Mary Jane "Polly" Covington

about 1809–
Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane "Polly"

Mary Jane "Polly" Covington was born about 1809, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States. She married Thomas W Blakey on 12 January 1830, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Thomas W Blakey
Mary Jane "Polly" Covington
Marriage: 12 January 1830
Cecline Blakey
Francis J Blakey
Josiah "Joe" Blakey
Sophia Blakey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1830Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 3
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    Age 37
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

    Sources (2)

    • Polly J. Covington, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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