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State of North Carolina Land Grant to Stockley Donelson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1199

This land grant documents Stockley Donelson's purchase of 640 acres of land (at the rate of 25 shillings per acre) lying south of the Nolichucky Road and north of Wallens Ridge. At the time, the land was located in North Carolina's Eastern District. A copy of the surveyor's report is also included.

Dates

  • 1791 October 13, 1793 June 12

Language of Materials

English.

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This land grant documents Stockley Donelson's purchase of 640 acres of land (at the rate of 25 shillings per acre) lying south of the Nolichucky Road and north of Wallens Ridge. At the time, the land was located in North Carolina's Eastern District. A copy of the surveyor's report is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stockley Donelson was born to Colonel John and Rachel (Stockley) Donelson in Virginia in 1752. He was one of twelve children, including Alexander (1749-1785), Mary (Donelson) Caffrey (1751-), Catherine (Donelson) Hutchings (1752-1835), John (1755-1830), William (1756-1820), Jane (Donelson) Hay (1757-1834), Samuel (1758-1804), Severn (1763/73-1818), Levin (1765-), and Rachel (Donelson) Robards Jackson (1767-1828). Donelson was educated in the field schools and went on to survey North Carolina's western lands in addition to serving as Surveyor-General for the State of North Carolina and the short-lived State of Franklin. He was also involved in politics, representing the State of Franklin in the Tennessee House (1785) and representing Hawkins County in the North Carolina Senate (1787) and in the Territorial Assembly (1794-1795). Donelson was appointed Captain in the Sullivan County Militia and Major in the Hawkins County Militia (1787) before serving as the Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the Territorial militia. He married Elizabeth (Glasgow) Martin on April 17, 1797 and the couple had no children. The Donelsons later lived in Knox County and Davidson County, Tennessee, where Stockley Donelson died in September 1805.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480