Indiana McCaslins

Joseph PolkAge: 65 years18191884

Name
Joseph Polk
Birth February 14, 1819
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherJames Polk
about 1829 (Age 9 years)
MarriageMartha Ann VestView this family
October 24, 1844 (Age 25 years)
Census 1850 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Emeline Townsend (Polk)
about 1853 (Age 33 years)
Census 1860 (Age 40 years)
Census 1870 (Age 50 years)
Census 1880 (Age 60 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Ann Vest
March 10, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a wifeMartha Ann Vest
after March 10, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Cana Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 50431078
Death September 21, 1884 (Age 65 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after September 21, 1884
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Cana Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 504310770)
Family with parents - View this family
father
himself
11 years
younger brother
Family with Martha Ann Vest - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 24, 1844, Scott, Indiana
9 years
daughter

BirthFind a Grave
MarriageIndiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850
Census1850 US Federal Census
Census1860 US Federal Census
Census1870 Federal Census
Census1880 US Federal Census
DeathFind a Grave
BurialFind a Grave
Burial

Cana Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 504310770)

Shared note

Joseph Polk and Martha Ann Vest [transcribed as Margaret Ann] married on 24 Oct 1844 in Scott County, Indiana.

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Wooster, Scott, Indiana, 30-year old Indiana-born cooper, Joseph Polk owns $15-worth of real estate. He has in his household his 24-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha Ann [Vest] Polk, who is illiterate.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Jennings, Scott, Indiana, 41-year-old Indiana-born merchant Joseph Polk owns $400-worth of personal property, but no real estate. He and his 36-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha A [Vest] Polk have in their household 7-year-old Emeline Townsend whose relationship to them is unknown. Emeline has attended school in the past year.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 51-year-old farmer Joseph Polk owns $1,600-worth of real estate and $300 worth of personal property. He and his 45-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha [Vest] Polk have in their household 17-year old Indiana-born Emma Polk [sic Emeline Townsend on the 1860 Census], 15-year old Indiana-born Jabez F Polk [son of Joseph's brother James], and 3-year-old Indiana-born Erminnie McCaslin [daughter of Calvin McCaslin and Martha Ann's sister Roxy Vest McCaslin]. Emma and Jabez have attended school in the past year.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 61-year-old Indiana-born Joseph Polk and his 56-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha [Vest] Polk have in their household their 13-year-old Indiana-born niece Erminie Polk [sic McCaslin], their 9-year-old nephew Ishamel Polk [parents unknown], Joseph's brother, 54-year-old Indiana-born laborer James A Polk, and 23-year-old Philora Briges [sic] who is "house keeping" because Martha is incapacitated by cancer. Joseph and James' parents were born in Kentucky; the birthplace of Martha's and Erminie's parents is not listed; Ishamel's parents were born in Indiana; the birthplace of Philora's father is not listed but her mother was born in Indiana.

Joseph Polk, born 14 Feb 1819, died 21 Sep 1884 and was buried in Cana Cemetery, Paris Crossing, Jennings, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 50431077).