Mary "Polly" Benson

9 April 1785–3 December 1847 (Age 62)
Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Benson was born on 9 April 1785, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Aaron Benson, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Fairbanks, was 27. She married Ebenezer Balcom on 3 November 1804, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 3 December 1847, in her hometown, at the age of 62, and was buried in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Balcom
1783–1836
Mary "Polly" Benson
1785–1847
Marriage: 3 November 1804
Alanson Balcom
1807–1833
Ebenezer Balcom
1810–1836
Susan F. Balcom
1812–1883
Elias Taft Balcom
1814–1893
David H Balcom
1816–1839
Mary Balcom
1819–1891
Aaron Benson Balcom
1823–1904
Joel Chapin Balcom
1826–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 November 1804
Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Alanson Balcom

    Male1807–1833Male

    Ebenezer Balcom

    Male1810–1836Male

    Susan F. Balcom

    Female1812–1883Female

    Elias Taft Balcom

    Male1814–1893Male

    David H Balcom

    Male1816–1839Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1803

Age 18

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Balcom, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Polly in entry for Susan F. Balcome Chase, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Polly in entry for Joel Chapin Balcom, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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