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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Capt. John Samuel Donelson

Male 1832 - 1863  (31 years)


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  • Name John Samuel Donelson  [1
    Title Capt. 
    Born 18 May 1832  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1862  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    84th Infantry; 121st Regiment, Militia; 154th Senior Regiment, Infantry (First Volunteers), 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 19 Sep 1863  Chickamauga, Catoosa, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumter, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Memorial for John Samuel Donelson
    Findagrave Memorial for John Samuel Donelson
    Created by: OBXr
    Record added: Oct 16, 2012
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 99033127
    Person ID I13859  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Sep 1824  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F4170  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. [S57] Carded Confederate Service Records , (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).

    3. [S137] Obituary Record of the Graduates of Yale College, (New Haven: Yale College, 18xx), deceased during the year ending in July, 1865, no. 6, 184.
      Reporting the death of Donelson on the "battle field of Chickamauga" on 9 Sep 1863. The headstone reports a death on 19 Sep 1863, the first day of the battle of Chickamauga.

    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.