Mary Polly Pyle

Brief Life History of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Pyle was born in 1808, in Floyd, Georgia, United States, her father, John Pyle, was 41 and her mother, Mary Jane Maxwell, was 34. She married Benjamin Garrett on 27 January 1825, in Fayette, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Floyd Springs, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Wood, Texas, United States in 1860. She died after 1860.

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Benjamin Garrett
Mary Polly Pyle
Marriage: 27 January 1825
Mary Ann Garrett
E Edney Garrett
Winney Garrett
John Garrett
Rachel Edna Garrett

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  • Mary Garrett in household of B Garrett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly Piles, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Mary Garrot in household of Benj Garrot, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1811 · The Savannah Riots

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

English: from Middle English pile ‘stake, post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike, javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark, or sometimes perhaps a nickname for a tall thin person.

Americanized form of Dutch Pijl: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

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

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