The Family of 
Thomas Polk, JR (II)
of Darlington Co, SC
& wife #2 
Lucy
(Miles?)

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Thomas Polk, .(II)  Born June 11, 1737, Chester, Pa , Died 1806 Darlington, SC (Will) He was the son of Thomas Polk & Lurviah Johns
(M) #1 Mary (Wilson?) & had several children. 

Thomas was the son of Thomas Polk & Lurviah Johns  

(POLK ANCESTRY)

Children:  POLK 

1. Joel Born: Oct. 23, 1775 in Darlington, South Carolina Died 1835

2. Phoebe Born Abt 1777 

3. Robert Born Abt. 1779 SC Died abt. 1830     

4. Isaac Born April 8, 1780 SC -(Named in Father's Will) -Died Oct. 2, 1859 Lawrence Co., Miss (M) Sarah E. White  Buried: Prentis Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Miss  (Ref: Rootsweb World Connect)

5. Jonathan Born 1785 Darlington, SC Died 1864 Marion Co., Miss (M)  Nancy Kerby Hunt  Buried: Old Green's Creek, Marion Co., Miss (Ref: Rootsweb World Connect)

6. Thomas. (III) (Named in father's will)

& sev. other children, unk. to me.

Thomas Polk Sr (II)., (M) #2 Lucy (Miles?) who survived him.

 3. James Polk, (eldest son by Lucy) Born July, 1803, SC.referred to in a deed as "eldest son"  by Lucy Polk He died in Darlington, SC Nov. 17, 1877, His Estate being Admis. by son Elias Franklin Polk. (Our line) (M) Frances Miriam Carter

 4. Son

& perhaps other children

James Polk is referred to as the "eldest son" by wife Lucy,  in an 1806 Darlington Co. deed.

Thomas Polk made his will in 1800 leaving all his land, and personal effects to two of his sons by his previous marriage, Thomas, Jr & Isaac who at the time lived with him.   This may have been done when he married his second wife Lucy, or just prior to their marriage.

Thomas Polk's Will was proved in 1806, and Lucy was still living in the 1840 census, showing her to be 70-80 yrs of age, but this I believe is an error in the census as all other census records indicate she was born about 1772-74.

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South Carolina Land Grants 1784-1800 Index
Thomas Polk, 1784 #559 Vol 01, Class X
Thomas Polk 1784 #075 Vol 01, Cl 02

1790 Cheraws Dist, SC
Thomas Polk 3 males over 16 yrs, 4 males und 16 yrs, 2 Females

1800 Darlington Co, SC P 127
Thomas Polk 1 M over 45, 1 M 16-26, 2 M 10-16, 1 M Und 5, 1 F Over 45, 2 F 16-26, 1 F 10-16
Thomas Polk was born prior to 1755, & his #1 wife also born Prior to 1755.

Thomas Polk, (Sr) made his will in 1800 , naming sons Isaac, & Thomas, Jr, (III) "now living with me"  and leaves all his land , goods, and effects ,"which I am now possessed with",  refers to itemized list, including 100 AC land on Sparrow Swamp. (1784 Grant)
In the 1800 census he and his wife were over age 45 yrs,  (which would make both born PRIOR to 1755)   He died pr to 1806, but in the meantime, he had married a second, and much younger wife, Lucy, by whom he had  2 or 3 children, including James, and at least one other son.

DB B P 264-265 Infant James Polk, -Thomas Polk
March 6, 1806
Darlington Dist, South Carolina

"Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas Polk (Jr.) of said County and District, in consideration of the sum of seventy-five dollars to me in hand paid by Lucy Polk of the same place, widow of my father Thomas Polk, deceased, in behalf of her eldest son by my father , Viz: James Polk, infant,* etc Also mentioned are Isaac Polk, a brother to Thomas Polk,( Jr.)  This was a fifty (50) acre parcel of land located on the S/S of Sparrow Swamp, which is located near the present day city of Florence, SC.  Sparrow Swamp is shown on a 1773 map as being bet. Lynche's Crk, and Pee Dee Riv.

*James Polk was born about (July) of 1803, so he would be referred to as an "Infant" in  March, 1806-sgs

1810 Darlington, SC-P 013 Lucy Polk (Widow of Thomas Polk, SR)
1 F 26-45, (Herself)  1 F 10-16, 2 F Und 10, 
1 M 16-26,1 M 10-16, 1 M Und 10 (James)

At a court of Equity began and holden for Camden District 2 Feb. 1815 -
SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Fall 1988, No. 4, p.214
Present the Honorable Thomas Waties, Esq.
James Gibson and Martha his wife v. James Sylvester and James Gay Exors. & Joseph Sylvester & Mary Sylvester divisees of Jos. Sylvester, dec'd. - Petition for Partition. On motion of Messrs. Blanding and Prioleau and with consent of James Sylvester, ordered that the said James be appointed Guardian ad Litem of Joseph Sylvester and Mary Sylvester two of the defendants who are infants. Ordered that a Writ of Partition do issue directed to John Moore, William Moore, James Barnes, Thomas Polk and Asa Dinkins.

1820 Darlington Co, SC P 069 (001200 01101)
Lucy Polk 1 F over 45, 1 F 16-26, 1 F 10-16, 2 M 16-26, 1 M 16-18*
* 1 being James Polk, born July, 1803.

1830 Darlington, SC
P 245 James Polk  2 M 20-30, 1 M 5-10, 2 M Und 5 1 Fe 50-60, 1 Fe 5-10, 2 Fe 20-30
This is prob. James' mother, Lucy in this HH , a brother with a wife and children, as James did not marry until Nov, 1831.  

1840 Darlington, SC P 034
James Poke (Polk)  1 M 30-40, 2 M 5-10, 1 M Und 5, 1 F 20-30, 2 Fe Und 5
Lucy Poke (Polk)  1 M 15-20, 1 M 10-15, 1 F 70-80

Index to Deeds, Darlington Co, SC  POLK
Vol-P#   Name
A- 295 Abel, Eunice-Andrew Hunter
B-147 Abel-Daniel Polk, Sr
B-145 Daniel, Sr-L Edmonds
B-148 Abel-Rashia Cannon
B-150 Abel-Charles Baxter
B-152 Abel-Rashia Cannon
B-151Daniel, Jr-James Baxter
B-262 Thomas Polk-Luke Polk
B-263 Isaac Polk, etal-Thomas Polk
B-263 Thomas Polk, etal-Thomas Polk
B-264 Thomas-Josiah Clements
B-264 Thomas-Mary Clements
B-264 J Polk-Thomas Polk
B-266 Luke-Jr-John Cox
B-268 Isaac-Jesse Blake
B-269 Lucy Polk-Jesse Blake
B-373 Daniel-Andrew Hunter
B-376 Daniel, Jr-Daniel, Sr
B-377 Daniel, Jr-Robert Taylor
BB-181 E. F. Polk, ETAL-Richard Williams
CD-95 Luke-Henry Edwards
EE-Elias F-Ausburn Rainey, Etal
F-271 Luke-Henry Edwards
B-229 Sarah & John-Jno. Filyaw (Filyan?)
G-292 Luke & Rebecca -Ephriam Cook
G-350 Lucy-Thomas Miles
G-375 J. -Thomas Hill
H-172 Jonathan-James Beckwith
HH-72 James-C J Coney
HH 72-Miram-C J Coney
I2-395 Lewis N. -Susannah E. Carter
L-393 John-David Smoot
M2-227 J C & Mary-Susannah E Carter
N-167 J. Polk- Timothy Lee
Q-282 Jonathan & Nancy-J D Sandsbury
Q-696 J. Polk,  ETAL,( by Sherifff)-Hudgins

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Volume VII
Number 3, Summer, 1979 P 151
Darlington County Memorialized Records
Lattimore Edmonds to Danl Polk Senr Deed of Sale June 5th 1793
John Cox to Deed of Sale 100 acres Luke Polk 24th March 1794 side of High Hill Creek
30 sterling

OLD DARLINGTON DISTRICT FLAG, 
Volume 6, No. 3,Summer 1994, page 19...
MUSTER ROLL OF CAPTAIN JOHN HITCHCOCK'S COMPANY EXPEDITION TO FORT PRINCE GEORGE, 1759-1760
Reference-S.C. Dept. of Archives, Muster Roll, Capt. John Hitchcock's Co., Expedition to Fort Prince George).
A copy of the following muster roll is on file at the Darlington County Historical Commission.

A Roll of Capt. Hitchcock's Company
George King, Sergt.
Wm John, Segt. fr. 3 Nov. to 31 Dec.
Wm. White, Clerk
James Barn, Pvt.
Benjamin Cobb, Pvt.
Theophilus Norwood, Pvt.
Peter Lane, Pvt.
Richard Pitts, Pvt.

Deserted
Daniel Polk*....................Oct. 27th, 1759
George Sizemore.......... Oct. 27th, 1759
John Hart
Thos. Polk, Senr.*......... ..Nov. 17th
Thos. Polk, Junr.*........... Nov. 17th
Henry Massingale, Sergt. Nov. 9th.
Thomas Chevas...............Nov. 15th
John Green......................Nov. 15th
January 15th, 1760
Willm. White, Clerk..........
George King, Sergt. Charles Bazel..................Nov. 15th
William Popperwell
Joseph Duett
John Teal.......................Novr. 9th
James Jones...................Novr. 9th
Barnet Michael.............l }
Ensign...........................}Octr. 29th
John Hitchcock.............}
Captain..........................}Novr. 20th

Series Number:

S213184 

Volume: 

0019 

Page: 

00206 

Item:

01 

Date: 1771/09/12-Description: POLK, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.-Names Indexed: POLK, THOMAS/POUNCEY, ANTHONY/BREMAR, JOHN/-Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/MIDDLE SWAMP-Type: PLAT/

Series Number:

S213019 

Volume: 

0026 

Page: 

00047 

Item:

00 
Date: 1772/06/19-Description: POLK, THOMAS, LAND GRANT FOR 200 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.-Names Indexed: POLK, THOMAS//-Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/-Type: LAND GRANT/

Series Number:

S111001 

Volume: 

0011 

Page: 

00379 

Item:

05 
Date: 1772/08/26-Description: POLK, THOMAS, MEMORIAL FOR 200 ACRES ON HIGH HILL CREEK, CRAVEN COUNTY.-Names Indexed: POLK, THOMAS//-Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/HIGH HILL CREEK/MIDDLE SWAMP-Type: MEMORIAL/

Series Number:

S213184 

Volume: 

0021 

Page: 

00436 

Item:

03 
Date: 1773/01/20-Description: WHITE, REUBEN, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.-Names Indexed: WHITE, REUBEN/HENDERSON, JOHN/POLK, THOMAS/THORNHILL, BRYAN/BREMAR, JOHN/-Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/BLACK CREEK-Type: PLAT

Series Number:

S213184 

Volume: 

0020 

Page: 

00349 

Item:

01 

Date: 1773/01/25-Description: THORNHILL, BREAND, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.-Names Indexed: THORNHILL, BREAND/BAXTER, CHARLES/POLK, THOMAS/HALLS, JETHRO/POWE, THOMAS/BREMAR, JOHN/-Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY/HIGH HILL CREEK-Type: PLAT/

1779 JURY LIST, CHERAW'S DIST, SC
Incl-Daniel Polk

Series Number:

S213190 

Volume: 

0003 

Page: 

00034 

Item:

01 
Date: 1784 C.-Description: BRYANT, HARDY, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON PALMETO SWAMP, CHERAWS DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM POWE.-Names Indexed: BRYANT, HARDY/POWE, WILLIAM/POLK, THOMAS/-Locations: CHERAWS DISTRICT/PALMETTO SWAMP/BLACK CREEK-Type: PLAT/

Series Number:

S213190 

Volume: 

0007 

Page: 

00112 

Item:

01 
Date: 1784/07/06-Description: POLK, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON PALMETTO SWAMP, CHERAWS DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ALEXANDER CRAIG.-Names Indexed: POLK, THOMAS/CRAIG, ALEXANDER/JOHNSON, JOSEPH/-Locations: CHERAWS DISTRICT/BLACK CREEK/PALMETTO SWAMP-Type: PLAT/

Series Number:

S213190 

Volume: 

0014 

Page: 

00095 

Item:

00 
Date: 1785/11/03-Description: ROGERS, EDWARD, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON PALMETTO BRANCH, SURVEYED BY ALEXANDER CRAIG.-Names Indexed: ROGERS, EDWARD/CRAIG, ALEXANDER/POLK, THOMAS/-Locations: PALMETTO BRANCH/Type: PLAT/

Series Number:

S213190 

Volume: 

0015 

Page: 

00208 

Item:

00 
Date: 1785/11/03-Description: CANNON, HENRY, PLAT FOR 1,000 ACRES ON PALMETTO BRANCH, CHERAW DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ALEXANDER CRAIG.-Names Indexed: CANNON, HENRY/CRAIG, ALEXANDER/POLK, DANIEL/BRYANT, WILLIAM/BAXTER/POLK, THOMAS/BRYANT, HARDY/ALSTON, PETER/WILSON, SOLOMON/COOPER/HENDERSON-Locations: CHERAWS DISTRICT/PEE DEE RIVER/BLACK CREEK/HIGH HILL CREEK/PALMETTO BRANCH-Type: PLAT/

Series Number:

S213190 

Volume: 

0025 

Page: 

00277 

Item:

01 
Date: 1789/09/21-Description: FORT, MOSES, PLAT FOR 500 ACRES ON SOUTH WEST SIDE OF SWIFT CREEK, CHERAW DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ALEXANDER CRAIG.-Names Indexed: FORT, MOSES/CRAIG, ALEXANDER/POWE, THOMAS/ALSTON, PETER/CANNON, HENRY/BRYANT, WILLIAM/POLK, THOMAS/ROGER, EDWARD/BAMFIELD/-Locations: CHERAWS DISTRICT/SWIFT CREEK-Type: PLAT/

Series Number:

S136002 

Box: 

162A 

Item: 

0539A 

ignore:

00 
Date: 1790-Description: TEASDALE, ISAAC VS THOMAS POLK, JUDGMENT ROLL.-Names Indexed: TEASDALE, ISAAC///POLK, THOMAS/-Type: JUDGMENT-ROLL//

1790 Cheraws Dist, SC
Thomas Polk
3 males over 16 yrs, 4 males und 16 yrs, 2 Females
Robert Polk 1 M over 16, 1 M Und 16, 2 Fe Total
Daniel Polk 1 M over 16, 1 M Und 16, 2 Fe Total
Daniel Polk, Jr 1 M Over 16, 3 Fe Total
Beaufort Dist:
John Polk 1 M Ov 16, 5 M Und 16, 6 Fe Total 1 sl
Luke Polk 2 M Ov 16, 5 Fe Total

POLK, LUKE
State: SC Year: 1794 Early Census Darlington County

Series Number:

S213190 

Volume: 

0032 

Page: 

00381 

Item:

03 
Date: 1795/05/23-Description: FANNER, HENRY, PLAT FOR 471 ACRES ON PALMETO SWAMP, CHERAW DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ROBERT ELLISON FOR JOHN KILPATRICK ON OCTOBER 2, 1794-Names Indexed: FANNER, HENRY/ELLISON, ROBERT/KILPATRICK, JOHN/BRYANT, HARDY/POLK, THOMAS/ROGERS, EDWARD/DEPUNG/CANNON, HENRY/-Locations: PALMETTO SWAMP/HIGH HILL CREEK/CHERAWS DISTRICT-Type: PLAT/

1800 Darlington Co SC Census
P 117 POLK, THOMAS 
1 M 10-16, 3 M 16-26, 1 M 45 & Over, 1 F 45 & Over
P 122 POLK, ROBERT 
2 M Und 10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45
P 124 POLK, LUKE 
2 M Und 10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 16-26, 1 F 45 & Over
P 125 POLK, DANIEL
1 M 45 & Over 1 F 45 & Over
P 125 POLK, DANIEL JUN 
1 M 16-26, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 16-26
P 126 POLK, ABEL 
1 M Und 10, 1 M 26-45, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 16-26
P 126 POLK, JOHN 
1 M Und 10, 1 M 16-26, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 26-45
P 127 POLK, THOMAS 
1 M Und 10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 45 & Over
1 F 10-16, 2 F 16-26, 1 F 45 & Over
P 127 POLK, JOSEPH 
1 M Und 10, 1 M 16-26, 1 F 16-26
P 128 POLK, JOHN 
1 M 16-26, 1 F 16-26

1810 Darlington Co., SC
P 004 Luke Polk 3 M und 10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45
1 F Und 10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 16-26, 1 F 26-45
P 004-John Polk 1 M Und 10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45-No Females in HH
P 013 Joseph Polk 3 M Und 10, 1 M 26-45, 1 F 16-26
P 013 Lucy Polk  1 M Und 10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 16-26
2 F Und 10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45
P 019 Robert Polk 1 M Und 10, 2 M 10--16, 1 M 45 & Over  1 F 45 & Over
P 020 Mary Polk 2 M Und 10, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45
P 020 Elizabeth Polk 1 M Und 10, 2 M 10-16, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 26-45

1820 Darlington Co, SC
P 065 POLK, ELIZABETH 
1 M 16-18, 1 M 16-26 1 F 10-16, 1 F 45 & Over
P 065 POLK, ROBERT
2 M Und 10, 1 M 16-26, 1 F 16-26
P 067 POLK, JOHN 
1 M 10-16, 2 M 16-26, 1 M 45 & Over, 2 F 10-16, 2 F 45 & Over
P 069 POLK, JOSEPH
4 M Und 10, 1 M 16-18, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 26-45, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 26-45
P 069 POLK, LUCY 
1 M 16-18, 2 M 16-26, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 16-26, 1 F 45 & Over
P 073 POLK, JONATHAN (Moved to Miss)
2 M Und 10, 1 M 26-45, 1 F Und 10, 1 F 16-26

Series Number:

S213192 

Volume: 

0048 

Page: 

00168 

Item:

00 
Date: 1827/10/01-Description: DOYL, DICKSON AND CORDIL HUNT, PLAT FOR 737 ACRES ON BAY BRANCH, DARLINGTON DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY THEOPHILUS NORWOOD.-Names Indexed: DOYL, DICKSON/HUNT, CORDIL/NORWOOD, THEOPHILUS/DOYL, DANIEL/POLK, LUCY/HUNT, RICHARD/DUBOSE, ISAIAH/BECKWITH, JAMES/MCCARTHA, ALEXANDER/Locations: BAY BRANCH/SPARROW SWAMP/DARLINGTON DISTRICT-Type: PLAT/

1830 Darlington Co, SC
P 227 POLK, JOHN
1 M 20-30, 1 M 60-70, 1 F 60-70
P 228 POLK, HENRY  1 M 20-30, 2 F Und 5, 2 F 20-30
P 245 POLK, JAMES 2 M Und 5, 1 M 5-10, 2 M 20-30, 1 F 5-10, 2 F 20-301 F 50-60

1840 Darlington Co, SC
P 034 James Poke (Polk) 1 M Und 5, 2 M 5-10, 1 M 30-40
2 F Und 5, 1 F 20-30
P 034 Lucy Poke (Polk) 1 M 10-15, 1 M 15-20, 1 F 70-80

Old Darlington District Flag, Volume 5, No. 3, summer, 1993, page 21...
PETITION OF CITIZENS OF DARLINGTON TO REPLACE COURT HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE

To the honorable the President Speaker and honorable the Members of the house of the Senate of the State of South Carolina, (Gentlemen) We your Petitioners citizens of the district of Darlington beg leave to represent to your Honourable body that the court House of said district has been destroyed by fire together with the records of the Court-- The difficulty that we now labour under for the want of a Court House, must be obvious to your Honorable body. We therefore your petitioners Pray you will take into consideration the situation of the district, and appropriate a sum of Money for the Purpose of erection a new building under such Regulations as you in your wisdom may think best, And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever Pray, &c, &c. Long List, Incl: Tho. Polk, Luke Polk
(Reference-S.C. Department of Archives, Columbia, S.C., General Assembly Petitions, No Date .O439-01)

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