Mary "Polly" Herndon

Brief Life History of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Herndon was born about 1802, in Christian, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Gaines Herndon, was 39 and her mother, Mary Pendleton, was 38. She married Henry G Edwards on 5 January 1820, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died in October 1845, in Jefferson Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Henry G Edwards
1796–1845
Mary "Polly" Herndon
1802–1845
Marriage: 5 January 1820
Horatio N. Edwards
1821–1871
Meredith or Meriday Edwards
1826–1847
Pendleton G. Edwards
1828–1870
Angeline ELIZABETH Edwards
1830–
Loueza or Louisa C. Edwards
1839–1895
Emily Edwards
1840–1909

Sources (11)

  • Polly Herndon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Polly Herndon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Polly Herndon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (7)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

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.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

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

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentifiedplace.

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

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