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[Epitaph of Colonel Ezekiel Polk]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing the epitaph of Colonel Ezekiel Polk, father of former President James K. Polk. The epitaph was contributed to the newspaper by Mr. O. P. Foote, who copied the inscription while visiting the burying-ground in Bolivar, Tennessee while stationed there with the Third Iowa Infantry in 1862. Ezekiel Polk was born September 7, 1747, and died August 31, 1824 at the age of 76. The epitaph is a 20-line poem written by Ezekiel Polk himself at the age of 74. A handwritten note on the clipping indicates that the clipping was given to Charles B. Moore from Hubert Sauer.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas.

Description: This book is a biographical view of Dallas, Texas and its history. The book uses many narratives of the individuals who helped shape Dallas history. The book has various content including: biographies of all of the U.S. Presidents; a list of Dallas County pioneers from 1841-1850; an overview of Dallas history; and hundreds of brief biographies, including some illustrations.
Date: 1892
Creator: Lewis Publishing Company
Partner: Dallas Public Library