Mary or Polly Dix

Brief Life History of Mary or Polly

When Mary or Polly Dix was born on 23 February 1787, in Wilmington, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Ozias Uriah Dix, was 36 and her mother, Lucy Hatch, was 35. She married Joseph Brown in 1810. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 26 November 1872, in Almena Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph Brown
Mary or Polly Dix
Marriage: 1810
Sylinda Brown
John C. Brown
Samuel Blacksford Brown
Jonas W Brown
James Glen Ogilvie Brown
Joseph L Brown

Sources (10)

  • Polly Brown in household of Philip N Teed, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Polly Brown, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Mary Brown in entry for Joseph Brown, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.


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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dicks .

German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name German Benediktus, Dutch Benedictus (see Benedict ), or from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with theud ‘people, race’ (see Dietrich ).

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

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