Person:Alexander Donselson (1)

Watchers
Alexander Donelson
m. 22 Aug 1779
  1. Chesed Donelson1780 - 1780
  2. Tabitha Donelson1781 - 1854
  3. Alexander Donelson1784 - 1814
  4. John Donelson, IV1787 - 1840
  5. Lemuel Donelson1789 - 1832
  6. Rachel Donelson1791 - 1822
  7. Mary Donelson1793 - 1871
  8. William Donelson1795 - 1864
  9. Elizabeth Donelson1796 - 1836
  10. Catherine Donelson1799 - 1836
  11. Stockley Donelson1805 - 1888
  12. Emily Tennessee Donelson1807 - 1836
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Donelson
Gender Male
Birth[3] 1784 Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
Death[1][2] 22 January, 1814 Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Burial[2] 22 January, 1814 Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

Alexander "Sandy" Donelson, was killed at the Battle of Emuckfaw in January, 1814. For the Battle of Emuckfaw see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Emuckfaw_and_Enotachopo_Creek

References
  1. Letter of Lemuel Donelson to John Donelson, III, dated February 1, 1814, Primary quality.

    "I have only a few moments to inform you of the misfortune of our family...Brother Alexander was killed & Genl. Coffee wounded. You must bear this loss with patience and more so as his fall was not inglorious."

  2. 2.0 2.1 W.W. Clayton, History of Davidson County, Tennessee (1880), 80, Secondary quality.
  3. Pauline W. Burke, Emily Donelson of Tennessee (1941).

    Gives his birth as "1784". Burke, Notes, p. 172. According to Mary Purnell Donelson, as reported to Lyman Draper in 1844, the family was residing in Lincoln County, Kentucky, in 1784, having moved there in the Spring 1781, and returned to Tennessee in the fall of 1785. Burke, Notes, pp. 168-69.