Polly Brown

about 1851–
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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

    Ebenezer Hibbs

    Male1846–Male

    Female1851–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1871
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States
children

(6)

    Blanche Hibbs

    Female1873–Female

    Clara Hibbs

    Female1875–Female

    Jennie Hibbs

    Female1877–Female

    William Hibbs

    Male1879–Male

    James Hibbs

    Male1881–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • The Bourlands in America

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