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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Rachel Jackson Donelson

Female 1835 - 1888  (52 years)


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  • Name Rachel Jackson Donelson 
    Born 11 Apr 1835  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 13 Jul 1860  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 23 Jun 1880  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 22 Mar 1888  San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried City Cemetery #2, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Memorial for Rachel Jackson Donelson Eckford
    Findagrave Memorial for Rachel Jackson Donelson Eckford
    Created by: Carol
    Record added: Oct 05, 2008
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 30309170
    Person ID I13860  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  [3, 4
    Family ID F4170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William B. Knox,   b. ca. 1822, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1880, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1860  Shelby County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Eckford,   b. 1835, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Aft 1880 
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F4185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1835 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 13 Jul 1860 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Jun 1880 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1888 - San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - City Cemetery #2, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: San Antonio Ward 3, Bexar, Texas; Roll: M653_1288; Page: 404; Image: 336; Family History Library Film: 805288.
      Name: R J Davidson
      [Rachel J Donelson]
      Age in 1860: 23
      Birth Year: abt 1837
      Birthplace: District of Columbia
      Home in 1860: San Antonio Ward 3, Bexar, Texas
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: San Antonio

      J M Wilcox 40
      M E Wilcox 28
      A D Wilcox 5
      M R Wilcox 2
      R J Davidson 23

      (Donelson is residing with sister and family.)

    2. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas; Roll: 1291; Family History Film: 1255291; Page: 101B; Enumeration District: 013.
      Name: Rachel Knox
      Age: 40
      Birth Year: abt 1840
      Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
      Home in 1880: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee

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

    4. [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.

    5. [S138] Tennessee, Marriages, 1851-1900, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000), online.