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U.S. President flag    James Knox  POLK

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

Occupation: President of the United States

born at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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November 21, 1789 - North Carolina becomes 12th U.S. state

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

Name: James K. Polk
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Spouse's Name: Sarah Childress
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Event Date: 01 Jan 1824
Event Place: , Rutherford, Tennessee
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71126-1
System Origin: Tennessee-ODM
GS Film number: 379649
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"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.


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James Knox POLK

James Knox POLK

2 November 1795
, North Carolina, USA

JAMES K. POLK, the eleventh President of the 'United States, was born in Mecklenburgh County, N....Read MORE...

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and...

USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast - May 14, 1804

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim...Read MORE...

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

World History 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.

World History 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.

World History 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.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

1824 Marriage / Partner
James Knox POLK and Sarah Whitsett CHILDRESS 1 January 1824, , Tennessee, USA
USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie...Read MORE...

USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...

USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
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World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
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USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...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...Read MORE...

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

15 June 1849
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Name: James Knox Polk
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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,

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