On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1824

Famous Weddings

James Knox Polk

Jan 1 US President James Knox Polk (28) weds Sarah Childress (20) in Murfreesboro

David Farragut

Sep 2 US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant

Brigham Young

Oct 8 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York