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Polk, Aunt Matilda
Section 30
ID # 300029

Aunt Matilda Polk
Died June 1849
At Polk Place
Nashville, TN
Aged 110 Years

Aunt Matilda
Buried June 11, 1849
110 Years
Died at “Polk Place” Nashville
Slave of President James K. Polk

Documentation
1908 Plat: Aunt Matilda
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1909 List: Aunt Matilda
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Smith (1908): Aunt Matilda
Interment: June 11, 1849
          Matilda
          Female Black 110 Years
          Residence: City
          Cholera
          Buried near Poplar avenue
          Slave of James K. Polk

History
Aunt Matilda died at “Polk Place,” Nashville, the home of President and Mrs. James K. Polk. Aunt Matilda and President Polk both died of cholera.

They were buried at City Cemetery five days apart. President Polk was buried on the Felix Grundy lot. Aunt Matilda was buried in the Negro ground. Her tombstone was identified in the survey of Sections, Lots and Tombstones in 1908 by F.R.R. Smith.

Replacement tombstone – 2016

Prepared by Fletch Coke 10-8-2016

 

 


Aunt Matilda Polk







CLICK HERE to see brochure on Elias Polk that also
mentions Aunt Matilda Polk

CLICK HERE to see article on Replacement
Tombstone Dedication

CLICK HERE to see further information
about Aunt Matilda Polk


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