BALLIET, HENRY S., farmer; P. O. Mansfield; the subject of this history was born in Northampton Co., Penn., on the 26th day of November, A. D. 1817; his father's name was Stephen Balliet, and his mother's maiden name was Catherine Seiner; (Zehner) his father was of English-German descent, and his mother of German; his father was a farmer by occupation ; he emigrated to Ohio, A. D. 1837, and settled on the west half of Sec. 30, in Mifflin Township, Richland Co., where he continued to reside until the day of his death ; he died at the advanced age of 94 years; his consort died about twelve years ago; they were both interred in the Emmanuel Cemetery, near where they had lived and died. H. S. Balliet was married to Henrietta Lichtie, fifth daughter of Peter and Catherine Lichtie, of Delaware Co., Ohio, by Rev. Cope, of the Lutheran Church, April 18, A. D. 1844; Mrs. Balliet's father and mother subsequently removed to Richland Co., and settled in Madison Township, where they continued to reside until the day of their death; they lived to the advanced age of 82 years. The subject of this biography settled in Mifflin Township soon after his marriage, his father presenting him with a deed for 87 1/2 acres off the "old homestead." They have resided on this farm from that time to the present, cultivating and improving it, and now have it in a highly cultivated state. Mr. and Mrs. Balliet, by industry, perseverance and economy, have been enabled to acquire a competence for themselves and children; they have two sons and one daughter living ; the names of the sons are Samuel L. and William A.; the name of the daughter is Fianna. Samuel married Catherine Lanehart; Fianna married William Hess. Mr. and Mrs. Balliet have been active and consistent members of the Lutheran Church for about forty-six years, and are much respected and highly esteemed by all who know them.