Polly Winslow

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Polly Winslow, daughter of Kenelm Winslow and Damaris Wilder, was born at Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, 12 September 1777.1,2,3,4 She died 23 July 1856,5 and was buried at Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Niagara Co., New York.5

Polly married Amasa Pierce, son of Samuel Pierce and Mary Stewart, at Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont, 12 November 1801.6

Something is wrong here. Catherine Sharpsteen was born in 1831-2, and Polly would have been 55 at that time. Her biological clock was long expired, so there must be some other relationship between the two. Was Catherine a grandchild, whose Pierce parent is unknown at present?7


Amasa Pierce b. 9 Dec 1771, d. 13 Aug 1846
  • Charles Wilder Pierce8 b. aft. 1802, d. aft. 1853
  • Polly Pierce9 b. abt. 1806, d. 24 Mar 1882
  • Damaris W. Pierce9 b. abt. May 1806, d. 29 Oct 1861
  • Lyman Pierce9 b. abt. 1809, d. 28 Aug 1878
  • Lewis Pierce+9 b. bt 1812 - 1814, d. bef. 12 Mar 1889
  • Frances P. Pierce9 b. 12 Jan 1815
  • Catherine E. Pierce9 b. abt. 1832, d. 10 Aug 1871
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  1. [S362] Franklin P. Rice, Vital records of Petersham, Massachusetts: To the end of the year 1849(Worcester, Massachusetts: p.p., 1904), 58-59, further cited as Rice, Petersham Vital Records.
  2. [S457] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Somerset, Niagara, New York, population schedule, sheet #351, dwelling #91, family #93, Lewis Pierce household, age 72, born in Connecticut; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #561.
  3. [S584] New York State Census, 1855, 3rd Election District, Ridgeway, Orleans Co., Lewis Pierce household, dwelling #147, family #156, age 88, born Massachusetts, FHL Film #592746, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S235] Kent Co., Michigan, Kent County, Michigan census, 1884, 1894, Lewis Pierce Household, Dwelling/Family 50, Paris Township (1884), FHL microfilm 984656, further cited as State Census. Lewis' mother was born in Massachusetts.
  5. [S1546] Sandy, Find A Grave memorial #100032627, added 2 Nov 2012, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S238] Halifax, Vermont, Land Records and Deeds, 1772-1906; Index to Deeds, 1772-1937; With Town and Vital Records, 1772-1865, Book 2A:44, FHL microfilm 28362, further cited as Halifax, VT deeds and vital records.
  7. [S585] New York State Census, 1865, Hartland, Niagara Co., John P. Sharpsteen household, sheet 43, dwelling #254, family #age 34, born in Cortland Co.
  8. [S364] Niagara Co., New York, Mortgages, 1813-1850, 29:177, FHL microfilm 0878304, further cited as Niagara Co., NY Mortgages.
  9. [S364] Niagara Co., NY Mortgages, 29:352-353; FHL #0878304.