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Biography of Capt. Francis Marion Pollock

CAPT. FRANCIS MARION POLLOCK. This well-known farmer, stock trader and mill man, of Mt. View, Missouri, owes his nativity to Limestone County, Ala., where he first saw the light on the 19th of April, 1840. His parents, Francis Asbury and Ann (Wilkinson) Pollock, were also born in Limestone County, Ala., in 1808 and 1810, respectively, were reared and married there, and about 1834 removed to Cooper County, Missouri, where Mr. Pollock was soon after elected sheriff, and died while in office in 1839. He was a very prominent Mason, one of the wealthy farmers of the county, and became prominently known as a successful horse trader and hotel man. He was killed by lightning, with six other men, while in his wholesale grocery store at Boonville, Missouri He was active, industrious and public spirited, and had his career not been so suddenly closed, he would, without doubt, have become prominent in political circles, for he was very popular, and fully merited the esteem in which he was held. His father, Dr. Robert Pollock, is supposed to have been an Alabamian by birth, and made a large fortune in practicing his profession. He spent the last few years of his life in traveling, and while in Stoddard County, Missouri, prior to the war, was called from life. He was of Irish birth, and was very prominent in Masonic circles. By his wife, Elizabeth, he became the father of four sons and three daughters. After the untimely death of Mr. Pollock, his widow returned to Limestone County, Ala., and while there, the subject of this sketch was born. A few years...

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