Polly Burrington

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Burrington was born in 1784, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ebenezer Burington, was 38 and her mother, Mary Moulthrop, was 38. She married Ira Humphrey on 5 December 1805, in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 19 May 1876, in Newport, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Ira Humphrey
Polly Burrington
Marriage: 5 December 1805
Esther Humphrey
Carrol P Humphrey
Maryanne Humphrey
Ira Humphrey
Clarissa Humphrey
Harriette Humphrey

Sources (9)

  • May Humphrey in household of John Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Humphry, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Mary Humphry, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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.


Post office est. Jan. 01,1795


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Somerset): habitational name from any of the places called Burrington, for example in Somerset, Devon, and Herefordshire. The first and last are named with Old English burh ‘fortified place’ + tūn ‘farmstead, enclosure’; the second is recorded in Domesday Book as Bernintone ‘estate associated with a man called Beorn’.

History: George Burrington (c. 1680–1759), born in Devon, England, was a colonial governor of NC (1723–25, 1731–34).

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

Story Highlight

From Ancestry.com courtesy of Jerry Huggins written by Howard Burrington ID: I01602 Name: Ebenezer Burrington Sex: M Birth: ABT 1746 in New Haven, New Haven County, CT Death: 11 APR 1818 in Burke, Cal …

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