Capt. John Nichols Pollard

1798–8 September 1873 (Age 75)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Nichols

When Capt. John Nichols Pollard was born in 1798, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, John Pollard, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Nichols, was 28. He married Elizabeth Moore Clemens on 4 October 1820, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Liberty, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 8 September 1873, in Moral Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Pleasant View, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. John Nichols Pollard
1798–1873
Elizabeth Moore Clemens
1805–1875
Marriage: 4 October 1820
Samuel Clemens Pollard
1822–1880
Martha Ann Pollard
1825–
William Jordan Pollard
1829–1902
Pamela Jane Pollard
1829–
Catherine Elizabeth Pollard
1831–
William Jordan Pollard
1832–1902
James Hannibal Pollard
1835–1864
John Marshall Pollard
1837–1909
Mary Caroline Pollard
1839–1881
Erwin Clark Pollard
1841–1927
M E Pollard
1842–
Ermine Clark Pollard
1842–1935
Sally Pleasant Pollard
1843–1881
Catharine E. Pollard
1844–
Robert Alexander Pollard
1846–1917
Emma Mathews Pollard
1848–1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 October 1820
Bedford, Virginia, United States
children

(16)

    Samuel Clemens Pollard

    Male1822–1880Male

    Martha Ann Pollard

    Female1825–Female

    William Jordan Pollard

    Male1829–1902Male

    Pamela Jane Pollard

    Female1829–Female

    Catherine Elizabeth Pollard

    Female1831–Female

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1816

Age 18

Indiana is the 19th state.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 26

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix -ard. The term pollard in the sense denoting an animal that has had its horns lopped is not recorded before the 16th century, and as applied to a tree the word is not recorded until the 17th century; so both these senses are almost certainly too late to have contributed to the surname. 2. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul . The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Pollard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Pollard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Pollard, "United States Census, 1850"

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