Mary "Polly" Baker Ewing

about 1794–22 May 1873 (Age 79)
Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly" Baker

When Mary "Polly" Baker Ewing was born about 1794, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Ewing Jr., was 34 and her mother, Jane McLean, was 25. She married Rev. Philip Mc Donald in 1814. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 22 May 1873, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Adairville, Logan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barksdale Spencer
Mary "Polly" Baker Ewing
Marriage: 24 May 1820
James B. Spenser
Robert Spenser
John Spencer
Mary Jane Ewing
Ephraim Ewing Spencer
Randolph Spencer
Martha G. Spencer

Spouse and Children

24 May 1820
Logan, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: altered form of Ewen (itself a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’), formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly B Spencer in household of Barksdale Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Baker Ewing Spencer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Polly B Mcdonal, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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