Mary Jane “Polly” Tygert

1810–13 February 1860 (Age 50)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Jane “Polly”

When Mary Jane “Polly” Tygert was born in 1810, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel B. Taggart, was 25 and her mother, Annie Jane Bell, was 25. She married George Washington Mahan on 9 February 1832, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 13 February 1860, in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Mahan
1806–1858
Mary Jane “Polly” Tygert
1810–1860
Marriage: 9 February 1832
James Alexander Mahan
1832–1862
Margaret Jane Mahan
1835–1853
Mary Elizabeth Mahan
1837–1910
Granville M. Mahan
1842–1853
John Mahan
1843–1904
Hester A. Mahan
1846–
Susan Mahan
1847–1940
Martha Washington Mahan
1853–1929
William Mansfield Mahan
1854–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 February 1832
Warren, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel B. Taggart

    Male1785–1852Male

    Annie Jane Bell

    Female1785–1826Female

siblings

(8)

    Elizabeth Tiger

    Female1801–1882Female

    Sarah Tygert

    Female1804–Female

    Jane Tigert

    Female1805–Female

    Female1810–1860Female

    Unk Tygert

    Female1815–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 2

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Deikert or Teikert, both from old compound personal names formed with Old High German dīhan ‘to thrive’ or diot ‘people’ as a first element.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Tygert, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Mahan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Tigret in entry for Martha W. Mahhan, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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