Charles Polk, Sr. Citation_note (c.1703 - 1753) Icn_world

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Birthplace: Somerset Co, MD
Death: Died in Frederick Co., MD, USA
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About Charles Polk, Sr.

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 Polk, Sr.'s Timeline

1703
1703
Somerset Co, MD
1736
1736
Age 33
Prine George's, Maryland, United States
1736
Age 33
Fort Pitt, PA
1738
1738
Age 35
1740
February 2, 1740
Age 37
Frederick, MD, USA
1740
Age 37
Frederick, Maryland
1742
1742
Age 39
1746
1746
Age 43
1753
March 19, 1753
Age 50
Frederick Co., MD, USA
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