Captain William John Polk

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William John Polk

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Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Death: Died in York County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ezekiel Robert Polk, II and Margaret Polk
Husband of Eleanor Polk; Eleanor Polk and Catherine Polk
Father of Charles Polk; John A. Polk; Taylor Polk; Eleanor Polk; Shelby Polk and 5 others
Brother of James Polk; Deborah McCleary; General Thomas Polk; Susannah Ruth Alexander; Capt. Charles Thomas Polk and 3 others

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About Captain William John Polk

Capt. John Polk served in the French and Indian Wars 1760-1766 and the Revolutionary War 1775-1780. He served as a Captain in Col. Francis Locke's regiment at the Battle of Ramseur's Mills. He was also a planter and Indian Agent for the Catawba Indians. He assisted in keeping the Indians friendly with the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Children of Capt. John and Eleanor Shelby Polk: Charles, John, Shelby, Taylor and Eleanor.


1760-1766: Served in the French & Indian War

1775-1780: Served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain in Colonel Francis Locke's Regiment at the Battle of Ramseur's Mills, North Carolina.


1760-1766: Served in the French & Indian War

1775-1780: Served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain in Colonel Francis Locke's Regiment at the Battle of Ramseur's Mills, North Carolina.

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Captain William John Polk's Timeline

1739
1739
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1755
1755
Age 16
1757
1757
Age 18
North Carolina, United States
1760
January 18, 1760
Age 21
Mecklenburg, NC, USA
1760
Age 21
1765
1765
Age 26
1767
1767
Age 28
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Colonial America