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Capt. Ariel Ballou, jr.02/21/1758 -- 04/29/1839avatar
Elilda Tower05/27/1771 -- 12/27/1834avatar
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Rev. Adin Ballou

Birth04/23/1803
 
Religion1825-1831unitarian
Death08/05/1890
 
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Aged: 87.3 years
was a prominent proponent of pacifism, socialism and abolitionism, and the founder of the Hopedale Community. Through his long career as a Universalist, and then Unitarian minister, he tirelessly sought social reform through his radical Christian and socialist views.

Founder of the Utopian Hopedale Community begginning in 1841. In 1842, he and his followers moved into the "Old House in The Dale", a section of Milford, and began their experiment of communal living, seasoned with the radical concepts of abolitionism, temperance, women's rights and non-violence. The Community ended in 1856 when Ebenezer and George Draper withdrew their investment which amounted to about three-fourths of the Community assets. Ballou remained in Hopedale as the Unitarian minister for the rest of his life. He did an extensive amount of writing in his lifetime, including his History of Milford, History of the Hopedale Community, an autobiography, and the massive Ballou genealogy.
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  1. Findagrave Rev Adin Ballou, Sr
  2. Website:Rhode Island Birth;
  3. Book:History of Worcester Co MA; Website
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
  1. Findagrave Abigail Sayles Ballou
  2. Website:roots web;
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