James Joseph Pollard

1824 - 1908

Cumberland Presbyterian Elder

POLLARD.--James Joseph Pollard was born October 13, 1824, in Humphreys County, Tenn.; died February 25, 1908, being 83 years, 4 months, and 12 days old. He settled at the home in which he died in Houston County in 1849. He was an elder in the Wells Creek congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 56 years. He helped to organize Houston County and was its first Circuit Court Clerk. He was a member of Company I, 50th Tennessee Regiment, and served with devotion through the entire Civil War. He represented Houston County in the state legislature in the seventies. Everywhere, whether in legislative halls, on the battle field or by the fireside, he walked worthy of the vocation wherewith he was called. He raised nine children all of whom are consistent, active members of the church.--A Friend.

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, March 12, 1908, page 351]

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