John Donelson Settling Cumberland District 1779 POSTER 22x17 inches


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My poster "Voyage of Col. John Donelson's Party Settling the Cumberland District 1779" [H11] is a result of research into a group from the Pittsylvania County, Virginia area, who headed west by boat while animals were led over land. They settled in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Col. Donelson's daughter married Andrew Jackson, who would later be President of the USA. The poster map shows parts of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, and Illinois. Col. Donelson was in charge of about thirty boats with forty families who traveled by water 985 miles down the Holston and Tennessee Rivers and up the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers to Nashville. While they traveled by boat, Capt. James Robertson led men and animals over land to meet the others. Featured are over 100 names of the early settlers and entries from Col. Donelson's diary of the trip.

This poster measures 22-1/2 inches x 17-1/2 inches. Our larger posters are shipped in a sturdy USPS PRIORITY MAIL tube for their protection. We are now using the new Etsy Calculated Shipping for our posters.

Since the 1970s, I've been designing history posters based on my research. Most of the information is from various public documents and records from the Pittsylvania County Courthouse in Chatham, Virginia. This county was established in 1767, but some documents I use pre-date that.

Geo Washington Crossed Here -

Samuel Harris -

Indian Tribes of Virginia -


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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

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RETURNS: We almost feel as if we're sending you part of our family. I didn't want to sell anything for a long time until we ran out of room. I hope you will love the artwork and other items as much as we do, but if you are not happy with your purchase, please send me a message and return the item within two weeks (14 calendar days) from the date you received it. Please note that in the case of Returns, the item must be returned in the same condition it was shipped, and the buyer pays return shipping costs. All returned items must be packaged safely.


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