Mary Polly Wise

1824–9 July 1876 (Age 52)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Wise was born in 1824, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Henry Adam Wise Jr, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Sally Bargo, was 29. She married Robert Dunn on 3 April 1842, in Carroll, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Carroll, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 July 1876, at the age of 52, and was buried in Carroll, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Dunn
Mary Polly Wise
Marriage: 3 April 1842
Sarah Catherine Dunn
Francis M Dunn
William H Dunn
Martha Ellen Dunn
John Allen Dunn
Mary Jane Dunn
James Bukanan Norvin Dunn

Spouse and Children

    Robert Dunn



3 April 1842
Carroll, Kentucky, United States


    Sarah Catherine Dunn


    Francis M Dunn


    William H Dunn


    Martha Ellen Dunn


    John Allen Dunn


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 6

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Dunn in household of Robert Dunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Dunn in household of Robert Dunn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Dunn in household of Robert Dunn, "United States Census, 1860"

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