Mary Polly Tyrrell

3 April 1829–
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Tyrrell was born on 3 April 1829, in Connecticut, United States, her father, John Alanson Tyrrell, was 30 and her mother, Esther Terrill Roberts, was 29. She married Albert E. Gulley on 10 December 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Albert E. Gulley
Mary Polly Tyrrell
Marriage: 10 December 1848
Sarah Ann Gulley

Spouse and Children

10 December 1848


    Sarah Ann Gulley


Parents and Siblings



    Silas Tyrrell


    Harriet Elizabeth Tyrrell


    Marinda Ann Tyrrell


    Lewis Ashel Tyrrell



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 19

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: of uncertain origin:1. perhaps from a Norman nickname for a stubborn person, from Old French tirel, used of an animal which pulls on the reins, a derivative of tirer ‘to pull’. 2. Woulfe suggests that it may be from the personal name Thurold, Old Norse Thorvaldr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + valdr ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F. Tyrrell, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Mary F. Tyrrell, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Mary P. Tyrrell, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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