John Pollard

Maleabout 1795–after 1860

Brief Life History of John

When John Pollard was born about 1795, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, John Pollard, was 47 and his mother, Catharine Nicholls, was 11793. He married Elizabeth Moore Clemens on 4 October 1820, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Liberty, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died after 1860, in Bedford, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Pollard
Elizabeth Moore Clemens
Marriage: 4 October 1820
Samuel Clemens Pollard
Elizabeth A. Beard Pollard
Martha Ann Pollard
Pamela Jane Pollard
Catherine E. Pollard
William Jordan Pollard
James H Pollard
John Marshall Pollard
Mary Caroline Pollard
M E Pollard
Ermine Clark Pollard
Sally Pleasant Pollard
Robert Alexander Pollard
Emma Mathews Pollard

Sources (21)

  • John Pollard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Pollard, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • John Pollard, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1820Bedford, Virginia, United States
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 17

    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.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 24

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning


    perhaps a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English pollard, a derivative of the Middle English verb poll ‘to clip’ or the noun poll ‘the head’. It may have denoted someone with a close‐cropped head or a big head.

    from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Pollard, a pet form of Paul (Old French Pol). The surname has been established in both England and Ireland since the 13th century.

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

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