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Samuel Ezekial Polk, Sr.5 JUL 1772 -- 5 NOV 1827avatar
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President James Knox Polk

Birth2 NOV 1795
 
Reside1816-1819
 
Polk established a law practice in Columbia, Tennessee.
EducationMAY 1818
 
Chapel Hill, University Of NC
Occup1823-1825
 
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Occup1825-1839
 
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Org.1833-1835 US House Committee on Ways and Means, Chairperson
Occup1835-1839
 
USA Speaker of the House
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Occup1839-1841
 
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Election1844
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1845-1849
 
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Reside4 MAR 1845
 
Death15 JUN 1849
 
Cause: cholera
Grave
 
Aged: 53.6 years
More information:  politico.com

He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, on November 2, 1795. When young, the family moved westward into Tennessee.  The family followed the Presbyterian faith, but young Polk was not baptized as a baby because of his father's unwillingness to make a "confession of faith."

He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he found a rigorous Presbyterian indoctrination.

He studied law and entered politics. He became a U.S. Representative in 1825, and later served as Speaker of the House. Somewhat later, he became the Governor of Tennessee. He was a friend of Andrew Jackson.

Polk became a "dark horse" candidate for President as a Democrat in 1344, and was elected on the slogan, "Fifty-four... Read More

Sarah Childress

Birth4 SEP 1803
 
Reside1803
Education1808-1813
basic instructions of reading, writing and arithmetic.
Education1814-1816
boys school, but privately tutored by Samuel Black after regular school hours where she met Polk
Education1816-1817
a finishing school of young women, here Sarah Childress Polk learned to play the piano, sewing and social etiquette
Education1817-1819
 
instructed in English grammar, Bible study, Greek and Roman literature, geography, music, drawing, and sewing
Occup1845-1849
 
USA First Lady
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Death14 AUG 1891
 
Grave
 
Aged: 87.9 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1A

Sarah Polk 

abt APR 1847aft 1920  TN  
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  • James K. Polk Tombstone
  • Sioux City Statue
  • Postage Stamp
  • James K. Polk Home
  • White House China
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George Mifflin DallasGeorge Mifflin DallasVice President

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  3. Other: Gedcom Import: Polk Family Tree.ged; Imported 9/17/2012;
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  5. Website: James Polk in Columbia;
    Source from: Tom Burks
  6. Marriage Sources:
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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave
  3. Other: Gedcom Import: Polk Family Tree.ged; Imported 9/17/2012;
  4. Website: In the Footsteps of Notable Women;
    Source from: Tom Burks
  5. Website: First Lady Biography: Sarah Polk;
    Source from: Tom Burks
  6. Marriage Sources:
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Tom Burks   •  24-Jun-17 12:23 PM
Birthplace sources indicate location was as follows:

Sep. 4, 1803
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA findagrave.com

September 4, 1803
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, U.S. wikipedia.org

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