Polly Edwards

3 June 1783–1850 (Age 66)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

3 September 1801
Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States



    Clark A. Wilcox


    John Wilcox


    Lydia Wilcox


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

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

Age 7

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

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

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

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

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