Polly Drummonds

11 January 1785–before 1842 (Age 56)
Maryland, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Drummonds was born on 11 January 1785, in Maryland, United States, her father, Burrell Drummond, was 35 and her mother, Naomi Selby, was 19. She married Alexander Roberts on 26 February 1807, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Worcester, Maryland, United States in 1790. She died before 1842, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55.

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Alexander Roberts
Polly Drummonds
Marriage: 26 February 1807
William Drummond Roberts
Burrel H Roberts
James P Roberts
Rebecca M Roberts
Elizabeth S Roberts
Matilda Jane Roberts
James Roberts
Nancy Roberts
William M Roberts
Mary “Polly” Fossit Roberts
Catherine Roberts
Benjamin Roberts
Simpson Roberts
Susan Roberts

Spouse and Children

26 February 1807
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


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    Naomi Selby




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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Drummond .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burrell Drummond, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Elindor Pool Gunn in entry for Alxander Roberts, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Polly Drummonds, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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