Mary "Polly" Sober

22 January 1790–
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Sober was born on 22 January 1790, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Jonathan Soper Sober, was 31 and her mother, Huldah Jane Manning, was 23. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with John Olds Jr..

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John Olds Jr.
Mary "Polly" Sober
Stephen Olds
William Van Ransler Olds
Ferdinand Olds
Vodicy Olds

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · Founding of Paterson

Age 1

The Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) was the first large business corporation in the United States. The organization was granted a charter by Governor William Paterson on November 22, 1791. The newly formed town was named Paterson, in honor of the governor.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 31

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 Northeastern English: nickname for a person of moderate habits, or a teetotaler.2 Slovenian (Šober): Slovenian spelling of German Schober .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Sauber .

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

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  • Polly Olds in entry for John J. Olds, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

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