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
Died Feb. 8, 1852
Age 18 years
William Sweetser Heywood
1824 – 1905
Abbie Ballou Heywood
1829 - 1918
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The Adin Augustus Ballou stone.
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
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.