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John Polk
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Birth: 1767
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 24, 1845
Maury County
Tennessee, USA

Age 78 years

JOHN POLK is the son of Captain John Polk and Eleanor Shelby,he was born 1767 in Mecklenburg Co., NC., probably on Clear Creek, off Rockey River and died 24 May 1845 in Maury Co., TN, on Carter's Creek, near Columbia.
He married (1) ELIZABETH NANCY ALDERSON Abt. 1787/89 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.(daughter of (Benedict Alderson) she died 24 Nov 1829 in Maury Co., TN., on Carter's Creek, near Columbia.
He married (2) MRS. REBECCA BRIGGS, widow, 12 Jan 1835 in Maury Co., TN. She was born abt. 1790 in VA,and died abt.16 May 1856 in Maury Co., TN.

John Polk siblings are:
*CHARLES POLK, b. 18 Jan 1760, Anson Co., NC., probably on Clear Creek off Rockey River; d. 16 Oct 1848, San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX..
*ELEANOR "ELLEN" POLK,b. Abt. 1762, Anson Co., NC., probably on Clear Creek, off Rockey River; d. Aft. 27 Mar 1806, (m. JOHN THOMSON, Bet. 1790 - 1806, York Co., SC.
*SHELBY (WILLIAM?) POLK, b. Aft. 02 Jul 1764, Mecklenburg Co., NC., probably, on Clear Creek, off Rockey River,d. Unknown.
*WILLIAM (SHELBY?) POLK, b. abt. 1774, Mecklenburg Co., NC., probably, on Clear Creek, off Rockey River, d. Aft. Aug 1810, TN., possibly, m. ELIZABETH MCLANAHAN,
*TAYLOR POLK, b. Bet. 1774 - 1780, Mecklenburg Co., NC., probably on Clear Creek, off Rockey River; d. Abt. 1839, AR., probably in Hot Spring Co., at "The Wilds," in what became Montgomery Co., AR.


Children of JOHN POLK and ELIZABETH ALDERSON are:
*BENJAMIN F. POLK, b. 01 Jan 1790,Mecklenburg NC., ,d. 02 Jun 1840,San Augustine County TX.
*EVAN SHELBY POLK, b. 16 Dec 1791, NC.,possibly SC, likely Greenbrier Dist, Western VA.; d. 23 Oct 1878, Huntsville, Madison Co., AR..
*NANCY ANN POLK, b. 07 Jul 1794, NC., d. 14 Feb 1878, Maury Co., TN.
*ELIZABETH SOPHIA POLK, b. 09 Oct 1796, NC., d. 08 Jul 1856, Columbia, Maury Co., TN.
*JOHN POLK, b. 25 Oct 1798, NC., (Mecklenburg?) or SC., (York?); d. 14 Feb 1864, Madison Co.TX. married his cousin Cynthia Polk(1st wife)
*ROBERT A. POLK, b. Bet. 1801 - 1803, NC., probably; d. Jun 1838, Maury Co., TN..
*FRANKLIN ARMSTEAD POLK, b. 10 Apr 1804, NC., or possibly York Co., SC.; d. 02 Jun 1887, Maury Co., TN..

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John Polk of Maury County, TN received a deed from his Uncle Ezekiel Polk 25 Dec 1806, Ezekiel was the grandfather of Pres. James K. Polk, this deed is recorded 27 April 1811. These men are said to be of Williamson county Tennessee. The land is described as being connected to the land of Ezekiel and William Polk who were both of Williamson County before it became Maury County, TN.
John Polk of Maury County is definetly the nephew of Ezekiel Franklin Polk based on the Deed for land on Carters Creek, Maury Co., Tennessee.
Ezekiel Franklin Polk had 4 brothers William b: abt 1725, Thomas 1830, Charles 1732 and John 1731/37.

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ANCESTRY:
Children of WILLIAM POLK and MARGARET TAYLOR are:

*WILLIAM2 POLK, SON b. Abt. 1725, possibly in Chester Co., PA.
*MARY POLK, ? DAU, b. Bet. 1726 - 1730.
*THOMAS POLK, SON b. Bet. 1729 - 1734, Chester Co., PA., near Carlisle, in what became Cumberland Co. d. 1793
*SUSAN (OR SUSANNA) POLK, DAU b. Bet. 1730 - 1734, Chester Co., PA., near Carlisle, in what became Cumberland Co d. Abt. 1813,
* (X) JOHN POLK, SON b. Bef. 1732, Chester Co., PA., near Carlisle, in what became Cumberland Co., in 1750, d. ??, married Eleanor Shelby.
*CHARLES T. POLK, SON, b. Jul 1732, Chester Co., PA., near Carlisle, in what became Cumberland Co. in 1750; d. 10 Mar 1821, Mecklenburg Co., NC., on Clear Creek, in what is now Union Co..
*DEBORAH POLK, DAU b. Abt. 1733, Chester Co., PA. d. 21 Sep 1811, Mecklenburg Co., NC.m. SAMUEL MCCLEARY Aft. 1748; b. 01 Jun 1732, d. Bet. 08 Aug 1797 - Aug 1799, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
*MARGARET POLK, DAU b. Bet. 1734 - 1746, Chester Co., PA.d. Bet. Jul 1802 - Jan 1805, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
*MARY POLK, UNLK, WIFE EZRA ALEXANER, MECK. NC., b. Abt. 1744, NC. d. 08 Sep 1814, Mecklenburg Co., NC..
*EZEKIEL POLK, SON b. 07 Dec 1747, Chester Co., PA., near Carlisle, d. 31 Aug 1824, Hardeman Co., TN., near Bolivar, probably at his home "Mecklen".

(x) Elizabeth and John Polk were orginially buried in the Polk Cemetery in Theta. The remains of John & Elizabeth Polk were moved to St. John's Cemetery serveral years ago. This small cemetery (Polk Cemetery in Theta) was named for these Carter's Creek pioneers. The century old Polk house stood nearby until 4 jan 1942 when it burned. There are only three box tombs listed in this cemetery.
John Died 24 May 1845 and Elizabeth died 24 Nov 1829.
(x) Info contributed by Mary Bob McClain)




 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Nancy Alderson Polk (1766 - 1829)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin F. Polk (1790 - 1840)*
  Evan Shelby Polk (1791 - 1878)*
  John Polk (1798 - 1864)*
  Franklin Armstead Polk (1804 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Church Cemetery
Ashwood
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: phil r johnson
Originally Created by: kimshockey (reb)
Record added: Nov 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8071120
John Polk
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John Polk
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John Polk
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May you Rest in Peace
- phil r johnson
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
In memory of John Polk and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jun. 14, 2011

- grave hunter
 Added: Jan. 27, 2006
 
 
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