John Polley II

John POLLEY (1731 – 1788) was Alex’s 6th great grandfather, one of 128 in this generation of the Miner line.

John Polley (Polly) was born  20 Apr 1731 in Norwich, CT. His parents were Matthew POLLEY and Hannah TODD. He first married Thankful Walters 16 Mar 1752 in Bozrah, Connecticut.  He married Zerviah JOHNSON on 6 Jun 1764 in Lebanon, CT.  John died 28 Dec 1788.

Zerviah Johnson was born  26 Jul 1728  in Norwich, CT.  Her parents were Daniel JOHNSON and Jemima ORMSBY. She first married Samuel Loomer on 14 Sep 1749 in Norwich CT.   Samuel died  1761, probably in August, since 20 Aug 1761, letters of administration upon his estate were filed by Zervia and were granted 20 Sep  1761.  Zerviah died 1805 in Norwich, New London, CT.

Samuel Loomer was born 7 Feb 1725/26 in New London, Connecticut. His parents were Samuel Loomer and Hannah Morgan. Samuel died about 1761.

Child of Zerviah and Samuel Loomer

Name Born Married Departed
i. Samuel Loomer 8 Apr 1751 in Norwich  bapt. 11 Oct 1753 in Bozrah by Mr Gessett Lavina Palmer
Bozrah, CT
9 Dec 1786 Bozrah, New London, CT


Children of John and Zervia:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Zerviah Polley 30 Jul 1765 Lebanon, CT Andrew Lathrop
30 May 1802
Bozrah, CT
2. Amos Polley 24 Sep 1766 – Lebanon, CT
3. Joshua POLLEY 24 April 1771 Lebanon CT Annie C. WELLS.
before 1792.
17 Feb 1853 Lisbon CT

[Bozrah CC 3:31] A John Polley married Thankful Walters 16 March 1752.

In the 1800 census, Zerviah Polley and her daughter were living in Bozrah, New London, Connecticut

I think the following two sources are in error:

[Polley 20, 29] John Polley, son of Matthew and Hannah Polley, married Zerviah Loomis, daughter of Ezechial and Mary (Temple) Loomis.

[Loomis 144] Zervia was the 7th Child of EL; JP and ZL had three children: Zerviah, Amos and Joshua.



i.  Samuel Loomer

Samuel’s wife Lavina Palmer’s origins are not known.

Samuel was a Drummer in the Connecticut Militia in the Revolutionary War.

Children of Samuel and Lavina:

i. Jemima Loomer m. 29 Jan 1791 Norwich, New London, CT to William Collier (b. 20 Sep 1769 in Norwich, New London, CT – d. 29 Sep 1814 in Norwich, New London, CT)

ii. Samuel Loomer

iii. Deborah Loomer b. 1773 in Bozrah, New London, Connecticut’ d. 31 Dec 1864 in Bozrah, New London, CT; m. Gurdon Fargo (b. 22 Jun 1773 in Franklin, New London, CT – d. 28 Apr 1851 in Johnson Cemetery, Bozrah, New London County, Connecticut,) Gurdon’s parents were Daniel Fargo and Elizabeth Kelley.

Norwich Courier 6 Oct 1802 , Bozrah, New London, Connecticut,

Connecticut Centinel, May 1, 1804 , Bozrah, New London, Connecticut,

Norwich Courier — 1 Nov 1809 , Bozrah, New London, Connecticut

1. Zerviah Polley

Zerviah’s husband Andrew Lathrop was born 26 Oct 1764 in Bozrah, Connecticut. His parents were Deacon Simeon Lathrop Sr. (1722 – 1804) and Hannah Abel (1726 – 1802).   He first married 22 Jan 1789 Bozrah, CT  to Lucretia Smith (1769 – 1801) and had seven children.  They settled in Bozrah where he was a justice of the peace.  When they married Andrew was 38 and Zerviah was 37.  Andrew died in 21 Apr 1843 – Bozrah, New London, CT

3. Joshua POLLEY (See his page)


The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Lebanon, vols. 1 … By Lorraine Cook White

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