William Jesse Pollard was born March 1838 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States to Stephen Weatherford Pollard (1812-1878) and Mary Lee Mount (1807-1860) and died 18 March 1911 in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States of unspecified causes. He married Martha Ribelin (1838-1906) 1859 . He married Laura E Chadduck (1844-1923) . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, France, England, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Hungary, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

William Jesse Pollard was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1838. Sometime before 1860 he has moved to Missouri and gotten married to Martha Ribelin. He took brick making in Clinton County, Missouri. In 1862 he organized a compnay of soldiers and served in the Confederate army under General Price. In 1864 he moved his family to Adams County, Illinois only to return to Missouri in 1868. By 1870 we find him performing marriages as a baptist minister which he continued until at least 1891. William was a trustee and pastor of the Little Flock Church, located in Jamestown, a little north of St. Joseph. In Caldwell county he took up farminng until abt 1886 where he moved to Buchanan county and continued farming until sometime after 1900. In 1910 he is listed as a baptist clergyman.


Offspring of William Jesse Pollard and Martha Ribelin (1838-1906)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George William Pollard (1859-1923) 24 November 1859 Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, United States 1923 Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, United States Hattie Lee Butts (1865-1941)

Laura Pollard (1862-1933) 8 August 1862 Polo, Caldwell County, Missouri, United States 22 February 1933 Buchanan County, Missouri, United States Thomas Stonewall Jackson Gore (1863-1937)

David Aris Pollard (1867-1952)
Mathew Mathias Pollard (1868-1927) 23 February 1869 Polo, Caldwell County, Missouri, United States 16 November 1927 Barnard, Nodaway County, Missouri, United States Frances Beall
Ida Hocker

Albert A Pollard (1871-1948) 1871 Caldwell County, Missouri, United States 1948 St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States Amy Mahurin (1879-1959)

James Richard Pollard (1874-1955) 1873 Polo, Caldwell County, Missouri, United States 1955 Amazonia, Andrew County, Missouri, United States Blanch M Jennings (1875-1920)
Ida Rose Miller (1886-1956)

Jesse J Pollard (1876-1960) 1876 Polo, Caldwell County, Missouri, United States 1960 Missouri, United States Sophia E Frye (1883-1967)

Virgil Pollard (1878-1959) 1878 Polo, Caldwell County, Missouri, United States 1959 Marie L Unknown (c1887-)



Offspring of Stephen Weatherford Pollard and Mary Lee Mount (1807-1860)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Peter Pollard (c1832-?)
John Pollard (1833-1911)
Martha Ellen Pollard (1836-1872)
William Jesse Pollard (1838-1911) March 1838 Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States 18 March 1911 Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States Martha Ribelin (1838-1906)
Laura E Chadduck (1844-1923)

Margaret Elizabeth Pollard (1839-1882)
Samuel W Pollard (1831-1910)
Julia Adaline Pollard (1843-1909)

Baptist Minister

Public Records

Other Records

  • 1890 St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO Directory - William J Pollard, real estate, 314 Felix
  • 1891 St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO Directory - William J Pollard, real estate, 39 Ballinger bldg.
  • 1892 St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO Directory - William J Pollard, real estate, 624 Edmond
  • 1901 - Mornin' Mail :

A $16,500 FARM DEAL.

W. J. Pollard Sells a 585-Acre Ranch to Webb City Men.

W. J. Pollard of this city today sold his 585-acre farm fifteen miles northwest of Carthage, near Preston, to Geo. W. Ball and W. S. Gunning, of Webb City, for $16,500 cash. With the land went all the stock, implements, feed and grain thereon. Meredith & Armstrong engineered the big deal.

The buyers are big mine operators at Oronogo and Webb City and contemplate establishing a big stock farm, the land being principally in grass. Tom Poindexter continues as renter and occupant for the present.

  • 1901 - Mornin' Mail :

Trustee’s Sale of Land.

W. W. Brinkley yesterday sold to the highest bidder at trustee’s sale at the west door of the court house, 160 acres of land near Sarcoxie owned by J. M. Pollard. There was a $2,500 first mortgage against it and $2,100 in a second mortgage. The sale was under the second mortgage. W. J. Pollard, brother of the owner, who had bought in the second mortgage, bid the land off at $1,600. He is supposed to be acting in the interest of his brother. The sum of the two mortgages, together with the expense of the sale, amount to $30 per acre against the land. The owner has a number of other liabilities out held by several banks and individuals, all the result of a mine that Mr. Pollard owned near Webb City proving a losing venture.

Calhoun, Tebo Township 1919 History of Henry Co MO, Uel W. Lamkin, Historical Publishing Co pg 850 Dr. David A. Pollard, a prominent physician and surgeon of Calhoun, Missouri, is one of the well known and successful physicians of Henry County. Doctor Pollard was born May 27, 1869, in Clayton, Adams County, Illinois, the son of William J. and Martha (Ribelin) Pollard. William J. Pollard was born in 1836 in Tennessee and in 1850 settled in Caldwell County, Missouri, with his parents. He was a son of Stephenson Pollard, who operated a grist and carding mill at Mirabile, Missouri, a small village of Caldwell County. Stephenson Pollard and his good wife were people of strong religious tendencies who, through their consistent living, gave to their son's life his eagerness to become a minister of the Gospel. Their son, William J. Pollard, receiving his call to preach the Gospel in the Baptist faith, labored faithfully in that field for many years. He was married to Martha Ribelin, who was born in 1830 in Kentucky and came to Missouri with her parents in the early days. In 1862 William J. Pollard organized a company of soldiers and served in the Confederate Army under General Price during the Civil War. In 1864 he moved his family to Illinois, and after the war he engaged in the work of a plasterer. In 1868 he moved his family to Polo, Missouri, on a farm, where he was a successful farmer until his retirement, when he removed to St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1881. He died in 1912. His wife, who had shared all of his struggles and had reared eight children born to them, died in 1908. Their family of sons and daughters are all living. Dr. David Pollard, after receiving a good preparatory education, entered the Northwestern Medical College of Chicago, Illinois, and was graduated from that institution in 1890. For five years he practiced medicine in Ray, Missouri. In 1901 the possibilities of a lucrative practice at Lewis Station appealed to him and he located at this place, remaining until 1914, when he established himself in his profession at Barnard, Missouri. In 1916 he came to Calhoun, Missouri, where he has since been successfully engaged in the practice. He purchased a stock of drugs and accessories and in addition to his professional duties he supervised his drug store. June 13, 1897, David Pollard and Irma Wiley were united in marriage. Irma Wiley Pollard was born near Lewis Station, Missouri. She is a daughter of Monroe and Emma (Lewis) Wiley. Monroe Wiley's parents were among the earliest settlers of Henry County. His parents were William and Marguerite (Whitson) Wiley. Mrs. Emma Lewis Wiley's ancestors were related to George Washington. Howell Lewis, one of her ancestors, was a cousin of the first president of the United States. Two children, Leland, age fourteen, and Mary, age twelve years, have been born to Doctor and Mrs. Pollard. Doctor Pollard is a Democrat and takes a commendable interest in local affairs. He is now serving as the mayor of Calhoun. In 1916 he was elected to fill an unexpired term and in April, 1918, was elected to succeed himself. He is a member of the Methodist Church and holds membership in the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, being a 32nd degree Mason; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Modern Woodmen of America and the Anti-Horse Thief Protective Association. Doctor Pollard also is a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator at Calhoun.


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