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William Gordy Sr.
(1755/1759-1804/1805)
(?) (?)
(-Bef 1797)
Elijah Melson
(Abt 1763-Bef 1824)
Mrs. Nancy Short
(Abt 1765-Bef 1816)
William Gordy
(1780/1784-1842/1845)
Eliza Melson
(Abt 1790-1851/1859)

Mary M. (Polly) Gordy
(1811-1870)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Benjamin Elliott

Mary M. (Polly) Gordy

  • Born: 19 Dec 1811, Sussex Co., DE 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Benjamin Elliott on 19 Jun 1829 in Sussex Co., DE 1
  • Died: 23 Oct 1870, Near Delmar, Wicomico Co., MD 3
  • Buried: Abt 26 Oct 1870, Benjamin Elliott Cemetery, Delmar, Wicomico Co., MD 3

  

"Melson Family in America" erroneously states Polly Gordy married Elijah Williams. The "Salisbury Advertiser" obituary for Benjamin Elliott (see notes there) clearly states that his first wife was the sister of Elijah Gordy, Esq. which would place her here without doubt.


Mary married Benjamin Elliott, son of Jacob Elliott and Sarah H.* Freeny, on 19 Jun 1829 in Sussex Co., DE.1 (Benjamin Elliott was born on 17 Dec 1808 in Sussex Co., DE,3 6 7 8 9 died on 16 Mar 1883 in Delmar, Wicomico Co., MD 3 10 and was buried about 19 Mar 1883 in Benjamin Elliott Cemetery, Delmar, Wicomico Co., MD 3.)


Sources


1 "Memorandums of Isaac Sullivan Portsville, Delaware."

2 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 40 in the 1850 11th subdivisoon Sussex Co., DE Census (pg 265b).

3 Gravestone Record.

4 1860 MD Census, Listed as age 47 in the 1860 Parsons, Worcester Co., MD Census.

5 1870 MD Census, Listed as Pollie Elliott, age 60, in Parsons, Wicomico Co., MD.

6 1850 DE Census, Listed as age 42 in the 1850 11th subdivisoon Sussex Co., DE Census (pg 265b).

7 1860 MD Census, Listed as Benjamin Elliott, age 50, in Parsons District, Worcester Co., MD, born in MD (pg 762).

8 1870 MD Census, Listed as Benj. Elliott, age 62, in Parsons, Wicomico Co., MD.

9 1880 MD Census, Listed as Benjamin Elliott, age 72, in Parsons District, Wicomico Co., MD, born in DE.

10 Salisbury Advertiser - March 24, 1883.


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