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S. A. Ballou

Anti-Lecompton Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
10-08-1853 Democratic AD-12 0 Win
09-02-1857 Democratic AD-14 0 Win
09-01-1858 Anti-Lecompton Democratic SD-14 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Sylvester Allen Ballou
Born: October 19, 1828 in Galway New York
Married: Julia Hills Barnard (m. 1865, d. 1869), Eliza (Norton (m. 1874)
Children: Ray, Ralph, Mary Eloise, Alice and Edith
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: April 4, 1889 in Illinois

  • Ballou was 24 when elected to the Assembly in 1853.

Source: "SYLVESTER ALLEN BALLOU FAMILY" by the Wheatland Plowing Match Association (website)
Source: "Inventory of the Sylvester Allen Ballou Papers, 1836-1968", Online Archive of California/The Huntington Library