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Polk, Clement M.

Died: 1849-05-03 Spring Creek, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Polk lived in Mercer County, Illinois, in 1835, when he purchased federal land in Sangamon County. By 1838, he had established a home in the Spring Creek area of Sangamon County, west of Springfield. Polk was active in Whig politics. He was also active in the county agricultural society and published a monthly newspaper entitled The Illinois Farmer and Journal of Agriculture. Susan, Polk's wife and the mother of their five children, died in 1848; Polk died the following year.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Sangamon County, 69:2, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 15 September 1838, 2:7; 20 September 1839, 2:5; 20 March 1840, 2:6-7; 23 April 1841, 2:5; 9 July 1841, 2:7; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 27 January 1848, 2:7; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 3 May 1849, 3:1.