when he removed to Three Rivers, thence, about 1850, to Mendon, both in St. Joseph County, Michigan. There he settled on an ample farm and devoted himself chiefly to its cultivation during his remaining early life.

Children of AARON BALLOU and ANNA DAVIS are:

7.i.EMOR SMITH7 BALLOU, b. July 06, 1822, Providence, Saratoga County, New York; d. January 04, 1894, Ashland, Nebraska.
ii.JONATHON BALLOU, b. December 21, 1829, Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island; d. May 13, 1855, Kansas City, Missouri.
iii.PARDON DAVIS BALLOU, b. March 29, 1824; d. 1875.
iv.ANNA DAVIS BALLOU, b. February 23, 1827; d. Abt. 1872; m. THOMAS PERRY STUDLEY.
v.SARAH BALLOU, b. 1829, Kingsville, Ohio; d. March 07, 1884, Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio; m. REUBEN BUTLER, December 06, 1858, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio; b. 1832, Kingsville, Ohio; d. May 27, 1894, Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio.
vi.DR. AARON BYRON BALLOU, b. July 29, 1831; d. 1893, Bernettsville, Indiana; m. JULIA ROSA LONG, December 28, 1862.
Generation No. 7

7. EMOR SMITH7 BALLOU (AARON6, JONATHAN5, AARON4, SAMUEL3, JAMES2, MATURIN1) was born July 06, 1822 in Providence, Saratoga County, New York, and died January 04, 1894 in Ashland, Nebraska. He married SUSAN CAROLINE VAN BUREN December 24, 1845 in Saratoga County, New York, daughter of JOHN VAN BUREN and ELIZABETH WELLS. She was born March 05, 1823 in Whitehall, Washington County, New York, and died May 20, 1890 in Ashland, Nebraska. They are buried in the Ballou Family Plot at Ashland Cemetery.

In 1854 Emor moved from Providence, Saratoga County, New York to Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, and from there to Saunders County, Nebraska near Ashland where he bought a farm in 1868. This farm was in Clear Creek Township, which is just north of Ashland.

Children of EMOR BALLOU and SUSAN VAN BUREN are:

i.SUSAN HESTER8 BALLOU, b. August 29, 1846, New York; m. CHARLES F. SHEPHERD, November 22, 1866, Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio.
ii.ELIZABETH ANNE (Libby) BALLOU, b. April 17, 1850, Providence, Saratoga County, New York; d. May 22, 1925, Cleveland, Ohio; m. LUCIEN BLISS STANLEY, December 07, 1867, Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio; b. March 12, 1839, Northfield, Ohio; d. March 07, 1920, Collinwood, Ohio.
iii.HENRIETTA BALLOU, b. Bet. 1852 - 1855; m. JONATHON S. GREEN, August 1869.
iv.MARTIN EMOR BALLOU, b. September 16, 1854, Kingsville, Ashtabula County, Ohio; d. June 21, 1925, Ashland, Nebraska; m. JESSIE HARRIET BISSELL, February 18, 1875, Ithica, Saunders County, Nebraska; b. March 31, 1858, Crown Point, Indiana; d. October 22, 1944, Ashland, Nebraska.
v.PARDON D. BALLOU, b. September 1859; d. infancy.
Sources
  1. Charles Wlliam Farnham, "John Smith, the Miller, of Providence Rhode Island: Some of His Descendants", (in "Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals", Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), Vol. 2, page 149.
  2. "The Ballous of America"
  3. Personal correspondence from Michael Ballou
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