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George B. Donathan

George B. Donathan

Male Abt 1843 - 1864  (~ 21 years)


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  • Name George B. Donathan 
    Born Abt 1843  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    23 Sep 1850 
    • Name:George Jonathan
      Age:8
      Estimated Birth Year:abt 1842
      Race:Mulatto
      Gender:Male
      Home in 1850(City,County,State):Siloam, Surry, North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Darkin Jonathan 42
      Lavina Jonathan 32
      Mary Jonathan 12
      George Jonathan 8
      Theopulus Jonathan 6
      Parthana Jonathan 4
      Elizabeth Jonathan 1
    1850 US Census, North Carolina, Surry, Siloam, Donathan Family
    US Federal Census
    Father-Darkin or Larkin 42; Mother-Lavina 32; Mary 12;George 8; Theopulus 6; Parthana 4; Elizabeth 1. George and his siblings are listed as mulatto, but not father and mother, nor grandfather Jacob (lives next door)note: some researchers feel the family is NOT black but of Creek, Cherokee, Melongeon Indian descent. Indexers listed the family name as Jonathan miss reading the "D"
    Ethnic Group 1850  [2
    He and his siblings are listed as mulatto, but not father and mother, nor grandfather Jacob (full blooded Cherokee)
    Many of the children and grandchildren considered themselves Cherokee, after about 1880 family considered themselves to be white.
     
    Census 1860  Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    11 Aug 1860
     
    • Name:George Donathan,
      Age in 1860:17
      Birth Year:abt 1843
      Birthplace:North Carolina
      Home in 1860:Siloam, Surry, North Carolina
      Race:Mulatto (counted as a person of color- the whole family is-free or would be enumerated on the slave schedule)
      Gender:Male
      Post Office:Siloam
      Value of real estate:View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Nancy Donathan 70 (George's Grandmother)
      Larkin Donathan 52
      Sarah Donathan 47 (? as Lavina was in "poor house" institution)
      Bill Donathan 45 (may be his uncle as, lived nearby Uncles' wife was Mary)
      Jas Donathan 40
      Betsy Donathan 12
      Frank Donathan 10
      Francis Donathan 6
      Theophilus Donathan 16
      Pop Donathan 14
      George Donathan 17
    1860 US Census, North Carolina, Surry, Siloam,  Larkin Donathan Family with George
    US Federal Census
    George is Mary Jane Frances Donathan's father.
    Census 1860  South Districk, Patrick, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    28 Jun 1860 
    • Name:George Donathan
      Age in 1860:17
      Birth Year:abt 1843
      Birthplace:North Carolina
      Home in 1860:South District, Patrick, Virginia
      Gender:Male
      Post Office:Ararat
      Value of real estate:View image
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Sharp 78
      Elizabeth Sharp 45
      Charlotte Sharp 27
      Theopelus w Sharp 37
      John W B Sharp 23
      William Sharp 7 (this appears to be Charlotte's son, who is listed as mulatto. ? who his father is)
      Mary J F Sharp 1
      George Donathan 17

      (Jul 1861 married Charlotte, it is not clear if he is the biological father of Mary J. F. Sharp, who is listed as a year here- She does give his name on her marriage license)

    1860 US Census, Virginia, Patrick, South District , Charlotte Sharp and Mary J F
    US Federal Census
    Mary Jane Frances Donathan married James Love, father of John Albert Love
    Military Service 1860  [5
    Confederate
    Probably Company H, 51st Virginia Infantry out of Patrick County about 1860.
    More research is needed. 
    Died 1864  [6
    Ethnic Group 1907  [7
    Easter Cherokees Application of Francis Heck Donathan,brother 
    Age ~ 21 years 
    Notes 
    • BIRTH: age 71 indicated on marriage license also as single. 71 may have been transposed.

      DEATH: George B. Donathan served in the Confederate Army and died a few months before the birth of his son, Lee.

      MILITARY: Confederate 1860
    Person ID I1429  Our Family
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2013 

    Father Ancestors Larkin James Donathan,   b. 1808, , Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Levina Holyfield,   b. 1818, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Rockford, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1840  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F581  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Charlotte Sharp,   b. 22 Jul 1830, , Patrick, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1902, Coaldale, Mercer, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage License 22 Jul 1861  , Patrick, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    see image and refer to notes 
    • MARRIAGE LICENSE
      VIRGINIA--County of Patrick TO WHIT:
      To any Person Licensed to Celebrate Marriages:
      You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denominaton, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, George Donathan and Charlotte Sharp
      Given under my hand, as Clerk of the County Court of said County, this 22nd day of July 1861 Henry Tuggle Clerk.

      CERTIFICATE TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE, to be annexed to the License, required by the Act passed 15 March 1861
      Time of Marriage, 23 July 1861
      Place of Marriage, Patrick County VA
      Full Names of Parties married, George Donathan & Charlotte Sharp
      Age of Husband, 71 years (NOTE: this is a transposition see 1860 census about about 17)
      Age of Wife, 28 years
      Condition of Husband, single
      Condition of Wife, Single
      Place of Husband's birth, Surry County NC
      Place of Wife's Birth, Patrick County VA
      Place of Husband's Residence, Patrick County VA
      Place of Wife's Residence, Patrick County VA
      Names of Husband's Parents, Larkin & Vina Donathan
      Names of Wife's Parents, Polly Sharpe
      Occupation of Husband, farming
      Given under my hand this 22 day of July 1861 Henry Tuggle Clerk
      MINISTER'S RETURN OF MARRIAGE signed by James ???

    Marriage License: Donathan, George B and Charlotte Sharp
    Court record of Patrick County, Virginia
    Marriage License,1861
    Married 23 Jul 1861  , Patrick, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. Willam A. M Sharp,   b. 6 Mar 1853, Waterselk creek, Patrick, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Mary Jane Frances Sharp Donathan 2x ,   b. 11 Jul 1859, Taylorsville, Hanover, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1939, Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Robert Lee Donathan,   b. 4 May 1868, , , Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1941, Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F565  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1843 - , Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Sep 1850 - 1850 - Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Aug 1860 - 1860 - Siloam, Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1850 US Federal: Roll: M432_646; Page: 349; Image: 379 (Reliability: 2), 28 Apr 2008.

    2. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), mulatto on 1850 US Federal Census Roll: M432_646; Page: 349; Image: 379.

    3. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1860 US Federal: Roll: M653_914; Page: 268; Image: 536 (Reliability: 2), 28 Apr 2008.

    4. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), 1860 US Federal: Roll: M653_1369; Page: 971; Image: 407 (Reliability: 2), 28 Apr 2008.
      Living with the Sharp Family (Charlotte)

    5. [S215] Email - Brent Fallin - George Donathan 2 Mar 2012, Brent Fallin (Reliability: 2), 2 Feb 2012.
      His brother George Donathan (husband of Charlotte Sharp) (http://www.llggenealogysite.com/getperson.php?personID=I1429&tree=lovegrover) who you listed as having fought for the Union under Sherman, actually appears instead to have been a member of Company H, 51st Virginia Infantry which mustered out of Patrick County, VA (where he was living c. 1860). George Donathan's name appears on their muster rolls and there were no other Donathans in the county at the time to my knowledge this could have been. His service records appear to have been lost (no records at all on Ancestry.com or Fold3 in any unit) and I am currently working with the SCV in Patrick County to try to locate them
      Brent Fallin is researching where the actual military records are

    6. [S215] Email - Brent Fallin - George Donathan 2 Mar 2012, Brent Fallin (Reliability: 2), 2 Mar 2012.
      George died in 1864 according to the both my ancestor Heck (George's brother) and one of George's first cousins. This is problematic since Robert Lee Donithan (b. 1868) is said to be the son of George and Charlotte. Either this birth date is wrong or he was not a biological son. One possibility is an illegitimate birth after George's death. Not nice to think about but it did happen quite a lot with young widows.


      Will need more information

    7. [S219] Email - Brent Fallin - Donithan as Cherokee 3 Mar 2012.

    8. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 (Reliability: 3).

      North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
      Name:Larkin Donathan Spouse:Viney Holyfield Marriage Date:4 Feb 1840 Marriage County:Surry Marriage State:North Carolina Source Vendor:County Court Records - FHL # 0546467-0546474 Source:County Court Records at Dobson, NC & Family Histor
      2008, The Generations Network, Inc. Source Citation: Data Source: County Court Records - FHL # 0546467-0546474.
      Source Information: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data:
      Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059) from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, in published books cataloged by the Library of Congress, or county records in possession of the individual county clerks or courthouses.
      North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.
      North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. North Carolina Marriage Index, 1962-2004. North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina.

    9. [S75] Marriage records at home, Photocopy in the Love Family Book (Reliability: 3), 03 May 2008.
      See notes

    10. [S75] Marriage records at home, Copy of Patrick County Marriage License for George Donathan and Charlotte Sharp (Reliability: 3).
      see notes on events
      George B. Donathan and Charlotte Sharp, Copy in possession of Loretta Love Grover, 6365 North Highland Drive, Morgan, Utah 84050