After the flub on my last post, I thought I should attempt to clarify Marana’s families.
As I said, Marana Ward, daughter of Elijah & Marana Colburn Ward, was born on 30 Aug 1789. She married (1st) Ebenezer Ballou and (2nd) Orrin Aretus Powers.
She married Ebenezer before 1808 and when he died, according to their son, Levi’s account, Marana was left with 6 children to raise alone. I only have knowledge of 4 of the children: Anne Ward, Levi, Elizabeth and Elijah. You can view the family group record here. Ebenezer & Marana Almira Ward Ballou
On 26 Apr 1826, Marana married Orrin Powers. By this union, I know of only 2 daughters: Almeda Jane and Cordelia Ann. You can view the family group record here. Orrin Aretus & Marana Almira Ward Powers
I hope this helps!
Before I end this post, I want to give kudos to a Ballou cousin, Gayle Neuhaus, who is doing a fantastic job with our family on Find a Grave! If you haven’t checked them out, you may be overlooking a really important genealogical resource. You can click here to be taken to their site, but make sure you have an hour or two to spare before you do…you’ll be there awhile!