From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 304, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"A. B. BALLOU, M.D., was born in Orleans County, New York, July 29, 1831, and is the youngest of the six children, three yet living, born to AARON and ANNA (DAVIS) BALLOU, natives of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and of French extraction. The family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, about the year 1833, and three years later moved to St. Joseph County, Michigan, where they resided thirteen years on a farm, and then removed to near Mendon, where the mother died April 12, 1855, and the father May 12, 1855. A. B. BALLOU was reared a farmer until nineteen, when he entered the college at Ann Arbor. After graduating, he followed teaching for a time, and then devoted himself to the study of medicine; he located in Wolcott (White County, Indiana), and began practice in June, 1864; in 1869, he moved to Burnettsville, where he has since held a leading position. During these years of practice, he also attended lectures at the Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, in the winter of 1866-67, and at the Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis in 1873-74, and at the latter received his degree of M.D. He was married, December 23, 1862, to JULIA R. LONG, born February 1, 1836, in Saxony, Germany, the daughter of AUGUSTUS and JULIA LONG, and a resident of this country since her infancy. DR. BALLOU has been President of the District Medical Society of White, Jasper, Benton and Newton Counties, and he is a member of the Masonic fraternity."