Gayle, I am very interested to learn the orgin of the spelling of the Pollok/Polk name to Pogue/Poag/Poague. My 4great grandfather was Joseph Polk, he inherited an estate in ireland from his grandmother. Unpon settlement of the estate and selling it to a cousin, he returned to Maryland around the 1735 timeline and changed his name to Pogue. His brothers retained the name of Polk, one of his brothers William was the gg grandfather to President James K. Polk. I live in the community where the Polks settled in Tennessee and I can say they were blessed with vast wealth, that cannot be said of their cousins the Pogues. The question is why did the Irish Pollock/Pollok change the name to Poag/Pogue, was it to flee Queen Elizabeth of England who beheaded Mary Queen of Scotts, whom the Pollocks were aligned?
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