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Elizabeth Donelson McLemore
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1796
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1836
La Grange
Fayette County
Tennessee, USA

Mortuary Notice
National Banner and Nashville Whig
July 11 1836
Died in Lagrange Ten., on the 2nd inst., Mrs. Elizabeth McLemore, wife of John C. McLemore, of Nashville.

Elizabeth was the daughter of John Donelson and Mary Purnell. Mary Purnell was the sister-in-law of Andrew Jackson. Elizabeth married John Christmas McLemore in 1815. He was a well known surveyor in the southeast succeeding his uncle as Surveyor General of the Tennessee Military Tract. McLemore and Elizabeth's uncle, Andrew Jackson, worked together in land development deals resulting in towns like McLemoresville.

Elizabeth and John had eight children:

Drusilla McLemore
1808 – 1893
Mary Ann McLemore
1816 – 1873
John Coffee McLemore
1818 – 1882
Andrew Jackson McLemore
1820 –
Emily Donelson McLemore
1822 –
Catherine Donelson McLemore
1821 -
William Christmas McLemore
1828 – 1882
Alexander Donelson McLemore
1830 –
Willoughby Williams McLemore
1835 – 1873

After Elizabeth's death, John took part in the gold rush. He ended up back in Tennessee and was one of the founding fathers of Memphis. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Donelson (1755 - 1830)
  Mary Purnell Donelson (1763 - 1848)
 
 Spouses:
  John Christmas McLemore (1790 - 1864)
  John Christmas McLemore (1790 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Donelson McLemore Gholston (____ - 1848)*
  Mary A McLemore Walker (1816 - 1873)*
  John Coffee McLemore (1818 - 1882)*
  Willoughby Williams McLemore (1836 - 1873)*
 
 Siblings:
  Chesed Donelson (1780 - 1780)*
  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)*
  Stockley Donelson (1805 - 1888)*
  Emily Tennessee Donelson Donelson (1807 - 1836)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Elizabeth
Wife of
John C. McLemore
Born November 22nd 1796
Died July 2nd 1836

This stone is sacred memory of her
who lives beneath this sod…
A dedicated wife and affectionate wife
… Christian
She filled the office of Daughter
won the affection of all
who approached her.
She died beloved.
 
Burial:
Nashville City Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 28 NE Lot 42
 
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Oct 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78367281
Elizabeth <i>Donelson</i> McLemore
Added by: Mary & Kent
 
Elizabeth <i>Donelson</i> McLemore
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Elizabeth <i>Donelson</i> McLemore
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- quebecoise
 Added: Jun. 16, 2015

- Theresa/Thunderbird584
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013

- Mary & Kent
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011
 
 
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