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Polk, Thomas

POLK---Thomas Polk is a name of historic distinction in North Carolina as well as in our nation. He was the early, constant and enduring friend of liberty. He was a member of the Colonial Assembly in 1771, and 1775. In 1775 he was appointed Colonel of the 2nd Battalion of "Minute Men." As Colonel of the Mecklenburg militia, he issued orders to the Captains of the several beats or districts, to send two delegates each to the convention in Charlotte, on the 19th of May, 1775. At the Provincial Congress which met at Halifax on the 4th of April 1776, he was appointed Colonel of the 4th Regiment of Continental troops. He married Susan Spratt and left several children. He died in 1793 full of years and full of honor and his mortal remains repose in the graveyard in Charlotte.

Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical and Historical Department, The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL 10 May 1903

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