Mary Ann 'Polly' Belton

May 1837–after 23 June 1900 (Age 63)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ann 'Polly'

Mary Ann 'Polly' Belton was born in May 1837, in North Carolina, United States as the daughter of Ewell Belton. She married George Alexander Joyce on 16 January 1856, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Madison Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died after 23 June 1900, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

George Alexander Joyce
Mary Ann 'Polly' Belton
Marriage: 16 January 1856
James Hamilton Joyce
Laura Matilda Joyce
Mary Joyce
Samuel Davis Joyce
Sallie Joyce
George E. Joyce

Spouse and Children

16 January 1856
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Ewell Belton




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 16

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 25

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Belton, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Suffolk. The first element, bel, is of uncertain origin; the second is Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: the name Weldon , relatively common in Ireland, has sometimes been Gaelicized as de Bhéalatún and re-Anglicized as Veldon and Belton.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marrian Joyce in household of G Alex Joyce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Joyce in household of Alexander Joyce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Joye in household of Geo A Joye, "United States Census, 1880"

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