“Centennial Anniversary of the founding of Monongahela City, P.: celebrated November 15th, 1892. Monongahela City: C. W. Hazzard, 1895.
PHYSICIANS. James G. Sloan, M.D.
Pg. 222 JOSEPH POLLOCK, M.D., was born in Northumberland, Pa., 1788.His father emigrated to the wilds of Western Pennsylvania when his son was a lad.JOSEPH was an exceedingly bright boy, and his father determined to give him a good education; he chose the profession of medicine.His academic course was at Darlington, Pa., at the age of sixteen, a vacancy occurring in this academy, he (pg. 223) was unanimously elected principal.His collegiate course was at Jefferson College, Canonsburg.He married MISS RACHEL MOOREHEAD.They were married November 7, 1809.They raised a family of eleven children, four boys and seven girls, ten of whom reached maturity.He first located at Peters Creek, a short distance below Elizabeth, Pa., and moved to Williamsport, in 1818.He gained a large practice, and it was very laborious, extending in some directions twenty-five miles.