Eleanor Polk

1762–about May 1803 (Age 41)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Eleanor

When Eleanor Polk was born in 1762, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Capt. John Polk, was 23 and her mother, Eleanor Shelby, was 32. She married John Thompson about 1781, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. She died about May 1803, in York, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 41.

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World Events (6)

Age 14
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
Age 14
North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 24
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of Pollock .Sorbian (Półk and Pólk): probably from a short form of a personal name based on Old Slavic plъkъ ‘crowd, army’ (see Polka 3).East German (of Slavic origin): variant of Polke .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Eleanor Polk South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

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