1771–1852

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 30, 1771, Richmond, New Hampshire.

Died: June 7, 1852, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Auburn Ce­me­te­ry, Cambridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Hosea was the son of Bap­tist min­is­ter Ma­tur­in Bal­lou.

He be­came pas­tor of a con­gre­ga­tion in Da­na, Mas­sa­chu­setts (the town was dis­solved in 1938 as part of the cre­a­tion of the Quab­bin Re­ser­voir), in 1794.

He al­so preached at Bar­nard, Ver­mont, and sur­round­ing towns (1801–07); Ports­mouth, New Hamp­shire (1807–15); Sa­lem, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1815–17); and was pas­tor of the Se­cond Un­i­ver­sal­ist Church in Bos­ton from De­cem­ber 1817 un­til his death.

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