Mary "Polly" Lent

Brief Life History of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Lent was born on 4 October 1777, in Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Hendrick Lent, was 32 and her mother, Anna Catharina Kraft, was 20. She married John Bull on 12 February 1797. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Wysox Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 20 May 1858, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Pond Hill Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Bull
Mary "Polly" Lent
Marriage: 12 February 1797
Ebenezer Bull
Althea Bull
Elisabeth Bull
Eleanor Bull
Catharine Bull
Hannah Bull
Elmina Charity Bull
William Elliot Bull
Bolina Bull
Mary J Bull

Sources (4)

  • Polly Bull in household of John Bull, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Bull or Lent, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • Polly Bull in entry for William Elliott Bull, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Van Lent): habitational name from Lent in Elst, Gelderland, meaning a place where lime trees grew.

German: variant of Lenth .

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

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