Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mary Polly (Spurlock) Brown, b. 1 January 1800

In 2011 I gave long lists of ancestor birthdays. This year I plan to focus in on one or two a month, giving more details on their lives.

Mary Polly (Spurlock) Brown was born in Oglethorpe, Georgia, daughter of Allen & Frances (Taylor) Spurlock. In June 1800 the U. S. capital was moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Thomas Jefferson was president.

 She married Edward S. Brown & had 5 children: Allen Moses Brown (b. Jan. 1836), Mary Magdelene Brown (b.  15 Dec. 1836), Martha M. Brown (b. 15 Dec. 1836), Adeline V. Brown (b. 1840) and James P. Brown (b. 1844).

In 1850 Edward S. & Mary (Spurlock) Brown were living in Amite County, Mississippi. Edward was a 46 year old farmer whose real estate was valued at $720. Mary was 47. The five children living at home had all been born in Mississippi: Mary, 17 years old; Martha M., 17 years old; Moses A., 14 years old; Adeline V., 10 years old; and James P., 6 years old.

Son, Allen Moses Brown married Emmaline Smith in 1858. They had three children: Mary (b. 1861), Jasper (b. 1865) & Alvira (b. 1868).

Edward died 7 May 1856 in Mississippi. She died 12 January 1888 in Osyka, Pike Co., Mississippi. They were my 3rd great grandparents on my father’s side.

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