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Mary "Polly" Ewing

Female 1774 - 1829  (55 years)


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  • Name Mary "Polly" Ewing 
    Born 1774  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Dec 1829  Calloway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I37149  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2022 

    Father Caleb Ewing,   b. Between 1747 and 1753,   d. Abt 1780  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Family ID F21852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Berry, Jr.,   b. 1769,   d. 1843, Calloway County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1794  Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ewing Berry
     2. Caleb Ewing Berry
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F21853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "She and an Elizabeth Ewing served as witnesses to the will of John Berry in 1795; as her sister Elizabeth was too young to act as witness, this may have been her mother." [Alicia Towster, citation details below]

      As mentioned in the entry for her husband Richard Berry, Jr., it was in their house in which Abraham Lincoln's parents Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks were married in 1806. Mary had known Nancy Hanks earlier in Mercer County, Kentucky, and had brought Mary to the Berry home to work as a seamstress.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6184] Alicia (Ewing) Towster, "Charles and Robert Ewing: Part II -- Charles Ewing." Ewing Family Journal 20:20, Nov 2014.