Pollard Family

This Pollard family is not connected to my other Pollards, but I can't rule out a relationship further back.



First Generation

Willie Pollard married Ann Davis 6 Aug 1816 in Granville Co. NC. It's been suggested that he was the son of Major Pollard of Wake County, and brother of a younger person of that name, but I haven't seen any solid proof of this. My reconstruction of Willie and Ann's family is based primarily on census records:

In 1820, there is a Willie Pollard in Granville Co., in the 26-45 age bracket, with a wife between 18 and 26, but no children.

In 1830 there is a Wiley Pollard in Granville between 30 and 40, with a wife in the same age bracket and one female child between 5 and 10.

In 1840 a Willie Pollard between 40 and 50 is in Wake County, with a wife of the same age, and no children living at home.

These records are consistent with Willie and Ann having had only one surviving child, their daughter Edna born about 1823 (based on the 1850 census), and with her marriage in January 1840.

Wylee Pollard appears in an 1845 voter list in Granville County.

In 1850 Wiley Pollard age 55 and Anne age 53 are living in Cedar Creek, Granville County. Both are listed as born in North Carolina. Cedar Creek is near Creedmoor NC, not far from the Wake County line.

In 1860 they are still in Cedar Creek township, Granville Co. as Willie and Ann Polard, ages 70 and 55, again with no other family members.

I haven't found either in 1870, and suspect that they were both deceased by then. Does anyone have exact death dates and a burial location?


Second Generation

Edna D. Pollard married Isham Coley in Wake Co. NC in January 1840. In the 1850 Granville County census she is listed as age 27, in 1860 as 38, and in 1870 as 50. In 1880 Isham was living with a son, Cyrus Coley, and Edna is not present, suggesting that she was deceased by then.


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Elizabeth Harris, ncgen@mindspring.com