Polly Minerva Case

23 April 1809–25 February 1887 (Age 77)
Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Polly Minerva

When Polly Minerva Case was born on 23 April 1809, in Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Titus Case, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Rebecca Eggleston, was 42. She married Calvin Case Jr on 11 March 1829, in Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 25 February 1887, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Calvin Case Jr
Polly Minerva Case
Marriage: 11 March 1829
Catherine Minerva Case

Spouse and Children

11 March 1829
Canton, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Catherine Minerva Case


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 20

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e ‘case’, ‘container’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.2 Americanized spelling of French Caisse .3 Americanized spelling of Kaas .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Polly M Case in household of Calvin Case, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Polly Minerva Case, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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