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Brother of Rachel Donelson, the wife of Pres. Andrew Jackson. Husband of Elizabeth Glasgow, the daughter of James Glasgow, the NC secretary of state who resigned after he was implicated in the land-fraud scheme that came to bear his name (i.e., the Glasgow Land Fraud). Donelson, the surveyor-general of NC and a major land speculator himself, was also heavily implicated in the scandal but was never brought to trial. Hundreds of East Tennesseans were suspected of having benefitted from falsified titles. Attorney James Woods Lackey, the brother of Wm. Lackey, Archibald Lackey, and Hannah Lackey Chamberlain, who was closely associated with Donelson, was, however, never charged in the case. Earlier, Stockley Donelson had served as speaker of the legislature of the ill-fated state of Franklin (c1785) and also as a prominent militia officer. Some researchers claim that Donelson's death occurred not in Jefferson Co., TN, but in Nashville or in Dixon Springs, Smith Co.

Birth:
1752 1
Pittsylvania Co., VA 1
Death:
Sep. 1805 1
Dandridge, Jefferson Co., TN 1
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Stockley Donelson1800 Knox Co Delinquent Property Tax.JPG
Stockley Donelson1800 Knox Co Delinquent Property Tax.JPG
Tennessee Gazette, Nashville, TN, 22 Oct. 1800.
Stockley Donelson & J W Lackey 1795 5000 acre Grant No 209.jpg
Stockley Donelson & J W Lackey 1795 5000 acre Grant No 209.jpg
Stockley Donelson 1794 Appointment.JPG
Stockley Donelson 1794 Appointment.JPG
Knoxville Gazette, Knoxville, Southwest Territory, 31 Jul. 1794.
Stockley Donelson 1798 Beware Notice.JPG
Stockley Donelson 1798 Beware Notice.JPG
Knoxville Gazette, Knoxville, TN, 2 Feb. 1798.
Stockley Donelson1795 Warns Against Land Fraud.JPG
Stockley Donelson1795 Warns Against Land Fraud.JPG
Knoxville Gazette, Knoxville, Southwest Territory, 24 Apr. 1795.
Stockley Donelson Dec'd 1813 Sherifff Land Sale.JPG
Stockley Donelson Dec'd 1813 Sherifff Land Sale.JPG
Carthage Gazette, Carthage, TN, 28 May 1813.
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Birth:
1752 1
Pittsylvania Co., VA 1
Male 1
Death:
Sep. 1805 1
Dandridge, Jefferson Co., TN 1
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Birth:
Mother: Rachel Stockley 1
Father: John Donelson 1
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Elizabeth Glasgow 1

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