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Mary "Polly" Follett

Mary "Polly" Follett

Female 1819 - 1916  (97 years)

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  • Name Mary "Polly" Follett 
    Born 8 Nov 1819  Roxbury, Delaware, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Dec 1916  Mill Creek Twp, Washington, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26410  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father John Follett,   b. 22 Aug 1783, , , Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1825 and 1830  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Lydia Read,   b. 1794,   d. 1864  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1814 
    Family ID F6042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Flansburg,   b. 22 May 1813, near, Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1891, , Washington, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1839  Roxbury, Delaware, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ester A. Flansburg,   b. 1842,   d. 1908  (Age 66 years)
     2. John D. Flansburg,   b. 5 Sep 1843, , Delaware, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1927, , Washington, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Frances C. Flansburg,   b. 1845, , Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Arthur H. Flansburg,   b. 25 Sep 1849, near, Dunkirk, Chatauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1905, , Washington, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +5. Lydia Louise Flansburg,   b. 6 Apr 1851, near, Dunkirk, Chatauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1930, Lovelock, Pershing, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Mary Janette "Nettie" Flansburg,   b. 10 Apr 1853,   d. 15 Dec 1943  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Alice Isabella Flansburg,   b. 1856 or 4 Jul 1855, near, Dunkir, Chautauqua, New York or Clinton, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1918, Ramsey Twp, Anoka, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Elva D. Flansburg,   b. 14 Jul 1860,   d. 7 Feb 1929  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F13388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1819 - Roxbury, Delaware, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1839 - Roxbury, Delaware, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1916 - Mill Creek Twp, Washington, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Lynda Ozinga (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 1 Sep 1998.

      !SOURCE: Email from Lynda Ozinga (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 5 Mar 2001. Cites Mary Follett's death certificate.

      !SOURCE: Email from Lynda and Berhard Ozinga (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 2 Apr 2001. Cites History of Roxbury [New York]: Roxbury Early Settlers.

      !PARENTS: "Appears from the census to be the daughter of either William, son of Robert; or Orrin, who appears from other web site listings to be the son of John & Pauline, John being the son of Robert and Anna (Whipple) Follett in that case. So at any rate, there is every expectation on my part that Mary is the daughter OR granddaughter of Robert and Anna." --L. & B. Ozinga, 2 Apr 2001

      !OBITUARY:
      Washington, Kansas, Palladium Dec. 29, 1916

      Mary Follet was born Nov. 8th, 1819 at Roxberry, Delaware County, N. Y. , where she grew to womanhood and was married to William Flansburg, Oct. 7th, 1839. From this union eleven children were born. Her husband and five children preceded her to the better land. She became a Christian in childhood and lived such a life as was true to the teachings of the Christ, and those coming in contact with her daily life could not help but be made better. Never in any way did she bring reproach upon the cause she had espoused. In her extreme age, when nearly all else was forgotten, she never forgot to quote passages of scripture from her Bible and was hourly in communion with her Savior in prayer.

      Sixty years ago she removed with her husband and children to Henry County, Ill. and from there to Kansas twenty-eight years ago, where she united with the Christian church at Washington in its early days wherein she still retained her membership. The children left to mourn her loss are: John D. Flansburg, Washington, Kansas; Frances C. Decker, Enid, Okla.; Lydia Louise Decker Hollenberg, Kans.; Alice Isabella Whipple, Elk River, Minn.; Mary Janette Emery, Washington, Kansas, and Elva D. Johnson, Morrowville, Kans., with whom she made her home the last eighteen years of her life.



      !SOURCE: Email from Lynda Ozinga (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 5 May 2001. Cites an email she received, which cites an old family bible.

      !RESIDENCES: Migrated from Chautauqua County, New York to Henry County, Illinois in 1868, after having lived in Chautauqua County for 8 years (per the 1855 census). -- L. Ozinga, 5 May 2001

      !SOURCE: Email from Lynda Ozinga to the Whipple Website, 21 Jan 2002. Cites a 40-page genealogy sent her in response to a query on the Kansas Rootsweb page, which cited an old family bible.

      !SOURCE: Email from Lynda Ozinga to the Whipple Website, 21 Jan 2002. Lynda writes: "I was sent a photocopy of a letter [which] says 'This information on John Follett & Lydia Read & the Decker Family was written in an old Bible that belonged to Cora Steward Bowers. It was re-typed & sent by Goldie McMinn (1896-1980) of Pratt, Kansas.'"


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