If I should be so fortunate as to reach the White House, I expect to live on twenty-five thousand dollars a year, and I will neither keep house nor make butter.
Born - September 4, 1803 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Parents - Captain Joel Childress & Elizabeth Whitsitt Childress
Married - January 1, 1824 to James Polk
Firsts - 1st First Lady to host a Thanksgiving dinner at the White House.
Post White House residence - Polk Place, Nashville, Tennessee
Other Offices – First Lady of Tennessee 1839 - 1841
Died - August 14, 1891 in Nashville, Tennessee
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