Mary Polly Barnett

about 1778–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Polly

When Mary Polly Barnett was born about 1778, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Barnett Sr., was 45 and her mother, Mary Miller, was 38. She married William Ewers on 7 August 1797, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Adair, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died in Dover Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ewers
Mary Polly Barnett
Marriage: 7 August 1797
Malinda Frances Ewers
James B. Ewers
Polly Ewers

Spouse and Children

7 August 1797
Amherst, Virginia, United States


    Malinda Frances Ewers


    James B. Ewers


    Polly Ewers


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

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

Age 3

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 34

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’). 2. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ewens in household of Wm Bridgewater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Barnett, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1800

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