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Mary "Polly" Watson Perry
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1769
Ridge Spring
Saluda County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1857
Ridge Spring
Saluda County
South Carolina, USA

Mary "Polly" Watson Perry was the daughter of Revolutionary War hero, Michael Watson, and Martha Watson Watson. Her parents were first cousins. She married Ezekiel Perry Jr. and they had one son and 4 daughters
Ezekiel Watson Perry
Patsy Perry Rutland
Sally Perry Corley
Rebecca "Becky" Perry West
Matilda Perry Matthews

When George Washington made his tour through the South in the 1790's, he visited Martha Watson Watson (later married Jacob Odom) to pay homage to Michael Watson, who was killed in the Rev. War. He gave Mary "Polly" Watson a snuff box given to him by Louis XVI along with a double eagle gold piece. The family story goes that Polly kept saying "yes ma'am" instead of "yes sir". The snuff box is still in the family today.

The Perry Family Cemetery is thought to have 8 to 10 graves. Around 1920, thieves stole the marble tombstones, leaving only the War of 1812 marker and the fence and gate.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Martha Watson (1746 - 1817)
 
 Spouse:
  Ezekiel Perry (1775 - 1833)
 
 Children:
  Martha Perry Rutland (1794 - 1856)*
  Matilda Amelia Perry Matthews (1802 - 1843)*
  Matilda Matthews (1802 - 1843)*
  Ezekiel Watson Perry (1809 - 1886)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Watson (1767 - 1860)*
  Mary Watson Perry (1769 - 1857)
  Elijah Watson (1775 - 1841)*
  Martha Odom (1788 - 1806)*
  Charity Odom Cotton (1790 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Perry Cemetery
Saluda County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Barbara Holloway Smith
Record added: Aug 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74980498
Mary Polly <i>Watson</i> Perry
Added by: Barbara Holloway Smith
 
Mary Polly <i>Watson</i> Perry
Added by: Barbara Holloway Smith
 
Mary Polly <i>Watson</i> Perry
Added by: Barbara Holloway Smith
 
 
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