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Eleanor Polk (Shelby)

Also Known As: "Polk;"
Birthplace: Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales
Death: Died in York, South Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Evan Selby and Catherine Davies Shelby
Wife of Captain William John Polk II
Mother of Charles Polk; John A. Polk; Taylor Polk; Eleanor Polk and Shelby Polk
Sister of Thomas Shelby; General Evan Shelby; Rees Shelby, I; John Shelby, Major; Mary Hannah Hobbs and 9 others

Managed by: Lila Buck Volner
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About Eleanor Polk

Eleanor Shelby was born 10 Jul 1730 in Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales, and died 1803 in York Co., South Carolina. She married John Polk 02, the son of William Polk and Margaret Taylor on 2 Oct 1758 in Anson Co., North Carolina. He was born 1739 in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania and died in 1785 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. The marriage of Eleanor Shelby and William Polk was only the first of several marriages between the Shelby and Polk families. We’ll explore these intermarriages more in other parts of this history.

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Eleanor Polk's Timeline

July 10, 1730
Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales
October 2, 1758
Age 28
Anson, NC, United States
January 18, 1760
Age 29
Mecklenburg, NC, USA
Age 36
Mecklenburg Co., NC
Age 72
York, South Carolina, USA