Mary "Polly" Brewer

about 1795–1883 (Age 88)
Orange, Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Brewer was born about 1795, in Orange, Sampson, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Nathanel Brewer, was 19 and her mother, Jennie Hackney, was 20. She married Joseph Minor on 2 February 1815, in Orange, Sampson, North Carolina, United States. She died in 1883, at the age of 88.

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William Green Meachem
Mary "Polly" Brewer
Marriage: about 1816

Spouse and Children

about 1816
North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Nathanel Brewer





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World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 4

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster .2 English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère ( see Bruyere ), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France.3 Translation of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Brewer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mary Brewer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mary Brewer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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