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In memory of Mary Polly Brown, my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandmother on the LEONARD branch.


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Mary Polly Brown

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1833 Nov 12

Genoa, Cayuga, New York


1854 or earlier




1917 May 14

Locke, Cayuga, New York

Bemis Cemetery

Bird Cemetery, Locke, Cayuga, NY

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Mary Polly Brown was born on the 12th of November, 1833, in Genoa, Cayuga County, New York. She was the daughter of Eugene Edwin Brown and Lydia King. She married Charles Russell Leonard before 1854 and was mother to at least 11 children. She died at the age of 78 in Locke, Cayuga County, New York, on the 14th of May, 1917, and is buried in Bird Cemetery in Locke, as "Mary Welch", the name of her 2nd husband, Peter Welch (sometimes spelled Walsh).


Mary Polly Brown & Charles Russell Leonard were the parents of my ancestor,

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Mary Polly Brown:

DNA Notes:

Confirmed match with Corey Foote on Ancestry, descendant of Charles R Leonard and/or Mary Polly Brown.

Confirmed match with Corey Foote on Ancestry, descendant of Charles R Leonard and/or Mary Polly Brown.

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