Polly Edwards

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Edwards was born on 3 June 1783, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Captain Clark Edwards, was 21 and her mother, Catherine Maxson, was 25. She married Larkin Wilcox on 3 September 1801, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1850, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 67.

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Larkin Wilcox
Polly Edwards
Marriage: 3 September 1801
Mary Catherine Wilcox
Clark A. Wilcox
John Wilcox
Lydia Wilcox

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  • Polly Edwards, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1790 · 13th State

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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