POLK DNA TESTs - More, Please
After more than four years of looking and asking for people to step up and be DNA tested, we have finally found a male Polk who has been DNA tested in the Polk line of Col. Thomas Polk of Polk Mtn., NC., d. 1742, sometimes confused with Thomas Polk of Mecklenburg Co., NC., and of Rev. War fame
As most of you may know, Thomas Polk of Polk Mtn. is thought by many, myself included, to be a son of William Polk, Jr. and an unknown wife, and said Jr. was a son of William Polk/Margaret Taylor.We shall see what results from this DNA test reveal.The test was just done recently, so results will take several weeks.Stay tuned.
We still need DNA from male Polk descendants of Col. Ezekiel Polk; more from the line of Charles Polke, the Indian Trader (especially from Charles Polke, son of the Indian Trader); John A.? Polk of Maury Co., TN., who m. Elizabeth Alderson, and many others.If you don't know if a male Polk person in your family line has been tested, either I, or John F. Polk, administrator of our Polk-Pollock DNA group and keeper of the Polk-Pollock chart with the tested people, can tell you.
If you are a male Polk and you don't know your Polk ancestry, you can contact me and I will help you with your ancestry.If you have done your ancestry and it is a dead end, you have hit the wall, then DNA may at least prove to which Polk line you belong. Questions, comments, etc., may be directed to me, Bill Polk, Kansas City, at email@example.com
Researchers - The ancestry of William Polk who m. Margaret Taylor, Charles Polke, the Indian Trader, and Robert Polk who m. Magdalen (Tasker) Porter is not going to be solved by folks sitting and waiting for something to happen, for this or that record to surface - Not likely to happen.Most, perhaps all? available records and publications for these three progenitors have been looked at to no avail.It is going to take a lot more DNA testing on Polks and Pollocks and Pogues and Poaks and assorted other variations for us to make any headway in solving the puzzles of the ancestry of these three families.bp