Mary “Polly” Hansard

1798–23 September 1888 (Age 90)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Mary “Polly”

When Mary “Polly” Hansard was born in 1798, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, William Hansard, was 35 and her mother, Martha Jane Christian, was 23. She married Mastin Hill - on 12 February 1816, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 September 1888, in Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mastin Hill -
Mary “Polly” Hansard
Marriage: 12 February 1816
Lindley D Hill
Martha Jane Hill
James Clayton Hill
Lucy Steven Hill
John Goss Hill

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1816Knox, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    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.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 14
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 26
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire): of Norman origin, from the Middle English and Old French personal name Ansard with prosthetic H-; from ancient Germanic ans- ‘(pagan) god’ + ward ‘guard, protector’ or hard- ‘brave, hardy’.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Mary Hill, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Polly Hansard, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Mary Hill in household of John G Hill, "United States Census, 1880"

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