John H. Pollard was born 19 August 1880, in Waltham, Massachusetts, to "Mattie" Kindall and William Pollard. 
On 20 January, 1899, at the age of 18 years, 4 months, John H Pollard who was a printer by trade, enlisted into the United States Army, making him a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was described as 5' 6" tall, with blue eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion. He was assigned to the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, F Company. regiment was mustered out of service on November 26, 1898. He deserted on 22 August 1901.
John Pollard married Lizzie Nash on 15 April 1902 in the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. They were each 21 years of age and residents of Boston. John was employed as a bookeman and Lizzie lived at home with her parents. The ceremony was officiated by Raymond T. Holway.
John died in Smoqualmie Fallas, Washington on 1 October 1923  and is interred at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Kings County, Washington, USA. 
Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840-1911. New England Historic Genealogic Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
New England, United Methodist Church Records, 1787-1922. Baptism, marriage, and death registers. Microfilm and textual records. New England Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History, Boston School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts.
@fold3. "Pollard, John H. Civil War Pensions Index - Fold3." Fold3. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2016. <https://www.fold3.com/image/1/2426481>. NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:
Pollard-1461 and Pollard-919 appear to represent the same person because: Hello Karen,
Marion Pollard Stracco's father is John Henry Pollard. Since you've got an "unknown" profile with a lower ID number, the merge has to go into Pollard-919. I'll continue to add source citations.
Michele Britton Camera
(great-grandaughter of Leo Jumper and Fannie McNamara Jumper)