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Polly (Smith) Bear (abt. 1805 - 1888)

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Polly Bear formerly Smith
Born about in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1823 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Maynardville, Union, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 13 Aug 2019
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Biography

Polly was born about 1805. She was the daughter of James Smith and Nancy Burden. She passed away in 1888.

Sources

  • Burden Family=Cherokee?

By:Bailey Edsall-Parr <Show E-Mail> Date: 12/14/2015, 6:03 pm I found out something interesting just now. This is for anyone with any knowledge of Cherokee genealogy- was my ancestor Thomas Burden {born abt. 1764, in VA or NC and died in 1870 in Greens Fork, Randolph, Indiana} part Cherokee or Native American? This family was listed as mulatto. His wife was named Priscilla Timbers. One of his daughters was called Nancy "Cherokee" Burden and he himself was apparently listed as "Cherokee" according to some people online. I even found one of their descendants Polly Bear {nee Smith} on the Final Rolls. Does anyone know anything about if the Burden family had Cherokee roots? Here's the link that makes the claims of Cherokee ancestry: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

James Bear United States Census, 1870 Name James Bear Event Type Census Event Year 1870 Event Place Tennessee, United States Gender Male Age 79 Race Indian Race (Original) I Birth Year (Estimated) 1790-1791 Birthplace North Carolina Page Number 33 HOUSEHOLD

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AGE

BIRTHPLACE

James Bear M 79 North Carolina Polley Bear F 60 South Carolina John Bear M 32 Tennessee William Bear M 15 Tennessee CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDDC-Q5Z : 17 October 2014), James Bear, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 33, family 216, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,039.

James Bear United States Census, 1880 Name James Bear Event Type Census Event Date 1880 Event Place District 9, Union, Tennessee, United States Gender Male Age 100 Marital Status Married Race Black Race (Original) B Occupation None Relationship to Head of Household Self Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self Birth Year (Estimated) 1780 Birthplace North Carolina, United States Father's Birthplace North Carolina, United States Mother's Birthplace Ireland Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 198 Person Number 0 Volume 1 HOUSEHOLD

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GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

James Bear Self M 100 North Carolina, United States Polly Bear Wife F 84 North Carolina, United States

Polly Bear United States Census, 1880 Name Polly Bear Event Type Census Event Date 1880 Event Place District 9, Union, Tennessee, United States Gender Female Age 84 Marital Status Married Race Black Race (Original) B Occupation None Relationship to Head of Household Wife Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife Birth Year (Estimated) 1796 Birthplace North Carolina, United States Father's Birthplace North Carolina, United States Mother's Birthplace North Carolina, United States Sheet Letter A Sheet Number 198 Person Number 1 Volume 1 HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

James Bear Self M 100 North Carolina, United States Polly Bear Wife F 84 North Carolina, United States CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWN-FWF : 13 July 2016), Polly Bear in household of James Bear, District 9, Union, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 115, sheet 198A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1283; FHL microfilm 1,255,283.



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