Mary "Polly" Rice

1814–27 October 1845 (Age 31)
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Rice was born in 1814, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ezekiel Rice, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 32. She married John Gollihue on 29 July 1833, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 27 October 1845, in Willard, Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 31.

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John Gollihue
Mary "Polly" Rice
Marriage: 29 July 1833
Cinderella Gollihue
James W. Gollihue
Barbary Ellen Gollihue
Mary Jane Gallahue

Spouse and Children

    John Gollihue



29 July 1833
Greenup, Kentucky, United States


    Cinderella Gollihue


    James W. Gollihue



    Mary Jane Gallahue


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 11

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

1 Welsh: variant of Reese .2 Americanized spelling of German Reis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Rice, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Polly Rice, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Polly Rice, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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