Polly Chichester

28 November 1788–10 January 1874 (Age 85)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Chichester was born on 28 November 1788, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Abraham Chichester, was 33 and her mother, Mary Arnold, was 30. She died on 10 January 1874, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Chichester
Mary Arnold
Abijah Chichester
Abraham Chichester
Samuel Chichester
Polly Chichester
Phebe Chichester
Aaron Chichester
Hezekiah Chichester
Betsey Hannah Chichester
Susan Chichester
David Chichester

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World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 14

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Chichester in Sussex, probably named with the Old English personal name Cissa + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort’. (Cissa is attested as the name of a historical person; it is of uncertain etymology.) Alternatively, the first element may be an Old English word cisse ‘gravelly feature’. The name is also established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Polly Chichester, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Polly Chichester, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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