Ballou, Adin (Augustus) (1803–1890)
A Universalist minister, born in Cumberland, Rhode Island,
April 23, 1803. In 1842 he formed the Hopedale Community.
He was one of those whose doctrines prepared the way for Spiritualism
in the United States; after the movement had been inaugurated,
he became one of its most enthusiastic protagonists.
He published a magazine, The Independent Messenger (1831–39),
and wrote a number of books. Ballou died at Milford, Massachusetts,
August 5, 1890.
Sources
Ballou, Adin. Autobiography of Adin Ballou, 1803–1890. Lowell,
Mass. Vox Populi Press, 1896. Reprint, Philadelphia Porcupine
Press, 1975.
———. Practical Christian Socialism. New York Fowler and
Wells, 1854. Reprint, New York AMS Press, 1974.
———. Primitive Christianity and its Corruptions. 3 vols.
1870–1900.