I am looking for any information onf Polly Mary Merritt (1771-1848), who married Eli Barnes (1768-1845) in July 1789 in Hardwick, Massachusetts. The only references I have been able to find on her is their marriage announcement, her death in Hardwick in 1848, and a reference to a "Benjamin, of Ware, m. Sarah Wheelock" next to her name in a book about the history or Hardwick, MA - Benjamin may be a brother of hers, based on how it's listed in the registry. I'm not sure.
She is listed as "Polly" under the marriage information but "Mary" in her death notice/tombstone. I have found that Polly can be either a given name or a nickname - in this case, it may be a nickname.
This Barnes line is the one descended from Thomas Barnes and Abigail Goodenow of Marlborough, Massachusetts.
If you have any information you would like to share, I would be very grateful.