Mary Polly Humphrey

1777–1812 (Age 34)
Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Humphrey was born on 17 November 1777, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, her father, Cpt. Thomas Marcus Humphrey Jr., was 35 and her mother, Mary Marks, was 35. She married Colonel Richard Osburn, Jr. on 14 December 1796, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 February 1812, in her hometown, at the age of 34, and was buried in Short Hill Mountain, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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Mary Polly Humphrey
Colonel Richard Osburn, Jr.
Marriage: 14 December 1796
Lee Osborn
John Osborne
Morris Osborn
Thompson Osborn
John Osburn
Mary P. Osburn
Jane J. Osburn
Alverda Osburn

Spouse & Children

14 December 1796
Frederick, Maryland, United States


  • Lee Osborn


  • John Osborne


  • Morris Osborn


  • Thompson Osborn


  • John Osburn


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+22 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 3

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 10

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Humphrey, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Mary Humphry, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Mary Humphery, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"

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