Samuel Pollard

1801–
Maine, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Pollard was born in 1801, in Maine, United States, his father, Moses Pollard, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Ballard, was 32. He lived in Bloomfield, Somerset, Maine, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Moses Pollard
1769–1829
Hannah Ballard
1769–1863
Content Gifford
1781–1863
Sarah Moore Pollard
1787–
Rhoda Pollard
1794–
Hannah Pollard
1795–1863
Sally Pollard
1797–
Harry Pollard
1799–
Samuel Pollard
1801–
Dolly Pollard
1803–
Thomas Pollard
1804–
Martha M Pollard
1807–1880
Catherine Pollard
1809–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1809

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 31

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 (1)

  • Samuel Pollard, "United States Census, 1850"

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