Polly Mary Morse

21 January 1769–
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Polly Mary

When Polly Mary Morse was born on 21 January 1769, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Morse, was 52 and her mother, Abigail Lee, was 31. She married Dr Matthias Rice on 22 May 1794, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Dr Matthias Rice
1765–1805
Polly Mary Morse
1769–
Marriage: 22 May 1794
Henry Rice
1796–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 May 1794
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 7

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh and English: variant of Morris .2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, especially Moses . Compare Morris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly Morse, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts
  • Polly in entry for Henry Rice, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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