Mary Polly Sellers

Female16 November 1802–20 September 1871

Brief Life History of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Sellers was born on 16 November 1802, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel Sellers, was 35 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Ellis, was 19. She married David Wason McCaslin in 1820, in Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 20 September 1871, in Johnson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Franklin, Franklin Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Wason McCaslin
Mary Polly Sellers
Marriage: 1820
Harvey J. McCaslin
Elizabeth McCaslin
Wosson McCaslin
John W. McCaslin
David A. McCaslin
Sarah Jane McCaslin

Sources (4)

  • Mary Mccaslin in household of David Mccaslin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Sellers McCaslin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Polly Mc Caslin in household of David Mc Caslin, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1820Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 10

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 19

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Seller , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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