Mary Polly Trowbridge

Documented History

Mary Polly married Thomas C. Singleton on 6 March 1819 in Lincoln County, Kentucky according to an old Family Bible Record.

Mary Singleton is listed on the 1820 Census record as living in Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky on 7 August 1820. 

1820 United States Federal Census

In their household were one Free White Male age 16 thru 25, one Free White Female age 16 thru 25, one Free White Female age 45 and over, 1 Person Engaged in Agriculture, and one Free White Person over 25.  There were three total free white persons in the household and three total all persons.  So it seems as though Thomas and Mary did not own any slaves.

Thomas died around 1830 in Orange County, Indiana.  Polly was listed as his wife on the 1830 Census of Orange County, Indiana… which I have not yet found.  But Polly married John Helpenstine in 1830 and then he died in 1832 followed shortly by Polly’s death in 1834 in the same county. 

Family Bible Record

Thomas and Polly’s orphan children were scattered around.  William P. was born 15 August 1821 and married Mahulda Johnson on 29 March 1844.  Hunley was born 7 August 1823 and went to Daviess County, Indiana marrying Martha Veal at some point and dying on 13 June 1890. 

Nancy married Victor Thomas Buchanan on 15 August 1846 and was in Robinson, Illinois at some point.  She was born 28 May 1829 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.  James, born 21 September 1819, went to Parks County, Indiana and Isaac Singleton was born 17 December 1826 but evidently died young as he was not mentioned as heir of his mother when she died in 1834.

William Singleton, their son, died on 10 November 1899 of Heart Failure due to Nephritis and a lacerated urethra.  He was a farmer at the time in Odon, Madison Township, Daviess County, Indiana.

1899 – Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

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