Mary Jane “Polly” Tygert

Brief Life History of Mary Jane “Polly”

When Mary Jane “Polly” Tygert was born in 1810, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel B. Taggart, was 26 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
Mary Jane “Polly” Tygert
Marriage: 9 February 1832
James Alexander Mahan
Margaret Jane Mahan
Mary Elizabeth Mahan
Granville M. Mahan
John Mahan
Hester A. Mahan
Susan Mahan
Martha Washington Mahan
William Mansfield Mahan

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Jane "Polly" Tygart - Published information: birth-name: Mary Jane "Polly" Tygart
  • Mary Tygert, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Mahan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)


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

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

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

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

Americanized form of German Deichert or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname, such as Deikert, from an old compound personal name formed with Old High German dīhan ‘to thrive’ or diot ‘people’ as the first element. Compare Tiger , Tigert , Tygart , and Tyger .

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

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