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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Emily Tennessee Donelson

Female 1807 - 1836  (29 years)


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  • Name Emily Tennessee Donelson 
    Born 1 Jun 1807  Donelson, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Dec 1836  Tulip Grove, Hermitage, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hermitage Churchyard Cemeterty, Hermitage, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Memorial for Emily Tennessee Donelson
    Findagrave Memorial for Emily Tennessee Donelson
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Originally Created by: grave hunter
    Record added: Jul 26, 2002
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 6639071
    Person ID I13822  Dickinson
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 

    Father John Donelson, III,   b. 7 Apr 1755, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1830, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Purnell,   b. 18 May 1763, Snow Hill, Worcester, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1848, Hermitage, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 17 Aug 1779  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 16 Sep 1824  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Virginia Marriages, 1660-1800, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997).

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

    3. [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.