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Pharagus Monroe Pollard
Birth: 1831
Overton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1863
Crow Creek
Buffalo County
South Dakota, USA

Pharagus was a son of Jesse Pollard and Elizabeth Mitchell.

He married Sarah Jane Crook on 21 February 1851 in Jackson County, Tennessee.

In the Fall of 1854, the Pollards left with the Duggers and several other families from White County, Tennessee, and traveled by covered wagon to Richardson County, Nebraska, arriving there in April of 1855.

Pharagus purchased a land warrant from William Lasley for 160 acres on the eastern edge of Humboldt Township, where the North Fork of the Nemaha River flows into Grant Township. He built a dugout log cabin there and began living on the land in 1857. He filed to pre-emt Lasley's warrant on 20 August 1858.

On 11 January 1862, Pharagus enlisted as a Corporal in Company G, 2nd Regiment, of the Nebraska Cavalry for a term of 9 months service. Tension was rising between the Dakota Sioux and the Indian Agents who were authorized by the Federal Government to regulate trade with the tribes. Hostilities erupted in late August when the Sioux began attacking settlers in the Minnesota River Valley. Pharagus was mustered out on September 11.

He enlisted again on 8 December 1862 as a Sergeant. His Company was sent from Falls City to Omaha, then to Camp Bayne, Iowa, and then to Fort Randall, Dakota Territory.
On July 20, they arrived at the Crow Creek Indian Agency. Pharagus took sick and died 8 days later at the encampment. He was buried there in what is now Buffalo County, South Dakota.

He was the father of seven children:
Jesse Allen, Isaac Newton, Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth Jane, Andrew Jackson, Perry Sylvester, and Eva Claire Pollard.
Family links: 
  Sarah Crook Pollard (1831 - 1917)
  Jesse Allen Pollard (1852 - 1935)*
  Isaac Newton Pollard (1853 - 1929)*
  Christopher Columbus Pollard (1855 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Jane Pollard Kunze (1856 - 1943)*
  Andrew Jackson Pollard (1858 - 1867)*
  Perry Sylvester Pollard (1861 - 1948)*
  Eva St. Claire Pollard Ray (1864 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried near Crow Creek in the Dakota Territory in 1863.
Created by: Allen Monasmith
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71524138
Pharagus Monroe Pollard
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- Allen Monasmith
 Added: Oct. 15, 2012
Thank you, great-grandfather Pharagus, for your service in the Civil War, Dakota Territory.
- Colleen Ray
 Added: Jul. 2, 2011
Thank you, Allen, for this memorial to Pharagus Pollard at his actual burial site. Pharagus was my great-great-grandfather.
- Colleen Ray
 Added: Jul. 2, 2011
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