Buried in Calvery Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, TN
Born 22 Sep 1842 Davidson County TN
Died 18 Nov 1909 Davidson County
Married Rufus King Polk in 1881
born 31 Oct 1843, Maury County, TN
27 Aug 1902, Davidson County, TN
Margaret Philps and Rufus King Polk had one child:
Mary Elizabeth Polk
born 3 Jul
1883 in Davidson County TN
died 24 Dec 1970 in Davidson County TN
Margaret inherited the old Philips home when her father died in 1879.
Sometime after Margaret
married Rufus in 1891 they moved to Ft. Worth TX where they were owned a cattle trading business with Rufus' brother James
H. Polk who was married to Margaret's niece, Mollie Harding.
Rufus and Margaret were back in Nashville
in 1901 when they appear to be living in the old Philips home place when they hosted the family reunion with Joseph
Philips as noted in the newspaper article below.
The below story appeared in the January 1910 Confederate Veteran's Magazine.
Margaret Philips and Rufus Polk both died soon after the reunion and their daughter Mary Elizabeth Polk continued to
live in the old Philips home place. She married Dr. John White Moore, MD (1878-1944) on 26 April 1911 and they had two children
whose picture appears below.
By 1920 the census shown Margaret and Rufus living in Davidson
County District 8 which lies between Nolansville Pike and Franklin Pike on the south side of Nashville. I have read
that the house was sold out of the family about 1915, so this timing fits with that information.
Dr. John White Moore and his mother Anna White Patrick Moore
Nashville TN circa
Children of Dr. John White Moore and Mary Elizabeth Polk
Margaret Philips Polk Moore
27 Dec 1913, Davidson County, TN
died 30 Jun 2003, Williamsburg, James City, VA
married Paul Ellsworth
Hartmann (1914-2006) 3 Aug 1940
John Bud Polk Moore
born 24 Oct 1918, Davidson County,
died 22 Feb 2002, Gloversville, Fulton County, NY