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Levi J Ballou
Birth: Nov. 8, 1810
Jordan
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: May 7, 1884
Wheaton
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Levi J. Ballou was the son of Ebenezer and Marania Ward Ballou. Levi lived with his uncle from the time of his father's death until age 12. He then apprenticed to the carpenter's trade until age 21. He received a common school education. When Levi became of age, he and another apprentice set up a business for themselves for about three years. Levi bought a farm, living there for a year.

August 21, 1833, he married Mary Marble. They started West, driving by team to Lombard,IL. With $15 and an old team, he staked a claim. Here he farmed for about 6 years. Then, he bought a place located just north of where the Wheaton College now stands. In 1857, he moved to his present place of 116 acres, one mile southwest of Wheaton.

Levi was a Republican serving as Road Commissioner 12 years, and Postmaster 7 years. He was an active supporter of the Methodist Church, in which he was a Steward, a Trustee and class leader. He was respected as an upright and useful citizen of the community.
...information taken from "History of DuPage County,IL"

He and Mary had 7 children, Sarah Janett, Frances E., Mary Ellen, Hannah Sophia, Orpha E., twins-Augustus and Augusta. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marana Ward Powers (1789 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Marble Ballou (1810 - 1881)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Jannett Ballou Box (1835 - 1853)*
  Frances E. Ballou (1837 - 1919)*
  Mary Ellen Ballou Brown (1839 - 1921)*
  Hannah Sophia Ballou Holt (1839 - 1864)*
  Orpha Elvira Ballou Barnes (1842 - 1922)*
  Augustus Marble Ballou (1844 - 1892)*
  Augusta Ballou Davidson (1844 - 1886)*
 
 Siblings:
  Levi J Ballou (1810 - 1884)
  Ann Ward Ballou Hubbard (1820 - 1894)*
  Almeda Jane Powers Dodge (1828 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wheaton Cemetery
Wheaton
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: gayle neuhaus
Originally Created by: Ruth
Record added: Feb 01, 2009
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Levi J Ballou
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 28, 2012
Love to my 3rd Great-grandfather.
- Kaye Rasmessen Kelly
 Added: Oct. 10, 2011
Rest in Peace, Grandpa Levi.
- gayle neuhaus
 Added: Jan. 31, 2011
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