Sitting (Left to Right): John Pollock and son-in-law Abner Wright Standing (Left to RIght): Francis Elizabeth Pollock McLemore, Mary Pollock Wright, and Nancy Emily Pollock Davis
Note: Frances and Nancy were sisters, daughters of Isaac James Pollock
OCCUPATION: 1850, Blacksmith 1860, Farmer BIRTH: 3 Oct 1800, Kentucky DEATH: AFT. 1870, Hardy, Arkansas CENSUS: 1830, Bedford Co., TN 1840, Bedford Co., TN 1850, Tippah Co., MS 1860, Tippah Co., MS 1870, Tippah Co., MS 1880 Sharp Co., Ark., he is shown living with his daughter, Mary A. Wright and her husband Abner BURIAL: DATE UNKNOWN, Highland Cemetery, Hardy, Arkansas
WIFE: Mary Norton BIRTH: 3 March 1797, South Carolina DEATH: 12 May 1869, Tippah Co., MS CENSUS: 1850, Tippah Co., MS 1860, Tippah Co., MS BURIAL: DATE UNKNOWN, Pogue Cemetery, Tippah Co., MS Father: William Norton Mother: Easter (Esther, Hesther) James Paternal Lineage: Mary, William, Mercer Norton*
Mary (Polly) Norton's parents were William Daniel Norton (circa 1783? - 3/17/1857) and Ester (Hester) James (circa 1777 - 4/9/1857). Earlier, there was one source that gave her as the daughter of Isaac James and Sarah Norton. Now it is known that Isaac James Norton was Polly's younger brother. On the 1850 and 1860 census it is said she was born in South Carolina. Mary is listed as being born March 3, 1797; date of death as May 12, 1869. She is buried in Pogue Cemetery, Tippah Co., MS.
William Norton, Polly's father was born in North Carolina, the date is unproven since the date given on the census would make him only 14 when Polly was born. He died in Tippah County, MS and is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Tippah Co., MS. Easter (Esther, Hesther) married William with the consent of Isaac and Dority James, they were either her parents or were close relatives. She was also born in North Carolina. She died less than a month after William and is also buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery. There were in all probability 10 siblings, only three were living at the time of William's death which were Polly, Martha Jane and John Warren Norton.
John and Mary's Children: 1. Benjamin Pollock (January 14, 1821 - Abt. 1896); m. Sarah Caroline Blankenship 2. William Pollock (Abt. 1825 - ?) 3. Mary Pollock (Abt. 1827 - ?); m. Abner Blair Wright 4. Robert Pollock (Abt. 1829 - ?); m. Mary E. Coley 5. Isaac James Pollock (June 21, 1833 - August 31, 1886); m. Martha Emily Norton 6. Andrew Pollock (Abt. 1835 - ?)
* Numbers placed in brackets denote the generation in the lineage. Sources: Barron, John Calvin. "Descendants of Robert Pollock Personal Communication with Iona Pollock Alex R. Orr, Jr. supplied the source from author Mildred Dulaney, "The Descendants of Mercer (Messer) Norton, 1750?-1800?, and his wife, Martha." 1984, page 399-400.
Land plat of property owned by John Pollock in Tippah County, Mississippi
Patentee: POLLOCK, JOHN Patent Date: 6/15/1843 Accession: STA MS2990__.078 Location: Tippah County, MS Township: 3-S Range: 4-E Section: 18 Aliquot: SE Meridian: Chickasaw Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Longitude: -88.9163101906982 Latitude: 34.8186653709563
Google Maps Information: 34°49'07.2"N 88°54'58.7"W North Tippah School District, MS R39M+FF Falkner, Mississippi
More Supporting Documents:
Petition of Messer King Norton Regarding William Norton
To the Hon. James Ryan: Judge of the Probate Court of the County of Tippah State of Mississippi
The Petition of M. K. Norton Shows respectfully, that William Norton late of Said County and State, departed this life on the 17 day of March 1857 - leaving no will so far as your Petitioner knows, or believes - That Said intestate died Siesed and possessed of real and personal estate, consisting of one trach of land containing three hundred and twenty acres, and being in the county and State afore said - Eleven negro Slaves - young and old - some horses Cattle - hogs, farming utensils, and Some debts due him - re All of Said personal and said estate being estimated to be worth Fifteen Thousand Dollars $15,000 That your Petitioner is the Son in Law of Said intestate. That is to Say - on the _____ day of _____ year of Your Petitioner was Married to Elizabeth Norton - daughter of Said intestate, by whome was born to Your Petitioner, five Children, who are now living and are lawful distributers of the estate of Said intestate and on ____ day _____ year married Martha Norton daughter of Said intestate, by whome was born to your Petitioner three children to wit, _____ who are lawful distributers of the estate afore said____, That Your Petitioner beleiving Said estate should be immediately administered, as well for proper Management of Land Agrees re as far this prompt Collection of other assets. We therefore pray that your Honor will grant letters of administration to him in the promises, upon qualifying himself according to law and the directors of this Court - Your Petitioner begs leave to offer to the consideration of Your Honor _______________ as Securities - and to Nominate ______ as appraisers to value the goods and challets re of Said estate - And as in Duty bound your Petitioner will ever pray re
His M K X Norton Mark Source provided by Alex R. Orr, Jr.: Dulaney, Mildred. "The Descendants of Mercer (Messer) Norton, 1750?-1800?, and his wife, Martha." 1984, page 399.
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Petition of John Pollock and James Spight To Hon. James Rogan, Probate Judge of Tippah County, State of Mississippi
The Petition of John Pollock and James M. Spight citizens of said State and County respectfully shows to your Honor that William Norton, Senior, late of said County, departed this life, intestate, on the ______ day of March 1857, having an estate consisting of land, negroes and personal effects estimated at about Fifteen thousand Dollars --That said intestate died owing some debts, and leaving two daughters living, viz Mary, wife of petitioner Pollock, and Martha wife of Messer Norton -- He had also a son named John, who some years since left this County to remove to the Territory of Utah, from whom nothing has been heard, so far as petitioner knows, for three or four years past - and Your petitioner Pollock is the Son in law of said deceased, having married his eldest daughter. At the time of the death of said Wm. Norton, he left a widow, Esther Norton, surviving him, who has since also departed this life. Previous to her death and subsequint to that of her said husband, the said widow expressed her intention not to administer on the estate of her said husband herself, and her preference and desire that the administration should be granted to your Petitioner Pollock, but thought it advisable that Petitioner Spight should be associated with him in such administration. The said John Norton, son of said intestate, the last time he was in this Country, being about to depart, urged and requested your petitioner Pollock that when the death of said Wm. Norton, who was quite aged, should ensue, your Petitioner Pollock should become the Administrator, and would see to the interests of said John Norton. Petitions therefore pray that letters of Administration on the estate of said Wm. Norton, be granted to them, on this executing bond in accordance with law.
John Pollock James M. Spight
Source is supplied byAlex R. Orr, Jr.: Dulaney, Mildred. "The Descendants of Mercer (Messer) Norton, 1750?-1800? and his wife, Martha". 1984, page 400. (Spelling is that of original document)
Mary Norton Pollock Headstone
Second view of Mary's headstone
Pogue Cemetery, Tippah Co. MS
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