Polly Brown

Female1744–8 May 1838

Brief Life History of Polly

Polly Brown was born in 1744, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of Nathaniel Brown and Mary Vinton. She married Vine Haynes on 20 June 1770. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 8 May 1838, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Vine Haynes
1743–1808
Polly Brown
1744–1838
Marriage: 20 June 1770
Esther Harper
1761–1865
Vine Haynes
1767–1839
Josiah Haynes
1772–1773
Anna Haynes
1775–1800
Desire Haynes
1775–1810
Nathaniel Haynes
1776–1817
Caleb Haynes
1777–1777
Elizabeth Haynes
1779–1856
Prudence Haynes
1780–
Asa Haynes
1784–1867

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  • Polly (Brown) Haynes on WikiTree

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1770
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (6)

    1776

    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 47

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 50

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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.

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