Mary Polly Richards


Brief Life History of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Richards was born in 1821, in Putnam, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Sherrod Richards, was 27 and her mother, Patsey Thompson, was 30. She married Henry Rudolphus "Hardy" Treadwell on 9 December 1846, in Chambers, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Throckmorton, Texas, United States in 1880.

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Henry Rudolphus "Hardy" Treadwell
Mary Polly Richards
Marriage: 9 December 1846
Cynthia E. Treadwell
Laura Jane Treadwell
David Treadwell
Josephine "Josie" Treadwell
James M. Treadwell
Henry Marcus Treadwell

Sources (19)

  • Mary Tredwell in household of Henry Tredwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Richards, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Mary Richards in entry for Josie Dougherty, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1846Chambers, Alabama, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 0

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1832: Chambers, Alabama, United States


    Age 40

    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .

    German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

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

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