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|ANDREW BALLOU, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 30; P.O. Olin; born in New York in 1830; went to Michigan in 1842, then to Iowa in 1854; bought 200 and now owns 618 acres; has a fine place, and everything in good order. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal; has been Supervisor. His wife, Philisa Cole, was born in Ohio in 1832; came to Iowa when young. Married in 1855, and had seven children—Hiram (died in 1857), Jessie, Sula, Andrew, Charlie, Pheba and Sarah. Has hauled grain to Davenport for his neighbors, and was so poor he would only eat one meal on the trip so as to save the means for the purpose of building a home for the family.
Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 637.
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