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Mary Ellen "Polly" King Angel
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1844
Whitley County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1920
McCreary County
Kentucky, USA


Mary Ellen "Polly" (King) Angel was born in the Marsh Creek area of McCreary Co., Kentucky, then a part of Whitley Co., KY.

While six of the seven US Censuses in which Polly appears in say that she was born in Kentucky, the year of her birth is debatable. Her headstone says she was born on Feb. 25, 1842. In the 1850 US Census Polly, an old time nickname for Mary, is listed as being born in 1844, two years after her brother Jackson. The 1860 census shows her again as two years younger than Jackson. Later censuses give her year of birth as 1844 (two), 1841 and 1842.

From an old King family Bible we know that her older brother Jackson "Jack" King (1842-1919) was born on July 17, 1842 in Campbell Co., Tennessee. This date would correspond to the 1850 and 1860 censuses which show him as being born in 1842.

The unknown informant for Polly's delayed and undated death certificate gave her year of birth as 1846 but did not know her date of birth nor did he/she know who her Polly's mother was. Apparenly, the unknown informant knew only Polly's approximate age.

Considering all of the above information I believe the year of birth on her headstone to be incorrect, that it should be 1844, not 1842. The date of her birth, Feb. 25, may be correct.

Polly was the daughter of Enos King (1816-1891) and Nancy Ann Angel (1820-1891). She was the second of their twelve known children. It is thought that her family moved from Campbell Co., TN to Whitley Co., KY about 1843. Her paternal grandparents had moved there from Campbell County about 1829. The part of Whitley Co., KY that they moved to became part of McCreary Co., KY in 1912.

Polly was a granddaughter of Thomas Murray King (1790-1880), the patriarch of the King Family in Whitley Co./McCreary Co., KY. Her paternal grandmother, who she was probably named after, was Mary Rebecca "Polly" Cox (1800-1881). Both of her paternal grandparents are thought to have been born in North Carolina. Thomas, born in 1790, was probably born in the western part of North Carolina that became the state of Tennessee in 1796.

Polly's maternal grandparents were Archibald Andrew "Arch" Angel (1775-1847) and Nancy Ann Trammell (1782-1829), both born in North Carolina. By 1804, the year of their marriage, both of their families had migrated to eastern Tennessee.

About 1862 Polly married Archibald Angel (1841-1901), a native of Whitley Co., KY. Archibald was the son of James Henry Angel (1806-1887) and Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" King (1813-bef 1880). Not long after their marriage Archibald joined the Union Army (49th KY Infantry, Co., Private) and fought in the Civil War.

Polly and Archibald were married for nearly 40 years and had eleven known children. They were Nimrod Angel (1861-1931), Enos Angel (1865-1958), Lewis Angel (1868- ?), James Simpson Angel (1871-1922), Nancy A. "Alvie" Angel (1873-1922), Colleen Carolina Angel (1874-1936), Celena Angel (1875- ?), William Angel (1879-1926), Rachel Leona Angel (1881-1966), Mary Ellen Angel (1882-1971) and Archibald "Arch" Angel (1884-1971).

Polly's husband Archibald died on July 11, 1901 in Scott Co., TN at the age of 60. He was buried in the Angel-Wright Cemetery located in Ketchem, Scott Co., Tennessee and has a Civil War military grave marker.

Polly was about 76 when she died on July 10, 1920 in Stearns, McCreary Co., KY. The cause of her death on her death certificate was given as "organic heart disease". She too, was buried in the Angel-Wright Cemetery in Scott Co., TN. The inscription on her headstone reads "My God shall supply all of your needs."

Family links: 
  Enos King (1816 - 1892)
  Nancy Ann Angel King (1820 - 1892)
  Archibald Angel (1841 - 1901)
  Archibald Angel (1884 - 1972)*
  Jackson H. King (1842 - 1919)*
  Mary Ellen King Angel (1844 - 1920)
*Calculated relationship
Angel-Wright Cemetery
Scott County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Wayne & Diane King
Record added: Aug 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116295918
Mary Ellen Polly <i>King</i> Angel
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Mary Ellen Polly <i>King</i> Angel
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Mary Ellen Polly <i>King</i> Angel
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
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