Polly Burns

Female 1770 - 1845  (75 years)


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  • Name Polly Burns 
    Born 1770  Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Aug 1845  Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Thorn Hill Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John WILTSEE 7,
      son of Thomas Wiltsee, s. of Jeremiah, s. of Cornelius, s. of Marten Wiltsee, b. Jan. 9, 1770, m. Miss Polly BURNS, June 15, 1788; d. in 1852. He first lived at Pownal, Vt., after his marriage. He moved to Duanesburg and lived several years, and then accompanied his cousins Cornell and Benjamin Wiltsee to Onondaga Co., New York, in the spring of 1813 and settled at Marcellus, four miles from Skaneatelas. He made his home there the remainder of his life. He became wealthy, and gave each of his family a farm and personal property to do business with. He visited his parents when his mother was about to die in Pownal. He visited his brother Jeremiah in 1841, and his relatives in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. He visited them again in the spring of 1844 before the death of his brother, and the family and others in the summer of 1850. He made the journeys with a single horse hitched to a covered carriage. His wife was dead, and he was extremely fleshy. It was difficult for him to walk far, and traveling was very tiresome for him. "I was East in 1897," wrote Albert Wiltsee, s. of Eleazer Wiltsee, s. of John Wiltsee, "and learned little or nothing in regard to my Wiltsee relatives. The old ones are all dead, and the young ones know but little about their ancestors, and care less. There are a few things connected with my grandfather's life that are a little sad, a little romantic, and a little laughable. When he was about 14 years old, he was bound out to a man by the name of Trip Buley. His mother and grand-father [David Cary] are said to have been the instigators of it. He was not furnished with enough food nor sufficient clothing; and he ran away when he was about 18 years old, and was arrested and taken back. He was informed that the only way he could get released from bondage was to get married. He went about it at once--went to see a strictly Dutch girl. It snowed in the night; and towards morning, when he opened the door to go home, he saw that the ground was covered. He hadn't a shoe to his feet. His girl got rags, and tied them around his feet, and he started home. Some hunters coming that way, mistook his tracks for bear tracks, and followed him to the house."

      CHILDREN OF JOHN WILTSEE 7 AND POLLY BURNS.
      Thomas Wiltse, b. in 1790.
      John Wiltse, b. in 1792.
      Elizabeth Wiltse, b. in 1794.
      Kate Wiltse, b. in 1796; d. when 16 yrs. old.
      Solomon Wiltse, b. in 1798.
      Hannah Wiltse, b. in 1799.
      Polly Wiltse, b. in 1801.
      Eleazer Wiltse, b. Sept. 4, 1803.
      David Wiltse, b. in 1805.
      Marsh Wiltse, b. Aug. 24, 1810.

      Thomas Wiltse,8 s. of John Wiltsee, s. of Thomas Wiltsee, s. of Jeremiah Wiltsee, s. of Cornelius Wiltsee, s. of Marten Wiltsee, b. in 1790, m.Lucinda WILDER, d. in 1869. They moved to Harmony, Chautauqua Co., N.Y.,in 1826. They raised six children. His son James's obituary notice said: "James Wiltse the second of six children was born in Onondaga county New York Dec. 21, 1821. He came to this county with his parents, Thomas and Lucinda Wiltse, in 1826, and settled in the town of Harmony. He was married to Sarah Chamberlain, Oct. 20, 1844. Eight children have been born to them. Six are now living." He died Oct. 14, 1890.

      John Wiltse,8 s. of John Wiltse and Polly Burns m. Charlotte EDDY. He died in 1874. They had a daughter, Patience, who lived in Panama, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.

      Elizabeth Wiltse,8 da. of John Wiltsee and Polly Burns, b. in 1794, m.Benjamin Egleston. They resided in the house that her father built, at or near Marcellus, Onondaga Co., until 1865, and then moved to Sherman,Chautauqua Co., N. Y. They had a son, Theodore Egleston, b. in 1830,who resided at Sherman. She d. in her 81st year.

      Solomon Wiltse,8 s. of John Wiltsee and Polly Burns, d. aged 80 yrs.He had a son, John living about 40 miles north of his father's homestead at Polermo, Oswego county, N. Y., in 1904.

      Hannah Wiltse,8 da. of John Wiltsee and Polly Burns, m. Felix Cornell. They lived at Panama, Chautauque Co., N. Y. They had a son, Noah, who lived at Sherman, Chautauque Co., N. Y. She died at the age of 76. All were dead in 1904.

      Polly Wiltse,8 da. of John Wiltsee and Polly Burns, m. Timothy Mills. He was from Cambridge, Washington Co., New York. He settled 4 miles from Skaneatelas in May, 1803, and d. in 1889. She d. Feb. 5, 1892. Their home is now(1904) owned by Miss Martha Mills, the youngest of the family. She makes it her place of residence. Their grandson, F. B. Mills, proprietor of the nursery and seed store at Rose Hill, was born in a log cabin on that place.

      Eleazer Wiltse,8 s. of John and Polly Burns, b. Sept. 4, 1803, m.Azanath Hurd. He d. Sept. 2, 1890, after a day's sickness. She d. June 16,1881, aged 76 years.

      Source:Memoir of Philippe Maton Wiltsee and his Descendants
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    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Mr. Burns 
    Family ID F10772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Wiltsie,   b. 9 Jan 1770, Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1852, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1788  Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Wiltsie,   b. Mar 1789,   d. 31 Aug 1874, Sherman, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     2. Cady Wiltsie,   b. ca 1795, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1813, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    +3. Patience Wiltsie,   b. Aug 1797, Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1868, Panama, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Solomon Wiltsie,   b. 1798, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1880  (Age 82 years)
    +5. Thomas Wiltsie,   b. Jul 1799, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1869, Panama, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     6. Hannah Wiltsie,   b. 1799, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1876, Sherman, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. John Wiltsie, Jr.,   b. 15 Aug 1801, Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1876, Panama, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Eleazer Wiltsie,   b. 4 Sep 1803, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1890, Panama, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. David Wiltsie,   b. 20 Mar 1805, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1885, Panama, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     10. Marsh Wiltsie,   b. 21 Aug 1810, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1863, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     11. Polly Wiltsie,   b. 11 Dec 1812, Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1892, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F5026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1770 - Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1788 - Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1845 - Marcellus, Onondaga Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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