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Lewis-Pollard family of Texas

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This specific family group is a subset of the much larger Three Thousand Related Politicians group. An individual may be listed with more than one subset.

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  Howell Lewis (1731-1813) — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Goochland County, Va., September 13, 1731. Member of North Carolina state senate from Granville County, 1785-86; member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1787. Died in Granville County, N.C., November 29, 1813 (age 82 years, 77 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Lewis (1696-1779) and Mary (Howell) Lewis (1700-1783); married to Isabella Willis (1733-1813); grandfather of Howell Cobb (1772-1818); great-grandfather of Howell Cobb (1815-1868) and Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb; first cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis; first cousin twice removed of David Shelby Walker; first cousin thrice removed of James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr.; first cousin six times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of George Washington; second cousin once removed of Bushrod Washington; second cousin twice removed of John Thornton Augustine Washington; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin four times removed of Claude Pollard; third cousin twice removed of Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Jackson-Lee family; King family of Savannah, Georgia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Washington-Walker family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of Howell Lewis, John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Howell Cobb (1772-1818), Thomas Walker Gilmer, David Shelby Walker and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin twice removed of Howell Cobb (1815-1868), Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, James David Walker and David Shelby Walker Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor, Francis Taliaferro Helm and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner, Charles John Helm, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Hubbard Dozier Helm; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman, Claude Pollard and Vail Montgomery Pittman; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Rootes Jackson.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  David Aris Pollard (1866-1952) — also known as David A. Pollard — of Calhoun, Henry County, Mo. Born in Clayton, Adams County, Ill., May 27, 1866. Democrat. Physician; surgeon; druggist; mayor of Calhoun, Mo.; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Henry County, 1925-28, 1935-36. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America. Died in Calhoun, Henry County, Mo., October 21, 1952 (age 86 years, 147 days). Interment at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Jesse Pollard (1838-1911) and Martha (Ribelin) Pollard (1838-1906); married, June 13, 1897, to Erma Ann Wiley (1878-1928); third cousin once removed of Claude Pollard (1874-1942).
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Lewis-Pollard family of Texas (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claude Pollard (1874-1942) — of Carthage, Panola County, Tex.; Kingsville, Kleberg County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Carthage, Panola County, Tex., February 14, 1874. Lawyer; Panola County Attorney, 1895-98; Texas state attorney general, 1927-29; attorney for railroads; general counsel for the Railway General Managers Association of Texas. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., November 25, 1942 (age 68 years, 284 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Pollard (1822-1897) and Sarah Jane (Davis) Pollard (1838-1894); married, December 27, 1897, to Julia Samuella Newton (1878-1965); second cousin four times removed of Howell Lewis; third cousin once removed of David Aris Pollard; third cousin thrice removed of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809).
  Political families: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Jackson-Lee family; Demarest-Meriwether-Lewis family of New Jersey; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky; Washington-Walker family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Clay family of Kentucky; Lewis-Pollard family of Texas (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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