Person:Barbara Pollard (5)

m. 25 Mar 1822
  1. Luallin G Pollard1823 - Bet 1866 & 1870
  2. Mary Jane Pollard1824 - 1860
  3. Casper Parham Pollard1826 - Aft 1890
  4. A Docia Nash Pollard1827 - 1852
  5. Nancy Pollard1829 -
  6. Lattamore M Pollard1831 - 1913
  7. John R Pollard1832 - 1863
  8. Margaret Crofs Pollard1834 - 1873
  9. Barbara M Pollard1836 - 1914
  10. Mariah Harrison Pollard1839 - 1841
  11. Emily Pollard1841 - 1923
  12. Wiley Baxter Pollard1845 - 1922
m. 1859
  1. Rosa A Stokes1861 -
  2. William H Stokes1863 - 1937
  3. Ida B Stokes1865 -
  4. Alice Stokes1867 -
Facts and Events
Name[6] Barbara M Pollard
Alt Name[7] Barbary Ann Pollard
Gender Female
Birth[4][5][6][8][9] 27 Dec 1836 Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Census[1] 1850 Cherokee, Alabama, United States
Marriage 1859 Alabama, United Statesto Henry W Stokes
Census[2] 1860 Fayette, Alabama, United States
Census[3] 1870 Tishomingo, Mississippi
Census[4] 1880 Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States
Census[5] 1900 Prentiss, Mississippi, United States
Death? 29 Nov 1914 Prentiss, Mississippi, United States
Burial[7] 30 Nov 1914 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States

Biography of Barbara M Pollard Stokes

Barbara met Henry W Stokes in Alabama before the Civil War broke out. They were just a young couple who had just married living in Fayette County, Alabama when the war broke out. Henry, along with four of Barbara's brothers and another brother-in-law rose to the occasion and enlisted together in Captain Kirkland's, Company B, 41st Alabama Volunteers on March 22, 1862. His enlistment shows he was a Corporal of Company B. Henry paid a big price as he fell sick, was furloughed home in August for 45 days, and his file then ends. Later on, Barbara files for a pension and she states he was discharged on 19 day of November 1862.

This pension application is an interesting document. Not only does it state that her husband died the 18 day of July 1866 after the close of the war, but that she had moved to Mississipi and had lived in Mississippi 36 years. Barbara moved to Mississippi, with another sister, Margaret Pollard Brooks, along with her brother, Wiley Pollard and his family, pregnant with three small children. Barbara's father and mother had both passed away, and several of her older brother and sisters had married or passed away. She was said to have the John W Pollard family Bible which she carried to Mississippi. So together, they all moved to Tishomingo County, Mississippi around 1866.

Barbary, as she apparently like to be called, applied for a Widow's Soldier Pension the 27th of August, 1903. It was signed by her brother, W. B. Pollard, who was Justice of the Peace of Prentice County, Mississippi.

Barbara is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, apparently in an unmarked grave, or her marker has been lost. Her death certificate indicates that is where she is buried and it is signed by her brother, Wiley Pollard, who was Justice of the Peace at the time. Barbara's brother, Clovis Stokes and her son William H Stokes are also buried in Mount Pleasant, as are her Parents and other family members.

Image Gallery
  1. Cherokee, Alabama, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M432)
    Roll M432_3, P102B.

    John Pollard, b abt 1801, South Carolina, District 27, Mechanic
    John Pollard, M. age 29, b. SC; Barbara Pollard, F., age 47, b. SC; Ludllen Pollard, M, age 26, b SC, Agr; Mary Pollard, F., age 25, b. SC; Nancy Pollard, F., age 20, b. SC; Lattimony Pollard, M. age 19, b. SC, Agr.; John Pollard, M. age 18, b. SC, Agr; Margaret Pollard, F. age 16, b. SC; Barbara Pollard, F. age 14, b. SC; Emily Pollard, F. age 9, b. AL; Wiley Pollard, M. age 5, b. AL.

  2. Newell, Herbert Moses, and Jeanie Patterson Newell. 1860 federal census, Fayette County, Alabama. (Fayette, Alabama: H.M. Newell, 1978)
    Roll M653_9, Page 497.

    H W Stokes, b. abt 1842 Alabama, Middle Division, Fayette, Alabama, Personal Property, $80, H. W. Stokes, age 18, M. , b. AL, Barbara Stokes, F. age, 19, b. AL.

  3. Willoughby, Daphne. 1870 federal census of Tishomingo County, Mississippi. (Iuka)
    Roll M593-750, P284B.

    Barbary Stokes, B. Abt 1840, Township 3, Range 9, Tishomingo, Mississippi
    Barbary Stokes, F., b. AL, age 30; Henry Swim, M., b. Miss, age 20; Rosa A Stokes, F, age 9, b. AL; Wily H Stokes, M. b. Al, age 7; Ida B Stokes, F, age 5, b. AL; and Alice Stokes, F. age 3, B. AL.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Flurry, Betty, and Tommy Lockhart. 1880 census of Tishomingo County, Mississippi. (Ripley, Mississippi: Old Timer Press, 1987)
    Roll 666, Page 35B.

    Barbary M Stokes, B abt 1836, Beat 1, Tishomingo, Mississippi
    Barbary M Stokes, F. b SC, age 44; Rosa Ann Stokes, F. age 18, b. AL; Wilie H. Stokes, M. age 17, b. AL, Arra Bell Stokes, F. age 15, b. AL, Dora A. Stokes, 12, b. Miss.

  5. 5.0 5.1 Prentiss, Mississippi, United States. 1900 U. S. Census Population Schedule
    Roll T623_826, Page 6A.

    Barbara M Stokes, Lambert Prentiss, Mississippi, b. Dec 1836, b. MO. Age 63.

    (Note- Birthplace is not correct - she was born in South Carolina.)

  6. 6.0 6.1 Barbara used the middle initial of "M" on many documents, including her widow's pension and several census records. Her middle name of "Ann" is on her death certificate.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Barbara Ann Pollard Death Certificate
  8. John W Pollard Bible Transcript p1
  9. John W Pollard Bible Transcript p2