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Thomas Polk
Birth: 1730
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1794
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

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) 
Family links: 
  William Ezekiel Robert Polk (1700 - 1753)
  Margaret Taylor Polk (1705 - 1763)
  Susanna Spratt Polk (1734 - ____)*
  Margaret Polk Alexander (1757 - 1800)*
  William Polk (1758 - 1834)*
  Charles Thomas Polk (1762 - 1812)*
  Mary Polk Alexander (____ - 1814)*
  Susannah Polk Alexander (1725 - 1813)*
  Thomas Polk (1730 - 1794)
  Charles Polk (1732 - 1821)*
  Deborah Polk McCleary (1734 - 1811)*
  John Polk (1739 - 1803)*
  Margaret Polk McRee (1742 - 1803)*
  Mary Polk Alexander (1744 - 1814)*
  Ezekiel Franklin Polk (1747 - 1824)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Settlers Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 129
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 30, 2000
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Thomas Polk
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