Polly Emeline Blodgett

Brief Life History of Polly Emeline

When Polly Emeline Blodgett was born on 1 December 1832, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Newman Greenleaf Blodgett, was 32 and her mother, Sally Smith Utley, was 28. She married James Barker on 2 March 1851, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 5 August 1911, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Barker
Polly Emeline Blodgett
Marriage: 2 March 1851
James Hyrum Barker
Mary Ann Barker
Frederick George Barker
Newman Henry Barker
Sarah Jane Barker
Sally Ann Barker
Polly Emeline Barker
Joseph Barker
Harriet Louise Barker
Lyman Barker
Horace Alonzo Barker

Sources (34)

  • Polly Emeline Blodget in household of Newman Greenleaf Blodget, "Montana, Polson, Tribal Census, 1870-1995"
  • Registers of births and deaths, 1905-1941, for the North Ogden and Randall districts
  • Polly Emline Blodget, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. This surname is no longer found in Britain.

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

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History of Polly Emeline Bloadgett Barker 1832-1911

Polly Emeline Blodgett Barker On December 1, 1832 Polly Emeline was born in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire. Her father was Newman Greenleaf Blodgett and her mother was Sally (Mith) Smith Utley. Polly …

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