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Daniel Louis Donaho
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Birth: 1809
Amite County
Mississippi, USA
Death: 1871
Madison County
Texas, USA

Lewis Donaho was born in Amite County, Mississippi in 1809. His parents were Daniel David Donaho (17861859) and Nancy Larimore (17921857), both born in South Carolina. The Donaho family were early settlers in Mississippi around 1805. They lived in several counties in the early 1800s. David Daniel Donaho served in the War of 1812. The family moved west to Monroe, Louisiana by 1830. Lewis Donaho and Julia Ann Lewis were married on March 8, 1830 in Monroe. The marriage was performed by her father as Justice of Peace. Lewis Donaho and his wife left Louisiana and settled in Jasper County in 1831. They remained in Jasper and Newton Counties between 1831-1859. Their fourteen children, two of whom died early, were born during this period. Records indicate that Lewis received several large Mexican land grants in Jasper County where he was a settler before the Texas Revolution in 1836. Family tradition says they took place in the Runaway Scrape in 1836. No records have been found to show he was a soldier at that time. Records do show he was an early Texas Ranger in 1837. Later records show him to be a comissioner in Newton County and at one time was the owner of a sawmill there. They left Newton County in the summer of 1860 and moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana. How long they were in Louisiana is not known, but his three sons were back in Texas to enlist in the Civil War in 1861. Lewis Donaho moved his family to North Zulch in Madison County by 1864. He died at North Zulch in 1877 and is buried at the Willowhole Cemetery. After his death, Julia Ann and her children moved to Macelena in in Wilson County. She died at the home of her daughter, Linda Vasbinder, in March 1890, at Elmendorf, Bexar County and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Marcelena Cemetary which was founded in 1882 at the death of her son, Martin. Perhaps she lays beside him. (A History of Madison County, Texas)

Daughter: Sarah Jane Donaho May
#13701044 buried Willowhole Cemetery

Daughter: Orinda Adedra (Rinda) Donaho Pool
#26217590 buried Oakwood Cemetery Annex
Family links: 
  Julia Ann Lewis Donaho (1815 - 1890)
  William M Donaho (1831 - 1906)*
  James Ranson Donaho (1833 - 1872)*
  Wilson Donaho (1836 - 1906)*
  Sarah Jane Donaho May (1839 - 1887)*
  Malinda Mary Donaho Vasbinder (1840 - 1906)*
  Daniel Lewis Tuck Donaho (1847 - 1930)*
  Tennysee Donaho Ball (1851 - 1926)*
  Charlotte Elizabeth Donaho Biddle (1854 - 1909)*
  Orinda Adedra Donaho Pool (1857 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Son of Daniel David Donaho and Nancy Larimore
Willowhole Cemetery
North Zulch
Madison County
Texas, USA
Created by: BG
Record added: Mar 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34945902
Daniel Louis Donaho
Added by: Tom Ball
Daniel Louis Donaho
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