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  Philemon Hawkins (1717-1801) — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Gloucester County, Va., September 28, 1717. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1779-81, 1782-84, 1785-86. Anglican. English ancestry. Died in Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., September 10, 1801 (age 83 years, 347 days). Interment at Hawkins Cemetery, Warrenton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Philemon Hawkins and Ann Eleanor (Howard) Hawkins; married 1743 to Delia Martin; great-grandfather of William Dallas Polk Haywood (1810-1894); third great-grandfather of Rufus King Polk, Frank Lyon Polk and Paul Fletcher Faison; fourth great-grandfather of Elizabeth Polk Guest; fifth great-grandfather of Raymond R. Guest.
  Political families: Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joel Childress (1777-1819) — of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn. Born March 22, 1777. Planter; merchant; postmaster at Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1813-17. Died in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., August 18, 1819 (age 42 years, 149 days). Interment at Canonsburgh Village Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Whitsitt (1780-1863); father of Sarah Childress (1803-1891) (who married James Knox Polk).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Maull (1781-1846) — of Delaware. Born in Sussex County, Del., September 6, 1781. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; physician; Governor of Delaware, 1846; died in office 1846. Episcopalian. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., May 3, 1846 (age 64 years, 239 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Maull (1742-1832) and Mary (Marsh) Maull (1752-1790); married 1802 to Penelope Shields; married 1820 to Sarah Davis Watson; granduncle of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; great-granduncle of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; second great-granduncle of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986), H. Edward Maull Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull; fourth cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Dodge (1782-1867) — of Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.; Michigan; Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wis. Born near Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., October 12, 1782. Democrat. General in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from Ste. Genevieve County, 1820; member Michigan territorial council 7th District, 1832-33; Governor of Wisconsin Territory, 1836-41, 1845-48; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1841-45; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1848-57. Slaveowner. Died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, June 19, 1867 (age 84 years, 250 days). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy Ann (Hunter) Dodge and Israel Dodge (1760-1806); half-brother of Lewis Fields Linn; married 1800 to Christiana McDonald; father-in-law of James Clarke (1812-1850); father of Augustus Caesar Dodge; third cousin once removed of Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896); third cousin twice removed of Irving Hall Chase; third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970); fourth cousin once removed of David Lane Dodge.
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Dodge counties in Minn. and Wis., and Henry County, Iowa, are named for him.
  Fort Dodge (military installation, 1850-53), and the city of Fort Dodge, Iowa, were named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Dodge (built 1943 at Richmond, California; sold and renamed SS Alheli; sank during a storm in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1968) was originally named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Jones Hardeman (1788-1854) — of Texas. Born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 31, 1788. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-39; judge of Texas Republic, 1843; member of Texas state legislature, 1847-51. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bastrop County, Tex., January 15, 1854 (age 65 years, 349 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1937 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hardeman (1750-1833) and Mary (Perkins) Hardeman (1754-1798); brother of Bailey Hardeman (1795-1836); married 1814 to Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; aunt of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk); married, October 26, 1836, to Eliza DeWitt (1809-1863); fourth cousin of Martha Jefferson Randolph, John Wayles Eppes and John Randolph of Roanoke; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, Francis Wayles Eppes, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph.
  Political family: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hardeman County, Tenn. is named for him; Hardeman County, Tex. is named partly for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Polk (1788-1857) — of Kent County, Del. Born in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., November 15, 1788. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County, 1824; Governor of Delaware, 1827-30, 1836-37. Died in Milford, Kent County, Del., October 27, 1857 (age 68 years, 346 days). Interment at Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Polk (1740-1795) and Mary (Manlove) Polk (1748-1823); married, September 4, 1811, to Mary Elizabeth Purnell (1796-1865); grandfather of Albert Fawcett Polk; third cousin once removed of James Knox Polk, Trusten Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin twice removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge, Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin thrice removed of Rufus King Polk (1866-1902) and Frank Lyon Polk.
  Political families: Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Lane Dodge (1790-1873) — also known as David L. Dodge — of Springport town, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in North Castle town, Westchester County, N.Y., February 21, 1790. Physician; druggist; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County 2nd District, 1855. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 6, 1873 (age 83 years, 227 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Esther (Lane) Dodge (1755-1844) and Jeremiah Dodge (1761-1842); married, November 26, 1812, to Mary Flagler (1793-1869); fourth cousin once removed of Henry Dodge (1782-1867).
  Political families: Polk family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Hugh Relfe (1791-1863) — also known as James H. Relfe — of Caledonia, Washington County, Mo. Born in Virginia, 1791. Democrat. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1843-47. Slaveowner. Died in 1863 (age about 72 years). Interment at Methodist Cemetery, Caledonia, Mo.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Lewis Fields Linn (1796-1843).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
James K. Polk James Knox Polk (1795-1849) — also known as James K. Polk; "Young Hickory"; "Napoleon of the Stump" — of Tennessee. Born in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 2, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1823-25; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1825-39 (6th District 1825-33, 9th District 1833-39); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1835-39; Governor of Tennessee, 1839-41; President of the United States, 1845-49. Presbyterian or Methodist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died, of cholera, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 15, 1849 (age 53 years, 225 days). Original interment at Polk Place Grounds (which no longer exists), Nashville, Tenn.; reinterment in 1893 at Tennessee State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.; cenotaph at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Polk (1772-1827) and Jane Gracy (Knox) Polk (1776-1852); brother of William Hawkins Polk; married, January 1, 1824, to Sarah Childress (daughter of Joel Childress); nephew of Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; who married Thomas Jones Hardeman); uncle of Marshall Tate Polk and Tasker Polk; first cousin once removed of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; second cousin once removed of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis) and Richard Tyler Polk; second cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin thrice removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; second cousin four times removed of Raymond R. Guest; third cousin once removed of Charles Polk and Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin of Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Fawcett Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Aaron V. Brown — John Charles Frémont
  Polk counties in Ark., Fla., Ga., Iowa, Minn., Neb., Ore., Tenn., Tex. and Wis. are named for him.
  The city of Polk City, Florida, is named for him.  — The city of Polk City, Iowa, is named for him.  — The borough of Polk, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — James K. Polk Elementary School, in Alexandria, Virginia, is named for him.  — James K. Polk Elementary School, in Fresno, California, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James K. Polk (built 1942 at Wilmington, North Carolina; torpedoed in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1943; towed away and scrapped) was named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: James Knox Polk HallJames P. LattaJames K. P. FennerJ. K. P. Marshall
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Tennessee Encyclopedia
  Books about James K. Polk: Sam W. Haynes, James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse — Paul H. Bergeron, The Presidency of James K. Polk — Thomas M. Leonard, James K. Polk : A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny — Eugene Irving McCormac, James K. Polk: A Political Biography to the Prelude to War 1795-1845 — Eugene Irving McCormac, James K. Polk: A Political Biography to the End of a Career 1845-1849 — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History — John Seigenthaler, James K. Polk: 1845 - 1849
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Lewis Fields Linn (1796-1843) — also known as Lewis F. Linn — of Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., November 5, 1796. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; physician; member of Missouri state senate 3rd District, 1830-31; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1833-43; died in office 1843. Slaveowner. Died in Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., October 3, 1843 (age 46 years, 332 days). Interment at Memorial Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
  Relatives: Half-brother of Henry Dodge; brother-in-law of James Hugh Relfe (1791-1863); uncle of Augustus Caesar Dodge.
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Linn counties in Iowa, Kan., Mo. and Ore. are named for him.
  The city of Linneus, Missouri, is named for him.  — The city of Linn, Missouri, is named for him.  — The city of West Linn, Oregon, is named for him.  — The city of Linnton, Oregon, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871) — also known as Peter F. Causey — of Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born near Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., January 11, 1801. Whig. Delegate to Whig National Convention from Delaware, 1839; Governor of Delaware, 1855-59; defeated, 1846, 1850. Methodist. Died in Milford, Sussex County, Del., February 15, 1871 (age 70 years, 35 days). Interment at Christ Episcopal Churchyard, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Married to Maria Williams; father of William Frederick Causey (1833-1902); uncle of Trusten Polk; grandfather of Elizabeth Williams (1878-1920; who married Ruby Ross Vale).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Sarah Polk (1803-1891) — also known as Sarah Childress — Born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., September 4, 1803. First Lady of the United States, 1845-49. Female. Presbyterian. Slaveowner. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 14, 1891 (age 87 years, 344 days). Original interment at Polk Place Grounds (which no longer exists), Nashville, Tenn.; reinterment in 1893 at Tennessee State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joel Childress and Elizabeth (Whitsett) Childress (1780-1863); married, January 1, 1824, to James Knox Polk (brother of William Hawkins Polk; uncle of Marshall Tate Polk (1831-1884) and Tasker Polk).
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Dallas Polk Haywood (1810-1894) — also known as William Dallas Haywood — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Halifax County, N.C., 1810. Mayor of Raleigh, N.C., 1857-58, 1867-68. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 1, 1894 (age about 84 years). Interment at City Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Haywood (1772-1824) and Delia (Hawkins) Haywood (1782-1851); married to Mary Elizabeth Cannon (1815-1894); great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin of Elizabeth Ruffin Haywood (1796-1840; who married Edward Bishop Dudley), Charity Hare Haywood (1799-1880; who married Charles Manly) and William Henry Haywood Jr.; first cousin once removed of Basil Charles Manly; first cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk, Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943) and Paul Fletcher Faison; first cousin thrice removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; first cousin four times removed of Raymond R. Guest.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Trusten Polk (1811-1876) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born near Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., May 29, 1811. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 28th District, 1845-46; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1848; Governor of Missouri, 1857; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1857-62; expelled 1862; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on January 10, 1862 over his support for secession. Slaveowner. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 1876 (age 64 years, 323 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Nutter Polk (1786-1835) and Lavenia (Causey) Polk (1791-1825); married, December 26, 1837, to Elizabeth Skinner; father of Anna Polk (1829-1902; who married William Frederick Causey); nephew of Peter Foster Causey; third cousin once removed of Charles Polk; fourth cousin of Joseph Maull, James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge, Marshall Tate Polk (1831-1884), Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk, Albert Fawcett Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Augustus Caesar Dodge (1812-1883) — also known as Augustus C. Dodge — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., January 2, 1812. Democrat. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Iowa Territory, 1840; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848-55; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1855-59; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1860; mayor of Burlington, Iowa, 1874. Scottish ancestry. Died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, November 20, 1883 (age 71 years, 322 days). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
  Presumably named for: Augustus Caesar
  Relatives: Son of Henry Dodge and Christiana (McDonald) Dodge (1785-1865); nephew of Lewis Fields Linn; third cousin once removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk; fourth cousin of Augustus Sabin Chase, Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk (1811-1876), Irving Hall Chase, Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk.
  Political families: Polk family; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Dodge County, Neb. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Clarke (1812-1850) — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., July 5, 1812. Secretary of Iowa Territory, 1839-41; mayor of Burlington, Iowa, 1844-45; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Des Moines County, 1844; Governor of Iowa Territory, 1845-46. Died in a cholera epidemic, in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, July 28, 1850 (age 38 years, 23 days). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Henry Dodge (1782-1867).
  Political families: Polk family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clarke County, Iowa is named for him.
  William Hawkins Polk (1815-1862) — of Tennessee. Born in Maury County, Tenn., May 24, 1815. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1842-45; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Two Sicilies, 1845-47; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1851-53. Slaveowner. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., December 16, 1862 (age 47 years, 206 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Columbia, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Polk (1772-1827) and Jane Gracy (Knox) Polk (1776-1852); brother of James Knox Polk (who married Sarah Childress); married to Lucy Eugenia Williams (1826-1906); father of Tasker Polk; nephew of Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; who married Thomas Jones Hardeman); uncle of Marshall Tate Polk; first cousin once removed of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; second cousin once removed of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis) and Richard Tyler Polk; second cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin thrice removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; second cousin four times removed of Raymond R. Guest; third cousin once removed of Charles Polk and Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin of Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Albert Fawcett Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Davis (1820-1896) — of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C. Born in Porter's Neck, Pender County, N.C., March 1, 1820. Lawyer; Delegate from North Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; Confederate Attorney General, 1864-65. Episcopalian. At the end of the Civil War, with other Confederate officials, attempted to flee overseas, but turned himself in at Key West, Fla.; spent several months in prison at Fort Hamilton; pardoned in 1866. Died in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., February 23, 1896 (age 75 years, 359 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.; statue erected 1911 at Third and Market Streets, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Frederick Davis (1778-1846) and Sarah Isabella (Eagles) Davis (1784-1829); half-brother and fourth cousin of Horatio Davis; married, November 17, 1842, to Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; first cousin once removed of Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin once removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin of Marshall Tate Polk); married, May 9, 1866, to Monimia Fairfax (1837-1889); great-grandnephew of Samuel Ashe; cousin four different ways of John Baptista Ashe (1748-1802), John Baptista Ashe (1810-1857), Thomas Samuel Ashe and William Shepperd Ashe; cousin three different ways of Alfred Moore Waddell; second cousin twice removed of William Henry Hill.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS George Davis (built 1942 at Wilmington, North Carolina; scrapped 1960) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896) — also known as Augustus S. Chase — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Pomfret, Windham County, Conn., April 15, 1828. Manufacturer; banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1865. Died in Paris, France, June 7, 1896 (age 68 years, 53 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Seth Chase (1798-1893) and Eliza Hempstead (Dodge) Chase (1801-1884); married, September 9, 1854, to Martha Clark Starkweather (1830-1906); father of Irving Hall Chase; grandfather of Augustus Sabin Chase; great-grandfather of Seth Chase Taft (born1922); second cousin of Marden Sabin and Joseph Spalding; second cousin twice removed of Alvah Sabin; third cousin once removed of Henry Dodge and Nelson Appleton Miles; third cousin twice removed of Elijah Abel and Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; third cousin thrice removed of Jedediah Sabin; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge and Chauncey Brewer Sabin; fourth cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marshall Tate Polk (1831-1884) — also known as M. T. Polk — of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., May 15, 1831. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1876; Tennessee state treasurer, 1877-83. Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, during the Civil War, and lost a leg. In 1883, a $400,000 shortfall was was discovered in the state treasury. Polk fled to Texas, was arrested there, and brought back to Nashville for trial. Charged with embezzlement, he pleaded not guilty -- his lawyer argued he was only guilty of "default of pay" -- but was convicted, sentenced to twenty years in prison, and fined. Imprisonment was delayed pending his appeal, and he died in the meantime. Died in Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn., February 20, 1884 (age 52 years, 281 days). Interment at Polk Cemetery, Bolivar, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Tate Polk (1805-1831) and Laura Theresa (Wilson) Polk (1808-1848); married to Evelina McNeal Bills (1836-1926); nephew of James Knox Polk (who married Sarah Childress) and William Hawkins Polk; first cousin of Tasker Polk; second cousin of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis) and Richard Tyler Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Every one that loveth is born of God."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Frederick Causey (1833-1902) — of St. Louis, Mo.; Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Milford, Sussex County, Del., November 28, 1833. Lawyer; member of Delaware state legislature, 1864-66; secretary of state of Delaware, 1884-87. Methodist. Died in Milford, Sussex County, Del., October 12, 1902 (age 68 years, 318 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871) and Maria (Williams) Causey; married, April 13, 1864, to Anna Polk (1839-1902; daughter of Trusten Polk).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Irving Hall Chase (1858-1951) — also known as Irving H. Chase — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., May 13, 1858. Republican. Secretary and treasurer, Waterbury Clock Company; vice-president, Waterbury Manufacturing Company; president, A.S. Chase Company; secretary, Chase Rolling Mill Company; diretor, Waterbury Hotel Corporation, American Printing Company, Waterbury Buckle Company, Smith and Griggs Manufacturing Company, and Waterbury National Bank; member of Connecticut state senate 15th District, 1907-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1916. Died March 14, 1951 (age 92 years, 305 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896) and Martha Clark (Starkweather) Chase (1830-1906); married, February 28, 1889, to Elizabeth Hosmer Kellogg (1864-1944; daughter of Stephen Wright Kellogg); father of Eleanor Kellogg Chase (1894-1961; who married Charles Phelps Taft II); uncle of Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970); grandfather of Seth Chase Taft (born1922); second cousin once removed of Marden Sabin and Joseph Spalding; second cousin twice removed of George Anson Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather and David Austin Starkweather; second cousin thrice removed of Alvah Sabin; third cousin once removed of Henry Howard Starkweather; third cousin twice removed of Henry Dodge, Daniel Chapin, Martin Olds and Nelson Appleton Miles; third cousin thrice removed of John Adams, Elijah Abel and Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin of Charles Henry Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge, Chauncey Brewer Sabin and Edgar Weeks.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tasker Polk (1861-1928) — of Warrenton, Warren County, N.C. Born in Tennessee, March 24, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 16th District, 1915-16. Died in North Carolina, July 5, 1928 (age 67 years, 103 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Hawkins Polk and Lucy Eugenia (Williams) Polk; married to Eliza Tannerhill Jones (1869-1939); nephew of James Knox Polk (who married Sarah Childress (1803-1891)); first cousin of Marshall Tate Polk; second cousin of Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin of Richard Tyler Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk; third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rufus King Polk (1866-1902) — also known as Rufus K. Polk — of Danville, Montour County, Pa. Born in Columbia, Maury County, Tenn., August 23, 1866. Democrat. Chemist; iron manufacturer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1899-1902; died in office 1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 5, 1902 (age 35 years, 194 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Danville, Pa.
  Presumably named for: Rufus King
  Relatives: Son of Lucius E. Polk (1833-1892; Confederate general) and Sally Moore (Polk) Polk (1844-1925); third great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin twice removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; second cousin of Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); second cousin once removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; second cousin twice removed of James Knox Polk, William Hawkins Polk and Raymond R. Guest; third cousin of Paul Fletcher Faison; third cousin once removed of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Fawcett Polk (1869-1955) — of Delaware. Born in Frederica, Kent County, Del., October 11, 1869. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1917-19. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 14, 1955 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Georgetown, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Albert Polk (1842-1904) and Sallie E. (Fawcett) Polk; grandson of Charles Polk (1788-1857); fourth cousin once removed of James Knox Polk, Trusten Polk and William Hawkins Polk.
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Tyler Polk (1869-1962) — also known as R. T. 'Top' Polk — of Killeen, Bell County, Tex. Born in Bell County, Tex., October 16, 1869. Republican. Postmaster at Killeen, Tex., 1898-1914, 1922-34 (acting, 1922). Died in Bell County, Tex., June 7, 1962 (age 92 years, 234 days). Interment at Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Polk (1814-1897) and Elizabeth J. (Blackburn) Polk (1828-1906); married to Tillie Walling (1869-1958); second cousin once removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943) — also known as Frank L. Polk — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1871. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Corporation counsel, New York City, 1914-15; Counselor, U.S. State Department, 1915-19; Undersecretary of State, 1919-20; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 7, 1943 (age 71 years, 147 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Mecklenberg Polk (1844-1918) and Ida Ashe (Lyon) Polk (1845-1912); married, February 28, 1908, to Elizabeth Sturgis Potter (1886-1960); father of Elizabeth Sturgis Polk; grandfather of Raymond R. Guest; third great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin once removed of Mary Adelaide Polk (1817-1863; who married George Davis); first cousin twice removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; second cousin of Rufus King Polk; second cousin twice removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin of Paul Fletcher Faison; third cousin once removed of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Polk (1788-1857); fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge.
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ruby Ross Vale (1874-1961) — also known as Ruby R. Vale — of Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., October 19, 1874. Republican. School principal; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1916, 1948 (alternate). Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Historical Association; Phi Kappa Psi; Theta Nu Epsilon; Freemasons; Union League. Died January 2, 1961 (age 86 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Griffith Vale (1837-1902) and Sarah Ruby (Eyster) Vale (1845-1892); married, January 21, 1901, to Maria Elizabeth Williams (1878-1920; granddaughter of Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871)).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Paul F. Faison Paul Fletcher Faison (1882-1967) — also known as Paul F. Faison — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Philippines; Canton (Guangzhou), China; Tientsin, China; Tokyo, Japan. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., November 15, 1882. Lawyer; U.S. Vice Consul in Canton, 1918-19. Died in Tokyo, Japan, November 18, 1967 (age 85 years, 3 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Paul Fletcher Faison (1840-1896) and Annice Haywood (Badger) Faison (1841-1898); married, November 19, 1920, to Eugenie Demetrie Babushkina; married, March 9, 1948, to Nadia Kamershtain; married 1952 to Daphne Spratt (1905-1989); grandson of George Edmund Badger; third great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin twice removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; third cousin of Rufus King Polk (1866-1902) and Frank Lyon Polk; third cousin once removed of Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin twice removed of Raymond R. Guest.
  Political families: Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
  Edwin Fitzhugh Polk (1888-1938) — also known as E. F. Polk — of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn. Born in West Point, Clay County, Miss., August 18, 1888. Democrat. Optometrist; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., November 16, 1938 (age 50 years, 90 days). Interment at Polk Cemetery, Bolivar, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Wood Polk and Pattie (Wheelock) Polk; married, April 11, 1916, to Leale Wilson Roney (1898-1971); first cousin once removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; second cousin of Marshall Tate Polk and Tasker Polk; third cousin of Richard Tyler Polk; third cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk and Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943); third cousin twice removed of Charles Polk and Elizabeth Polk Guest; third cousin thrice removed of Raymond R. Guest; fourth cousin of Augustus Caesar Dodge; fourth cousin once removed of Trusten Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970) — also known as Augustus S. Chase — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., March 16, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Berlin, 1928-29; Breslau, 1929-30; U.S. Consul in Tsingtao, as of 1932; Canton, as of 1938. Died in Washington, D.C., November 14, 1970 (age 73 years, 243 days). Interment at Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Starkweather Chase (1862-1947) and Elsie (Rowland) Chase (1863-1937); married, February 22, 1930, to Helga Stephanie Eva von Erdberg-Krezenciewsky; nephew of Irving Hall Chase; grandson of Augustus Sabin Chase; first cousin once removed of Seth Chase Taft (born1922); second cousin twice removed of Marden Sabin and Joseph Spalding; second cousin thrice removed of George Anson Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather and David Austin Starkweather; second cousin four times removed of Alvah Sabin; third cousin twice removed of Henry Howard Starkweather; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Dodge, Daniel Chapin, Martin Olds and Nelson Appleton Miles; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Henry Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Winston Frederick Churchill Guest (1906-1982) — also known as Winston Guest — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in England, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; prominent polo player; candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1934; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Died in Nassau Hospital, Mineola, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., October 25, 1982 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick E. Guest and Amy (Phipps) Guest; brother of Raymond Richard Guest (1907-1991) (who married Elizabeth Sturgis Polk); married, June 2, 1934, to Helena Woolworth McCann (divorced 1944; granddaughter of Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852-1919; founder of F.W.Woolworth dime store chain)); married, March 8, 1947, to Lucy Douglas 'C.Z' Cochrane (1920-2003); uncle of Raymond R. Guest; second cousin of Winston Churchill (1874-1965; British Prime Minister).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Raymond Richard Guest (1907-1991) — also known as Raymond R. Guest — of Front Royal, Warren County, Va.; Bayard, Warren County, Va. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 25, 1907. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940 (alternate), 1948; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Virginia state senate 24th District, 1948-53; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1965-68. Died of pneumonia, in Fredericksburg, Va., December 31, 1991 (age 84 years, 36 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick E. Guest and Amy (Phipps) Guest; brother of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest; married, June 25, 1935, to Elizabeth Sturgis Polk (1910-1990); father of Raymond R. Guest; second cousin of Winston Churchill (1874-1965; British Prime Minister).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Elizabeth Polk Guest (1910-1990) — also known as Elizabeth Sturgis Polk; Mrs. Raymond Guest — of Front Royal, Warren County, Va. Born in Cedarhurst, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., July 31, 1910. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948. Female. Died, following a heart attack, in New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York City (unknown county), N.Y., March 23, 1990 (age 79 years, 235 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Frank Lyon Polk (1871-1943) and Elizabeth Sturgis (Potter) Polk (1886-1960); married, June 25, 1935, to Raymond Richard Guest (brother of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest); mother of Raymond R. Guest; fourth great-granddaughter of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin thrice removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; second cousin once removed of Rufus King Polk; second cousin thrice removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin once removed of Paul Fletcher Faison; third cousin twice removed of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk.
  Political families: Ashe-Polk family of North Carolina; Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Raymond R. Guest (1939-2001) — also known as Andy Guest — of Front Royal, Warren County, Va. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 29, 1939. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1973-99. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Rotary; Izaak Walton League; Ruritan. Died, of cancer, in Front Royal, Warren County, Va., April 2, 2001 (age 61 years, 185 days). Interment at Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Raymond Richard Guest and Elizabeth Polk Guest (1910-1990); nephew of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest; grandson of Frank Lyon Polk; fifth great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins; first cousin four times removed of William Dallas Polk Haywood; second cousin twice removed of Rufus King Polk; second cousin four times removed of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk; third cousin twice removed of Paul Fletcher Faison; third cousin thrice removed of Marshall Tate Polk, Tasker Polk, Richard Tyler Polk and Edwin Fitzhugh Polk.
  Political families: Polk family; Manly-Haywood-Polk family of Raleigh, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Raymond R. 'Andy' Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park, in Warren County, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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