In 1744, he married Rachel Stockley. Their daughter, Rachel, married the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. Col. Donelson's 13 year-old daughter Rachel
was part of the 1779 flatboat journey.
Later in the week you can enjoy “A Civil War Evening” featuring music and more which will take place Monday, July 15, at the Renaissance Center Theater.
During the event, which last from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Stephen Dean will present his documentary film series and DVD, “The Civil War at Cumberland Gap”. In addition there will be a concert of authentic Civil War music by the group “Hello Stranger” features Dale Jett on guitar, Teresa Jett on bass and Oscar Harris playing autoharp.
The Civil War Evening is sponsored by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, UVA Wise-Appalachian Warfare Program and WKPT-TV. The tickets are $5