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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Samuel Donelson[1]

Male - 1804


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  • Name Samuel Donelson 
    Gender Male 
    Died ca. 1804  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I13637  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 

    Father John Donelson, II,   b. 1718, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rachel Stockley,   b. 1715, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Smith,   b. 26 Apr 1781, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1857, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1797  [1
    • Armstrong and French allege that this union produced three children: Andrew, David and John (who died young). [1]
    Children 
     1. John Samuel Donelson,   b. 1797, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1817, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Andrew Jackson Donelson,   b. 25 Aug 1799, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1871, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Daniel Smith Donelson,   b. 23 Jun 1801, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1863, Montvale Springs, Blount, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Notable Southern Families, 6 volumes, Zella Armstrong and Janie Preston Collup French, (Chattanooga: Lookout Publishing Company, 1922), 2: 103.

    2. [S140] Old Hickory's Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson, Mark Cheatham, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2007), 10.
      "Donelson...died of pneumonia in 1804...."

    3. [S117] Andrew Jackson, 3 volumes, Robert V. Remini, (New York: History Book Club, 1998), 2: 5.
      Donelson's sons became wards of their uncle, Andrew Jackson, in 1805.

    4. [S116] Notable Southern Families, 6 volumes, Zella Armstrong and Janie Preston Collup French, (Chattanooga: Lookout Publishing Company, 1922), 2: 103.
      Armstrong and French allege that Donelson died in 1802.