"In memory of Tabitha Smith, born 17th July, 1781, died ? February, 1854"
↑ Pauline W. Burke, Emily Donelson of Tennessee (1941).
According to Mary Purnell Donelson, as reported to Lyman C. Draper in 1844, the family was residing in Lincoln County, Kentucky, in July, 1781, having moved there in the Spring 1781, and returned to Tennessee in the fall of 1785. Burke, Notes, pp. 168-69.