Polly (Wright) Kingsbury

Polly (Wright) Kingsbury (1787 - 1871)

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Polly Kingsbury formerly Wright
Born in Coventry, Connecticutmap
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Wife of — married 7 Apr 1824 in Coventry, CTmap
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Died in Coventry, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 14 Sep 2014 | Created 16 Jun 2008
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Biography

Polly was born in Coventry, Connecticut. Her Mother, Mary "Jeffers" Wright died soon after the birth of Polly and her twin sister, Bestey. Roswell married second, Abigail Benton who took on the job of raising two year old twins, one of whom was a dwarf.

Polly married Harvey Kingsbury on April 7, 1824. They were step cousins. His mother, Ruth Benton Kingsbury, was the sister of Abigail Benton Wright.

She is buried in the Center Cemetary in Coventry.

Note that one Internet source refers to Polly as "Mary". This may be a confusion with her daughter Mary. According to a visitor to this page: "There is no need for the note about possible confusion with the name Mary. Polly is the standard nickname for people named Mary. I must have 50 Mary's in my file who were called Polly."[1]

Note: This individual has always been Polly: Coventry birth, marriage and death records. Her gravestone. Her sampler. Initials on her thimble, spoons and forks, her homespun linens. Her school notebook. Her journal. Address on a letter written to her. Sworn testamony in the case of her father's revolutionary pension file. And in our family's oral tradition. [2]

Sources

  • Hale collection Connecticut grave stones
  • Revolutionary War Records Section, The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions Application or Roswell Wright.
  1. Private message to Chris Whitten from Bill Harris, 4 Nov 2012.
  2. Signed Rebecca Syphers. This is from first hand knowledge.


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I have a copy of the pension application for Roswell Wright and widow Abigail Benton.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

Polly is 18 degrees from Mary Pickford, 14 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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