When Polly Sippell was born on 3 October 1779, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, Johann Peter Sippell, was 22 and her mother, Hannah Bates, was 24. She married Ruel Drake on 6 January 1802, in Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Boonville, Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States for about 5 years and Louisville, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1860. She died after May 1855, in Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States.
South German (Württemberg): variant of Süpple (see Supple ).
German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with sigi ‘victory’ + bald ‘brave’.