Jane Donaldson

Female28 March 1794–15 December 1844

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Donaldson was born on 28 March 1794, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Donaldson, was 33 and her mother, Martha Elisabeth Cox, was 26. She married Adam A Shake on 29 August 1816, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 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
Jane Donaldson
Marriage: 29 August 1816
Esther Shake
John Shake
about 1839–
Martha Jane Shake
Elizabeth Shake
George L Shake
James A. Shake
Mary Shake
William J. Shake
John Holland Shake
Ino Shake
Adam A. Shake
Alex Shake

Sources (5)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1816Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 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.


    Age 14

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: patronymic from Donald , generally representing an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill (see McDonald ).

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

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