Mary Polly Waters

Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Waters was born in 1817, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Waters, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Deviney, was 35. She married Ransom Powell PROCTOR on 26 February 1850, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Flint Hill, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died in Webster, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Polly Waters
Ransom Powell PROCTOR
Marriage: 26 February 1850
George S. Proctor
James O. Proctor
Julian R. Proctor
Thomas Clingdon Proctor
John Wesley Proctor
Andrew H Proctor

Spouse & Children

26 February 1850
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 33

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Mary Adeline Waters Davis (Proctor)

Mary "Polly" Waters had a daughter by William Davis before she married Ransom P Proctor. Mary Adeline was raised by Ransom and Mary "Polly" Waters Proctor.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Proctor in household of Ransom Proctor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • 1860 United States Federal Census

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