Polly Harriet Allen

19 March 1794–17 December 1845 (Age 51)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Polly Harriet

When Polly Harriet Allen was born on 19 March 1794, in Connecticut, United States, her father, David Allen, was 32 and her mother, Sally Field, was 46. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Almon Luce. She died on 17 December 1845, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in West Cemetery, Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Almon Luce
1786–1860
Polly Harriet Allen
1794–1845
George Luce
1818–1919
Mary Luce
1818–1828
Almon Luce Jr
1821–1860

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    George Luce

    Male1818–1919Male

    Mary Luce

    Female1818–1828Female

    Almon Luce Jr

    Male1821–1860Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 8

"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."
1808

Age 14

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: 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. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of 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. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Mary Luce, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Polly Allen Luce in entry for George Luce, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Polly Heriot Allen, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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