Mary Polly Bailey

Female30 March 1798–20 November 1866

Brief Life History 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 lived in West Point Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1860. 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

Sources (5)

  • Polly Hall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Bailey in entry for Elizabeth M. Knox, "Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census

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Children (6)

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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: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).

English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename 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.

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

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