Polly Terrell

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Terrell was born from 1800 to 1810, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, her father, Edmund Terrill Jr, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Stephenson, was 34. She married Alfred Cain on 23 February 1826, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died before August 1842.

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Alfred Cain
Polly Terrell
Marriage: 23 February 1826
Elizabeth Cain
Edward Cain
Sarah Cain

Sources (5)

  • Polly Terrell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Polly Terrell in entry for Alfred Kane, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Polly Terrell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Tyrrell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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