Mary Polly Prentice

1762–16 January 1833 (Age 71)
Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Mary Polly

Mary Polly Prentice was born in 1762, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She married Barnabus 'Barney' Higgins on 8 September 1792, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 January 1833, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Barnabus 'Barney' Higgins
1762–
Mary Polly Prentice
1762–1833
Marriage: 8 September 1792
Daniel Higgins
1793–
Barney Higgins
1798–1855
Abigail Higgins
1798–
Phebe Higgins
1808–
Ira Higgins
1811–1880
Eunice Higgins
1812–1859

Spouse and Children

Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776
Age 14
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 14
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 19
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (from Old French aprendre ‘to learn’, ‘to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Prentis
Prentiss

Sources (14)

  • Polly Prentice, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Mary in entry for Ira Higgins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary in entry for Phebe Higgins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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