Mary "Polly" Benson

Female9 April 1785–3 December 1847

Brief Life History 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 25. 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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Ebenezer Balcom
Mary "Polly" Benson
Marriage: 3 November 1804
Alanson Balcom
Ebenezer Balcom
Susan F. Balcom
Elias Taft Balcom
David H Balcom
Mary Balcom
Aaron Benson Balcom
Joel Chapin Balcom

Sources (21)

  • Polly in entry for Joel Chapin Balcom, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Polly Benson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary in entry for Joel Chapin Balcom and Sarah Louise Bliss, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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  • Marriage
    3 November 1804Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (8)

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    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.


    Age 18

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.

    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’.

    Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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