Taylor Polk Sr

about 1778–11 December 1824 (Age 46)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Taylor

When Taylor Polk Sr was born about 1778, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Polk, was 39 and his mother, Eleanor Shelby, was 48. He married Jency Walker on 3 November 1798, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 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 46.

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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
Cumberland Polk
Alfred Polk

Spouse and Children

3 November 1798
North Carolina, United States


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Parents and Siblings



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

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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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 …

Sources (3)

  • 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

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