Mary Polly

Female 1845 - 1922  (77 years)


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  • Name Mary Polly  [1
    Born 12 Jan 1845  Russian Corners, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Nov 1922  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7553  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    Father William Harvey Polly,   b. 13 Nov 1804, Russian Corners, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1882, Chaumont, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Delilah Ann Mattison,   b. 7 Apr 1812, Wolford, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1899, Wolford, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1827 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louis Napoleon Beique dit Lafleur,   b. 19 Apr 1823, Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1897, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1870 
    Children 
     1. Mary Violet LaFlair,   b. 1 Feb 1871, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1943, Syracuse, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     2. Catherine L. LaFlair,   b. 26 Nov 1880, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1942, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     3. Emily LaFlair,   b. 1886, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1964, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Francis O'Hagan,   b. Jul 1846, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1911, Prescott, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1902  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 James Henry Brundage,   b. 1842, Grenville, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1864 
    Children 
     1. Henrietta Brundage,   b. 1865,   d. Between 1886 and 1891  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
     2. Joseph Henry LaFlair,   b. Aug 1867, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1928, Niagara Falls, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F4269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - 1850 census, Russia Township, Herkimer County, NY, Mary is 4 years old and is living with her parents, William H. Polly and Delia (Delilah) Polly, and her siblings.

      - 1861 Canadian census: Mary is 16 and residing with her mother and family at Wolford, Grenville, Ontario: Delila Polly, 49; Nancy Pauly, 20; Mary, 16; Martha, 16; Cornelia, 13; William, 11; and Francis, 3.

      - About 1864, Mary married James (Joseph) Henry Brundage, b. 1842. A year later, in 1865, Mary gave birth to a daughter, variously identified as Harriet, Henrietta, and Herada Oritha. Steven Barcomb of Syracuse, NY, who also is descended from Mary, says that family legend has it that it was a very short marriage and ended when James was killed in a farm accident involving a silage cutter.

      - We assume Joseph's death occurred after 1867 and before 1870, since Mary's second child, identified in the 1861 census as Joseph Henry, was born in August, 1867 and named after his father.

      - No later than April, 1870, Mary takes up residence with/marries Louis Laflair, who impregnates her about April, 1870, with Mary Violet, who is born Feb. 1, 1871. Mary's son Joseph, whose father was her first husband, takes the name LaFlair.

      - 1871 Canadian census: At Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario (census taken April 2, 1871) are Napoleon Bac (Beique), 41, b. Quebec, cooper; Mary, 25, b. Russia (the township in Herkimer County where she was born;) Herada Oritha, 6, b. U.S.; Joseph Henry, 3, b. U.S.; and Mary, 3 mos., b. Ontario. If this census is correct, Joseph and Mary Brundage resided in the U.S. at least between the births of Harriet/Henrietta in 1865 and Joseph Henry in 1867, though later records indicate both children were born in Canada.

      - Oct. 15, 1871, Holy Cross Church, Kemptville, Ontario: On the 15th day of October, 1871, I the undersigned priest baptized Harriet, born of the marriage of Joseph Henry Brundihut (Brundage) and Mary Paulin, aged about 7 years. On the 15th day of October, 1871, I the undersigned priest baptized Mary Ann, born the 6th of April last, (April 6, 1871) of the marriage of Napoleon Lafleur and Mary Paulin. There is no question this birth date for Mary is incorrect, since the 1871 census taken April 2 listed her as being three months old. The birth date of Feb. 1, 1871, is also on her death certificate.

      - 1900 U.S. census, "Polly" (a nickname for Mary) LaFlair is 55 years old and is living with her daughter Emmie on Pickering St., Ogdensburg. She was born in January 1845. She has had 12 children and only 4 of them are still alive. She was born in Canada as were both of ther parents. She can read, write and speak English. (We have records of only five children born to Mary. Others likely were born and died as infants, since there are nine years between Mary Violet and Catherine, and six years between Catherine and Emma.)

      - 1910 US census indicates that Mary had nine children and that four of them were still living.

      - Bible of Dorothy Walling Cayen: The mother of Catherine Walling, Mary Polley O'Hagan, was born Jan 12, 1840, and died Nov. 17, 1922.

      - Nov. 18, 1922: Mrs. Mary O'Hagan, widow of Francis John O'Hagan, died here yesterday aged 66 years. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Samuel Boyer of Syracuse, Mrs. Harvey Laflalr of Newark, NY, Mrs. William Walling of Ogdensburg, and Joseph Henry O'Hagan of Niagara''Falls; also a sister, Mrs. Timmerman of Rochester. The deceased was a member of St. John's Church. The funeral will be from the home of her daughter, 61 Ford Ave., Monday and at St. John's with burial in the Ogdensburg Cemetery.

      - St. John's Church bulletin of Nov. 26, 1922: Mrs. Mary O'Hagan was buried Nov. 20.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.