Polly Harriet Allen

Female19 March 1789–10 December 1845

Brief Life History of Polly Harriet

When Polly Harriet Allen was born on 19 March 1789, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, David Allen, was 27 and her mother, Sally Field, was 41. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Almon Luce. She died on 10 December 1845, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in West Cemetery, Somers Center, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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Almon Luce
Polly Harriet Allen
George Luce
Mary Luce
Almon Luce Jr

Sources (5)

  • Polly Luce, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Mary in entry for Mary Luce, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Polly Luce, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 13

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


Age 15

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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