Polly Amidon

Female 1810 - 1886  (75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Polly Amidon was born on 29 Sep 1810 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA (daughter of Asahel Amidon and Sally Tanner); died on 19 Feb 1886 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Asahel Amidon was born on 17 Jul 1776 in Ashford, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA (son of Joseph Amidon and Patience Chaffee); died on 25 Mar 1844 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.

    Asahel married Sally Tanner about 1805. Sally (daughter of Nathan Tanner, Jr. and Hannah Burns) was born in 1782; died on 11 Dec 1824 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sally Tanner was born in 1782 (daughter of Nathan Tanner, Jr. and Hannah Burns); died on 11 Dec 1824 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Cheney Amidon was born on 22 Dec 1806 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 25 Apr 1888; was buried in Worden Sweet Cemetery, Scriba, Oswego Co., New York, USA.
    2. Emiy Amidon was born in 1807 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 3 Feb 1834 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    3. 1. Polly Amidon was born on 29 Sep 1810 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Feb 1886 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    4. Hannah Amidon was born about 1814 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    5. Abel Amidon was born on 25 Dec 1816 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 18 Nov 1887 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    6. Ruth A. Amidon was born in 1817 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 30 Aug 1853 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    7. Angeline Amidon was born on 25 May 1819 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 9 Mar 1910 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    8. Joseph Amidon was born in 1821 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 11 Aug 1824 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    9. Caroline Amidon was born about 1823 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph Amidon was born in Feb 1725 in Massachusetts, USA; died on 27 Nov 1810 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.

    Joseph married Patience Chaffee. Patience was born on 16 Jan 1743 in Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1816 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Patience Chaffee was born on 16 Jan 1743 in Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1816 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. 2. Asahel Amidon was born on 17 Jul 1776 in Ashford, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA; died on 25 Mar 1844 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.

  3. 6.  Nathan Tanner, Jr. was born on 22 Feb 1763 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA (son of Nathan Tanner and Elizabeth Foster); died about 1809 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    Came from Easton,Washington Co.,NY to Marcellus,Onondaga Co.,NY about 1796(when he purchased land from George Woosley with David Earls and Samuel Stratton Jr. 19Nov1796). Nathan and David Earl bought Samuel Stratton's portion on 07Mar1803, as Samuel was still residing in Easton and David and Nathan in Marcellus.

    Nathan and Hannah sold land to Eleasor Burns 15Feb1804 also sold land the same day to John Wiltse.This land boarding John Wiltse and Thomas Tanner in Marcellus.

    15th February 1804 NATHAN TANNER JR. and HANNAH his wife of the town of Marcellus sold to JOHN WILTSE for $100 part of lot number two in the first division of lot Number 53 in Marcellus and of a subdivision Number 4 containing seventy? three acres bordering THOMAS TANNER's land. (Book H p. 44-45 LDS film 0869183)

    15th February 1804 NATHAN TANNER and HANNAH his wife sold to ELEAZER BURNS for $100 part of Lot number 2 in the first division of Lot 53 in Marcellus and of a subdivision Number five containing 73 acres & 39 chains bounded at the North East corner of JOHN WILTSEY'S land. Signed NATHAN TANNER JR., HANNAH TANNER (her mark) 15 February 1804 witnessed and recorded DAN BRADLEY (Book BB p. 244-245 LDS film 0870723)

    Estimated died 1809, not in 1810 census. However, Nathan's, widow's new husband(Wm Foster) is living next to the same neighbors as Nathan was, so assumed the female in the household 45years is Hannah.

    Decree of Partition (DP, page 66) published 1817 for property in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY on lot 53. Names Heirs: William, Abel, Marsh, Anna, Foster, Nathan, Widow, Polly, Elizabeth(now Copp), and Sally (w/o Asahel Amidon)

    On 14Mar1826, Foster Tanner sold to John Boggs land formerly owned by "the late Nathan Tanner deceased"

    Nathan married Hannah Burns about 1782. Hannah (daughter of Mr. Burns) was born in ca 1766 in New York, USA; died on 15 May 1855 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Hannah Burns was born in ca 1766 in New York, USA (daughter of Mr. Burns); died on 15 May 1855 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    1810 - Marcellus,NY - living with husband Wm Foster (no Nathan Tanner in town).

    "Major Martin Cossit, a Revolutionary soldier, settled in the village in 1798. In March, 1799, the settlement of Thorn Hill was commenced by David Earll, Eleazer Burns, John Wiltsie, and Nathan Tanner, who came hither from Washington county on sleighs drawn by horse teams and oxen. Mr. Earll died upon his original farm and was succeeded by his son, William, who, upon his death, was followed by his son, Shepard. This is one of the very few instances in Marcellus of perpetuity of title and actual residence. Thorn Hill, situated in the southwest corner of the town, was named from Obadiah Thorn, a later comer, who was instrumental in establishing the post-office and mail route, and who was for many years a highly respected citizen and widely known as an extensive wool buyer. He subsequently removed to the Baldwin farm, near Skaneateles."

    Albert Wiltsee in 1897 wrote of his grandfather, John Wiltsie that "He went to see a strictly Dutch girl" to get married and therefore be released from bondage of Mr. Buley (marriage was the only way he was told). We assume this is Polly Burns, his wife. With this bit of info I find in the History of Hoosac Valley that early(pre1746) "squatter" of the area of Pownal and Hooasc Valley included a "Franz Burns and his brother" - Many family history online note that Polly, Hannah, John and Eleazor's father was a Mr.Burns of Scottish descendant. I fine this not true at all. The record referenced is Virginia immigration records and there is no proof that the Virginia Burns is the same Burns in the Pownal areas. I think the new 'leaf' thing on Ancestry has taken some folks to believe all the suggestions are fact - and once one person adds that data, it multiplies without basis in real facts and soon the real clues are lost or become clouded.

    My theory is that the Thorn Hill Burn's are descedants of Franz and/or his brother(unknown name) Burns that settled in the Hoosac Valley. Franz (Englishized to Francis - a common name in the Burns family).

    Children:
    1. 3. Sally Tanner was born in 1782; died on 11 Dec 1824 in Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    2. William Tanner was born est 1784.
    3. Elizabeth Tanner was born in 1786 in Easton, Washington Co., New York, USA; died on 12 Apr 1868 in Waterloo, Monroe Co., Illinois, USA; was buried in Waterloo City Cemetery, Waterloo, Monroe Co., Illinois, USA.
    4. Abel Tanner was born in ca 1788 in Easton, Washington Co., New York, USA; died on 19 Apr 1823 in Lysander, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Chase Cemetery, Lysander, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    5. Marsh Tanner was born in ca 1790 in Easton, Washington Co., New York, USA; died before 1830 in White Co., Arkansas, USA.
    6. Polly Tanner was born on 06 Jul 1792 in Easton, Washington Co., New York, USA; died on 25 Oct 1886 in Alfred, Allegany Co., New York, USA; was buried in Alfred Rural Cemetery, Alfred, Allegany Co., New York, USA.
    7. Nathan Tanner was born in ca 1798 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 03 Jun 1865 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    8. Ann Tanner was born in 1802 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; died on 10 Jan 1871 in Allentown, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA; was buried in Allentown Cemetery, Alma, Allegany Co., New York, USA.
    9. Foster Tanner was born in ca 1804 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Nathan Tanner was born in Sep 1737 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA (son of Nathan Tanner and Mary Cottrell); died on 12 Sep 1807 in Argyle, Washington Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Abt 1777, New York, USA; American Revolution (US) 6th Regiment of Albany County, New York

    Notes:

    According to the Narragansett Historical Register, Nathan Tanner was among the patriots who signed the "Test" to support the colonies against Great Britain (Other signers were Abel Tanner, William Tanner, William Tanner, Jr. and Francis Tanner, all of Hopkinton, RI). Nathan was admitted freeman in Hopkinton in 1760.

    He served in the Revolutionary War in the 6th Regiment of Albany County, New York (See "DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Part 3, P-Z"; also "New York in the Revolution as Colony and State" by J.A. Roberts, Comptroller, pp 226-227)

    He became an Elder in the Church of Christ of Botten Kill (later known as Bottskill Baptist Church) in Greenwich, New York on June 16, 1782 and served as its pastor from 1782-1794. In 1793, charges were preferred against him alleging certain improprieties, which grew out of his searching for money reportedly buried by British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. He was therefore excluded from the church on December 19, 1793, and shortly afterward "left the region".

    Died after 1800(a letter from him at Argyle in 1800)

    Nathan married Elizabeth Foster on 29 Dec 1757 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Foster and Mary Steward) was born on 10 Jul 1739 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Elizabeth Foster was born on 10 Jul 1739 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA (daughter of Thomas Foster and Mary Steward).
    Children:
    1. Benjamin Tanner was born on 1 Dec 1758 in Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA; died in 1804 in Argyle, Washington Co., New York, USA.
    2. Hannah Tanner was born on 6 Sep 1760 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    3. 6. Nathan Tanner, Jr. was born on 22 Feb 1763 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA; died about 1809 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    4. Thomas Tanner was born on 14 Sep 1767 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA; died about 1814.
    5. Elizabeth Tanner was born on 13 Dec 1770 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    6. Sarah Tanner was born on 4 Jul 1772 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    7. Mary Tanner was born on 12 May 1775 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.

  3. 14.  Mr. Burns

    Notes:

    Josep, Francis, or Samuel

    Children:
    1. Francis Burns was born about 1765.
    2. 7. Hannah Burns was born in ca 1766 in New York, USA; died on 15 May 1855 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    3. Eleazer Burns was born in ca 1768; died on 04 Apr 1829 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Burns Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.
    4. Polly Burns was born in 1770 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA; died on 19 Aug 1845 in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA; was buried in Thorn Hill Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 5

  1. 24.  Nathan Tanner was born on 20 Feb 1709/1710 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA (son of William Tanner and Elizabeth Colgrove); died on 27 Apr 1752 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA; was buried in Tanner Family Lot, Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.

    Nathan married Mary Cottrell on 28 May 1734 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA. Mary (daughter of John Cottrell and Elizabeth Gardner) was born in 1715 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 25.  Mary Cottrell was born in 1715 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA (daughter of John Cottrell and Elizabeth Gardner).
    Children:
    1. David Tanner was born on 25 Nov 1735 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    2. 12. Nathan Tanner was born in Sep 1737 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA; died on 12 Sep 1807 in Argyle, Washington Co., New York, USA.
    3. Abel Tanner was born on 7 Sep 1740 in South Kingston, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA; died about 1802 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.

  3. 26.  Thomas Foster was born on 10 Mar 1709/1710 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island, USA (son of George Foster and Mary Weaver).

    Thomas married Mary Steward on 5 Apr 1736 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA. Mary (daughter of William Steward and Margaret Reynolds) was born est 1718. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 27.  Mary Steward was born est 1718 (daughter of William Steward and Margaret Reynolds).

    Notes:

    Married:
    m. by Elder John Maxson

    Children:
    1. 13. Elizabeth Foster was born on 10 Jul 1739 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    2. Jonathan Foster was born on 24 Jun 1741 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    3. Mary Foster was born on 12 Dec 1743 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    4. Sarah Foster was born on 12 Feb 1745/1746 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    5. William Foster was born on 26 Jun 1748 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    6. Hannah Foster was born on 10 Jan 1751/1752 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    7. Susannah Foster was born on 13 Sep 1755 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.
    8. Thomas Foster, Jr. was born on 25 Jul 1757 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA.