Re: Capt. William Polk's grandparents?
Before I try an answer your questions,I think it would be best to explian the Saga.I am one the formost authority on the "Neely" , I worked with too of best Neely surname holders J.R. Neely U.S.A. and J.R. Neeley Ireland,this 15yrs back now, and we laid out two lines of the Same lines. I was invovled due there is No other todate that has as Neely marriages in their line for well or 3oo years , and we are still marring eachother.
Thomas Neely 1 is the main line deeply invovled in my surname union's, Tom's brother Rufus arrived and settled in NY, same time Tom did in Pa. Tom's line resided in Chester/Lancaster/Cumberland/York Co's Pa,part of his family moved west thru Pa into the Ohio Valley , and part to Cabaruss/Mecklinburg Co's NC. and York Co.S.C. and into the middlevalley TN. Williamson Co,TN. and the Nasville area's . Thomas Polk was close freind to Thos Neely Jr aka Thos 2. Thos Polk resided in Augusta Co,Va before NC.
Two of Rufus's son's James and John moved from NY. to August Va, and Washington Co,Va, then the Midvally of TN. again Wiliamson Co, or better daid the Nashville, in TN we start marring the Va Neely's. None of us have had time to short out what we know to be three Neely lines -ALL related.
I feel you should know this as you researh the Neely's.
Wm the brother John is just plain old John Polk,during this time frame the Scot's are slow in adopting and using middle name's . John was born 1728 in Lancaster Pa, married Eleanor Shelby 2 Oct 1758 in Anson Co.,NC, and died 1802 in York Co,SC.
I don't have any of Sophia'ssibling , but suspect Isacc Green Neely of Williamson Co,TN is one of her brother, You having "Charles Rufus" tells me alot , and that it is Rufus Neely's line .
I didn't follow out Zek's marriage to Sophia due to being a late marriage ,Mary didn't passaway until 1791, Zek was still in living in Mecklinburg , and don't recall when he moved to Hardeman Co TN.
I would be delighted to have thee childern of Zek & Sophia.
The Neely saga is deep, and I figured I would sort out the mess when Move to TN.