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  1. Sarah Childress1803 - 1891
m. 1 Jan 1824
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Name Sarah Childress
Gender Female
Birth[1] 4 Sep 1803 Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States
Marriage 1 Jan 1824 Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United Statesto President James Knox Polk
Death[1] 14 Aug 1891 Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

She met James Polk while both were receiving instruction from Samuel P. Black in Murfreesboro; he was 19, she was 12. They began courting several years later and married when she was twenty.

James survived only three months after leaving office in 1849, but Sarah lived on over 40 more years.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Julia Gardiner Tyler.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarah Childress Polk, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).


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