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t 1722, to Maryland; and about 1753, Thomas, the son of William Polk, found a congenial home in the Scotch-Irish settlement the rank of brigadier-general in the State forces. William Polk, his eldest son, then a lad not seventeen years old, let all odds. Leonidas Polk was the fourth son of Colonel William Polk, and was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 10,d alone save his life, and at once sailed for Europe. Mr. Polk remained more than a year abroad, traveling in France, Gerge tract of land in Maury County, Tennessee, which Colonel William Polk divided between four of his sons. Here these brethations, not necessary to be recounted here, had crippled Bishop Polk's large estate; but his pecuniary losses neither shook hpe and zeal in all good works. The chief business of Bishop Polk's life for five or six years before the war, though not ield of battle. Considerable surprise was created by Bishop Polk's action in taking a military command early in the war.