Mary "Polly" Constant

Brief Life History of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Constant was born on 23 July 1793, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jacob Constant, was 29 and her mother, Eleanor Clinkenbeard, was 24. She married Thomas Jones on 24 September 1818, in Clermont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 30 May 1886, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Felicity, Franklin Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jones
Mary "Polly" Constant
Marriage: 24 September 1818
Melinda Jones
Mary Jones
Oliver Perry Jones
Elizabeth Ellen jones
Nancy Jones
Jacob C Jones
Lucinda Jones
Thomas Jones
Eliza Ann Jones

Sources (21)

  • Susanna Jones in household of Thomas Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Constant, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary Constant Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French/Haitian Jacques, Anatole, Andre, Berard, Fernand, Gardy, Gesner, Jean Claude, Nazaire, Normand, Pierre, Thierry.

French and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the French personal name Constant, which can be from Latin Constans, genitive Constantis, meaning ‘steadfast, faithful’ (from constans, present participle of the verb constare ‘stand fast, be consistent’), and also from Latin Constantius, a derivative of Constans, borne by a 2nd-century Christian martyr, bishop of Perugia. Compare Constantine .

American shortened form of French Constantineau .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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