Mary "Polly" Wiley

1794–14 December 1853 (Age 59)
Pendleton, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

Mary "Polly" Wiley was born in 1794, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Alexander Wiley and Margaret Callaghan. She married Henry Shockey on 5 March 1811, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 14 December 1853, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Henry Shockey
Mary "Polly" Wiley
Marriage: 5 March 1811
Alexander Shockey
Preston Shockey
Jonathon James Shockey
Elizabeth A. Shockey
Rosanna Shockey
Madison Shockey
Charlotte Shockley
Mary Jane Shockey

Spouse and Children

5 March 1811
Floyd, Virginia, United States


    Alexander Shockey


    Preston Shockey




    Elizabeth A. Shockey


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Wiley


    Margaret Callaghan




World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie .2 Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river ( see Wilton ).3 English: possibly a variant of Willey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Shockey in household of Henry Shockey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Shocky in entry for Roseanah Shocky, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
  • Shadkey in entry for Charlattie Vest, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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