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Jacob Donathan

Jacob Donathan

Male 1772 - 1859  (87 years)


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  • Name Jacob Donathan 
    Born 1772  , Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Ethnic Group Full blooded Cherokee  
     Francis Heck Donathan Eastern Cherokee Application 1907.
    Francis Heck Donathan Eastern Cherokee Application 1907.
    Jacob Henry Donathan Application Eastern Cherokees 1907
    Jacob Henry Donathan Application Eastern Cherokees 1907
    Will 1858  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Surry Co, North Carolina - Record of Wills, v. 4-5 (1827-1867) film number 0019973 (Oct 19, 2010 , Family History Library Austin, TX)


      Transcription of text in document
      Jacob Donathan's Last Will 1858
      I Jacob Donathan of the county of Surry & State of North Carolina Being of Sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in words following
      In I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Nancy Donathan all my Estate both real and personal during her lifetime. And at her Death to be Sold and Equally Divided among my living children Except the house I now live and twenty acres of Land around it. The Line not to run across the Publick on Rockford Road, which house and Lot of Twenty acres I will and bequeath to my grandson Jacob W Donathan. But in case of his Death I will it to his mother Sally Donathan & her heirs forever & also I Give her our Trunk & one Bureau & one Bed & furniture over and above her Equal Division. And I hereby Constitute & appoint Paul worth my Executor to this my Last will & Testament. Given under my hand and seal this the 1st day of August AD 1858. Signed Sealed and Executed in presence of us
      A H Dobson ?
      Hiram Vernon
      Jacob his x mark Donathan
      North Carolina Nov Term 1859
      Surry County The Execution of the foregoing & written Last will & Testament of Jacob Donathan was duly proven in open Court by the oath of A H Dobson a sitness thereto, and ordered to be Received, Sec minutes,
      Recorded accordingly
      ? John W Dobson Clerk
      By T V Han? D.C.
    Died Sep 1859  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Sep 1859  Donathan Cemetery, Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wes Evan Genealogy File on Ancestry.com viewed 12 Jul 2008
    • was buried on his homestead which was about 1/2 mile from Yadkin River in Surry, North Carolina
    Ethnic Group 1908  [3
    Testimony from Lewis Dobson about Jacob Donathan "always called Cherokee" 
    Ttestimony from Lewis Dobson about  Jacob Donathan in 1908
    Ttestimony from Lewis Dobson about Jacob Donathan in 1908
    states the entire family called themselves "Cherokee"
    Age 87 years 
    Person ID I2950  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2013 

    Family Nancy Hawkins,   b. 1781, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1805  , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Family1. Benjamin Donathan,   b. Abt 1806, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +2. 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)
    Family3. William Donathan,   b. Abt 1811, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1862, Charlotteville, Charlotteville City, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     4. Sarah Donathan,   b. 1813, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1870  (Age 57 years)
     5. Elizabeth Donathan,   b. 1815, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lewis Donathan,   b. Abt 1820, , Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870  (Age ~ 51 years)
    +7. Elijah Donathan,   b. 1824, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F3803  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1805 - , Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 1858 - , Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1859 - , Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1859 - Donathan Cemetery, 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.), Tree Page of Owner: enigma1754 (Reliability: 3), 2 Mar 2012.

    2. [S61] Ancestry.Com, Generations Network, Inc, (Ancestry.com.[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.), U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index (Reliability: 3).

      U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index
      Surname:Jacob -Black- Donathan Year:1860 County:Surry Co. State:NC Age:91 Gender:M (Male) Month of Death:Sep State of Birth:NC ID#:MRT293_1616 Occupation:FARM LABORER Cause of Death:OLD AGE
      2008, The Generations Network, Inc. << Return to Results Screen Source Information:
      Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

    3. [S219] Email - Brent Fallin - Donithan as Cherokee 3 Mar 2012, James Love Book (Reliability: 3), 15 Apr 2013.