Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mary Polly Spurlock Gave Birth to 3 Babies in One Year

Mary ‘Polly’ Spurlock was born 1 January 1800 [parents unknown at this time] in Oglethorpe, Georgia. She married Edward Stewart Brown about 1835. Together they lived in Amite County, Mississippi where, in 1836, Mary gave birth to three children. On 26 January 1836 she gave birth to her first child, Allen Moses Brown [my 2nd great grandfather]. On 15 December 1836 she gave birth to twin girls, Martha M. Brown and Mary Magdelene Brown. [They would later have two more children.]

I have three children born over a span of five years. I cannot imagine having three children in one year! At this time I don’t know of any family living in the area but I hope there was someone who lent a hand.



Source: Brown Family Papers; 1700's to 1900's; Gathered by Rayleen Hall Brown from Various Family Members; in possession of author; Includes Alford, Brown, Dillon, Fortenberry, Kennington, Ott & Smith.

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