Polly Cogswell

24 September 1796–11 October 1842 (Age 46)
Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Cogswell was born on 24 September 1796, in Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, Levi Cogswell, was 37 and her mother, Rachel E. Whiteley, was 34. She married Joseph Palmer in October 1818, in Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 11 October 1842, in Monkton, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Friends Cemetery, Monkton Boro, Monkton, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Joseph Palmer
Polly Cogswell
Marriage: October 1818
Electa Palmer
Amos Palmer
Israel Palmer
Lydia Ann Palmer
Charles Levi Palmer

Spouse and Children

October 1818
Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 16

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Great and Little Coxwell in Oxfordshire, named with an Old English personal name Cocc + Old English wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. 2. variant of Coggeshall .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly Cog Essell in entry for Charles Levi Palmer, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Polly Palmer in entry for Charles L Palmer and Celinda Ball Tucker, "Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005"
  • Polly Cogswell in entry for Charles L. Palmer and Martha Putnam, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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