Joshua Polley

Joshua POLLEY (1771 – 1853) was Alex’s 5th great grandfather, one of 64 in this generation of the Miner line.

Joshua Polley was born  24 April 1771 in Lebanon CT and baptized 26 May 1771.  His parents were John POLLEYand Zervia JOHNSON Loomer. He married Annie C. WELLS. before 1792.  Joshua died 17 February 1853 in Lisbon CT.

Joshua Polley was an early settler in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut which was organized May 1786 from Norwich.

Annie C. Wells was born in  1774.  Her parents were Oliver WELLS Sr. and Azuba (Fenbor) FITCH.  Annie died  21 Dec 1844 in Lisbon CT.

Joshua’s parentage of Sophia Polley is an educated guess based on marriage records for Lisbon, CT 1786 – 1850.  Sophia’s marriage to Philo Miner is included along with Fanny’s, Amanda’s and Caroline’s marriages.  There are no other Polley marriages listed, so I am assuming Joshua was the only Polley in Lisbon CT at that time. The same minister conducted all four marriages.

The 1810 census counts 2 males 16-25 (JF and Oliver) 2 females 10- 15 (Nancy and Abby) and 5 females under 10 (Caroline, Amanda, Fanny, Rhoda, +1)   The census of 1820 counts two girls under 10 living in Joshua’s household, so there is space for Sophia.

Children of Joshua and Annie:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Johnson Fitch Polley 3 July 1792 Emma Cross
13 Sep 1815
.
Keziah Mather
1827
Drowned
19 Sep 1838
Greenville, CT
2. Oliver Cromwell Polley 8 Jan 1794
New London, CT
Abigail Payne
.
Lura Abil
17 Feb 1828
Connecticut
6 Sep 1842
Huron, Ohio
3. Nancy C. Polley 1795 William Fuller
Lisbon, CT
18 Jan 1816
Lebanon, CT
18 Mar 1862
Lebanon, CT
4. Abby W Polley 1798
CT
John Fuller
Lisbon, New London, CT
1818
.
Luther Harris
(Daniel’s brother)
Hartford, CT
After 1860 census in West Hartford, CT
5. Caroline Polley 1801 Daniel Harris
(Luther’s brother)
29 Dec 1822
Lisbon, CT
.
Cornelius I Walling
14 May 1850
Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey
16 Mar 1874
Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey
6. Amanda Polley 1804 David Bushnell
23 Dec 1824
Lisbon, CT
7. Fanny F. Polley 1806 Joseph Giddings
8 Apr 1827
Lisbon, CT
31 Oct 1878
Lisbon, New London, Connecticut
8. Rhoda Polley 1809 Jacob Austin Van Scoy
Sag Harbor, ME
27 Mar 1863
9. Unknown Daughter 1800- 1810
10. Sophia L POLLEY 6 Aug 1811 in Lisbon CT Philo Sidney MINER
14 Oct 1834 Lisbon CT
27 Sep 1839 Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio
11. Unknown Daughter 1810 – 1820

Joshua Polley lived in Lebanon in 1790 and 1810 and in Lisbon from 1820 through 1850 (when he was 79)

{[MSS1] has JP’s birthdate in the year 1765, but I think that that is incorrect, as JP is listed in the census records as 79 in 1850. the Bozra record and Lebanon record agree with the the census data.} [Lebanon VR 1:258] lists Joshua, the son of John and Zervia. {as Lebanon is next to Bozra, it is seems likely that the two are identical.}

Census records:

1810 45- 11 in family [vol (75) 5 pp 2034, Lebanon]
1820 45+ 5 [vol (30) 3 pp 1257 Lisbon]
1830 60+ 3 [vol 10 pp 284-5 Lisbon]
1840 70+ 4 [vol (53) 11 pp 360-1 Lisbon]
1850 79 [vol (102) 5 pp 21 Lisbon]

Children

1. Johnson Fitch Polley

Johnson drowned in the Greenville Canal or the Shetucket River at Greenville Conn.

The origins of Johnson’s first wife Emma Cross are not known.  The New London Gazette 13 Sep 1815 has a marriage notice for Johnson F[itch] Polly and Emma Cross.

Johnson’s second wife Keziah Mather was born 27 Aug 1801 in Orange, New York. Her parents were Samuel Mather (1765 – 1838) and Lydia Husk (1765 – 1804).  She first married John Rogers and had Nancy, born 3 Aug 1820, Melinda, born 13 Mar 1822, and Hetty Ann, born 9 Jun 1824.  Keziah died 22 Jan 1861 in Long Island, Suffolk, New York.

Children of Johnson and Keziah:

i. Fitch Polley, born 10 June 1816; d. 1900; m. Mary A. Cross (1815 CT – )

In 1850, 1860 and 1870 Fitch and Mary were farming in Windham,  Windham, Connecticut.

ii. Mary Polly.

Children of Johnson and Keziah:

iii. Lucas Henry Polley, born 18 March 1827

iv. Lydia Jane Polley, b. 22 October 1829, married Henry Taylor of Bridgehampton LI

v. Samuel Mather Polley, b.  25 Aug 1831, Milford, PA, d. 25 Mar 1911 in Norton Home CT; m. bef. 1857 to  Charlotte Edwards  (b. 13 Feb 1827  in Sag Harbor, Suffolk Co., NY – )

Samuel enlisted 26 Jun 1864 at Easthampton, Suffolk, New York in the 4th Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Regiment

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 16, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 29, 1863. Attached to Barry’s Artillery Command, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. Unattached Artillery, 10th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.–At Artillery Camp of Instruction, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until April, 1864. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Gloucester Point, Va., April 23-24. Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15.

Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Petersburg and Richmond Turnpike May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury’s Bluff May 14-16. Operations at Bermuda Hundred May 16-30. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond Jun 16, 1864, to Apr 2, 1865. Garrison Battery, Marshall, Bermuda Hundred front, until Aug 16, 1864. Actions Jun 18 and 30, Jul 10 and 25, and Aug 7 and 14. Near Malvern Hill Aug 15-16. Fussell’s Mills Aug  18. Before Petersburg Sep 16-27. Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, Sep  28-30. Varina Road Sep 29. In trenches before Richmond until Apr, 1865. Occupation of Richmond Apr 3. (Battery detached from army for duty in New York during Presidential election of 1864 Nov 2-17.) Moved to near Petersburg Apr 14, 1865. At City Point until Jun, and at Richmond, Va., until Jun 17. Mustered out Jun 17, 1865. Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

In the 1880 census, Samuel ran a hotel in Noyac, Suffolk, New York.

vi. Fanny Polley, b. 25 Jul 1833 PA, married John William Mell (b. 1824 Electorate of Hesse / Kurhessen)  of Lisbon CT

In the 1880 census, William was a gardener in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut

vii. William Lewis Polley, born 17 Dec 1835 at Lisbon Ct, m1. Johannah Abigail Hedges (1835 – 1869) of East Hampton LI, m2. Adelina Ewing (1826 – 1877)  in Lyme CT; m3. Mary Agnes Lynch.  (1844 – 1931) of Brooklyn NY.   Mary first married Cornelius Robinson in 1868. Cornelius Robinson died in 1871. She second married William Polley in 1878.

(WLP and JH had Emma Hedges Polley, born 21 March 1862 Bridgehampton LI, and Fanny Adams Polley, born 11 May 1868 at Sag Harbor LI)

In the 1880 census, William was a tinsmith in Sag Harbor, Suffolk, New York.

William Lewis Polly  Co. F 6th NY, Vol Cal,

2. Oliver Cromwell Polley

Oliver’s first wife Abigail Payne was born  22 Jul  1790 in Lisbon Conn. Abigail died 10 Jun 1826 in Sprague, Connecticut.

Oliver’s second wife Lura “Lury” Abell was born 29 Sep 1806 Lisbon, New London, CT; d. 15 Apr 1869 Pershing, Fulton, Indiana.

Lura Abell Polley Gravestone — South Germany Cemetery, Pershing, Fulton County, Indiana,

Inscription: wife of Oliver C., d. Apr 15, 1869, ae 60y-6m-16d

Soon after his second marriage he emigrated west and settled in Ohio in 1830, where he died 6 Sep 1842. .

Oliver Cromwell Polley Gravestone – Lyme Cemetery, Huron County, Ohio,

Children of Oliver and Abigail

i. George Augustus Polley b. 18 Oct 1816 in Connecticut; d. 17 Apr 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio; m. 18 Jun 1839 in Peru Township, Huron County, Ohio to Emily Fitch (b. 1823 – d. 26 Jun 1861 Lyme, Ohio)

In the 1860 census, George and Emily were farming in Lyme, Huron, Ohio.

ii. Oliver Cromwell Polley b. 17 Mar 1821 Lisbon, CT; d. 5 Mar 1914 Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana; m1. Nov 1846 Sherman, Huron county, Ohio, to Eliza Matilda Mehrling (b. 7 Aug 1824 – d. 19 Oct 1903 Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana)

In the 1880 census, Oliver and Eliza were farming in Aubbeenaubbee, Fulton, Indiana.

Rochester, Fulton, Indiana Sentinel  1914 –

Oliver C. Polley , age 93, the oldest man in the county, died at the Woodlawn hospital today about 12 o’clock. His death was due to old age. Mr. Polley has been staying at the local institution for the past year, where he was taken from his home near Leiters Ford.

Mr. Polley is well known over the entire county and is well remembered by those active in local affairs 20 years ago and even many years before that time. A prominent democrat and active in politics, Mr. Polley was a leader in the home town and township. He was known by all his friends as “Crum” Polley.

Deceased was born in New London county, Conn., March 17, 1820. In 1841 [should be 1829] he moved with his parents to Huron county, Ohio, where he lived for several years. In 1849 he moved to this county Rochester Indiana and purchased land along the river for $3.50 an acre. In 1846 he was married to Eliza M. Mehrling. She died ten years ago. One son, George Polley , who lives near Leiters Ford, is the only one surviving of five children.

During the cold weather last winter, Mr. Polley decided that he wanted to be baptized and would not wait for warmer weather. He was taken to the creek by Dr. Shafer, baptized in the cold water and taken back to the hospital no worse for the experience. He had been a member of the church for years, but never been immersed.

The Rochester Sentinel
Thursday, March 12, 1914

Oliver Cromwell Polley, son of Oliver Cromwell and Abigail Polley, was born March 17th, 1830, near Lisbon, Conn., where he resided until ten years of age, when he moved with his father to Huron county, Ohio.

Oliver C. Polley was united in marriage to Eliza Matilda Mehrling, at Sherman, Huron county, Ohio, on Nov. 1st, 1846, where they resided until 1850, when they moved to Fulton county, Indiana, where they lived the remainder of their lives. To this union were born three sons and two daughters, Mary Ellen [Polley], Oliver Perry [Polley], Andrew [Polley], an infant, and George W. [Polley]. Mrs. Polley preceded her husband to the better world, having passed out of this life on Nov. 19, 1903. He was also preceded by his four children first born.

Bro. Polley leaves to mourn his death one son, George W. Polley and one half-brother, William Kimball Polley of Menomonee, Wis., also a host of relatives and friends. Bro. Polley died at Rochester, Ind., where he has resided for the past four years. He died March 5th, 1914, aged 93 years, 11 months and 18 days. Bro. Polley united with the Methodist church in his young manhood and remained a faithful member and exemplary Christian character until his last days. . . . .
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge No. 618, Leiters Ford, Ind.

iii. Amos Polley b. Jul 1825; d. 10 Oct 1825 Old Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, New London County, CT
.

Children of Oliver and Lura:

iv. Edward Baker Polley, b. 2 Jan 1832 Bellevue, Huron county, Ohio; d. 26 Sep 1911 Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana; m. Sarah Jane Clark (1848 – 1909)

Edward enlisted in Company D 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry October 23, 1862, and lost his left arm at the battle of Hanes Bluff, Mississippi, December 29, 1862, and was discharged on March 24, 1863, at Paducah, Kentucky.

Part of the Vicksburg Campaign, to try and deceive the Confederates as to his true line of operations, Grant ordered diversions by Sherman at Haines Bluff and a cavalry raid by Colonel R.H. Grierson, which proved to be very successful in distracting Pemberton’s attention. Grant had intended to cross his troops from the west bank of the Mississippi River and land at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, but was unable to neutralize the Confederate forces at that place. The next day however, he moved the landing point to Bruinsburg and landed his forces without opposition on April 30. Due to confusion caused by Grant’s diversions resulting in a dispersion of the Confederate army, Pemberton was unable to rapidly field substantial forces to contain Grant’s bridgehead. A Confederate task force under Brigadier General John Bowen met Grant’s advance elements at Port Gibson on May 1, but after a tough all-day fight, was forced to retreat when no reinforcements could be sent by Pemberton.

Company D 54th Indiana was organized by Captain Albert Eggleston at Plymouth, Indiana in Oct 1862 and then marched to Indianapolis, where it arrived Oct 15. Dec  9–11 left Indianapolis, place of rendezvous; reached Memphis, Tennessee, Dec 11. Dec 20–25 on board steamer Crescent City for Vicksburg. Arrived at the mouth of the Yazoo River Dec 25. Dec 26 disembarked ten miles above the mouth of the river. Skirmished Friday afternoon with the enemy at Chickasaw Bayou, being in [John F.] De Courcey’s Brigade, Third Division. Dec 27–29 on Saturday, Dec 27, Sunday, Dec 28 and Monday Dec 29, was respectively engaged in action with the enemy at Chickasaw Bayou near Vicksburg, being in the front in the charges made on Sunday, Dec 28 and Monday, Dec 29 where Edward lost his arm.,

Jan 1, 1863 returned to the fleet. Stationed at Young’s Point, Louisiana, Jan–Feb 1863. Jan 2–8 started up the river to the White River, and up that river, crossing through the cut-off into Arkansas River, and up the Arkansas River, arriving at a point 35 miles from the mouth of the river at a place called Arkansas Post on the evening of Jan 8. Jan 9 disembarked, and marched for Arkansas Post, a distance of four miles, but was not engaged in the battle. Entered the Fort at about 4 p.m., the enemy having surrendered at 3 p.m. same day. Jan 16–21 left Arkansas Post on the steamer War Eagle for Vicksburg, arriving at the mouth of the Yazoo River on Jan 21. Jan 23 disembarked on the morning of Jan 23 and encamped on the Louisiana shore. Stationed in the field, Mar–Apr 1863. Stationed at Richmond, Louisiana, Apr 10, 1863. Stationed in the field, Big Black River, Mississippi, May – Jun 1863. Stationed at Carrollton, Louisiana, July–Aug 1863. Stationed at New Orleans, Louisiana, Dec 8, 1863.

The Rochester Sentinel Friday, Sep 29, 1911

Edward Baker Polley, one of the city’s best known citizens, passed away at 7:15 o’clock at his home on Pontiac street, after an illness of only a couple of hours. He arose Tuesday morning as usual about 5 o’clock and built a fire in the kitchen stove and then returned to his bedroom. His brother, Cromwell Polley, who stays with him, asked him if there was anything he wanted and received a negative reply. The sick man sat down on his bed and later Cromwell heard him breathing so hard that his attention was attracted. This time he asked his brother to let him send for a doctor but a reply in the negative was again received. However, a physician was summoned and later a second doctor was called, but they could do but little for the rapidly failing man and gradually the congestion, which affected the lungs, exacted the life of this popular citizen.

Although ailing for the past three years, Mr. Polley has been up and around all the time performing odd bits of work about his residence, and the sudden death was a severe shock to the community.

Edward Baker Polley, son of Oliver C. and Laura Polley, was born Jan 2, 1832, near Bellevue, Huron county, Ohio, passed away Sep 26, 1911, aged 79 years, 8 months and 24 days. He came to Indiana with his mother in Dec 1860, and resided about two miles north of Leiters. He enlisted in the 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Oct 23, 1862, and lost his left arm at the battle of Hanes Bluff, Mississippi, Dec 29, 1862, and was discharged on March 24, 1863, at Paducah, Kentucky. He was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Clark at Inwood, Marshall county, Indiana, Sep 4, 1867. Mrs. Polley passed to the higher life Apr 28, 1909.

Since that time he and his brother, Cromwell Polley, have lived at his home on Pontiac street.  Edward Polley moved to Rochester from Leiters Feb 2, 1882, and during his long residence in this city proved himself a valuable citizen and endeared himself to a wide circle of friends who are now cast in deepest sorrow.

v. Henry Frances Polley b. 12 Jul 1835 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio; d. 20 Jul 1894 in Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton, Indiana; m. 21 Jul 1861 Fulton, Indiana Age: 26 to Eliza A Krupp (1842 – 1916)

The Rochester Sentinel Friday, July 20, 1894

Henry Polley, a widely known citizen, of Aubbeenaubbee township, died suddenly of heart disease Friday evening, aged 60 6years. He had not been ailing seriously and his death created much surprise in his neighborhood. A friend writes the Sentinel that he was born in Huron county, Ohio, July 12, 1835, and came to Aubbeenaubbee township, Fulton county, accompanied by his mother and brother, E. B. Polley, in 1859. In the same year he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Krupp to whom were born eight children — four sons and four daughters — all of whom, with the mother and two brothers, survive. He was one of the county’s best citizens and a large concourse of people attended his funeral.

vi. William Kimble Polley b. 4 Nov 1838 in Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio, d. 15 Dec 1918 at Knapp, Dunn County, Wisconsin, aged 80 years, 1 month and 11 days and was buried there in Teegarden Cemetery.; m. Feb 1864 to Susannah Klingman (7 Sep 1840 – 16 Dec 1895, at Knapp, Wisconsin, aged 55 years, 3 months and 9 days and was buried in the family plot in Teegarden Cemetery.

William enlisted August 18, 1861 at Plymouth, Indiana to serve three years as a Private in Company I of the 29th Indiana Infantry. On August 27, 1861 he was mustered into Federal service at LaPorte, Indiana. At that time he was listed in the Company Descriptive Book as a 6 foot tall, 23 year old farmer with dark hair, gray eyes and a light complexion born in Huron, Ohio.

On the muster roll of March/April 1863 William was listed as absent at Convalescent Camp, Nashville, Tennessee. On April 1, 1863 he was listed as absent in Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. On May 11, 1863 he received a Disability Discharge at that location. On that document it was noted that he was incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of “chronic diarrhea – long standing. Greatly enfeebled, disease contracted since enlistment.”

William returned to Indiana after his discharge where he recovered his health. In October 1864 he moved to the vicinity of Knapp, Dunn County, Wisconsin, where he lived out the rest of his days.

On March 7, 1887 William K. Polly filed Application No. 600,837 for an Invalid Veteran’s Pension which was approved under Certificate No. 380,432. When the Bureau of Pensions questioned his date of birth, William had the family Bible examined by a Justice of the Peace, who produced an affidavit.

In the 1890 U.S. Census, William K. Polly was living in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin

3. Nancy C. Polley

Nancy C. Polley Fuller – Liberty Hill Cemetery Lebanon New London County Connecticut

Nancy’s husband William Fuller was born 19 Apr 1792 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Abiel Fuller (1739 – 1813) and Eleanor Henry (1740 – ). William died 20 Mar 1848 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

Children of Nancy and William:

i. William Austin Fuller, b. 17 Feb 1817 Lebanon, New London, CT; d. 1896 Lebanon, New London, CT; m. 12 Jun 1844 Lebanon, New London, CT to Emily E. Yeomans (1819 – )

In the 1880 census, William was a surveyor and farmer in Lebanon, New London, CT.

ii. Eleanor N. Fuller, b. 10 Feb 1819 in Lebanon, New London, CT; d. 1857 in Sag Harbor, Suffolk, New York

iii. Lucius Joel Fuller, b. 8 Apr 1821 in Lebanon, New London, CT; 1896 in California; m. Clarissa R [__?__] (b. 1820 CT – )

In the 1870 census, Lucius was a druggist in Windham, Windham, Connecticut.

iv. Silas O. Fuller, b. 18 Mar 1823 Lebanon, New London, CT.; d. 21 Jun 1860 – Connecticut; m. Emily (Tillie) G. Elliott (1829 NY – 1892 NJ)

v. Mary H. Fuller, b. 20 Nov, 1825 Lebanon, New London, CT; m. 17 Jun 1855 to Henry D. Morgan

vi. Harriet N. Fuller, b. 26 Jan 1830 Lebanon, New London, CT; d. 11 Sep 1903; m. 20 Nov 1849 to George F. Barrows,

vii. Lewis N. Fuller, b. 7 Feb 1832 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut; d. 18 Apr 1866 in Richmondville, Schoharie, New York; m. Adaline [__?__] (b. 1835 NY – )

In the 1860 census, Lewis was living in Liberty, Logan, Ohio.

viii. Minerva Lucinda Fuller, b. 27 Sep 1835 in Lebanon, New London, CT; d. 11 Sep 1903, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas; m. 27 Sep 1857 – New London, CT to Andrew Jackson Kingsley (1835 – 17 Apr 1912)

Andrew Jackson Kingsley

The funeral of the late A. J. Kingsley, whose death occurred yesterday afternoon will be held from the family home, 605 North Plum street at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon. The interment will occur in Eastside cemetery.

Mr. Kingsley was 77 years of age; an older man than many took him to be, for he was spry and active up until his last illness. He had lived in Kansas for thirty-six years, and had acquired considerable wealth during his stay in Hutchinson, manly from investments here. He owned extensive real estate holdings in Hutchinson.

He was a New Englander, having been born in Willimantic, Conn., May 1, 1835. He was married in that state in 1857 to Minerva L. Fuller, and they located in Illinois. In 1876 they came to Kansas, settling in McPherson County, where Mr. Kingsley engaged in farming and stock raising.

He retired from the farm 18 years ago and moved to Hutchinson. He is survived by six sons and daughters: Mrs. Flo Lillie, of Roxbury; L. F. Kingsley, of Inman; Mrs. Clara Richards of Hutchinson; Fred Kingsley, of Topeka; Mrs. Mary Merritt, of Haven; and Miss Grace Kingsley, of Hutchinson.

ix. George H. Fuller, b. 19 Jun 1840 in Lebanon, New London, CT; d. 18 Apr 1899 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; m. Elmira A [__?__] (1842 Mass – )

In the 1880 census, George was a Dry Goods Merchant in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island

4. Abby Polley

Abbey’s first husband John H. Fuller was born Oct 1780 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Abiel Fuller (1739 – 1813) and Eleanor Henry (1740 – ).  He first married in 1808 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut to Betsey Howard and had three children.  John died 5 Nov 1825 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

Children of Abby and John:

i. Lavinia S. Fuller b. 4 Jun 1819 in Lebanon, New London, CT; d. 1848 in Sag Harbor, Suffolk, New York; m. 28 Nov 1844 Sag Harbor, Suffolk, New York Age: 25 to Charles N. Brown (1819 – )

ii. Henry L. Fuller b. 24 Jun 1821 – New London, CT; d. Oct 1894 – Lynn, Essex, Mass; m. Abt 1862 Lebanon, New London, CT to Betsey Moore (1835 – 1867)

iii. George Wells Fuller b. 10 May 1823 in Lebanon, New London, CT; d. Jan 1894 in Hartford, Hartford, CT; m1. May 1845 Hartford, Hartford, CT Age: 22 to Catherine N. Wells (1825 – 1854); m2. 5 Apr 1858 Hartford, Hartford, CT Age: 34 to Ellen S. Hancock (1830 – 1859); m3. 12 Dec 1859 Hartford, Hartford, CT to Cynthia M. Watrous (1827 – )

iv. John W. Fuller b. Jun 1825 Lebanon, CT; d. 13 Nov 1869 – Columbia, CT; m. 19 May 1858 to Mary J. Williams

In the 1850 census, Luther was a laborer in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.  His parents were Reuben Harris and Lydia Lanphers or Lucy [__?__].  In 1860, Luther was a 73 year old sailorin West Hartford.  Children of Abby and Luther

v. Luther Harris b. 1833 Connecticut; m . 1865 to  Julia A. Case (1833 – 1903)

vi. Martin Harris b. 1836 Connecticut; aft. 1850  census

vii. Franklin Harris b. 1842 Connecticut

5. Caroline Polley

Caroline’s first husband Daniel Harris was born in Connecticut. His parents were Reuben Harris and Lydia Lanphers or Lucy [__?__].  Reuben Harris served as a soldier and was with the troops that terrible winter at Valley Forge. He left the army blind and although he lived nearly fifty years in darkness, he never tired of recounting the battles in which he fought to achieve our independence. He died 27 Dec 1829 – Lisbon, New London, CT, aged eighty-eight.

Child of Caroline and Daniel

i. Sarah Harris b. Connecticut; m. George W.  Newton (1830 – 1916)

George W Newton Bio — The Retail Coalman, Volume 29 – 1916

Caroline’s second husband Cornelius I. Walling was born 25 Jul 1785 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. His parents were John Jr Walling (1758 – 1807) and Mary Taylor (1751 – 1836). Cornelius died 25 Dec 1873 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey

8. Fanny F. Polley

Fanny’s husband Joseph Giddings IV was born 1 Mar 1801 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Joseph Giddings III (1759 – 1832) and Mary Button II (1761 – 1849).  Joseph died 19 Apr 1874 in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut.

In the 1850 census, Joseph was a mill wright in Lisbon, Connecticut.  Joshua, age 79 was living with Joseph and Fanny’s family.

Children of Fanny and Joseph:

i. Ann Giddings b. 11 Jun 1839 in Lisbon, New London, CT; d. 12 Feb 1915

ii. Joseph Henry Giddings b. 13 May 1844 in Lisbon, New London, CT; d. 20 Jan 1916 in East Lyme, New London, CT; m. 28 Oct 1866 – Sprague, New London, CT to Ruth Janette Hazen (1840 – 1918)

8. Rhoda Polley

Rhoda’s husband Jacob Austin Van Scoy was born 29 May 1804 in East Hampton, Long Island, New York.  His parents were Capt or Deacon David Van Scoy (1765-1854) and Hannah Burnett (1763 – aft. 1850).    After Rhoda died, he married 16 May 1866 in East Hampton, New York to Mary Parson. Jacob died before 1880.

A fun story about Jacob Austin Van Scoy’s grandfather Isaac Van Scoy

10. Sophia Polley (See Philo Sidney MINER‘s page)

Sources:

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~perry/fun/genealogy/mell-names.html

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~perry/fun/genealogy/mell-chrt7.pdf

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~perry/fun/genealogy/mell/polley.html

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  7. markeminer says:

    Updated with vital details and stories about Joshua’s 41 grandchildren.

    Samuel Mather Polley enlisted 26 Jun 1864 at Easthampton, Suffolk, New York in the 4th Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Regiment. In the 1880 census, he ran a hotel in Noyac, Suffolk, New York.

    Oliver Perry’s family removed from Connecticut to Huron, Ohio in 1829. During the cold weather in 1913, his son Oliver Cromwell Perry Jr, age 93 of Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, decided that he wanted to be baptized and would not wait for warmer weather. He was taken to the creek by Dr. Shafer, baptized in the cold water and taken back to the hospital no worse for the experience. He had been a member of the church for years, but never been immersed.

    During the cold weather last winter, Mr. Polley decided that he wanted to be baptized and would not wait for warmer weather. He was taken to the creek by Dr. SHAFER, baptized in the cold water and taken back to the hospital no worse for the experience. He had been a member of the church for years, but never been immersed.

    Edward Baker Polley (1832-1911) enlisted in Company D 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry October 23, 1862, and lost his left arm at the battle of Hanes Bluff, Mississippi, December 29, 1862, and was discharged on March 24, 1863, at Paducah, Kentucky. Part of the Vicksburg Campaign, to try and deceive the Confederates as to his true line of operations, Grant ordered diversions by Sherman at Haines Bluff and a cavalry raid by Colonel R.H. Grierson, which proved to be very successful in distracting Pemberton’s attention.

    William Kimble Polley enlisted August 18, 1861 at Plymouth, Indiana to serve three years as a Private in Company I of the 29th Indiana Infantry. At that time he was listed in the Company Descriptive Book as a 6 foot tall, 23 year old farmer with dark hair, gray eyes and a light complexion born in Huron, Ohio. On May 11, 1863 he received a Disability Discharge in Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. On that document it was noted that he was incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of “chronic diarrhea – long standing. Greatly enfeebled, disease contracted since enlistment.”

    William returned to Indiana after his discharge where he recovered his health. In October 1864 he moved to the vicinity of Knapp, Dunn County, Wisconsin, where he lived out the rest of his days. On March 7, 1887 William K. Polly filed Application No. 600,837 for an Invalid Veteran’s Pension which was approved under Certificate No. 380,432. When the Bureau of Pensions questioned his date of birth, William had the family Bible examined by a Justice of the Peace, who produced an affidavit.

  8. markeminer says:

    Glenn Sheffield sheffieg@hotmail.com writes: Mark, I have a small correction to offer on your 22 July 2010 posting on Polley. William A Polley married my second great-grandmother. In your work you have her listed as Mary Alice Robinson. She was born Mary Agnes Lynch. In 1868 she married my second great grandfather, Cornelius Robinson, who died in 1871. She married William Polley in 1878.

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