Polly Patch

3 February 1794–
Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Patch was born on 3 February 1794, in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Patch, was 27 and her mother, Ruth Norcross, was 22. She married John Peckam Smith on 27 March 1815, in Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Waupun, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John Peckam Smith
1795–1871
Polly Patch
1794–
Marriage: 27 March 1815
Smith
1815–
Elizabeth Smith
1820–1887
William Smith
1821–
Smith
1823–
John P. Smith
1827–
Almeda Smith
1831–
Eliza Smith
1824–1904
Alexander Smith
1828–
Mary J. Smith
1829–1860
George Washington Smith
1833–1913
Parazade Smith
1836–1930

Spouse and Children

    John Peckam Smith

    Male1795–1871Male

    Female1794–Female

MARRIAGE
27 March 1815
Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

(11)

    Smith

    Female1815–Female

    Elizabeth Smith

    Female1820–1887Female

    William Smith

    Male1821–Male

    Smith

    Female1823–Female

    Eliza Smith

    Female1824–1904Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1803

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 31

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

1 Southwestern English: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. Compare Pack .2 Probably an altered spelling of German Pätsch or Petsch (from a pet form of Peter ) or of Patsch, which is probably from a Pazzo, short form of a Germanic personal name meaning ‘fight’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Polly Smith in household of John P Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly Smith in household of John P Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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