Mary Polly Terry

1798–1876 (Age 78)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Terry was born on 24 April 1798, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Solomon Terry, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Pease, was 27. She married Isaac Allen on 18 September 1817, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870. She died on 19 September 1876, in Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Clarkson Cemetery, Clarkson, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Polly Terry
Isaac Allen
Marriage: 18 September 1817
Chauncey Allen
Joseph O Allen
Isaac Allen
Harriet T Allen
Mary Allen
Julia Allen
Dr. Joseph Olmstead Allen
Emily Allen
Capt. Henry P Allen
Charles L Allen
Arthur Allen

Spouse & Children

18 September 1817
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"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."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

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

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader ( c. 454–526 ) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493 . His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Allen in household of Chancey Allen, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Allen in household of Isac Allen, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Mary Allen in household of Isaac Allen, "United States Census, 1870"

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