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Sarah Polk

9th First Lady of the United States

(1845-1849)


Full Name: Sarah Childress Polk

Born: September 4, 1803

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Father: Joel Childress (1777-1809)

Mother: Elizabeth Whitsitt Childress (1781-1863)

Husband: James K. Polk (1795-1849)

Married: January 1, 1824

Religious Preference: Presbyterian

Previous Experience: First Lady of Tennessee

Age at Inauguration: 41

Served: March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849

Died: August 14, 1891

Age at Death: 87

Buried: Nashville, Tennessee

First Lady at Time of Death: Caroline Harrison