Maria Polk Armstrong (Walker) (1843 - 1872)

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Birthplace: Columbia, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Springfield, Missouri, United States
Occupation: close friends with Secretary of State (later President) Buchanan; nearly burned down the White House
Managed by: Todd Figura
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About Maria Polk Armstrong (Walker)

Maria Polk walker was the first child of nine children of Col. Joseph Knox Walker and Augusta TABB Walker and a great niece of President James K. Polk. As a child she lived in Washington DC and was educated at the Convent of the Visitation in Washington.

She married Brig General Frank C. Armstrong (see family link) on 27 April 1863, Columbia, Ms, in a full military wedding of calvary with Generals Van Dorn and Nathan Forest in attendance.

Two children were born of this marriage: Isabelle "Belle" Armstrong, 1864 in LaGrange, GaK(see link) Know Walker Armstrong, 1865 in New Orleans, La; died 1867 in Memphis, Tn.

In Aug, 1872 for health reasons she had gone to Springfield, Mo where she died 26 Aug 1872 and was buried at the Catholic Cemetery. A search query to the Catholic Cemetery was not successful as they did not have a "marker" on file for her.

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Maria Armstrong's Timeline

January 19, 1843
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
April 27, 1863
Age 20
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
Age 20
Washington D.C., United States
Age 21
Washington D. C., United States
August 26, 1872
Age 29
Springfield, Missouri, United States