Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

George POLLOCK

Male 1761 - 1841  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name George POLLOCK 
    Born Between 1757 and 1 May 1761  probably West Nottingham, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1841  prob. Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Richmondville Cemetery, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11089  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 

    Family 1 Nellie ?,   b. Abt 1755, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1796 and 1798  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Bef 3 Nov 1785  Somerset Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John POLLOCK,   b. 3 Nov 1785, Schoharie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George POLLOCK,   b. 16 Mar 1787, Carlisle, (New Rhinebeck) Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1868, Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Elizabeth E. POLLOCK,   b. 16 Feb 1796, New Rhinebeck (Carlisle), Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1880, Russell, Saint Lawrence Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F2315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louisa W. ?,   b. Abt 29 Oct 1770,   d. 25 Aug 1851  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1798  Carlisle, (New Rhinebeck) Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nelly POLLOCK,   b. 1806, Carlisle, (New Rhinebeck) Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alida POLLOCK,   b. 7 Jul 1811, Carlisle, (New Rhinebeck) Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sylvanus POLLOCK,   b. Abt 1813, Carlisle, Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1902, Schoharie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     4. Hannah POLLOCK,   b. Abt 1815, Carlisle, Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henderson POLLOCK,   b. Abt 1818, Carlisle, Schoharie, New York, Unites States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James POLLOCK,   b. 31 Aug 1820, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1 NAME George /Polk/


      From "Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files" by Virgil White:
      Application Number: W1930.
      Soldier Name: "Pollock, George or George Polk or Poke.
      Wife's Name: Louisa.
      Service With: Pennsylvania Line.
      Soldier applied for his pension on April 25, 1818 in Schoharie Co. New York. He stated he was age 56 years, 11 months, and 25 days.
      However on October 3, 1820 he gave his age as 63 with a wife Louisa aged 50 & 2 sons Henderson 12 & Silvanus aged 6 also 2 daughters; Nelly 14 & Hannah aged 4.
      George stated he had enlisted in Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
      George's widow applied on November 28, 1849 in Schoharie Co. New York, aged 79 (she signed as Loisa Pollock)
      George said he married Loisa Blanchard, a widow on November 13, 1798 at Carlisle, New York & those present at the wedding were;
      Frederick Woolman & his wife, Sylvenus Parkinson, & Mary Sweetman, Soldier & wife were married by John Sweetman a Justice of the Peace.
      George was in the 5th PA Line Regt. of the 2d PA Brigade, of the 2d Division, under Col. Anthony Wayne, before and through Valley Forge.
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      George was a Revolutionary War veteran and served with the "Pennsylvania Line". He was cited on a list of pensioners in Schoharie Co., New York as follows:
      Name: Geo. Pollock or Poke
      Rank: Private
      Annual Allowance: 96.00
      Sums Received: 1,474.66
      Description of service: Capt. Samuel Smith's 5th. Pennsylvania Regiment, "Pennsylvania Line"
      Time of service: March 1779
      When placed on the pension roll: March 5, 1819
      Commencement of pension: April 25, 1818
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      Note: George's daughter Elizabeth did state she was a "close blood relation" to James K. Polk on her husband's 1812 pension papers, and George's presumed father Thomas is a proven relative of the late President.
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      May 1778:
      There was a George Poke was listed on the Tax List for Bedminster Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey.
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      1781:
      George was discharged from military service at Trenton, New Jersey.
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      The 4th Pennsylvania Battalion / 5th Pennsylvania Regiment participated in the following engagements during the American War of Independence:

      June 1776 Three Rivers, Canada
      July 1776- January 1777 Garrison force at Ft. Ticonderoga
      October 1776 Crown Point, NY
      June 1777 New Brunswick, NJ
      September 1777 Battle of Brandywine, PA
      Paoli Massacre
      October 1777 Battle of Germantown, PA
      Winter 1777-78 Encampment at Valley Forge, PA
      June 1778 Battle of Monmouth, NJ
      July 1779 Battle of Stony Point, NY
      July 1780 Assault on blockhouse at Bergen Heights
      July 1781 Battle of Green Springs, VA
      October 1781 Battle of Yorktown, VA
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      George stated he left his discharge papers with one David Kirkpatrick, Esq. of "Beacon-ridge, or Bascon-ridge, Somerset Co." (could be either, PA, MD, or NJ, still looking, but PA is implied), in order to try for land on his service, but no record of his obtaining land grant has yet been found. George said when he many years later "called on" this man, he was told that he no longer does business, and that Georges's papers were lost.
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      The 1790 census records a George Poke in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.
      (Roll 9 Book 3, Page 302)
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      The 1810 census finds George and his family in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., New York, enumerated as follows:
      Males:
      1, age <10
      2, age 10-15
      1, age 16-25
      0, age 25-44
      1, age 45+
      Females:
      2, age <10
      0, age 10-15
      0, age 16-25
      1, age 26-45
      0, age 46+
      0, Others
      0, Slaves
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      The 1820 census finds George and his family in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., New York, enumerated as follows:
      Males:
      1, age <10
      1, age 10-15
      0, age 16-18
      0, age 18-25
      0, age 26-44
      1, age 45+
      Females:
      1, age <10
      1, age 10-15
      1, age 16-18
      0, age 18-25
      1, age 26-44
      0, age 45+
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      By 1830 it seems George had moved to Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York, as his family appears on the census there, as follows:
      Males:
      1, age <5
      0, age 5-9
      1, age 10-14
      0, age 15-19
      1, age 20-29
      0, age 30-39
      0, age 40-49
      0, age 50-59
      1, age 60-69
      0, age 70-79
      0, age 80-89
      0, age 90-99
      0, age 100+
      Females:
      1, age <5
      2, age 5-9
      0, age 10-14
      0, age 15-19
      1, age 20-29
      0, age 30-39
      1, age 40-49
      0, age 50-59
      0, age 60-69
      0, age 70-79
      0, age 80-89
      0, age 90-99
      0, age 100+
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      George died. March 19, 1841.
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      Montgomery County Surrogate Court has Letters of Administration for George Pollock in Book 4, Page 163.
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      Louisa, George's last wife drew a widows pension # 1980.
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      NOTES:
      The following is correspodence from a Janet Gritzner (Dated: May 27, 2003).

      Earliest dates so far I have for David Poak, Sr, Samuel Poak and James Poak (all living in West Nottingham) is 1747. William Poak appears in the tax records in 1753. Samuel Poak and James Poak had land bordering one another 1748. James Poak and William Poak appear together as witnesses on a will in Oxford, Chester County, 1769. I think they are all brothers. I am working on John Poak (witness on a will in 1743, West Nottingham) as the father and that they may have been living in area from 1727. See Nathaniel Ewing letter at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/h/a/Dorothy-W-Chance/GENE3-0001.html.