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  • ID: I18618
  • Name: John Donelson Jr., Va. Burgess
  • Prefix: Col.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 APR 1725 in Somerset Co., Maryland 1
  • Birth: 1718 in Somerset Co., Md. 2 3
  • Event: 1779-80 Tennessee & Cumberland Rivers voyage
  • Death: 11 APR 1786 in buried beside a Ky. to Tenn. wilderness trail 2
  • Burial: 1786 Buried by companions in unmarked grave
  • Note: Grave never located 3
  • Occupation: surveyor, soldier, farmer, city founder, entrepreneur
  • Religion: Christian (Anglican, Vestryman of 2 parishes in VA.)
  • OFC: Twice elected to Virginia House of Burgesses
  • Cause: Killed by Indians or robbers on a trail from Ky. to Tenn. 2
  • DAR: # 478163 (possibly SAR but prob. DAR) 3
  • ALIA: a.k.a. John Donelson Sr.
  • Note: 3 4 Founded city of Nashville. Brought 300+ people there, many coming in flatboats. Co-founded city with James Robertson (see #58000)
  • Note: 3 Founder "The Bloomery" ironworks on the Pigg River in Virginia.
  • Note: Friend of George Washington.
  • Note: His uncle or gt.uncle (?) was 1st president of (now) Princeton.
  • MILF: Y
  • Change Date: 19 SEP 2008



    Father: John Donelson b: in Scotland
    Mother: Catherine Davis b: in Scotland or Delaware

    Marriage 1 Rachel Stockley b: 1730 in Accomac Co., VA
    • Married: 1746 in Virginia 5 6 7
    Children
    1. Has No Children Alexander Donelson b: 1749
    2. Has Children Catherine Donelson b: 1752
    3. Has Children Stockley Donelson b: 1753 in Virginia
    4. Has Children John Donelson III b: 7 APR 1755 in Accomack Co., Va.
    5. Has Children Mary Donelson b: 1756 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
    6. Has Children William T. Donelson b: 1756 in Virginia
    7. Has Children Samuel Donelson b: ABT 1759 in Virginia
    8. Has Children Severn Donelson b: AUG 1763 in Virginia
    9. Has Children Jane Donelson b: 1766 in Virginia
    10. Has Children Rachel Donelson wife,7th U.S.President ** b: 15 JUN 1767 in Halifax Co., Virginia
    11. Has No Children Leven Donelson b: 1769 in Virginia
    12. Has No Children George Davidson Donelson
    13. Has Children FNU Donelson

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Title: The Life of Andrew Jackson
      Detail: 1.The Border Capt. 2.Portrait of a President
      Author: Marquis James
      Publication: The Bobbs-Merrill Co.
      Repository: Collection A. G. P
      Text: pp.48-49
    2. Type: Internet posting
      Title: RawlingsVenableElam Davis
      Date: Last update 1 Jan 2006 (10,069)
      Detail: meaneyplee@aol.com
      Repository: copy, AGP files
    3. Type: Internet posting
      Title: John Donelson Family
      Date: Last updated 1 Jan 2006 (2,248)
      Detail: meanyplce@aol.com
      Repository: copy, AGP files
    4. Type: Web Site
      Title: Founding Families in Nashville, Tennessee 1779-80
      Author: West Nashville Founders' Museum, Inc.
      URL: http://www.wnfoundersmuseum.org/foundfamilies.htm
      Repository: copy - AGP files
    5. Type: Internet posting
      Title: RawlingsVenableElam Davis
      Date: Last update 1 Jan 2006 (10,069)
      Detail: meaneyplee@aol.com
      Repository: copy, AGP files
      Text: year
    6. Type: Book
      Title: The Life of Andrew Jackson
      Detail: 1.The Border Capt. 2.Portrait of a President
      Author: Marquis James
      Publication: The Bobbs-Merrill Co.
      Repository: Collection A. G. P
      Text: fact
    7. Type: Internet posting
      Title: John Donelson Family
      Date: Last updated 1 Jan 2006 (2,248)
      Detail: meanyplce@aol.com
      Repository: copy, AGP files
      Text: state
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