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
Polly Brown
Marriage: about 1871
Blanche Hibbs
Clara Hibbs
Jennie Hibbs
William Hibbs
James Hibbs
Johnson Hibbs

Spouse and Children

    Ebenezer Hibbs



about 1871
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States


    Blanche Hibbs


    Clara Hibbs


    Jennie Hibbs


    William Hibbs


    James Hibbs


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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

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  • The Bourlands in America

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