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  • ID: I41997
  • Name: Robert POLK 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1625 in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland 4 5 6 7 1 8 2
  • Burial: Emmigrant Ancestor
  • Immigration: ABT 1672 Came to Maryland as a refugee
  • Military Service: Fought in Cromwell's Army 9 1
  • ALIA: Captain
  • Religion: Presbyterian, a Covenanter 1 8
  • Event: Record Change 19 APR 2005 10 1 2
  • Death: BET 08 AUG 1702 AND 05 JUN 1703 in Dames Quarter, Somerset, MD, USA 5 7 1 8
  • Note: Took the name of Pol'k or Polk to avoid persecution[demeaux[1].FTW] It is believed that Robert and his family came to America about 1672.The earliest record o f the POLKE family in America is 8 Sept. 1680, when Robert's eldest son, John, registered hi s cattle in Somerset Co., MD. From John Polk: "As to Robert Polk's lineage, there are various assertions made, but there i s really nothing that we can be sure about. There are just no primary source records to bac k up the claims. Very few records survive from 17th century Ulster. It is quite likely tha tRobert descended from the main Pollock-of-that-Ilk line that traces back to Refrewshire Sco tland, as described in "General Description of the Shire of Renfrew", by Crawfurd (1710), wit h revision by Robertsonin 1818. (See the Clan Pollock Website for a transcript of this.) Just how he connected to that line is not known. Various accounts can be found in "Polk Famil y and Kinsmen" by W. H. Polk; in "Presidential Families of the United States of America", pu blished by Burke's Peerage; and in William Mecklenburg Polk's biography of his father Leonida s Polk. Each has a different explanation, but none offer any sources for their assertions."[peebles1..FTW] It is believed that Robert and his family came to America about 1672.The earliest record o f the POLKE family in America is 8 Sept. 1680, when Robert's eldest son, John, registered his cattle in Somerset Co.,MD. From John Polk: "As to Robert Polk's lineage, there are various assertions made, but there is really nothing that we can be sure about. There are just no primary source records to bac k up the claims. Very fewrecords survive from 17th century Ulster. It is quite likely that Robert descended from the main Pollock-of-that-Ilk line that traces backto Refrewshire Scotland, as described in "General Description of the Shire of Renfrew", by Crawfurd (1710), with revision by Robertson in 1818. (See the Clan Pollock Website for a transcript of this.) Just how he connected to that line is not known. Various accounts can be found in "Polk Famil y and Kinsmen" by W. H. Polk; in "Presidential Families of the United States of America", published by Burke's Peerage; and in William Mecklenburg Polk's biography of his father Leonidas Polk. Each has a different explanation, but none offer any sources for their assertions."[Pierson1.FTW] Took the name of Pol'k or Polk to avoid persecution



    Father: Sir Robert POLLOK b: 1601 in Coleraine, Ireland
    Mother: Annabel STEWART b: 1619 in Donegal County, Northern Ireland

    Father: Robert De POLLOK II of Ireland b: ABT 1597 in Coleraine , Londonderry, NIR

    Marriage 1 Magdalen TASKER b: ABT 1637 in Lyford Parish, Donegal, NIR
    • Married: ABT 1661 in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland 8 11 1 12
    Children
    1. Has Children John POLK b: ABT 1662 in , , NIR
    2. Has Children Joseph POLK b: 1681 in Somerset, Maryland, USA
    3. Has Children Robert POLK Jr b: 1672 in Somerset Co., MD
    4. Has No Children Anne POLK b: 1669 in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
    5. Has Children James POLK b: 1673 in Somerset, Maryland, USA
    6. Has No Children David POLK b: ABT 1677 in Somerset, Maryland, USA
    7. Has Children Ephriam POLK b: 1671 in Donegal, IR
    8. Has No Children Martha POLK b: 1679 in Somerset, Maryland, USA

    Sources:
    1. Author: David B. Demeaux
      Title: demeaux[1].FTW
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other 40705 Malibar Ave., Helmut, CA, USA, 92544-7322, deameaux@yahoo.com (915)925-5505
      Text: Date of Import: 18 Aug 2005
    2. Title: RobertPolkDesc..FTW
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other
      Text: Date of Import: 30 Apr 2005
    3. Title: David B. Demeaux
    4. Author: Richard Henry Spencer (1833-1920)
      Title: "Genealogical & Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland"
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: American Historical Society, New York 1919;;;
      Repository:
        Name: NAME Family History Library ADDR 35 N. West Temple St. CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150

      Note:
      Source Quality: Vol 1 & Vol 2. CALN 975.2D3sTEXT "Genealogical and memorial encyclopedia of the state of Maryland : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation"
      Page: Vol 2, pages 422-424
      Text: 1919
    5. Author: Polk, William Harrison
      Title: "Polk Family and Kinsmen"
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Louisville, Ky : Bradley & Gilbert, 1912;;;
      Repository:
        Name: NAME Family History Library ADDR 35 N. West Temple St. CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150

      Note:
      Source Quality: 742 pages. There is an index prepared by Martha NelleBurton Polk, same call #. A revised edition was made in 1993 by Ed and Willa Vogles. Copy foundin the DAR library. I have a copy of this 22 page revision. CALN 929.273P759pTEXT Robert Bruce Pollok (Polk) was probably born near Londonderry, Donegal Co., Ireland, and married Magdalen Tasker. They immigrated about 1672 to Maryland, and he died there in 1703/04. His will was probated at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.
      Page: page 5
    6. Author: Lee Kreider
      Title: +Kreider, Lee (POLK, Robert Bruce)
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Email: jayelkay@earthlink.net;;;
      Note:
      As of June 2004 from his data at Ancestry World Tree
    7. Author: Robert Polke
      Title: Will - Polke, Robert (1625 -1702)
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Transcript in possession of David B. Demeaux;;;
      Note:
      MD. Archives, Perogative Court (Wills), 11, pp. 416-418; Accession No. Md. HR 1289-2; Location 1-11-1-12;
      Page: Vol 3, 11, 357
    8. Author: Bryan W. Lane
      Title: +Lane, Bryan W. (Robert Bruce POLK)
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Email: bwlane@earthlink.net;;;
      Note:
      Web site: home.earthlink.net/~bwlane/
    9. Author: Polk, William Harrison
      Title: "Polk Family and Kinsmen"
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Louisville, Ky : Bradley & Gilbert, 1912;;;
      Repository:
        Name: NAME Family History Library ADDR 35 N. West Temple St. CONT Salt Lake City, UT 84150

      Note:
      Source Quality: 742 pages. There is an index prepared by Martha NelleBurton Polk, same call #. A revised edition was made in 1993 by Ed and Willa Vogles. Copy foundin the DAR library. I have a copy of this 22 page revision. CALN 929.273P759pTEXT Robert Bruce Pollok (Polk) was probably born near Londonderry, Donegal Co., Ireland, and married Magdalen Tasker. They immigrated about 1672 to Maryland, and he died there in 1703/04. His will was probated at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.
      Page: page 5, 12
    10. Title: peebles1..FTW
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other
      Text: Date of Import: 20 Aug 2005
    11. Author: L. Jones
      Title: +Jones, L. (Polk)
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Email: gibsonsigns@prodigy.net;;;
      Note:
      "Twigs and Branches" web site as June 2004
    12. Author: Edmund West, comp
      Title: Family Data Collection
      Publication: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com;;;
      Note:
      These birth records were created during a study about human genetics and disease. The millions of individual records were created from a variety of sources, including birth, marriage, and death records, obituaries, probate records, books of remembrance, family histories, genealogies, family group sheets, and more, but the documentation was not kept. Since genetics confirms relationships in a scientific way, researchers were not concerned with citing the source of every genealogical fact compiled. These results have now been sorted into Birth, Marriage, and Death categories. Due to the lack of documentation, treat this information like a secondary source, but use it to record possible birth, marriage, and death dates and names, and other possible information that could be listed. Then, with the new names you may have collected, visit census records and vital records to confirm information and find clues to additional details.
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