Barbara Ballou

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Ballou was born about 1690, in Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Peter Ballou Sr, was 37 and her mother, Barbara Belleau, was 33. She married Valentine Inman about 1720, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Valentine Inman
1686–1769
Barbara Ballou
1690–
Marriage: about 1720
John Inman
1707–1791
Jemima Imman
1713–1774
Tabitha Inman
1723–1770
Oziel Inman
1727–1770
Obediah Inman
1727–

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    World Events (3)

    1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

    On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

    1763 · First Synagogue in America

    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

    1772 · The Gaspee Affair

    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

    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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