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Mrs Maria Polk Walker Armstrong
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1843
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1872
Greene County
Missouri, USA

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 in the White House 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, TN, in a full military wedding of calvary with Generals Van Dorn and Nathan Forest in attendance. Maria's sister, Sally Walker, was an attendant to the bride. Maria was give away by her grand-father, James Walker, who only a few weeks before had celebrated his golden wedding. Maria P. Walker was married to F. C. Armstrong by Rev. Pease of the Episcopal Church.

Two children were born of this marriage:
Isabelle "Belle" Armstrong, 29 Feb 1866 in LaGrange, Ga(see link); Knox Walker Armstrong, 1865 in New Orleans, La; died 1867 in Memphis, Tn.

In Aug, 1872 for health reasons Maria 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.

Family links: 
  Joseph Knox Walker (1818 - 1863)
  Augusta Adams Tabb Walker (1824 - 1860)
  Frank Crawford Armstrong (1835 - 1909)
  Isabel Armstrong Barklie (1864 - 1937)*
  Maria Polk Walker Armstrong (1843 - 1872)
  Hal T Walker (1844 - 1928)*
  Samuel P. Walker (1845 - 1932)*
  Joseph Knox Walker (1846 - 1858)**
  Sally Walker Boon (1846 - 1903)*
  Augusta Tabb Walker (1850 - 1860)*
  Cettie Walker (1856 - 1856)*
  Gideon Pillow Walker (1857 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Catholic Cemetery
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Created by: J Pat Smith
Record added: Nov 12, 2010
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