Joseph Pollard, Revolutionary War Pension Application, File W5555. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files 1800-1900. National Archives Microfilm, Microcopy M804, Roll 1946.

King and Queen County in the state of Virginia to wit
On this 10th day of December 1832 personally appeared before the Justices of the County Court of the said County of King and Queen in the state of Virginia Joseph Pollard a resident of the said County aged Seventy four years and being first duly sworn according to Law doth in open Court make the following declaration upon his oath in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.
1st That he entered the service being his regular tour of Militia duty from the County of Goochland his then place of residence as a Sergeant in Captain Edward Curds company marched to the County of Albermarle to guard the Hession prisoners at the barracks Colo. Taylor Commandant and continued three weeks and was discharged in consequence of sickness the year is not recollected but knows it was the summer after the said prisoners were brought to the barracks
2nd That he entered the service being his regular tour of Militia duty from the County of Louisa the year not recollected but probably the fall of the year 1780 as a sergeant in Captain Edmund Dukes company and marched from the thence to the County of Isle of Wight on his way to Portsmouth where enemy was said to be served two months ^and returned^ as far as Richmond and then discharged.
3rd That he entered the service as a volunteer from the County of Goochland to which County he had larely removed the year not recollected but probably January 1781 there being a general call of the militia and joined captain Thomas Hatchers company served three weeks a part of the Militia being discharged at Cabbinpoint in the County of Charles City he was of the number discharged
4th That he entered the service being his regular tour of Militia duty from the County of Goochland in the spring of the year of 1781 as a Sergeant in Captain Stockley Towles company marched Malvern Hills in the County of Henrico then attached to the company commanded by Captain Moorecock in the regiment regulars commanded by Colo. Boyce was in the retreat of General Lafayette & passed the Counties of Hanover Caroline Spotsylvania crossed river Rapidan and went into the County of Culpepper [sic] served two months and was discharged at Mosbys Spring in the County of Louisa
5th That he entered the service being his regular tour of Militia duty from the County of Goochland the last of August or the first of September 1781 as a Sergeant marched to Springfield two miles below Williamsburg remained there two weeks from thence to York and was there attached to the Company of Thomas F Bates from Goochland County who was appointed an officer after the said Bates arrived at York in Colo. William Darkes regiment and General Stephens Brigade and served till after the Surrender of the British forces under the command of Cornwallis that he has no documentary evidence to prove his services and he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure to prove his services except in part by his brother Robert whose affidavit is annexed that he has resided since the revolutionary war about thirty eight years in the County of Goochland and he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State
Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year first above mentioned

Jos Pollard

I William Todd a Clergyman residing in the County of King and Queen do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Joseph Pollard who hath subscribed and sworn to the above declaration and that I believe him to be seventy four years of age that he is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a Soldier of the revolution and that I concur in that opinion Sworn and subscribed the day and year aforesaid

William Todd

And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion of the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary Soldier and served as he states and the Court further certifies that it appears to them that William Todd who signed the preceeding certificate is a Clergyman and resident of king and Queen County

I Robert Pollard Jr Clerk of the Court of King and Queen do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the Original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of Joseph Pollard for a pension
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of Office this
[Seal] of December 1832.

Robert Pollard Jr CC


5253
Richmond
Virginia
Catharine Pollard decd
who died on 22 may 1843
widow of Joseph Pollard
who was a Pr & Sgt
in the Virginia Line
Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of
34 Dollars 10
Cents per annum, to commence on
the 4th day of March, 1843 and ending
22 May 1843 day of her death
Certificate of Pension issued the
6 day of Apl. 1844
and sent to
R. B. Bagby
Richmond
Va
[Act of March 3, 1843.]
Recorded in Book A
Vol. 1 Page 151
Payl to W H Pollard admr of
Catharine Pollard


Declaration
In order to obtain arrears of Pension due from March 4th 1836 under the act of July 7th 1838.
On this twenty fifth day of January 1844 personally appeard before the subscriber a Justice of the peace, William H. Pollard Administrator of Catharine Pollard decd a resident of the State of Virginia in the county of King and Queen aged 49 years who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the amount of pension which he claims due the said Catharine Pollard from the 4th of March 1836 to the 10th day of September 1836 from which period she, the said Catharine Pollard has been already paid under the act of the 7th July 1838. And the declarant further alleges that the said Catharine Pollard died on the 22nd day of May 1843 the widow of Joseph Pollard who was a soldier during the revolutionary war. That the pension of the said Catharine Pollard was allowed at the rate of thirty four dollars 10 cents per annum and was paid to the said Catharine Pollard at the Agency in the city of Richmond in the State of Virginia and further saith not

W. H. Pollard
administrator of Catharine
Pollard deceased
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before me
John Pollard J P

State of Virginia
King and Queen County to wit
I Robert Pollard Jr Clerk of the County Court of King and Queen and state aforesaid do hereby certify that John Pollard is a Justice of the peace in and for the said county duly Commissioned and qualified, that his Commission was dated on the 7th day of March 1838 and is held by him during good behavior and that his signature above written as genuine.
[Seal]Given under my hand & seal of said county
the 25th day of January 1844
Robert Pollard Jr Clk

Virginia At a Court held for King and Queen County at the Courthouse on Monday the 8th of January 1844 On the motion of William H Pollard a certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of administration of the goods and chattels and credits of Catharine Pollard decd he having taken the oath of an administator and with security entered into & acknowledged a bond which bond is ordered to be recorded.

Teste
Robert Pollard Jr Clk

In testimony of the foregoing being a true transcript of the records [blank] [h]ereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this 6th day of February 1844

Robert Pollard Jr CC
Saml. F Harwood DC

Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Pollard and Thomas Rogers are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Beverley Randolph Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and to his successors in the sum of Fifty pounds to the payment whereof well and truly to be made for the use of the said Commonwealth we bind ourselves our heirs Exors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 17th (seventeenth) day of March 1791 One thousand seven hundred and ninety one
The Condition of this obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage intended shortly to be had and solemnized between the above bound Joseph Pollard Bachelor and Catharine Robinson Spinster Now if there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then his obligation to be void and of none effect, else to remain in full force and virtue
Teste
N C Lipscombe
Joseph Pollard
Thomas Rogers

Hanover County to wit
This day Mary Robinson and Joanna Robinson made oath before me a justice of the peace for the said County that they were both present at the marriage of Joseph Pollard and Catharine Robinson who is now Catharine Pollard that ^they believe^ the said marriage took place on the 17th (seventeenth) day of March 1791 one thousand seven hundred and ninety one that she was lawfully married to the said Pollard decd and that she has not been married to any other person since the death of the said Joseph Pollard deceased. Given under my hand this 26th day of June 1840

Edmund Winston J Peace
I do also certify that I have been acquainted with the above named Mary Robinson and Joanna Robinson for the last Thirty years past and that their credibility is undoubted. Given under my hand the 26th day of June 1840
Edmund Winston J Peace
the words "they believe" interlined in the foregoing certificate between the fourth and fifth lines was done by me before signing the same.
Edmund Winston J Peace

State of Virginia
Hanover County to wit
I William O Winston Deputy Clerk of the County Court of Hanover in the State of Virginia aforesaid do hereby certify that the within is a true copy of Joseph Pollards Marriage License bond now on file in my Office with the exception of the Date which is expressed in the said bond in four legible figures as follows (17th day of March 1791.)
[Seal]In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said County this twenty ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty
Wm: O. Winston DCHCJ Peace

State of Virginia
Hanover County to wit
I William O Winston Deputy Clerk of the County Court of Hanover in the State aforesaid do hereby certify that Edmund Winston whose name appears within is an acting Magistrate in and for the said County duly commissioned and qualified as such I also certify that his signatures within are genuine
[Seal]In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and
affixed the seal of the said County this twenty ninth day of June one
thousand eight hundred and forty
Wm: O. Winston DCHC

State of Virginia SS On this 9th day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty Catharine Pollard personally appeared before the County Court of the County of King and Queen a resident in the County aforesaid aged seventy four years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July seventh one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows, that she is the widow of Joseph Pollard ^who^ was a pensioner as per pension certificate dated fourteenth day of October One thousand eight and thirty three Number six thousand five hundred and thirty nine . She further declares that she was married to the said Joseph Pollard on the 17th day of March seven hundred and ninety one, that her husband the aforesaid Joseph Pollard died on the sixth day of September eighteen hundred and thirty six, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the final day of January seventeen hundred and ninety four Viz at the time above stated Sworn to and subscribed on this day and year above written before the County Court of King and Queen

Catharine Pollard
[Seal]In testimony of the above being a true copy of the record of the County Court
[of Ki]ng and Queen in relation to the application of Catharine Pollard for
[pen]sion [illegible] the act of Congress of the 7thJuly 1838 I have set my hand &
seal of Office the 16th day of November 1840 Robert Pollard Jr CC

Non-Selected Records:

Belle Air King and Queen County Va Apl 8th 1841
Sir
Some time in Novem last there was issued to my mother Catharine Pollard widow of Joseph Pollard decd a pension Certificate granting to her a pension for Five years from the 10th Sept 1836 which it appears to me ought not to expire sooner than Sept 10th 1841 application was made to Mr Anthony Robinson the pension agent for the payment of Pensions Richmond Va for payment of the said pension from Sept 10th 1836 to Mar 4th 1841. Supposing it would have been paid and the Certificate retained to enable my mother to draw the remaining part from Mar. 4th 1841 to Sept 10th 1841 but it was required that the original Certificate should be surrendered which was done. M. Robinson also states that as the Certificate granted as pension for 5 years yet it did not extend farther than Mar 4th 1841. I should be glad to be informed relative to this matter and to know how and in what way I am to proceed to obtain the balance that I think from the reading of the original Certificate is still due or whether when the certificate was issued it was contemplated that 4 years and six months meant 5 years - Please let me hear from you soon
Very Respectfully
John Pollard

[note: microfilm very dim]

King and Queen County to wit
The affadavit of Robert Pollard of the County of King and Queen in the State of Virginia aged Sixty nine years the said Robert Pollard being duly sworn saith that he was discharged from Military duty in the County of Hanover on the retreat of General Lafayette in the month of May 1781 and afterwards went to his Grandfathers in Goochland County and was requested to follow the retreating army and carry his brother Joseph Pollard some supplies That he did comply with the said request and overtook the Army in the County of Spottsylvania and crossed the river Rapidan with army and went into the County of Culpeper on his return was informed that Tarleton had been up to Charlottesville and returned.

Ro Pollard

King and Queen to wit
This 10th day of December 1832 the above named Robert Pollard personally appeared before me Robert M Spencer a Justice of the peace for the said County and made oath to the truth of the foregoing affidavit

Ro. M Spencer

Virginia King and Queen County to wit
I Robert Pollard Jr Clerk of the County Court of King and Queen do hereby certify that Robert M Spencer whose name is signed to the within Certificate was at the time of signing the same and now is a Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid and that I believe the signature annexed is his genuine signature
[Seal]In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of
the said County this 12th day of December 1832
Robert Pollard Jr CC

I certify that Robert Pollard the above witness is entitled to full credit

John Tyler

(Note: Transcription made of all selected pension papers, except summary sheet of service record. The John Pollard letter and Robert Pollard depostion are included in the nonselected records.)


Transcribed by Sue Wright. Copyright 1998.

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