Mary Polly Alley Powers

May 1854–13 March 1922 (Age 67)
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Polly Alley

When Mary Polly Alley Powers was born in May 1854, in Russell, Virginia, United States, her father, Oliver Powers, was 36 and her mother, Judith Osborne Horn, was 24. She married Edward D Paton about 1878, in Bourbon, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Castlewood, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States for about 40 years. She died on 13 March 1922, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Paris Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward D Paton
Mary Polly Alley Powers
Marriage: about 1878
Pearce E Paton
Effie Knight Paton

Spouse and Children

about 1878
Bourbon, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States


    Pearce E Paton


    Effie Knight Paton


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Polly A Jonas in household of Oliver Powers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Paton in household of Edward Paton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A Paton in household of Edward D Paton, "United States Census, 1900"

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