later photo dated 11/29/05
POLK, Major Samuel. "Sacred to the memory of SAMUEL POLK who departed this life Nov. 3rd 1827 in the 56 year of his age." Mr. Fred Hawkins says he was born in North Carolina July 5, 1772. (Religious inscription follows which I could not read from the photo but goes something like: Men of one? spirit? here lies? the mortal remains of a kindly spirit He died in the Christian faith in the full......). Samuel and Jane Knox Polk were the parents of the 11th president of the U.S. James K. Polk. Photo and information by Wayne Austin 7/20/2003. Information about the relationship of the 11th President to Samuel and Jane Polk from the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries.
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