Polly Adams

1844–1919 (Age 75)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Adams was born in 1844, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse A. Adams, was 34 and her mother, Mary Mitchell, was 12. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with Bytham Ellis. She lived in Ingram, Richmond, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died in 1919, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75.

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Bytham Ellis
Polly Adams
kornelia elis
Andrew Jackson Ellis
Celess Ellis
Daisy Ellis
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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 9

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pollie Elis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Polly Ellis in household of Bithan Ellis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Polly Ellis in entry for Charlie King and Daisy Ellis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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