EZEKIEL POLKBROTHER OF MARGARET POLK MCREE
Ezekiel, ninth child of William Polk II and Margaret Taylor Polk was born 1747, died 1824. Married:
(1) Mary Wilson
Sophia Neely Leanard
He was a prominent man in the Mecklenburg Declaration and was a signer. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War, Colonel
of Militia soon after the war, and Sheriff of Mecklenburg County. Before the Revolution, he was Sheriff of Tryon County, North Carolina.
Records differ on the names of his three or more wives; he left twelve children. His third wife was Sophie Neely of Fin Castle, Virginia. (Mrs. Sophia Neely Dennards). The eight children by his first marriage were:
1. Thomas born Feb. 5, 1770, married Abigail Irwin, Lecia Leanard