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9. Mary "Polly" AVERY was born in 1799 in New York.10 She died between 1850 and 1860 at the age of 51 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

Mary "Polly" AVERY and Williston WEST were married. Williston WEST, son of Williston WEST and Susannah BOSWORTH, was born in 1795 in New York. He died on 2 May 1874 at the age of 79 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

1830 Census. Franklin Co, Ohio
Willerstone West: 1m age 30-40. 1f -5, 2f 5-10, 1f 30-40.

1840 Census. Schuyler Co IL, Precinct 2
Wilison West: 1m age 40-50. 1f -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 40-50
Two household away from Benjamin West & wife, Anna Avery.

1850 Census, Schuyler Co IL
Williston West lived in Camden Twp,Hh 62; he was age 55 and born in NY. Possibly a brother, or some other kin to Benjamin. Polly West, 51, b. NY. Hezekiah Wilcox, age 35, b. PA listed with the following children: Williston 10, Melissa 7, Samuel 1, all born in Illinois.
According to the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index Online:
Hezekiah Wilcox had married Demerious West, 27 Oct 1839 in Schuyler Co.

1860 Census. Camden Twp, Schuyler Co IL, Hh 1517
Cyrus W. Morrett, age 55, b. Maine. Maria, 28, b.Ohio
Williston West, age 65, b. NY
Merrett String, age 18. Elmore String, age 16, b. IL
Frances E. Owens, age 11, b. IL. Wm. W. Williams age 2, b. IL.
According to the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index Online:
Maria West married Abisha B. Owen on 18 Feb 1848, Schuyler Co. As Mariah Owens, she married C. W. Morrell on 6 May 1858.

1870 Census. Camden Twp, Schuyler Co IL, Hh 110
Living with Leonard Chapman, age 33, born in Iowa, his wife Melinda, age 28 and born in Illinois [is this possibly the "Melissa" Wilcox, age 7 in 1850?] and their four children.
Willaston West, age 73, b. Pennsylvania
According to the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index Online:
Leonard Chapman married Melinda M. Wilcox on 25 Jul 1858 in Schuyler Co.

I believe the censuses indicate that Williston and Polly likely had three daughters with them in Schuyler Co in 1830. Demetrious that married Hezekiah Wilcox was listed as age 15-20 in 1840, so she was born between 1820-25. Maria Owen was age 17 in 1850, born in Ohio about 1833. There was also a marriage of a Harriet West to John Justus on 21 Dec 1843 - in the 1850 census, Harriet was age 18, born in Ohio about 1832. I would think these three ladies might be the three daughters listed in 1840. Apparently they had no sons.