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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Andrew Jackson Donelson

Male 1799 - 1871  (71 years)


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  • Name Andrew Jackson Donelson 
    Born 25 Aug 1799  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1820  West Point, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    United States Military Academy. 
    Political 1845 
    United States Chargé d'Affaires to the Republic of Texas. 
    Public Service
    Public Service
    Political 1846 - 1849 
    United States minister to Prussia. 
    Residence 1860  Chickasaw Bluff, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1870  Donelson Plantation, Duncan, Bolivar, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 26 Jun 1871  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Memorial for Andrew Jackson Donelson
    Findagrave Memorial for Andrew Jackson Donelson
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Originally Created by: Pat Iverson
    Record added: Jan 11, 2010
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 46567214
    Person ID I13820  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 

    Father Samuel Donelson,   d. ca. 1804, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1797  [3
    • Armstrong and French allege that this union produced three children: Andrew, David and John (who died young). [3]
    Family ID F4168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emily Tennessee Donelson,   b. 1 Jun 1807, Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1836, Tulip Grove, Hermitage, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1824  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Andrew Jackson Donelson,   b. ca. 1826, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1859, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Mary Emily Donelson,   b. 31 Aug 1829, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1905, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     3. John Samuel Donelson,   b. 18 May 1832, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1863, Chickamauga, Catoosa, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
     4. Rachel Jackson Donelson,   b. 11 Apr 1835, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1888, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Anderson Martin,   b. ca. 1815, Hermitage, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1871, Donelson Plantation, Duncan, Bolivar, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1841  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Daniel Smith Donelson,   b. ca. 1842, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Martin Donelson,   b. 1846, Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     3. William A. Donelson,   b. 1848, Frankfurt-am-Main Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Vinet Donelson,   b. 31 Aug 1855, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1913, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Lewis Randolph Donelson,   b. 14 Feb 1856, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1927, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     6. Andrew Jackson Donelson,   b. Jan 1860, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Aug 1799 - Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - United States Military Academy. - 1820 - West Point, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1824 - Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1841 - Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Chickasaw Bluff, Shelby, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Donelson Plantation, Duncan, Bolivar, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 1871 - Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Chickasaw, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1273; Page: 403; Image: 814; Family History Library Film: 805273.
      NAME: Andrew Donaldson
      AGE IN 1860: 60
      BIRTH YEAR: abt 1800
      BIRTHPLACE: Tennessee
      HOME IN 1860: Chickasaw, Shelby, Tennessee
      GENDER: Male
      POST OFFICE: Memphis

      Andrew Donaldson 60
      Elizabeth Donaldson 44
      John Donaldson 28
      Rachel Donaldson 24
      Daniel Donaldson 17
      Martin Donaldson 13
      Alexander Donaldson 11
      Kate Donaldson 10
      Vinit Donaldson 6
      Lewis Donaldson 4
      Rosa Donaldson 2
      Andrew Donaldson 6/12
      Catharine Martin 38


    2. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Range 8, Bolivar, Mississippi; Roll: M593_722; Page: 237A; Image: 481; Family History Library Film: 552221.
      NAME: Andy Donaldson
      AGE IN 1870: 75
      BIRTH YEAR: abt 1795
      BIRTHPLACE: Tennessee
      HOME IN 1870: Range 8, Bolivar, Mississippi
      RACE: White
      GENDER: Male

      Andy Donaldson 75
      Elizabeth Donaldson 55

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

    4. [S132] Tennessee Marriages to 1825, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997).

    5. [S140] Old Hickory's Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson, Mark Cheatham, (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2007), 37.

    6. [S174727] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, (Nashville: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm).