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.
Name: James K. Polk Birth Date: Birthplace: Age: 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: Race: 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 (familysearch.org/ 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.
Bio 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...
1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy
1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.
1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.
1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.
1816 - Year without a summer The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...
1817 - October 20 - 1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage
1873 - The Panic of 1837 The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up....Read MORE...
1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.
1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts leading across endless prairie,...Read MORE...
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...
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 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVM-M38M : 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, http://www.findagrave.com.
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