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Delilah Tyler Polke
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1755
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1797
Nelson County
Kentucky, USA

Delilah Married Charles Polke (the son of Charles Polke, the Indian Trader of the Potomac, and his wife Christian Cartledge) about 1774 at or near Cross Creek, Virginia. She and Charles had twelve children. They were William (1775-1843), Elizabeth (1777-1847), Sarah(Sally) (1780-1818), Nancy(1778-1823), Charles (1782-1845), Edmund (1786-1814), Christiana (1787-1850), Eleanor "Nellie" (1786-1859), Mary "Polly" (1790), Thomas (1792-1872), Unnamed Male (1796-1796) and Robert (1797-1843).

In August 1782 indians attacked Kincheloe's Station (about 7 miles northeast of Bardstown, (also known as Polke's or Burnt Station) where Delilah and her family lived. Some were killed and other taken captive and the station looted and burned. Among the captives were a pregnant Delilah and her four children. They were forced marched to Fort Detroit, a British fort at that time; and those who survived the trek, were sold into slavery. After about 11 months her husband Charles discovered his family's fate, and with the ending of the Revolutionary War, he was able to go to Detroit and ransom his family along with his new son Charles who was born about 2 months after they were taken captive.

She Died in Nelson County, Kentucky after giving child birth and is likely buried in a family cemetery. Location of burial is unknown at this time.

Family links: 
  Edward Tyler (1720 - 1802)
  Ann Langley Tyler (1732 - 1820)
  Charles Polk (1745 - 1823)
  Charles Polk (1745 - 1823)
  Sarah Polk Bruce (1780 - 1818)*
  Christiana Polke McCoy (1787 - 1850)*
  Thomas Polk (1792 - 1872)*
  Robert Tyler Polke (1797 - 1843)*
  Robert Langley Tyler (1751 - 1815)*
  William Tyler (1755 - 1834)*
  Delilah Tyler Polke (1755 - 1797)
  Edward Tyler (1767 - 1840)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: dennis gard
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63716524
Delilah <i>Tyler</i> Polke
Added by: dennis gard
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- Karen
 Added: Sep. 11, 2013
RIP - 4th great-grandmother.
- G. Mantor-Jordan
 Added: Apr. 8, 2011

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