1. Elisha Addison POLLY, born 24 Jun 1861, Savoy, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, died Abt1922.
2. William Harvey POLLEY, born Abt1829, died Abt1889.He married Betsey M. HUNT, 23 Jun
1851, in Savoy, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
3. Betsey M. HUNT, born Abt1831, died Abt1891.
4. David Luther POLLEY, born 22 Nov 1798, Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts,died ? ___
1846, Haverhill, New Hampshire.The research notes of Alvin H. Polley, Jr. contain the following items:
"David Polley - estate administered 10/20/1846 by Joseph Powers at Mary Polley request.Same year Samuel Levasey appointed guardian of Alvin, Orson, and Luther."
"David bought his land in Piermont from Alvin Grimes 11/6/1830.Also both wer on the school board.
Probably reason for naming son Alvin Grimes Polley." He married (1) Mercy WATSON, Abt 1823, born Abt 1803, died Bef 1828.He married (2) Mary NEAL, 22 Nov 1828, born 31 Jan 1803, Unity, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, died 5 Oct 1879, Westford, Massachusetts.
5. Mary NEAL, born 31 Jan 1803, Unity, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, died 5 Oct 1879, Westford,
Massachusetts.The research notes of Alvin H. Polley, Jr. contain the following items:
"Mary [(Neal) Polley] married 2nd James Ball of Franconia and Landaff [,Grafton Co., NH].He died
10/19/1852.Estate administered by Isaac Quimby.Last land sold 5/21/1853.Mary sold land the same
"In 1857 Mary Ball (Polley) appointed guardian of William Harvey Polley. Grafton County Probate Records
"Alvin G. sold land in Franconia as late as 9/16/1857."
Great Grand Parents
8. Peter POLLEY, born 2 Mar 1763, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,Abt1790,
Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, died 13 May 1855, Acworth, Norfolk County, New Hampshire.1790 census shows 1 white male over 16,2 white males under 16, 2 white females in household
Peter Polley is said to have settled in Acworth, NH, in 1816.The History of Ashburnham by Stearns, p. 853,
makes this statement and gives the family members.However, this reference erroneously shows a Jacob
Polley as the head of household and married to Desire Flint.The statement regarding his move to Acworth
in 1816 is also in The History of Gilsum, p. 377.However, this reference also has some erroneous material.
It asserts that Peter was of Welsh origin which is not substantiated by any extant documentation.It also
states that his father, Joseph, "died in Charlestown No.4 [NH] of wounds received from the Indians."This
has been proven to be another Joseph.Peter's father died in Fitchburg, MA. He married Desier FLINT, ?
___ 1785, in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
9. Desier FLINT, born 22 Sep 1763, Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, died 1 Mar 1826, Acworth,
Norfolk County, New Hampshire, buried: Acworth, Norfolk County, New Hampshire.
Great Great Grand Parents
16. Joseph POLLEY, born 3 Sep 1728, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,10 Nov 1728,died 28
Feb 1806, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.Joseph Polley moved with his family to a newly
developing part of town in 1733. This section was to be eventually incorporated as the town of Leominster
on 23 June 1740, O.S. (4 July 1740, N.S.).It was here in Leominster that Joseph married Dorcas Colburn
on 1 March 1748/49 and raised a family of at least eight children between 1749 and 1766.
Before his marriage, Joseph is recorded as participating in at least one event of the French and IndianWar.In Hurd's History of Worcester County, 1889, page 1236, it is indicated that Leominster's quota of
troops was 36 and among them was Joseph Polly [sic].It further quotes from a certain muster roll as
A muster Roll of a foot Company, commanded by Thomas Wilder, of Leominster, detached out of Col. Oliver Wilder's regiment, that marched on the Alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry as far as Springfield.Gone 14 days.
Captain Thomas Wilder, Lieutenant Samuel Nourse, Ensign Josiah Bayley,Sergeant Nathaniel Page, ..., Joseph Polley, (et al).
Sworn to at Worcester, January 8th, 1758 by then Capt. Thomas Wilder.
It is interesting to note that Joseph Polley is listed in the Index of Revolutionary War Patriots published by the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) on p. 539.He is shown as a fifer from
Massachusetts.On examination of the actual application, it was noted that the statement of the patriot's
military activity in support of the Revolution was a verbatim copy of the above quote regarding the march
of Wilder's Company to Fort William Henry, an action clearly in support of the French and Indian War!
However, on examination of actual Revolutionary War records in the name of Joseph Polley, one finds that
there are two short, overlapping periods of time when Joseph Polley was either in two places at once or
there were two different Joseph Polleys.Since the former case is not reasonable, if the records are accurate, one must conclude the latter case is fact.The most likely men are Joseph Polley and his second son Joseph.Joseph's sons Ebenezer and John served during the Revolution as well.
The date, place and circumstances of Joseph's death are not well documented. The war records for Joseph
and his son Joseph, taken in conjunction with those for Ebenezer and John, suggest that the senior Polley
died in early 1776.The D.A.R. application based on Joseph Polley, Sr., states that he died in 1776 at
"Number 4 New H."A town history from Gilsum, New Hampshire, speaking about Jacob Polley, son of
Peter Polley and grandson of Joseph, Sr., states, "His father [referring to Peter] died in Charlestown No. 4
of wounds received from the Indians."No date is given. Charlestown is in Sullivan County, NH, close to
Acworth, where Peter is supposed to have moved in 1816.
It is unlikely that the death of Joseph, Sr. resulted from the French and Indian War.With respect to the
Fort William Henry episode, although it fell to Montcalm (9 August 1757) and many were massacred by
the Indian allies of the French, the foot company from Leominster all returned according to testimony of
the former captain, Thomas Wilder.(This is recorded in D.H. Hurd's History of Worcester Co., 1889, pp.
1236-1237.) It is known that certain Indians fought for the British during the Revolution, although the
Gilsum history in no way implies that the death of Joseph, Sr. was in any way related to the Revolution.
The fact that Joseph Polley, Sr. is said to have died in New Hampshire has given rise to a misstatement of the facts concerning his Revolutionary War service since there was another Joseph Polley who did
indeed fight in New Hampshire. The misstatement is recorded in the 3 February 1944 issue of the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, p. 12, in a story regarding the death of Charles Sheldon Polley, a great-great-grandson of Joseph, Sr.The badly written story, besides citing the wrong father for Charles Sheldon, describes certain New Hampshire service for Joseph, Sr., giving as the patriot's date of birth the birth date of his son, Joseph, Jr., instead.The dates of service and the cited officers are identical to those cited in Widow's Pension file W4759, BLWT 3758-160-55.This particular Joseph Polley was first married to a Mary Johnson and then to a Rebecca (Canfield) Crawford.He died at Bridgeport, CT on 11 July 1843 at
age 88. Clearly this was not Joseph Polley, the father of John, Joseph, Ebenezer, Peter, Elnathan, et al.
In Vol I of the Revolutionary War Rolls for New Hampshire, p. 605, it is indicated that a Joseph Polley mustered in to Captain Ebenezer Frye's Company in February 1777 and was paid $14 for travel to
Charlestown No. 4. The significance of the place name is given in the book "History of Charlestown, NH,
The Old No. 4."In 1738 four townships were laid out along what is now the border with Vermont.They
were named and numbered from 1 to 4, running from South to North: Chesterfield, Westmoreland, Walpole, and Charlestown.The first three are in what is today Cheshire County, NH.Charlestown is in Sullivan County.In Vol II, p. 715, of the Revolutionary War Rolls for New Hampshire, it is indicated further that a Joseph Polley, a drummer, was with the First New Hampshire Regiment, commanded by Col. Joseph Cilley, prior to 1 January 1780 and then having some additional service in the year 1780.The latter reference further documents this service by quoting a Windham (Rockingham Co.), NH bounty payment to
a Joseph Polley on 30 April 1777, to wit:
Rockingham County, Windham, April 1777.We the subscribers do acknowledge to have recd of the selectmen thirty pounds each as a bounty from this town for three years service in the Contl Army for the term of three years.
We say rec'd by us.s/ James Gilmore
s/ James Wilson
s/ James Brown
s/ Joseph Polly
Sworn to March 3, 1780 before James Belton (ed.)
These certify the selectmen of Windham gave a note for thirty pounds to the within Joseph Polly for his enlisting in the Contl Army and that they paid the note to me.
s/ Timothy Ladd
The Joseph Polley whose service is cited above and who is often confused with Joseph Polley, Sr. of
Fitchburg, MA, is believed to be the son of John Polley and Jemima Nichols, born 20 August 1756, in
It would appear that the previously cited D.A.R. application, dated 28 Mar 1910, got its information
about Charlestown No. 4 from the "History of Gilsum, New Hampshire," published in 1881, and both are
erroneous with regard to the place and circumstances of the death of Joseph Polley, Sr.
The Index to Worcester, MA wills for 12 Jul 1731 to 1 Jul 1888 (LDS microfilm No. 0850169) indicates
a will being probated for a Joseph Polley in Fitchburg, MA in 1777 (Item #47266) and another being
probated in Fitchburg in 1806 (Item #47267). These are most likely the wills of Joseph, Sr. and his son
Worcester Probate Records, Series A, Vol 39, 1809-1811 (LDS microfilm No. 0856321), shed additional
light on the demise of both Josephs.At pages 229 and 310 respectively, one finds the dower for Dorcas
and Eunice Polley (widows of Joseph, Sr. and Joseph, Jr.) being set off and documented by a court
appointed commission.The first is done for Dorcas, at the behest of Eunice.It is signed off as approved
on 20 Sep 1810 by the guardian to Dorcas Polley, William Kendall.Then immediately after, during
October 1810, the dower for Eunice is set off and documented.Both documents cite wills for the two
A third action on the last cited microfilm, from Worcester Probate Records, Series A, Vol 38, 1809-
1811, on page 503, is the inventory of the estate of Dorcas Polley dated 12 October 1810.The three
documents paint a picture that the lands of the two Josephs were continually occupied following their
respective deaths by their widows and whoever they had working the land.Dorcas had apparently taken ill,
gone feeble or was in some way incapacitated, requiring a guardian.The estates of the two Josephs
apparently had not yet been settled, at least not totally.Eunice probably realized she would save a lot of
legal trouble if she settled the estates before Dorcas died.It appears she accomplished her task in the nick
of time!The fact that Dorcas appears to have died in 1810 casts doubt on the Fitchburg town record, p.
303, that says she died in 1812.However, it would not be the first time a town record was mis-transcribed.
The foregoing discussion also fixes an initial time when Eunice Polley may have gone off to Massena,
NY, sometime after 1810.A widow, having sold off her land, going off to live with one of her children, is
a very plausible scenario. He married Darcas COBURN, 1 Mar 1748, in Leominster, Worcester County,
17. Darcas COBURN, born Abt1728, died 7 Aug 1812, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
3rd Great Grand Parents
32. Ebenezer POLLEY, born 20 Oct 1693, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts,died Abt1754.
Ebenezer was the last of the male children of George Polly, Jr. and Mary Knight. He, like a number of the
grandchildren of the progenitor, left Woburn and moved westward to what was then the frontier.He
established himself in Worcester County in the town of Lancaster.Here he married Dorcas, daughter of
Jonas Houghton and Mary Berbeane (or Burbeen).
Although Lancaster had been incorporated originally on 18 May 1653 (O.S.), it was practically destroyed
during King Philip's War (1675-76) and virtually abandoned for a number of years.Negotiations with the
Indians resulted in a new deed of purchase in 1701.Resettlement got underway over the ensuing decade,
with town meetings, etc. being recorded as early as 1711 indicating a viable community was developing.
In 1725 a number of Lancaster residents ventured a few miles farther north and began to build houses in
what is now the town of Leominster.One of those settlers of Leominster is documented as Ebenezer
Polley.Leominster was formally incorporated on 23 June 1740, O.S. or 4 July 1740, N.S.At the first town
meeting in the newly created town of Leominster, on 9 July 1740, N.S., Ebenezer Polley was chosen as one
of the Assessors and was also selected as one of the deer reeves.
At the second town meeting, Ebenezer Polley was chosen to be the moderator. The major item of
business at this particular meeting was the vote to build a bridge (The Great Bridge) across the Nashua
River.This second meeting occurred on 1 September 1740 at the home of one Benjamin Whitcomb.
During his residence in Lancaster the following anecdote is recorded regarding Ebenezer Polley:
Edward Smith, a minor and bound apprentice to Ebenezer Polley, both of Lancaster, was accused of stealing from his master in the night time.
He confessed his guilt, but as Polley had reclaimed all the stolen property except the value of 3 pounds, 3 shillings, he insisted only on restitution to that amount.Smith was sentenced to pay the King 3pounds or be whipped ten stripes, and pay costs and fees, 5 pounds, 5 shillings, 6 pence.Moreover he was to pay his master 9 pounds, 9 shillings, or triple the loss.Being unable to pay, but "humblly desiring of his master to pay the same", it was ordered that he should serve his master two years after coming of age, or his heirs or assigns.Polley was, besides his board, to find him in needful
As the people of Leominster were organizing, one of the principal tasks was to organize a church.This
included finding a place of worship, procuring a minister to serve their needs and establishment of a
covenant (similar to a set of by-laws).The First Parish or First Church was established in 1742.The Rev.
Mr. John Rogers was installed by a council of neighboring churches and ministers on 14 September 1743,
O.S. as its pastor.On the same day a group of sixteen male members signed the covenant formally
establishing the church. Ebenezer Polly, Sr. was one of the signatories.The church was later known as the
First Congregational (Unitarian) Parish.These facts are found in D.H. Hurd's History of Worcester
County, Mass., 1889, pp. 1203-1204. He married Dorcas HOUGHTON, 11 Jan 1725, in Lancaster,
Worcester County, Massachusetts.
33. Dorcas HOUGHTON, born Abt1705,7 Apr 1734, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts,died
4th Great Grand Parents
64. George POLLEY, Jr., born 4 Jan 1656, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts,8died 22 Dec 1683,
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6-24-1676 Served under Captain John Cutler in Kings Army.
Fought in King Philip's War.
The Town Record of Woburn, MA indicates that George Polly was "pressed into public service in 1692 and
his family was helped by the town." He married Mary KNIGHT, 24 Oct 1677, in Woburn, Middlesex
65. Mary KNIGHT, born Abt1657, died Abt1717.
5th Great Grand Parents
128. George POLLEY, born ? ___ 1625,Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts,occupation
proprietor/carpenter, died 22 Dec 1683, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.George Polly was a
carpenter by trade.Land was ordered laid out to him in Woburn on 3 February 1648/49.He was chosen
surveyor of fences in 1665.He is recorded as being taxed in Woburn in 1655 and again in 1663/64.He
was taxed at the county rate 26-Oct-1666.His right to share in the common lands of the town was
acknowledged in 1668. He gave testimony in court on 2-Apr-1668 and his age at the time was recorded as
43. It is this record on which his approximate year of birth is based.He was summoned to court with
others 18-Jun-1670 in a debt case, giving testimony there on 21-Jun-1670.
Charles E. Banks is the only source found that indicates the origins of George Polly.His book
"Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England 1620-1650" says he was from St.
Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex County in England.The ship is listed as the Mayflower. Shoreditch is an
area in the north east section of London.McArthur asserts that George Polly was in Woburn before 1649.
That would seem to be borne out by the presence of the Winn family as early as eight years before Polly.
A George Polly served in King Philip's War under Captain John Carter (or Cutler).(See Bodge's 1906
King Philip's War, p. 286 and D. H. Hurd's 1890 History of Middlesex Co., Mass., pp. 382-383.The latter
quotes some of Bodge's earlier articles in the NEHGR.)Authorities disagree as to whether it was George
Polly, Sr. or George Polly, Jr. who actually served.The senior Polly would have been about 49 and the
son would have been about 20.Thus it could have been either.Since there is no "Junior" indicated on the
rolls, many believe it to be the father.However, the oldest son John, aged about 26 at the time, also
served in the war.This fact might lead one to believe that it was the case of two brothers going off to war.
This is a point that may never be resolved satisfactorily.
George Polly was married in Woburn 21-May-1649 to the daughter of Edward and Joanna Winn.
Elizabeth is said to have been born in England about 1627 and came to America with her parents and at
least one brother named Joseph.Joseph is documented as being in America as early as 1642.Another
brother of Elizabeth, Increase Winn, is documented as being the first recorded birth in Woburn,
Massachusetts, on 5-Dec-1641.A sister, Ann, married Moses Cleveland, a direct ancestor of Grover
Cleveland. Thus, all Pollys (or Polleys) who trace their ancestry to George Polly of Woburn can properly
claim, through Edward Winn, relationship to our 22nd and 24th president. Also, a brother of Elizabeth,
Increase Winn, is a direct ancestor of Herbert Hoover, the 31st president.
George and Elizabeth apparently suffered the same foibles then as others do now. An interesting domestic
note is found in the Woburn vital records, p. 213. "In 1658, John Cromwell a Scotchman confessed 'that
he was in the house of George Polly alone with his wife, and that he kissed her once & eate some
strawberries' etc.The Court ordered both Cromwell and the wife of George Polly 'severely whipt ten
stripes a peece.' [The Middlesex County Court Records, Vol I, p. 158, are the cited providing insight
regarding Cromwell.]Cromwell died in 1662 near Chelmsford.He is referred to as 'late trader with ye
Indians,'and Seaborne Cromwell was his relict widow."
George Polly died in Woburn on 22-Dec-1683.His will was dated 5-Jun-1683 and proved on 1-Apr-
1684.A full copy of the will of George Polly appears in"Descendants of Samuel Hills", compiled for
Francis J. Hills by Winifred Lovering Holman, published in 1957 by the Rumford Press, page 87.It reads
"By these presents be it knowne that I George Polly sen of Woburn in the Massachusetts Colony in the
County of Middlesex being of sound understanding and perfect memory: Doe heerby make this writeing
my last will and Testament: Renouncing all former wills by me made Committing my soule unto god in
Christ my Saviour and my body Decently to be interred in the Earth:And After my Debts are paid and
my funerall expenses discharged; I Doe give my estate both personal and Reall as follows:
"Imp. I give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth the use of my now dwelling house all my land which I
now posses my household stuff and the use of two oxen two Cows a mare together with cart a plow and
___ ___ _____ during her widowhood.I do give to my son John Polly all my land and meadow belonging
to my houselott lying on the south west side bounded by a white oake stump at the upper end and so by a
line through the middle of Drie pole swamp to the river and one Cow; two thirds of all my woodland:
paying fourty Pounds as is heer after Expressed: I give unto my son George the other part of my land on
the North East side of my houselott and my meadow on the south side of the river one third part of my
woodland and one Cow: paying fourty pounds as I heerafter appoint; but if he fails to pay the fourty
pounds: then I give him only his ten Acre lott he now possesseth one Cow and one quarter part of my
woodlands:I Doe give unto my Daughter Elizabeth twenty pounds and one Cow as part of the twenty
pounds: with that she hath already received: to my Daughter Hannah twenty pounds and my seven Acre
lott on the other side [of] maple meadow river: to my son Samuel twenty pounds or my great lott and
twenty shillings and my musket; to my son Edward twenty one pounds; to my Daughter Sarah twenty one
pounds: I Doe Give to my Daughter Hannah one Cow as part of the twenty pounds mentioned before:I
Do appoint my sons John and George to pay my legacies to the other Children when they come to possese
the lands; that is to say ten pounds yearly as it ariseth due untill the four scoure pounds be paid: only when
Edward comes to Receive his legacy I Doe Appoint them to pay fiveteen pounds that year.I Doe give my
son Samuel a pair of steers [___?] three year old when he is at age: I Doe give unto my beloved wife
Elizabeth two cows a mare and my household stuff for her use dureing her Naturall life... After my wives
decease I Doe give my household stuffe equally to be devided Among my Children: I Doe Constitute and
ordaine my sons John and George joint executours to this my will: I Doe Appoint my trustie friends
Mathew Edwards and John Baker overseers: unto what is above written I George Polly have put to my
hand and seal the fifth day of June one thousand six hundred and Eighty three.
In prsence off
When the will was proved 1 April 1684, the inventory read in part as follows(as transcribed by
Winifred L. Holman):
"An inventory of the Estate of George poly senr who deceased upon the twenty second daye of
Janewary 1683-4," was taken, 21 Feb. 1683[-84], by "frances Kendall & James Converse," the total
amount being œ298-09-06.It included "one small hous and about 35 acres of upland adjoyning," some
101 additional acres in upland, swamp, meadow and woodlot; his stock, with "one mare and bridle sadle
and pilion and harnes"; carpenter's tools; household effects with a "brass scilet listed; a "Swarm of bees,"
etc. Note the apparent conflict between the Woburn death record date for the decease of George Polly (22
December 1683), and the date of death stated in the inventory (22-Jan-1683/84).The latter date is
believed to be an administrative oversight. He married Elizabeth WINN, 21 May 1649, in Woburn,
Middlesex County, Massachusetts.8
129. Elizabeth WINN, born Abt1631, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts,died 2 May 1695,
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.8
6th Great Grand Parents
258. Edward WINN, born Abt1603, occupation master builder, died 5 Sep 1682, Woburn, Middlesex
County, Massachusetts.From the Cleveland Genealogy (p. 2420):
Edward Winn was born, it is conjectured, in Wales, or more probably in England It is also speculated that
he was a master builder and came from Ipswich, England or vicinity.Based on the birth year of his first
child Ann, 1626, on can speculate on a birth year for Edward Winn of around 1601-1616.He was of
Charlestown, MA, prior to 18 Dec 1640.The earliest record of his name is whe he appears at the house of
Mr. Thomas Graves in Charlestown, as one of the Commissioners, at their first meeting, 18 Dec 1640,
held for consulting on the affairs of the contemplated town of Woburn. The proceedings of this meeting ar
recorded in Samuel Sewall's History of Woburn, p. 529.The conditions for inhabiting the new town of
Woburn were stated in five separate orders.The first order fixed the price of land at six pence an acre.
The second order required return of lots if they were not improved in 15 months.The remaining orders
concerned fencing, inmates (archaic usage: boarders, etc.), and timber. Among the 32 signatories was
Edward Winne. Edward Winn was one of the original planters of Woburn.On 8 Feb 1640/41, the
commissioners came from Charlestown to find a location.After two days' search, they pitched upon a
spot, unquestionably on Aberjona River, over which, 10 Feb 1640/41, they built a bridge near the house of
Edward Convers.To this spot they came, in March and May following, and laid out house lots, and
buildings were doubtless erected during the year. The first born child entered in the records of Woburn:
Increa son of Edward Winn, born (5th) of 10th mo: 1641. Edward Winn was made a freema 10 May 1643;
and taxed in Woburn in the rate for the country, 8 Sep 1645, and the subsequent rates.He was one of the
leading men in town affairs, and chos a town officer, a Survayor for Sale, 1658-9, Selectman, 1669.The
signature o Edward Winn appears as a subscribing witness, 10 Apr 1653, to a deed of George Polle (Polly)
to John Lakin of Groton, land at Woburn, some of it lying on lan of Moses Cleaveland. (This deed is
recorded in NEHGR, XLV: 81-82.) Edward Winn in his will, made 6 May 1682, names his son Increase;
his son Joseph's daughte Sarah; the three youngest children of his daughter Ann, wife of Moses
Cleaveland; and the three youngest children of his daughter Elizabeth, wife of George Polly. He married
(1) Joanna _____, Abt1628, born Abt1608, died 8 Mar 1649, Woburn, Middlesex County,
Massachusetts.He married (2) Sarah BEAL, 10 Aug 1649, born Abt1608, died 15 Mar 1679, Woburn,
Middlesex County, Massachusetts.He married (3) Anne Page WOOD, born Abt1608, died Abt
259. Joanna _____, born Abt1608, died 8 Mar 1649, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Ashburnham, Massachusetts Vital Records.
Leominster, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1849.
Polley, Irving Francis, Genealogy Notes(Private, unpublished), In the possession of his grandson, Richard Damon Polley, Jr.
Lancaster, Massachusetts Vital Records 1643-1850, p.58.
Polley, Irving Francis, Genealogy Notes(Private, unpublished), In the possession of his grandson, Richard Damon Polley, Jr.
Fuller Family Bible.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts Vital Records.
Johnson, E. F, Massachusetts Vital Records 1640-1873 , 3 volumes.
Lancaster, Massachusetts Vital Records 1643-1850, p.19.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,, The International Genealogical Index, North America. (v.3.0-
Banks, Charles Edward., Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England 1620-1650(Elijah
Ellsworth Brownell, B.E.E., publisher and editor, 1937, Philadelphia, PA), p.111.
Colket, Meredith B., Jr.., Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe 1607-1657 , Founders of
Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe 1607-1657, p.448.
Colket, Meredith B., Jr.., Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe 1607-1657 , Founders of
Early American Families: Emigrants From Europe 1607-1657, p.227.
Janes, Edmund and Horace Gillette Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, p.2420.
The Genealogy of the Cleveland Families(Case, Lockwood,& Brainard Co., Hartford, CT 1899, 3 volumes), 2422.