Am researching a famiily among whom is a woman whose obit claims she was a first cousin nof Pres. Polk, who, of course, was b. in Mecklenburg in 1795 to a Samuel and Jane Knox Polk. The lady of whom I speak maiden name was Wilkins, she b. Scott Co, IL in 1841 to a George B. Wilkins, he b. PA in 1812, and a Mary A. ______, b. TN 1812. Thus if there is a connection most likely it that Mary A. _____Wilkins was a sibling of one of the President's parents. I would enjoy corresponding with anyone familiar with the extended Polk/Knox lineage.