Wayne County West Virginia Biography of Mrs. Lucinda POLLARD


         Mrs. Lucinda POLLARD (nee SMITH), born in Butler district, Wayne county, April 6, 1837, was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Vaughan) Smith. Her father was born in Rockingham county, North Carolina, November 14, 1792, was brought to what is now Wayne county in 1806, and died January 1, 1858. Her mother was born in Russell county, Kentucky, November 15, 1796, and her home has been in this county since 1805. At Wayne County, on August 19, 1856, Lucinda Smith became the wife of Dr. Henry B. Maupin of Barboursville, Cabell county. He was born in Kanawha county, December 10, 1817, a son of Thomas and Margaret Maupin.

         His father came from Virginia among the first settlers of Kanawha county and died August 2, 1838, at the age of 76. His mother died September 2, 1861, at 84 years. Three children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Maupin: Socrates Addison, June 26, 1857, lives in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; Margaret E., born April 22, 1859, married John F. Hager, December 22, 1881, at Catlettsburg, and lives at Ashland, Kentucky; and Henry B., born October 13, 1866, lives at Catlettsburg. Dr. Maupin was crushed and died instantly February 4, 1866, when getting off the steamer St. James, on his return from a visit to Cincinnati. He was a prominent physician and highly respected, and his tragic and untimely death was deeply lamented.

         At Catlettsburg, Kentucky, May 26, 1876, Lucinda (Smith) Maupin and William H. Pollard were united in marriage. Henry B. Pollard, father of William H., was a prominent citizen of Boyd county, Kentucky, emigrating to that State from Virginia. William H. Pollardís first wife was Rachel V. Powers, whom he married in July 1869 and who died in Lawrence county, Kentucky, in August, 1875. They had two children: Henry B., born May 27, 1870; and Mary S., born July 31. 1874; both are living at Catlettsburg. William H. Pollard was in the Confederate army from July 1861 until the close of the war, a member of Company G, 1st Missouri Regiment. He was in the battles of Shiloh, two battles of Corinth, Champion Lull, and many others. At Kenesaw Mountain he was severely wounded. Mr. and Mrs. Pollard have their home in Butler district, Wayne county, with his postoffice address at Catlettsburg, Kentucky.


    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, Wayne County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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