Samuel Ezekiel Polk

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Samuel Ezekiel Polk

Birthplace: Tyrone, North Carolina
Death: November 05, 1827 (51-59)
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Ezekiel Franklin Polk, I and Mary Jane Polk
Husband of Jane Gracy Polk
Father of James K. Polk, 11th President of the USA; Jane Maria Walker; Lydia Eliza Caldwell; John Lee Polk; Marshall Tate Polk, Sr. and 4 others
Brother of Jane Knox Dobson; Thomas B. Polk; Matilda Golden Campbell; William Wilson Polk; Clarissa Adeline McNeal and 3 others
Half brother of Col. Charles Perry Polk; Eugenia Neilson; Benigna Wood; Gen. Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; Benigna Polk and 1 other

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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.

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


Father of President James K. Polk; major in the War of 1812.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Oct 21 2019, 16:24:13 UTC

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Samuel Ezekiel Polk's Timeline

July 5, 1772
Tyrone, North Carolina
November 2, 1795
Age 23
Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC
January 14, 1798
Age 25
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Age 27
North Carolina, USA
Age 28
Maury, TN, United States
January 7, 1805
Age 32
Mecklenburg, NC, United States
July 9, 1809
Age 37
Maury, TN, United States
September 6, 1812
Age 40
Maury County, Tennessee, USA
May 24, 1815
Age 42
Maury County, Tennessee, United States