A. POLLOCK, farmer, P. O. Villa Ridge, was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, near the city of Glasgow, on the 10th of March, 1831, to Robert and Agnes (Campbell) Pollock, both of whom died in Scotland, their native State. Of their children, Mr. Pollock, our subject, is the only one residing in America. He came to the United States in 1851, and in 1856 came to Pulaski County and engaged in farming and lumbering, making the latter a specialty. His first operation in the lumber business was at Villa Ridge, and afterward moved his mill as the scarcity of the timber demanded. He was for a time the partner of S. O. Lewis, but is now alone in business, running a mill at Sandusky, Alexander Co., Ill. In 1860, he married Miss Mary Ann Barnett, a native of the county. They have five children — Robert L., Mary Agnes, William, Jesse and Walter. Mr. P. is a good citizen, enjoying the confidence and esteem of all who know him, is an active member of the Masonic fraternity, and a Republican, politically.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 294.