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Donelson Family Cemetery

Donelson Family Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

HE-18: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, HERMITAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
 
16 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
DONELSON FAMILY CEMETERY FORMERLY LOCATED ON WILLIAM DONELSON FARM “INGLESIDE” (NORTH OF LEBANON ROAD AND WEST OF PRESENT OLD HICKORY BLVD. IN HERMITAGE) MOVED IN 1948 TO THE HERMITAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BY THE RACHEL STOCKLEY DONELSON CHAPTER OF THE D.A.R. THIS CEMETERY IS MAINTAINED BY THE HERMITAGE, WHICH OWNS THE OLD HERMITAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
 
TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SUBMITTED BY MARSHA MULLIN, CURATOR, AT THE HERMITAGE ON 9-25-2001.
              
DONELSON        Born: 1807          Died: 1836                                                       
Front inscription: TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ EMILY CONSORT OF/ A. J. DONELSON/ WHO WAS BORN/ THE 1ST  DAY OF JUNE 1807/ AND DIED ON THE/ 19TH  OF DECEMBER/ 1836
Side inscription: HER MORTAL REMAINS/ REST HERE HER SPIRIT/ IS WITH HER GOD WHO/ GAVE IT/ THERE IS A WORLD ABOVE/ WHERE PARTING IS UNKNOWN;/ A LONG ETERNITY OF LOVE/ FORMED FOR THE GOOD/ ALONE.
                                                                                                                  
DONELSON                                      Died: 1851                                                       
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY/ OF/ MRS PHILA ANNE/ CONSORT OF/ CAPT STOCKLEY/ DONELSON/ AND/ DAUGHTER OF/ DOCTOR WILLIAM/ LAWRENCE/ BORN THE 16TH  JULY/ DIED 28TH  FEBRUARY/ 1851/ A DEVOTED WIFE FOND/ MOTHER KIND SISTER/ & AFFECTIONATE DAUGH/ TER HAPPY PURE AND/ GENTLE SHE LIVED THUS/ SHE DIED AND IN HER/ DEATH GAVE A BRIGHT/ ILLUSTRATION OF THE/ CHRISTIANS FAITH/ OH RANSOMED SPIRIT/ BLESSED ONE/ THY HOME IS NOW GOD'S HOLY SHRINE/ NOR PAIN NOR CARE NOR/ GRIEF IS THINE.                
              
                                                                                                                                      
DONELSON        Born: 1795          Died: 1864                                                       
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ WM. DONELSON/ BORN IN/ DAVIDSON CO. TENN./ JAN. 17, 1795/ DIED/ NOV. 20, 1864    
 
                                                                                                                                                            
DONELSON                                      Died: 1841                                                       
Front inscription: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ ELIZABETH CONSORT/ OF/ WM DONELSON/ WHO DEPARTED THIS/ LIFE OCT 8TH  1841/ AGED 32 YEARS/ OH HAPPY SAINT MAY WE, LIKE/ THEE BE BLEST./ IN LIFE BE FAITHFUL AND/ IN DEATH FIND REST. 
                                                                                                                               
ANDERSON        Born: 1772         Died: 1847                                                       
Front inscription: TO COMMEMORATE / THE DEATH OF/ MRS. ELIZABETH/ ANDERSON/ BORN/ MAY 1772/ DIED/ APR 18 1847/ THIS MONUMENT WAS/ ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN/ HER LIFE A PRACTICAL/ ILLUSTRATION OF ALL THE / VIRTUES THAT ELEVATE AND/ ADORN THE FEMALE CHARACTER/ HER DEATH WAS BUT TRANSIT/ FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN.
                                               
                                                                                
MARTIN                            
Front inscription: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ MAJ./ JAMES G. MARTIN/ AND DAUGHTER/ RACHEL JACKSON                                                                                                                 
 
MARTIN              Born: 1791         Died: 1849                                                       
Front inscription: JAMES G. MARTIN/ BORN/ JAN 27, 1791/ DIED/ JULY 12, 1849                                                                                                                           
 
MARTIN              Born: 1827          Died: 1848                                                       
Front inscription: RACHEL J. MARTIN/ BORN/ NOV 2, 1827/ DIED/ JAN 8, 1848    
                                                                                                                          
RANDOLPH        Born: 1836          Died: 1841                                                       
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF LEWIS JACKSON/ RANDOLPH/ SON OF LEWIS/ AND E.A./ RANDOLPH/ BORN MARCH/ THE 10TH  1836/ DIED JUNE/ 3 1841 [REMAINDER OF INSCRIPTION ILLEGIBLE]                 
                                                                                                                                           
MARTIN                                                                                                       
Front inscription: CATHARINE MARTIN/ SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ MRS CATHARINE/ WIFE OF/ MR. JAMES G. MARTIN/ AND DAUGHTER OF/ CAPT JOHN DONELSON/ AND DAUGHER/ ANN HANDY
Side inscription: CATHARINE MARTIN/ BORN JULY 13TH / 1799/ AND/ DIED APRIL 16TH / 1836 Side inscription: ANN HANDY MARTIN/ BORN OCTOBER 10TH / 1834/ AND DIED FEBRUARY/ 1837                                                                                 
              
DONELSON        Born: 1763          Died: 1848                                                       
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ MRS. MARY/ CONSORT OF/ CAPT. JOHN DONELSON/ WAS BORN/ MAY 18 1763/ AND DIED/ NOV 16 1848/ WITH HER HUSBAND SHE EMIGRATED TO/ TENNESSEE IN THE SPRING OF 1780/ & ENDURED MANY OF THE PRIVATIONS OF/ DANGEROUS INCIDENTS TO THE SETTLEMENT OF A/ NEW COUNTRY SHE WAS BY NATURE ENDOWED /WITH A STRONG INTELLECT IN BY THE CAPACITY OF/ A WIFE, PARENT, FRIEND SHE WAS AFFECTIONATE/ AND DEVOTED THROUGH ALL HER WALKS IN LIFE/ AN HUMBLE CHRISTIAN. LIKE WITHOUT OF CORN IN FALL SEASON SHE GATHERED/ TO THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER OF HER GOD. LIFE'S DUTY DONE AS SINKS THE DAY/ LIGHT FROM THE LAND THE SPIRIT FLIES/ WHILE HEAVEN AND EARTH COMBINE TO SAY/ HUMBLE IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS WHEN SHE DIES. 
                                                                                                                                  
DONELSON        Born: 1755          Died: 1830                                        
Front inscription: 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.                                                                                                                                  
DONELSON        Born: 1805          Died: 1829                                                       
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ JAMES R. DONELSON/ BORN DEC 27/ 1805/ DIED AUG 18/ 1829                                                                                                              
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
              
DONELSON        Born: 1803          Died: 1822                                                       
Front inscription: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ RACHEL/ CONSORT OF/ WILLIAM DONELSON/ BORN APRIL 8TH  1803/ DEPARTED THIS LIFE/ SEPTEMBER 16TH  1822  
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
              
DONELSON        Born: 1782          Died: 1828                                                       
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ ELIZABETH CONSORT/ OF SEVERN DONELSON/ BORN JUNE 8TH  1782/ DIED MARCH 31/ 1828
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
              
DONELSON        Born: 1763          Died: 1818                                                       
Front inscription: IN/ MEMORY OF/ SEVERN CONSORT OF/ ELIZABETH DONELSON/ BORN AUGUST/ 1763/ DIED IN OCTOBER/ 1818                                                                                        
Footstone: YES   Footstone inscription: NONE         
              
EASTIN                              
Front inscription: WILLIAM EASTIN/ 1784 - 1829/ TABITHA SMITH/ EASTIN/ 1814 - 1816/ SUSANNA EASTIN/ 1812 - 1823         [STONE FALLEN, BROKEN AND IN STORAGE AT HERMITAGE]                               
              
DONELSON                                                                                                 
Front inscription: IN MEMORY OF/ RACHEL STOCKLEY DONELSON WHO LIES HERE/ BORN IN VA 1715 DIED 1794/ AND HER HUSBAND COL. JOHN DONELSON BORN IN VA 1718/ KILLED BY INDIANS IN KENTUCKY 1785/ ERECTED BY THEIR DESCENDANTS AND/ RACHEL STOCKLEY DONELSON CHAPTER D.A.R./ HER CHILDREN RISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED/ APRIL 24 1933 
                                                                                                                                                        [MONUMENT ORIGINALLY ERECTED IN 1933 IN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY ON GALLATIN ROAD ACROSS FROM DONELSON HOME "EDENWOLD" (NEAR PRESENT CORNER OF GALLATIN ROAD AND TWO MILE PARKWAY) MOVED IN 1948 TO HERMITAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BY THE RACHEL STOCKLEY DONELSON CHAPTER DAR, ORIGINAL CEMETERY NO LONGER EXISTS]
 
DONELSON        Born: 1845          Died: 1865                                                       
NO MARKER.  LAWRENCE DONELSON [SON OF STOCKLEY DONELSON AND PHILA ANN LAWRENCE 1845 - 1865]   FROM RECORDS AT THE HERMITAGE  
                                                                                                                                   
DONELSON        Born: 1850          Died: 1868                                                       
NO MARKER.  CATHERINE (KATE) DONELSON [DAUGHTER OF ANDREW JACKSON DONELSON AND ELIZABETH MARTIN DONELSON 1850 - 1868]  FROM RECORDS AT THE HERMITAGE
 
SITE SURVEYED SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
              
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