Polly E. Shumway

18 April 1808–9 November 1868 (Age 60)
Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Polly E.

When Polly E. Shumway was born on 18 April 1808, in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Isaac W Shumway, was 21 and her mother, Mary Evans, was 20. She married David M. Hunt on 1 September 1825. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 9 November 1868, in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David M. Hunt
1800–1834
Polly E. Shumway
1808–1868
Marriage: 1 September 1825
Jane Ann Hunt
1832–1900
Mary Jane Hunt
1833–1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 September 1825
children

(2)

    Female1832–1900Female

    Mary Jane Hunt

    Female1833–1900Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1812

Age 4

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

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 17

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained; possibly of French origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Polly Reynolds in household of Alanson Reynolds, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly E Reynolds in household of Alanson Reynolds, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly E Reynolds in household of Alanson Reynolds, "New York State Census, 1865"

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