Donaldson, Mattie Zula

Birth Name Donaldson, Mattie Zula
Gender female
Age at Death 73 years, 8 months, 23 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1876-02-00 Coffee, Alabama, USA Birth of Donaldson, Mattie
Death 1949-10-24 Geneva, Alabama, USA Death of Donaldson, Mattie


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Donaldson, William H. H.
Mother , Octavia
    Brother     Donaldson, John W. H.
    Sister     Donaldson, Lannah E.
    Sister     Donaldson, [Living]
    Sister     Donaldson, [Living]
    Sister     Donaldson, [Living]
         Donaldson, Mattie Zula
    Brother     Donaldson, [Living]


    Family of Peoples, W.W. and Donaldson, Mattie Zula
Married Husband Peoples, W.W.
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1893-01-25 Coffee, Alabama, USA Marriage of Peoples and Donaldson, Mattie
Event Note

Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 about Mattie E Donaldson
Name: Mattie E Donaldson
Spouse: W W Peoples
Marriage Date: 25 Jan 1893
County: Coffee
State: Alabama
Performed By Title: Justice of the Peace
Performed by Name: J M Davis
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research

Event Note

According to the 1930 Federal Census, she was first married at 14 years old.

    Family of Speed, Benjamin? and Donaldson, Mattie Zula
Married Husband Speed, Benjamin?
  1. Speed, [Living]
  2. Speed, [Living]
  3. Speed, [Living]
  4. Speed, Lela
  5. Speed, Cary
    Family of Durham, Carter Perry D. and Donaldson, Mattie Zula
Married Husband Durham, Carter Perry D.
  1. Durham, [Living]
  2. Durham, Gaston Vernon
  3. Durham, Hassie Jewell



"Mattie Zulu Donaldson Speed Durham was married first to a Mr. Speed. They moved together from Coffee County, Alabama to Troup (near Tyler) Texas, where he died. She met Perry D. Durham and they moved back to Alabama and had Uncle Otho, Uncle Gaston, and Hassie Jewell." - [Batson], Private


Mattie is listed on the 1900 Federal Census as "Widowed," and on the 1910 Census she is listed as having been married three times. Perry and Mattie had only been married for 5/12 of a year when the 1910 Federal Census was taken. According to the 1930 Federal Census, Perry Durham was first married at the age of 21. - Gorden, [Private]


My G Grandfather was Carter "Perry" Durham, born 1855 in SC. He married Tabitha Lewis in AL, they moved to TX and had 16 children in Navarro Co, TX. Circa 1905, Perry left Tabitha (and the 16 chldren)to run away with Mattie Donaldson-Speed. They returned to AL and had more children. - Weeks, [Private]


  1. Donaldson, William H. H.
    1. , Octavia
      1. Donaldson, [Living]
      2. Donaldson, [Living]
      3. Donaldson, [Living]
      4. Donaldson, [Living]
      5. Donaldson, John W. H.
      6. Donaldson, Lannah E.
      7. Donaldson, Mattie Zula
        1. Peoples, W.W.
        2. Speed, Benjamin?
          1. Speed, [Living]
          2. Speed, Lela
          3. Speed, [Living]
          4. Speed, Cary
          5. Speed, [Living]
        3. Durham, Carter Perry D.
          1. Durham, Gaston Vernon
          2. Durham, [Living]
          3. Durham, Hassie Jewell