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Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson

 
 
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January 13, 2018
1. John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson Marker
Inscription. Born in North Carolina in 1793, John Nelson was a veteran of the War of 1812 who moved to Tennessee and married Nancy Edwards of Davidson County in 1824. After her death, he migrated to Mississippi and married Maria Ann Robinson of Tennessee. He moved to Thibodaux in 1845 and acquired Coulon Plantation. His home, Villa Rose, was located across Bayou Lafourche from the center of Thibodaux. A daughter of John Nelson, Catherine, in 1835 married a nephew of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Andrew Jackson Donelson. The couple had 5 children. After her death in 1847, Donelson married Catherine's sister Sarah and joined his father-in-law in partnership as a planter on Coulon. Nelson and Donelson also purchased Acadia Plantation, on which Nicholls State University now is located. Donelson died in 1855, leaving another 5 children sired with Sarah Nelson.
 
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
 
Location. 29° 47.626′ N, 90° 49.411′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street south of Seventh Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson Marker image. Click for full size.
January 13, 2018
2. John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson Marker
distance of this marker. Philip Sargent Armitage (here, next to this marker); John Carlton Beatty (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Mackenzie (a few steps from this marker); James Mcallister (a few steps from this marker); Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Historic Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Whitmell Pugh Martin (a few steps from this marker); Marcus Pennington Zills (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2018.
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