John Louis Polk

18 October 1825–1 April 1904 (Age 78)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Louis

When John Louis Polk was born on 18 October 1825, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Joel L. Polk, was 29 and his mother, Mary P. Williams, was 18. He married Thurza Ann Braddy on 26 August 1874, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States. He lived in Beat 4, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 1 April 1904, in Jefferson Davis, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Hebron, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States.

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John Louis Polk
Thurza Ann Braddy
Marriage: 26 August 1874

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    Thurza Ann Braddy


26 August 1874
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: reduced form of Pollock .2 German (of Slavic origin): from an altered pet form of the Slavic personal name Boleslav, composed of the elements bole ‘great’, ‘large’ + slav ‘glory’. This name was a favorite during the Middle Ages among the gentry class in Silesia.3 German: ethnic name for a Pole ( see Polak ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John L Pack in household of John R Pack, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John L Polk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joel Polk, "United States Census, 1840"

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