Polly Walker

Female20 May 1785–

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Walker was born on 20 May 1785, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Richard Walker, was 41 and her mother, Mary Thurston, was 38. She married Samuel Knapp Gardner on 29 July 1802, in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Samuel Knapp Gardner
1770–1850
Polly Walker
1785–
Marriage: 29 July 1802

Sources (1)

  • Molly Walker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1802Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 2

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 34

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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