Isaac James Pollock (June 21, 1833 - August 31, 1886)
Martha Emily Norton (June 13, 1842 - December 29, 1921)
Isaac James Pollock
Martha Emily Norton Pollock
BIRTH: 21 Jun 1833 DEATH: 31 Aug 1886, Hardy, Arkansas OCCUPATION: School and singing teacher CENSUS: 1850, Tippah Co., MS 1860, Tippah Co., MS 1870, Tippah Co., MS 1880, Fulton Co., Arkansas BURIAL: UNKNOWN, Highland Cemetery, Hardy, Arkansas Father: John Pollock Mother: Mary Norton Paternal Lineage:(Isaac James, John, John, Robert Pollock)* Maternal Linage: (Isaac James, Mary, William, Mercer Norton)*
WIFE 1 : Eluira Orshburn MARRIAGE: 27 Jul 1854 Isaac James and Eluira's Children: 1. Sarah Eluira "Sug" POLLOCK (November 28, 1855 - ?); m. Peter Laten Jasper Newton Lewis Cass Anthony WIFE 2 : Martha Emily Norton Paternal Lineage: (Martha Emily, Edward[3,] Jacob, Mercer) Norton)* Maternal Lineage: (Martha Emily , Nancy Short, Josiah Short, Landman Short)*
MARRIAGE: 2 May 1859, Tippah County, MS Isaac James and Martha's Children: 1. John Edward POLLOCK (September 08, 1860 - January 27, 1862) 2. Frances Elizabeth POLLOCK (May 05, 1862 - September 1928); m. John McLemore 3. Mary Ann POLLOCK (January 30, 1864 - 1864) 4. Nancy Emily POLLOCK (January 27, 1866 - Abt. 1901); m. Elzy H. Davis 5. William Lee POLLOCK (August 16, 1868 - March 06, 1936); m. Rosy Bell Wallace 6. Mills Bennett POLLOCK (January 04, 1871 - ?); m. Lela Jane Nelson 7. Isaac Jackson POLLOCK (January 27, 1873 - October 18, 1946); m. Ida May Nelson 8. Ida Parthena POLLOCK (June 29, 1875 - ?); m. Mr. Gibson 9. Jesse POLLOCK m. Willie Mae Gas 10. J. F. Marvin POLLOCK (January 22, 1880 - January 02, 1943); m. Rachel Emma Osborn 11. James Jacob POLLOCK (March 22, 1883 - December 04, 1963); m. Fannie Blassingame 12. Gracie Alico POLLOCK (January 30, 1886 - January 24, 1969); m. John Pruitt
Sallie Elvira Pollock Anthony
Isaac James was a school and singing teacher. He and his wife, Martha Emily moved near Hardy, Arkansas before 1886, he made a note at a Ripley, Miss bank in 1865 (hand written notes states 1861). Isaac James, his father John, and Isaac's son Mills Bennett Pollock are all buried in Highland Cemetery near Hardy, Arkansas, but have no grave markers. The Pollocks left Arkansas around 1900 and most of them settled around Clarksville, Red River Co., Texas. Three of the brothers moved to Duncan, OK about 1913.
Isaac James served as a Sergeant in Company A, 34th Regiment Mississippi Infantry (Tippah Rangers) from February 25, 1862 until 1863. Isaac's wife, Martha, received a $40.00 a month pension #13046 dated August 29, 1901 from Sharp County, Arkansas. The application stated that Isaac James began service in 1861 being a member of Col. William Falkner's Regiment of Infantry and was re-instated in 1862 until 1863 in Col. Benton's Reg. Miss. Inf. Vol. It also stated that Isaac James died in Arkansas on the 31st day of August 1886. A Proof of Service was included in the Pension Application signed by John F. Norton, Martha's brother.
The following is an excerpt taken from the "Compendium of The Confederate Armies - Mississippi" by Stewart Sifakis: page 123-124
Mississippi 34th Infantry Regiment
Organization: Organized as the 37th Infantry Regiment ca. April 19, 1862. Redesignated as the 34th Infantry Regiment on March 5, 1863. Field consolidation with the 29th and 30th Infantry Regiments from December 1863 to May 1864. Field consolidation with the 24th and 27th Infantry Regiments in late 1864. Field consolidation with the 24th Infantry Regiment from December 1864 to April 9, 1865. Consolidated with the 24th, 27th, 29th, and 30th Infantry Regiments and designated as the 24th Infantry Regiment. Consolidated at Smithfield, North Carolina on April 9, 1865.
First Commander: Samuel Benton (Colonel) Field Officers: Thomas A. Falconer (Major) Armistead T. Mason (Major) William G. Pegram (Major) Hugh A. Reynolds (Major) Daniel B. Wright (Lieutenant Colonel)
Assignments: Walker's Brigade, Ruggles' Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (May 1862) Anderson's Brigade, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (May-June 1862) Anderson's Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (June-July 1862) Anderson's Brigade, Jones' Division, Army of the Mississippi, Department #2 (July 1862) T. M. Jones' Bridgade, Jones'-Anderson's Division, Left Wing, Army o fthe Mississippi, Department #2 (October-November 1862) T. M. Jones' Brigade, Anderson's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (November-December 1862) Anderson's-Walthall's Brigade, Withers'-Hindman's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee (December 1862-September 1863) Walthall's Brigade, Liddell's Division, Reserve Corps, Army of Tennessee (September 1863) Walthall's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, 1st Corps, Ary of Tennessee (September 1863-February 1864) Walthall's-Brantley's Brigade, Hindman's-Anderson's-Johnson's-D.H. Hill's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Tennessee (February 1864-April 1865) Battles: Corinth Campaign (April-June 1862) Farmington (May 9, 1862) Perryville (October 7, 1862) Murfreesboro (december 31, 1862-January 3, 1863) Tullahoma Campaign (June 1863) Chickamauga (September 19-20, 1863) Chattanooga Siege (September-November 1863) Chattanooga (November 23-25, 1863) Atlanta Campaign (May-September 1864) Resaca (May 14-15, 1864) New Hope Church (May 25-June 4, 1864) Ezra Church (July 28, 1864) Atlanta Siege (July-September 1864) Franklin (November 30, 1864) Nashville (December 15-16, 1864) Carolinas Campaign (February-April 1865)
Also serving in the 34th Miss. Infantry were members of the Norton family. Isaac James' wife and mother were Norton's before they married. The Norton's listed in the regiment are:
James W. Norton (2nd Lt.) Company A -- 2nd cousin to Isaac James & 1st cousin to Martha Emily John F. Norton (Pvt), Company A - Isaac James' 2nd cousin and brother of Martha Emily John H. Norton (Pvt), Company A -- 1st cousin once removed from Isaac James & Uncle of Martha Emily George M. D. Street (Pvt), Company G - husband of Isaac James' 2nd cousin
Marriage License, Tippah County, Mississippi
Isaac James Pollock, date unknown but taken in Hardy, Arkansas
Martha Emily's Headstone
Fulton County, Arkansas 80 Acres purchased for $5.00 with the promise to reside, cultivate and fence at least 5 acres within 18 months of purchase Application filed on November 25, 1880 Filed March 11, 1882
Martha Emily's Headstone
* Numbers placed in brackets denote the generation in the lineage.
Sources: Barron, John Calvin. "The Descendants of Robert Pollock" Personal Communication with Iona Pollock Source provided by Alex R. Orr, Jr.: Dulaney, Mildred. "The Descendants of Mercer (Messer) Norton, 1750?-1800?, and his wife, Martha". 1984 Marriage License of Isaac James and Martha Emily (Norton) Pollock Pension Application of Martha Emily Pollock Death Certificate, State of Oklahoma, Martha Emily Pollock
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