Sarah Childress Polk

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Birthday
4, 1803
Birthplace
Murfreesboro, TN
Death Date
Aug 14, 1891 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1803
Birthplace
Murfreesboro, TN
Death Date
Aug 14, 1891 (87)

About

Wife of the eleventh President of the United States, James K. Polk, who served as the twelfth First Lady from 1845 to 1849. She outlived her husband by 42 years and had the longest widowhood of any former First Lady.

Before Fame

She attended the exclusive Moravians 'Female Academy' in Salem, North Carolina.

Trivia

She met her husband, James Polk, when she was only twelve years old.

Family Life

She had no children of her own but raised a nephew, Marshall Tate Polk, and assumed guardianship of an orphaned niece, Sarah Polk Jetton.

Associated With

She married James K. Polk in 1824 when she was only 20 years old.