Charles Polke, I

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Charles Polke, I

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Birthplace: Somerset, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Frederick, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bruce Polk and Ann Polk
Husband of Christian Polke
Father of Sarah Piety; Edmund Polke; William Polk; Thomas Polk; Captain Charles Polke, Sr. and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Williams; William Ezekiel Robert Polk, II; Ephraim Polk; Robert Polk; Martha Polk and 1 other
Half brother of James Knox Polk; David Polk and Jane Polk

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About Charles Polke, I

Charles, appears to have bent his course to the westward branches of the Potomac, where he embarked in trade with the Indians accumulating a competency before his death in 1753. In this trade he became thoroughly acquainted with the Indian character and acquired their friendship. Charles appears to have married near his frontier station. What was the name of his wife is not certainly known, but the strong inference is that it was Christian Matson, for in his will of March 19, 1753, he calls her 'Christian my dearly beloved wife,' and makes her and Ralph Matson (presumably her brother) executors of his will, his sons all being too young at that time for such duties. Some of the Matsons accompanied Capt. Chas. Polk to Kentucky and Indiana."

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Charles Polke, I's Timeline

1703
1703
Somerset, Maryland, United States
1736
1736
Age 33
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
1736
Age 33
Fort Pitt, PA
1738
1738
Age 35
1740
1740
Age 37
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
1742
1742
Age 39
1745
February 2, 1745
Age 42
Maryland, USA
1746
1746
Age 43
1753
March 19, 1753
Age 50
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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