Martha Mary "Polly" Davis

about 1776–October 1818 (Age 42)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Mary "Polly"

When Martha Mary "Polly" Davis was born about 1776, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Davis, was 31 and her mother, Tabitha Rose, was 31. She married William Dulaney on 31 January 1804, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in October 1818, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 42.

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William Dulaney
Martha Mary "Polly" Davis
Marriage: 31 January 1804
Richard Dulaney
Miriam Dulaney
Sarah "Sally" Dulaney
Samuel Dulaney
Mary "Polly" Dulaney
Daniel French Dulaney
Hiram Dulaney
Rachel Rebecca Dulaney

Spouse and Children

31 January 1804
Franklin, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 4

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 12

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Dulaney in entry for Samul Dulaney, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Martha in entry for Samuel Dulaney, "Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Polly Davis, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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