Create a Page for YOUR Ancestor
Add Information About This Person

Did You Know?America - Did you know? June 15, 1846 - Oregon Treaty fixes U.S.-Canadian border at 49th parallel; U.S. acquires Oregon territory.


Carolina is from the Latin word for Charles (Carolus) honoring King Charles I of England (who made the original land grant in 1629). South Carolina was formed in 1729, when the Carolina colony was divided in two. (

Prior to 1729 - Crown Colony of Carolina
1729 - 1789 - Crown Colony of North Carolina
November 21, 1789 - North Carolina becomes 12th U.S. state

James Knox Polk -
James Knox Polk

Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894

James Knox Polk - Grave
James Knox Polk


Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!  

Who are you searching for?

Specify search criteria below. Then SEARCH.
NOTE: If you don't know the whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
Last Name:(maiden)

Grave? Research

 U.S. President flag  James Knox  Polk

  (b. 2 November 1795, North Carolina, USA   d. 15 June 1849Nashville, Tennessee, USA )  

James Knox Polk was born 2 November 1795 in , North Carolina, USA. James Knox Polk was the child of

He married  Sarah Whitsett Childress 1 January 1824 in Tennessee, USA .  Sarah Whitsett Childress  was born 4 September 1803 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA .  She died 14 August 1891 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA . 

James Knox Polk died 15 June 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Pedigree Chart Pedigree Chart Family Group Record Family Group Record USA U.S. Presidents Invention Inventions

Occupation: President of the United States

born at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

James Knox Polk married  flag Sarah Whitsett Childress-- Date: 1 January 1824 Place: , Tennessee, USA 

Name: James K. Polk
Birth Date:
Spouse's Name: Sarah Childress
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 01 Jan 1824
Event Place: , Rutherford, Tennessee
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71126-1
System Origin: Tennessee-ODM
GS Film number: 379649
Reference ID:

"Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950," Database, FamilySearch ( ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:XD3Q-XQ2 : accessed 28 June 2015), James K. Polk and Sarah Childress, 01 Jan 1824; citing , Rutherford, Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 379,649.

Added: 2/19/2016 12:42:27 PM  

JAMES K. POLK, the eleventh President of the 'United States, was born in Mecklenburgh County, N. C., November 2, 1795. His parents were Samuel and Jane (Knox) Polk, the former a son of Col. Thomas Polk, who located at the above place, as one of the first pioneers, in 1735. In 1806, with his wife...Read MORE...

1824 Marriage / Partner
James Knox Polk and Sarah Whitsett Childress 1 January 1824, , Tennessee, USA

1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very well known. The Whig opposition party played on his obscurity, sniping, "Who is James K. Polk?" An experienced speaker, Polk surprised everyone when he campaigned vigorously and won the presidency on...Read MORE...

15 June 1849
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Research Death

Name: James Knox Polk
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1849
Event Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 02 Nov 1795
Death Date: 15 Jun 1849
Affiliate Record Identifier: 823
Cemetery: Tennessee State Capitol Building and Grounds

"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 June 2015), James Knox Polk, 1849; Burial, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States of America, Tennessee State Capitol Building and Grounds; citing record ID 823, Find a Grave,

Added: 7/8/2014 11:35:30 AM

Is James Knox Polk YOUR Ancestor? Tell us more.

If you'd like to be contacted by others who are related to James Knox Polk, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.