Jane Pollard

Female1784–20 July 1842

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Pollard was born in 1784, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, Captain Thomas Henry Pollard, was 43 and her mother, Rachel Anderson, was 43. She married Henry Smith on 29 May 1806, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 20 July 1842, in her hometown, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Henry Smith
Jane Pollard
Marriage: 29 May 1806
Fannie Pendleton- Smith
Peggy H Smith
Joseph B. Smith
Henry Plummer Smith
Sarah Elizabeth Smith

Sources (13)

  • Jane Pollard, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jane Smith in entry for Philip P Johnston and Peggy H Smith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Janet Pollard, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1806Shelby, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 2

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries 1792: Shelby, Kentucky, United States

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 16

    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.

    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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