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Thanks to Mary Ann McCutcheon we have some old photos of the Ballou family. They are from a photo album that belonged to Ellen Maybell Ballou Baker, daughter of Silas Ballou and Mary Jane Smith. She was known as Ella. Ella's daughter, Lillie Baker Johnson, wrote the names in the album, probably in her later years. You can click on any photo to see a larger version.

Jirah (Jerah, Jerah) Ballou came to Jones county in 1854 with two of his sons. He was followed by his nephew, Silas Warren Ballou, who settled near Clarence in Masillon township, Cedar county and is buried in Jones county. The file includes an Index and Endnotes.

OTHER BALLOUS OF JONES & CEDAR COUNTIES Here are the Ballous from Jones county that I haven't connected to Jirah and his family.

Andrew Ballou. Phylisia Cole Ballou, Andrew's wife. Jesse Ballou, son of Andrew & Phylisia, age ca. 14.

Simeon Ballou, son of Andrew & Phylisia, age ca. 12. BIO Andrew Ballou, son of Andrew & Phylisia, age ca. 8. Charles Ballou, son of Andrew & Phylisia, age ca. 5.
This could be Sarah, daughter of Andrew Ballou, or 1 of the 3 daughters of Asa Ballou. This could be Phoebe, daughter of Andrew Ballou, or one of the three daughters of Asa Ballou. Phoebe Ballou Gardner as an adult.
Phoebe Ballou married Charles H. Gardner ca. 1885. Hosea Ballou, son of Asa and Randilla (Bachelor) Ballou. Frank Ballou, son of Asa and Randilla (Bachelor) Ballou. BIO
Ellen (Ella) Ballou, daughter of Silas Warren and Mary Jane (Smith) Ballou, as a teenager. Lydia Ballou, daughter of Silas Warren and Mary Jane (Smith) Ballou. Lydia died at age 18. Ella Ballou Baker and her niece, Flora Ballou Wendt, was taken at Galt, Ia. Flora, was the daughter of William W. and Keziah Bunn Ballou.
I am not sure if this is C. Willard Ballou, a son or William W. or maybe a grandson, Clifford Willard Ballou. It just says Clifford Ballou in the album. Can anyone help? Standing are Viola Ballou Brown & Lydia Ann Ballou Chapman, daughters of Alfred and Adella Leigh Ballou. Seated are Ella Ballou Baker and, daughter, Lillie Baker Johnson. If front is Betty, granddaughter of Viola.
Earl F. & Marguerite Ballou
These photos are from my own album. Earl F. Ballou was grandson and son of the two Andrews at the top of the page. He and Beula Marguerite Harrison were married 6 December 1917. Earl and Marguerite left Iowa, first for Chicago and then California. In the 1940s they operated a gas station and fruit stand on Highway 66 near Glendora. They raised collies on a ranch near San Bernardino. After that they lived in Glendora for many years in a little house at the end of the P.E. line and across the street from the city park, and Earl worked at Rainbird. Eventually they retired to a mobile home in Yucaipa.
1919 1943 1980
Other Ballous
Here are the Ballous from Jones county that I haven't connected to Jirah and his family
  • William H. BALLOU and his wife, Lucy WOODARD, were both born in New York as was their son Cassius M. BALLOU. Cassius was born ca. 1847. He appears in the censuses of 1885, 1895, 1910 and 1925. In 1925 he was 78, a widower and living in Onslow with his divorced daughter, Nellie (or Nettie). Cassius married Elizabeth M. Smith and they had three childrenŚLillie (born ca. 1876), Nellie (born ca.1882) and Jessie (born ca. 1893). In 1910, Elizabeth claimed 3 births and 3 living children. She listed herself as LDS while her husband was Presbyterian. Nellie BALLOU married George ALBERY on 23 August 1898, at the home of her father. Cassius and Elizabeth are buried at the Canton Cemetery, Clay township.

  • Joshua A. BALLOU is buried at Canton Cemetery, Clay township.

  • Ena E. BALLOU is buried at the Olin Cemetery, Rome township.

  • John BALLOU is buried at the Diamond Cemetery, Hale township.

  • Amos J. BALLOU was born in Connecticut about 1852 and appears in the 1885 Iowa state census. His wife, Adele, was born about 1858 in Jones county. They had three children: Grace, born about 1877 in Crawford, Iowa; Cecil, born about 1881 in Linn, Iowa; and William, born 1885 in Jones, Iowa.

  • Kenneth BALLOU, born November 19, 1929 in Jones, Iowa.
    LOCATED! Thanks to Sue Ballou Lieske we now know "Kenneth Ballou is the son of J. H. Ballou, first born grandson of Lloyd and Hattie (Lathrop) Ballou. He is a "neighbor" of yours and first cousin to me and the rest of the cousins."

  • Robert BALLOU, born about 1853 in Ohio, appears in the 1885 census as 32 years old, widower, a lodger living in Clay township.

  • William BALLOU, about 40, and his wife Clara E., about 27, both born in Illinois, are listed in the 1885 census. They had one daughter, Nellie E., born in 1885.
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