Polk, N. E. Head WM Apr 1862 28 M17 IL KY IL Emily Wife WF May 1859 41 M17 KY KY KY Susie Dau WF Feb 1889 10 TX Jas Son WM Oct 1891 8 TX Echo Dau WF June 1894 5 TX
Emily and Nelson m. ca. 1883 (M17). Emily, by 1910, had given birth to 8 children and 5 are alive in 1910 (8-5). I’m wondering, given their age difference, if Emily might have had a brief marriage prior to Nelson?
In 1900 Emily is living in the wrong area to have been included on the Dawes Commission Final Rolls for any of the Five Civilized Tribes. That’s not to imply she was not Indian, just that she was not living in an area where she would have been enumerated as Cherokee or Choctaw.
Nelson POLK’S family, 1900-1860:
1900-Arkansas-Newton-Van Buren Township-ED 96-Sheet 9A-Page 133 or 183: (extremely hard to read):
Polk, James Head WM Jan 1839 61 Franklin M. Son 31 Millie D In-Law 41 AL ???, Blanche G-Dau ????
Polk, James R. Jan 1875 25 M2 MO KY IL Savanna Wife Sept 1884 15 M2 0-0 AL AL AL
James R. Polk Head M Male W 43 KY Blacksmith KY KY Mary A Wife M Female W 39 NC Keeping House NC NC Nixon O. Son S Male W 18 IL At Home Nelson E. Son S Male W 16 IL Frank Son S Male W 10 IL Nettie Dau S Female W 8 KS Ellis Son S Male W 7 KS James Son S Male W 6 Ks Mary Ann Dau S Female W 2 MO
1870-Kansas-Woodson-Neosho Falls-Page 30-Line 19:
Polk, James 32 MW Farm KY Mary A 30 FW IL Nixon MW 9 IL Nelson 7 IL Franklin 2 IL George R 1/12 KS
1860-Illinois-Clark Melrose: James K. Polk 22 IL Mary A. 19 IL
Migration pattern:Arrive in Kansas, ca 1870, from Illinois.Arrive in Missouri, ca. 1878, from Kansas. Arrive in Arkansas from Missouri, year unknown. Nelson may very well have gone to Arkansas prior to 1900.
I hope this is new and useful information. Preston