Born: Sep 04, 1803 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 87 years of age.
1803 - Born on the 4th of September.
- She was schooled first in Nashville, then at what is now Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, one of the very few institutions of higher learning available to women in the early 19th century.
1824 - James K. Polk had begun his first year's service in the Tennessee legislature when they were married on New Year's Day.
1831 - The Polks had no children of their own, but raised a nephew, Marshall Tate Polk as their personal ward.
1845 - She was First Lady of the United States.
1847 - After her husband's death, Mrs. Polk assumed guardianship of an orphaned niece, Sarah Polk Jetton, and raised the girl as her own.
1891 - Died on the 14th of August.
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