Pollard speaks to Genealogical Society

Jack Pollard 

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting Oct. 22, at the County Library in Canton. 

Guest speaker Jack Pollard of Smith County gave a point presentation about his father Thomas G. Pollard.  Mr. Pollard spoke about family traditions and the migration of his ancestors to Van Zandt County.  He also shared stories about his father from the book “The Man From Edom” written by his mother Edna Martin Pollard.   Thomas G. Pollard, who was a State Senator, was born in Martins Mill, moved to Edom and then to Tyler. 

The monthly meetings of the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society are held the fourth Saturday of each month, except December at 2 p.m. at the County Library, located at 885 Hwy 859 in Canton.  The program for November will be Show and Tell, with members showing their historical memorabilia. 

For information about the program or the genealogical society, contact the Library of Genealogy and Local History at 903-567-5012.   

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