Mary Polly Bailey

30 March 1798–20 November 1866 (Age 68)
Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Bailey was born on 30 March 1798, in Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Aaron Bailey Sr, was 24 and her mother, Mary Winchester, was 19. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Robert Hall. She died on 20 November 1866, in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lena, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Hall
Mary Polly Bailey
Warren William Hall
Jane Hall
Aaron Hall
Adoniram Judson Hall
Mary Estelle Hall
Elizabeth M Hall

Spouse and Children




    Jane Hall


    Aaron Hall


    Adoniram Judson Hall


    Mary Estelle Hall


+1 More Child

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 10

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Age 20

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

English:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly Hall, "Illinois, Stephenson County, Lena Park Cemetery Transcriptions, 1854-1983"
  • Mary Bailey in entry for Elizabeth M. Knox, "Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916"
  • Polly Hall, "Find A Grave Index"

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