James Knox Polk

Male 1795 - 1849  (53 years)


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  • Name James Knox Polk 
    Born 2 Nov 1795  Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number Polk-1 
    Died 15 Jun 1849  Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1876  Demo Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father Samuel Polk,   b. 1772,   d. 1827  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Jane Knox,   b. 1776,   d. 1852  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Childress,   b. 4 Sep 1803, Nr Murfreesboro, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1891, Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1824  Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was elected over Henry Clay by a popular vote of 1,338,464 to 1,300,097 and an
      electoral vote of 170 to 105. George M. Dallas served as his vice-president.
      Occasionally called "Little Hickory". During his presidency the USA grew by
      800,000 square miles, including California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas;
      the boundaries between Canada and the USA were set where they are today. Polk
      did not seek a second term and, worn out from his hard work, died three months
      after leaving office.


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