Walter, Bob & Ladd Ballou, ca. 1900, Wheaton, IL
My Fountain family descends from Francois Fountain, who came to the U.S. from France, sometime between 1814-1829 (depending on which version of the story is correct) and settled in the Biloxi, Mississippi area.
The name is ” from any of the various places in northern France named with the Old French elements, “beu, bel”, lovely, and “eau, ewe”, water (Latin “aqua”).
…Marana Ward, daughter of Elijah & Marana Colburn Ward, was born on 30 Aug 1789. She married (1st) Ebenezer Ballou and (2nd) Orrin Aretus Powers.
Tribute to Erastus & Hannah Sophia Ballou Holt Family