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Parents and Family:

James Donaldson, father Feb. 5, 1769  - Died 1884

James marries Mary Hamilton Nov. 30, 1795

Mary Hamilton, mother About 1774  - Died 1826

Siblings:

Ann Donaldson Dec. 11, 1796  - Died 1830

James Donaldson Nov. 12, 1798 - Died 1838

Mary Donaldson Jul. 12, 1801 

John Donaldson Jun. 25, 1804 - Died 1877

Janet Donaldson  Jul. 25, 1806 - Died 1834

Robert Donaldson Oct. 27, 1808  - Died 1885

George Donaldson Jul 18, 1811 - Died Sept 17, 1898

 

  • 1811, July 18, Born, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
  • 1814 family moved to George Square, Glasgow Scotland – families ancestral home
  • Married Janet Dick (born Sept. 9, 1810)
  • 1826 mother, Mary Hamilton, died
  • 1842 Janet Dick (wife) Died
  • 1844 father, James Donaldson died
  • unknown – imprisoned, bribed his way out, sailed to America with help of friend, Charles Rayburn.
  • 1850 visited Mammoth Cave, Kentucky – “christened the Scotchman’s Trap”
  • 1865 September 21  - purchased 445 acres, house, water case and mills from James C Lynn for $3,500
  • 1865 November 6 – purchased 80 acres from John L. Mayden. Paid $1,250
  •   - Wilson monument erected
  • 1882  - left spring mill for last time moved to Alabama
  • 1882 settled in Spring Hill, Mobile County, Alabama
  • 1882 December – Shawnee Cottage robbed and burned
  • 1883  September  - hand bill offering Shawnee property for sale
  • 1870 value of property and real estate set at $4,600 by census takers
  • 1897  -  returned to Paisley, Scotland
  • 1898, September 17  - died at age 87 – after 3 day illness
  • Interred Glasgow Necropolis