Elizabeth Polk

29 March 1754–after 5 January 1789 (Age 34)
Sussex, Delaware, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Polk was born on 29 March 1754, in Sussex, Delaware, British Colonial America, her father, Ephraim J Polk II, was 45 and her mother, Mary Coverdale, was 40. She died after 5 January 1789, in Delaware, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim J Polk II
1709–1791
Mary Coverdale
1714–1789
Emanuel Polk
1742–1797
Joseph Polk
1744–1789
Mary " Polly" Polk
1750–1789
Nancy Polk
1756–1789
Jehosephat Polk
1746–
Joab Polk
1748–
Esther Polk
1752–
Elizabeth Polk
1754–1789
Ephriam Polk lll
1758–1814

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World Events (5)

1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed
Age 10
In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.
1776
Age 22
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Battle of Cooch's Bridge
Age 23
The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place on September 3, 1777. It was a battle between the Continental Army, American militia and German soldiers fighting with Britain. On the US side, twenty were killed and twenty were wounded. For Britain, three to thirty were killed and twenty to thirty were wounded. The battle was a British victory when they pushed the Americans back across the bridge.

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.

Possible Related Names

Pulk
Pollock
Polke

Sources (2)

  • Rootsweb - Ephraim Polk
  • Mason Family Bible

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