Ballou, Adin

Born: Apr 23, 1803 AD
Died: 1890 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen

1803 - Born on the 23rd of April in Cumberland, Rhode Island.


1813 - He was raised a Six-Principle Baptist when his family was converted in a Christian Connexion revival.


1822 - Ballou married Abigail Sayles.


1837 - Ballou publicly announced he was an abolitionist.


1838 - Ballou converted to Christian Nonresistance.


1839 - He compose Standard of Practical Christianity and a few ministerial colleagues and laymen.


1840 - Convinced his Christian convictions would not allow him to live in the worldly governments any longer.


1841 - Adin and the Practical Christians purchased a farm west of Milford, Massachusetts and named it Hopedale.


1843 - He served as president of the New England Non-resistance Society.


1846 - He made anti-slavery lecture tours in Pennsylvania.


1848 - New York he made anti-slavery lecture lecture.


1854 - Wrote Practical Christian Socialism as an apologetic for the Hopedale Community.


1866 - Ballou was also involved with the Universal Peace Union.


1880 - Wrote "The History of Milford" in honor of the town's centennial.


1890 - Adin Ballou died on 5th of August .



Page last updated: 5:52am, 22nd Jan '07
Return to full site

This page is copyright ©