A Tillotson Coat-of-arms

Polly Tillotson and John Prichard, Thomas Dutcher


Polly Tillotson was the daughter of Samuel Tillotson and Sarah Partridge, and the sister of my great-great-great-grandfather Daniel Tillotson. Polly was born in Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on May 28, 1804.

Women of the Western Reserve (p. 716) says this about Polly:

Polly Tillotson married John Pritchard (sic), and removed to Nelson, Portage County, Ohio. She possessed a cheerful, happy disposition, that made sunshine for all with whom she came in contact. She often came from Nelson to Brunswick, a distance of fifty miles, on horseback, to visit her father's family.

Polly was married twice. She first married John Prichard on February 13, 1823 in Brunswick, Medina County, Ohio. Peter Berdan, Justice of the Peace, presided at the wedding. John Prichard was born January 27, 1798 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts to Benjamin Prichard and Ann Vaughn. John's surname is also frequently spelled as Pritchard.

Polly and John lived in a log cabin in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio. The cabin was situated on the future Garrettsville Road. Polly lived here until her death.

Polly and John had five children, all born in Nelson:

John Prichard died in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio on November 19, 1838. Almost nine years after John's death, Polly married Thomas Dutcher on April 3, 1847. Polly and Thomas had one child:

Thomas Dutcher died in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio on August 12, 1850. Polly Tillotson died in Nelson on March 20, 1886.

Photo of Lorenzo Snow taken from Frank Esshom's book Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah.


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Last modified by pib on July 6, 2003.