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Mrs Dorcas Hamilton Polley
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1832
Guernsey County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1901
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

She died at her home in Rock Island, IL. "All the days of her youth were spent in the vicinity of her birth and all recollections cluster around the Ohio home." She was the oldest child of Thomas and Susannah (Hartman) Hamilton who married on 10 March 1832 in Spencer Township, Guernsey Co., Ohio- moved with her parents to Ross County OH between 1850 and 1855. On October 15, 1850, she married Masquil Polley. "In 1869 they moved to Stark Co. (IL), where .... relatives, with their own family were laid to rest in the Wyoming Cemetery." They had 9 children. "Three have preceded" ..Among the three departed is Mrs. Martha Mitchell, who was well known here and died about 6 years ago and beside this daughter Mrs. Polley requested to be laid away. The children still living William C. and Sylvester (or "Dick" as he is familiarly known), Mrs. Della Roach of Wyoming. Mrs. Jennie Kolp of Stranton, Iowa, Thomas of Moline, Il and Norman....with parents in Rock Island." "When a child, Mrs. Polley was converted and united with the United Brethren church." Remains brought to W.C. Polley's home in Wyoming, Il. All the children were present except, Della Roach, who at home with pneumonia. "Those from a distance to attend the funeral of Mrs. Polley on last Friday, were Wallace Roach and Mrs. Rebecca Burgess of Woodhull, Rev. Robinson and Mrs. Josephine Stark of Rock Island.

Children 1. Martha m. Alfred J. Mitchell 9 Feb 1881 or 4 September 1881 in Henry, Il. b. 6 August 1853 and died 21 June 1894 aged 48. She was buried in Wyoming, Illinois.2 Nancy Ann b. 8 August 1860. 3.Eliza Jane Jenny married Benjamin F. Kolpin in Rock Island on 23 November 1881 on 7 Feb 1925. she d. there 17 Feb 1935 and he d. there 24 Nov. 1924.4.Thomas born 20 Feb 1867 age 13 in 1880 living with his parents working in a pail shop he died in Rock Island, IL on 2 July 1922.5.Norman Henry Polley age 11 in 1880 living with parents in East Moline, IL m. Cora May Cook on 7 Oct 1903 in Henry Co., IL. He died 20 April 1939 East Moline, Il. Survived by Mrs Ralph Wallace and 3 grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Forney Thompson of Bement, Il.6. Della May born 28 January 1872 in 1880 living with parents in East Moline, IL. She m. 25 June 1890 in Rock Island Co., Il to Arthur Clark Roach, a minister, and they lived in Wyoming, Illinois. They had two children, daughter Vera and son Hale, both of whom died in their 20's or 30's. Della and Clark Roach were divorced. Della married as her second husband Forney Thompson and they lived in Bement, Illinois.(Died at age 101). Vera Roach married Charles Parkin and had one son. Hale Roach had one son.
More information see Mary (Hamilton)Osborn #41508786 
Family links: 
  Masquil Polley (1830 - 1918)
  William C Polley (1856 - 1927)*
  Sylvester Polley (1858 - 1913)*
  Thomas E. Polley (1867 - 1922)*
  Norman Henry Polley (1870 - 1938)*
  Della May Polley Thompson (1872 - 1973)*
  Stella Polley (1872 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Wyoming Cemetery
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Plot: C 142
Maintained by: Jan Wallace Pronger
Originally Created by: UAB
Record added: Oct 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42655621
Mrs Dorcas <i>Hamilton</i> Polley
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Mrs Dorcas <i>Hamilton</i> Polley
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- Jan Wallace Pronger
 Added: Jul. 31, 2010

- Christine Moyer
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