Mary Ann "Polly" King

13 May 1832–31 January 1917 (Age 84)
Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann "Polly"

When Mary Ann "Polly" King was born on 13 May 1832, in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States, her father, Michael King, was 44 and her mother, Tabitha Motley, was 34. She married Elisha F. Burch on 20 December 1853, in Bloomfield, Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Beech Creek Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Benton Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 31 January 1917, in Bloomfield, Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Elisha F. Burch
1836–
Mary Ann "Polly" King
1832–1917
Marriage: 20 December 1853
Rebecca Elizabeth Burch
1855–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1853
Bloomfield, Richland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States
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    Rebecca Elizabeth Burch

    Female1855–1904Female

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 24

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary King in household of Michael King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A King in household of Michael King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly King in household of Michael King, "United States Census, 1850"

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