|Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2102, used with permisson|
Wheeler's History of Stonington tells us a lot about Mary/Polly's ancestors, which is a good thing as I can't add them into my database until I am sure they are not already there as a husband/wife/child of someone else in my tree. It could take me a while to get them all in my database.
Mother of eight children, as was common in her time, Polly, surely lived the busy life of a farmer's wife. Her last baby, a girl named Julia, was born when Polly was 45 years old.
Polly6, (Isaac5, Charles4, Israel3, Benjamin2, Thomas1 HEWITT) was born 26 July 1790.
Her maternal ancestors came from families with familiar area surnames like Swan, Stanton, Breed, Fanning and Palmer.
According to the 1870 US Federal Mortality Schedules Index, she died of apoplexy (a stroke). [MRT197_317651] This census is called a non-population census. Polly was already dead by the enumeration of the 1 Jun 1870 census. In 1860, she was living with her youngest daughter, Julia and her husband, Henry TOMLINSON.
According to some land records, the Hewitt family is important to research because they were involved with the Stewart family and their land might have abutted the area of the cemetery.