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Mary Ann "Polly" Gilham Richard
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Birth: 1793
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1883
Harrison County
Indiana, USA

One of only two children known to have been born to Lieutenant Peter and Mary Ann (Kline) Gilham of Frederick Co VA, Polly married:

1) Benjamin Richard on 28 Aug 1811 in Frederick Co VA; he died in 1826. Benjamin is my 3rd Gr-Grandfather; they had at least eight children, three sons and five daughters.
2) William Herndon on 7 Jun 1835 in Harrison Co IN; they had one daughter, Cynthia Ann Herndon (1838-1887).

Polly's second husband William removed to Quincy, Adams Co IL. It seems Polly did not go with him and on Census records 1840 to 1880, she is still living in Heth Twp, Harrison Co IN. On most of these records, she is using her former married name of Richard.

NOTE: James Rose is most likely the son of Mary's daughter Martha who died the same year he was born, 1843; Martha's husband Richard Rose may have left the child in Mary's care.

4 Oct 1850 Census, Harrison Co IN, Heth Twp, Pg 444:
Richard, Mary, 57, F, farmer, VA
Harnden, Lyntha, 12, F, IN
Rose, James H, 7, M, IN
Dwelling No. 890, Family No. 890
(SLC FHL Film No. 0442927)

8 Jun 1860 Census, Harrison Co IN, Heth Twp, Pg 95:
Rose, James H, 18, M, Laborer, IN
Herndon, Mary A, 66, F, VA
Whi[rlring?] Harriet M, 5, F, IN
Dwelling No. 123, Family No. 123
(SLC FHL Film No. 0803264, Oct 2000)

3 Jun 1870 Census, Harrison Co IN, Heth Twp, Pg 109B:
Richard, Mary, 75, farmer, 500, 100, VA, Dwelling No. 45, Family No. 45.
(SLC FHL Film No. 0295451)

22 Jun 1880 Census, Harrison Co IN, Heth Twp, Pg 292:
Richard, Mary A, 85, Runs a Farm, VA, father born England, mother born Switzerland, Dwelling No. 230, Family No. 235. (FHC FHL Film No. 1254283, Oct 2000)

Index to Death Records, Harrison Co IN, 1882-1920:
"Polley Herndon", Female, White, Age 95, June 3, 1883, Heth Twp, Book CH-24, Pg 38.
(SLC FHL Film NO. 1697406, Item 10, Oct 2000)

Polly is my 3rd paternal Gr-Grandmother.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Richard (1785 - 1826)
  Catherine Richard Riggs (1813 - 1875)*
  Rachel Richard Callahan (1818 - 1893)*
  Elijah Harrison Richard (1822 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Mount Zion Cemetery
Harrison County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Jul 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55595003

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