Polly Pratt

Female19 May 1795–11 October 1835

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Pratt was born on 19 May 1795, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Pratt, was 29 and her mother, Hannah Hempsted, was 24. She married Dyer Shedd on 2 April 1821, in Lowell, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 11 October 1835, in Lowell, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dyer Shedd
Polly Pratt
Marriage: 2 April 1821
Baby Girl Shedd
Baby Boy Shedd
Hannah Shedd
Oscar Shedd
Abigail Shedd
Adeline F. Shedd
Edwin Shedd
Edwin Shedd
Philander Shedd

Sources (2)

  • Polly Pratt Shed, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Daniel Shed Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Daniel Shed of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1327-1920.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1821Lowell, Westmoreland, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries 1798: Oneida, New York, United States

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 13

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Middle English prat(te), pret ‘cunning, wily, astute’ (a derivative of Old English præt, pret ‘trickery, deception’, which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

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

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