Samuel Ezekiel Polk (c.1772 - 1827) MP

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Birthplace: Tyrone, North Carolina
Death: Died in Columbia, Tennessee, United States
Managed by: Bridget Andrea Davis
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About Samuel Ezekiel Polk

Samuel Polk, was a slaveholder, successful farmer and surveyor of Scots-Irish descent.

While Jane was a Presbyterian, Samuel's father was a deist, so when James was taken to be baptized, Samuel refused to declare his belief in Christianity, and the minister refused to baptize the child. In 1803, the majority of Polk's relatives moved to the Duck River area in what is now Maury County, Middle Tennessee; however, Polk's family waited until 1806 to follow.

The family grew prosperous, with Samuel Polk becoming one of the leading planters of the area as well as a county judge.

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In 1806 Samuel moved his family to the fertile valley of the Duck River. There he both farmed and did surveying.

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Samuel Ezekiel Polk's Timeline

1772
July 5, 1772
Tyrone, North Carolina
1795
November 2, 1795
Age 23
Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC
1798
January 4, 1798
Age 25
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1800
1800
Age 27
1804
1804
Age 31
1807
1807
Age 34
1811
1811
Age 38
Maury Co, TN
1815
May 24, 1815
Age 42
Maury County, Tennessee, United States
1827
November 5, 1827
Age 55
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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