Polly Post

Female4 October 1799–19 June 1881

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Post was born on 4 October 1799, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Joshua Post, was 27 and her mother, Molly Dee, was 27. She married Abijah Pratt Jr. on 16 October 1816, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Durham, Greene, New York, United States for about 15 years and Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 19 June 1881, in Oak Hill, Greene, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pratt Family Cemetery, Oak Hill, Greene, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Pratt Jr.
Polly Post
Marriage: 16 October 1816
Emogene Pratt
Mary Pratt
Azubah Pratt
Mary Pratt
Priscilla Pratt
Philo P Pratt
Norman A. Pratt
Eveline S. Pratt
Ezra Post Pratt
Phebe Pratt
Electus Abijah Pratt

Sources (20)

  • Mary Pratt in household of Abijah Pratt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly Post, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Polly Post Pratt, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1816Connecticut, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    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 3

    "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."

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 22

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.

    North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a messenger or mailman, from post ‘mail’.

    Probably also an altered form of German Pfost .

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

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