William Dennis Polly

Male 1777 - 1852  (74 years)


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  • Name William Dennis Polly  [1
    Born 20 Oct 1777  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1852  Russian Corners, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7568  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 

    Father William Polley,   b. 1742, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1816, Canaan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Abigail Cushman,   b. 1752, Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Jan 1771  Hebron, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Debra Eggleston,   b. 1782, Stephentown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1813, Gravesville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1802 
    Children 
     1. James W. Polly,   b. 7 Nov 1802,   d. 15 Dec 1802  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. 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)  [natural]
     3. Louisa Polly,   b. 2 Oct 1806,   d. 13 Nov 1826  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
     4. Hackley Polly,   b. 20 Apr 1808  [natural]
     5. Willard B. Polly,   b. 24 Feb 1810,   d. Weedsport, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Ann Sophia Polly,   b. 17 Apr 1812,   d. 8 Aug 1888, Russia, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Smith,   b. 28 Aug 1792,   d. 26 Feb 1844  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1814  Russia, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Polly,   b. 8 May 1815,   d. 28 Nov 1831  (Age 16 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Polly,   b. 19 Nov 1816  [natural]
     3. Nancy Polly,   b. 2 Oct 1818,   d. 27 Jul 1840  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
     4. Harriett Polly,   b. 15 Jul 1821,   d. 10 Oct 1903, Newport, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     5. Daniel Polly,   b. 26 May 1823,   d. 26 Dec 1853, Booneville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
     6. James Polly,   b. 26 Apr 1825,   d. 13 Jan 1890  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     7. Hiram Polly,   b. 31 Mar 1827,   d. 7 Jan 1899  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     8. Waitie Polly,   b. 20 Oct 1829,   d. 2 Feb 1914  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     9. Isaac Newston Polly,   b. 12 Feb 1832,   d. 5 Mar 1843  (Age 11 years)  [natural]
     10. Henry Polly,   b. 28 Nov 1834,   d. 15 Apr 1836  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     11. Henry Polly,   b. 10 Sep 1837,   d. 30 Nov 1920  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ruth Gurney 
    Married 7 Nov 1844 
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      - 1810 William is in Canaan, Columbia County, NY.
      - 1820 William is in Russia, Herkimer County, NY.
      - 1850 Herkimer County / Russia Township, William Polly is 72 years old and is living beside his son, William H. Polly and his family. William Dennis Polly was born in Connecticut, and is married to Ruth, who is 52 years old, and residing with two others, Henry Polly and Ruth Belle, both 13 years old. Ruth Belle was born in Ireland, and Ruth was born in New York.

      William Dennis Polley, the father of our subject, was born in Canaan, N. Y., in 1777, where he received his early education and training, settled and continued to reside until 1811, when he emigrated Russia, Herkimer Co., N. Y., where he continued to make his home until his death. He was twice married, first to Deborah Eggleston, Feb. 15, 1802. His family by his first wife was as follows: James W., William H., Louisa, Hackley, Williard and Sophia. His wife died Nov. 19, 1813. The following August he celebrated his second marriage.
      The name of the lady was Elizabeth Smith, a native of Norway, in the same county. To them were born ten children--Isaac P., Eliza, Nancy, Harriet, Daniel, James, Hiram, Waitie, Henry (who died in infancy), and Henry P., all of whom, with the exception of the first Henry, came to maturity.

      From the book: Russia Union Church 110th Anniversary, 1820-1930:
      William D. Polley was born October 20, 1777; married, first, February 13, 1802, Deborah Eggleston, born 1782, died November 19, 1813; second, August 8, 1814, Elizabeth Smith, born August 28, 1792, died February 26, 1844. Third, November 7, 1844, Ruth Gurney. William D. Polley came from New Lebanon, New York, to Russia. He was a farmer. His family of six children by his first wife and eleven by his second wife, seventeen in all, is the largest family yet found in the early days of Russia. William D. Polley was a Free Baptist. He died April 1, 1852, in Russia. The children of William D. Polley were:
      By his first wife:
      James W., born November 7, 1802, died December 15, 1802.
      William H., born November 13, 1804.
      Louisa, born October 2, 1806, died November 13, 1826.
      Hackley, born April 20, 1808.
      Willard B., born February 24, 1810. He resided at Weedsport, New York.
      Ann Sophia, born April 17, 1812, died August 8, 1888. Married Asahel I. Carpenter.

      By his second wife:
      Isaac, born May 8, 1815, died November 28, 1831.
      Eliza, born November 19, 1816. She was Mrs. Bassett, Salisbury, New York.
      Nancy, born October 2, 1818, died July 27, 1840.
      Harriett, born July 15, 1821, died October 10, 1903.
      Daniel, born May 26, 1823, died December 26, 1853. He resided Boonville, New York.
      James, born April 26, 1825, died January 13, 1890. His wife was Jane Moore, born August, 1832, died February 25, 1884. Their son is Harry M. Polley, Kansas City, Missouri.
      Hiram, born March 31, 1827, died January 7, 1899.
      Waitie, born October 20, 1829, died February 2, 1914. She was Mrs. Graham, Deerfield, New York.
      Isaac Newton, born February 12, 1832, died March 5, 1843.
      Henry, born November 28, 1834, died April 15, 1836.
      Henry, 2nd, born September 10, 1837, died November 30, 1920.

  • Sources 
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