Lucien B Polk & Maria L. Woolwine Descendants
Several years ago, I spent a considerable amount of time trying to find the ancestry of Lucien B. Polk, who was b. 1831-1833, where he was born is anyone's guess (since the only census (1860) for him as age 27, b. AR., but later census of descendants show him b. in TN, AL, TX.), and who died in Rusk Co., TX., 31 Jan 1864, of typhoid, and who m. Maria Louisa Woolwine on 19 March 1856, Rusk Co., TX.Confederate records suggest his birth as 1831, b. before Feb of that year.But I use a range of birth of 1831-1833, because we just don't know for sure when he was born.
Do not confuse Lucien B. (spelling of his first name could be lucian, Lucien, Lusian, Lusien, etc.I don't know what the "B" is for, some say Beach, but I don't have any basis for that middle name) with Lucius B. Polk, son of Benjamin Polk, said Lucius B. Polk being about 10 years older and said Lucius B. Polk m. to Maggie Miller.These two men lived in the same area of Texas.
I have been reviewing much of my genealogy work, especially in Texas, and have just reviewed all the material I have on Lucien B. Polk.I still cannot find this man in the 1850 census, anywhere.He must be under a different surname or the name is so messed up we may never find him.The 1850 census might reveal his parents.
I have about come to the conclusion that the only way we can figure out if Lucien B. Polk is related to the other Polks of that area of Texas (Nacogdoches, San Augustine) is to have a male Polk descendant be DNA tested.
So, if you are a male Polk descendant of Charles Woolwine Polk, b. 12 Jan 1857, TX., surving son of Lucien B. Polk, and his (Charles) wife Addie King, then you may wish to consider this DNA testing.While this test will not reveal who the father of Lucien B. Polk is, it will at least tell us if the father is related to one of the main Polk lines, that is, William Polk/Margaret Taylor, Charles Polke, the Indian Trader, or Robert Polk/Magdalen (Tasker) Porter, or not related to any of these three.My hope is such test would reveal that the ancestry goes back to the aforementioned William Polk/Margaret Taylor, as that would make more sense given the location of Lucien B. Polk in this area of Texas, and would eliminate the other families as possibilities, allowing research to more zero in on families that might be closely related to Lucien B. Polk.
Any questions about any of this or how to get DNA tested, I am Bill Polk, Kansas City, and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.