I have been sent an article taken out of the Maryland Historical Magazine, vol 90, 4(Winter 1995). The article is authored by John G. Kester. It is titled Charles Polke: Indian trader of the Potomac, 1703-1753.Charles Polke whose trading post was on the Potomac near what is now Hancock. It is now part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. Charles Polke was born in 1703 in Someset County on the Eastern Shore Maryland had only one county, Prince George. By the time of his death 50 years later his will was probated in Frederick County which had been erected 5 years earlier after a petiton that he signed. Charles was the third son of William Polke and his first wife Nancy Knox. Charles Polke's grandparents were Robert Pollock and Magdalene Tasker, who were Ulster Irish of Scottish heritage. Their 4th child William came with them from Ireland. William had his son Charles at White Hall the family home. When Charles' mother died and his father remarried then Charles and his brother William left Maryland and went to Carlisle, and probably stayed there for several years. On August 4, 1734, Charles Polke married Christian Cartledge at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.