Mary " Polly" Parsons

25 May 1789–1880 (Age 90)
New Providence, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary " Polly"

When Mary " Polly" Parsons was born on 25 May 1789, in New Providence, Union, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Parsons, was 32 and her mother, Mary Crane, was 28. She married Parker Parcel on 1 December 1811, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1880, at the age of 91.

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Parker Parcel
Mary " Polly" Parsons
Marriage: 1 December 1811
Matthias Parcel
Elizabeth Parcel
William Parcel
Phebe Dean Parcel
Catherine Parcel
Chloe Parcel
Hulduh Parcel
Mary Parcel
Mary Crane Parcel

Spouse and Children

1 December 1811
Essex, New Jersey, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Parsons





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World Events (8)

1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 1

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 30

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: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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  • Mary Parson, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Mary Parson, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Mary Parson, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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