Mary Polly Altizer

1842–4 February 1908 (Age 66)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Altizer was born in 1842, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, her father, Elias Reed Altizer, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Rebecca Dulaney, was 24. She married Jesse R. Altizer on 5 November 1863, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Auburn District, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 4 February 1908, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Riner, Montgomery, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse R. Altizer
Mary Polly Altizer
Marriage: 5 November 1863
George Washington Altizer
John E. Altizer
Emily Altizer
Ardelia Altizer
David P. Altizer
William Leb Altizer
Dora Agnes Altizer
Elias Wesley Altizer
Captain Jesse Alfred Altizer
Barney Paul Altizer
Mintie Altizer

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  • Marriage
    5 November 1863Montgomery, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 2
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 19
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Althauser: habitational name for someone who lived in a building known as ‘the old house’ or in a place called Althaus(en); see Althaus .

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Polly Altizer in household of Elias R Altizer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Polly Altizer in entry for Jesse R Altizer, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
    • Polly Altizer in entry for Mintie Reed, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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