The Adin Ballou Family

Hopedale Village Cemetery

Adin Ballou – Died Aug. 5, 1890
Age 87 years, 3 months, 13 days

Lucy H, his wife
Aug 7, 1892
Age 80 years, 9 months, 7 days

Abbie S. Wife of Adin Ballou
Died Feb. 20, 1829

Adin – Died Feb. 10, 1833
Age 9 years

Pearley – Died Feb. 27, 1833
Age 2 years

Adin Augustus
Died Feb. 8, 1852
Age 18 years

William Sweetser Heywood
1824 – 1905

His Wife
Abbie Ballou Heywood
1829 - 1918

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The Adin Augustus Ballou stone.

    The paragraphs below are from a Facebook post by Patricia Hatch.

    In my opinion, one of the coolest things about studying history is connecting "material evidence"
    with "textual evidence." Adin Ballou and the Hopedale Community provide me with lots of
    examples. :-)

    Here's one: "In the early days of the Hopedale Community, the founder, in concurrence with his
    wife, whose judgment and wishes he was accustomed to consult on all matters of common
    interest, had selected in the public cemetery a family burial lot. It had, however, been for some
    time the desire of both Mr. and Mrs. Ballou to have erected in the center of the lot a more
    substantial and imposing monument, representing the unity of the family. It consists of a neat,
    pyramidal shaft, eighteen inches square at its lower extremity and fourteen feet high, having a
    base of suitable proportions, with appropriate plinth and die, resting on a massive pedestal, the
    whole being supported by a solid substructure, making it substantial, firm, and sure."
    ~Autobiography of Adin Ballou 1803-1890.