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COLONEL EZEKEIL POLK

Colonel Ezekiel Polk, born December 7, 1747 in Pennsylvania, died August 31,•1824. Married (I) Miss Mary Jane Wilson, (daughter of Samuel Wilson, Sr., and his wife Margaret, daughter of Patrick Jack, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, died before 1790 in Maury County, Tennessee). Married (2) wife's name unknown, (3) Sophia Neely Leanard.

Colonel Ezekiel Polk served as an officer in the North Carolina Revolutionary Army, June 1775. Captain of 2nd Company in Regiment commanded by Colonel Thompson, July 28, 1775, returned home in York County, and became active in Militia as Lt. Colonel, 1775 York County, South Carolina; Lt. Colonel of 12th Regiment of South Carolina Militia. After Cromwalls' retreat from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Polk did not return to York County, South Carolina, where his property had been confiscated, but made his home in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Lt. Colonel, South Carolina Militia Volunteers, 10th Regiment.

Ezekiel Polk, South Carolina, Captain 3rd South Carolina (Ranger), 17th June, 1775; deserted with his company to the enemy in August, 1775, but returned in November, 1775, and was permitted to command a company to January, 1776 under Colonel Richardson; he subsequently served as Lieutenant-Colonel of South Carolina Militia. Died 1824.

References: Will Book II, Page 9, Hardeman Company, Tenn. Tennessee State Library and Archives HISTORICAL REGISTER OF OFFICERS OF

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