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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Gen. Daniel Smith Donelson[1]

Male 1801 - 1863  (61 years)


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  • Name Daniel Smith Donelson 
    Title Gen. 
    Born 23 Jun 1801  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1825  West Point, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    United States Military Academy.  
    Military 9 Jul 1861 
    Brig. General, CSA 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Died 17 Apr 1863  Montvale Springs, Blount, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hendersonville Presbyterian Cemetery, Hendersonville, Sumner, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Memorial to Gen. Daniel Donelson
    Findagrave Memorial to Gen. Daniel Donelson
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Record added: Jul 12, 2000
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 10858
    Person ID I13852  Dickinson
    Last Modified 29 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  [2
    • Armstrong and French allege that this union produced three children: Andrew, David and John (who died young). [2]
    Family ID F4168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Branch,   b. 4 Aug 1811, Halifax County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1871, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann Donelson,   b. 14 Aug 1834, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1916, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1801 - Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - United States Military Academy. - 1825 - West Point, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1863 - Montvale Springs, Blount, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hendersonville Presbyterian Cemetery, Hendersonville, Sumner, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Daniel Smith Donelson," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Smith_Donelson.

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