Full Name Joseph Nerée Balestier
Born 1 April 1814 in Saint-Pierre, Martinique
Died 25 September 1888 in Brattleboro, Vermont
Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Elected 4 October 1856 at age forty-two
Archivist’s Note: Grandfather-in-law of Rudyard Kipling
Dr. Cornelius R. Agnew, Admiral Charles H. Baldwin, Joseph N. Balestier, William Dorsheimer, Joseph W. Drexel, Horace Fairbanks, George H. Forster, Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, John R. G. Hazard [sic: Hassard], Richard W. Hubbard, Thomas McElrath, Col. Walter McFarland, T. Bailey Myers, Henry E. Pierrepont, Frederick A. Potts, Prof. Robert R. Raymond, Bernard Roelker, Dr. Thomas T. Sabine, Mahlon D. Sands, Dr. Henry B. Sands, Gustav Schwab.
The Club has seldom been called upon to deplore the loss of so many distinguished and valuable members in one year.
Henry E. Howland
1889 Century Association Reports