Adaline Almira Ballou

Brief Life History of Adaline Almira

When Adaline Almira Ballou was born on 20 November 1830, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, Philander Ballou, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Comstock, was 27. She married Leroy Ansel Scovill on 12 April 1846, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 22 August 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bingham City Cemetery, Copperton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Leroy Ansel Scovill
Adaline Almira Ballou
Marriage: 12 April 1846
Sarah Emeline Scovill
Mina Louisiana Scovill
Frederic Chauncey Scovill
Emily Kate Scovill
Ira Lorenzo Scovill
Sarah Scoville
Mary Loraine Scoville
Helen Jane Scovill
Esther Era Scoville
Amasa Livingston Scovill
Leo Cericia Scovill

Sources (22)

  • Adeline Scovill in household of Leroy Scovill, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adaline Ballou, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Adaline Almira Scoville, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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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