Polly Pickett

Female12 December 1785–14 March 1863

Brief Life History of Polly

When Polly Pickett was born on 12 December 1785, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Pickett, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Kimbrough, was 23. She married Eli Terry on 17 December 1799, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1860. She died on 14 March 1863, in Rusk Land District, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Van Zandt, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Terry
1772–before 1836
Polly Pickett
Marriage: 17 December 1799
Eli Albert Terry Jr
James Pickett Terry
about 1802–1833
Sarah Terry
about 1806–before 1836
Ann Terry
William Robards Terry
Todd Robinson Terry
Mary Collingsworth Terry
Walter Leak Terry
John Kimbrough Terry
Alphia C Terry

Sources (9)

  • Polly Terry in household of W R Terry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polley Pickett, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Polley Pukett in entry for Eli Terry, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1799Richmond, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1789 · Becomes 12th State

    Age 4

    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


    Age 23

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English, Old French personal name Picot, Pigot, a pet form of Pic (see Pike 6). In Middle English, the form Piket (Old French Picquet) was also common.

    sometimes a late development of Pickard 1 or 2.

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

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