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About Addie Lucia Ballou (Hart)
Addie Lucia Ballou (April 19, 1837 – August 10, 1916) was an American suffragist, poet, artist, author, and lecturer
During the American Civil War, Ballou spent years in the union army caring for wounded soldiers.
Addie Ballou was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on April 19, 1837 to Alexander Hamilton and Mary "Polly" (Eldredge) Hart. Her parents were from New York, where they were married in 1827, and where three of Addie's older siblings were also born. After removing to Ohio in the early 1830's, Addie was the fifth of nine children born to Alexander and Mary. But, after the death of Addie's mother in 1846, Alexander remarried three times, fathering six more children.