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Notes for Polly Bennett Williams

1810 census Shenango, Crawford Co., PA
Henry Bennett page 423
10010-30010
1 male 26-44 (Henry, age 31)
1 male under 10 (Samuel T, age 0-5)
1 female 26-44 (Elenor, age 28)
3 females under 10 (Polly, age 6, Unknown Daughter #1, age 0-10, & Anna, age 1)

1820 census Shenango, Crawford Co., PA page 54A
Henery Bennett 310010-31110-01
1 male 26-44 (Henry, age 41)
1 male 10-15 (Samuel T, age 10-15)
3 males under 10 (Robert, age 6 & John, age 2 & William, age 0-8)
1 female 26-44 (Elenor, age 38)
1 female 16-25 (Polly, age 16)
1 female 10-15 (Anna, age 11)
3 females under 10 (Sarah, age 8, Unknown Daughter #2, age 1-7? & Elizabeth, age baby)
1 person engaged in agriculture

I believe that Polly married Emmor Williams about 1822. This is very likely, but not confirmed. If it is the right family, this is the notes for them:

1823 - daughter Wealthy Ann born in PA
1824 - daughter Matlida born in PA
1827 - son Henry born in PA
1829 - daughter Sarah born in PA

1830 census Springfield, Erie Co., PA
Emmor Williams
1 male age 30-39 (Emmor, age 32)
1 male under 5 (Henry, age 3)
1 female 20-29 (Polly, age 26)
2 females 5-9 (Wealthy Ann, age 7 & Matilda, age 5)
1 female under 5 (Sarah, age 1)
Erie County is the neighbor to the north of Crawford Co., PA.

1831 - son Asa born in PA
1833 - son Robert born in PA
1835 - son John C. born in PA

1840 census Butler, Branch Co., MI
Emmor Williams
1 male age 40-49 (Emmor, age 42)
1 male age 10-14 (Henry, age 13)
3 males age 5-9 (Asa, age 9, Robert, age 7 & John C., age 5)
1 female 30-39 (Polly, age 36)
1 female 15-19 (Matilda, age 15)
2 females 10-14 (Sarah, age 11 & ??)

1850 census Butler, Branch Co., Michigan
#32/35
Emmor Williams, age 52, farmer, b. NY
Polly, age 46, b. PA
Matilda J., age 25, b. PA
Henry B., age 23, b. PA
Sarah E., age 21, b. PA
Asa W., age 19, b. PA
Robert W., age 17, b. PA
John C., age 15, b. PA

December 1, 1856 - Henry wrote his will. He named as heirs (named in will in this order):
Grandchildren:
John F. Bennett
William R. Bennett
Jane E. Bennett
Daughters:
Polly Williams
Sarah C. Reed
Ann McNally
Betsy Jane Cook
Grandson William P. Bennett
Sons:
Robert N. Bennett
John C. Bennett

1860 census Butler, Branch Co., Michigan
#1267/1282
Emmer Williams, age 62, farmer, b. NY
Polly, age 56, b. PA
Robert W., age 25, Gunsmith, b. PA
John C., age 24, Farmer, b. PA

1870 census Butler, Branch Co., Michigan
Emor Williams, age 72, Farmer, b. NY
Polly, age 66, keeping house, b., PA

Michigan Death Index
WILLIAMS , EMMOR 10 Sep 1871 Williams Branch

1880 United States Census Quincy, Branch, Michigan Page Number 678C
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Johnathan GARDNER Self M Male W 57 NY Blacksmith NY NY
Sarah E. GARDNER Wife M Female W 57 PA Housekeeping PA PA
Ulyssus GARDNER Son S Male W 15 MI At School NY PA
Perry GARDNER Son S Male W 11 MI At School NY PA
Polly WILLIAMS MotherL W Female W 76 PA Housekeeping PA IRE

1900 census Coldwater, Branch Co., Michigan
158 Monroe Street #68/80
John C., Hall, head, May 1826, age 74, md 52 yrs, NY/NY/NY
Weltha A., wife, Mar 1823, age 77, md 52 yrs, 4 births, 4 surviving, PA/NY/PA
Jane Cook, Boarder, April 1820, age 80, widowed, 4 births 3 surviving, PA/PA/Ireland
Wealthy is daughter of Emmor & Polly Bennett Williams. Jane Cook is Elizabeth Jane Bennett Cook, daughter of Henry & Elenor Thompson Bennett, and most likely Wealthy's aunt and Polly's sister, even though she and Wealthy are close in age.

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Entries: 14992 Updated: Tue Nov 25 20:19:06 2003 Contact: Linda Hansen
ID: I04016
Name: Mary BENNETT
Sex: F
ALIA: /Polly/
Birth: 1809
_FA1: Polly usually nickname for Mary
Father: Henry BENNETT b: ABT. 1778
Mother: Elinor Thompson CLINE b: ABT. 1780 in Ireland
Suggested Next Step:
Marriage 1 WILLIAMS b: ABT. 1809

-----Original Message-----
From: LynnWCook@aol.com [mailto:LynnWCook@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 2:30 PM
To: kari.northup@sbcglobal.net
Subject: Re: Emmor Williams in Branch Co., MI

Kari:

Thanks for your response. Yes, there is a connection. This is what I received back in August of 2003 from a Pat Andrus, who was not related but had this information.

Emmor Williams, b. 1798 NY, married Mary or "Polly" Washburn or Bennett, b. cir. 1804 in PA.

Childen, in order, all in PA:

Wealthy Ann (b. 1823) married John C. Hall
Matilda J. (b. 1824) Married Thomas Weatherwax (my great grandparents)
Henry B. (b. abt. 1827) married Mahala Moore
Sarah E. (b. abt. 1829) married Jonathan Gardner
Asa W. (b. abt. 1831) married Mary ????
Robert W. (b. 1833) married Melissa Sprague
John C. (b. 1835) died in Civil War 1862

Emmor and Polly (Mary) are in PA 1830 and moved to MI by 1840, where they lived out their lives in Branch County, probably in Quincy or Coldwater. Quincy is where Matilda and Thomas Weatherwax are buried (I have photos of their gravestones). I was in Coldwater on 9-11-02. Matilda and Thomas had two daughters, Ella (my grandmother) and Ada. Ada married Frank Seabury and died 1922, two years after Frank. Matilda died 1858, and Thomas remarried.

Ella moved to David City, NE, and married John A. Cook, Dec. 24, 1878, in David City. I have a copy of their marriage license. They had 3 boys and i girl. My father, Lynn Weatherwax Cook was the youngest of the boys. I was his only son, actually only child.

Interestingly, In a Michigan census of 1870, Ella was named Polly, probably nicknamed after her gandmother.

So, your response gives me Henry Bennett as my g-g-g grandfather. Do you know any particulars about him or his wife? Would certainly appreciate any other news you have.

Sincerely,

Lynn

If Polly is not the one who married Emmor Williams, these are some other possibilities for her spouse:

1830 United States Federal Census
View Record Name Residence (City,County,State)
Robert Williams Fairfield, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Asher Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
John Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
William Williams Jr Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
William Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
William Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Eiphaht Williams Mead, Crawford, Pennsylvania
William Williams Mead, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Isaac Williams Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Edmond Williams North Shenango, Crawford, Pennsylvania
William Williams Troy, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Nathan Williams Woodcock, Crawford, Pennsylvania

1840 United States Federal Census
Name Residence (City,County,State)
Aaron Williams Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Aboa Williams Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Amos Williams Vernon, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Anson Williams Crawford, Pennsylvania
Asher Williams Venango, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Caleb Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Daniel Williams Vernon, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Edmund Williams Crawford, Pennsylvania
Eli Williams Hayfield, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Eliphalet Williams Mead, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Frederick Williams Spring, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Henry Williams Crawford, Pennsylvania
Henry Williams Fallowfield, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Henry Williams North Shenango, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Isaac Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
James Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
James Williams Troy, Crawford, Pennsylvania
John Williams South Shenango, Crawford, Pennsylvania
John A Williams Crawford, Pennsylvania
John D Williams Vernon, Crawford, Pennsylvania
John F Williams Mead, Crawford, Pennsylvania
John H Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
John P Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Joseph Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Leonard Williams Randolph, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Michael Williams Crawford, Pennsylvania
Nathan Williams Summerhill, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Peter Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Peter Williams Woodcock, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Robert Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Samuel Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Sarah Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Susannah Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Thomas Williams Rome, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Truman Williams Hayfield, Crawford, Pennsylvania
William Williams Troy, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Wm Williams Greenwood, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Wm Williams Sadsbury, Crawford, Pennsylvania
Wm M Williams Mead, Crawford, Pennsylvania

1850 census
There is a Mary Williams, age 45, wife of Robert Williams age 38 in Beaver, Crawford Co., PA
There is a Mary Williams, age 47, wife of John Williams, age 47 in Troy, Crawford Co., PA
There is a Mary Williams, age 35, wife of Orson, age 36, in Meadville, Crawford Co.,. PA
There is a Mary P. Williams, age 38, wife of Mason, age 45, in North Vernon, Crawford Co.,. PA
There is a Pelina Williams, age 39, wife of Aaron, in Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA