Mary B. "Polly" Senteney

7 July 1807–29 November 1881 (Age 74)
Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary B. "Polly"

When Mary B. "Polly" Senteney was born on 7 July 1807, in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Senteney Jr, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Houghton, was 34. She married Lewis Jacobs on 7 May 1827, in Mason, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1870. She died on 29 November 1881, in Lancaster, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Jacobs
Mary B. "Polly" Senteney
Marriage: 7 May 1827
Joseph Jacobs
Helen A. Jacobs
Anna Jacobs
George Lewis Jacobs
Margaret W. Jacobs
Martha J. H. " Mattie" Jacobs
Elizabeth F. Jacobs
Frances T. "Fannie" Jacobs
Alice F Jacobs
Henrietta Clay Jacobs
Timothy Jacobs

Spouse and Children

7 May 1827
Mason, Kentucky, United States


    Joseph Jacobs


    Anna Jacobs


    George Lewis Jacobs


    Margaret W. Jacobs


    Martha J. H. " Mattie" Jacobs


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 5

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps a respelling of French Sansonnet, from a pet form Sanson, either a variant of the biblical name Samson or a pet form of a Gascon personal name derived from Latin Sanctius.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary B Jacob in household of Lewis Jacob, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary B Jacobs in household of Lewis Jacobs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Senteny in entry for Alice Kenney, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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