Saturday, November 16, 2013

Polly Picket, 1804-1883

Mrs. Polly Picket is buried at Venice Cemetery, outside the former village of Venice, Ohio in rural Erie County, Ohio. In the 1850 U.S. Census for Margaretta Township, Erie County,  Polly Picket was listed as Mary Picket. She stated that her birthplace was Canada, and she was age 45. Three other people were listed in the household: Elenor, age 21; Nelson, age 29; and Charles, age 9. In the 1880 U.S. Census, Polly Picket was a widow, age 75. Mary "Polly" Picket died on November 16, 1883. Her death record is on file at FamilySearch. Polly Picket's tombstone was made by A. Montgomery of Sandusky, Ohio.

An inscription on Polly's tombstone is very worn.

The inscription may read:

Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord.
                   Rev. 14:13

but I am unable to be certain of the inscription, due to the weathering that has taken place. It is interesting to note that the tombstone of Adam and Eleanor Montgomery, at Oakland Cemetery, features the same verse from Rev. 14:13. Perhaps that was a favorite passage of scripture for Mr. Montgomery, the monument maker.

Rest in peace Polly Picket!

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