Polly Dixon

14 June 1829–
Clyde, Galen, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Dixon was born on 14 June 1829, in Clyde, Galen, Wayne, New York, United States, her father, Levi Fuller, was 46 and her mother, Doraxa McLouth, was 39. She had at least 3 sons with John S. Van Der Karr. She died in New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S. Van Der Karr
Polly Dixon
George E. Van Der Karr
Lowraine T. Van Der Karr
Burton Vandercarr

Spouse and Children

    John S. Van Der Karr





    George E. Van Der Karr


    Lowraine T. Van Der Karr


    Burton Vandercarr


Parents and Siblings



    Josiah Fuller


    Tirzah Ursalla Fuller


    Martin Fuller



    Alva Ryan Fuller


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Polly Vandekan in household of John S Vandekarr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Vandercarr in household of John S Vandercarr, "United States Census, 1860"

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