Polly Zerviah Kelsey

14 September 1808–27 June 1850 (Age 41)
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Polly Zerviah

When Polly Zerviah Kelsey was born on 14 September 1808, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Kelsey Jr, was 32 and her mother, Polly Parmelee, was 31. She married Aaron Johnson on 13 September 1827, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 27 June 1850, in Nebraska, Campbell Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Nebraska, Campbell Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Johnson
Polly Zerviah Kelsey
Marriage: 13 September 1827
Willis Kelsey Johnson
Marilla Lucretia Johnson
Mary Ann Johnson
Emma Marie Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1827New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1817: Jennings, Indiana, United States
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 12
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Polly ? Johnson, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
    • 1827 Connecticut Vital Record Marriage of Aaron Johnson & Polly Zerviah Kelsey
    • Zerviah Kelsey in entry for Marilla Miller Daniels, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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