Mary "Polly" Denton

23 November 1783–5 October 1858 (Age 74)
New Hyde Park, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Denton was born on 23 November 1783, in New Hyde Park, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Denton, was 27 and her mother, Rachel Cornwell, was 23. She married Samuel Willis on 6 November 1808, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 October 1858, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Willis
1784–1835
Mary "Polly" Denton
1783–1858
Marriage: 6 November 1808
William Willis
1810–1867
Charles Cornwall Willis
1823–1885
John Hicks Willis
1828–1898
Mary Willis
1813–1885
Jane Willis
1814–
Valentine Willis
1817–1898
Samuel Willis
1821–1882
Joseph D. Willis
1827–
Emily Ann Willis
1830–1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 November 1808
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States
children

(9)

    William Willis

    Male1810–1867Male

    Mary Willis

    Female1813–1885Female

    Jane Willis

    Female1814–Female

    Valentine Willis

    Male1817–1898Male

    Samuel Willis

    Male1821–1882Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Denton

    Male1756–1831Male

    Rachel Cornwell

    Female1760–1839Female

siblings

(11)

    Abigail Denton

    Female1783–Female

    Female1783–1858Female

    Samuel Denton

    Male1787–Male

    Cornell Denton

    Male1789–1851Male

    Sarah Denton

    Female1790–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

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.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 14

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1803

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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

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