FIRST GENERATION POLK LINE
Robert Bruce Polk, born in Donegal, Ireland about 1636. Died in Somerset County, Maryland, 1709. His will dated 1699.
Married: Magdalon Tasker Porter, born in Ireland about 1642. Died in Maryland in 1726.
I. John Polk, born in Ireland in 1662, died 1707. Married: (I) Jane Knox
(2) Joanna Knox Hugg.
Had three children. His son William married Priscilla Roberts, who later married Clarkson.
William Polk, Sr. * (or first) born in Ireland, 1664. Died 1740.
Married: (I) Nancy Knox Owens
(2) Widow Gray.
Had ten children.
David Polk, born in Ireland, died after 1699. He is mentioned in his father's will.
Married:Mutter. Had nine children.
Ann Polk, born in Ireland, died before 1699. Is not mentioned in her father's will.
Married: (I) Francis Roberts
(2) John Renshaw, Jr. (or Kneshaw)
Had two children.
Ephraim Polk, born in Ireland in 1671.
Died 1718 in Somerset County, Maryland. Married: Elizabeth Williams.
Had five children.
Robert Polk, born in Ireland, 1675, died 1726.
Married: Grace Guillett. Had five children. One. daughter, Susan Ruth Polk, who married David Reese, signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration, who died in North Carolina.