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Charles Polke

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Somerset County, Maryland
Death: March 19, 1753 (50)
Frederick County, Maryland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bruce Polk, Sr. and Ann Polk
Husband of Christian Polke
Father of Sarah Piety; Edmund Polke; William Polk; Thomas Polk; Captain Charles Polke, II and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Williams; William Polk; Ephraim Polk; Robert Polk; Martha Polk and 2 others
Half brother of James Knox Polk; David Polk and Jane Strawbridge

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About Charles Polke

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's Timeline

Somerset County, Maryland
Age 33
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
Age 35
Age 37
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States
Age 39
February 2, 1745
Age 42
Maryland, USA
Age 43
March 19, 1753
Age 50
Frederick County, Maryland