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Anna Polly Pratt Chamberlain

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:03 pm
by SherylMarcoux-921
am interested in more info on Anna Polly Pratt married Alvin Chamberlain. born 1780 in Sturbridge Mass. Father Henry Pratt
died 1821 Underhill Vermont.

Re: Anna Polly Pratt Chamberlain

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:23 pm
by EdwardMcGuire-264
Sheryl, when I look in FamilySearch there is an entry in VT Vitals for Polly's death on 7 Mar 1821 (age 40). Husband "Alvan". There are also records for 3 children. Orin, born 30 Jul 1806 in Underhill; Ann, born (date not listed) in Underhill; and Benjamin P. who dies 18 Jul 1895 (born in Jericho). Benjamin is, oddly, listed as having died at 42, which would have been 47 years after Orin and 32 years after Polly's death. However the death card lists his parents as Pollly and Alvin?? I think the actual age was 92 and it was transcribed wrong. That would make him 3 years older than Orin and fit with the Cause of Death being listed as 'old age.' [In defense of the transcriber, the handwriting by the town clerk definitely looks like "42" so we'll blame it on his quill and ink].