Mary Ann "Polly" Schrecengost (1811 - 1865)

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Mary Ann Schrecengost
1811 - 1865
updated January 03, 2020
Mary Ann "Polly" Schrecengost was born on February 14, 1811 at Kitanning Township,PA. She was born to Benjamin Schrecengost and Susannah (Oury) Schrecengost, with siblings Elizabeth, George, Susanna, Daniel, Issac, Joseph, and Hannah. She died on September 7, 1865 at Unknown at 54 years of age.

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Mary Ann "Polly" Schrecengost passed away on September 7, 1865 at Unknown at age 54. She was born on February 14, 1811 at Kitanning Township,PA. She was born to Benjamin Schrecengost and Susannah (Oury) Schrecengost, with siblings Elizabeth, George, Susanna, Daniel, Issac, Joseph, and Hannah.
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In 1811, in the year that Mary Ann "Polly" Schrecengost was born, on November 7th, the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought. American troops led by William Henry Harrison - then Governor of the Indiana Territory, later the 9th President of the United States - defeated the Native American warriors. A confederacy of Native American tribes opposed U.S. expansion into Indian Territory. but Tecumseh was gone, recruiting troops, and there was no military leader on the Native American side. The battle lasted 2 hours.

In 1828, by the time she was 17 years old, on April 20th, French explorer René Caillié became the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu and to later return alive. He gave Europeans a first hand description of the city. He was awarded a prize of 10,000 francs for his trip - offered by the Société de Géographie.

In 1834, when she was 23 years old, on August 14th, the Poor Law Amendment Act was enacted in the United Kingdom. The Act stated that no able-bodied British man could receive assistance unless he entered a workhouse (a kind of poorhouse). The Act was intended to curb the cost of relief for the poor since workhouses were designed to be unpleasant. Many workhouses used the men as free labor and employed them in such tasks as breaking stones, crushing bones to produce fertilizer, or picking oakum - tarred fiber used between planks on ships -using a large metal nail known as a spike.

In 1853, at the age of 42 years old, Mary was alive when on March 4th, Franklin Pierce became the 14th President of the United States. His son had been killed in a train accident that also involved Pierce and his wife on January 6 - the only of 3 sons to survive until then. Due to the resultant depression and his unpopular policies, he was not re-nominated for President and served only one term.

In 1865, in the year of Mary Ann "Polly" Schrecengost's passing, on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

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Margaret Schrecengost
Feb 28, 1817 - Dec 3, 1890
Issac Schrecengost
1824 - Dec 28, 1894
Joseph John Schrecengost
Apr 29, 1829 - May 30, 1910
Carolyn Schrecengost
Born: May 5, 1934
Billy Jo Schrecengost
Born: Feb 23, 1938
Sandra Schrecengost
Born: May 23, 1947
Carl David Schrecengost
Born: Jan 30, 1950
Warren Dale Schrecengost
Born: Aug 26, 1926
Ira Ward Schrecengost Jr.
1928 - December 1928
Ronald Oris Schrecengost
Born: Mar 12, 1934
Turney P.Schrecengost
Nov 24, 1918 - Sep 6, 1942
Frances Edna Schrecengost
around Jan 12, 1895 - around Jun 1, 1953
Jessie Lee Schrecengost
Oct 28, 1896 - Oct 8, 1899
Myrtle Elva Schrecengost
Born: Oct 7, 1898
Chester Albert Schrecengost
Nov 8, 1900 - Apr 28, 1901
Anna Lelia Schrecengost
Apr 1, 1902 - February 1958

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