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SOME PERTINENT FACTS CONCERNING OTHER MEMBERS OF THE

POLK FAMILY

THOMAS POLK, born in 1732 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, died January 26, 1794. He was a great grandson of Robert Bruce Polk, and was the son of William Polk. and Margaret Taylor Polk and a brother to Margaret Polk who married Robert McRee.

Thomas married Susan Spratt. He was an American Revolutionary leader, serving at Brandywine and Valley Forge. He was a delegate of the Continental Congress in 1786, and was the Justice of the Peace, Commissioner and first Treasurer of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a leader in the Mecklenburg Resolves which was the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in May 20, 1775. In 1791 he was host to President Washington at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Commissioned Colonel in the Revolutionary War serving with the 4th Regiment, The Continental Line April 16, 1776, and resigned June 17, 1778. His son William (1758-1834) was also a Revolutionary officer and served at Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, Guilford Courthouse and at Eutaw Springs. He also managed Jackson's campaign in North Carolina.

PIN.C.

N.C. Thomas Polk

Col.

Appear as shown on a record of the Board of Field Officers of the North Carolina Brigade by order of Col. Jethro Sumner, commandant to fill vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lt. Col. Alston of the Third and Col. Martin of the Second Battalion of the said state. Col. Thomas Polk

President

Members:

L.CoI. J. Thaxton Mebane

Lyle

Davis

Major J. Armstrong

(Camp Whitemarsh Nov. 23, 1777)

Polk

Col.

Appears as shown below on return

of the North Carolina Brigade Commanded by Gen. McIntosh Revolu­tionary War, returned dated Dec. 20, 1777, Battalion Fourth Regiment North Carolina Continental Line. Colonel Polk's commissioned officers present:

Field Officers

Cols.L. Col. (mg. 1 Com. officer Capts.3, Lt. 3, Insign 3

Staff Officers Chaplain

Adjutant I

9 Master

Pay Master I

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