William STRANG Sylvanus A STRANG Christianna STRANG Henry STRANG Orren STRANG Abigail STRANG Mini tree diagram
Polly WEST

Polly WEST4,1,2

also known as 3

7th Mar 17811,2,3 - 17th Jan 18551,3

Life History

7th Mar 1781

Born in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.1,2,3

about 1804

Birth of son Sylvanus A STRANG in Unknown.1

24th Mar 1807

Birth of daughter Christianna STRANG.1


Birth of son Henry STRANG.4,1


Birth of son Orren STRANG.4,1,2


Birth of daughter Abigail STRANG.4,1

31st Oct 1838

Death of William STRANG in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.1,3

3rd Apr 1845

Death of son Henry STRANG in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.1

20th Nov 1847

Death of son Sylvanus A STRANG in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.1,5

7th Mar 1853

Death of son Orren STRANG in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.1

17th Jan 1855

Died in Stillwater, Saratoga, New York.1,3

after 17th Jan 1855

Buried in Baptist Church Cemetery, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York.1,3

Other facts


Married William STRANG


Also Known As2: Mary Stewart.3


  • It is possible (and the more I have worked on this famliy the more likely it seems) that the source from which I got the name Polly West as a spouse for this William Strange was in error.  I have found a William Alaway Strange married to a Polly West.  This William was born in 1825, and the source gives no place for William's birth, and no date or place for Polly.

    But another source showing a Polly West married to a William Strange has the date of 1816 for Polly's birth, and in North Carolina.  That source has no date or place for her reported husband William.  1816 seems early for a birth date of the wife of William Alaway Strange born in 1825.  One child reported by the former source is Nancy, which is one of the several children reported for William Alaway and his wife Polly.  So without the date discrepancy, this could be the same couple.

    Other sources reporting on William Alaway spell his middle name as Allaway and Alloway.  The grave information in Stillwater, New York, seems likely to be from another family of similar name that has been confused with William Strange of North Carolina or Tennessee.  The Strang family of New York probably derives from a German family originally named Streng (Strong).

    One genealogy of this family, with no documentoaitn provided but reporting considerable details of Dates and places, reports that Polly's last name was Stewart.  This genealogy reports no parents for Polly.  The birth date given is the same as that which other sources have for Polly West.

    Polly Stewart
    Birth 07 Mar 1781 in  Saratoga, NY
    William Strang Jr.
    Birth 1778 in  Saratoga, NY
    Death Unknown
    Death 17 Jan 1855
    --  Dee McGregor, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/45736193/person/6410776865

    Polly West is reported in the Stillwater census for 1850, with her youngest child Orren (Orrin) in her household.  I don't find any of her chidlren living nearby.

    1850 Federal Census, Saratoga County, New York, 29 August, Stillwater, Hse #279, Fam #307
    Polly Strang 66 F   $1755 Valuation Real Estate b New York [b abt 1784]
    Orrin Strang 32 M No Occup b New York Idiot [b abt 1818]
    Acky Pelts 53 M b New Yorkl [b abt 1797]

    A second genealogy reports Polly's name as Stewart, and reports a death date in 1855 matching the find-a-Grave memorial for Polly West Strang.  This genealogy lists her under the name Mary Stewart (Polly is the nickname for Mary).  The source cited is Durkee's Saratoga County Epitaphs, but the relevant text is not included.  Perhaps after the 1850 census, she married someone named Stewart before her death in 1855, as reported by this genealogy.

    Mary Stewart
    Birth 7 Mar 1781 in  Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY
    Death 17 Jan 1855 in  Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY
    No Parents Reported
    Only Spouse reported:
    William Strang Jr.
    Birth 1778 in  Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY
    Death 31 Oct 1838 in  Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY
    Burial  Baptist Church Cemetery, Stillwater, Saratoga County, NY
    --  Nancy Porter, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/45381765/person/6354403863

    Polly West Strang
    Birth 1781
    Death Jan. 17, 1855
    73y 10m 10d
    Wife of William Strang

    Spouse William Strang (1778 - 1838)

    Sylvanus A Strang (1804 - 1847)
    Christianna Strang Howland (1807 - 1898)
    Henry J Strang (1817 - 1845)
    Orren Strang (1819 - 1853)

    Burial Baptist Church Cemetery, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York

    Maintained by Alice, Originally Created by Meges Aug 14, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #4067518, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40675181


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