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Polly (Alcott) Merritt (1800 - 1871)

Polly Merritt formerly Alcott aka Eldredge
Born in Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United Statesmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1818 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 71 in Weedsport, Cayuga, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

Polly Alcott was born on 12 Jan 1800 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY. She died on 15 Mar 1871 (disputed - other records say February 18th) in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY. She was buried in Weedsport Cemetery, Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY.[1]

She was married to John Eldredge about 1818 in Cayuga Co., NY. John Eldredge was born on 7 Apr 1774 in Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY. He died on 11 Sep 1844 in Marion, Madison Co., OH. He was buried on 12 Sep 1844 in Marion, Madison Co., OH.

Polly's Find A Grave Memorial states that she was the daughter of Joseph Allcott (1766 New Haven Co, CT - 1806) and Lucy (Stillwell) Allcott Boardman (1769 NY - 1845 Cattaraugus Co, NY). She married in 1818 to John Eldredge. He was born in 1774 Massachusetts and died in 1844. After John's death Polly married a second time to Henry Merritt.

In 1850 Polly Eldridge, (spelling differs) age 51, and daughter Susan E Eldridge resided in Auburn, N.Y. at the home of Peter and Jane Todd.[2]

Sources

  1. "Find A Grave Index, database with images" [1], memorial 31683856 , Polly Alcott Eldredge, (1800-1871), Weedsport Rural Cemetery, Weedsport, Cayuga County, New York; gravestone photograph by Doug Nightingale; Memorial created by Dorothy Baker.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCTG-3R7 : 12 April 2016), Polly Eldridge in household of Peter Todd, Auburn county, ward 3, Cayuga, New York, United States; citing family 764, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGZ-PWQ : accessed 11 November 2017), John Eldredge, Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States; citing p. 31, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 68; FHL microfilm 193,723.
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPS-1N4 : 19 August 2017), John Eldridge, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States; citing 152, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 88; FHL microfilm 17,148.




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