Mary Ann "Polly" Ewing

Female1 April 1767–31 August 1845

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (5)

  • Mary Ann Ewing Breading, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Breading, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Mary Breading in entry for Nathaniel Breading, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1784Little Britain, Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

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


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries 1783: Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

    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 , 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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