Jane Donaldson

28 March 1794–15 December 1844 (Age 50)
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Donaldson was born on 28 March 1794, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Donaldson, was 31 and her mother, Martha Cox, was 27. She married Adam A Shake on 29 August 1816. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 15 December 1844, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Adam A Shake
1797–1866
Jane Donaldson
1794–1844
Marriage: 29 August 1816
Esther Shake
1822–1863
Martha Jane Shake
–1856
Elizabeth Shake
1826–
George L Shake
1828–1850
James A. Shake
1831–
Mary Shake
1833–1906
William J. Shake
1836–
John Holland Shake
1837–1910
Ino Shake
1838–
Adam A. Shake
1842–
Alex Shake
1842–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 August 1816
children

(11)

    Esther Shake

    Female1822–1863Female

    Elizabeth Shake

    Female1826–Female

    George L Shake

    Male1828–1850Male

    James A. Shake

    Male1831–Male

    Mary Shake

    Female1833–1906Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    John Donaldson

    Male1780–1843Male

    Joseph Jacob Donaldson

    Male1789–1869Male

    Nancy Donaldson

    Female1790–1835Female

    Male1791–1875Male

    Female1793–1873Female

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808

Age 14

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Donald , often representing a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill ( see McDonald ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Donaldson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Jane Donaldson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • / in entry for George L. Shake and Mary W. Kirlin, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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