Mary Polly Johnson

Brief Life History of Mary Polly

Mary Polly Johnson was born in 1795, in Michigan, United States. She married Asa Dille in 1819. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 1 January 1879, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Asa Dille
Mary Polly Johnson
Marriage: 1819
Charles Dille
Samuel Dille
Varnum D Dille
Catharine M. Dille
Harris Dille
Erasmus Darwin Dille
Frances Caroline Dille
Henry Clay Dillie
Thomas Corwin Dille

Sources (6)

  • Mary Dille in household of E D Dille, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Polly Johnson Dille, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Polly Johnson in entry for Caroline Lord, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1796 · Cleaveland is Founded

Cleaveland was founded by surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company after being sent out to lay out townships and a capital city. It was named after the lead surveyor, General Moses Cleaveland. He then oversaw the design and partial construction of the Public Square in what is now the downtown area.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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