THIRD GENERATION POLK LINE
William Polk II, born circa 1690.
Died in 1754 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Married: Margaret Taylor of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She died in 1765 at the home of her daughter, Deborah McCleary, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Margaret Taylor was the sister of James Taylor who married Hannah Williams, daughter of Lewis Williams.
1. William Polk III, born between 1725 and 1727, died between 1788 and 1805. Had two wives, names unknown. Some historians say his first wife was a Spratt, but we have no proof. One was said to have been an Olmsted, (Amsted), but no proof.
James Polk, born 1728
Thomas Polk, (General), born 1730, died 1794. Married: Susannah Spratt, daughter of Thomas. Spratt.
Charles Polk, (Captain), born July 29, 1732, died March 10, 1821 Married: -(1) Mary Clark (1744-1776)
(2) Philipina Helms (1764-1849)
Deborah Polk, born 1733, died Sept. 1811. Married: Samuel McCleary. Had one child who died in infancy.
Susannah Polk, born 1735, died 1813. Married: Benjamin Alexander C1730-1807)
John Polk, born 1739, died April 1830 in York County, South Carolina
Married: Eleanor Shelby, died in October, 1830 in York County, South Carolina. She was a sister to Reese Shelby, Sr.
Margaret Polk*, born 1742, died 1803. Married: Robert McRee
Mary Polk, born circa 1745, died 1814.
Married: Ezra Alexander, another Signer. Mary and Ezra are buried in the Ezekiel Polk grave yard near Pineville, North Carolina. Ezekiel and Ezra were bosom friends and atheists.
Ezekiel Polk, (Colonel), born Dec. ;1747, _died Aug. 31, 1824. *