Polly Brown

about 1851–
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Polly

When Polly Brown was born about 1851, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, her father, William P. Brown, was 50 and her mother, Mary Lee Polly Bourland, was 44. She married Ebenezer Hibbs about 1871, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Hibbs
1846–
Polly Brown
1851–
Marriage: about 1871
Blanche Hibbs
1873–
Clara Hibbs
1875–
Jennie Hibbs
1877–
William Hibbs
1879–
James Hibbs
1881–
Johnson Hibbs
1883–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1871Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861
    Age 10
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    1863
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 31
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (1)

    • The Bourlands in America

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