POLK, William
TAYLOR, Margaret
POLK, Charles, Captain


Family Links

1. CLARK, Mary
2. HELMS, Philopena

POLK, Charles, Captain 361

  • Born: 29 Jul 1732, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Colony 361
  • Marriage (1): CLARK, Mary in Mar 1762 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Colony 361
  • Marriage (2): HELMS, Philopena on 5 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States 361
  • Died: 10 Mar 1821, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States 361

  Burial Notes:

Capt. Charles Polk was buried on his home place that was orginally located in Mecklenburg County. As the county lines changed, his property fell into Goose Creek Township in Union County. His grave location is unmarked. In 1938 the John Foster Chapter of the D.A.R., Monroe (Union Co.), NC erected a monument to mark the grave of Capt. Charles Polk. At that time the monument was lying in a field. His marker was later moved to Pleasant Grove cemetery, Union County.


  Noted events in his life were:

1. Story, 20 May 1775. 361 Capt. Charles Polk, along with his two brothers, Gen. Thomas and Col. Ezekiel Polk (along with others) were signers of the Mecklenburg, North Carolina "Declaration of Independence".

2. Military Service: Revolutionary War Soldier. 361 Charles Polk served as a Lt., June 07, 1766 in Capt. Adams Alexander's Company, Militia (Clear Creek Company). He served as a Captain of the North Carolina Troops, of Gen. Sumter's Brigade of Eutaw Springs. He took an active part in the Revolution and served in the campaign against the Scotch Highland Tories and was also Captain of Brunswick Light Horse. The record also states he served under Lt. Col. William Polk and that he was a brother of Gen. Thomas, John and Ezekiel Polk.

3. Story, 1793 To 1800. 361 He was elected to represent Mecklenburg County in the House of Representatives in the North Carolina State Legislature for four terms, 1793, 1794, 1795 and 1800.


Charles married Mary CLARK in Mar 1762 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Colony.361 (Mary CLARK was born in Jun 1744 and died on 8 Oct 1776.)


Charles next married Philopena HELMS, daughter of George* HELMS Sr. and Mary Margaret* FALKENBOROUGH, on 5 Feb 1782 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States.361 (Philopena HELMS was born on 10 Jan 1764 309 and died on 12 Jan 1840 309.)

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