Mary “Polly” Brown

6 July 1790–20 December 1880 (Age 90)
Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary “Polly”

When Mary “Polly” Brown was born on 6 July 1790, in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Amos Brown, was 28 and her mother, Esther Babcock, was 21. She married Elisha Brown Alexander on 26 June 1814, in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 20 December 1880, in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Brown Alexander
1793–1873
Mary “Polly” Brown
1790–1880
Marriage: 26 June 1814
Mary Almira Alexander
1815–1897
Elisha Draper Alexander
1818–1897
Jerusha A. Alexander
1820–1896
Esther E. Alexander
1822–1899
Electa Alexander
1824–1894
Nancy M. Alexander
1826–1907
Henry Solomon Alexander
1829–1874
William Brown Alexander
1832–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 June 1814
Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Mary Almira Alexander

    Female1815–1897Female

    Elisha Draper Alexander

    Male1818–1897Male

    Jerusha A. Alexander

    Female1820–1896Female

    Esther E. Alexander

    Female1822–1899Female

    Electa Alexander

    Female1824–1894Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 29

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Alexander in household of Elisha B Alexander, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Alexander in household of Elisha B Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dolly Brown, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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