Danford Green Ballou

Brief Life History of Danford Green

When Danford Green Ballou was born on 26 February 1802, in Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Seth Ballou, was 27 and his mother, Sophia Batton Anderson, was 26. He married Cyntha Worrello on 18 December 1828, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Park Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 January 1875, in Park Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Parkville, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Danford Green Ballou
Cyntha Worrello
Marriage: 18 December 1828
Lucy Sophia Ballou
William Seth Ballou
James Madison Ballou
Cynthia Teresa Ballou

Sources (14)

  • Danforth Ballon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Danford Ballow, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1828
  • Danford G Ballou, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

French: possibly an altered form of French and Flemish Ballieu or Balliu, surnames mainly found in Nord in France and in neighbouring Flanders in Belgium. If so, it is either habitational, from one of the numerous places in Picardy, Artois, and Normandy called Bailleul (Old French Balliol), or an occupational name from Old Picard and Middle Dutch bailli(e)u, ba(i)lleu, baillu (Old French baillif, balliu) ‘bailiff’. Alternatively, the name Ballou might be from the ancient Germanic personal name Balowulf, composed of the elements balo ‘torment, wickedness’ and wulf ‘wolf’. The surname Ballou is rare in France.

Alternatively, an altered form of French Belleau or perhaps Beaulieu . The name is sometimes (also) said to be an altered form of Boileau but this is problematic in terms of family history and phonological development. Compare Ballew , Ballow 1, Belew , Bellew , and Belue .

Alternatively, a rare variant of English Ballow 2 or an altered form of English Bellew 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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