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HELP! Grave has been located U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   James Knox  POLK

  (b. 2 November 1795 North Carolina, USA   d. 15 June 1849 Nashville, Tennessee, USA )  
Cause of Death: cholera

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

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

James Knox  married  Sarah Whitsett CHILDRESS 1 January 1824 in Tennessee, USA .  Sarah Whitsett CHILDRESS  was born 4 September 1803 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.  Sarah Whitsett 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

Details of the family tree of James appear below.
Did You Know?America - Did you know? March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.
Did You Know?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

  • 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 and children, and soon after followed by most of the members of the Polk family, Samuel Polk emigrated some two or three hundred miles farther west, to...Read MORE...

    Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
  • 1795 Birth
    2 November 1795
    , North Carolina, USA
  • James Knox POLK

    Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
  • 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 November 5, 1844. He was called a 'dark horse' candidate because he was not expected to beat his opponent, Henry Clay of the Whig Party, to become the...Read MORE...
    March 4, 1845
  • James Knox POLK
  • 1849 Death
    15 June 1849
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Added: 7/8/2014 11:35:30 AM - Updated: 2/11/2021 9:22:00 PM

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