Person:Rachel Donelson (2)

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Rachel 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
m. 2 October, 1809
  1. Mary Ann Eastin1810 - 1847
  2. Susanna Eastin1812 - 1823
  3. Tabitha Smith Eastin1814 - 1816
  4. Elizabeth Donelson Eastin1817 - 1839
  5. John Donelson Eastin1820 -
  6. Rachel Jackson Eastin1822 - 1865
Facts and Events
Name Rachel Donelson
Gender Female
Alt Birth[2] 10 July 1791 Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Birth[1] 12 July 1791 Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Marriage 2 October, 1809 Davidson, Tennessee, United Statesto William Eastin
Burial[3][5] November, 1822 Donelson Cemetery, Williamson, Tennessee, United States
Death[3][4][5] 20 November, 1822 Williamson, Tennessee, United States
References
  1. International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).

    An IGI submission shows place of birth as Somerset County, Maryland, which appears to be in error based upon other sources.

  2. W.W. Clayton, History of Davidson County, Tennessee (1880), Page 137.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biographical Sketch of Lemuel Donelson, by Virginia Bowman, Notes , p. 172. .

    According to Williamson County historian Virginia Bowman, Rachel Donelson Eastin was at home of her brother Lemuel Donelson when she died and was believed to have been buried in the Donelson family cemetery there. This is supported by a letter of Andrew Jackson to John Coffee, written the day of her death.

  4. The Papers of Andrew Jackson: 1821-1824, Vol. 5, Page 229, Note 2, 1996.

    "On November 20 in Franklin, Tennessee, Rachel Donelson Eastin died following the birth of her daughter Rachel Jackson. Returning to Nashville from Alabama, Jackson arrived at the scene shortly after his niece's death."

  5. 5.0 5.1 Letter of Andrew Jackson to John Coffee, in The Papers of Andrew Jackson, Microfilm Supplement, Reel 9, No. 311, November 20, 1822.

    In this letter Jackson advises Coffee that Rachael had died there before dawn and prior to his arrival on the morning of the 20th and that she was to be buried there at his suggestion, next to a child of hers that had been buried there previously, rather than being returned to Nashville for burial.