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Capt John Donelson
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1755
Accomack County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1830
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

IN MEMORY/ OF/ CAPT JOHN DONELSON/ WHO WAS BORN IN ACOMAC COUNTY/ VIRGINIA/ APRIL 7TH 1755 AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ THE 21ST OF APRIL 1830/ POSSESSED OF A TRUE MEMORY PENETRATING MIND OF SINGULAR/ PERSEVERANCE AND FIRMNESS HE EMIGRATED TO THE WILDS OF/ TENNESSEE WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE YEAR OF 1786 AND WAS ONE OF/ THAT HARDY BAND OF PIONEERS TO ESTABLISH THE FREE PERMANENT/ SETTLEMENT ON THE BANK OF THE CUMBERLAND HE LIVED TO WITNESS THE/ LAND HE ASSISTED TO WREST FROM BRITAIN DOMINION INHABITED BY A/ CIVILIZED AND FREE PEOPLE HE WAS PUNCTUAL IN ALL HIS ENGAGEMENTS/ AND AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND AND A KIND PARENT AND HONEST MAN. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Donelson (1718 - 1785)
  Rachel Stockley Donelson (1715 - 1794)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Purnell Donelson (1763 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  Tabitha Donelson Smith (1781 - 1854)*
  John Donelson (1787 - 1840)*
  Lemuel Donelson (1789 - 1832)*
  Rachel Jackson Donelson Eastin (1791 - 1822)*
  Mary Donelson Coffee (1793 - 1871)*
  William Donelson (1795 - 1864)*
  Elizabeth Donelson McLemore (1796 - 1836)*
  Catherine Donelson Martin (1799 - 1836)*
  Stockly Donelson (1805 - 1888)*
  Emily Tennessee Donelson Donelson (1807 - 1836)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Donelson Hutchings (1750 - 1835)*
  Alexander Donelson (1751 - 1834)*
  Jane Donelson Hays (1754 - 1834)**
  John Donelson (1755 - 1830)
  Rachel Donelson Jackson (1767 - 1828)*
  Samuel Donelson (1770 - 1804)*
  Severn Donelson (1773 - 1818)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hermitage Churchyard Cemetery
Hermitage
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Theresa/Thunderbird584
Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Jul 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6638993
Capt John Donelson
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Capt John Donelson
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Capt John Donelson
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 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
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 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
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