Polly Storrs

1771–
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Polly

Polly Storrs was born in 1771, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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1776

Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 5

"""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 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 10

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Old Norse storð ‘brushwood’ or ‘young plantation’. There is a place so named in Cumbria (formerly in Lancashire), as well as a High Storrs in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, both named from this word.

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

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