Dear Janet, My family has always linked
Peter Polley to Edward but there has never
been any proof of the relationship between
them. Your family tree follows mine to the
Ben and Deborah were married 11/6/1843.
My records show Ben and Deborah with
one Son, John Lewis Polley b.1847. Deborah
Holly Griffith or Deborah Polley was
b abt. 1826 and d.abt 1886. I have no record
of a Martha Ann Pelley .
John Lewis was born 1847 and Martha was born 1889.
That is quite a span of time. Is it possible
that Benjamin was married prior to Deborah?
I think that we are onto something and I would
like to try to put it together with you.
It has always been assumed that Peter was the
son of Edward. I have done a lot of research
and have a file on Edward and his other sons
but nowhere have I found anything about Peter.
My husband and I are planning a week in Virginia
this October to do research and try to find
something that may tie them. I noticed that you
are looking for Joseph as well. I have a file
on Joseph and his family that I would be happy to
send to you. It is not in my computer because
so far, I have been working on Peter and haven't
entered Josephs family because I'm not sure
if there is a relationship.
We have a private Polley Family Website. I
would love to send you an invitation to enter
the site and use the family tree. I am sure we
are in the same family and if we work together,
I believe that we can put this puzzle together.
My E-Mail address is email@example.com
. If it would
help you I would be happy to send you a Gedcom
to work with. I will be looking forward to
hearing from you.
Gail Polley Shorney