LFI ancestry of George Pollock, aka POKE(at his 1776/7 enlistment in Rev. War at "West" Nottingham, Chester Co. PA.) Served w/5th PA Line.
Possible brother DAVID Pollock, who also served (diff. Co.have both their Rev. War Pension files)
Geo. Disch. Trenton, NJ 1781. Possibly either stayed in NJ or returned there to marry 1st w. Nelly, though don't really know. Could have met her during his service there in War, could have been a PA girl..
Possible cousin Major Kirkpatrick of the VA Line(wounded/killed) at Battle of Princeton - stated cousin of David.
Geo. stated he Left his Disch. papers with a David Kirkpatrick, Esq. of "Bascon-ridge, or Beacon-ridge, Somerset Co." to try for land on his service. Could be Somerset Co. PA, NJ, or MD??? (still looking). Coincidence of Kirkpatrick names???
Geo. & Nelly had 3 ch.: John, George Jr. (my line) & Elizabeth (b. 1796) Nelly poss. d. as result of E's birth, for on 11/13/1798, George Pollock is now in SCHOHARIE CO., NEW YORK, where he marries 2d w. Louisa W(right?) (nee Unknown) Blanchard, widow of Luther Blanchard. They also have ch., all in Scho.Co., where family remained. WHY they ended up there is a mystery...no info found on any Rev. War land grant to date.
Son George Jr. marries twice too, with father and son both having children at same time, by multiple wives, with multiple baptisms - VERY confusing, but think this is sorted out now.
Alt. sp. of names found: Poke, Pollock, Pocke, Pok, etc. makes this family difficult to trace. Origins uncertain - could be Scots, could be German "Palatine"?
Let's hear from all POKE; POLLOCK, etc. fams. from Colonial CHESTER CO. PA , specifically Nottingham Twp., as well as the WEST NOTTINGHAM, CECIL CO. MD area (which is where Nottingham ended up being in aft. abt 1788)
Give a shout!! Let's try to figure out the history and origins of this family!