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Paul Balliet

"In memory of

Paul Balliet

who died March 19,

1777,

aged 60 years.

Born 1717.

First of the

Balliets who came to Whitehall

in 1738 from

Alsace in Europe."

 

Paulus Balliet and his wife, Maria, were among many Huguenots who fled religious persecution in France after Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685, rather than abjure his Protestant beliefs. He emigrated to America on the ship Robert and Alice, which arrived at Philadelphia on 2/20/1728.

 

His children with Maria Wotring (Woodring) were Jacob, Nicholas, John, Paul, Catharine, Susan, Eva, Magdalena, and Stephen.

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Taken on January 2, 2008