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Re: Lucinda Jane Polley, Gallia Co., OH Posted by: Michael Polley(ID *****9482) Date: November 04, 2002 at 21:51:22 In Reply to: Lucinda Jane Polley, Gallia Co., OH by Dorene Morris
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."