Polly Porter

1778–11 March 1814 (Age 36)
United States

The Life of Polly

Polly Porter was born in 1778, in United States. She married Joshua Atwood on 22 December 1801. She died on 11 March 1814, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joshua Atwood
1754–1823
Polly Porter
1778–1814
Marriage: 22 December 1801

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 December 1801
Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 10

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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Polly Porter, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Polly Porter, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"

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