When Mary Ann "Polly" Ewing was born on 1 April 1767, in Nottingham, West Nottingham Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Gen. George Ewing, was 29 and her mother, Mary Porter, was 21. She married Nathaniel Breading on 17 June 1784, in Little Britain, Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 31 August 1845, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Redstone, Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.
Scottish: altered form of Ewen , formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen .