Polly Packard

1797–1850 (Age 53)
Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Packard was born in 1797, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jedediah Packard, was 34 and her mother, Mehetabel Wetherell, was 27. She married Daniel Harvey Ames on 8 August 1834, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 21 October 1850, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Polly Packard
Daniel Harvey Ames
Marriage: 8 August 1834
Cordelia Ames
Augustus Melville Ames

Spouse & Children

8 August 1834
Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1763–1824Male

  • Mehetabel Wetherell




  • Alva Packard


  • Female1797–1850Female

  • Mehitable Packard


  • Betsey Packard


  • Levarna Packard


+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler.2 English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack .3 English: from a Norman personal name, Pachard, Baghard, composed of the Germanic elements pac, bag ‘fight’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Polly Ames in household of Daniel H Ames, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Ames, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Polly Ames in entry for Augustus M. Ames, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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