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From: Ida Skarson McCormick <>
Subject: Re: Polly Weed [Mary "Polly" WEED KELLOGG]
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 10:50:05 -0800
Polly was a common nickname for Mary. Deadadaac (if male) might be a
garbled version of Deodate (4 syllables), for which the nickname was Daty,
often misread in handwriting as Doty.
Have you checked with the New Canaan (CT) Historical Society? They will
search part of the Edward Franklin WEED and Paul Prindle collections for a
nominal fee. EFW gathered his information around 1900, and he would not
have neglected the family of the prominent 19th Century family member,
Thurlow WEED. Prindle continued EFW's work into the late 20th Century and
donated the material both had collected to the NCHS.
Anyone who is seriously researching the WEED, HOYT, and other New
Canaan/Stamford/Norwalk families is well advised to make a personal visit
to the NCHS. I spent a week there in 1998 and couldn't get through all the
WEED material. I stayed in a nearby bed and breakfast, ate out of the
supermarket deli, and walked everywhere.
--Ida Skarson McCormick, , Seattle
At 06:13 PM 03/23/2002 +0000, "Naomi O" <>
>My gt-gt-grandmother was Mary Weed Kellogg, b. 1816
>Gainsville, NY, and her parents were Daniel Kellogg and
>Polly Childs. One of her siblings was Samuel Weed
>Kellog bapt. 1807. The only marriage references I have
>found for Daniel Kellogg give wife's name as Polly
>Childs, m. 1799, Saratoga, NY.
>A family member, who was very exacting in her research,
>wrote that my gt-gt-gt-grandmother was a sister of the
>father of Thurlow Weed. There was no mention of a first
>or second marriage or definition for the name difference.
>I have no death date for Daniel who was b. ca. 1773, and
>no b. or d. dates for Polly.
>So I'm seeking to verify the identity of a Polly Weed,
>possible daughter of Nathan Weed, who is stated to be
>the grandfather of Thurlow Weed, b,1797 in Greene Co.
>NY. In his writings Thurlow refers to his father Joel,
>his grandfather Nathan, and an uncle, Joseph.
>I came across an 1800 census document for Greene Co.,
>NY, which listed the following Weed names with a
>notation for Nathan (d. 24 May 1815, age 83):
>Nathan, Joseph, Nehemiah , Joel, Jeremiah, and Deadadaac.
><snip> It's possible that this would be the Nathan grandfather of
>Thurlow. I have located a Rebecca Weed, dau. of this
>Nathan and his wife Lydia. This daughter married a Hays.