Polly Alvord

26 January 1804–1 March 1872 (Age 68)
Exeter, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Alvord was born on 26 January 1804, in Exeter, Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Asahel Gould Alvord, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Morey, was 32. She married Samuel Wood in 1826, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 March 1872, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Wood
1805–1863
Polly Alvord
1804–1872
Marriage: 1826
Adeline Wood
1824–
Marietta Wood
1827–1878
Thomas Wood
1840–1840
Charles Thompson Wood
1829–1900
Jane Wood
1831–1861
Cornelia M. wood
1832–1882
Emma Wood
1837–1863
Polly Wood
1839–1863
James Wood
1842–
Elizabeth Wood
1843–1849
Sarah Wood
1844–
Allen Wood
1847–
Ellen Wood
1848–
Frank Wood
1854–
Elizabeth Wood
1856–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1826
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(15)

    Adeline Wood

    Female1824–Female

    Marietta Wood

    Female1827–1878Female

    Charles Thompson Wood

    Male1829–1900Male

    Jane Wood

    Female1831–1861Female

    Cornelia M. wood

    Female1832–1882Female

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1793–1846Female

    Anna Alvord

    Female1793–1849Female

    Lyman P Alvord

    Male1794–1880Male

    Edmund A Alvord

    Male1796–1865Male

    Savilla Alvord

    Female1798–1875Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 8

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Southwestern English: variant of Alford , from Alford in Somerset; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Polly Wood in household of Samuel Wood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Wood in household of Samuel Wood, "United States Census, 1860"

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