Polly Barber

1790–1843 (Age 53)
New York, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Barber was born in 1790, in New York, United States, her father, Charles Barber, was 34 and her mother, Naomi Fox, was 22. She died before 1843, in her hometown, at the age of 52.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 7

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 14

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.3 Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Polly Barber - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Polly Barber

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