Ruth Ann Allen Reeves Pollard

January 23, 1817–February 8, 1881

1 Born at Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, Wales; daughter of Martha Isaac and John Allen. 2 Baptized in England by John Taylor, 1840. 3 Married first John Edward Reeves, 1846; four children. 4 Immigrated to the United States, 1849; migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1861. 5 Married second Joseph Pollard as a plural wife, 1862. 6 Lived in the Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward. 7 Died at Salt Lake City. 8 (See Document 3.12)


  1. [1] “Obituary,” Deseret News [weekly], Mar. 2, 1881, 80. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 106 (1881), Ruth Ann Pollard; database and images, (, accessed Dec. 2014); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT.
  2. [2] “Obituary,” 80. Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, “Welsh Mormon Immigrant Project,” database, Welsh Mormon History (, accessed Jan. 2015), Ruth Allen. Mother’s family name is alternately listed as Lease or Eborn. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 2015), Ruth Allen KWJ7-Q1G .
  3. [3] “Obituary,” 80.
  4. [4] “Family Tree,” database, Ruth Allen.
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  6. [6] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901), 1:636. “Ancestral File,” database, Ruth Allen.
  7. [7] 1870 U.S. census, Salt Lake City Ward 15, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 674A, Ruth Pollard; digital image, (, accessed Jan. 2015); from NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1611.
  8. [8] “Obituary,” 80. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” database, Ruth Ann Pollard.