James Knox Polk is my 9th cousin 6x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Sir James 1st Lord Duke Hamilton Hamilton 6th Laird of Cadzow Hamilton (1423 – 1479), my 14th great grandfather.
James Knox Polk was in fact the 11th president of the United States from 1845 to 1849. He lately was Speaker of the House of Representatives and governor of Tennessee. A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy.
The genealogical chart of the ancestor who connects us:
9th cousin 6x removed
Father of James Knox Polk ,11th President of the United States
Father of Samuel Ezekial Polk
Father of Ezekial Franklin Polk
Father of William Polk
Father of Robert Bruce Polke
Father of Robert Bruce Pollock
Mother of Robert Pollok
Mother of Janet Mure
Father of Elizabeth Hamilton
Father of Gavin Hamilton