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Ahnentafel, Generation No. 1

1.James Knox POLK was born 2 NOV 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, and died 15 JUN 1849 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. He was the son of 2. Samuel POLK and 3. Jane KNOX. He married Sarah CHILDRESS 1 JAN 1824 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, daughter of Joel CHILDRESS and Elizabeth. She was born 4 SEP 1803 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, and died 14 AUG 1891 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.
  


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2

2.Samuel POLK was born 5 JUL 1772 in Tryon Co., NC, and died 5 NOV 1827 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN. He was the son of 4. Ezekial Franklin POLK and 5. Mary Winslow WILSON.

3.Jane KNOX was born 13 NOV 1776 in Iredell Co., NC, and died 11 JAN 1852 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN. She was the daughter of 6. James KNOX and 7. Lydia GILLESPIE.
  

Children of Jane KNOX and Samuel POLK are:
1.  i.James Knox POLK was born 2 NOV 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, and died 15 JUN 1849 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. He married Sarah CHILDRESS 1 JAN 1824 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, daughter of Joel CHILDRESS and Elizabeth. She was born 4 SEP 1803 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, and died 14 AUG 1891 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.
   ii.Jane Maria POLK was born 14 JAN 1798 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, and died 11 OCT 1876 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN. She married James WALKER 24 FEB 1813 in Maury Co., TN, son of Joseph WALKER and Mary HAYS. He was born ABT 1792 in Fayette Co., KY, and died JUN 1864.
   iii.William Hawkins POLK was born 24 MAY 1815 in Maury Co., TN, and died 16 DEC 1862 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 3

4.Ezekial Franklin POLK was born 7 DEC 1747 in Cumberland Co., PA, and died 31 AUG 1824 in Hardeman Co., TN. He was the son of 8. William POLK and 9. Margaret TAYLOR.

5.Mary Winslow WILSON was born 1746 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died 29 NOV 1791 in Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC. She was the daughter of 10. Samuel WILSON and 11. Mary WINSLOW.
  

Child of Mary Winslow WILSON and Ezekial Franklin POLK is:
2.  i.Samuel POLK was born 5 JUL 1772 in Tryon Co., NC, and died 5 NOV 1827 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN. He married Jane KNOX 25 DEC 1794 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, daughter of James KNOX and Lydia GILLESPIE. She was born 13 NOV 1776 in Iredell Co., NC, and died 11 JAN 1852 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN.

6.James KNOX was born ABT 1752 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 10 OCT 1794 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. He was the son of 12. John KNOX and 13. Jeane GRACEY.

7.Lydia GILLESPIE was born ABT 1754 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 18 FEB 1828 in Maury Co., TN.
  

Child of Lydia GILLESPIE and James KNOX is:
3.  i.Jane KNOX was born 13 NOV 1776 in Iredell Co., NC, and died 11 JAN 1852 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN. She married Samuel POLK 25 DEC 1794 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, son of Ezekial Franklin POLK and Mary Winslow WILSON. He was born 5 JUL 1772 in Tryon Co., NC, and died 5 NOV 1827 in Columbia, Maury Co., TN.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 4

8.William POLK was born BET 1700 AND 1710 in Maryland, and died ABT 1753 in Anson Co., NC. He was the son of 16. William B. POLK and 17. Nancy KNOX.

9.Margaret TAYLOR was born ABT 1704 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, and died 10 JAN 1763 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
  

Children of Margaret TAYLOR and William POLK are:
   i.William POLK , Jr. was born 1725 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA, and died 1802 in Cabarrus, NC. He married Elizabeth SPRATT, daughter of Thomas SPRATT and Mary CLARK. She was born 1729, and died 2 OCT 1799 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
   ii.Thomas POLK was born BET 1729 AND 1734. He married Susanna SPRATT.
   iii.Charles T. POLK was born 29 JUL 1732 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA, and died 10 MAR 1821 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. He married Mary CLARK. She was born 6 JUN 1744 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, and died 8 OCT 1776 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
   iv.John POLK was born 1739, and died 1785. He married Elanor SHELBY. She was born 1739, and died 1785.
4.  v.Ezekial Franklin POLK was born 7 DEC 1747 in Cumberland Co., PA, and died 31 AUG 1824 in Hardeman Co., TN. He married Mary Winslow WILSON 1769 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, daughter of Samuel WILSON and Mary WINSLOW. She was born 1746 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died 29 NOV 1791 in Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

10.Samuel WILSON was born ABT 1710 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 13 MAR 1778 in Somerset Co., MD. He was the son of 20. Mathew WILSON and 21. Mary YEATS.

11.Mary WINSLOW was born ABT 1713 in Somerset Co., MD, and died ABT 1748 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. She was the daughter of 22. Benjamin WINSLOW and 23. Mary.
  

Children of Mary WINSLOW and Samuel WILSON are:
   i.Samuel WILSON was born ABT 1737 in Richmond Co., VA, and died 9 FEB 1813 in Hawkins Co., TN. He married BROOKS in Richmond Co., VA, daughter of Thomas BROOKS and Mary. She was born 1741 in Brunswick Co., VA.
   ii.Martha WILSON was born ABT 1739, and died 1820 in Sumner Co., TN. She married William YANDELL, son of Henry YANDELL and Agnes MEARS. He was born 1 MAY 1742 in Pennsylvania, and died ABT 1824 in Sumner Co., TN.
5.  iii.Mary Winslow WILSON was born 1746 in Lunenburg Co., VA, and died 29 NOV 1791 in Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC. She married Ezekial Franklin POLK 1769 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, son of William POLK and Margaret TAYLOR. He was born 7 DEC 1747 in Cumberland Co., PA, and died 31 AUG 1824 in Hardeman Co., TN.

12.John KNOX was born 1708 in Renfrewshire, Scotland, and died 25 OCT 1758 in Milldredge, Rowan Co., NC.

13.Jeane GRACEY was born ABT 1708 in Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and died 18 SEP 1772 in Milldredge, Rowan Co., NC. She was the daughter of 26. John GRACEY and 27. Jean SINCLAIR.
  

Child of Jeane GRACEY and John KNOX is:
6.  i.James KNOX was born ABT 1752 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 10 OCT 1794 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. He married Lydia GILLESPIE ABT 4 NOV 1772 in Rowan Co., NC. She was born ABT 1754 in Rowan Co., NC, and died 18 FEB 1828 in Maury Co., TN.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 5

16.William B. POLK was born ABT 1673 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died ABT FEB 1739/40 in Whitehall, Somerset Co., MD. He was the son of 32. Robert Bruce POLKE and 33. Magdalen TASKER.

17.Nancy KNOX was born ABT 1676 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died 24 FEB 1718 in Somerset Co., MD. She was the daughter of 34. John KNOX and 35. Sarah.
  

Children of Nancy KNOX and William B. POLK are:
   i.Charles POLK was born BET 1701 AND 1707 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 1753 in Frederick Co., MD. He married Christian MATSON 4 AUG 1734 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA. She was born ABT 1706 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 1779 in Maryland.
8.  ii.William POLK was born BET 1700 AND 1710 in Maryland, and died ABT 1753 in Anson Co., NC. He married Margaret TAYLOR ABT 1725 in Pennsylvania. She was born ABT 1704 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, and died 10 JAN 1763 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
   iii.James POLK was born 17 MAR 1719 in Somerset Co., MD, and died BET 1770 AND 1771. He married Mary COTTMAN. She was born 1723 in Frederick Co., MD.

20.Mathew WILSON was born ABT 1690 in England.

21.Mary YEATS was born ABT 1690 in England.
  

Child of Mary YEATS and Mathew WILSON is:
10.  i.Samuel WILSON was born ABT 1710 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 13 MAR 1778 in Somerset Co., MD. He married Mary WINSLOW BEF 1737 in Somerset Co., MD, daughter of Benjamin WINSLOW and Mary. She was born ABT 1713 in Somerset Co., MD, and died ABT 1748 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

22.Benjamin WINSLOW was born 1686 in Somerset Co., MD.

23.Mary was born 1690 in Somerset Co., MD.
  

Child of Mary and Benjamin WINSLOW is:
11.  i.Mary WINSLOW was born ABT 1713 in Somerset Co., MD, and died ABT 1748 in Mecklenburg Co., NC. She married Samuel WILSON BEF 1737 in Somerset Co., MD, son of Mathew WILSON and Mary YEATS. He was born ABT 1710 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 13 MAR 1778 in Somerset Co., MD.

26.John GRACEY.

27.Jean SINCLAIR was born ABT 1685.
  

Children of Jean SINCLAIR and John GRACEY are:
   i.Patrick GRACEY was born 3 JAN 1700 in Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and died in North Carolina. He married Rebecca BARNETT 1738 in Ireland. She was born 1705 in Ireland, and died in North Carolina.
13.  ii.Jeane GRACEY was born ABT 1708 in Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and died 18 SEP 1772 in Milldredge, Rowan Co., NC. She married John KNOX 1730 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was born 1708 in Renfrewshire, Scotland, and died 25 OCT 1758 in Milldredge, Rowan Co., NC.


Ahnentafel, Generation No. 6

32.Robert Bruce POLKE was born 1640 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died BEF JUN 1704 in Somerset Co., MD. He was the son of 64. Robert Bruce POLLOCK and 65. Annabel STEWART.

33.Magdalen TASKER was born ABT 1642 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died AFT 7 APR 1726/27 in Somerset Co., MD. She was the daughter of 66. Roger TASKER.
  

Children of Magdalen TASKER and Robert Bruce POLKE are:
16.  i.William B. POLK was born ABT 1673 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died ABT FEB 1739/40 in Whitehall, Somerset Co., MD. He married Nancy KNOX ABT MAR 1697/98 in Somerset Co., MD, daughter of John KNOX and Sarah. She was born ABT 1676 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died 24 FEB 1718 in Somerset Co., MD.
   ii.Ephraim POLK was born ABT 1676 in Ireland, and died BEF MAR 1746/47 in Somerset Co., MD. He married Elizabeth WILLIAMS 1700 in Somerset Co., MD, daughter of Charles WILLIAMS and Mary ROLSTON. She was born 9 NOV 1681 in Somerset Co., MD, and died AFT 1723.
   iii.Robert POLK was born 18 SEP 1679 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 10 MAY 1727 in Dorchester Co., MD. He married Grace GUILLETTE. She was born 3 MAR 1681/82, and died 27 DEC 1741.
   iv.Joseph POLK was born ABT 1681 in Somerset Co., MD, and died BET 1751 AND 1752 in Somerset Co., MD. He married WRIGHT. She was born BEF 1700 in Somerset Co., MD.

34.John KNOX was born ABT 1638.

35.Sarah was born ABT 1640.
  

Child of Sarah and John KNOX is:
17.  i.Nancy KNOX was born ABT 1676 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died 24 FEB 1718 in Somerset Co., MD. She married William B. POLK ABT MAR 1697/98 in Somerset Co., MD, son of Robert Bruce POLKE and Magdalen TASKER. He was born ABT 1673 in County Donegal, Ireland, and died ABT FEB 1739/40 in Whitehall, Somerset Co., MD.

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