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Mary Polly Mayhorn

Mary Polly Mayhorn

Posted: 29 Dec 2000 5:22PM GMT
Edited: 6 Jul 2001 11:57PM GMT
Looking for info on Mary Polly Mayhorn, She was married to Pleasant Browning. Both born in West Virginia in the 1870's. Thanks for any help.

Re: Mary Polly Mayhorn

Roger Mayhorn (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2004 6:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Stephen,
I don't know much about Polly and Pleas Browning, but I'm fairly sure that Polly is related to me. I once met her son, and he allowed me to photograph some of his photos. I have a photo of Polly and Pleas together. I also have a photo of their son holding the large photo of Polly and Pleas. I will be glad to send you digital copies.
Feel free to email me at mayhorn@netscope.net

Roger Mayhorn

Re: Mary Polly Mayhorn

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 11:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Aug 2011 2:29PM GMT
Surnames: MAHAN, MAHONE, MAHON, MAYHON, MAYHORN, BROWNING, CHAFIN
Mary "Polly" Mayhorn AKA Mahon was my g-grandmother.

MAHON, Mary Polly (Mayhorn)

Name variants:
Mary Polly
Mary Polley
Polly
Polley
Mahon
Mahone
Mahan
Mayhon
Mayhorn

1876 BIRTH

West Virginia Daughter of William MAHON (B 1838) and Chloe CHAFIN (B 1846)

1880 CENSUS

Age: 4

Name: Polley Mayhon
Home in 1880: Hardee, Logan, West Virginia
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of Household: Dau (Daughter)
Father's name: William Mayhon
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's name: Clora Mayhon
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page

Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members:
Name Age
William Mayhon 42
Clora Mayhon 34
Melvin Mayhon 17
Nancy Mayhon 16
James Mayhon 14
Vanburen Mayhon 6
Polley Mayhon 4
Pegie Mayhon 2

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Hardee, Logan, West Virginia; Roll: 1406; Family History Film: 1255406; Page: 267C; Enumeration District: 73; .
Source Information:

Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1891 MARRIAGE (1st) to Thomas White

Age: 16

DATE OF MARRIAGE: 23 Nov 1891
PLACE OF MARRIAGE: Logan, West Virginia
HUSBAND: Thomas White
WIFE: Polly Mahan

AGE BIRTH PLACE RESIDENCE FATHER MOTHER HUSBAND’S OCCUPATION
Thomas White 27 Divorced Logan Co, WV Logan Co, WV James White Celia White Farming
Polly Mahan 16 Single Logan Co, WV Logan Co, WV Wm Mahon Chloe

Daughter: White, Bertha
B: 10 Oct 1893
Wharncliffe, Mingo, West Virginia, United States
D: 17 Aug 1977
Wharncliffe, Mingo, West Virginia, United States
M: Henry Kennedy

• Listed in later federal censuses (1900, 1910) as Browning, Bertha
• This birth not found online in WV VRR on 01 Aug 2011

1894 MARRIAGE (2nd) to Pleasant Boyd BROWNING

Age: 18
West Virginia marriage records for Logan County, WV There is a marriage between Pleasant Browning and a Polley White. P White is described as a widow. Age is not stated nor are the parents listed. Browning's parents are described as J. L. Browning and Margaret. This is John Lewis Browning and Margaret Chafin.

DATE OF MARRIAGE: 3 Jun 1894
PLACE OF MARRIAGE: Logan Co, WV
HUSBAND: Pleasant Browning
WIFE: Polley White

AGE BIRTH PLACE RESIDENCE FATHER MOTHER HUSBAND’S OCCUPATION
Pleasant Browning - - - Single Logan Co, WV Logan Co, WV J. L. Browning Margaret Farmer
Polley White - - - Widow Logan Co, WV Logan Co, WV (not stated) (not stated)

SOURCES for Marriage information: Microfilm of original marriage logs
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcdetail.aspx?Id=10889792
Image: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10889792&Ty...
NOTES ON SOURCE: http://www.wvculture.org/history/vitalrecordsarticle.pdf

In Virginia/West Virginia, births and deaths were first reported to the counties in 1853, while marriages were recorded in the counties from the inception of each county. All three types of records are still reported to county clerks today. In 1917, the West Virginia Dept. of Health Vital Registration office began collecting the county reports of births and deaths and issuing official state birth and death certificates from that year through the present, as well as creating “delayed” birth records by affidavit.

The records in the database are not fully transcribed and are searchable only by the information requested in the search boxes for each type of record. The “Detail” pages were set up to transcribe most of the record, but once the tasks of indexing and transcription were underway, GSU found full transcription to be far too complicated and time-consuming, so while earlier entries in the database include more details, most of the subsequent records have basic information with explanatory notes where applicable. The county record images are double-paged, as they were microfilmed, so if the record you want is not visible on the first page shown on the screen, scroll right or left to the adjacent page to find your record. Some of the certificate-like marriage records were recorded two to a page and filmed two pages at a time, so scrolling up and down, left and right, may be necessary to locate a record. Unfortunately, identification of the ledger in which a record was found was not included in the transcription, so those needing a specific citation of the county ledger volume in which a record appears will have to refer to the microfilm itself, or contact the county of record or the Archives. We have been unable to determine any way to improve these situations.

1900 CENSUS

Age: 24

Name: Polly Browning
Home in 1900: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia
Age: 23
Birth Date: Aug 1877
Birthplace: West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 4
Spouse's Name: Pleasant Browning
Marriage year: 1892
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 8
Household Members:
Name Age
Pleasant Browning 25
Polly Browning 23
Bertha Browning 7
Chloe Ann Browning 5
Willie B Browning 2
Kensen Browning 7/12

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia; Roll: T623_1766; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 92.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

1910 CENSUS

Age: 34
Residence Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia

Name: Pally Browning [Polly Browning]
Age in 1910: 32
Estimated Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Spouse's Name: Plesant Browning
Home in 1910: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members:
Name: Age:
Plesant 34
Pally 32
Bertha 17
Chloean 15
Willie 12
James 10
Leroy 8
Troy 6
Addy 4
Ethel 3
Noah 5/12



Source Citation:
Year: 1910;
Census Place: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia;
Roll: T624_1688; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0154
Image: 1000
FHL Number: 1375701.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

1920 CENSUS

Age: 44
Residence Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia

Name: Polly Browning
Home in 1920: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Pleas B Browning
Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Pleas B Browning 46
Polly Browning 44
Chloe Ann Browning 24
Roy Browning 18
Troy Browning 15
Carlos Browning 13
Ethel Browning 12
Noah Browning 9
*Way Browning (Greenway) 6
Elmer Browning 6/12

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia; Roll: T625_1965; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 317.
Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1930 CENSUS

Age: 54
Residence Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia


Name: Mary P Browning
Home in 1930: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: P B Browning
Race: White
Occupation:
Education:
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:
Household Members:
Name Age
P B Browning 55
Mary P Browning 55
Roy Browning 28
Carlos Browning 23
Noah Browning 20
G W Browning 17
Elmer Browning 11

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Stafford, Mingo, West Virginia; Roll: 2547; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 786.0.
Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


1937 DEATH

DATE OF DEATH: 28 Mar 1937
PLACE OF DEATH: Logan, West Virginia



Age: 61 Death Wharncliff, Mingo, West Virginia, United States She apparently died after having a stroke in front of her fireplace where she lay for hours before being discovered. My g-father (Troy C Browning) used to say “she baked to death.” I interpret this to mean that she was severely burned while she laid near the open hearth.
No record of death posted at: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/ on 29 July 2011

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