Mary "Polly" Stowers

1765–1857 (Age 92)
Orange, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary "Polly"

When Mary "Polly" Stowers was born in 1765, in Orange, Virginia, United States, her father, James Stowers, was 29 and her mother, Mary, was 23. She married William Arey on 16 August 1788, in Orange, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1857, in Greene, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

William Arey
1767–1839
Mary "Polly" Stowers
1765–1857
Marriage: 16 August 1788
George Washington Arey Sr.
1789–1855
Charles Arey
1789–1865
Elizabeth Arey
1804–
Fanny Arey
1806–
John Ary
1793–1869
Susanna "Sarah" Arey
1794–1847
Nancy Arey
1795–1900
Mary Elizabeth Ary
1796–1877
William Ary
1799–1857

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 August 1788
Orange, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    George Washington Arey Sr.

    Male1789–1855Male

    Male1789–1865Male

    Male1793–1869Male

    Susanna "Sarah" Arey

    Female1794–1847Female

    Nancy Arey

    Female1795–1900Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 15

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1789

Age 24

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from an Old Swedish personal name, Sture. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the Stour river in Essex.

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

Sources (2)

  • Mary Stowers, "Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938"
  • Mary Stowers, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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