David Polkinghorn

David Polkinghorn

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David R. Polkinghorn
Born 1970s.
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Son of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and
Brother of [private sister (1980s - unknown)] and [private sister (1980s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (2010s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 16 Oct 2019 | Created 3 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 25 Sep 2019
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David was born and lived for two years in Colorado, then 8 years in Iowa, before moving to Texas in 1988. David is a common name in my family, shared among many men including my great uncle David Meppen who had a passion for genealogy research.

Among the interesting things I have discovered about my ancestry:

  • My surname "Polkinghorn" originated in Cornwall, England. My great great grandfather William Polkinghorn came from Cornwall at age 11 in 1870 after his father died, arriving with his brother Stephen and mother Mary Ann. Generations of Polkinghorns were copper miners, a tradition that they brought with them to the boomtowns of upper Michigan.
  • My genealogy heritage: 25% English, 25% Swedish, 18.75 German, 31.3% unknown.
  • I have a collection of original letters belonging to my 3g grandfather David Luther Carpenter which I plan to digitize and post online for all to access.

My wife's family has extended roots in Menard County, Texas, population 2,200. The rich history of this area was documented through a large community effort in 1982, resulting in the book "Menard County History -- An Anthology", 1982. I'm transcribing biographies and posting family photographs to Wikitree that were contributed by those families who wished to honor and preserve the heritage of their ancestors, who settled the western frontier.

I'm interested in discussing any genealogy related topics and can be reached by private message or email at: polkinghorn@gmail.com

Notes to Self

Arnold Family -- https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Arnold-Family-Tree-13245

Lehne Family -- https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Lehne-Family-Tree-24

Landers Family -- https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Landers-Family-Tree-1466


  • This is my autobiography.

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On 20 May 2019 at 14:24 GMT William Weber wrote:

Hi David,

Thank you for reaching out and posting the picture of my great grandfather. It is nice to be in touch with someone else that is interested in family history. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Paul

On 29 Apr 2019 at 00:55 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi David,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After adopting orphans to understand what to do next.


On 25 Apr 2019 at 21:53 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:

Hi David

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Sometimes links don't work in emails.  If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Karen ~ WikiTree Messenger

On 21 Apr 2019 at 11:49 GMT Butch Smith wrote:

Hi David,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or special event. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Butch ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 12 Apr 2019 at 00:00 GMT Michele Bazley wrote:

Congrats on being confirmed as a full member!

I'm a volunteer greeter, here to answer your questions about WikiTree.

Our New Member How-To pages can help you get started adding profiles or just learning your way around.

Welcome to the community!

Mickey, WikiTree Greeter

P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

On 3 Feb 2018 at 02:16 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:


This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Gilly ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page.

David is 26 degrees from Cari Starosta, 22 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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