Polly Patch

Female3 February 1794–

Brief Life History 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 5 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
Polly Patch
Marriage: 27 March 1815
Elizabeth Smith
William Smith
Eliza Smith
John P. Smith Jr
Alexander Smith
Mary J. Smith
Melissa Elmeda Smith
Charles Abbott Smith
George Washington Smith
Parazade Smith

Sources (14)

  • Polly Smith in household of Jacob S D Frazer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Patchen in entry for Melissa E Butler, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
  • Polly Smith in household of John P Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1815Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    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.


    Age 11

    The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.

    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

    English: variant of Pask .

    Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Pač (see Pac 2).

    Probably also an Americanized form of German Petsch , Pätsch (see Patsch 1) or Patsch 2.

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

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