Reverend Frost Pollitt

Frost’s Death

We know when and where the Rev. Frost Pollitt died from the published memoir in the Minutes of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church; he died on March 12, 1872. Most likely he died on his farm in Nutters District, Wicomico County, Maryland near Fruitland. This is most likely the fifteen acres he purchased from James Morris’ son, William P. Morris and his wife, Mary C. Morris, in 1858, called Morris Conclusion, between James Morris’, Levin Robertson’s, and William P. Morris’ land. However, his will mentions another tract of land called “Kobensey” which needs further research.

1872 Death 12 Mar 1872 Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland
Reference: Minutes of the Ninth Session of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Dover, Del, July 25 to 29, 1872, pub. by the Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., 1872, pp. 14-15.

“Rev. Frost Pollett was a son of Titus and Rachael Pollett, and was born near Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., about the year 1788, and departed this life March 12, 1872, about the 84th year of his age.”

Reference: Minutes of the Ninth Session of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
p. 83

List of Deceased Members of Delaware Conference

Wilmore S. Elsey James Davis – 1864 1864 1867 1871 Cambridge, Md. Philadelphia, Pa,
Frost Pullet t 1864 1872 Salisbury, Md

I have been questioned as to where Rev. Frost Pollitt is buried. I do not know. I do not think that I shall ever know unless a long lost relative reads this information and contacts me with some history, either oral or written as to where this might be. The possibilities include 1) his farm on Morris Conclusion which stayed in the family twenty-one years after his death until it was sold in 1893. But I doubt that his family would sell the land if Frost was buried there. 2) Frost may have been buried nearby in the Morris Family Graveyard where James Morris and his family were buried. This is likely as Frost’s wife most likely was buried there and possibly some of his children. 3) The Salisbury Cemetery which was basically a pauper’s cemetery for both White and Black folk. This cemetery was moved from its original location to its current location behind Arby’s on Route 50 in Salisbury. Hundreds of graves were found and the majority were unmarked with minimal to no records to record their location or date.

Frost wrote his will in 1868, slightly less than four years before his death. The Will was probated in Wicomico County, Maryland on March 26, 1872. He is very helpful in giving us the names of his children. He may have had more children or issue but only a more thorough search of the Death Certificates in the Maryland State Archives even possibly give us a clue to anymore who claimed him as their father. I do not think he had any more sons but he may have had other daughters who married. Their married names would make them much more difficult trace.