Taylor Polk Sr

Maleabout 1778–11 December 1824

Brief Life History of Taylor

When Taylor Polk Sr was born about 1778, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, Capt. John Polk, was 40 and his mother, Eleanor Shelby, was 49. He married Jency Walker on 3 November 1798, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in York, South Carolina, United States in 1800 and Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States in 1830. He died on 11 December 1824, in Polk, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Taylor Polk Sr
Jency Walker
Marriage: 3 November 1798
Benjamin Polk
Taylor Polk Jr.
James Polk
Jency Polk
William Lane Polk
Cumberland Polk
Alfred Polk

Sources (6)

  • Taylor Polk, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Taylor Polk, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-32509-5205-20

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1798North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 3

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

    Age 10

    On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.


    Age 13

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Taylor Polk: Polk Family and Kinsman

    Taylor Polk, third son of John and Eleanor (Shelby) polk, married Jency Walker, a daughter of Alexander Walker, of Kentucky.  They had seven children: Benjamin Polk Taylor Polk James Polk Cumber …

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