Mary Ann "Polly" Ewing

1 April 1767–31 August 1845 (Age 78)
Nottingham, West Nottingham Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann "Polly"

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.

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Nathaniel Breading
Mary Ann "Polly" Ewing
Marriage: 17 June 1784
George Breading
Mary Ann Breading
James Breading
William Breading
Sarah Breading
Harriet Breading
Caroline Margaret Breading
Elizabeth Breading

Spouse and Children

17 June 1784
Little Britain, Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 21

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

Scottish: altered form of Ewen (itself a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’), formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Breading in entry for Nathaniel Breading, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Mary Ann Ewing Breading, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George Ewing in the Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993

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