Copied and pasted from and email from my father:
Fort Nashborough must be agreeing with you. I was surprised to learn that the town was founded by Capt. John Donelson, as I remembered there is a Capt. John Donaldson/Donelson (both spellings are given) in our family tree, who was the progenitor of the Tennessee branch of the family, including Abram Rodgers, my dad’s great-great grandfather. I checked a little further and the Nashville founder is one of the elder John Donelson’s children, but it was another son, William Donelson, that’s our direct ancestor. Still, you ARE related to the founder of the town.
So there you go, when people ask why I love Tennessee so much, I can tell them it’s because it’s my town!
My sister is here. So far it’s been like summer vacation (except where I have to work every night). I think we’re either hitting up the pool or the museums today. See? Summer vacation.
July 17, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Yay on all counts!!!!!