James K Polk ZW

Timeline created by Scorns-Ire
  • Samuel Polk is Born

    Samuel Polk is Born
    Samuel was born in Tryon, Ney York and later became a farmer.
  • Jane Gracy Knox is born.

    Jane Gracy Knox is born.
    Jane was born in Maury County, Tennessee.
  • Samuel and Jane are Married

    Samuel and Jane are Married
    Samuel and Jane are married in Mecklenburg County, New York.
  • James Knox Polk is Born

    James Knox Polk is Born
    James Knox Polk was born near Pineville, Mecklenburg County, New York. He is a Scots-Irish Presbyterian and the eldest of ten.
  • Period: to

    Jane Maria Polk

    Jane Maria Polk was married to James Walker, had 12 children, and is the sister to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    Lydia Elizabeth Polk

    Was married to Dr. Silas M Caldwell, had 5 children, and is the sister to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    Franklin Ezekiel Polk

    Was married to Mary Polk, had 6 children, and is the brother to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    Marshall Tate Polk Sr.

    Was married to Laura Theresa Wilson, had 2 children, and is the brother to James Knox Polk.
  • Moved to Tenessee

    Moved to Tenessee
    James moved to Tennessee in what us now Maury County.
  • Period: to

    John Knox Polk

    Was not married, and the brother to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    John Lee Polk

    Was not married and is the brother to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    Naomi Tate Polk

    Was married to Adlai Osborne Harris, had 6 children, and is the sister to James Knox Polk.
  • Surgery Performed on Him

    Surgery Performed on Him
    Polk was a sickly child and one day was taken to Dr. McDowell in Danville, Kentucky. He was diagnosed with gallstone. He was given brandy while strapped to a bare wooden table. The surgery was successful and he became healthy.
  • Period: to

    Ophelia Clarissa Polk

    Was married to Dr. John Brown Hayes, had 6 children, and is the sister to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    William Hawkins Polk

    Was married to Belinda G Dickinson, had no children, and is the brother to James Knox Polk.
  • Period: to

    Samuel Washington Polk

    Died sadly when he was only 21, and is the brother to James Knox Polk.
  • James Graduates

    James Graduates
    James graduated at the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts at Chapel Hill, New York. Later became a lawyer.
  • Admitted to the Bar

    Admitted to the Bar
    James practiced at Columbia, Tennessee.
  • Period: to

    Served as Clerk of the Tennessee State Senate

    James was chief clerk of Tennessee Senate.
  • James and Sarah are Married

    James and Sarah are Married
    James marries Sarah at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They are married for 25 years, and 165 days.
  • Period: to

    US House of Representatives

    James represented Tennessee in the US House of Representatives.
  • Samuel Polk Dies

    Samuel Polk Dies
    Samuel Died in Maury County, Tennessee at he age of 55 years, and 123 days.
  • Period: to

    Served as Speaker of the House of Representatives

    James Knox Polk was the only president to be the speaker of the house of representatives.
  • Inauguration delivered

    Inauguration delivered
    The day it was delivered it was raining. However, Polk still delivered it outdoors with a large military parade.
  • Period: to

    James K Polk Serves in Office

    James served one term as the 11th president. He defeated Henry Clay (Whig) as a democrat.
  • The Naval Academy Opens

    The Naval Academy Opens
    Under the direction of secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, the Naval Academy opens at Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Texas Becomes a State

    Texas Becomes a State
    Texas is admitted as a slave state, making it the twenty-eighth state in the Union.
  • War on Mexico

    War on Mexico
    After Zachary Taylor received orders to go on or near the Rio Grande in attempts to discourage Mexican invasion, He clashed with Mexican soldiers on the northern banks of Rio Grande. Congress declares and James K Polk signed the declaration of war on Mexico.
  • Declined to Reelection

    Declined to Reelection
    James denied his reelection and retired to Nashville.
  • James Made a Notion in His Diary

    James Made a Notion in His Diary
    "I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and become a sovereign. As a private citizen, I will have no one but myself to serve, and will exercise a part of the sovereign power of the country. I am sure I will will be happier in this condition than in the exalted station I now hold."
  • James Dies

    James Dies
    James dies due to a Lethal case of cholera in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 53 years, 225 days. He died only 3 months after presidency. He is buried at Polk Place, Nashville.
  • Jane Knox Polk Dies

    Jane Knox Polk Dies
    Jane Knox Polk died in Maury County, Tennessee and was 75 years, and 57 days old.