Surname Listing – DONALDSON (N. Ireland)

I’m counting down my ancestral lines… on to my 4th Great Grandparents.
Many of these lines I have little information on as they are moving into the 1700s. If the line originates already in the country of origin, I’m skipping over it. If they do not have a known last name, obviously, I am skipping it.
I am only listing those families that have American origins and the immigrant person still missing, or the family tie to the country of origin.

The DONALDSON family has TWO connections to it. Oh how I love genealogy in the Southern States 🙂 I will try to make this as clear as possible.

First, #91… Elizabeth DONALDSON

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958)
11. Levietta Serena “Levie” Williams (1879-1955)

22. Henry Robert Williams (1856-1936)
23. Laura Mozelle Lester (1860-1936)

44. Jefferson Godfrey Williams (1825-1903)
45. Sarah Elizabeth Brannen (1832-1879)

90. JOHN “JACK” BRANNEN was born on 6 Nov 1798 in Screven Co.,Ga. He died on 29 Sep 1870 in Bulloch Co., Ga. He was buried in Lower Black Creek Cemetery,Bryan Co.,Ga..
91. ELIZABETH DONALDSON was born on 27 Feb 1803 in Bulloch Co., Ga

Children of Jack and Elizabeth: Uriah Mitchell Brannen (1825-1895), William Alexander Brannen (1827-1888), James Monroe Brannen (1828-1879), Wade Hampton Brannen (1830-1868), Martha Caroline Brannen (1832-1905), Sarah Elizabeth Brannen (1833-1879), Robert George Franklin Brannen (1833-1880), Atossa Therisa Brannen (1835-1880), Amelia Ann “Emily” Brannen (1835-1900)

182. ROBERT DONALDSON was born in 1769 in Ulster,Northern Ireland. He died in Aug 1854 in Bulloch Co., Ga. He was buried in Lower Lott’s Creek Church Cemetery,Bulloch,Co.,Ga.
183. PEGGY ERWIN was born about 1770 in Northern Ireland. She died in 1854 in Bulloch Co., Ga.

Children of Robert and Peggy: Mary Donaldson (1791-1853), Susannah Donaldson (1793), Nancy Donaldson (1794-abt 1842), Rebecca Donaldson (1796-1864), Jane Donaldson (1801-?), Elizabeth Donaldson (1803-?), James Donaldson (1804-?), William Donaldson (1807-?), Sarah Donaldson (1808-?), Martha Donaldson (1810-?), Franklin Donaldson (1813-1843), Matthew Donaldson (1815-1895)

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Second, #95… Jane DONALDSON

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958)
11. Levietta Serena “Levie” Williams (1879-1955)

22. Henry Robert Williams (1856-1936)
23. Laura Mozelle Lester (1860-1936)

46. Malcolm Brinson Lester (1817-1864)
47. Mary Ann Royston (1831-1883)

94. SOLOMON ROYSTON was born about 1797 in SC. He died in 1865 in Natchitoches,La. He was buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery,Sabine La.
95. JANE DONALDSON was born on 4 Apr 1801 in Bulloch Co., Ga

Child of Solomon and Jane: Mary Ann Royston

182. ROBERT DONALDSON was born in 1769 in Ulster,Northern Ireland. He died in Aug 1854 in Bulloch Co., Ga. He was buried in Lower Lott’s Creek Church Cemetery,Bulloch,Co.,Ga.
183. PEGGY ERWIN was born about 1770 in Northern Ireland. She died in 1854 in Bulloch Co., Ga.

Children of Robert and Peggy: Mary Donaldson (1791-1853), Susannah Donaldson (1793), Nancy Donaldson (1794-abt 1842), Rebecca Donaldson (1796-1864), Jane Donaldson (1801-?), Elizabeth Donaldson (1803-?), James Donaldson (1804-?), William Donaldson (1807-?), Sarah Donaldson (1808-?), Martha Donaldson (1810-?), Franklin Donaldson (1813-1843), Matthew Donaldson (1815-1895)

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So, essentially, Henry Robert WILLIAMS and Laura Mozelle LESTER were cousins, they had the same Great Grandparents. That would make them… 3rd Cousins? Is that the correct math?

Oh I do love the South.

If you have any information on this family, please leave me a comment!

~happy huntings

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