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Hardeman County
Tennessee

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  • Bolivar Polk Cemetery


    Polk Cemetery
    Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      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.
      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
      Charles Austin Miller — also known as Charles A. Miller — of Tennessee. Secretary of state of Tennessee, 1889-93. Interment at Polk Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Austin Miller.
      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.
      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

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