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Thomas Pollock
Highland Twp.

Thomas Pollock, farmer, section 8, Highland Township, was born in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland, July 26, 1832. His parents were John and Mary (Howie) Pollock, who had a family of three children. Thomas lost his parents when very small, and he went to live with his aunt at Eggleston, Scotland, where he attended school and followed gardening until eighteen years old. He then worked in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, until twenty-three, when he came alone to the United States, landing in New York. He farmed in Dundee Township, Kane County, Ill., one year, and in May, 1856, came to Clayton County, Iowa, where he has since remained. He was married to Miss Hellen Hood, in March 1859. She was born in the parish Kingoldrum, Forforshire, Scotland. Her parents were Thomas and Martha (McKee) Hood. Mrs. Pollock came to America in 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Pollock have had four children, two living, viz.: Miss Mary I. and William H. Pollock. Mr. Pollock owns 120 acres of land in section 8, Highland Township, where he and family reside. He grows grain and raises stock for the market. In politics he is a Republican. He is one of the enterprising and resprentative men and farmers of Clayton County, with which he has been identified since May, 1856.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 846-847
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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