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  • rule62ken
    On New Year s Day in 1824, 28-year-old James Knox Polk married 20-year-old Sarah Childress. They had met eight years earlier, and then married at her parents
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2013
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      On New Year's Day in 1824, 28-year-old James Knox Polk married 20-year-old Sarah Childress. They had met eight years earlier, and then married at her parents' plantation home in Tennessee. They had no children, but raised a nephew (Marshall Tate Polk) as their personal ward. Twenty-one years after their marriage, they moved into the White House as President and First Lady. Three months after his one term, James died, leaving Sarah a widow for 42 years 60 days (longer than any other First Lady).
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