Polly Beswick

22 October 1797–28 November 1877 (Age 80)
Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Polly

When Polly Beswick was born on 22 October 1797, in Bolton, Warren, New York, United States, her father, Everton Beswick, was 24 and her mother, Anna Lamb, was 27. She married Edward Cook on 6 May 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She lived in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 28 November 1877, in Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Cook
Polly Beswick
Marriage: 6 May 1844

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The town of Bolton was formed from part of the town of Thurman in 1799
    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.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 22
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and East Yorkshire named Beswick. The second element is Old English wīc ‘outlying (dairy) farm’ (see Wick ). The first element of the Lancashire name may be an Old English personal name Bēac; that of the Yorkshire name is possibly an Old Norse personal name Bōsi or Besi.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Polly Cook in household of Freeman E Tanner, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Polly Cook in household of Edward Cook, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Marriage of Polly Beswick to Edward Cook 6 May 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois

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