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Daniel Smith Donelson
Birth: Jun. 23, 1801
Death: Apr. 17, 1863

Civil War Confederate Major General. A graduate of the US Military Academy in 1825, he was Brigadier General of the Tennessee Militia, 1829 to 1834. From 1841 to 1843 and 1855 to 1861, he was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. When Tennessee seceded from the Union in May 1861, he was commissioned Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederate States. In 1862, at the Battle of Murfreesboro, he commanded the 1st Brigade of the 1st Army Corps to victory over the Federal Army. Promoted Major General in January 1863, he was assigned to command the Confederate War Department of East Tennessee. While in position as senior officer of the Tennessee War Department, he died of natural causes. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Smith Sanders (1781 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Branch Donelson (1811 - 1871)*
 
 Children:
  infant Donelson*
  Elizabeth Branch Donelson Williams (1831 - 1918)*
  Sarah Donelson Bradford (1836 - 1869)*
  Rebecca W. Donelson Dismukes (1840 - 1911)*
  Martha B. Donelson Shute (1847 - 1893)*
  Susan Branch Donelson Dismukes (1848 - 1871)*
  John Branch Donelson (1851 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799 - 1871)*
  Daniel Smith Donelson (1801 - 1863)
  Martha Sanders Watson (1811 - 1830)*
  Daniel S. Sanders (1820 - 1823)*
  Alethia Sanders Allison (1820 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Hendersonville
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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