Biography of Hiram H. Ballou
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Ballou, Hiram H., Stockholm, was born December 12, 1845, in Stockholm. His father was Amos Ballou, a native of Crown Point, Essex county, born December 24, 1811. Amos married Delia Chilcott, a native of Crown Point, born August 1, 1812. They reared nine sons and five daughters. In 1844 Mr. Ballou and family came to Stockholm with an ox team, and settled on the farm now owned by Hiram H. Mr. Ballou was a man of great energy. He cleared his own farm, and assisted in clearing farms for his neighbors. He was a Republican in politics. His death occurred January 26, 1876, and that of his wife March 31, 1884. Hiram H. Ballou was reared on a farm and educated in the public schools. His principal occupation has been farming and dairying. He owns 212 ½ acres and keeps twenty five cows. When a young man Mr. Ballou went to Wisconsin, and there followed carpentry for a short time. He spent seven years in that State, where he married November 23, 1874, Jennie E. Foster, a native of Stockholm, N. Y., and daughter of Henry Foster (son of Henry Foster, one of the early settlers of Stockholm), Mr. Ballou and wife have six children George, Frank W., Vernie H., Hattie M., Addie D. and Ettie M. Mr. Ballon is a Republican. He is a member of P. of I. of Buckton lodge, No. 226, and he and wife are Universalists.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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