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 Jake Pollard

Jake Pollard

Death 1 Jun 1862 (aged 34)
Walling, White County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Walling, White County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8896367 · View Source
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My Dearest 2nd Great Grandfather.

Dear Father Of Lucy Scurlock
(The Second Picture).
Grandfather Of: Almeadia, Mary Jane,
Twins Easter And Emit And Flora.
(The Third Picture)

Jake Was An African American Slave, Owned By Edward V Pollard In Walling,Tennessee.

He Was Murderd By Bushwackers Who Were Union Soldiers Durning The Civil War ABT 1862.
The 1860 Slave Census States He Was ABT 35 Years Old When He Was Killed.
Jake Would Not Or Could Not Tell Them Where The Pollard Family Kept There Money.

He Was Buried By The Pollard Family In The Woods Next To The Pollard Cemetery.
ABT 200 Feet From The Cemetery.
ABT 50 Feet From Where He Was Murdered.
Just A Rock And A Fence Post
(That He Put Up Himself)
To Mark His Grave.
Jake's Story Is Still Well Known In
White County,Tennessee.

It Took Four Years To Find Grandpa Jake.
Much Thanks To A Wonderful Man Named Herod McPeak From Walling Tennessee It Never Would Have Happend If We Would Have Never found him .

I Was So Happy When We Found Him.
Standing There At His Grave, I Started Crying.
Than I Became So Angry And Sad.
I Will Never Understand How Anyone Could Be So Mean And Hateful To Another.
It Breaks My Heart To Think About His Pain.
I Just Hate So Much Leaving Him There In The Woods.
My Husband And I Visit Him Every Memorial Weekend.

If I Could Go Back And Meet Someone From
Our Past...It Would Be You Grandpa Jake :-)

God Bless You Sweet Angel.

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  • Created by: Rhonda Sue
  • Added: 10 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8896367
  • Rhonda Sue
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jake Pollard (1 Aug 1827–1 Jun 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8896367, citing Pollard Cemetery, Walling, White County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda Sue (contributor 46547643) .