Joseph PolkAge: 65 years1819–1884
- Joseph Polk
|Birth|| February 14, 1819|
|Birth of a brother||James Polk|
about 1829 (Age 9 years)
|Marriage||Martha Ann Vest — View this family|
October 24, 1844 (Age 25 years)
|Census|| 1850 (Age 30 years)|
Source: 1850 US Federal Census
| Birth of a daughter|
|Emeline Townsend (Polk)|
about 1853 (Age 33 years)
|Census|| 1860 (Age 40 years)|
|Census|| 1870 (Age 50 years)|
Source: 1870 Federal Census
|Census|| 1880 (Age 60 years)|
Source: 1880 US Federal Census
|Death of a wife||Martha Ann Vest|
March 10, 1881 (Age 62 years)
|Burial of a wife||Martha Ann Vest|
after March 10, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Note: Cana Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 50431078
|Death|| September 21, 1884 (Age 65 years)|
|Burial|| after September 21, 1884|
Note: Cana Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 504310770)
|Family with parents|
11 yearsyounger brother
Birth: about 1829 — Indiana
|Family with Martha Ann Vest|
Martha Ann Vest
Birth: November 26, 1824 40 30
Death: March 10, 1881 — Marion, Jennings, Indiana
Marriage: October 24, 1844 — , Scott, Indiana
Emeline Townsend (Polk)
Birth: about 1853 33 28 — Indiana
Cana Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 504310770)
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).