Mary (" Polly") Toney

1809–1895 (Age 86)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary (" Polly")

When Mary (" Polly") Toney was born in 1809, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, James Toney, was 33 and her mother, Mildred Doran, was 24. She died in 1895, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

James Toney
1776–1861
Mildred Doran
1785–1865
Jane Ann Toney
1798–1898
Mary (" Polly") Toney
1809–1895
Bird M Toney
1810–1846
Elizabeth H Toney
1819–
Susan B Toney
1823–1894

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

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

Age 3

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Ton(e)y, a reduced form of Anthony .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Mary Toney in household of Valentine Corell, "United States Census, 1880"

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