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YOUNG, SALOME BALLI

Salomé Ballí Young
Salomé Ballí Young. Courtesy of McAllen Ranch. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

YOUNG, SALOMÉ BALLÍ (1831–?). Salomé Ballí was born in Mexico in 1831 and lived in Cameron County, Texas. She was a descendant of one of the early owners of the Santa Anita land grant, which included the McAllen Ranch. In 1848 she married John Young; they expanded the ranch and had a son before John died in 1859. In 1860, at age twenty-nine, Salomé owned $100,000 in real property and $25,000 in personal property. At that time she was one of four individuals born in Mexico enumerated in a group of 263 "wealthy Texans." Some of her contemporaries in Cameron County included J. Cabaza, Juan N. Cabaza, Juan San Román, John V. Singer, and Charles Stillman.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Ralph A. Wooster, "Wealthy Texans, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (October 1967).

Alicia A. Garza

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Handbook of Texas Online, Alicia A. Garza, "Young, Salome Balli," accessed July 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fyoxb.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on May 18, 2016. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.