J.T. Pollard. A history of Pike County would be incomplete without a brief
mention of the enterprising and successful young planter whose name heads
this sketch. He was born in Georgia, September 27, 1852, a son of Joel K.
and Sarah E. (Youngblood) Pollard, both natives of Georgia. They had a
family of two children, viz., Mary J. (Who married Henry L. Adamson, and
now resides in Heard County, Ga.), and Joel T. (the subject of this sketch).
The father was a planter by occupation, and at the time of his death owned
fifty acres of land. Both he and wife were members of the Missionary
Baptist Church. He died November 27, 1852. His widow is still living and
resides at Rock Mills, Ala. The subject of this sketch was reared and
educated in Georgia, and at the age of twenty-one years commenced in life
for himself by engaging in agricultural pursuits, at which he has been
eminently successful, for he now owns 200 acres of good land, with fifty
acres under cultivation. December 6, 1873, he was married to Miss Martha E.
Adamson, a native of Georgia, and daughter of George and Matilda Adamson,
and to this union have been born eight children, viz., Joel M. (deceased),
Tilden H., John T., Minnie L., Jim P., Olin M., Albert C. (deceased), and
Lulu May. Mr. Pollard is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to
Pisgah Lodge No. 250, and has served as senior warden and senior deacon in
the same. He is actively interested in educational matters, and now holds
the office of school director. His wife is a member of the Missionary
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County,
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