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View Tree for Captain Charles T. PolkCaptain Charles T. Polk (b. 29 Jul 1732, d. date unknown)

Charles T. Polk (son of William B. Polk II and Margaret Taylor) was born 29 Jul 1732 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA, and died date unknown. He married Mary "Polly" Clark.

 Includes NotesNotes for Charles T. Polk:
About 1750 Charles migrated with his parents to North Carolina. When he grew to manhood, he acquired lands in Mecklenburg County, NC and lived there until his death.

He was a lieutenant as of 7 Jun 1766 in Capt. Adam Alexander's company of militia (the Clear Creek Company). He took an active part in the American Revolution, serving in the campaign against the Scotch Highland Tories. He was a captain of the Brunswick Light Horse. The pension granted his widow for his revolutionary services was for 'five months' service as Captain of Cavalry, nine months as Captain of Infantry, and nine months and nineteen days as Captain of Cavalry.' The record also states that he served under Lieutenant Colonel William Polk and that he was a brother of General Thomas and of John and Ezekiel Polk. His will, recorded in Mecklenburg County, NC, names as his executors his brother-in-law, Rev. Jacob Helms, and his son, George Washington Polk.

Charles was a small man, but large in spirit. His pension file has manyletters attesting to his bravery during the revolutionary War. some ofhis men did not like him as he was said to be too strict. In 1855, JohnQ. Lemmond, made an affidavit concerning the Revolutionary war service ofCharles Polk. In the affidavit, Mr. Lemmond states that his grandfather(Mr. Lemmond's grandfather) told him of cutting a musket ball out of thethigh of captain Polk during the revolution. Charles was practicallyblind in his last years.

Charles' will, dated 1 Nov 1820, and probated in May 1821 by the oath ofRobert Russell, is recorded in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Iwill to my sf Phebe the house wherein I now live, the household andkitchen furniture, the farming tools, and 30 A during her widowhood, aswell as two negro women and their increase until the day of her marriageand then to revert to my son George w Polk. My cattle are to be dividedequally between my son george and my wf whose share is to revert toGeorge at her marriage. i also will to my wf a bed and furniture and herwearing apparel to do with as she pleases. I give to my son Charles Polkthe negro Emanuel who is to remain in the service of my wf during herwidowhood, and when he becomes the property of the sd Charles he is topay $200 to my son Thomas Polk. I further give to my son William Polkthe negro Smart on condition that he pay $200 to john Polk and $100 toMichael Polk; and to my son George W Polk the negro Bob and two horses oncondition that he pay $100 to Michael Polk, $100 to Martha Shelby. Ialso give my sf a mare with saddle and bridle to dispose of as shechooses, and my sheep are to be divided equally between my wf and sonGeorge. I give the tract of land where Gideon Freeman now lives to mydau Deborah during her lifetime then to revert to my son George. I giveto my sons-in-law Gideon freeman, William Freeman, and John Brooks each$5. Exrs: Michael Polk, son Charles, and Jacob Helms. Wit: RobertRussell, Jurat, and Susannah (X) Kiser, Jurat. Isaac Alexander, CMC."

Charles Polk's original will is now in the North Carolina Archives at Raleigh.

Father: William Polk b: 1700 in Whitehall,Somerset, Maryland
Mother: Margaret Taylor b: ABT 1704 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa

Marriage 1 Mary Clark b: 6 Jun 1744 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Married: Mar 1762 in North Carolina
Children
Peggy Polk b: 25 Dec 1764 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Michael Polk, Sr. b: 20 Jun 1774 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
John Polk b: 17 Nov 1766 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Deborah Polk b: 28 Feb 1768 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Thomas Jefferson Polk b: 28 Feb 1771 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Mary Polk b: 24 Sep 1776 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Marriage 2 Philopena Helms b: 10 Jun 1764 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Married: 5 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Children
Charles Polk , Jr. b: 15 Mar 1784 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
William Polk b: 30 Apr 1786 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Susanna Polk b: 19 Jun 1788 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Ezekiel Polk b: 9 Jun 1791 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Martha Washington Polk b: 4 May 1794 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
George Washington Polk b: 18 Sep 1799 in Clear Creek, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Eleanor Polk b: 16 Jan 1804 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina

Sources:
Title: LDS Church, Family Group Record-Ancestral File
Repository:

Title: Ancestry.com.
Note:
Source Media Type: Book
Text: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 150.
Title: Mrs. Frank M Angellotti, The Polks of North Carolina and Tennessee, (Originally published by the New England Historical a
Repository:

Title: Bill Polk, Kansas City, MO, billpolk@oz.sunflower.org
Note:
from Mrsl Frank M

Source Media Type: Book



More About Charles T. Polk:
Emigration: Abt. 1750, Charles migrated with his parents to North Carolina. When he grew to manhood, he acquired lands in Mecklenburg County, NC and lived there until his death..

Children of Charles T. Polk and Mary "Polly" Clark are:
  1. +Michael Polk, Sr., b. 20 Jun 1774, Clear Creek, Mecklenburg, NC, d. 08 Jan 1863, Hackeyville, AL.
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