Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Mrs. John Donelson



Marker ID: NHC 
Location:
County: Davidson
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

After Col. John Donelson was killed in 1785, his widow and family continued to live here in a log house. In 1789 lawyers Andrew Jackson and John Overton boarded with the Donelsons. Here Jackson met Rachel, the Donelson’s youngest daughter. They married in 1791 and lived here until they acquired there own home across the Cumberland in 1792.


Notes:

Erected: 1969