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Thomas Polk
Birth: 1732
Death: Jun. 26, 1794

American Revolutionary War Military, Political Figure. Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, he moved to North Carolina, in 1853 and participated in the War of Sugar Creek, when local settlers took up arms against large private landholders who were speculating on real estate in the area. In 1775, with the support of his fellow settlers, he founded Charlotte, North Carolina and signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. During the American Revolutionary War, he served as a Colonel in command of the 4th North Carolina Regiment of Continental Line at the Battle of Brandywine. In 1780, he accepted a commission as General of purchases for both the State of North Carolina and the Continental Army. After the war, he returned to North Carolina, was elected to the North Carolina Council of State, serving (1783-84) and was elected as a delegate to the Third Continental Congress in 1786, but did not attend any of that Congress' sessions. Polk's home accommodated President George Washington during his tour of the southern states, in 1791. He died at the age of 62 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was also the great uncle of the 11th US President James K. Polk. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Polk (1700 - 1753)
  Margaret Taylor Polk (1704 - 1763)
 
 Spouse:
  Susanna Spratt Polk (1734 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Polk Alexander (1757 - 1800)*
  William Polk (1758 - 1834)*
  Charles T. Polk (1762 - 1812)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susannah Polk Alexander (1725 - 1813)*
  Charles Polk (1732 - 1821)*
  Thomas Polk (1732 - 1794)
  Deborah Polk McCleary (1734 - 1811)*
  Ezekiel Franklin Polk (1747 - 1824)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Settlers Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 2000
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Thomas Polk
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