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Mary 'Polly'  Brown 

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Mary 'Polly' Brown
1/1837 - 1909
Mary 'Polly' Brown was born on an unknown day in January 1837 in Early County, Georgia and died about 1909 in Henry County, Alabama. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 72 years old.

She was called "Polly"
She married Simeon D. Howard and they had one son named Ben.

After the death of her sister Sofronia Brown Crawford, Polly and Sim raised her son, William "Willie" Crawford (1863).
Later Polly and Sim raised grandchildren, Simmey Crawford, Henry D.Crawford, Rena Crawford and James E. Crawford
Records
Census8/29/1850 Division 25 GA ( Early County) 13 yrs old 
James Brown (age 48), Elizabeth Brown (44), Sarah Brown (19), Samuel Brown (15), Mary Brown (13), Cela Brown (11), Nathaniel Brown (9), William Brown (4) James was born in NC and Elizabeth in GA, All children were born in GA, James is a farmer. 
Census6/4/1860 Town District GA (Calhoun County) 23 yrs old 
#38 - James Brown (age 59), Elizabeth Brown (54), Mary Brown (23), John W Brown (13). James was born in SC, others in GA. James is a farmer.  
Census6/16/1870 Georgia Militia District 626 GA (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
The children of Simeon and Exey Howard are recorded as two families. Neither parent is recorded:

Recorded as family #127: Sim D. Howard (age 22, born in AL), Polley (age 29, born in GA) and brother -William J. (age 15, born in AL). The men are farm laborers and Polley is keeping house. Sim estimates the value of his personal estate to be $125. Sim and William cannot read or write.

Recorded as family #128: Mary A. Howard (age 32), Sarah J. (age 21), Eliza ? (age 16), and William S. (age 1). The women were born in AL while the boy was born in GA. They indicate they can read by not write. 
Census6/8/1880 1123 District GA (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
#53 -- Sim D. Howard (age 36, a farmer born in AL, both parents born in GA) and his wife Polly (age 40, born in GA, both parents born in GA). Willie Crawford (16, born in GA), a nephew, is living with them and working as a farm laborer.

#56: Mary A. Howard (age 39, born in GA) is listed as head of household consisting of her sisters: Sarah J (age 34), Renea (age 27), Elizabeth (age 11), Sena B. (age 2, relationship stated as Mary's niece). All say they were born in AL, their father was born in GA and their mother was born in North Carolina. Sarah is a farm laborer and the rest are keeping house.

note next door to Simeon is Ann L. Ellis (1827 AL) she is the widow of William B. Ellis (1830 GA) -he maybe related to Simeon's mother 
Census1/1/1900 Columbia AL (Henry County) 63 yrs old 
#176 -Sim Howard (age 53,March 1847, AL), Mary B. Howard (63,Jan.1837, GA), Grandson -Simmey Crawford (17,July 1882, GA), grandson-Henry D. Crawford (15, Dec.1884 GA), gran-daughter-Berta J. Crawford (13, Aug.1886, GA), grandson-James E. Crawford (11,Apr. 1889, GA), sister-n-law-Caliley Sheffield (61, Dec. 1838, GA). Sim and Mary have been married 30 years and had one child that is not living. Sim is a farmer. James,Bertha and Henry attend school. Caliley is a widow with no children.  

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3 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
13 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
AgeDateEvent
1 1838 Chattooga County formed
10 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
13 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
14 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
15 1852 Taylor County formed.
16 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
17 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
19 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
20 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
21 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
33 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
38 1875 Oconee County formed.
68 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
AgeDateEvent
2 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
7 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
16 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
19 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
22 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
28 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
32 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
40 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
42 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
52 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
58 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
60 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
63 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
63 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
64 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
65 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
66 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
67 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
69 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
69 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
69 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
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24 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
25 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
45 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
48 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
71 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
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3 1840 Oregon Trail is established
5 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
18 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
25 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
28 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
31 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
38 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
39 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
72 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
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72 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe


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Simeon Howard
Born on December 11, 1837 and died about 1920.
They were married 1/1/1870.

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The Children of Mary 'Polly' Brown

Ben Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1872 and died in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1879. He was about 7 years old.

He doesn't appear in the census reports. In the 1900 census Sim and Polly state they had one child who passed way. ...
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