Timothy DeMontbreun was considered the first white
man residing in Middle Tennessee, during the period between 1750 and 1825 when he died. He was well knowm in Nashville and welcomed John Donelson and his party to Fort Nashborough in approximtely 1769.
He was friendly with the Indians and bought and sold items to them all the time he lived in Nashville. He had a large shipping
business at the Cumberland River's edge where Church Street in
Nashville now ends at First Avenue. He also ran a food store
and a boarding house near the presnt Davidson County Court House.
Our immediate family are direct decendents of this man.
There is a main highway named in his Homor called Demontbreun Street, that runs from First Avenue at the River to the main
highway at I-65, about one mile.
There is an ongoing organization called the "Timohy DeMontbreun Heritage Society" that meets every month of all those who have some connection with the family name, which is
French. It is pronounced "demumbrun", the T is silent.