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He beareth g^trgmt a man's heart (&uU0 ensigned with an 
imperial crown proper ; on a chief %&Uttf three stars of the first. 
Bj the name of |i0tt0lAi0* 

' ' Above the rest, a turret square 
Did o'er its Gothic entrance bear, 
Of sculpture rude, a stony shield; 
The Bloody Heart was in the Field, 
And in the chief three mullets stood, 
The cognizance of Douglas blood." 

MARMION, Canto Sixth, II. 

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Table of Contents. 

List of ExfiRAviNGS 7 

Preface 9 

History of this Book 11 

Family Name and Coat of Arms 25 

Origin and Meaning of the Name 27 

Explanation of the Coat of Arms 30 

Ancient Douglas. Family of Scotland 33 

Origin and Early History 35 

Earls of Douglas 38 

Earls of Angns 41 

Marquises and Duke of Douglas, and Lords Douglas. . 42 

Earls of Morton 43 

Queensberry, March and Sol way 45 

Selkirk, Forfar, Dumbarton, Belhaven and Mording- 

ton 45 

Works Relating to the Family 46 

New London Family (1575-1878) 47 

Introduction 49 

First Generation 54 

Second Generation 61 

Third Generation 66 

Fourth Generation 70 

Fifth Generation 86 

Sixth Generation 150 

Seventh Generation 258 

Eighth Generation 382 

New Fairfield Family (1750-1878) 405 

Introduction 407 

First Generation 408 

Second Generation 409 

Third Generation 409 

Fourth Generation 413 

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David Douglas and his Descendants (1715-1878) 417 

Introduction 420 

First Generation 421 

Second (icnenition 422 

Third Generation 421) 

Fourth Generation 432 

Other New Jersey Families (1710-1878) 437 

Samuel Doughis, of Basking Ridge 439 

Thomas Doughis, of Charlotteburgh 443 

Elizabeth Douglas, of Burlington County 44.") 

George Douglas, of Chesterfield 44G 

Robert Douglas, of Newark 44G 

Isolated Names 447 

James Douglas and his Descendants (1G77-1878) 441» 

First Generation : 451 

Second Generation 454 

Third Generation 457 

Fourth Generation 481 

Fifth Generation 494 

Sixth Generation 502 

Unconnected Families (1743-1878) 505 

Capt. John Douglas, of Philadelphia, Pa 507 

Benjamin Doughis, of Charles County, Md 509 

Archibald Douglas, of Douglasville, Pa 510 

Jacob Davies Douglas, of Alexandria, Va , , 511 

Appendix 513 

Deposition of Ann (Mattle) Douglas (1670) 515 

Additions 518 

Corrections 521 

1 ndex 523 

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List of Engravings. 

DoL'«LA8 Coat of Akmh 1 

Col, WILLIAM DOUGLAS, (on steel) 110 


Dea. ISAAC DOUGLAS, D. D. S., (on steel) 300 

WILLIAM DOUGLAS, (on steel) 310 

Hon. benjamin DOUGLAS, (on s reel) 312 


Hon. STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS, LL.D., (on steel) 364 

Maj. DAVID BATES DOUGLAS, LL.D., (on steel) 429 

Rev. MALCOLM DOUGLAS, D.D., (on steel) 434 

Capt. JOEL ROBERT LEE DOUGLAS, (on steel) 491 

HENRY FRANCIS DOUGLAS, (on steel) 499 



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The arraiigemeut of records in the following pages has been 
simplified as far as possible. Following the sketch of each in- 
dividual is a list of the children, numbered consecutively in 
small Roman figures at the left. If any of the children are to 
appear again as heads of families, they have also a number, in 
Arabic figures at the left of the Roman figures, and by looking 
for this number in the center of the page further on in the book, 
the persons will be found. Descendants in female lines, how- 
ever, ai-e not given separate Arabic numbers at the left, but are 
all given in order, from the eldest to the youngest, through the 
several generations, following the sketch ot the last individual 
whose name was Douglas. Small figures are placed just above 
the names of all descendants, whether in male or female lines, 
which denote the number of the generation, reckoning from the 
progenitor of the family, who is number 1. By observing these 
generation numbers, as well as the consecutive numbers, both 
Koman and Arabic, of the names, the relationship of persons 
can be readily deteimined. 

In a large number of instances female lines have been traced 
for several generations; and in order to gain space for the in- 
creased amount of records thus introduced, abbreviations have 
l)een employed to a considerable extent in the fine print, though 
none have been used in the coarse print. The principal abbre- 
viations used are: aet., aged; aft., after or afterward; app., aj)- 
pointed; b., born; bapt., baptized; bef., before; bro., brother; 
di., child or church; d., died; dau., daughter; educ, educated; 
ent., entered; estab., estiiblished; exc, except; fr., from; gr., 
j^rand: grad., graduated; inf., infancy; m., mamed: memb., 
member; prac, practiced; prep., prepared; prom., promoted; 
res., resides or resided; ret., returnea; s.,son; serv., served; set., 
i«ettied; sist., sister; 8. p, {sans prole), without offspring; stud., 
studied; unm., unmarried; w., wife; wh., where; wid., widow or 
widower. A few other abbreviations are used, which need no ex- 

All dates have been given as received, without any attempt at 
reducing those before 1752 to the new style. The correct spell- 
ing of baptismal names has been adhered to. Pet names have 

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been rigidly excluded, as hardly consistent with the dignity of a 
family history, and the real names have been given in all instances. 
Family names have in most cases been spelled as the records gave 
them. It would not be surprising if, amon^ so many hundred 
names as the book contains, some have been incorrectly printed, 
though especial pains have been taken to avoid such extremely 
annoying mistakes. 

I am much pleased, at the elegant manner in which the book 
has been brought out by the publishers, and I feel under especial 
obligations to the Hon. Edward L. Freeman, for his personal 
attention to this matter. In order to insure perfection of typo- 
graphy, the publishers procured new type never before used, and 
selected a fine paper of a tint very agreeable to the eye. The 
•result is a book which, I think, hjis not been surpassed for ele- 
gance and beauty of finish by any family history which has been 

I regret that I have been unable to obtain portraits of some of 
the prominent members of the family, especially of the earlier 
generations. Of later generations I have sought without success 
engravings of Nathaniel P. Willis, of Newburgh, N. Y., the Hon. 
George F. Marsh, of Rome, Italy, Jehiel Todd, of Worcester, 
Mass., Alanson D., of Troy, N. Y., William B. D., of Rochester, 
N. Y., D. Deforrest D., of Springfield, Mass., John W. D., of 
Washington, D. C, Jacob Davies D., of Alexandria, Va., Stephen 
R. D., of Milford, Neb., Francis Dane D., of Hartford, Conn., 
John D., of New Haven, Conn., and the Rev. Dr. William K. 
D., of Dry Grove, Miss. Of the portraits presented, those of 
Col. William D., his wife Hannah Mansfield, William D., of 
Middletown, Conn., and the Hon. Benjamin D. and his wife, 
were furnished by Gov. D., of Middletown; that of Maj. David 
B. D., by his son, the Rev. Dr. Malcolm D., of Andover, Mass.; 
and nearly all the others by the subjects themselves. Nine of 
the portraits, those of Col. t). and wife, William D., of Middle- 
town, Mrs. Benjamin D., Dr. Isaac D., the Rev. Dr. Malcolm D., 
Capt. Joel R. L. D., Henry F. D., and the author, were engraved 
at an expense of nearly one hundred dollars each, by Samuel Sar- 
tain, of Philadelphia, who has in them fully maintiiined his posi- 
tion at the head of the portrait engravers of the Union. 

Those into whose hands this volume may fall will confer a favor 
by advising me of any errors or omissions which they may dis- 
cover. If my life is spared, I intend at some future time, say in 
twenty or twenty-five years, to publish an enlarged and corrected 
edition of the history of my own family. It is not imj)ossible that 
I may also ])ublish a revised edition of the history of the New 
London family, in a separate volume. If not, all corrections and 
additions will be carefully preserved and deposited in some safe 
])lace for insi)ection and use should they ever be wanted by any 
future historian. 

Brown Uxiversity, January, 1879. V. H. J. D. 

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I distinctly remember hearing the church bells of my 
native village tolling one day, when not more than four 
or five years old, and when I enquired what they were 
tolling for, I was told that Stephen A. Douglas was dead. 
From this time I was interested in the name of Douglas, 
and my curiosity was excited to find out who Stephen A. 
Douglas was. I eagerly marked the occurrence of the 
name of Douglas in my reading book at school, and not 
unfi-equently noticed it in the other books which fell 
into my hands. I learned that it belonged to the far 
away Scotland, and that it held an important place in 
the history of that country. I was particularly fascin- 
ated with an old, dog-eared copy of the Scottish Chiefs 
which I chanced to pick up, but which, before I had 
finished it, was taken away from me, because it was too 
exciting. Some time afterward a school-fellow loaned 
me another book of Scottish legends, called Saint Claire 
of the Isles. This I suspected would share the fate of 
the Scottish Chiefs; but by hiding it in my trunk, 
and watching my opportunity to read it unobserved, I 
managed to finish and return it without detection. I 
procured books upon Scottish history from the village 
library, and read considerable upon the subject. But I 
still had an ardent desire to finish the Scottish Chiefs, 
and see what became of Sir William Wallace and King 
Robert Bruce ; and it was not many years before 1 be- 
came the owner of a copy of the coveted book. In 
this way I acquired a taste for history, and especially 
for the wild and romantic legends of Scotland, which 
has since been a source of much enjoyment. 

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But all this reading had been very desultory ; and it 
was not till I was some sixteen or eighteen years old 
that I became really interested in tracing the history of 
my immediate ancestors. It was in the summer of 
1874 that my father and myself paid a visit to his rela- 
tives in Voluntown, Conn., and Exeter, R. I. ; and, 
strange as it may seem, when the amount of materials in 
the present volume is considered, I had then seen none 
of my father's relatives further back than his brothers 
and sisters, and knew absolutely nothing of the early 
history of my ancestors. My father, although very 
familiar with the family history from his grandfather 
down, could tell me nothing back of him ; and it was 
with the purpose of visiting his only surviving uncle 
and aunts, and finding out who their grandfather was, 
that this journey was undertaken. It was fruitful in 
awakening a deeper interest in the subject, and disclos- 
ing the existence of hitherto unknown relatives. I be- 
gan a systematic arrangement of the family; but my 
plan was very modest, and I neglected to note down 
more than the names in their proper order, and a few 
of the more important facts. I returned to school ; but 
during the subsequent Christmas vacation I paid a visit 
to New London, Conn., where I knew there were per- 
sons of the name. Inexperienced in such matters as I 
was, I did not make the acquaintance of any of the 
Douglases of New London, but I did get much valu- 
able information from the town records. The town 
clerk told me of an ancient burial ground in the city, 
and thither, in the afternoon, I posted. There was a 
heavy snow upon the ground, and the day was intensely 
cold, so that I nearly froze my face and ears while 
deciphering and copying some of the inscriptions from 
the grave stones. But I did not mind this, for I dis- 
covered that the Douglases had been settled in New 
London for a much longer time than I had suspected ; 
and by that one day's work I was enabled to trace them 
back, in a somewhat imperfect way, for two hundred 

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But this was my last year in preparing for college, 
and I was able to devote but little time to investigation. 
During the summer of 1875, however, after I had passed 
the college examinations, we made a second trip into 
Connecticut, visiting this time all our relatives, far and 
near. I was enabled to add much to my little account, 
— all contained on a few pages of note paper, — and to 
make out tolerably complete lists of most of the families 
we visited. I now began to think I had a very good 
account of the family, and that, by a few more inquiries, 
it could be made quite complete. The more inquiries 
I made, however, the more incomplete my records ap- 
peared; and I had not written fifty letters before I 
came to the conclusion that if I intended to obtain the 
merest outline of a history of the Douglases of the 
United States, I must proceed in some more expeditious 
way than by writing letters. In April, 1876, I caused 
to be printed several hundred circulars. These were 
sent out to those of the name whose addresses were 
known, and large numbers of letters were received in 
reply. Still I found the work continually growing on 
my hands, and absorbing much more time and attention. 
Nearly every letter received in answer to the circulars 
referred to still other relatives and disclosed the exist- 
ence of branches hitherto unknown. The records, as 
fast as they were received, were arranged in proper 
order, and the circulars were sent out as fast as new 
names were obtained. All the time which could possi- 
bly be spared from college and other duties was devoted 
to the work in hand ; and the author had the satisfac- 
tion, after several months of constant correspondence, 
of seeing his records begin to assume form and propor- 
tion. Two subsequent editions of the circular have 
been exhausted, and the work of sending them out has 
been continued down to the present time. In addition 
to the circulars a great number of letters and postal 
cards have been written, the number of these sent and 
received during the last year alone being upward of 
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contemplate publishing a history of the Douglases in 
the United States the work has been prosecuted with 
all the vigor of which the circumstances would admit. 
From the beginning until the present time its plan 
and scope have been continually expanding, until it 
has assumed proportions of which the author himself 
had originally not the slightest suspicion. Indeed, had 
he foreseen that the work would require one-tenth the 
time and labor he has bestowed upon it, he would never 
have ventured to undertake it. 

Such, in brief, are the steps which have led to the 
publication of the present volume. What the results 
attained are, the book itself will best show. There may 
be those who think more time should have been given U) 
the preparation of a work of this character. It is true 
the author has been engaged upon it but a compara- 
tively short time,— a shorter time, indeed, than any 
similar work with which he is acquainted, has been com- 
pleted in. But he trusts that he has made up for the 
shortness of the time by the zeal with which he has 
prosecuted the undertaking since he has been about it. 
For four years he has given a great deal of attention to 
investigating the early history of the Douglas families 
in this country, and collecting records of the numerous 
branches belonging to them, sometimes to the partial 
neglect of other duties and at the risk of impairing his 
own health by too close application. In many cases 
those from whom the most valuable information has 
been obtained have been aged people, — some over 
seventy years of age, a few over eighty, and one or 
two over ninety, — and this class, as a rule, have shown 
the greatest interest in the success of the family history. 
Among so large a number as are embraced in these 
records, the hand of Death comes all too frequently ; 
some of these aged fathers and mothers in Israel have 
passed away within a brief period. For the sake of 
those who remain, and who mav live to behold the com- 
pletion of the work in which they have so great an inter- 
est and to whose success they have in no small degree 

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contributed, its publication should be delayed no longer 
than is necessary to attain a reasonable degree of com- 
pleteness. Perfection in a work of this character is 
simply out of the question ; and in a first edition abso- 
lutely impossible. Very many facts are gone beyond 
recovery, "buried with the years before the flood;" 
other facts can only be had by personal visitation, and 
l>erhaps ]iot even then ; and still others only by an ex- 
amination of public and private records, and the head- 
stones which mark the last resting place of our ancestors. 
All this has been largely done by the author and others 
who have taken especial interest in the work, and still 
there is much which is incomplete. Such as it is, how- 
ever, the author now submits the book to those inter- 
ested, conscious of its imperfections, — far more conscious 
of them than any who may casually examine its pages 
can be, — but feeling that he has conscientiously per- 
formed his self-imposed task, and that he wnll be abun- 
dantly repaid for hLs labor of love and duty if he shall 
have produced a memorial volume worthy the American 
representatives of the noble family of Douglas. 

But I must not forget to return my most sincere thanks 
to all who have aided me in my protracted labor ; and 
before all others I wish to acknowledge my great indebt- 
edness to. my father, Henry F. Douglas, of Providence, 
R. I. Since the very beginning of the w^ork he has been 
a constant adviser and helper, and by his wise counsels 
has contributed very materially to its value. By his 
timely suggestions many inaccuracies of statement, into 
which a person of fewer years and less experience would 
be very likely to be led, have been avoided. Tn early 
life he was brought by his business into frequent inter- 
course with the older members of his fiimily, now long 
since passed away, and having a decided taste for gene- 
alogical subjects, he made the most of his opportunities 
for obtaining items of family history. A remarkably 
good memory enabled him to retain almost all of what 
he heard, and at the time the present work was begun 
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own family and those connected with it than any other 
person living. On this account, and knowing the ad- 
vantage such knowledge would aflford anyone in com- 
piling a family history, I was the more willing to begin 
a work which I knew he had much at heart, but which 
the cares of an active business life afforded him lio op- 
portunity of undertaking himself During the hist few 
years, however, he has devoted much time to the sub- 
ject. For fhree successive summers we have travelled 
together through most of the towns of Eastern Connec- 
ticut, where the early represent^itives of the New p]ng- 
land Douglases settled, — Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown, 
Griswold, Preston, Lisbon, Thompson, Stonington, — visit- 
ing old people and out-of-the-way graveyards, examining 
and copying church, town and private records, and glean- 
ing information wherever and whenever we might. 

I would also acknowledge my indebtedness to the 
Hon. Benjamin Douglas, of Middletown, Conn., for in- 
formation and other jussistance. Gov. Douglas, with the 
true spirit of loyalty to family so characteristic of our 
Scottish ancestors, has taken a deep interest in the pub- 
lication of this history, an undertaking which he has 
long had at heart, and upon which he made very con- 
siderable beginnings several years since. The results of 
his investigations were freely placed at my dis^posal, and 
have contributed much to the completeness of the early 
history of the family. I wish to thank him for the 
confidence he has shown in the present work by his 
generous subscription for fifteen copies which heads the 
subscription list, as well as by furnishing the five elegant 
engravings which are accredited to him in the preface. 
Two of these portraits, those of his grandfather, Col. 
William Douglas, and wife, Hannah Mansfield, Gov. 
Douglas has taken especial pains to have accurately en- 
graved. The originals, from which the engravings were 
made, were painted from life by a French artist, in 1772, 
and Gov. Doughus was unwilling to allow them to go out 
of his possession, even for the length of time necessary 
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Sartain, although at a pressing season of the year, to 
come up from Philadelphia and make drawings from 
them at his own home in Middletown. By this means 
very satisfactory engravings were obtained, the likeness 
being much more accurately caught than is usually the 
case with such old paintings. 

Very material aid in collecting records has been ren- 
dered by Amos D., of Middlebury, Vt., the Rev. Dr. 
Malcolm T)., of Andover, Mass., William D., town clerk 
of New London, Conn., in 1875-6, William B. D., of 
Rochester, N. Y., the Hon. Samuel T. D., of Grosse Isle, 
Mich., Chjirles C. D., of Glastonbury, Conn., Miss Sarah 
A. D., of Napierville, Que., Robert J. D., of Yonkers, 
N. Y., Edward D., of Chelsea, Vt, Erskine D., of Belle- 
fontaine, 0., Dr. Isaac D., of Romeo, Mich., Arthur P. 
D., of Clark's Mills, N. Y., the Rev. Dr. William K. D., 
of Dry Grove, Miss., Dr. Jonathan H. D., of New York 
city, the Rev. David S. T. D., of Thomasville, Ga., Henry 
S. D., of the University of Vermont, the Rev. Samuel J. 
D., of Schenevus, N. Y., Mrs. Benjamin D., of Chicago, 
111., Francis D. D., of Brooklyn, N. Y., Arthur G. D., of 
Minneapolis, Minn., and John W. D. and his son, George 
L. D., of Washington, D. C. 

Of those bearing other names than that of Douglas 
who have rendered material assistance may be men- 
tioned Dr. George Chandler, of Worcester, Mavss., the 
Hon. Theodore S. Gold, of West Cornwall, Conn., Mrs. 
Maria D. Pickett, of Gorham, N. Y., Mrs. Charles Coit, 
of Norwich, Conn., Dr. Elisha H. Perkins, of Baltimore, 
Md., Douglas Putnam, of Harmar, 0., Joseph Perkins, 
of Cleveland, 0., the Hon. Edward M. Chapin, of Pine 
Meadow, Conn., George Douglas Miller, of New Brigh- 
ton, N. Y., Douglas Merritt, of Rhinebeck, N. Y., Mrs. 
Samuel Miller, of New Haven, Conn., William Rattoone, 
of Albany, N. Y., Mrs. Lydia Houghton Bradisli, ojf 
Fredonia, N. Y., Mrs. Charles C. Post, of Brooklyn, N. 
Y.. Mrs. Julia Douglas Hyde, of Newton Centre, Mass., 
and her daughter, Mrs. Elisha W. Appleton, of Provi- 
dence, R. I., William E. Bryden, of Liver|)ool, N. S., 

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Dea. Elisha Payne, of Auburn, N. Y., Mrs. Emeline A. 
D. Hubbard, of Philadelphia, Pa., M. Douglas Loper, of 
Shelter Island, N. Y., Dr. Osmon B. Way, of Claremont, 
N. H., Mrs. Prudence S. D. Fowler, of Higganum, Conn., 
Mrs. Prudence D. Kendall, of Turin, N. Y., Mrs. Ruthette 
D. A. Cothrell, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., the venerable Wait 
Garrett, of New Hartford, Conn., (whom I fear is not 
now living), Anson H. Miller, of Fremont, 0., Mrs. Sarah 
A. D. Granger, of Clifton Springs, N. Y., Mrs. Ellen D. 
Wild, of Peacham, Vt., Jehiel Todd, of Worcester, Mass., 
Capt. Douglas Ottinger, of Erie, Pa., and Allen Barstow, 
of Canaan Four Corners, N. Y. 

For assistance in obtaining records of my own family, 
thanks are due to Miss Sarah M. Green and Mrs. Apol- 
los D. Green, of South Newbury, 0., Alfred Rice, of 
Traer, la.. Miss Jane F. Perkins and Mrs. Harrison 0. 
Bemis, of Danielsonville, Conn., Mrs. John Wells, of 
Natick, R. I., the Hon. William Dixon Wylie, of West 
Walworth, N. Y., Samuel D. Millett, of Sterling, Conn., 
Miss Anna S. Douglas, of Jamestown, N. Y., Harvey W. 
Douglas, of La Valle, Wis., and Capt. Joel R. L. Douglas, 
of Thompson, Conn. 

The late Miss Frances M. Caulkins, of New London, 
Conn., left among her papers extensive genealogical 
notes of several New Lcmdon families, among them that 
of Dea. William Douglas. By the kindness of her sister. 
Miss Pamela Caulkins, I was allowed to consult these 
paj)ers and take copies of whatever might be of service 
to me. Without this assistance, I could never have 
written the history of the New London family ; for 
many of the facts preserved in Miss Caulkins's notes 
were obtained twenty years ago, or earlier, when an 
older generation was living, and had they not been 
thus preserved, must have been long ago lost beyond 

I am under special obligations to John Ward Dean, 
the efficient and obliging librarian of the New England 
Historic, (ienealogical Society, to Prof Franklin B. 
Dexter, of Yale College library, and to Charles J. Hoad- 

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ley, of the Connecticut State library, for their prompt 
attention to every request for information, and to Dr. 
Reuben A. Guild, librarian of Brown University, and 
Dr. J. Dunham Hedge, librarian of the Providence 
Athenieum, for many courtesies shown me during my 
own investigations. 

To the multitude of others who have furnished me 
with the facte in regard to their own families, who are 
too numerous to be mentioned here, 1 feel my obliga- 
tions and return my thanks. In many cases acknowl- 
edgements have been made in the text of the book, in 
the sketches of the individuals. To all who have inter- 
ested themselves to contribute information I both hope 
and expect that when the book shall reach them it will 
prove a satisfactory return for all their labor and kind- 
ness, even with its many imperfections. 

An acknowledgement is due to those who have ren- 
dered pecuniary assistance, especially by subscribing in 
advance for the w^ork ; and perhaps this can be made in 
no better way than by giving a list in full of the sub- 
scribers, with the number of books bespoken by each. 
The list is brought dow^n to the time of going to press, 
and of course does not include those who purchase 
books after that time. 

Name. Residence. No. VoU. 

Hon. Benjamin Douglas Middletown, Conn 15 

Henry F. Dougla.s Providence, R. 1 10 

Joshua Douglas Meadville, Pa 7 

John W. Douglas Washington, D. C 6 

Col. Richard Bolton Pontotoc, Miss 4 

William B. Douglas Rochester, N. Y 4 

Jehiel Todd Worcester, Mass 4 

George Douglas Miller, A. B New York City 4 

Edward Douglas Chelsea, Vt 4 

Julia (Douglas) Merritt Irvington, N. Y 3 

Rev. Solomon J. Douglas, A. B New Haven, Conn 8 

Charles Carroll Dou^s Glastonbury, Conn 8 

Dea. Isaac Douglas, D. D. S Romeo, Mich :{ 

Guy Douglas Danville, Vt 8 

Stephen K. Douglas Milford, Neb <^ 

Joseph K. Smyth Newark, N. J »i 

Timothy 6. Douglas Edinburgh, Scotland 8 

Lewis C. Grover Newark, N. J 3 

Emeline A. D. Hubbard Philadelphia, Pa 8 

Joseph F. Perkins, M. D Baltimore, Md 2 

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Rev. William K. Douglas, D.D Dry Grove, Miss 2 

Mary E. D. Severance Chazy, N. Y 2 

Douglas Merritt Rhinebeck, N. Y' 2 

Elisha H. Perkins, M. D Baltimore, Md 2 

Prudence S. D. Fowler Higganum, Conn 2 

William H. Douglas New York City 2 

Dr. Harvey A. Ingham Vergennes, Vt 2 

L. Murrav Perkins Rahway , N. J 2 

William V. Douglas San Francisco, Cal 2 

Rev. David S. T. Douglas, A. B Thomasvillc, Ga 2 

Ora Butler Douglas Solomon Rapids, Kans 2 

Simon Perkins Akron, O 2 

George Provost Douglas Albany, IS.Y 2 

Howard Douglas Cincinnati, O 2 

Andrew E. Douglas. A. M New York City 2 

Charles Stuart Douglas New York City 2 

Ruthette D. A. Cothrell Fort Wayne, Ind 2 

Mary J. D. Gould Paterson, N. J 2 

Jonathan H. Douglas, A. M., M. D New Y^orkCity 2 

Henrv C. Haven, A. B., M. D New London, Conn 2 

J. C.'Douglas Port Henrv, N. Y' 2 

Hon., Theodore S. Gold, A. M West Cornwall, Conn 2 

Prof. John H. Appleton, AM Brown University 

Rev. Douglas P. Putnam, A. B Monroe, Mich 

Joseph Perkins Cleveland, O , 

Eliza (Hubbard) Hotchkiss New Haven, Conn , 

Anna E. Miller South Hadley Falls, Mass 

Julia (Douglas) Hyde Newton 1 enter. Mass 

Henry B. Perkins Warren, O 

Robert Douglas Ottumwa, la 

Hon. Edward M. Chapin Pine Meadow, Conn 

Hon. Henry B. Payne Cleveland, O 

Hon. Osmon B. Way, M. D Claremont, N. H 

Solon S. Douglas ' Wellington, O 

Emily H. Allen. Oneida, N. Y" 

Oliver R. Parmelee Holyoke. Mass 

Nathan Douglas Hammett Liverpool, N. S 

John Douglas Perkins Coatesville, Pa 

teonard W. Volk Chicago, 111 

William J. Gillett Preston, la 

William Wallace Douglas Ottumwa, la 

Pierpoint E. Adams Cornwall, Ont 

Anson H. Miller Fremont, O 

William R. Douglas Smyrna, Mich 

Clifton Douglas Ottawa. Ont 

,)ohu Allen Douglas Etna, Minn 

William H. Douglas New York City 

Edward W^ Douglas, A. B Trov, N. Y 

Maria (Douglas) Pickett Gorham, N. Y 

Alida R. W. Whiting Canaan Four Corners, N. Y 

John S. Dutton Jersey ville, Ont 

Hon. George F. Edmunds, LL.D Washington, D. C 

Calvin S. Douglas Chateaugay, N. Y 

Henry S. Douglas University'of Vermont 

Rev. James Douglas, A. M Pulaski, N. Y 

James A. Gates, A. M Fredonia, N. Y 

Sarah Warner Canaan Centre, N. Y 

D. Deforrest Douglas Springfield, Mass 

Chester Douglas High Fore><t, Minn 

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Jeremiah Hamilton Douglas Rochester, Minn ^ 

Ellen (Douglas) Wild Peacham, Vt 

Hon. Samuel T. Douglas Grosselsle, Mich 

John P. Haines New York Citv 

Joseph T. Smith. M. D Baltimore, Md 

G. F. Doufflas Minneapolis, Minn 

Henr>' F. 13ouglas Fentonville, Mich 

A. F. Barnes Wellshorough, Pa 

Albert L. Doake Greenwich, Mass 

S. H. Waters .Burlington, Vt 

John T. Douglas Crockett, Tex i 

Charles E. Douglas '. Crockett, Tex 

Francis Dane Douglas, Ph. B Hartford, Conn 

Milo Douglas .Jericho Centre. Vt 

Laura (Douglas) Lewis Chittenango. N. Y 

Col. Charles M. Coit Norwich, Conn 

Kev. El>enezer Douglas, A. M Minneapolis, Minn 

Mar3' E. Douglas Elgin, 111 

John L. Douglas Sublette, 111 

Eugene Y. Douglas Solomon Rapids, Kans 

Robert J. Douglas Yonkers, N. Y 

William W. Eddy St. Charles, Mich 

Sarah (Douglas) Whelan Kansas City, Mo 

Rev. Benjamin J. Douglas, A. M Georgetown, Del 

Earl P. Douglas Keokuk, la 

John Ruvssell Jones Goldendale, Wash 

William C. Douglas North Bloomfield, N. Y 

Allen Barstow Canaan Four Corners, N. Y. . . 

John R, Douglas Mount Vernon, Ont 

Sheldon S. Douglas Williston, Vt 

Hon. Richard A. Wheeler Stonington, Conn 

Parker Handy New ^ ork City 

Alfred Rice Traer, la 

MerriH L Mills Detroit, Mich 

Hon. Leander Douglas Galesburgh, 111 

Joseph A. Douglas Niantic, li. I 

John Smith Brantford, Ont 

Douglas Williams Northford, Conn 

John Dow East Otto, N. Y 

James E. Clark Philadelphia, Pa 

Joseph Douglas Cicero, N. Y 

Joseph Bartles Williamsport, Pa 

Prof. William H. Appleton, A. M Swarthmore College 

Hubbard H. Douglas Oneida, N. Y 

Herbert H. Douglas Oneida, N. Y 

Mary Caroline Douglas Audover, Mass 

Austin Finch Burlingame, Kans 

Frank Brewster Cleveland, O 

Charles C. Dawson, LL.B Saratoga Springs, N. Y 

Lucinda (Douglas) Havens Westerly, R. I 

M. Douglas Munson Wallingford, Conn 

W. H. Stevenson Troy, N. Y 

William E. Bryden Liverpool, N. 8 

Amos Douglas Franklin, N. Y 

Ella B. D. Salter Paterson, N. J 

Anna (Douglas) Allen Delta, N. Y 

Rev. Charles T. Douglas Centerville, R. I 

Rufus G. Shepard Malone, N. Y 

Joseph (;. Douglas New London, Conn 

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Bethia (Douglas) Cowdin Oakwood, Mich 

George W. Chittenden Janesville, Wis 

Abigail (Douglas) Kendall Turin, N. Y 

Thomas P. Douglas West Leyden, N. Y. . 

J. A. Dougla^s Oriskany Falls, N. Y. 

William Birnie Springfield, Mass. . . 

William Rattoone Albany. N. Y" 

Seth H. Moseley New flaven. Conn . . . 

Rev. Guy C. Graham Van Wert, O 

Rev. John N. Lake Toronto, Ca 

Jane U. Kellogg unuiicotne. u 

Benjamin B. Clark Red Oak, la 

Benjamin Douglas Chicago, 111 

Gershom P. Douglas. . . .' Campbell's Mills, Conn. 

Calvin P. Douglas Hopeville, Conn 

James Douglas Orton Newark, N. J 

John G. Douglas, A. M Cincinnati, O 

Harvey W. Douglas Newark, N. J 

William Bedford Douglas Newark, N. J 

Nathaniel L. Douglas Newark, N. J 

Frederick S. Douglas New York City 

Charles G. Campbell Newark, N. J 

George W. Douglas Newark. N.J • 

Rev. Charles Douglas Belvidere, N. J 

Dr. Isaac H. Douglas Utica, N. Y 

Bailey B. Douglas Newark, N. J 

J. Douglas Fowler Kenosha, Wis 

New York State Library Albany, N. Y 

Col. John J. Douglas Catlett, Va 

Sarah A. D. Granger Clifton Springs, N. Y . . 

John Douglas Buckland Albion, N. Y 

Joseph Douglas Waynesborough, Pa. . . 

James S. Douglas Zanesville, O , 

James D. Brown Joliet, 111 , 

Beniamin Farwell Painted Post, N. Y 

William Douglas Farwell New York City 

Samuel Douglas Cornell Oswego, N. Y 

Emily E. D. McGinnis Mendota, 111 

John Amos Fletcher Chelsea, Mass 

John Edgar Douglas Fonthill, Ca 

Dr. James II. Alexander Mystic Bridge, Conn. . . 

Dr. Albert G. Cruttenden Clifton Springs, N. Y. . 

Susan (Douglas) Baggerly Clifton Springs, N. Y. . 

Alden J. Spooner Brooklyn, N. Y 

Rev. Francis A. Douglas, A. M Cincinnati, O 

Margaret A. D. Comegys Dover, Del 

Chauncey Coventry. . . ! Robertsonville, N. Y 

A/Aibah C. D. Ladd Plainfield, Conn 

Charles C. Parker Brooklyn, Conn 

Arthur P. Douglas, A. M Philadelphia. Pa 

John F. Davis Rockville, R. I 

Elisha W. Appleton Providence. R.I 

Mary (Douglas) Hoxie Westerly, R. I 

Hon. Elias W. Leavenworth, LL.D. . .Syracuse, N. Y 

lion. Lucius M. Bolt wood Hartford. Conn 

Samuel Coit Hartford, Conn 

Benjamin C. Douglas La Valle, Wis 

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Of the origin and primitive signification of the name 
Douglas, one of the most ancient and honored in the 
annals of Scotland, tljere is no account which is alto- 
gether satisfactory. Much attention has been bestowed 
upon the subject, but no theory has yet been advanced 
which can be relied upon as absolutely trustworthy. 
The theory which is commonly given, and which, on 
the whole, is open to the fewest objections, is thus 
stated at length by the historian Hume ; but, as here- 
after shown, it is rejected by some as purely fabulous : 

"According then to the constant and general Tradition of 
Men, thus was their Original. During the Reign of Solvatkius, 
King of Scotland, one Sonald Bain (that is, Donald the white, 
or fair) having possest himself of all the Western Islands (called 
Ebudes or Hebrides) and instituting himself King thereof, as- 
pired to set the Crown of Scotland also upon his Head. For 
effectuating whereof he gathered a great Army; wherein he con- 
fided so much, that he set Foot on the nearest Continent of 
Scotland, to wit, the Province of Kiyityre and Lome, The King's 
Lieutenants Duchal and Culen Governors of Athol and Argyle 
make Uead against him with such Forces as they could assemble 
on the sudden. Donald trusting to the Xumber of his Men, did 
bid them Battle, and so prevailed at first, that he made the King's 
Army to give Ground, and had now almost g:ained the Day, and 
withal the Kingdom, that lay at Stake both in his own Conceit, 
and the Estimation of his Enemies. In the mean time a certain 
Nobleman disdaining to see so bad a Cause have so good Success, 
out of his Love to his Prince, and Desire of Honour, accom- 
panied with his Sous and Followers, made an Onset upon these 
prevailing Rebels, with such Courage and Resolution, that he 
brought them to a Stand, and then heartning the discouraged 
Fliers, both by Word and Example, he turns the Chace, and, 
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overthrown and fled, he himself was slain. Thh^ Fact was so 
much the more noted, as the Danger had been ^^eat, and the 
Victory unexpected. Therefore the King beirje: desirous to 
know of his Lieutenants the Particulars of the fight, and en- 
quiring for tlie Autlior of so valiant an Act, the ?<obleman being 
there m Person, Answer was made unto the K*ng in the /r/^X 
Tongue (which was tlien only in use) iShoHo Du.glasse, that is to 
say. Behold yonder black-gray Man, pointing at him with the 
Finger, and designing by his"^ Colour and Complexion, without 
more Ceremony or Addition of Titles of Honour. The King 
considering his Service and Merits in preserving his Crown, and 
delighted with that homely Designation rewarded him royally 
with many great Lands, and imposed upon himself tlie Name of 
Douglas*, which hath continued with his Posterity until this Day. 
And from him the 8hire and County, which he got, is called still 
Douglasdale, the River that wateretli it, Douglas- River , tlie Castle 
which he built therein, Douglas- Castle.'' — History of the House 
and Race of Douglas and Angus, Vol. I, pp. 5-6. 

According to another theory, the name was first ap- 
plied to the Douglas water, on account of its dark gray- 
color; but there is nothing to sustain this conjecture. 
Another tradition as to the origin of the family is re- 
ferred to on a subsequent page. 

In regard to the proper way of spelling the name, 
whether with one s or two, there has been much discus- 
sion, without, however, quite settling the point. There is 
something to be said on both sides of the question, and, 
as the ground has already been very thoroughly gone 
over by antiquarians, it is not probable that anything 
new will be discovered which will throw additional 
light on the subject. The argument from analogy in 
favor of Douglass, that is, that because glass, brass and 
similar words are spelled with a double s, this too should 
be spelled so, is unworthy the slightest consideration. 
As well reason that the word gas should be spelled gass. 
The truth is, that arguments from analogy, either in 
spelling or pronunciation, are utterly worthless, as any- 
one must be convinced who considers the spelling and 
pronunciation of the words cough, doff, rough, cuff', 
dough, mow, slough and plow, out of an almost endless 
list which might be given. Tlie only guide to spelling 
in such a case is the probable derivaticm of the word 
and the form which centuries of use has generally sanc- 

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tioned and made familiar. But even this method of 
settling the question is not without its difficulties in the 
present case. Although Douglas is the spelling almost 
universally followed by the Scottish branches of the 
family, as far back as any records exist, in certain 
branches Douglass is sometimes found. Indeed in the 
family records of Bishop Douglas, of Dunkeld, (1474- 
1522) " all the earlier names are spelled with the double 
s," although the bishop himself, one of the most learned 
men of his time, used but one. Hume, the historian of 
the family, who always spells the name Douglas, derives 
it, in the extract given above, from du glasse^ and might 
be charged with inconsistency for not spelling it Dou- 
glasse. In other writers who give the same tradition as 
Hume, however, the Gaelic word for dark is spelled glas. 
Now, considering the entire unfixedness of spelling only 
a few centuries back, it would seem that no certain deci- 
sion can be based on an appeal to this source. As 
regards the present work, the author finds himself abso- 
lutely compelled to adopt throughout the book the usual 
spelling, with one s. Though himself preferring this 
method on every account, he would not venture to de- 
part from the usage of particular families, were it not 
that even in the same family the method of spelling 
often varies so greatly that he despairs of being able to 
present it with any degree of accuracy. Members of 
the same family, father and son, and sometimes the same 
person himself, in diflFerent times and places, are found 
spelling the name in diflFerent ways, sometimes with one 
s, sometimes with two, so that in many cases it is simply 
impossible to ascertain who would wish to use the addi- 
tional letter and who would not. After consultation, 
therefore, with friends representing both views, it has 
been deemed on the whole the wisest and best solution 
of this difficulty, to adopt a uniform method of spelling 
the name throughout the book. The author deems this 
explanation no more than just to those who, whether 
influenced by argument or by a revered parent's exam- 
ple, or through total indiflference to the question, have 
retained the double s in their own usage. 

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The description of the Dquglas Coat of Arms is, in 
heraldic terms, ^^ Aryent a man's heart Gules ensigned 
with an imperial crown proper ; on a chief Azure three 
stars of the first." This, in ordinary language, would 
be : Upon a field of silver, a man's heart, red, beneath 
an imperial crown in its proper colors ; above the divid- 
ing line, upon a blue ground, three stars of silver. This, 
which is finely represented in the frontispiece to this 
volume, is given in Burke's Heraldry as '' the Paternal 
arms of the name of Douglas," and is, as Sir Walter 
Scott has expressed it, ''the cognizance of Douglas 
blood " wherever found and with whatever other arms 
combined. In Great Britain the several branches of the 
Douglas family bear different crests and mottoes in ad- 
dition to the Douglas Arras which are common to all 
the race. Thus some bear above the shield a winged 
heart, a hand grasping a broken spear, a wild boar, or 
other device ; while there are several mottoes used, as 
''Lock Sicker," "Forward," "Audax," "Jamais Arriere," 
"Nunquam Postremus," "Never Behind," most of them 
having a meaning similar to the latter. In the cut here 
given, the crest is a salamander in the 
midst of flames, and the motto, " Ja- 
mais Arriere" is the French for "Never 
Behind." The simple "paternal coat 
of the name of Douglas" has been se- 
lected as the frontispiece to this work, 
for the reason that it is not known to 
what particular branch or branches of 
the old Scottish Doughuses the Ameri- 
can representatives of the family belong. 

The original arms of the Douglases were simply three 
silver stars on a blue field. The origin of this coat is 
unknown. It was thought several centuries ago that 
the Murrays were nearly related to the Douglases, fi-om 
the fact that the arms of the former also contained the 
three stars; and this ancient conjecture contains all 
that is known about it. The origin and significance 

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of the crowned heart is better known. It. was assumed 
by the family as a memorial of the fate of the Good Sir 
James of Douglas, who perished in Spain in 1330, while 
on a journey to the Holy Land with the heart of Robert 
Bruce. The dying king had bequeathed his heart to 
the Good Sir James, who had been his greatest captain, 
with the request that he would carry it to Jerusalem 
and there bury it before the High Altar. It is some- 
times stated that Sir James died on his way to ,the Holy 
Land, and that he had the heart with him at the time in 
a silver box ; but Hume, the historian of the family, dis- 
tinctly states that the errand had been accomplished and 
that Sir James was on his way back to Scotland. 

" He carried with him to Jerusalem the King's Heart em- 
balmed and put into a Box of Gold, which he solemnly hurried 
before the high Altar there; and this is the Reason why the 
Douglas bear the crowned Heart in their Arms ever since." — His- 
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Archaeology has failed in its eflForts to pierce the ob- 
scurity which veils the origin of the heroic race of which 
it has been said : 

^' So many, so good as of Douglas blood have been, 
Of one surname, in one kingrick, never yet were seen." 

A legend of the 16th or 17th century told how, about 
the year 770, a Scottish king, whose ranks had been 
broken by a fierce onset of a Lord of the Isles, saw the 
tide of battle suddenly turned by an unknown chief; 
how, when the victory was won, the monarch asked 
where was his deliverer ; how the answer ran in Erse, 
Sholto Du-glda ('Behold that dark-gray man'); and 
how the warrior was rewarded with that Clydesdale 
valley which, taking from him its name of Douglas, gave 
surname to his descendants. This fable has long ceased 
to be believed. Equal discredit has fallen on the theory 
which, sixty years ago, the laborious Chalmers advanced 
in his Caledonia^ that the Douglases sprang from a Flem- 
ing of the name of Theobald, who, between the years 
1147 and 1164, had a grant of lands on the Douglas 
Water from the Abbot of Kelso. There is no trace of 

*By permission of Messrs. J. B. Lippincott & Co., of Philadelphia, the 
American publishers of the Revised Edition of Chambers's Encyclopffidia, 
the article on the Douglas family contained in that excellent work is here- 
with given. It is much the best condensed paper on the subject yet 
written, being compiled with great care from original records and other 
reliable sources, and is here given very nearly entire. 

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any connection between the Flemish Theobald and the 
Douglases; nor were the lands which he acquired on 
one side of the stream any part of their domain on the 
other. What was boasted of the Douglases by their 
historian, two centuries ago, therefore still holds true: 
'We do not know them in the fountain, but in the 
stream ; not in the root, but in the stem ; for we know 
not who was the first mean man that did by his virtue 
raise himself above the vulgar.' It was thought likely, 
in the beginning of the 15th century, that the Douglases 
and the Murrays had come of the same stock, and in this 
old conjecture all that is known on the subject must still 
be summed up. 

William of Douglas^ the first of the family who ap- 
pears in record, was so called, doubtless, from the wild 
pastoral dale which he possessed. He is found witness- 
ing charters by the king and the Bishop of Glasgow 
between 1175 and 1213. He was either the brother or 
the brother-in-law of Sir Freskin of Murray, and had six 
sons, of whom Archibald, or Erkenbald, was his heir ; 
and Brice, a monk of Kelso, rose to be Prior of Lesma- 
hogo ^a dependency of Kelso, on the outskirts of Dou- 
glasdale), and in 1203 was preferred to the great 
bishopric of Murray. He owed this promotion, no 
doubt, to the influence of his kinsmen, the Murrays, 
and it contributed not a little to the rising fortunes of 
his own house. He was followed beyond the Spey by 
four brothers, of whom one became sheriff of Elgin ; 
another became a canon of Murray ; a third, who had 
been a monk of Kelso, seems to have become Arch- 
deacon of Murray ; and a fourth, who had been parson 
of Douglas, appears to have become Dean of Murray. 

Sir Archibald^ or Erkenbald^ of Douylas^ is a witness 
to charters between 1190 and 1232. He attained the 
rank of knighthood, and besides his inheritance of Dou- 
glas, held the lauds of Hailes, on the Water of Leith, 
from the monks of Dunfermline, and had a grant of the 
lands of Levingston and Hirdmanston from the Earl of 
Fife. He is said to have acquired other lands in Clydes- 

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dale by his marriage with one of the two daughters and 
heiresses of Sir John of Crawford. 

Sir William of Douglas^ apparently the son of Sir 
Archibald, figures in record from 1240 to 1273. He 
appears in 1255 as one of the Scottish partisans of King 
Henry III. of England; and, in 1267, is found in pos- 
session of the manor of Fawdon, in Northumberland, 
by gift of the king's son (afterwards Edward I.) He 
seems to have had a brother, Sir Andrew, the progeni- 
tor of the Douglases of Dalkeith and Morton, and cer- 
tainly had two sons. 

Hugh of Douglas^ the elder, acquired land in Glencorse, 
in Lothian, by marriage with the sister of Sir Hugh of 
Abernethy ; and dying without issue, about 1287, was 
succeeded by his younger brother. 

Sir William of Douglas^ distinguished in the family 
traditions as William the Hardy ^ had all the daring and 
restless spirit which was characteristic of his descend- 
ants. His first appearance is in 1267, when his head 
was nearly severed from his shoulders in defending his 
father's English manor from a foray of the men of Redes- 
dale. Twenty years later, he is found at the head of an 
armed band, carrying off his future wife, a wealthy 
widow, Alionora of Lovaine, from the manor of her 
kinsfolks, the La Zouches, at Tranent, in Lothian. We 
hear of him immediately afterwards as spoiling the 
monks of Melrose, deforcing the king's officers in the 
execution of a judgment in favor of his mother, unlaw- 
fully imprisoning three men in his castle of Douglas, 
and beheading one of them. He was the first man of 
mark who joined Wallace in the rising against the Eng- 
lish in 1297; and for this his lands of Douglas were 
wasted with fire and sword, and his wife and children 
carried off, by Robert Bruce, the young Earl of Carrick, 
then a partiisan of England. But the Knight of Douglas 
soon left the insurgent banners, and submitting to his 
old [)atron, King Edward I., to whom he had again and 
again sworn fealty, was sent prisoner to the castle of 
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possessed lands in one English, and in seven Scottish 
counties — Northumberland, Berwick, Edinburgh, Fife, 
Lanark, Ayr, Dumfries and Wigton. 

The history of his son, the Good Sir James of Douglas^ 
is familiar to every one, as Bruce's greatest captain in 
the long War of the Succession. The hero of seventy 
fights, he is said to have won them all but thirteen, 
leaving the name of * the Black Douglas ' — ^so he was 
called from his swarthy complexion — ^as a word of fear 
by which English mothers stilled their children. He 
was slain in Andalusia, in 1330, on his way to the Holy 
Land* with the heart of his royal master, and, dying 
unmarried, was succeeded by his brother. 

Hugh of Douglas, of whom nothing is known except 
that he made over the now great domains of his family, 
m 1342, to his nephew. Sir William of Douglas, (son of 
a younger brother of the Good Sir James — Sir Archi- 
bald of Douglas, Regent of Scotland, slain at Halidon 
Hill in 1333). 


Hitherto thfe Douglases had no higher title than that 
of knight; but in 1357, Sir William of Douglas, who 
had fought at Poitiers, and distinguished himself in other 
fields, was made Earl of Douglas, and afterwards, by 
marriage, became Earl of Mar. His ambition aimed at 
still greater things, and in 1371 he disputed the succes- 
sion to the Scottish crown with Robert II. (the first of 
the Stewarts). He claimed as a descendant of the 
Baliols and Cummings ; and his pretensions were aban- 
doned only on condition that his son should marry the 
king's daughter. He died in 1384. His son James, 
second Earl of Douglas and Mar, the conqueror of Hot- 
spur, fell at Otterbui:n in 1388 ; and as he left no legiti- 
mate issue, the direct male line of William the Hardy 
and the Good Sir James now came to an end. . His 
aunt had married for her second husband one of her 

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brother's esquires, James of Sandilaiids, and through 
her, Lord Torphichen is now the heir general and rep- 
resentative at common law of the House of Douglas. 

The earldom of Douglas, meanwhile, was bestowed 
on an illegitimate son of the Good Sir James — Archi- 
bald, Lord of Galloway, surnamed the Grim. By his 
marriage with the heiress of Bothwell he added that 
fair barony to the Douglas domains ; and having mar- 
ried his only daughter to the heir-apparent of the Scot- 
tish crown, and his eldest son to the eldest daughter of 
the Scottish king, he died in 1401. His son and suc- 
cessor, Archibald, fourth Earl of Douglas, was, from his 
many misfortunes in battle, surnamed ' The Tyneman,' 
i. e., the loser. At Homildon, in 1402, he was wounded 
m five places, lost an eye, and was taken prisoner by 
Hotspur. Next year, at Shrewsbury, he felled the Eng- 
lish king to the earth, but was again wounded and taken 
prisoner. Repairing to France, he was there made 
Duke of Touraine, and fell at Verneuil in 1424. He 
was succeeded by his son Archibald, who distinguished 
himself in the French wars, and dying in 1439, was 
buried in the church of Douglas, where his tomb yet 
remains, inscribed with his high titles of 'Duke of 
Touraine, Earl of Douglas and Longueville, Lord of 
Gallow<ay, Wigton and Annandale, Lieutenant of the 
King of Scots.' His son and successor, William, a boy of 
sixteen, is said to have kept a thousand horsemen in his 
train, to have created knights, and to have affected the 
pomp of parliament in his baronial courts. His power 
and foreign possessions made him an object of fear to 
the Scottish crown ; and, having been decoyed into the 
castle of Edinburgh by the crafty and unscrupulous 
Crichton, he was, afler a hasty trial, beheaded, along 
with his brother, within the walls of the castle in 1440. 
His French duchy and county died with him ; his Scot- 
tish earldom was bestowed on his grand-uncle, (the 
second son of Archibald the Grim), James, surnamed 
the Gross, who, in 1437, had been made Earl of Avon- 
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William, who, by marriage with his kinswoman (the 
only daughter of Archibald, fifth Earl of Douglas, and 
second Duke of Touraine), agam added the lordship of 
Galloway to the Douglas possessions. He was, for a 
time, all-powerful with King James II., who made him 
lieutenant-general of the realm ; but afterwards losing 
the royal favour, he seems to have entered into a con- 
federacy against the king, by. whom he was killed in 
Stirling Castle, in 1452. Leaving no child, he was suc- 
ceeded by his brother James, who, in 1454, made open 
war agahist King James II., as the murderer of his 
brother and kinsman (the sixth and eighth Earls of 
Douglas). The issue seemed doubtful for a time, but 
the Ilamiltons and others being gained over to the 
king's side, Douglas fled to England. The struggle 
was still maintained by his brothers, Archibald, who by 
marriage had become Earl of Murray, and Hugh, who 
in 1445 had been made Earl of Ormond. They were 
defeated at Arkinholm, in May, 1455, MuiTay being 
slain on the field, and Ormond taken prisoner, and 
afterwards beheaded. Abercorn, Douglas, Strathaven, 
Thrieve, and other castles of the Douglases were dis- 
mantled ; and the earldom of Douglas came to an end 
by forfeiture, after an existence of ninety-eight years, 
during which it had been held by no fewer than nine 
lords. The last earl lived many years in England, where 
he had a pension fi-om the crown, and was made a 
knight of the Garter. In 1484, he leagued himself with 
the exiled Duke of Albany to invade Scotland. He was 
defeated and taken prisoner at Lochmaben, and, on be- 
ing brought to the royal presence, is said to have turned 
his back upon the king. The compassionate James III. 
spared his life, on condition of his taking the cowl. 
'He who may no better be, must be a monk,' muttered 
the old man, as he bowed to his fate. He died in the 
abbey of Lindores, in April, 1488 ; and so ended the 
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Meanwhile a younger illegitimate branch had been 
rising to great power. WilHam, first Earl of Douglas, 
was the faithless husband of a faithless wife. She was 
believed to have had a paramour in Sir William Douglas 
of Liddesdale. Her jealous husband, who slew that 
'flower of chivalry,' had himself shared the affections 
of the wife of his wife's brother, Margaret Stewart, 
Countess of Angus and Mar. The issue of this amour, 
which in that age was accounted incestuous, was a son 
George, who in 1389 had a grant of his mother's earl- 
dom of Angus ; married, in 1397, the youngest daughter 
of King Robert III. ; was taken prisoner at Homildon 
in 1402, and died of the plague in England in the fol- 
lowing year. He was succeeded by his son William, 
who, dying in 1437, was succeeded by his son James, 
who died without issue, when the title reverted to his 
uncle. George, fourth Earl of Angus, took part with 
the king against the Douglases in 1454 ; his loyalty was 
rewarded by a grant of their old inheritance of Douglas- 
dale ; and so, in the phrase of the time, ' the Red Dou- 
glas' — such was the complexion of Angus — ' put down 
the Black.' He died in 1462, being succeeded by his 
son Archibald, sumamed Bell-the-Cat, and sometimes 
also called the Great Earl. After filling the highest 
offices in the state, and adding largely to the family pos- 
sessions, he retired to the priory of Canons Regular at 
Whithem, in Galloway, where he died in 1514. Having 
outlived his eldest son, he was succeeded by his grand- 
son, Archibald, who in 1514 married the Queen-dowager 
of Scotland, Margaret, sister of Henry VIII. of England, 
and widow of James IV. of Scotland. The fruit of this 
marriage wag a daughter, Margaret, who, marr}dng the 
Earl of Lennox, became the mother of Henry, Lord 
Darnley, the husband of Queen Mary, and father of 
King James VI. The Earl of Angus had for a time 
supreme power in Scotland, but, in 1528, the young 


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king, James V., escaped from his hands, and sentence of 
forfeiture was pronounced against Angus and his kins- 
men. The king swore that while he lived the Douglases 
should have no place in his kingdom ; and he kept his 
vow. On his death in 1542, Angus returned to Scot- 
land and was restored to his honours and possessions. 
He died at Tantallon in 1556. His nephew, who suc- 
ceeded him, died two years afterwards, leaving an only 
son, Archibald, eighth Earl of Angus. This 'Good 
Earl,' as he was called, died in 1588, when his title de- 
volved on his kinsman, William, the grandson of Sir 
William Douglas of Glenbervie, second son of Archibald 
Bell-the-Cat. Dying in 1591, he was succeeded by his 
son William, who next year obtained from the crown a 
special recognition of his high privileges as Earl of An- 
gus, of taking the first place and giving the first vote in 
parliament, of leading the vanguard iti battle, and of 
bearing the crown in parliament. He seems to have 
been a man of scholarly tastes, and is said to have writ- 
ten a history of the Douglases. Having turned Roman 
Catholic, he was forced to leave Scotland, and spent his 
latter years in exercises of devotion in Paris, where he 
died in 1611, being succeeded by his son. 


William, eleventh Earl of Angus, was created Mar- 
quis of Douglas in 1633, and dying in 1660, was suc- 
ceeded by his grandson James, who died in 1700, leaving 
issue one son and one daughter. The son, Archibald, 
third Marquis of Douglas, was created Duke of Douglas 
in 1703, and died childless in 1761, when his dukedom 
became extinct, and his marquisate devolved on the 
Duke of Hamilton, as descended in the male line from 
WiUiam Earl of Selkirk, third son of the first Marquis 
of Douglas. His grace's sister. Lady Jane Douglas, 
born in 1698, and married in 1746 to Sir John Stewart 
of Grandtully, was said to have given birth at Paris to 
twin sons in 1748. One of them died in 1753; the 

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other, in 1761, was served heir of entail and provision 
general to the Duke of Douglas. An attempt was made 
to reduce his service, on the ground that he was not the 
child of Lady Jane Douglas ; but the House of Lords, 
in 1771, gave final judgment in his favour. He was 
made a British peer in 1790, by the title of Baron Dou- 
glas of Douglas Castle, which became extinct on the 
death of his son James, fourth Lord Douglas, in 1857, 
when the Douglas estates devolved on his niece, the 
Countess of Home. The title of Earl of Angus was 
claimed in 1762, as well by the Duke of Hamilton as 
by Archibald Stewart, afterwards Lord Douglas; but 
neither urged his claim to a decision, and the claim is 
still in abeyance. The right attached to it of bearing 
the crown of Scotland, was debated before the Privy 
Council in 1823, when it was ruled that Lord Douglass 
claim to that honour, being a claim of heritable right, 
fell to be decided in a court of law. 


Sir Andrew of Douglas, who appears in record in 
1248, was apparently a younger son of Sir Archibald, 
or Erkenbald, of Douglas, the second chief of the house. 
He was the father of William of Douglas, who, in 1296, 
swore fealty to King Edward I. for his lands in West 
Lothian, and who was probably the father of Sir James 
of Douglas, — sumamed of Lothian, to distinguish him 
from his kinsman of Clydesdale — who, in 1315, had a 
grant from Bruce of the lands of Kincavil and Calder- 
clere. He died about 1320, being succeeded by his 
son, Sir William of Douglas of Liddesdale, who acquired 
the lordship of Dalkeith (by resignation of the Gra- 
hames), the barony of Aberdour in Fife, lands in Tweed- 
dale, and great territories in Liddesdale, Eskdale, and 
Ewesdale which had been forfeited by the Soulises and 
Levels. In 1335 he had a grant of the earldom of 
Athol, but resigned it in 1342. The Knight of Liddes- 

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dale — as he was called by his contemporaries, who re- 
garded him as ' the flower of chivalry ' — was assasshiated 
in 1353 by his kinsman, William first Earl of Douglas, 
partly to revenge his wife's dishonour, partly to revenge 
the death of Sir David Barclay, who had been assassin- 
ated at the instance of the Knight of Liddesdale, in 
revenge for the daughter of his brother John. Dying 
childless, he was succeeded by his nephew, Sir James of 
Douglas of Dalkeith. This great chief, who died in 
1420, saw Froissart sit as a guest at his board ; himself 
possessed of books of law, grammar, logic and romance ; 
and enjoined in his will that all the volumes which he 
had borrowed from his friends should be returned to 
them. His alliances were as princely as his life. II is 
first wife was a daughter of 'Black Agnes,' the heroic 
Countess of Dunbar; his second wjis a sister of King 
Robert II. ; and he matched his eldest son. Sir James of 
Douglas of Dalkeith, with a daughter of King Robert 
III. Their grandson married a daughter of King James 
I., and in 1458 was created Earl of Morton. His grand- 
son, the third earl, dying without male issue in 1553, the 
earldom devolved on his daughter's husband, the Regent 
Morton — James Douglas, great-grandson of Archibald 
Bell-the-Cat. After his fall, the title went to Archibald 
eighth Earl of Angus ; and when he died childless in 
1558, it passed to the lineal male descendant of Sir 
Henry of Douglas (the son of Sir John of Douglas, the 
brother of the Knight of Liddesdale), Sir William 
Douglas of Lochleven, who thus became seventh Earl 
of Morton. His losses in the great civil war compelled 
him, in 1642, to sell Dalkeith to the Earl of Buccleuch, 
and his Tweeddale and Eskdale lands to others; but 
Aberdour and other old domains of the family still re- 
main with his successor, the Earl of Morton, who, there 
is every reason to believe, descends legitimately in the 
male line from William of Douglas, the great progenitor 
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James, second Earl of Douglas and Mar — the hero 
of Otterburn — had an illegitimate son, Sir William of 
Douglas of Drumlanrig, whose descendants were cre- 
ated Viscounts of Drumlanrig in 1628, Ep-rls of Queens- 
V)erry in 1682, Dukes of Queensberry in 1684, Earls of 
March in 1697, and Earls of Solway in 1706. On the 
death of the fourth Duke of Queensberry in 1810, that 
title, with the barony of Drumlanrig and other lands, 
went to th^ Duke of Buccleuch ; the title of Marquis 
of Queensberry, with the baronies of Tinwald, Torthor- 
wald, etc., went to the heir-male of the family. Sir 
Charles Douglas of Kelhead, and the title of Earl of 
March, with the barony of Neidpath, went to the Earl 
of Wymyss. The title of Earl of Solway had become 
extinct in 1778. 


In 1646, the third son of the first Marquis of Douglas 
was created Earl of Selkirk. In 1651, the oldest son 
of the same marquis was created Earl of Ormond, and 
in 1661, Earl of Forfar. In 1675, the fourth son of the 
same marquis was created Earl of Dumbarton. In 1641, 
the second son of the tenth Earl of Angus was created 
Lord Mordington. In 1633, Sir Robert Douglas of 
Spot, a descendant of the Morton family, was created 
Viscount of Belhaven. Of all these titles, that of the 
Earl of Selkirk is the only one not now dormant or ex- 

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A HiHtory of the Houses of Douglas and Angus^ by 
David Hume of Godscroft, was published at Edinburgh 
in 1644, in 1 vol. fol., and reprinted in 1748 in 2 vols. 
8vo. It preserves the traditions of the family, and has 
some literary merit, but its accuracy is Aot to be trusted. 
The earlier history of the Douglases has been critically 
examined by the late George Chalmers in his Caledonia, 
vol. i. pp. 579-584 (Lond. 1807); by Mr. Riddell in his 
Remarks upon Scotch Peerage Law, pp. 174-178 (Edin. 
1833) ; by Mr. Cosmo Innes, in the Registrum Episco- 
patus Moraviensis, pp. xliv.-xlvii. (Edin. 1837) ; and 
the Liher S. Marie de Calchou, vol. i. pp. xxvii., xxviii. 
(Edin. 1846) ; and by Mr. Joseph Robertson in the 
Origines Parochiale Scotice, vol. i. pp. 152-160 (Edin. 
1851). The descent of the Houses of Angus and Dal- 
keith was first ascertained by Mr. Riddell in his Remarks 
upon Scotch Peonage Lata, pp. 154-164 (Edin. 1833); 
and in his Stewart iana, pp. 82-84, 137-142. The char- 
ters and correspondence of the Morton family have been 
edited for the Bannatyne Club by Mr. Cosmo Innes in 
the Registrum Honoris de Morton (Edin. 1853, 2 vols. 

In America nothing relating to the history of the 
Douglases has hitherto been published, excepting the 
fragments contained in Savage's Genealogical Diction- 
ary of New England, and papers from the pens of Mr. 
Joshua L. Douglas, of Bath, Me., and the author of the 
present work, scattered through various numbers of the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register. Mr. 
Douglas, of Bath, is now at work upon a genealogy of 
his own family, descendants of John Douglas, of Boston, 
circ. 1717, which he intends publishing {it an early day. 
This family, which settled largely in Mahie, is not in- 
cluded in the present work. 

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The ''New London family" has seemed the most fit- 
ting designation for this great branch of the Douglases 
in America; for, although its members are, at the pre- 
sent time, scattered over all lands, and although Dea. 
William Douglas, the original emigrant, first settled at 
Gloucester, yet he soon removed to New London with 
all his family, was one of the first settlers in the town, 
always took an important part in its affairs, and became 
the head of one of the most worthy families in the 
colony ; no inconsiderable number of his descendants 
have always settled there, and to this day they form a 
large proportion of the inhabitants. New London has 
in all times since its settlement been the home of the 
family ; and from it they have scattered and gone forth, 
until the descendants of Dea. William Douglas are now 
found in every state in the Union, in the British prov- 
inces, in South America and in many of the countries 
of the Old World. It was here that the good old dea- 
con passed the noontide and evening of his life ; it was 
here that his children's children were born, lived and 
died ; it was here that many of his descendants hazarded 
their lives and property for their country, both on land 
and water ; and it is here that the ashes of ancestors 
and descendants, undisturbed by all the changes which 
have passed over them during two hundred years, now 


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rest in the old burying ground on the hill, awaiting the 
last day. 

The New London family is the oldest and by far the 
largest of any included in the present work. It is 
hardly necessary to add that it yields to none of the 
others in wealth, influence and honor. It would be im- 
possible to give a complete record of all its disting- 
uished members, for the tracing of descendants through 
all the various changes of names which are introduced 
into the family by marriages is extremely difficult ; and 
to obtain all the descendants of a progenitor who lived 
more than two centuries ago would be next to an utter 
impossibility. The mantle of the worthy deacon seems 
to have descended to successive generations, and the 
influence of his character may be seen to-day in the 
sobriety, thrift and morality which distinguish his de- 
scendants. For four consecutive generations was the 
office of deacon handed down from father to son ; and 
it is said there always has been and always, will be a 
Dea. William Douglas in the family. The precepts of 
the first Deacon William were treasured by his children, 
and bore lasting fruit in the christian character which 
has marked the progress of the family to the present 
time. It is but just for the author to say that he has 
never heard of one of the family being punished for 
any crime, and that the only case of imprisonment by 
the authorities which has come to his notice was for 
presuming to worship God according to personal cour 

No pains have been spared to ascertain correctly the 
early history of the New London family, and especially 
to find the direct connection of the emigrant ancestor 
with the old stock of Doughises in Scotland. In what 
manner these investigations have ])een prosecuted and 
what results have ])een obtained, the following will 
show. It is comparatively easy, where town records 
have been preserved, to trace tlie ancestral line back to 
about the time of tlie emigrant's arrival in this country ; 
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All further trace is as completely obliterated as the 
wake of the good ship which crossed the Atlantic with 
its precious freight so long ago ; and to attempt, with- 
out any clue, to fix upon the locality in the Old World 
from which the ancestor came is like ''hunting for a 
needle in a hay-mow." Such was the case in tracing 
back the New London family. No shadow of a clue 
could be found previous to 1640, when William Douglas 
appears to have been living in Gloucester, Mass. But 
in the course of the author's investigations in the sum- 
mer of 1876, among the old records of New London, 
Conn., whither William subsequently removed, he dis- 
covered a deposition before Gov. Bellingham, in Boston, 
by Ann Dougla«, wife of William Douglas, which showed 
that she, at least, came from Ringstead, Northampton- 
shire, England. Feeling certain that the right clue had 
now been discovered, he wrote at once, June 8, 1876, 
to the Rector of Ringstead parish, asking that the parish 
and other records might be searched for any trace of 
William Douglas and his family. No answer was ever 
received to this letter, and probably it never reached 
its destination. After waiting some six months in vain, 
the author wrote a second letter, to his friend, William 
P. W. Phillimore, B. A., at Snenton, Nottinghamshire, 
giving all the particulars he was able, and directing him 
to make researches in whatever way he might think 
best. An answer was received in less than three weeks, 
which was as follows : 

Hill House, Snenton, 

19 January, 1877. 
To Cliarles H. J. Douglas. 

Dear Sir: — I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter 
of the :28th ult. 

I wrote immediately to tlie Vicar of Denford cum Ringstead, 
whose reply I enclose. 

I find there are two or three other Ringsteads. Your former 
letter might have jniscarried to Ringstead in Norfolk, which 
would account for your not receiving an answer. 

It seems probable from the reply that William Douglas and 
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wife at h%8 own parisli church. This occasionally happened, I 

I put the questions explicitly to Mr. Sandford. They were 
baptisms of William Douglas and two elder children and his 
marriage. The clue might be found possibly by making searches 
in the various parishes named Ringstead, or by searching the 
wills at Somerset House, London, and at the Diocesan Probate 

4c* *4c* * *i|c 4t*** 

There are, I believe, professional pedigree hunters in Tx)ndon, 
but I should not like to recommend anyone to employ them. 
If I can assist yOu in any way I shall be glad to do so. 

I remain. 

Faithfully Yours, 

William P. W. Phillimore. 

The note referred to, from the Rev. Edward Sandford, 
is as follows : 

Denford Vicarage, 
Thrapston, . 

16 January, 1877. 
I have searched in the Register of the parish, but have found 
no entries therein of any of the persons referred to in your letter 
to me of the lltli instant. 

Faithfully Yours, 

Edward Sandford. 

This seemed conclusive, and no further search in that 
direction was then made. But, reluctant to give the 
matter up, after nearly a year had elapsed, the author 
determined to make one more effort. He wrote direct- 
ly to Mr. Sandford in January, 1878, directing him to 
have all the parish or other records in his possession, or 
which he thought might contain anything relating to the 
families of either the Douglases or Matties, subjected to 
the most thorough examination, in order to ascertain 
with absolute certainty whether they contained any en- 
tries relating to these families. The records were ex- 
amined w^ith the greatest care by two persons, and the 
results are contained in Mr. Sandford's letter : 

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Denford Vicarage, 
Thrapston, Northamptonshire, 

February 18, 1878. 

Dear Sir: — In compliance with the request contained in your 
letter of January 16, 1 have examined the Ringstead Parochial 
Registers for more than 15 years previous to 1670 for the deaths 
of Thomas and Robert Mattle, also for birth of Robert or Ann 
or other Matties from 1595 to 1615, also for the marriage of 
William Douglas and Ann Mattle, and the baptisms of Ann and 
Robert, their children. 

Seeing that you expressed yourself most anxious that the Regis- 
ters should be searched with the utmost care and accuracy, I have 
not only made the search myself, but also entrusted the books to 
another party for a further and full investigation, but all we can 
find is, in 1595, 

" Robert Motles sonne of Thomas was baptized the fifth of 
October, in the yeare above wrighten." 

Also in 1599, 

" William Motley sonne of Thomas Motley was baptd. twenty 
6th of Aprill." 

This is all the information we can find in reference to any of 
the persons to whom your enquiries refer. 

^^ e can find no entry as to the marriage of William Douglas 
or the births of his chfldren. 

*** «« 4c ««4c 4c** 

I remain. 

Yours Truly, 

Edward Sandford. 
Charles II. J. DoigLas. 

It will be seen from the above correspondence that 
this source of information, the only one which seemed 
in any way likely to throw the least light on the subject, 
has now been exhausted ; and, although the results ob- 
tained are not all which might be desired, the author 
feels satisfied, because he has done all in his power, and 
because the information, meagre though it be, is more 
than has usually been obtained in such cases. It is very 
rarely that a family which has been in America much 
over a hundred years, can, even after the most laborious 
investigation, fix upon the locality in the Old World 
from which the original emigrant came, with even a 
high degree of probability. ''Seldom or never,'' says 

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William Courthorpe, Somerset Registrar of the College 
of Arms, London, '' can we connect the families of emi- 
grants to America at that early period [1645J with their 
relatives in England; they were probably design^AlJy 
left out of the i]nglish pedigree, and unless they carried 
with them to their adopted country a clue to their Eng- 
lish ancestry it was soon lost altogether." The same 
might be said in regard to families which emigrated 
from Scotland, Ireland, France and other countries. 
William Douglass came with his family to New England, 
in all probability, in 1640, and it is unusually fortunate 
that the previous home of his wife, and perhaps of him- 
self also, has been ascertained with absolute certainty. 
What has been learned, then, concerning the family of 
William Douglas previous to his arrival in New England 
in 1640, and concerning him and his descendants since 
that date may be thus stated. 


Dea. WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS, was born in the year 
1610, without doubt in Scotland, though in what part 
of Scotland there is no means of knowing. Had he 
been born in England, and been acquainted with his 
wife from childhood, there would doubtless have been 
some mention of the Douglases on the parish records of 
Ringstead, the home of his wife and her family, the 
Matties. Ilis father, whose name there is reason to be- 
lieve was Robert Dou(iLAS, was born not far from 1588, 
and beyond this point no effort has been, able to pene- 
trate, in this line. How and where William Douglas 
became acquainted with his wife, Ann Mattle, is un- 
known ; but their marriage must have taken place at his 
pjirish church, probably in 1636, when they were, each 
of them, 26 vears old, as their daughter Ann was born 
in 1637. 

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Ann Mattle was the only daughter of Thomas Mattle, 
of Ringstead,*/^Northamptonshire, England, where ^he 
was born in 1610, the year of her husband's birth. She 
had two brothers, both older than she, Robert, born in 
llingstead, Oct. 5, 1595, and William, baptized at the 
parish church, April 6, 1599. Of these, William ap- 
pears to have died young, no mention being made of 
him when the family estate was inherited by Ann ; and 
Robert, the eldest of the children, was unmarried or 
without descendants at the time of his death, for Ann 
was the "next heare." Robert and the father, Thomas, 
both died previous to 1670, the latter probably many 
years before, and their property fell to. Ann. It thus 
appears that Ann's descendants are the only descendants 
of Thomas Mattle, who, judging by the birth of his son 
Robert, was born as early as 15 Y 5, more than three 
hundred years ago. 

William Douglas emigrated to New England with his 
wife and two children, Ann and Robert, in 1640, though 
the exact time of their aiTival and the name of the ship 
which brought them are unknown. The very common 
tradition is that the company landed at Cape Ann.f Wil- 
liam settledat Gloucester, J nearby, but removed to Boston 
that same year. The first mention of him on the Boston 
records is under da,te of ''The 31st of the 6th moneth, 
164(),r [Aug. 31, 1640 ].§ '' William Douglas is allowed 
to be a townesman, he behaving himselfe as becometh a 
Christian man."| He did not, however, remain in Boston, 

♦There are several Ringsteads in England. Ringstead in Northamp- 
tonshire, is a parish pleasantly situated in the midst of a gently undulating, 
upland country, on the London and Northwest Railway, 4^ miles north- 
northeast of if igham Ferrers, where there is a fine old church. The parish 
is now united with Uenford parish, the vicar residing at Thrapston. 

+ "Cape Ann Lane," the tlrst street settled in New London, Conn., 
whither W illiam subsequently removed, is siud to have received its name 
from his owning land on it. 

X See Savage's Genealogical Dietwnaj'y of New England, p. 68. 

$5 Previous to 1752 the year began with the 2/)th of March, that month 
being reckoned as the first. 

I Boston Town Records, Vol. I, p. 45. 

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but removed the next year to Ipswich, where he was 
entitled to a share of the public land, Feb. 28, 1641.* 
lie remained at Ipswich some four years, returning to 
Boston in 1645. 

He followed the cooper's trade in Boston, and May 1, 
1646, purchased of Walter Merry and Thomas Anchor, 
''one dwelling house in Boston, situate betweene the 
lotts of John Sweete and John Seabury, to-gether with 
the shopp which was Thomas Anchors and the ground 
thereunto belonging ;"f also, March 12, 1647, of Walter 
Merry, "one little house with the ouse late in the tenure 
and occupation of John Newgrove, adjohiing to the 
former house and ground, "f 

June 20, 1648, he sold "unto Henry Browne of 
Limehouse, mariner, a parcell of land, part of his house- 
lott in Boston, containing fifty six perches, three quar- 
ters, of land, be the same more or lesse ; being in front 
at the sea thirty one foote, and in fronte toward the 
streete fyve rod, three foote, or thereabouts." In De- 
cember, 1659, he purchased of William Hough, of New 
London, Conn., " the house that was Robert IsbelFs in 
New street.'' Soon after, in 1660, he removed with his 
wife and three of his children, Robert, Sarah and William, 
to New London. That same year he purchased " a house 
on the so. side of meeting-house hill." A tract of land 
*' by tlMi waterside, on the bank so. of Mr. Raymond's " 
was also granted him by the town. He had besides, 
two farms, both granted him in remuneration of services 
to the town; the first, in 1660, consisting of 60 acres, 
and described as being " three miles or more west of 
the town plot, with a brook running through it." This 
farm was inherited by his second son, William, and has 
remained in the family, in the direct line of his male 
descendants, for over two centuries. Miss Caulkins, the 
historian, speaking of the house in 1865 says: "The 

* Ipswich Records, Vol. I. 

t Book of Possessions, (compiled by order of tlie General Court of April, 
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house is very ancient, and a part of it, which has heavy 
timbers overhead and is propped with rude posts in the 
area, probably belongs to the first dwelling built upon 
the spot, which was before 1670." 

In the winter of 1662-3, William Douglas and Gary 
Latham were appointed appraisers of property for the 
town of New London. They duly made their appraisal, 
which was delivered to the General Court at Hartford. 
But, for some i*eason, the court was not satisfied with 
the result, and 

"At a Gen" Assembly held at 
Hartford, March 11, 16if. 
"This Court hauing duly considered the valuation of y* estate 
of N: London, apprized by Cary Latham and William Douglas, 
doe judge, that they haue not attended any rule of Kighteous- 
ness in their worke, but haue acted very corruptly therein, and 
therefore doe order the Treasurer that he send forth his Warrant 
to y* Constable of N: London, to Levy Four pounds vpon y* 
estate of Cary Latham, and Two pounds vpon Mr. Douglas his 
estate, as a fine for their corrupt and deceatful acting therein."* 

At this proceeding, which was altogether too severe, 
the town was indignant ; and, at a Town Meeting held 
March 31, it was resolved that, 

" Whereas Cary Latham and M' Douglas are by the Court fined 
for not fully presenting the town list anno 1662, the town see 
cause to petition the court as a grievance, not finding wherein 
they have failed, except in some few houses."! 

The remonstrance had the desired effect, and 

**At a Gen" Assembly of Electors held 
at Hartford, May 14, 1663. 
" This Court remits Cary Latham and Mr. Douglas fine, w*** 
was imposed upon them by the Court in March, for there trans- 
gressions in maKing their list." J 

In 1665, the church at New London began to feel 
some uneasiness in regard to their minister's views. In 
1661, the Rev. Gershom Bulkeley (so written by himself) 

♦Tbtjmbull's Colonial Records of Conn., Vol. I., p. 392. 

{New London Rec. 
Col, Bee. of Conn., Vol. I., p. 405. 


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had succeeded the Rev. Richard Bliuinan as preacher. 
When he came, he entered into a covenant, as Miss 
Caulkins says, ''to become minister of the town on a 
salary of £80 for three years, and afterwards more, if 
the people found themselves able to give it." Feb. 25, 
1664-5, their uneasiness had increased, but the town 
voted that '' they were willing to leave Mr. Bulkley to 
the libertye of his conscience without compelling him 
or enforcing him to anything in the Execution of his 
place and office contrarye to his light according to the 
laws of the commonwealth." 

June 10, 1665. — "The Towne understandinff Mr. Buckleys 
intention to goe into the Bay have sent James Morgan and M' 
Douglas to desire him to stay untill seacond day com seavent- 
night wich day the Towne have agreed to ask agame M"" Fitch to 
speake with him in order to know M' Buckleys mynde fullye 
whether he will continue with us or no to preach the gosjiell." 

The application was unsuccessful ; and Oct. 9, another 
town meeting was held, in which "' M^ Douglas by a full 
voate none manifesting themselves to the contrary was 
chosen to goe to M"" Wilson and M' Eliott to desire 
there advise and help for the procurmage of a minister." 
Nov. 24, — ''a town meeting concerning what M' Doug- 
las hath done about a minister " was held, and they de- 
cided to extend a call to the Rev. Simon Bradstreet, of 
Boston. In consideration of his journey to Boston for 
a minister, twenty acres were added by the town to Mr. 
Douglas's farm. 

Mr. Bulkeley now stood in debt to the town for his 
year's salary, paid in advance; and Jan. 12, 1()66, ''M"" 
Douglas and goodman Hough are voted by ye Towne to 
demand the 80 pound of M^ Buckley which he stands 
ingaged to pay to ye towne." It was not, however, till 
after repeated duiniing, and Mr. Bulkeley had mort- 
gaged his house, that he paid back his salary. 

Mr. Bradstreet arrived early in the year, and the town 
purchased of Mr. DougUis, a house and lot for the new 
minister, until they should build a parsonage. June 1, 
it was ^' Voted by the towne that the house now agreed 

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upon to be built for the ministry and also the house and 
land bought of M' Douglas together with ye land which 
hath hitherto been reserved for the ministry both to us 
and our succeeding generations never to be sold or 
alienated to any vse forever." To this day the land is 
occupied by the old first burial ground of New London, 
and there repose the ashes of the good old deacon. 

He was always active in the church economy. There 
appears upon the records under date of Aug. 15, 1667, 
while he was town clerk: — ''Myselfe chosen to hold the 
box for contributions and this to be propounded to M' 
Bradstreet to have his advivse therein. William Nichols 
is also chosen for that worke." Mr. Douglas was chosen 
one of the first two deaccms of the church in 1670. 

Dec. 9, 1667, another farm of one hundred acres was 
granted him '' towards the head of the brook Jordan 
about four miles from town," on the northeast side of 
the swamp called "Cranberry Meadow." Across the 
farm ran the Indian path from Mohegan to Nayhantic. 
It was inherited by his oldest son, Robert, and this, too, 
is still in possession of the family in the direct line of 
male descendants. 

At the breaking out of King Phillip's war in 1675, 
the colonists took active measures for their safety. A 
General Council was convened at Hartford. At a meet- 
ing of this council, May 19, 1676, — 

"This Councill doe appoynt and fully impower M' Daniel 
Witherell and M' William Douglas of New London to be Com- 
missarys to the army at that j)lace or elcewliere as they shall be 
aj)pointed, to see to the provisions, arms, ammunition and other 
such things as shall be needfull for the warr, and to provide what 
shall be wanting and dispose of such things as are committed to 
them or either of them, according to such orders as shall be 
giuen them, and the duty of that place in all respects: and what 
either of them shall doe in attendance of that duty shall be held 
as good, whether it bo for impressing or quartering or any other 
thing within the compass of that office; and they are to keep 
true accompts of all their transactions, and to render their ac- 
conipts, or any estate of the country's in their custody, to such 
as shall be impowered to require and receive the same. 

June 21,— "The Councill ordered that M' Willerby and M' 
Dowglasssend to Norwich to be deliuerede to Commissary Tracey 

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seven hundred of bread, a barrell of porck, ten bushells of pease 
and fifty bush: of Indian corn, and the powder and bullits in 
their hands and fifty pounds of tobaccoe; and in caae Capt. 
Denison send for any Indian com, what he sends for is to be 
abatted out of the fifty bushells of com they are to send to Nor- 
wich, all of which is to be at Norwich Munday night next." 

As may be seen from the foregoing and from the fre- 
quent mention of his name on the records of the town, 
Dea, Douglas was one of the most prominent members 
of the flourishing community of New London. His 
education, for those times, was liberal. He was con- 
sulted on all occasions of embaiTassment or danger, and 
manifested a lively interest in the welfare of his town. 
He was one of the townsmen in 1663, 1666 and 1667, 
recorder and moderator in 1667 and 1668, sealer and 
packer in 1673 and 1674, and on various important 
committees from year to year. He was chosen deputy 
to the General Court at Hartford in 1672, and once or 
twice latei\ He continued to take an active part in the 
affairs of the church and town till the time of his death. 
The Rev. Simon Bradstreet, in his diary, which is still 
preserved,* says : — 

'* 1682 July 26, M' William Douglas one of y« Deacons of this 
Church dyed in y" 72 year of his age. He was an able christian 
& this poor chh will mvch want him." 

In May, 1670, Mrs. Douglas made a journey to Boston 
and appeared before Gov. Bellingham in order to estab- 
lish her claim to an inheritance which had fallen to her 
in the old country, f James Johnson and the widow 
Elizabeth Meares, then of Boston, but formerly of Little 
Broughton, Northamptonshire, testified that they had 
known her and her family in England, and that she was 
the daughter of Thomas, and sister of Robert Mattle, of 
Ringstead. But father and brother were now dead, and 

* The original MS. journal of Mr. Bradstreet is in possession of Henry 
Stearns, Esq., of Springfield. 

t A copy of her deposition is on file in New London, and is printed in 
the Appendix to this volume. 

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Ann was proved to be legal heir to both. She was at 
this time 60 years of age, and was, consequently, bom 
in 1610. She must have been possessed of great energy 
and endurance, to have performed, at her advanced age, 
the journey from New London to Boston and back, 
when the conveniences for traveling were extremely 
limited. Mrs. Douglas died at New London about 
1685. They had but five children as far as known. 

2. i. Ann', b. in Scotland* in 1637; m. Nathaniel Geary. 

3. ii. Robert*, b. in Scotland* in 1639; m. Mary Hempstead. 

4. iii. Elizabeth', b. in Ipswich, Mass., Aug. 26, 1641; m. 
Dea. John Chandler. 

5. iv. Sakah', b. in Ipswich, Mass., April 8, 1643; m. John 

6. V. William', b. in Boston, Mass., April 1, 1645; m. Ist, 
Abiah Hough, 2d, Mrs. Mary Bushnell. 


ANN« DOUGLAS (Willmm'), bom in Scotland* in 
1637. She came with her parents to Massachusetts in 
1640, and married, Oct. 14, 1658, Nathaniel Geary, of 
Lynn. He was born in England, and was the son of 
Dennis Geary, who came from London to Boston in the 
''Abigail," in 1635, at the age of 30 years. He died 
June 28, 1679. Children, born in Lynn: — 

i. Hannah' Geary, b. July 26, 1659; d. Jan. 28, 1671. 
ii. j Elizabeth' Geary, b. July 10, bapt. Oct. 30, 1661. 
iii. ( Mary* Geary, b. July 10, bapt. Oct. 30, 1661; d. soon, 
iv. NATHANIEL! Geary, \ July 4, 1663. 
V. Sarah' Geary, b. July 3, 1665. 
vi. William' Geary, b. March 4, 1667. 
vii. Rebecca' Geary, b. Jan. 25, 1669; d. at 10 yrs. 
Tiii. Hannah' Geary, b. July 4, 1671. 
ix. Samuel' Geary, b. Sept. 7, 1673. 
X. Deborah' Geary, b. April 15, 1676; d. at 2 yi-s. 

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ROBERT^ DOUGLAS (William}), born in Scotland* 
in 1639. He was a year old when his parents came to 
Massachusetts, and twenty-one when he removed with 
them to New London, Conn., in 1660. Lands were set 
off to him in New London, April 16, 1663. He also 
inherited from his father, in 1682, a house and lands in 
New street, which he sold in 1700, to his son William. 
That same year he gave William two house-lots in New 
street, on opposite sides of the town street ; and also a 
dwelling-house (on the corner of Douglas street) on 
condition of his providing in the house a home for Rob- 
ert's unmarried daughters, whenever they should wish 
to occupy it. In 1704, he gave William a deed of the 
farm of one hundred acres, granted by the town to his 
father, and which he had inherited from him in 1682, 
together with fifteen acres since added. 

Robert was a cooper — a trade which his father had 
taught him, and which he in turn taught his son William. 
His name occurs frequently on both church and town 
records. From 1671, he appears to have taken much 
interest in the affairs of the church ; and he served on 
important town committees, from time to time. He 
died Jan. 15, 1715-6. 

He married, Sept. 28, 1665, Mary, daughter of Rob- 
ert Hempstead, of New London. She was the first 
child of English parents born in the town. Her father 
was one of the four inhabitants who assisted Winthrop 
in settling the place. The old Hempstead house is still 
standing in good repair, and, having been entailed, is in 
the possession of the Hempstead family. Mrs. Douglas 
died Dec. 26, 1711. Children, all born in New Lon- 
don: — 

7. i. William', h, Nov. 11, 16G6; m. Hannah . 

ii. Mary', b. June 13, l(i()8; m. June 10, 1703, George 

lii. Ann', b. Dec. 25, 1G09; m. abt. IfiOO, Jacob Water- 
house, New London; d. bef. March 15, 1714-5, at wh. time two 

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of her sons had d.; had Johnny William^ Robert^, Joseph* and 
Gideon* Waterhouse, 

iv. John/ b. July 17, 1671; d. in inf. 
V. Hannah', b. May 14, 1673; m. abt. 1606, Stephen 
Hurlbnt, New London, probably a native of Wethersfield, and a 
descendant of Thomas Hurlbut, one of the garrison at Saybrook 
fort, 1636, and who settled in Wethersfield about 1640. Stephen 
d. Oct. 7, 1712. Between 1697 and 1711 they had seven children 
baptized: 1. Stephen*, d. in 1725. 2. IVeelove*, 3. Mary*. 4. 
Sarah*, 5. John*, ancestor of the Ledyard Hurlbuts. 6. Capt. 
Titua*, a man of considerable distinction, served in the French 
wars, and was captain of the old fort that stood on the Parade. 
7. Joseph*, ancestor of New London Hurlbuts.* ^ 

vi. Sarah', b. Dec. 2, 1674; m. June 22, 1699, Samuel' 
Comstock, New London. His grandfather, William Comstock, 
came from England, and, after living several years at Wethers- 
field, removed with his wife, Elizabeth, and two sons, William*, 
and Daniel' the father of Samuel', to New London, in 1649.t 
Sarah' d. April 1, 1704. 

vii. Elizabeth', b. April 26, 1677; m. Henry Rowland, 

8. viii. Thomas', b. May 15, 1679; m. Hannah Sperry. 

ix. Phebe', b. Jan. 20, 1681; m. Jan. 17, 1703-4, John' 
(Joshua', Alexander*,) Baker, New London. He was b. Dec. 24, 

X. Susannah', b. abt. 1683; ba|)t. Oct. 9, 1692; m. Nov. 
4, 1708, Edward' DeWolf, of Lyme, and b. abt. 1686. He was 
son of Stephen', of Lyme, 1676, and grandson of Balthazar*, of 
Wethersfield, 1664, who rem. to Lyme in 1668. J 

xi. Ruth', b. abt. 1685; bapt. Oct. 9, 1692; m. Dec. 5, 
1711, Isajic Woodworth, Norwich. One Doughs Woodworth, of 
N., prob. a descend., m. Oct. 20, 1791, Charlotte, dan. Lemuel 
Dorrance, of Vol unto wn. 

ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS ( William'), bonj in Ips- 
wich, Mass., Aug. 26, 1641; baptized March 8, 1646. 
She married, ^^ff'eb. 16, 1658," Dea. John Chandler, of 
Roxbury. John Chfindler was the son of William 
Chandler, and was born in England in 1635. He was 

* Caulkin8*8 yew Tjondon. For a fuHer account of the Hurlbuts, see 
Cothern's Ancknt Woodbury, Vol. I, p. 580. 
tSAV.\GE, Vol. I, p 440. 
X Savage, Vol. II, p. 44. 

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of Boston some years, but removed with others in 1666 
to plant Woodstock, Conn., where he continued to re- 
side '' strong in the confidence of his townsmen till the 
time of his death." He was deacon in the church at 
Woodstock. He made his will June 1, 1702, and died 
April 15, 1703. His widow died at New London Sept. 
23, 1705. They had eight children:—* 

1. John* Chandler, b. in Koxbury, March 4, 1660; d. 
Dec. 15, 1660. 

ii. Elizabeth* Chandler, b. in Roxbury, Feb. 20, 1662; 
m. Robert Mason. 

iii. John* Chandler, b. in Roxbury, April 16, 1665; m. 
Mi*ay Raymond. 

IV. Joseph' Chandler, b. in Woodstock, April 3, 1667; d. 
Sept. 29, 1668. 

V. Hannah' Chandler, b. in Woodstock, Sept. 18, 1669; 
m. Moses Draper. 

vi. Mehitable* Chandler, b. in Woodstock, Aug. 24, 
1673; m. John Coit. 

vii. Sarah' Chandler, b. in Woodstock, Nov. 19, 1676; 
m. William Coit. 
viii. Joseph' Chandler, b. in Woodstock, June 4, 1683. 


SARAIP DOUGLAS (WilUam'), born in Ipswich, 
Mass., April 8, 1643 ; baptized March 8, 1646. She 
removed with her parents, in 1660, to New London, 
Conn., and there married, in October, 1661, John^ (Wil- 
liam^) Keeney. He was made a freeman of New Lon- 
don in 1670. Sarah^ died Aug. 4, 1689. John Keeney 
was subsequently twice married, and had five daughters 

* The names of the children only are given here. A full account of all 
the descendants of Elizabeth* Douglas may be found in the *' Chandler 
Family/' by the Hon. George Chandler, A. M., M. D., of Worcester. 
Mass., published in 1872. Among these descendants are many who have 
done honor to the name of Chandler, including John Chandler, the artist, 
the Rev. Thomas Bradbury Chandler, D. D., Elizabcthtown, N. J., 
1777, and Dr. Chandler himself, portraits of whom are given in the 
*• Chandler Family." Some account of the descendants of Mehitable* and 
Sarah' Chandler, children of Elizabeth* Douglas, is given in the **Colt 
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and a son, John — the latter bom Feb. 13, 1700. Mr. 
Keeney died at Niantic, Feb. 3, 1716. Child:— 

^ i. Susannah' Keeney, b. in New London, Sept. 6, 1663; 
m. Ezekiel Turner. 


Dea. WILLIAxM* DOUGLAS (William'), born in 
Boston, Mass., April 1, 1645; baptized March 8, 1646. 
He came to New London, Conn., with his parents, in 
1660. Lands were set off to him in Voluntown, March 
29, 1706, which he afterward sold to his son WilliamV 
of Plainfield. He also inherited the farm of sixty acres 
in New London, which the town had granted his father 
in 1660. This farm he gave to his grandson, William^ 
son of Richard^, on condition of William's^ living with 
him and taking care of him till death. 

He and his wife, Abiah, were received into the church 
in 1670. The church records also give the dates of ad- 
mission of his three sons : — 

"July 24, 1689, W. Douglas— oldest son of Deac. Douglas. 

"July 20, 1705, Richard I)ouglas Son of Deacon. 

" March 6, 1709, Samuel Douglas y" son of y* Deticon." 

After the death of his father, in 1682, he was chosen 
deacon, an office which he held for upward of fifty 
years, until his death. In the ancient burial ground in 
New London may still be seen a moss-covered tablet, 
carved with curious figures and crumbling with age, 
bearing the inscription — 

Here Lyeth ye Body of Deacon WilUafu 
Douglas who died mar ye 9** 1724-5, Aged 80 years. 

Deacon Douglas was twice married. His first wife, 
whom he married Dec. 18, 1667, was Abiah, daughter 
of William Hough, of New London, and granddaughter 
of Edward Hough, of Westchester, Cheshire, England. 
She was bom Sept. 15, 1648; and died Feb. 21, 1715. 
William married, second, in July, 1715, the widow 

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Mary Bushnell, who survived him, His children, all born 
in New London, were by his first wife. Children : — 

i. Elizabeth', b. Feb. 25, 1668-9; m. Aug. 4, 1686, 
Daniel' (Richard*) Dart, New London, b. May 3, 1666; rem. abt. 
1716 to Bolton, whither most of their children accompanied or 
soon followed them; had: 1. Thomas* Dari, b. July 8, 1687. 2. 
Elizabeth*' Dart, b. Oct. 14, 1689. 3. DanieP Dart, b. Aug. 31, 
1691. 4. John* Dart, b. Dec. 2, 1693. 5. Maria* Dart, b. Nov. 
13, 1695. 6. Memzer* Dart, b. May 16, 1698. 7. Abiah* Dart, 
b. Dec. 2, 1701. 8. Lydia* Dart, b. Nov. 4, 1703. 9. iSamuel* 
Dart, b. Dec. 12, 1705. 10. Jabez* Dart, b. March 12, 1709. 
11. Ruth* Dart, b. Aug. 26, 1711. 

ii. Sarah', b. April 2, 1671; m. Aug., 1702, Jared* 
Spencer, Saybrook, prob. b. Jan. 15, 1683, s. Jared', Hartford, 
(who m. Dec. 22, 1680, Hannah, dau. John Pratt,) and gr. s. 
Thomas* Spencer, Hartford.* 

9. iii. William', b. Fob. 19, 1672-3; m. Sarah Proctor. 

iv. Abiah*, b. Aug. 18, 1675; d. Aug. 12, 1689. 

V. Rebecca*, b. June 14, 1678; d. after March 15, 1725. 

vi. AxN*, b. May 24, 1680; m. Sept. 3, 1702, Thomas 
Spencer, Saybrook, prob. s. Jared, Had dam, who rem. to Say- 
brook. Thomas Spencer d. before 1703;f prob. had no children. 

10. vii. RicHAiii)', b. July 19, 1682; m. Margaret Abell. 

11. viii. Samuel', b. abt. 1684; m. Sarah Olcott. 


WUAAAWI)OVGLA^(Boherf, Wmimn'), horn in 
New London, Conn., Nov. 11, KJGG. In 1724 he sold a 
large tract of land in the North Parish of New London, 
near the Great pond, to Patience Griswold, of Lyme, 
for £300. He soon afterward removed with his family 
to Colchester, and settled near the Great pond. He 
was a cooper by trade, as his father and grandfather had 
been before him. His wife, Hannah, was received into 
the church at New London, Nov. 13, 1709. Children, 
all born in New London : — 

♦ Savage, Vol. IV, p. 447. 
t Savage. Vol. IV. p. 149. 

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John*, b. Nov. 4, 1701; m. Elizabeth Gusterfield. 
Hannah*, b. Oct. 23, 1703; m. John Bigelow. 
Mercy*, b. Nov. 4, 1705. 
Joshua*, b. June 2, 1708; m. Sarah Foote. 
William*, b. June 29, 1710. 
Sarah*, b. 1712; bapt. Sept. 7, 1712. 
Peter*, b. 1715; m. Lydia Fox. 
Jonathan*, b. 1717; bapt. Sept. 15, 1717; d. abt. 

ix. Ann*, b. 1720; bapt. May 29, 1720. 


THOMAS^ DOUGLAS {Roherf, William% born in 
New London, Conn., May 15, 1679. He married, Nov. 
25, 1703, Hannah Sperry, of New Haven. He was ad- 
mitted to church privileges April 9, 1710, and was a 
prominent member of the New London church. He 
also held several important town offices. He was chosen 
collector in 1711. He died March 3, 1724-5. His in- 
ventory was £776. His widow married, Dec. 30, 1731, 
Samuel Chapman. She died in 1758. Thomas Douglas 
had nine children, all born in New London : — 

John*, b. Sept. 7, 1704; d. young. 
Robert*, b. Dec. 28, 1705; m. Sarah Edgecome. 
Thomas*, b. Feb. 18, 1707; d. Feb. 25, 1724-5. 
James*, b. April 5, 1710; m. Sarah Gee. 
Daniel*, b. Sept. 18, 1713; m. Lois Caulkins. 
Mary*, b. Feb. 13, 1715-6; m. Daniel Sexton. 
Stephen*, b. Ma}^ 18, 1719; m. Patience Atwell. 
Nathan*, b. April 15, 1721; m. Anne Dennis. 
John*, b. April 8, 1724; m. Esther Iieach. 


Dea. WILLIAM« DOUGLAS {William!', WilUam% 
bom in New London, Conn., Feb. 19, 1672-3.. He was 
admitted to the church, July 24, 1698. The next year 
he removed with his wife and two children to " the new 
plantation on the Quinnebaug, which was afterwards 
named Plainfield." Here lands were set off to him ''on 
the east side of the river." He also owned lands in 

















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Voluntown, which he purchased of his father, Aug. 
18, 1715, for "thirteen pounds of good and current 

He was one of the little company that covenanted to- 
gether and formed a church in Plainfield, in 1705. The 
Rev. Joseph Coit was called to the charge of this little 
flock, and William Douglas was chosen the first deacon. 
In the old burial ground at Plainfield, an ancient grave- 
stone bears this inscription : — 

"/w memory of M" William Douglas , Who was ye first 
Deacon of ye cnu^ of Christ in Plainfield who Departed 
this Life August y* 10'* A, D. 1719 in y* 46** year of 
his Age,'^ 

Deacon Douglas died in the prime of life, and greatly 
lamented. All the church and town records, and all but 
a few files of the probate records, of Plainfield, were 
consumed at the burning of the town by Arnold, in 
1781. Among the probate records saved, was the will 
of Dea. William Douglas. It was dated July 6, 1717, 
and proved Sept. 25, 1717. In it he provides for his 
wife, Sarah, and eleven children, all of the latter under 
twenty-one years of age. His wife was Sarah Proctor, 
but no date of his marriage can be found in the New 
London records. His eldest two children were bom in 
New London, all the others in Plainfield. His widow, 
Sarah, was living in 1729, but no record of her death 
has been found. Children : — - - 

i. Hannah*, b. Sept. 7, 1G96; bapt. Feb. 14, 1696-7; 
m. Feb. 9, 171§-4, Thomas Williams, Plainfield. 

23. ii. William*, b. Feb. 19, 1697-8; m. Mary Hanover, 
iii. Samuel*, b. April 13, 1699; bapt. May 28, 1699; d. 

June, 1703. 

iv. Abiah*, b. Feb. 2«, 1701-2; m. May 3, 1720, Henry 
Holland, Plainfield; had Sarah^ Holland, b. Jan. 8, 1720-1. 

24. V. John*, b. July 28, 1703; m. Olive Spaulding. 
Sarah*, b. Dec. 7, 1704. 
Jeritsha*, b. April 26, 1706. 

Samuel*, b. Dee. 3, 1707; m. Mary . 

Benajaii*, b. Sept. 17, 1710; m. . 

James*, b. May 20, 1711; m. Rachel Marsh. 
Thomas*, b. Nov. 26, 1712; m. Martha Gallup. 
Asa*, b. Dec. 11, 1715; m. Rebecca Wheeler. 













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Capt. RICHARD^ DOUGLAS (Wi7Ziam^ Wmiam% 
bom in New London, CoAn., July 19, 1682. He mar- 
ried, Dec. 7, 1704, Margaret Abell, of New London. 
In ''1713, Capt. Richard Douglas bought of Samuel 
Spooner of Norwich, a house-lot on Bank street, which 
his father, Stephen Spooner, bought of John Packer, for • 
£80." ''June 14, 1716, Richard Douglas raised his 
house, which wa& on the east side of the town street, 
next to David Gardiner's."* 

Richard was a sea-captain and accumulated a very 
comfortable competence by his industry. He was occa- 
sionally chosen surveyor of highways by the town. 
Hempstead says he " fell dead as he was steering a scow 
up to Mr. Richards's wharf," Feb. 26, 1734-5. The in- 
ventory of his estate was £2,868, but it was not divided 
till 1751. Margaret, his wife, died April 18, 1752. 
Children, bom in New Loudon : — 

30. i. Jonathan*, b. Oct. 30, 1705; m. Lucy Christophers. 

31. ii. William*, b. Jan. 1, 1708; m. Sarah Denison. 

iii. Abiah*, b. 1710; m. July 14, 1730, Joseph South- 
mayd, Middletown, whither she prob. rem. 

32. iv. Caleb*, b. 1714; m. Mary Moore. 

33. V. Makgaret*, b. 1717; m. Capt. Nathanael Coit. 

34. vi. RiChard*, b. 1720; unm. ; ret. to England. 

35. vii. Samuel*, b. 1722; m. Mary Denison. 
viii. Elizabeth*,. b. 1725; d. young. 


SAMUEL-^ DOUGLAS {WilUam^ WilUaTn}), born in 
New London, Conn., about 1684. He was received into 
the church, March 6, 1709. He was published for mar- 
riage to Sarah Olcott, July 18, 1714. He died March 
26, 1715. His widow married, Jan. 17, 1716, Jonathan 
Dean, of Plainfield, and removed thither with her child, 

i. Sarah*, b. in New London, April 6, 1715; bapt. May 22, 

* Ukmp8TEAD*8 diary. 

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JOHN* DOUGLAS {WilUam\ Roherf, Wtlliam'), 
born in New London, Conn., Nov. 4, 1701. His father 
removed with his family to Colchester, in 1724. John 
married, Jan. 27, 1728, Elizabeth Gusterfield, of Col- 
chester. They were farmers and lived and died in Col- 
chester. Children, bom in Colchester: — 

i. Mary*, b. Nov. 29, 1729. 

ii. John*, b. Oct. 12, 1731; d. July 16, 172r4. 

iii. Elizabeth*, b. Dec. 5, 1733. 

36. iv. Daniel*, b. Oct. 15, 1735; m. Jemima Webb. 

37. V. Israel*, b. Dec. 9, 1742; m. Abigail Hull. 


HANNAH^ DOUGLAS (Wtmam^ Roherf William'), 
born in New London, Conn., Oct. 3, 1703. She re- 
moved with her father's family, in 1724, to Colchester, 
and there married, July 10, 1759,* John Bigelow. 
Children, born in Colchester: — 

i. Olive* Bigelow, b. 1759. 

ii. Elihu* Bigelow, b. 17G1. 

iii. DiMiNis* Bigelow, b. 1762. 

iv. Lydia* Bigelow, b. 1766; d. young. 

V. John* Bigelow, b. 1767. 

vi. Samuel* Bigelow, b. 1769. 

vii. Hannah* Bigelow, b. 1769. 

viii. Asa* Bigelow, b. 1771. 

ix. Lydia* Bigelow, b. 1775. 


JOSHUA* DOUGLAS (Wtlltam\ Roberf, William'), 
born in New London, Conn., June 2, 1708. He removed, 
in 1724, with his father, to Colchester. He married, Oct. 

* She would then be 55 years of age. It is possible that the Hannah 
Douglas who m. John Bigelow was not the daughter of William'. 

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22, 1733, Sarah, daughter of Ephraim Foote, of Colches- 
ter. She was bom Oct 20, 1713. They had three chil- 
dren. Mr. Douglas and his wife subsequently removed 
to the State of New Jersey, where they both died. 
Children, born in Colchester : — 

i. Joshua*, b. Feb. 22, 1735; rem. to N. Jersey., 
ii. Sarah*, b. March 13, 1737; rem. " 
iii. David*, b. March 11, 1744; rem. " 


PETER* DOUGLAS {William\ RobeH\ William^ 
born in New London, Conn., in J 715 ; baptized June 10, 
1715. He removed, with his father, in 1724, to Col- 
chester. He married, Jan. 14, 1735-6, Lydia, daughter 
of Benjamin Fox, of New London. By her he had 
several children. Peter subsequently left his family in 
New London and disappeared. Joshua Hempstead, 
traveling in Maryland, records under date of June 26, 
1749 :— 

"I met Peter Douglas, son of Ciiz. Wm. Douglas, but he 
would not know me altliough I told him who I was and the rela- 
tion that was between us, and also that I married him to Lydia, 
daughter of Cuz Ben" Fox dec'd. He acknowledged tliat he 
was the son of Wm Douglas and that he had lived in Colchester, 
near the Great Pond, and had brothers John and Joshua, but 
having a wife and children here he would not own that he had a 
wife and children at New London, and so we parted." 


ROBERT^ DOUGLAS (Thoma^^, Rohere, WilUavi'), 
bom in New London, Conn., Dec. 28, 1705. He married, 
Aug. 5, 1731, Sarah Edgecome. Robert and his wife 
were both members of the church, Oct. 5, 1735. He 
lived on the fami which had been his father s. The 
house, which had two large front rooms, was often used 
as a place for holding meetings. Mr. Adams frequently 
had lectures there, and the children of the neighborhood 
were brought to these lectures for baptism. At one 

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time nine were baptized there. Robert died in October, 
1786. His widow removed with her son, Daniel, to 
Wallingford, Vt., in 1797 or 1798, and died a few months 
after. Children, all born in New London: — 

38. i. Hannah*, b. June 5, ^732; m. Nicholas Bishop. 

39. ii. Thomas', b. Aug. 1, 1734; m. Grace Richards. 

40. iii. Sarah*, b. July 15, 1738; m. Edward Rjiymond. 

41. iv. Robert*, b. Aug. 7, 1740; m. Hannah Gardiner. 

V. Mary*, b. Dec. 4, 1742; m. 1764, Daniel Edgerton, 
Norwich; set. Vt. 

42. vi. Samuel*, b. Feb. 26, 1744-5; m. Rebecca Avery. 

43. vii. Mehitabel*, b. Sept. 8, 1747; m. Benjamin Gorton. 

44. viii. Joseph*, b. June 1, 1750; m. Mary Thompson. 

45. ix. Daniel*, b. May.22, 1752; m. Lydia Douglas. 


JAMES^ DOUGLAS {Thoma^, Rohere, William}), 
born in New London, Conn., April 5, 1710. He mar- 
ried, Dec. 14, 1745, Sarah Gee, of Lyme. James Dou- 
glas and Lydia Tubbs were published for marriage Nov. 
18, 1744, but the marriage did not take place. James 
died April 21, 1803. His wife, Sarah, died Dec. 13, 
1821, aged 98 years. Children, all born in New Lon- 
don: — 

i. Susannah*, btuit. April 26, 1747; m. Thaddeus Ruby, 
ii. Phebe', bapt. Oct. 9, 1748; d. young. 

iii. James*, bapt. 1750; m. Jiarris?; lived "Powers 

place," Colchester road; d. March 14, 1702; had Lucinda^, who 

m. ^' Moore, Norwich. 

iv. Solomon*, bapt. 1750; d. unm. 
V. Phebe*, bapt. March 20, 1757; m. Nicholas Powers, 
vi. Sarah*, bapt. 1761; m. Alpheus Chappell. 
vii. Sylvanus*, bapt. 1768; m. Irene Chapman; liv. N. Y. 
state in 1805. 

viii. Nathaniel*, m. Fargo?; liv. N. Y. state in 1805; 

liad Nathaniel^ 


DANIEL^ DOUGLAS {Thoma^, Roberf, William'), 
born in New London, Conn., Sept. 18, 1713. He mar- 

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ried, Nov. 13, 1739, Lois Caulkins, of New London. 
He removed to Norwich, and owned a farm in that 
town. He also worked at the trade of shoemaking. 
He had many apprentices. In 1741 he advertised a 
runaway apprentice. He died in Norwich, Nov. 13, 
1794, leaving a widow and children, the latter born in 
New London. Children : — 

i. Daniel*, b. Feb. 24, 1742-3; m. Dec. 31, 1765, Martha 
Law, Goshen; d. s. p. June 3, 1766. 
ii. LoIS^ b. Jan. 19, 1745-6. 

iii. Hezekiah*, b. Jan. 19, 1748-9; d. bef. 1805, when there 
were "few or no surviving male descendants of this family." 
iv. Hannah*, b. May 10, 1761. 
V. Phebe*, b. March 13, 1756. 
vi. Eunice*, b. June 15, 1759. 
vii. Mary*, b. Dec. 29, 1761; d. Nov.. 25, 1766. 
viii. Jebusha*, b. Dec. 19, 1764. 
ix. Maby*, b. Sept. 25, 1767. 


MARY* DOUGLAS (Thoma^, Boberf, William% 
born in New London, Conn., Feb. 13, 1715-6; mar- 
ried, Sept. 4, 1734, Daniel Sexton, of Enfield. He was 
a farmer, and removed to Somers in 1750. She had 
much experience in mid-wifery, and her services were 
much sought after. Miss Caulkins, the historian, says 
she was "a woman much beloved." Children, born in 

i. Mary* Sexton, b. Aug. 2, 1735; m. Dea. Joseph Sex- 
ton, Somers; d. Feb. 3, 1815. 

ii. Daniel' Sexton, b. May 23, 1737; m. 1st, 1773, Han- 
nah Sheldon, Somers, who d. June 11, 1783; m. 2d, Catharine 
Chapin, Chicopee, Mass., who d. July 7, 1834. He d. March 10, 
1826; had: 1. Hannah^ Sexton, b. June 4, 1775; m. Stephen 
Douglas [129.]. 2. Fersisf^ Sexton, b. July v), 1781; m. Joshua 
Pomeroy, Somers; set. Wilbraham, Mass., aft. Greenwich, wh. 
d. Sept., 1875; a dau. m. Rev. David Eastman, A. M., (Amherst 
Coll., 1835,) and res. ('76) Chester, Mass. 3. Lydia^ Sexton, b. 
June 14, 1779; d. 1793. 4. Daniel^ Sexton, b. Aug. 8, 1783; m. 
Ist, April 15, 1810, Anna Horton, Hebron, who d. Dec. 31, 1810; 
m. 2d, June 18, 1812, Huldah Walker, Hardwick, Mass.; d. 

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March 10, 1826; had: (1). Cyril W.' Sexton, b. June 1, 1813; m, 
Sept. 15, 1847, Sarah Baker, Amherst, Mass.; farmer, liv. ('77) 
Somers; has: i. Ellen L} Sexton, b. Oct. 16, 1848; m. Nov. 29, 

1871, Barrett Allen, Melrose; has: (i). Ida M,^ Allen, b. Aug. 
21, 1875. ii. Frances A."" Sexton, b. May 13, 1850; m. Dec. 12, 

1872, Samuel J. Allen, Melrose, iii. Clarence E,^ Sexton, b. Oct. 
6, 1853. iv. Leslie C^ Sexton, b. April 19, 1856. (2). Anna H: 
Sexton, b. Nov. 30, 1814; d. Feb. 6, 1840. (3). Hulilah 0? Sex- 
ton, b. March 15, 1818; d. June 30, 1841. (4). Fhrella' Sexton, 
b. April 19, 1820; d. July 10, 1845. (5). Emilip Sexton, b. May 
11, 1822; d. April 18, 1840. (6). Eliza' Sexton, b. Sept. 4, 
1825; m. Henry Hunt, Hard wick, Mass., who d. April, 1869. 
5. Thanhfuf Sexton, b. Sept. 3, 1788; m. Hubbard Arnold, 

iii. Haxkah* Sexton, m. Levi Pease, Shrewsbury, Mtuss., 
wh. set. 1774; d. aet. 94 yrs. He started 1st stage in U S. and 
was extensive mail contractor.* 

iv. Lois* Sexton, m. Sept. 21, 1773, John Noble,t Bland- 
ford; d. April 1, 1828, «t. 90. He d. Sept. 15, 1807; had: 1. 
Lois'" Noble, b. July 6, 1774; d. Feb. 1, 1786. 2. Boha7i'' Noble, 
b. June 9, 1776; d. Jan. 30, 1786. 3. Ha7ina¥ Noble, b. May 1, 
1778; m. Jan. 21, 1808, Reuben Blair; d. Sept. 9, 1863. 4. 
Rlioda^ Noble, b. July 28, 1780; d. Feb. 2, 1786. 5. John^ Noble, 
b. July 13, 1782; m. Jan. 20, 1815, Jane Robinson. 6. Sophia^ 
Noble, b. May 22, 1784; unm.; d. Nov. 17, 1863. 7. Jnlicf No- 
ble, b. Nov. 28, 1786; m. Hezekiah Treadwell; d. Feb. 7, 1833. 
He d. March 17, 1830, set. 44; had: (1). Noble Stilson' Tread- 
well, drowned. (2). Sophia' Treadwell, drowned. (3). Charles 
Homer'' IVeadwell, m. 1844, Jane Hamilton, Oxford, N. Y.; res. 
('77) Binghampton, N. Y. (4). Hezekiah Dwighf' Treadwell, m. 
1st, Feb. 7, 1855, Rhoda Pratt, who d. Oct. 23, 1863; m. 2d, 
Oct. 9, 1872, Mrs. A. B. Sturgess, Wellesville, N. Y., wh. res. 
('77). (5). Conrad Edicic' Treadwell, unm.; res. ('77) Minne- 

* For account of Levi Pease sec N. E. Hist, and Gen. Begiater. 

+ Thomas Noble, b. 1696, s. Dea. Thomas and Elizabeth NoV)le, of West- 
field, Mass., m. 1st, Sept. 1, 1722, Sarah, dau. John and Sarah Root, of 
AVcst field, who d. July 19. 1760, ffit. 58; m. 2d, Sarah Belding, of Hatfield, 
to whom he was pub April 11, 1761, and who d. Aug. 17, 1708, aet. 62. 
He d. Feb. 18, 1775. Children: 1. Sarah, b. Aug. 11, 1723; m. June 12, 

1746, Aaron Dewev. 2. Thomas, b. Feb. 6, 1725; m. Susannah ; d. 

May 21, 1801. 3." Stephen, b. April 16, 1727; m. March 7, 1753, Ruth 
Church; d. April 2, 1791. 4. Eunice, b. March 9, 1729. 5. John, b. Sept. 
7, 1731; m. Lois Sexton (see above, iv.). 6. Silas, b. Aug. 28, 1733; m. 
Ist. Nov. 25. 1756, Bethia Dewey; m. 2d. Aug. 28, 1764, Mjiry Taylor; d. 
July 11, 1775. 7. Aaron, b. Dec. 24, 1735; unm.; d. Nov. 26, 1760. 8. 

i:iizabeth, b. Feb. 2. 1738; m. 1st, Dec. 8, 1757, Medad Dewey, 2d, 

Miller. 3d, Benjamin Sexton. 9. Caleb, b April 1, 1741. 10. Seth, b. 

April 15. 1743; m. 1st, , 2d, . For a fuller account of the 

Nobles see Boltwood's Noble Genmlagy, Hartford, Conn., 1879. 

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apolis, Minn. (0). Samuel Blair^ Treadwell, b. June 7, 1824; 
m. Cjiroliue Beebe, Choconut, Pa., b. May 23, 1824; res. ('77) 
Friendsville, Pa. (7). IIoii. John Noble' Trendwell, m. Jane 
Pickett, New Milford, Conn.; res. ('77) St. Peter, Minn. 8. 
Oliv^ Noble, b. Dec. 8, 1788; m. Nov. 8, 1818, Oran Robinson. 
0. Alvnh^ Noble, b. July 16, 1791; m. Aug. 17, 18U, Maria 
Buell; d, Nov. 18, 1872. 

V. Anna' Sextox, ni. Robert Pease, Somers; d. Oct. 9, 
1840, ffit. 93 yrs. 

vi. Mehitabel* Sexton, m. Joseph Griswold, Willinian- 
sett, Mass. ; d. set. 85 yrs. 

vii. Esij. Ellj AH* 'Sexton, d. Smyrna, N. Y., aet. 80 yrs.; 
was jjnst. of peace. 

viii. Stephen* Sexton, d. Aug. 4, 1792, a^t. 50 yrs. 

ix. Eunice* Sexton, m. Samuel Sloper; set. Scioto, O. 
X. Abel* Sexton, d. set. IfJ yrs. 

xi. Joseph* Sexton, farmer. 


STEPHEN^ DOUGLAS {Thoma.^\ Roherf, WiUf(wi'), 
born in New London, Conn., May 18, 1719; married, 
Jnne 9, 1742, Patience, daughter of Richard Atwell, of 
New London. Stephen lived on the Colchester road, and 
his children were baptized at the house of his brother 
Richard. lie afterward removed to the town plot, and 
owned a house in Broadley street. He died in Decem- 
ber, 1748. His widow married, second, June 23, 1750, 
John Hatch, and soon afterward removed to Horton, N. 
S. Children, born in New London : — 

i. Stephen*, b. 1743; m. Miss Chapell, and set. in West. 

46. ii. Sperry*, b. 1744; m. Rebecca Chapman. 

47. iii. Richard*, b. Aug. 19, 1740; m. Mrs. Ann (Champlin) 

iv. Elijah*, b. 1748; d. young. 


Capt. NATHAN^ DOUGLAS (Thomas^ Rohert^VU- 
liam^)^ bom in New London, Conn., April 15, 1721.* He 

* There nppear a sun>ri8ing number of disagreements as to dates in the 
family and immediate aesceudants of Capt. Nathan Doii«?his. Tliis matter 
has been thoroughly looked up, and the dates here given may be relied 
upon Jis correct. 

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married, Dec. 22, 1745, Anne, daughter of Ebenezer 
Dennis, of New London. She was born Dec. 3, 1724. 
He built a large farm house, on a part of the Douglas 
farm, in 1744, but, being too fond of active life and 
enterprise to restrict himself to farming, he sold his 
house and land to his brother Robert, Dec. 20, 1751, 
and removed to town. There he lived a little north oif 
the stone house owned by the Browns, on Bank street. 
He kept a house of entertainment at the head of Golden 
street ; and the street is said to have received its name 
from a large golden ball which hung over his door. 
Capt. Nathan died March 4, 1786. Anne, his widow, 
died April 3, 1790. Children, all born in New Lon- 
don: — 

Ebenezer* b. Feb. 24, 1746-7; m. Abigail Bailey. 

Anke*, b. April 7, 1749; m. Capt. Peter Robertson. 

Hannah*, b. Sept. 9, 1751; m. Stephen Holt. 

Deborah*, b. Oct. 18, 1753; m. Judah P. Spooner. 

Lucy*, b. Sept. 22, 1755; m. Nathaniel Willis. 

Nathan*, b. Sept. 6, 1757; m. Osborn; set. 

Danbury, wh. print, newspaper; d. s. p, April 10, 1806. 
53. vii. Elizabeth*, b. June 21, 1759; m. John Miller. 
64. viii. Mary*, b. March 12, 1765; m. Ist, Capt. Thomas 
H. Goddard, 2d, Capt. John French. 

55. ix. Russell* b. March 18, 1767; m. Mary Godfrey. 

56. X. Charles*, b. Dec. 13, 1768; m. 1st, Catharine Conk- 
lin, 2d, Sophronia Hall. 

xi. Thomas*, b. Aug. 5, 1770; d. at sea, June 12, 1794. 


Capt. JOHN^ DOUGLAS {Thoma^, Robert'', Wil- 
liam^\ bom in New London, Conn., April 8, 1724; mar- 
ried. May 11, 1746, Esther, daughter of Clement Leach, 
of New London. They at first lived in the village, but 
in 1760 removed to the Douglas farm on the Colchester 
road, four miles west of the town plot. They are said 
to have been '^ pious and respectable people." Their 
children were remarkable for their tallness, nearly all of 
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particulars are taken from a MS. account of the family 
written in 1805 by one of Capt. John's children, Daniel 
Douglas, then in his 38th year. 

** John's father dying when he was a youth, he was apprenticed 
to Esquire Lee to learn blaeksmitliing in his native town. His 
boss dyinff, he was again bound to Samuel Chipman, of Groton, 
who had been a fellow-apprentice, and went to Salsbury, a fron- 
tier town, but soon after removed to New London. He there 
married Esther, oldest daughter of Clement Leach. Slie was 
bom at New London in 1727. He sold the inherited property 
to his brother Robert, built a house and shop, and carried on 
blacksmithing on a large scale. He lived here till about 1758, 
when he sold, and bought a farm adjoining that of his brother 
Robert. He farmed and blacksmithed and kept a tavern many 
years. He commanded a company of militia. He was often em- 
ployed to decide differences; was clerk in the church, and lined 
the hymns, as the custom was. He died here on the 13th of 
December, 1777. His widow moved with her son David, in 
1803, to Whitestown, N. Y., where she died, Nov. 6, 1803, aged 
76 years." 

Children, born in New London : — 

i. John*, b. April 21, 1747; d. April 4, 1748. 

ii. John*, b. Jan. 18, 1748-9; m. Elizabeth, dan. Joshua 
Hall; rem. fr. Sandisfield, Mass., to Rome, N. Y., 1796; liv. 
Hamilton, N. Y., 1805; d. Nov., 1810. She d. Nov., 1811; had: 
Mehitahel^y Elijah*, John*, Elizabeth*, Hannah*, Sarah*, Orac^ 
and Esthe^. 

57. iii. Esther', b. Dec. 11, 1750; m. Peter Chapel. 

iv. Grace*, b. April 8, 1753; m. Richard Chapel; d. 
Sandisfield, Mass., 1790, leav. 8 ch, 

58. V. Caleb', b. Feb. 12, 1756; ra. 1st, Bethiah Chapel, 
2d, Sarah Hall. 

59. vi. David', b. May 2, 1758; m. 1st, Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Chappel) Bishop, 2d, Eunice Swoddle. 

60. vii. Joshua', b. Sept. 5, 1760; m. Mary Turner, 
viii. Elijah', b. Dec. 1, 1762; d. young. 

61. ix. Stephen', b. Aug. 26, 1765; m. Abigail Ames. 

62. X. Daniel', b. Feb. 12, 1768; m. Ist, Lucy Ames, 2d, 
Mrs. Martha Davis. 

xi. Abel', b. June 27, 1770; d. 1776. 

63. xii. Isaac', b. July 4, 1773; m. Sarah Gleason. 

xiii. Elizabeth', b. March 20, 1776; m. Jonathan Ames; 
liv. (1805) Waterfordi Conn. 

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WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS {WiUiain\ William^, Wil 
linm^), born in New London, Conn., Feb. 19, 1697-8; 
baptized July 4, 1698. His father removed shortly 
after William's birth to Plainfield. He married, March 
26, 1716, Mary, daughter of Greenfield Hanover, of 
Taunton, Mass. His share of his father's estate was 
fifty acres of their farm in Plainfield. His wife Mary 
died Jan. 20, 1717-8; and he died Feb. 4, 1717-8. 
Child :— 

i, Mauy*, h. Jan. 15, 1717-8; prob. d. soon. 


LiEUT.-CoL. JOHN^ DOUGLAS {WiUwm\ William^ 
William^ born in Plainfield, Conn., July 28, 1703; 
married, Jan. 13, 1724-5, Olive, daughter of Benjamin 
and Olive (Hall) Spaulding, of Plainfield. She was 
born Jan. 17, 1709. He was lieutenant-colonel of the 
8th Connecticut regiment, under Col. Jedediah Hunt- 
ington, and took part in a number of engagements. 
His regiment was the best equipped of any in the 
colony; they wore scarlet coats, w^hich had been taken 
from a prize vessel. Col. Douglas was a man of no little 
importance in the town, in his day. Two of his sons. 
Gen. John and Col. William, acted with bravery in the 
Revolutionary war ; while a third, Benjamin (Yale Col- 
lege, 1760,) would undoubtedly have won distinction in 
the legal profession, but for his untimely death at the 
age of 36 years. Olive, wife of Col. John, died Feb. 
21, 1752. Col. John Douglas died April 20, 1766. 
Children, all born in Plainfield : — 

i. William', b. April, 26, 1729; d. young, 
ii. Olivk', b. Nov. 4, 1731; d. young. 

64. iii. Joiin'^, b. April 12, 1734; m.^lst, Susannah , 2d, 

Susiinnah Frevers. 

65. iv. Bkxjamix*, b. Aug. 29, 1739; m. Ist, Rc])eoca Fish, 
2d. Elizabotb Smith. 

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66. V. William*, b. Jan. 27, 1742-3; m. Hannah Mansfield. 

67. vi. Sarah*, b. April 18, 1744; m. Dr. Elisha Perkins. 
(jS, vii. Olive*, b. Oct. 14, 1749; m. Capt. Simon Perkins. 


SAMUEL^DOUGLAS ( William^ William^ William'), 
bom in Plainfield, Conn., Dec. 3, 1707. He removed to 
New Hartford, and continued to reside as a farmer in 
that town until his death in 1766. His wife, Mary, sur- 
vived him. His estate was valued at £481 17s. 6d. 
His sons, Moses and Samuel, were appointed executors, 
and the distribution of the estate was returned to court 
Oct. 11, 1770. They had eight children:— 

i. Sarah*, d. unm. 

69. ii. Sybil*, m. Nov. 16, 1757, Nehemiah Parke. 

70. iii. Susannah*, m. Joseph Bacon. 

71. iv. SAMuisL*, m. Abigail Flowers. 

72. V. Hannah*, b. 1741; m. Jonathan Merrill! 

73. vi. j Miriam*, b. abt. 1743; m. Timothy Wells. 

74. vii. ( Moses*, b. abt. 1743; m. Anne Spencer. 

75. viii. Lois*, m. Matthew Gillett. 


BENAJAH^ DOUCxLAS (William^, William^ H7/- 
Ham'), born in Plainfield, Conn., Sept. 17, 1710. He 
joined the Separatist church in Canterbury, April 7, 
1743. He was a very energetic member of the order, 
which had taken its name on account of its separation 
from the orthodox church.* He was arrested in 1744 
for unlawfully exhorting and breaking the peace, and 
imprisoned in Windham county jail. On giving bonds 
to Justice Dyer that he would ''carry good behavior 
toward all His Majesty's subjects, especially in Canter- 
bury meeting house on Sabbath day," he was released. 
He was again sentenced, July 9, 1747, by the town of 

* For an account of the Separatists in Canterbiirv and adjoining towns 
see Uistorical Notes, by the Rev. Frederic Denison, A. M., Norwich, Conn., 
1857, (now of Providence, R. I.) 

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Windham, for resisting an arrest for exhorting, and im- 
prisoned in Windham county jail, where he was kept at 
hard labor for many months. He removed, about 1750, 
to North Canaan, where he continued to reside. He 
died with the small-pox, at Greenbush, below Albany, N. 
Y., Feb. 15, 1760. His wife had become deranged and 
committed suicide previous to his removal to Canaan. 
Children : — 

Sarah*, b. 1742; m. Capt. John Watson. 
William*, unm.; d. Jan. 15, 1768. 

Abigail*, b. abt. 1745; m. Bacon. 

Benajah*, b. 1747; m. Mary Bacon. 

AbI 4H* 

MARy*,"unm.; d. April 21, 1783. 


JAMES^ DOUGLAS (William^ William^, William'), 
born in Plainfield, Conn., May 20, 1711. His father was 
a farmer, and brought up his large family of boys to 
follow the same occupation, James and his brothers 
worked on the farm in summer, but were sent to school 
during the winter months. Possessed of an active mind, 
he made such use of these opportunities as to gain a 
thorough common school education. 
• In 1738 he purchased, in the town of Cornwall, fifty 
acres on what was known as Cream hill — so named from 
the fertility of the soil. He also purchased that year, 
for £400, two rights of Timothy Pierce, an original pro- 
prietor of the town. In 1739 he removed, with his 
family, to their new purchase. They were among the 
first settlers in the town. A small and hastily built 
house was soon completed, and James at once com- 
menced to clear his land and prepare it for cultivation. 

In 1748, ten years after he had purchased the land, 
he built a large two story house, and vacated the small 
one which had served them hitherto. But in two years, 
unfortunately, this house wfus burned to the ground. In 
1750 he erected a second house upon the same spot, 

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and this is still TTT) standing in good repair, being the 
oldest house in Cornwall. 

Mr. Douglas was one of the most active pioneers in 
the settlement of the town. In addition to his farming, 
he opened the first school in the town, and, by the 
assistance of his wife in the summer, continued it many 
years. He also spent considerable time in opening a 
gold mine upon his farm, to a depth of some hundred 
and twenty feet. Specimens of the ore were sent to 
Boston for analysis, and small quantities of gold ob- 
tained from them, but the expense of working the mine 
was so great that it was finally abandoned. 

He married, Dec. 4, 1732, Rachel Marsh, of Plainfield. 
She was a woman of unusual energy, and had a good 
education. She shared with her husband the incon- 
veniences of their newly settled home in Cornwall, and 
cheerfully aided him by teaching the school in summer, 
in order that he might have more time for the farm 
work. He died Aug. 18, 1785. She died April 13, 
1790, aged 78 years. Children: — 

i. Susannah*, b. in Plainfield, June 24, 1733; m. Mr. 
79. ii. William*, b. in Plainfield, June 22, 1735; m. Martha 

iii. Asa*, b. in Cornwall; perhaps set. Williamstown, 

80. iv. Sarah*, b. in Cornwall, 1743; m. Samuel Wads- 

81. V. James Marsh*, b. in Cornwall, 1746; m. Khoda 

vi. Eunice*, b. in Cornwall; m. Joseph Wadsworth. 

vii. Olive*, b. in Cornwall; m. 1st, Mr. Johnson, 2d, 
Dea. Eliakim Mallory. Had, by 2d h. : 1. Olivt^ Mallory, m. 

Kellogg; rem. Green River. 2. Br odley^ Mallory , m. Mrs. 

Tabitha (Wadsworth) Clark. Children: Ambrose', Davis C.% 

UarriePy Jan^, Mary^ and Rev. Almon^ Mallory, latter Bapt. 
clergym. ('77) Benton Centre, N. Y. 

viii. Mary*, b. in Cornwall; m. Taylor, Marlborough, 


ix. John*, b. in Cornwall, 1749; d. 1763. 


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Dea. THOMAS^ DOUGLAS ( William', William^ Wil- 
liam}), born in Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 26, 1712. He 
married, Jan. 4, 1737, Martha, daughter of Capt John 
Gallup, of Voluntown, and soon removed to that part 
of the town which was afterward set oflF as Sterling. 
He was chosen one of the early deacons of Mr. Coit s 
church in Plainfield. The records of the church, to- 
gether with most of those of the town, were destroyed 
when the town was burned by Arnold, and the date of 
his appointment as deacon cannot be ascertained. He 
is first mentioned on the records which remain, under 
date of Dec. 22, 1784. His wife died in May, 1786, 
aged 70 years. He died in February, 1791. Children, 
born in Voluntown : — 

Elizabeth*, b. April 4, 1745; m. Josiah Babcock. 
John*, b. July 28, 1747; m. Isabel Gordon. 
Martha*, b. April 29, 1750; m. Mr. Kaason, Volun- 

Maky*, b. May 22, 1753; m. Mr. Clark. 
Hannah*, b. Jan. 12, 1756; m. John Gallup. 


ASA^ DOUGLAS ( William', William^, William') born 
in Plainfield, Conn., Dec. 11, 1715. He married, about 
1737, Rebecca Wheeler. She was born Aug. 26, 1718. 
He removed from Plainfield to Old Canaan about 1746, 
and remained there some twenty years. In 1766 he 
removed with his family to what was at that time Jericho 
Hollow, Mass., but which was subsequently included in 
Stephentown, N. Y. His son William had preceded 
him the year before. When Asa came he brought with 
him a company of men who cleared thirty acres of land 
and built a large farm-house. The nearest neighbor was 
four miles away, and they were obliged to go fourteen 
miles to the saw-mill. The garret of the house, which 
is still (77) standing in good repair, was used during 
the Revolutionary war as a jail, there being at that early 







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day none in the county. Asa participated in the war, 
and led a company of thirty '^Silver Grays" at the bat- 
tle of Bennington, on the 16th of August, 1777, when 
the force of British and Indians sent to seize the stores 
collected at that place were defeated by the Americans 
under Col. John Stark. Asa continued to reside in 
Stephentown till the time of his death, which occurred 
Nov. 12, 1792. His widow survived him some fourteen 
years, and died June 12, 1809. Children: — 

85. i. Sabah", b. in Plainfield, Feb. 26, 1738; m. G(eorge?) 

86. ii. Asa*, b. in Plainfield, Dec. 24, 1739; m. Sarah 

iii. Rebecca*, b. in Plainfield, Jan. 3, 1741-2; unm.; 
d. April 28, 1826. 

87. iv. William*, b. in Plainfield, Aug. 22, 1743; m. Han- 
nah Cole. 

88. V. Hannah*, b. in Plainfield, Jan. 17, 1744-5; m. Hon. 
J(ames?) Brown. 

vi. Lucy*, b. in Canaan, Jan. 12, 1746-7; d. in 1749. 

89. vii. Olive*, b. in Canaan, Sept 7, 1748; m.Gen. Samuel 

90. Tiii. Wheeleb*, b. in Canaan, April 10, 1750; m. Martha 

91. ix. Jonathan*, b. in Canaan, Feb. 14, 1752; m. Bhoda 

92. X. Nathaniel*, b. in Canaan, Aug. 11, 1754; m. Ist, 
Prudence Brown, 2d, Travaissa. 

93. xi. John*, b. in Canaan, Aug. 2, 1758; m. Hannah 

94. xii. Bbnajah*, b. in Canaan, Dec. 15, 1760; m. Martha 

95. xiii. Lucy*, b. in Canaan, May 10, 1762; m. MaJ. Jona- 
than Brown. 


JONATHAN* DOUGLAS {Richard^ William^ Wil 
liam^)^ bom in New London, Conn., Oct. 30, 1705. He 
married, Aug. 3, 1731, Lucy, daughter of Richard 
Christophers, of New London. In 1732 he bought a 
lot on Broadley street, ''having the Cross highway 
north and the Long highway west." He died in 1733 ; 
and his widow married second, March 6, 1736-7, Guy 

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Palmes, of New London, by whom she had a son, An- 
drew Palmes, bom in New London, April 9, 1738. 
Jonathan's inventory amounted to £4,719. Child: — 

i. Lucy', b. in New London, Jan. 4, 1732-3; d. Oct. 21, 1739. 


Dea. WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS {Richard\ William\ 
WilliaTn})^ born in New London, Conn., Jan. 1, 1708. 
He married, March 4, 1730-1, Sarah* daughter of 
George* Denison,* of New London. He was constable 
in 1765, and a man of considerable importance in the 
town in his day. He was a deacon in the New London 
church. He died Nov. 12, 1787. His widow died 
May 12, 1797, aged 87 years. Children, born in New 
London : — 

96. i. W/lliam', b. Feb. 7, 1731-2; m. Mary Lucas. 

ii. Elizabeth*, b. Nov. 26, 1733; m. John Chapman; 
rem. to Chautauqua co., N. Y. 

iii. Margaret*, b. Oct. 4, 1736; m. Dec., 1753, John 

97. iv. Jonathan*, b. July 4, 1737; m. Anna Colfax. 

98. V. George*, b. July 16, 1739; m. Elizabeth Lucas, 
vi. Abiah*, b. Jan. 5, 1741-2; unm.; d. Oct. 1, 1816. 

99. vii. LuoY*, b. Nov. 27, 1743; m. Daniel Starr. 

viii. Sarah*, b. Feb. 7, 1745; m. Daniel Latimer; set. 
Waterford; had several children. 

ix. Eunice*, b. 1748; d. unm. 
100. X. Richard*, b. 1750; m. 1st, Abigail Starr, 2d, Mrs. 
Lucy (Way) Palmes. 

xi. Lydia*, b. 1762; m. Daniel Douglas, [45]. 


Capt. CALEB^ DOUGLAS (Richard^ WiUtaw!',Wtl 
Uam^)^ born in New London, Conn., in 1714. He mar- 
ried. May 2, 1738, Mary, daughter of Joshua Moore, of 

* George Denison, son of John, of Stonington. and grandson of Capt. 
George, graduated from Harvard College in 1693, and settled as an attorney 
in New London. He had two sons and six daughters; the latter of whom 
were considered the flower of the young society of the place. — Caulkins. 

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New London. He died in 1750. She died Feb. 13, 
1797, aged 87 years. Children, born in New Lon- 
don : — 

i. Rebbcca^ b. April 2, 1741; m. Gideon Stacy, 
ii. Maky*, b. Dec. 18, 1745; m. 1767, John Owen, 
iii. Margaret*, bapt. Nov. 15, 1747; d. young. 


MARGARET* DOUGLAS {Richard^ William^ Wil 
liam})^ bom in New London, Conn., in 1717. She 
married, Nov. 6, 1735, Capt. Nathanael Coit, of New 
London. She died July, 17, 1752, and is buried in the 
old burial ground. Capt. Coit married again, July 13, 
1754, Mrs. Mary Braddick. By his first wife there 
were eight children, all bom in New London, as fol- 
lows:* — 

i. Sarah' Coit, b. July 18, 1736; m. Samuel Belden. 

ii. Nathanael* Coit, b. Dec. 1, 1738; m. Borodel Latimer. 

iii. Mary* Coit, b. Nov. 10, 1740; d. Feb. 5, 1742-3. 

iv. Margaret* Coit, b. Feb. 8, 1742-3; d. Sept. 4, 1746. 

V. Solomon* Coit, b. Feb. 16, 1744-5; m. Hannah Jordan. 

vi. Mary* Coit, b. Aug. 2, 1747; unm.; d. May 28, 1832. 
vii. j Samuel* Coit, b. July 1, 1752; liv. and d. in Boston, 
viii. \ William* Coit, b. July 1, 1752; d. July 9, 1752. 


RICHARD* DOUGLAS (Richard^, William!', Wtl- 
liam^), born in New London, Conn., in 1720. He went 
to England to look up the relatives of the family, and, 
probably, some family estate. He never returned, and, 
supposing him dead, his brother William administered 
on his estate till 1752. It was appraised at £2,986. 
He was not married in this country, and probably left 
no descendants. 

* The names of the children only are given here. For a fuller account 
of Marfl^ret Douglas's descendants see the " Coit Genealogy," by the Rev. 
Frederic W. Chapman, A. M., published in 1874, within the scope of which 
they more properly come. 

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SAMUEL^ DOUGLAS (Richard^, WilUam^, William'), 
born in New London, Conn., in 1722. He married, Nov. 
2, 1749, Mary, daughter of Daniel Denison, of New 
London. He died about 1753; and his widow married 
second, April 17, 1754, James Thompson, of Groton. 

i. Mary*, b. in New London, July 29, 1750; m. Thomas 


Dea. DANIEL* DOUGLAS (John\ William!', Roherf", 
William'), born in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 15, 1735. 
He married Jemima Webb, of the north-western part of 
Saybrook, now the town of Chester. He was a deacon 
in the Baptist church in Saybrook for many years, sus- 
taining the office from 1775, or before, until his death. 
He owned and managed a farm in Chester, and also 
worked at the trade of house carpenter. His wife, Je- 
mima, died April 22, 1809, aged 66 years. He died 
May 16, 1812. Children, born in Saybrook (now Ches- 
ter) :— 

i. John*, m. Griswold; a desc., Milton DouglaSy 

res. ('77) Newfane, N. Y. 

101. ii. Daniel*, b. March 9, 1771; m. Phebe Lines. 

102. iii. Samuel*, b. abt. 1777; m. Lydia Tyler. 

103. iv. Joshua*, b. July 3, 1780; m. Ist, Prudence Spen- 
cer, 2d, Martha Crocker. 

104. V. David*, m. Annie Smith. 

yi. Lucy*, m. Samuel Green; set. Saratoga, N. Y.; d. 
8. p. 

vii. Hannah*, unm.; d. Saybrook (now Chester), 

viii. Mercy*, unm.; d. Saybrook " 

* Hardly legible, — perhaps Dart, or Dow. 

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Dea. ISRAEL^ DOUGLAS {John\ WilUam\ Robert, 
WtlliaTn}), born in Colchester, Conn., Dec. 9, 1742. He 
married, Feb. 26, 1768, Abigail Hull, of Clinton. They, 
settled in Saybrook, now Chester. He was deacon of 
the church there until his removal, in 1806, to Leyden, 
N. Y., whither his sons Israel, Jonathan and Nathan had 
preceded him. Dea. Douglas and his wife both died in 
Leyden, he March 28, 1818. Of their children, one 
who knew them well writes: ''They were a hardy, 
thrifty and industrious class, moral and religious in their 
tendencies ; a faithful record of whose lives and experi- 
ences would honor the historic name they bore, and of 
which they may be pardoned for having a little clannish 
pride." Children, born in Saybrook: — 

105. i. ISKAEL*, b. Aug. 17, 1769; m. let, Ruth Pratt, 2d, 
Sarah Spencer. 

ii. Jonathan*, b. Sept. 21, 1774; m. ; s. 

AmePy Norton', Jonaihan^y and dau. RacheV, res. ('77) Port Ley- 
den, N. Y. 

iii. Anna', b. Oct. 14, 1776; m. Abner Richards; d. 
abt. 1870; some desc. res. in Oregon. 

iv. Abigail*, b. May 19, 1780; unm. ; d. Feb. 13, 1802. 

106. V. Nathan*, b. Feb. 18, 1783; m. Charlotte Tyler. 

107. vi. Salmon*, b. Feb. 27, 1786; m. Ist, Roxanna Hub- 
bard, 2d, Prudence Hawley. 

vii. Lydia*, b. Sept. 13, 1788; m. Jones. Chil- 
dren: PauV Jones, Port Leyden, N. Y. ; Mrs. Lydid' {Jones) 
Miller, Marion, 0. ; Oeorge\ Earl Douglas' , Sampson' , and Silas^ 
Jones, in Oregon. 


HANNAH^ DOUGLAS (Eobert\ Thoma^, Robert, 
William}), born in New London, Conn., June 5, 1732. 
She married, Feb. 2, 1748-9, Nicholas Bishop, of Mont- 
ville, whither they removed and where they managed a 
farm. Hannah died at Montville, and he subsequently 
married a second time, and removed to Lyme. Chil- 
dren, bom in Montville : — 

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i. Sarah* Bishop, m. Edward Richards.* 

ii. Jonathan* Bishop, m. Annie Allen, 

iii. Joseph* Bishop, m. Desire Gilbert, 

iv. John* Bishop, m. Mary Kilburn. 

V. Mary* Bishop, m. David Congdon. 


THOMAS^ DOUGLAS {Roheri^, TJioma^, Robert^, 
William})^ born in New London, Conn., Aug. 1, 1734. 
He married, in 1761, Grace, daughter of David^ and 
Elizabeth (Edgecomb) Richards,* of New London. He 
was a farmer, and in his leisure time engaged in tanning 
and shoemaking. He lived on the old Douglas place, 
on the Colchester road. Four of his daughters, Sarah, 
Hannah, Grace and Abigail were deaf and dumb. 
Thomas died in 1826, in his 93d year. Grace, his 
widow, died July 13, 1831, aged 94 years. Children, 
born in New London : — 

i. Guy*, b. Jan. 7, 1762; unm ; d. May 5, 1849. 
ii. Elizabeth*, b. 1764; unm. ; d. June 2, 1833. 

108. iii. Mary*, b. 1766; m. Jared Prentiss. 

iv. Sarah*, b. 1768; unm.; d. Sept. 8, 1813. 
V. Hannah*, b. June 1, 1771; unm.; d. Feb. 2, 1858. 

vi. Esther*, b. Feb., 1772; m. Samuel Lee, Lyme. 
Children: Dr. Thomas D.'^ Lee, N. Y. city; Maria} and Marietta 
Leey Eiist Lyme, Conn. 

109. vii. Robert*, b. Jan. 18, 1774; m. Abiah Douglas, 
viii. Grace*, b. Jan., 1776; unm.; d. Oct. 1, 1858. 

ix. Abigail*, b. 1779; unm.; d. Jan. 4, 1827. 


SARAff DOUGLAS (Robert^, Thoma^, Robert, Wil- 
liam}), b6rn in New London, Conn., July 15, 1738. 
She married, Feb. 14, 1758, Edward Raymond, of Mont- 
ville. They were farmers in Waterford, where they 
both died, — he, Sept. 14, 1788. Children, born in New 
London, (now Waterford) : — 

* For a full account of the Richards family see Morse's Genealogical 
BegUter, vol. III., p. 98. 

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i. Caleb* Raymond, b. Jan. 21, 1759; d. unm. 

ii. Elizabeth* Kaymond, b. Nov. 25, 1761; m. Mr. Good- 

iii. Mehitabel* Raymond, b. March 18, 1763; m. Moses 

iv. Joshua* Raymond, b. Jan. 2, 1766; d. unm. 

V. Hannah* Raymond, b. June 13, 1774; m. Oliver Ray- 

vi. Sakah* Raymond, b. March 11, 1777. 


ROBERT^ DOUGLAS (Roberi^, Thoma^, Roberf, 
William})^ born in New London, Conn., Aug. 7, 1740. 
He married Hannah, daughter of Samuel Gardiner, of 
Norwich. He was a silversmith, and had a shop in New 
London, in 1766, ''next door to Capt. Titus Hurlbut's," 
and advertised " shoe and knee buckles, clasps and 
tongues, button stones, crystal ring sparks, ciphered 
earring stones," etc. He took part in the Revolution- 
ary war, and died at Canterbury in 1776, on his way 
from Boston to New London. He left a wife, who re- 
moved to Norwich, but no children. 


SAMUEL*^ DOUGLAS (Roberl^, Thoma^, Roberf, 
WilliaTn})^ born in New London, Conn., Feb. 26, 1744-5. 
He married, Feb. 26, 1781, Rebecca, daughter of Elisha 
Avery, of Stonington. They were farmers living in 
that part of New London now called Waterford. He 
died April 20, 1821 ; and his widow removed to New- 
field, N. Y., to the family of her daughter, Rebecca 
Brown, where she died. Children, born in New Lon- 
don: — 

110. i. Samuel*, b. abt. 1781; m. Sarah Strickland. 

111. ii. Elisha Avery*, b. Feb. 7, 1782; m. Margaret Dart. 

112. iii. Robert*, b. Dec. 19, 1785; m. Elizabeth Daniels. 

113. iv. Rebecca*, b. March 29, 1795; m. David G. Brown. 
V. Abby*, b. abt. 1798; m. Mr Beebe. 


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MEHITABEL^ DOUGLAS (Robert^, Thoma^.Eoherf!', 
William})^ born in New London, Conn., Sept. 8, 1747. 
She married Benjamin Gorton, of New London. They 
were farmers living in the western part of the town of 
New London, in what is now Waterford. He died Sept. 
9, 1825, aged 88 years. She died March 31, 1837, in 
her 90th year. Children, born in Waterford : — 

i. Benjamin* Gorton, m. Mary Hempstead. 

ii. Richard* Gorton, m. Temperance Hempstead, 

iii. Sarah* Gorton, unm. 

iv. Robert* Gorton, m. Esther Gardiner. 

V. Mehitabel* Gorton, m. Josiah Darrow. 

vi. William* Gorton, m. Abiah^ Douglas [197]. 

vii. Fanny* Gorton, nnm. 


JOSEPH' DOUGLAS (Bobert^, Thoma^, Robert, Wil- 
liam^), born in New London, Conn., June 1, 1750. He 
married, Dec. 5, 1777, Mary, daughter of Charles Thomp- 
son, of New London. He was a farmer, tanner and 
shoemaker. He died in January, 1825. She died July 
1, 1820, aged 67 years. Children, born in New Lon- 
don: — 

Mary*, b. Sept. 30, 1778; m. Marvin Huntley. 
Sarah*, b. March 21, 1780; m. George Morris. 
Fanny*, b. Aug. 24, 1781; m. Capt. Amos Crocker. 
Lucy*, b. MarcJi 8, 1783; unm.; d. Nov. 28, 1831. 
JosEPU*{ b. March 10, 1785; m. Lucretia Dart. 
IIANN.AH*, b. Jan. 15, 1787; m. Joel Holt. 
Aaron*, b. Jan. 11, 1789; m. Lvdia Leach. 
Eunice*, b. Feb. 5, 1791; m. l)ea. John Water- 

Nancy*, b. Oct. 16, 179G; m. Jeremiah Fox. 


Capt. DANIEL'^ DOUGLAS {Robert^, Thoma^, Rob- 
erf^ William}), born in New London, Conn., May 22, 


















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1752. He married, April 23, 1778, Lydia, daughter of 
William^ and Sarah (Denison) Douglas, of New London, 
[31. xi.] where she was born in 1752. This family re- 
moved, in 1797, to Wallingford, Vt. He had served as 
a captain in the Revolutionary war. She died in Wall- 
ingford, May 17, 1811. He died in Rutland, in Sep- 
tember, 1821. Children, born in New London: — 

122. i. Edmund*, b. March 11, 1779; m. 1st, Orilla Hjde, 
2d, Mrs. Elizabeth (Rowley) Watkins. 

123. ii. Lydia", b. Dee. 10. 1780; m. Hon. Jacob Houghton. 

124. Hi. Gilbert Denison*, b. Jan. 22, 1783; m. Eliza- 
beth Hamilton. 

125. iv. Benjamin*, b. March 14, 1785; m. Lucy Town- 

126. V. Christopher*, b. Feb. 22, 1787; m. Phebe Douglas. 

127. Ti. William*, b. April 1, 1789; m. Anna Eddy. 

vii. Sarah*, b. April 14, 1791; unm.; res. (77) Fre- 
donia, N. Y. 

128. viii. Daniel Wetherel*, b. April 14, 1794; m. Hannah 


SPERRY^ DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Thoma^, Roherf, 
William})^ born in New London, Conn., in November, 
1744. He married. May 8, 1768, Rebecca Chapman, of 
New London. She was born Aug. 10, 1745. Speny 
and his brother Richard lived side by side on land that 
had been their father's, in Broadley street, in New Lon- 
don. He died April 27, 1816. She died at Troy, N.Y., 
Oct. 16, 1826. Children, born in New London: — 

129. i. Stephen*, b. Nov. 1, 1768; m. Hannah Sexton. 

130. ii. Sperry*, b. Jan. 8, 1770; m. Rhoda Weller. 

131. iii. Rebecca*, b. Sept. 10, 1772; m. Capt. Samuel Jen- 

iv. Jeremiah*, b. Oct. 11, 1774; d. Feb. 9, 1803. 

132. V. Hannah*, b. July 20, 1776; m. 1st, Capt. Timothy 
Sparrow, 2d, Abraham Brower. 

133. vi. Henry«, b. Dec. 16, 1780; m. Harriet Harris. 

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RICHARD^ DOUGLAS (Stephen^ Thomas,^, Roherf, 
William}), born in New London, Conn., Aug. 19, 1746. 
He married, Nov. 9, 1777, Mrs. Ann Jennings, daughter 
of Samuel Champlin. She was born on Block island 
Jan. 9, 1751. He worked at the cooper's trade. He 
enlisted at the breaking out of the Revolutionary war 
and served faithfully until the disbanding of his regi- 
ment. He sold his property in Broadley street and 
bought in 1786, of Timothy Green, for £70, a house lot 
on the corner of Green and Golden streets. He at one 
time kept a baker's shop in New London. He died 
Jan. 9, 1828. She died Aug. 23, 1837. Children, born 
in New London : — 

134. i. Alexander*, b. Oct. 3, 1778; m. Lydia Treby. 

ii. Nancy*, b. Jan. 18, 1780; unm ; d. New London, 
July 14, 1861. 

iii. Clarissa*, b. July 6, 1781; m. May 26, 1802, Palmer 
Peck; d. Bloomfield, N. Y., ilarch 20, 1824. 

135. iv. Fanny*, b. Jan. 15, 1784; m. Jeremiah Miner. 

136. V. Richard*, b. Sept. 10, 1785; m. . 

vi. Dr. Luke*, b. Nov. 30, 1788; unm.; d. Robertson 
CO., Tenn., Sept. 3, 1820. 

137. vii. Dr. Charles*, b, July 20, 1792; unm.; physician, 
viii. Mary*, b. Dec. 20, 1794; d. Aug. 22, 1795.. 

138. ix. Peter*, b. June 28, 1796; m. Lucy Starr. 


Capt. EBENEZER'^ DOUGLAS {Natlian\ Tlioma^, 
Roherf, William}), born in New London, Conn., Feb. 
24, 1746-7. lie married, June 3, 1773, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Terry) Bailey,* of New 
London, where she was born March 17, 1751. He was 
in early life engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Lon- 
don. At the time of the Revolution he held a captain's 
commission. Mrs. William Hyde, his only surviving 

* Nathan Bailey was 1). May 31, 1724. Elizabeth Terry was b. Sept. 27. 
1729. They were marrietl May 31, 1750.— OW BibU. 

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child, now ('77) in her 86th year, relates the following 
anecdote concerning him, which her mother repeated 
to the children on the fourth of every July while she 
lived, adding the remark, '' You don't know what this 
day cost, but I do." 

" On the day New London was burned, my father, as was his 
practice, rose early in the morning and went out to look around, 
as the British were expected at any time. He soon came back in 
great haste, saying that the enemy were Coming and he must get 
out his company; and that mother must take care of the three 
children. Anticipating such an event, they had already prepared 
a place of a safety a few miles out of town, and taking a loaf of 
bread in a bag, and the youngest child in her arms, my mother 
started thither. When they had proceeded some little distance 
one of the children could go no farther; but a man came along 
just then and earned her out of danger. When thev returned, 
after the British had left, they found the house still standing 
but everything was destroyed." 

After the close of the war Capt. Ebenezer was ap- 
pointed keeper of the jail, and inspector of vessels for 
the port of New London. He was a man of decided 
Christian character. He died, on Sunday night, Sept. 
3, 1798, of the yellow fever, taken while watching with 
a friend. His widow survived him 43 years, and died 
at St. Albans, Me., Aug. 19, 1841. Children, all bom 
in New London : — 

i. EbenezerS b. July 14, 1774; d. Nov. 5, 1778. 

139. ii. Abigail*, b. Oct. 11, 1775; m. Charles Beebc. 
iii. LucY«, b. July 29, 1777; unm.; d. Nov. 2, 1838. 

140. iv. Martha*, b. March 3, 1779; m. Alexander C. 

V. Benjamin*, b. March 3, 1781; d. Sept. 9, 1783. 

141. vi. Francis*, b. March 27, 1783; m. Susan Capen. 

142. vii. Mary*, b. Dec. 28, 1784; m. Edwin H. Bolton. 

143. viii. Nathan*, b. Jan. 31, 1787; m. Elizabeth Benham. 

144. ix. John Woodward*, b. Oct. 12, 1788; m. Nancy 

145. X. Elizabeth*, b. July 8, 1790; m. Maj. Joseph 

146. xi. Julia*, b. Oct. 19, 1792; m. William Hyde. 

147. xii. Anne*, b. Oct. 20, 1795; m. Rev. Natban W. Shel- 

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ANNE^ DOUGLAS {Nathan\ Thoma^, Robert^, Wil- 
liain})^ born in New London, Conn., April 7, 1749. She 
married Capt. Peter Robertson, of New London, where 
they settled and always lived. She died Aug. 28, 1795. 
They had but one child : — 

i. Jaket* Robertson, m. Thomas IL* Goddard [54. i.]. 


HANNAH* DOUGLAS {Nailtan\ Tlioma^, Roherfi, 
William}^, born in New London, Conn., Sept. 9, 1751; 
married Stephen Holt, of New London, where they set- 
tled, and Mr. Holt engaged in mercantile pursuits. He 
died Sept. 2, 1825. She died May 19, 1831. Children, 
all born in New London : — 

i. SxEPPrEN^ Holt, m. Jerusha Howel, Sag Harbor,. N. Y.; 
set. N. Y. city, and eng. in mercant. pursuits; had PhiUtus^ 
HoU, whose only s. Robert^ Holt, is flour merch. (77) N. Y. city. 

ii. Henry' Holt, unm.; d. abt. 1840. 

iii. Hannah* Holt, m. Henry Jepson, N. London, who d. 
abt. 1839; had John'' Jepson, 

iv. Sophia* Holt, m. Mr. Clark; set. N. Y. city; had Lucy 
Ann'' ( Wilnur), Elizabeth'' {Dayton), CharW, Sophia^ and Thomas' 


DEBORAIP DOUGLAS {Nathan\ T1wmas\ Roherf, 
WiUiani^), born in New London, Conn., Oct. 18, 1753. 
She married, Sept. 10, 1770, Judah Paddock Spooner, 
who was born at New London Nov. 5, 1748. Mr. 
Spooner was a printer, having served his apprentice- 
ship with his brother-in-law, Timothy Green, the third 
of the name who carried on the business at New Lon- 
don. In 1773 they entered into partnership, and, Mr. 
Green furnishing a press and type, set up a printing 
house at Norwich. But, business not meeting their ex- 

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pectations here, they subsequently removed the press to 
Hanover, a town then embraced in the state of Vermont, 
where they published a newspaper for a short time. In 
1778, in consequence of an invitation from the newly 
formed government of Vermont, they removed their 
office to Westminster, and, in February, 1781, com- 
menced the publication of the first newspaper printed 
in the state. The paper, which was called the Vermont 
Gazette; or Green Mountain Post- Boy, was printed on 
small, pot-sized sheets and was issued every Monday. It 
was continued till 1783, when the firm was dissolved 
and the press removed to Windsor, where Mr. Spooner 
was afterward engaged in printing with his younger 
brother, Aldeil. He entered the army in 1775, and was 
present at the battle of Bunker's Hill. He was subse- 
quently captured in a privateei*, and confined in the 
Jersey prison ship, in Wallabout bay, N. Y., where he 
contracted a fever, from the ultimate effects of which he 
died at Rutland, Vt., in February, 1807. His widow, 
Deborah, died at Wainscot, Long Island, March 25, 1823. 
They had seven children : — 

i. Nancy* Spoonek, b. July 21, 1771; m. Ist. Dr. Charles 
Poulaine, N. London, by whm. had Marianne^ Poulaine; ra. 2d, 
Thomas Miller, Wallingiord, Vt.,'and had Henrietta^ and Edwin 
B: Miller, 

ii. Rebecca* Spooxer, b. May 10, 1773; m. Jacob Cooper, 
Springfield, Mass., aftwrd. Suffield, Conn.; had Bdwi7t\ Juaah', 
William', Martha Ami' (m. Rev. Mr. Alden, Pa.), Alden Spooner'' 
and Warre?i' Cooper. 

iii. Uaxnah* Spooner, b. Feb. 24, 1775; m. Ist, Thomas 
Hale, and had Alden Spooner'', Moses', John'' and Nancy' Hale; 
m. 2d, Turner. 

iv. Deborah* Spooner, b. Feb. 8, 1777; m. 1st, Oliver Bow- 
man, 2d, Andrew Leach, . Pi tt«ford, Vt. ; had: 1. Maria BJ' 
Bowman, d. Jan., 1876; m. Walter Follett, who d. Feb. 14, 1874; 
had, Maria Botomuji^, Walter Julian^, Andrew Leach^, Herbert 
Edward^, and Harriet Louisa^ Follett, 2. Harrief Leach, m. 
Rev. Mr. Warner. 3. Catharine' Leach, m. Mr. Swift. 4. Mar- 
tha A,'' Leach. 5. Cephas' Leach. 

V. Fanny* Sih)oner, b. May 8, 1780; d. Dec. 6. 1783. 

vi. Col. Alden* Spooner, b. Jan. 23, 1783; d. Brooklvn, 
N. Y., Nov. 24, 1848; m. Sag Harbor, N. Y., Feb, 24, 1807, 

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Rebecca, dan. John and Margaret (Pierson) Jermain; had several 
ch. includ. Alden Jernifiin^ Spooner, founder L. I. Hist. Soc, res. 
(78) Brooklyn, N. Y. 

vii. Frances Bowman* Spooner, b. Jan. 14, 1798; m. Feb. 
19, 1820, Sylvester Hand, Wainscot, L. I.; d. DextK3r, Mich.; 
had Jame^y Alden S.\ Frafices', Emina^ and Maria^ Hand, 


LUCY« DOUGLAS {Nathan\ Thoma^, Roberf, Wil~ 
Imm})^ born in New London, Conn., Sept. 22, 1755. She 
married April 13, 1777, Nathaniel® (Cha^les^ Charles^ 
Nathaniel', NathanieP, George^) Willis, of Boston, Mass. 
Mr. Willis published the Itidependent Chronicle^ a whig 
paper, in Boston, from June, 1774, to January, 1784, 
when he removed to Virginia, leaving his son Nathaniel 
in Boston. He afterward established the Potomac Guar- 
dian at Martinsburg, and the Sciota Gazette^ the first 
newspaper in Ohio, at Chillicothe. Mrs. Willis died at 
Boston, May 1, 1793. Mr. Willis married a second 
time. By his first wife he had four children,* all born 
in Boston : — 

i. Andrew* Willis, b. 1778; d. young. 

ii. Mary* Willis, b. 1779; d. young. 

iii. Nathaniel* Willis, b. June 6, 1780; m. July 21, 1803, 
Hannah Parker, Holliston; founded 1st religious newspaper in 

world; father of N. P.^ Willis, Richard Storrs^ Willis , ' 

Willisy (Fanny Fern). 

vi. Rebecca* Willis, b. July 28, 1782; m. Nov. 24, 1808, 
Samuel Richards, Boston. 


ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS {Nathan\ TJioma^, Roh- 
erf, William})^ born in New London, Conn., June 21, 
1759. She married, May 19, 1782, John Miller, of West 
Springfield, Mass. He was born Dec. 8, 1752. They 
settled in West Springfield as farmers, and continued to 

*For a full account of the Willis family see Morse's Oenealoaical 
Begister, Vol. II., p. 205-10. 

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reside there many years. They subsequently removed 
to South Hadley Falls, where he died April 2, 1836, and 
she died July 4, 1838, Children, born there : — 

i. Elizabeth* Miller, b. April 19, 1783; m. Capt. Nath- 
aniel Thorp, W. Springfield, wh. set.; d. Holyoke, Oct. 12, 1858: 
had: 1. Muses' Thorp, res. ('77) Ilolyoke. Also others. 

ii. John* Miller, b, Aug. 29, 1785; m. Feb. 15, 1813, 
Hannah Bassett, W. Springfield; set. Hinsdale, N. H.; set. 1825, 
Norwalk, 0., 1839, New London, 0., wh. d. Dec. 14, 1852; had: 
1. Celemene^ Miller, b. July 12, 1820; m. June 21, 1849, Bushnell 
Post; res. New London, 0.; had: (1). Charles B."^ Post, b. Oct. 
6, 1850. (2). Mary E.^ Post, b. Dee. 23, 1854. (3). William L^ 
Post, b. June 25, 1857. (4). Emma B.' Post, b. Sept. 9, 1859. 
All res. ('77) New London, 0. 2. John' Miller, b. March 20, 
1822; m. May 20, 1850, Nancy B.' Miller [53. v. 2.]; res. ('77) 
Toledo, 0.; has: i\). Haanafi E^ Miller, b. Oct. 18, 1853; d. 
Jan. 17, 1854. (2). Lilla M.' Miller, b. April 20, 1857; d. June 
23, 1857. 3. A7isofi H.'' Miller, b. May 2, 1824; m. March 21, 
1854, Nancy J. Otis, b. Berlin, 0., Feb. 1, 1833; cashier 1st Nat. 
bank, Fremont; has: {1). Mary 0.^ Miller, b. April 11, 1850. 
(2). Fan7iy B^ Miller, b. June 15, 1800. (3). Julia E,^ Miller, 
b. March 27, 1805. 4. Thomas D? Miller, b. Sept. 30, 1820: 
unm.; res. ('77) Dallas, Tex. 5. Elizabeth D: Miller, b. April 
20, 1828; m. Nov. 10, 1858, John G. Sherman; res. ('77) Wake- 
mac, O.; has: (1). John M,^ Sherman, b. July 29, 1800. (2). 
Julia J^V Sherman, b. Feb. 9, 1802. (3). Mary B^ Sherman, b. 
Aug. 10, 1805. 

lii. IlEPZtBAH* Miller, b. Aug. 12, 1787; m. Jan. 20, 1809, 
Hon. Caleb Todd; d. Dec. 29, 1820. He was b. Wallingford, 
Conn., March 10, 1785; set. Hinsdale, N. IL, 1815; commenced 
mfg. there 1820; prominent in state and town affairs; d. May 21, 
1871; had: 1. Henry Daif Todd, b. Nov. 8, 1809; m. 1st, Feb. 8, 
1832, Thankful Evans, b. Feb. 14, 1813, d. Dec. 15, 1832; m. 
2d, Mav 13, 1839, Lois Weeks, b. Jan. 13, 1810, d. Nov. 1, 1850; 
m 3d, May 9, 1857, Tasile Croteau, b. April 17, 1831; res. ('77) 
Boston, Mass.; has: (1). Isabella T^ Todd, b. Dec. 1, 1832. (2). 
Sahra Amelia'' Todd, b. Oct. 13, 1843. (3). Harriet Lois' Todd, 
b. May 1, 1858. (4). Henry Caleb' Todd, b. Aug. 13, 1859. (5). 
Emma Louis^ Todd, b. July 4, 1802. (0). Thomas Engend" Todd, 
b. July 2, 1804. 2. Mariette' Todd, b. Jan. 17, 1812; m. June 
17, 1834, Edwin George Ripley, for many yrs. prest. .tEtna f. ins. 
CO., b. July 14, 1812, d. Aug. 20, 1802; res. ('77) Chicasro, 111.; 
has: (1). Harriet Jf." Eipley, b. 1835. (2). Lucy Elizabeth' Nip- 
ley, b. June 28, 1839; d. Sept. 29, 1840. (3). James Edwin' 
Ripley, b. March 10, 1841; d. Aug. 19, 1842. (4). Charles Hetmf 
Ripley, b. June 30, 1847. (5). Mary"" Ripley. 3. Hon, John 
Douglas' Todd, b. March 11, 1814; m. Dec. 0, 1837, Mary New- 

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hall, b. Sept. 3, 1812; d. July 4, 1874; prcst. Conway bank, 
and state Senator fr. Conwav; had: (1). Edwin Auf/uslus^ Todd, 
M. Z>., b. Feb, 13, 1840. ^(2). Ahhij NewhaW Todd, b. Feb. G, 
1847; d. Aug. 20, 1849. (3). Mary Ahhy^ Todd, h. Aug. 24, 
1850; res. ('77) Boston, Mass. 4. Martha Elizabeth' Todd, b. 
March 6, 1816; d. Oct. 5, 1835. 5. JehieV Todd, b. Nov. 4, 
1818; m. 1st, Oct. 7, 1840, Melissa Hildreth, b. Feb. 4, 1818, d. 
May 28, 1843; m. 2d, Jan. 1, 1845, Susan Elizabetli Whitman, 
b. Oct. 20, 1818. *'He was for several years superintendent of 
the Middlesex Co., Lowell, Mass., running 50 setts of woolen 
machinery, and emi)loving about 1000 })ersons. During this time 
they made goods for the Xew York exhibition of the industry of 
all nations, in 1853. Among these were hlack Doeskins (of 
American wool) 27 inches wide, nearlv 5,400 warp threads. Over 
1000 yards were woven, the average finished weight being only 7 
oz. per yard, an achievement considered the perfection of spin- 
ning, and which, it is believed, heat the toorld. Under his.super- 
intendency the goods of the Middlesex company attained adegrec 
of superiority never before nor since surj)assed. Mr. Todd is 
now ('78) a manufacturer and wholesale dealer in strictly i)ure 
slices and cream tartar, roasted and ground coffees, etc., in 
Worcester, Mass., (as J. Todd & Co.) In religious sentiment he 
is an orthodox Congregationalist, having joined the church in 
1835. He is now a member of Plymouth Congregational church, 
in Worcester. He does not believe in adulterated food nor in 
mixed religion, — purity is best in both cases, for body and soul. 
For most of his life he has been an active worker in church and 
Sunday-school." Children: (1). Martha Elizabeth'' Todd, b. Sept. 
5, 1841; m. Jan. 22, 18G3, Rufus Livermore, b. (rroton, Mass., Nov. 
1, 1831). He was in famous f)th Mass. Vols. wh. went thro' lial- 
timore, also in 3d K. I. Cav. ; now ('78) sec'y Rodnev Hunt Mfg. 
Co., Orange, Mass. (2). Francis^ Todd, b. June 29, 1847; d. 
Aug. 7, 1847. (3). Jave Miller^ Todd, b. Oct. 11, 1849; d. March 
14, 1850. (4). Mary Janc^ Todd, (^^Minnie") b. Dec. 19, 1850; 
m. Mav 17, 1877, Joseph A. Taong, b. Xorthboro', Mass., June 
18, 1839. He wtis in Co. F, GOth Mass. Vols.; now ('78) in fur- 
niture bus., Worcester. (5). Olive Street^ Todd, 1). Julv 23, 1853; 
m. March 30, 187G, Charles W. (lilbert, b. W. Brookiield, Mass., 
Dec. 1, 183G. He is of '» Gilbert Loom Co.", WorcesteV. (G). 
.Samuel Lawrena^ Todd, b. Julv 21, 1H55; d. July 11, 1857. (7). 
Sman Whitman' Todd, b. Aug": 21, 1858; d. Mav 25, 1859. 

iv. Francks* Miller, b.\\ug. IG, 17S9; d. Feb. 8, 18G3; m. 
1825, Ruggles Felt, Ilolvoke. now ('77) liv. a't. abt. 78 vrs. ; has: 
1. Aihalia Fraures' Fdt\ b. Dec. 25, 1829; m. July 3, 1850, Oliver 
Rising Parmelee. Surtield, Conn., wh. he was h, July 27, 1827; 
res. ('7T) Holyoke, Mass.; has: (1). Fraitces A thai i(C' Parmelee, 
b. K. Haven, Conn., June 25, -1852; teach, draw, and paint. 
Huchtel Coll., Akron, (). (2). />///«*' Parmelee, b. Agawam, Mass., 
May 11, 1854; d. a»t. 5 mos. (3). Herbert Arthur^ Parmelee, b. 

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So. Hadley, Miiss., Nov. 10, 1857; mechanic; res. ('77) Holvoke. 
(4). Ernest Ripley'' Parmeke, h. So. II. Fulls, Oct. 31, 1861. * (5). 
Fran¥ Parmelee, b. Holvoke, July 13, 1870; d. a^t. 1 mo. 

V. Joel* Miller, b. Dec. 1), 1701; m. 1st, Jan. 9, 1817, 
Mary Lamb, So. lladley Falls, who d. April 9, 1830; m. 2d, Aug. 

1, 1839, Tryphena Lyman, Southampton, who d. July 11, 1874; 
many vrs. dep. sheriff Hampshire and Ham])den cos.; d. So* Had- 
lev Falls, April 24, 1873; had: 1. Ezekicl L: Miller, A. B., b. 
Dee. 4, 1818; grad. Brown Univ. 1843; m. Feb. 27, 1844, Julia 

5. Trumbull, Southampton; lawyer, jmicticing in West; has: 
(1). Benry G. T^ Miller, b. Dec. 27, 1844. (2). Mary C.« Miller, 
b. Feb. 27. 1849; m. Dec. 2, 1875, John Stimmel, Columbus, 0., 
wh. res, ('77). (3). NaJicy L^ Miller, b. Nov. 5, 1851. (4). 
Jane L,"" Miller, b. Nov. 25, 1854; d. Oct. 2, 1855. (5). John 
N^ Miller, b. Nov. 25, 1854. (0). Anna E^ Miller, b. Nov. 11, 
185G. 2. Nancy BJ Miller, b. Nov. 14, 1823; m. John' Miller, 
New London, 0., [53. ii. 2.]. 

vi. REBEfX'A* Miller, b. July 18, 1793; unm.; d. Jan. 7, 

vii. Nathan Douglas* Miller, b. July 13, 179G; unm.; d. 
Feb. 9, 187G. 
viii. Janet Robektson'' Miller, b. April 17, 1801; m. Nov. 

6, 1835, Miner Tjiiwrence, Norwalk, 0., wh. d. Jan. 30, 1838, and 
he d. Jan. 19, 1870; had: 1. George' Lawrence, A. B., b. Feb. 1, 
1837; grad. Harv. Univ., 1858; was memb. 3 yrs. 101st 0. Vol. 
Inf.; m. Aug. 1, 1865, Elizabeth R. Knisely, Tjewistown; lawyer, 
res. ('77) Norwalk, 0.; has: (1). William J/." Lawrence, b. ^ov. 

2, 1867. (2). Grace'' Laivrence, b. July 16, 1875. (3). Ralph 
Etigen^ Lawrence, b. Dec. 26, 1876. 


MARY^' DOU(]lL AS {Nathan\ Thomai.^, Roherf, Wil 
liam})^ born in New London, Conn., March 12, 1765; 
married, Feb. 22, 1786, Capt. Thomas Henry Goddard, 
of New London, where they located. After the death 
of Capt. Goddard, by whom she had one son, she mar- 
ried, second, Capt. John French, of New London. By 
him she had one daughter. Mrs. French died Fel). 4, 
1805. Children, born in New London: — 

i. Thomas Henry* Goddard, b. March 16, 1787; m. Jauet® 
Robertson [49. i.]; accountant, N. Y. citv; killed by fall of store 
of Phelps & Peck, May 4, 1832; had William', Ge6rge\ Ann E? 
and Mary DJ Goddard, 

ii. Mary* French, m. William Ripley, comptroller's office, 
N. Y. citv, wh. set.: had several ch. 

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RUSSELL'^ DOUGLAS {NnfhfUi\ Thovias^, Rohert\ 
WiUicnn^)^ born in New London, Conn., March 18, 17G7. 
He wa*s apprenticed to a sailmaker in his native place, 
and was there employed when New London was burned 
by the British in 1781. His employer's business was 
interrupted, and Russell was released from his appren- 
ticeship. After the close of the Revolutionary war he 
went to Boston, and there formed an engagement with 
a merchant from Liverpool, N. S., to return to Liver- 
pool with him and make the sails for a vessel then on 
the stocks. After filling his engagement, seeing the 
place offered a good opportunity for establishing him- 
self, he opened a sail-loft. His business proved remun- 
erative, and he remained in it many years. 

During the war of 1812-15, Mr. Douglas was, on 
account of his avowed sympathies with the Americans, 
the object of much ill will from his neighbors, who were 
nearly all loyalists. He never failed to bid off' the 
American flags which were brought into port among 
other prize goods and sold at auction. In this way a 
large number accumulated in the garret over the sail- 
loft. Upon one occasion, a workman, searching in the 
garret for a signal to inform some sailors at the docks 
that their sails were finished, hung out the largest of 
these flags. It was seen by some royalists at work upon 
a vessel across the river, who hurriedly collected a small 
company and, with the British flag flying, put across to 
capture the obnoxious standard. They were armed 
with calking-irons, broad-axes and such weapons as they 
had hastily seized. As they landed the privateersmen 
came up for their sails. Both parties had l)een drinking 
too freely, and, mistaking each other's intentions, en- 
gaged in a skirmish. The ship-carpenters were quickly 
driven to their boats and obliged to put back without 
accomplishing their i)urpose. 

In the latter part of 1813 a British ship of 44 guns 
l)ut into Liverjxx)!, and landed about 300 American 

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prisoners. They were crowded into the jail and court- 
house; but no provision had been made in the little 
port for victualing all these men. Mr. Douglas immedi- 
ately applied to the authorities for permission to open 
his sail-loft for cooking and washing for the prisoners. 
It was reluctantly given, and they were allowed to go 
there, two at a time, under guard, to bathe and wash 
clothes. The prisoners-were detained in Liverpool for 
over a week, and then sent to IJngland. For this act of 
humanity and patriotism Mr. Douglas received no com- 

Intemperance was prevalent in Liverpool, and Mr. 
Douglas used his influence to suppress it. The first 
temperance meetings w^ere held at his house, and he 
was instrumental in forming a strong public sentiment 
against the evil. A temperance society was organized, 
and by the cooperation of some of the most influential 
citizens, the practice was in great measure broken up. 
He was active in the cause until the time of his death. 
He died Aug. 17, 1849, at the age of 82. 

Mr. Douglas married, Feb. 3, 1793, Miiry, daughter of 
Josiah and Eunice Godfrey, of Liverpool. She was a 
native of Boston, Mass., born March 1, 17f!9. She died 
Jan. 4, 1816. Children, born in Liverpool: — 

148. i. Mary Akn", b. Oct. 21, 1793; m. 1st, William 
Harwood, 2d, William Dunn. 

149. ii. Elizabeth^, b. Feb. 22, 1795; m. John Wiswell. 
iii. Thomas*, b. May 16, 1797; d. Feb. 10, 1799. 

150. iv. Nancy*, b. Jan. 11, 1798; m. Silas West. 

151- V. Russell*, b. Feb. 6, 1801; m. 1st, Temperance F. 
Ellis, 2d, Elizabeth Ball. 

152. vi. Eunice*, b. Dec. 28, 1802; m. William E. Bryden. 

153. vii. Nathan*, b. 8ept. 9, 1804; m. Cvuthia Pavzaut. 

154. viii. Susannah*, b. April 20, 1807; m.*Thomas 1\ Ilani- 

ix. Fanny Millek*, b. July 0, 1809; d. Aug. 2, 1855. 
X. Martha*, b. Aug. 20, 1811; d. Sept. 10, 1811. 


CHARLES'* DOUGLAS {Nathmi\ Thinna.s\ Rohert\ 
Willimn^)^ born in New London, Conn., Dec. 13, 1708. 

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He removed, when a young man, to Sag Harbor, N. Y., 
where he married, in 1791, Catherine, daughter of 
Jonathan and Mary Ann Conklin, of Sagg, where she 
was born in 1770. She died at Sag Harbor, March 1, 
1821, and he man-ied, second, July 21, 1822, Sophronia, 
daughter of the Rev. Daniel and Mrs. Lucretia Hall, of 
Shelter Island. She was born. May 17, 1783, in Nor- 
wich, Conn. Mr. Douglas was- a man of commanding 
mein, being over six feet tall and well proportioned. 
He wa« very social in his nature- and, being fond of lit- 
erature, spent much of his time in reading. In politics 
he was a staunch supporter of the old whig party. He 
died at his home, Jan. 14, 1850. His widow, Sophronia, 
died Jan. 5, 1852. Children, born in Sag Harbor (by 
first wife) : — 

i. AuGUSTrs OoNKLiN*, b. May, 1792; d. 1832. 
ii. Mary An^S b. 1790; d. 1816. 
iii. Charles Thomas', b. 1798; d. 1822. 
iv. Catharine', b. Feb. 28, 1800; d. March 13, 1873. 
V. Frances", b. 1802; m. David Froth in s^b am; d. s, p. 
Aug. 21, 1851. 

155. vi. Robert Ludlow*, b. Aug. 1, 1804; m. Armonia 
Jane Ilalsey. 

15G. vii. Elizabeth*, b. Feb. 20, 1814; m. (.^ipt. William' 

(By second wife) : — 

157. viii. Daniel Hall*, b. Jan. 12, 1824: m. Frances M. 

158. ix. Charles Carroll*, b. May 8, 1820; m. Henrietta 


ESTHERS DOUGLAS (John^ Thomas\ Rohert\ Wil- 
Jiam^)^ born in New London, Conn., Dec. 11, 1750. She 
married Peter Chapel, of New London, and removed to 
New -York state. She was a widow livinj^ in Montville, 
N. Y., in 1805, with eight children. She died about 
1810. Three of her children were: — 

i. • Chapel, m. Mr. Wickwire: bad several eb. 

ii. • Chapel, ni. Mr. Wiekbam; *' '* 

iii. Peter^ ('HA pel, m. ; '* 

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Rev. CALEB^ DOUGLAS {John\ Thmias^ Robert^ 
William^), born in New London, Conn., Feb. 11, 175(3. 
When he was four years old his parents moved about 
five miles into the country, where he received such an 
education as was common in those days. He learned 
the trade of nail making in Hartford. When he was 
twenty years of age a revival of religion began in his 
neighborhood, and his mind was powerfully affected. 
But it was not till 1779 that he openly made a j)rofession 
of religion, and united with the Separatists in Lyme. 
In October of that year he removed, with his wife and 
child, to Middletowu, and joined a church of the same 

**In 1785," he says, " I removed to Sandisfield, Mass., where 
I found myself in a very destitute region. No religious denom- 
ination mtiintained publie worship within seven miles. In these 
circumstanees I felt irresistibly urged, with one other individual, 
to establish a meeting. In conducting divine worship, I endeav- 
ored, as far as I was able, to instruct the people, without enter- 
taining a thought of ever attempting to preach." 


In 1791 he removed to Whitestown, N. Y. After 

much reflection he experienced a change of feeling on 
the subject of infant baptism, and united with the Bap- 
tist denomination. He received the ordinance of bap- 
tism at the hand of the Rev. Stephen Parsons, being one 
of the first persons ever baptized in Whitestown. Not* 
far from this time, a Baj)tist church was formed in the 
village of Whitesborough, of which he became a mem- 
ber. In 1799 he was chosen deacon of this church ; and 
on the 7th of January, 1802, was set apart, by ordina- 
tion, to the work of the gospel ministry. 

** In 1803 he yielded to the earnest solieittitions of his brethren, 
and consented to take the pastoral charge of the church in Whites- 
])orough, which he continued with fidelity and success till 18UJ, 
when he was succeeded by Elder Oalusha, Tliis transfer of his 
jmstoral responsibilities, which was at iiis own instance, a])ated 
neither In*s activity nor his'usefulness. While liis zeal for the 

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welfare of the ehurcli at Iiome was not dimiiiished, his evangeh- 
cal hibors in destitute neighborhoods, and among feeble churehes 
abroad, were more abundant. Thus he spent eiglit happy years." 

In February, 1 824, he was attacked with inflammation 
of the eyes, which gradually increased till total blind- 
ness ensued. In September of this year he removed, 
with his family, to Gorham, at which place he remained 
till his death. From the 15th of May, 1833, he was 
almost wholly confined to his bed. llis last days were 
those of intense suffering. Ilis disease progressed rap- 
idly, and on Sept. 27, 1833, he fell asleep at the age of 
77 years. Mr. Douglas was twice married. His first 
wife, whom he married Nov. 20, 1777, was Bethiah, 
daughter of Jonathan and Esther Chapel, of New Lon- 
don. She was born S^pt. 10, 1758, and died Aug. 19, 
1788. He married, second, Feb. 10, 1789, Sarah, 
daughter of Daniel Hall, of Meriden. She was born 
March 5, 17(52, and died Aug. 11, 1830. Children (by 
first wife) : — 

150. i. EsTHEU*, b. in New London, July 25, 1778; m. 
Elisba Payne. 

li. Grace*, b. in Middletown, June 5, 1780; m. Samuel 
Hrainard; liv. and d. Rutland, N. Y. ; s. EyberV Brainard, res. 
('77) Greenville, Midi.; s. Obadiah'' Brainard, res. ('70) Aurora, 

iii. Eliza BETU®, b. in Middletown, April 20, 1782; ui. 
Asa Webster; d. Western, N. Y., 1837; dau., Mrs, Afarif Free- 
ntan, res. ('77) No. Western, N. Y. ; desc, Cahh Webster, res. 
('77) Eagle, Wis. 

100. iv. DavhA 1). in xMiddletown, Feb. 7, 1784; m. Rhoda 

101. V. Daniel", b. in Sandistield, March 0, 1780; m. 1st, 
Mary Fuller, 2d, Rebecca Stilwell. 

102. vi. Caleb*, b. in Sandisfield, July 0, 1788; in. Belinda' 

(By second wife) : — 

vii. 8AKAn^ b. in Sandislield, Sei)t. 28, 1700: ni. 1816, 
Rev. John Buttoli)h, No. Enst, N. Y.; set., 1820, Trov, Mich.: 
d. Cleveland, ()., Nov. 22, IS.w; left (> ch., one, Mrs, Maria' 
(Biclfolph) (rcrls, res. ('77) Pontiac, Mich. 

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viii. Bethia*, b. in Whitestown, March 1, 1793; unm.; 
d. Gorham, Feb. 14, 1872. 

ix. Stephen*, b. in Whitesfcown, April 21, 1795; d. 
Aug. 27, 1796. 

X. Stephen*, b. in Whitestown, July 11, 1797; d. 
Aug. 25, 1798. 

163. xi. Nathan*, b. in Whitestown, July 22, 1799; m. 
Frances Smith. 

xii. Levia*, b. in Whitestown, April 10, 1801; d. Sept. 
29, 1802. 

164. xiii. Maria*; b. in Whitestown, Aug. 23, 1803; m. Hon. 
David Pickett. 

165. xiv. Geobge*, b. in Whitestown, June 30, 1806; m. 
Eliza MetcaU. 

166. XV. Henry*, b. in Whitestown, June 11, 1808; m. Ist, 
Amanda Blodget, 2d, Angeline Bainbridge. 


DAVID* DOUGLAS {John\ Thoma^, Roherf, Wil 
Uam^)^ born in New London, Conn., M«ay 2, 1758. In 
his youth he learned the trade of making nails with his 
brother Caleb in Hartford. He also served in the old 
fort in New London in the Revolutionary war. He 
married, first, in the spring of 1792, Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Chappel) Bishop, daughter of Richard Chappel, of 
New London. She died without issue, Nov. 25, 1792. 
He maiTied, second, Eunice, daughter of Samuel Swod- 
dle, of New London. In 1803 they removed to New 
York state, and located in Verona, where they ever after 
lived. They were respectable and well-to-do farmers. 
He became a christian in early life, and lead a zealous, 
industrious life for the Master. She died Aug. 1, 1847, 
aged 80, and he died July 7, 1851. They had eight 
children, as follows :— 

167. i. Elizabeth", b. in New London, April 2, 1794; m. 
Frederic Brown. 

168. ii. Eunice", b. in New London, Oct. 20, 1795; m. 
Joseph Wilcox. 

169. iii. John*, b. in New London, March 11, 1797; m. 
Mary Tipple. 

170. iv. Esther*, b. in New London, Feb. 12, 1799; m. 
Benjamin Wilcox. 


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V. Lydia", b. in New London, Feb. 17, 1801; m. Jan., 
1847, Tobias Young, who d. Jan. 16, 1863. She d. s.p. Jan. 24, 

171. vi. Sybil", b. in New London, April 1, 1803; m. Peter 

172. vii. Edmund", b. in Verona, Sept. 1, 1805; m. Sarah 

173. viii. David", b. in Verona, June 27, 1808; m. Hester 


JOSHUA* DOUGLAS (John\ ThomaA Roberf, Wil^ 
liam^)^ born in New London, Conn., Sept. 5, 1760. "He 
was about 17 years old at his father's death, but man- 
aged the property with wonderful prudence, and pro- 
vided for the family." He married, Nov. 2, 1782, Mary, 
daughter of Matthew Turner, of New London, and soon 
after removed to Montville, N. Y. In 1795 he moved to 
Westmoreland. He was on the petit jury, from West- 
moreland, at the first Court of Common Pleas in Oneida 
county, held at Fort Stanwix (Rome) in May, 1798. 
He died at Richland, Sept. 17, 1837. She died Jan. 7, 
1836. Children:— 

174. i. AsENA*, b. in Montville, Sept. 19, 1783; m. Jared 

ii. John*, b. in Montville, July 22, 1785; m.; d. Rich- 
land, July 21, 1874; had: 1. Ella\ m. Jones; d. Aug. 3, 

1871. 2. Joshua', d. young. 3. John\ liv. ('76) Richland. 

iii. Joshua*, b. in Montville, July 20, 1788; d. Feb. 4, 

iv. Maey*, b. in Montville. Aug. 20, 1790; m. David 
Wood; d. Oswego, Sept. 22, 1837. 

v. Turner*, b. in Montville, Oct. 25,1792; d. ret. 4 wks. 

vi. Turner*, b. in Montville, Feb. 28, 1794; m.; d. 
Aug. 5, 1870; dau., Mrs, Emma' {Douglas) Clark, res. ('77) Oris- 
kany Falls. 

vii. Abel*, b. in Westmoreland, March 10, 1796; m. ; 
d. Richland, Oct. 10, 1873; &., Virgil C.\ res. ('77) Oswego. 

viii. James*, b. in Westmoreland, July 4, 1798; M. D., 
Milwaukee, Wis., ('78). 

ix. Smith*, b. in Westmoreland, May 26, 1801; d. 
Sept. 11, 1813. 

X. ELIZABETH^ b. in Westmoreland, Aug. 22, 1803; 
m. Jan. 24, 1842, Enoch M. Ferris; res. ('77) Mexico, N. Y. 

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STEPHEN^ DOUGLAS (John\ T1iomas,\ Roherf, 
WtUiarn})^ born in New London, Conn., Aug. 26, 1765. 
''When about 21, in 1786, he married Abigail, daughter 
of Daniel Ames. He began business farming on Nor- 
wich river. Conn. ; in 1797 moved to Whitestown, N. Y.; 
two years later to Oriskany Creek." He was living at 
Oriskany Creek in 1805, but died at Parish, in the same 
state. Children : — 

i. Sanford^ minor in 1805. 

ii. Amos', " " 

iii. Isaac*, " ** 

iv. Franklin*, ^* " 

V. Nancy*, minor in 1805; m. Alvin Richardson; res. {'77) 
Colosse; only one of fam. living ('77). 

vi. Jonathan*, minor in 1805. 


DANIEL^ DOUGLAS (John\ Thoma^, Roherf, Wil 
Itam})^ bom in New London, Conn., Feb. 12, 1768. 
Writing of himself in July, 1805, at the age of 37, he 
says: — 

*' I was the tenth child and sixth succeeding son of John and 
Esther Douglas. In my tenth year was left fatherless; obtained 
a common school education, and attended grammar school in 
Middletown, Conn.; learned something of olacksmithing and 
farming; went to Sandisfield in March, 1788; the season was 
cold and wet; went to New London the next winter; coasted to 
Egg Harbor, N. J., the next spring; returned to Jordan creek 
to niy mother's; in the fall of 1791 went to Whitestown, N. Y.; 
returned, married on the 4th of March, 1792, Lucy, daughter 
of Daniel Ames; on April 12th, following, sailed for Albany, 
N. Y., and went up the Mohawk to Whitesborough; journey 
was about fourteen days. My wife, Lucy, was born Nov. 2, 

He was considerable of a poet, and among other 
things composed his own epitaph in rhyme. After set- 
tling in New York, he purchased large quantities of 
land and became comparatively wealthy. His wife died 

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June 25, 1816. He married, second, May 25, 1817, the 
widow Martha Davis, who died without issue in 1849 or 
'50. He died Nov. 13, 1832. Children, born in Whites- 
town, N. Y. :— 

i. Francis", b. Aug. 19, 1792; educ. Hamilton Coll.; 
stud, law with Thomaa R. Gould, Whitesboro'; last heard from 
in N. Orleans, La., many yrs. since. 

175. ii. EzRA«, b. Dec. 12, 1794; m. Abiah Lucas. 

Hermans b. May 8, 1797; m. Eliza E. Taylor. 
LucY«, b. Sept. 27, 1799; m. Philip McEntee. 
Arthur*, b. Dec. 16, 1801; unm.; d. Feb. 20, 1824. 
Albert*, b. Feb. 8, 1805; m. Anna P. Phelps. 


ISAAC^ DOUGLAS {John\ Thoma^, Rohei^f, Wil 
Uam})^ born in New London, Conn., July 4, 1773. He 
removed with his brothers to Westmoreland, N. Y., and 
there married, about 1793, Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
Gleason. They were farmers in Westmoreland. He 
also worked at bljteksmithing. He died in Salina (now 
Syracuse) in November, 1811. She died in Clay, in 
October, 1827. They left six children :— 

i. Cynthia«, b. 1794; m. 1st, ; m. 2d, 1830, 

Martin Micksall; d. 1874. No ch. 

ii. Artemas', b. 1796; d. in 0., Oct., 1839; m. 1830, 
Elizabeth Van Tassel, who d. June, 1840. No ch. 

iii. Martha*, b. 1798; m. Jolni Green, mechanic; d. 
Kirkland, 1845; left, EdtvarcP Green, Ilion, N. Y., and Gardner^ 
Green, Clinton, Mich. 

iv. EiiNiCE«, m. Gardner Townsend, Floyd; d. 1845; 
had: 1. Ingham^ Towmeyid, res. ('77) Mich. 2. Dorcas^ Toivn- 
send, m. Dr. Wells, Holland Patent, N. Y. 

179. V. Sarau«, b. abt. 1805; m. Horace Williams. 

180. vi. Joseph', b. Jan. 8, 1808; m. Sarah M. Tirrell. 


Brig.-Gen. JOIIN^ DOUGLAS {John\Waiiam\Wil- 
liavf^ Williain})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., April 12, 
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children, died March 20, 1776, in her 40th year. He 
married, second, in January, 1778, Susannah Freyers, of 
Newport, R. I. She died Dec. 27, 1810, aged 74 years. 
He was in service during the French and Indian war of 
1754-9. He also took an active part in the Revolution- 
ary war. He was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 
Eighth regiment of the Continental infantry, raised in 
1775; and in May, 1777, was raised to the rank of 
brigadier-general in the Continental militia, and during 
the season was sent on an expedition -to Rhode Island.* 
General Douglas is said to have been "a man of digni- 
fied and imposing mein, of large and well formed frame. 
He used to wear knee-breeches with silver buttons, and 
silver buckles on his shoes. His hair he wore in a cue 
in his neck." He died Sept. 22, 1809. Children, all 
born in Plainfield : — 

Olives b. Feb. 28, 1758; m. Anthony Bradford. 
Sarah«, b. 1760; m. Hon. Jeremiah Kinsman. 
Rebecca«, b. abt. 1762; m. (Elisha?) Branch. 
Susannah*, b. 1764; m. Rev. Joshua KSpaulding. 
Abiah«, b. 1767; m. Capt. Benjamin Gallup, (Sa- 
lem, Mass.?); d. Aug., 1811, aet. 44 yrs. 

184. vi. John*, b. 1770; m. Pamela Lord. 

vii. William', b. 1774; unm.; d. July 20, 1811. 


BENJAMIN^ DOUGLAS, A. M., (John\ Willinm^ 
Willlavi^^ William})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., Aug. 29, 
1739.f He graduated from Yale College in 1760, and 
received his second degree from his Alma Mater three 
years later. lie chose the profession of law and prac- 
ticed in New Haven as the '^King's Attorney." He 
married in 1763, Rebecca, daughter of the Rev. Joseph 

• See Hollister's History of Connecticut. 

f A fine portrait of Mr. Douglas, painted from life in 1772, by the artist 
J. Durand, \b in the possession of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Kusscl Hotch- 
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Fish,* of North Stonington. She died without issue, 
in 1766, aged 27 years. Prof. Benjamin Silliman, of 
Yale College, her nephew, says : — 

*' In addition to her beauty, she was distinguished by brilliant 
wit and vivid sentiment, as appears in her letters still preserved. 
But she was cut off by the small-pox, accidentally taken, at the 
early age of twenty-seven. Secluded from the society of all her 
friends, except that of her devoted husband, Mr. Douglas, she 
died in a pest house near New Haven. Emerging from a tem- 
porary hallucination, occasioned by her malady, — on being in- 
formed of her immediate danger, she uttered distinctly a j)rayer 
of twenty minutes in length, in exact method, with well chosen 
expressions, and without repetition, and perfectly appropriate to 
her situation and that of her husband^s friends. 

Mr. Douglas married, second, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Henry Smith, of Brook Haven, N. Y. She was bom 
Jan. 3, 1743-4. Mr. Douglas died Dec. 3, 1775. Mrs. 
Douglas died March 1, 1823. Child:— 

185. i. Elizabeth', b. in New Haven, May 18, 1770; m. 
William Gold Hubbflrd. 


Col. WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS (John\ William\ Wil 
liarn^^ Wtlltam}), born in Plainfield, Conn., Jan. 27, 1742. 
At the early age of 16 years he engaged in the old 
French and Indian war. He was chosen orderly ser- 
geant in a company under Israel Putnam, and participa- 
ted in the expedition which resulted in the surrender of 

• A sketch of the Rev. Joseph Fish wiU be found in Spraoue's AnnaU 
of the Ameriean Pulpit, Vol. I., p. 369. He was for fifty years pastor of 
the Congregational Church of North Stonington. He commenced his 
labors there in 1731, and remained with the church tiU his death, in 1781. 
Rel)ecca Peabody, his wife and the mother of Mrs. Douglas was the grand- 
daughter of Elizabeth Alden, who was the daughter of John Alden and 
Priscilla MuUins. John Alden was the son of Mai. John Alden, the first 
of the Pilgrim Fathers to set foot upon Plymouth Kock in 1620. Priscilla 
Mull ins, whose parents were also passengers in the May Flower, has been 
made famous by the well known poem, **The Courtship of Miles Stand- 
ish," who was her unsuccessful suitor. An illustrated article on **The 
* Good Old Times ' at Plymouth," in Harper's Magazine for January, 1877, 
gives interesting information about the Alden family. 

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Quebec, in 1759, and the speedy termination of the war. 
He soon after removed from Plainfield to New Haven, 
where he engaged in the seafaring business, and soon 
became commander of a merchant ship sailing between 
New Haven and the West Indies. In this he was very 
successful, and accumulated a fortune considered in those 
days more than ample. 

At the breaking out of hostilities between this country 
and Great Britain he abandoned the water and raised a 
military company in New Haven. He was commissioned 
captain of this company. May 16, 1775, and immediately 
proceeded to the north with provisions and supplies for 
the troops under Montgomery. When he reported. 
Gen. Montgomery, finding he was a good seaman, re- 
quested him to take command of the flotilla on Lake 
Champlain. He accepted the position of commodore of 
this little fleet, and in the fall of 1775 rendered impor- 
tant service in the seige and capture of St. Johns, at the 
head of the lake, — taking large quantities of provisions, 
arms and other military stores, together with cannon 
which were carried across the country and used in the 
defence of Boston. 

Early the next year, 1776, he raised a regiment of 
soldiers in the vicinity of New Haven, of which he was 
commissioned colonel by Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, June 
20, 1776. As soon as the regiment wa6 equipped he 
marched to New York and joined the Continental 
army under Gen. Washington. He participated in the 
disastrous campaign of Long Island, taking part at Har- 
lem Heights, White Plains, Philips Manor, Croton River 
and New York. In the battle of September 15 th, his 
clothes were perforated by bullets and his horse shot 
from under him. In this engagement he became so ex- 
hausted that, in connection with subsequent exposure, 
he lost his voice, and was never able afterward to speak 
a loud word. From the day of this battle until toward 
the middle of December, he was so constantly on duty 
that he rarely slept beneath a roof 

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joined the army, New Haveti, being in an exposed posi- 
tion, was continually harassed by the British soldiers, 
who were driving the families of the whigs out of their 
houses at the point of the bayonet, while the homes of 
the tories were protected from molestation by the royal 
soldiers. To save his young wife and children from 
these annoyances. Col. Douglas purchased a farm of 150 
acres about eight miles from New Haven, in the town of 
Northford, and moved his family thither. When he was 
disabled at the battle of New York, and was no longer 
able to render service to his country, he returned to his 
family in Northford, where, surrounded by those nearest 
and dearest, and comforted by their ministrations, he 
quietly breathed his last on the 28th of May, 1777, at 
the early age of 35 years. 

Here, while he was on his dying bed, speculators came 
out from New Haven, and persuaded him to sell his New 
Haven property, and paid him in Continental bills. 
These bills became, after the war, almost worthless, so 
that 'Col. Douglas's family lost all his large property in 
New Haven by the depreciation of the Continental 
money. It is a histing shame to our Government that 
it has never redeemed its Continental currency. Thus 
Col. Douglas literally sacrificed his life and fortune for 
his country. He was not only a brave and faithful 
officer, but a true patriot and christian. The letters 
written by him to his family, often from amid the dan- 
gers of camp, evince at once the warmth of his affection 
and his self-denying patriotism and firm reliance on 
God. A modest brown stone monument in the old 
burial-gi'ound at Northford, marks the last resting place 
of this patriot of the Revolution. 

Col. Douglas married, July 5, 1767, Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Stephen Mansfield, of New Haven, where she 
was born Nov. 17, 1747. She was sister of Col. Jared 
Mansfield, who was at the. head of the West Point 
Military Academy, and subsequently Surveyor General 
of the United States, about the beginning of the present 
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eight years, dying in Northford, May 22, 1825. Their 
children were all born in New Haven : — 

186. i. Olive^, b. March 2$, 1768; m. Dea. Solomon Fowler. 

187. ii. William^, b. Feb. 23, 1770; m. Sarah Kirtland. 

188. iii. - Hannah*, b. April 12, 1772; m. Amos Dutton. 
iv. John*, b. March 24, 1775; d. Feb. 20, 1784. 


SARAIP DOUGLAS (John\ WilUam\ WilUam\ Wil 
liamy), bom in Plainfield, Conn., April 18, 1744. She 
married, Sept. 23, 1762, Dr. Elisha Perkins, of Lisbon, 
brother of Capt. "Simon Perkins, who married her sister 
Olive. He was the son of Dr. Joseph Perkins, and was 
born in Newent Society ^Norwich), Jan. 16, 1741; 
studied medicine with his lather, and settled in Plain- 
field. He became widely known from his invention of 
"Tractors."* He also introduced with great success a 
powerful antiseptic remedy, and during the prevalence 
of the yellow fever in New York in 1799, he visited 
that city to try the efl&cacy of his remedies upon that 
formidable disease. After about four weeks of assidu- 
ous labor, he took the disease himself, and died Sept. 6, 
at the age of 58. 

"My grandmother, Sarah Douglas," writes Mrs. Charles Coit, 
of Norwich, " has ever been represented to me as a woman of un- 
common force of character, as well as great sweetness of spirit, 
and a most earnest and devout christian, training her large family 
of ten children all to be useful members of society. Her husband 
was a physician of great skill and large practice, which called 
him much from home. Yet he founded and largely sustained 
the Academy in Plainfield, which is still flourishing. As there 
was no other resort for them, he opened his large house for the 

* A description of the "Tractors," of the success and worid-wide fame 
attending them, may be found in Thatcher's Medical Biography. The 
letters patent granted to Dr. Perkins, and signed by G. Washington, in 
1796, are in the possession of William Birnie, Esq., of Springfield, Mass. 
A sketch of Dr. Perkins, is given in Appleton's New Cyclopaedia. Por- 
traits of Dr. Perkins and his wife, Sarah Douglas, executed in crayon, by 
their daughter, Mrs. Sarah (Perkins) Grosvenor, are in the possession of 
their granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Coit, of Norwich, Conn. 

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scholars from other towns, and at times his family numbered 
fifty, all provided for and made comfortable by his admirable 
wife, who was his sympathizing and capable friend in every good 
work. Dr. P. often received invalids into his family, who, by 
his wise treatment, were restored to health. One of them Wiis 
the Hon. James Biirrill of vour city, member of Congress, and 
grandfather of George Willfam Curtis; another the Hon. Calvin 
Goddard, sent to Congress from this district, who told me tliat 
when he left college, ne went to Plainfield in poor health, aild 
with all his worldly possessions in a pack on his back. He was 
most kindly received by my grand-parents, made teacher in the 
new Academy, comforted, encouraged and helped in every way» 
and became one of the first men in Connecticut, — Mayor and 
Judge, and used often to say, * If I have any goodness or hospi- 
tality in me, I owe it to Dr. and Mrs. Perkins.' He never tired 
of praising my grandmother as the noblest of women, and often 
added he had never seen her equal. I have often heard similar 
testimony to their liberality and hospitality from other aged peo- 
ple, and been delighted by their recital of instances of the chris- 
tian-like living and working of Dr. Perkins and his most excellent 
and pious wife; and it is from what I know of lier and my own 
dear mother that I get my impression of the Douglas blood." 

She died of consumption, Aug. 10, 1795. Children, 
born in Plainfield : — 

i. Dr. Elisiia* Perkins, b. July 18, 1763; prep, for coll. 
Plainfield Acad.; ent. Yale, class 1781; stud, medicine with fa- 
ther, became successful i)hysician; set. Pomfret; m. Sept., 1701, 
Eunice Backus, who d. Pomfret, 1792, leav. one ch. ; after d. of 
wife, left Conn, and set. Strasburg, Pa., wh. practiced medicine 
several yrs.; rem. 1820, Baltimore, Md. ; resumed profession and 
estab. in connection with it, drug store, now oldest in city, long 
since under firm name of J. F. Perkins & Bro.; m. 2d, Jan. 8, 
1820, Eleanor, dau. Ellis Hughes, form, of Wyoming co.. Pa., 
wlio d. April 24, 1850, set. 71; had great inventive genius and 
was originator of several improvements in medical science; d. 
greatly lamented, Feb. 10, 18-40; had: 1. Elisha Backus^ Perhin^, 
b. June 19, 1792; grad. llarv. Coll. 1820; m. June 27, 1822, 
Emily Pope, Boston, Mass. ; pnic. law several yrs. in Conn. ; rem. 
Tallahasse, Fla., then Marietta, 0., and finally, 1840, Oconomo- 
woc. Wis., wh. d. ; had: (1). Elisha Do ugJaJ Perkins, b. Pom- 
fret, March 23, 1823; m. April 11, 1848, Harriet E. Hildreth, 
Marietta, 0.; d. Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 17, 1852;. had: i. Albert 
Douglas^ Perkins, b. Ai)ril 14, 1849; d. Aug. 0, 1849. (2). Mary 
Duick^ Perkins, b. Pomfret, Feb. 1, 1825; m. Nov. 14, 1849, 
Joseph Prentice Shaw, Marietta, O. ; d. Aug. 27, 1853; had: 
i. E. Dougla^ Shaw, b. Sept. 14, 1850; res. ('77) St. Louis, Mo. 

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ii. Joseph DeWoip Shaw, h. Oct. 6, 1852; d. March 17, 1853. 
2. Ellen B.^ Perkins, b. Sept. 13, 1823; m. July 30, 1844, Joseph 
F.^ Perkins, M. D., [67. iii. 2.]. 

ii. Mary* Perkins, b. Aug. 12, 1705; m. Nov., 178C, Miles 
Merwin (A. B. Yale Coll. 1782, A. M. 1785). They sel. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., wh. he engaged in teaching. During prevalence of 
yellow fever in that city, Sept., 1793, whole family, self, wife 
and three ch., swept away. 

iii. Rev. John Douglas* Perkins, A. M., b. Feb. 3, 17G9; 

Srep. for coll. Plainfield Acad.; grad. Yale Coll. A. B. 1791, A. 
[. 1793; stud, for ministrj- ; licensed by Cong. Assoc, of N. Lon- 
don, May 28, 1793; gave himself so assiduously to his work that 
in a few years was obliged to relinquish it and turn to practice 
of medicine; stud, with father, and licensed by Med. Soc. of 
Conn,, Dec. 9, 1799; rem. 1800, Lanctister co.. Pa.; set. 1802, 
Coatesville, and m. Nov. 4, 1802, Rebecca Hughes, of C. His 
health being now regained, he ret. to Conn., was ordained by 
Cong. Assoc, of N. London, July 1, 1807; transferred menib. 
from Cong, to Presb. church, April 5, 1808, and became memb. 
New Castle Presbytery, Chester co., Pa. Ilere belabored as a 
missionary under direction of his Presbytery, devoting himself 
untiringly to his work, till failing health wanied him to desist. 
"He was gsithered to his fathers s\j8 a shock of corn fully ripe," 
March 5, 1847. His wife d. Feb. 8, 1830. Children: 1. Sarah 
Maria' Perkins, b. Oct. 7, 1803; m. March 20, 1828, Georp 
Fleming; d. Nov. 1, 1834, leav. (1). John Perkins^ Fleming, M, 
D., b. Jan. 31, 1829; grad. M. D. Univ. Md., 1851; m. Oct. 19, 
1858, Elizabeth R. Smith, Baltimore, Md., wh. he had an exten- 
sive practice till d., Aug. 13, 1868; had: i. Kate Rutherford* 
Fleming, b. July 14, 1860. ii. George Alexander* Flerning, b. 
March 4, 1862. iii. Elizabeth Boydf Fleming, b. Dec. 5, 1803. 
iv. John Henry* Fleming, b. Feb. 20, 1869. (2). Sarah Eliza- 
beth^ Fleming, b. Aug. 20,. 1830; m. Dec. 18, 1850, Francis G. 
Parke; d. June 29, 1856, leav. Marf Parke, b. Nov. 1, 1853; 
res. ('77) Coatesville, Pa., with father, who again m. (3). Joseph^ 
Flemijig, b. Jan. 20, 1833; d. Nov. 16, 1834. (4). George"" Flem- 
ing, b. Oct. 18, 1834; d. Nov. 20, 1834. 2. Joseph Fleming'' Per- 
kins, M. D., b. Jan. 28, 1806; rem. Baltimore, Md., 1829; grad. 
M. I). Univ. Md., 1833; became prominent physician in B. ; also 
trustee and elder in Presb. church; m. Julv 30, 1844, Ellen E.^ 
Perkins, [67. i. 2.] of B. ; d. March 9, 1854. 'Children: (1). Elxsha 
Douglas^ Perkins, b. June 13, 1845; d. July 3, 1872. (2). Rebec- 
ca Hughe^ Perkins, b. Nov. 9, 1847; m. Nov. 9, 1871, William 
D. Kilpatrick, of B. ; has, i. John Bought Kilpatrick, b. June 
19, 1874. ii. Ellen Perkins* Kilpatrick, b. Feb. 16, 1877. (2). 
Joseph Fleming^ Perkins, A, M., M. D., b. Aug. 31, 1850; prep, 
for coll. Pa. Mil. Acad. ; grad. Princ. Coll. A. B. 1872, A. M. 
1875; M. D. Univ. Md. 1875; now (77) practic. in B. (3). Ellen 

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Orac^ Perkins, b. Oct. 21, 1853; d. June 7, 1856. 3. James 
Hughes^ Perkins, b. Jan. 1, 1808; rem. Baltimore, Md., 1833; 
m. June 11, 1850, Jane C. Flack, of B. ; have, Rachel Flack^ 
Perkins; b. May 2, 1852; m. Oct. 31, 1876, Joseph T. Smith, 
M. D., 8. Rev. Joseph T. Smith, D. D., of B. 4. Elisha Henry^ 
Perkins, M, D,, b. July 9, 1811; stud. Moscow Acad.; rem. Bal- 
timore, Md., 1835: grad. M. D. Univ. Md. 1838; now ('77) suc- 
cessful and popular pliysician in B.; m. Ist, Oct. 28, 1847, Eliza- 
beth A. Berry, of B., who d. March 1, 1855; m. 2d, Jan. 12, 
1859, Alverda A. Manro, of B., who d. Dec. 15, 1876; had, by 
1st wife: ri). Elisha Henrtf" Perkins, A. if., LL,B, b. Nov. 16, 
1850; graa. Pa. Mil. Acad, first honors; grad. Princ. Coll. A. B. 
1871, A. M. 1874; grad. LL.B. Univ. Md. 1873; adm. Bait, bar 
1873; now ('77) practic. in B. (2). Mary Berr^ Perkins, b. 
Sept. 9, 1853; d. March 10, 1855. 5. John Douglas'^ Perkins, h. 
Nov. 13, 1814; m. Dec. 18, 1849, Martha V. Miller, Coatesville, 
Pa., wh. now ('77) res., a merchant; has: (1). Rebecca Fleming 
Perkins, b. Oct. 27, 1850. (2). Olara Vastin^ Perkins, b. Oct. 
10, 1854; d. June 20, 1873. (3). John Douglasf Perkins, b. Jan. 
13, 1857. 6. Rebecca Fleming^ Perkins, b. May 2, 1818; m. Nov. 
16, 1843, Andrew Mitchell, Doe Run, Pa.; d. Jan. 30, 1847; 
had: (1). Ellen Perkins^ Mitchell, b. Feb. 9, 1845; unm.; res. 
('77) Phila. (2). John!" Mitchell, b. Oct. 12, 1846; m. Sept, 8, 
1875, Deborah A. Torbie, Phila., wh. res. ('77). 7. Susan 
Marsh'' Perkins, b. Sept. 26, 1822; m. Feb. 4, 1852, William M. 
Flack, Phila.; d. in P. April 19, 1859; had: (1). Rebecca Per- 
kin^ Flack, d. April 4, 1856, set. 3 days. (2). William Neelif" 
Flack, d. Dec. 27, 1856, aet. 17 mos. (3). Ella RacheP Flack, 
d. July 9, 1859, 8Bt. 9 mos. 

iv. Sarah* Perkins, b. Oct. 27, 1771. After d. of her 
mother, 1795, she took entire charge of the family, and when her 
father d., 1799, she devoted herself to her young bros. and sist. 
till they were well provided for. March 9, 1801, she m. Gen. 
Lemuel Grosvenor, romfret, widower with five s. whose mother 
was dau. Gen. Israel Putnam, and to them she was a most judi- 
cious mother and friend. A long consumption removed her Oct. 
16, 1831. Children: 1. Perkins'' Grosvenor, b. April 25, 1802; 
d. April 28, 1802. 2. Eunice Putnam' Orosvenor, b. Aug. 24, 
1803; unm. 3. Sarah Perkins^ Orosvenor, b. Feb. 5, 1806; m. 
Col. Charles Coit,* Norwich, wh. res. ('77); had: (1). Ellen 
Grosvenor^ Coit. (2). Lieut. -Ool Charles Morgan^ Coit, ent. army 
as ad jut. 8th Conn. Reg. ; in every battle in which it engaged; 
severely wounded Fair Oaks, Oct. 29, 1864; in Chesapeake hosp. 
four mos. ; prom, to capt. spring '62, aft. maj. and aft. war bre- 
veted lieu t. -col. for bravery; res. '('77) Norwich, Conn.; m. June 

♦See **Coit Genealogy," by the Rev. Frederic W. Chapman, A. M., p. 
218, No. 966. 

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18, 1872, Mary Hilliard; drowned while sailing in New London 
harbor, July 3, 1878; had: i. CliarW Coit, b. March 28, 1873. 
ii. Augustus^ Coit, b. April 29, 1876. (3). Sarah Perking CoU, 
d. May 16, 1843. (4). George Douglas'' Coit, Ph. B. (Yale Coll. 
1866); m. Nov. 3, 1870, Prances H., dau. Prof. James D wight 
Dana, LL. I).,* Yale Coll.; res. ('75) Norwich; have, George 
Dancf Coit, b. Sept. 29, 1873. 4. Ellen Douglas' Grosvenor, b. 
Feb. 27, 1814; d. Nov. 10, 1831. 

V. Benjamin Douglas* Perkins, A. M., b. June 24, 1774; 
ffrad. A. B. Yale Coll, 1794, A. M. 1797; m. Mary, dau. John 
Murray, Jr., N. Y. city, and niece Lindley Murray, grammarian; 
went to London, Eng., estab. '* Perkins Institution, on princi- 
ple of "traotoration," which was for a time very popular; accu- 
mulated handsome property; ret. N. Y. city, opened book-store, 
"Collins & Perkins," became success, merch.; adopted Friends's 
faith; d. Oct. 13, 1810. Children: 1. Benjamin Douglas^ Per- 
kins, b. 1805; m. Mary, dau. Peter and Phebe V. Shotwell, Rah- 
way, N. J.; d. Sept., 1831; had: (1). Lindley Murray^ Perkins, 
b. Flushing, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1829; m. Dec. 24, 1852, Caroline 
Campbell, Rah way, N. J., who d. Feb. 4, 1861; m. 2d, Feb. 24, 
1874, Elizabeth K. Enders, Rahway, wh. now ('77) res.; has: 
i. Benjamin Dougla^ Pe^^kim, b. Rah way, Jan. 16, 1852; d. Feb. 
24, 1861. ii. Frank Marhury* Perkins, b. Woodbridge, May 15, 
1866; res. ('77) Kans. iii. Ira CampbelP Perkins, b. Woodbridge, 
Dec. 25, 1857; res. ('77) Kans. iv. Caroline CampbelP P&rki?is, 
b. Woodbridge, Sept. 16, 1860; d. Aug. 14, 1861. (2). Benjamin 
Douglas^ Perkins,)), Brooklyn, N. Y., April 2, 1832; unm.; res. 
('77) Rah way, N. J. 2. Caroline' Perkins, d. young. 

vi. Susan* Perkins, b. Oct. 9, 1776; m. Feb. 8, 1795, Dr. 
Josias Lyndon Arnold, (A. B. Dart. Coll. 1788, A. M. Dart. Coll., 
Yale Coll. a^d Brown Univ. 1791, tutor Brown Univ. 1790-2), 
St. Johnsbury, Vt., where he d. July 7, 1796; m. 2d, June 3, 
1798, Hon. Jjharles Marsh, LL.D.,t and rem. Woodstock, Vt., 
where ''his home, one of the finest in the state, was widely 
known for more than sixty years for its unbounded hospitality, 
and the intelligence, piety and liberality of its equally beloved 
and respected heads." He was b. Lebanon, Conn., July 10, 
1765, but rem. Vt. bef. Revolution; grad. Dart. Coll. 1786; for 
many yrs. leading lawyer in Vt.; Rep. in Cong. 1815-7; d. Jan. 
11, 1849. She d. Jan. 31, 1853; had: 1. Susan Perkins' Arnold, 

*See "D wight Genealogy," and "Strong Family," by the Rev. Benja- 
min W. Dwight, Ph. D. 

f John^ Marsh emigr. from England to Mass. in 1633; rem. 1635, Hart- 
ford, Conn. His gr.-s. Joseph', rem. 16^, Lebanon, Conn., and had ,Jo- 
seph4, who had Joseph^, father of Charles^ mpra. The 3d Joseph rem. 
1783. Hartford, Vt., was delegate, 1776, to Provincial Congress of New 
York, and same year was elected Lieut. -Governor. 

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b. St. Johnsbury, May 29, 1796; m. Sept. 25, 1815, John Taylor, 
Providence, R. I.; d. Jan. 10, 1824, and he m. 2d, Ruth A. Mo- 
sher, Bristol, R. I. John and Susan Taylor haci 4 eh. wh. d. 
early, and Oustavus^ Taylor (M. D. Harv. 1847), physician, res. 

i'78) Providence. 2. Lyndon Ar7ioW Marsh, b. Woodstock, 
^eb. 20, 1799; grad. Dart. Coll. 1819; stud, law with father; 
commenced practice Woodstock; cashier Bank of Woodstock, 
1832-8; sec'y. and treasurer Windsor Co. Mut Fire Ins. Co., 
1840-03; memb. Constitutional Convention 1842; trustee Dart. 
Coll. 1857-70; d. Oct., 1872; m. Nov. 5, 1829, Lucy Gay Swan, 
Woodst(K^k, wh. she res. ('77); had, Benjaviin Swdn^ Marsh, b. 
Sept. 10, 1830; gmd. Dart. Coll.; m.* quaker liidy, Rahway, 
N. J., who d. soon; d. Woodstock, Jan. 24, 1801. ' No ch. 3. 
Hon. George Perkins' Marsh, LL.D., b. Woodstock, March 15, 
1801: fitted for coll. Andover Acad., Mass.; grad. Dart. Coll. 
1820; began prac. law Burlington, 1825; m. 1828, Harriet Buell, 
Burlington, who d. 1833, leav. 2 ch., one of whom d. soon, and 
other survived till 1808; memb. Vt. state Council (or Senate) 
1835; m. 2d, 1839, Caroline Crane, Berkely, Mass., pres. wife, 
by whom no. ch. : elected to Congress 1843;" remained till 1849, 
when appointed Minister Resident at Constantinople; ret. U. S. 
1853; appointed R. R. Commissioner of Vt. ; appointed, 1801, 
Envoy Extraord. and Minister Plenipotent. at Turin, then Capi- 
tal of Italy, wh. position now ('78) holds. Present address, 
Rome, Italy. Dr. Marsh has published a number of works on 
philology and other scientific subjects, and is a recognized au- 
thority on Scandinavian language. 4. Dr, Joseph^ Marsh, b. 
1807; stud, medicine and prac. Burlington; d. Woodstock, Nov. 
7, 1841; unm. 5. Sarah BurriW Marsh, b. June 5, 1809; m. 
Oct. 1, 1828, Wyllys Lyman, (A. B. Yale Coll. 1817, LL.B. Harv. 
Univ. 1820), Hartford, aft. of Burlington; d. Sept., 1841. He 
d. 1802. Children: (1). OapL Wylli? Lyman, (LL.B., Han'. 
Univ. 1853), b. Hartford, April 4, 1830; prac. law N. Y. city till 
Rebellion; serv. in army, adj. 10th Yt. Inf. ; prom. maj. ; aft. ore v. 
lieut.-coL; aft. war ent. reg army, serv. since as capt. ; m. 1800; 
has: i. Charles* Lyman, b. 1801. ii. Susan* Lymayi, b. 1871. 
(2). Susan Marsh^ Lyman, b. Hartford, Oct. 19, 1831; m. Auff., 
1852, Hon. George Franklin Edmunds, lawyer, Burlington. He 
was memb. Vt. Leg. and speaker, several yrs., and memb. state 
Senate 10 yrs.; in Senate of U. S. since"^ 1800; now ('77) res. 
AVaahington, D. C. Children: i. Mary Mayhev? Edmunds^ b. 
May 11, 1854. ii. Julia Maynard^ Edmunds, b. April 15, 1801. 
(3). Joseph Morsh^ Lyman, b. Burlington, Oct. 18, 1830; d. in 
inf. (4). Joseph Dougla^ Lyman, b. Burlington, Nov. 8, 1838; 
d. in inf. 0. Charles' Marsh, b. May 10, 1821; prep, for coll. 
but from ill health prevented from ent.; clerk in Treas. Dept., 
Washington, 1). C, 3 yrs.; rem. CaL, 1872, and d. San Diego, 
May, 1873; unm. 

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vii. Elizabeth* Perkins, b. Nov. 6, 1778; m. Sept. 16, 
1798, David Putnam, Pomfret, (A. B. Yale Coll. 1793), b. Feb. 
4, 1769, 8. Col. Israel Putnam, and gr.-s. Maj.-Gen. Israel Put- 
nam, of Revolutionary fame; set. Marietta, 0. He was a lawyer; 
d. March 31. 1856. She d. May 18, 1866. Children: 1. Benjamin 
Perkins^ Putnam^ b. Feb. 26, 1800; m. Ist, Mary Dana, who d. 
Dec. 14, 1822; m. 2d, Sarah H. Ward, who survives; d. Jan. 2, 
1825. 2. Rev. Charles MarsV Putiiam, A, B., b. Feb. 24, 1802; 
grad. Yale Coll. 1826; m. Oct. 22, 1829, Abby Slocomb Edger- 
ton, Marietta; d. April 17, 1870, Jersey, 0., wh. been pastor 
Presb. church 40 yrs. She now ('77) res. Columbus. Children: 
(1). Cliarles Marsh^ Putfiam, b. Oct. 17, 1830; d. in inf. (2). 
Ilenrf Putnam, b. Aug. 13, 1832; m. Sept. 11, 1856, Phebe 
Condit; farmer, res. ('77) Champaign, 111. Children: i. Alice 
Catherine Putjiam, b. Oct. 23, 1857. ii. Julia Condit^ Putnam, 
b. June 10, 1861. iii. Rose Edgerton^ Putnam, b. April 20, 1864; 
d. in inf. iv. Charles Wiclcliff& Putnam, b. April 4, 1866. v. 
John Millett^ Putnam, b. Dec. 9, 1868. (3). Catherine Putnam, 
b. July 21, 1834; d. in inf. (4). Luth&i* Edgerton^ Putnam, b. 
Feb. 22, 1836; m. March 29, 1858, Helen S. Whitehead, Jei-sey, 
0., who d. Aug. 28, 1860; m. 2d, Nov. 14, 1861, Sarah Jane 
Martin, Champaign, 111; served in late war; farmer, res. ('77) 
Champaign. Children: i. Lee Francis* Putnam, b. May 30, 
1860. ii. Clare Allison* Putnam, b. Sept. 24, 1862; d. in inf. 
iii. Frank Edgerton* Putmim, b. Oct. 13, 1863. iv. Charles 
Marsh* Putnam, b. Sept. 17, 1865. v. Heleyi SanforcP Putnam, 
b. Feb. 14, 1868. vi. Abby Slocamb* Putnam, b. Feb. 2, 1870. 
vii. Clara Catherine Putnam, b. April 9, 1871. viii. Cheater 
Curtis Putnam, b. Jan. 8, 1873. (5). Lydia Hadden^ Putnam, 
b. Dec. 20, 1837; unm.; res. ('77) Colunibus. (G). Hon. David 
E^ Putnam, b. Feb. 23, 1842; m. Nov. 14, 1868, Addie Elizabeth 
Wheeler, llarmar, who d. March 18, 1875; served in late war; 
now ('77) cashier 0. State Treas., Columbus. Children: i. Wil- 
lett Wheelei* Putnam, b. May 11, 1868; d. in inf. ii. Elmore 
Darroti? Putnam, b. Aug. 3, 1870. (7). Rev. Douglas Perkins^ 
Putnam, b. Feb. 8, 1844; grad. Wabash Coll. ; served in Rebel- 
lion; m. June 22, 1870, Jeannie Hassert Williamson, Lafayette, 
Ind. ; pastor Presb. church, Monroe, Mich. Children: i. Mary 
Abeel* Putnatn, b. July 9, 1871. ii. Lydia Hadden* Putnam, b. 
Feb. 3, 1873. iii. John Williamso7i* Putnam, b. Oct. 17, 1874. 
(8). Howard Melancthon^ Putnam, b. Nov. 21, 1846; m. Oct. 19, 
1875, Emma Josephine Clark, Evanston, 111., wh. now ('77) in 
plumbing business. (9). Julia SlocomV Putnam, b. Nov. 25, 
1848; unm.; res. ('77) Columbus. 3. Peter Radclif Putman, 
b. Feb. 8, 1804; d. March 20, 1824. 4. Douglas' 'Putnam, b. 
April 7, 1806; educ. Yale Coll. ; m. Feb. 16, 1831, Mary Ann Hil- 
dreth. Marietta, who d. Oct. 24, 1852; m. 2d, May 16, 1844, Mrs. 
Eliza Tucker, dau. Levi and Eliza Whipple, Putnam; wlio d. 

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Sept. 9, 1862; m. 3d, Jan. 24, 1867, Mrs. Sarah C. Dimond, 
Springfield, Mass.; res. (77) Harmar, 0. Children: (1). Ben- 
jamin Perking Putmwiy b. May 4, 1832; grad. Marietta Coll.; 
m. Feb. 14, 1860, Lydia W. Edgerton, Newport; d. July 15, 1870. 
Children: i. Douglas^ Putnam, b. Nov. 19, 1860. ii. Elizabeth 
Edgerton* Putnam, b. July 3, 1865. (2). Lieut, Samuel Hil- 
dreth* Putnam, b. June 19, 1835; served in late war; m. Oct. 18, 
1866, Abby Mixer, Lake co.; supt. wooden ware factory, Har- 
mar. Children: i. Samuel Hildreth* Putnam, b. Jan. 10, 1869. 
ii. Benjamin* Putnam, b. Nov. 5, 1871. (3). Ool Dougla^ Put- 
nam, b. Aug. 21, 1838; grad. Marietta Coll.; served in late war, 
col. 92d 0. Keg. ; m. Jan. 12, 1864, Vallonia E. Repi>ert, Har- 
mar; manager iron works, Ashland, Ky. Children: i. Louis 
Repper^ Putnam, b. Oct. 7, 1864. ii. Douglas Oaylord* Put- 
nam, b. Aug. 23, 1871. (4). Harriet Dax^ Putnam, b. Sept. 19, 
1840; d. Nov. 20, 1842. (5). John Daf Putnam, b. Oct. 17, 
1842; d. March 30, 1848. (6). Mary IIilaret¥ Putnam, b. March 
2, 1846; m. Sept. 12, 1871, Frank H. Bosworth, M. D., N. Y. 
city. Children: i. Ethef Bosworth, b. Aug. 22, 1873. ii. Frank 
Huntington* Bosworth, b. Nov. 29, 1875. (7). Eliza Whipple 
Putfuim, b. Dec. 15, 1849. 5. David' Putnam, b. May 17, 1808; 
m. Sept. 26, 1833, Hannah M. Munson, Granville; res. Har- 
mar. Children: (1). Peter Radcliff* Putnam, b. June 8, 1835; 
m. June 27, 1860, Emily B. Mixer; set. Harmar; d. Sept. 5, 
1863. Children: i. Abbots Putnam, b. May 11, 1861. ii. IsraeP 
Putnam, b. May 9, 1862. (2). Martin Munson^ Putnam, b. Oct. 
23, 1837. (3). Mary Burr^ Putnam, b. Feb. 28, 1840; m. Feb. 
4, 1864, Theodore C. Fitch. Children: i. Elizabeth Perking 
Fitch, b. Nov. 7, 1865. ii. Mary Putnam* Fitch, b. Jan. 4, 
1870. (4). Catherine Douglas^ Putnam, b. Aug. 9, 1842. (5). 
Hannah Hubbard^ Putnam, b. Nov. 30, 1844; m. Dec. 2, 1869, 
Luther E. Sleigh; res. Washington, D. C. Children: i. Han- 
nah Newman* Sleigh, b. June 10, 1871. ii. Elizabeth Putnam* 
Sleigh, b. Nov. 3, 1874. (6). Rufus Browning* Putnam, b. Nov. 
8, 1848; m. Nov. 5, 1874, M. Clarine Wheeler, Marrietta. (7). 
Elizabeth Perking Putnam, b. Sept. 12, 1852. 6. Murray'^ Put- 
nam, b. June 10, 1810; d. April 16, 1812. 7. Catherifie Hutch- 
inson^ Putnam, b. July 6, 1812; d. Aug. 17, 1829. 8. Murray'^ 
Putnam, b. Aug. 1, 1815; d. Sept. 27, 1823. 9. Georae^ PuL- 
7iam, b. June 1, 1817; m. Sept. 16, 1840, Susan Allen Westcott, 
Marietta; res. Athens; d. Jan. 12, 1876. Children: (1). Lieut, 
David Perking Putnam, b. Aug. 19, 1841; served in late wtir 
(lieut. 92d 0. Regt.)': m. Oct. 6, 1870, Lucia J. Smith; farmer, 
res. ('77) x\thens; has, Ellen Alia^ Putnam, b. July 20, 1873. 
(2). Sarah Westcott" Putnam., b. Jan. 23, 1845; m. March 22, 
1866, August 
i. George 
son* Norton, 

%n nesicou" rutnam, d. jan. '4,6, i6*o; m. Marcn '4>'4,, 
ugustus Norton, Athens, wh. res. ('77). Children: 
Putnam* Norton, b. April 30, 1867. li. Frances John- 
Ion, b. June 12, 1869. iii. Sarah Allerta* Norton, b. Oct. 

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25, 1872. iv. Joseph Auguatuf Norton, b. July 18, 1875. (3). 
Elizabeth Perking Putnam, b. July 3, 1848; m. Oct. 27, 1869, 
William H. Harris. Children: i. Mary Putnam^ Harris, b. 
Aug. 9, 1870; d. Aug. 26, 1872. ii. Mary Putnam^ Harris, b. 
Sept. 9, 1875. (4). Susan Ella^ Putnam, b. Nov. 25, 1852. 
(5). George Israel Putnam, b. Dec. 28, 1857. (6). Mary^ Put- 
nam, b. Oct. 1, 1859. (7). Alic^ Putmm, b. Nov. 13, 1861. 

10. Elizabeth Perkins^ Putnam, b. Aug. 18, 1819; m. Gar- 

diner; left 15 ch.; d. April 20, 1846. 11. Mary^ Putnam, b. 
Dec. 7, 1822; d. April 11, 1825. 

viii. • Henry* Pebkins, b. April 20, 1781; m. Ist, Mary Wood- 
bridge,* 2d, March 19,1820, Abby Noyes. Children: 1. "! 

Perkins, m. Levi H. Goddard, who d.; res. ('78) Utica, N. Y.; 

had: (1). ^ Goddard, m. J. T. G. Piatt; princ. fern, acad., 

Utica. 2. Henry'' Perkins, d. 3. Thomas^ Perkins, d. 4. 
Sarah' Perkins, d. 5. Martlui Noyes'' Perkins, b. Salem, Conn., 
Dec. 27, 1825; m. Feb. 11, 1852, William Birnie, Springfield, 
Mass. ; d. Oct. 15, 1871. Mr. B. res. ('78) Springfield. Children : 
(1). Henry Perking Birnie, b. Nov. 8, 1852; d. Jan. 25, 1874. 
(2). Thomas Noyes/" Birnie, b. Sept. 19, 1854; grad. A. B. Yale 
Coll. 1876; stud, medicine ('78) Coll. Phys. Surg., N. Y. city. 
(3). Sarah Perking Birnie, b. Sept. 19, 1854; unm. ('78). (4). 
Douglas Putnam^ Birnie, b. Sept. 3, 1856; grad. A. B. Yale Coll. 
1878. (5). Alfred" Birnie, b. March 13, 1858; paper mfr. (78) 
Holyoke, Mass. (6). DofuiUP Birnie, b. Oct. 24, 1869. (7). WaU 
ter* Birnie, b. Oct. 5, 1871. 6. Henry'' Perki^is, d. 7. T/iomas'' 
Perkins, d. 8. Alfred^ Perkins, d. 9. Joh7i' Perkins, d. 10. 
Elizabeth Rogers'' Pei^kins, m. Seth Hamilton Moseley; now ('78) 
propr. New Ilaveu House, Conn.; has: Julia Noyes^ and Henry 
Perking Moseley. 

ix. Rev. George* Perkins, A. B., b. Oct. 19, 1783; grad. 
Yale Coll. 1803; stud, law and practiced for some time; m. Ist, 
Marionette, dau. Dr. John Turner, Norwich, who d. Icav. one 
dau. ; aft. d. of wife, left law for ministry, and was settled over 
Cong. ch. in Ashbumham, Mass., and Jewett City, Conn.; m. 
2d, llannah Turner, sist. 1st wife, and had two s.; d. 1852. 
Children: 1. Hannali' Perkins, b. 1820; d. 1841. 2. John' Per- 
kins, ent. Yale Coll. but left on account of weak eyes; killed on 
whaling voyage, 1846, set. 19. 3. George Frederic' Perkins, b. 
Aug. 3, 1824; an artist of excellent reputation; d. in Norwich, 
May 29, 1877, unm. 

X. Olive M.« Perkins, b. March 13, 1786; m. Sept. 15, 
1815, Nathaniel McClellan, Woodstock; d. Aug. 1, 1870. He d. 
1863, 8Bt. 87. Child: 1. Grace M.' McClellan, b. Sept. 20, 1820; 
unm. ; res. ('77) Norwich Town. 

*She was an orphan. Her only sister, Lucretia, m. the Rev. Alfred 
Mitchell, and was the mother of Donald G. MitcheU (Ik Marvel). 

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OLIVER DOUGLAS {John\ William^ William^ Wil 
Itam})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., Oct. 14, 1749. She 
married, Feb. 25, 1768, Capt. Simon Perkins, of Lisbon, 
brother of Dr. Elisha Perkins, who married her sister 
Sarah. Capt. Perkins was born in Lisbon, Oct. 25, 
1737. He was a farmer by occupation, his farm com- 
prising part of the original Perkins tract in Newent 
Society.* He was a captain in the troops furnished by 
Connecticut for the Revolutionary army, and it was 
from camp dysentery, contracted while in service, that 
he died, at his home, Sept. -4, 1778, at the age of 41 
years. Mrs. Perkins continued to live on the homestead 
owned by her husband, and with which a flouring mill 
was connected, until her death, Oct. 20, 1805. "She 
was a woman of very marked christian character, and 
was respected by the whole community." Children, 
bom in Lisbon : — 

i. Olive" Perkins, b. Nov. 24, 1769; m. 1791, Christopher 
Starr, Norwich. 

ii. Gen. Simon* Perkins, b. Sept. 17, 1771; m. March 18, 
1804, Nancy Anna Bishop, b. Jan. 24, 1780, d. April 24, 1862; was 
genl. in old militia; set. Warren, 0., wh. d. Nov. 19, 1844. Chil- 
dren, b. Warren: 1. Siinon^ Perkins, b. Feb. 6, 1805; m. Sept. 23, 
1833, Grace I. Tod, who d. April 6, 1867; set. Warren, but rem. 
to Akron, wh. res. ('77). Children: (1). Anna Bishop^ Perkins, 
b. Warren, June 22, 1834. (2). George Tod^ PerMns, b. Akron, 
May 5, 1836; m. Oct. 4, 1865, Mary F. Rawson {Rawson Fam. 
Mem,, p. 216, No. 3129); res. ('77) Akron. (3). Siiiion^ Perkins, 
b. March 27, 1838; m. Laura P. Norton; res. ('75) Sharon, Pa. 
(4). Alfred:^ Perkins, b. March 10, 1840; d. Jan. 12, 1877. (5). 
Henry^ Perkins, b. April 8, 1842; m. Emma R. White; res. ('75) 
Akron. (6). Maria AUen^ Perkins, b. Jan. 9, 1844; m. Sept., 
1863, Charles Rawson {Rawson Fam. Mem., p. 132, No. 189-2); 

*" Newent Society" was doubtleas named from Newent, England, in 
memorv of the birth-place of John Perkins, who emigrated to America in 
1631. JBv his wife Judith, whom he m. about 1613, he had Jacob Perkins, 
who m. his wife, Elizabeth, about 1659, and had Dea. Joseph Perkins. 
The latter m. May 22, 1700, Martha Morgan, and had Dr. Joseph Perkins, 
who m. June 23, 1780, Mary Bushnell, and was the father of Capt. Simon 
Perkins, and Dr. Elisha Perkins. 

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d. July 28, 1871. (7). Grace TocP Perkins, b. Nov. 23, 1845; 
m. Alfred C. Solimann; res. ('75) Akron. (8). Thomas Kins- 
man* Perkins, b. July 4, 1847; m. Emma E. Cranz; res. ('75) 
Sharon, Pa. (9). Ciiarles Ezrc? Perkins, b. May 7, 1850; city 
civ. engin., Akron. (10). David TodP Perkins, b. April 22, 
1852. (11). Joseph Douglas^ Perkins, b. Aug. 26, 1853; d. July 
1, 1855. 2. Antia Maria} Perkins, b. Jan. 24, 1807; m. Nov. 
26, 1827, John W. Allen; d. June 30, 1828. He res. Cleveland. 

3. Olive Douglas'^ Perkim, b. Jan. 31, 1809; m. Feb. 1, 1832, 
Frederick W. Kinsman;* d. Sept. 13, 1838. He res. Warren. 

4. Alfred} Perkins, b. March 19, 1811; grad. Yale Coll. 1833; 
visited Europe in 1838, and aft. sojourn of 12 mos. ret. to 0., 
wh. he d. of consumption, March 31, 1840; unm. 5. Martha^ 
Perkins, b. April 16, 1815; d. Jan. 9, 1817. 6. Charles^ Perkins, 
b. Nov. 18, 1817; accomp. brother to Europe in 1838, and ret. 
with him; d. Warren, of consumption, April 3, 1841; unm. 
7. JosepV Perkins, b. July 5, 1819; m. Oct. 25, 1841, Martha 
Ellen Steele; res. Warren till April, 1852, when rem. Cleveland, 
wh. res. ('78). Children: (1). Olive Dougla^ Perkins, b. Aug. 
1, 1842; d. May 26, 1853. (2.) Oliarle/ Perkins, b. Feb. 10, 
1844; in U. S. army in Rebellion; contract, typhoid fever, from 
effects of wh. d. Aug. 18, 1864; unm. (3). Ellen Steelt? Perkins, b. 
Dec. 11, 1846; m. Oct. 25, 1870, Robert L. Chamberlain; d. July 
4, 1876. He res. ('75) Santa Barbara, Cal., with 4 ch., Robert 
L.\ Joseph P,\ SelaV and Ellen P.* Perkins. (4). Douglasf Per- 
ki?is, b. April 28, 1854; m. Aug. 13, 1874, Emma Keller; res. ('78) 
Cleveland; has DougUuf and EUen '(7.' Perkins. (5). Joseph^ 
Perkins, b. Nov. 20, 1858. (6). Lawrence Leioi^ Pei'kins, b. 
March 6, 1862. 8. JacoV Perkins, b. Sept. 1, 1821; grad. Yale 
Coll. 1842; m. Oct. 24, 1850, Elizabeth 0. Tod; rem. Cleveland, 
1856; d. Havana, Cuba, Jan. 12, 1859. She d. June 4, 1857; 
had: (1). Jacob Bishop'' Perkins,\). Dec. 20, 1854; res. ('78^ Cleve- 
land. 9. Henry Bishop* Perkins, b. March 19, 1824; m. Oct. 10, 
1855, Eliza G. Baldwin; res. ('77) old homestead, Warren; has: 
(1). Mary Baldwin^ Perkins, b. Aug. 11, 1856. (2). Olive Don- 
glas? Perkins, b. Aug. 17, 1858. (3). Jacob^ Perkins, b. Aug. 31, 
1861. (4). ffenry Bishop'' Perkins, b. May 1, 1871. 

iii. Rebecca« Perkins, b. Sept. 29, 1773; m. Oct. 4, 1792, 
John Kinsman,* Lisbon; set. Kinsman, 0.; d. May 27, 1854. 

iv. Joanna* Perkins, b. Dec. 12, 1775; m. Jan. 5, 1797, 
Samuel Lovitt, Lisbon. 

V. Daniel Bishop* Perkins, b. Oct. 26, 1777; d. unm. 
and disordered from excess, study, June 10, 1848. 

*See Sticknby's KifUfman Family, Boston, 1876. 

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SYBILS DOUGLAS (Samuel*, William^ William^ 
WilliaTn}), born in Plainfield, Conn., about 1738. She 
married Neheraiah Parke, of Plainfield, where they set- 
tled. Their children, as far as known, were: — 

i. Nehemiah* Parke. 

ii. Douglas' Parke, m. Olive* Douglas [83. i.]. 

iii. Elisha* Parke. 

iv. Moses* Parke. 

V. Nathaniel* Parke. 

vi. Simon* Parke. 

vii. William* Parke. 

viii. Chester* Parke. Perhaps there were daughters also. 


SUSANNAH^ DOUGLAS {Samuel\ WilUam\ Wil 
liaiv?, WiUiam^^, bom in Plainfield, Conn. She married 
Joseph Bacon, and had children as follows. All the 
sons had large families. 

i. RoswELL* Bacon. 

ii. Douglas* Bacon. * 

iii. Joseph* Bacon. 

iv. Anna* Bacon. 


SAMUEL*^ DOUGLAS {Samuel\ William\ William^ 
Wilhrnu^), born in Plainfield, Conn. He removed to 
New Hartford and there married Abigail, daughter of 
Capt. Flowers, of that place. Samuel and Abigail are 
louried on Town hill, in New Hartford. Children, as far 
as known : — 

i. Silas*, m. Lucv Kellogg; set. Whitestown, N. Y. 

189. ii. Samuel*, m. Tlieodosia Spencer. 

iii. Elltah*, m. Cowles; set. in Ohio. 

iv. Abigail*. 

V. Lydia*. 

vi. Anna*. 

vii. Mary*. 

viii. Nancy*, m. Horace Taylor; set. in Ohio. One of 
her s. a minister. 

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HANNAH* DOUGLAS {Samuel\ William^ William\ 
William})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., in 1741. Her 
parents removed to New Hartford, where she married, 
about 1762, Jonathan Merrill, 2d. He was born in 
1734. They settled on the premises now ('77) owned 
by Norman N. Bidwell, — then West Simsbury, now 
Canton. They had three sons and four daughters, who 
settled in family state, and left children. But no trace 
of them can be found in the shape of records. It is 
supposed they went to Pennsylvania and New York, 
excepting Jonathan, Jr., who settled in New Hartford, 
and whose descendants have kept up their interest in 
the homestead and family connections. 

i. Rachel* Merhill, b. April, 1763; m. 1st, Miller, 

who was drowned; m. 2d, James Hill; left ch. 

ii. Jonathan' Merrill, b. May 28, 1764; m. 1st, Aseiiath 
Tuller, b. Sept. 25, 1763, d. Feb. 15, 1815; m. 2d, Mrs. Good- 
win; d. Sept. 22, 1842. Children: 1. Salmon^ Merrill, b. Sept. 
3, 1786; m. Lavinia Charity; d. May 8, 1853. Children: (1). La- 
vinia A.^ Merrill, i). Jan. 23, 1820; m. Sept. 15, 1855, Abram 
Chidsey; d. Feb. 19, 1872. Children: i. Merrill A.^ Chidsey, h. 
Sept. 26, 1826; d. April 20, 1859. ii. Francona A,* Chidsey, b. 
Oct. 22, 1862. (2). Juluf Merrill, b. Sept. 23, 1824; d. Oct. 16, 
1833. (3). Susan A.^ Merrill, b. June 7, 1826; d. July 20, 1838. 
(4). Melissa C^ Merrill, b. March 5, 1828; m. Sept. 15, 1857, 
Hector Ruick; res. ('77) Pine Meadow. No ch. 2. AseiiatW 
Merrill, b. Dec. 14, 1789; m. June 11, 1812, Isaac Mills; d. 
June 22, 1871. Children: (1). Sophronia'' Mills, b. May 27, 
1813; m. April 10, 1833, Israel F. Terrill; res. ('77) Auburn, 
N. Y. Children: i. Mary A^ Terrill, b. July 2, 1838. ii. Fred- 
erick /!/.• Terrill, b. Feb. 2, 1842; m. Oct. 12, 1870, Ellen T. 
Smith; d. June 5, 1877. She res. ('77) Auburn, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: (i). Frederick M.'"" Terrill, b. Oct. 30, 1872. (ii). Catha- 
rine A.'^ TerriU, b. Feb. 3, 1876. (2). Asenafh Z>.' Mills, b. 
May 27, 1815; m. Nov. 4, 1841, Thomas S. Hazen; res. ('77) 
New Hartford. Children: i. Hotvard Z>.' Hazen, b. Oct. 17, 
1843; d. Aug. 17, 1849. ii. Ellen J.' Hazen, b. March 8, 1846. 
iii. IsaheP Hazen, b. Aug. 28, 1850: d. Sept. 12, 1852. iv. Geor- 
giamia M.^ Hazen, b. June 25, 1853. (3^. Merrill /.' Mills, b. 
Nov. 4, 1818; m. Sept. 19, 1850, Cynthia A. Barber; tobacconist, 
•'Nevin & Mills," (^77) Detroit, Mich. Children: i. Merrill /?.• 
Mills, b. Oct. 12, 1853. ii. Ellen A* MilU, b. Feb. 22, 1864. 

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3. Miles' Merrill, h. Aug. 12, 1797; d. Nov. 9, 1798. 4. Parna' 
Merrill, b. Feb. 3, 1802; d. Jan. 8, 1804. 5. Catharine' Merrill, 
b. June 23, 1805; m. May 28, 1828, Herman Chapin; d. March 

21, 1873. Children: (1). Ullen!' Chapin, b. June 9, 1829; d. 
May 4, 1840. (2). JoJm^ ChapiJi, b. Jan. 22, 1831; d. Sept. 2, 
1832. (3). Hon. Edward M.^ Chapin, b. Sept. 5, 1833; m. June 
16, 185f?, Mary E. Pike; res. ('77) Pine Meadow, Conn. Chil- 
dren: i. Herman Mill^ Chapin, d. Sept. 18, 1866. ii. Frank 
Morton^ Chapin, b. June 20, 1869. (4). Herman T.^ Chapin, b. 
July 26, 1835; d. May 7, 1838. (5). George TT.^ Cliapin, b. Feb. 

22, 1837; m. Sept. 10, 1868, Saloma N. Hanna; res. ('77) Cleve- 
land, 0. Children: i. Henry //.• Cliapin. ii. Charles M} Cha- 
pin. (6). Philip E} Chapin, b. Dee. 1, 1838; m. Jan. 18, 1866, 
Amelia J. Bushnell; res. ('77) New Hartford. Children: i. Anna 
!/.• Chapin, b. June 19, 1868. ii. William B.^ Chapin, b. Dec. 
10, 1875. (7). Walter r.« Chapin, b. Feb. 7, 1841; d. Sept. 4, 
1841. (8). Franklin^ Chapin, b. Aug. 9, 1842; d. Oct. 2, 1849. 
(9). CharUs F^ Chapin, b. Aug. 1, 1848; d. Oct. 17, 1849. 6. 
Miles' Merrill, b. Oct. 31, 1799; d. May, 1828. 

iii. Benajah* Merrill, b. June, 1766; m. Mrs. Hender- 
son; left. ch. 

iv. Abi* Merrill, b. Jan., 1769; m. Jonathan Barber; d. 
1848; left ch. 

V. Hannah' Merrill, b. March, 1772; ra. Roswell Banies; 
d. 1816; left ch. 

vi. Susannah* Merrill, b. Nov., 1773; m.; left ch. 
vii. George* Merrill, b. Dec., 1778; m.; d. 1842; left ch. 


MIRIAM^ DOUGLAS {Samuel\ Waiiam\ William^ 
WiUiam}\ born in Plainfield, Conn., about 1743. She 
married Timothy Wells. They may have lived in New 
Haven. They had four children : — 

i. Samuel* Wells. 

ii. Norman* Wells. 

iii. Asa* Wells. 

iv. Susannah* Wells. 


MOSES'^ DOUGLAS (Samuel^ Williarti\ WilUam^ 
William}), born in Plainfield, Conn., about 1743. He 
married at New Hartford, June 28, 1781, Anne Spen- 

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cer, of that town, sister of Theodosia Spencer who mar- 
ried Samuel Douglas [189.]. Moses Douglas died about 
1827. Children, born in New Hartford: — 

190. i. Johns b. Oct. 8, 1782; m. Mrs. Lucy Ann (Nor- 
throp) Sherman. 

ii. Sarah", d. unm. 

191. iii. Chester*, b. Dec. 25, 1785; ra. Anna Dawson. 
iv. Benajah*. 

V. Sybil", d. unm. 

192. vi. RiviRius*, m. . 

vii. Anna', m. ; d. s. p. 

viii. Henry', d. unm. 


LOIS* DOUGLAS (^amml\WilUam\William\Wil 
liam}\ born in New Hartford, Conn. She married 
Matthew Gillett, and settled in New Hartford. She 
died in May, 1830. Children, all born in New Hart- 
ford : — 

i. Cynthia* Gillett, m. David Risley; set. New Hartford, 
N. Y., then Whitestown, N. Y., wh. both d.; had: 1. George' 
Risley, res. ('75) New Hartford, N. Y. 2. Lucy^ Risley, m. 
James Foster; res. ('75) New Hai-tford, N. Y. 

ii. Phineas' Gillett, set. New Hartford, N. Y. 

iii. Rev. MosES* Gillett, A. B., grad. Yale Coll. 1804; 
stud, theology; set. over Presb. church, Rome, N. Y. ; twice m.; 
had several ch.; d. Rome, 1848; dau. Catlmrine^ Oilletty m. Rev. 
Mr. Ingersoll; res. ('77) Clay Center, Kans. 

iv. Sarah* Gillett, m. Michael Kellogg; set. New Hart- 
ford, Conn., wh. both d.; had large fam. ; s. Oeorge^ Kellogg, res. 
('75) Winsted; dau. Jane C' Kellogg, res. ('75) Collinsville; s. 
EdtDxn M.'^ Kellogg, m. Jane Caroline^ Rose [75. ix. 4.]; res. s, p, 
('77) Chillicothe, 0. 

v. Mary* Gillett, m. Joel Hitchcock; set. New Hartford, 
Conn.; d. June, 1829, aet. abt. 40 yrs.; had: 1. Mary'' Hitchcock, 

m. Armstrong; d. New Haven, abt. 1870. 2. Frank P.' 

Hitchcock, res. ('58) Springfield, 0. ; d. New Hartford, Conn. 

vi. Lucy* Gillett. 

vii. Matthew* Gillett, b. Nov. 25, 1785; m. Ist, Eliza- 
beth Johnson, New Hartford, wh. she d. ; m. 2d, July 8, 1828, 
Janet Cady, Canaan; set. 1835, Wellington, 0., wh. d., Sept., 
1863. Children (by 1st w.): 1. Lucy'' Gillett, b. Aug. 17, 1810; 

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m. Oct. 8, 1828, Austin Finoh, New Hartford; rem. 1835, Well- 
ington, 0.; res. ('75) Burlingame, Kans. Children: (1). Henri^ 
Finch, b. July 7, 1836; m. Nov. 22, 1871, Julia M. Brown; mer- 
chant, res. ('75) Burlingame. (2). Francis -4.* Fifich, b. March 
15, 1838; enlist. U. S. A. Sept., 1861; sergt. Co. H, 2d X). Vol. 
Cav. ; killed near Peters, Va., March 31, 1865. (3). />. /.• Finch, 
b. June 2, 1842; enlist. U. S. A. July, 1863; serv. till end war; 
app. police sergt., Memphis, Tenn.; killed on duty, March 8, 
1869. (4). Lucius'' Finch, b. Nov. 7, 1843; m. Feb. 28, 1871, 
Elsie Stockbridge; with bro. Henry, ("Pinch Bros.") Burling- 
ame ('75); has, LuManA Caroline Louis^ Finch, Lucius Fincn 
enlit. U. S. A. 1863; prison. Harper's Ferry, paroled and aft. 
exchanged; color-bearer at taking Cumberland Gap. (5). John 
A.^ Fifich, b. Feb. 17, 1846; enlist. U. S. A. 1865; serv. 8 mos.; 
m. Sept. 20, 1870, Belle Lord; farmer; has Fred^ and Winifred* 
Finch, (6). Fidelia^ Finch, b. Feb. 16, 1848; grad. Oberlin'ColL 
1870; m. Nov. 24, 1874, Dr. James F. Baldwin, Columbus. 
Child, Austin Gtif Baldwin. 2. William'' Gilleit, res. ('77) 

Preston, la. 3. Flora^ Gillett, m. Brown; res. ^77) St.* 

Joseph, Mich. 4. Matthew Morris' Oillett, res. ('77) Welling- 
ton, 0. 5. Eliza^ Gillett, d. leav. 1 ch. (By 2d w.): 6. Mary 
Jane^ Gillett, m. Murray; res. ('77) Litchfield, 0. 7. Frank- 
lin^ Gillett, d. in war, Knoxville, Tenn., 1862. 8. George W,"* 
Gillett, res. ('77) Wellington, 0. 9. James' Gillett, i-es. ('77) 
Topeka, Eans. 

viii. Akna* Gillett, b. Dec. 12, 1787; m. Aug. 27, 1812, 
Joseph Wilder, Barkhamsted, Conn., music teacher; rem. 1830, 
Now Hartford, N. Y., 1832, Andover, O.; both now dead. Chil- 
dren, b. in Barkhamsted: 1. Electa' Wilder, b. July 9, 1813. 
2. William' Wilder, b. June 27, 1815; d. Aug. 13, 1834. 3. Jo- 
seph' Wilder, b. Feb. 1, 1817; m. Sept. 12, 1838, Cornelia C. 
Rathbone; res. ('77) Andover. Children: (1), William^ Wilder, 
b. April 27, 1840; d. Se])t. 8, 1841. (2). Margaret Ashlef Wilder, 
b. May 30, 1842; m. Nov. 1, 1864, James L. Osborn, sawyer; 
has Leverett Half Oshorn, b. Aug. 18, 1865. (3). Cassius Mar- 
cellus\ Wilder, b. Nov. 4, 1844; m. Oct. 4, 1867, Olive A. Berry, 
has: i. Caroline iV.' Wilder, b. Aug. 10, 1868. ii. Clarence Mar- 
celhis^ Wilder, b. March 7, 1870. 4. Matthew Gillett' Wilder, b. 
Jan. 2, 1819. 5. Henry' Wilder, b. July 3, 1824; m. May 16, 
1853, Matilda Remington, Bedford, 0.; m. 2d, Emily S. Snow; 
res. (77) Andover. Children: (1). Frank M,^ Wilder, b. April 
18, 1855. (2). An7ia GilUtt^ Wilder, b. Dec. 29, 1859. 

ix. Pantiia' Gillett, b. Aug. 19, 1792; m. June, 1812, 
Lovel Rose, b. June 15, 1787, d. March 23, 1859. She d. Feb. 
18, 1875. They rem. Chillicothe, 0., and d. there. Children: 
1. Richard' Rose, b. May 2, 1813; m. Nov., 1847, Delia Howe; 
farmer, res. ('78) Chillicothe. Children: (1^. Charles LoveP 
Rose. (2). Frederick Arthur^ Rose. (3). Amelicf Rose, m. 

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Henry J. Schwarzel, res. ('78) Kansas City, Mo. ; have Frederick* 
Schioarzel. (4). Augunta^ Rose. 2. Arthur'^ Rose, b. May 16, 
1814; m. Oct. 26, 1840, Mary Hunter; res. s, p. ('78) Cliilli- 
eothe. 3. Lucms LoveV Rose, b. 8ept. 25, 1815; m. 1852, 
Catharine Halliday; res. ('78) Cohimbus, 0.; have Olla*, Leroy^, 
and Frank^ Rose. 4. Jatie Caroline^ Rose, b. April 2, 1817; ni. 
Oct. 27, 1840, Edwin M.^ Kellogg, s. Michael and Sarah* (Gillett) 
Kellogg [75. iv.]; res. 8. p. ('78) Chillicothe. He d. Nov. 20, 
1856. 5. Corrie' Rose, b. Oct. 11, 1818; d. Aug., 1841. 6. 
John' Rose, b. July 20, 1822; m. abt. 1846, Mary Tobin; d. May 
3, 1875. She d. May 22, 1875; had: (1). William^ Rose. (2). 
John E.^ Rose. (3). Georg^ Rose, m.; res. ('78) Wa])a8h, Ind. 
(4). Marf Rose. (5). LoveJ^ Rose. (6). Ella'' Rose. (7). Har- 
riel^ Rose. 7. Marip Rose, b. July 12, 1825; m. abt. 1849, Simeon 
Brownell, ins. agt.; d. Sept. 13, 1860. He res. ('78) Cambridge, 
N. Y. Children: Charleir, Frani^ and Hetiry^ Browfiell. S. An- 

feline A.' Rose, b. Aug. 31, 1834; m. March 20, 1855, James M. 
ngham, paper mfr., Chillicothe, wh. res. ('78). Children: Jen- 
ny. Charier, Mary H.^ and Gertrudif higham. 9. Henry F.' 
Rose, h. July 7, 1836; d. Aug. 11, 1856. 


SARAIP DOUGLAS {Bena)ah\ WilUam\ William\ 
WilUavi^)^ born in Canterbury, Conn., in 1742. Her 
parents removed, about 1750, to North Canaan, where 
she married Capt. John Watson. She died July 16, 
1833, aged 91 years, leaving four children, t>v*o insane. 
A great granddaughter of hers, Man^ Watson^ married, 
Nov. 17, 1862, William^ Douglas [383.], of Canaan. 

' 77. 

ABIGAIL^ DOUGLAS (Bena}ah\ William^ WilJiam^ 
Williarny)^ born probably in Canterbury, Conn., about 
1745. Her parents removed, about 1750, to North 
Canaan. She married a Mr. Bacon, and removed to 
Sheffield, Mass., where she subsequently died. 


BENAJAff DOUGLAS {Bmajah\ William^ Wil- 
liam^y William})^ born in Canterbury, Conn., in 1747. 

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His parents removed to North Canaan about 1750. He 
married, April 19, 1769, Mary Bacon, of Lebanon. 
They settled in Canaan, and were farmers there. She 
died Nov. 22, 1804. He died Aug. 21, 1810, aged 73. 
Children, born in Canaan: — 

i. Abigail*, b. May 8, 1771; m. Burrill Sutton; set. 
Williamstown, Mass.: d. Jan. 9, 1796. 

193. ii Bexajah", b. Jan. 30, 1773; m. Mrs. Lucretia 
(Wheeler) JJones. 

194. ill. William*, b. March 15, 1774; unm.; d. May 22, 

195. iv. ZiTRViAH*, b. March 27, 1777; m. Dr. Cornwall. 

196. V. Amelia*, b. Jan. 10, 1782; m. Thaddeus Monsoii. 
vi. Elizabeth*, b. March 12, 1784; unm.; d. June 

19, 1865. 

vii. Mary*, b. March 29, 1790; unm.; d. Feb. 28, 1861. 


WILLIAM'^ DOUGLAS (James\ William', William^ 
William^), born in Plainfield, Conn., June 22, 1735. 
llis parents removed, in 1739, to Cornwall. In 1781 a 
grant of land in Vermont was bestowed upon him, with 
others, and in 1783 he removed with his family to that 
state, and settled in the town of Cornwall. He was 
killed by the fall of a tree, Dec. 19th of that same year. 
His wife, Martha, was born in 1738, and died in 1822. 
Children, born in Cornwall, Conn : — 

197. i. Susannah*, b. 1703; m. Frederick Ford. 
ii. Abiaii*, m. Orange Troup. 

198. iii. James*, m. Bentley. 

iv. John*. 

V. William*, set. Jiiy, N. Y. ) 

vi. AsA«, set. near Rochester, N. Y. >• minors in 1793. 
vii. Oliveh', ) 


SARAIP DOUGLAS (Janm\ William', William^ 
William^), born in West Cornwall, Conn., in 1743. 

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She married Samuel Wadsworth, and died April 16, 
1820, aged 77 years. They had but one child: — 

i. Rachel* Wadsworth, b. in West Cornwall; m. TTezckiah 
Gold; d. April 27, 1836. Children, b. W. Cornwall: 1. Sarah 
Maria Gold, b. Get. 14, 1789; m. March 4, 1810, Hon. Edward 

Rogers, M. C, Madison, N. Y.; d. Jan. 28, 1847; had: (1). Hon, 

.. ■ - ■ - gitwl. Yale Coll. " 

Charge ef Affaires^ Court of Sardinia, under Prest. Van Buren; 

Hezekiah Oold^ Rogers, b. Fob. 22, 1811; gi-ad. Yale Coll. 1831; 

nnm. (2). Sarah M,^ Rogers, b. July 20, 1830; teacher; num.; 
res. (77) N. Y. city. (3). Edtoard^ Rogers, b. July 20, 1820; 
unm.; d. aht 1850. 2. Sanmel WadsworW Gold, A. B., Af. D., 
b. Sept. 27, 1704; grad. Williams Coll. 1814; M. D. Yale Coll. 
1836; trustee Yale Coll.; m. April 17, 1817, Phehe Cleveland; d. 
1869. Children: (1). Hon. Theodore Sedgwiel^ GoUL b. March 
2, 1818; grad. A. B. Yale Coll. 1838; m. Ist, Sept. 13, 1843, 
Caroline E. T^kwood, d. April 25, 1857; m. 2d, April 4, 1859, 
Mi-s. Emma (Tnvcy) Baldwin; Sec'y Conn. Board Agri. since 
1866; res. ('78) W. Cornwall. Children (by 1st w.): i. Eleanor 
Dotiglaif Gold, b. Sept. 11, 1844; m. Sept. 30, 1868, Charies H. 
Hubbanl; res. ('77) Hartford City, Ind.; has: (i). RolUn Bar- 
nard^'' Hubbard, b. July 22, 1869. (ii). Caroline Lockwood^'' 
Hubbard, b. Oct. 14, 1871. (iii). Eleanor GoUP' Hubbard, b. 
Sept. 20, 1873; d. Aug. 11, 1874. (iv). Charles Mills''' Hubbard, 
b. Oct. 24, 1875. ii. Mary Elizabeth'' Gold, b. Feb. 2, 1847; d. 
July 11, 1857. iii. Efnily Sedgwick^ Gold, b. Jan. 31, 1849; d. 
April 2, 1858. iv. Rebecca Cleveland'' Gold, b. July 29, 1851; 
m. Nov, 8, 1876, Samuel M. Cornell; res. ('77) Guilford, Conn. 
V. Caroltfie Simnwn^ Gold, b. Oct. 3, 1855. (By 2d w.): vi. 
Alice Tracy'' Gold, )>. Jan. 14, 1860. vii. Martha Wadsioorth* 
Gold, b. July 20, 1861. viii. Charles Lockivood* Gold, b. April 
14, 1863. ix. Jamss Dougloif Gold, b. Nov. 5, 1866. (2). Mary 
Elizabeth'' Gold, b. Nov. 21, 1820; d. April 6, 1821. (:n. Julia 
Lorain^ Gold, b. June 14, 1824; m. Sept. 14, 1843, Frederic 
Lyman; had: SamueP, Antia E,^, Frederic Gold*, Sarah Mead*, 
Tfieodor^ and Edward C* Lyman. 3. Julia R.^ GoUL b. May 
31, 1800; m. Nov. 13, 1821, l)aniel Cleveland; had: (1). Hon. 
James Douglas* Cleveland, judge, res. ('77) Cleveland, 0. ; has: 
i. Emma Dougln^ Clevehjid, b. Oct. 8, 1852. ii. Walter Gold* 
Clevelaiul, b. Oct. 1, 1857. iii. William Bingham* Cleveland, b. 
May 20, 1863. (2). Dr. Thomas GohP Cleveland, by w. Harriet, 
hacJ: i. Grac(f Cleveland, b. Nov. 26, 1855; d. Feb. 13, 1856. 
ii. Catharine Cleveland, b. April 28, 1857; d. Oct. 11, 1857. 
iii. Douglan^ CUveland, b. Jan. 11, 1859. iv. Julia Gold* Cleve- 
land, b. Dec. 22, 1860. v. Harriet!^ Cleveland, b. June 12. 1863; 
d. Sept. 30, 1863. vi. Alfred* Cleveland, b. May 20, 1866; d. 
Dec. 8, 1866. vii. George Wiley* Cleveland, b. Dec. 24, 1864. 

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viii. AJic^ Cleveland, b. Oct. 27, 1868. ix. Darwin Burton* 
CleveUmdy b. April 25, 1870. ^3). Julia Antoinette Cleveland, 
m. Oct. 1, 1851, Cbarles G. Aiken; had: i. Julia Cleveland* 
Aiken, b. Oct. 22, 1852; d. Sept. 12, 1854. ii. Florence C* 
Aiken, b. Aug. 8, 1855. iii. Henrietta* Aiken, b. July 2G, 1857; 
d. Aug. 24, 1858. iv. William Cleveland* Aiken, b. June 11, 
1859. V. Charles G* Aiken, b. Feb. 6, 18(53. (4). Marf Cleve- 
land, 4. Laura Sedgwick'^ Gold, b. Mav 20, 1804; m. June 1, 
1828, William S. Steven.s; d. Nov. 12, 1807. Children: (1). Em- 
ma (7.* Stevens, num. f2). Mari^ Stevens, m. Rev. Mr. Kinney; 
res. ('77) N. Y. city; naa ch. (3). George^ Stevens, d. unm. 
(4) Edward^ Stevens, d. unm. 


JAMES MARSH'^ DOUGLAS {James\ WilUavi\ Wil 
liam^, Williajn})^ bom in Cornwall, Conn., in 1746. lie 
manned Rhoda Buniham, sister of Judge Burnham, of 
Litchfield. In 1784 he removed with his family, con- 
sisting of his wife and four sons, to Cornwall, Yt, where 
they ever after resided. They were farmers. He died 
Aug. 28, 1790; she in 1822. Children, born in Corn- 
Avall, Conn., except the youngest, who was born in 
Cornwall, Vt. : — 

199. i. Elias', b. Feb. 27, 1775; m. Rebecca Cfibbs. 

200. ii. JOHX", b. Nov. 18, 177C; m. Iluldah Hunt. 

201. iii. Benajati', b. Aug. 5, 1780; m. Ist, Salomah Scott, 
2d, Elizabetli Preston. 

202. iv. BiRNHAM^, b. Nov. 3, 1782; m. Weltha Williams. 
V. James', b. Aug. 15, 1780; d. April 5, 1791. 


ELIZABETIP DOUGLAS {Thomas\ William^ Wil 
h'nin^^ William^)^ born in Voluntown, Conn., April 4, 
1745. She married. May 19, 1703, Josiah Babcock, of 
Volnntown. They were farmers and spent the whole 
of their lives in the town in which they settled. She 
died before 1790. Children, born in Voluntown: — 

i. Martha^ Babcock, b. Nov. 20, 17G4; d. Paris, N. Y., 
June 23, 1810. 

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ii. Mary* Babcock, b. Nov. 14, 1766; m. Hon. James Alex- 
ander, Voluntown, b. Jnly 14, 1761, d. July 11, 1842. She d. Dec. 
11, 1820; had: 1. Thomas Douglas'' Alexander, b. Oct. 13, 1788.; 
d. Paris, N. Y,, Aug. 11, 1835. 2. Henry A.^ Alexander, b. 
March 28, 1791; rem. West. 3. Horace BJ Alexatider, b. July 
26, 1793; d. June 15, 1816. 4. Ja7nes Dorra7ice' Alexander, b. 
March 20, 1796; m. Ist, Feb. 16, 1823, Ruth Smith Gordon, who 
d. Aug. 3, 1829, 8Bt. 35; m. 2d, Feb. 27, 1832, Elizabeth Durfey, 
Griswold, Conn., who d. June 28, 1833; m. 3d, Dec, 1833, Mrs. 
Phebe M. (Gordon) Tillinghast; set. Greenville, Conn.; d. Oct. 

14, 1842, Children: (1). Elizabeth Steioari^ Alexander, b. Feb. 

15, 1824; m. Nov. 28, 1848, William Ray; res. ('77) Greenville. 
(2). Mary Babcock? Alexander, b. June 14, 1826; m. Sept. 16, 
1847, George W. Standish; d. leav. one s. Oeorge William^ Stand- 
isk, who d. Buffalo, N. Y., April 12, 1871, set. 24. (3). Sarah 
Celinda^ Alexander, b. March 13, 1835; d. Feb. 26, 1836. (4). 
James Gordon'' Alexander, b. Oct. 22, 1837; d. March 9, 1857. 
5. Sarah C: Alexa^ider, b. Aug. 6, 1799; m. Feb. 6, 1822, Capt. 
Isaac, 8. Benjamin Gallup, Plainfield, b. June 20, 1795, d. Sept. 
1855; rem. with s. Benjamin to Wytheville, Va., April, 1871; d. 
May 14, 1873. Children: (1). Benjamin* Gallup, b. Plainfield, 
March 6, 1823; m. Nov. 4, 1844, Frances Maria, dau. Elias and 
Maria Coates, Sterling; rem. 1867, Wytheville, Va., wh. i-es. 
('77); have: i, diaries Benjamin^ Gallup, b. May 6, 1846; m. 
April 26, 1871, Mary, dau. William D. and Nancy Brown, Ston- 
ington; rem. Wytheville, Va., wh. she d. March 28, 1873, set. 26. 
Child, William Edgar''' Gallup, h. June 22, 1872. ii. Ada Frances* 
Gallup, b. Dec. 1, 1854. iii. Frank Coated Gallup, b. March 
14, 1859. (2). Mary Alexander'^ Gallup, b. Plainfield, Dec. 1, >^ 
1825; m. Aug. 9, 1853, Nathan C. Chapell, Norwich, wh. res. 
('77). 6. Elizabeth M."* Alexander, b. Jan. 23, 1802; m. Charles 
Kennedy; d. May 23, 18(?)2. 7. Harvey G.^ Alexander, b. Dec. 

16, 1805; m. April 7, 1825, Mary Burdick, who d.; m. 2d, April 
19, 1843, Eliza J. Preston; res. ^77) Scotland, Conn. Children: 
(1). Caroline B,* Alexander, b. Sept. 1, 1826; d. July 6, 1828. 
(2). Horace B^ Alexander, b. June 29, 1828; m. March 7, 1847, 
Sarah Mason; d. March 28, 1861. Children: i. Augusta M.* 
Alexander, b. June 10, 1850; m. Jan. 23, 1868, George Evans; 
res. ('77) Mystic River, Conn. Children: (i). George H,''' Evans, 
b. July 31, 1870. (ii). Ellen (7." Evans, b. April 8, 1872. (iii). 
Louis P.'^ Eva7is, b. July 13, 1874. (iv). Fra7ik ^.'® Evans, b. 
Dec. 6, 1875. ii. Benjamin F? Alexarider, b. Jan. 20, 1857; d. 
March 25, 1857. (3)1 James H? Alexander, b. Feb. 12, 1831; 
served in Rebellion, Co. G, 8th Conn. Vols.; m. June 11, 1848, 
Susan S. Mason; dentist, res. ('77) Mystic River, Conn. Children: 
i. Fanny A.* Alexander, b. Nov. 7, 1858. ii. Mary EJ^ Alexan- 
der, h. May 29, 1866; d. July 16, 1874. iii. Cassie M.* Alexander, 
b. Aug. 10, 1869; d. July 14, 1874. iv. Cora G.* Alexander, b. 

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Aug. 29, 1872. V. George M.^ Alexander, b. Oct. 21, 1876. (4). 
AngeUiie^ Alexander, b. May 1, 1833; m. Dwight Ashby; res. 
(77) Delano, Pa. Children: i. Ella A."" Ashby, b. Jan., 1854; 
d. Jan., 1854. ii. Rayisford^ AsJiby, b. March 9, 1855; d. Aug. 9, 
1869. iii. Wirtfield S^ 'Ashby, b. Juno 17, 1859. (5). Elizabeth^ 
Alexander, b. July 18, 1835; m: June 28, 1875, Albert W. Hunt- 
ington, Norwich, Conn. (6). Mary^ Alexander, b. July 18, 1835; 
m. June, 1877, Charles Haskell, Norwich, Conn. (7).^ Emily A^ 
Alexander, b. July 19, 1838; d. Nov. 25, 1839. (8). Henry P.» 
Alexander, b. Sept. 12, 1844; d. July 19, 1846. (9). Eliza M} 
Alexander, b. May 23, 1847; d. young. (10). Jane E.^ Alexander, 
b. June 22, 1851; d. young. (11). William IL^ Alexander, b. 
Aug. 7, 1849; m. June 18, 1872, Stella E. Parker; res. (77) 
Quincy, 111. Child, Mina E^ Alexander, b. Sept. 10, 1873. 
iii. Elizabeth* Babcock, b. Oct. 18,1768; d. Jan. 14, 1784. 


Capt. JOHN'^ DOUGLAS (Thomas\ William!', Wil- 
liam^, William^), born in Voluntown, Conn., July 28, 
1747. He married, Feb. 1, 1770, Isabel, daughter of 
(John?) Gordon, of Voluntown. He was commissioned 
captain of company C, 21st regiment Connecticut mili- 
tia, May 25, 1796. The commission, signed by Oliver 
Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut, is still preserved, 
among other documents, in the fiimily of his grandson, 
/ John A. B. Douglas, of Sterling, who lives upon the old 
homestead, in the house built by Capt. John. He made 
his will April 9, 1824, and died June 11, 1825. His 
wife, Isabel, died Feb. 26, 1834, in her 87th year. 
Children, born in Voluntown (now Sterling) : — 

i. Olive^, b. Dec. 4, 1775; m. Douglas* Parke [69. ii.l; 
(1. Nov. 25, 1709; had, Olive' Parke, b. abt. 1796; m. Gal- 
lup; res. ('78) Sterling. 

203. ii. SrsAXNAH^, b. Nov. 23. 1777; m. Daniel Dow. 

204. iii. TnoMAs^ b. Nov. 27, 1780; m. Anna liolles. 

205. iv. Joiix GoKDON*, b. Nov. 25, 1782; m. Rebecca Camp- 

V. Archibald Kasson*, b. June 15, 1785; m. Lydia 
; set. Sterling; d. s, p. May 17, 1838. 

*Sce Robert Campbeil and /«« Dew^ndantH, l)y Henry F. Douglas, of 

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vi. Martha*, b. Dec. 11, 1787; m. 1818, Joseph Ken- 
nedy; d. s. p. June 5, 1818. 

vii. Nancy*, b. Feb. 11, 1790; m. Joseph Kennedy; set. 
Vohmtown; d. Oct. 6, 1817, and he m. her sist. Martha; had 
Harvey Douglas^ and Archibald'^ Kennedy. 


HANNAH*^ DOUGLAS (Thomas^ William', William^ 
William}), born in Voluntown, Conn., Jan. 12, 1756. 
She married, May 5, 1774, John Gallup, of Voluntown, 
where they settled as farmers. No dates of their deaths 
have been found. Their children, all born in Volun- 
town, were :-. — 

i. JoHN« Gallup, b. Feb. 19, 1775. 

ii. Thomas* Gallup, b. June 4, 1777. 

iii. Isaac* Gallup, b. Feb. 11, 1781. 

iv. Martha* Gallup, b. April 20, 1784. 

V. Rebecca* Gallup, b. Dec. 3, 1786. 

vi. Hannah* Gallup, b. Nov. 3, 1789. 


SARAH^ DOUGLAS (Asa\ William'', William^, Wil 
liam^), born in Plainfield, Conn., Feb. 26, 1738. Her 
father removed with his family, in 1766, to Stephen- 
town, N. Y. She married G(eorge?) Stewart, who 
subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits in Troy. 
They left descendants. 


Maj. ASA« DOUGLAS (Am\ William', William^ 
William'), born in Plainfield, Conn., Dec. 24, 1739. He 
married Sarah Robbins, of Canaan. They afterward re- 
moved to Canaan, N. Y., and became extensive farmers 
in that town. He also raised large numbers of horses 
for sale. He took part in the Revolutionary war, and 
became a major in the Continental army. He made 
himself so troublesome to the British that a large re- 

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ward was offered for his apprehension. When Bur- 
goyne was marching from Canada to meet Clinton at 
Albany, and so cut off New England from the other 
provinces, it became necessary for Maj. Douglas to take 
to the woods. He spent several weeks in the forest, 
never staying two nights in the same place. He lost 
all his property and was imprisoned a long time for 
debt After the death of his first wife he married a 
lady by the name of Wynkoop, from Albany, whither 
he then removed. After spending ten years in Albany, 
in mercantile pursuits, he returned to Canaan, N. Y., 
where he died.* He is buried, together with his wives 
and others of the family, in the old cemetery in that 
town. All his children were born there. These were : — 

i. Sarah*, b. July 9, 1764; m. Isaac Wright; set. 
Dan by, N. Y.; had CharWy ZebuIon\ Orson\ Isaac' , Robbins\ 
Luther' and Eliza' Wright, all of whom m. exc. Luther''. 

206. ii. AsA«, b. March 18, 1766; m. Jenny Vanderpoel. 

207. ill. Olivb«, b. April 4, 1768; m. Daniel Warner. 

208. vi. Zbbdlon*, b. March 8, 1770; m. MaiT P. Noyes. 

209. V. John*, b. March 31, 1772; m. Sybil Merrill. 

vi. Eliza«, b. Dec. 10, 1774; m. Joel Fordham, Sag 
Harbor; d. s. p, 

210. vii. Horatio Gates«, b. Dec. 1, 1776; m. Clarissa 

211. viii. Mary«, b. April 1, 1780; m. James Peirson. 

ix. Nancy*, b. March 2, 1782; m. Nathan Peirson, 
Richmond, Mass.; had John Douglas' , Bobbiiis'' '^nd Sarah' Peir- 
son, all of whom d. unm. 


Capt. WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS (A8a\ William^ Wil- 
lidm'^^ William})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., Aug. 22, 
1743. He married Hannah Cole, of Canaan, whither, 
about 1746, his parents had moved. In the spring of 
176(5, William removed with his wife and their first 
child, with an ox team, to what was then Jericho Hol- 

* A fine painting of Mai. Douglas, the oldest portrait yet discovered in 
the New London lamily, is in possession of his j^andson's widow, Mrs. 
Horatio G. Warner, Rochester, N. Y, 

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low, Mass. The place was then unsettled, and he was 
the fii-st man to cut down a tree and begin a clearhig. 
His father followed him the next year, with a company 
of workmen, who built a large house and cleared thirty 
acres of land. Mrs. Douglas lived here six months before 
she saw anothef white woman. Their nearest saw-mill 
was fourteen miles away, and the nearest neighbor four. 
This town was afterwards, by a change in the state line, 
brought into Rensselaer county, N. Y., and became a 
part of Stephentown. Mr. Douglas was a captain in 
one of the Revolutionary companies, and rendered im- 
portant services at the battle of Bennington, where he was 
sent out as a spy upon the British works, and brought 
back valuable information. He had upon his farm a 
store, and a forge where the smithing for many miles 
around was done. He died Dec. 29, 1811. His wife, 
Hannah, died Dec. 24, 1795, aged 54 years. Children, 
the oldest born in Canaan, the others in Stephentown : — 

212. i. Benjamin*, b. Dec. 4, 1765; m. Lois McKay. 

213. ii. William*, b. Jan. 1, 1768; m. Ist, Miriam Pease, 
2d, Margaret Hunter. 

214. iii. Eli*, b. Sept. 1, 1769; m. let, Lucy Rose, 2d, Eliza- 
beth Wheelock. 

215. iv. Hannah*, b. Feb. 11, 1774; m. Hon. John Knox. 

216. V. Deidamia*, b. July 28, 1775; m. Ist, Dr. Azariah 
Willis, 2d, Hon. Daniel Sayre. 

217. vi. Amos*, b. July 21, 1779; m. Miriam Wright. 

218. vii. Abiah*, b. Dec. 25, 1780; m. Amasa Adams. 


HANNAH*^ DOUGLAS (Asa^ WiUiam^ William^ 
William})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., Jan. 17, 1744-5. 
She married Judge (James?) Brown, of Pittstown, N. 
Y., where they settled, lived and died. The names of 
but two of their children (if there were more than two) 
are known ; and these both married cousins by the name 
of Douglas, and began a series of most rema-rkable and 
perplexing rektionships, their descendants intermarry- 
ing many times, as will appear herein. These children 
were : — 


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i. Hannah* Brown, m. Capt. John* Douglas [93.1. 
ii. Prudence* Brown, m. NathanieP Douglas [92.]. 


OLIVE'^ DOUGLAS (Asa^ William^, William^, Wil 
liam})^ born in Canaan, Conn., Sept. 7, 1748. Her 
parents removed to Stephentown, N. Y., in 1766. She 
married Gen. Samuel Sloane, of Williamstown, Mass., 
Children, born in Williamstown : — 

1. Olive* Sloane, m. Dr. Remembrance Sheldon,* Wil- 
liamstown; had: 1. Harriet Ani\^ Sheldon, b. Nov. 10, 1790; m. \ 

Ist, Rossi ter, 2d, Jonathan Hancock* Douglas [224.*]. 

ii. Mary* Sloane, m. Starkweather; had: 1. Henry^ 

Starkweather, m. ^ Reid [95. iii. 2.], dau. James Reid and 

Rebecca* Brown; had Elle7i^ {starkweather, m. Hon. John T. Hoif- ^ 

man. Gov. K. Y. state, 
iii. Maria* Sloane, m. Dr. Cogswell. ■ 

iv. Maj. Douglas Wheeler* Sloane, A. B., b. May 9, 1785; * 

grad. Williams Coll. 1803; stud, law 3 yrs. Litchfield law sch.; 
m. Oct. 29, 1810, Maria Cogswell, dau. Rev. Ebenezer Fitch, 
D. D., 1st Prest. Williams Coll.; aid to Gen. Whiting, war 
1812-5; one of 1st movers in build, largo woolen mills, No. 
Adams; largely interested in agricult. and imported first Merino 
sheep to this country; app. Receiver of Moneys by U. S. Govt., ^ 

wh. office held at d., Sept. 13, 1839. " His manners were digni- 
fied and courteous, indeed he was the model of a gentleman of 
the old school." His wife was "one of the most beautiful and - 

attractive women of the day, possessed of a superior mind, noble ^ 

and lovely traits of character." Children: 1. Elizabeth^ Sloane, 
d. young. 2. Maria^ Sloane, m. Parker Handy, banker, N. York; 
d. 3. Harriet Douglas' Sham, d. unm. 4. Susan'' Sloane, m. ^ 

1st, Jonathan Gillette, forwarding and com. merchant, Cleve- 
land, 0.; m. 2d, Hon. William J. Bacon, Utica, N. Y., wh. now 
('77) res. 5. Catharine Sedgwick' Sloane, m. Joseph T. Kirk- ' 

land, hardware merchant, Cleveland, O. ; d. 6. Cornelia Kirk- \ 

land'' Sloatie, m. Parker Handy, N. Y. city., wh. now ('77) res. \ 

7. Douglas CogsweW Sloane, d. 8. Henry Hubbard'' Sloaiie, d. 

90. \ 

WHEELERS DOUGLAS {A8a\ William\ }VaUam\ J^ 

William^), born in Stephentown, N. Y., April 10, 1750. 

* See SJieUioH Mayaziiie. 

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He married in 1,771 Martha, daughter of the Rev. John 
Rathbone, and settled in Stephentown. In 1780 he 
removed to Albany, where, in company with a cousin 
named Wheeler, a nephew of his mother's, he opened a 
store, and for several years continued in business, the 
firm name being Douglas & Wheeler. About 1798 his 
property in Albany was destroyed by fire, and he made 
a journey to Brant's ford, Ca., where he remained about 
a year with Capt. Joseph Brant, the famous chief of the 
Six Nations of Indians. In 1799 he removed with his 
family to Canada, and settled on the Grand river, in the 
midst of the Indians, where the city of Brantford now 
stands. After a few years he removed about eight 
miles to the west, where he took up a tract of about 500 
acres, receiving his lease from Capt. Brant. There he 
carved out a home in the wilderness, and was able to 
spend his later years in comparative comfort, leaving the 
homestead to his son Stephen. Wheeler and his wife 
were staunch Methodists, and their house was the home 
of the early itinerant preachers. His son Stephen, at 
the age of 19, brought into this home in 1809, the 
daughter of an old and prominent itinerant minister, who 
was only 16 years of age ; and for sixty years they dis- 
pensed the same generous hospitality that had been 
found when the older ones had control of the family 
mansion. For many years preaching was held in their 
house, and several of their children were named after 
the preachers and their wives. Wheeler Douglas died 
at the home of his daughter Harriet, in Smithville, in 
January, 1829 ; and his wife Martha at the same place, 
Nov. 28, 1837, at the age of 84. They had ten chil- 
dren : — 

i. Content*, b. in Stephentown, Sept 4, 1772; m. 
Gen. Samuel Stewart, Waterford, N. Y. 

219. ii. Martha*, b. in Stephentown, Sept. 26, 1774; m. 
Jesse Tracy. 

iii. Dr. John Hancock*, b. in Stephentown, April 26, 
1776; m. Elizabeth Williams; physician, N. Y. city; d. abt. 1866. 

220. iv. Alanson*, b. in Stephentown, Feb. 11, 1779; m. 
Ann Sutherland. 

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V. Mary*, b. in Albany; m. Roger Selden. 
yi. George*, b. in Albany; nnm.; d. 
231. vii. Charlotte*, b. in Albany, July 15, 1785; m. Joseph 

viii. Minerva*, b. in Albany, Oct 17, 1787; ni. 

Mathews; s., Wheeler D.^ Matthews, res. (77) Toronto, Ca. 

222. ix. Stephen Van Rensselaer*, b. in Albany, March 
24, 1790; m. Caroline H. Whitehead. 

223. X. Harriet*, b. in Albany, June 15, 1793; m. Smith 
Griffin. ^ 


JONATHAN^ DOUGLAS (Asa', WiUiam\ William^ 
William^), born in Canaan, Conn., Feb. 14, 1752. He 
married, about 1774, Rhoda Hancock, who died in 1783. 
He also died in 1783. They had :— 

i. RiiQDA*, m. Ist, Grant, 2d, Sherman. 

ii. Elizabeth*, m. Harris; d. 1798. 

224. iii. Jonathan Hancock*, b. Nov. 19, 1781; m. Mrs. 
Harriet Ann' (Sheldon) Rossiter. 

iv. Hugh", d. in inf. 
. (v. Stephen*?). 


NATHANIEL'^ DOUGLAS {A8a\ William\ William\ 
WilliaTn})^ born in Canaan, Conn., Aug. 11, 1754. He 
married, in 1772, his cousin Prudence, daughter of Judge 
(James ?) and Mrs. Hannah'^ (Douglas) Brown, of Pitts- 
town, N. Y., [88. ii.]. They were farmers, passing part 
of their lives in Connecticut and part in New York. In 
1790 he went to Chazy, N. Y., and settled, with his 
brother, Capt. John, on land granted to their father. 
Major Asa, for services in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. 
Douglas died April 17, 1796, aged 45 years. In 1812 
Mr. Douglas removed to Douglas ville. Que., which his 
sons, Nathaniel, James and Jonathan, settled. After his 
removal to Canada he married, as his second wife, a Miss 
Travaissa, whose father came from France with LaFay- 
ette. By her he had five or six children, but no account 
of them or their descendants has been obtained. Na- 

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thaniel Douglas died at Douglasville, Oct. 5, 1821. His 
children by his first wife, all born in Chazy, N. Y., 
were : — 

225. i. Prudence", b. March 13, 1773; m. Scth Gregory. 
22f3. ii. Nathaniel', b. Aug. 30, 1774; m. Lucy Converse. 

227. iii. Jakes', b. Nov. 8, 1775; m. Keziah Howe. 

iv. Asa"; b. Aug. 30, 1777; m. ; mail carrier; 

rem. South; s., Am\ res. ('70) Pittsburgh, Pa. 

V. Mary", b. May 16, 1779; m. Asa Willett, tanner; 
set. 17 Acadia, Ca.; had 2 daus., of whom 1, Sophia} Willett ^ m. 
as 2d w., Dr. Beriah* Douglas [240.], and 1 s., NathanieV Wilhtt, 
who res. ('70) Bakersfield, Vt.; gr.-s., Thomas^ Willett, extensive 
wool and cotton manufr., Chamblay, Que. ('75). 

vi. Rebecca", b. Nov. 7, 1780; m. 1st, Richard Jones, 

teacher, Chazy, 2d, Amasa Ladd, farmer, Chazy, 3d, Win- 

chell, carriage-maker; dau., Mrs. Lucy'' Oorham, res. ('77) Platts- 
burgh, N. Y.; s., Ain^a' Ladd, res. ('77) Brooklyn, N. Y. 

228. vii. George Washington*, b. July 15, 1-782; m. Mar- 
tha Manning. 

viii. Hannah*, b. Dec. 9, 1785; m. Sackett; joiner; 

set. Stephentown, or Syracuse. 

ix. John*, b. April 26, 1787; d. young. 
X. Lucy*, b. Oct. 21, 1788; m. Jonathan* Douglas 

xi. Jonathan*, b. Feb. 17, 1791; m. Mary Nillsey, 
who d. Douglasville, Que., June 16, 1861; rem. Burr Oak, la., 
wh. d. Jan. 27, 1864; had: 1. Je7my'', d. Burr Oak, Oct. 19, 1863. 
2. Fdwin\ res. ('75) McGregor, la. 3. George\ res. ('75) Burr 


Capt. JOHN* DOUGLAS (Asa^, WilUam\ WiUiam\ 
WiJliam}), born in Canaan, Conn., Aug. 2, 1758. His 
eighteenth year was passed in the American army. He 
married, May 12, 1779, Hannah, daughter of Judge 
(James?) Browrn and Hannah*^ Douglas [88.], of Pitts- 
town. They settled in Stephentown, but subsequently 
removed to the town of Chazy, on the shore of Lake 
Champlain. ''On the 15th of March, 1793, he landed 
at the lake shore of Chazy, with his family, of wife and 
seven children. His was the first English family which 
settled in this town." He was a man of great influence 

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as the town became settled, and his death was mourned 
as an irreparable loss. He died at Plattsburgh, as he was 
on the way to visit his aged mother and his son in Al- 
bany, Oct. 16, 1808, fifteen years after his first arrival in 
Chazy.* His widow passed the last years of her event- 
ful and useful life in the family of her granddaughter in 
Chazy. Her vigor of body and mind were preserved 
to a remarkable degree to the end of her life. She 
died Oct. 4, 1853, at the advanced age of nearly 93 
years. Children : — 

229. i/ Lucy', b. in Stephentown, Oct. 18, 1780; m. Ist, 
John M. Grant, 2d, Setli Gregory. 

230. ii. Abigail", b. in Stephentown, Feb. 15, 1782; m. 
John L. Fonquet. 

iii. Oliver", b. in Stephentown, May 8, 1783; d. Nov. 
20, 1784. 

231. iv. Jonathan*, b. in Stephentown, Feb. 11, 1785; m. 
Lucy* Douglas. 

232. V. Amherst*, b. in Stephentown, July 4, 1786; m. 
Nancy Tennent. 

233. vi. James Brown*, b. in Stephentown, Feb. 20, 1788; 
m. Cornelia Lott Brower. 

234. vii. David", b. in New Galway, Jan. 1, 1790; m. Mrs. 
Nancy (Tennent) Douglas. 

235. viii. Robert", b. in New Galway, Feb. 15, 1792; m. 1st, 
Olive Griffith, 2d, Elizabeth Griffith, 3d, Hannah' Douglas. 


BENAJAH'^ DOUGLAS (A8a\ William'', William\ 
WiUiam}), bom in Canaan, Conn., Dec. 15, 1760. About 
1767 his parents removed to Jericho Hollow, Mass., and 
cleared a farm there. By a subsequent change in the 
state boundary, this was brought into Stephentown, N. 
Y. Benajah was a farmer, and in early life, like his 
brothers, assisted in improving the large farm which 
their father had redeemed from the wilderness when 
they came from Connecticut. He married, about 1780, 
Martha, daughter of Stephen Arnold, and lived for a 

* His funeral sermon was preached in Chazjr, Oct. 18, 1808, by the Rev. 
Joel Bylngton, and was afterwards published in pamphlet form. 

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time in Ballston. In July, 1795, he purchased a farm 
in Brandon, Vt., and removed thither from Ballston. 
There he passed the remainder of his life, dying Oct. 29, 
1829. His wife died in Brandon, April 1, 1818, aged 
56 years. They are both buried in the old village 
churchyard there. They had eight children : — 

236. i. Stephen Arnold*, b. 1781; in. Sarah Fisk. 

237. ii. Amy«, b. abt. 1782; m. David Merriam. 

238. iii. Martha*, b. Aug. 4, 1783; m. John A. Buckland. 

239. iv. Rebecca*, m. Joshua Bates. 

240. V. Beriah*, b. May 17, 1789; m. Ist, Elizabeth C. 
Douglas, 2d, Sophia^ Willett. 

vi. George*, m. in South, and d. there soon, prob. 
leav. no descend. 

241. vii. Honor*, b. Sept. 3, 1796; m. Jonathan K. Barlow, 
M. D. 

viii. Gardiner*, unm. ; d. ast. abt. 21 yre. 


LUCY* DOUGLAS (A8a\ William^, WiUiam\ Wil- 
liam})^ born in Canaan, Conn., May 10, 1762. Her pa- 
rents removed, in 1766, to Stephentown, N. Y. She 
married, when 15 years old, Maj. Jonathan Brown, of 
Pittstown. Although married at so early an age, she 
lived to see her descendants in the fifth generation. 
She died in Pittstown, May 28, 1848. 

Jonathan Brown was bom Dec. 20, 1753; and died 
June 11, 1836. He was a major in the Revolutionary 
war, county judge, and sheriff, and for five sessions a 
member of the state legislature. Children born in Pitts- 
town : — 

i. Hannah Randall* Brown, b. May 5, 1780; m. Jan. 
31, 1804, John, s. John and OHve Billings, (b. Montville, Conn., 
April 11, 1773, d. Troy, N. Y., July 24, 1853); d. Troy, July 6, 
1859. Children: 1. Joiiathmi Brotvn' Billings, b. Nov. 25, 1804; 
d. Jan. 2H, 1873; m. Oct. 18, 1829, Mary Jane Elmore. Chil- 
dren: (1). Anastasia L} Billinqs, b. Dec. 18, 1833; m. Ist, Feb. 
22, 1851, Amos H. Starks; m. '2d, June 22, 1863, Hiram Clark, 
Detroit, Mich.; had: i. Leora Ailing Starks, b. Sept. 13, 1852; 
m. Dec. 18, 1874, Charles T. Pratt, Detroit; has, Herbert Starks''' 

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Pratt, b. Jan. 24, 1878. (2). Janthus Elmor^ Billings, b. Oct. 

18, 1835; d. Feb. 16, 1836. (3). Henry M^ Billings, b. Aug. 29, 
1837; m. Ist, Dec. 18, 1861, Emma C. Allen; m. 2d, June 20, 
1867, Caroline Roberts; has: i. Wilbur Allen^ Billings, b. Nov. 

19, 1863. (4). Samuel Elmord" Billings, b. Feb. 24, 1839. (5). 
Sophronia A.^ BilUfigs, b. Aug. 24, 1842; d. March 15, 1843. 
(6). Pulaski A,^ Billings, b. Aug. 12, 1844. 2. Henry M.' Bil- 
lings, b. May 18, 1806; d. 3; Edwin A.^ Billings, b. Oct. 1, 
1807; d. March 6, 1877; m. Nov. 4, 1831, Susan W. Dyer (d. 
Feb. 27, 1877). Children: (1). Edwin Z>." Billings, b. Oct. 16, 
1832; m. Feb. 14, 1860, Loisa M. Meechum; had, Alice EHdf 
and Charle^ Billings. (2). George //.® Billings, M. D,, b. June 
19, 1835; m. April 14, 1858, Cordelia H. Eanken, Troy, N. Y.; 
have: i. Elizabeth Rankerf Billings, b. Oct. 26, 1861. ii. Rich- 
ard Bhs^ Billings, b. March 26, 1866. iii. Henry Rannet^ Bil- 
lings, b Oct. 17, 1869. iv. BertJm Loisa^ Billings, b. April 3, 

1876. (3). Cfliarles IT.' Billings, b. May 29, 1837; m. Oct. 26, 
1859, Elizabeth Hidley; had: i. Caroline Jf.» Billifu/s, b. 1860; 
d. 1868. (4). Marietta A.^ Billings, b. Sept. 14, 1839; m. Sept- 
14, 1859, Daniel W. Ford; res. ('78) Troy, N. Y. Children: 
i. Edwin Billings^ Ford, b. Feb. 22, 1861. ii. Ellen Sherwood^ 
Ford, b. Feb. 26,^1865. (5). Caroline M.^ Billings, b. Aug. 3, 
1842; m. March 22, 1860, Harvey T. Davis, Troy, N. Y.; d. Oct. 
4, 1864; had: i. Sicsan M,^ Davis, b. Jan. 3, 1861. (6). Leland 
H^ Billings, b. Nov. 28, 1846; m. Jan. 31, 1861, Sarah Eliza- 
beth Jackson, Middlebury, Vt. ; res. ('70) Hydeville, Vt. Chil- 
dren: i. Edtoin A.* Billings, b. April 29, 1867. ii. George H.* 
Billings, b. May 4, 1869. iii. Frayik J.* Billings, b. Nov. 14, 
1870. (7). Frederick S^ Billings, b. May 1, 1857; d. Oct. 21, 

1877. 4. Amelia A.'' Billings, b. March 12, 1810; d. March 5, 
1812. 5. George W.' Billings, b. Sept. 13, 1811; m. July 9, 1846, 
Elizabeth A. Warren, Children: (1). George W,^ Billings,h. May 
4, 1849. (2). C. A.^ Billings, b. April 27, 1852. (3). FranJf 
Billings, b. Sept. 1, 1853. (4). Elizabeth^ Billings, b. March, 
1856. 5. James N.' Billi'ngs, b. April 7, 1813; d. May 3, 1813. 

6. Albert M.' Billings, b. April 21, 1814; res. ('78) Chicago, 111. 

7. Lucijida A,'' Billings, b. Jan. 31, 1817; m. May 26, 1841, 
Henry D. Ranney, M. D., N. Y. city; had: (1). George Henrj^ 
Ranjiey, b. Sept. 8, 1842; d. Sept. 20, 1842. (2). John Wait- 
stiW Ranney, b. Nov. 26, 1850; d. May 5, 1854, 8. Caroline R.^ 
Billings, b. March 31, 1819; d. May *14, 1857. 9. Leonard F.'^ 
Billings, b. March 31, 1822; m. June 4, 1845, Malona h. Smith; 
had: (1). William S,^ Billings, b. April 12, 1849; d. Aug. 29, 
1850. 10. Alanson Douglas' Billings, b. Aug. 15, 1823; d. Feb. 
28, 1824. 11. William B.' Billings, b. Feb, 14, 1824; m. Sept. 
4, 1848, Francis Eustis Richardson, N. Y. city, who d. April 19, 
1874; has: (1). William Richardson^ Billingsl b. May 28, 1853. 
(2). Clara Gage"" Billings, b. Sept. 4, 1856; d. March 8, 1862.. 

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(3). Marcia Elliot^ BiUings, b. March 27, 1860. 12. John D? 
BillingB, b. July 10, 1827; m. Jan. 20, 1852, Delia K Clark, 
Troy, N. Y.; has: (1). Edwin R.'' Billings, b. Nov. 25, 1852; 
drowned Bahie, Brazil, May 17, 1871. (2). Charles Jlallocl^ 
BilUngSy b. April 27, 1862. (3). William />.* BillingSy b. July 
10, 1866. 

ii. Olive* Brown, b. Jan. 20, 1784;. m. Feb. 21, 1802, 
Thomas Battoone, Lansingburgh, b. Perth Amboy, N. J., Feb. 
27, 1771, d. Pittstown, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1838. She m. 2d, March 
31, 1846, Austin Harman, Bennington, Vt., and d. Bennington, 
Dec. 25, 1854. Children, all by 1st husb. : 1. Capt, John Brown^ 
Rattome, b. July 4, 1804; m. June 30, 1845, Julia Everett, N. 
Y. city; capt. ship '* Creole;" d. N. Orleans, La., Feb. 18, 1848. 
Children: (1). Julia Ann^ Rattooneyh, June 24, 1846; m. Theo- 
dore Kingsley, Brooklyn, N. Y. (2). William F.^ Raftoo7ie, b. 
Aug. 24, 1847; d. Oct. 22, 1851. 2. Mary Watson' Rattoone, b. 
Sept. 6, 1805; m. April 9, 1835, John L. Molttier, Pulaski, N. 
Y. He d. Feb. 14, 1853; had John\ Anna\ Roherf and Caro- 
ling Molttier, 3. Lucinda Brown' Rattoone, b. Sej^t. 20, 1806; 
m. Feb. 6, 1826, Smith Mott, Hamilton, N. Y.; d. Feb. 27, 1827; 
had: (1). Thomas Smith^ Mott, b. Dec. 15, 1826; m. July, 1847, 
Sarah DeWolf, Bridgewater; res. ('78) Oswego; Prest. Ist Nat. 
Bank. Children: i. John Thotna^ Mott, b. Oct. 11, 1848; m. 
Oct., 187a, Alice Wright, Oswego, wh. res. ('78); Vice-Prest. 
1st Nat. Bank; has Luther Wriaht^'' Mott, b. Nov. 30, 1874. 
ii. Catharine Lucinda* Mott, b. April 17, 1851; m. April 20, 
1871, Capt. Thomas Ward, U. S. A.; had: (i). Thoman Mott''' 
Ward, b. April, 1872; d. April, 1874. (ii). Philip Raymond^'' 
Ward, b. July 13, 1874. (lii). Bessie'"" Ward, b. April, 1876. 
iii. Elliot Mott, b. April 30, 1861. 4. Caroline Browtv Rattoone, 
b. Dec. 9, 1808; m. June 19, 1834, Gardner Perry, Pittstown; 
d. Oct. 8, 1849. Children: (1). William Dougla^ Jrerry, b. Aug. 
7, 1836; m. Alice Brewster, Pittstown; has Caroling and Al- 
bert Perry. (2). Louiscf Perry, b. Aug. 13, 1837; m. Albert 
Filkins, Lansingburgh. (3). Olivia^ Perry, b. Aug. 28, 1842; 
m. John Filkins, Lansingburgjh; has Perry* and Oliver* Filkins, 
5. Isabella' Rattoone, b. April 17, 1810; m. Jonathan Eddy, 
Hoosick Falls; had: (1). Thomas Rattoone^ Eddy, d. in inf. 
(2). CornelioF Eddy, d. (3). Ann Elizof Eddy, d. (4). Ludn- 
da* Eddy, m. Ist, George Perry, Lansingburgh, wh. d. ; m. 2d, 
James Harris Eice, Lansingburgh. (5). Frances Amelia* Eddy, 
m. April 18, 1876, Ephraim Livingston, Lowell, Mass.; has: 
i. James Harris Livingston, b. March 22, 1877. (6). Isabella* 
Eddy, m. Maurice Mott, Hamilton. 6. Susan BelV Rattoone, b. 
March 19, 1813; m. Sept. 28, 1840, Hiram Perry, Albany. Chil- 
dren: (1). Laura* Perry, d. (2). William Rattoon^ Perry, d. 
in inf. (3). Frances Amelia* Pe-rry, d. in inf. (4). Thomas 
Rattoone^ Perry, b. Aug. 16, 1845; m. Mary Little, N. Y. city. 


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(5). Laura Ann'' Perry, b. April 12, 1847; m. April 29, 1869 
Edward Monteith, Albany. He d. March 20, 1876; had: i. 
Pierr^ Monteith, b. April 4, 1870. ii. Laxircf Monteith, b. Sept. 
20, 1871. iii. Edward^ Monteith, b. Aug. 4, 1873. iv. Jessi^ 
Monteith, b. July 27, 1875. 7. A^m Douglas^ Rattoone, b. April 
24, 1815; m. June 26, 1850, Zephaniah Frost, N. Y. city. He d. 
Bennington, Vt., Sept. 23, 1875. 8. Elizabeth Dickinson^ Rat- 
toom, b. July 29, 1817; m. Ist, Feb. 10, 1839, Henry C. Cook, 
Pulafiki, whod. Aug. 16, 1841; m. 2d, Martin R. ^cott, Ben- 
nington, Vt. Children; (1). Henry C.^ Cook, jr., b. Sept. 10, 
1840. (2). Flora Elizabeth'' Scott, b. Feb. 10, 1856. (3). Caro- 
line'' Scott, b. Oct., 1857; d. Oct., 1862. 9. Amelia Olive' Rat- 
toone, b. July 14, 1819; m. Aug. 6, 1851, Caleb Austin, Walloom- 
sack; had: (1). Thmnas Rattooii^ Austin, b. Oct., 1854. (2). 
Downer^ Austin, b. July, 1857. 10. William^ Rattoone, b. Sept. 
28, 1821; m. Aug. 3, 1846, Sarah M. Blackwell, Richmond, 
Va.; produce and commiss. merch. Albany ('78). Children: 
(1). T/iorna^ Rattoone, b. Aug. 25, 1847. (2). A7m Virginia" 
Rattoone, b. July 17, 1859. 

iii. Rebecca* Brown, m. James Reid, Lansingburgh; had: 
1. Cathanne^ Reid, m. George H.^ Stewart, gr.-s. Sarah'' Douglas, 

[85.1; res. ('77) Waterford, N. Y. 2. ' Reid, m. Henry' 

Starkweather [89. ii. 1.], Williamstown, Mass. Child: (1). Ellen" 
Starkweather, m. Hon. John T. Hoffman, ex-Gov. N, Y.; res. 
('78) N. Y. city. 3. ' Reid, 4. ' Reid. 

IV. Col. John Douglas* Brown, b. Dec. 27, 1782; m. Feb. 7, 
1810, Caroline Van Woert, b. Aug. 26, 1787; adj. col. of regt., war 
1812. Children: 1. John L.'' Brown, b. Dec. 27, 1810; m. Irena 
Peck. 2. Lucinda D.'' Brown, b. April 17, 1812; m. Hon. Wil- 
liam M. Dennis, form. Connitroll. of Wisconsin, now ('78) Prest. 
Nat. Bank, Watertown, Wis.; had Aaron C", Mary E.^ and 
William" Dennis. 3. Ann E,^ Brown, b. Oct. 10, 1813; m. Wil- 
liam Ketchum; \i^'^Jo7iathan", Caroli?i^, Sarah", Elizabeth", Hen- 
rietta", William" iiwdi Celia" Ketchum. 4. William R.'' Brown, h. 
Sept. 21, 1815; m. Oct. 14, 1851, Clarentine D. Akin; res. ('78) 
Melrose, N. Y. ; has, Adella" and Henrietta" Brown. 5. Peter V.'' 
Brown, b. Dec. 26, 1817; m. Elizabeth Jonson; Cash. Nat. Bank, 
Watertown, Wis. ('77); hfisWilliain", Emma^, Inez", Clarence^, Lan- 
sifuf, Holhy, Carey" and Ella" Brown. 6. Caroli?ie L.^ Brown, 
b. Oct. 20, 1819; m. Oct. 14, 1844, Montgomery Yates; ha«, 
Jacob P.", Dennis", Mary Ellen", Adella", Mo7Ugomery", William", 
Jar vis" and Gilbert" Yates. 7. Jacob L.'' Brown, b. Aug. 19, 
1821. 8. Alida R.' Broivn, b. July 10, 1824; m. Nov. 15, 1848, 
John L. Doty; has, Helen A.", Orrnan J.", John D,", Antoifiette", 
Job", Idc^ and Charted Doty. 9. Catltarine C' Brown, b. May 
15, 1826. 10. Henrietta W.' Brown, b. Jan. 19, 1832; m. Sept. 
27, 1854, George H. AVetsel; has Peter G.", Clarentine H." and 
Charles G." Wetsel 

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V. Maj. William S.» Brown, b. Aug. 14, 1799; m. Oct. 20, 
1823, Caroline Barker, Lansingburgh. Oliildren: 1. James Dou- 
glas^ Brown, b. March 12, 1826; m. Sept. 10, 1845, Adelia ; 

res. ('78) Joliet, 111. Children: (1). George Douqla^ Brow7iy b. 
July 8, 1846. (2). James Henrf Broum, b. March 3, 1850. 
(3). William Samport^ Brown, b. April 4, 1854. (4). Mary Jf.* 
Brotvn, b. Oct. 2, 1851. (5). Helen ^.» Brow7i, b. Jan. 10, 1860. 
(6). i;uge7ie C* Browji, b. Oct. 3, 1861. (7). Horace A."" Brown, 
b. May 6, 1865. 2. Jonathan H? Brown, b. March 13, 1828. 
3. Calvin B,'' Brown, b. Sept. 21, 1829. 4. Cordelia ^.' Broion, 
b. Nov. 9, 1832; m. Oct. 10, 1847, F. C. Brown. Children: 
(1). Adolphus H^ Brown, b. Nov. 30, 1850; m. June 1, 1874, 
Triphie Beale; has THjyhi^ Brown, b. May 12, 1875. (2). Wil- 
liam S.^ Brown, b. Jan. 15, 1859. (3). Jo/m Henry^ Brown, b. 
July 10, 1862. 5. Irene H.' Brown, b. Nov. 30, 1834; m. April 
28, 1863, 0. P. Stumph. Children: (1). Caroline A.^ Stumph, 
b. Jan. 22, 1864. (2). Frank Douglas'^ Stumph, b. March 6, 1868. 
(3). Cordelia A."" Stumph, b. July 31, 1869. (4). George A."" 
Stumph, b. Nov. 7, 1872. 6. Theodore G: Brown, b. Oct. 30, 


WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS {WilUam\ RicMrd\ Wil 
liam^^ William^)^ born in New London, Conn., Feb. 7, 
1731-2. He married, May 31, 1752, Mary, daughter of 
Ivory and Mary Lucas, of New London. He was first 
constable and collector in New London from 1764 to 
1772. He died Oct. 1, 1805. She died Jan. 31, 1810, 
aged 83 years. Children, born in New London : — 

242. i. William*, b. Sept. 29, 1753; m. Lucretia Caulkins. 
ii. Margaret*, b. Feb. 19, 1755; m. Joseph Tinker, 

N. London. 

iii. Mary*, b. Dec. 25, 1757; m. Stephen Morgan, N. 
London; set. Wetliersfield. 

243. iv. Caleb*, b. April 16, 1760; m. Grace Morgan. 

244. V. Ivory*, b. 1761; m. Phebe Smith. 

vi. Samuel*, b. abt. 1763; m. Deborah, dau. Samuel 
Morgan, N. London; d. s, p. 

245. vii. Jonathan*, b. Aug. 31, 1765; m. Abigail Tjiiy. 
viii. Sarah*, b. 1767; d. young. 

246. ix. Daniel*, b. 1770; m. 1st, Lucy* Douglas, 2d, Ame- 
lia" Douglas. 

247. X. JosiAH*, b. 1772; m. 1st, Mary Griswold, 2d, Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Starr) Bishop. 

xi. Richard*, b. 1774; d. young. 

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• 97. 

JONATHAN^ DOUGLAS {WilUam\ Richard^.Wil 
liam^^ WiHiam})^ born in New London, Conn., July 4, 
1737. He married, April 29, 1767, Anna, daughter of 
John Colfax, of New London, by whom he had seven 
children. She died in August, 1786, and he married, 
second, April 20, 1787, Sarah Worthington, by whom 
he had seven children also. He is said to have removed 
to Long Island, and to have died March 6, 1800. Chil- 
dren, born in New London (by first wife) : — 

248. i. John*, b. Jan. 15, 1770; m. Ist, Mary Holmes, 2d, 
Mrs. Mary (Treby) Sizer. 

li. Jonathan*, b. Aug. 19, 1771; d. 1799. 

iii. Michael*, b. Oct. 19, 1773; d. 1799. 

iv. George*, b. Jan. 17, 1776; d. young. 

V. Joseph*, b. July 30, 1778; d. Sept. 3, 1798. 

vi. Richard*, b, March 10, 1781; d, young. 

249. vii. Ann*, b. abt. 1785; m. Asa Nowland. 

(By second wife) : — 

viii. Samuel*, b. April 25, 1788; d. 1808. 

ix. Richard*, b. Feb. 10, 1790. 

X. j William*, b. Dec. 20, 1791; d. unm. 

xi. ( Sarah*, b. Dec. 20, 1791; m. naval officer, s. Rev. 
Henry Channing. 

xii. Jonathan*, b. March 10, 1796; d. unm. 
xiii. Mary*, b. May 1, 1796; "a dreadful creature."* 
xiv. Michael*, b. April 12, 1800. 


GEORGE'^ DOUGLAS (WiUiam^ RicliardP, William^, 
WiUiani^)^ born in New London, Conn., July 16, 1739. 
He married, Feb. 3, 1765, Elizabeth, daughter of Ivory 
and Mary Lucas, of New London, and sister of Mary 
Lucas who maiTied his brother William [96.]. He was 
a farmer, and lived on the Colchester road, in the eastern 
part of the town. He died Dec. 10, 1807. His estate 
was appraised at $1,837.03. She died Jan. 26, 1823, 
aged 83 years. Children, born in New London : — 

* Miss Caulk iNs's MS. record. 

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i. Grace*, b. Feb. 3, 1766; m. Azariah Way, Black 
River; liv. 1818, near Watertown, N. Y. 

ii. Elizabeth*, b. Jan. 23, 1768; m. Stephen Morgan, 
Waterford; d. s, p. 

250. iii. Sarah*, b. Nov. 16, 1769; m. George Way. 

251. iv. Eunice*, b. Sept. 16, 1771; m. Pickett Latimer, 
y. Lucy*, b. June 25, 1773; m. Daniel* Douglas [246.1. 

vi. Abiah*, b.May 25, 1775; m. Robert* Douglas [109. J. 
vii. Lydia*, b. April 25, 1777; m. Micah Pratt; d. s, p. 
Feb, 28, 1811. 

viii. Amelia*, b. Feb. 4, 1779; m. Daniel* Douglas [246.]. 
ix. George*, b. March 18, 1781; d. Nov. 6. 1805. 
X. Christopher*, b. Feb. 14, 1783; d. 1786. 


LUCY* DOUGLAS iWilUam\ Richard^ William^ 
WtUtam})^ born in New London, Conn., Nov. 27, 1743. 
She married Daniel Starr, of New London. He was 
first lieutenant of the U. S. frigate "Trumbull," and 
was killed in an engagement between that frigate and 
*the corvette "Watt in the Revolution (vide Cooper's 
Naval History). Lucy had an ancient family Bible. 
She died in 1832 and it went to some of her descend- 
ants. Not even the names of her children can be given, 
though she is said to have had a number. 


Capt. RICHARD'^ DOUGLAS (William^ Richard^, 
Witliarf?^ WiUiaTn})^ born in New London, Conn., in 
1750. He married, Oct. 28, 1790, Abigail, daughter of 
Daniel and Elizabeth Starr, of New London, who died 
without issue, March 24, 1801, aged 51 years. He 
married, second, Sept. 2, 1804, Lucy, widow of Samuel 
Palmes, and daughter of John Way, of New London. 
After Captain Richard's death she removed to New 
York city, where her son had gone into business, and 
there died, March 28, 1857, at the age of 84 years. 

Richard Douglas enlisted in the Continental army at 
the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, and received 

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an ensign's commission June 20, 1776. He was com- 
missioned first lieutenant in the First Connecticut regi- 
ment, March 16, 1779, and captain in the Fifth Connec- 
ticut regiment Aug. 20, 1780. He fought bravely at 
Bunker Hill and other subsequent battles ; and was a 
prisoner more than a year, being confined on board the 
Prison Ship at Brooklyn, N. Y. On the surrender of 
Comwallis, Dec. 30, 1797, he was appointed postmaster 
at New London, an ofl&ce which he held until his de- 
cease. He was a federalist of the old school; but on 
account of his moral worth, and having been injured in 
the war, was retained in oflfice by the democrats when 
they came into power. He died March 1, 1816. Chil- 
dren, born in New London : — 

252. i. Earl«, b. May 27, 1805; m. Julia Hempstead. 

253. ii. Alfred*, b. Jan. 15, 1807; m. Mrs. Rebecca A. 
(Harris) Wilson. 

254. iii. Erskine*, b. Aug. 26, 1812; m. Sophia Garrett. 


DANIEL* DOUGLAS {DanieV', Jo1m\ WilUam\ Roh 
erf^William})^ born in Chester, Conn., March 9, 1771. 
He married, March 27, [1792?], Phebe Lines. She 
was born April 23, 1769. In 1805 they removed from 
Connecticut to Ley den, N. Y.. and settled as farmers. 
There they both died, without descendants, he Jan. 25, 
1849, and she March 4, 1851. 


Dea. SAMUEL« DOUGLAS {Danid\ 'John\ Wil 
liam^^ Roherf, Williajn^)^ born in Chester, Conn., about 
1777. He married, in December, 1799, Lydia Tyler, 
and in February, 1800, they removed to Ley den, N. Y., 
and settled on a farm in that town. He was known as 

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''Dea." Samuel Douglas, but whether he held the office 
in the church in Chester or Leyden, the author is unable 
to say. He brought up his large family of children to 
correct habits and good morals. His grandson, Sylvan- 
us M. Douglas, writes that Dea. Samuel's descendants 
''are remarkable for general sobriety and industrious 
habits, and, so far as my knowledge goes, not one has 
been tried and convicted of crime." Dea. Samuel died 
March 4, 1856. His wife, Lydia, died Jan. 18, 1861. 
Children, all born in Leyden: — 

LBSTER^ b. Oct. 4, 1800; m. Sarah Potter. 
Samuel', b. Dec. 29, 1801; m. Mary Wheeler. 
LucENA^ b. Nov. 6, 1803; unm.; d. April 29, 1824. 
Chester^ b. Dec. 22, 1805; m. Sarah D. Brainard. 
Jemima^ b. July 9, 1809; unm.; res. ('77) Port 

DANIEL^ b. Aug. 28, 1814; m. Rose Lyon. 
LiNES^ b. Dec. 24, 1818; m. Nancy Lyon. 


JOSHUA' DOUGLAS {Daniel^ John\ William\ 
Roherf^ William}), bom in Say brook, Conn., July 3, 
1780. He married, first, Sept. 7, 1807, Prudence Spen- 
cer,* who was born in Haddam, March 1, 1782, and 
died April 13, 1821; second, June 17, 1821, Martha 
Crocker, who was born in Clarendon, Vt, June 14, 1791, 
and died in Crawford county. Pa., July 11, 1861. He 
removed to Trenton, N. Y., the first of July, 1809. 
Thence he removed to Riga, in the same state, remain- 
ing, however, but a few years, and finally, in 1832, to 
Meadville, Pa., where he resided until the day of his 
death. He united with the regular Baptist church early 
in life, and was always a consistent christian. He ac- 
cidentally fell from a load of hay, sustaining injuries 
from the eifects of which he died, at the home of his 
son Joshua, in Meadville, Sept. 2, 1858. Children (by 
first wife) : — 

* Sister of Sarah Spencer, who m. Joshua's cousin, Jgraei^ Douglas [105.]. 


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i. Ezra Spencer^ b. at Saybrook, July 4, 1808; 
unm.; accidentally killed April 2, 1835. 

260. ii. Eliza Ann\ b. at Trenton, April 14, 1810; m. 
Phineas Gates. 

261. iii. MARY^ b. at Trenton, March 11, 1815; m. 


262. iv. Prudence SPENCER^ b. at Trenton, Aug. 7, 1817; 
m. Nathan S. Fowler. 

(By second wife) : — 

V. GEORGE^ b. at Riga, April 30, 1822; d. Jan. 9, 1841. 

263. vi. Joshua^ b. at Riga, Aug. 1, 1826; m. Ist, Calsina 
L. Finch, 2d, Lavantia Densmore. 

vii. James^ b. at Meadville, June 11, 1834; d. July 
30, 1834. 


DAVID« DOUGLAS (Darnel^ Jokn\ William\ Rob- 
ert, WiUiam}\ born in Saybrook, Conn. He married 
Annie Smith, of Haddam, and settled as a farmer on 
the homestead of his father in Chester. They are both 
now dead. Children : — 

i. William^ m. Rosa Lewis; res* ('76) **old place," Ches- 
ter; has Nelson^ and Sabra\ 

ii. Daniel^ m. Sarah Barker; set. Minn, or Mo. 

iii. Chakles^ d. at 12 yrs. 

iv. Esther^ m. Jared or Jonathan Barker, Chester, wh. res. 
(77); has7ch. 


ISRAEL* DOUGLAS (IsraeP, John\ William\ Roh^ 
er^, William}), born in Saybrook, Conn., Aug. 17, 1769. 
In early life he was a school-master. He married, first, 
Nov. 22, 1793, Ruth, daughter of Thomas Pratt, of Say- 
brook, by whom he had five children, and who died in 
December, 1802. "In 1793 Israel Douglas bought the 
portion of West Winsted Village lying north of M. & C. 
I. Camp's store and dwellings. He sold to Isaac Wheeler 
in 1795, and bought the Nisus Kinney farm on Spencer 

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street, and lived in a log house nearly opposite Amos 
Pierce until after 1804, when he removed to Ley den, 
N. Y."* In 1803 he married Sarah Spencer,f and, in 
1805, removed to Leyden, N. Y., where they ever after 
resided. His brother Jonathan followed him to Leyden, 
a number of relatives settled near, and the street on 
which they lived was called "Douglas street." Israel 
died March 22, 1855. Children, (by first wife) :— 

264. i. RuTH^ b. in Essex, Conn., Oct, 29, 1794; m. Alan- 
son Ingham. 

ii. AN8ELM^ b. April 28, 1796; d. Aug. 17, 1813. 

265. iii. Nancy Anna% b. in Winchester, March 10, 1798; 
m. Samuel Allen. 

266. iv. EL1ZABETH^ b. April 16, 1800; m. Simon Morwin. 

267. V. "tHOMAS Pratt', b. Nov. 21, 1802; m. Eliza M. 

(By second wife) : — 

268. vi. ABIOAIL^ b. July 2, 1804; m. Edwin KemlalL 

269. vii. PRunBNCE^ b. in Leyden, April 17, 1806; m. John 

viii. MARY^ b. June 9, 1808; unm.; d. June 7, 1846. 

270. ix. JoHN^ b. Dee. 9, 1811; m. Olive Sage. 

X. Asahel\ b. May 29, 1814; d. June 29, 1869. His 
wid., Alma, and s. William^ and Wallace res. ('77) Momence, 111. 


NATHAN* DOUGLAS (/«me^^ John\ William^, Roh- 
ert^^William})^ born in Saybrook, Conn., Feb. 18, 1783. 
He went to Leyden, N. Y., about 1805, accompanied by 
his brothers Israel and Jonathan. He married, Sept. 4, 
1805, Charlotte Tyler. He died June 20, 1854. Chil- 
dren, born in Leyden : — 

i. MA»IA^ b. Sept. 2, 1806; d. May 1, 1843. 

ii. Nathan S.^ b. Oct. 21, 1808; d. Oct. 16, 1813. 

iii. ELIZA^ b. March 31, 1812; d. Sept. 15, 1842. 

iv. Laura K.\ b. Nov. 12, 1814. 

• Botd'b AnnaU of Winchester, Conn, , p. 318. 

f Sister of Prudence Spencer who m. his cousin, Joshvm Douglas [103.]. 


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V. Nathan W.^ b. May 16, 1817; res. ('78) Glensdale, N. Y. 
vi. Nancy L.% b. June 17, 1819. 

vii. Samuel TYLBR^ b. Nov. 8, 1824; res. ('78) Barnes 
Comers, N. Y. 


Dr. SALMON* DOUGLAS {I^ad\*John\William\ 
Bobert^^WilUam})^ born in Saybrook, Conn., Feb. 27, 
1786. He married, first, Nov. 1, 1808, Roxanna Hub- 
bard, by whom he had seven children. She died Oct. 
14, 1826, in her 38th year; and he married, second, 
Feb. 22, 1827, Prudence Hawley, of Wethersfield, where 
she was born, March 13, 1797. In 1806, Salmon's father 
removed with his family to Leyden, N. Y. Salmon lived 
for some time at Sandy Creek, but subsequently removed 
to EUisburgh, where his wife died, in October, 1853, 
and he died, Aug. 25, 1859. He followed the occupa- 
tion of farming in early life, but afterwards studied 
medicine and became a successful physician; indeed 
this seems to have been a favorite profession with this 
branch of the family. Children (by first wife) : — 

i. MARILLA^ b. Sept. 23, 1809; m. Dee., 1830. 
ii. Julia H.^ b. Jan. 2, 1812; m. April, 1834. 
iii. Roxanna^ b. Feb. 16, 1814; m. Aug., 1835; d. Sept., 

iv. Lydia L.^ b. March 20, 1815; m. Oct. 20, 1840. 
V. Dr. David D.^ b. Feb. 2, 1817; m. Sept. 20, 1830, 
Harriet L. Clark, b. Jjeyden, April 22, 1819; physician, res. 
'78) Port Leyden; hae: 1. Eugem C.\ b. Sept. 3, 1843; drowned 
"eb. 28, 1863. 2. Immogene B.\ b. Nov. 20, 1845; m. 
vi. AcH8AH^ b. June 22, 1819. 
vii. Dr. Salmon J.^ b. April 11, 1821; m. 1843; physician; 
d. Aug. 28, 1876, Sandy Creek, wh. widow res. ('77). 

(By second wife) : — 

viii. HoMER^ b. March 12, 1828; m. July 1, 1849; d. in 

Mich., 1875. 

ix. PKUDEXCE^ b. Feb. 6, 1831. 

X. Charles A.^ b. Sept. 1, 1834; killed by caving of bank, 
in Cal. 

xi. Harriet L.^ b. March 13, 1837; d. 1873. 

xii. Francis A.^ b. Jan. 6, 1841; m. Oct. 5, 1859. 


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MARY« DOUGLAS (Thoma^, Rohert\ThomaA Bob- 
erf^ William}), born in New London, Conn., in 1766; 
married about 1786, Jared Prentiss. They removed be- 
fore 1800 to Canandiagua, N. Y., and engaged in farm- 
ing. Mr. Prentiss died at Canandiagua about 1815. 
She died at Geneseo about 1822. Their children were 
bom in Connecticut : — 

i. Mary Elizabteh^ Prentiss, b, abt. 1787. 
ii. Christopher' Prentiss, b. abt. 1790. 
iii. Ransom Jared' Prentiss, b. abt. 1792; has 1 s. and 1 
dau., Mrs. Minerva^ {PrentiHs) Benham^ res. ('78) Canandiagua. 


ROBERT* DOUGLAS (Thoma^, Robert \ Thoma^, 
Robeii^ WilliaTn})^ born in New London, Conn., Jan. 
18, 1774; married June 13, '1802, Abiah* Douglas 

t98. vi.], daughter of George*^ and Elizabeth (Lucas) 
)ouglas. She was born in New London, May 25, 1775. 
They lived on the homestead, on the old Colchester 
road from New London, and were farmers in good cir- 
cumstances. He died Oct. 8, 1834. She died June 30, 
1851. Children, bom in New London (now Water- 
ford) :— 

271. i. ABIAH^ b. May 4, 1803; m. William* Gorton 
[43. vi.]. 

ii. Henrietta^ b. July 18, 1805; m. Oct. 16, 1856, 
Isaac Watrous, Waterford; d. 8. p. Sept. 23, 1863. He d. Sept. 
8, 1857. 

272. iii. THOMAS^b. Marcb 29, 1807; unm.; res. ('78) San 
Jose, Cal. 

273. iv. Albert 6ALLATIN^ b. Feb. 11, 1809; m. Lucy A. 

274. V. JoHN^ b. Feb. 23, 1811; m. Ann E. Raymond. 

vi. Robert^ b. Jan, 18, 1813; educ. Andovcr Phillips 
Acad. ; unm. ; civil engineer, res. ('78) Ottumwa, la. 

275. vii. OuY^ b. Jan. 18, 1815; m. Emeline Browning. 

276. viii. Elizabeth LucA8^ b. July 14, 1817; m. lion. 
Henr}' P. Haven. 

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SAMUEL« DOUGLAS {Samuel\ Robert^, Thcma^, 
Rohei'f^WilUam}\ born in New London, Conn., about 
1781 ;* married Sarah Strickland. He removed to East 
Lyme, where he kept a store and employed his leisure 
time in shoemaking. His children, born in East Lyme, 
were : — 

i. KILBURN^ m. 
ii. IIiram\ d. uiim. 

iii. Gloriana', m. Gates, Salem. 

iv. Samuel^ m. Lummis, E. Lyme. 

V. Nancy', m. Jordan Beckwith, E. Lyme, 
vi. JoHN^ m. Oct. 19, 1840, Jane, dau. George Dcstin; set. 
N. London; had: 1. William Francis, h. Sept. 23, 1843; m. 1st, 
June 15, 1865, Irene Elizabeth, dau. Charles Landon, Guilford, 
, who d. May 3, 1866; m. 2d, July 10, 1870, Anna Belle, dau. 
David Tjamphere, Mystic; shop-keeper, ('77) N. London; has: 
. Charles Destin^y b. Aug. 23, 1871. (2). Ireiie Elizaheth^y b. 
une 20, 1874. 
vii. LucETTA^ m. Erastus Bach, E. Lyme, 
viii. Mary Anna^ m, George Collins, Columbia, 
ix. Francis^ drowned at sea. 



ELISHA AVERY« DOUGLAS {Saumel\ Rohert", 
Tho7na^^ Roherf^^ WiUiarn})^ bom in New London, 
Conn., Feb. 7, 1782; married, Aug. 8, 1802, Margaret, 
daughter of Solomon Dart, of Waterford. He lived on 
the Douglas place in what is now Waterford, and besides 
his regular occupation of farming, was often employed 
in surveying and laying out lands for his neighbors. 
He also held various town offices from time to time. 
His wife, Margaret, died May 16, 1863, aged 83 years. 
He died Aug. 30, 1864. Children, born in Water- 
ford : — 

i. EMILY^ b. 1803; unm.; d. May, 1871. 
ii. Elisha', b. 1804; d, young. 

* " An illegitimate son and ancestor of several families at the * Head of 
the River.' " — Miss CxuLKms's MS. records. 

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iii. ELIZABETH^ b. 1805; m. Joseph Peck, Waterford; 
set. Groton; d. 8. p. Mystic River, Aug. 6, 1861. 

277. iv. Leonard Avery^ b. 1806; m. Ist, Lydia Hamil- 
ton, 2d, Elizabeth Lewis. 

278. V. OLIVE^ b. Nov. 11, 1809; m. David Peck. 

279. vi. Reuben Palmer^ b. 1811; m. Ist, Lydia Chapell, 
2d Caroline Watrous. • 

vii. Susannah^ b. 1813; res. ('77) Montville; has sev- 
eral ch. 

viii. Myrick Comstock^ b. 1815; m. Lucy , Troy, 

N. Y. ; d. 8. p. June 14, 1842. She m. again. 

280. ix. Jonathan Dart^, b. April 2, 1818; m. Sarah Ann 

X. Oliver Wolcott^ b. 1821; m. Elizabeth Beebe; 
res. ('77) Montville. 

281. xi. Traverse PoRTBR^ b. Dec. 21, 1826; m. Elvira 


Capt. ROBERT* DOUGLAS (Samuel^, Robert, 
Thoma^^ Roberf^ WtUmm})^ born in New London, 
Conn., Dec. 19, 1785; married, April 4, 1807, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Jasper and Lucretia Daniels, of New- 
London. Robert was * captain of a vessel in the West 
India trade, and was taken prisoner by a British fleet in 
1814. He was released through Mr. Stewart's agency. 
He died at sea on the passage from New London to 
Matanzas, April 27, 1824. His widow, Elizabeth, died 
in New York city Dec. 28, 1847, aged 61 years, 4 months 
and 27 days. Children, bom in New London : — 

i. Sarah ORVIS^ b. Jan. 3, 1808; m. 1st, Jime 7, 
1825, John William Gent, N. Y. city, 2d, C. C. Dyer; res. ('77) 
New Bridge, N. J. 

282. ii. Maria Ann', b. March 4, 1810; m. Henry Vroom. 
iii. Edwin Lyman', b. May 6, 1813; sailor, last heard 

from, 1841. 

iv. Samuel Morgan', b. July 15, 1815; d. June 5, 


REBECCA^ DOUGLAS (Samuel^ Robert^, Thoma^, 
Roberf^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., March 

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29, 1795. She married, Feb. 16, 1812, David C. Brown, 
of Waterford. He was born July 15, 1791. They set- 
tled as farmers in Waterford. In June, 1828, they re- 
moved to Newfield, N. Y., where they followed the same 
occupation. He died Jan. 6, 1864. She died Aug. 30, 
1876. Children, born in Waterford, youngest two in 
Newfield: — 

i. George Washington^ Brown, b. Nov. 30, 1812; sailor; 
last heard from on coast Africa, many yrs. ago. 
• ii. Elias Chester' Brown, b. Feb. 10, 1815; m. 1st, Sept. 

8, 1836, Harriet B. States, who d. Sept. 8, 1844; m. 2d, Jan. 15, 
1846, Jane Crawford; carpenter; res. ('77) Newfield. Children: 

1. George William^ Brown, b. Oct. 7, 1839; m. Nov. 10, 1870, 
Mrs. Sarah E.® (Vroom) Jones [282. iv.]. New Springville; res. 
('77) Port Richmond. 2. Susan^ Brown, b. June 3, 1844; m. 
Nov. 20, 1864, James Ford; res. ('77) Poney Hollow. 3. ffugJi 
a* Brown, b. Jan. 1, 1847; m. Sept. 25, 1867, Kate H. Bowen; 
farmer. Child: (1). Frederi(f Brown, b. Sept. 23, 1873. 4. Frank^ 
Brown, b. April 23, 1849; m. Dec. 14, 1871, Anna Parks; farmer. 
Children: (1). Margaret Brown, b. Oct. 21, 1872. (2). Jame^ 
Brown, b. Feb. 22, 1874. (3). ArcUbaldP Brotvn, b. Aug. 4, 1876. 

iii. John Andrew' Brown, b. April 26, 1817; m. 1st, Oct., 
1842, Almira Salsman; m. 2d, Sept. 9, 1851, Mrs. Julia Ann 
(Gibbs) Tuttle; carpenter and farmer, res. ('77) Marshall, Mich. 
Children: 1. Marion'^ Brotvn, b. Jan. 21, 1844; d. June 25, 1845. 

2. Zcd7}ion E^ Brown, b. Feb. 5, 1847. 3. Edith A.^ Brown, b. 
April 2, 1849; d. 1856. 4. Henrf Brown, b. May 31, 1859. 5. 
Henrietta^ Brown, b. May 31, 1859. 6. Nancy M.^ Broion, b. 
Nov. 4, 1861. 7. Mary X* Brown, b. Aug. 7, 1864. 8. Melinda 
A.^ Brown, b. Aug. 7, 1864. 9. Sarah^ Brown, b. Oct. 24, 1867; 
d. Oct. 25, 1867. 10. Benjamin F.^ Brown, b. April 12, 1869. 

iv. Robert Douglas^ Brown, b. Dec. 19, 1818; m. Dec. 
16, 1838, Nancy Stewart, Hector, N. Y.; set. Post Creek, N. Y., 
1840; lumberman and farmer; killed by fall of tree, Nov. 24, 
1873. Children: 1. David Henrf Brown, b. Oct. 2, 1839; en- 
listed Dec, 1863, Ist, N. Y. L. A.; re-enlisted 1st N. Y. Ind. 
Bat.; served till end of war; m. Dec. 31, 1870, Mary D. Quaek- 
enbush. Corning, who d. Nov. 9, 1873; m. 2d, M^y 7, 1876, 
Sarah Jane Cook, Jjickson, Pa.; lumberman, res. ('77) Post 
Creek. Children: (1). Cora Maf Brown, b. Oct. 27, 1871. 
'2). William Douglaif Brown, b. June 3, 1873; d. Oct. 14, 1873. 
3). Leona A. L,^ Brown, b. April 11, 1877. 2. Robert Douglas^ 
>own, b. Dec. 4, 1841; enlisted, Sept., 1861, Ist.N. Y. L. A,; 
re-enlisted, Jan., 1864, same; served till end of war; m. June 3, 
1866, Viola Weaver, Catlin, who d. April 28, 1873; m. 2d, Sept. 

9, 1874, Amanda Ross, Catlin; farmer, res. ('77) Corning. Chil- 

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dren: (1). Lewis Dougla^ Brown, b. March 2, 1867. (2). Grace 
E.^ Brown, b. Nov. 14, 1868. (3). George Washington* Brown, 
b. April 17, 1871. 3. George Washington^ Brown, b. March 6, 
1844; enlisted, 1862, 5th N. Y. H. A.; wounded, battle Pied- 
mont, 1864; in Libby prison 3 mos.; m. June 15, 1865, Sarah 
M. Hubbell, Hornby; res. (^77) Midland, Mich. Children: (1). 
Charles Francis Brown, b. Nov., 1867. (2). Francetta Ad^P 
Brown, b. April, 1869. (3). ftertha* Brown, b. May, 1874. 4. 
Andrew Lafayette Brown, b. Feb. 21, 1846; m. Jan. 24, 1872, 
Olive C. Smith, Havana; farmer, res. ('77) Catlin. Children: 
(1). Olive A.* Broton, b. Jan. 29, 1873. (2). Charlotte BelP 
Broion, b. June 20, 1875. 5. Oscar M. B, M,* Brow7i, b. June 
7, 1849; m. Nov. 27, 1872, Anna E. Woodworth; farmer, res. 
('77) Dix. 6. Mary L} Brown, b. June 7, 1849; d. March 20, 
1850. 7. Hepsalie A, R.^ Brown, b. Jan. 7, 1852; m. Jan. 1, 
1870, Joseph C. Ferenbaugh, farmer, res. ('77) Manchester, Va. 
Children: (1). Ella Lauretta* Ferenbaugh, b. April 11, 1872. 
(2). Fidelii^ Fere7ibaugh, b. Feb. 24, 1876. 

V. Bebecca Marinda^ Brown, b. Oct. 23, 1823; m. Dec. 
24, 1839, Christopher Van Loon; d. Dec. 18, 1852. Children: 
1. Frederick W.^Van Loon, b. Aug. 25, 1840; m. Aug. 23, 1859, 
Mary J. Hunt; served as private durinff Rebellion, in 107th Beg. 
N. 1. Vols.; manuf. shingles; res. ('77) Bidgebury, Pa. Child, 
Marimi L^Van Loon, b. Jan. 29, 1861. 2. Mary E.^Van Loon, 
b. June 12, 1843; m. June 12, 1859, Dr. Sylvester, M. States, 
practicing physician, Elmira, N. Y. Child, Edith M* States, b. 
April 2, 1861. 3. Eliza /.« Van Loon, b. June 15, 1845; m. 
March 16, 1863, Albert Ham, farmer, res. ('77) Beaver Dams, 
N. Y. Child, Frederick W* Ham, b. Oct. 24, 1864. 4. Sarah 
F^Van Loon, b. June 16, 1848; m. June 16, 1868, Silas D. Gray, 
manuf. shingles. North Hector, N. Y. Children: (1). Frank 
M^Gray, b. Aug. 16, 1872. (2). Dato7p Gray, b. Sept. 10, 

1876. 5. Olive M^ Van Loon, b. May 14, 1850; d. March, 1855. 
6. Theresa M.^ Van Loon, b. Dec. 7, 1852; m. May 2, 1872, 
George Inman, farmer, res. ('77) Baldwin, N. Y. Child, Chris- 
tophei* Inman, b. May 3, 1877. 

vi. Elisha Avbry^ Brown, b. July 22, 1826; m. 1st, 1849, 
Bosana Hatmaker, who d. Aug. 13, 1855; m. 2d, Jan., 1856, 
Sarah Boot; millwright, res. (77) Newfield, N. Y. Cliildren: 
1. Guif Brown, b. May 5, 1850. 2. Dewite Brown, d. Feb. 23, 

1877, »t. abt. 20 yrs. 3. Adcf Broton, b. May, 1859; m. Clement 
Smith; has, Mar'f Smith, b. May 5, 1875. 

vii. Christopher Miner' Brown, b. April 29, 1828; d. 
Dec. 23, 1844. 

viii. Mary Olive' Brown, b. April 24, 1833; m. 1865, 
Cornelius Johnson; res. ('77) Horseheads, N. Y. Children: 1, 
Frances E.^ Johnson, b. March 3, 1866. 2. Georg^ Johnson, b. 
Nov. 16, 1867. 3. William^ Johnson, b. March 19, 1872. 4. 
Lucjf Johfhson, b. May 18, 1873. 

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ix. Francis Dwioht' Brown, b. Feb. 28, 1840; set. Mich. 
1858; enlist. 6th Mich. Vols., 1862; last heard from in prison, 
Cahaba, Ala.^ wh. supposed to have d. 1863. 


MARY« DOUGLAS {Joseph^ Robert^ Tlwma^, Rob- 
erf^ Wtniam}\ born in New London, Conn., Sept 30, 
1778; married, March 3, 1808, Marvin Huntley, of 
Lyme. They were farmers, living in the eastern part 
of Lyme, in what is now East Lyme. She died Oct. 6, 
1844. -He died June 28, 1854, aged 87 years. Chil- 
dren, born in East Lyme : — 

i. Joseph Douglas' Huntley, b. Sept 23, 1809; m. 1st, 
Sept 16, 1844, Elizabeth A. Gorton, E. Lyme, who d. April 16, 
1859; m. 2d, Dec. 15, 1859, Hannah Dougliw' Holt, [118. iii.], 
Waterford; res. ('77) Waterford. Children: 1. Orlaiula Oortovf 
Huntley, b. Aug. 13, 1849; d. Nov. 7, 1851. 2. Mary Elizabeth^ 
Huntley, b. Sept 13, 1852; d. July 10, 1864. 3. Emma Douglaf 
Huntley, b. April 7, 1856; m. June 1, 1876, Ii-ving E. Watrous, 
E. Lyme. 4. Joseph HoW Huntley, b. June 20, 1863; d. July 
26, 1864. .5. Sarah HoW Hutitley, b. Oct 14, 1865. 6. Mary 
Douglas^ Huntley, b. March 14, 1*874. 

ii. Mary' IIuntley, b. July 12, 1813; m. Juno 1, 1853, 
Elijah 6. Loomis, Salem; d. «. p. July 25, 1875. 


SARAH« DOUGLAS (Joseph', Robert^, Thoma^, Rob- 
erf, Williain}), born in New London, Conn., March 21, 
1780; married George Morris, of Montville; settled in 
Colesville, Boone county, N. Y., where they both died. 
Children : — 

i. Laura' Morris. 

ii. Joseph' Morris. 

iii. Mary' Morris. 

iv. Emeline' Morris. 

V. Albert' Morris. 

vi. Orlando' Morris. 

vii. Juliet' Morris. 

viii. Fidelia' Morris. 

ix. Cornelia' Morris. 

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FANNY« DOUGLAS (Joseph^ Robert^ Jhomof?, Roh 
erf^Williarn}\ born in New London, Conn., Aug. 24, 
1781; married Capt. Amos Crocker, of Waterford. He 
died in June, 1854; she in 1870. Children, born in 
Waterford : — 

i. Mary Douglas^ Crocker. 
ii. Laura Emma' Crocker. 
iii, Hannah Elizabeth' Crocker. 


JOSEPH® DOUGLAS {Joseph^ Robert^, Thovta^, Rob- 
erf^WiUiam})^ bom in New London, Conn., March 10, 
1785; married, in 1809, Lucretia, daughter of Caleb 
Dart, of Waterford. They removed to the West and 
settled in New York state. She died Feb. 5, 1857. 
He died at Hastings, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1861, aged 76 
years. Children, born in Waterford: — 

283. i. Mary ANN^ b. Dec. 16, 1809; m. Leander Albee. 
ii. Charles THOMPSON^ b. Jan. 9, 1811; m. April 
23, 1840, Sanih, dau. Caleb Dart, K London; res. ('77) «. p. 
Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

284 iii. FIDEX.IA^ b. Jan. 2, 1812; m. Rev. A. H, Mitchell, 
D. D. 

285. iv. Enoch Bolle»% b. June 27, 1813; m. Cordelia M. 

V. Joseph Edgerton^ b. April 5, 1815; d. Aug. 20, 

286. vi. Eliza Latimer^ b. March 27, 1818; m. Christo- 
pher Leavitt. 

vii. Sarah\ b. May 5, 1819; d. March 20, 1828. 
viii. ELLEN^ b. 1821; m. Eev. Lewis Gardner Ilicks; 
res. ('77) Simnsonville, Ky. 

ix. MARGARET Braddick^ b. 1823; m. 1850, Calvin 
Peck, Palermo, N. Y.; res. ('77) Platte, Mich. 


HANNAH^ DOUGLAS (Joseph^, Robert^, Thoma^, 
Roberf^ William^)^ bom in New London, Conn., Jan. 


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15, 1787; married Feb. 14, 1816, Joel Holt, of Water- 
ford, They were farmers, living in Waterford. They 
were both members of the First Baptist church in that 
town. She died Jan. 26, 1842. Mr. Holt died Jan. 
23, 1864, aged 73 years. They had four children, all 
bom in Waterford : — 

i. William^ Holt, b. Nov. 30, 1817; m. March 2, 1847, 
Fanny Morgan, Waterford; has: 1. Elizabeth M.^ Bolt , b. Aug. 
30, 1848. 2. Christopher D."" Holt, b. Feb. 15, 1850; m. Sept. 
20, 1875, Ella Staplings; has William N^ Holt. 3. Fanny E.^ 
Holt, b. Dec. 7, 1852. 

ii. Robert Douglas^ Holt, b. Aug. 3, 1820; m. 1st, Ellen 
R. Peters, Colchester, who d. May 8, 1870; m. 2d, Oct. 21, 1872, 
Mary S. Gallup; has: 1. A7mie if.' Holt, b. April 17, 1852. 2. 
Harriet Jf.« Holt, b. May 9, 1875. 

iii. Hankah Douglas' Holt, b. May 1, 1828; m. Dec. 15, 
1859, Joseph Douglas' Huntley [114. i.], East Lyme. 

iv. Mary Jane' Holt, b. Feb. 15, 1831; m. March 23, 1852, 
John V. Miner, Waterford; had: 1. Giles H^ Mimr, b. Dec. 30, 
1856; d. Sept. 30, 1858. 2. Willis E.^ Miner, b. July 17, 1859. 
3. John H.^ Miner, b. Jan. 8, 1862. 


AARON« DOUGLAS {Joseph\ Robert^, Thoma^fl, Rob- 
er^, William})^ born in New London, Conn., Jan. 11, 
1789 ; married Lydia, daughter of Daniel Leach, of New- 
London. They removed to Lima, N. Y., and were farm- 
ers there. Aaron died a young man. They had two 
children: — 

i. Lydia LEACH^ 
ii. Aaron Thompson\ 


EUNICE« DOUGLAS {Joseph^ RobertThoma^, Roh 
erf, William}), born in New London, Conn., Feb. 5, 
1791; married, in April, 1826, Dea. John Waterhouse, 
of Waterford. He was a zealous Baptist, and one of 
the deacons in the Rev. Mr. Ames's church, in Water- 

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ford. Mrs. Waterhouse died June 20, 1844. He died 
March 7, 1849. Children, born in Waterford : — 

i. Aaron Douglas^ Waterhouse, b. June 20, 1827. 
ii. Nancy Maria* Waterhouse, b. April 12, 1830; m. 
Samael Fox. 
Hi. Jeremiah Judson' Waterhouse, b. Feb., 1832. 


NANCY« DOUGLAS. (e7b«ep^^ Rohei^f,Thoma^,Roh 
erf^ William}\ bom in New London, Conn., Oct. 16, 
1796; married, Dec. 27, 1840, Jeremiah Fox, of Water- 
ford. He died May 10, 1854. She died 8. p, Nov. 14, 


EDMUND* DOUGLAS U)aniel\ Roherf, Thonia^, 
Roherf^ William})^ bom in New London, Conn., March 
11, 1779. He removed with his parents, in 1797, to 
Wallingford, Vt, where he married, in 1806, Orilla 
Hyde, of that town. By her he had eight children. 
After her death he married Mrs. Elizabeth (Rowley) 
Watkins, by whom he had four children. Most of his 
children are now ('76) living. He was a fiirrier by 
trade. He subsequently removed to the West, and died 
in Byron, N. Y. Children : — 

i. Daniel*, res. since 1855, St, Louis, Mo. 

ii. Gilbert^ res. ('76) California. 

iii. Caroline^ m. Fox; res. ('77) Madison, la. 

iv, Orilla', m. Brigham; res. ('77) Sharon, Wis. 

V. MARIAN^ m. Todd; res. ('77) Adrian, Mich. 

vi. Edmund^ res. (^77) Byron, N. Y. 

vii. Henry\ res. ('77) Byron, N. Y. 

viii. Rowley^ res. ('77) Byron, N. Y. 
The names of the other children are unknown. 


LYDIA« DOUGLAS {T)aniel\ Robert', Thomas', Rob- 
ert, William^), born in New Loudon, (.^oun., Dec. 10, 

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1780. She removed with her parents, in 1797, to Wal- 
lingford, Vt, and there married, in January, 1806, the 
Hon. Jacob Houghton. He was then a lawyer, living 
in Troy, N. Y. The following extract from a letter of 
their daughter, Mrs. Bradish, written in March, 1877, 
gives an interesting account of their life on the New 
York frontier : — 

^' In 1811 they removed to Chautauqua county, N. Y., then an 
almost unbroken wilderness. Where the city of Rochester now 
stands were one house and a mill. Buffalo was a frontier post, 
and a very small village. Mr. Houghton designed to live in 
Mayville, the county seat, and visited the place in the spring 
and engaged a house to be built for his family in the fall. The 
journey was very long, as they went with wagons and horses. 
When they reached Mayville, the house had not even the cellar 
dug. His goods were put on board a schooner at Buffalo, to be 
landed at Portland harbor, now Barcelona, the nearest port on 
Lake Erie. The schooner was blown back to Black Rock, and 
the season was so late there was no possibility of their reaching 
Mayville. The only house to be obtained was at the mouth of 
Cattaraugus creek, now Irving, thirty-three miles from Mayville, 
This jouniey was taken in ox-teams, following blazed trees, and oc- 
cupied five days. He soon concluded to settle at Fredonia, then 
caned Canadawa, and bnilt there, in 1812, a house, which, with 
the exception of three years spent in Mayville, he occupied until 
his death, and which still belongs to his children. Soon after 
the burning of Buffalo, feeling the frontier to be unsafe, the 
family returned for a few months to Wallingford. Judge Hough- 
ton died of apoplexy July 30, 1861, aged 84 years. Mrs. Houghton 
died Jan. 2, 1871, after three hours' illness, aged 91, in fuU pos- 
session of all her faculties except hearing, bright and active to 
the last." 

Children : — 

i. Alured' Houghton, b. in Troy, July 12, 1807; entered 
soph, class, Geneva Coll., Sept., 1825, but did not gmd.; was 
principal acad.. Baton Rouge, La,, wh. d. of yellow fever, Oct. 
3, 1829, 

ii. Prof. Douglas' Houghton, M. D.,* b. in Troy, Sept. 
21, 1809; selected as one of two boys fr. Chautayciua co. to at- 
tend Rensselaer Institute, Troy, when 17; was Mr. Eaton's as- 

*For fuller outline of Dr. Douglas Houghton's life, see Campbell's 
Ouaine^ of the Polittcal History of Michigan, pp. 423-87, 527-8-9. He was 
U. S. Geologist and member of several foreign societies. 

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sistant in scientific excursion to Niagara; sent to Detroit, Mich.^ 
to lecture on geology during one winter; stud, medicine^ and 
began practicing in Detroit; surgeon in expedition under School- 
croft that discovered the source of- the Mississippi; sent by U, S. 
GoYt. to vaccinate Indians suffering from small-pox, on southern 
shore Lake Superior; abandoned medicine for the natural sciences; 
elected Professor in Mich. Univ., and state geologist of Mich., 
then II. S. geologist; brought into notice iron and copper mines 
of northern peninsular, when shores of Lake Superior were 
wilderness, and discovered salt wells of lower peninsular; spent 
summers for many yrs. on the lake, in birch-bark canoes or Mack- 
inac boats; drowned off Eagle river, with two companions, Oct. 
13i 1845; m. Sept. 10, 1833, Harriet Stevens, Fredonia, who 
after his d. m. R. R. Richards. Children: 1. Harriet Douglan^ 
Houghton, b. Detroit, June, 1837; m. Dec. 8, 1863, F. Embury 
Morgan, lawyer, Coldwater, Mich., wh. now ('77) res. Children: 
William^ y BelPf JoAn' and Edward* Morgan. 2. Mary* Houghton, 
b. 'Detroit, Oct. 30, 1840; m. May 18, 1864, Dr. William S. Har- 
roun, Chicago, 111., wh. now ('77) res. Children: (1). Douglas 
Houghton* Marroun, b. April 11, 1864. (2). Philip Emhurjf 
Harroun, b. July 14, 1866. (3). John PauV Harroun, b. March 
13, 1875. 

iii. Richard Henry^ Houghton, b. at Cattaraugus, June 
29, 1812; stud, medicine and d. of brain fever in consequence of 
over-exertion, Detroit, Sept. 12, 1834. 

iv. Lydia' Houghton, b. at Fredonia, July 20, 1815; m. 
Sept. 25, 1839, Prof. A. Bradish, artist, one time trof. Fine Arts, 
Univ. Mich.; res. ('77) Fredonia. Children: 1. Sarah Hough- 
ton'' Bradish, b. Fredonia, July 19, 1840; m. April 24, 1867, E. F. 
Swart, C. E.; res. Meadville, Pa. Children: (1). Walter Good- 
win* Swart, b. Fredonia, Feb. 19, 1868. (2). Edward Bradish* 
Stoart, b. Auburn, May 25, 1869. (3). Richard Houahtorf Swart, 
b. Auburn, July 5, 1871. 2. Mary Lydia* Bradish, b. Detroit, 
April 11, 1852; m. April 6, 1875, Rev. L, W. Appleeate, Episc. 
clergym.; res. ('77) Indianapolis, Ind. 3. Alice Theoaosia* Brad- 
ish, b. Fredonia, Feb. 23, 1854. 

V. Sarah Douglas' Houghton, b, at Mayville, Dec. 7, 
1817; unm.; d. Aug. 30, 1840. 

vi. Alexander' Houghton, b. at Fredonia, July 15, 1820; 
unm.; res, ('77) Fredonia. 

vii. Jacob' Houghton, b. at Fredonia, May 28, 1827; civil 
engineer, and supt. and part owner of iron mine at Michigamme, 
Mich, In 1844-5 engaged in Govt, survey of mineral region of 
L. Superior; in 1846 m mining on L. Superior; 1847-50 m rail- 
road engineering, on Mich. Cent., Mich. South., N. Y. & Har- 
lem, and Detroit & Milwaukee R. Es. ; 1850-2 on Govt, survey 
of Straits of Mackinac; 1852-60, in construction and operation 
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L. Superior; m. April 28, 1853, Tbeodosia Petite Gillett, b, Dec. 
31, 1832, in Detroit, wh. res. ('77). Children: 1. Mary Lydia^ 
Houghton^ b. April 30, 1854. 2. Theodosia GilUW Houghton, b. 
Dee. 18, 1856. 3. Philip Stanhope^ Houghton, b. April 6, 1860. 
4. Douglas OilUti^ Houghton, b. Jan. 31, 1862. 5. Sarah France^ 
Houghton, b. May 9, 1866. 6. Annie Gillett^ Houghton, b. Jan. 
17, 1868. All unm. and at home. 


Thoma^^ Roherf^ WiUiam^\ born in New London, Conn., 
Jan. 22, 1783. He removed, in 1797, to Wallingford, 
Vt, and early married Elizabeth Hamilton, of Tinmouth. 
About 1814-5, he emigrated to the vicinity of Fredonia, 
N. Y., and settled on a farm there. He was at one time 
sheriff of the county — Chautauqua. His brother-in-law. 
Dr. Silas Hamilton, was a large slave owner in Louisi- 
ana. About 1825, he freed his slaves and located them 
on land purchased for the purpose, near Alton, 111. But 
this colony of freed-men did not prove a success, as the 
slaves would not remain there, but scattered in different 
parts of the country. In 1830 Mr. Douglas, at the re- 
quest of Dr. Hamilton, went to Alton and occupied the 
whole tract. Here he remained until his death, which 
occurred about 1847. He had at least seven or eight 
children, of whom the following are all which are know^n 
to the author: — 

i. EMELiifE^ m. . Sidway; did res. Alton; had several ch. 

ii. Mary Ann', m. , lawyer; res. ('77) Jerseyville, 

iii. Gilbert', res. ('77) McGregor, la. 
Edmund', res. ('77) McGregor, la. 
Harriet', ni. Noble; res. (77) McGregor, la. 



Hon. benjamin^ DOUGLAS {Daniel^ Robert^ 
Thoma^, Roherf^ William})^ born m New London, 
Conn., March 14, 1785. He removed with his father's 
family to Wallingford, Vt., in 1797; went with his 

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brother Christopher to Springville, N. Y., in 1811 ; re- 
turned to Vermont at the close of the year, and married 
Lucy Townsend, of Wallingford, in 1812 or 1813. In 
1814 he emigrated to Fredonia, N. Y. In early life he 
was a tanner, but afterwards, and for most of his life, a 
farmer. He was for one term, commencing about 1830, 
sheriff of Chautauqun county, N. Y., and in 1840 was 
a member of the state Legislature. Soon after this he 
emigrated to Michigan, and settled on a farm near Ann 
Arbor. He died at Detroit in 1848. His wife died 
while on a visit to her relatives in Vermont about 1840. 
Children : — 

287. i. Samuel Townsend^ b. in Wallingford, 1811; m. 
Elizabeth Campbell. 

288. ii, Silas Hamilton^ b. in Fredonia, 1816; m. Helen 

289. iii. Lydia Dyeb^ b. in Fredonia, 1824; m. George 


Hon. CHRISTOPHERS DOUGLAS (Daniel', Robert^ 
Thoma^, Roherf, William}), born in New London, Conn., 
Feb. 22, 1787 ; removed to Wallingford, Vt, in 1797, 
and soon after married Phebe^ Douglas [244. iii.], of 
Chelsea. In 1811 he removed to Springville, N. Y., 
and settled on a farm there. He was at one time judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie county. About 
1828 he removed to Mount Clemens, Mich., where he re- 
mained till about 1840. He then removed to Geneva, 
Wis., where he died not far from 1865. His wife had 
died two or three years before. They had ten children, 
but only the following have been traced : — 

i. Orilla^ m. Atwood; res. ('77) Mt. Clemens; 

has several eh. 

ii. OscAR^ res. (77) Geneva. 

290. iii. Christopher Columbus^ m. Lydia Smith. 

iv. KoxANNA^ m. ; d. aBt. 40-5, leav. several ch. in Cal. 

V. LAFAYETTE^ farmer, res. ('76) Geneva, 

vi. Lava LETTER 

vii. JosrphineI 

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viii. Maria Theresa^ m. Ranaom Sheldon; res. ('77) 
Hoaghton, Mieb. 

Li. C. S-% res. ('77) Walworth, Wis. 


WILLIAM* DOUGLAS (Daniel^ Robert', Thoma^, 
R}h€rt\WiUiam^\ bom in Xew London, Conn., April 
1, 1789. His fathers family removed to Wallingford, 
Vt, in 1797. William married Anna Eddy and settled 
in the northern part of New York state, but subse- 
quently returned to Vermont and died there. Chil- 

291. i. Mercy Maria', b. July 27, 1812; m. Nathan Eddy, 
ii. ^j m. Van West Dougla^ Van West, 

her 8., res. ('77) Fentonville, Mich. 

iii. ^, m. White. Charle^ WhiUj her s., res. 

('77) Battle Creek, Mich. 


Bobert*, Thoma^, Boberfi,WiUiam^\ bom in New Lon, 
don, Conn., April 14, 1794 ; removed to Wallingford, Vt, 
with his parents in 1797; settled at Fredouia, N. Y., 
about 1812, and was a merchant there for nearly forty 
years. In 1851 he was a member of the state Legisla- 
ture. He died at Houghton, Mich., in 1868. His wife 
wa*s Hannah Fenner, of Providence, R. I., a relative of 
the Spragues and Vaughans of that city. Children : — 

292. i. Edward Fenner', m. 1st, Sprague, 2d, Cath- 
arine Douglas Allen. 

ii. Spencer', unm. ^ res. ('77) Elk Grove, Cal. 
iii. Anne', m. J. Xorton Greene, engineer. Lucius 
Dougla^ Greene, her s., stud. West Pt. Mil. Acad. ('77). 
iv. Mary', unm. ; res. ('77) Elk Grove, Cal. 
V. Carlton', res. ('77) Stryker, 0, 


STEPHEN* DOUGLAS {Spen-i^, Stephen', Thoma^, 
Roher^^ William^), born in New London, Conn., Nov. 1, 

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1768. He learned the trade of shoemaking, which he 
followed for some time in New London. He married, 
April 5, 1795, Hannuh, daughter of Daniel and Hannah 
(Sheldon) Sexton, of Somers, and grand-daughter of 
Mary Douglas [19.], who married Daniel Sexton. They 
afterward removed to Westfield, Mass., where he com- 
menced the manufacture of carriage whips. This busi- 
ness, which he was the first to introduce here, has since 
grown to vast proportions, furnishing employment for 
some 2000 hands. Mr. Douglas died at Enfield, Mass., 
Oct. 20, 1837. His widow soon afterward removed with 
her daughter Catharine to Savannah, Ga., where she 
died, Nov. 3, 1860. They had six children, born in 

293. i. StepheK*, b. Feb. 17, 1796; m. Nancy Howe. 

294. ii. William', b. July 3, 1798; m. Ist, Minerva Lane, 
2d, Rice. 

iii. Daniel SEXTON^ b. Dec. 6, 1800; m. Sarah Mon- 
tague; d. 8. p. Oct. 30, 1828. 

295. iv. Jeremiah*, b. June 27, 1803; m. Mrs. Eucla L. G. 

296. V. Catharine Chapin^ b. Aug. 13, 1817; m. Jacob 

vi. Jane*, m. let, Aug. 29, 1837, Jonathan Brooks^ 2d, 
John Danforth. 


SPERRY* DOUGLAS (Sperrf, Stephen^ TJioma^, 
Robert^ ^William^X born in New London, Conn., Jan. 8, 
1770; married Jan. 8, 1792, Rhoda, daughter of Solo- 
mon and Sarah Weller, of Westfield, Mass., bom Dec. 
8, 1773. He settled in Westfield. He was a carpen- 
ter, and taught all his sons the same trade. His wife, 
Rhoda, died Mai'ch 4, 1831. He died Dec. 4, 1831. 
Children, bom m Westfield : — 

297. i. Henry^ b. May 12, 1792; m. Ist, Mary Ely, 2d, 
Mary W. Willcutt. 

298. ii. George', b. July 25, 1794; m. Perley Clarv. 

iii. LucY^ b. Sept. 22, 1796; unm.; d. March 13, 1876. 

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299. iv. PRANCIS^ b. Oct. 16, 1798; m. 1st, Frances Gris- 
wold, 2d, Mrs. Hannah G. Leland. 
.300. V. REBECCA^ b. May 17, 1801; m. Junior B. Smith. 

301. vi. Samuel Jenison', b. June 29, 1806; m. Sarah 

viL Maby ANN^ b. Jan. 31, 1809; d. Feb. 9, 1810. 
viii. Maby Ann', b. March 1, 1811; d. Mai-ch 5, 1811. 

302. ix. Edwabd^ b. July 29, 1813; m. 1st, , 2d, 

Mrs. . 


REBECCA* DOUGLAS {Sperrf, Stephen^ Thoma^, 
Robert^, William})^ born in New London, Conn., Sept. 
10, 1772; married Nov. 20, 1791, Capt. Samuel Jeni- 
son, by whom she had two children. Capt. Jenison was 
commander of a merchant ship, and was lost at sea. 
She married, second, a Mr. Bull, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., 
whither she removed, and where she died about 1830. 
Children : — 

i. Rebecca' Jenison, preceptress Wilkesbarre Acad. ; d. 
ii. Lucy' Jenison, m. Mr. Woodworth, lawyer, Wilkesbarre; 
d. soon. 


HANNAH^ DOUGLAS (Speny, Stephen\ Thoma^, 
Roherf^ William})^ bom in New London, Conn., July 20, 
1776; married, in April, 1800, Capt. Timothy Sparrow, 
of Orleans, Mass. He was captain of a merchantman 
and died on the passage from the West Indies in May, 
1801. She married, second, in June, 1806, Abraham 
Brower, a merchant tailor, of Troy, N. Y. She died in 
Troy, March 9, 1844. Mr. Brower died in 1857. Chil- 
dren, bom in Troy : — 

i. Thomas' Brower, d. many yrs. ago ('77). 
ii. Abraham' Brower. 
iii, Sperry Douglas' Brower, res. ('77) Albany, N. Y. 


HENRY« DOUGLAS {Spernf, Stephen^ Thoma^, 
Roherf^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., Dec. 

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16, 1780; married, Dec. 6, 1807, Harriet, daughter of 
Francis Harris, of New London, where she was bom, 
March 21, 1790. He carried on shoemaking for many 
years, in the little house with a brick front, just off State 
street, and still occupied by his widow and son Charles. 
He was elected town clerk in 1827, and held the office 
for over twenty years. One or two of his children have 
also held the same office. It will be remembered that 
the first town clerk of New London was Dea. William 
Douglas, the ancestor of this family. Henry Douglas 
was also inspector of the port of New London for about 
twenty-five years. He died June 28, 1857. His widow 
is still ('76) living, though in feeble health. Children, 
born in New London : — 

303. i. Francis Henry^ b. Sept. 11, 1808; m. Mary A, 

304. ii. Joseph Chapman', b. May 13, 1810; m. Nancy 
W. Culver. 

iii. Harriet^ b. Dec. 4, 1812; d. Sept. 19, 1869. 

305. iv. Cornelia Chapman^ b. March 26, 1816; m. Capt. 
Thomas McKinstrey. 

306. V. Ephraim Harris', b. April 12, 1817; m. Jane 

\\. Elizabeth Dickinson', b. July 16, 1823; unm.; 
res. ('76) N. London. 

307. vii. William Prentiss^ b. March 1, 1826; m. Nancy* 

308. viii. Isabella IIoLMAN^ b. March 16, 1828; m. George 

309. ix. Charles^ b. April 16, 1832; m. Harriet A.» Dou- 


ALEXANDER* DOUGLAS (Richard^ Stephen^ 
Thoma^^ Roherf^ William})^ born in New London, 
Conn., Oct. 3, 1778; married, Oct 3, 1803, Lydia Tre- 
by, and had a large family of children, among them the 
following: — 

i. ALEXANDER^ m. Elizabeth, dau. Benjamin Brown; set. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., wh. she d.; had, Richard\ Frani^, Tlieresa^ 

(m. Patty), Oeorg^ (m. neiee P. T. Barnum, d. Darien, 

Conn.), Sarah y Elizabeth? and John\ 

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ii. LYDIA^ m. H. K. Phillips; res. ('77) Chicago, 111.; has 
Luke Dougla^ FhiUips, res. ('77) Highland Park, lU. 


FANNY« DOUGLAS {Richard^ Stephen^ Thoma^, 
Rohei'f^ William}), born in New London, Conn., Jan. 15, 
1784. She married, March 1, 1801, Jeremiah Miner, of 
Lyme, where they settled. He was then a harness- 
maker. In a few years they removed to Hopewell, N. 
Y.. In 1816 they removed to Lima, where they kept a 
public house until 1821, when they purchased and re- 
moved to a farm in the same town. He died March 
26, 1837, aged 61 years and 3 months. She died Feb. 
26, 1855. Children:— 

i. AlUxander Douglas' Miner, b. in Lyme, July 22, 1802; 
m. 1st, Nov. 2, 1835, Catharine Beecher, who d. April 3, 1845; 
m. 2d, May 28, 1848, Abby E. Skinner, Marysville, 0. ; d. Lima, 
Jan. 16, 1873. Child, Martha M^ Mimr, A. B., b. Lima, Oct. 
30, 1842; grad. Oberlin Coll. 1863; m. July 1, 1868, Rev. John 
G. Frazer, Cong, clergym. ('77) E. Toledo, 0. Children: (1). 
Grace 6'.* Frazer, b. March 1, 1872. (2). James M.* Frazer, b. 
Sei)t. 23, 1874. 

ii. Clarissa' Miner, b. in Lyme, March 20, 1809; m. Oct. 
14, 1833, Joseph Franklin Peck; d. Elmira, N. Y., Oct 20, 1868, 
Mr. Peck res. (^77) Springfield, Mass.. Children, bom in Lima: 1. 
Charles H^ Feck, b. Sept. 28, 1835; d. set. 4 mos. 2. Julia E.^ 
Feck, b. July 23, 1837; res. ('77) Springfield. 3. Sarah L.^ Peck, 
b. Sept. 28, 1839; m. Dec. 8, 1858, Hai-vey Haseltine, Roches- 
ter, N. Y., wh. res. ('77). Children: (1). Fanny S.^ HaseUine, 
b. July 23, 1860; d. Sept. 2, 1864. (2). Harvey McC.^ HaseUine, 
b. Oct. 5, 1866. (3). Clarissa S^ Haseltine, b. Aug. 4, 1871. 
3. Fanny &' Feck, b. Aug. 2, 1843; grad. Elmira Fem. Coll. 
1864; teach. Utica Fem. Sem. 

iii. Charles Douglas* Miner, b. in Lima, July 3, 1816; m. 
Oct. 3, 1850, Lucretia Davis, Canandaigua; res. ('77) Lima. 
Child, Charles Dougla^ Miner, b. Lima, July 26, 1853; m. Feb. 
4, 1874, Emma Thompson, Syracuse; res. ('77) Lima. Children, 
b. Lima: (1). Bertie E} Mi7ier, b. Dec. 26, 1874; d. Aug. 1, 1875. 
(2). Alice Z.* Miner, b. Feb. 4, 1877. 


RICHARD^' DOUGLAS {Richard^ Stephm^Thoma^, 
Roherf, William^), born in New London, Conn., Sept. 10, 

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1785. He married, studied law and afterward removed 
to Marietta, 0., where he became prominent in his pro- 
fession. He died at Chillicothe, Feb. 14, 1852. He 
had two children : — 

i. Luke Richard^ b. 1818; unm. ; d. 1865, " soon aft. 
leav. army." 
310. ii. ALBERT^ b. 1821; m. Annie M. Sill. 


Dr. CHARLES^ DOUGLAS {Richard^ Stepheii\ 
Thoma^^ Roberi^, William})^ born in New London, 
Conn., July 20, 1792. He studied medicine and be- 
came a physician of no little repute, with a large prac- 
tice. It is related that while Mr. Polk was a candidate 
for the presidency, he was taken sick at the same place 
where Dr. Douglas was practicing. The. doctor was 
called in, and by his remedies soon placed the statesman 
on his feet again. When Mr. Polk became president he 
appointed Dr. Douglas commissioner of public buildings 
in Washington, a very lucrative position. He had also 
previously been consul to some Mexican port, under 
President John Quincy Adams. He died at the home 
of his sister, Fanny, in Lima, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1851. He 
was unmarried. 


PETERS DOUGLAS (Richard'^, Stephen^ Thoma^, 
Rohei^f^ William})^ bom in New London, Conn., June 
28, 1796; married June 10, 1821, Lucy W., daughter 
of Daniel Starr, of New London. They removed to 
Cincinnati, 0., where they lived many years. They 
finally removed to Chillicothe, where he died, July 27, 
1874, and she died July 29, 1876. For about ten years 
previous to his death he was totally blind. They had 
no children. 

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ABIGAIL* DOUGLAS (Ebenezer^, Nathan^ TJioma^, 
Roberf^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., Oct. 
11, 1775. She married Oct. 13, 1800, Charles Beebe, 
of New London. She died in New York city Nov. 23, 
1853. Children born in New London : — 

i. Lucy Axn' Beebe, b. Aug. 1, 1801; m. Capt. Joshua R. 
Tarr, N. Y. city, by whm. had: Hele7i M,* Tarr, b. March 1, 
1829; d. May 10, 1853. Capt. Tarr d. and she m. 2d, Henry 
Hughes, New London, wh. both d. s, p. abt. 1873. 

ii. Ebenezek Douglas' Beebe, b. July 12, 1803; m, Aug. 
5, 1828, Jane Bleeker; d. 8, p. Aug. 29, 1838. 


MARTHA* DOUGLAS {Ebenezer', Nathan\ Thoma^, 
Roberf^ WiHiarri^)^ born in New London, Conn., March 

3, 1779; married March 5, 1798, Alexander Campbell 
Wylly, of Savannah, Ga., son of Robert and Mary Wylly. 
They removed to Savannah, where they continued to 
reside. She died there in 1830. They had one child : — 

i. Martha Ann' Wylly, b. in Savannah; m. Sept. 13, 1818, 
Charles Tliiot, Savannah, wh. set.; d. Nov. 17, 1833; had: 1. 
Charlotte Maria^ Thiot, b. Sept. 13, 1819; m. Jan. 14, 1841, 
Grafton Dudley Woodbridge, Savannah; res. ('77) Brunswick; 
have: (1). HeUn Bryan* Woodbridge, (2). Charles Oraf ton* Wood- 
bridge, civ. engineer. (3). Oraftor? Woodbridge, d. young. 2. 
Charles He^iry^ Thiot, m. 1849, Anna N., dau. John Charlton, 
Effingham co.; d. in Conf. army. 3. Richard WyW Thiot 

4. Helen? Thiot. 5. James Douglas^ Thiot, 6. Alexander Wylly^ 
Thiot, planter, Effingham co. ; d; 1859. 


FRANCIS« DOUGLAS (Ebenezet^, Nathan\ Thoma^, 
Roberf^ William})^ born in Nev^r London, Conn., March 27, 
1783. He married in June, 1810, Susan Capen,.of Port- 
land, Me. She was born Oct. 11, 1790. He succeeded 
Nathaniel Wilhs as editor of the Eastern Ai-gns^ a repub- 
lican newspaper published in Portland. He accidentally 
shot himself while gunning in Casco bay, Sept. 3, 1820. 

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His widow married, July 8, 1845, Nathaniel Willis, of 
Boston, the former editor of the Argus. She had no 


MARY« DOUGLAS (Menezer', Nathan*, Tlujma^, 
Robert. William})^ born in New London, Conn., Dec. 
28, 1784. ' She married, in 1808, Edwin Hamilton Bol- 
ton, of Maryland. They removed to the South and 
settled at St, Mary's, Ga. They soon returned North, 
however, and lived at Springfield, Mass., Philadelphia, 
Pa., and New York city. She died in New York city 
Aprils, 1857. Children:— 

i. Col. RicHABD^ Bolton, b. at St. Mary's, May 1, 1811; 
m. let, Feb. 13, 1840, Martha Lightfoot, dau. Nathaniel West 
Dandridge, Henry eo., Va., who a. June 3, 1850; m. 2d, Sept. 
21, 1864, Frances Anna, dau. John L, and Anna E. Warner, Cas- 
tleton, Vt.; founded town of Pontotoc, Miss., wh. res. ('77). 
Children: 1. John Curtis^ Bolton, b. Nov. 27, 1840; m. April 
8, 1873, Mary Hoy. No ch. 2. William Hereford^ Bolton, b. 
Oct. 31, 1841. 3. Ella^ Bolton, b. Jan. 23, 1843; d. young. 4. 
Richard Dougla^ Bolton, b. July 29, 1844; city marshal, Pontotoc; 
assassinated June 26, 1876. 5. West Dandrtdge^ Bolton, b. Nov. 

2, 1845; res. ('77) Oxford, Miss. 6. Rosalie Fontaine^ Bolton, h, 
Feb. 27, 1848; d. June 25, 1849. 7. Lieut. Edwin Bradford^ 
Bolt07i, b. Feb. 27, 1850; lieut. 23d Regt. Inf., U. S. A. 8. Clar- 
ence Warner^ Bolton, b. Sept. 8, 1857. 9. Mary Iren^ Bolton, b. 
Oct. 16, 1864. 

ii. Mary Ann^ Bolton, b. in Springfifeld, Feb. 22, 1813; m. 
Dec. 5, 1835, Charles Conrad Post, of Germany, now ('77) mer- 
chant, Brooklyn, N. Y. Children, Charles William^, Mary Hen- 
rietta^, James Augustus and Henry Richard^ Post. 

iii. Eleanor^' Bolton, b. in Philadelphia, Nov. 20. 1814; m. 
Nov. 25, 1847, Benjamin Salter, merchant, N. Y. city. Chil- 
dren: 1. Ella Bolt07i^ Salter, b. June 5, 1852. 2. Edwin Ewin* 
Salter, b. March 17, 1855. 

iv. Edwin Curtis' Bolton, b. in Philadelphia, May 15, 
1817; set. Pontotoc, Miss.; m. 1st, Aug. 7, 1839, Barbara Ann 
Caldwell, -Panola, Miss., who d. Feb. 28, 1847; m. 2d, May 20, 
1868, Margaret Loretta Root; res. ('77) Pontotoc; had: 1. Mary 
Matilda^ BoUon, m. May 20, 1860, Thomas Jefferson Root; have, 
Aarorf, Boltovf, Jamef?, Charles^, Leonof, Margaret^, PauV and 
Pauling Root. 2. William Evan^ Bolton, m. Elizabeth Cooper, 
N. Orleans, La.; have, George?, Edwin^ and Eugenia* Bolto7i. 

3. Walter* Bolton. 4. Elizabeth Loretta^ Bolton. 

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Rev. NATHAN* DOUGLAS, k.^.{Ehenezer^ ,Nathan\ 
Thomcu?^ Roberf^ Williaim})^ born in New London, Conn., 
Jan. 31, 1787. He graduated from Middlebury College 
in 1813, studied for a time with Dr. Payson in Portland, 
Me., and graduated from Andover Theological Sem- 
inary in 1816. He was ordained as pastor of the 
Congregational church at Alfred, Me., Nov. 6, 1816, 
and dismissed July 31, 1827; installed pastor of the 
Congregational church at St. Albans, Me., June 12, 
1833, and dismissed Feb. 24, 1846. He afterward re- 
sided with a son in New Haven, Conn., (now of Edin- 
burgh, Scotland,) and subsequently with his children in 
Bangor, Me. " He took a deep interest in all that per- 
tained to the welfare of the church, and of the state, 
and was the founder of the State and County Confer- 
ences in Maine. Though he lived to the advanced age 
of nearly eighty years, he retained to a remarkable de- 
gree his mental powers, and was an earnest advocate of 
vital religion and civil liberty."* He died at Bangor, 
Dec. 16, 1866, just fifty years after his ordination. Mr. 
Douglas married. May 15, 1817, Elizabeth Benham, of 
New York city. She died Jan. 26, 1867. Children, 
born in Alfred : — 

311. i. Elizabeth ANN^ b. May 18, 1818; in. Seth B. 

312. ii. Nathan Bailey*, b. Sept. 26, 1820; m. Ist, Bel- 
inda Andrews, 2d, Jane M. Mills. 

313. iii. NancyS b. April 8, 1822; m. Ist, Edward W. Han- 
son, 2d, Randall M. Davis. 

314. iv. Isabel Graham', b. Sept. 8, 1823; m. John An- 

315. V. Timothy Green^ b. Nov. 16, 1825; m. Ann M. 


than*^ Thomof^^ Roherf^ Wtlliam}),^ born in New London, 

♦ Bangor WTuff and Courier, December, 1866. 

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Conn., Oct. 12, 1788; married Aug. 16, 1812, Nancy, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Holt, of New London. 
They afterward removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he 
died, March 17, 1861. His widow subsequently mar- 
ried a Mr. Ramsey. Children of John W. Douglas and 
Nancy Holt: — 

i. Elizabeth^ b. in Portland, Me., July 21, 1813; 
m. April 21, 1831, Benjamin Albro. No ch. 

ii. Mary Holt', b. in New London, Nov. 7, 1814; m. 
June 11, 1833, Emoiy Doxsey; had: 1. Martha^ Doxsey^ b. Feb. 
24, 1836. 2. William T^ Doxsey, b. Oct. 12, 1837. 3. He7iry &• 
Doxsey, b. May 11, 1843. 4. iValiet* Doxsey, b. March 15, 1848. 

iii. Martha Wylly', b. in New London, Nov. 18, 
1817; m. Capt. Dockendorf, of Holland; had: 1. Robert^ Dock- 
endorf, b. Dec. 2, 1837; d. at sea, March 31, 1854. 

316. iv. Ann White', b. at Bermuda, April 26, 1821; m. 
Capt. George Barrell. 

317. V. ELLEN^ b. in New London, April 26, 1824; m. 
Capt. Joseph Arquit. 

318.. vi. William Youno^ b. in New York city, June 30, 
1826; m. Maria Conboy. 

319. vii. Thomas Holt^ b. in New York city, Sept. 5, 1830; 
m. Margaret Quinn. 

viii. Cornelia\ b. in New York city, Jan. 13, 1833; d. 
June 5, 1850. 


ELIZABETH® DOUGLAS (Ebenezer', Nathan\Thom- 
a^, Roberf^ WiUiani^)^ born in New London, Conn., July 
8, 1790 ; married, in February, 1816, Maj. Joseph Howe, 
of Portland, Me. By him she had one daughter. After 
his death she married, about 1825, Samuel Holbrook, of 
Freeport, Me. She died at Portland, Oct. 8, 1868. 

i. Abby Caroline^ Howe, b. in Portland, Sept., 1820; m. 
James W. Leavitt, b. 1819; res. s. p. ('77) Boston. 


JULIA* DOUGLAS (Ebenezer^, Nathan\ Tlioma^^ 
Roberf^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., Oct. 

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19, 1792; married, June 3, 1813, William Hyde,* of 
Lebanon. They settled in Portland, Me., where Mr. 
Hyde engaged in business, being proprietor of a book- 
store there for a number of years. Their golden wed- 
ding was celebrated in Cambridgeport, Mass., June 3, 
1863. Mr. Hyde died at Newton Centre, Mass., Aug. 
19, 1870. Mrs. Hyde, now (78) in Ijer 86th year, sur- 
vives her husband, and resides in the family of her 
daughter, Mrs. Richardson, at Newton Centre. The 
last survivor of her father's large family of twelve chil- 
dren, she still enjoys a remarkable degree of health, and 
with the exception of a slight deafness, retains her facul- 
ties unimpaired. During the summer of 1877, she paid 
a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Appleton, in Providence, 
during which the author enjoyed the pleasure of calling 
upon her, and of receiving a call in return. She has 
manifested a deep interest in the success of the Douglas 
Genealogy, and has by her retentive memory rendered 
invaluable assistance in tracing the descendants of her 
grandfather, Capt. Nathan Douglas, who was the great- 
grandson of Dea. William Douglas, the original emi- 
grant. Mrs. Hyde has had eight children : — 

i. Mary Clark^ Hyde, b. in Bath, Me., Oct. 8, 1814; m. 
May 30, 1836, Elnathan Freeman Duren, b. Boston, Mass., Jan. 
14, 1814; bookseller and music dealer ('78) Bangor, Me.; bad: 
1. Fi^eeman Hydf Dureriy b. Portland, July 21, 1837; m. Dec. 
19, 1866, Helen Josephine Milliken, Chelsea, Mass., wh. res. 
('77); has: (1). Charles Millikeii^ Duren, b. April 26, 1870. 2. 
William Oriffin^ Duren, b. Banffor, June 6, 1839; m. Nov. 26, 
1862, Emma Josephine Littlefield, Bangor, wh. res. ('77); has: 
(1). Mary Freeman* Duren, b. March 5, 1869. 3. Charles Mdlt- 
hy"^ Duren, b. Bangor, Jan. 21, 1842; m. Jan. 11, 1868, Annie 
Smith, Boston; d. Bangor, March 19, 1869. 

ii. Martha Wylly' Hyde, b. in Portland, Nov. 9, 1816; 
m. Feb. 16, 1837, Elisha Williams Appleton,! Beverly, Mass., b. 
Oct. 6, 1810; res. ('78) Providence, R. I. Children, b. Portland: 

* For an account of his ancestry see Walworth's Hyde Qenealogy, Al- 
bany, 1864, Vol. I., p. 261. 

fSee Appleton Oenealogy, by William S. Appleton, Boston. For his 
father, John W. Appleton, see Jkwett's Appleton Memorial, Boston, 1850, 
No. 112, p. 39. 

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1. Frederick Augustus^ Appleion, b. Nov. 6, 1838; d. March 14, 
1845. 2. Prof. ^William Hyd^ Appleton, A, M., LL,B., b. June 
10, 1842; grad. Harv. Univ., A. B. 1864, A. M. 1867, LL.B. 
1869; elect, memb. Phi Beta Kappa 1864; tutor Greek 1868-70; 
stud. Berlin and Bonn Univ., Germany, 1870-2; prof. Greek 
and German lang., Swarthmore Coll., Pa., since 1872; unm. 
3. Prof. John Howard^ Appleton, A. M.,h. Feb. 3, 1844; ffrad. 
Brown Univ., Ph. B. 1863; hon. A. M. 1869; instruct. cTiem. 
1863-8; prof. chem. since 1868; has pub. several class-books on 
chem., — "The Young Chemist," "A Class-Book of Modern 
Chemistry," "Introduction to Qualitative Analysis," "Introduc- 
tion to Quantitative Analysis," and "Chemical Reactions"; state 
sealer of wts., meas. and balances since 1864; elect, memb. Phi 
Beta Kappa 1870; secy, since 1875; m. Feb. 24, 1875, Louise 
Mumford, dan. Daniel and Maria Snow (Mumford) Day, b. June 
14, 1853, Providence; res. ('78) Providence; had: (1). Louise^ 
Appletouy b. and d. Aug. 7, 1878. 4. Julia^ Appleton, b. May 20, 
1847; unm.; res. ('78) Providence. 

iii. John Ellingwood' Hyde, b. in Portland, Aug. 27, 
1819; m. March 29, 1842, Sarah Stowel, Paris, Me., b. Feb. 11, 
1822; set. Galena, 111.; res. ('77) Mazeppa, Minn. Children: 1. 
Eliza Ann Freeman'^ Hyde, b. Paris, Feb. 10, 1843; res. ('77) 
Mazeppa. 2. Mary Duren^ Hyde, b. Dec. 27, 1844; teach. Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 3. Joseph Walker^ Hyde, b. Jan. 7, 1847; d. Aug. 
23, 1866. 4. Francis Douglas^ Hyde, b. March 21, 1849; m. Oct. 
31, 1876, Ella Maria, dau. Charles RoUand and Sarah Maria 
(Stowe) Babcock, b. Leyden, Mass., Jan. 24, 1855; architect, 
res. ('78) Dubuque, la. 5. Edward Stowel^ Hyde, b. Galena, 
July 1, 1851; civ. engin. 6. Ayina Maria^ Hyde, b. March 25, 
1853. 7. Julia Richardson'' Hyde, b. Feb. 1, 1855. 8. Ella 
Frances? Hyde, b. Mazeppa, Feb. 19, 1857. 9. Minnie Sota^ 
Hyde, b. Feb. 26, 1859. 10. Elizabeth Fletcher^ Hyde, b. March 
15, 1861. 11. William'' Hyde, b. April 19, 1863; d.'June 3, 1864. 

iv. Julia' Hyde, b. in Portland, Jan. 14, 1822; d. April 8, 

V. Elizabeth Douglas' Hyde, b. in Portland, July 12, 
1824; m. June 3, 1846, John Ware Fletcher, Norridgewock; set. 
Chelsea, Mass.; d. Aug. 8, 1862; had: 1. John A7nos^ Fletcher, 
b. Portland, Oct. 14, 1850; m. Oct. 14, 1875, Catharine Taylor, 
dau. Joseph Gifford and Catharine Elizabeth (Bunker) Hicks, b. 
Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 15, 1852; gen. agt. Globe Gas Light 
Co., Boston; res. ('78) Chelsea; has: (1). Ethel Hyd^ Fletcher, 
b. Oct. 25, 1876. (2). Cliarles Hick^ Fletcher, b. April 30, 1878. 

2. Charles Richardson^ Fletcher, b. Chelsea, Sept. 1, 1854; grad. 
Mass. Inst. Tech. 1876; res. ('78) Boston, Mass. 

vi. William Henry' Hyde, b. in Portland, Jan. 14, 1828; m. 
Nov. 11, 1864, Octavia Whitman Howard; res. s,p. Rockland, Me. 

vii. Anna Maria Willis' Hyde, b. in Portland, Aug. 26, 
1830; d. Nov. 9, 1833, 

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viii. Julia Anxa' Hyde, b. in Portland, Sept. 13, 1834; 
m. Dec. 16, 1854, Charles Bartholomew Richardson, Cambridge, 
Mass.; res. ('78) Newton Centre, Ma^s. Children: 1. Charles 
Augustt^ Richardson, b. Cambridgeport, May 27, 1856. 2. 
Annie Hyd^ Richardson, b. Dec. 16, 1858. 3. Julia Anna^ 
Richardson, b. March 14, 1865; d. April 5, 1865. 4. Frank 
Douglas^ Richardson, b. N. Centre, June 6, 1871. 


ANNE« DOUGLAS (Ebenezer^, Nathan*, Thoma^, 
Roberf, William^), born in New London, Conn., Oct. 

^ 20, 1795 ; married, about 1848, the Rev. Nathan W. 

"^ Sheldon. They had no children. She died Jan. 6, 
1859. He died at Natick, Mass., Nov. 26, 1874. 


MARY ANN« DOUGLAS (EmselP, NatJian^ Thom- 
as, Robert^, Williaw}\ born in Liverpool, N. S., Oct. 
31, 1793; married, Oct. 26, 1811, William Harwood, 
of Shelburn. He was the son of William and Mary 
Harwood, and was born May 17, 1787. By him she 
had two children. He died Oct. 10, 1814. She mar- 
ried again, Dec. 7, 1816, William Dunn, of Liverpool, 
the son of John and Sarah Dunn, born Dec. 5, 1795. 
By him she had five children. He died Jan. 8, 1836. 
She died at Newport, Ky., Oct. 12, 1857. Children, 
born in Liverpool: — 

i. Capt. William' Harwood, b. Deo. 10, 1812; m. Eliza- 
beth* Douglas [156.]. 

ii. Mary' Harwood, b. July 3, 1814; m. June 17, 1839, 
John Thomas Fowler; res. ('77) "Oakland, Cal. ; has: 1. Mary 
Harwood"" Fowler, b. March 4, 1841; d. Juh 25, 1845. 2. Dou- 
glas T^ Fowler, b. Nov. 8, 1843; m. July 22, 1869, Frances L. 
Charles, Oakland; has: (1). Charles DougUn? Fowler, b. Feb. 16, 
1871. 3. Mary"" Foivler, b. Fel). 11, 1846; d. Feb. 12, 1855. 4. 
William Douglas^ Fowler, b. Aug. 1, 1848. 5. Frank L^ Fotvler, 
b. April 22, 1853. 
iii. Thomas^ Dunn, b. Oct. 11, 1817; d. at sea Dec. 10, 1837. 
iv. Elizabeth Ann^ Dunn, b. Aug. 11, 1819; m. Aug. 1, 
1840, Ephraim Dean Waterman; res. ('78) Pleasant River, N. S.; 
ha«: 1. Melissa^ Waterman, b. Dec. 1, 1841. 2. Lucretia^ Water- 
man, b. Aug. 3, 1842. 

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V. Sarah^ Dunn, b. Nov. 19, 1822; m. Nov. 26, 1852, 
Pulaski Mancy Whelan, widower, b. Freeport, 0., Jan. 19, 1817; 
res. (^78) Kansas City, Mo.; has: 1. Quilt or d Vernon^ Whelan^ b. 
Newport, Ky., Jan. 18, 1854; m. Oct. 22, 1873, Edith F. Nye; 
res. ('78) Eansiis City; has: (1). Martha Mar^ Whelan, b. March 
17, 1876. 

vi. Eunice Douglas' Dunn^ b. March 22, 1825; d. Nov. 
25, 1850. 

vii. Susannah Kebecca' Dunn, b. Oct. 12, 1835; d. Dec. 
19, 1858. 


ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS (RnsselP, Nathan\ Thom- 
a^, Robert^^ William})^ born in Liverpool, N. S., Feb. 22, 
1795. She married, Dec. 22, 1829, John Wiswell,* of 
Halifax. He was born Nov. 10, 1793. They subse- 
quently removed to Lake May, where he died March 5, 

1861, and she died March 4, 1866. Children :— 

i. Sarah Louisa' Wiswell, b. Sept. 9, 1830; m. Sept. 16, 
1854, Henry K. White, Lake May; d. Feb. 16, 1876; had: 1. 
James H,^ White, b. June 13> 1855. 2. Susamiah* White, b. Oct. 
8, 1856. 3. Weltha'' White, b. April 20, 1858; m. Jan. 5, 1876, 
George W. Johnson, Westfield. 4.. Tenwerance Z>.® White, b. 
March 4, 1860. 5. Manly A^ White, b. Jime 22, 1864. ^.Clar- 
ence B.^ White, b. March 16, 1870. 

ii. Cyrus Baker' Wiswell, b. April 20, 1833; m. Jan. 25, 

1862, Selma Call, Liverpool; res. ('77) Georgetown, Ont.; has: 
1. Sarah //.* Wiswell, b. June 15, 1865. 2. Harriet E.^ Wisioell, 
b. July 15, 1868. 3. Enoch H^ Wiswell, b. Feb. 21, 1875. 4. 
Henry E.^ Wiswell, b. Nov. 22, 1876. 


NANCY« DOUGLAS {RusseW, Nathan\ Tlioma^, 
Rohert^^ Willtam^)^ born in Liverpool, N. S., Jan. 11, 
1798; married, Dec. 19, 1821, Silas West, of Liverpool. 
He was born in September, 1799, and died March 9, 
1868. Mrs. West still (77) lives at Liverpool. Chil- 
dren, bom at Liverpool : — 

•Son Joseph Wiswell, b. Halifax, Aug. 13, 1752, and gr.-s. Enoch Wis- 
well, b. Boston, Mass., September, 1725. 

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i. Phebe^ West, b. Oct. 12, 1822; m. Capt. Joseph Juness, 

ii. Nathan Douglas' West, b. Feb. 12, 1825; m. Eliza, 
dau. Capt. Thomas Eaton, Liverpool. 

iii. Eliza' West, b. Oct. 28, 1826; m. Capt. Henry Juness, 

iv. Charles' West, b. Nov. 7, 1828; ra. Ellen, dau. Wil- 
liam Baxter, Liverpool. 

V. Priscilla' West, b. Sept. 7, 1830; m. Andrew Gold, 

vi. James' West, b. Aug. 9, 1832; m. Hannah, dau. David 
Dunlap, Liverpool. 

vii. Matilda' West, b. July 6, 1834. 
viii. William Dunn' West, b. April 7, 1836; d. June 1, 1840. 

ix. Abigail' West, b. Feb. 14, 1839; d. Feb. 26, 1839. 

X. Abigail' West, b. Feb. 21, 1840. 


RUSSELL« DOUGLAS {Russell^ Nathan\ Thorna^, 
Robert^^ William}), born in Liverpool, N. S., Feb. 6, 
180L At the age of twenty he united with the Meth- 
odist church in Liverpool. He left home June 20, 1822, 
to visit the United States and seek his fortune. In June, 
1823, he established the first sail-loft at Chatham (Cape 
Cod), Mass., which encouraged the townsmen to fit out 
and rig their vessels at home. He remained here till 
June, 1826, when, at the request of his father, he re- 
turned to Liverpool and entered into partnership with 
him. In August, 1829, he established a sail-loft on the 
Bristol side of Liverpool river. Intemperance was at 
this time prevalent in the place. With the aid of his 
venerable father, at whose house the first temperance 
lectures were given, he was instrumental in forming a 
large temperance society, and in creating a strong pub- 
lic sentiment against the practice. The efiect of this 
society was immediate and lasting, and Liverpool to-day 
is a stronghold of temperance. 

In 1834, Mr. Douglas made a journey to Ohio to in- 
vestigate the claims of his father to a pait of the '' fire 
lands " in that state. He was so much pleased with the 
country that his father presented him with his portion 

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of 55 acres. In June, 1835, he removed with his family 
to New London, Huron county. After remaining here 
several years, failing health compelled him to seek 
lighter employment. He disposed of his property and 
removed to Berea. In 1849, he established the first 
sail-loft in Sandusky. He now resides ('78) at Point 
Marblehead, having been postmaster there for several 

He married, June 27, 1824, Temperance Foster, 
daughter of Stephen and Mercy Ellis, of Chatham. 
She was bom in Brewster, Mass., Aug. 18, 1808, and 
died at Sandusky, Dec. 3, 1857. He married, second, 
Oct. 25, 1860, Elizabeth Ball, of Sandusky. Children 
(by first wife) : — 

320. i. Ku88BLL^ b. in Chatham, May 23, 1825; m. Teri- 
sita Mindiola. 

ii. Stephen Ellis^ b. in Liverpool, Feb. 24, 1827; 
d. June 21, 1833. 

321. iii. Susannah Elizabeth^, b. in Yarmouth, April 6, 
1829; m. George L. Blanchard, 

322. iv. Mary^ b. in Liverpool, Nov. 16, 1831; m. Isaiah 
D. Jones. 

V. Stephen ELLIS^ b. in Liverpool, Jan. 4, 1834; m. 
Sept. 21, 1855, Elizabeth, dan. Oliver P. Stevens, Cleveland, 0., 
wh. res. ('77) s. p. 

323. xi. Celbmbne^ b. in New London, Feb. 13, 1836; m. 
Austin Davis Owen. 

vii. Charles Alden^ b. April 10, 1838; d. Dec. 24, 

viii. SYLVESTER^ b. Nov. 15, 1839; d. Feb. 28, 1841. 
ix. Thomas Sylvester^ b. Jan. 20, 1842; d. Dec. 17, 

324. X. Anson Benjamin', b. Jan. 30, 1846; m. Martha 
S. Taylor. 

325. xi. Julia Louisa', b. in Berea, Nov. 17, 1848; m. 
John B. Jamison. 

326. xii. Alice Eugenia', b. in Sandusky, Aug. 14, 1851; 
in. Phineas H. Clemens. M. D. 


EUNICE^ DOUGLAS {RmseW, Nathan\ Tlioma^, 
Eoberfi^ William})^ born in Liverpool, N. S., Dec. 28, 

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1802. She married, March 22, 1827, William Evart 
Bryden, of Liverpool. Mr. Bryden has been for the 
last thirty years ( < 8) the second officer in the custom 
department at Liverpool. - He has been active in the 
temperance cause, and was the third person to sign the 
temperance pledge in Liverpool, in January, 1830. He 
was appointed secretary of the Queens County Temper- 
ance Society in 1832. He was one of the originators 
of Victoria Division, No. 10, of the Sons of Temperance 
in 1848, and became a member of the Grand Division 
of Nova Scotia in the same year. He is also a member 
of the I. 0. of G. T. In all of these societies he held 
for many years important offices, but on account of ill 
health resigned them all in 1875. He now resides in 
Liverpool, l^rs. Bryden died Feb. 14, 1841. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Mary Caroline' Bryden, b. in Liverpool, Feb. 14, 
1828; m. June 7, 1849, George Briggs, Port Medway; d. Aug. 
29, 1863. He d. June 6, 1856; had: 1. Eunice Olarisscf BriggSy 
b. March 26, 1860; d. Nov. 9, 1866. 

ii. Charlotte Regina' Bryden, b. in Lunenburg, June 
12, 1829; m. William Davis, Boston, Mass.; d. Oct. 25, 1863; 
had8ch., alld. ('77). 

iii. Richard^ Bryden, b. at Hunt's Point, Nov. 28, 1830; 
res. ('77) Marlboro', Mass. 

iv. Jane^ Bryden, b. in Liverpool, Feb. 17, 1833; m. 
Elisha G. Annis, Liverpool; d. June 9, 1867; had 3 s., res. ('77) 
with father, Gloucester, Mass. 

V. Jambs William' Bryden, b. Jan. 6, 1835; res. in Ari- 

vi. Thomas' Bryden, b. Oct. 23, 1836; mate Eng. barque; 
sailed for Africa, 1863; not heard from since. 

vii. Elizabeth Harwood' Bryden, b. March 29, 1839; m. 
Ross Hayden; res. ('77) Osbourne, N. S. 

viii. Silas West' Bryden, b. Feb. 14, 1841; m. Annie Mul- 
hall; printer, res. ('77) Liverpool; has 2. ch. 


NATHAN^ DOUGLAS (EmselP, Natlian\ Tlwma^, 
Robert^ ^ Wi7Zia77i^),born in Liverpool, N. S., Sept. 9, 1804; 
married, Nov. 16, 1826, Cynthia, daughter of Henry and 

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Anne Payzant, of Liverpool. In July, 1839, Mr. Dou- 
glas sailed from Liverpool, and, after a very rough voy- 
age of eight days, arrived at Boston, Mass. He located 
at Greenport, L. L. but remained there only a few 
months. He then removed to New London, 0. He 
now ('77) resides at Goshen, Ind. Children, bom in 
Liverpool, the youngest in New London : — 

Charges Hbnry^ b. Dec. 9, 1827; m. Elmira 

Alline^ b. Dec. 27, 1829; m. Mary J. Ellsworth. 
FRANK^ b. Dec. 29, 1831; m. Abby Perry. 
MATILDA^ b. Oct. 22, 1833; m. Warren H. Pease. 
Cynthia Eliza^ b. July 16, 1836; m. George G. 

Anna Elizabeth', b. Oct. 12, 1840; m. Frank 

















SUSANNAH^ DOUGLAS {RusselP, Nathan\ thom- 
a^, Roherf^ Williaru^)^ born in Liverpool, N. S., April 
20, 1807. She married, Dec. 22, 1829, Thomas Park 
Hammett, of Liverpool. They now (77) reside on 
the homestead at Liverpool. Children, born in Liver- 
pool : — 

i. Selina' Hammett, b. Sept. 2, 1830; m. Oct. 2, 1850, 
Charles Wiswell, Liverpool; res. ('76) Salem, Mass. 

ii. Kebbcca' Hammett, b. Feb. 28, 1830; d. April 10, 1834. 

iii. Eunice' Hammett, b. Feb. 14, 1833; m. Elisha Card, 
Portland, Me. 

iv. John Thomas' Hammett, b. Nov. 25, 1834; m. May 4, 
1861, Annie M. Maclear, Portland, Me., wh. res. ('77). 

v. William Howard' Hammett, b. Sept. 14, 1836; m. 
1856, Naomi Spears, Portland, Me. ; res. ('77) Trenton, Mass. 

vi. Charles Kussell' Hammett, b. April 29, 1838; m. 
April 28, 1870, Soanna Sheldon, Charlestown; Mass., wh, res. 

vii. George Alexander' Hammett, b. April 1, 1839; m. 
1863, Rosella McKinnon, Boston, Mass. 

viii. Mary Kebecga' Hammett, b. April 29, 1841; m. May 
1, 1875, , Lyiin, Mass. 

ix. Anson Miller' Hammett, b. Dec. 8, 1842; d. May 8, 


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X. Nathan Dougla^s* Hammett, b. May 24, 1844; res. 
('77) Liverpool. 

xi. Susannah Mildred^ Hammett, b. Dec. 23, 1850; d. 
Aug. 15, 1851. 


Nathan\ Thomasr\ Roberf, William}), born at Sag Har- 
bor, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1804; married, May 16, 1839, 
Armenia Jane, daughter of Samuel Halsey, of Bridge- 
hampton. He was a sea captain and at the time of his 
death was in command of a steamer plying between 
New Orleans and Galveston. He died suddenly of yel- 
low fever while on the passage, Sept. 4, 1853, and was 
buried in the sea. His wife and family are living at Sag 
Harbor ('77). Children, born at Sag Harbor: — 

333. i. Mary Ann^ b. March 22, 1840; ni. Stephen Squires, 
ii. Charles THOMAS^ b. April 23, 1845; d. Feb., 1846. 

iii. Sybil Halsey^ b. Nov. 13, 1850; res. ('77) Sag 

334. iv. Robert Ludlow', b. Oct. 12, 1852; m. Ella Bass. 


ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS (Charle^, Nathan\Thom- 
o^, Robert^, William^), born at Sag Harbor, N. Y., Feb. 
20, 1814. She married, May 2, 1837, Capt. William^ 
Harwood [148. i.], Liverpool, N. S. Capt. Harwood is 
a distant relative of his wife, being the son of her cousin 
Mary Ann® Douglas, by her husband William Harwood. 
In 1853 they removed to California, and now (77) reside 
at Oakland. They have one son : — 

i. William Douglas' Harwood. b. at Sag Harbor, Dec. 16, 
1845; lawyer, res. ('77) Oakland. 


Thoina^, Robert, WiUiani}), born at Sag Harbor, N. Y., 

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Jan. 12, 1824; married, Dec. 26, 1844, Frances Mary, 
daughter of Peleg and Sarah Latham, of Sag Harbor. 
He kept a general provision store at Sag Harbor for 
many years. He died there March 4, 1867. His widow 
is now ('77) living there, with her two daughters. Chil- 
dren, bom at Sag Harbor: — 

i. William Hall', b, June 19, 1846; unm.; with Hayden, 
Gere & Co., plumbers and hardware merch., N. Y. city. 

ii. Alden Spoonbr', b. Jan. 6, 1849; unm.; with Journeay 
& Burnham, dry goods merch., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

iii. Helen Latham', b. June 21, 1851; unm.; res. ('77) Sag 

iv. Sophronia', b. Dec. 5, 1853; unm.; res. ('77) Sag Har- 


than\ Thoma^^ Roberf^ WilltaTn})^ born at Sag Harbor, 
N. Y., May S, 1826. At the age of 18, he began the 
study of miniature painting with Thomas Hazard Parker, 
a distinguished artist, with the intention of making it his 
business. After painting with Mr. Parker three years, 
and when about to begin the practice of his art, he 
found, much to his disappointment, that recent improve- 
ments in daguerreotyping had rendered that process so 
perfect as in a great measure to supercede the painting 
of miniatures on ivory. He determined to learn the 
new art, and, going to New York, entered the studio of 
J. Gurney, the well-known artist of that city. Here he- 
remained until he became proficient in the business, and 
then established himself at Sag Harbor. In 1848 he 
made a tour of the Southern states, and on his return 
gave his attention to photography, which was a great 
improvement upon daguerreotyping. Taking a partner 
in his business, he remained at Sag Harbor till the year 
1855, when, owing to delicate health, brought on by 
the use of chemicals employed in his business, he deter- 
mined to abandon it for a more healthful occupation. He 
accordingly purchased a farm at Bridgehampton and re- 

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sided there till 1868, when he returned to Sag Harbor. 
In 1875 he removed to Glastonbury, Conn., where he 
purchased a farm in the central portion of the village, 
upon which he now (78) resides. He married, May 23, 
1853, Henrietta, daughter of John and Deborah Ed- 
wards, of Bridgehampton. Children, the oldest two 
born at Sag Harbor, the others at Bridgehampton :. — 

335. i. HENRIETTA^ b. June 22, 1854; m. Ezra N. Seelye. 

ii. Isabel^ b. Nov. 6, 1855; unm.; res. (77) Sag Har- 

iii. FANNY^ b. Dee. 6, 18Q3. 

iv. Arthur', b. July 11, 18G8. 


ESTHER* DOUGLAS {Caleh\ John\ Thrnna^, Roh 
erf^WiUtaTn})^ born in New London, Conn., July 25, 
1778. In 1791 her father removed to New York state, 
and settled in Whitestown. She married, Aug. 17, 
1797, Elisha Payne, of Whitestown. Mr. Payne was 
born in Lyme, Conn., Dec. 13, 1762. He was first 
married, Sept. 17, 1787, to Mary Brooks, of Lyme, who 
was born Jan. 12, 1766. By her he had four children: 
Abraham, John, Mary and Samuel, of whom all but the 
latter married and left descendants. Mrs, Mary Payne 
died in 1796. Mr. Payne died Feb. 4, 1843. 

Esther Douglas was a woman of great energy. She 
possessed the faculty which New England women have, 
of making the best of circumstances, and which pecu- 
liarly fitted her for pioneer life. On one occasion, soon 
after her marriage, her husband made a journey to Phil- 
adelphia, with a drove of cattle, leaving her to manage 
affairs at home and protect the stock from the bears and 
wolves. Upon his return he gave her a "vacation" 
and she made a journey on horeback thirty miles, 
guided only by blazed trees, to visit her father, the 
Rev." Caleb Douglas, then settled at Whitestown. She 
died Sept. 12, 1853, aged 75 years. She was the 
mother of fourteen children, bom in Hamilton: — 

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i. Elljah^ Payne, b. April 3, 1799; m,; d. July 24, 1837; 
desc, Mrs, Wilson IsJia7n, res. ('77) Watertown. 

ii. Dea. Elisha' Payne, b. Aug. 9, 1800; m.; res. ('77) 

iii. Mansfield' Payne, b. Oct. 11, 1801; m. ; d.; dau. 
Helen^ Payne, res. ('77) Hamilton, 

iv. Joseph Colwell' Payne, b. May 26, 1803; m.; farmer, 
res. ('77) Seneca Falls, wh. long been vestryman Episc. ch. Chil- 
dren: 1. Amelia A.^ Payne, b. June 5, 1829. 2. Henry W.^ 
Payne, b. Nov. 2, 1831; d. Feb. 29, 1860. 3. Augustus B." 
Payne, b. July 19, 1833; m.; res. ('77) Clinton, Jja.; has 2 ch. 
4. Sarah A.* Payiie, m. William B. Goodwin; res. ('77) Watei- 
ville, N. Y.; has Ada* and Jfoy* Goodwin. 

V. Dea, Nelson^ Payne, b. Oct. 15, 1804; m. Aug. 1, 
1833, Pennina Sears, Auburn, dau. David Sherman Sears, and 
gr.-dau. Rev. David Irish, 1st preacher in cent. N. Y., who d. 
1815, after bapt. 1200 converts; held important town offices, and 
candidate for Leg.; first to suggest "dog-tax;" dea. 1st Bapt. 
ch.. Auburn; farmer, res. ('77) Auburn. Children: 1. Robert 
Treae Payne, b. Aug. 19, 1834; m. Sept. 1, 1859, Albertine 
Greenough; serv. laS war, 131st Reg. JNT. Y. Vols.; d. April 
8, 1866. Children: (1). Fanny Allair^ Payne, d. April 8, 1866. 
(2). Henry tf .• Payne, stud. prep, for coll. ('77). 2. Myron Sears^ 
Payne, b. April 9, 1836, d. Feb. 7, 1837. 3. Francis Wayland^ 
Payne, b. Nov. 19, 1837; m. Elizabeth, dau. Capt. ueorge 
Crocker, So. Yarmouth, Mass. ;• serv. late war, 1st reg. from Au- 
burn; farmer, res. ('77) Auburn; has, Max^, Fanny^, Alic^, Lilly* 
and Frederic^ Payne. 4. Lydia Flizaheth^ Payne, b. Oct. 3, 1839; 
grad. norm, sch., Albany; teach. ('77) Auburn. 6. Salina Au- 
gust cf Payne, b. Aug. 8, 1847; gi-ad. sch. New Haven, Conn.; 
res. ('77) Auburn, N. Y. 

VI. Dea. Charles Clark* Payne, b. April 14, 1806; m. 
Nov., 1833, Mary E. Swan; dea. 1st Bapt. ch., Hamilton, wh. 
res. ('77); has: 1. Au^ustu^ F." Paym, b. Jan. 20, 1834; book- 
seller; m. Bell Gardiner; res. ('77) Dayton, 0. 2. Cliarles It.* 
Payfie, m. Semantha Park; farmer, ('77) Hamilton. 3. Emma 
M.* Payne, m. George C. Elliott; res. ('77) N. Y. city. 

vii. Thomas Hubbard' Payne, b. Dec. 7, 1807; m. April 
25, 1834, Susan Smith, Seneca Falls; set., 1837, 40 miles north- 
west of Chicagp, 111., now Fremont, then nameless wilderness, 
wh. res. ever since; began nursery bus., in which continued, nur- 
sery now ('77) cover. 100 acres. Children: 1. Col Eugene Beau- 
harnai^ Payne, b. April 15, 1835; m. Feb., 1862, Delia L. Wright, 
Marshall, la.; stud, law, and admit, to bar bef. war; enlist, for 3 
mos. at begin, war; elect, capt. Co. C, 37th 111. Vols.; promot. 
maj., then col.; aft. war set. Waukegan, 111., and prac. law in 
Chicago, wh. still con tin., but res. ('77] Evanston; memb. sUite 
Leg. 1 term; has: (1). Charles Thomatr Payne, b, Dec. 1, 1875. 

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2. Isaac Smith^ Payne, b. March 4, 1837; d. Nov. 5, 1856. 3. 
William Anthony'' Payne, b. July 25, 1838; enlist, fall 1861, 
seigt. Co. G, Slst 111. Vols.; d. hospital, Chicago, Jan. 4, 1862. 
4. Mary Eliza^ Payne, b. Feb. 24, 1840; nnm.; res. ('77) Fre- 
mont Centre. 5. Frederic Alexander^ Payne, b. Sept. 26, 1841; 
enlist, summer 1861, corp. Co. C, 37th 111. Vols.; killed bat. 
Pea Ridge, March 7, 1862. 6. Edward GustatnifF Payne, b. 
April 10, 1843; m. Oct. 17, 1865, Elvira E. Butrick, Antioch; 
dry goods merch., res. ('77) Ilainesville; has: (1). Frederic Wil- 
lianr Payne, b. July- 3, 1872. (2). Irving Ellsworth* Payne, b. 
Aug. 27, 1874. 7. Esther Maria'' Payne, b. Sept. 2, 1845; d. in 
inf. 8. Emma EsteM Payne, b. April 19, 1848; m. Oct. 1, 1872, 
Arthur A. Payne, Ivanhoe, dry goods merch.; has: (1). William 
Henr^ Payne, b. Dec. 31, 1873. (2). Alice AiUen* Payne, b. 
March 29, 1875. (3). Lillian Mabel* Payne, b.^May 5, 1876. 
9. Prank Howard^ Payne, M, D., b. Oct. 30, 1850; unm.; grad. 
Rush Med. Coll. 1871; prac. ('77) Oakland, Cal. 10. Thomas 
Nelson^ Payne, b. July 14, 1853; d. in inf. 11. Henry Clat^ 
Payne, b. Nov. 16, 1855; unm.; res. ('77) Fremont Centre. 12. 
Agnes Susan^ Payne, b. Oct. 25, 1858; unm.; res. ('78) Fremont 

viii. MariI M.^ Payne, b. March 3, 1809; m. Dea. Thomas 
D. Chollar, Homer; d. Oct. 2, 1861. He res. ('77) Homer. 

ix. Hon. Henry B.' Payne, b. Nov. 30, 1810; grad. Ham- 
ilton Coll.; stud, law, admit, to bar, Cleveland, 0., 1834; one of 
Cass electors in 0., 1848; serv. state Senate 1849-51; several yrs. 
memb. Cleveland Council, and closely identified with R. R. and 
manufctng. interests of northern 0. ; regular nominee for senator, 
1851, in protracted contest end. in Wade's election; 6 yrs. later 
ran for Gov. against Chase, being defeat, by less than 1500 votes; 
deleg. to Cinti. Convent. 1854, Chastn. Convent. 1860, Baltim. 
Convent. 1872; elect, to Congress fr. Cleveland dist. 1874; at St. 
Louis Convent, would have been nom. for V. Prest. U. S. with 
Tilden had Hendricks declined; chaimi. Elect. Commission, wh. 
decl. Hayes elec. Prest. U. S. 1877; m. Mary, dau. Nathan Perry; 
res. ('77) Cleveland; has: 1. Nathan Perr^ Payne, ex-mayor 
Cleveland. 2. Col. Oliver Hazard* Payne, treas. Standard Oil 
Co. 3. Floi^a* Payne, m. William C. Whitnev, N. Y. city. 4. 
He7iry Wilson* Payne, A. M., LL.B., grad. A. B. Yale Coll, 
1867, A. M. 1870, LL.B. Columbia Coll. 1870', d. Men tone, 
France, Feb. 8, 1878, aet. 32. 5. Marf Paym, m. Charles W. 
Bingham, Cleveland. 

X. William Wallace' Payne, b. March 17, 1812; d. in inf. 

xi. William Wallace' Payne, b. Jan. 22, 1814; m. 

Sears, set. Auburn; farmer; d. June 11, 1863; s., Hon, Sere7io 
Elisha* Payne, grad. Rochester Univ. ; serv. 2d term ('77) Dist. 
Atty^, Cayuga co. ; res. Auburn. 

xii. Esther Douglas' Payne, b. March 22, 1816; m. Rev. 

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Isaac N. Brownson, Bapt. clergyra. (grad. Madison Univ.); d. in 
0., Jan. 26, 1846; had, Edward^ Brownson^ drowned dur. Coll. 

xiii. Dea. Edwin Douglas' Payne, b. May 24, 1818; set. 
Dayton, 0., 1840; m. Nov. 1, 1849, Phebe M. Crawford, Dayton, 
b. Saratoga, N. Y. ; engaged in book trade and mf ng. ; now ('77) 
secy. Woods Machine Co., Dayton; has: 1. Etnma &.' Payne, b. 
April 12, 1853; m. Dec. 17, 1874, Rev. Frederick Clatwarthy, 
now ('77) pastor Linden Ave. Bapt. ch., Dayton; has: Fredei'ick 
Payntf and Linda May' Clatwarthy. 2. Edwin Daugla^ Payne, 
b. Feb. 22, 1855; stud, law ('77). 3. William Henry'' Payne, b. 
July 6, 1865. 4. Elizabeth Luella* Payne, b. Aug. 21, 1868. 

xiv. Douglas' Payne, b. July 7, 1822; d. March 3, 1823. 


DAVID« DOUGLAS {Caleh\Jokn\Thoma^,Roherf, 
William^), born in Middletown, Conn., Feb. 7, 1784; 
married, March 27, 1806, Rhoda Phelps, of Middletown. 
She was born in Windsor, Feb. 2, 1788. They were 
farmers, and. lived at different times in Whitestown, 
Avon, Rome and Sweden, N. Y., and Pontiac, Mich. 
She died in Brockport, N. Y., July 19, 1853. He died 
in Brodhead, Wis., June 11, 1872. Children: — 

i. Melissa^ b. in Whitestown, Feb. 24, 1807; m. S. 
F. Chipman; d. abt. 1866. 

ii. Eliza^ b. in Whitestown, Sept. 10, 1809; m. S. F. 
Colby, Brodhead, Wis.; d. Nov. 19, 1868. 

iii. Stephen Caleb^, b. in Avon, March 31, 1812; m. 
Ellis Reed; res. ('77) Earlham, la. 

iv. Rhoda Ann^ b. in Avon, Feb. 24, 1814; m. C. F. 
Millard; res. r77) Sand Creek, Wis. 

v. David Phelps^ b. in Sweden, July 6, 1818; m. 
Ist, Ann Millard, 2d Amerilla Ayers, 3d, Mary Jane Coryell; res. 
(78) Howard, Neb. 

vi. Daniel Chapel^, b. in Sweden, June 18, 1820; d. 
Aug. 31, 1834. 

336. vii. Elon Agrippa^ b. in Rome, April 27, 1822; m. 
Martha Beach. 

viii. James Sidney^ b. in Pontiac, March 26, 1824; d. 
aet. 10 yrs. 

ix. Mary Bethiah', b. in Pontiac, May 26, 1826; d. 
Sept. 15, 1827. 

337. X. Cornelius Albert', b. in Pontiac, Nov. 25, 1827; 
m. Mary Beach. 

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xi. Phelps Elisha^ b. in Pontiac, Nov. 4, 1829; d. 
Aug. 27, 1834. 

xii. Esther Mabia^ b. in Pontiac, June 15, 1833; d. 
in inf. 


DANIEL« DOUGLAS {Caleh\ John', Thoma^, Rob- 
ert, Willinm}), born in Sandisfield, Mass., March 6, 
1786; married, Sept. 7, 1807, Mary Fuller, of Steuben, 
by whom he had two children. She was born Feb. 17, 
1786. In 1810 they removed, with an ox-team, from 
Whitestown, where they had settled, two hundred miles 
to Buffalo, thence forty miles south, into the wilderness, 
now the town of Hanover, where he made a clearing in 
the woods and put up a log house nine miles from the. 
nearest settlers. During the war of 1812-15, so much 
was feared from the unfi'iendly Indians that they moved 
back to Whitestown, where Mrs. Douglas died, in Janu- 
ary, 1813. He married, second, Feb. 9, 1814, Rebecca 
Stilwell, by whom he had six children. She died Oct. 
19, 1840; aged 50 years. He died Nov. 11, 1852. Chil- 
dren (by first wife) : — 

i. Alanson,^ b. in Whitestown, Aug. 15, 1808; m. 
March, 1833, Eliza A. Potter, Floyd; d. s. p,, June 13, 1833. 

338. ii. George,' b. in Hanover, Aug. 10, 1811; m. Lu- 
cina Ward. 

(By second wife) : — 

339. iii. James S.\ b. in Sangerfield, March 18, 1815; m. 
Sarah J. Bland. 

340. iv. Daniel S.^ b. in Sangerfield, Dec. 1, 1818; m. 
Eliza 0. Ga^kill. 

V. Mary E.', b. in Sangerfield, June 23, 1821; d. 
April 16, 1852. 

34:1. vi. Frances A.', b. in Sangerfield, May 1, 1823; m. 
Spencer S. Ainsworth. 

vii. Henry P.^ b. in Sangerfield, Aug. 20, 1828; d. 

viii. Sarah M.', b. in Sangerfield, Nov. 15, 1830; d. 
Jan. 14, 1850. 

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CALEB* DOUGLAS {Galeb\ John^Thoma^, Roherf, 
WiUiam}\ born in'Sandisfield, Mass., July 6, 1788. He 
became motherless when three weeks old, and was 
adopted by Nathaniel Hubbard, with the understanding 
that he was to retain the name of Douglas. In 1805, 
Mr. Hubbard purchased a farm in the town of Avon, 
N. Y., whither they removed, and where Mr. Douglas 
afterward lived. His death occurred March 22, 1839, 
after a long and painful illness which confined him to 
the house for nine years. He was a member of the 
Baptist church. He married, July 2, 1807, Belinda, 
daughter of William Chappel, of Lee, Mass., where she 
was born March 27, 1792. She died April 13, 1868. 
Children, born in Avon: — 

342. i. •Bethiah', b. Sept. 7, 1809; m. Addison Cowdin. 
ii. BELINDA^ b. Dec. 7, 1810; d. Dec. 7, 1810. 

iii. LYMAN^ b. Oct. 18, 1811; d. March 23, 1813. 

iv. DILLAH^ b. Jan. 4, 1814; d. April 29, 1814. 

V. Hannah^ b. Feb. 2, 1815; d. July 6, 1820. 

343. vi. Sarah^ b. April 26, 1817; m. Eichard C. Jones. 

344. vii. Esther^ b. Aug. 6, 1819; m. James M. Buck, 
viii. Mary\ b. Sept. 30, 1821; d. Feb. 6, 1822. 

345. ix. Yates^ b. June 28, 1823; m. Eliza A. Adams. 

346. X. William Caleb', b. March 21, 1825; m. Cordelia 
M. Oates. 

xi. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1827; d. Jan. 15, 1828. 


Dea. NATHAN« DOUGLAS {Caleb\ John\ Thoma^, 
R<)hert\ William^), born in Whitestown, N. Y., July 22, 
1799. He married, March 8, 1824, Frances Smith, of 
Whitestown. In September of that same year they re- 
moved to Troy, Mich., where they remained forty years. 
In 1864 he sold his farm in Troy, and removed to Otisco, 
to live with his second son, William. He remained here 
till the time of his death, Dec. 6, 1874, having celebra- 
ted the fiftieth anniversary of his wedding the 8th of 


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March previous. Mrs. Douglas still ('77) lives with a 
daughter, near Pewamo. 

Mr. Douglas, at about 17 years of age, united with 
the Baptist church in Whitestown, of which his father, 
the Rev. Caleb Douglas, was then pastor. He, with 
his wife, were constituent members of the Troy (Mich. ) 
Baptist church, being dismissed for the purpose from 
the Pontiac church, with which they first united on 
removing to Michigan. He was a liberal contributor to 
the support of the gospel in his own locality, and to 
missionary work, and was for many years a deacon of 
the church in Troy. On his removal to Otisco, he uni- 
ted with the Baptist church there. Mrs. Douglas is now 
the last surviving constituent member of the church in 
Troy. Children, born in Troy : — 

347. i. Caleb Smith^ b. Feb. 9, 1826; m. Maria Soper. 

348. ii. William Eiley', b. June 1, 1828; m. Abigail 

349. iii. IsAAC% b. May 26/1830; m. Elizabeth Clark. 

350. iv. Henry Francis', b. Nov. 6, 1832; m. Mary In- 

351. Y. Charles', b. April 4, 1835; unm.; d. Sept. 29, 

352. vi. Elon Galusha', b. June 21, 1839; m. Jane Snyder, 
vii. Sarah Maria', b. June 29, 1842; m. March 21, 

1860, John King, Troy; d. s. p. Oct. 25, 1860. 

353. viii. Sylvia Ann Bethiah', b. March 21, 1844; m. 
James A. Blackmer. 


MARIA« DOUGLAS (Caleh^, John\Thovia^, Roherf, 
William% bom in Whitestown, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1803; 
married, Dec. 25, 1828, Hon. David Pickett, of Gorham. 
He has lived on a farm at Gorham for more than fifty 
years; was a member of the state Legislature in 1862. 
The author is indebted to Mrs. Pickett for many items 
of information concerning the descendants of her grand- 
father, John Douglas, of New London, Conn. Children, 
born in Gorham : — 

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i. Eliza W.' Pickett, b. Sept. 26, 1829; d. March 4, 1871. 

ii. Sakah H.' Piokett, b. June 22, 1831; res. ('77) Gor- 

iii. Austin D.^ Pickett, b. March 21, 1836; d. Aug. 1, 

iv. Makcus E.^ Pickett, b. May 18, 1838; res. ('77) Gor- 

V. Julia M.^ Pickett,, b. Nov. 26, 1839; m. Borden; 

res. ('77) Seneca. 

VL Jason S.' Pickett, b. July 31, 1842; d. July 28, 1860. 

vii. Marzalette L.' Pickett, b. Nov.* 18, 1845; d. Dec. 
21, 1863. 


GEORGE* DOUGLAS (Caleh\ J6hn\ TJioma^, Bob- 
erf^ William}), bom in Whitestovra, N. Y., June 30, 
1806. His father's family afterward removed to Gor- 
ham, in the same state. He married, Feb. 12, 1829, 
Eliza, daughter of Irving and Sophronia Metcalf, of 
Gorham. In October, 1852, he removed to Rochester, 
in order that his children might have better facilities for 
education. In 1856 he removed to Elgin, 111., and pur- 
chased a farm about two miles from the city. Mr. 
Douglas died Nov. 18, 1868, aged 62 years. They had 
four children, bom in Gorham : — 

i. Mary Eliza^, b. Jan. 4, 1830; unm.; res. ('77) 

354. ii. Elon^ Galusha^ b. Feb. 9, 1832; m. Angelinc 

355. iii. Ada Barnum^ b. July 4, 1834; m. OgdenT. 

iv. Ora Butler^ b. Sept. 26, 1837; ent. Union army 
Aug. 11, 1862; eorp. Aug. 18, 1862; sergt. Feb. 5, 1863; Ist 
sergt. May 12, 1863; wounded seige Vicksburg, May 19, 1863; 
d. hospital St. Louis, Mo., July 28, 1863; unra. 


HENRY* DOUGLAS (Caleb^, John\Thoma^, Roheri\ 
William^), born in Whitestown, N. Y., June 11, 1808; 
married, Feb. 25, 1829, Amanda, daughter of Martin 
and Philena Blodget, of Gorham, born in Alexander, 

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Sept. 28, 1808, died Aug. 15, 1837; married, second, 
March 7, 1838, Angeline, daughter of John and Mary 
Bainbridge, born in Romulus, April 17, 1810, died in 
Gorhara, March 14, 1861. He has been a farmer through 
life, and now ('77) resides with his son Charles in Sun 
City, Kans. Children born in Gorham (by first wife) : — 

356. i. Philena A.\ h. March 27, 1830; m. Delos D. 

ii. CHARLES^ b. May 19, 1832; d. Oct. 6, 1835. 

(By second wife) : — 

iii. Sarah Eliza', b. Jan. 16, 1839; m. Aug. 22, 1870, 
Rev. John McMuhon, Lima, Mcth. elorgym. They went as mis- 
sionaries to India, Sept., 1870; locat. near Lucknow, wh. res. 
('77) with 3 ch. 

357. iv. Samuel Bainbridqe', b. Jan. 4, 1841; m. Caro-- 
line L. Stone. 

358. V. Charles Henry', b. Jan. 4, 1844; m. Elizabeth 
A. Barber. 

359. vi. Amelia Angeline', b. May 3, 1847; m. Casti-ur 

300. vii. Susan Mary', b. Oct. 15, 1852; m. Levi* Sher- 


ELIZABETH* DOUGLAS (David'', John\ ThomaA 
Roherf, WiIlicwQ, born in New London, Conn., April 2, 
1794; married Frederic Brown. They settled as farm- 
ers near her father in Verona, N. Y. She died June 27, 
1841 ; he, in 1876. Children:— 

i. Charles' Brown, res. ('78) Byron, N. Y. 
ii. Joun' Browi^. 


EUNICE^ DOUGLAS (DavicP, John\ Thoma^, Roh- 
erfl, Williain^), born in New London, Conn., Oct. 20, 
1795; married Joseph Wilcox; settled in Verona, N. 
Y., where she died in 1847, and he in 1867. Children, 
born in Verona : — 

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i. Mary' Wilcox, b. Oct., 1820; m. Isaac Clute, b. Water- 
vliet, May, 1817; res. ('77) Corning; has: 1. Margaret J.* Clute, 
b. Dec. 3, 1839. 2. George N.^ Clute, b. May 7, 1841; m. Sept. 
21, 1877, Ruth A. Wright, Clayton, Pa. ; has 3 ch. 3. Charles 
E.^ Clute, b. Jan. 30, 1843; d. Feb. 8, 1876. 4. Mary M} Clute, 
b. Oct. 28, 1844; m. Oct. 28, 1862, Sanford Elmer; has 3 ch. 
5. Jolm Y^ Clute, b. Feb. 26, 1847. 6. Joseph H^ Clute, b. Feb. 
26, 1849. 7. Sarah E^ Clute, b. Nov. 22, 1851; m. Oct. 6, 1874, 
Benjamin Cuddleback, Big Flats, b. Dec. 3, 1839. 8. Harriet 
D^ Clute, b. Jan. 6, 1854. 9. Caroline S^ Clute, b. Oct. 17, 
1856; m. Dec. 16, 1875, George Dewolf, Coming. 10. Myra E^ 
Clute, b. March 11, 1859. 11. Isaac (7.® Clute, b. Sept. 11, 1861. 
12. Frank 8^ Clute, b. March 3, 1865. 

ii. Maria' Wilcox, m. Henry Caulkins; res. ('78) Bloss- 
bnrgh. Pa. ; has 3 ch. 

iii. Sarah' Wilcox, m. George Mott; res. ('78) E. Charles- 
ton, Pa. ; has 1 ch. 

iv. Martha' Wilcox, m. William Pratt; res. ('78) E. 
Charleston; has 3 ch. 

V. Elizabeth' Wilcox, m. Harvey Adams; res. ('78) E. 
Charleston; has 3 ch. 

vi. Julia' Wilcox, m. Pitts; res. ('78) E. Charleston; 

has 4 ch. 

vii. Porter' Wilcox, res. ('78) Tioga, N. Y.; has 4 ch. 
viii. David' Wilcox, res. ('78) E. Charleston; has 4 ch. 


JOHN« DOUGLAS {Davtd\ John\ Tlioma^, Roherf, 
William})^ born in New London, Conn., March 11, 1797. 
At the age of six years he moved with his parents to 
Verona, N. Y., where he remained till 1865, when he 
removed to the village of Oneida. In 1818, he married 
Mary Tipple, who was born April 14, 1860, and died 
March 7, 1853. He died March 4, 1877. They were 
farmers. He was a man universally respected for his 
worth and true christian character. He was a member 
of the Methodist church fifty years. Children, born in 
Verona : — 

361. i. Ma^a', b. Oct. 12, 1821; m. Ijorenzo Howe. 

ii. Catharine^ b. Dec. 25, 1823; unm.; d. ¥eh. 2, 

362. iii. Edmund^ b. July 27, 1826; m. Sarah Deforest, 
iv. Lydia', b. May 27, 1828; unm.; res. ('78) Oneida. 

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V. SARAH^ b. Dec. 19, 1829; unm.; d. July 28, 1855. 
vi. Sidney', b. Dec. 25, 1831; unm.; d. March 11, 

vii. Egbert^ b. Jan. 23, 1834; unm.; d. Aug. 22, 1854. 

viii. John', b. Sept. 27, 1835; res. ('78) Warsaw, III. 

ix. WiLLARD', b. Aug. 5, 1838; d. Sept. 18, 1838. 

X. Hubbard H.', b. Sept. 5, 1839; unm.; teach., res. 
('78) Oneida. 

xi. Alamanzo', b. July 17, 1841; d. Sept. 23, 1842. 

xii. Theodore', b. Nov. 23, 1843; d. March 7, 1862. 


ESTHER* DOUGLAS {David\ John^Tlwma^, Roh 
erf^ William^) ^ born in New London, Conn., Feb. 12, 
1799. Her parents removed, in 1803, to Verona, N. Y., 
where she married, Jan. 24, 1821, Benjamin Wilcox. 
He was born May 6, 1798, and died at Verona April 
19, 1857. Mrs. Wilcox, the only survivor of her father's 
family, is now r78) residing in the family of her daugh- 
ter Lida, in Buffalo. They had seven children, all born 
in Verona: — 

i. George^ Wilcox, b. March 4, 1822; m. 1852, Martha 
Shoemaker, Hazel Green, Wis.; has: 1. Georg^ WilcoXy b. 1860. 

ii. James' Wilcox, b. Aug. 29, 1824; m. 1852, Lucia Hol- 
brook, Jamesville; res. ('78) Buffalo; has: 1. Adelle^ Wilcox, b. 
1855 2. James^ Wilcox, b. 1857. 

iii. Rhoda' Wilcox, b. May 28, 1826; m. 1853, Rev. George 
F. Gage, Verona; d. Sycamore, III, Aug. 13, 1861; had: 1. If^- 
bur E^ Gage, b. 1859; res. ('78) Vicksburg, Miss. 2. Ida /.' 
Gage, b. May, 1861. 

iv. Lida' Wilcox, b. July 4, 1829; m. 1868, Isaa<; D. Vcak, 
Buffalo, wh. res. ('78) s. p. 

V. John' Wilcox, b. Nov. 24, 1831; d. Galena, 111., June 
5, 1854. 

vi. Esther Ann' Wilcox, b. Nov. 12, 1833; m. Dec. 10, 
1865, A. M. Sackett, Verona; res. ('78) Clinton, 111.; has: I.Clara 
A.^ Sackett, b. 1859. 2, Ella R^ Sackett, b. 1862. 3. Edmund 
A.^ Sackett, b. 1865. 

vii. Edmund' AVilcox, b. Oct. 25, 1836; m. April 24, 1872, 
Mary A. Gollan, Buffalo, wh. res. ('78); has: It John Gollan^ Wil- 
cox, b. Jan. 5, 1874. 

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SYBIL« DOUGLAS {David'', John\ Tlioma^, Roh- 
erf, William}), born in New London, Conn., April 1, 
1 803 ; married Peter Tipple. They settled near her 
father in Verona, N. Y. She died in 1861, and he in 
1872. They left three children:— 

i. Emily^ Tipple, m. Gillens Dart; res. ('78) E. Charles- 
ton, Pa, 

ii. Albert' Tipple, m. Caulkins; res. ('78) E. Charles- 
iii. Dr. Robert' Tipple, res. ('78) E. Charleston. 


EDMUND^ DOUGLAS (David^ John^Thoma^, Bob- 
erf, William}), born in Verona, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1805 ; 
married, about 1826, Sarah Hinman, of Verona, where 
they settled. She was bom in 1810, and died June 
12, 1844. He died Nov. 27, 1835. They left four 
children: — 

i. LANSING^ b. 1827; d. July 25, 1849. 

ii. Seymour', m. Mary Phelps; res. ('78) Chicago, 111.; has 
3 eh. 

iii. Harriet S.^ b. June 12, 1835; d. March 28, 1857. 

iv. Jane', b. in Verona, Nov. 15, 1833; m. E. Fitch, b. Dec. 
18, 1814; res. ('78) Arcadia; has: 1. Harriet^ IHfch, b. April, 
1868. 2. FrederU* Fitch, b. June, 1870. 3. Fra?ii:!' Fitchy b. 
1875; d. soon. 


DAVID« DOUGLAS {David\ Jolm\ Thoma^, Bob- 
erf, William^), born in Verona, N. Y., June 27, 1808. 
He married, in 1830, Hester Hinman, of Batestown. 
She was bom Dec. 10, 1810, and died Sept. 22, 1859. 
He died July 3, 1877. They were farmers in Verona, 
where all their children were born. Children : — 

i. Ellen^ b. Auff. 30, 1832. 
363. ii. Derrick', b. June 8, 1834; m. Belle McNair. • 

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364. iii. Herbert H.^ b. March 18, 1840; m. Sarah J. 

iy. Sarah', b. June 15, 1844; unm.; d. Nov. 21, 1877. 


ASENA« DOUGLAS (Joshua^ John\ Thoma^, Bob- 
erf^ WiUiam})^ born in Montville, N. Y., Sept. 19, 
1783. She married, (as his second wife) July 29, 1804, 
Jared Chittenden, of Westmoreland, whither her parents 
had removed from Montville about 1795. She died at 
Central Square, Dec. 30, 1851. Mr. Chittenden was 
born at Guilford, Conn., May 3, 1756. He served 
under Washington in the Revolution ; enlisted in 1775 
and served until November, 1783. Hedied at the old 
homestead near Clark's Mills, N. Y., April 2, 1828.* 
Children: — 

i. Horace' Chittenden, b. Nov. 8, 1805: d. Monee, 111., 
July 10, 1871; s., William^ and Henry^ Chittenden, res. {'78) 

ii. Truxton' Chittenden, b. April 14, 1807; m. Oct. 2, 
1839, Maria J. Harrison; r(;S> ('78) Clark's Mills; has: 1. Virgil 
D, W,^ Chittenden, b. Westmoreland, Aug. 7, 1841; res. ('78) 
Gundrum, Ind. 2. M, Della^ Chittenden, b. Westmoreland, Nov. 
2, 1843; m. Oct. 30, 1872, Adelbert J." Douglas, M. D. [270. i.]; 
res. ('78) Ilion. 

iii. Nelson' Chittenden, b. Dec. 10, 1808; d. Cambria, 
Mich., Dec. 22, 1850; dau., Mrs, Mary E,^ {Chittenden) Doud, 
res. ('78) Hillsdale, Mich. 

iv. Emily Matilda^ Chittenden, b. Oct. 26, 1810; m. 
R. G. Carter; res. ('78) Randalia, la. 

V. Harriet' Chittenden, b. Oct. 12, 1812; d. Westmore- 
land, April 1, 1825. 

vi. Mary Corinna' Chittenden, b. Jan. 2, 1815; d. Clin- 
ton, Mich., Sept. 14, 1834. 

vii. Jared' Chittenden, b. Dec. 7, 1817; res. ('78) Bu- 
chanan, Mich. 

viii. George AVashington' Chittenden, M. D., b. Feb. 3, 
1820: res. ('78) Janesville, Wis.; grad. Albany Med. Sch. 1846, 
and Homeop. Med. Coll. of Pa. 1850; been m prac. Janesville 
many yrs. 

* See also Jones's ArinaU and RecoUectioiis of Oneida County^ N. F., pub- 
lished 1851. 

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ix. Eunice Jane^ Chittenden, b. May 8, 1822; m. Wil- 
liam Ij. Clark; res. ('78) Morris, 111. 

X. James Douglas' Chittenden, b. Oct. 6; 1824; res. 
('78) Buchanan, Mich. 


EZRA® DOUGLAS {Daniel\ John\ Thoma^, Eoberf, 
William}), bom in Whitestown, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1794. 
At the age of 21 years he went to Arcadia and occu- 
pied land which his father gave him there. In January, 
1817, he married Abiah Lucus, by whom he had seven 
children. They afterward left Arcadia and went to 
Penfield. Then they went to Canada, but returned 
very soon to Penfield, where Ezra died, about 1835. 
The family soon after removed to Onion River, Wis., 
and it is supposed that some of the children still live 
there. Children : — 

1. Lucy Ann', b. Jan. 4, 1818. 
ii. Theresa', b. Oct. 3, 1820. 
iii. Francis^ b. May 1, 1823; d. Aug. 19, 1824. 
iv. Flaviu8\ b. Feb. 26, 1825. 
V. Lyourgus^ b. May 27, 1829. 
vi. m^zraI, b. Feb. 26, 1831. 
vii. AfAtoHA Barnes^ b. Jan. 14, 1833. 

HERMAN^ DOUGLAS (Da7iiel\ John\ Tlioma^, 
Boberf, William}), born in Whitestown, N. Y., May 8, 
1797. He settled on a farm of 100 acres which his 
father had given him in Arcadia, beside his brother 
Ezra's farm. He married, Nov. 25, 1823, Eliza E. Tay- 
lor, of the same town. She was born May 31, 1806. 
He had a good education and was well qualified as a 
teacher. He died from the effects . of an accidental in- 
jury, Dec. 22, 1826. His widow, now Mrs. Perry Price, 
is still ('78) living in Arcadia, at the age of 72 years. 
His children, bom in Arcadia, were : — 


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i. SusAN^ b. Aug. 8, 1824; m. March 4, 1857, Harri- 
son Baggerly, Clifton Springs, wh. res. ('78); has: 1. Barhvf^ 
Baggerlyy set. 17 yrs. 

365. ii. Lucy ANN^ b. May 23, 1826; m. 1st, Dr. Aaron 
M. Jackson, 2d, Dr. Albert G. Cfruttenden. 


LUCY« DOUGLAS {Daniel\ John\ Thoma^, Bob- 
er^, William})^ bom in Whitestown, N. Y., Sept. 27, 
1799; married, Dec. 27, 1820, Philip McEntee. They 
settled in Perry, but after four years returned to Whites- 
town, and occupied the farm which her father had 
bought for them. She was thrown from a wagon while 
descending a hill on the way to church in Whitesboro' 
one Sunday morning, and received injuries from which 
she died on the following Thursday, Sept. 18, 1851. 
Mr. McEntee is still (78) living in Whitestown, in his 
81st year. She had six children, the eldest one born in 
Perry, the others in Whitestown : — 

i. Mary Smith^ McEntee, b. Sept. 23, 1821; m. July 8, 
1847, Rev. Lyman B. Waldo; set. Huron, then Centreville, then 
Eaton. His health failing, he stud, medicine, prac. suceessf. 
Adams, Oswego, and Lansingburgh, wh. res. ('78); has: 1. Al- 
bert Burges8^ Waldo, b. May 9, 1848; d. Feb. 23, 1854. 2. Dr. 
Howard Lansing Waldo, b. Sept. 13, 1852; stud. med. Albany; 
com. practice W. Troy, March 1, 1874. 3. Herbert Delos^ Waldo, 
b. Aug. 9, 1856; stud, dentistry; com. practice Lansingburgh, 
Nov., 1877. 4. Lillian^ Waldo, b. Sept. 30, 1861. 

ii. Daniel Douglas^ McEntee, b. Aug. 2, 1826; m. June 
30, 1849, Eliza Hartwcll, Whitestown; set. Utica, wh. d. Feb. 
10, 1866; moulder; had: 1. Lucy Amelia^ McEntee, b. June 22, 
1850; stud. ('78) norm, sch., Oswego. 2. Arthm^ McEntee, b, 
Feb. 23, 1852; m. Oct. 2, 1872, Deborah Hastings; machinist; 
res. ('78) York Mills; hiw: (1). Lillian Eliza'' McEntee, b. Sept., 
1876. 3. Eva^ McEfitee, b. Nov. 29, 1853; d. July 29, 1859. 4. 
Albert"" McEntee, h. Jan. 6, 1860; d. Nov. 30, 1862. 

iii. Thomas Ellis^ McEntee, b. July 20, 1828; m. Nov. 28, 
1855, Sarah P. Fuller, New Hartford; res. s,p, ('78) Whitestown; 
enlist. Co. K, 4th Ind. Cav., Aug. 11, 1862; engaged in scouting 
and guerrilla warfare; disch. Sept. 26, 1863. 

iv. James Smith' McEntee, b. Sept. 8, 1836; unm.; enlist. 
Co. I, 17th Ind. Vols., Aug. 11, 1862; d. hospital Murfreesboro', 
Tcnn., June 2, 1863. 

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V. Emmett' McEntee, b. Feb. 24, 1840; unm. ; educ. Whites- 
town Sem.; enlist. Co. B, 57th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 7, 1861; disch. 
June 4, 1863; res. ('78) Whitestown. 

vi. Hiram Kellogg* McEntee, b. Feb. 18, 1842; educ. 
Whitestown Sem.; enlist. Co. D, 146th N. Y. Vols., Oct. 10, 
1862; disch. March 7, 1863; stud, law, and abt. to enter Albany 
Ijaw Sch. when d. with diptheria, July 19, 1864. 


ALBERT* DOUGLAS (DameP,John\Thoma^,Eob- 
erf, Wtlliani'% born in Whitestown, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1805 ; 
married, in 1825, Anna P. Phelps. They were farmers 
in his native Ijown. She died of consumption March 13, 
1839. He died of the same disease Oct. 9, 1845. Chil- 
dren, bom in Whitestown: — 

366. i. Arthur Phelps^ b. Feb. 26, 1826; m. Esther L. 

367. ii. ADDISON^ b. July 19, 1827; m. Emily A. Kent, 
iii. Francis AMES^ b. Jan. 11, 1829; d. Dec. 30, 1847. 
iv. C^ARLES HALL^ b. Dec. 28, 1834; d. Jan. 13, 1836. 


SARAH* DOUGLAS (Isaa^.John^Thoma^.Boberf, 
William^), bom in Westmoreland, N. Y., about 1805. 
She married, in 1829, Horace Williams, of Salina. In 
1836 they removed from Salina to Illinois, and pur- 
chased a "settled claim" of 400 acres, at $1.00 per 
acre. This farm is still owned by Mr. Williams. Mrs. 
Williams died April 14, 1868. They had two chil- 
dren : — 

i. Helen W.* Williams, m. Charles Merwin; res. ('78) 
Somonauk, 111.; has Or ace E.\ F. Douglas^, Flora E,^ and Jessie 
/.' Merwin. 

ii. Douglas H.* Williams, m. Elizabeth Gould; res. ('77) 
Northville, 111.; has, Ernestine /^.^ Ellen H,^ and Allegray^ WiU 

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JOSEPIP DOUGLAS (Jsaaf^, John\ Thoma^, Roh- 
erf, WiUiam})^ born in Westmoreland, N. Y., Jan. 8, 
1808. He married, Oct. 22, 1834, Sarah M. Tirrell. 
They were farmers in Cicero, where he now ('78) re- 
sides, the only survivor of his father's family. She died 
June 17, 1852. They had five children, all born in 
Cicero: — 

i. ANOELIA^ b. Dec. 28, 1835; num.; res. (78) Cicero, 
ii. Frances^ b. March 3, 1837; m. Dr. M. H. Blym; res. 
(78) Cicero, 
iii. ELLA^ b. May 11, 1840; d. July 13, 1864. 
iv. Belle^, b. Marcli 3, 1842; unm. ; teacher in public school, 

V. Theresa^ b. July 4, 1846; ra. Norman Gillette, farmer, 


OLIVER DOUGLAS (John^ John', WiJUam\ William^ 
Willimn}), bom in Plainfield, Conn., Feb. 28, 1758; 
married, about 1780, Anthony Bradford, of Plainfield. 
He was born, Sept. 6, 1749, and died July 16, 1819. 
He was justice of the peace for a number of years, and 
held various town offices at different times. Olive, his 
wife, died in 1830. They had but one child: — 

i. Henry' Bradford, b. in Plainfield, Sept. 23, 1782; m. 
Lois Eaton; d. June 5, 1823. 


SARAH« DOUGLAS (John', John\ William^, Wd?- 
h'am^, WiUmin}), born in Plainfield, Conn., in 1760; mar- 
ried the Hon. Jeremiah Kinsman, of Norwich. He was 
son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Thomas) Kinsman, and was 
bom in Norwich, July 12, 1759. He settled as a farmer 
in Plainfield. He was for many years one of the lead- 
ing men of the town; was elected Representative to 
the state Legislature in 1804, 1805 and 1827. He died 

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Jan. 1, 1832.* She died Dec. 14, 1824. Children, 
born in Plainfield: — 

i. Susannah' Kinsmam, d. young. 

ii. Sakah' Kinsman, b. Feb. 17, 1785; m. Capt. Roswell 

iii. Joanna' Kinsman, b. Oct. 21, 1790; m. Benjamin Ba- 
con; d. Jan. 23, 1859. 


SUSANNAH* DOUGLAS {John\ John\ William^ 
WtHiam\Willtam})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., in 1764; 
married, in 1790, the Rev. Joshua Spaulding; died be- 
fore July, 1803. The Rev. Joshua Spaulding was the 
sixth in descent from Edward^ Spaulding, the emigrant^ 
through John*, Edward^ Jacob^ and Simeon^ and was 
bom in Killingly, Dec. 14, 1760. He studied theology 
with the Rev. Mr. Bradford, of Rowley, Mass. ; was 
settled over the Tabernacle church, in Salem, Mass., 
Oct. 26, 1785; resigned April 23, 1802; settled over 
the Branch church, Salem, April 17, 1805; resigned in 
1814. After leaving Salem he settled at North East 
N. Y., then at Newburgh, where he died, Sept. 26, 
1825.f He had two children by Susannah Douglas. 
After her death he married Elizabeth Bradshaw, by 
whom he had nine others. Children of Susannah Dou- 

i. Olive Douglas' Spaulding, m. Ichabod Doolittle, No. 
East N. Y.; d. in 0., 1876, at home of s., Rev. Heiir^ DooUtthy 

ii. John Douglas' Spaulding, m. Elizabeth Johnson, New- 
burgh, wh, he set. as printer; d. 1855; had: 1, Frances Olivet 
Spaulding, d. young. 2. Sophia Louisa^ Spaulding. 3. Anna 
Douglaa^ Spaulding, 4. William Douglas^ Spaulding, res. ('77) 
Newburgh. 5. Charle^ Spaulding. 6. Benjamin^ Spaulding. 
7. Bertha^ Spaulding. 

*For a fuU account of the Kinsmans see Sticknet's Rinsman Family, 
Boston, 1876. 

t For a further account of the Spauldings see the Spaulding Memorial, by 
Samuel J. Spaulding, Boston, 1872. 

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Dea. J0HN« DOUGLAS (JohnP, John\ William'^, Wil- 
liam^^ William})^ born in Plainfield, Conn., in 1770; 
married Pamela, daughter of Elisha Lord. He united 
with the Congregational church in Plainfield, May 5, 
1811, and became an earnest and efficient worker in the 
cause of Christ. His wife, Pamela, united with the same 
church April 15, 1811. He was chosen deacon in May, 
1820. He died Jan. 11, 1824, and his widow married, 
second, Joseph Eaton, of Plainfield. She died May 29, 
1825, aged 73 years. Children, born in Plainfield: — 

i. William', b. June 11, 1814; d. young, 

ii. John', b. June 19, 1819; d. young, 

iii. Susannah Smith^ b. May 15, 1821; d. young, 

iv. Benjamin', b. May 17, 1823; d. young. 


ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS {Bmf}amin\ John\ Wil 
liam^^ William^ William})^ born in New Haven, Conn., 
May 18, 1770; married. May 24, 1789, William Gold 
Hubbard, of New Haven; died Sept. 3, 1834. Mr. 
Hubbard graduated from Yale College in 1785; was a 
merchant in New Haven for a number of years, and 
then retired to a farm, passing the last years of his life 
in congenial studies and pursuits. He died in New 
Haven, in February, 1846. Children, bom in New 
Haven : — 

i. Douglas^ Hubbard, ent. Yale Coll. ; d. set 19 yrs. 
ii. Henry^ Hubbard, ent. Yale Coll.; d. set. 19 yrs. 
iii. Ann^ Hubbard, d. a9t. 37 yrs. 

iv. Eliza^ Hubbard, m. Russell Hotchkiss; res. (78) s. p. 
N. Haven. 


OLIVE« DOUGLAS (William', John\ William^, Wtl 
li'am^, William}), born in New Haven, Conn., March 25, 
1768. She married,. Jan. 26, 1786, Dea. Solomon Fow- 

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ler, of Northford. He died Dec. 8, 1825. She died 
July 24, 1828. Children, born in Northford:— 

i. Olive Makia^ Fowler, b. Nov. 20, 1786; m. Oct. 8, 
1807, Benjamin Hall, Wallingford; d. Feb. 20, 1831; left Eliza- 
betV HaU. 

ii. John Dougias' Fowler, A. M., b. Feb. 6, 1787; grad. 
A. B. Yale Coll. 1813; A. M. 1816; stud, law, and prac. li yrs.; 
unm.; d. Aug. 25, 1817. 

iii. Melinda' Fowler, b. July 7, 1791; m. May 9, 1819, 
Julius Maltby, Northford; d. Sept. 5, 1868; had: 1. Douglas 
Fowler^ Maltby , b. May 7, 1820; m. 1st, June 19, 1844, Rebecca 
Bronson, Waterbury, who d. Aug., 1845; m. 2d, Feb. 26, 1851, 
Mary A. Somers, Waterbury, wh. res. ('77); of Maltby, Hopson 
& Brooks Mfng. Co.; has: Edward So7ner^, Kate Louis^, Ben- 
jamMy Juliu*r, Susan Bro7ison*, Henry Ellstoorth^y Cornelia 
BefiedicP and Irving Half Maltby, 2. Jane Ann^ Maltby y b. 
Jan. 3, 1822; unm.; res. ('77) New Haven. 3. Mary Melinda^ 
Maltby, b. Dec. 13, 1825; unm.; res. ('77) New Haven. 4. 
Epaphras Chapman^ Maltby, b. Nov. 23, 1828; m. Hannah S. 
Hoadley, Northford, wh. res. ('77); haa: Harriet Amelia^, Flora 
BeWy Clara H^, Arthur /.', Robert* and Wilbur^ Maltby. 5. Isa- 
bella Graham^ Maltby, b. Oct. 9, 1833; m. Carlos Smith, North- 
ford; res. ('77) New Haven; has: Stella*, Dougla^, Charle^, 
Caroling and Jrrederici^ Smith. 

iv. Solomon' Fowler, b. Feb. 15, 1794; drowned Paug 
pond. May 27, 1805. 

V. Charles Montgomery' Fowler, b. Dec. 30, 1796; m. 
Aug. 8, 1824, Emilv Cook, Northford; farmer; set. 1849, Bris- 
tol, Wis., wh. res. (77); has: Ann Louisa^, Elleii*, JaneP, John 
Douglas*, Emily* and Charlotte Maria* Fowler. 

vi. Hannah E. L.' Fowler, b. March 30, 1800; m. April 
2, 1820, Rev. Epaphras Chapman; missionary to Osage Indians, 
1820; d. 8. p. June, 1843. He grad. A. B. Yale Coll. 1816; d. 

vii. Clerissa' Fowler, b. Oct. 2, 1802; m. Nov. 13, 1825, 
Dea. Marcus Linsley, Northford; d. Rockford, 111., Dec. 19, 1867; 
had: 1. Olima Douglas* Linsley, b. Oct. 24, 1826; d. May 20, 
1846. 2. Charlotte F.* Linsley, b. Aug. 19, 1828; m. Nov. 15, 

1853, William D. Gregory, No. Haven; d. Rockford, 111., Aug. 23, 
1858; had: (1). Jettie C* Gregory, b. Dec. 4, 1857; res. ('77) Can- 
andaigiia, N. Y. 3. Lieut. Solomon F.* Linsley, b. May 26, 1830; 
m. Feb. 28, 1855, Lucy A. Tracy; serv. late war 3^ yrs.; 1st 
lieut., Co. K, 15th Conn. Vols.; res. ('77) No. Haven; has: (1). 
Edward T.* Linsley, b. April 15, 1856; d. April 6, 1860. h). 
Louise N.* Linsley, b. June 11, 1859. 4. Marcp,s M.* Linsley, 
b. Aug. 15, 1832; m. Nov. 25, 1857, Fanny Bradley; serv. late 
war 3 yrs., sergt. Co. A, 15th Conn. Vols.; master's mate, U. S. 

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N., 1 yr. ; paper box maker, ('77) Hartford; has: (1). Cq^i^ Linslet/y 
b. Feb. 22, 1858. 5. Catharine C.^ Linsley, b. Oct. 30, 1834; m. 
March 31, 1838, Charles D. Loveland; res. ('77) New Haven; 
has: (1). Frederick D.^ Loveland, b. Oct. 8, 1859. (2). Marcus 5.* 
Loveland, b. July 23, 1862. (3). Gtac^ Loveland, b. Oct. 30, 1866; 
d. Feb. 12, 1867. 6. Capt. Joseph F.^ Li7isley, b. June 22, 1837; 
m. Nov. 17, 1861, Elizabeth Sperry; serv. late war, capt. Co. H, 
33d Wis. Vols.; killed Coldwater, Miss., April 19, 1853; had: 
(1). Frani^ Linsley, b. July 10, 1862; res. ('77) New Haven. 

7. Abby L^ Linsley, b. Jan. 10, 1840; m. March 31, 1859, Wil- 
liam D. Gregory; d. Feb. 21, 1873; had: {I). Willium L."" Gregory, 
h: March 21, 1860; res. ('77) Rockford, 111. (2). Charlotte /• 
Gregory, b. July 1, 1863; res. ('77) Belvidere, 111. (3). Clara 
F.^ Gregory, b. March 19, 1866; res. ('77) Rockford, 111. (4). Mar- 
cus L.* Gregory, b. Sept. 19, 1869; res. ('77) Canandaigua, N. Y. 

8. Edward S.'' Linsley, b. Sept. 20, 1842; d. July 12, 1843. 
viii. Charlotte^ Fowler, b. Nov. 7, 1805; m. Dec. 3, 1830, 

Rev. Dwigiit Baldwin, A. M., M. D., and went as missionary to 
Sand. IsL; d. Dr. Baldwin grad. A. B. Yale Coll. 1821; A. M. 
1824; M. D. Dart. Coll. 1859; res. ('77) Honolulu, S. I.; has: 
David Dwighf Baldwin (A. B. Yale Coll. 1857; A. M. 1874), 
Abigail Charlotte, Mary Claris, Charles Fowler^, Douglas H.*, 
Henry P.", Emily S.^ and Harriet Jf.' Baldwin, 

ix. Abigail R.' Fowler, b. Sept. 5, 1808; m. Feb. 26,1836, 
Simon Lovett; set. Wis.; d. Oct. 2, 1838; had: 1. Abigail Maria* 
Lovett, res. ('77) Belvidere, 111. 

X. Sereno Solomon^ Fowler, b. Jan. 9, 1812; m. March 
28, 1837, Lemira Jarbell; set. Bristol, Wis., 1835; school teacher 
and farmer; d. July 17, 1848. 


Capt. WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS {William^ John\Wil 
Itam^ WillianA William^)^ born in New Haven, Conn., 
Feb. 23, 1770.' Like his father, the brave Col. William, 
he early entered the service of his country. The his- 
tory of the times tells us that ''while yet a lad of 
eleven years old, he was sent by his uncle, Gen. Dou- 
glas, then of Plainfield, to Col. Ledyard at Groton, the 
day before the awful massacre, and defying all the dan- 
gers of the way, and compelled to swim his horse across 
the Thames, near New London, he safely delivered his 
dispatches. No doubt had the war of Independence 
continued a little longer, this young hero would have 
performed deeds fitting his name and lineage ; but peace 

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being soon after declared, he retired to Northford, and, 
devoting himself to the occupation of a farmer, died 
peacefully and respected, Sept. 14, 1823, at the age 
of 53 years." Capt. Douglas married, Jan. 28, 1797, 
Sarah, daughter of Constant and Rachel Kirtland, of 
Wallingford, and aunt of Dr. Jailed Potter Kirtland, of 
Cleveland, 0. She was born March 19, 1778, and died 
Nov. 28, 1842. She was the mother of eight children, 
all bom in Northford : — 

i. WILLIAM^ b. March 5, 1798; d.' March 21, 1798. 

368. ii. JoHN^ b. Feb. 22, 1799; m. Anne Carter. 

369. iii. Sarah Jennet', b. Feb. 5, 1802; m. Herman 
Hoadley Williams. 

iv. Grace', b. Oct. 26, 1804; d. Nov. 23, 1816. 

V. Hannah Mansfield', b. Feb. 18, 1807; unm; d. 
Feb. 24, 1840. 

vi. Mary Kirtland', b. Oct. 31, 1809; d. March 3, 

370. vii. William', b. Jan. 19, 1812; m. Ist, Grace Caroline 
Parker, 2d, Catharine Creamer Riley. 

371. viii. Benjamin', b. April 3, 1816; m. Mary Adaline 


HANNAH^ DOUGLAS (William', John\ William\ 
William^, William^), bom in New Haven, Conn., April 
12, 1772; married Nov. 10, 1793, Amos Button, of 
Wallingford, where they were farmers. Mr. Dutton was 
by trade a shoemaker. He died March 21, 1845, aged 
78 years. She died July 12, 1853. Children, born in 
Wallingford : — 

i. William Douglas' Dutton, b. March 24, 1795; set. 
Brantford, Ca., abt. 1815; m. Canadian French woman; had large 
fam.; desc, John S. Button, res. (*77) Jersey ville, Gnt. 

ii. Evelyn' Dutton, b. Feb. 7, 1797; m. Aug. 30, 1821, 
Almira Hough, Wallingford; d. in Cal.; had: 1. Georae^ Dutton, 
b. Aug. 20, 1825. 2. Henrj/^ Dutton. 3. Bdwi?i'^ Dutton. 4. 
Evelfft? Dutton. 

iii. Henrietta^ Dutton, b. April 7, 1799; m. March 6, 
1822, Medad W. Munson, Wallingford; d. Aug. 20, 1847. He 
d. April 14, 1875; had: 1. Mary H.'' Munson, b. Jan. 12, 1823; 


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m. Nov. 30, 1839, Albert Hallenbeek, Athens, N. Y. ; res. ('77) 
Wallingford; has: (1). Albert /?.• Hallenbeek, b. Jan. 21, 1841.- 
(2). Julia ^.* Hallenbeek, b. Jan. 8, 1843. (3). Williafn />.• Hal- 
lenbeek, b. May 1, 1845; m. Feb. 16, 1871, Mary Pattee, Boston, 
Mass.; has: i. Robert'"^ Hallenbeek, h. Sept. 18, 1873. (4). Georae 
M.^ HalUnieek, b. Oct. 8, 1847. (5). John M.^ Hallenbeek, b. 
Nov. 9, 1849; d. Oct. 27, 1851. (6). Sarah H^ Halletibeek, b. 
July 21, 1852; d. June 16, 1854. (7). Mary H^ Hallenbeek, b. 
Oct. 14, 1856. 2. Harriet D^ Munson, b. Aug. 2, 1825^ m. Ist, 
Oct. 1, 1846, John Hull, Meriden, who d. Dec. 12, 1853; m. 2d, 
Jan. 2, 1856, James M. Harrison, Madison. 3. Julia K^ Mun- 
son, b. Nov. 16, 1827; m. May 12, 1851, Boswell Adams, Newfane, 
Vt.; res. ('77) New Haven, Conn. ; has: {I). Henrietta D.^ Adams, 
b. Aug. 2, 1858. (2). Susan C^ Adams, b. Feb. 5, 1861; d. May 
16, 1862. 4. MedadDouqla^ Munson, b. Aug. 22, 1830; m. Oct. 
3, 1853, Laura Gordon, No. Branford; res. ('77) Wallingford, 
but does bus. Chicago, 111.; has: (1). Oeorqe />.• Munson, b. July 

5, 1856. 5. Cornelia^ Munson, b. May 23,^1832; m. Oct. 1, 1850, 
George Elton, Wallingford; d. March 8, 1860; hqd: (1). Fanny 
a» Elton, b. Sept. 20, 1853; m. Sept., 1875, Henry Wallace, 
Wallingford. 6. Ophelia^ Mtamn, b. May 23, 1832; m. Sept. 7, 
1851, George H. Hull, Meriden; d. Jan. 22, 1872; had: (1). Heleti 
A."" Hull, b. Oct. 15, 1852. 7. Hannah A."" Munson, b. Nov. 4, 
1834; m. June 6, 1854, George C. Dowd, Madison; res. ('77) 
Bridgeport; has: (1), Louise &.* Dowd, b. May 7, 1855. (2). 
Frank (7.» Dowd, b. Aug. 28, 1857. 8. Oliver S.'^ Munson, b. 
Nov. 29, 1838; m. Oct. 12, 1859, Frances A. Hough, Walling- 
ford; d. Fairfax Seminary, Va., in serv. country, Nov. 29, 1862; 
had: (1^. Ofuirles &• Mumon, b. July 20, 1861; res. ('77) Wal- 
lingford. 9. Emma A .^ Munson, b. June 6, 1841; m. Oct. 2, 
1861, William Y. Beach, N. Y. city, wh. res. ('77); has: (1). 
Moses F.* Beach, b. Oct. 19, 1862. 

iv. * Maj. George' Dutton, b. Feb. 27, 1803; grad. West 
Pt. Mil. Acad. 1821; maj. of engineers; d. sud. Phila., Pa., June 

6, 1857. 

V. Harriet Emily' Dutton, b. Feb. 27, 1805; m. Sept. 

2, 1832, Henry Allen, Wallingford, wh. res. ('76); has: 1. Henry 
Q^AlUn, b. Aug. 7, 1833. 2. Harriet E^ Alle7i, b. Oct. 1, 1836. 

3. George D^ Allen, b. Nov. 1, 1838. 4. Jared^ Allen, b. June 
20, 1840; d. 1860. 

vi. Samuel Henry' Button, b. Oct. 22, 1807; m. Emily 
Curtiss, Coventry; set. N. Y. city, wh. d. Oct. 9, 1831; had: 
1. George R,^ Dutton, b. Aug. 13, 1834; grad. Princeton Coll.; 
lawyer, res. ('77) N. Y. city. 2. Emily (7.* Dutton, b. March 11, 
1836; res. ('77) Omaha, Neb. 3. Col Arthur H^ Dutton, b. Nov. 
15, 1838; grad. Yale Coll.; grad. West Pt. Mil. Acad. 1861; col. 
21st Conn. Vols.; killed near Petersburgh, Va., June 26, 1864; 
m. and had: (1). Arthur H,^ Dutton, b. Aug. 6, 1864; res. ('77) 

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Washington, D. C. 4. Capt. Clarence E^ Dutton, b. May 15, 1841 ; 
grad. Yale Coll.; capt. U. S. A., stationed Omaha, Neb. ('77); 
m.; has: (1). Marian^ Button, b. June, 1866. (2). Clarence JE.^ 
Button, b. 1871. 5. Sarah C.« Button, b. Feb. 28, 1848; d. 
March 14, 1858. 

vii. Charles^ Dutton, b. June 27, 1809; unm.; d. New 
Haven, July 27, 1853. 


SAMUEL* DOUGLAS {Samuel^, Samuel^, William^ 
William^ ^ WilUam}\ born in New: Hartford, Conn., 
about 1765. He married Theodosia Spencer, sister of 
Anne Spencer, who married Moses** Douglas [74.]. She 
was bom March 23, 1768. They were farmers in New 
Hartford, where she died, Aug. 11, 1841, and he Nov. 
16, 1845. They had one child:— 

372. i. Plobella^ b. in New Hartford, Feb. 15, 1793; m. 
Wait Garrett. 


JOHN« DOUGLAS (Jft>5e«^;Saw^^6^*, WilUam\ Wil- 
liarf?^ Wtlltaw})^ bom in New Hartford, Conn., Oct. 8, 
1782; married Jan. 19, 1828, Mrs. Lucy Ann (Northrop) 
Sherman, widow of Truman Sherman, and daughter of 
George Northrop, of Newtown. She was bom June 14, 
1800. He settled in Salisbury, where he lived some 
twenty years, being employed in the iron ore works at 
that place. He subsequently removed to Sheffield, 
Mass., where he died April 18, 1857. Mrs. Douglas 
died at Stepney, Conn., Dec. 8, 1875. Children, bom 
in Salisbury : — 

i. LuOY Ann', b. Dee. 16, 1831; unm.; res. ('77) Stepney, 
ii. Mariette', b. March 30, 1834; d. Dec. 26, 1834. 


CHESTER* DOUGLAS (Mose^, Samuel^ Wtlltam^, 
Wtlliam^yWtlltam})y born in New Hartford, Conn., Dec. 

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25, 1785. He married, Feb. 15, 1814, Anna, daughter 
of Holt and Irene (Shepard) Dawson, of East Haven. 
She was born July 31, 1794. Mr. Douglas learned the 
cooper's trade, but followed the occupation of farming 
through life. He died at Westfield, Dec. 22, 1861, aged 
76 years. Mrs. Douglas died at Westfield, Dec. 3, 1862. 
Children, born in New Hartford : — 

373. i. Emily Cyrene', b. Nov. 5, 1815; m. Elihu Fowler. 

374. ii. Bbnajah Hervey\ b. Oct. 6, 1817; m. Decia D. 

375. iii. Sarah Ann^ b. Sept. 13, 1819; m. 1st, Vinus 
Ailing, 2d, Jerome Way. 

iv. Lloyd Waldo^ b. June 17, 1821; unm.; res. ('73) 
N. Haven. 

376. V. Chester Holt\ b. June 25, 1823; m. Eliza A. 

377. vi. Eliza Henrietta^ b. Dec. 17, 1825; m. Benjamin 
H. Roberts. 

378. vii. William Bradley', b. Nov. 10, 1828; m. Martha 
Lodema Hortoii. 

379. viii. Solomon Johnson^ b. Oct. 3, 1834; m. Mary 


RIVIRIUS^ DOUGLAS {Mose^, Samuel\ William\ 
William^, Wtlliam})^ born in New Hartford, Conn., about 
1792. He married and settled as a farmer in that town. 
He died there about 1875. Children, born in New 
Hartford : — 

i. Earl Rivirius'. 

ii. John P.^ 

iii. Moses W.^ 

iv. Hector C 

V. J. Spencer^ res. (*77) New Britain. 

380. vi. Solon SBXTU8^ b. June 2, 1829; m. Sarah J. Wert- 

vii. J. Fayette^ postmaster, Forestville, ('77). 


BENAJAH« DOUGLAS {Benajah^ Bmajah\ Fi7- 
liam^^ William^, Wtlliam^)^ bom in Canaan, Conn., Jan. 

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30, 1773. He married Mrs. Lueretia (Wheeler) Jones. 
He died April 11, 1840. She died Oct. 28, 1856, aged 
67 years, 9 months. Children, bom in Canaan : — 

i. Ellen', b. 1823; d. April 13, 1859. 
381. ii. William', b. May 18, 1825; m. Mary" Watson. 


WILLIAM* DOUGLAS {Benajah\ Benqjah\ Wtl 
Itam^^Wtlliam^WiUtarn})^ born in 'Canaan, Conn., March 
15, 1774. He was unmarried, and died May 22, 1821. 
He left a handsome legacy to the town of Canaan, for 
the purpose of founding a library. From this bequest 
the Douglas Library, now a valuable institution and an 
ornament to the town, was established. 


ZURVIAH* DOUGLAS (Benqjah', Bmaja1i\ Wil 
liam^^ William^ ^ William})^ born in Canaan, Conn., March 
27, 1777. She married, Aug. 22, 1820, Dr. Cornwall, 
who died April 7, 1831. She died Aug. 13, 1833. 


AMELIA* DOUGLAS {Bmajah\ Benajah\ William^ 
William\ William}\ bom in Canaan, Conn., Jan. 10, 
1782. She married Thaddeus Monson and removed to 
Johnstown, N. Y. She died in Oppenheim, April 6, 
1867, leaving five children, none of whose names have 
been ascertained. 


SUSANNAH* DOUGLAS {William\ Jamea^ Wil 
liavi^^ William^ ^ Willtam})^ bom in Com wall. Conn., in 
1763. She married Dr. Frederick Ford, of Comwall, 
Vt., who was born in 1759, and died Sept. 17, 1823. 

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She died July 10, 1843. They had twenty-two chil- 
dren, and all died in infancy except one, 

i. Frederick\ b. June 4, 1787; m. Sarah Beaves^ b. 1787, d. 
May 17, 1858. He d. April 18, 1858. 


JAMES* DOUGLAS {William^ Jame^, William^ 
Wtlliam^^ Willia7n}\ bom in Cornwall, Conn. His fa- 
ther removed to Cornwall, Vt, with his family, iii 1783. 
James married a Bentley, and died in Alabama. He 
had five children: — 

i. Rev. Orsok^ a clergyman. 

ii. James^ b. 1801; m. Alroira Munger; d. in Mich.; had 
Warren More^y Martlia Ann^ and Caroline^, 
iii. Mabtha^ 

iv. Pheason', m. Judge Good, of Alabama; had Marthcf and 
Nancy Ann? Good. 
V. Nancy Ann'. 


ELIAS« DOUGLAS {Jame^, James^ William^ Wil 
liam^^ William})^ born in Cornwall, Conn., Feb. 27, 1775. 
His father removed, with his family, in 1784, to Corn- 
wall, Vt. He married, July 26, 1797, Rebecca Gibbs, 
born in Litchfield, Conn., Dec. 9, 1780. They lived in 
Cornwall, Vt., where he was a farmer and justice of 
the peace. She died Nov. 8, 1824; he June 10, 1828. 
Children, bom in Cornwall, Vt. : — 

382. i. Eunice^ b. June 16, 1799; m. Harvey Prichard. 

383. ii. Almira', b. Nov. 3, 1801; m. Ist, Niram Rockwell, 
2d, Pomeroy Seai'l. 

384. iii. Maria^ b. June 21, 1806; m. Pomeroy Searl. 

385. iv. Rebecca Emeline^ b. Aug. 3, 1812; m. Martin 


JOHN* DOUGLAS (Jame^, James\ William^ Wil 
limr?^ Williawy)^ born in Cornwall, Conn., Nov. 18, 1776. 

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He married, Feb. 8, 1810, Huldah Hunt, born in Canaan. 
N. Y., March 29, 1785. They settled in Cornwall, Vt. 
In 1816, he removed to Canaan, N. Y., where he resided 
till 1835, when he removed to Porter, where he. died, 
June 6, 1836. He was a farmer. She died Jan. 5, 
1855. They had six children, two born in Cornwall, 
Vt, the last four in Canaan: — 

386. i. Fanny Bakeb^ b. Aug. 14, 1811; m. James Bul- 

387. ii. David Bbainard^ b. Nov. 12, 1814; m. Catharine 
Electa Pease. 

388. iii. Abigail Hunt', b. Dec. 5, 1817; m. Silas Seward 

389. iv. LuTHEB BuBNHAM^ b. March 11, 1821; m. Louisa 

V. Edwabd ITbiah', b. May 12, 1824; m. April 22, 
1847, Azubah Dickerson (b. Oct. 5, 1829); d. Jan. 26,. 1877. 

390. vi. Julia Mabia', b. July 4, 1828; m. 1st, Augustus 
Dickerson, 2d, Rev. William Wallace Brim. 


Col. BENAJAH* DOUGLAS {Jame^, James\ Wil 
liaifn?^ Y^ilUam^^ William}), bom in Cornwall, Conn., 
Aug. 5, 1780. He married, in July, 1803, Saloma 
Scott, born March 27, 1783, died Aug. 16, 1810. He 
had a fondness for militair service and was esteemed as 
an officer. He held a colonel's commission in the Ver- 
mont militia, and refused a general's conmiission on ac- 
count of deafness. He was a successful farmer at Corn- 
wall, Vt. They had three children, born in Cornwall, 

391. i. Amia^ b. Aug. 14, 1804; m. Daniel C. Humphrey. 

392. ii. AMOS^ b. Aug. 13, 1806; m. Almira Balcom, 

iii. Laura Hart?, b. Sept. 8, 1808; d. June 1, 1810. 

Col. Benajah Douglas married, second, Feb. 19, 1811, 
Elizabeth Preston, born March 3, 1787, died Sept. 24, 
1871. He died July 23, 1828. They had eight chil- 
dren, born in Cornwall, Vt. : — 

393. iv. James Marsh^ b, March 23, 1812; m. Caroline 

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394. V. Edwin BbnajahV b. Oct. 13, 1813; m. Naomi 

395. vi. Julius Preston', b. June 12, 1815; m. Emily H. 

396. vii. Elizabeth Louisa^ b. June 21, 1817; m. Samuel 
A. Barclay. 

viii. Lucy Fidelia^ b. June 21, 1819; unm.; d. Oct. 
19, 1840. 

397. ix. John Carlisle^ b. Feb. 4, 1821; m. Martha Var- 
num Potter. 

398. X. Nelson Burnham', b. Jan. 23, 1826; m, Lois 

399. xi. Francis DEL0NG^ b. Aug. 21, 1828; m. 1st, Char- 
lotte Cornelia Flower, 2d, Mary Angeline Russegue. 


BURNHAM* DOUGLAS (Jame^, Janvea^ William\ 
William^^ William^\ born in Cornwall, Conn., Nov. 3, 
1782. He married Weltha Williams, born May 31, 
1785, died Dec. 30, 1864. He was a jeweler and 
manufacturer of musical instruments, and resided in 
Granville, N. Y. While in Herkimer county instructing 
a band of musicians, he was taken ill, and died June 28, 
1814. They had three children, born in Granville: — 

400. i. EL1ZA^ b. Aug. 14, 1807; m. William Smith. 

401. ii. William Bubnham', b. April 30, 1810; m. Julia 
Ann Wallace. 

iii. Emily\ 


SUSANNAH^ DOUGLAS {John\Thomas\Willia7n\ 
William^^ William})^ born in Voluntown, Conn., Nov. 23, 
1777; married, March 28, 1799, Daniel Dow, of Volun- 
town. They settled in that part of Voluntown now 
called Sterling; but about 1815 removed to Armenia, 
N. Y. They remained here but two years, removing 
thence to Ancram, and finally to Richfield Springs, 
where Susannah died. May 3, 1837. He died at Col- 
lege Springs, la., Feb. 7, 1860, in his 89th year. Chil- 
dren, born in Sterling, except the youngest two : — 

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i. Narcissa' Dow, b. Jan. 15, 1800; d. E. Richfield, Jan. 
10, 1824. 

ii. Olive' Dow, b. Feb. 20, 1802; d. E. Richfield, Feb. 
20, 1827. 

iii. Isabella' Dow, b. June 4, 1804; wid., res. ('76) E. 
Otto, S. Y. 

iv. Daniel' Dow, b. Jan. 12, 1807; d. College Springs, 
Sept. 12, 1859. 

V. John' Dow, b. Feb. 11, 1809; res. ('76) E. Otto. 

vi. Benjamin' Dow, b. July 9, 1811; res. ('76) Pulaski, 

vii. Rachel' Dow, b. July 10, 1813; wid., res. ('76) Erie, 

viii. James' Dow, b. in Armenia, Nov. 6, 1816; d. Longs- 
mouut. Col., April 3, 1873. 

ix. Aaron' Dow, b. in Ancram, May 19, 1819; d. College 
Springs, Sept. 8, 1864. 


THOMAS^ DOUGLAS (Johji^ Tlumia8\ William^, 
William^^ William})^ born in Voluntown, Conn., Nov. 
27, 1780; married, April 11, 1805, Anna, daughter of 
Amos BoUes, of Waterford. She was born March 17, 
1782. They lived upon the homestead of his father, 
Capt. John, on Sterling hill. There they both died — 
she March 31, 1864, and he Sept. 10, 1871, at the ad- 
vanced age of 91 years. Children, bom in Sterling: — 

17, 1871 

B41, Jo 
402. ii 

Anna Ophelia^ b. Feb. 5, 1806; unm.; d. Dec. 

Sarah Barissa^ b. Aug. 15, 1807; m..Oct. 12, 
1841, John W. Coates, Sterling; d. Aug. 18, 1842. 

Artemas Gordon^ b. Sept. 5, 1809; m. Lucretia 
B. Thompson. 

IV. Benjamin Gardiner^ b. Nov. 25, 1811; unm.; 
d. March 23, 1843. 

403. V. John Amos Bolles^ b. Jan. 22, 1816; m. Phenella 

404. vi. Horatio Nelson^ b. March 17, 1817; m. Ist, 
Happy C. Kenyon, 2d, Mrs. Martha (Kenyon) Tyler. 

405. vii. Archibald Thomas', b. April 6, 1824; m. Delia 
A. Latham. 

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JOHN GORDON* DOUGLAS (John^ Th^aa^ ]F?7- 
liam^^ William^ ^ William})^ born in Voluntown, Conn., 
Nov. 25, 1782; married, first, May 5, 1803, Rdbecca, 
daughter of Capt. John and Mrs. Jean (Campbell) 
Campbell,* of Voluntown, by whom he had seven chil- 
dren. Soon after his marriage he removed to Dutchess 
county, N. Y. His wife died there Sept. 16, 1830; 
and he married, second, Aug. 2, 1835, Sophia Mack, 
who died without issue, Oct. 5, 1863. He died in 
Chenango county, March 6, 1858. Children, bom in 
Dutchess county : — 

406. . i. John William^ b. May 11, 1804; m. Susan J. 

ii. Luther', b. March 27, 1806; m. 1st, ; m. 

2d. June 10, 1855, Cornelia M. Bates, Otsego co.; d. 8. /?., Che- 
nango CO., Aug. 30, 1858. 

iii. Olive CAMPBELL^ b. April 14, 1808; unm.; teach., 
('76) Norfolk, Conn. 

407. iv. George Gale\ b. Oct. 30, 1811; m. Mary A. 

V. MARY^ b. April 22, 1814; d. Sept. 12, 1815. 
vi. Ezra', b. July 19, 1817; d. Oct. 18, 1817. 

408. vii. Jane^ b. July 29, 1819; m. David Lee. 


ASA« DOUGLAS (Ascfi, Asa^ William^ William^ 
William}), born in Camuan, N. Y., March 18, 1766; 
married, about 1787, Jenny, daughter of Abram Van- 
derpoel, of Canaan. He was a farmer in Canaan, where 
he died, in August, 1836. All his children were bom 
there. These were: — 

409. i. Sarah', m. Hon. Henry Cornwell. 
ii. ABRAM^ b. 1791; d. Trenton, 1810. 

iii. Mar\^ m. Joshua A. Lord, Canaan; d. ; had 10 ch. 

410. iv. Nancy', b. 1799; m. Hon. Samuel B. Ludlow. 

*For an account of this family of Campbells, see Douglases Robert 
Campbell and his Dettcendants, Providence, 1878. 

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411. V. Elizabeth', b. Feb. 19, 1801; m. Samuel A. Bar- 

412. vi. Huldah', b. March 6, 1803; m. Hon. Henry C. 

vii. Bobbins W.^ b. 1805; m. Ist, Mary Ann Kelloj^g, 
Canaan, who d.; m. 2d, Loraine Carpenter, who survives him; 
d.; had: 1. Bobbin^, d. in inf. 

413. viii. Charles^ b. 1807; m. Harriet N. Eosaiter. 

414. ix. Lydia', b. April 9, 1809; m. Col. Daniel D. Barnes. 


OLIVE« DOUGLAS (Asa!', A8a\ William', William^ 
William}), born in Canaan, N. Y., April 4, 1768; mar- 
ried, in 1791, Daniel Warner, of Canaan, where they 
settled as farmers. He died March 3, 1828. She died 
Aug. 14, 1847. Children, bom in Canaan: — 

i. Harri£T^ Warner, b. Oct. 30, 1792; nnm.; d. May 2, 

ii. Olive' Warner, b. Jan. 22, 1795; m. Daniel S. Curtis, 
Canaan; d. Nov. 15, 1857; had: 1. Harriet W.* Curtis, m. Francis 
Whiting, Morristown, Pa. 2. Daniel W.^ Curtis, m. Ifary Avery, 
Stockbndge, Mass.; has: (1)1 Anna Carter* Curtis. 

iii. Daniel Douglas' Warner, b. Feb. 17, 1797; unm.; 
set. homestead, Canaan Center; highly esteemed by all who knew 
him; d. Feb. 21, 1874. 

iv. Nancy' Warner, b. March 13, 1799; unm.; d. March 
22, 1821. 

V. Hon. Horatio Gates' Warner, A. M., b. March 12, 
1801; grad. Union Coll., A. B. 1826, A. M. 1829; m. Sarah War- 
ner, Lima; admit, bar, and C(mimenced practice Chenango; judge 
of Madison co. court; rem. Rochester and prac. several yrs.; re- 
gent Univ. SUte N. Y.; d. Feb. 12, 1876; had: 1. Sarali Ketc/ium* 
Warmr, d. 1863. 2. Clara Douglas^ Warner, res. ('77) Rochester. 
3. Alida Bobbin^ Warner, m. J. Conklin Brown, Greensboro', 
Ga., wh. res. ('77). 4. Horatio Douglaf W^arner, A. B., grad. 
Union Coll. 1861; d. Ft. Ridgely, Minn., Nov. 26, 1862, set. 22. 
5. John B. YaJteff Warner, A. B„ grtld. Union Coll. 1868; m. Ist, 
Gertrude Franchot, Schenectady, who d. Sept. 5, 1873; m. 2d, 
Dec. 7, 1876, Mary Franchot, her sister; res. ('77) . Greensboro', 
Ga.; has: (1). Horatio Douglatf Warner. 6. Mary B.^ Warner, 
d. June, 1868. 

vi. Sarah^ Warner, b. Sept. 1, 1803; res. ('77) Canaan, 
vii. Rebecca Lupton' Warner, b. Nov. 29, 1806; m. Rich- 
ard Graves, Kinderhook, wh. res. till d., Jan. 8, 1842; had: 1. 
Alida W.* Graves, res. ('77) Kinderhook. 2. Bicliard^ Graves, 
res. ('77) Hudson. 

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viii. Alida Robbins' Warner, b. Sept. 18, 1809; m. Jan. 
22, 1845, Houry J. Whiting, Canaan, wh. res. ('77); has: 1. Wil- 
liam ff. W.^ Whiting, A. B., grad. Union Coll. 1867; res. ('77) 

ix. Lieut. William Henry' Warner, b. May 8, 1812; 
grad. West Pt. Mil. Acad. 1836; lieut. artil.; one of 36 app. by 
Act of Cong, organiz. corps of topographical engineers; serv. 
Florida war; with Gen. Phil. Kearney in march across desert fr. 
N. Mexico to Cal.; sev. wound, battle San Paschal; command 
exped. of Govt, over Sierra Nevadas when killed by Indians in 
ambush, Sept. 26, 1849; unm, 


Hon. ZEBULON* DOUGLAS (Asa^, Asa^ William^, 
William^^ William})^ born in Canaan, N. Y., March 8, 
1770. He married, in September, 179(5, Mary P. Noyes, 
of Canaan. In February, 1798, they removed to Sulli- 
van, having the year before taken up a valuable tract of 
land in that town. He was one of the first settlers in 
that new and heavily timbered region. He cleared a 
farm of 350 acres of its heavy growth of pine, and was 
rewarded a few years later by the sight of beautiful 
meadows and fields of waving wheat. He laid out and 
built roads in the early days, and later built a section of 
the Erie canal through his farm, and cut a channel 
through a large tract of swamps, emptying into Oneida 
lake. He was for many years coloiiel of one of the 
regiments of state militia, and was also a member of the 
state Legislature. He died July 12, 1849. She died 
Aug. 5, 1834. Children, born in Sullivan: — 

415. i. Harriet^ b. Sept. 13, 1797; m. Seth Starr. 

ii. Appolonia^ b. Nov. 6, 1799; m. June 11, 1848, 
Johnson; d. s. p. 

416. iii. Laura H.', b.*Feb. 19, 1801; m. Edwin Lewis. 
iv. Charles', b. March 15, 1803; unm.; d. April 15, 

V. Sarah RoBBINS^ b. Feb. 12, 1806; d. July 10, 1818. 
vi. Nancy P.^ b. Sept. 15, 1808; m. Jan. 20, 1831, 
Jacob Lansing, Sullivan; d. Sept. 31, 1839. 

vii. Amelia K.', b. May 5, 1811; m. Oct., 1844, Jacob 
Lansing, Sullivan. 

viii. Eliza^ b. July, 1816; unm.; d. Sept. 27, 1835. 

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Capt. J0HN« DOUGLAS (Asa^, Asa^ William^, 
Willimr^^ WilliaTn})^ bom in Canaan, N. Y., March 31, 
1772. He married, about 1798, Sybil Merrill, who was 
born July 28, 1774. He held a captain's commission in 
the war of 1812-5. By occupation he was a farmer. 
He lived for a time in Pawlet, Vt. He sold his farm in 
Canaan in 1812, and settled in Pennsylvania. He died 
Sept. 10, 1842. Mrs. Douglas died July 28, 1863. His 
chOdren were bom in Pawlet, except the youngest three, 
who were bom in Lebanon, Pa. : — 

i. ]SrANCY^ b. Oct. 23, 1799; d. March 9, 1814. 

417. ii. Bobbins^ b. Feb. 21, 1801; m. Hannah Bolkcom. 

418. iii. Electa', b. Aug. 15, 1802; m. Ist, Jacob Stelker, 
2d, Mitchell. 

iv. Panny^ b. May 9, 1804; d. July 24, 1825. 

V. ELIZA^ b. July 20, 1806; d. Sept. 6, 1837. 

vi. Henry PooLE^ b. Nov. 22, 1808; d. March 29, 

419. vii. Meeilla^ b. July 4, 1810; m. Belknap. 

420. viii. CLARI8SA^ b. July 16, 1812; m. Seth Yale. 

421. ix. Nancy^ b. April 4, 1815; m. John Rutledge. 

X. Julia Ann^ b. Oct. 31, 1816; m. Josiah Belknap; 
d. 8. p. July 22, 1837. 


liam^^ William^ ^ William})^ born in Canaan, N. Y., Dec. 1, 
1776. He followed his brother, Col. Zebulon Douglas, 
to Sullivan, about 1800, and bought land adjoining his. 
He married, about 1803, Clarissa Petibone, from Con- 
necticut. '' He was a man of sterling worthy highly 
esteemed by his townsmen, who repeatedly placed him 
in positions of public trust." He died in September, 
1851. She died in Connecticut about 1861. They had 
no children. 


MARY« DOUGLAS {Asa^ A8a\ William^ William\ 
William^) ^ born in Canaan, N. Y., April 1, 1780 ; mar- 

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ried James Peirson, of Hudson, brother of Nathan Peir- 
son, who married her sister, Nancy® Douglas [86. ix]. 
They. lived on the homestead in Canaan after tbe death 
of her father, Maj. Asa Douglas. She died there, Dec. 
25, 1867. Children:— 

i. Franklin Douglas' Peirson, b. in Richmond, June 29, 
1809; res. (77) Newburgh. 

ii, Henry Jambs' Feirson, b. in Canaan, 
iii. Nathan Robbins' Peirson, b. in Canaan, 
iv. Sarah Robbins" Peirson, b. in Canaan; d. winter, 1856. 


BENJAMIN* DOUGLAS (Wtlltaw!', Asa\ William'', 
William^, William^), bom in Canaan, Conn., Dec. 4, 
1765; married Lois, daughter of Alanson McKay, of 
Stephentown, N. Y., and settled on a farm there. She 
was born March 20, 1765, and died Sept. 13, 1823. He 
died Aug. 18, 1842. Children, born in Stephentown: — 

422. i. William Benjamin^ b. Sept 8, 1789; m. Mirah 

ii. BENJAMIN^ b. Aug. 7, 1793; unm.; d. Sept. 17, 

423. iii. Lois', b. Feb. 9, 1796; m. Henry Hull. 

424. iv. CYNT^IA^ b. Feb. 29, 1798; m. George Landon. 

V. j ALANSON^ b. May 7, 1800; d. July 7, 1800. 

425. vi. ( DEIDAMIA^ b. May 7, 1800; m. Jared S. Babcock. 
vii. Appolonia', b. May 20, 1802; m. Austin Stowel, 

Pitfcsfield; d. s. p. Sept. 16, 1823. He d. 1824. 

viii. Leorand Wheeler', b. May 18, 1804; m. Ann 

426. ix. John Lansing', b. Aug. 18, 1806; m. Eleanor 

X. Hannah CoLE*,b. Dec. 9, 1808; d. April 25, 1841. 

427. xi. MARiEtTE^ b. Nov. 5, 1812; m. Elijah G. Oarr. 


WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS {William', Asa^ William^ 
William^, William^), born in Stephentown, N. Y., Jan. 
1, 1768; married, first, Miriam Pease, of Stephentown. 
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children born in the town. She was born July 16, 1768, 
and died Sept 8, 1796. He married, second, Margaret 
Hunter. She was born Dec. 17, 1776, and died Nov. 8, 
1833. He was a farmer in Stephentown, where he died 
Dec. 13, 1821. Children, born in Stephentown (by first 
wife) : — 

i. Hannah G.\ b. Sept 5^3, 1791; d. March 17, 1808. 
ii. Elizabeth C.^ b. April 15, 1793; m. Dr. Beriah« 
Douglas [240.1. 

428. iii. Asa W.^ b. June 17, 1794; m. Ist, Mary South- 
worth, 2d, Mary L. Bruce. 

iv. Lysander p.', b. Aug. 1, 1795; d. Dec. 4, 1795. 

(By second wife) : — 

V. Albert H.^ b. Jan. 15, 1799; d. June 23, 1847. 

429. vi. Miriam PEA8E^ b. Jan. 16, 1801; m. Lewis. 

430. vii. Edwin A.^ b. March 3, 1804; m. Dexter. 

viii. William A.', b. Aug. 21, 1806; d. March 27, 1809. 

ix. Nancy W.^ b. Feb. 6, 1809; d. Dec. 1, 1844. 

431. X. Emeline Amelia^ b. April 30, 1812; in. Richard 
8. Hubbard. 

xi. William Henry^ b. Nov. 28, 1815; unm.; d. Al- 
bany, Dec. 1, 1875. 

432. xii. Andrew A.^ b. Nov. 10, 1818; m. . 


ELP DOUGLAS ( William', A8a\ William^, William^ 
William}), born in Stephentown, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1769. 
He married, first, Lucy Rose, by whom he had two chil- 
dren; second, Elizabeth Wheelock, by whom he had 
two children also. By occupation he was a farmer. 
Children (by first wife) : — 

i. Angelina', m. Erastus Brown, Stephentown; d. in 111.; 
left ch., perhaps now d. 

ii. LucY^ m. Edwin Piatt, Stephentown; d. early. 

(By second wife) : — 

iii. William Earl^ d. N. Orleans, La.; had no fam. 
. iv. Elizabeth EMILY^ b. April 3, 1818; m. Nov. 8, 1835, 
Boswell G. Pierce; res. s. p. ('78) N. Y. city. 

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HANNAH* DOUGLAS (William^ Asa^ William^, 
William\ William}), born in Stephentown, N. Y., Feb. 
11, 1774; married, Jan. 29, 1795, the Hon. John Knox, 
of Painted Post, whither they removed the following 
year. He was several times. chosen to represent his 
town in the state Legislature, and was, for a number of 
years, judge of the county court. Mrs. Knox died 
Sept. 27, 1834. Judge Knox died April 11, 1854. 
Children, born at Painted Post : — 

i. Elmira^ Knox, b. Sept. 15, 1796; m. Aug. 24, 1814, 
William Benham; had 14 ch. ; res. {'76) P. Post. 

ii. William Douglas^ Kkox, b. Jan. 13, 1799; m. Jan. 
23, 1823, Sarah Ann Winters; had 5 ch. ; res. ('76) Warsaw, 111. 

iii. JoKK Philander' Knox, b. July 5, 1800; m. Feb. 11, 
1836, Mary G. Patterson; d. Sept. 12, 1870; had 5 ch. 

iv. Almaria' Knox, b. May 26, 1803; m. Nov. 3, 1831, 
John McBarney; d, April 26, 1836; had 3 ch. 

V. Hannah Mary' Knox, b. Dec. 9, 1806; m. July 6, 
1826, Benjamin Farwell; celeb, golden wedding July 6, 1876; 
res. ('76) P. Post; had 5 ch. 

VI. Deidamia Willis' Knox, b. April 19, 1810; m. July 
20, 1836, Hon. Washington Barnes, lawyer, and judge Steuben 
CO. court; d. Feb. 16, 1839; had: 1. /. tf.* Bar}ies, banker, res. 
('76) Memphis, Mo. 2. A. F.^ Barnes, editor co. paper, Wells- 
boro', Pa. 

vii. Augustus Franklin^ Knox, b. March 26, 1813; d. 
Nov. 4, 1838. 


DEIDAMIA« DOUGLAS ( William^, Asa\ William^, 
William^, William}), born in Stephentown, N. Y., July 
28, 1775. She married, in June, 1793, Dr. Azariah 
Willis, of Stephentown. Dr. Willis was born in Tol- 
land, Conn., May 30, 1771. He was a young physician 
of growing reputation in Stephentown when he married 
Miss Douglas. They removed to Ontario county, and 
subsequently to Franklin, in the same state. They both 
united with the Presbyterian church in Franklin, May. 
10, 1807. Dr. Willis died Oct. 11, 1810. She married, 

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second, in February, 1822, Judge Daniel Sayre, of Cairo. 
After his death she removed to the family of her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Boardman, at Greene, where she died Aug. 27, 
1872, in her 97th year. Her faculties she retained to a 
surprising degree. She possessed a cheerful tempera- 
ment, had a sprightly manner and bright black eyes. 
She did much for the cause of religion and for the poor, 
both at Franklin and Cairo, and was the founder of sev- 
eral benevolent societies. Children, all by her first hus- 
band : — 

i. SoPHRONiA^ Willis, b. in Stephentown, Feb. 28, 1794; 
m. Jan. 7, 1812, Erastus Edgerfcon, Franklin; d. May 26, 1868; 

had 6 ch., inch: 1. Bliza^ Bdgerton, m. Wilcox; res. ('77) 

Franklin. 2. Erastus 8.^ Bdgerton, banker, ('77) St. Paul, Minn. 

ii. William Douglas^ Willis, b. in Lyons, June 27, 1796; 
d. Sept. 26, 1796. 

iiL Charles Lansing^ Willis, b. at Big Sodus, June 22, 

1799; m. 1st, Eliza Dutrich; m. 2d, ; set. Brookfield, 0. ; 

had several ch., incl. : 1. Oeorgf Willis, res. ('76) Warren, 0. 

iv. Cordelia' Willis, b. in Franklin, July 1, 1801; m. 
June 28, 1818, Prof. David Prentice, LL. D. He grad. A. B. 
Yale Coll., 1812; A. M. 1815, and Columbia Coll. 1833; LL.D. 
Union Coll. 1839; Prof. Latin and Greek, Hobart Coll. 1837; d. 
Aug. 14, 1857, 89t. 70. She res. ('77) Geneva, 0.; had: 1. Susan 
C.^ Prentice, b. Sept. 6, 1819; m. Feb. 19, 1845, Sumner Ebodes, 
M. D.; res. ('77) Syracuse, N. Y.; has: (1). Mary P.* Rhodes, 
b. April 6, 1848. (2). David Pre^itic^ Rhodes, b. Aug. 16, 1850. 
2. Jane Eliza* Prentwe, b. June 15, 182(?). 3. Emily A.* Pren- 
tice, b. July 8, 1829; m. April 22, 1851, Selden Collins, jeweler, 
Utica, wh. res. ('77); had: (1). Wallace B.* Collins, b. Sept. 29, 
1862; d, April 8, 1876. 

V. Rev. Erasmus Darwin^ Willis, A. M., b. in Franklin, 
.Auff. 6, 1803; grad. Williams Coll. A. B. 1829; A. M. Hobart 
CoU.; grad. Auburn Theolog. Sem.; m. May 15, 1833, Eliza 
Townsend, Walton; Presb. cfergym., ordained 1832; res. ('77) 
Rockford, 111.; has: 1. William Azariah* Willis, princ. pub. sch., 
('77) Baraboo, Wis. 

vi. William Douglas^ Willis, b. Franklin, Feb. 1, 1806; 
m. ; res. ('77) Greenville, 0. ; has 1 dau. 

vii. George Alexander'' Willis, b. in Franklin, Feb. 2, 
1809; m. Dec. 12, 1833, Margaret S. Herbert, .Old Bridge, N. J.; 
merch., N. Y. city; d. March 12, 1853. She res. ('78) 0. Bridge; 
had: 1. George Douglas^ Willis, b. Dec. 21, 1834; m. June 12, 
1860, Aramede, dau. J. C. and Annie B. Snow, Bath, Me. ; snpt. 
on R. R.; res. ('77) Bath; has: (1). William Dougla^ Willis, b. 

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Feb. 13, 1869. 2. Marqaret Amelia^ Willis.h. Oct. 20, 1840; m. 
Dec. 20, 1870, 0. H. Street; res. (77) Jersey City, N. J. 3. 
William Skidinore^ Willis, b. May 19, 1843; assist, surg. TJ. S. N.; 
d. Port-au-Prince, Hayti, Jan. 29, 1870. 4. Alexander Herbert^ 
Willis, b. Feb. 6, 1849; lawyer, res. ('77) Hoboken, N. J. 

viii. Dbidamia.^ Willis, b. in Franklin, Feb. 18, 1811; m. 
April 15, 1841, Calvin E. Boardman (b. April 27, 1810, d. Aug. 
29, 1870); res. ('77) Cairo; has: 1. Isabella^ Boardman, b. Jan. 
16, 1848; m. Sept. 5, 1867, James Feeny, Cairo, wh. res. ('77). 


Hon. AM0S« DOUGLAS, A. B., (^Wtlliam^ Asa^ 
William^, William^^ William^)^ born in Stephentown, 
N. Y., June 21, 1779. He graduated from Williams 
College in 1798, in the fourth class graduated from the 
college. He pursued the study of law at Albany, and 
was admitted to the bar in 1801 ; commenced the prac- 
tice of his profession at Franklin in 1802 ; married Aug. 
24, 1812, Miriam, youngest daughter of Aaron and 
Martha Wright, of Northampton, Mass., where she was 
born July 3, 1785. Mr. Douglas held many offices 
of trust and honor, and received the name of ''an 
honest lawyer." He was clerk of the First Congrega- 
tional society of Franklin forty years ; president of the 
town temperance society five years ; of the county tem- 
perance society six years. He held the office of surro- 
gate two years. He was judge of the county court 
eleven years. He was postmaster at Franklin sixteen 
years. He was secretary of the board of trustees of the 
Delaware Literary Institute at the time of his death, 
having held the office for nearly twenty-two years. 
Mrs. Douglas died at Franklin, May 19, 1846. Judge 
Douglas died March 19, 1857. Children, born in 
Franklin : — 

433. i. AMOS^ b. Aug. 11, 1813; ra. Mariette Hine. 

434. ii. Habriet\ b. Feb. 13, 1815; m. Daniel Clark, M.D. 

435. iii. JuLIET^ b. Nov. 11, 1816; m. Oliver E. Buckley, 
iv. Eliza Miriam', b. Aug. 9, 1818; d. Nov. 19, 1824. 

436. V. Edward', b. Aug. 23, 1820; m. Caroline E. Chap- 


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437. vi. ( GEOROE^ b. May 7, 1823; m. Ist, Ada E. Frink, 

< 2d, Jane A. Mygatt. 

438. vii. ( JAME8^ b. May 7, 1823; m. Mary J. Burt. 


ABIAH« DOUGLAS (William^, Asa^ William^, Wil- 
liam^^ WiUia7n}\ bom in Stephentown, N. Y., Dec. 

25, 1780; married March 2, 1797, Amasa Adams, of 
Stephentown. ' They settled in Stephentown, but re- 
moved about 1801 to Chazy. They were engaged in 
farming. Mr. Adams died Aug. 4; 1863, Mrs. Adams 
died March 10. 1871, aged 91 years. They had twelve 
children, bom, the oldest two in Stephentown, the 
others in Chazy: — 

i. Maria Ann^ Adams, b. May 21, 1798; d. 1868. 

^ ii. Hannah Cole' Adams, b. Feb. 19, 1800; d.- 1849. 

*iii. William Douglas' Adams, b. May 28, 1803; d. Sept. 
29, 1842. 

iv. PiERPOiNT Edward' ADams, b. Nov. 28, 1805; unm.; 
res. ('76) Cornwall, Ont. 

V. Sophia' Adams, b. Aug. 11, 1808; d. 

vi. j John Quincy' Adams, b. Aug. 3, 1810. 

vii. ( James' Adams, b. Aug. 3. 1810; d. in inf. 

viii. Amos Erasmus' Adams, b. April 1, 1812; d. 

ix. Eliza M.' Adams, b. Oct. 28, 1813; d. 
X. Charles P.' Adams, b. June 1, 1816. 

xi. Julius C Adams, b. April 30, 1818; unm.; res. (77) 

xii. Augustus Grissel' Adams, b. July 19, 1825; d. Nov. 
10, 1840. 


MARTHA« DOUGLAS (Wheeler^, Asa\ William\ 
William^ ^ Wtlliam^ born in Stephentown, N. Y., Sept. 

26, 1774. She married (as his second wife) Jesse 
Tracy, of Waterford, where they settled. She died at 
Sand Lake, May 7, 1859, They had three children: — 

i. William Belcher' Traoy, b. abt. 1805; d. abt. 1817. 
ii. Henry Fanning' Tracy, b. Sept. 10, 1811; unm.; d. 
Troy, Jan. 20, 1846. 

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228 DouaLAs genealogy. 

iii. Mary Selden' Tracy, b. Feb. 25, 1810; m. June 12, 
1856, Hezekiah Collins Arnold, Sand Jjake, whose first w. was 
Martha Tracy, her half sister. He d. Sept. 24, 1862. She res. 
s. p. ('77) Cohoes. 


ALANSON« DOUGLAS (Wheeler^, Asa^, William^ 
WilUam^ WtlUam})^ born in Stephentown, N. Y., Feb. 
11, 1779. At the request of the authoi' the following 
sketch of him has been prepared by his son William B. 
Douglas, of Rochester: — 

" He was educated a lawyer, settled in the village of Lansing- 
burgh, and there entered upon the practice of his profession. 
He married, June 12, 1803, Anna, daughter of the Hon. Solo- 
mon* and Mrs. Tamma (Thompson) Sutherland, of Stanford. 
In Weise's History of Troy, which village was the rival of 
Lansingburgh, the name of Alanson Douglas is given among the 
leading lawyers of that district. In 1806 he was appointed sur- 
rogate of Rensselaer county. In 1811, by an act of the Legisla- 
ture of New York, the bank of Troy was incorporated, and Mr. 
Douglas was elected cashier. At this time it became evident that 
the location of Troy, three miles below Lansineburgh, on the 
same side of the Hudson river, was superior to tnat of its rival, 
and that it would eventually supersede Lansinffburgh as a com- 
mercial and manufacturing town. These considerations operated 
upon the mind of Mr. Douglas, as they did upon the minds of 
other leading men in Lansingburgh, and induced a removal to 
Troy, and tne acceptance by Mr. Douglas of the position of 
financial officer of the bank of Troy. The institution was suc- 
cessful and prosperous under his management, and he was re- 
garded as one of the ablest bankers in the state. In 1827, Mr. 
Douglas was invited to take the cashiership in the Chemical 
bank in the city of New York, and, accepting it, he removed to 
that city. But he found a residence in New York less to his 
taste than he had anticipated; and, on being elected, in 1829, 
cashier of the Merchants and Mechanics' bank, of Troy, then 
iust chartered, he decided to resign his office in the Chemical 
bank and return to the city of Troy, endeared to him by many 

*He was a state Senator from Dutchess oo., iust reelected for a term of 
four years, at the time of his d. His grandfather came from Scotland in 
1729 (in the same vessel that brought the Clintons) and settled at Horse 
Neck, Mass. His father. Col. David Sutherland, removed with him to 
Bangall, N, Y., 25 miles from Poughkeepsie, where Anna was b. April 7, 

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Talned associations. He entered on his duties as cashier of this 
bank at its opening, in 1829, and continued until 1836, when he 
resigned the office and was succeeded by his son, Charles S. 

'^ On thus retiring from the activities of a business life at the 
early age of 67, with unimpaired mental and physical powers, 
Mr. Douglas withdrew for the most part from public responsibil- 
ities, and devoted his time to the care of a lar^e personal estate, 
and to reading, for which he had a decided fondness. He was 
by nature endowed with a clear intellect, which was strengthened 
and developed by the study and practice of law, and furtner en- 
larged and quickened by his connection with business and finance. 
An exact thinker and close observer, governing himself and his 
business by fixed principles and not oy untested theories, as a 
lawyer, a banker, a man and a christian, he always commanded 
the confidence of the peoi)le among whom his lot was cast. His 
will was strong, while his nature was gentle and affectionate. 
His habit was to concentrate his attention and strength upon the 
responsibilities that, in Qod's providence, were laid upon him, 
ana he was content with success therein. After about two years 
of failing health and increasing infirmities, borne patiently and 
without a murmur, in the entire possession of his mental lacul- 
ties, revealing to those in close contact with him much of the 
childlike simplicity and affection which chai'acterized his nature, 
combined with his unusually clear thought and foresight, he fell 
asleep, at his home in Troy, on the 9th day of April, 1866. His 
widow survived him until Feb. 28, 1869." 

To the foregoing excellent sketch of Mr. Douglas's 
business lif^ are appended some reminiscences by his 
daughter irary, now^ Mrs. George Miller, also prepared 
at the request of the author, which exhibit his character 
in more domestic relations. Mrs. Miller thus writes : — 

"My remembrance of my father in my youth was that of a 
man moving with quiet dignity among his children and ser- 
vants, methodical and neat in all his ways — never hurried. I 
remember no instance of procrastination in either my father or 
mother. Doing every thing at its proper time, he .was always 
ready for emergencies, and his life seemed to me a leisurely one, 
for he read much daily, and generally slept a while on the sofa 
after dinner. When I would playfully say to him, * Mother is 
the one to rise early, and work hard,' he would smile and say, 
'But I do the head-work.' He left the entire management of 
his children to her; and I have often seen her go across the hall 
to the bank door, (the banking-house being in the same building 
with his dwelling) and say, * Mr. Douglas, will you come and 

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whip this or that boy,' and he would come, administer the whip- 
ping, without knowing what it was for, and at once return to his 
business. As his children became older he talked more with 
them, and I was sometimes deeply touched by his frank acknowl- 
edgment of his besetting sins, in conversation with me. As 
they gi'ew up and left home, he could scarcely read a letter from 
then^ without his voice faltering from emotion. He was an ex- 
cellent reader, and was very appreciative of poetry. I remember 
being particularly impressed with his manner of reading aloud 
tlie Book of Job. After he made a profession of religion, the 
Bible, and commentaries upon it, constituted a large part of his 
r€fading. ** Pilgrim's Progress " was a favorite book with him. 
Published with notes, he read it over and over again. From the 
little, tract, "Come to Jesus," he gleaned much comfort the last 
year or two of his life. He was a very kind son and brother. 
To his sisters he was tenderly attached. Three of them, as well 
i\js his parents, lived in Canada West. They were warm-hearted 
Methodists. I visited them with him, when I was about fifteen 
years old, and also when I was twenty- two; and I remember well 
their loving intercourse, and how he enjoyed listening to their 
singing of Methodist hymns. I remember too his generous in- 
terest m his sister Mary and her children, who lived at Albany, 
only six miles away from him; also his frequent visits to his sister 
Martha at Sand Lake, and his peculiar attachment to her daugh- 
ter Mary, who was in delicate health, and to whom he left a 
special bequest. One of the pleasures of my childhood was the 
accompanying him in his freciuent visits to his sister Content, at 
Waterford. 1 enjoyed much iiis conversations with her husband. 
Gen. Samuel Stewart, a most lovely, genial man. Their daugh- 
ter, afterwards Mrs. Ten Eyck Lansing, was a favorite with him 
and with us all. % 

" While his son Sutherland was preparing for the ministry, in 
the years 1824 and 1825, he grew earnestly desirous that his 
father should become a christian (he had always been a regular 
attendant at church), and corresponded with him on the subject. 
In the winter of 1825-6, the Rev. Charles 6. Finney held a 
series of special religious services in Troy, in connection with 
Dr. S. S. Beman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Hav- 
ing studied and practiced law, his preaching, in the earlier years 
of his ministry, seemed peculiarly adapted to impress men of the 
legal profession. My fatlier went regularly to hear him, and I 
remember how solemnly he was impressed by one sermon of Mr. 
F.'s, in which he dwelt on " Sin as an infinite evil, because com- 
mitted against an infinite God." A clerk in his bank, an earnest 
member of Dr. Beman's church, at this time made him a subject 
of special prayer. A few months after he made a profession of 
religion in the Protestant Episcopal church. To the close of his 
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engross him. With my husband and my youngest child, I spent 
the last three months of my father's life with him. He often 
expressed his doubts of his preparations for an exchange of 
worlds, and one sentence was often on his lips — 'How can I 
expect peace now, when I have led such a worldly life?' His 
nights, at the last, were spent in an easy chair, within my hear- 
ing, in the next room. When waking, I often heard his voice 
in prayer, and one expression was very frequent-^* Blessed Spirit, 
do thy office work in my heart.' The day he died, as I stood by 
his bedside, he said to me, * Mary, I want you to make up f or 
what I have failed to do, in giving to the Lord.' " 

The will of Alanson Douglas, drawn by himself, was 
a long and admirably written instrument, and on its first 
publication excited much curiosity, and attracted the 
attention of legal and financial circles. Among its pro- 
visions, after providing annuities for his brothers and 
sisters, he left a bequest of $100,000, to be equally 
divided among his nephews and nieces in eight equal 
annual payments. He had six. children, all born in 
Lansinburgh, except the last two, who were born in 

439. i. Sutherland^ b, Oct. 25, 1804; m. Harriet L. 

440. ii. Mary ANN^ b. Feb. 7, 1807; m. Hon. Samuel 

441. iii. George Henry', b. Sept. 13, 1809; unm.; d. Sept. 
1, 1837. 

442. iv. Charles Selden^ b. Aug. 17, 1812; m. Ist, Sarah 
A. Hollisfcer, 2d, Mrs. Mary (Warner) Wells. 

443. V. William Bradley', b. Dec. 26, 1818; m. Char- 
lotte C. I). Ferris. 

444. vi. Julia', b. Sept. 17, 1823; m. George Merritt. 


CHARLOTTE^ DOUGLAS (Wheele,^, Asa\ Wil 
liam^^Willtam^^Wtlltam})^ born in Albany, N. Y., Jnly 
15, 1785. When she was fourteen years old her father 
removed to Brantford, Ont., then within the district of 
London, now in Brant county. Here she married, Aug. 
2, '1801, Joseph Smith, farmer. He was born Dec. 10, 

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1771, and was the son of John Smith, formerly of New 
York state, one of the United Loyalists who fought 
against the Revolutionists, and who, after the Inde- 
pendence of the colonies was declared, emigrated with 
his family to Canada. His ancestors were from North- 
umberland, England. Joseph Smith died in Blenheim, 
Ont, April 11, 1839. Charlotte, his widow, died in 
Brantford, Aug. 5, 1869. Children:— 

i. Ann Warren' Smith, b. April 8, 1804; m. Jan. 18, 
1827, Israel Ward Cook, Smithville, wh. res. ('77); haa: I. Char- 
lotte Ann^ Cook, b. at S.; m. Eobert Musgatroyd, of S., wh. res. 
(77); has: (1). Robert CooJ(? Musgatroyd, b. at S., 1855; res. 
('77) S. (2). Ellis Ward^ Musgatroyd, b. at S., Sept. 10, 1858. 
2. Eunice Lydia^ Cook, b. Aug. 9, 1838; m. Dr. Gilbert Chrysler 
Field, of S,, (now of Woodstock), physician; d. 1875; had: (1). 
Edwin Ward^ Field, b. Sept. 22, 1858. (2). William Chrysl&i* 
Field, b. Dec. 27, 1859; d. (3). Mary WillmelU Dun^ Field, b. 
May 11, 1863; d. (4). Gilbert Smith!' Field, b. June 25, 1867. 
(5). Frank Hartman* Field, b. Dec. 18, 1869. (6). Alfred Head- 
lef Field, b. Oct. 20, 1871; d. (7). Ellen Emma Coolf Field, b. 
Oct. 21, 1874. 

ii. Wheeler Douglas^ Smith, b. March 20, 1806; unm.; 
d. Oct. 26,* 1838, 

" iii. JoHN^ Smith, b. Feb. 9, 1808; m. April 28, 1834, Mary, 
dau. William Bull Sheldon, Hamilton ; sheriff of Brant co. ; res. 
('77) Brantford; has: 1. Emma Jan^ Srnith, b. Paris, Aug. 9, 
1835; m. Charles Bruce Nimmo, of P.; res. ('77) Port Colborne; 
has: Charles Bruc^, Edtvin Herbert^ and Mary Sheldon* Nimmo. 
2. Charles Edwin^ Smith, b. Hamilton, Sept. 7, 1838; m. July, 
1871, Margaret Muirhead, Brantford, wh. res. ('77) s. p. 3. 
Douglas Sheldon^ Smith, b. Paris, Aug. 31, 1848; grad. Univ. 
Toronto, and in law at Osgood Hall, Toronto, 1870; rem. St. 
Paul, Minn.; adm. to bar: d. St. P., Oct. 18, 1872; unm. 

iv. Harriet^ Smith; b. May 17, 1810; m. Jan. 18, 1827, 
Absalom. Griffin; res. ('77) Brantford; has: 1. Ransom Smith^ 
Griffin, b. March 21, 1831; d. June 4, 1851. 2. Martha Ann"" 
Griffin, b. Nov. 3, 1833; m. July 1, 1851, Elijah Freeman; res. 
(77) Brantford; has: (1). John"" Freeman, b. July 13, 1853; d. 
July 17, 1853. (2). Harriet Emilf Fremnan, b. Sept. 6, 1854; 
m. 1871, Robert Twis Sutton; res. ('77) Brantford; has: i. Emitut 
Laud'"" Sutton, b. July, 1872. ii. William^'' Sutton, b. Deo. 25, 
1874. iii. Sherman fwis'"' Sutton, b. Oct., 1877. (3). Fanny' 
Eliza* Freemayi, b. Feb. 7, 1857. (4). Ransom Omiond* Free- 
man, b. July 17, 1860. 3. Charlotte Theresa"" Griffin, d. Oct. 29, 
1853. 4. ^lim'' Griffin, b. Nov. 6, 1840; d. Oct. 2, 1858. 

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V. Joseph Kennedy^ Smyth, b. in Blenheim, Sept. 24, 

^; m. Nov. 10, 1846, Julia Gabriella Ogden, N. Y. city, dan. 

Samuel Gouverneur and Eliza (Lewis) Ogden;* engaged exten- 

si velj^ in mercantile operations in N. Y. city and Paris, France, now 
('78) in Newark, N. J. ; has: 1. Douglas^ ^myth, b. N. Y. city, Jan. 
5, 1848; m., June 28, 1871, Adelaide, dau. Henry Grahame and 
Louisa Horatia Thompson,! b* N. Y. city, Nov. 12, 1848; has: 
(1). Douglas Orahain^ Smyth, b. N. Y. city, April 14, 1872. 
(2). Thomas CampbelP Smyth, b. Yonkers, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1875. 
2. Ida"" Sfuyth, b. N. Y. city, Dec. 7, 1849; m. Dec. 8, 1868, 
Hon. Thomas Cooper Campbell, N. Y. city. 3. Conrad Meck^ 
Smyth, b. N. Y. city, Nov. 26, 1852. 4. Eugenid" Smyth, b. 
Paris, Sept. 2, 1854; m. July 24, 1875, Frederic Shonnari, Yon- 
kora, N. Y. ; has: (1). Edward Frederi& Shonnard, b. Aug. 24, 
1876. 5. Julia7i Ke?i7iedy^ Smyth, b. N. Y. city, Aug. 8, 1856; m. 
Nov. 22, 1877, Wingerene Horr, Urbana, 0. 6. Algerno7i^ Smyth, 
b. Paris, Aug. 4, 1858. 7. Gouverneur Ogden^ Smyth, b. Paris, 
March 15, 1862. 8. Clifford'' Smyth, b. N. Y. city, Nov. 13, 
1866. 9. Herbert Crommelin^ Smyth, b. N. Y. city, Dec. 19, 

1870. 10. Ludlow Saint Clar^ Smyth, b. N. Y. city, Nov. 25, 

1871. 11. Julia Gabriella^ Smyth, b. Yonkers, N. Y., April 24, 

vi. Eleanor Thomas^ Smith, b. Jan. 20, 1815; m. 1838, 
Ezra Oille; res. ('77) St. Catharines; has: 1. Lydia Martha^ Oille, 
b. May 8, 18.^9; m. James Weir; d. Sept. 15, 1873; had: (1). 
Charlotte French^ Weir, b. Nov. 21, 1859. (2). James* Weir, b. 
Jan. 10, 1861. (3). Johji* Weir, b. Sept. 27, 1862. (4). Alexan- 
der^ Weir, b. Julv 1, 1864. (5). Georg^ Weir, b. Dec. 17, 1865. 
(6). Catharine Ellen'' Weir, b. Dec. 25, 1868. 2. Elizabeth Decker^ 
Oille, b. Mav 6, 1841; unm.; res. ('77) St. Catharines. 3. Char- 
lotte A7in^ Oille, b. May 9, 1843; m. William Hemphill; res. ('77) 
St. Catharines; has: (1). Charlotte Elea7ior* Hemphill, b. May 20, 

1872. (2). William'' Hemphill, b. Dec. 26, 1873. 4. Georg^ Oille, 
b. Aug. 25, 1845; d. s. p. Sept. 16, 1867. 5. Mary Ellen"" Oille, 
b. Jan. 10, 1848; unm.; res. ('77) St. Catharines. 6. Joseph 
Smith^ Oille, b. Jan. 11, 1850; d. s. p. Oct. 26, 1877. 7. Ward 
Cool? Oille, b. Jan. 28, 1855; res. ('77) St. Catharines. 

* Samuel Gouverneur Ogden was the great shipping merchant of New 
York, owning a fleet of vessels in the first part of the present century. He 
was a near relative of the Gouverneurs, I^imbles and Livingstons, and his 
wife, Eliza Lewis, was a granddaughter of Francis Lewis, a signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. Morgan Lewis, of Revolutionary renown, 
and one xA the early governors of New York, was a brother of Francis 

t Henry Grahame Thompson was s. of Orrin Thompson, Thompsonville, 
Conn., who introduced the manufacture of carpets into the L. 8. His 
mother, a Grahame, was a lineal descendant of James Grahame, Marquis 
of Montrose, Scotland. 


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vii. Alida Macklem' Smith, b. July 24, 1817; d. s. p. April 
27, 1837. 

viii. Martha Maxeroy' Smith, b. Nov. 25, 1819; d. s. p. 
Aug. 19, 1855. 

IX. Mary' Smith, b. Jan. 27, 1823; m. June 21, 18 A 
George Chaeters Keachie; res. Brantford; d. Sept. 16, 1857; had: 
1. Elmena^ Keachie, h. May 12, 1843; m. Henry K. White, whod. 
abt. 1875; res. ('77) Brantford; has: (1). Hekne Kir¥ White, b. 
March 24, 1874. 2. Charlotte Hop^ Keachie, b. Jan. 24, 1845; d. 
July 25, 1847. 3. Mary Evelyn^ Keachie, b. Nov. 19, 1846; m. 
Dec. 27, 1867, George C. Campbell; res. ('77) N. Y. city; has: 
(1). Georg^ Campbell, b. July 31, 1871. (2V Morton E^ Camp- 
hell, b. July 15, 1873. 4. Ransom Smith^ Keachie, b. June 12, 
1851; d. Aug. 26, 1864. 5. Morton'' Keachie, b. Jan. 26, 1853; 
res. ('77) Brantford. 

X. Absalom Griffin' Smith, b. June 18, 1828; m. Hen- 
rietta Bigelow, who d. 1876; res. ('77) Hamilton; has: 1. Absa- 
lom'^ Smith, b. Aug. 11, 1856; d. Jan. 7, 1873. 2. Jame^ Smith, 
b. Feb. 1, 1863. 3. Charlotte Smith, b. Aug. 10, 1870. 4. Heyi- 
rietta^ Smith, b. July 12, 1873. 


(^Wheeler' ^ Asa^^ William^ ^ William^ ^ WilUam})^ born iu 
Stepheutown, N. Y., March 24, 1790. He was six years 
old when his father removed to Canada, and settled 
where the city of Brantford now stands. He married, 
March 12, 1809, Caroline H., daughter of the Rev. 
Thomas Whitehead, a minister of the Wesleyan Metho- 
dist church in Canada, and President of the Conference 
in 1840. All their married life was spent on the farm 
his father had cleared in the township of Brantford, and 
within eight miles of Brantford city. 

*^He was," says one who knew him well, "a man of strict 
moral character; and although he never united with the church, 
still he was a regular attendunt on tlie services of the house of 
God, and always welcomed the ministers to his hospitahle home. 
His wife was a model mother and noble christian woman, with a 
strong, retentive memory and well-balanced mind; and by her 
precepts and practice, trained up their very large family in the 
paths of righteousness and duty. They both lived to see their 
children grown up, and most of them settled in life; lived to see 
the wilderness removed and the fruitful fields and fine farm houses 

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in the place thereof. He died April 5, 1867. •His wife, Caroline, 
died Nov. 21, 1875." 

Children, born in Brantford: — 

i. Thomas Whitehead^ b. Aug. 20, 1810. 

445. ii. John RH0DES^ b. Sept. 5, 1812; m. Eliza Ann 

446. iii. Harriet Griffin^ b. Sept. 7, 1814; m. Simon P. 

447. iv. Elmena Andrews^ b. Sept. 21, 1816; m. William 
L. Carroll. 

V. ALANSON^ b. Nov. 15, 1818. 
vi. George Washington', b. March 30, 1821; unm. 
vii. Marcus Fayette', b. April 30, 1823; m. Mary 
Jane Hewston. 

viii. Martha Ann', b, March 8, 1825; m. Jacob Bing- 

ix. C Cassandra', b. Aug. 2, 1827; m. Wellington Hop- 
X. ( Mariamna', b. Aug. 2, 1827; d. in inf. 
xi. Charles Burwell', b. Nov. 15, 1829. 
xii. Eliza Vanderhuyden', b. June 14, 1834. 
xiii. Emily Jane', b. Feb. 11, 1837; m. June 9, 1859, 
Rev. John Neilson Lake; res. 8. p. (78) Toronto, Ont. 

xiv. William Albert', b. Dec. 20, 1839; m. Mary Jane 


HARRIET* DOUGLAS (Wheeler^, Asa^ Willia7n\ 
WiUiam\ William})^ born in Stephentown, N. Y., June 
15, 1793. She married, June 6, 1814, Smith Griffin, of 
Dutchess county. They were farmers living in Grooms- 
by, Ca. He died Sept. 28, 1849. She died early in 
January, 1848. Children: — 

i. Douglas' Griffin, b. March 24, 1815; res. ('77) Smith- 
ville, Ont. 

ii. Minerva' Griffin, b. June 21, 1817; d 1817. 

iii. Alanson' Griffin, b. Oct. 15, 1819; m. March 8, 1843, 
Julia Ellice; res. ('77) Brantford; has: 1. Charles^ Griffin, b. 
Dec, 1843; d. May 17, 1862. 2. Maria C.' Oriffin, b. 1845; m. 
June 17, 1873, Robert M. Wilson; res. ('77) Brantford; has: (1). 
Irving H. C* Wilson, b. Oct. 18, 1874. (2). Eobert C. A. "^ Wilson, 
b. Jan. 26, 1877. 

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iv. Sutherland^ Griffin, b. July 9, 1822; m. 1848, Mar- 
tha Leonard; res. ('77) Brantford; has: 1. Arthur^ Griffln, b. 
1849; d. younff. 2. Harriet S^ Griffin, b. May 19, 1850; m. 
1875, George B. Salter; res. ('77) Brantford; has: (1). George 
Z.» Salter, b. Sept. 16, 1876. 3. Walter ZT.* Griffin, b. Oct. 31, 
1852. 4. Francis L^ Griffin, b. Feb. 28, 1854. 5. Robert H'.* 
Griffin, b. March 31, 1856. 6. Elizabeth M. W.^ Griffin, b. Nov. 
6, 1861. 

V. Cyrus Ryerson' Griffin, b. May 11, 1824; m. March 
13, 1849, Mary M. Nellis; res, ('77) Brantford; has: 1. Colborne 
N.^ Griffin, b. Jan. 9, 1850. 2. Jane ^.« Griffifi, b. Nov. 8, 1851; 
d. Dec. 5, 1861. 3. Mary A."" Griffin, b. May 25, 1853; d. Dee. 

5, 1861. 4. Harriet A.^ Griffin, b. Aug. 26, 1858. 5. Clara B^ 
Griffin, b. Sept. 6, 1860; d. March, 1862. 6. Ariel F.^ Griffiyi, 
b. June 18, 1863. 7. Helen A^ Griffin, b. July 18, 1865; d. l)ec. 
19, 1865. 8. Wesley E} Griffin, b. Nov. 27, 1867; d. Dec. 12, 

vi. Martha Ann^ Griffin, b. June 19, 1826; d. Dec, 1834. 
vii. Samuel Stewart^ Griffin, b. March 2, 1829: m. in 
Australia, Catharine Finegan; res. ('77) New Zealand; has, Ma- 
rian^, Harriet^, Edmund A,^ and William W.^ Griffin. 
viii. Content' Griffin, b. March 4, 1831; d. Oct., 1831. 
ix. Alvin Torry' Griffin, b. Dec. 7, 1832; d. June, 1849. 
X. Harriet Victoria' Griffin, b. July 27, 1837; m. Dec. 
27, 1854, Orren H. Lawrence; d. 1869; had: 1. Mary E,^ Law- 
rence, b. May 30, 1856. 2. Julia H^ Latorence, b. May 23, 1858. 
3. Charles 0.^ Lawrence, b. March 25, 1860. 4. Cyrus E.^ Law- 
rence, b. April 4, 1862. 5. Clara M.^ Latvroice, b. April 4, 1864. 

6. Jane V/ Lawrence, b. Dec. 7, 1866. 


Asn^^ WiUiam^^ WilUam^^ William^)^ born at Lebanon 
Springs, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1781 ; married, Oct. 26, 1813, 
Harriet Ann''' (Sheldon) Rossiter,* [89. i. 1.], daughter 
of Dr. Remembrance and Mrs. Olive® ( Sloane) Sheldon, 
and widow of Nathan Rossiter. Mr. Rossiter died a 
few weeks after their marriage, and had no children. 
She was born Nov. 10, 1790, and died July 12, 1848. 
Mr. Douglas died June 10, 1867. Children, born in 
Waterford : — 

i. Harriet Jaxe^ b. Dec. 18, 1814; d. Sept. 30, 1815. 

* See Sheldon Magazine. 

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ii. Henry SHELDON^ b. Feb. 13, 1816; d. Feb. 11, 

iii. Edward', b. Oct. 2, 1818; d. May 4, 1819. 

448. iv. Harriet Sheldon', b. Jan. 29, 1820; m. Pres. 
Horace Green, M. D., L.LD. 

449. T. Jonathan Hancock', b. June 5, 1824; m. Mrs. 
Josephine A. ^Curtis) Stratton. 

vi. Ambrose Sheldon', b. April 9, 1827: d. Nov. 26, 

450. vii. George', b. Oct. 10, 1829; m. Martha-H. Montague. 


PRUDENCE^ DOUGLA'S {Nathaniel^ Asa^ Wil 
Uam^^ William^^ William})^ bom in Chazy, N. Y., March 
13, 1773; married Seth Gregory, a fanner, of Chazy, 
where they settled. After her death he married, sec- 
ond, Lucy* (Douglas) Grant [229.]. Children, bom in 
Chazy : — 

i. Henrietta^ Gregory, b. 1790; d. July 17, 1818. 

ii. Henry' Gregory, b. Sept. 1, 1792; m. 1820, Electa 
Sawyer, Grand Isle, who d. Nov., 1851; res. ('77) Chazy; has: 
1. Mary M.^ Gregory, b. March, 1821; m. Jerome Beardsley, 
laAvyer, St. Albans, Vt. ; set. Chicago, 111.; d. 1856; had: (1). 
Elien^ Beardsley, m. Charles H. Reed, lawyer, Chicago, wli. res. 
('77). (2). Jerom^ Beardsley, m. in Chicago. (3). Rutli^ Beard- 
sley, m. Dec. 19, 1876, J. \V. Griggs, Jr., St. Paul, Minn. 

lii. Charlotte' Gregory, b. July 18, 1795; m. Jan. 26, 
1815, Dea. Henry Gnives; d. May 20, 1835. He m. 2d, and d. 
April 8, 1858. She had: 1. Caroline Charlotte^ Graves, b. Dec. 
31, 1815; m. May 16, 1838, Rev. Zebulon Montgomery Pike Lu- 
ther, Presb. clergym., Chazy; set. N. Jereey, wh, he d., leav., 
Charlotte, Amos?, Helen*, Henr]^ and Caleb* Luther. 2. Henry 
G^ Graves, b. Aug. 4, 1818; d. Oct. 26, 1819. 3. Henrietta? 
Graves, h. Oct. 25, 1820; m. Daniel Degrasse' Douglas [231. iv.]. 
4. Helen Maria* Graves, b. June 25, 1825; m. Oct. 28, 1855, Rev. 
Ebenezer Douglas, A. M., {vide post. New Fairfield Family), 
Cong, clergym.; res. (^77) Anoka, Minn. 5. Lucy Anji* Grai^es, 
b. Jan. 29, 1829; unm.; res. ('77) Anoka. 6. Benjamin Brain- 
ard* Graves, b. Oct. 1, 1833; d. Jan. 1, 1858. 

iv. Clarissa' Gregory, b. June, 1798; unm.; d. Nov. 24, 

V. Haxxah' Gregory, b. 1810; m. Dr. Duncan McCullum, 
Montreal, Ca., wh. res, s. p, ('77). 

vi. Maria' Gregory, m. John Ransom; rem. West, wh. she 
d., leav. : 1. Maria* liansom, m. Mr. Wood, farmer, Illinois. 

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Capt. NATHANIEL^ DOUGLAS {Nathaniel^ Asa^ 
Willimn^^ WiUiaw?^ Williaw})^ born in Chazy, N. Y., 
Aug. 30, 1774; married, June 4, 1796, Lucy Converse. 
They were farmers, and removed to Isle La Motte, Vt. 
In 1811 he emigrated with his family to Canada, and 
was the first settler in the township of Sherrington. 
In company with Alexander Hyde, an acquaintance, he 
had walked through the country the previous year, 
taken up a tract of land, felled trees and built a hut. 
Soon after, his father and his brothers James and Jona- 
than joined them. The settlement was called Douglas- 
ville. In 1812, Mr. Douglas was appointed by the 
British government captain of militia, and held the 
office till his death. He died May 1, 1829. Mrs. Dou- 
glas died July 8, 1837. Children:— 

451. i. Edward Wheeler^ b. Jan. 5, 1798; m. Delilah 

ii. HARRIET^ b. Jan. 17, 1800; unm.; d. June 27, 

iii. AsA^ b. Feb. 9, 1802; unm.; d. Aug. 10, 1826. 

452. iv. Caroline^ b. Feb. 22, 1804; m. Charles Weekes. 

V. Capt. Amasa Ladd', h, Dec. 17, 1805; unm.; d. 
June 27, 1870. 

vi. Nathaniel Perrin', b. Dec. 7, 1807; unm.; d. 
April 23, 1828. 

453. vii. John Brown^ b. Nov. 18, 1809; m. Maria More, 
viii. Nancy Maria', b. April 20, 1813; m. James Van 

Rensselaer' Dwiglas [461.]. 

ix. Sarah Anne^ b. Nov. 16, 1815; unm.; res. ('77) 
Napierville, Que. 

X. Louisa Raymond^ b. Sept. 16, 1817; unm.; d. 
May 20, 1838. 

xi. Lucy ALVIRA^ b. Feb. 7, 1819; d. Aug., iai9. 


JAMES« DOUGLAS {Natlianiel\ Asa^, William^ WU- 
Uam\ Wtlltmn'), bom in Chay.y, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1775; 
married, April 9, 1797, Keziah Howe, who died in Beek- 
mantown, in June, 1840. He died in North Dorchester, 

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Ont, Aug. 8, 1856. Of his children, the first five were 
bom in Clinton county, N. Y., the others in Canada 

i. Alonzo^ b. May 6, 1798; m. Amanda French; res. 
('78) Holt, Mich. 

ii. Prudence^ t>. Nov. 22, 1799; m. Chilen Minkler; 
d. No. Dorchester, Ont., March 27, 1841; left 5 girls and: 1. 
Jame^ Minkhr, 2. Benjamin^ Minkler, res. ('77) No. Oxford, 

iii. Martha^ b. May 9, 1802; m. William Manning; 
res. ('78) Mona, la. 

iv. Althea^ b. March 22, 1804; m. Nathan Peny; d. 
8. p. Plattsburgh, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1822. 

V. DuLiNA^ b. Jan. 13, 1806; m. Henry Manning; 
res. ('77) Independence, la. 

vi. Hannah^ b. March 30, 1808; m. Eobert« Douglas 
454. vii. i John ALLEN^ b. Sept. 13, 1810; m. Sarah Man- 
\ ning. 
viii. ( James Washington', b. Sept. 13, 1810; m. Maria 
Grant; res. ('77) Windsor, Ont. 

ix. Jonathan Howe', b. Sept. 2, 1813; m. Theresa 
Spaulding; res. ('77) Milwaukee, Wis. 

X. RoswELL^ b. Sept. 16, 1816; d. set. 4 yrs. 


Aaa^^ William^ ^ William^ ^ William}^ ^ born in Chazy, N. Y., 
July 15, 1782. He married Martha Manning, of Mooers, 
and settled in Chazy, where he lived until after the war 
of 1812-15. By trade he was a joiner. He died in 
Chateaugay, July 8, 1854. She died in Madrid, Oct. 3, 
1873. Children, born, the first two in Chazy, the others 
in Chateaugay : — 

465. i. Horatio Nelson^ b. June 22, 1813; m. Caroline 
F. Joslin. 

ii. LucRETiA M.^ b. Aug. 24, 1815; m. Luther Smith, 
who d. ; res. ('77) Austin, Minn. 

456. iii. Calvin SACKET^ b. April 30, 1817; m. 1st, Mary 
J. Merrill, 2d, Martha A. F. Shepard. 

iv. Sarah Ann^ b. Jan. 15, 1819; m. Thomas Smith, 

Chicago, 111., wh. set.; d.; left 3 ch., inch: 1. ^ Smith, m. 

Mr, Gillespie; res. Chicago. 

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457. V. Leander^ b. Feb. 1, 1821; m. Maria S. King. 

458. vi. Charlotte Maria', b. Aug. 3, 1824; in. Rufus G. 

459. vii. Dewitt CLINTON^ b. Nov. 8, 1826; m. Alma J. 

viii. CLARISSA^ b. Oct. 6, 1829; d. June 18, 1831. 

460. ix. George Manning', b. Nov. 25, 1831; m. Hannah 


LUCY« DOUGLAS (Jolm\ Asa^ William^ WilUam^ 
William}), born in Stephentown, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1780; 
married, first, John M. Grant, a Scotchman. He was 
the first settler in East Chazy, having removed there 
from Alburgh, Vt, about 1800. He died in 1816. 
After his death, she married, second, Seth Gregory, of 
Chazy, whose first wife was Prudence® Douglas [225.]. 
Lucy died in Chazy, Jan. 2, 1825. Children (by first 
husband) : — 

i. Daniel M.^ Grant, unm.; d. **niany yrs. ago" in 

ii. Hannah^ Grant, m. 1817, Alexander McCotter; d. X. 
Y. city, 1848. He res. ('77) Holbrook; had: 1. Elizabeth'' Mc- 
Cotter, m. Watson Wilson; res. ('77) N. Y. city; has: {l),Georg^ 
Wilson. 2. Douglas G,^ McCotter, m. GertruSe A. Burian; res. 
('77) Brooklyn. 3. John^ McCotter, d. 4. Francis^ McCotter, m. 
Rev. Mr. Thompson; res. (77) Holbrook. 

iii. Douglas B.' Grant, m. Eliza Vaughan, Montreal, Ca.; 
set. Chazy, N. Y., wh. d. March, 18G6. She res. ('77) in West, 
with s. Itenry^ and Johf Grant, 

iv. Pamela^ Grant, m. Nathaniel Piatt, Plattsburgh; &qL 
N. Y. city, wh. d. abt. 1870; widow several yrs.; liad, Maria^ 
(m. — 7- Farber, Brooklyn), James'', John*' and Louisa^ Piatt. 
V. John M.^ Grant, unm.; d. Plattsburgh. 

vi. Alexander Hamilton' Grant, ret. merch., res. ('77) 
N. Y. city. 

vii. Matilda' Grant, m. Truman Deforris, M. D., lead. cit. 
Plattsburgh, wh. res. ('77); has: 1. Ellen M.' Deforris, m. S. P. 
Bailey, Plattsburgh; res. ('77) Concord, N. H.; has, James F.^, 
Truman D.* and Elleu^ Bailey, 2. John G.^ Deforris. 3. Charles 
S.^ Deforris. 4. Louisa*" Deforris. 

viii. Jane E.' Grant, m. Nathan Hazen; set. Wis.; d. s. p. 
Plattsburgh, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1875, ^t. 66. 

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ix. Maria^ Grant, m. Silas Goodrich, Schuyler Falls, wh. 
res. till d. ; left Mary L,^{m. George H. Burroughs, Champlain), 
Truman^, Dougla^^ Herbert* and Charles^ Ooodrich. 

(By second husband) : — 

X. George* Gregory, set. N. Y. city, wh. d.; had: 1. Dou- 
glas Gregory. 


ABIGAIL^ DOUGLAS (John^, Asa', William^ Wil- 
liarn^^ William})^ born in Stephentown, N. Y., Feb. 15, 
1782. She married, about 1801, John Louis Fouquet, 
of Plattsburgh, where they settled, and where she died in 
February, 1855. Mr. Fouquet was a Frenchman and a 
Roman Catholic. He opened a small boarding-house in 
Plattsburgh in 1798, near the site of the present Fou- 
quet house. It was burned during the battle of Platts- 
burgh, in 1814, by hot balls from the fort. In 1815 a 
second house was erected, which was burned in 1864. 
The present Fouquet house was erected by one of Mr. 
Fouquet's sons. Children, born in Plattsburgh : — 

i. Douglas Louis^ Fouquet, b. July 20, 1802; m. Feb. 2, 
1822, Rhoda Osborne Sperry, b. Sept. 3, 1801; d. June 20, 1871. 
She res. ('77) Plattsburgh; has: 1. Cornelia A.^ Fouquet, m. 
George H. Wheeler; res. ('77) Orange, N. J. 2. John L.^ Fou- 
quet, d. in inf. 3. Mary A.*^ Fouquet, m. C. W. Hatch, who d. 
1874; res. ('77) Orange, N. J. 4. John DougJa^ Fouquet, m. 
Miss LeflBngwell; res. ('77) Fishkill. 5. Elleri B,* Fouquet, d. in 
inf. 6. Louis Montcahn^ Fouqtiet, unm.; d. May 20, 1875. 7. 
Ellen B.*^ Fouquet, unm. ('77). 8. Emily L.^ Fouquet, unm. ('77). 
9. Catharine 0." Fouquet, d. in inf. 10.' Frances^ Fouquet, m. 
Gen, James M. Robertson, U. S. A., stationed ('77) Sacket's 

ii. Meruit Louis^ Fouquet, m. Cynthia Gillman; set. Platts- 
burgh; had: 1. Merrit^ Fouquet. All three d. ('77). 

iii. Hannah Louise^ I^ouquet, m. Hiram Bentley, merch., 
Plattsburgh; widow; d. July, 18G8; had: 1. Eliza F."^ Bentley, 
m. Rev. Thomas Pearson, Sleth. elergym., who d. in few yrs. ; 
m. 2d, 1869, Thomas Doty, Poughkeepsie; had no eh. 2. Abi- 
gail Douglas^ Bentley, m. Charles H. McNeil, I'lattsburgh, wh. 
res. ('77); has, Jant^, Hannah* and Hamilton* McNeil. 3. Capt. 
Charles^ Bentley, app. capt. IGth Inf. N. Y. Vols.; scrv. 3 yrs.; 


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m. Albany; set. Ala., wh. d. 1866. 4. Maria L,^ Bentley, m. 
Edwin Pearce; res. ('77) Minneapolis, Minn. 5. John E.^ Beni- 
ley, m. Annie Hedges; res. ('77) Elizabeth, N. J. 6. Fanny C^ 
Bentley, m. Jan. 6, 1875, John M. Weaver; res. ('77) Platts- 

iv. Amherst Douglas' Fouquet, m. Eliza Movers, Platts- 
burgh; d. abt. 1850. She res. ('77) Morrisonville, N. Y.; has: 

I. Susan A.^ Fouquet, m. P. T. Gates, Brooklyn; has: 1. Frq^nV 
Gates, 2. Mari^ Fouquet, m. A. Acheson, Orange, N. J. 3. 
Elizabeth^ Fouquet, urira. ('77). 4. Afuia />.' Fouquet, unm. 


JONATHAN^ DOUGLAS (John^, Asa', William^ 
William^, William})^ born in Stephen town, N. Y., Feb. 

II, 1785. He married, Feb. 27, 1802, Lucy« Douglas 
[92. X.], daughter of NathanieP and Prudence® (Brown) 
Douglas, of Pittstown. She was bom Oct. 21, 1788, 
and died in Champlain, Feb. 12, 1871. They settled on 
a farm in Chazy, where most of their lives were spent. 
He served in the American army during the war of 
1812-15. By occupation he was a miller. He died in 
Champlain, Jan. 29, 18G8, lamented by all who knew 
him. They had twelve children : — 

i. Prudence Brown^ b. in Chazy, Nov. 29, 1800; 
unm.; d. March 31, 1848. 

461. ii. James Van Rensselaer^ b. in Chazy, May 9, 
1815; m. Nancy Maria^ Douglas. 

iii. Hannah T.', b. in Chazy, June 9, 1817; m. 0. N. 
Butler, Chazy, wh. d. Aug. 3, 1855; had, Henry^, Mephlin^, Mary^ 
(m. J. E. Hyde), Josephine'^ and Lucif^ Butler. 

iv. Daniel Degrasse', b. in Mooers, Aug. 18, 1821; 
ra. April 24, 1849, Henrietta" Graves [225. iii. 3.]; res. 8. p, (77) 

V. John Fouquet^ b. in Mooers, June 4, 1824; m. 
Ai)ril 22, 1856, Elizabeth C. Perrigo; set. Mooers; set. 1871, 
Sandwich, 111.; has: 1. Frederick 6'.^ printer, ('77) Sandwich. 

vi. Henry Grant', b. in Chazy, Sept. 11, 1826; m. 
Caroline Copps, Ellenburgh; d. Malone, June 6, 1867; had, 
George"", Caroline^ and Cyrenus^, 

vii. Melancthon Smith', b. in Plattsburgh, Aug. 20, 
1830; m. Caroline Winans; wholes, fruit deal., N. Y. city, wh. 
d. Jan. 16, 1867; had Charles IV, Ella' and Ada\ 

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AMHERST« DOUGLAS {JoJin\ A8a\ William\ Wil 
liam^^ William})^ born in Stephen town, N. Y., July 4, 
1786; married in April, 1807, Nancy, daughter of 
Samuel Tennent, of Beekmantown. He died without 
issue, Jan. 16, 1808, and she married his brother, David® 
Douglas [234.]. 


liam^^ WiUtam\ William})^ born in Stephen town, N. Y., 
Feb. 26, 1788. He married, Aug. 26, 1813, Cornelia 
Lott Brower, of Albany. She was born in New York, 
July 24, 1790. He commenced business in New York, 
where he afterward became well known as a wholesale 
and importing merchant, of the firm of Douglas & Trot- 
ter. He died Sept. 23, 1858. Mrs. Douglas is still (78) 
living, in Yonkers. Children, all born in Albany : — 

i. Cornelia Wyckoff', b. June 16, 1814; m. Sept. 
5, 1843, Forster James Weeks, Halifax, N. S.; res. s, p. ('78) 

ii. James Amherst^ b. April 27, 1816; d. Sept. 27, 

462. iii. Robert James^ b. Nov. 10, 1818; m. Elizabeth 


DAVID« DOUGLAS (Johii^, ABa\ Wtlltarrv', William^, 
Wtlimm}), born in New Galway, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1790. 
He early engaged in business in New York and Albany. 
He married, Feb. 14, 1813, Mrs. Nancy (Tennent) Dou- 
glas, daughter of Samuel Tennent, of Beekmantown, 
and widow of his brother, Amherst* Douglas, by whom 
he had five children. He resided for many years at 
Chazy. His wife, Nancy, died July 3, 1841, and in a 
few years after he removed to the state of Wisconsin, 
where he resided till 1850, when he returned to New 

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York state. In 1856 he married Mrs. Thompson, of 
Malone, and made his home in that place until the death 
of his wife in 1863. He then returned to Chazy, to the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. Severance, of whose family- 
he was a member until his death, which occurred Jan. 
16, 1868. He was a man of great energy, and his in- 
fluence was always felt on the side of Truth and Justice. 
He was for many years an officer in the Presbyterian 
church in Chazy. Children (by his first wife) : — 

463. i. David Samuel Teknent^ b. in Chazy, March 17, 
1814; m. Mra. Frances H. (Dagger) Davenport. 

464. ii. Mary Elizabeth^, b. in Chazy, June 17, 1816 
m. George Severance. 

465. iii. John Amherst', b. in Plattsburgh, May 2, 1819 
m. Estlier S. Knappen. 

466. iv. Henry Alexander', b. in Chazy, June 12, 1826 
m. Louisa Haskell. 

v. Hannah Matilda', b. in Chazy, July 7, 1829, 
m. April, 1858, Charles C. Severance, Springville; d. June 2, 


ROBERT^ DOUGLAS {John\ Asa^ Wmiam^ Wil 
liam^^ Wtlliam^)^ born in New Galway, N. Y., Feb. 15, 
1792; married in Chazy, June 14, 1812, Olive Griffith. 
She was born Aug. 25, 1792, and died at Grand Isle, 
Sept. 21, 1820. He married, second, March 20, 1823, 
Elizabeth Griffith, sister of his first wife. By her he had 
one son. She died in Peru, Nov. 16, 1829. He mar- 
ried, third, Oct. 23, 1830, his cousin, Hannah" Douglas 
[227. vL], of Douglasville, Quebec, daughter of James® 
and Keziah (Howe) Douglas. He removed, some forty 
or fifty years ago, to the state of Michigan, and died 
Jan. 7, 1873, in Chesterfield, where his widow now ('78) 
lives (New Baltimore P. 0.) in the family of her son. 
Children (by first wife) : — 

467. i. JoHN^ b. at Grand Isle, April 6, 1813; m. Jane 


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468. ii. Jonathan Griffith^ b. in Chazy, Nov. 12, 1818; 
m. Rebecca Minkler. 

(By second wife) : — 

469. iii. William Wallace^ b. in Chesterfield, Aug. 10, 
1825; m. Eunice Chase. 

(By third wife) : — 

470. iv. George Washington', b. in Chesterfield, Nov. 14, 
1833; m. 1st, Lucinda L. Denison, 2d, Amelia Jacobs. 


Aaa^^ William^^ William^^ William})^ born in Stephen- 
town, N. Y., in 1781. When quite a youth, his parents 
removed with him to Brandon, Vt., in order that he 
might have better advantages for an education. Here 
be attended Middlebury College, but left before the 
regular course was completed, in order to begin the 
study of medicine. He studied with Joel Green, M. D., 
of Brandon, and then began the practice of his profes- 
sion there. He married, Jan. 10, 1811, Sarah, daughter 
of Nathaniel Fisk, an extensive farmer of Brandon, by 
his wife Sarah (Arnold) Rhodes, widow of Daniel 
Rhodes. On the first of July, 1813, without any previ- 
ous illness or physical warning, Dr. Douglas died sud- 
denly of disease of the heart, in the 32d year of his 
age. At the very moment of his attack and of his 
death he was playing with his daughter at his knee, 
and holding his son Stephen in his arms. Immediately 
after the death of Dr. Douglas, his widow removed with 
her two children from their native village to a farm 
about three miles in the country, where they resided 
with her bachelor brother on their patrimonial estate. 
She afterward, Dec. 2, 1830, married Gehazi Granger, 
of Ontario county, N. Y., and removed to a farm near 
Canandaigua, where she lived till the time of her death. 
May 30, 1869, having attained her 80th birth-day on the 

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24th of the preceding March. Mr. Granger died Oct. 
15, 1869. Dr. Douglas had two children, both born in 
Brandon : — 

471. i. Sarah Arnold^ b. Oct. 29, 1811; m. Julius N. 

472. ii. Stephen Arnold', b. April 23, 1813; m. 1st, Mar- 
tha Deny Martin, 2(1, Addle Cutts. 


AMY« DOUGLAS {Bmajah\ Asa^ William^ Wil 
h'am^^ William})^ born in 1786. She married David 
Merriam, of Brandon, Vt. By him she had a number 
of children. She died Jan. 28, 1830, ''in her 44th 
year." After her death he married a second time and 
had other children. A daughter of Amy's, 

i. "^ Merriam, m. Hubbard Daniels, and d. 'Mong since," 

leav. 2 daus. He res. ('78) Rutland. 


MARTHA« DOUGLAS {Benajah\ A8a\ William^ 
WilHmn^, William}), born Aug. 4, 1783; married, Jan. 

1, 1806, John A. Buckland. He was bom Aug. 24, 
1785. They settled in Brandon, but afterward lived in 
Franklin county, N. Y., and finally in Barre, N. Y. She 
died Jan. 16, 1843, and he died May 20, 1848. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Martha M.' Buckland, b. in Brandon, Oct. 17, 1806; 
m. Lucius Street; d. July 30, 1805; had: 1. Cordelia^ Street, m. 
Ozro Love; res. ('78) Albion, N. Y.; has: (1). Lucius Delo^ 
Love, res. ('78) Albion; has Martha S}^ and Sarilla A }^ Love, 

2. Ellen'' Street, m. William J. Randall; res. ('78) La Plata, Mo.; 
has BJie A.\ William S.\ Martha A.\ Cordelia J/.' and Ellen 
M.' Randall 

ii. John Douglas^ Buckland, b. in Brandon, Nov. 22, 
1807; m. 1st, Helen I., dau. Ithernier Ilebard, who d. Jan. 5, 
1801; m. 2d, Annette M., dau. Henry Selleck; res. ('78) Albion, 
N. Y.; had (by 2d w.): 1. Helen A. "" Buckland, d. young. 2. 
Martha A,^ Buckland, d. set. 12 yrs. 3. John Dougla^ Buck- 
land, d. young. 

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iii. William A.^ Buokland, b. in Franklin co., April 19, 
1809; m. ; d. Oct. 1, 1854; had: 1. Adelaide'' Buck- 
land, m. Charles C. Hotclikiss; res. ('78) Chicago, 111.; has 
Mary*, Eva* and Dougla^ Hotchkiss. 2. Jermx^ Buckland, d. 
U. S. A., aet. abt. 21 yrs. 3. Mary^ Buckland, m. Mr. Ayers; 
res. ('78) Howell, Mich.; had: 1. Grac^ Ayers. 

iv. Charlotte^ Buckland, b. in Franklin co., Dec. 2, 
1811; d. aet. 4 yrs. 

V. Romulus^ Buckland, b. in Barre, Aug. 30, 1821; accid. 
shot himself June 17, 18G6. 


REBECCA^ DOUGLAS (Jienajah% Asa', WilUam\ 
WtUiamf, William}), married Joshua Bates, of Bran- 
don, Vt., and had a number of children, none of whose 
names have been ascertained. She died in Brandon. 
Her children have all since died, and this branch of the 
family has become extinct. 


Dr. BERTAH« DOUGLAS {Benajah\ Asa^ William^ 
William^, William}), born May 17, 1789. He married, 
first, Aug. 3, 1814, Elizabeth CampbelF Douglas [213. 
ii.], daughter of William® and Miriam (Pease) Douglas, of 
Stephentown, N. Y. She was born April 15, 1793, and 
died March 12, 1823. He married, second, Sophia^ 
Willett [92. V. 1.], of L'Acadia, Ca. He went from 
Stephentown to Albany, and practiced his profession as 
a physician for some time, and then commenced the 
practice of dentistry, in which profession he became 
noted. He was the first dentist in Albany. He lived 
in Albany several years and then removed to Geddes, 
near Syracuse, and engaged in the manufacture of salt. 
He finally removed to Appleton, Wis., where he died, 
March 27, 1870. Children, born in Stephentown, (by 
first wife) : — 

i. William ArorsTrs^, b. Sept. 4, 1815; unm.; d. 
island of Madeira, Oct. 14, 1838. 
473. ii. Geougk', b. Oct. 9, 1818; m. Margaret L. Veazie. 

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iii. ELiZABETir, b. Oct. 17, 1830; d. March 26, 1822. 

(By second wife) : — 

iv. Byron% b. July 30, 1824; res. (*78) Appletoii. 
V. Franklin', b. July 17, 1826; res. ('78) N. Y. city. 


HONORS DOUGLAS {Benajah\ A8a\ William\ Wil 
liaTV?^ William})^ born in Brandon, Vt, Sept. 3, 1796; 
married, Oct. 20, 1814, Jonathan King Barlow, M. D. 
He was a graduate of Castleton Medical College. He 
died of cholera, at Quincy, 111., July 23, 1849. She 
died of the same disease, at Quincy, Aug. 5, 1849. 
Among her children were : — 

i. Stephen Douglas' Barlow, res. ('78) St. Louis, Mo.; 
secy, and treas. R. R. 

li. Martica' Barlow, m. Bethany Centre, N. Y., June 8, 
1845, Cornelius Volk; res. ('78) Quincy, 111.; has 2 s. res.. ('78) 

iii. Emily' Barlow, m. April 28, 1852, Leonard W. Volk, 
sculptor; res. ('78) Chicago, 111.; has 4 ch., inch: 1. Douglas^ 
Volk, b. 1856; went to Rome, Italy, at 16, to stud, paint.; also 
stud. Venice and Paris, France, wh. stud. ('78) Ecole des Beaux 
Arts as pupil celebr. Gerome; visit. America once, ret. Pans 
Oct., 1876. Leonard W. Volk (supra) visited Italy 3 times: 1st 
und. patron. Senator Douglas, 1855, ret. 1857; 2d, 1808, ret. 
1809; 3d, with fam., 1870, ret. 1872, having stud, there in all 
over 4 yrs., in Rome most of time. lias prod, number pieces 
wh. have been highly praised; just ('78) com})leted collossal statue 
Stephen A. Douglas, for monument, Chicago, for compl. wh. 
III. Leg. approp. $50,000. 


WILLI AM« DOUGLAS (W7//m< WiUtam\ Rich- 
anP^ WilUavf^ William^), born in New London, Conn., 
Sept. 29, 1753; married, Dec. 28, 1775, Lucretia, 
daughter of David Caulkins, of New London. They 
removed, with William's two brothers, Caleb and Ivory, 
in 1798, to Vermont. William settled in Richmond 
and his brothers in Chelsea. The country was then 

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wild and unbroken, with very few white inhabitants. 
In the town in which they settled there were but three 
white families. William brought up a lai'ge flmily of 
children here, and died Sept. 17, 1822. His widow 
died May 19, 1837, aged 80 years. Children, the first 
six born in New London, the others in Richmond : — 

i. LucRETIA^ b. Jan. 7, 1777; d. Jan. 26, 1868. ' 

474. ii. Richard^ b. Nov. 1, 1778; m. Rhoda Clawson. 

475. iii. William^ b. Dec. 13, 1781; m. Elizabeth Jewell, 
iv. Samuel^ b. July 29, 1783; m. Sarah Crane. 

V. DAVID^ b. Feb. 19, 1786; m. Elizabeth Coxe. 
vi. Joseph^ b. Dec. 5, 1788; m. Alma Hall; s., Alonzo^, 
res. ('77) Richmond. 

vii. Sarah', b. Dec. 12, 1791; m. Sawyer Jewell. 

476. viii. JoHN^ b. April 13, 1794; m. Marv Ferguson. 

ix. Phbbe^ b. July 9, 1796; m. Mican Thompson. 

477. X. George^ b. Jan. 11, 1802; m. Olive Thompson. 


CALEBS DOUGLAS {WiUiam\ William\ Richard^ 
William^ ^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., April 
16, 1760; married, Feb. 20, 1786, Grace, daughter of 
Edward Morgan, of New London. In 1789 they re- 
moved, with Caleb's brothers, William and Ivory, to 
Vermont. William settled in what is now Richmond, 
while Caleb and Ivory settled in Chelsea. The place 
was then an unbroken wilderness, with only three white 
families in the town. Caleb reared a family of ten chil- 
dren, seven sons and three daughters, six of whom are 
still ('77) living, the oldest in his 90th and the youngest 
in his 73d year. Caleb died Nov. 5, 1821. His widow 
died July 24, 1827. Children, the first two born in 
New London, the others in Chelsea : — 

478. i. Samuel^, b. June 6, 1787; m. Mary Church. 

479. ii. S0P1IIA^ b. Jan. 22, 1789; m. George W. Drew. 

480. iii. CALEB^ b. Aug. 3, 1790; m. 1st, Sarah Smith, 2d, 
Sarah L. Noyes. 

iv. MART^A^ b. March 11, 1792; m. July 12, 1843, 
Amos Bliss, farmer, Essex, Vt., who d. spring, 1855. She d. 
s. p. May 28, 1871. 

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481. V. JosiAH^ b. April 19, 1794; m. let, Anna Emerson, 
2d, Mi-s. Roxanna (Little) Mason. 

482. f i. Charles^ b. Nov. 10, 1795; m. Ist, Juliet Church, 
2d, Cynthia Cowles. 

483. vii. GuY^ b. March 1, 1798; m. Ist, Abigail Bickford, 
2d, Mrs. Martha W. (Meserve) Williams. 

viii. Calvin^ b. March 2, 1800; killed by well caving, 
Salina, Mich., Nov. 19, 1838; had been m. abt. 4 yrs., but d. s.p. 

484. ix. -Lucy', b. Aug. 14, 1802; m. Chester Gilbert. 

485. X. Edward', b. Nov. 15, 1804; m. Esther M. Barnes. 


Dea. IV0RY« DOUGLAS ( William^ William\ Ricli- 
ariP, William^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., 
in 1761 ; married Phebe, daughter of Nathan Smith, of 
Groton. In 1789 he removed, with his brothers, Wil- 
liam and Caleb, to Vermont, and settled with Caleb in 
Chelsea. They were the fourth white family to settle 
in the town. He was chosen one of the first two dea- 
cons of the Congregational church which was formed 
in Chelsea in 1789. In the year 1825, being then 65 
years of age, he went with his wife, in their own con- 
veyance, to New London. While visiting their friends 
there, they walked one evening down to Shaw's neck, 
and while his wife walked upon the shore he went in to 
bathe, and was drowned, on the first day of August. 
It is supposed he was seized with cramp or convulsions 
of some kind. As the weather was warm he was buried 
at New London. His widow returned to Vermont, 
where she died, Feb. 10, 1853, aged 86 years. Chil- 
dren, born, the first four in New London, the others in 
Chelsea: — 

i. Elizabeth^, h. Oct. 31, 1783; m. David Perkins, 
Chelsea; had, Joseph'^ (res. ('77) Barre), Sheldo7i^, CharMy Fan- 
7iy^y Emelinf^, Lydia^ and Juliet Perkms, 

ii. Denison', b. Feb. 10, 1785; m. Olive Baldwin, sist. 
Eleaznr Baldwin, who m. his sist., Theresa^ Doughis [^^44. x.]; 
set. Louisville, N. Y., then in 111.; had Georg^, Johw, Maria^, 
and perhaps other cli. 

iii. Phebe^ b. Feb. 28, 1787; m. Hon. Christopher* 
Douglas [126.]. 

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486. iv. Daniel', b. May 23, 1788; m. Sarah Messenger. 

V. Sarah\ b. Feb. 12, 1790; m. Jonathan Jennings, 
Tolland, Conn.; rem. West; hod Da7iieP,Cole9nan^, Nel8(yn^,ltoydP, 
Milton^, Sarah^y Charlotte, Adalin^ and Mar%(f Jennings. 

487. vi. CHARLOTTE^ b. Oct. 29, 1791; m. Jared Smith, 
vii. Mary^ b. May 22, 1793; d. in Wis., unm. 

488. viii. j Ivory', b. May 11, 1796; m. Experience Hackett. 

489. ix. ( Lucas', b. May 11, 1796; m. Clarissa H. Reed. 

X. Theresa', b. July 12, 1798; m. Eleazur Baldwin, 
bro. Olive Baldwin, who m. her bro., Denison' Douglas [244. ii.]; 
set. la.; had CJiarle^, Louisa^, Charlotte and Sarah^ BdUlvrin, 
and perhaps other ch. 

XI. Henry', b. July 3, 1800; d. young. 

490. xii. Henry', b. Jan. 18, 1802; m. 1st, Ruby Cilly, 2d, 
Mrs. Jane (Wilcox) Simonds. 

xiii. Sheldon', b. 1803: d. aet. 8 yrs. 
xiv. Royal', b. May 3, 1805; set. and m. Thompson, 
O. ; had Lorindcfy Gharlott^^ Marie? , Oordelicf and Oarolim?, 


JONATHAN^ DOUGLAS {Willliam^ Willtam^Rtch- 
ard\ William^ ^ William})^ born in New London, Conn., 
Aug. 31, 1765; married, May 31, 1795, Abigail Lay, of 
Lyme, bom March 6, 1773. In 1797 he purchased a 
farm on Shelter island, N. Y., and the following year 
removed thither. He was an industrious and thrifty 
farmer. A man of unblemished character, he was well 
known for his strict integrity and uprightness. He was 
for two years an elder in the Presbyterian church at 
Shelter island. His wife, Abigail, died Aug. 11, 1821. 
He died Sept. 30, 1840. Children, born, the first two 
in New London, the others at Shelter island : — 

491. i. JosIAH^ b. April 17, 1796; m. Eliza A. Williams. 

492. ii. Abigail Lay', b. Oct. 20, 1798; m. Williani Ter- 
bcll, M. D. 

493. iii. Hepzibah PECK^ b. Sept. 8, 1801; m. Caleb S. 

494. iv. Ji'LiA Ann', b. June 12, 1806; m. Jeremiah King. 

495. V. Charles Gardiner', b. Oct. 27, 1810; m. Xancy 
A. Tabor. 

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DANIEL« DOUGLAS {Wmia7n\WilUam\ Ricliard\ 
William^, William})^ born in New London, Conn., in 
1770; married, first, Lucy® Douglas [98. v.], daughter of 
George*^ and Elizabeth (Lucas) Douglas, of New London. 
She was born Jan. 25, 1773, and died March 20, 1806. 
He married, second, Amelia® Douglas [98. viii.], sister 
of his first wife. She was born Feb. 4, 1779, and died 
Dee. 24, 1868. Daniel was extensively engaged in the 
West India trade, which was then very profitable, until 
the embargo interrupted it. He died Nov. 11, 1837. 
Children, born in New London (by first wife) : — 

i. Gurdon', b. Dec. 29, 1794; unm.; d. Windsor, K 
C, Aug. 25, 1825. 

ii. Lucy\ b. April 11, 1797; unm.; d. July 9, 1876. 

496. iii. Daniel William^ b. Aug. 8, 1799; m. Emily 

iv. Christopher George', b. Sept. 30, 1801; m. 1st, 
Abigail, dau. Philip and Elizabeth Morgan, Waterford, who d. 
s. p. Feb. 28, 1847, aet. 43 yrs.; m. 2d, her sist., Mehitable Mor- 
gan; farmer, res. s. p, ('77) Waterford. 

497. V. JosiAH^ b. Aug. 21, 1803; m. Ist, Nancy Avery, 
2d, Hannah (Avery) Morgan. 

498. vi. Edwin LucAS^ b. June 10, 1805; m. Ursula Mor- 

(By second wife) : — 

vii. George^ b. May 29, 1807; m. Nancy Champlin, 
N. Y., who d. May 5, 1854. He d. San Francisco, Cal., Sept., 
1862, leav. no ch. 

viii. William^ b. March 17, 1809; m. Lucy Latimer; 
res. 8. p. ('77) Rome, 0. 

ix. Oliver Pratt', b. April 5, 1811; m. May 4, 1840, 
Eliza Gordon; set. Cal. No ch. 

X. Amelia ELI7.ABETH^ b. Feb. 25, 1813; d. 1816. 

499. xi. Raxdolph', b. Feb. 25, 1815; m. Emma More. 
xii. Ri(;iiard', b. March 17, 1817; m. Mrs. Sarah 

(Jones) Morgan, wid. Douglas Morgan, and dau. Theodore 
Jones, N. London; killed Mariposa, Cal., Sept. 3, 1863; had: 
1. Horace Liicas^. 

xiii. Horace^ b. Sept. 18, 1819; mariner; unm. 

xiv. Mary Eliza beth\ b. Nov. 3, 1821; d. unm. 
XV. Amelia Cecilia', b. Oct. 29, 1824; d. unm. 

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Capt. J0SIAH« DOUGLAS {WiUiam\ William^ 
Ridtard^^ William^^ William})^ born in New London, 
Conn., in 1772; married, in 1798, Mary Griswold, of 
Lyme, by whom he had two children. She died May 
31, 1834, aged 62. He married, second, in November, 
1834, Mrs. Elizabeth Bishop, daughter of Andrew Starr, 
of New London. He engaged in the seafaring business 
in New London, and was captain of some craft sailing- 
from that port. He died Aug. 31, 1845. One of his 
children was, 

i. Eunice', b. in N. London; d. set. 3 yrs. 


JOHN* DOUGLAS {Jonathan^ WilUam\ Richard^ 
William^, Willtam})^ born in New London, Conn., Jan. 
15, 1770; married, first, Aug. 12, 1791, Mary Holmes, 
by whom he had eight children. He married, second, 
Dec. 9, 1826, Mrs. Mary (Treby) Sizer, who died with- 
out issue. May 24, 1860. He was by trade a cooper. 
In 1837 he conveyed to his son Perry, a house lot on 
Golden street. Children, bom in New London (by first 
wife) : — 

i. JoHN^ b. Dec. 18, 1793; m. Ellen, dau. Hezekiah 
Dart, N. London; set. Cal. 

ii. GEOROE^ b. April 5, 1795; d. N. Orleans, La., 1819. 
iii. Mary', b. Jan. 25, 1797; set. N. Y. state. 

iv. Elizabeth^ b. May 13, 1799; m. 1st, Moore, 

2d, Culver. 

V. IsAAC^ b. April 24, 1801; unm. 
500. vi. Perry Mumford HASKELL^ b. July 20, 1803; m. 
Harriet A. Dart. 

vii. ANK^ b. May 24, 1806; m. John Smith; d. June 
25, 1857. 

viii. C0LBY^ b. Nov. 29, 1809; d. Sept. 18, 1841. 


ANN* DOUGLAS {Jonathan'', WiUiam\ RicMrd\ 
WilliaTv?, Wtlltam^), born in New London, Conn., about 

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1785; married, Jan. 31, 1808, Asa Nowland; died in 
June, 1852, ^'aged about 77 years." Child:— 

i. Ann Stephenson^ Nowland, b. in N. London, Oct. 4, 


SARAH« DOUGLAS {Georg^, William^ Richard', 
William^ ^ Willtam^)^ bom in New London, Conn., Nov. 
16, 1769; married, Dec. 5, 1793, George Way, of Black 
River, where he was born, June 18, 1771. They re- 
moved soon after their marriage to Lempster, N. H., 
and were among the first settlers in that place. Mr. 
Way was a large and flourishing farmer. He died at 
Lempster, Feb. 15, 1815. She died July 18, 1855. 
Children, all born at Lempster :— r 

i. George^ Way, b. April 11, 1795; m. Sabina Fuller. 

ii. Sarah^ Way, b. Oct. 2, 1796; m, Collins Hurd; res. 
('77) E. lempster. 

iii. Gordon^ Way, b. July 30, 1798; m. Abigail Perley; 
res. ('77) Claremont, N. II. Children, b. Lempster: 1. Flim 
M.^ Way, b. March 8, 1820; m. Nov. 28, 1850, 0. B. Kidder; res. 
s, p. ('77) Claremont, Minn. 2. Aloiizo G.^ Way, b. June 12, 
1821; d. Sept. 14, 1856. 3. Eveliyie A.^ Way, b. March 16, 1823; 
m. abt. 1842, Eliakim Tandy, (ioshen, N. IL; d. Nov. 12, 1848. 

4. Perley E^ Way, b. Sept. 15, 1826; unm.; d. Sept. 15, 1847. 

5. George 0.' Way, b. Nov. 16, 1830; m. Nov. 16, 1851, Sarah 
A. Mitchell; farmer, res. ('77) Fairbault, Minn; has George M^ 
and Horace Way. 6. Edwin F."" Way, b. Nov. 2, 1831; m. Dec. 
31, 1852, Ann A. Stevens; farmer, res. r77) Claremont, Minn.; 
has Georg^, Osvion* and BelP Way. 7. Emily M.^ Way, b. Nov. 
26, 1833; d. Oct. 3, 1848. 8. Orlo F^ Way, b. July 25, 1835; m. 
Emma Gone; farmer; res, ('77) Claremont, Minn.; has: 1. Ar- 
thur^ Way, 9. Lucy A,"" Way, A. B., b. March 4, 1837; grad. 
N. Ilamp. Conf. Fem. Coll. 1861; m. Rev. J. C. Hoyt, Meth. 

clergym.; res. ('77) Garrison's, N. Y Children: (1). Henry A} 

" - - ^65. {2). Alice a* Hoyt, h. 3\}' 

(3). Chester J." Hoyt, b. Feb. 16, 1868. (4). Osinoh B.^ Hoyt, 

Hoyt, b. Jan. 8, 1865. (2). Alice C^ Hoyt, b. July 11, 1866. 

b. July 18, 1869. (5). Gordon W^ Hoyt, b. Nov. 17, 1872. 
(6). haac S* Hoyt, b. May 21, 1874; d. June 7, 1874. 10. Hon, 
Osmon Barber^ Way, M. D., b. March 22, 1840; educ. Kimball 
Union Acad., Meriden; for some time tetich. Claremont Acad.; 
10 yrs. supt. pub. sch.; grad. M. D. Dart. Coll. 1866; m. Dec. 

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24, 1868, Martha L. Wiglitman; two yrs. memb. N. Hamp. Leg.; 
now ('77) successful physician, Claremont, N. H. No ch. 11. 
Lauisa M.^Way, b. Oct. 13, 1843; m. June, 1867, Hon. Ira Colby, 
A. B., (Dart. Coll. 1857) prominent lawyer, Claremont, N. H. 
Child: 1. Ira G.' Colby. 

iv. Roderick' Way, b. March 27, 1800; m. March 18, 1819, 
Sanih Spaulding; farmer, res. ('77) Marlow, N. H. Children: 

I. Frederick A.^ Way, b. April 21, 1820; m. April, 1842, Persis 
Courser; farmer, res. ('77) Andover, Vt, 2. Dexter R.^ Way, b. 
July 27, 1821; m. Sept., 1841, Hannah Keyes; farmer, res. r 7 7) 
Rockingham, Vt. 3. OrpM A.^Way, b. Nov. 24, 1822; d. Jan., 
1834. 4. James iT.' Way, b. Nov. 28, 1824; m. Nov., 1853, 
Martha McKecn; res. ('77) Chatham, N. J. 5. Samaiitha S.^ 
Way, b. Jan. 2, 1826; m. Sept., 1847, Alvah Barney; res. ('77) 
Acworth, N. H. 6. Louisa n.^ Way, b. Oct. 15, 1828; m. May, 
1853, Charles Courser. 7. Larenzo F.^ Way, b. Jan. 27, 1830; 
m. 1854, Henrietta DeLaney; paper manuf. ('77) Chatham, N. J. 
8. Lucius A.^ Way, b. July 27, 1833; in U. S. A. 3 yrs.; m. 1854, 
Julia Dow; sawyer, Wilton, N. H. 9. Joseph E.^ Way, b. June 
13, 1835; in U. S. A. 1 yr.; m. 1857, Nancy Thissel; m. 2d, 
1867, Anna Fellows; shoe dealer, ('77) Phila., Pa. 10. Sophro- 
nia ^.* Way, b. March 19, 1838; m. Nov., 1857, Orville Rogers. 

II. Solomo7i 8^ Way, b. Jan. 30, 1840; enlist. U. S. A. 1862; 
taken pris. 1864; exchanged after 9 mos.; d. Baltimore, Md., 
April, 1865. 12. Sidney />.* Way, b. May 23, 1843; m. Feb., 
1874, Mary Boynton; in U. S. A. 4 yrs.; farmer, ('77) Manches- 
ter, Vt. 

V. Emily' Way, b. Sept. 15, 1801; d. young. 

vi. Joseph' Way, b. July 18, 1803; clothier; last heard fr. 
in Ca. East. 

vii. Lucy' Way, b. Feb. 23, 1805; m. Feb. 14, 1828, Wil- 
lard Huntlev, farmer, b. April 11, 1803, d. Sept. 6, 1874, s. Elijah 
Huntley, Marlow, N. H.; res. ('77) West Burke, Vt.; has: 1. 
Dustitf Huntley, b. Dec. 20, 1829; d. April 30, 1831. 2. Luther 
D/ Huntley, h. Oct. 26, 1831; unm.; d. Nov. 30, 1856. 

viii^ Emily E.' Way, b. June 28, 1807; m. Samuel McDuffee; 
res. ('77) E. Lemi)8ter; had: 1. Rev, Samuel V/ McDuffee, b. 
Jan. 9, 1835; ent. Amherst Coll. 1861; joined 3d N. U. Vols. 
1862; transf. signal corps, IT. S. A., 1863; disch. Julv, 1865; 

frad. Bangor Theo. Sem. 1868; m. Sept. 15, 1868, Mary A. 
'aterson; ord. May, 1869; sup. Cong, ch., Wayne, la., Jan., 
1869,— Jan., 1870; Acworth, N. H., Jan., 1870— July, 1871; 
Barton, Vt., Oct., 1871— Oct., 1874; Ludlow, Miiss., Dec, 1874 
to date; has: (1). Walter F.* McDuffee, b. Oct. 20, 1869. (2). 
Alice A.* McDuffee, b. March 1 2, 1872. (3). Edith M^ McDuffee, 
b. Aug. 9, 1874. 2. Emily ^.* McDuffee, b. Sept. 5, 1837; d. 
Oct. 20, 1853. 3. Lucy A. ^ McDuffee, b. Jan. 9, 1839; m. Dec, 
1865, Everett McDuffee, farmer; res. ('77) Bradford, N. Y. 4. 

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George Waf/^ McDuffee, b. Feb. 22, 1841; m. Aug. 13, 1863, Ellen 
Lewis; chair mfr., Keene, N, H. 5. Martha J,* McDuffee, b. 
Oct. 4, 1845; m. George B. Field, mfr. shoe pegs. 6. Uharles 
0^ McDuff'ee, b. Sept. 18, 1847; m.Jan. 26, 1877, Sarah Brooks; 
merch., BLeene, N. K. 7. Louise M.^ McDufee, b. Dec. 19, 1850; 
m. Oct. 16, 1871, Ephraim W. Barber, blacksmith, Walpole, 
N. H. 

ix. Christopher^ Way, b. April 18, 1809; m. His w. res. 
('77) Gorham, Me. 

X. Truman^ Way, b. Feb. 22, 1811; res. ('77) Indianapo- 
lis, Ind. 


EUNICE^ DOUGLAS {Georg^, WilUam\ Richard^ 
William^^ William^\ born in New London, Conn., Sept. 
16, 1771. She married, Jan. 13, 1791, Pickett Latimer, 
of New London, and had the following children, born 
there : — 

i. Eunice' Latimer, b. July 9, 1792. 

ii. Hannah Pickett' Latimer, b. March 12, 1794. 

iii. Pickett' Latimer, b. Jan. 28, 1796. 

iv. Elizabeth Lucas' Latimer, b. Feb. 14, 1798. 

V. Peter' Latimer, b. March 30, 1800. 

vi. Lucretia' Latimer, b. July 9, 1802. 


EARL« DOUGLAS (Richard^ WiUiani\ Ricliard\ 
William^ ^ Williain^)^ born in New London, Conn., May 
27, 1805 ; married, in 1827, Julia, daughter of Josiah 
and Mary Hempstead, of Hartford. They removed to 
New York city, where, in company with his brother 
Alfred, he was many years engaged in the business of 
importing glass and china. He died in New York, 
Nov. 5, 1865. His wife, Julia, died Jan. 22, 1869. 
Children : — 

i. Alfred', m. Josephine ; lawyer, set. Boston, Mass.; 

d. Copake, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1876; had: 1. Ifenrf, res. unm. ('77) 
N. Y. city. Also other ch. 

ii. Richard', ni. May, 1857, Laviuia Allen; res. ('77) N. Y. 
city; has 1 dau. 

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ALFRED^ DOUGLAS {Richard^ William^ Rich- 
ardP^ William^ William^X born in New London, Conn., 
Jan. 15, 1807 ; married, June 18, 1850, Mrs. Rebecca 
Ann (Harris) Wilson, daughter of Hiram and Margaret 
(Christian) Harris, of Powhatan county, Va.,'and widow 
of John Wilson, Jr., of New York city. She was born 
in Manchester, Va., March 3, 1823. Directly after their 
marriage, in 1850, they made an extended tour of Eu- 
rope, visiting England, Ireland and the Holy Land, and 
spending some eighteen months abroad. On his return 
Mr. Douglas engaged in the glass importing business, in 
New York city, with his brother Earl, and they were 
partners for many years. He was then out of business 
for quite a period, but finally accepted the position of 
president of the Columbia fire insurance company, which 
he retained until 1875, when, owing to ill health, he was 
obliged to resign. Since then he has not been engaged 
in business. Children, born in New York city : — 

i. Robert Earl^ b. April 25, 1852; unra.; in tea bus. N. 
Y. city. 

ii. William Harris^ b. Dec. 5, 1853; unm.; with Arkell, 
Tafts & Co., N. Y. city. 

iii. Helen Vandervoort^ b. July 21, 1855; unm. ; res. ('77) 
N. Y. city. 

iv. Alice Maud\ b. Dec. 22, 1866. 


ERSKINE« DOUGLAS (Richard^ William\ Rich- 
ard\ William^, Williavi^)^ born in New London, Conn., 
Aug. 26, 1812 ; married Sophia, daughter of Thomas 
J. and Nancy Garrett, of Mount Sterling, Ky., where 
she was born, Feb. 27, 1812. He removed to Spring- 
field, 111., and subsequently to Richmond, Mo. lie was 
an intimate friend of the eminent statesman, Stephen A. 
Douglas, during their residence in Springfield and after- 
ward, and accompanied him on his tour through central 

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Ohio, when the latter was a candidate for the Presidency 
of the United States. He now (77) resides at Belle- 
fontaine. 0. Children : — 

501. i. Earl Palmes", b. in Springfield, July 4, 1837; m. 
Amanda J. Leister. 

502. ii, George Garrett^ b. in Springfield, Aug. 18, 1839; 
m. Agnes G. Muirhead. 

503. iii. Lucy Ann^ b. in Richmond, Aug. 28, 1841; m. 
Capt. Alexander H. Stanton. 

504. iv. Emma Jane', b. in Richmond, Nov. 11, 1843; m. 
Col. George T. Shakelford. 

V. Julia', b. in Richmond, March 16, 184T; d. Jan. 
6, 1852. 

505. vi. Laura', b. in Bellefontaine, Feb. 24, 1850; m. Jolin 
E. Atwood. 

vii. Clifton', b. in Bellefontaine, March 11, 1852; res. 
('77) Ottawa, Ont. 


LESTER^ DOUGLAS (Samuel^ Daniel\ John\ Wil- 
liam^^ Robert^ ^ William^), born in Ley den, N. Y., Oct. 
4, 1800; married, April 16, 1828, Sarah Potter. He 
lived in Ley den till 1854, then removed to Rome, and 
finally to Floyd in 1874, where he now (77) resides. 
They have one child: — 

500. i. Sylvester M.^ b. in Leydeii, Jan. 24, 1833; m. 
Louisa Smitli. 


SAMUEL^ DOUGLAS (SmnueJ^ Daniel', John\ Wil- 
liavi^, Robert^, Willi(im^), born in Leyden, X. Y., Dec. 
29, 1801; married, in September, 1827, Mary Wheeler, 
and settled as a farmer in Leyden, where he died, in 
March, 1874. Children, born in Leyden: — 

i. MILT0N^ num.; res. ('??) Port Leyden, N. Y. 

ii. Joanna**, d. March 1, 1851. 

iii. Charle:s\ res. ('77) Whitesides co., 111. 

iv. Marij:tte'*, m. Wallace" Dougla.s [26H. iv.]. 

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CHESTER^ DOUGLAS {Samuel\ Daniel^ John\ 
William^, Robert^, WiJliam}}, born in Ley den, N. Y., 
Dec. 22, 1805; married, March 22, 1829, Sarah. Desire 
Brainard, born in Leyden, Dec. 25, 1811. They settled 
on a farm in Watson, lived there five years, then re- 
moved to Martinsburgh, where they remained twenty- 
five years, then removed to High Forest, Minn., their 
present (78) place of residence. Children, born, the 
first three in Watson, the others in Martinsburgh : — - 

i. Chester Azariah\ b. Aug. 13, 1831; unm. ; 
drowned Lake Erie, Cleveland, 0., June 29, 1852/ 

507. ii. Samuel Joseph'*, b. July 4, 1833; m, Annie S. 

iii. Charles DELOs^ b. June 5, 1835; m*. 1864; farm- 
er, {"US) High Forest; has 2 ch. 

iv. Harvey Lines^ b. Oct. 21, 1837; m. 1868; d. 
High Forest, Oct. 14, 1871; left 1 dan. 

V. Alden GALUSHA^ b. Jan. 19, 1840; res. ('77) 
High Forest. 

vi. Sarah MARIA^ b. Oct. 12, 1843; m. 1871, Rev. 
^fr. Thomas; res. ('78) Gomeria, Kans. ; has 2 ch. 

vii. Andrew Perry', b. Julv 21, 1847; m. 1868; farm- 
er, ('78) Worthington, Minn.; has 2 cfi. 

508. viii. Levi lIowARr/, b. July 21, 1850; unm.; lawyer. 


DANIEL^ DOUGLAS (SamfjeJ^ Daniel^ John\ Wil- 
liam^, Robert^ Wn/iam^)^ born in Leyden, N. Y., Aug. 
28, 1814. He married Rose Lyon. She is now dead, 
lie is a farmer, residing (78) at Port Leyden. Chil- 
dren, born there : — 

i. EMMA^ unm. ('78). 

ii. FRA]S'CIS^ unm. ('78). 

iii. Ellen', unm. ('78). 

iv. Wallace**, m. Mariette'' Douglas [256. iv]; res. ('78) Pt. 

V Albert^, unm. ('78). 

vi. Letty", unm. ('78). 

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LINES^ DOUGLAS {Samuel\ Daniel?, John\ Wil 
liam^, Robert^, William})^ born in Ley den, N. Y., Dec. 
24, 1818. He married Nancy Lyon, and is a farmer, 
residing (78) at Port Leyden. Child : — 

i. 'Ada*, b. at Pt. Leyden; unm. ('78). 


ELIZA ANN^ DOUGLAS {Joshua^ Daniel\ John\ 

William^, Robert^, William})^ bom in Trenton, N. Y., 

April 14, 1810; married, Nov. 10, 1831, Phineas Gates, 

of Fredonia, where they now ('77) reside. He is a 

farmer. * Children, born in Fredonia : — 

i. Helen^ Marion® Gates, b. Aug. 15, 1832; m. Nov., 
1852, John C. Southwick, Fredonia, merch.; res. (*77) Wauke- 
gan. 111. ; has 3 ch. 

ii. Lewis Jones' Gates, b. June 5, 1834; m. Jan., 1866, 
Georgiana Hayes, Fredonia: hardware merch., res. ('77) Wood- 
stock, 111. ; has 2 eh. 

iii. Ann Eliza' Gates, b. Sept. 20, 1836; m. Jan. 30, 1856, 
Walter Hutchinson, Fredonia, wh. res. ('77). He d. civil war, 
leav. 2 ch. 

iv. Janet Kennedy' Gates, b. Oct. 23, 1838; d. May 15, 

V. Prudence Jane^ Gates, b. March 23, 1841; m. May 3, 
1865, Ealph B. Day, farmer, Waukegan, 111.; res. ('77) Dunkirk, 
N. Y.; hi)«2ch. 

vi. James Alfred" Gates, A. M., b. June 21, 1844; unm.; 
gi-ad. Wittenburg Coll., A. B. 1871, A. M. 1874; farmer, res. ('77) 

vii. George Douglas" Gates, b. Dec. 14, 1847; d. April 
12, 1850. 


MARY^ DOUCxLAS (Joshua!', Darnel^ John', Wtl 
Uam^, Roberf, William^), born in Trenton, N. Y., March 

11, 1815; married, Feb. 8, 1838, Hill; died at 

Vevay, Mich., May 8, 1849. Children:— 

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i. Edward Judson* Hill, b. March 14, 1839; serv. in iTnion 
army; d. Aug., 1865. 

ii. Amanda Elizabeth* Hill, b. March 13, 1841; d. Sept. 
14, 1846. 

iii. Lucy Jane* Hill, b. May 3, 1844; m. Colwell; res. 

('77) Malta, N. Y. 

iv. Jay Wakeman* Hill, b. May 5, 1847; m. Nov. 4, 1868; 
farmer, res. ('77) Vevay, Mich. 


teP^ John\ William^^ Roherf^ William^\ born at Trenton, 
N. Y., Aug. 7, 1817; married, March 2, 1837, Nathan 
S. Fowler, of Madison, Conn. They settled in Haddam, 
Conn. ; afterward resided in New Haven, but now live 
at Higganum. Children : — 

i. Jane Maria* Fowleb, b. in Haddam, March 21, 1838; 
m. Feb. 12, 1854, Charles S. Todd, Weston; res. ('77) Belle City, 
111.: has: 1. Arthur E^ Todd, b. Aug. 14, 1854. 2. Edtoard A.* 
Todd, b. Sept. 9, 1856. 3. Charles /S.* Todd, b. Dec. 26, 1858. 
4. Henry H> Todd, b. Feb. 6, 1861. 5. Mary J.* Todd, b. Dec. 
21, 1870. 6. Benjamin M^ Todd, b. Oct. 16, 1872; d. Dec. 8, 

ii. Mary Eliza* Fowler, b. in Haddam, May 12, 1840; 
m. May 24, 1857, Richard T. Barton, N. Haven; hM: 1. Ella 
J* Barton, b. June, 1861. 2. Ida if.* Barton, b. May, 1862. 

iii. Asa Lafayette* Fowler, b. . in Haddam, Nov. 13, 
1842; m. April 2, 1867, Emily E., dau. John Wilcox, Haddam; 
res. ('77) Plantsville; has: 1. Henry E.^ Fowler, b. May 5, 1875. 

iv. Alice Lauraette* Fowler, b. in Haddam, Nov. 13, 
1842; m. June 4, 1862, Andrew R. Blatchley, Killingworth; d. 
May 31, 1866. 

V. Mortimer Douglas* Fowler, b. in No. Guilford, Sept. 
13, 1844; m. March 27, 1872, Roberta, dau. Epaphroditus Hub- 
bard, Haddam. 

vi. Nathan Sherman" Fowler, b. in N. Haven, Aug, 9, 

vii. Frances Emeline* Fowler, b. in N. Haven, July 30, 


JOSHUA^ DOUGLAS {Joshua\ Daniel^ Jolm\ "HVZ- 
/iam^, Roherf^ William^)^ born at Riga, N. Y., Aug. 1, 

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1826. His parents removed, in 1832, to Meadville, Pa., 
and settled on a farm near that place. Joshua tussisted 
about the farm Work and attended school at Meadville 
Academy, which was then and still continues to be one 
of the best educational institutions in the state. He 
married, April 9, 1848, Calsina L. Finch, who died 
without issue. May 14, 1849. In 1850 he went over- 
land to California, but returned in 1852, and commenced 
reading law with A. B. Richmond, then and still one of 
the leading attorneys of western Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Douglas was admitted to the Meadville bar in April, 
1854, and has continued the practice of his profession in 
that place till the present time. In 1856 he entered 
into partnership with the Hon. D. A. Finney, under the 
style of Finney & Douglas, and continued in this rela- 
tion eleven years. He then practiced alone until 1859, 
when he formed a partnership with Col. D. C. McCoy, 
under the style of Douglas & McCoy. This firm was 
dissolved in February, 1876, since which time Mr. Dou- 
glas has been alone. He was admitted to practice in 
the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1858; in the 
United States Circuit and District Courts in 1862, and 
in the Supreme Court of the United States in 1869. 
M. Douglas has a large and important practice, and is 
one of the leading lawyers of Pennsylvania. He mar- 
ried, second, Oct. 4, 1853, Lavantia, daughter of Joel 
and Sophia Densmore, of Erie. Their silver wedding 
was celebrated on the 4th of October, 1878. Children, 
born in Meadville (by second wife) : — 

i. MARION^ b. Feb. 7, 1855; ni. Dec. 2"^, 1875, Charles W. 

Lane, Meadville, wh. res. ('78); has: 1. BalpP, b. May 9, 1877. 

ii. Ellen^ b. July 10, ISofJ; attend, seh. ('77) Boston, Mass. 

iii. EoBERT^ b. Kov. 17, 1861; d. Oct. 18, 1802. 

iv. Mabel*, b. Feb. 22, 1864. 

V. CTERTRUDE^ b. Nov. 8, 1866. 


RUTIF DOUGLAS (Israel^ IsrneP, John\ WllUmn\ 
Roher(\ Willimn^), born in Essex, (\jnn., Oct. 29, 1794; 

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married, March 29, 1819, Alanson Ingham, of Saybrook, 
born Jan. 22, 1795. They settled in Saybrook, and 
were farmers. She died Dec. 5, 1822. He died July 
7, 1869. They had two children, born in Saybrook: — 

i. Dr. Harvey Alanson** Ingham, b. Feb. 25, 1820; m. 
Jan. 20, 1862, Charlotte Smith, Vergennes, Vt., who d. Feb. 8, 
1865; m. 2d, Dec. 5, 1873, Louisa M. Ingham, Saybrook; res. 
('77) Vergennes; propr. "Ingham's Nervine Pain Extractor," 
and "Blood Purifying Pills." 

ii. Charles Douglas** Ingham, b. Nov. 17, 1822; m. March 
31, 1859, Ermina Reynolds, Chittenango, N. Y., b. Jan., 22, 
1835; farmer, res. ('77) Vergennes, Vt.; has: 1. May AntoineM 
Ingham, b. Dee. 3, 1859. 2. Harvey Custei^ Ingluun, b. Dec. 16, 
1864. 3. AdelM Ingham, b. Oct. 17, 1867. 4. Ruth Douglas^ 
Ingham, b. Feb. 10, 1871. 


NANCY ANNA^ DOUGLAS {l8rael\ Israel^ John^ 
William^, Robert^ ^ William})^ born in Winchester, Conn., 
March 10, 1798; married, in Leyden, N. Y., Feb. 15, 
1819, Samnel Allen, who was born in Brattleborough, 
Vt., May 15, 1793, and died July 26, 1868. In 1822 
they removed from New York to Ohio, and in 1858 
from there to Michigan. They lived in Michigan until 
Mr. Allen's death. Mrs. Allen now ('78) lives in Delta, 
0., in the family of her daughter Abigail. Children: — 

i. RuTHETTE Douglas® Allen, b. in Leyden, Jan. 11, 1821; 
m. July 4, 1844, Jared E. Cothrell; res. ('78) Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 
has: 1. Fanny Cordelia^ Cothrell, b. Aug. 21, 1847; m. Dec. 25, 
18f)5, Harrison Goeldard; res. ('78) Uniontown, Ja. ; has: (1). 
Ellen B}"" Goddard, b. March 3, 1867. (2). Herschel Leo''' God- 
dard, b. April 17, 1869. (3). Grace A,'"" Goddard, b. Oct. 2, 
1871. (4). MabeP^ Goddard, b. Feb. 21, 1875. (5). Riith 
PearP'' Goddard, b. March 13, 1878. 2. Levi Lems^ Cothrell, b. 
Aug. 9, 1849; d. Nov. 7, 1872. 3. Jtdia Etta^ Cothrell h, April 
11, 1852; ra. April 23. 1874, John Noble; res. ('78) Mtilberrv, 
0.; has: (1). Sutfette'^ Noble, b. March 21,1876. 4. William 
Douglas^ Cothrell, b. Jan. 17, 1854; brakeman, P. & W. R. R., 
res. ('78) Peoria, 111. 5. Allen Buchanan^ Cothrell^ b. June 12, 
1856: brakeman, P. & \V. R. R. 6. Jared Clinton'' Cothrell, h, 
Nov. 22, 1858: res. ('78) Ft. Wayne, Ind. 7. Ruthette An- 
nie'' Cothrell, b. Oct. 5, 18()0. 8. Edith May' Cothrell, b. March 
31, 1863. 

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ii. Abigail Foster^ Allen, b. Dec. 14, 1822; m. 1844, 
Elijah Herrick; res. ('78) Delta., 0.; has Ralph C\, Cliarhtte 
S^., Annie E\ and May E.^ Herrick. 

iii. Charlotte Elizabeth* Allen, b. Nov. 25, 1824; d. 
March 7, 1852. 

iv. Eveline Anna" Allen, b. Aug. 11, 1827; m. S^pt 8, 
1852, Rev. Guy Carlton Graham, b. July 25, 1827; res. ('78) 
Van Wert, 0.; has: I. Avery Ebmt* Graham, b. Sept. 19, 1853. 
2. Cora^ Graham, b. April 4, 1858. 3. Adaline May* Graham, 
b. April 7, 1865; d. Nov. 18, 1867. 

V. Warren Edgar® Allen, b. March 13, 1839; m. Minerva 
Parker; res. ('78) Loomis, Mich.; has Maud Minnettff, Ruth*, 
Ralph* and Clyde Orson* Allen. 


ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS {Israel^ Israel^ John\ 
William^ ^ Roheri^^ William})^ born in Ley den, N. Y., 
April 16, 1800; married Dec. 7, 1819, 'Simon Merwin. 
She died in Chelsea, III, in 1864. She had eight chil- 
dren : — 

i. Elizabeth* Merwin. 

ii. Charles' Merwin, d. 

iii. Cordelia' Merwin, d. 

iv. Anselm* Merwin, res. ('78) Frankfort Station, 111. 

V. William® Merwin, d. 

vi. Ann Amelia' Merwin. 

vii. Nancy* Merwin. 

viii. Egbert* Merwin. 


THOMAS PRATT^ DOUGLAS {Israeli, Israeli, 
Jolin^^ Willia'w?^ Roberfi^ William})^ born in Leyden, 
N. Y., Nov. 21, 1802; married March 4, 1829, Eliza 
Margaret Stephens, who was born Feb. 10, 1806. They 
are farmers, living in West Leyden ('78), where their 
children were born. Children : — 

i. Adaline Aravilla*, b. Nov. 27, 1829; m. April 
2, 1851, Ambrose S. Dewey, farmer; res. ('78) W. Walworth, 
has 6 ch. 

509. ii. Arathusa Barintha', b. Dec. 22, 1832; m. Wil- 
liam Brown. 

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510 iii. Emily Eliza", b. March 14, 183G; m. Michael 

iv. Mary Elizabeth^ b. May 1, 1839; id. March 5, 
1874, James H. Sacket; d. 8. p. July 28, 1874. 

511. V. Israel Byron', b. Jan. 29, 1842; m. Emma 

512. vi. James Wallace", b. Dec. 20, 1844; m. let, Mary 
E. Doty, 2d, Ida A. Capron. 

513. vii. Charles Ingham*, b. April 6, 1847; m, Ist, Ada- 
line Aldridge, 2d, Margaret Johnson, 

514. viii. Nancy MARIA^ b. March 19, 1850; m. William 
W. Hough. 


ABIGAIL^ DOUGLAS (Israel, FsraeP, John\ Wil 
liam^. Roherf^ William^)^ born in Leyden, N. Y., July 
2, 1804. She married, June 5, 1844, Edwin Kendall, 
a native of Suffield, Conn., and brother of John Ken- 
dall, who married her sister Prudence. Edwin Kendall 
died Feb. 21, 1868, aged 72, and his widow now (78) 
resides at Turin, N. Y., with her only daughter, 

i. Eliza Abigail** Kendall, b. July 30, 1845; m. Jan. 17, 
1872, Ilenrv Gay ton Emm, druggist and grocer, Turin, N. Y., 
wh. now (78) res.; has: 1. Henry Clinton^ Emm, b. Oct. 30, 


PRUDENCE^ DOUGLAS {Israel!^, Israeli, Johi\ Wil- 
Itnm^, Roherf^ Willtani^)^ born in Leyden, N. Y., April 
17, 1806. She married, Oct. 21, 1824, John Kendall, 
born in Suffield, Conn., June 4, 1798. They were 
among' the first settlers in what is now Turin, N. Y. 
They l)egan in the forest and cleared up a large farm, 
and remained there till 1814, when they removed to 
Somerville, and purchased a farm there. They retired 
from farming in 1870, after 50 years' experience. Mr. 
Kendall died Aug. 11, 1876. Mrs. Kendall is still (78) 
living, with her son in Richville, N. Y. Children, born 
in Turin, the last two in Somerville : — 


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i. Delaiah p.* Kendall, b. Aug. 2, 1825; m. June 4, 
1850, Henry S. Boutell, b. Boston, Mass., Feb. 24, 1822, harness 
maker; set. Richville, N. Y.; d. Turin, Jan. 23, 1853; had: 
1. Elizabeth Jaiif Boutell, b. Richville, Sept. 8, 1851; m. Dee. 29, 
1875, John Brayton Johnson, b. Gouverneur, N. Y., Oct 14, 
1850, farmer. 

ii. Sarah E.* Kendall, b. Oct. 15, 1827; m. Ist, William 
J. Freeman, (b. Gouverneur, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1827, d. Oct. 29, 
1855^, 2d, Sept. 28, 1859, Stephen Ayers, Gouverneur, farmer; 
res. ('78) Gouverneur. Children: 1. John Henrtf Freeman, b. 
Oxbow, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1852; m 1871, Eva Lynde, Momence, 
111., wh. res. ('78). 2. William Fi'anklin* Freeman , b. Gouver- 
neur, Sept. 18, 1854; m. Emma Stratton; res. ('78) Momence, 
111. ; has 3 ch. 3. S. Louisa* Ayers, b. July 25, 1860. 4. Ellen 
E.* Ay^rs, b. Oct. 7, 1862. 5. Stephen Arthur* Ayers, b. June 
20, 1868. 

iii. Ralph DoiciLAs** Kendall, b. Feb. 17,1830; m. Sept. 
16, 1857, Laura Fairbanks, b. Dec. 23, 1829; liarness maker, res. 
('78) Richville, N. Y.; had: 1. Ralph Eugen& Kendall, b. Sept 
7, 1854; accid. shot by playmate, March 23, 1868. 2. William 
Herbert* Kendall, b. Feb. 15, 1858. 3. Houghton F* Kendall, 
b. March 2, 1863; drowned June 18, 1873. 

iv. Abigail Euphemie* Kendall, b. March 22, 1832; m. 
Dec. 11, 1860, Lieut. James S. Johnson, b. Feb. 7, 1832, De- 
Kalb, N. Y., wh. res. ('78). He is a carpenter; served m 1st 
lieut. in Rebellion. Children: 1. Charlotte Blanehi? Johns6n, b. 
,Nov. 18, 1866. 2. James Ernest* Johnson, b. March 25, 1873: 
d. May 4, 1874. 

V. James Spekcer® Kendall, b. Sept. 4, 1834; d. April 
6, 1840. 

vi. Edwin R.** Kendall, b. Dec. 2, 1836; m. Feb. 22, 
1858, Martha N. Chatfield, b. April, 1830; res. ('78) Momence, 

vii. Theresa^ Kendall, b. May 11, 1839; d. April 3, 1843. 

viii. Mary Ellen* Kendall, b. May 15, 1842; m. Dec. 19, 

1861, N. II. Hull, b. Sonierville, July 30, 1840, cabinet-maker; 

res. ('77) Momence, 111. Children: 1. Martha E* Hull, b. May 

28, 1863. 2. Willard* Hull, b. Jan. 23, 1865. 

ix. William Chatfield* Kendall, b. March 15, 1855; 
m. Nov. 14, 1872, Henrietta Harwick; res. ('78) DeKalb, N. Y.; 
has: 1. Beryiic^ Kendall, b. July 9, 1874. 2. Bertha* Kendall, 
b. June 17, 1876; d. May 5, 1877. 


JOHN^ DOUGLAS {Israd^ Israel^ Jo1m\ William^ 
Rohtrf^, William^), bora in Leyden, N. Y., Dee. 9, 

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1811. He married, Feb. 17, 1836, Olive Sage, who 
was born in Ley den, Jan. 20, 1814. Their mfirried life 
has been mostly passed amid the active duties of farm- 
ing, Mr. Douglas devoting a portion of his time to the 
mason's trade. For nearly forty years they resided in 
their native county, Lewis, at length removing to Onei- 
da county, where they have since lived. Their present 
(78) residence is on their farm at Stanwix, though in- 
cluded by the city corporation of Rome. Children, 
born, the first two in Denmark, the others in Ava : — 

515. i. Adelbert J.S b. Feb. 24, 1837; m. M. Delia* Chit- 

516. ii. Charles E/, b. Jan. 9, 1846; m. 1st, Julia A. 
Brown, 2d, Esther Bacon. 

517. iii. j Allison 0.', b. Jan. 29, 1852; m. Mary Powell, 
iv. (Alice 0.^ b. Jan. 29, 1852; unm.; res. ('78) 



ABIAH' DOUGLAS {Roheti.^ Thomas\ Roherf\ 
Thoma^^ Roherf^ William})^ born in Waterford, Conn., 
May 4, 1803 ; married, March 30, 1832, William® Gor- 
ton [43. vi.], of Waterford. They were farmers in that 
town. Mr. Gorton died Jan. 16, 1865. Mrs. Gorton 
died Oct. 8, 1866. Children, born in Waterford:— 

.i. William* Gorton. 

ii. Albert' Gortox. 

iii. Fanny" Gorton. 

iv. Henry IIaven^ Gorton, A. B., grad. Yale Coll. 18G2. 

V. Elizabeth" Gorton. 


THOMAS^ DOUGLAS, A. M., (Robert', Thomn^, 
Robert^ Thoma^, Robert^, William^), born in Water- 
ford, Conn., March 29, 1807. He graduated from Yale 
College in 1831, and received the degree of A. M. from 
that institution in 1834. lie also spent some time at 
Andover Theological Seminary, intending to enter the 
ministry, but his health proved insufficient and he was 

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obliged to relinquish this intention. lie is unmarried 
and resides (77) at San Jose, Cal., whither he went 
soon after the discovery of gold in that state. 


a^, Rohert^^ TJioyna^, Rohert^^ WiUiam^), born in Water- 
ford, Conn., Feb. 11, 1809; married, Oct. 10, 1849, 
Lucy A., daughter of Otis Fox, of Maine. They are 
farmers in affluent circumstances, and live upon the 
homestead in Waterford. During the summer of 1876 
he tore down the old house, which had been standing 
for upward of a century, and erected upon the site a 
new one of more modern style. Children, born in 

i. Julia Alice', b. July 28, 1850; res. ('77) AVaterford. 
ii. Albert^, b. May 4, 1854; res. ('77) Waterford. 


JOIIN^ DOUGLAS (Roherf, Thoma^, Rohei^t^, Thom- 
nr^, Robert ^ WiUimn^)^ born in Waterford, Conn., Feb. 
23, 1811 ; married, Dec. 3, 1838, Ann Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Josiah Raymond, of Salem. They were farmers, 
living in Waterford. John died March 27, 1866. Mrs. 
Douglas resides ('76) near Madison, Wis., with her chil- 
dren, Robert and Elizabeth. Children, born in Water- 
ford : — 

518. i. John Raymond^ b. Sept. 3, 1839; m. Julia Ray- 

ii. Robert IIexry^ b. Jan. 11, 1841; unm.; res. ('70) 

iii. Georcie Ransom®, b. Oct. 17, 184G; d. Feb. G, 1805. 
iv. Elizabeth LrcAs^ 1). July 2, 1850; unm.; res. ('70) 


GUY^ DOUGLAS {Rohert\ TJiomas', Rolert\ Thrm- 
afr\ Robert^, William^), born in Waterford, Conn., Jan. 

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18, 1815; married, Dec. 24, 1844, Emeline, daughter of 
Rouse Browning, of Waterford. He removed, about 
1853, to San Jose, Cal., where he now ('77) resides. 
Children: — 

i. Emma*, b. May 5, 184G; res. r77) New London, Conn, 
ii. ABlAH^ b. April 4, 1848; d. Doc. 14, 1848. 


a^^ Rohert^y Thoma^^ Roheii^^ WtUiam^)^ born in Water- 
ford, Conn., July 14, 1817; married, Feb. 23, 1840, the 
Hon. Henry P. Haven; died in New London, Nov. 19, 
1874. Mr. Haven was born in Norwich in February, 
1815, and died at his home in New London in January, 
1876. He was for many years prominently know^n in 
Connecticut for his activity in Sunday school work ; was 
superintendent of the Second Congregational Sunday 
school in New London, and for more than forty years of 
a Sunday school in Waterford ; was a member of the 
International Lesson Committee, and was president of 
the American College and Education Society at the time 
of his death. He was also remarkably active and suc- 
cessful in business. He started out the first steam 
whaling vessel ever sent on a voyage, and again the 
first steam sealer. After Alaska was purchased by the 
government, in 1867, he compassed the earliest landing 
made on those shores by American traders, and brought 
home as the first cargo forty thousand seal-skins. ''As 
a railroad president, a bank president, an administrator 
of involved estates and of trust funds, as a referee and 
arbitrator, as a director in various important concerns, 
he was always faithful and always efficient." He pos- 
sessed a decidedly antiquarian taste, and was deeply in- 
terested in whatever pertained to the history of his 
native state. He was for many years a prominent mem- 
ber of the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 
and at the time of his death was vice president for Con- 

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necticut, being succeeded by the Hon. Marshall Jewell, 
A. M.* Mr. Haven had four children, born in .New 
London : — 

i, Anna Williams' Haven, b. May 22, 1841; m. Dec. 11, 
1872, Francis A. Perkins, N. London, wh. res. ('78). 

ii. Francis Allyn' Haven, b. March 31, 1845; d. July 
31, 1845. 

iii. Thomas Williams* Haven, b. Aug. 24, 1847; d. July 
31, 1870. 

iv. Henry Cecil* Haven, A. B., M. D., b. Sept. 13, 1852; 
grad. A. B. Amherst Coll. 1873; M. D. Boston Med. Coll. 1878; 
physician, res. ('78) Boston, Mass. 

• 277. 

SamueP^ Robert*^ Thoma^^ Roherf^^ WtJliam^)^ bom in 
Waterford, Conn., in 1806 ; married, first, Lydia Hall, 
of Waterford. After her death he married, second, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Lewis, of Chesterfield. 
He followed the sea and was captain of the schooner 
America, which saUed from New York Oct. 29, 1834, 
with merchandize lor Mobile, Ala. On the 3d of No- 
vember the vessel was driven in a heavy gale upon 
Abaco reef, off the coaist of Alabama, Fortunately, all 
hands were rescued and taken to Nassau, New Provi- 
dence. When preparing to leave this place, Capt. 
Douglas was prostrated by a severe attack of cholera 
morbus and died on the 4th of December. He had but 
one child : — 

i. Charles', b. in Waterford; d. aet. 4 yrs. 


OLIVE' DOUGLAS (EIMa\ Samnel\ Rohert\ 
Thoma^^ Rohert^^ Wtlliam^)^ born in Waterford, Conn., 

*A more complete sketch of Mr. Haven's life and work than can here 
be given may be found in the Sunduy School Times^ for Dec. 8, 1877, pub- 
lished in Philadelphia, Pa., b}^ .John D. Wattles. 

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Nov. 11, 1809 ; married, Jan. 24, 1837, David Peck, 
farmer, of Waterford; died May 5, 1856. Mr. Peck 
resides (76) in New London. Child : — 

i. Louisa M.* Peck, b. in N. London, Dec. 22, 1837; m. 
William Morgan, Waterford, who d. Dec. 13, 1872, aet. 44. 


Samuel^^ Rohert^^ Thoma^^ Rohert^^ Williaiv}\ born in 
Waterford, Conn., in 1811 ; married, first, Lydia, daugh- 
ter of Ransford Chapell, of MontviUe. She died in 
1849, and he married, second, Caroline, daughter of 
Elijah Watrous. They live ('77) at Colchester, where 
he has been a deacon in the Baptist church for'many 
years. He is overseer in the rubber factory at that 
place. Children : — 

i. Josephine®, b. 1833; m. Sept. 29, 1859, Jonathan B. Lu- 
ther, b. Warren, K. I., 1829; res. ('76) Providence, R. I. 
ii. ' William^ d. soon aft. com. fr. war. 
iii. Charles®, res. ('77) Montville. 


Robert\ Thoma^^ Rohert^^ William^)^ born in Waterford, 
Conn., April 2, 1818; married, Nov. 10, 1839, Sarah 
Ann, daughter of Jacob Smith, of New London. In 
1839 he removed to New London, where he has since 
resided. He is a maker of cast steel hammers and 
stone-cutters' tools. Children, born in New London: — 

519. i. Frederic Charles'*, b. Nov. 2, 1840; m. Mary A. 

520. ii. Ann Elizabeth', b. March 10, 1843; m. Jeremiah 
II. Daniels. 

521. iii. Mary Louis.v', b. Nov. 8, 1845; m. Thomas E. 

iv. Harriet Margaret**, b. Sept. 2G, 1848; m. Oct. 
11, 1869, Edwin Darrow Payne; res. ('77) New Haven. 

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V. Elisha AvEKY^ b. Aug. 26, 1850; d. April 3, 1853. 

vi. Eunice EMILY^ b. March 6, 1853; m. Oct. 29, 
1872, Christopher Gilbert Goss; res. ('77) New Haven. 

vii. Rebecca Olive', b. Aug. 17, 1857; res. ('77) N. 

viii. Helen Augusta*, b. June 17, 1860; d. Oct. 16, 

ix. Jay Dart*, b. Nov. 14, 1864; d. April 13, 1868. 


nel^^ Rohert\ Thoma^, Rohert^^ WilUam}), born in Water- 
ford, Conn., Dec. 21, 1826; married, Nov. 4, 1850, 
Elvira, daughter of the Rev. Hiram Walden, of Mout- 
ville. They are farmers (78) living on the old Doughis 
place, on the Colchester road, which was set off to Dea. 
William^ Douglas by the town of New London in 1G()7, 
and which has been in the family, in the direct line of 
the male descendants, from that time to the present — 
ouer two centuries. The old house which was first 
erected upon the place was torn down some forty years 
since, and one of more modern style built upon the 
site, which is upon the summit of a gentle slope, com- 
manding a fine view of the suiTounding country. Chil- 
dren, born in Waterford: — 

522. i. Charles Traverse®, b. Aug. 4, 1851; m. Alice L. 

ii. Ida Margaret^ b. Aug. 18, 1856; teach,, res. ('77) 

iii. Nelson Henry^ b. Dec. 2, 1859. 

iv. Elizaretii Bird*, b. July 25, 1866. 


MARIA ANN^ DOUGLAS (Robert^ Samuel\ Rob- 
ert\ Thomah^^ Robert^^ WiUianr)^ born in Waterford, 
Conn., March 4, 1810; married. May 1, 1835, Henry 
Vroom, of New York, a tobacconist, with the Lorillards. 
lie was born April 5, 1805, and died Oct. 25, 1849. 
She resides ('76) in New York. Children, born in New 

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i. Maria® Vroom, b. May 31, 1836; d. young. 

ii. lloBEKT Douglas® Vroom, b. Nov. 1,' 1838; m. June 28, 
1871, Elizabeth A. Egbert; fruiterer, (77) N. Y. city; lias: 1. 
Robert Henry* Vromn,b. April 27, 1872. 

iii. Uenry S.® Vroom, b. Feb. 20, 1841; m. Jan., 1872, 
Mary C, Decker; in hardware bus. (with Joseph T. Farrington) 
N. 1. city; has: 1. Henry Berry* Vrooniy b. Nov. 8, 1876. 

iv. Sarah E." Vroom, b. Sept. 7, 1842; m. Ist, Oct. 6, 1859, 
Frank Jones, wlio d. Oct 30, 1862; m. 2d, Nov. 10, 1870, George 
William* Brown [113. ii. 1.]. 

V. Edwin A.** Vroom, b. Jan. 19, 1845; d. young. 

vi. Amelia A.' Vroom, b. Oct. 26, 1847; d. young. 


MARY ANN^ DOUGLAS (Joseph^, Joseph', Eobert^, 
Thoma^, Roberf^ William^), born in Waterford, Conn., 
Dec. 1(5, 1809 ; married, Sept. 11, 1836, Leander Albee, 
a farmer, of Palermo, N. Y. In 1838 they removed to 
Hamilton county, 0., and in 1845 to Jefferson county, 
Ind. Mr. Albee died July 16, 1871, at Hanover, Ind., 
where Mrs. Albee now (78) resides. Children: — 

i. Ann Amelia® Albee, b. in Palermo, July 16, 1837; m. 
April 18, 1860, William Rose, blacksmith, Hanover, wh. res. ('77); 
has: 1. Laura E* Rose, b. Feb. 5, 1861. 2. Nancy E* Rose, b. 
March 22, 1863. 3. Charles D* Rose, b. June 27, 1865. 4. Olara 
/>.• Rose, b. April 8, 1867. 5. Oliver^ Rose, b. June 22, 1870. 
6. James* Rose, b. April 7, 1876. 

ii. Douglas Morse' Albee, b. in Springfield, 0., June 30, 
1840; enlist. U. S. A. Oct., 1861; d. tj-i^h. fever, Dec. 16, 1861. 

iii. Ellen Fidelia* Albee, b. in Springfield, 0., June 30, 

iv. Joseph Leander' Albee, b. in Saluda, Ind., Feb. 14, 


FIDELIA^ DOUGLAS {Jo8eph\ Joseph^ Roherl\ 
Thoma^, Roherf, William^), born in Waterford, Conn., 
Jan. 2, 1812. She was educated at Cazenovia female 
seminary, and at Troy female seminary, N. Y. She 
afterward taught in Centennary female college, Sum- 
merfield, Ala., under the presidency of the Rev. A. H. 


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Mitchell, D. D., whom she married in 1848. Dr. Mitch- 
ell is a graduate of Franklin College, Athens, Ga.; was 
president of Cokesbury academy, South Carolina, after- 
ward professor in Oxford College, Georgia, and was for 
fourteen years president of the female college in Sum- 
merfield, Ala., where they now ('77) reside. He is now 
presiding elder of the Greensboro' district, Alabama 
conference. Children : — 

i. Joseph Letcher" Mitchell, farmer, near Summerfickl. 
ii. Georgia Maria'' Mitchell, m. M. 1). Thomason. They 
are botli teachers. He was educ. Southers Univ., Greenboro'. 

iii. Prof. Thomas Doiglas" Mitchell, grad. Southers 
Univ.; prof, chemistry, same instit. ; resigned on ace. health. 


Robert^, Thomas^^ Roherf, WiUiam^)^ born in Waterford, 
Conn., June 27, 1813; removed to New York state in 
1825, and settled at Palermo; married, Oct. 20, 1835, 
Cordelia Mahalia, daughter of John and Milla (Sawyer) 
Curtis, of Hastings. He is a farmer, residing in 
Schroepple, near Central Square. Children : — 

523. ' i. Sarah Delia**, b. in Schroe2)ple, JaL. 20, 1837; m. 
Josiah 0. Sheldon. 

ii. Ellen^ b. in Hastings, March 13, 1843; d. April 
7, 1844. 

024. iii. Ellen Mahalia'', b. March 26, 1845; m. Harrison 

iv. Joseph ENOCH^ b. Feb. 5, 1847; m. Dec. 27, 1871, 
Marv Ann Bishop, Palermo, wh. res. s, p, ('77). 

V. EMMA^ b. Oct. 25, 1849; d. June 22, 1851. 
525. vi. Eddie Sophia^ b. in Schroe2)i)le, July 7, 1852; 
m. George M. Morgan. 

vii. Hexry Dart«, b. March 22, 1854; d. July 2, 1856. 
viii. Ida Estella'*, b. May 18, 1858. 
ix. Jay Ci KTIs^ b. June 13, 1860; d. April 5, 1861. 
X. llEXKY Dakt*, b. Oct. 13, 1862. 


Roherf\ Thotn(u*i\ Roherf^ WilUani^)^ born in Waterford, 

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Conn., March 27, 1818; married, April 29, 1838, Chris- 
topher Leavitt. They removed to the West, and after- 
ward settled at Maysville, Ky., where Mrs. Leavitt died, 
Feb. 22, 1855. Mr. Leavitt now (77) resides in Bh)om- 
field, Ind. Children: — 

i. William Wirt® Leavitt, b. in Cincinnati, 0., July IC, 
1840; d. Oct. 6, 1840. 

ii. George Beecher'' Leavitt, b. in Fleming co., Kv., 
Sept. 13, 1842; m. 1st, June 28, 1861, Harriet Ellen Miller, who 
d. March 2, 1873; m. 2d, Sept. 29, 1874, Maria A. Lester, who d. 
Feb. 2, 1877; iu?countant, ('76) Bloomfield; hiis: 1. David Chris- 
tophet^ Leavitt, b. May 10, 18()2. 2. John Beecher^ Leavitt, b. 
March 9, 1864. 3. Rachel Eliza^ Leavitt, b. Aug. 26, 1866. 4. 
William Quincxf Leavitt, b. Dec. 28, 1868. 5. Geonje Latimer* 
Leavitt. 6. Edward Lester* Leavitt, b. Jan. 22, 1877; d. Feb. 

2, 1877. 

iii. Ellen Maria** Leavitt, b. in Fleming co., Ky., April 

3, 1844; d. Oct. 5, 1872. 

iv. Joseph Douglas^ Leavitt, b. in Flemingsbiirgh, Kv., 
Dec. 3, 1845; m. Sept. 10, 1871, Julia Wilkie; carpenter, ('77) 
Bloomfield; has: 1. Frank Lindley^ Leavitt, b. July 18, 1872. 
2. Fanny Gertrude* Leavitt, b. Dec. 3, 1875. 

V. "Eunice Lucretia" Leavitt, b. in Maysville, Nov. 9, 
1847; d. Oct. 15, 1848. 

vi. Oliver CorRTLANi)** Leavitt, b. in Maysville, Dec. 28, 
1849; m. Dec. 10, 1871, Mary E. Allison; farmer; has; 1. John* 
Leavitt, b. Aug. 11, 1872. 2. Charle^ Leavitt, b. March 5, 1874. 

vii. Eliza Caroline" Leavitt, b. in Maysville, June 28, 
1852; m. Sept. 20, 1871, Mark Templeton; lives ('77) Bloom- 
field; has: 1. John* Ternpleton, b. Aug. 10, 1872; d. Fel). 9, 
1873. 2. Bertha E* Templeton, b. June 1, 1874. 3. Bohert 
Leavitt Teinpletoyi, b. Nov. 19, 1876. 

viii. Louisa'' Leavitt, b. in Maysville, Feb. 6, 1855; d. Oct. 
14, 1856. 


min^^ DaJiieP^ Rohert^^ Thomas^^ Boberf\ WiUiaiii^)^ Ixn-n 
in Wallingford, Vt., in 1814. His early life was passed 
in Fredonia, N. Y., whither his parents had removed 
from Vermont. In 1837 he removed to Detroit, Mich., 
and has resided near that city ever since, except the 
year 1838, which he spent at Ann Arbor. Since 1859 

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he has resided at Grosse Isle, a suburb of Detroit, in the 
Detroit river, a few miles below the city. He was re- 
porter of the Supreme Court of Michigan from 1845 to 
1849, and one of the judges of the same court from 
January, 1852, to May, 1857, when he resigned, and 
resumed the practice of his professicm as a lawyer in 
Detroit, in which he has shice been engaged. In April, 
1856, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry M. 
Campbell, an old resident of Detroit, and sister of the 
Hon. James V. Campbell, LL. D., Marshall professor of 
law, in the University of Michigan, and for the last 
eighteen years one of the judges of the Supreme Court" 
of the state. Children : — 

i. Mary Campbell^ b. 1857; stud. Mich. Univ. ('78). 
ii. Benjamin", b. 18G0. 
iii. Elizabeth Campbell', b. 1862. 



{Benjamw^^ DaiiteP^ Rohert^^ Thoma^^^ Roherfi. WiUiam\) 
born in Fredonia, N. Y., rn 1816; studied medicine and 
obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine ; located early 
at Ann Arbor, Mich., and practiced his profession three 
or four years. When the chemical laboratory was or- 
ganized in the University of Michigan, he was placed in 
charge of the department. He has also been, until re- 
cently ('78), professor of metallurgy and chemical tech- 
nology in the same institution. He married, in 'May, 
1845, Helen Welles,* of Ann Arbor, who was born 
in Auburn, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1821, and removed to Ann 
Arbor in 1838. He received the honorary degree of 
Master of Arts from the University of Vermont in 1847. 
Children : — 

i. Catharine II.», b. Feb. 24, 1846. 

ii. AViLLTAM W.^ b. May 14, 1850; m.; book-seller, ('77) 
A. Arbor; has 2 ch. 

* For her ancestry see the IIiHtoi^ of the WeUen Family, by Albert Welles, 
New York. 1877. 

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iii. SAMrEL T/, Ph. B., Ph. C, b. Aug. 2, 1853; assist. 
chem. hib., Univ. Mich. ('78). 

iv. Alice H.», b. Sept. 18, 18,55. 

Y. Sarah L.^ b. Nov. 11, 1857. 

vi. Maria L.», b. Jan. 27, 1860. 

vii. Henry W.', b. Jan. 7, 1867. 


LYDIA DYER' DOUGLAS {Benjamin\ DanieP, 
Robert^, Thoma^^ Robert^, WiUiam}) born in Fredonia, 
N. Y., in 1824; married, about 1852, George Almond. 
They settled as farmers on the Sacramento river, Califor- 
nia, eight miles below Sacramento city. lie died about 
1870, and his widow still (77) resides there. Children : — 

i. George® Almond, res. Sacramento. 

ii. Mar\:' Almond, m.; res. Sacramento, 

iii. Charles* Almond, m.; res. " 

iv. Douglas' Almond, m.; res. " 

V. Catharine® Almond, b. abt. 1861. 


fopher^, DanieP, Robert"^, Thoma^?^ Robert^, William^), 
was a noted geologist, an assistant of Dr. Douglas'^ 
Houghton [123. ii.], in his geological surveys; largely 
engaged in mining operations on the shore of Lake 
Superior, during most of his life, residing there many 
years subsequent to 1845, but spent the last ten or fif- 
teen y.ears of his life in New York city. He died while 
engaged in business in London, England, in 1874, aged 
about 62 years. He married Lydia Smith, of Algonac, 
Mich., where she now (77) resides with her children: — 

i. Courtney C.** 
ii. Catharine\ 


Robert^ Thoma.^, Roberf^, William^), born in Rutland 

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county, Vt., July 27, 1812. She married, Dec. 5, 1830, 
Nathan Eddy, who was born in Clarendon, Dec. 1, 1806. 
They removed to Fentonville, Mich., where they now 
(77) reside. Children : — 

i. Benjamin Douglas' Eddy, b. in Chautauqua co., N. Y., 
Jan. 19, 1832; m. Mary Ann Hart, b. Linoolusliire, Eng., Feb. 
16, 1833; res. ('77) Fentonville. Children, b. Fentonv.,' Mich.: 
1. Frank William* Eddy, b. Aug. 20, 1857. 2. Alice Maria* 
Eddy, b. Jan. 26, 1859; d. Marcli 2, 1864. 3. Bertha Jant? 
Eddy, b. April 27, 1862; d. June 24, 1871. 4. Rollo Mather^ 
Eddy, b. Oct. 24, 1871. 

ii. George Marion* Eddy, b. in Erie co., Pa., Nov. 5, 
1833; m. Oct. 13, 1856, Jane Maria McOmber, b. Groveland, 
Mich., Dec. 25, 1835; res. r77) Fentonville. Children, b. Fen- 
ton v.: 1. Harriet Cecelia* Eddy, b. Sept. 24, 1857. 2. Charles 
Seymor^ Eddy, b. Oct. 31, 1863. 3. Marion Eugen^ Eddy, b. 
Feb. 13, 1868. 

iii. William AVallace' Eddy, b. in Erie co., Pa., Aug. 10, 
1836; m. 1st, May 16, 1866, Kate Elizabeth Ilosmer, who d. 
April 5, 1873, tet. 31 yrs. 11 d.; m. 2d, May 20, 1874, Sarah Elvira 
Dotv; merch., res. ('77) St. Charles, Mich., wh. ch. were b. ; has: 
1. Margaret Elizabeth* Eddy, b. Feb. 26, 1867. 2. Edyia Le^ 
Eddy, b. Oct. 10, 1870. 3. Murton Douglas* Eddy, b. Dec. 30, 
1872. 4. Kate Elvira* Eddy, b. June 25, 1876. 


B()bert\ Thoma^^ Roherf^ WiUiam^)^ married, first, a 
Sprague, second, Catharine Douglas Allen, of Tennes- 
see. He died in 1873, at Houghton, Mich., where he 
had resided many years. His sons, 

i. Frank®, res. ('77) Houghton, 
ii. Edward^ ** " 


STEPHEN' DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Sperrif, StepheiA 
TJioma^^ Roberf^ William^) ^ born in Westfield, Mass., 
Feb. 17, 1796; married, Oct. 10, 1818, Nancy, daugh- 
ter of Amasa Howe, of West Brookfield. They settled 
in Greenwich, where he became largely engaged in the 

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business of silver-plating. He held the office of deputy 
sheriff for many years. She died Nov. 9, 1869, aged 
76 years. He died July 19, 1871. Children, born in 
Greenwich : — 

526. i. Sarah Pierce nowE**, b. July 4, 1820; m. Albert 
L. Doake. 

ii. Francis Edward^ b. Dec. 6, 1821; d. June 28, 

iii. Mary Eliza*, b. Jan. 20, 1824; d. April, 1826. 

527. iv. lIiRAM Brower**, b. Dec. 27, 1826; m. Mrs. Harriet 

528. V. Mary Eliza*, b. Feb. 7, 1830; m. 1st, Charles A. 
Wheeler, 2d, Hon. George Chandler, A. B., M. D. 

vi. Nancy Cornelia*, b. Jan. 15, 1832; m. William 
Prentiss^ Douglas [307.]. 

vii. William Sperry*, b. April 5, 1836; unm. ; silver- 
plater, ('77) Greenwich. 


WILLIAM' DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Sperry^ Stephen^ 
Thomab^^ ,li()berV\ Williain})^ born in Westfield, Mass., 
July 3, 1798; married Minerva Lane, of Greenwich, 
where he settled. After her death he removed to 
Mountain View, Cal. He died June 21, 1828. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. George*, res. ('77) Adrian, Mich, 
ii. Henry^ farmer, res. ('77) Red Wood, Cal. 


JEREMIAH^ DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Spernf, Ste- 
phen\ Thomai?^ Robert^ WtlUani^)^ born in Westfield, 
Mass., June 27, 1803; married, April 16, 1833, Mrs. 
Eucla L. G. Spooner, of Petersham, lie followed the 
occupation of farming at Greenwich, where he now 
(78) resides. Children, born in Greenwich : — 

i. Sexton CIrosvexor*, b. May 29, 1834; m. Feb. 7, 1877, 

Coney, AVare; res. ('77) Worcester. 

^ ii. Marc'IA SARAH^ b. March IG, 1830; m. Nov. 26, 1857, 
Freeman 0. Sherman, Ware, supt. gas works, N. Haven, Conn. ; 

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has: 1. Charles Douf/laf^ Sherman, b. June 10, 18G7. 2. Edward 
Freeman^ Sherman, b. July 10, 1870. 

iii. Catharine Ellen", b. June 10, 1838; d. Jan. 17, 1831). 

iv. Catharine C^APIN^ b. May 26, 1840. 

V. Spencer Hall^ b. Sept. 17, 1842; m. Sept. 17, 1875. 


Sperrf/\ Sfepheu\ Thomas^, Roberf, Willunji^), born in 
Westfield, Mass., Aug. 13, 1817; married, Nov. 9, 1845, 
Jacob Spooner, of Worcester. She subsequently lived 
in Savannah, Ga., but now ('78) resides in Springfield, 
Mass. Child:— 

i. Elizabeth' Spooner, unm., res. ('78) Siu-ingfield. 


IIENRY^ DOUGLAS (Sperrf, Sperry\ StephenK 
Thoma^, Robert^ William^), born in Westfield, Mass., 
May 12, 1792; married, fii-st, in December, 1816, Mary, 
daughter of Darius and Olive Ely, of West Springfield. 
She died Sept. 17, 1819, aged 23 years, and he married, 
second, Oct. 21, 1820, Mary W., daughter of Lott and 
Mary Willcutt, of Suffield, Conn. She was born Jan. 
31, 1801, and died April 23, 1874. Children, born in 
Westfield, (by first wife) : — 

i. Darius Ely«, b. Oct. 24, 1817. 
ii. Francis Henry'*, b. June 3, 1819. 

(By second wife) : — 

iii. Mary Ann^ b. July 25, 1821. 

iv. Maria Kent®, b. Jan. 7, 1823. 

V. Jane Goocn*, b. Feb. 9, 1829. 

vi. Emma Maria^ b. Aug, 13, 1838. 


GEORGE^ DOUGLAS (Spernf, Sperry\ Stephen\ 
Thomas^^ Robert^, WiUiavi}), l}orn in Westfield, Mass., 

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July 25, 1794 At about twenty years of age he re- 
moved to the West and located at Elyria, 0. There he 
married, Feb. 8, 1820, Perley Clary, of Peru. She was 
a native of Massachusetts, and was bom at Deerfield, 
March 4, 1796. Her parents removed to Peru, 0., about 
1817. Mr. Douglas was, by occupation, a carpenter, and 
built the first frame house, a hotel, in Elyria. He died, 
Nov. 5, 1829. His widow married. May 25, 1831, Dr. 
Moses C. Sanders, of Peru, by whom she had one child, 
Elizabeth Chapin Sanders, born in Peru, April 15, 1832. 
Mrs. Sanders died April 7, 1866. Children, born in 
Peru : — 

i. George Clary*, b. Jan. 30, 1821; d. July 30, 1822. 
520. ii. Pamela Clapp", b. Dec. 26, 1822; m. Alvin Bright- 

530. iii. Sarah Jane*, b. Aug. 21, 1824; m. R. Loomis 


FRANCIS' DOUGLAS {Sperry\ Sperry\ Stephen^ 
Thoina^^ Roherf^ WiUiam^)^ born in Westfield, Mass., 
Oct. 16, 1798; married, first, Aug. 15, 1822, Frances, 
daughter of Elijah Griswold, of Wintonbury, Conn. 
She was born, March 5, 1799, and died at Elyria, 0., 
Dec. 26, 1843. He mamed, second, Feb. 5, 1846, Mrs. 
Hannah G. Leland, of Andover, Vt. By trade Mr. 
Douglas is a cabinet-maker. At the age of 21 years he 
went to Ohio, where he lived until 1844. Since then 
he has resided in Worcester, Mass. Children (by first 
wife) : — 

i. Francis Dryden^ b. at Elyria, July 3, 1823; m. 
Harriet ; res. ('78) Cleveland. 

531. ii. Laurent Leclerc", b. at Elyria, Aug. 30, 1824; 
ni. Charlotte W. Lami)ton. 

iii. Denman Dwigiit^, b. at Elyria, Feb. 13, 182G; re«. 
('7?) Cleveland. 

532. iv. Darwin Deforrest®, b. in Bloomfield, Conn., 
Nov. 9, 1827; m. Susan Charlotte Stickles. 

V. Harriet Amelia**, b. at Elyria, Julv 4, 182J); d. 
Oct. 18, 1829. 

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vi. Eugene Clermont®, b. at Elyria, Nov. 11, 1830; 
res. (77) Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(By second wife) : — 

533. vii. LiLLiA Amelia^ b. in Worcester, 8ept. 9, 1851; 
m. John S. Sampson. 

viii. Ida Belle®, b. in Worcester, June 12, 1854; d. 
May 9, 1869. 


REBECCA^ DOUGLAS {Spernf, Speny, Stephen^ 
Thomas^^ Roherf^ Wtlliam^)^ born in Westfield, MrvSS-, 
May 17, 1801; married, about 1839, Junior B. Smith, 
of Southwick; died Feb. 4, 1877. lie was a farmer, 
but afterward engaged in the business of manufacturing 
carriage whips, in Westfield. Child : — 

i. George® Smith, m. and res. s. p. ('77) Westfield. 


Stejjhen^ Tlwma^, Roherf^ William^)^ born in Westfield, 
Mass., June 29, 1806; married, Sept. 26, 1832, Sarah, 
daughter of Oliver and Sarah (Carew) Weller, of West- 
field, where she was born, Jan. 2, 1811. lie learned 
the carpenter's trade, but is now ('77) engaged in selling 
carriage whips. He resides in Westfield. Children, 
born there : — 

i." Sarah Carew®, b. June 22, 1834; m. Jan. 1, 1856. James 

0. N. Hamilton, Westfield; d. s, p, March 13, 1862. He res. 
('77) Passaic, N. J. 

ii. Gilbert IIowland®, b. July 21, 1839; num.; d. March 

1, 1858. 

iii. George Henry®, b. July 20, 1843; m. 1st, Sept. 1, 1869, 
Elizabeth, dau. John Goldsmith, 'Milford, who d. Auff. 23, 1871; 
m. 2d, Dec. 23, 1874, Emma, dau. Capt. James Smith, Newark, 
0.; res. ('77) Westfield; ha.s: 1. Anna (hlilsmith\ I). Westfield, 
Dec. 8, 1870. 

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EDWARD^ DOUGLAS (Sperry^ Spen^, Sf€pheu\ 
Thoma^^ Rohert^^ WtUiam^), born in Westfield, Mass., 
July 29, 1813 ; married at Troy, N. Y., where he now 
(77) resides with his second wife, who was a widow 
when he married her. Children, born in Troy : — 

i. Albert", unm.; d. a?t. 20 yrs. 
ii. Sakah*, m. John Hodges, founder; d. s. p, 
iii. CAT^AR^NE^ m. Lvtle, who d. s. p, ; res. ('77) Troy. 


Sfephen^^ Thomai^, Roherf^^ William^)^ born in New 
London, Ccmn., Sept. 11, 1808; married, Dec. 20, 1832, 
Mary Ann Culver. He was a machinist. He died Sept. 
2, 18G4. Children, born in New Lcmdon : — 

i. Mary Ann*, b. Sept. 22, 18:33; d. June 1, 1840. 

ii. Francis HENRY^ b. July 24, 1835; d. April 0, 1838. 

iii.' JosEPHiNE% b. Oct. 18, 1837; m. Dec. 7, 1858., A. W. 

Adams, Wrentham, Mass.; had: 1. Clarenc^ Adams, 

iv. Mary Adalaide', b. March 22, 1840. 

V. IIENRY^ b. Aug. 27, 1842; d. April 28, 1860. 

vi. Fejidinand*, b. June 30, 1845. 

vii. Harriet HARRIs^ b. Nov. 14, 1847. 

viii. Helen C. E.«, b. Feb. 9, 1850. 

ix. Frank Pierce^ b. Oct. 0, 1852. 


Sfepheu^^ Thomas^, Roberf\ Wi/liarn^)^ born in New Lon- 
don, Conn., May 13, 1810; married, Jan. 5, 1842, Nancy 
W., daughter of Charles and Annie (Comstock) Culver, 
of New London. She was born Aug. 22, 1815, and 
died Sept. 27, 1861. Mr. Douglas has been for many 
years cashier of the National Whaling bank hi New Lon- 
don. Children, born there : — 

i. Anna FERRIs^ b. Nov. «, 1844; d. Jan. 8, 18C0. 

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ii. Myra Crakanthorp*, b. May 27, 1847; m. Oct. 5, 1876, 
George B. Mead, Brooklyn, X. Y. 

iii. Ferris Williams*, b. July 17, 1854; res. ('77) N. Lou- 


ry\ Sfe])he7i\ Thoiuaf?^ Robert^, William})^ born in 
New London, Conn., March 26, 1815; married Capt. 
Thomas McKinstrey, of New London. He followed the 
sea, and was shipwrecked three times, losing all. He 
was once a prisoner among the Arabs for eight months, 
and endured indescribable hardships. He escaped, how- 
ever, and returned home. He sailed again, about 1844, 
and has never been heard from since. Children, born in 
New London : — 

i. Cornelia*' McKinstrey, m. O. G. Beckwith; res. ('77) 
N. London. 

ii. Mary Christina'* McKinstrey. 
iii. Fravens" McKinstrey. 
iv. Annie Belle® McKinstrey. 


Stephen^, Thovia^, Robert^, WilJiavi^), born in New Lon- 
don, Conn., April 12, 1817; married, June 10, 1849, 
Jane, daughter of James Collins, of New London. He 
was formerly a machinist, but has been in the hardware 
business in New London for a number of years. Chil- 
dren, born in New London : — 

i. Harris Collins", b. Feb. 22, 1851; m. Emma J. Keenev. 
ii. William Smith", b. Sept. 18, 1855; d. March 10, 185G.* 
iii. Aknie Bkl(MIEr\ b. Sept. 18, 1857. 


Step/ten^, Thomof^, Roberf'^, William^), born in New L(m- 

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don, Conn., March 1, 1826; married, May 7, 1856, 
Nancy C.^ Douglas [293. vi. ], of Greenwich, Mass. He 
was for five years inspector of the port of New London, 
and was afterward a mariner. He died Sept. 13, 1874. 
She now ('76) resides in New London. Children : — 

i. Ellen Harris'', b. in San Franckco, Cal., Oct. 10, 1860: 
d. Jan. 13, 1802. 

ii. Frank Howe®, b. in Victoria, B. C, Ang. 7, 1804. 


nf, Sfephen*, T/ioina^\ Boherf\ Wilh'am^), born in New 
London, Conn., March 16, 1828; married George Hob- 
ron, of New London. They removed to Oregon, and 
afterward to California. She died April 24, 1864. 
Child :— 

i. Samuel DoroLAs® IIobrox. 


CHARLES' DOUGLAS (Henry', Sperry\ Stephen', 
Thoma^, Roherfi, William^), born in New London, 
Conn., April 16, 1832 ; married. May 7, 1857, Harriet 
A.* Douglas [500. i. |, of New London. He was en- 
gaged for some years in the stove and tin business in 
New London, and is now living with his mother at the 
old place. His wife, Harriet, died without issue, Sept. 
15, 1872, aged 39 years. 


ALBERT^ DOUGLAS (Richar(l\ RicharfP, Stephen^ 
Thomai?, Eoher^, William^), born in 1821 ; married, in 
1845, Annie M. Sill; is now ('78) a banker in Chilli- 
cothe, 0. Children, born there : — 

i. Alfjert*, 1). spring, 1852; hiwyer, res. ('78) Chillicotlio. 

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ii. Mary®, ni. George S. Sedgwick, lawyer, N. Y. city, 

iii. Clifford'', res. ('78) Chillieothe. 

iv. JoslI^A^ res. ('78) *' 

V. Anne', '^ *' 


ELIZABETH ANN' DOUGLAS (Xathan', Ehenezer^, 
Naihan^^ Thomas^, Bohert^ WiUiam^), born in Alfred, 
Me., May 18, 1818; married, Feb. 26, 1838, Seth R. 
Bates. They are farmers, living ('77) at Parkman. 
Children : — 

i. Silas" Bates, b. Jan. 15, 1839; m. Jan. 3, 1875, Kate S. 
Weeks; has: 1. Andretv Z.* Bates, b. Dec. 3, 1875. 

ii. Elmirv'^ Bates, b. Sept. 29, 1841; m. March 4, 185G, 
Elbridgo H. Parkman; htis: 1. Biiel H,^ Parhnan, b. Aug. 3, 

iii. Margaret G.* Bates, b. Oct. 27, 1847; m. Nov. 23, 
1808, Howard Iluzev; luu?: 1. Ernesl'' Htizey, b. Oct. 13, 1S<J9. 
iv. John A." Bates, b. April 23, 1853; ni. March 5, 1874, 
Romillia Gami)bell; has: 1. Justin^ Bates, b. Julv 24, 1875. 
2. Ida E,^ Hnzey, b. Oct. 10, 1873. 

V. Timothy Douglas' Bates, b. March 18, 1856. 


zer^^ Nathan^, Thoma.^^ Roheri^^ WilJimn^), born in Al- 
fred, Me., Sept. 26, 1820; married, Sept. 12, 1848, 
Belinda Andrews. She died Jan. 25, 1873, and he 
married, second, June 3, 1874, Jane M. Mills. They 
are farmers, living ('78) in Palmyra. Children (l)y first 
wife) : — 

i. Sarah Elizabeth*, b. March 5, 1851; m. Nov. 10, 1873, 
Lowell B. Hanson; has: 1. Lena Agnes^ Hanson, h, June 0, 1874. 
ii. Ellen Aicusta*, b. Nov. 24, 1854. 
iii. AXNIE ISABELLA^ 1). Oct. 4, 1807. 


NANCY' DOUGLAS (Xafhan^ Eheuezet'', Nnthan\ 
Thonuhs^ Robert', WiJllnm'), born in Alfred, Me., April 

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8, 1822; married, Nov. 17, 1842, Edward Warren Han- 
son.* He enlisted as private in the 2 2d Me. regiment, 
but, owing to ill health, soon went into the hospital 
as ward-master. He died of fever at Opelousas, La., 
May 10, 1863. She married, second, Sept. 16, 1865, 
Randall M. Davis. She died May 16, 1868. Children :— 

i. Nathan Douglas* Hanson, b. at Palmyra, Me., Feb. 
5, 1844; enlist. 1861, Ist Me. Heavy Art.; killed seige Peters- 
burgh, Va., Jmie 18, 1864. 

ii. Edward Payson® Hanson, b. at Palmyra, July 24, 
1846; d. July 3; 1861. 

iii. Mary* Hanson, b. at Coriniia, Feb, 17, 1849; d. Feb. 
21, 1851. 

iv. Charles® Hanson, b. at Bangor, March 26, 1852; d. 
April 12, 1852. 

V. Ida Elizabeth* Hanson, b. at Bangor, Dec 17, 1853; 
res. ('77) Bangor. 


ISABEL GRAHAM^ DOUGLAS {Nathan^ Ehenezef^, 
Xathan^, Thnncu'f^, Rohert^^ William^)^ born in Alfred, 
Me., Sept. 8, 1823; married, Aug. 13, 1850, John An- 
drews. They reside ('76) in Bangor. 


Xafhrnt^^ Thoma^^ Robert^, WiUiam^), born in. Alfred, 
Me., Nov. 16, 1825. In September, 1847, he entered 
an India rubber manufactory, at Hamden, Conn. He 
was soon promoted to the post of superintendent, and 
in a few years was placed by the company in charge of 
their branch house in New Haven. In Octobei^ 1855, 
the company established India rubber works in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, and two or* three years afterward de- 
sired Mr. Douglas to go to that city to assist in the 

*Wenticorth Genealogy, 1st Ed., Vol. II., p. 164, says Edward WenUtorth 
Hanson, ». Sarah Wentworth and Michael Hanson, b. Aug. 31, 1820. His 
dau. says Edward Warren Hanson. 

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management of the works. He sailed from New York 
for Liverpool, Aug. 28, 1858, leaving his wife and two 
children in New Haven. His relations with the North 
British Rubber Company have continued till the present 
time. Mr. Douglas has twice revisited his native land, 
first, in 1863, and secondly, in 1868. 

He married, Oct. 19, 1854, Ann Maria Clark, of New 
Haven. Mrs. Douglas did not accompany her husband 
to Scotland in 1858, but remained at New Haven till 
the next summer. With her sister and ^surviving child 
she sailed for Glasgow June 1, 1859, but the steamer 
struck an iceberg oiF the coast of Newfoundland, and 
was obliged to put into St. Johns. After remaining 
there two weeks, another steamer conveyed the passen- 
gers to Liverpool, where they landed July 2d, having 
been over a month in crossing the Atlantic. Children : — 

i. Arthur Sherwood®, b. in New Haven, Aug. 7, 1855. 

ii. Lillian Josephine*, b. in New Haven, July 13, 1858: 
d. Jan. 27, 1859. 

iii. Louis Clarence Duncan", b. in Edinburgh, March 
23, 1867. 

iv. Minnie Louisa^ b. in Edinburgh, Jan. 29, 1871. 


ANN WHITE' DOUGLAS {Jo1iu\ Ebaiezei"^, Nathau\ 
Thomoh^, Robert^ William^), born at Hamilton, Bermuda, 
April 26, 1821 ; married, Jan. 10, 1839, Capt. George 
Barrel! ; now (77) resides in Springfield, 111. Children : — 

i. Dr. Henry Coxdit* Barkell, b. in Boston, Mass., Sept. 
11, 1841; phys. and surg. ('77) Springfield. 

ii. Simeon Francis® Barrell. b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 
14, 1844; engineer and machinist ('77), Springfield. 

iii. Georgiana® Barrell, b. in Brooklyn, X. Y., Xov. 29, 
1846; m. Mareli 12, 1807, Clinj^on L. Conkling, lawyer, Spring- 
field, wli. res. ('77); has: 1. Georqiana B.^ Conkling^h, Dec. 28, 
1872. 2. Kate X.' Conklinfi, b. Dec. 1, 1874. 

iv. Cornelia Doiglas® Barrell, 1). in Brooklyn, Jnne 10, 
1850; d. Aug. 27, 1852. 

V. Caroline Monteith'' I^arrell, b. in lirooklyn, Jan. 
26, 1855. 

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vi. Charles ENCiLisu^ Bauuell, b. in Si)ringlield, April 8, 


ELLEN' DOUGLAS (Johu\ Eheuezei\ Nathan^Thnn- 
a^, Robert'\ Will iff m^), born in New London, Conn., April 
26, 1824; married, Feb. 15, 1851, Capt. Joseph Arquit, 
of New York city; died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 31, 
18G5. Children, born in Brooklyn: — 

i. Joseph* Arquit, b. Nov. 8, 1852; d. Sept., 1861. 

ii. Ellen Douglas** Arqlit, b. Nov. 5, 1854. 

iii. (lEORcuANA Barrell" Arquit, b. Oct. 10, 1858. 

iv. Mary** Arquit, b. Dec. 28, 1851). 


enezei^^ Nafhan\ lliomah^, Hohert^^ Williarn^)^ born in 
New York, N. Y., June 30, 1826; married Maria Con- 
boy, who was born in Ireland, April 15, 1832. He 
resides ('77) in San Francisco, Cal., where he has been 
captain of police for more than twenty years. Children, 
born in San Francisco : — 

i. Ann Priscilla', b. Feb. 11, 1856; m. Feb. 4, 1875, 
John Fitzgerald; res. ('77) S. Francisco; has: 1. Mary G.^ Fitz- 
(jeraldy b. Nov. 13, 1875. 

ii. Thomas Holt*, b. Jan. 3, 1858. 
iii. William Frvncis**, b. Feb. 6, 1860. 
iv. Elizabeth**, b. Nov. 3, 1861. 
V. Maria Louisa®, b. Nov. 15, 1863. 
vi. George Conboy*, b. Julv 10, 1867. 
vii. CoRXELiA*, b. March 22,^1870. 


THOMAS HOLT' DOUGLAS (John^ Ebenezei^, Xa- 
fhan^, Thomai^, RohevV^, William^), born in New York, 
N. Y., Sept. 5, 1830; mamed. May 12, 1858, Margaret 
Quinn, who was born in Loughrea, Ireland, Jan. 12, 


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1832. They reside (77) in San Francisco, Cal. Chil- 
dren, born there : — 

i. Mary Ellen^ b. Nov. 2, 1861. 
ii. William Edward", b. Sept. 24, 1863. 
iii. Thomas FRAN^Is^ b. Sept. 4, 1866. 


RUSSELL' DOUGLAS (Bimell^ A^^s^sW/^ Xathan^ 
Thoiuaf?, Robert^ ^ WilUaiu^), born in Chatham, Mass., 
May 23, 1825; married, in 1855, Terisita, daughter of 
Mannuel and Martina Mindiola, of Vellecillo, Mexico, 
where she was born, May 19, 1838. They reside (77) 
in San Antonio, Tex., where Mr. Douglas is engaged in 
manufacturing pumps. Children : — 

i. Mary TERESA^ b. in Vellecillo, April 12, 1856. 

ii. CHARLES^ b. in Vellecillo, Dec. 25, 1858. 

iii. Edward*, b. in Vellecillo, Nov. 16, 1860; d. young. 

iv. Francis®, b. in Vellecillo. 

V. THOMAS^ b. in Vellecillo; d. young. 

vi. Emma®, b. in San Antonio, May 13, 1866. 

vii. Ellen®, b. in Clyde, 0., Aprir26, 1868. 

viii. XoRA Bell®, b. in La Salle, JMich., July 30, 1871. 


Riissell^^ Xathan^^ ThomaH^^ Roberf^^ William^), born in 
Yarmouth, N. S., April 6, 1829 ; married, Oct. 29, 1848, 
George L. Blanchard, of Berea, 0.; died Aug. 12, 185(>. 
Child :— 

i. Elizabeth® Blanchard. 


MARY' DOUGLAS (RumeU\ Rnsst4l\ Xaihan\ 
Thamah^, Robert^, William^), born in Liverpool, N. S., 
Nov. 16, 1-831 ; married, Feb. 12, 1851, Isaiah D.Jones, 
of Sandusky, ().; died Oct. 21, 1858. Mr. Jones sub- 

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sequently married a«^ain, and is now (77) engaged in 
the ware-house business at Putin-Bay, 0. Children, 
born in Cast alia, O.: — 

i. Sylvester'* Jones, b. abt. 1852; d. young. [Perhaps 
*' Loavenwortir' Jones]. 

ii. John Russell^ Jones, b. March 15, 1854; iinni.; res. 
C7T) Goldendale, Wjish. Ter. 


CELEMENF7 DOUGLAS (Russell', Russell^ Naihau\ 
Thomuif^, Roherf, William^), born in New London, ()., 
Feb. L3, 1836; married, Dec. 23, 1858, Austin Davis 
Owen, of Sandusky. They reside ('77) in Cambridge, 
Md. Children :— 

i. Edith May® Owen, b. in Sandusky, July 24, 18G1. 
ii. Sherman Jay® Owen, b. in Clyde,^ 0., June 21, 1804. 


Nathan^, Thovmf?, Robert^, William^), born in New Lon- 
don, 0., Jan. 30, 1846; married, Oct. 30, 18G7, Martha 
S., daughter of Samuel and Margaret Taylor, of Clyde. 
In December, 1876, he removed to Dallas, Tex., where 
he died on the 20th of the month. Children : — 

i. Jesse Anson®, b. in Clyde, June 4, 18G8. 
ii. Alice GRA^E^ b. in Clyde. 

iii. Margaret Temperance^ b. in Clyde, Feb. 10,1872; d. 
Jan. 21, 1873. 

iv. George Harrison®, b. at Point Marblebead, Jan. 7, 1874. 


JULIA LOUISA' DOUGLAS (Rifssell', Rmsell\ 
Nafhau^, Thomaf?, Robert^, WilJiam^), born in Berea, 0., 
Nov. 17, 1848; married, Dec. 18, 1870, John B. Jami- 
son, of Danbury. They reside ('77) in Cambridge, Md. 

i. Leona May® Jamison, b. in Danbury, Feb. 0, 1872. 

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Nafhan"^^ Thomaf?, Rohert^^ WiUiam^)^ born in Sandusky, 
0., Aug. 14, 1851; married, Jan. 11, 1872, Phineas H. 
demons, M. D., of Cleveland. They reside (77) in 
Sandusky, where Dr. demons is one of the principal 
physicians. Children : — 

i. Fran('Es ErNicE** Clemoxs, b. in Sandusky, Jan. 28, 

ii. ( May Myrtis** Clemoxs, b. at Point Marblehead, Dec. 

\ 11, 1874. 
iii. ( Minnie Mabel" Clemons, b. at Point Marblobead, Dec. 
11, 1874. 


Nathan*^ Thoma^^ Rohert^^ WiUiam^)^ born in Liverpool, 
N. S., Dec. 9, 1827. Ilis father removed, with his family, 
in 1839, to the United States, and located at New Lon- 
don, 0. Charles married, Jan. 1, 1855, Elmira White, 
of Connecticut. He resides ('77) in Hebron, Conn., 
though most of his time is demanded by his business in 
Chicago, 111. Children: — 

i. CAROLINE^ d. 
ii. Charles^ b. in Hebron, Aug., 1800. 


ALLINE^ DOUGLAS (Nathan', RmselP, Nafhan\ 
Thoma.'?, Robert^, Williaiu^), born in Liverpool, N. S., 
Dec. 27, 1829. His fiither removed to the United States 
in 1839, and settled at New London, 0. AUine mar- 
ried, Sept. 19, 185fi, Mary Jane, daughter of Charles E. 
Ellsworth, of Ogdensburgh, N. Y. She was born Jan. 
1, 1841. They reside (77) in Goshen, Ind. Children, 
born in Goshen : — 

i. Adelbkkt ErdENK", b. A|)ril IH, 1858. 

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ii. Elvina May*, b. April 7, 1867: d. Jan. 15, 1871. 
iii. Percy«, b. Sept. 19, 1871. 
iv. Clyde*, b. Oct. 29, 187^. 


FRANK' DOUGLAS (Nathan^ Russell^ Nathan\ 
Thoma^, JRoherf^^ Willimn^)^ born in Liverpool, N. S., 
Dec. 29, 1831 ; came to the United States in 1839, and 
mamed, Jan. 1, 1855, Abby Perry, of Connecticut, 
a distant relative of the celebrated Commodore Peny, 
the victor of. Lake Erie. They lived for a number of 
years in Norwich, Conn., but reside ('77) in Chicago, 
111. Children, born in Norwich : — 

i. Frank LouIS^ b. July 18, 1861. 
ii. Grace Stanley'', b. Nov. 12, 1864. 


MATILDA' DOUGLAS (Nathan', Russell^ Nathan\ 
Thoma^, Robert^, William^\ born in Liverpool, N. S., 
Oct. 22, 1833. Iler father's family removed to the 
United States in 1839. She married, Feb. 15, 1864, 
Warren Henry Pease, of Goshen, Ind. They reside 
(77) in Elkhart, Ind. Children :— 

i. Charles Francis* Pease, b. in (Tosben, March 8, 1805. 

ii. Henry Warren' Pease, b. in Goshen, Nov. 30, 1807. 

iii. George* Pease, b. in Elkhart, Aug. 12, 1871. 

iv. Anna' Pease, b. in Elkhart, Sept. 28, 1873. 


Nathan^, Thnnas^, Robert^, Wi/h'ain^), born in Liveq)ool, 
N. S., July 16, 1836. Her father removed to the United 
vStates in 1839. She married, March 12, 1860, George 
G. Davis, of Cleveland, 0. They lived for some time 
in Chicago, III, but now reside in Goshen, Ind. Chil- 
dren, born in Chicago: — 

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i. Carolixe LuLi' Davls, b. June 1, ISfJl. 
ii. EroENE Ohvil' Davls, b. May 13, 1804. 


Xafhaii^^ Thomuff^^ Rohert^, WiUinm^), born in New Lon- 
don, O., Oct. 12, 1840; married, Sept. 17, 18(50, Frank 
Brewster, of Cleveland. They resided, after their mar- 
riage, in Chicago, bnt reside (77) in Cleveland. Child : — 

i. Loris Frank'' Brewster, b. in Chicago, Oct. 10, 1803. 


MARY ANN' DOUGLAS {Rohert\Charlefr\Nnthan\ 
Thnnnf?, Rohert^^ WiUiavi^), born at Sag Harbor, N. Y., 
March 22, 1840; married, Oct. 10, 18G2, Stephen 
Squires, of Sag Harbor. Mrs. Squires is now (77) a 
widow, residing at Sag Harbor. 


ROBERT LUDLOW^ DOUGLAS (Robert^ Charle.s^, 
Xaf/tan^, Thomas^, Robert^, WiUiam^), born at Sag Har- 
bor, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1852; married, May 6, 1875, Ella 
Bass. Mr. Douglas is (77) in the office of the city 
auditor, Brooklyn. Child: — 

i. Grace', b. 1870. 


HENRIETTA' DOUGLAS (Charles^, Charle.<r\ Xa- 
fhau\ Thomdi?^ Raberf^, WiUlam^), born at Sag Harbor, 
N. Y., June 22, 1854; married, July 5, 187(5, Iv.ra 
Northrop Seelye, of New Haven, where thev reside 
(77). Child:— 

i. Helle DoroLAs" Skelve, b. May 0, 1877. 

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ELON AGRIPPA' DOUGLAS {David\ CaJeb\ Jo1ni\ 
Tlioma^^ Roherf\ William})^ born in Rome, N. Y., April 
27, 1822; married, Dec. 25, 1846, Martha Beach, who 
wiis born July 20, 1825. They are farmers, residing 
('77) at Hanover, Wis. Mr. Douglas is one of the first 
settlers of Rock county, and the oldest settler of the 
town of Plymouth, Children: — 

i. Francis E.S b. Sept. 1, 1847; d. Oct. 25; 1847. 
ii. Mary M.*, b. Sept. 6, 1851; m. Sept. 23, 1872, E. W. 
Fisher: res. ('77) Plymouth, 
iii. HopsoN O.S b. Oct. 31, 1855; res. ('77) Plymouth. . 
iv. William 0.^ b. Jan. 10, 1805; res. ('77) 


John^^ Thovwh^^ Iiobert\ William^)^ born in Pontiac, 
Mich., Nov. 25, 1827; married, April 1, 1852, Mary 
Beach. She was born July 3, 1832. They are farmers, 
residing ('77) at Brodhead, Wis. Children:^ 

534. i. Rhoda', b. Jan. 25, 1853; m. Zera F. Dickinson, 
ii. Frank Albert*, b. Sept. 16, 1857; res. ('77) Brod- 

iii. Frederick YATES^ b. Feb. 16, 1862. 


GE0RGP7 DOUGLAS (J)auiel\ Caleh\ John\ Tliom- 
of?^ Robert^ ^ William^), born in Hanover, N. Y., Ang. 
10, 1811 ; married, Sept. 26, 1836, Lucina Ward, of 
Floyd. She was born April 28, 18U. They are farm- 
ers, living (77) at Holland Patent. Children, born at 

535. i. James Alaxson^, b. Oct. 23, 1837; m. Eloise M. 

ii. Maky AhkjaiiA b. Nov. 2, 18-f3; d. Fob. 25, 1847. 
530. iii. Simeon FrLLEii", b. Jan. 17, 1840; m. Alice I). 

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296 DoroLAS genealogy. 


JAMES S.' DOUGLAS {Daniel\ Caleh\ John\ 
Tlwmai?, Robert^, William^), born i« Sangerficld, X. Y., 
March 18, 1815; married, Nov. 18, 1846, Sarah J. 
Bland, of Texas, N. Y. They removed to Shrevei)ort, 
La., where they both died. Children, born in Shreve- 
port: — 

i. Maky. J.«, b. Sept. 20, 1847; d. June 21, 1841K 
ii. Emily F.^ b. Dee. 23, 1848; d. Soi)t. 11, 1841). 
iii. Jenny®, m. Phillips;' ivs. ('77) Edinburgh, Scotland. 


DANIEL S.' DOUGLAS {Daniid\ Caleh\ Johu\ 
Thomaf?^ RoberV'^^WiUlam^)^ born in vSangerfield, N. Y., 
Dec. I, 1818; married, March 25, 1856, p]liza 0. Gius- 
kill, of Sangerfield. They reside in Kirkland. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. James F."^, b. in Sangerfield, March 23, 1850; d. May 10, 

ii. Mary A.*, b. in Sahgerlield, Feb. 4, 1802. 

iii. SxEPnEN C.®, b. in Kirkland, Sef)t. 1, 1860. 


FRANCES A.' DOUGLAS {DaHld\ Cah>h\ John\ 
Thomab^, RoherV'^, Willtani^) born in Sangerfield, N. Y., 
May 1, 1823 ; married, Oct. 1, 1845, Spencer S. Ains- 
worth ; died after the birth of one child : — 

i. James DouctLas^ Ainswokth, b. May 28, 1847. 


BETIIIAIF DOUGLAS {Cahh\ Caleh\ Jolui\ Thom- 
fii?^ Robert^, Williani^), l)()rn in Avon, N. Y., Sept. 7, 
1809; married, Dec. 8, 1831, Addison Cowdin, of Avon. 
lie was born in Cheshire county, N. II., June 28, 1807. 

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They are farmers, residing (77) at Oakwood, Mich. 
Children: — 

i. EliZxV" CowDiN, b. in Avon, Sept. 13, 1833; d. March 
15, 1847. 

ii. George Docglas* Cowdix, b. in Avon, Oct. 21, 1835; 
m. Nov. 5, 1863, Martha Francis, Hadley, Midi. ; res. ('77) Oak- 
wood; has: ]. Edith F.^ Cowdin, b. Nov. 1, 1804. 2. Mai/ Cow- 
din, b. March 21, 1866. 3. Addison F.* Cowdin, b. Sept. 17, 
1867 4. Roy"" Uowdm, b. Dec. 19, 1873. 5. Merton^ Cowdin, b. 
April 21, 1877. 

iii. Hannah Celinda** Cowdin, b. in Brandon, Mich., 
July 14, 1838; m. Jan. 16, 1861, Henry M. Fitch, Mticomb co., 
farmer; res, ('77) Brandon; hiis: 1. Ada^ Fitch, b. Aug. 10, 18()4. 
2. Georg^ Fitch, b. Nov. 16, 1867. 3. Maud^ Fitch, b. Nov. 21, 

iv. Ada Belinda" Cowdin, b. March 2, 1841; d. Jan. 29, 

V. Yates Clark* Cowdin, b. May 16, 1844; d. March 21, 

vi. Carlos Corey' Cowdin, b. Jan. 2, 1847; d. Oct. 3, 1851. 

vii. Omar William* Cowdin, b. June 13, 1850. 


SARAH^ DOUGLAS {OaUh\ Caleb', John\ Thomas?, 
Rohert\ William}), born in Avon, N. Y., April 26, 1817 ; 
married, Jan. 21, 1845, Richard C. Jones, of Avon. He 
was bom in North Wales, Great Britain, May 15, 1816. 
They reside (77) at East Avon. Children, born in 
Avon : — 

i. William H.* Jones, b. Jan. 6, 1846. 

ii. Sarah J.* Jones, b. July 21, 1847. 

iii. Harriet E.* Jones, b. Jan. 23, 1854; m. Aug. 15, 1871, 
John 0. Pugh, Avon, b. tTtica, Jan. 25, 1841; res. ('77) Batavia; 
has: 1. Fred R,^ Pugh, b. Sept. 26, 1873. 

iv. Elizabeth B.* Jones, b. Oct. 21, 1856; m. March 18, 
1876, Wallace J. Mason, Mendon, wh. he was b. June 17, 1854; 
res. ('77) Iloneoye Falls; has: 1. May Alziiia^ Mason, b. Dec. 23, 


ESTHER' DOUGLAS {Cnhh\ Caleh\Johu\ Thomas^ 
Jiohert^ William^), born in Avon, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1819; 

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married, June 2, 1844, James Madison Buck, of Avon, 
lie was born in Milton, March 30, 1815. They reside 
(77) at East Avon. Children, born in Avon: — 

i. Mary Eliza" Buck, b. May 21, 1845; m. May 9, 18G6, 
James Ilenry Patterson, Avon, ancf b. Newark, June 20, 1844; 
res. ('77) Allen's Hill, (Richmond); has: 1. George Madison^ Pat- 
lerson, h. Jan. 19, 1873. 

ii. AxKA LorisE* BrcK, b. Feb. 21, 1848; res. (77) K 

iii. JrLiA L.« BrcK, b. April 15, 1850; res. (77) E. Avon. 

iv. Frank P.^ Buck, b. Oct. 27, 1852; res. ('77) E. Avon. 

V. Ransom Davio" Bick, b. June 10, 1855; res. ('77) E. 

vi. Sarah Elizabeth' Buck, b. April 10, 1857; res. (77) 
E. Avon. 


YATES' DOUGLAS (Caleb', C(ileh\ Johu\ Thoma^. 
Robert'', WnU'am'), bcn-n in Avon, N. Y., June 28, 1823; 
married, Sept. 14, 1845, Eliza Ann Adams, of Elba. She 
was born Dec. 19, 1826. They are farmers, residing (77) 
in Avon. Children: — 

5:37. i. Ora Bvtler*, b. in Avon, June 25, 1847; m. Mary 
V. McGrath. 

538. ii. Eugene Yates*, b. in Avon, June 8, 1849; m. 
Ida F. Terry. 

iii. Frank Lk(JRani)®, b. in Avon, July 10, 1851. 
53'.). iv. Eliza Ann®, b. in Avon, Sept. 27, 1854; m. Theo- 
dore McCirath. 

v. Ellen Viola*, b. in Avon, Oct. 22, 1856. 
vi. Alice Estelle**, b. in West Pembroke, Aug. 11, 

vii. C^LARENUE Meade'', b. in West Pembroke, July 7, 


WILLIAM CALEB' DOUGLAS ( Caleb^, Caleb\ John\ 
ThonKus^, Robert'^, William^), born in Avon, N. Y., March 
21, 1825; married. May 6, 1849, Cordelia M. Gates, of 
lloneoye Falls, where she was born Oct. 17, 1824. They 
reside (77) at North Bhxmifield. Child: — 

i. Adaline Cordelia"*, b. in Avon, Aug. 17, 1850. 

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CALEB SMITH^ DOUGLAS {Nathau\ Caleb', Johu\ 
Thomaf?^ Iiohe)i\ WiUiam^)^ born in Troy, Mich., Feb. 9, 
1826. In early life he attended the district schools and 
a select school, kept by the Rev. Samuel Hill, in Troy. 
In the spring of 1848 he went to Geneva, N. Y., and 
studied dentistry with Dr. Smith of that place. While 
in Geneva he married, July 23, 1850, Maria Soper, a 
native of Asburton, Devcmshire, England, who came to 
this country with her brother in 1847, and settled at 
Geneva. After their marriage they removed to Romeo, 
Mich., where he practiced his profession until the spring 
of 1852, when he was prostrated wnth consumption, 
w^ith which he died June 11th. He united with the 
Baptist church in Troy at the age of 14, and from that 
time enjoyed the confidence of his brethren. During 
his practice in Romeo he made many warm friends by 
his professional skill and gentlemanly, christian conduct. 
He left no children. Subsequent to his death, his widow 
married James Alexander, an old and much respected 
citizen of Utica, Mich., where they reside ('77). 


John^, Thoma^, Robert^, William^), born in Troy, Mich., 
June 1, 1828. He received his early education in the 
common schools, and in a select school, kept by the Rev. 
Samuel Hill, in Troy. At the age of 21 he entered the 
employ of his uncle, Henry Doughus, at Gorham, N. Y., 
where, by his faithfulness, he soon gained the ])osition of 
superintendent, and where he remained until a short time 
previous to his marriage to Al)igail Blackmcr, of Seneca, 
N. Y., which occurred June 2, 1852. She was born Dec. 25, 
1826. After his marriage he returned to Michigan and 
settled on a farm at Smyrna, where they now reside (77). 
Mr. Douglas became a member of the Baptist church, in 
Troy, in Febru«ary, 1844; removed his membership to 
Gorham, in 1849, and finally to the church in Suiyrna, 

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of which he was one of the coiistitnent members. Chil- 
dren, born in Otisco, Mich. : — 

i. Ada Maranda«, b. Oct. 3, 1855; m. Dec. 25, 1876, Frank 
D. Iiigalls, farmer; res. ('77) Smyrna. 

ii. Newton CHARLEs^ b. ,fan. 4, 1857; unm.; res, ('77) 


Dea. ISAAC' DOUGLAS, D. D. S., {Nathan^ Calelfi, 
Johri^, Thoma^^ Robert^, William^)^ born in Troy, Mich., 
May 25, 1830. The following sketch of Dr. Douglas is 
principally taken from a work just published, on the 
'^Eminent and Self-Mad^ Men of Michigan," for which 
it was prepared by one who ha.s been an intimate friend 
of his for many years : — 

" Isaac Douglas had in early life only the advantages of a win- 
ter school, when he could be spared from the duties of the farm. 
During Jiis 20th summer, he studied dentistry with his elder 
brother, Calel) 8. Douglas, wJio had an office temporarily in his 
fatlier's Jiouse. TJie winter previous to and summer following 
his majority lie continued studying with his brother at Romeo, 
wliere the latter had settled. He remained with Caleb until his 
deatli, in June, 1852, when he continued the business in liis own 
name. In the fall of 1852, finding that in order to practice his 
profession thorouglily, lie needed a better knowledge of medicine 
than could be obtai.ned from dental books, he began the study 
of medicine witli Dr. Wyker, of Romeo. In 1854, his health 
failed, and he was obliged to relincjuish his profession in part, 
and receive medical treatment. He continued in ill healtJi for a 
year and a half under allopathic treatment, when he changed to 
homeopathic treatment, and at the end of four weeks was able to 
resume professional duties. At this time he began the study of 
homeopathy with Drs. Ellis and Drake, and in the winter of 
1858 entered the Homeopathic Medical College, at Cleveland, 0. 
Hero he pursued one course of lectures, passing all the examina- 
tions and taking a high standing in Jiis class. Returning to 
Romeo, where there was no settled physician, he cheerfully i"c- 
sponded to calls for his medical services, at the same time pur- 
suing his dental duties until 18G5, since which time he has given 
his entire attention to dentistry. Since 1865 a number of young 
men have studied with him, including Jiis brothers Henry t". ana 
Elon (1., both of whom are now practicing dentistry wnth marked 
success, lieside others who have become physicians, allopathic 
as well as honie()})athie. As an example of his skill, it may ho 


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vstated that he put in nineteen fillings in six liours,and had the 
satisfnotion of seeing tliem seventeen years afterward all in good 
condition. The longest time he Inis ever devoted to one filling 
was ten and a half hours, and the largest number ever put in in 
one year was 119C. From Jan. 1, I8i>(), to Jan. 1, 187*2, he put 
in 4394 fillings, only seventeen of which had to be replaced with- 
in two years of the oi)eration. He was one of the organizing 
members of the Michigan Dental Association, and always made 
it a point to be present at its meetings, contributing greatly to 
their interest by verbal and written discussions. He has occupied 
every office in the association excei)t those of secretiiry and treas- 
urer, both of which he has declined. He was also one of the or- 
ganizing members of the Michigan Homeopathic Institute, and 
was connected with it until its dissolution. In May, 1877, he 
was elected a member of its successor, the Michigan Homeopathic 
Society. As a recognition of his large experience, and his repu- 
tation as a practitioner and contributor to dental science, the 
degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery was conferred u])on him by 
the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, in March, 1871. 

**Dr. Douglas became a member of the Baptist church in 
Troy in February, 1844, and at the early age of 16 was appointed 
a church committee. In 1853 he changed his membership to the 
Baptist church in Romeo. In 187:^, in consecpience of a change 
of views, he severed his connection with the Baptist society, 
since which time he has been connected with the Congregational 
church in Romeo. For seven summers past he has been superin- 
tendent of a Sunday-school in the county adjoining his own. 
For the seven years i)revious to his uniting with the Congrega- 
tional church, he was one of the deacons in the Baptist church 
in Romeo, and for five years the leading member, paying from 
one- tenth to one-eighth of tlie current expenses of the cliurch. 
He has been a generous contributor to christian societies of vari- 
ous denominations, heli)ing largely to build up the cause of 
religion in his locality. In politics the doctor has always been a 
republican. In a professional way he is considered very gener- 
ous, largely favoring the poor when commanding his services, 
either making very light charges or none at all. His habits have 
always been strictly temperate. In 1876 he joined the Sons of 
Temperance, and in April, 1877, he became a member of the 
Knights of Honor. He married, Oct. 2, 1852, Elizabeth Clark, 
who, with her parents, emigrated from Bedford, England, in 
1834. They were shipwrecked oif New York harbor, after being 
on the ocean 21 weeks, losing everything, and barely escaping 
with their lives. Dr. Douglas has had four children, three girls 
and one boy": — 

i. Mary Frances*, b. June 19, 1854; num.; teach., ('77) 

ii. Emma Rehkcca^ b. May 15, 1850; d. Aug. 18, 1856. 

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iii. ( William Wilkinson Olark\ b. April 19, 1800. 
iv. I Elizabeth (•LARK^ b. April 19, 1800. 


J(j}nt\ Thomah^^ Boherf\ William^), l)orii in Troy, Mich., 
Nov. (), 1832. At the age of 20 he began teaching, 
and taught nine terms. In 1863 he purchased a farm 
in Oakland, on which he lived till the spring of 1866, 
when he removed to Romeo, to study dentistry with 
his brother. Dr. Isaac Douglas. He remained with his 
brother two years. After that he followed his profes- 
sion in Richmond till October, 1869, when he removed 
to Fen ton, where he is still (77) practicing dentistry 
with marked success. He united with the Troy Baptist 
church in February, 1844 ; removed his membership to 
the Mount Vernon church in 1864, and to the Romeo 
church in 1866. In 1869 he took his letter from the 
latter church, and, with thirteen others, organized the 
church at Richmond, of which he was elected clerk and 
trustee; but he soon removed his membership to the 
Fentcm church. He has been a successful leader and 
teacher of vocal music, having led the choir in every • 
church of which he has been a member, and also of 
three Methodist churches, where there was no Baptist 
church. He has also been an earnest Sunday-school 
worker, having had charge of two mission schools, and 
b(^en superintendent of the school at the Fenton church 
for nearly four years. In May, 1854, he married Mary 
Iinvood, a member of the Romeo Baptist church. She 
was born in Hampshire, P^ngland, Dec. 25, 1832; re- 
moved to Washington, Mich., when four years old; was 
baptized in the winter of 1854, and united with the Ro- 
meo church. Children: — 

i. Ella FuAxrEs\ b. in Troy, Oct. 0, 18r)7; bapt. Feb., 
IHTO; grml. Fenton Ba})t. Sem., June, 1877. 

ii. Lillian MAliY^ 1). in Addison, Dec. 4, 1800. 
iii. CuAULKs William^ b. in Addison, April 28, 1801. 
iv. Aktiuh IIENIl\^ b. in Oakland, Nov. 4, 1805. 
V. My RON Kkmku\ b. in Fent<m, Nov. 14, 1875. 

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CHARLES' DOUGLAS (Nathan^, Calch\ John\ 
Thomcih^^ Robert^ ^ William^)^ born in Troy, Mich., April 
4, 1835. At the age of 15 he was baptized and nnited 
with the Troy Baptist church, and from this time he 
manifested a deep and growing interest in the cause of 
Christ. At the age of 19 he entered Kalamazoo College, 
to study for the ministry. After pursuing his studies 
two years he came home during vacation, was taken ill, 
and in a few days died of typhoid fever, Sept. 29, 1856. 


Jolut^^ Thomoi?, Bohert^ William^), born in Troy, Mich., 
June 21, 1839. He remained on the farm assisting his 
father, and attending school, until 1864. In the spring 
of that year he went to Romeo to study dentistry with 
his brother, Dr. Isaac Douglas. After remaining here 
two years, in the spring of 1866, he removed to Lapeer 
city to practice his profession. He is now (77) a very 
successful dentist in Lapeer. He united with the Troy 
Baptist church in January, 1860, and remained a mem- 
ber until his removal to Romeo in 1864. In 1866 he 
removed his church connection to the Baptist church in 
Lapeer; but in February, 1876, he united with the 
Methodist society of that place, and is now an earnest 
worker in that society. He married, July 11, 1861, 
Jane, daughter of the Rev. Adam Snyder, of Troy. 
Children : — 

i. Edith (iuACE», b. Nov. 4, 1868. 
ii. Elton GLEXN^ b. Aug. 9, 1876. 


CaM)\ John\ Thmai?, Robert^ William'), born in Troy, 
Mich., March 21, 1844. She was edncated in the corn- 

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moil school and at the Romeo academy, and afterward 
taught school several terms. She married, Aug. 22, 
18G4, James A. Blackmer, of Seneca, N. Y. They set- 
tled on a farm near Pewamo, Mich., where they now 
('77) reside. She united with the Troy Baptist church 
when but 11 years old. After her marriage she removed 
her membership to the church at Pewamo. She has 
always been an earnest christian worker. The church 
at Pewamo, which at that time was in a very feeble con- 
dition, and was soon after nearly extinguished, was, 
through her instrumentality, brought back to activity, 
and is now in a flourishing condition. Children : — 

i. Ettie Frances'' Blackmer, b. Sept. 18, 1807. 

ii. IL\RRiET Marian* Blackmer, b. Se])t. 22, 1869. 

iii. Minnie Maranda® Blackmer, b. Nov, 9, 1871. 

iv. William Clayton" Blackmer, b. Dec. 20, 1873. 

V. Henry Newton'' Blackmer, b. July 19, 1870. 


Jo/iN^, Thomah^, Roherf, William^), born in Gorhani, N. 
Y., Fel). 9, 1832. He entered Rochester University, 
but on account of his father's ill health and consequent 
removal to Illinois, he was obliged to leave in the 
second term of his Sophomore year. He married, Oct. 
7, 185(), Angeline, daughter of William II. and Hannah 
Bradbury, of Wheatland. They removed, in 185(5, to 
Elgin, 111., where they now reside. Children, born in 
Elirin: — 


i. Ella Ma\^ b. April 3, 1858: d. Nov. 1, 1861. 
ii. IHVIN(i^ b. July 7, 1863: d. Sept. 18, 1865. 


ADA HARNUM' DOUGLAS (6Vo/7/e«, Caleb^ John\ 
ThomnH^, l{ohrrf^\ William^), born in (lorham, N. Y., 
July 4, 1834; married, Sept. 7, 1859, Ogden Talmage 
Seward, of New llackensack. Thi^y svibsecjuently re- 

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moved to Elgin, 111., where Mrs. Seward died May 22, 
1873, aged 39 years. Children: — 

i. Ora Philander*, b. in New Ilackensiick, Sept. 14, 1860; 
stud. prep, for coll. ; res. ('77) Elgin. 

ii. Susan Eliza", b. in Elgin, May 30, 1861; d. July 25, 1864. 


PHILENA A.^ DOUGLAS {Henry\ Caleh^ JohA 
Thomas^^ Robert^, WtUiain}), born in Gorham, N. Y., 
March 27, 1830; married, Jan. 18, 1855, Delos D. 
Pierson, of Atlas, Mich. They settled on a farm in 
Atlas, and still (77) reside there. Children : — 

i. H. Sumner*^ Pierson, b. May 20, 1856. 
ii. Herbert* Pierson, b. March 22, 1859. 
iii. William D.* Pierson, b. Sept. 23, 1860. 


leh^^ Jolm^^ Thoma^^ Rohert^^ William})^ born in Gorham, 
N. Y., Jan. 4, 1841 ; married, Feb. 24, 1864, Caroline 
L., daughter of Harvey Stone, of Gorham, where he is 
(77) a farmer. Children : — 

i. Alice", b. Feb., 1865. 
ii. Lydia^ b. May, 186- 


Jolui^, Thoma^, Roherf^^ William^)^ bom in Gorham, N. 
Y., Jan. 4, 1844; married, Oct. 1, 1867, Elizabeth A., 
daughter of Ira Barber, of Potter. He settled in Kan- 
sas in 1871, and is now (77) a merchant in Sun City, in 
that state. Child : — 

i. Dora Eloise^ b. in (lorluim, May 8, 1869. 

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John^^ Tlwma^^ Robert^, WiUiam^)^ bom in Gorham, N. 
Y., May 3, 1847; married, March 16, 1869, Castrur 
Goundry, of Milo, where tbey now (77) reside. Chil- 
dren, born in Milo : — 

i. Maud A/ Goundry, b. Dec, 1871. 
ii. Ora* Goundry, b. Dec, 1874. . 


SUSAN MARY^ DOUGLAS (^Henrf, Cahh\ John\ 
Tlioma^^ Rohert^^ Williavi^)^ born m Gorham, N. Y., Oct. 
15, 1852; married, June 27, 1872, Levi Sherwood, of 
Penn Yan. He is a dentist at Manlius (73). Child : — 

i. Louise Augusta® Sherwood, b. July 20, 1873. 


MARIA^ DOUGLAS {John^ I)avi(P,John\ Thoma^, 
Robert^, WtUiam'), born in Verona, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1821 ; 
married, Sept. 27, 1849, Lorenzo Howe, and now (77) 
resides in Brookfield, Mo. They have one child : — 

i. John Douglas' Howe, Ik July 31, 1858. 


EDMUND' Dt)U(}LAS (John^, l)(wid\ Johu\ T/wju- 
ah^, Robert^ ^ WiJliam^), born in Verona, N. Y., July 27, 
1826; married, hi July, 1851, Sarah Deforest. He died 
Feb. 10, 1857, leaving:— 

i. Wiluam E.«, b. Oct. \\), 1854; m. Aug. 31, 187(1, Edna 
Jackson, b. Aug. 24, 1857; grocer, ('77) Oneida. 


DERRICK' D()U(iLAS {Darff/^ Dan'd' Jo]ui\ 
ThouKh^^^ RiiberV^^ Wf/Iiam^), born in Verona, N. V., June 

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8, 1834; married, Dec. 22, 1869, Belle McNair; resides 
(77) in Syracuse, where all their children were born. 
Children : — 

i. Ellen H.S b. Jan. 8, 1872. 
ii. Geetrude*, b. May 26, 1875. 
iii. FLORENCE^ b. March 5, 1877. 


HERBERT H.^ DOUGLAS (il)avi(l\ Dmm}\ Jolm\ 
Thoma^^ Rohert^^ William^)^ born in Verona, N. Y., 
March 18, 1840; married, Sept. 10, 1868, Sarah J. 
Downing, born Dec. 30, 1844. They reside in Oneida 
(77). Children, born there : — 

i. Herbert LEE^ b. Sept. 22, 1871. 
ii. Lansing Arthur*, b. July 2e5, 1873; d. Sept. 8, 1873. 
iii. Grace*, b. Aug. 0, 1875. 


LUCY ANN^ DOUGLAS {Hennau\ Daniel^ Jolm\ 
Tlwma^^ Roherf^^ WiUiain})^ born in Arcadia, N. Y., 
May 23, 1826 ; married, first, March 17, 1853, Dr. Aaron 
M. Jackson, who died, in Newark, N. Y., July 14, 1854 ; 
married, second, April 10, 1867, Dr. Albert G. Crutten- 
den, of Clifton Springs, where she died without issue, 
Feb. 1, 1878. Dr. Cruttenden still (78) resides at Clif- 
ton Springs. 


John^^ Thonia^^ Rohert^^ William^), born in Whitestown, 
N. Y., Feb. 26, 1826; married. May 25, 1848, Esther 
L. Hewett, of Westmoreland. They are farmers, (77) 
residing at Clark's Mills. Children : — 

i. Ann Frances", b. May 10, 1849; in. Dec. 22, 1874, Wil- 
liam M. Ashley, Kirklaud; has: 1. Mary Henrietta^ Ashley, b. 
May 30, 1876. 

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ii. Makv Alma^ b. March 4, 1858; d. Oct. 10, 1861. 
iii. j AninsoN Herman*, b. April 17, 18G3. 
iv. (Ei)KA Lucy\ b. April 17, 186:}. 


ADDISON^ DOUGLAS {Albert^ Daniel^ Jo]m\ 
Thomaf?^ Rohert^^ William^)^ born in Whitestown, N. Y., 
July 19, 1827; married, May 28, 1850, Emily A. Kent, 
of Whitestown. lie died without issue, March 1, 1851. 
His widow subsequently married William Baird, of Kirk- 
land, whom she also survived. She resides (77) at 


JOHN' DOUGLAS {WilUain\ William'', John\ Wil 
liam^, William^, William^), born in Northford, Conn., Feb. 
22, 1799. 

" lie early l)egan to exhibit signs of rare mechanical genius, 
and although *bj his father's will and according to family tradi- 
tion he was to })ossess the family estate, he renounced his claims 
and removed to New Haven to begin life as an humble mechanic. 
He first found employment in the cabinet shop of Mr. Seth Bliss, 
afterward secretary of the American Tract Society, of Boston. 
Mr. Bliss soon leaving his business for the Congregational minis- 
try, Mr. Douglas set up a general machine works, first in Artisan 
street, afterward removed to State street. The older citizens of 
New Haven will bear witness that in tlie quarter century of 
its existence this humble establishment exceeded in the variety 
and perfection of the work it sent forth any other in the world. 
The work-rooms were the freiiuent resort of some noted scien- 
tists of the last generation. Here tlie visitor might see, lying 
in what ai)peared to be inextricable confusion, half finished 
parts of almost all known machines, from the largest fire engine 
to the most delicate surgical instrument. And tlie wonder was 
that everything worked. There was no failure in any adjust- 
ment, nor fatal cheapness of material in anything that left the 
hands of John Douglas. In 1830 he made the first 'Douglas 
pump.' Though lie continued to manufacture these while he 
lived, he never exerted himself to extend their use beyond his 
own city. The honor of building up the extensive manufactory 
which now sends its pumi)s to every quarter of the globe, and 
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the extraordinary energy and business capacity of his youngest 
brother, the Hon. Benjamin Douglas, of Middletown/ Indeed 
John Douglas never sought to ^ make money '. To provide for a 
table whicii was never without its guests, to pay promptly his 
debts, with a dollar over to lend to some of his less prosperous 
acquaintance, to hear his clocks in the city steeples striking the 
hour together, — this was his life. Though while he lived it 
seemed humble and obscure, yet when in middle life he passed 
away, men recognized his worth and gave it the tribute of one 
of tlie largest funeral processions the city had ever witnessed." 

He married, April 17, 1825, Anne Carter (or Cotter, 
as it appears in old records of Braiiford). He died Dec. 
29, 1850; she Oct. 6, 1856. Children, born in New 
Haven : — 

i. Emily Elizabeth^, b. Oct. 18, 1828; d. March 8, 

540. ii. William KIRTLAND^ b. May 29, 1829; m. Sarah 
L. Tucker. 

iii. Edward Henry^ b. Sept. 21, 1832; d. March 1, 
1836. • 

iv. Annette Hopkins^ b. Oct. 14, 1838; iinm.; res. 
('78) Dry Grove, Miss. 

V. Emily CAROLINE^ b. May, 1840; iinm.; res. ('78) 
Dry Grove. 


JoJi7i\ WiUiam^^ Williavi^^ William})^ bom in Northford, 
Conn., Feb. 5, 1802 ; married, March 10, 1825, Herman 
Hoadley Williams, of Northford. They were farmers, 
living in North Branford, in Northford society. Mrs. 
Williams died March 25, 1862, aged 60 years. Children, 
born in North Branford : — 

i. Grace* Williams, b. May 8, 1826; m. Dec. 24, 1846, 
Henry Williams, Wallingford, wh. res. ('77); has: 1. Emma Jan^ 
Williams, b. April 27, 1848; m. May 25, 1869, Andrew M. Hall. 
2. Sarah Celia^ Williams, b. March 8, 1853. 3. Minnie Amelia^ 
Williams, b. March 8, 1853. 4. Fanny Celestia^ Williams, b. 
May 25, 1858. 

h. Douglas' Williams, b. July 5, 1830; m. Sept. 23, 1858, 
Janet L. Foote; res. ('77) Northford; has: 1. Benjamin Dougla^ 
Williams, b. May 10, 1863. 2. Herman HoadUxj' Williams, b. 
Feb. 21, 1869. 3. Davis Foot^ Williams, b. July 18, 1871. 

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WILLIAM' DOUGLAS {WiUinm', \ViUiam\ Jolm\ 
WtlJunn^, Wnifaju^ Willimn^)^ born in Northford, Conn., 
Jan. 19, 1812. Having received a plain English educa- 
tion, he devoted himself to acquiring the business of a 
machinist, with his brother John, residing in New Haven. 
For this pursuit he was admirably qualified by a decided 
mechanical talent, which he early developed. He re- 
moved to Middletown in 1832, and started business in a 
very small way, with W. H. Guild, as a job machinist 
and manufacturer of small engines. 

In 1839, in company with his younger brother, Ben- 
jamin, he bought out Mr. Guild, and established the firm 
of W. & B. Douglas, now the oldest and most extensive 
manufacturers of pumps in the world. At first the two 
brothers labored with their own hands most diligently, 
doing all the critical portions of the work themselves, 
and performing the duties, not merely of mechanics, but 
also of packer, clerk and salesman. The first year of 
their enterprise the number of pumps sold was about 
300 ; within two years they produced and sold as many 
in a week; and now they find a market for a number 
which seems almost incredible. 

William Douglas died April 21, 1858, at the age of 46 
years; and the management of the business devolved 
upon his brother Benjamin. '*He was a man of good 
sense, thoughtful, reflective and intelligent, delighting in 
scientific investigations, and devoted to mechanical pur- 
suits, lie was a man of few words, modest, gentle, un- 
assuming, valued and resi)ected in the community in 
which he dwelt, yet shrinking from all public notoriety. 
He delighted in the enjoyment of the domestic circle, 
and well fulfilled the duties of a husband, a father and a 

He was twice married. His first wife, whom he mar- 
ried April 12, 1835, was Grace Caroline, daughter of 
Elias Parker, of Middletown, and sister of the w4fe of 
Benjamin Doughis. By her he had two children, but 

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one of whom survived infancy. Mrs. Dou<^Uis died Feb. 
19, 1840. He married, second. May 12, 1845, Catharine 
Creamer Riley, of Middletown. She was the mother of 
five children, and still (78) resides in Middletown. Chil- 
dren, born in Middletown (by first wife) : — 

i. Williams b. Jan. 19, 183G; d. Sept. 1, 183G. 
541. ii. Joseph William**, b. Jan. 29, 1838; m. Julia W. 

(By second wife) : — 

iii. George TottenS b. Feb. 14, 184G; d. May 30, 1874. 

iv. Grace CAROLiXE%b. May 18, 1848; m. Charles E. 
Bidwell, Middletown, wh. res. ('77). 

V. Mary Adaline^ b. Aug. 9, 1850; m. Jonathan 
Kilbounie, Middletown, wh. res. ('77). 

vi. Ellen*, b. Oct. 22, 1852; m. Clarence Hastings, 
Hartford; res. ('77) Middletown. 

vii. Sarah Kirtlaxd*, b. May 20, 1850; m. George 
P. Riiymond. 


Hon. benjamin^ DOUGLAS {\ViUirm\ William'^, 
Joh7t\ Williaju^j William^^ Willinm^), born in Northford, 
Conn., April 3, 181fl. At the age of IG he applied him- 
self to the trade of a machinist; and, in 1836, began 
working with the firm of Gnild & Donglas, at Middle- 
town. In 1839 he and his brother William, who had 
established the business in 1832, purchased the whole 
interest, and continued it under the now well-known 
name of W. & B. Douglas. For three years their busi- 
ness was that of an ordinary foundry and machine shop, 
supplying steam engines and other work of such des- 
cription to the surrounding factories. But, in 1842, they 
invented the celebrated revolving stand pump, and first 
conceived the idea of introducing pumj)s as a regular 
article of manufiicture and commerce. The idea was 
entirely novel, and their beginning was very small. 
Their first orders were not large, but their expectations 
were more than realized. They producc^l an article the 

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convenience and advantage of which were at once ap- 
preciated by the public, and their trade rapidly increased. 

In the spring of 1858 William, the senior partner, 
died, and the entire control c)f the business devolved 
upon Benjamin. By a special act of the Legislature of 
Connecticut the firm was. formed into a stock company, 
of which Benjamin is the president ; and thus the busi- 
ness was enabled to be carried on without obstruction or 
embarrassment. By adopting the principle of making 
their articles invariably good, they have earned the con- 
fidence of their customers, and established faith in their 
own integrity. A vast trade is the natural and necessary 
consequence, not merely in the United States, but in the 
Canadas, South America, the Sandwich Islands, the West 
Indies, Australia, Europe, Asia; — in a word, in almost 
the entire civilized world, do they find a market for their 
manufactures, and a steadily and rapidly increasing de- 
mand for their wares. The popular estimation of their 
productions is evident from the fact that wherever 
hydraulic machines have been exhibited, they have in- 
variably been awarded the first honors, including the 
highest medals at Paris in 1867, at Vienna in 1873, at 
Philadelphia in 1876, and at Paris again in 1878. 

Mr. Douglas has several times represented his town in 
the General Assembly of the state. He was mayor of 
the city of Middletown from 1849 to 1855. He was 
lieutenant-governor of Connecticut in 1861 and 1862, 
and presidential elector, casting for Abraham Lincoln 
one of the six electoral votes of the state, in 1860. By 
intelligence and strict attention to business, Mr. Douglas 
has been mainly instrumental in building up, from a very 
small beginning, a new industry, until it has expanded 
into its present immense proportions. The author does 
not feel at liberty to say all he could wish, but cannot 
deny himself the gratification of stating that Mr. Dou- 
glas possesses in an eminent degree the properties which 
qualify him for his present responsible position. Gentle 
and unassuming, but yet experienced, sagacious and 
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the iiifairs of this large business, and to govern the army 
of employes who are placed under his control. From 
the start he has manifested an unusual interest in the 
progress of the present work, and it is owing in no 
small degree to his eiForts that so full an account of his 
immediate ancestors and relatives has been obtained. 
He married, April 3, 1838 Mary Adaline, daughter of 
Elias and Grace (Totton) Parker, of Middletown, and 
neice of the late Maj.-Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, U. 
S. A.* She was bom July 14, 1821. Children born, 
the oldest in Norwich, the others in Middletown : — 

542. i. John MANSFIELD^ b. Feb. 0, 1839; m. Ellen An- 

ii. Sakah KiRTLAXi)^ b. March 21, 1841; d. Sept. 21, 

Hi. Benjamin', b. Nov. 17, 1843; d. Dec. 18, 1843. 

iv. William®, b. Aug. 5, 1845; unm. ; res. ('78) Middle- 
town.* . 

V. BENJAMIN^ b.' Aug. 8, 1849; num.; with W. & B. 
Douglas, ('78) Middletown. 

543. vi. Edward", b. June 17, 1854; m. S. Enuna Chji8e. 


FLORELLA' DOUGLAS (Samtud^ HumMel\ Sam- 
t(€l\ William^ ^ Wiliiam^^ Williant^)^ born in New Hartford, 
Conn., Feb. 15, 1793; married, Jan. 29, 1812, Wait. 
Garrett. They were farmers, livin<^ on the old Douglas 
homestead, in New Hartford. Mrs. Garrett died Feb. 
2, 1868, aged 70 years. Mr. (iarrett is still (77) living 
in New Hartford, at the advanced ago of 88 years. 
Children, born in New Hartford : — 

i. Delia** Ovrreit, b. Fol). 15, 1813: m. Fob. I'L 1830, 

* Gen. Mansfield graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1832, 
receiving one of the highest two honors of his class. He distinguished 
himself in the Mexican war under Gen. Taylor, being wounded in the hat- 
tie of Monterey, where he led the troops in a terrible charge under the 
cross fire of the enemy from the windows and sides of the streets in the 
city. After some forty years' service of the country, he was killed at the 
battle of Antietam, being at tiie time In command of th(; eleventh corps of 
the Union army. He was at one time g(?neral of the United 
States army. 


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Charles Bliss; has: 1. Alfred G^ Bliss, m. Jane Spencer; rcs. 
('77) Washington, ]). C; has, Charles ^." and Flora i^." Blis^. 
2. Alic(? Bliss, m. Frank Bates; res. (-77) Norwalk. 

ii. Anna A." (Iarkktt, b. Feb. 24, 1816: m. 1st, Sept. 10, 
18:58, Aaron (iates, Litchfield, who d. Sei)t., iSSO; m. 2d, Oct., 
185:3, F. A. Marsh, Litchfield; hm: 1. Dr. H. ^.» Gates, res. ('77) 
Litchfield. 2. Frederick^ Marsh. 

iii. Samtel Douulas® Garkett, b. Feb. 4, 1818; m. Nov. 
0, 1848, Pluma Barbour; res. ('77) Frederick, Md.; has, Joseph 
W.\ Franl&, Florella\ FAiza^ and Gora^ Garrett. 

iv. Theodosia* (tARREIT, b. March 31, 1820; m. Sept. 10, 
1845, Andrew Clark; has: 1. Mary^ Clark, m. Benjamin Jones; 
has RolUny^ and Theodorc^^ Jones. 2. Catharine^ Clark, m. llinim 
Jones; res. ('77) Collinsville. 3. Frank Burton'' Clark, res.' ('77) 
New Hartford. 4. Abhf Clark. 

V. Rodney S.** Garrptt, b. Nov. 2, 1822; m. Dec. 21, 
1852, S. C. Whitney; d. April 21, 1874; had: 1. Florence Gar- 
rett, b. May 1(>, 1855; d. Nov. 23, 18()(>. 

vi. JrLiET M.® Garrett, b. May 20, 1827; ni. July 12, 1852, 
Moses W.' Doughus [1!)2. iii.]; res. ('77) Winsted. 

vii. JoHX® Garrett, b. April 10, 1832; m. 1st, Oct. 11, 1850, 
Julia E. Beck with, who d. Feb. 3, 18G3; m. 2d, Mav, 18GG, Ophe- 
lia Fogarty; res. ('77) New Hartford; Inis Clarence^ and William* 
Garret t. 

viii. Jane J.* (Jarrett, b. Sept. 1, 1835; m. Nov. 14, 1855, 
C'harles E. Green; had, Charles*, Clara*, Agues* and VanderhiW 


EMILY rYRENE' DOUGLAS (Clm^tn'\ Mfm^s\ 
Sffnittr/^^ Wi/h'ani^^ Wilh'iutr, Wi/liftnt})^ borli in New 
Hartford, Conn., Nov. 5, 1815; married, March 2(>, 
1838, Eliliu Fowler, of North Branford. He wius born 
July !27, 1810, and died without issue, at New Haven, 
June 7, 18G2. Mrs. Fowler resides ('73) at New Haven. 


BENAJAH IIEUVEY' DOUdLAS (Chvstin''. Mosr.s^ 
Sniun(4^^ Willi((ni'\ Wilh'anr, WiUldin^)^ born in New 
Hartford, tV)nn., Oct. (5, 1817; nmrried, April 15, 1840, 
Decia Diana Wihnot, of Milford. She was born Feb. 
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fectioner of the firm of B. H. Douj^las & Sons, of New 
Haven. Children, born there : — 

544. i. George WALTER^ h. April 2, 1841; m. Emma W. 

545. ii. John Fkaxcis^ b. Mmv 18, 1844; m. Annie L. 

iii. Frederic Fowlek*, h. April 5, 1847. 

iv. Anna Amanda^ b. Jnne 19, 1850; d. Dec. 17, 1869. 

V. Benajah IIervey\ b. Nov. 5>8, 1857. 

vi. Henry Wilmot^, b. Nov. 23, 1859; d. Jan. 25, 1860. 


SARAH ANN' DOUGLAS {Che>^fer\Mo8e.s^,SamueJ\ 
William^ William^^ William^)^ born in New Hartford, 
Conn., Sept. 13, 1819 ; married, April 14, 1848, Vinus 
Ailing, of Hamden. He was born Aug. 24, 1819. Miss 
Douglas was his third wife, and had by him one child. 
Mr. Ailing died, at Westville, Sept. 30, 1860, aged 41 
years. Sarah married, second, April 18, 1867, Jerome 
Way, of New Milford. He was born Jan. 14, 1807. 
They reside (73) in Durham. Child :— 

i. Jenny Ltnd® Alling, b. in Westville, July 23, 1856; ni. 
A])ril 25, 1877, Clayton John Talunidge, b. North IVIadison, 1854, 
s. John and Elizabeth Talniadge. 


^amtiel^, Wi/linm^^ WiUiam^^ Wilh'mn^^, born in New 
Hartford, Conn., June 25, 1823 ; married, Doc. 10, 1847, 
Eliza Aim, daughter of Vinus Ailing, of Westville. She 
was born Feb. 6, 1830. They reside (73) in Norwalk. 
Children, born in New Haven : — 

i. Caroline Adeua", b. Jan. 6, 1849; m. Oct. 23, 1873, 
(Jeorge Thor])e; res. ('77) Norwalk; has: 1. Edith Clarn^ Thorpe. 
b. Dee. 11, 1876. 

ii. Emily FRAN^ES^ b. Feb. 1-2, 1851; d. Jan. 11, 1856. 

iii. Mary Eliza", b. Sept. 18, 18553; m. Sept. '^7, 1876, 
Sanuiel (tardiner, Hasted; res. ('77) Norwalk. 

iv. Frank SPEN^EU^ b. Jnne 6, 1855; d. .May '.'0, 187'.\ 

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Samuel^, William^, Wil/iam^, Wi/h'ain^), born in New 
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 17, 1825; married, April 4, 1852, 
Benjamin Ilulbert Roberts. They reside (73) in Meri- 
den. Children, born in Middletown : — 

i. Emily Monroe" Roberts, b. Jan. 2o, 1853. 
ii. William Benjamin* Roberts, b. Deo. 16, 1858. 
iii. lU'HTON DoroLAs^ Roberts, b. June 24, 180.3. 


SaitvteP, William^, Willhin^^ William^), born in New 
Hartford, Conn., Nov. 10, 1828; married, Oct. 28, 1850, 
Martha Lodema, daughter of Alfred Horton and Julia 
Ann Norton, of Bristol. She was born ApriM2, 1830, 
and died Nov. 8, 187G. He resides in New Haven. 
Children, born there: — 

i. ('HARLES AlfreiA b. Aiig. 21), 1852. ^ 
ii. HrRRiT lIoRTON®, b. Nov. 30, 1857. 


{^(Jhefiier^, Afo.srfi\ Hronuel^, William^, William^^ WilUam^y 
born in New Hartford, Conn., Oct. 3, 1834. He entered 
Yale College in 1853, after having pursued a prepara- 
tory cours(i under the direction of the Rev. Samuel H. 
Elliot, of Westlield. He graduated in 1857, and after- 
ward studied in Yale Theological Seminary. He was 
licensed to preach, l)y the New Haven Western Associa- 
tion. He married, Oct. (5, 18(53, Mary, daughter of the 
Hon. v^amuel II. Elliot (judge of probate and assistant 
judge of the county court) and Sophia Flint, of Brattle- 
bor()\ \'t. vShe was born Sept. 20, 1835. Mr. Douglas 
was ordained and installed as pastor of the Congrega- 
tional church, at Sherman, Oct. 14, 18G3. Owing to 

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delicate health he resigned his pastorate, in July, 1867, 
since which time he has resided in New Haven. Child : — 

i. Elliot Chester\ b. in Sherman, July 10, 1864. 


Samnel\ WiJliam^, WilJimn^, WiUiarn})^ born in New 
Hartford, Conn., June 2, 1829; married, Nov. 21, 1855, 
Sarah Jane Wertlake, of New Hartford. They settled 
in New Hartford, but afterward removed to Wellington, 
0., where they reside ('77). They are farmers. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Alice Kate"*, b. in New Hartford, Sept. 13, 185C. 

ii. Albert*, b. in Wellington, March 19, 1858. 

iii. James Fayette®, b. in Wellington, Feb. 13, 1860. 

iv. Fiy?DERi(^ ArousTUs*^, b. in Wellington, Xov. 8, 1801. 


WILLIAM' DOUGLAS {Beuajah^ Benajah\ Bena- 
jah\ William^, Williaiif, WiIlimn>)^hoTn in Canaan, Conn., 
'May 18, 1825 ; married, Nov. 17, 1862, Mary» Watson, a 
great-grand-daughter of Capt. John Watson and Sarah 
Douglas [76.]. They resided in Canaan. He died Dec. 
6, 1865, and his widow married, Nov. 6, 1869, Hugh W. 
Franklin, who died Dec. 27, 1876. She resides (77) in 
Canaan. William and Mary (Watson) D(mglas had one 

i. William BE^^\JAH^ b. in Canaan, Oct. 10, 1802; d. March 
0, 1876. 


EUNICE' DOUGLAS {Ehm', Jame^\ James\ 117/- 
liam^^ William^^ William^), born in Cornwall, Yt., June 
16, 1799; married, Jan. 3, 1816, Harvey Prichard, who 
was born March 6, 1794, and died June 5, 1874. She 
died July 29, 1873. Children:— 

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i. Ellas Douglas^ PRicirARi), b. Nov. 11, 181G; ni. Jan. 
28, 1840, Clorinda Samson, 1). March 23, 1817; res. ('77) Corn- 

ii. Harvey Gjhrs** Prichard, b. Oct. 12,1819; m. Feb. 8, 
1844, Jeriisli Foot^ b. Aug. 21, 1821. No ch. 

iii. ErxicE Lovina" Prichard, b. Nov. 24, 1822; m. June 
10, 1847, Henry I. Wilcox, b. Aug. 23, 1820: res. ('77) Middle- 

iv. Joseph AxDRrs*^ Prk^hard, b. June 21, 1834; m. Sept. 
4, 1854, Mary Baxter, b. Nov. 24, 1834, d. Oct. 10, 1870; drowned 
L. Champlain, June 4, 1857; bad cli. 


ALMIRA^ DOUGLAS (^//r< Janies^, James\ Wil 
linm^^ William^. William^)^ born in Cornwall, Vt., Nov. 3, 
1801 ; married, Dec. 1, 1819, Niram Rockwell, who was 
born Sept. 2, 1798, and died April 24, 1834. She mar- 
ried, second, in 1842, Pomeroy Searl. He was killed by 
the cars at Syracuse, N. Y., March 22, 1860. She died 
Nov. 2, 1877. She had five children by her first hus- 
band and one by her second : — 

i. Rebecca Elmina® Rockwell, b. April 4, 1821; m. March 
20, 184e5, William Pratt Dewey, Salisbury, b. Nov. 17, 1820. d. 
March 15, 1873. 

ii. Martha Maria^ Rockwell, b. Nov. 17, 1823: m. Maix-h 
15, 1844, Lumau Stevens, Cornwall, b. Oct. 13, 18i:i 

iii. Dr. Reuben Douglas^ Rockwell, b. June 6, 1820; d. 
March 27, 1849. 

iv. Elias Burxham^ Rockwell, b. June 19, 1828; m. Ja?.., 
1850, Marguretta Cogswell; d. Chicago, 111., April 5, 1802. 

v. Cornelius Nfram^ Ro(^kwell, b. Julv 14, 1832; ni. Jan. 
10, 1858, Lucinda Needham, b. Sept., 1833. " 

(By second husband) : — 

vi. Gordon ITerbert" Searl, b. Nov. 3, 1844; ni. Dec. 4, 
1807, Abl)y Owen, b. Nov. 29, 1849; res. ('77) Cornwall. 


MARTA' DOUGLAS {Eh'a.H\ Jamen^ James\ 117/- 
//V/;/^'\ Wnilanr^ Willinin^)^ born in Cornwnll \t, June 

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21, 1806. She married, Feb. 7, 1828, Poiiieroy Searl, 
who was born May 24, 1806. She died May 5, 1842 ; 
and Mr. Searl married her sister, Almira (Douglas) 
Rockwell [383. J. Children :— 

i. Eli AS Douglas® Searl, b. Feb. 14, 1829; ni. June 4^ 
1856, Amarilla M. Foster, b. June IG, 1834; res. ('77) Cornwall; 
has eh. 

ii. Herman PoMEROY'* Searl, b. Sept. 13, 1830; d. July 
23, 1855. 

iii. Adelia Maria** Searl, b. Dec. 24, 1837; d. Sandoval, 
111., Feb. 13, 1871. 


Jarnes^^ William^^ Wtlliam^^ William^), born in Cornwall, 
Yt., Aug. 3, 1812. She married, May 17, 1832, Martin 
Samson, who was born Aug. 31, 1809, and died July 
14, 1844. She resides (77) in Cornwall. Children: — 

i. Rebecca Eveline" Samson, b. April 27, 1835; m. Sept. 
5, 1857, Harris R. Holden, b. Dec., 1832. 

ii. Martin Luther® Samson, b. June 2,. 1841; ni. Gertrude 
M. McLane, b. Feb., 1849. 

iii. Charlotte Lovinia® Samson, b. April 4, 1844; d. April 
10, 1873. 


FANNY JiAKER' DOUGLAS (Johu\ .Janie.^\ JameH\ 
Wi/liam^^^ WiUicuH'^^ WiUtam^)^ born in Cornwall, Yt., 
Aug. 14, 1811. She married, Nov. 30, 1837, James 
Bullock, who was born Dec. 6, 1812. Children: — 

i. John Douglas" Bullock, b. Sept. 24, 1830; m. June 
12, 18G2, Harriet Thornton, b. 1830. He d. April 27, 1874. 
ii. Julia Frances" Bullock, b. Oct. 24, 1841. 
iii. HuLDAH Josephine* Bullock, b. Feb. 13, 1844. 
iv. Mary Lovinia® Bullock, b. Feb. 20, 1846; m. Sept. 17, 
1802, Joseph L. Fowler, b. 1827. 

v. James Brainard® Bullock, b. Aug. 8, 1848. 
vi. Rose Acjnes* Bullock, b. Dec. 7, 1851; m. Jan. G, 1874, 
Herbert Ransom, b. Hc\)L 7, 1848. 

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Jame.s^, Willimu^, William^, \VilUam^)^ bom in Cornwall, 
Vt, Nov. 12, 1814; married, Aug. 20, 1840, Catharine 
Electa Pease, who was born in Canaan, N. Y., May 23, 
181 9t. He is a member of the Wesleyan Methodist 
church, Lockport conference. He was president of the 
county association of christians opposed to secret socie- 
ties, and also of the Lockport conference. He was con- 
ference evangelist until stricken with apoplexy, Jan. 23, 
1875. He is still (77) living, speechless and nearly 
helpless, being tenderly cared for by his wife. They 
have had two children: — 

i. William Braixard'*, b. July 15, 1848; d. Aug. 3, 1848. 
ii. iMary ELIZABKTH^ b. Oct. 15, 1851; m. May 27, 1873, 
Wilhml Bisliop Carl, 1). Aug. 20, 1847. 


ABIGAIL HUNTDOUGLAS {^Johit\ J(uneif\ James\ 
William'^, WfUimn^, William^), born in Cantian, N. Y., 
Dec. 5, 1817; married, Dec. 5, 1837, Silas Seward Hop- 
kins, who Wius born May 3, 1815, and died June 20, 
1871. He wius a successful farmer. Children: — 

i. Edward DoidL.vs* Hopkins, b. Aug. ID, 1840; d. Oct. 
12, 1840. 

ii. Marshall* Hopkins, b. Sept. 2:i, 1842; d. Aug. 11, 1872. 
iii. Willard* Hopkins, b. Doc. ;{, 1844; m. June 10, 1807, 
Simili A. IVct, b. 1844. 

iv. Rachel® Hopkins, b. Dec. 12, 1840. 

Y. SrsAN Catharine'* Hopkins, b. Marcli 29, lvS49. 

vi. Silas Seward" Hopkins, b. March 29, 1852; m. Sejit. 
25, 1875, AniJUHhi K. Youno:, b. Aug. 13, 1850. 


LrTllKH IU:RX1IAM' I)Or(;LAS (Jo/in\ J(nue.^\ 
Jnin(\s\ \Vi//ifnit'\ Wi/lifmr, Wilh'tim^), born in Canaan, 
X. v., Maivb 11, 1S21. lie married, Feb. 24,1847, 
Lonisa PaliutM-, who was l)()ni March 2i), 1H2J). V\\M : — 

i. KiNicL FRAXr|.:s\ I). Kcl). 9, 18f;o. 

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JULIA MARIA' DOUGLAS {John\ Jcnne.s^, JameH\ 
William^, William^, William^), born in Canaan, N. Y., 
July 4, 1828. She married, first, Nov. 5, 1846, Augustus 
Dickerson, who wa« born March 29, 1822, and died May 
20, 1859; married, second, Oct. 20, 1864, the Rev. Wil- 
liam Wallace Brim, who was born May 18, 1827, and 
died Oct. 16, 1874. Children (by first husband) :— 

i. Antoinette* Dickerson, b. Aug. 15, 1858; d. June 10, 

(By second husband) : — 

ii. j Edwin Herbert® Brim, b. Juno l(r, 1865. 
iii. ( Edward Artutr* Brim, b. June IG, 1805. 
iv. William Wentworth® Brim, b. Nov. 17, 1801). 


AMIA' DOUGLAS {Benajak\ Jamex\ James', H7/- 
liam^, William^, WilJiam^), born in Cornwall, Vt., Aug. 
14, 1804. She married, Feb. 11, 1827, Daniel Clark 
Humphrey, who wa.s born Aug. 8, 1804. They now re- 
side in Underhill. Children : — 

i. Leoxora* HrMPiiREY, 1) Doe. 10, 1820; ni. Marcli 27, 
1852, Roswoll Butler Hard, b. Aug. 29, 1828; res. ('77) Oakland, 

ii. Benajaii DoroLAs" Humphrey, b. July 22, 1832; m. 
March 27, 1857, Caroline Fidelia Bingham, b. May 30, 1834. 

iii. Lieut. William Harrison** HrMPiniEY, b. Dec. 18, 
1835; m. 1st, Dec. 20, 1800, Mary Susan Shurburn, b. Dec. 12, 
1837, d. Feb. 10, 1871; ni. 2d, >tarch 9, 1873, Eveline Matilda 
Slater, b. March 17, 1828; served in Union army in last war, 
losing a limb near close; held lieutenant's com., and receives 
l)ension. • 

iv. Amos Carlisle'' HrMPiiREY, b. June 2(^ 1840; m. July 
2, 1807, Helen Sarah Knox, b. Dec. 3, 1841; serv. 1'. S. A,, late 

v. Amia Caroline® Himphrey, b. June 20, 1840; m. May 
4, 1871, Robert Henry Cornell; res. ('77) San Francisco, Cal. 

vi. Ada Saloma^ Himpiirey, b. Mav 5, 1848; ul March 
17, 1871, Vincent Nash, b. Jan. 13, 1S47. She d. March 30, 


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AiMOS' DOUGLAS (Jienajah\ Jamef^, James\ Wil- 
licun^^ William^^ WtUtam^)^ born in Cornwall, Vt, Aug. 
13, 1806. He married, April 17, 1832, Almira Balcom, 
who was born in Cornwall, Jan. 28, 1805, and died Aug. 
28, 1858. Mr. Douglas now (77) resides in Middle- 
bury. The author is indebted to him for valuable in- 
formation respecting the descendants of his grandfather, 
James Marsh* Douglas. Children, bom hi Cornwall : — 

i. STATIRA^ b. Feb. 20, 1833; d. Oct. 13, 1847. 
540. ii. Orlando Benajah', b. Sept. 12, 1836; m. 1st, 
Mary Ann Rust, 2d, May L. (Manson) Tiddy. 

iii. Louisa Fidelia'^, b. Jan. 15, 1839; m. March 2i>, 
1801, Ezra Chapman; d. Cinti., 0., July 29, 1866. 

iv. IIORTENSIA Saloma**, b. (Jct. 15, 1840; m. Oct. 15, 
1861, Asa Felton; d. Plainview, Minn., Sept. 11, 1863. 
V. Harriet Ami a*, b. Dec. 28, 1842. 
547. vi. Amos Balcom Clinton*, b. Ang. 11, 1845; m. 
Hetty Frances Robinson. 

vii. Edward Martin®, b. March 5, 1845; m. Sejit. 7, 
1875, Elizabeth Maria Bixby, b. March 20, 1852; \n\&: 1. Mary 
Hortensia*, b. June 18, 1876. 


Jf(h^^ J<it)ieir\ James'^^ WiUlant^^ WiUiain^^ Willmni}), bom 
in Cornwall, Vt., March 23, 1812. He graduated from 
Middlebury College in 1838, and afterward from the law 
school of Transylvania University\ He married, Oct. 
22, 1850, Caroline Bond, who was born July 1, 1823. 
He is now (77) engaged in farming at Brunswick, Mo. 

i. AValtek lioNM)*, A. B., LL. B., b. Dec. 20, 1851; grad. A. 
B. \yestminster Coll., LL. B. Harv. Univ.; lawyer (78) St. 


EDWIN BEN A J All' DOUGLAS {Bmajah\ Jaine^\ 
Jniaas^^ Willicnn^, \Vi//ifUfi\ Willifim^)^ born in Cornwall, 

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Vt, Oct. 13, 1813; maiTiecl, Sept. 19, 1843, Naomi 
Tupper, who was born June 18, 1823. He is (77) a 
successful farmer in Shoreham. Children : — 

i. Norman Benajah", b. Aug. 1, 1844; m. 1st, Anna Diana 
Backus, b. 1844, d. May 21), 1809; m. 2d, April 26, 1876, Laura 
Barnes; serv. U. S. A. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth", b. July 8, 1847; m. Oct. 3, 1865, 
Charles Davis Collins, b. Mav 1, 1844; has: 1. Edwin Davis* Col- 
lins, b. June 29, 1869. 

iii. Charlotte Naomi', b. July 15, 1849; m. Nov. 28, 1876, 
Charles Willard Howard, b. Dec. 4, 1844. 

iv. Francis Edwin*, b. Aug. 23, 1852. 

V. Marcia Ann®, b. May 9, 1855. 

vi. Amia LorisA", b. April 8, 1858. 

395. • 

James^^ Williaiv?^ WiUiam^^ WiUiam^)^ born in Cornwall, 
Vt., June 12, 1815; married, Jan. 3, 1843, Emily IL 
Williamson, who was born Feb. 4, 1816. They are (77) 
farmers, in Middlebury. Children : — 

i. Adell Fidelia^ b. July 17, 1844. 

548. ii. James Barclay', b. Sept. 22, 1848; m. Mary 

iii. Julius Preston^ b. Jan. 15, 1856. 


Jame^^ James^^ William^^ WiUiain^^ Wilh'fnn^)^ born in 
Cornwall, Vt., June 21, 1817 ; married, in March, 1846, 
Samuel A. Barclay, of Bowling Green, Ky. He Avas 
born in June, 1817, and died Jan. 20, 1877. She died 
at Bowling Green, May 21, 1853. They had three 
children : — 

i. Sarah Fidelia® Barclay, in. James A. Mitchell, 
ii. DouoLAS* Barclay. 
iii. Julius Preston" Barclay. 

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ELIZA'' DOUGLAS {Bnrnham^ Jame^, James\ Wil- 
liam^, WiJlinm^^ William^), born in Granville, N. Y., 
Aug. 14, 1807; married, Dec. 11, 1828, William Smith, 
who was born in 1806. She died March 5, 1870. Chil- 
dren: — 

i. William Burnham® Smith, b. Aug. 19, 1830; d. 

ii. Ira Pond* Smith, b. Aug. 18, 1833; m. 

iii. Harriet® Smith, d. 

iv. RosELiA Amelia** Smith, b. 1840; m. Kyudus. 


JameK"^ JameJi^ William^, WilUam^^ William^)^ born 
April 30, 1810; married, Jan. 12, 1832, Julia Ann Wal- 
lace, who was born Sept. 2(>, 1808. Children : — 

i. LrcELiA Amelia^ b. Aug. 23, 1834; m. Dec. 31, 1862, 
Henry Woodard; d. May 2, 1874. 

ii. Mary Weltha", b. June 1, 1836; m. Jan. 1, 1856, Oscar 
Doolittle; d. Dec. 16, 1860; had: 1. William W.^ Doolittle, b. 
Oct. 21, 1856; d. May 2, 1861. 


71to7nm\ WiUiarfi^, William^, M^ilUaiiv)^ born in Ster- 
ling, Conn., Sept. 5, 1809 ; married. May 12, 1834, Lu- 
cre tia B., daughter of Samuel Thompson, of Montville. 
In 1837 he settled in Greenville, but afterward removed 
to New London, He there engaged in manufacturing, 
being of the Albertson & Douglas Machine Co. He 
died May 1, 1876. She resides (78) in New London. 
Children: — 

i. J AXE L.^ b. in Greenville, May 7, 1836; m. Dec. 4. 1860, 
Louis I). Packer; res. ('76) Brooklyn, X. Y. 

ii. Abbott Lawrence*, b. in*N. London, Oct. 8, 1849; m. 
Nov. 25, 1873, Elizabeth, dau. Christopher H. Fox, N. Londou; 
machinist; res. ('77) X. London. 

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Johiv\ Thomas^, William^, William^ ^ WiUiam^)^ born in 
Sterling, Conn., Jan. 22, 1816; married, May 13, 1839, 
Phenella Wood, of Coventry, R. I. They are farmers, 
(78) living upon the old homestead of his great-grand- 
father, Dea. Thomas Douglas, in Sterling. Children, 
born there: — 

i. Benjamin Gardiner®, b. Oct. 16, 1843. 
ii. Charles Torre y*, b. Nov. 4, 1840. 


Thomas^, WiUiam^, William^, William}), born in Ster- 
ling, Conn., March 17, 1817; married, first, Jan. 2, 
1848, Happy C, daughter of John W. Kenyon, of Ster- 
ling. She died after the birth of one child, and he 
married, second, Mrs. Martha (Kenyon) Tyler, sister of 
his first wife. He lives (76) in New London. Child 
(by first wife): — 

i. Annie*. ' 


John^, Thomas'^, Wifliam^, William'^, William^), born in 
Sterling, Conn., April 6, 1824; married, Dec. 25, 1850, 
Delia A., daughter of Capt. Daniel Latham, of New 
London. She was born in 1832. He is a physician in 
New London. Children, bom there: — 

i. Anna*, b. aht. 1852. 
ii. Ellen*, b. 1854, 


JOHN WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS {John\ John', Thom- 
.^ William^, William^, William^) born in Dutchess 

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county, N. Y., May 11, 1804; married, Jan. 24, 1828, 
Susan J. Dakin, of Orange county. He died Oct. 30, 
1853. He was a farmer, living in Dutchess county, 
where the first two of his children were born. The 
others were born in Orange county : — 

i. James C, b. March 4, 1829. 

ii. Sarah R.", b. Sept. 20, 1830. 

iii. William H.*, b. July 4, 1832. 

iv. Mary A.', b. March 15, 1834. 

V. Eliza C, b. March 25, 1838. 

vi. Sophia Mack", b. Aug. 3, 1843. 

vii. Laura C. B.", b. Feb. 12, 1845. 

viii. SrsAX J.**, b. April 5, 1849. 


GEORGE GALE' DOUGLAS {John\ Johu\Thomafi\ 
William^ William^, Williaiv}), born in Dutchess county, 
N. Y., Oct 30, 1811; married, Oct. 10, 1844, Mary 
Ann Colver, of North East. She died at Hillsdale, 
March 11, 1866; and he married, second, June 3, 1868, 
Louisa Gray, of Pine Plains. He is a farmer, living at 
Hillsdale (78). Children, born at North East :— 

i. Charles*, b. Nov. 13, 1849. 
ii. Edwin", b. Feb. 26, 1854. 


JANE' DOUGLAS (Jolin^, John\ Thomas\ WiUi(uu\ 
William^^ WiUiam^), born in Dutchess county, N. Y., 
July 29, 1819; married, Oct. 7, 1848, David Lee, a 
farmer of Dutchess county ; died in Otsego county. May 
28, 1855. Child:— 

i. AxxiE R.* Lee, b. Oct. 10, 1851. 


SARAH^ DOUGLAS (.Lvr/«, Am\ Ana^ William^ 
William^^ William^ )^ })orn in Canaan, N. Y.; married. 

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Jail. 31, 1815, the Hon. Henry Coriiwell, of New Leba- 
non. He was a farmer by occupation, and represented 
his town in the state Legislature for a number of years. 
He died in November, 1868. She died in September, 
1860. Children, born in New Lebanon: — 

i. Abram DorGLAs"* CortxwELL, b. Jan. 4, 1817; m. Aug. 
26, 1844, P^liza, daii. William Hughes, N. Ijebanon; farmer; d. 
July 13, 1872; had: 1. Joseph IiyCornwelL b. Dee. 27, 1851. 

ii. Joseph H.® Corxwell, b. June 20, 1818; m. 1st, May, 
1843, Catharine P., dan. Rev. Azariah Clark, A. M., Camuiu, who 
d. Aug. 27, 1865; m. 2d, Oct., 1867, Catharine, dau. William A. 
Clark, W. Liberty, la., and gr. dau. Rev. Azariah Clark, A. M., 
Canaan; res. ('76) Oakland, Cal.; has: 1. Catharine L.* Cor nwell, 
b. Jan. 6, 1869. 

iii. (rEORGE (tILRert* Cornwell, 1). Juue 22, 1820; m. Sept. 
0, 1844, Eliza Van Valkenburg, Chatham; mereh.; i-es. ('76) 
Washington, I). C. ; has: 1. Henry* Cornwell, b. June 9, 1845. 
2. Douglas'' Cornwell b. Oct. 27, 1846. 3. Gilbert* Cornwell, b. 
April 17, 1848. 4. Samuel* Cormoell, b. March 29, 1859. 

iv. Anx Eliza'* Cornwell, b. Ai)ril 22, 1822; m. Edwin 
Crego, farmer, N. Lebanon, wh. res. ('77); has: 1. Aso? Douglas 
Crego, b. April, 1848; m. 1872, Mattie, dau. Ezra Spier, X. Leb- 
anon; res. ('77) Wasiiington, I). C. 

V. Asa DoroLAs*" Cornwell, I). Sept. 3, 1825; m. A])ril 18, 
1849, Clara W., dau. James W. Hamilton, Canaan; merch., 
Canaan; d. Marcli 10, 1854; had: 1. Uenry* Cornwell, b. Eeb. 25, 
1850; m. Nov. 5, 1874, Mary E., dau. Louis Mentzel, St. Joseph, 
Mo.; res. ('77) Wethersfield, Conn. 2. Silas H* Cornwell, b. 
April 23, 1852: res. ('77) Wethersfield, Conn. 3. Harriet E* 
Cormoell, b. March 27, 1854; res. ('77) Wethersfield, Conn. 

vi. CoRNELirs C." ('ORXWELL, b. Aug. 1, 1832; d. Nov. 12, 


NANC^Y' DOIKJLAS (.l.s< Ahu\ Am\ \VilU(uu\ 
William^^ WiUiain^), born in Canaan, N. Y., in 17S)9; mar- 
ried, in J 820, the Hon. Sainnel B. Lndlow, A. B., of 
Nassan. Jndf^e Lndlow was born in Kinderhook, and 
gradnated from Union University in 1809; is a hiwyer 
by profession. She died in Oswego, in September, 
1877. Jndge Ludlow still (77) resides there. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Mary Gilheri'® Lidlow, d. ivt. 6 yrs. 

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ii. Henry Gilbert® Ludlow, A. B., grad. Union Univ. 
1844; ni. Harriet Shattuck, Burlington, Vt. ; civ. cngin. ; res. 
('7G) Troy, N. Y.; has: 1. Henry S> Ludloio, b. 1870. 

iii. Elizabeth® Ludlow, d. 1863, aet. 31 vrs. 

iv. Samuel Baldwin® Ludlow, educ. tJnion Univ. class 
1858, but d. 1858, bef. grad., set. 24 yrs. 


ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS {Asa^ Asw', Asa\ Wil- 
liavi^, Williaw?, William^)^ born in Canaan, N. Y., Feb. 
19, 1801 ; married, March 14, 1822, Samuel A. Barstow, 
of Canaan. He followed- the occupation of farmer in 
Canaan, where he died, Oct. 11, 1865. Mrs. Barstow 
is now (77) living in Canaan. Children : — 

i. Caroline Frisbee® Barstow, b. Nov. 13, 1824; m. 
1846, Henry Greene, Hudson; d. Feb. 6, 1849,-^ had: 1. Wil- 
liavi S* Gree7ie, b. Jan. 29, 1848; m. 1872, Binnie Cobb, Phelps, 
N. H.; merch.; res. ('77) Geneva, K Y.; has: 1. Bmma (7/° 
Greem, b. 1874. 

ii. Elizabeth Clark® Barstow, b. Jan. 26, 1826; m. 
June, 1856, Noble Mallory, LL. B., of Kentuckv; res. ('77) 
Clarkson, N. Y. He was educ. Hamilton Coll., and grad. Roch- 
ester Law Sch., 1843; has: 1. William 0.^ Mallory, b. Dec. 24, 

iii. Allen® Barstow, b. Feb. 12, 1827; m. Ist, Jan. 25, 1853, 
Xancy, dau. Nathaniel Olmstead, W. Stockbridge, Mass., who d. 
Aprif, 1854; m. 2d, March 5, 1857, Sarali A., dau. Rev. Azariah 
Clark, A. M., (A. B., Williams Coll. 1805; A. M., 1808; d. 1832, 
set. 54), Canaan; farmer; res. ('77) Canaan; 1866 ado))ted Ed- 
ward A,^ and if. Catharine Barstow, 2 youngest ch. deed. bro. 
Siimuel A.® Barstow. 

iv. Henry Barnes** Barstow, A. B., b. Mnrch 16, 1829; 
grad. Union Univ. 1851; m. Ellen, dau. Dr. Tuttle, Manchester, 
Vt. ; stud, law 1 yr. then began study medicine, and began prac. 
as physician 1853, Pittsfield, Ma45s. ; d. March 11, 1854. 

v^. Samuel A.® Barstow, b. Aug. 11, 1831; m. Oct., 1855, 
Mary, dau. William Schermerhorn, Williamsville, Mass.; farmer; 
serv? late war; d. Jan. 'Z(S, 1860; had: 1. Caroline F.^ Barstow, 
b. June 28, 1856. 2. Henrxf Barstow, b. Sept. 5, 1857. 3. 
Douglai? Barstow, b. Dec. 11, 1858. 4. Williatii S.^ Barstow, b. 
July 18, 1860. 5. Edward ^.» Barstow, b. March 26, 1863. 6. 
M, Catkarin^ Barstow, b. April 20, 1865. 

vi. Olive F.® Barstow, b. April 1, 1833; m. Feb. 19, 1855, 
William W. Gates, farmer, Phelps, wh. res.; had: 1. Charles B,^ 

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Gates, b. Oct. 18, 1857. 2. George C^ Gates, b. May 30, 1859. 

3. Laura L} Gates, b. Sept. 11, 1860 ;\ d. 4. Charlotte E,^ 
Gates, b. July 28, 1870. 

vii. Dakiel Barnes® Barstow, b. Feb. 28, 1835; m. Oct. 
22, 1860, Elizabeth, dau. Martin Hunt, Canaan; R. R. conductor; 
res. St. Paul, Minn.; has: 1. Mary WJ* Barstow, b. Jan. 4, 1862. 
2. Harriet H* Barstow, b. Aug. 23, 1863. 

viii. David*' Barstow, b. July 15, 1839; d. Feb. 15, 1865. 
ix. Charles Douglas* Barstow, b. Aug. 27, 1846; m. 
May 30, 1874, Sarah, dau. Christopher Behm, Canajin; farmer: 
res. ('77) Canaan. 


HULDAH' DOUGLAS {Asa^ Am^ Asa\ William^ 
WiUiam^ William^)^ born in Canaan, N. Y., March 6, 
1803. She marrieid the Hon. Henry Clinton Barnes, 
and is still (77) living with her daughter Lydia, at 
Canaan Four Comers. Gen. Barnes was born at Ca- 
naan, Nov. 4, 1798, and died at his residence at Canaan 
Four Corners, Sept. 28, 1842. He was son of Thomas, 
and great-grandson of Thomas Barnes, one of the first 
settlers of Sharon, Conn., where he died in 1760. Gen. 
Barnes was a mcimber of the New York Legislature in 
1834. He had a decided taste for a military life,' al- 
though a merchant and farmer, and was for many years 
general in the militia of Columbia county. Children: — 

i. Jane Doikilas*' Barnes, b. in Canaan, Aug. 2, 1823; m. 
Ist, Dec. 4, 1844, James Johnnon, planter, Chatham, Va., wlio d. 
Jan., 18ol; m. 2(1, Col. Tarj)ley Wliite, merch. and planter, 
Pittsylvania, Va. ; d. Chatham, June 11, 1873;. had: 1. Ellen* 
Johnson, b. Get. 20, 1845; m. Xov. 7, 1807, Dr. Rawley Wliite 
Martin, Chatham, b. Sept. 30, 1835, only s. Dr. Chesley Martin. 
He was lieut.-eol. 53d Va. regt., which he commanded in several 
battles; wounded and taken pris. Gcttvsburgh; exchanged May, 
1804; res. (77) Chatham; ha^: (1). Chesley^'' Martin, b. Oct. 0, 
1808. (2). James Johnson''' Martin, 1). Oct. 0, 1868. (3). Rate- 
ley White'' Martin, b. Dec. 10, 1870. (4)." ^//cn" Martin, b. 
Nov. 8, 1873. (5). Tarpley Douglas''' Martin, b. April 0, 1870. 
2. Elizabeth* Johnson, b. Feb. 21, 1848; m. April 0, 1864, Wil- 
liam T. Clark, i)lanter, b. Dec. 29, 1837, only s. John A. Clark, 
wealthy planter, Pittsylvania co. ; lias: (1). James Johnson}^ 
Clark,^h. July 10, 18G5. (2). William Thomas''' Clark, b. Dec, 

4, 1867. (3)1: John Augustirie" Clark, b. Oct. 1, 1869. (4). 

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Elhn Douglas''' Clark, b. Aug. 16, 1871. (5). Jane Tarplef'' 
Clark, b. July 1, 1873. 3. Nancij' White, b. Feb. 14, 1857. 

ii. Ellen Douglas' Barnes, b. in Canaan, March 25, 1825; 
m. Oct. 8, 184:3, Col. Lewis White Ashley, b. Hampden co., Mass., 
Oct. 22, 1818.* In 1840 he surveyed and completed tunnel on 
B. & A. R. R. near Mass. state line; in 1848, with Capt. John 
Childe, surveyed and constructed Cleveland & Columbus R. R. ; 
in 1850 was gen. supt. Mich.- So. and Erie & Kalamazoo R. R. ; 
in 1851 decided final location Norwalk, Cleveland & Toledo R. 
R. ; in 1852, with R. B. Mason, surveyed 111. Cent. R. R. fr. 
Kankakee co. to mouth Ohio river, and as div. engineer, con- 
structed fr. Centralia to. Cairo, with works at latter place; in 
1854, bought land at St. Johns, on 111. Cent. R. R., and opened 
first coal mine bet. Chicago and Cairo, now known as ''Du 
Quoin " mines; sold mines 1859; bought interest in Placer gold 
mine, 21 ms. so. Santa Fe, N. Mex., and with fam. crossed great 
great plains in 1860; ret. Anna, 111., 1861; went to San Antonio, 
Tex., bought water power and stock, built mill, and now ('77) 
res. there, on Rio de la San Antonio; has: 1. Mary^ Ashley, b. 
Hudson, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1845; m. May, 1862, John Crenshaw 
Ijawler, Gallatin co., 111., s. Gen. M. K. Lawler, U. S. A.; has: 
Elle7i''', Elizabeth'^ Margaret''^, Jo?m'\ Louis'^ and Mary'"" Lawler. 
2. John Childf^ Ashley. 3. Lewis Whit^ Ashley. 4. Franh^ 
Ashley, b. Paducah, Ky., June 6, 1854; m. March, 1875, Anita 
(rutieres,t San Antonio, Tex.; judge of Ranchero; res. ('77) San 
Juan, Tex.; has; 1. Marie'^ Ashley, b. 1866. 5. Louicetta^ Ash- 
ley. 6. Louis Joseph^ Ashley, b. Anna, 111., Aug. 18, 1863. 

iii. Henry Clinton* Barnes, b. in Canaan, Oct. 25, 1829; 
clerk, 1848, wholesale dry goods house, Hartford, Conn.; head 
clerk, 1849-50, wholesale house, St. Louis, Mo.; 1851, went 
overland to San Francisco, Cal., w^here last heard fr. 1858. 

iv. Capt. Thomas Gordon* Barnes, b. at Canaan Four 
Corners, >iov. 8, 1833; one of early settlers Superior City, Wis.; 
April, 1860, went overland to Santa Fe, N. Mex.; joined com- 
pany 600 volunteers on 3 mos. expedition against Indians; en- 
list., 1861, 18th 111. Inf.; commissioned lieut. ; commissioned 
adjnt. 60th 111. Vols.; resigned April 23, 1863; commissioned, 
June 23, 1863, 1st lieut. Co. I, 8th Reg. Invalid Corps, U. S. A.; 
prom., Oct. 25, 1864, capt. Co. I, 8th Reg. Vet. Res. Corps, U. 

*His father, Joseph, d. at E. Longmeadow, Mass, Oct., 1830; his gr.- 
father, Justin, gr. -gr. -father David, and gr.-gr.-gr. -father, .Joseph, all lived 
and d. in Hampden co. His mother was Susan, dau. of Dr. Lewis White 
and his wife Susannah King. Both d. at E. Longmeadow, ahout 1840. 

t Her father is San't lago Gutiercs; her gr. -father, Jose Antonio Gutieres; 
her gr.-gr. -father, b. at El Montana de Lara, Spain, was killed by Indians, 
San Antonio, 1816. He and his father, Jose Antonio Gutieres, who d. San 
Antonio, 1700, were soldiers under the monarchy. 

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S. A.; resigned Sept. Ki, 1865; d. Canaan Four Comers, Sept. 
27, 1875. 

V. Lydia Douglas*' Barnes. 


(^HARLES' DOUCILAS (Am', Asa', Asa^ WiUun7i\ 
William^, Williaiti^), born in Canaan, N. Y., in 1807; 
married, in July, 1836, Harriet Newel, daughter of 
New^ton and Maria (Gilbert) Rossi ter, of Buffalo, and 
sister of Mrs. N. B. Judd, wife of the Hon. N. B. Judd, 
Minister to Prussia during President Lincoln's adminis- 
tration, and afterward member of Congress from Illinois, 
and also sister of the wife of Baron Von Greenewaldt, 
of Russia. Mrs. Douglas died in Chicago, III, in Feb- 
ruary, 1852. He died in 1873. Children, born in Chi- 

i. Charles M/, b. 1838; drowned L. Michigan, 1849. 

ii. Asa VAXDERPOEL^ b. 1841; d. U. S. A. 1864. 

549. iii. Ada Elizabeth*, b. Feb. 8, 1843; m. William H. 

iv. William Warner^ b. Feb. 3, 1845; m.; res. s. p, 
('77) Vineyard Haven, Mass. 

550. V. Ella*, b. Jan. 8^ 1848; m. Horace Atkins. 


LYDIA' DOUGLAS (Asa^ Am^ A8a\ WiUiam\ Wil 
Iiam\ WiUiam^), born in Canaan, N. Y., April 9, 1809; 
married, Jan. 9, 1832, Col. Daniel D. Barnes, of Canaan ; 
died Sept. 4, 1863. Children, l)orn in Canaan: — 

i. Sarah G.** Barxes, b. May 8, 1838; m. Nov. 10, 1858, 
Henry L. Warner, Canaan; lias: 1. Arina^ Warner, b. Jnne 9, 
1800. 2. Harrier Warner, b. Mareli 26, 1862. 3. Da?iiel D^ 
War?ier, b. March 25, 1863. 4. Henry J ^ Warner, b. Sept. 18. 
1860. 5. Sarah'' Warner, b. May 15, 1871. 6. Frederick A' 
Warner, b. Se])t. 16, 1873. 7. Charles 71' Warfier, b. April 15, 

ii. RoBiux.s I)ou(rLAs' Barnes, b. June 19, 1844; m. Jan. 
2, 1871, Marv L., dan. Ilenrv Heath, Huntington; has: 1. 
Grace" Barnes, b. Pittsfield, ^Mass., Jan., 1872. 2. Ellen^ 
Barnes, b. Chatliam, N. V., Jan., 1S74. 

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HARRIET DOUGLAS {Zehnhu^ Asa\ AHa\ Wil- 
limn^^ WiUiam^^ WiUtriTn})^ born in Sullivan, N. Y., Sept. 
13, 1797 ; married, Jan. 15, 1822, Seth, son of William 
and Elizabeth Starr, of Sullivan, where they settled. 
He died there Nov. 10, 1847. Children :— 

i. William Douglas^ Starr, b. Oct. 30, 1822; unm. ; d. 
Jan. -21, 1844. 

ii. Mary Eliza' Starr, b. Aug. 1?, 1824; d. May 18, 1841. 

iii. Sarah Ann® Starr, b. Aug. 27, 1826; unm.; res. ('77) 

iv. Caroline Childs** Starr, b. March 6, 1828; m. Oct. 1, 
1856, Joseph W. Brace, Lenox; d. July 23, 1876; had: 1. Nancy 
Awelia^ Bruce, b. Dec. 4, 1857. 

V. Amelia KELLOoa* Starr, b. Jan. 26, 1830; d. Dec. 19, 

vi. Ellen Douglas* Starr, b. June 27, 1832; unm.; res. 
('77) Chittenango. 

vii. Jane Chapman* Starr, b. June 6, 1838; m. May 24, 

1864, Moses, s. Samuel and Clorinda Wadhams, Plymouth, Pa. ; 
d. Dec. 28, 1867; had: 1. Marion Starr* Wadhams, b. Sept. 5, 
1866. 2. John Starr* Wadhams, b. Dec. 16, 1867, d. Nov. 10, 


LAURA H.^ DOUGLAS {Zehulon\ Asa^ Asa\ Wil- 
liam^, William^ ^ William^)^ born in Sullivan, N. Y., Feb. 
19, 1801; married. May 1, 1828, Edwin Lewis. He 
died May 15, 1850. She now (77) resides at Chit- 
tenango. Children : — 

i. Amelia E." Lewis, b. Jan. 23, 1829; ni. Jan. 24, 1848, 
Josiah P. Brown, who d. ; widow; res. ('77) Chittenango; has: 1. 
E. Letrif^ Brown, b. Nov. 21, 1849; res. ('77) Chittenango. 
ii. Edwin Douglas* Lewis, b. Sept. 7, 1831; m. Dec. 27, 

1865, Emma Hall; has: 1. Laura C* Lewis, b. Aug. 10, 1876. 
iii. Sarah E.« Lewis, b. July 5, 1837; d. March 18. 1845. 
iv. Laura 0.» Lewis, b. Aug. 8, 1842 id. Nov. 10, 1851. 


ROBBINS' DOUGLAS (John', Asa', Asa\ William^ 
William^ William^), born in Pawh^t, Vt., Feb. 21, 1801 ; 

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married, first, Oct. 22, 1823, Hannah Bolkcom. She was 
born Oct. 4, 1805, and died Jan. 13, 1833. He married, 
second, Dec. 1, 1836, Catharine Nelson. She was born 
Aug. 13, 1808. They were farmers, living in Lebanon, 
Pa. He died May 11, 187f!. Mrs. Douglas resides in 
Lebanon (77). Children, born there (by first wife) : — 

551. i. Hannah Sophronia*, b. Aug. 18, 1824; m. John 
K. Yale. 

ii. Fanny Merilla^ b. March 7, 1826; m. Nov. 11, 
1852, Edwin B. Oager; set. Damascus; d. s. p. July 5, 1862. 

552. iii. Sarah Robbins*, b. Sept. 18, 1828; m. Benjamin 
n: Holgafce. 

553. iv. John', b. Oct. 15, 1830; m. Mary Bailey. 

554. V. Bobbins®, b. Jan. 5, 1833; m.'lst, Lucy M. Bas§, 
2d, Ella C. Howell. 

(By second wife) : — 

vi. James', b. Sept. 21, 1837; d. Nov. 27, 1837. 

555. vii. Horatio Gates'*, b. Feb. 18, 1830; m. Catharine 
1\ Rutledge. 

viii. Emily Eliza^, b. Nov. 10, 1840; d. July 21, 1842. 

556. ix. Emily Eliza\ b. Sept. 15, 1842; m. Henry C. 

557. X. Martha JANE^ b. Feb. 14, 1845; m. Lowell L. 

558. XI. Rhoda Samantha^ b. Dec. 12, 1846; m. Jacob J. 

xii. Clark Hantel", b. July 3, 1840; d. Aug. 2, 18fi«. 


ELECTA' DOUGLAS (Johv\ .4.< Asa\ Winfmu\ 
William^, Wilhmn'), born in Pawlet, Vt., Ang. 15, 1802. 
Slie was twice married : first, to Jacob Stalker ; second, 
to Mr. Mitchel. She died in August, 1856. Children : — 

i. Hauriet* Stalker, b. Oct. 7, 1822; m. Dec. 31, 184<), 
John Moiinino:ton, b. Aug. 17, 1813; has: I. Douglas M.^ Mon- 
7iin(/tOii, b. April B, 1843. 2. SetJi^ Momiingion, b. Nov. IT, 
1845. 3. James />.• Monnington, b. July 18, 1851. 4. Deme- 
triui? Monninqton, b. Feb. 21, 185(5. 5. Asa^ Monnington, b. 
Sei)t. 29, 1859. 0. Sybil A.^ Monnim/fon, b. Nov. 10, 1801. 7. 
Alexander^ Monningtqn, b. Jiilv 10, 1804. 8. Orlando WJ* Mou- 
ningfoiu b. Sept. 10, 1H71. 

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ii. Henry* Stalker, b. .March 3, 1825; m. Feb. 4, 1850, 
Martha M. Keesler, b. March 27, 1832; d. July, 1867. He d. 
Nov. 13, 1871; had: 1. Martha A^ Stalker, b. Dec. 2, 1850. 2. 
Clarencf? Stalker^ b. June 20, 1852. 3. Florence M,^ Stalker, b. 
April 14, 1857. • 

iii. Sybil M." Stalker, b. Sept. 15, 1827; m. Aug. 5, 1847, 
Lyman S. Keesler, b. June 15, 1829; had: 1. Electa A.^ Keesler, 
h. June 23, 1848. 

iv. Asa Douglas* Stalker, b. March 14, 1830; m. March 
8, 1855, Clarissa F. Fletcher, b. May 16, 1833; res. ('77) Damas- 
cus, Pa.; has: 1. Asa B^ Stalker, h. Dec. 19, 1855. 2. John F.^ 
Stalker, b. Oct. 16, 1857. 3. Sylvina M,^ Stalker, b. May 30, 
1859. 4. EUcta P^ Stalker, b. Dec. 4, 1860. 5. Ellen i.» 
Stalker, b. April 25, 1863. 6. Harriet E.^ Stalker, b. March 11, 
1868. 7. Henry J.' Stalker, b. May 2, 1873. 

V. David*' Stalker, b. Dec. 11, 1832; m. July 5, 1852, 
Harriet K. Rogers, b. Oct. 31, 1831; has: 1. Gordon S.* Stalker, 
b. Feb. 5, 1854. 2. Eugen^ Stalker, b. Oct. 24, 1858. 3. David 
3/.» Stalker, b. Sept. 17, 1861. 4. Emma F." Stalker, b. Oct. 
23, 1865. 5. Russell E,^ Stalker, b. June 16, 1871. 


MERILLA' DOFGLAS {John\ Asa^, Asa\ Williani\ 
William^ William'), born in Pawlet, Vt, July 4, 1810. 
She married a Mr. Belknap, and died in Dry den, N. Y., 
in 1849. Child :— 

i. Amo« C." Belknap, agt. 11. S. Ex. Co., ('77) Cauaudai- 
gua, N. Y. 


CLARISSA' DOUGLAS {Johu\ .!*< Am\ William^ 

William^, William^), born in Lebanon, Pa., July IH, 

1812; married, May 9, 1833, Seth P. Yale. lie \va.s 

born May 11, 1811. They are farmers, living (77) at 

Riley ville. Children : — 

i. James Howe* Yale, b. June 11, 1836; d. Sept. 8, 1840. 
ii. Xaxcy Eliza' Yale, b. Xov. 11, 1828; d. Sei)t. 15, 

iii. Sybil Elizabeth^ Yale, b. Feb. 5, 1845; d. March 28, 

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iv. Mekill.v Sopuroxia** Yale, b. Aug. 30, 1847; m. Jan. 
3, 18G7, Clark S. Mathews. 

V. Setii DortJLAs^ Yale, b. March 11, 1854. 


NANCY^ DOUGLAS {John\ Asa!', Asa\ WilUam^ 
WilUmu^, William^^, born iu Lebanon, Pa., April 4, 
1815; married, Feb. 22, 1836, John Rutledge. They 
are farmers, residing ('77) at West Damascus. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. James M.® Rutledge, b. Oct. 2, 1841 


21, 1857 

ii. ( Clarissa Douglas^ Rutledge, b. Dec. 29, 1847; d. Nov. 

\ 21, 1857. 
iii. ( John C.» Rutledge, b. Dec. 29, 1847; m. Oct. 9, 1872, 
Florence E. Atkins. 


\Villianv\ Aaa^, Williani^, William^, William^), born in 
Stephentown, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1789 ; married, in the 
spring of 1812, Mirah Dibble, of Milton; died Nov. 17, 
1827. She died in Stephentown, at the residence of 
her son, Henry T. Douglas, May 23, 1860. Children:— 

559. i. Henry T.^ b. in Stephentown, 8ept. 13, 1813; m. 
1st, Almira G. Harns, 2d, Mary Brown. 

ii. AuRiNDA B.^ b.'^June 28, 1815; ni. April, 1834, 
David Finch, clothier, Cauimn; d. s. p. June lf», 1838. 

iii. Mary**, b. in Aurora, Nov. 17, 1817; m. June 24, 
1852, John Lynde, No. Chili; widow^, res. ('77) Grand Rapids, 
Mich.; has: 1. Harriet^ Lynde, b. Sept. 18, 1853. 2. John* 
Lynde, b. Jan. 20, 1857. 3. Charlei^* Lynde. b. Julv 1, 1859. 

iv. ELVIRA^ b. Oct., 1819; m,^ Feb., 1837," Henry Her- 
rick, farmer; d. 185^), leav. : 1. Charles Dibblt^ Herrick, 2. Jo- 
seph Morehouse!* Ilerrick, res. ('77) Battle Creek, Mich. 3. Wil- 
limn DouylaH^ Ilerrick, res. ('77) Toledo, O. 4. George Dan^ 
Herrirk, 5. Francelia* Herrick, i), Mirah* Hefrick, d. young. . 
v. IlAUKiKr\ b. in Stephentown, Aug. 5, 1822; ui. 
Washington Jav Greene; d. 1844, leav.: 1. Gertrude Anneifa^ 
Greene, res. ('77) la. 

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LOIS' DOUGLAS {Benjamin^ Wmiam\ A8a\ W7/- 
liam^^ William^ William})^ born in Stephentown, N. Y., 
Feb. 9, 1796 ; married, Henry Hull, of Lebanon Springs ; 
died Nov. 27, 1822. He still (77) resides in New Leb- 
anon, the "oldest inhabitant" there. His second wife 
was Mary Ann^ Grant, daughter of Rhoda*^ (Douglas) 
Grant [91. i.]. Children, of Lois Douglas: — 

i. Louisa* Hull, m, Budd; res. ('77) Pittsfield, Mivss. 

ii. IIexry^ Hull. 


CYNTHIA' DOUGLAS {Benjamin^ William', Asa^ 
William^, Williain^, William^), born in Stephentown, 
N. Y., Feb. 29, 1798; married George Landon; died 
June 27, 1825. Children:— 

i. Anna Elizabeth** Lanuon, d. 
ii. Cynthia" Landon, d. 


DEIDAMIA" DOUGLAS {Benjamin!', William\ Asa\ 
William^, WiUianc^, William^), born in Stephentown, 
N. Y., May 7, 1800; married, Dee. 27, 1817, .Tared 
Starr Babcock, of Stephentown. He was born May 14, 
1795, and died in Pittsfield, 111., Oct. 16, 1838. Mrs. 
Babcock is an invalid and resides (76) with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Parkes, in Chicago, 111. Children, born in 
Stephentown: — 

i. Benjamin Douglas® Babcock, b. April D/181D; d. April 
10, 1819. 

ii. Jane Ann* Babcock, b. June 13, 1820; d. Cliicago, 
Sept. 6, 1866. 

lii. Robert Fulton* Babcock, b. May 30, 1822; m. Jan. 15, 
1849, Mary Sophronia, dau. Daniel Gilmaii, Newburvport, Mass.; 
res. ('77) Xlilan, 111. 

iv. Lois Douglas* Babcock, b. May 4, 1824; m. Oct. 26, 


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1848, Jehicl Miller Parkos; res. (77) Chicago, 111., solicitor '' Old 
People's Home." 

V. Myken Wirt" Babcock, b. Sept. 11, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 


JOHN LANSING' DOUGLAS (Benjamin^ William^ 
A^sa\ William^, William^, H7//m///^),bonimStephentown, 
N. Y., Aug. 18, 1806; married, Nov. 20, 1828, Eleanor 
Boughton. She was born March 11, 1806. They are 
fanners, residing (77) at Sublette, 111. Children: — 

i. Appoloxia L.^ b. Sept. 25, 1801); m. 1st, April 25, 182S, 
Jason Braley, farmer, who d. June, 1852; m. 2d, Jan. 15, 1854, 
Hiram F. Wadsworth, farmer, who d. July 15, 1870; res. ('70) 
Sublette; has: 1. Flora E,^ Braley, b. Nov. 15, 1851; d. July 
22, 1870. 2. tTohn^ Wadsworth. 3. Frank^ Wadsworth. 

ii. Mahgaret 0.«, b. Jan. 14, 1832; d. Jan. 13, 1844. 

iii. Hanxaif A.^ b. Dec. 27, 1833; m. William E. Brown, 
farmei'; res. ('70) Sublette; has, William^, Charles*, Arthur* and 
Flora lidl* Brown. 

iv. MINMK^ b. June 10, 1837; m. July 4, 1800, George M. 
Berkeley, farmer and 8 yrs. sheriff Leeco. ; d. April 10, 1805; 
iiad: \. Minnie Douqlas* Berkeley, d. 

V. Mary M.^ b. April 1, 1841; d. Aug. 22, 1844. 

vi. Alice Ii.", b. Oct. 4, 1840; m. Aug. 28, 1809, Charles E. 
Stanard, Sublette, farmer; has: 1. Minni(? Stanard. 


MAIUETTP7 D(KTGLAS {Iienjamin\ William\ Asrf\ 
Williftm^, WiJ/irfnf^^ Willkan^), born in Stephentown, N. 
Y., Nov. 5, 1812. She married, Feb. 12, 1839, Elijah 
Goodrich Carr, of New Lebanon. They removed, in 
May, 1842, to Manchester, Mich., where they have con- 
tinued to reside. Children : — 

i. Carolixe LorisA** Carr, b. in Stephentown, May 3, 
1840; d. July 30, 1843. 

ii. Spexcer Elijah^ Carr, b. in Manchester, July 24, 1845: 
m. Dec. 30, 1808, Minnie D'Isley; res. ('70) Jackson, Mich.; has: 
1. Xena^ Carr, b. Dec. 12, 1872.' 2. Jules Leverne* Carr, b. Julv 
27, 1875. 

iii. Elva Loi'iSA* Carr, b. in Manchester, March 19, 1849; 

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m. Sept. 23, 1874, Edwin Green; res. Muncliesfcer; has: 1. Clar- 
ence E.^ Green, b. Dee. 28, 1876. 

iv. Caroline** Carr, b. in Miinehester, Jan. 20, 1852; m. 
Feb. 29, 1876, William Burtless; res. Manchester; has: l.Qharles'^ 
Burtless, b. Jan. 24, 1877. 

V. Catharine** Carr, Ik in Manchester, Jan. 26, 1852. 


Asa^^ William^ ^ WiUiairf, Wtlliavi^), born in Stephen- 
town, N. Y., June 17, 1794. He removed, in 1814, to 
Olcott, and engaged in the lumber business. In 1816 
he removed to Lockport, then a small settlement, and 
engaged in mercantile pursuits. He wa*s one of the 
contractors of the present canal locks in that city, and 
the first canal collector at that point. He subsequently 
engaged in the lumber and stave business there. In 
1846 he went into the milling business with Gen. John 
Jackson, under the firm name of Douglas & Jackson. 
The mill was burned in 1855, but rebuilt the next year, 
and the business continued until August, 1867. Mr. 
Douglas accumulated a handsome property, and in the 
fall of 1872 purchased an elegant residence in the south- 
ern part of the city. The last years of his life were 
spent in travel with his only surviving son, W. Bruce 
Douglas, and in the quiet and comfort of his own home. 
He died in Lockport, June 4, 1875. He was twice mar- 
ried. His first wife was Mary, daughter of George and 
Alice Southworth, of Hancock, Mass. She wa.s born 
Nov. 4, 1796. He married, second, Mary Louisa, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Bruce, of Lockport. She was born April 5, 
1823, and died in 1855. Children, born in Lockj)ort 
(by fii'st wife) : — 

i. George Southworth', b. Oct. 17, 1823; m. Elizabeth B., 
duu. Francis and Mary Hitchens, b. in England. Ang. 7, 1828. 
He was extensively enga<Tfed in milling in Lockport, wh. he d. 
Jan., 18G4. She res. ('78) rjoek])()rt; has: 1. FrnnciH Am^, b. 
June 12, 1848. 2. Georqe Ifenrf, b. Oct. 27, 1849. :]. Afary 
Alic^, b. March 28, 1800. 

(By second wife): — 

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340 dou(;las genealogy. 


ii. William Bruce*, LL.B., b. June 29, 1849; grad. LL.B. 
Union Univ., 1875; lawyer, ('78) Loekport. 


MIRIAM PEASE^ DOUGLAS (William^, Williojn^, 
A8a\ William^ ^ William^, WiUiam})^ born in Stephen town, 
N. Y., Jan. 16, 1801 ; married John Lewis. Both died 
in Huntington, Ind., where they had lived several years. 
Children: — 

i. William IIenry Douglas*' Lewis, res. ('78) Hunting- 

ii. John Edwin* Lewis, res. ('78) Huntington, 

iii. James® Lewis, " " " 

iv. OsuAii* Lewis, 

V. Theodore*' Lewis, " ** *' 


EDWIN A.^ DOUGLAS (mUtain^, WilUam^ A8a\ 
WiUiam^^ William^, WlUiam^V born in Stephentown, N. 
Y., March 3, 1804; married Harriet Clark, daughter of 
Seth and Sylvia Dexter, of Windsor Locks, Conn. Mr. 
Douglas was an extensive coal merchant at Mauch Chunk, 
Pa. He died Dec. 23, 1859. Children:— 

i. Edwin Dexter**, d. aet. 2 yrs. 

ii. Harriet Louisa^, m. John Dolan; res. ('78) M. Chunk, 

iii. Ellen Augusta^ m. Windsor Locks, Conn., Dec. 31, 

1803, Moses Lvnian, b. Goshen, Conn., Aug. 20, 1830; i*es. Wa- 
verly, N. Y. lie d. Aug., 1870. 

iv. Isabel**, m. Allen Craig; res. ('78) M. Chunk. 

V. Charles Edwin**, aeeitl. shot, July, 1800, jet. 14 jts. 


Iknif", Asa^^ William^^ William^, WiUiavi^)^ born in Ste- 
phentown, N. Y., April 30, 1812 ; married, at Columbus, 
Ga., April 9, 1839, Richard S. Hubbard, a native of New 
York city. They resided for a number of years in 

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Georgia, and at Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. Hubbard followed 
the sea some thirty-eight years, but in 1854 located in 
Philadelphia, Pa., as an oil merchant. This business he 
followed for sixteen years. He died Feb. 26, 1870. 
Mrs. Hubbard resides (78) in Philadelphia. Children : — 

i. William Douglas' Hubbard, b. in Stephentown, Jan. 
17, 1840; m. Phila., Dec, 1873, Elizabeth Hagan; oil merchant 
('77) Phila. 

ii. Emma Douglas* Hubbard, b. in Tallahassee, Jan. 23, 
1843; m. Phila., Dec. 11, 1867, James Burbank, U. S. A.; d. 
Ft. Warren, Boston, Mass., March 11, 1868. 

iii. Harriet Mary* Hubbard, b. in Tallahassee, April 14, 
1845; m. Phila., June 10, 1869, Henry B. Osgood, U. S. A., at 
present military professor in Western tJniv., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

iv. Isabel M.® Hubbard, b. in Stephentown, July 29, 1849. 
V. AxxA Louisa* Hubbard, b. in Stephentown, June 7, 
1853; d. Phila., May 28, 1855. 

vi. Edwin Douglas* Hubbard, b. in Phila., Aug. 4, 1856; 
d. June 23, 1876. 


liam^^ Asa^^ William^, William^^ Willmnr)^ born in Ste- 
phentown, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1818; married Mary Ann, 
daughter of John Leisingring, of Mauch Chunk, Pa., 
where he now ('78) resides, being largely interested in 
the coal mines there. Children : — 

i. Harriet Dexter', m. Robert Ralph Carter, M. Chunk, 
ii. Elizabeth Crelland^ m. Dr. Thomas Bunting, M. 

iii. Emily Juliet*, m. William Ileaton, M. Chunk. 


AMOS^ DOUGLAS (Amos', William^ Asa', WiUiarn^ 
WiJIiain^ William})^ born in Franklin, N. Y., Aug. 11, 
1813 ; married, Sept. 13, 1842, Mariette, daughter of 
William and Phebe A. Hine, of Franklin. She was born 
Jan. 27, 1819. They reside (77) in Franklin. Chil- 
dren, born there: — 

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342 l)0rGLA8 GENEALOGY. 

i. Charles Albion", b. Oct. 24, 1844; m. May 9, 1866, 
Mary Elizabetli Dewey, Plainfield, N. J.; vice-prest. Ist iiat. 
bank, Franklin. 

ii. Amos STANLEY^ b. Jan. 17, 1848; m. April, 1868, Eva 
Morenus, Franklin. 

iii. William Edward", b. July 14, 1853. 

iv. Geor(*e Francis", b. March 29, 1859; d. March 13, 1865. 


HARRIET' DOUGLAS (.!//<< Wtlliam^Asa^ «7/- 
liafti^^ WiUiarn^^ William^ born in Franklin, N. Y., Feb. 
13, 1815; married, Feb. 13, 1834, Daniel Clark, M. D., 
of Franklin. Dr. Clark was the son of Uriah and Han- 
nah, and the grandson of Uriah Clark, and was born 
April 4, 1803. He studied medicine with David Dewey, 
M. D., of Franklin, and afterward entered Fairfield Med- 
ical College, from which he graduated in 1826. He was 
a successful practitioner for about forty years ; first at 
Smithville for thirty -five years, and afterward at Frank- 
lin. He retired from practice, about 1864, and resided 
a short time at Cortland. In the fall of 1868 he removed 
to Philadelphia, Pa., where he and his family now ('76) 
reside. Children, born in Smithville : — 

i. Emma Eliza* Clark, b. Jan. 22, 1839; m. Aug. 30, 1859, 
Rev. Irving L. Beman; d. March 18, 1875; had: 1. Bertha H\» 
Beinan, b. Nov. 18, 1866. 2. Roy Douglas* Beman, b. March 5, 

ii. James Edward* Clark, b. June 6, 1842; m. at Daven- 
})ort, June 15, 1869, Fanny A. Houghteling; real est^ite broker 
('78) Plnla.: has: 1. Miriam Doughs'" Clark, b. March 7, 1873. 
2. Emma Emjenia* Clark, b. March 19, 1875. 


JULIET' DOUGLAS {Amos^ Wi1Hmn\A8a\ Wi1Uam\ 
William^, William^)^ bora in Franklin, N. Y., Nov. 11, 
1816; married, Jan. 4, 1838, Oliver E. Buckley, of Uua- 
dilla. They carried on farming for thirty-three years ; 
and afterward purchased a pleasiint honie at L^nadilla vil- 

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lage, on the Susquehanna, where they now reside. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Jane Al'gusta® Buckley, b. in Smithville, Oct. 10, 
1839; m. Nov. 22, 1858, Simeon Jackson, farmer and R. R. con- 
ductor; res. Lowden, la. 

.ii. George Douglas* Buckley, b. in Unadilla, April 19, 
1840; enlist. Del. Batt. Sept., 1861; m. Feb. 3, 1869, Esther 
Cleveland, Chicago, 111.; supt. No. div. Chicago P. 0. 

iii. Harriet Eliza" Buckley, b. in Inadilla, June 10, 
1843; m. June 5, 1866, Daniel S. Bogar, merchant, Freeport, 
111., wh. res. ('76). 

iv. James Douglas* Buckley, b. in Unadilla, Feb. 11, 
1845; supt. spin. dept. woolen factory, Winooski Falls, Vt.; d. 
Oct, 27, 1865. 

v. Edward Gervis* Buckley, b. in Unadilla, Aug. 22, 
1847; m. Dec. 26, 1870, R. S. Estus, Garretsville; farmer, res. 
('77) Unadilla Centre. 

vi. Arthur Monteith* Buckley, b. in Unadilla, Sept. 11, 
1849; lawyer, res. ('77) Columbus, Neb. 

»vii. Charles Oliver" Buckley, b. in Unadilla, Oct. 22, 
1851; d. Dec. 19, 1853. 

viii. Francis Waldron* Buckley^ b. in Unadilla, May 4, 
1854; m. Oct. 31, 1875, A. Si)encer, Unadilla; manfg. "shorts," 

ix. William Doubleday* Buckley, b. in Unadilla, April 
6, 1855; student Cornell Univ. prep, for prof . of law. 

X. Uenry Horatio* Buckley, b. in Unadilla, Oct. 20, 
1857; stud. Unadilla Acad. prep, for Cornell Univ., class 1881; 
stud, for prof, medicine. 


EDWARD' DOUGLAS (AmoH^, WiUmm\ Am\ Wil 
//V///i^, WiUiajn^^ Willlam^)^ born in Franklin, N. Y., Aug. 
22, 1820. He settled at Meredith in October, 1843. 
He maiTied, Feb. 18, 1857, Caroline Elizabeth, daughter 
of the Rev. Charles and Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman, of 
Orange. They still (78) continue to reside at Mere- 
dith. Children, born there : — 

i. Edward Chapman*, b. May 27, 1859. 

ii. William Porter*, b. Apriri7, 1861. 

iii. Marie Elizabeth*, b. Aug. 20, 18«3. 

iv. Charles Lincoln", b. March 1, 1805. 

V. George Amos'*, b. Dec. 5, 1875. 

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GEORGE' DOUGLAS, M. D., (Amo^, William^, Asa\ 
WilUam^, William^, William^)^ born in Franklin, N. Y., 
May 7, 1823. He studied medicine, and received the 
degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of the 
City of New York in April, 1845. He located at Oxford 
in 1846, and has had an extensive and successful practice 
as physician and surgeon, until a few years since, when 
failing health compelled him to relinquish it in a great 
degree. He is a permanent member of the American 
Medical association, and of the New York State Medical 
society, and an honorary member of the California State 
Medical society. He was surgeon of the board of en- 
rollment for the nineteenth congressional district of New 
York, during the late war. He removed to Brooklyn in 
April, 1877. Dr. Douglas married, Feb. 14, 1858, Ada 
p]lizabeth, only daughter of William Frink, of Fabius, 
by whom he had one child. Mrs. Douglas died March 
8, 1864, aged 32 years. He married, second, June 14, 
18G(), Jane A., daughter of William M. Mygatt, of Ox- 
ford. Mr. Mygatt removed from New Milford, Conn., 
and was one of the earliest settlers of Oxford. He was 
a prominent merchant in the place, and carried on the 
tanning business. He died Feb. 6, 1868, aged 86 years. 
Dr. Douglas has no children by his second wife. ChUd : — 

i. Ada Ellex*, b. in Oxford, Jan. 14, 18(54. 


Rev. JAMES' DOUGLAS, A. M., {Amj^, Wifliam^ 
Afi(t^^ Williain^^ \Villfam\ Wflhmji^), born in Franklin, N. 
Y., May 7, 1823. He graduated from Hamilton College 
in 1845 with the highest honors of his class, taking his 
master's degree in course, and completing the course at 
Auburn Theological Seminary, in 1849, ''with the rep- 
utation of being the finest scholar the institution had 
ever sent out.'' The same year he was elected professor 
of the Latin and German languages, in Genesee College. 

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He resigned this position in 1853, and accepted a call 
from the 'I^irst Congregational church in Rutland. On 
the 4th of August, 1856, he delivered an address before 
the Sigma Phi society, at the anniversary exercises of 
Vermont University. In 1864, he accepted a call from 
the First Congregational church in Pulaski, N. Y., where 
he is still (78 j settled. In 1868 his name was presented 
by the Rev. Lauren P. Hickok, D. D., LL. D., president 
of Union College; Rev. J. B. Shaw, D. D., pastor of the 
Brick church, Rochester; Rev. 0. E. Daggett, D. D., 
pastor of the First Congregational church, Canandaigua ; 
Rev. A. J. Upton, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian 
church, Albany, and others, for the chair of intellectual 
and moral philosophy, in Cornell University. In June, 
1870, he received a call from the Stone street church, 
Watertown. In 1874, his name was presented by the 
Rev. Nehemiah White, president of Lombard University, 
Galesburgh, 111., and other distinguished graduates of * 
Middlebury College, for the Presidency of Middlebury 
College. In August, 1875, he was invited to the' Con- 
gregational church, Tompkins avenue, Brooklyn. He 
was a member of the Plymouth church council, Brooklyn, 
in February, 1876. He married, Sept. 14, 1853, Mary 
Jane, daughter of William L. Burt, of Ithaca. She was 
born in Newburgh, Aug. 25, 1826. Children, born in 
Rutland : — 

i. George William', b. Jan. 1, 1856. 
ii. Mary Ellen*, b. Dec. 22. 1861. 


Rev. SUTHERLAND^ DOUGLAS, A. M., {Alan^on', 
Wheeler^^ A8a\ William^^ William^, William^)^ born in 
Lansingburgh, N. Y.', Oct. 25, 1804; graduated from Yale 
College in 1822, and received his second degree in 1825. 

" He was ordained to the sacred ministry in the Protestant 
Episcopal church in 1826; married, Dec. 10, 1827, Harriet L., 
daughter of Scth P. and Catharine W. Staples, of New Haven, 
Conn. He was for a brief period settled at Georgetown, 1). C. 
While there he received a call to St. Paul's church, Kochester, 

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N. Y., and entered on his duties in that parish in September, 
1828. On the 23d of the following November, he received 
lu'iest's orders from Bisliop Hobart, in St. John's church in the 
city of New York. A naturally delicate constituticm soon 
yielded to the demands and responsibilities of the care of souls. 
lie sought relief by a change in the sphere of his labors, but 
soon, with broken health, was constrained to seek rest and res- 
toration in foreign travel. The last sermon he i)reached in 
America was well suited to one so soon to end his earthly 
course. Its subject was *Life, the Infancy of Being.' June 10, 
1830, he sailed from New York for England. Travel and rest 
and change seemed to be restoring him to healtli. He arrived 
in London, the last of April, the year following, on his way 
back to his own country, was suddenly seized by a fever, and 
died May 6, 1831. His body was placed in the family vault of 
the Rev. Daniel Wilson, then vicar of Islington, afterward 
bishop of Calcutta, where it awaits the resurrection of the dead 
at the last day." 

His widow married, second, Sept. 3, 1835, the Rt. Rev. 
Benjamin Bosworth Smith, D. D., LL. D., bishop of Ken- 
tucky,* and died in New Y'ork city, Nov. 22, 1878. 
By her first husband she had but one child : — 

i. Sutherland^ b. Jan. 23, 1829; d. April 6, 1831. 


MARY ANN' DOUGLAS (Ahumm!', Wheehn'', Asa\ 
Williarn^^ WlJIiam^^ WtJUam^), born in Lansingburgh, 
N. Y., Feb. 7, 1807 ; married, May 20, 1833, the Hon. 
Samuel Miller, f of Rochester, born at Williston, Vt., 
March 9, 1801. lie was, at the time of their marriage, 
a practicing lawyer, afterward judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas in the same county, and subsequently a 
senator in the Legislature of that state. In the autumn 
of 18G0, they removed to New Haven, Conn., to have a 
care over their eldest son, who had just entered Yale 

*By her second hiisl). she had four eh., two dans. Mrs. Charles Christian, 
N. Y. city, and Mrs. Frances S. Mcrriam.whod. London, fin^clund, Jan. 1878, 
(wife ofdeor^e 8. Merriani, A. B. Yale Coll. 1864,) and two .k., Benjamin 
Bosworth Smith, who d. IHO:^, and Sutherland Douglas Smith, now ('78) 
a j)racticln<i: lawyer in N. Y. city. 

f Son Elislia(b. 17()0. d. 1847, and Loraine Jackson, gr.-s. Solomon, h. 
1781, m. 175(), d. 1807, gr.-^r.-s Thomas, gr.-gr. -gr.-s. "John, b. 1057, d. 
1676, and gr.-gr.-gr. -gr.-s. Thomas Miller, Springfield, Mass., killed by 
Indians, 1675. Vide S.vvages Qen. Diet. X. E. 

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College. They were members of the Presbyterian 
church in Rochester and are now members of the First 
Congregational church in New Haven. In 1873, a fel- 
lowship was founded in Yale College by Mrs. Miller, 
and named the Douglas Fellowship, in memory of her 
brothers, the Rev. Sutherland Douglas, A. M., (Y. C. 
1822), and George H. Douglas, A. M., (Y. C. 1828). 
This fellowship, the first ever founded in the college, 
yields at least six hundred dollars a year. The incum- 
bent, who must be a recent graduate of the academical 
department, pursuing non-professional studies in New 
Haven, is elected annually, but may not hold the fel- 
lowship for more than three years. Mrs. Miller's chil- 
dren, all born in Rochester, were: — 

i. Samuel* Miller, b. July 31, 1834; d. Oct. 3, 1838. 

ii. Sutherland Douglas'' Miller, b. Oct. 24, 1837; d. 
March 12, 1840. 
' iii. Julia'' Miller, b. Sept. 11, 1839. 

iv. Rev. Alanson Douglas^ Miller, A. R, b. Dec. 13, 1842; 
gnid. Yale Coll. 1864: aft. 3 yrs'. travel and study abroad, ent. 
Uon. Theolog. Seni., N. Y. city, and became clergym. in Prot. 
Epi». church; m. June 15, 1871, Maria liussell Bleecker, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., form. Albany; rect. St. Peter's church, Milford, 
Conn., 5 yrs.; now ('78) rect. St. John's church, Hartford, Conn. 
V. Mary Douglas^ Miller, b. Nov. 1, 1844; d. April 20, 

vi. George Douglas' Miller, A. B., b. Nov. 5, 1847: grad. 
Yale Coll. 1870; secy. N. E. Car Spring Co., ('77) N. Y. city; 
res. N. Brighton, N. Y. ; m. May 3, 1877, Anna de Peyster, dan. 
Volckerfc P. and Helen L. (Franchot) Douw;* has: 1. Mary^ 
Miller y b, N. Brighton, June 4, 1878. 


WheeJe)^, Asa^^ William^^ WilUmn^^ WilUam^)^ born in 

♦Tlie name of Douw (of Dutch origin) appears in the earliest records of 
Albany, — Wolvenhook, the family residence at Douw's Point, opposite 
Allmny, having been in the possession of the family for over 250 years. 
This is the only family of the name in America, and is now represented in 
the male line by only Mrs. Miller's uncle, John de Peyster Douw, of 
Poughkeepsie, and an infant son of her deceased brother. Mrs. Miller's 
maternal grandfather, Pascal Stanislaus Franchot, left France during the 
commercial depression preceding the Revolutionary troubles, and settled 
in Otsego co. , N. Y. 

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Lansingburgh. N. Y., Sept. 13, 1809; graduated from 
Yale College in 1828, and received his master's degree 
in 1835. While in college he became a subject of a re- 
vival of religion prevailing there, and formed the inten- 
tion of studying for the ministry in the Presbyterian 
church. But his health failing, he was obliged to re- 
linquish this intention. He died at his father's house in 
Troy, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1837. He was unmarried. 


er*^, A8a\ William^^ Williavi^^ WtUtajn})^ born in Troy, N. 
Y., Aug. 17, 1812. He entered early upon commercial 
life as his vocation, and in 1836 succeeded his father in 
the cashiership of the Merchants' and Mechanics' bank 
of Troy. After some years connection with the bank 
in Troy he resigned his office and removed to New York 
city, becoming a partner in a large wholesale dry-goods 
house, from which, after a few years, he retired, con- 
tinuing to reside in New York up to a few years since, 
when he removed to New Haven, C(mn., his present ('78) 
place of residence. He married, Oct. 21, 1835, Sarah 
AUetta, daughter of Nathan S. and Sarah HoUister, by 
whom he had three children. She died Oct. 24, 1849; 
and he married, second, Oct. 6, 1857, Mrs. Mary Wells, 
daughter of Norman and Mary Warner, of New Britain 
Conn. Children (by first wife) : — 

i. Anna Sutherland", b. Oct. 29, 1836; d. Oct. 20, 

560. ii. Phebe Warren*, b. June 13, 1839; m. William B. 
^W^ftr w ick 

iii. Ellen", b. Oct. 29, 1847; m, Feb. 13, 1867, Fran- 
cis Watson Smith; Las: 1. William Henr^ Smith, b. N. Y. city 
Aug. 30, 1868. 2. Edith Helen* Smith, b. Geneva, Switzerland, 
April 9, 1871. 


Wheeler^^ Asa\ WtUiam^^ William^ ^ William})^ born in 
Troy, N. Y., Dec. 2G, 1818; entered at an early age the 

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bank in Troy where his father was cashier. In 1842 he 
was elected to the cashiership of the Bank of Ithaca. 
At the expiration of its charter he removed to New York 
city, and was associated with others in the organization 
of the Mercantile bank in January, 1850, and became 
its first president. He occupied this position until im- 
paired health constrained him, in 1856, to retire from all 
active business. He removed to Geneva, where he con- 
tinued until 1869, when he located his family in Roches- 
ter. He married, June 3, 1841, Charlotte Cornelia 
Dickinson Ferris, of St. Albans, Vt., daughter of Orange 
Ferris, formerly of Dutchess county, N. Y., and Sophia 
Rathbone, daughter of Wait Rathbone, of Lansing- 
burgh, and a lineal descendant of John Rathbone, who 
came over in the Speedwell in 1621, and landed at 
Block Island or Newport, R. I. William B. Douglas 
has had three children : — 

i. Rev. George William", A. B., b. July 8, 1850; gi-ad. 
Trin. Coll. 1871; ordained deac. in Prot. Epis. cliurch, bv Bishop 
Potter, N. Y., 1874, priest 1877; unm. 

ii. Mary HAWLEY^ b. April 29, 1852; m. Dec. 31, 1872, 
Frank A., s. Levi A. Ward, Kochester; has: 1. William Douglas* 
Ward, b. Aug. 25, 1874. 2. Frank Hawley" Ward, b. Dec. 13, 1876. 

iii. Akna Sutherland*, b. May 22, 1856; d. Dec. 5, 1856. 


JULIA^ DOUGLAS (Alanwn', Wheeler^, A8a\ Wtl 
liam^^ Wtlltam^j William^), born in Troy, N. Y., Sept. 
17, 1823 ; married, Nov. 5, 1845, George Merritt,* of 
New York city. He was born at White Creek, Aug. 
14, 1807, and died Oct. 5, 1873. Mrs. Merritt, with 

*T1umaf^ Merritt, Rye. N. Y., b. abt. 1622, d. abt. 1713, had Thomas', 
Jo9eph\ Ephraim', Samuel*. Jofepli*, Rye, d. abt. 1753, by w. Jane had 
Joseph*, JVehemiah', Thomas', Elizabeth', Jane*. Neliemiah^, Quaker Hill, 
b. abt. 1710, d. 1793, by w. Dinah Hopkins had Daniel*, Nehemiah*, Icha- 
bod*, Anna*. Nehemiah*, Queensbury, b. Jan. 14, 1740, by w. Phebe, dau. 
Abraham Wing and ^nstres Wood, had Abrahams, Anna*, Daniel*, Con- 
sider Morgan*, Isaac*. Hannah*, Sarah*, Jacob*, Mary*, Ber\jamin^, Ruths. 
Benjamin^, Troy, b. June 21, 1777, d. July 4, 1854, m. Oct. 8, 1800, Thank- 
ful, dau. Matthew Scott and Mercy Ashley, had Cornelia*, Juliet*, Mary*, 
Oetn-fftfi (mpra), Jane*, Henry*, Mathew F.*, Caroline*, Eliza Walker*, 

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her youngest two children resides ('77) at *' Lyndehurst," 
Irvington-on-Hudson, one of the finest estates on the 
river. Children born in New York city : — 

i. Douglas" Merritt, b. Dec. 4, 1847; m. Buffalo, Aug. 3, 
1876, Elizabeth Cleveland, dau. Rt. Rev. Arthur Cleveland Coxe, 
D. D., LL. D., bishop western N. Y.; res. ('78) "licacote," 

ii. Annie Douglas* Merritt, b. June 10, 1849; d. Dec. 14, 

iii. Mary« Merritt, b. Oct. 2, 1850; m. Feb. 13, 1873, John 
P., s. William A. Haines; res. ('78) N. Y. city. 

iv. Cornelia'^ Merritt, b. Oct, 27, 1853; d. Oct. 27, 1853. 

V. George William^ Merritt, b. Aug. 30, 1850. 

vi. Julia Douglas" Merritt, b. April 1, 1859. 


JOHN RHODES' DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Wheeler^, 
Asa^^ William^^ WiUiain^ WiUiayn})^ born in Brantford, 
Ont., Sept. 5, 1812; married, Dec. 9, 1840, Eliza Ann 
Fowler, and is now (77) a prosperous farmer at Mount 
Vernon. Children : — 

i. Mortimer J.^ b. Sept. 18, 1841; d. June 2, 1842. 

ii. Jackson ¥,\ b. Jan. 7, 1843; d. June 18, 1843. 

iii. Mary Caroline*, b. May 16, 1844; m. Nov. 30, 1872, 
Francis Nesbett; res. ('77) Mt. Vernon; has: 1. Charles Morti- 
mei^ Nesbett, b. Nov. 6, 1873. 2. Javies Willmote Nesbett, b. 
Jan. 10, 1875. 3. Francis BawJeigh^ Nesbett, b. Sept. 18, 1877. 

iv. Ada Sophia*, b. May 4, 1846; d. Dec. 23, 1846. 

V. (Jeorge Elihu*, b. Oct. 31, 1847; m. Jan. 22, 1870, 
Sarah J. Si)crie, Hamilton; res. ('77) Mt. Vernon; has: 1. John 
William^ b. May 3, 187:>. 2. Henry Edgar*, b. July 6, 1876. 

vi. Oeorgiaxna Eliza*, b. Oct. 31, 1847. 

vii. Wellington F.*, b. Jan. 11, 1850; d. Aug. 1, 1851. 
viii. Thomas Van Rensselaer', May 27, 1851; m. Oct. 7, 

1874, Agnes Muir, Brantford; has: 1. Charles Solon*, h, Oct. 29, 

1875. 2. Agnes Helen^ b, Sept. 4, 1877. 

ix. ('iiARLEs Peruival*, b. July 4, 1852. 
X. John Henry*, b. Aug. 3, 1855. 


er'^ Asa^, William^ Wilhnn^^ Willmm^), born in Braut- 

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ford, Ont., Sept. 7, 1814; married, Feb. 1, 1840, Simon 
P. Emerson, of Vermont, who died in 1860. They had 
one child: — 

i. Thomas* Emerson, b. March, 1841. 


e/**, Asa^^ William^ William^, William})^ born in Brant- 
ford, Ont, Sept. 21, 1816; married, Nov. 29, 1836, Wil- 
liam L. Carroll, of Oxford, Ca. In June, 1840, they 
emigrated to St. Louis, Mo., then hardly more than a 
village, where they still ('77) reside. Children: — 

i. ' Carroll, b. 1838; m. H. E. Shinn; had 5 ch. 

ii. Charles Douglas* Carroll, b. 1840; m. ; has 2 ch. 
iii. Charles C* Carroll, b. 1846; m. Juha T. Caiimau, b. 
1848; has 2 ch. 
iv. Kate W.^ Carroll, b. 1852; unm. 
V. Augustus L.* Carroll, b. 1855; unm. 


afhaii^^ Asa"^^ William^, Williairi'^^ Willican^)^ born in 
Waterford, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1820; married, Oct. 27, 
1841, Pres. Horace Green, M. D., LL.D. The follow- 
ing sketch of Dr. Green is taken mainly from Appleton's 
Cyclopaedia: — 

lie was born in Chittenden, Vt., Dec. 24, 1802. lie studied 
medicine at Rutland, and ffraduated at Middlebury in 1824. 
After six years' practice in Kuthmd lie attended lectures at tlie 
University of Pennsylvania in 1830-1, and subsequently ])racticed 
five years more in feutland, after which he settled in New York 
city. His medical education was comi)leted in Paris, which he 
visited in 1838. Soon after returning to the United States, he 
read before the New York Surgical Society a paper on the method 
and value of topical medication for the diseases of the air-pas- 
sages, a mode or treatment original with him, and now become 
general. From 1840 to 1843 he was a jn'ofessor in the medical 
college at Castleton, Vt., and in 1850 lie assisted in founding 
the New York Medical College, in which lie became president of 

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the faculty and trustees, and afterward emeritus professor of the 
theory and practice of medicine. In 1854 he joined his col- 
leagues in the college in establishing the American Medical 
Monthly y with the editorial department of which he was for 
some time connected. 

He was president of Castleton Medical College in 
1842. He published a number of works on medical 
subjects, and many essays in American and English 
journals. He was a member of the medical society of 
London, England, and of the Society of the Cincinnati 
He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from 
Middlebury College in 1824; the honorary degree of 
Master of Arts from the same institution in 1834, and 
of Doctor of Laws from the University of Vermont in 
1853. He died in 1866.* His widow resides ('78) in 
Sing Sing, N. Y. Children :— 

i. Sarah Douglas® Green, b. Nov. 19, 1842; m. Benja- 
min E. Lawton, Havana, Cuba, wh. res. ('78); has 4 ch. 

ii. Harriet Sheldon® Green, b. Aug, 27, 1844; m. Kev. 
William Heathcote de Lancy Grannis, Goshen, N. Y., wh. res. 
('78); has 6 ch. 

iii. Catharine Douglas' Green, b. July 5, 1846; d. June 
14, 1847. 

iv. Horace Douglas* Green, A. B., b. Jan. 1^ 1848; grad. 
Harv. Univ. 1869. 

V. Henry Loomis" Green, b. March 16, 1849; grad. U. 
S. N. acad.; mast. ('78) U. S. N.; haa 1 ch., b. July, 1878. 

vi. Mary Walton* Green, b. Nov. 7, 1850; d. Feb. 6, 1854. 

vii. John Douglas* Green, b. June 4, 1852; d. Aug. 11, 

viii. George Walton" Green, A. B., b. May 9, 1854; grad. 
Harv. Univ. 1876. 

ix. Edward* Green, b. Feb. 26, 1856, d. Sept. 17, 1856. 

X. Lucia Butler* Green, b. March 25, 1857; d. June 1, 

xi. Helen* Green, b. Nov. 11, 1858. 

xii. Juliet Raymond* Green, b. June 7, 1860. 


(Jonathan^^ Jonathan^^ Asa^^ William^^ William^^ Wil- 

* Further records of Dr. Green's family are given in the Vinlon Memo- 
rial, by the Rev. John A. Vinton, A. M., Boston, 1858. 

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liam^), born in Waterford, N. Y., June 5, 1824; gradu- 
ated from Williams College, in 1843; received his mas- 
ters degree in course in 184(j; studied medicine in the 
office of his brother-in-law, Dr. Horace Green ; attended 
two courses of lectures in the University of Pennsylva- 
nia, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from 
that institution in 1847 ; passed two years and a half in 
Europe, from 1849 to 1851, in attendance upon lectures 
and hospitals in Paris ; returned to the United States in 
the fall of 1851 ; practiced medicine in New Orleans, 
La., two years, then finally, in 1854, established himself 
in New York city, which is his present (78) place of 
residence. In 1857 he became editor and proprietor of 
the Ainerican Medical Moidhh/, and conducted it for six 
years, until 18(52. In July, 18()1, he entered the service 
of the United States Sanitary Commission, was appointed 
associate secretary, and acted ill that capacity until Au- 
gust, 18(54, when he resigned, having been actively en- 
gaged in superintending the work from Missouri to 
South Carolina during that time. In April, 1865, in 
connection with several medical gentlemen, he established 
the Xetr York Medical Jimrual, and Avas the managing 
editor for the first three volumes, when he dissolved his 
connection with it. This journal is now owned and car- 
ried on by the Appletons. Dr. Douglas married, June 
10, 1873, Mrs. Josephine A. (Curtis) Stratton, widow of 
H. B. Stratton, of Brooklyn, and daughter of Samuel 
and Sarah Maria (Masten) Curtis, a descendant on her 
mother's side of the Bogardus family, and a direct des- 
cendant of Anneke Jans. Children, born in New York 
city :— 

i. Josephine'*, b. June 'Id, 1874. 
ii. Harriet Sheldon*, b. Aug. 10, 1875. 


GEORGE' DOUGLAS, A. B., (Jonafhan^, Jonathan^ 
A>ia\ WilUam^^ William^, Williamy), born in Waterford, 
N. Y., Oct. 10, 1829; prepared for college at the Uni- 



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354 noruLAS (iENEAL(x;r. 

vorsity graiuniar school of New York city ; entered the 
freshman class of the University of New York, in 1 845 ; 
entered, in 1847, the junior class of Yale College, from 
which he graduated in 1849 ; was elected a member of 
the Yale chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa, in 1849 ; studied 
law at the Ballston (N. Y.) law school, and also in New 
York city ; was admitted to the bar oif New York state 
in May, 1851; began in November, 1853, after a year 
and a half spent in European travel, to practice law in 
New York city, his present (78) place of business ; re- 
sides at Summit, N. J.; served as a three months' soldier 
in the 22d regiment, New York state national guard, in 
1862, at Baltimore and Harper's Ferry ; married, Oct. 
26, 1854, Martha H. Montague, of Hartford, Coiln. 
Children : — 

i. Ellen Montague^ b. Dec. 22, 1855. 

ii. John', b. Jan. 12, 1859; d, Sept. 11, 1859. 

iii. Montague', b. June 19, 1860. 

iv. George Malcolm^ b. Jan. 17, 1865. 


iel^^ Nathaniel^, Asa^^ William^^ William^, WilUavi^), 
born Jan. 5, 1798; married, Jan. 3, 1825, Delilah 
Weekes, of Rouse's Point, N. Y. He w^ a farmer and 
merchant, and resided at Douglasville, Que. At the 
death of his father, Capt. Nathaniel Douglas, he was ap- 
pointed captain of militia, and served till 1838. For 
service in the Canadian rebellion he was promoted to the 
rank of major. He died Jan. 27, 1847. She died May 
5, 1875. Children, born at Douglasville: — 

5f31. i. Cordelia Jane*, b. Oct. 8, 1825; m. John Y. 

502. ii. Li'CY Adaline", b. June 13, 1827; m. Samuel A. 

563. iii. Nathaniel Perkix*, b. Oct. 30, 1828; m. Eleanor 

iv. Edwaki) IlENitY\ b. Oct. 5, 1831; uum.; d. July 
4, 1851). 

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V. George Weekes*, b. June 17, 1835; d. Nov. 9, 1837. 

vi. James Weekes% b. Oct. 25, 1837; d. Nov. 18, 1837. 

vii. Charles Benson\ b. July 5, 1839; m. 1864-5, 

Mary Beadlestone, Ansable Forks, N. Y.; stock and butter deal., 

(-77) Denver, Col.; has: 1. Edward Wheeler*, b. March 5, 1867; 

d. March 27, 1869. 

viii. Alexander John", b. Nov. 4, 1841; d. Jan. 10, 

ix. Emily AMELIA^ b. Sept. 19, 1843; m. 1862, Rfiy- 
mond Robert, merch., Douglasville; d. Oct. 6, 1871; had: 1. 
Emmcf Robert, b. Jan. 25, 1863. 2. Lillian DelilaW lloberty b. 
Feb. 24, 1865. 3. Oarolin^ Robert, b. Nov. 15, 1868. 


CAROLINE' DOUGLAS {Nathaniel\ Nathmnel\ 
A8a\ William^ WilHmtf, William}), born Feb. 22, 1804; 
married, June 18, 1829, Charles Weekes, of Rouse's 
Point, N. Y., where they settled as farmers. She died 
March 4, 1855. He resides (77) at Rouse's Point. 

i. Lucy Harriet^ Weekes, m. David Frair; had Charle^ 
and Harvey* Frair, 


JOHN BROWN' DOUGLAS {Nathaniel^ Nathaniel'^, 
Asa\ William\ William^, William^ born Nov. 18, 1809 ; 
married, July 31, 1833, Maria More, of London, England. 
They settled in Douglasville, Que. He was a farmer and 
grocer. He died Nov. 28, 1841. Children, born at 
Douglasville : — 

i. Emily Maria*, b. Nov. 1, 1835; d. April 12, 1837. 
ii. Ellen', b. July 5, 1837; d. Feb. 13, 1838. 
iii. Alexander John*, b. May 12, 1840; d. Oct. 20, 1841. 


JOHN ALLEN^ DOUGLAS {James^ Naihamel\ 
Asa^, William^, William^, William^), bom in Canada East, 
Sept. 13, 1810; married, Oct. 20, 1831, Sarah Manning. 
They are fanners, living (77) at Etna, Minn. Children : — 

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i. RoswELL Albert*, b. in Canada Ejist, Jan. 6, 1833; d. 
Dec. 18, 1851. 

ii. Hiram Alexander', b. in No. Dorchester, Ont., Jnly 
1, 1834; m. Ellen Farnsworth; res. ('T7) Clermont, la.; has: f. 

iii. Mary Eleanor*, b. in Canada West, Sept. 7, 183(5; ni. 
Copeland Richardson; res. ('77) Etna, Minn. 

iv. Rhoda Amelia*, b. in Canada West, Jan. 9, 1839; m. 
Robert Talford; res. ('77) Chazy, N. Y. 

V. Thomas. Allen*, b. in Lockport, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1840; 
m. Feb. 12, 1866, Sarah L. Waters; res. ('77) Etna, Minn.; has: 
John Allenf, William B.^ and Mary E,^ 

vi. James Washington*, b. in Clinton co., X. Y., Sept. 15. 
1842; m. Dec. 25, 1863, P]ugenia Colbv; serv. 5 mos. U. S. A.; 
kill. bat. Nashville, Dec. 20, 1864. 

vii. Sarah Augusta*, b. in Clinton co., X. Y., April 20. 
1^46; m. W. F. Bouldin; res. r77) Rockford, la. 

viii. John Washington^ l>. in Clinton co., N. Y., Feb. 4, 
1848; d. Feb. 4, 1848. 

.ix. DuLiNA HoRTENSiA*, b. in Clinton co., N. Y., May 8, 
1849; m. Harrison Albro; res. ('77) Spring Valley, Minn. 

X. Marion Rose*, b. in Clinton co., N. Y., July 29, 1854; 
m. Albert Ham; res. ('77) Winnebago Agency, Minn." 


ier\ Afia\ Willimti^^ WUliam^, WiJlinm^), born in Chazv, 
N. Y., June 22, 1813; married, Feb. 24, 1847, Caroline 
F. Joslin. They are farmers, livinj^: (77 ) in Chateauguy. 
Children, born thcTe : — 

i. Adalaidk Immo<*h:x^'*, b. Jnlv 2G, 1849; unm.; d. June 
23, 1872. 

ii. MiLLAUD Fillmore'*, b. June 28, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 187-^, 
Metta Smith; res. ('77) Chateaugav; has: 1. Caroline Z.*, b. Mav 

iii. p:nwix S.^ b. Feb. 18, 1853. 

iv. Alkk ALBERTA^ b. Sei)t. 28. 1S58. 


CALVIN SACKET- DOUGLAS {Georg^, Nathnuiel\ 
Asa^, Willnnn^, WfUfa/n^, William^)^ born in (^hateauji^av, 
N. Y., April 30, 1817 ; married, first, Aug. 7, 1845, Mary 

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J. MeiTill. She died April 25, 1847 ; and he married, 
second, Nov. 2, 1852, Martha A. F. Shepard. He is a 
miller, living ('77) in Chateaugay, where all their chil- 
dren were born. Children : — 

i. Clara Mary Jane^ b. Jan. 27, 1847; ra. April 10, 
1860, Frank Samuel Rogers, Jr., W. Toj)8ham, Vt., merch., res. 
('77) E. Corinth, Vt.; has: 1. Maud Ijuvana* Rogers, b. April 7, 
1874: d. Oct. 23, 1876. 2. Erv^si Samuel'' Rogers, b. Nov. 3, 

ii. Ernest Alfred*, b. July 5, 1853; m. Deo. 7, 1876, 
Harriet E. Bullis, Troy; res. ('77) Chateaugay. 

iii. Walter Scott", b. Jan. 26, 1855. 

iv. Albert Shepard*, b. Aug. 24, 1856. 

v. Leander Scriver*, b. Jan. 16, 1859; d. July 10, 1859. 

vi. Herbert Lincoln', b. Jan. 9, 1866; d. Aug. 25, 1867. 
vii. Herbert (Irant*, b. March 16, 1869. 


Hon. LEANDER' DOUGLAS (G€org(^, NatUmel\ 
Asa^^ Willimn^^ Willimn^^ Wtlltam^)^ born in Chateaugay, 
N. Y., Feb. 1, 1821 ; married, Jan. 28, 1846, Maria So- 
phronia, daughter of Ezra King, of Malone. She died 
at Independence, Mo., Jan. 27, 1869. He studied law, 
and w^as admitted to practice at Plattsburgh in October, 
1846. He was postmaster at Chateaugay, under Presi- 
dent Taylor's administration, but resigned in 1851, and 
emigrated to Hlinois. There he was for four years judge 
of the Knox county court. He is now ('77) located at 
(Jalesburgh, 111., being a member of the firm of Douglas 
& Harvey, attorneys. Judge Douglas is a republican, 
{ind has held a number of offices. Children : — 

564. i. Martha Delaxa", b. in Chateaugay, March 3, 1847; 
ni. Josepb R. Edwards. 

565. ii. Emma Tiieodosia^ b. in Chateaugay, Sept. 14, 1850; 
m. William K. Hallowell. 

iii. RoLLix Kino*, b. in Knoxville, 111., Nov. 3, 1852; 
d. Aug., 1866. 

iv. Manning 8tevens\ b. in Knoxville, Dec. 31, 1855; 
stud, medicine, Hartford, Conn. 

V. Mary KATE^ b. in Knoxville, Aug. 4, 1858; d. 
Dec, 1858. 

vi. Ezra Kin(*^ b. in (lalesburgh, Sept. 6, 1863. 

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358 DoraLAs genealogy. 


thanfeP, Asa^, William^, William^^ William^)^ bom in 
Chateaugay, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1824; married, May 8, 1854, 
Rnfns George She})arcl, of Elleuburgh, where they set- 
tled. Mr. Shepard died in Yineland, N. J., July 31, 
1869. She resides (77) in Malone, N. Y. Children : — 

i. FuEH Douglas" Shepard, b. in Ellensburgli, Sept. 11, 
1855; grad. Cornell Univ. 1880. 

ii. Jexxy Eliza'' Suepard, b. in Ellensbnrgh. July 20, 

iii. Frank Prescott*' Shepard, b. in Chateaugay, Sept. 5. 
1858; (1. Sept. 28, 1860. 

iv. Alice May** Shepard, b. in Chateaugay, Jan. 13, 1860. 

V. Elmer (I rant® Shepard, b. in Chateaugav, June 19, 

vi. Clinton Prescot'I'*' Shepard, b. in Malone, Sept. 5, 
1800; d. Sept. 28, 1874. 


ieP^ Am^, William^, William^, William^), born in Chateau- 
gay, N. Y., Nov. 8, 182(5; married, Sept. 1, 1853, Alma 
J. Jackson, of Malone. They now (77) reside in Mad- 
rid, without children. Mr. Douglas spends his winters 
on his rauche at San Mateo, Fla., where he has en tensive 
orange and lemon groves. He owns considerable pro- 
perty in Madrid, including a large farm. 


ieP, Am\ William^, WfUiain^ WiUiam^)^ born in Chateau- 
gay, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1831 ; married, Aug. 27, 1855, 
Hannah Bennet. They reside (77) at Madrid, where he 
owns and runs a grist mill. Child: — 

i. Jay Melvin'', 1>. in CJbateangay, May 25, 1858. 

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than^^ Jolitc', Am^^Willioiii^.Willmm^, William^), born in 
Chazy, N. Y., May 9, 1815; married, Oct. 13, 1833, 
Nancy Maria^ Douglas [226. viii.J, of Douglasville, Que., 
daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy (Converse) Douglas. 
She was born April 20, 1813, and died Feb. 13, 1850. 
He now (77) resides at Champlain, N. Y. Children: — 

i. Electa Marlv*, b. Oct. 6, 1836; d. March 21, 1852. 

ii. LoriSA AnxeS b. Aug. 20, 1839; m. James Dodds, Chum- 
plain; d. June 22, 1871; had Fredericl^ and Bernicf? Dodds. 

iii. Alexander John*, b. Nov. 4, 1842; m. Dec. 20, 1870, 
Frances Sanborn, Jauesville, Wis.; music deal., ("78) Madison, 

iv. Lucy Hakriet*, b. Feb. 10, 1845; unm.; d. May 22, 1860. 

V. HELEN^ b. Dec. 9, 1849. 


ROBERT JAMES^ DOUGLAS {James^ Jo1in\ Asa^ 
William^ ^ William^^ WiUiam^)^ bom in Albany, N. Y., 
Nov. 10, 1818; married, at Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 1, 
1843, Elizabeth, daughter of John Coxe, of Brially Hill, 
Staffordshire, England. She was born April 10, 1822. 
He is a wholesale dealer in flour, of the firm of Weeks, 
Douglass & Co., New York. He resides in Yonkers. 
Children : — 

i. May Corxelia'*, b. in Roxl)urv, Mass., Dec. 5, 1843; m. 
Dec. 21, 1865, Cbarles II. Odell, Yonkers, wh. res. (77); ha^: 
1. Mary Dougla^ Odell, b. April 4, 1867. 

ii. Adriana Dows**, b. in Pompton, N. J., June 13, 184G. 
iii. Elizabeth Coxe", b. in Brooklyn, N, Y., April 3, 1841). 
iv. FoRSTER Weeks®, b. in Yonkers, Oct. 3, 1854; merch., 
N. Y. city. 

V. Robert James*", b. in Yonkers, Jan. 37, 1859; d. July 
21, 1867. 


B., {Datnd\ John^ AHa\ Wilfiam^ William^, William'), 

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born in Chazy, N. V., March 17. 1814. He graduated 
from Middlebury College, in 1839 ; returning to Chazy, 
taught a select school, and began the study of law with 
Mn J. C. Hubbell ; the following year was elected super- 
intendent of public schools, and served two years, rep- 
resenting his county in the first convention of superin- 
tendents, at Utiea. In Se{)teniber, 1844, he wa*s sent to 
Alabama, as one of the faculty of the Dallas male and 
female academy, in Selma. In 184(5 he held a position 
in the Centennary institute, in the same county. In 
1848 he succeeded Prof Hentz and his wife, Mrs. Caro- 
line Lee Hentz, as principal and proprietor of the Tus- 
kegee female institute. In 1851 he accepted the presi- 
dency of the Masonic female college, at Auburn, but 
resigned it to accept a like position in Glennville Female 
College, which position he occupied until 1868, when he 
removed to Georgia, to take charge of Lumpkin Masonic 
Female College. In 1871, having been elected president 
of Fenlon Masonic Female College, he removed to Amer- 
icus, where, having graduated three classes, he resigned 
the position, on account of failing health. He is a mem- 
ber of the Methodist Episcopal church. He entered the 
gospel ministry in 1852, but has never sustained any 
pastoral relation, on account of his arduous and con- 
tinued scholastic labors. He married, in 1846, Mi's. 
Frances H. Davenport, daughter of William M. Dugger, 
then late of Virginia. They now ('77) reside at Thom- 
asville, Ga. Children: — 

i. CuARLES EuGEXE**, b. in Tusko^ee, 184:8; ni. dau. Gun. 
Collins, Crockett, Tex., wh. res. s, p. ('77); farmer. 

ii. Mary Frances^ b. in Tiiskegee; d. a3t. 13^ mos. 

iii. Frank Maxxing^ b. in Auburn, 1852; res. ('77) 

iv. David WiLLiAM^b. in Glenville, 1854; res. ("77) Dallas, 

V. JoHX Texnext*, b. in Glenville, 1850; res. (77) Crock- 
ett, Tex. 

vi. Eugenia^ b. in Glenville, 1858; m. Feb., 1876, Henry 
J. Ijadson, merch., Thomasville, wh. res. ('77); hius: 1. Francis 
H.^ LaiUon, 

vii. Ellex Haxxau", b. in Glenville, 1860. 

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Asa\ William^ ^ William^ Williaw}\ born in Chazy, N. Y., 
June 17, 1816; married, June 17, 1836, George Sever- 
ance, a merchant, of Chazy. He died May 8, 1875. 
She now ('77) resides in Chazy. Children, born there : — 

i. Mary Lucretia® Severance, b. April G, 1837; res. ('77) 

ii. Elizabeth Nancy® Severance, b. Aug. 12, 1841. 
iii. Charles Douglas'* Severance, b. March 6, 1846; d. 
May 3, 1865. 

iv. George Craige** Severance, b. June 4, 1853; m. Dec. 
3, 1875, E. Gilbert, Chazy; res. ('77) Cornwall. 

V. Frederic Henry® Severance, b. Nov. 20, 1855. 


JOHN AMHERSr DOUGLAS {Daoid\ Jolm\ Asa\ 
William^^ William^ William})^ born in Plattsburgh, N. 
Y., May 2, 1819; married Esther Sarah Knappen, of 
Plattsburgh, and removed to Wisconsin. He lived in • 
various parts of the state, and finally settled at Beaver 
Dam. At the beginning of the civil war he entered the 
service as quartermaster of the 20th Wisconsin volun- 
teers, and in that capacity served till his death. He died 
at Lebanon, Mo., Oct. 14, 1862, from fever contracted 
in camp. His widow now ('77) resides at Beaver Dam. 
Children :— 

i. Jeremiah Hamilton®, b. at Plattsburgh, Oct. 12, 1840; 
m. Dec. 26, 1864, Frances Marian Pardee; res. ('77) Rochester, 
Minn.; has: 1. Beulah% b. Nov. 26, 1866. 2. Ellen Pardeif, b. 
Oct. 24, 1868. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth', b. at Plattsburgh, Aug. 24, 1843; 
ra. Newell Head; res. ('77) Elgin, Minn. ; has 4 ch. 

iii. Henry Alexander*, b. at Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 16, 
1846; d. U. S. A., Phila., Pa., Sept. 28, 1862. 

iv. Olive Elvira®, b. at Trenton, Wis., Nov. 15, 1849; d. 
Sept. 27, 1850. 

V. Charles Stanford®, b. at Madison, Wis., Oct. 1, 1852; 
res. ('77) Wis. 

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vi. John Amhekst*, b. at Ci-oss Plains, Wis., May 15, 1854, 
d. Aug. 29, 1869. 

vii. David Fheemont*, b. at Burke, Wis., Oct. 1, 185C; res. 
('77) Wis. 
viii. Hannah Maria*, b, at Beaver Dam, W^is., May 3, 1859. 


Asa^^ William^^ Williain^, William^)^ born in Chazy, N. Y., 
June 12, 1826. In 1845 or 1846 he went to Wisconsin, 
where he resided for some years. He mamed Louisa 
Haskell, and now (77) resides at Duluth, Minn. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Howard H.«, res. ('77) Cal. 

ii. Letitia H.», ra. Dec, 1876, H. H. Bell; res ('77) Duluth. 

iii. Arthur', res. ('77) Duluth. 

iv. Alexander*, res. ('77) Duluth. 

V. Walter*, " " 

vi. Percy*, " '' 

vii. William Sherman*, res. ('77) Duluth. 

viii. Gertrude*, ** " ** 

ix. Lillian*, '' '' " 

X. Josephine*, ** '* *' 


JOHN' DOUGLAS {Robert^ Johti\ A8a\ William\ 
Willimn}, William}), born in Grand Isle, N. Y., April 6, 
1813 ; married, at Dorchester, Ont, Oct. 16, 1837, Jane 
Manning. They settled in Chesterfield, Mich., where he 
died Oct. 23, 1839. Mrs. Douglas subsequently married 
a Mr. Wilson, and now ('78) resides in Grind Stone City. 
John Douglas had one child : — 

i. Robert*, b. in Cleveland, 0., Dec. 16, 1839; m. May 2-1, 
1862, Catharine Shook; res. ('78) Chesterfield; has: 1. John'', 
b. Dec. 6, 1867. 2. Ellen\ b. April 28, 1869. 3. Ros^, b. 
April 8, 1871. 4. Thomas\ b. July 22, 1872. 


Jolm^ Asa^ Willimu^, William^, Williani}), born in Chazy, 

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N. Y., Nov. 12, 1818. He married, April 12, 1868, Re- 
becca Minkler, who was born in Sherington, Ca., Dec. 
27, 1834. He formerly followed the business of mill- 
wright, but is now (78) a car builder and repairer, at 
Adrian, Mich. Children : — 

i. George Benjamin", b. in Tecumseh, Mich. , July 21, 1869. 
ii. Anna Bertha Clarabell*, b. in Tecumseh, Mich., Feb. 
20, 1871. 


Asa^^ WiUiavi^^ William^, Wtllmm})^ born in Chester- 
field, Mich., Aug. 10, 1825 ; married, June 27, 1852, 
Eunice Chase. She was born April 1, 1832, and died 
Oct. 12, 1877. He resides at New Baltimore (78). 
Children : — 

i. Robert*, b. in Michigan, June 2, 1853; m. March, 1874, 
Isabel Fredenburgh; has: 1. Charles William^, b. Aug., 1875. 

ii. Jonathan', b. in Michigan, Aug. 31, 1855. 

iii. William Lester", b. in Minnesota, Sept. 29, 1859. 

iv. LouISA^ b. in Michigan, May 29, 1860; m. Oct. 15, 1877, 
Joseph Laponcey. 

V. Jessie Elizabeth*, b. in Minnesota, Sept. 25, 18CG. 

vi. Hannah Dora', b. in Michigan, March 16, 1869. 


Johnny Aaa^^ . William^ ^ William^ ^ Willinm^\ born in 
Chesterfield, Mich., Nov. 14, 1833 ; married, first, 
March 6, 1858, Lucinda L. Denison, of Chesterfield, by 
whom he had two children. She died April 20, 1874, 
aged 34 years. He married, second, June 28, 1874, 
Amelia Jacobs, and is now (78) a farmer, residing on 
the homestead in Chesterfield (New Baltimore P. ().) 
Children, born in Chesterfield (by first wife): — 

i. Josephine', b. March 19, 1800. 
ii. Stephen Arnold^ b. Feb. 19, 1802. 

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SARAH ARNOLD' DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Behajah\ 
Asa^^ William^^ WiUiam^ William^ born in Brandon, Vt., 
Oct. 29, 1811 ; married, Feb. 14, 1830, Julius N. Gran- 
ger, a farmer, of Canandaigua, N. Y., where they settled. 
He was elected justice of the peace in 1837, and held 
the office continuously until 1853, when he was appointed 
recorder of the general land office, at Washington, D. C. 
He held this position until June 1, 1871, when he re- 
signed and was appointed examiner in the United States 
pension office, at Washington, which office he still ('78) 
holds. Their residence is at Clifton Springs, N. Y. 
Children : — 

i. Adalaide® Granger, b, Xov. ^7, 1836; m. ; cl. ; left 1 ch, 
ii. Emma C Granger, b. Aug. 30, 1839; m. Sidney I). 

Jackson; res. ('78) Clifton Springs; has 1 ch. 
iii. Eugene J.® Granger, b. July 30, 1844; m.; res. ('78) 

Clifton Springs; has 1 ch. 



{Stephen^ Bemijah\ Asa^ Willimiv', WnUam\ William'), 
born in Brandon, Yt, April 23, 1813. The following 
sketch of him is taken from Lippincott's Biographical 
Dictionary : — 

He studied in an academy at ('tinandaigua, N. Y., from 1830 to 
1833. He adopted the j)rofession of law, removed to Illinois, in 
1833, and began to practice at Jacksonville, lie soon became an 
active politician and popular orator of the democratic party, 
who, in allusion to his small stature, gave him the name of **the 
Little Giant." He was nominated for Congress in 1838, but was 
defeated by a small majority. In the canvass for President, in 

1840, he distinguished himself as a "stump speaker." He was 
elected judge of the Supreme Court of Illinois, in February, 

1841. In 1843, he was elected a member of Congress, in which 
he advocated the annexation of Texas to the Union. He repres- 
ontod Illinois in the Senate of the United States from March, 
1847, to 1853, during which term he was chairman of the com- 
mittee on territones. He supported Clay's *^ compromise moas- 
ures" of 1850, and in relation to the extension of slavery in the 

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territories maintained that Congress should not interfere, but 
that the people of each territory should be permitted to decide 
whether it should be a free state or a slave state. This was called 
the doctrine of ** popular sovereignty," of whicli Pouglas was the 
reputed author. He was re-elected a senator of the United States 
for a term of six years, 1853-59. In January, 1854, he reported 
from the committee on territories an important bill organizing 
the territories of Nebraska and Kansas. This bill, which was 
afterward passed, and by which the Missouri compromise was re- 
pealed, produced a great excitement, and was denounced by many 
northern democrats, who, on this account, separated from their 
party. In the national democratic convention of 1856, Buchanan 
and Douglas were rival candidates for the nomination, which the 
former obtained. Douglas opposed the admission of Kansas, in 
1857, under the Lecompton constitution, and was thus involved 
in a controversy with President Buchanan and a majority of his 
party in the Senate. This affair caused a division of the demo- 
cratfc party, and those who acted with Douglass were styled anti- 
Tjecompton democrats. Henceforth Buchanan and Douglas were 
bitter enemies. In 1858 Illinois wiis the arena of a memorable 
contest between Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, who were com- 
petitors for the office of senator of the United States, and can- 
vassed the state in joint discussion in various places. Douglas 
gained his election as senator, receiving 54 votes out of 100. He 
was supported by a majority of northern democrats as candidate 
for President at the national convention which met at Charles- 
ton, in April, 1860. This convention adopted a platform which 
wiis in accordance with his policy and was not satisfactory 
to the extreme southern politicians. Tlie delegations of Ala- 
bama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansiis 
and Florida then withdrew from the convention. On the first 
ballot Douglas received 145, and no other candidate received 
more than 42. Having taken more than fifty ballots without 
effecting a nomination, the convention adjourned to meet in Bal- 
timore in June. He received 181 votes at Baltimore, and was 
.declared the regular nominee. The seceders nominated John C. 
Breckinridffc, and thus rendered the election of Douglas almost 
hoiKjless. The latter, however, advocated his cause by many 
public speeches in the northern and southern states. At the end 
of the contest Doughis received only twelve electoral votes. Af- 
ter the rebellion began he supported the goverment in efforts 
to suppress it. On the 25th of April, 1861, he made a patriotic 
speech at Springfield, 111., before the Legislature. He died at 
Chicago, June 3, 1861. 

He married, first, April 7, 1847, Marthy Deny, daugh- 
ter of Col. Robert Martin, of Rockingham county, N. C. 
She died Jan. 23, 1853; and he married, second, Nov. 

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20, 1856, Adele, daughter of James Madison Cutts, of 
^ Washinj^ton, D. C. He received the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Laws from Middlebury College, in 1851.* 
Children, born in North Carolina (by first wife) : — 

i. Col. Robert MARTIN^ b. Jan. 28, 1849; educ. George- 
town Coll.; m. June 23, 1874, Jessie, dan. Judge R. P. Dick, 
Greensboro-, N. C, wh. res. ('78); U. S. marshal, west. dist. N. 
C. ; has 2 ch. 

ii. Gen. Stephen Arnold*, b. Nov. 3, 1850; unm.; res. ('78) 
G reensboro'. 


GEORGE^ DOUGLAS {Beriah^ Benajah\ Asa\ Wih 
Iiam\ William^ ^ William^)^ born in Stephentown, N. Y., 
Oct 9, 1818; married, Sept. 12, 1844, Margaret Louisa 
Yeazie, of Albany, who was born Oct. 29, 1818. He 
succeeded his father. Dr. Beriah Douglas, in the practice 
of dentistry in Albany, and during the time of his prac- 
tice was considered equal, if not superior, to any dentist 
in the city. He died Feb. 23, 1860, in Albany, where 
his widow still (78) resides. Children, born in Al- 
bany : — 

i. George Provost*, b. May 27, 1845; educ. Alb. Boys' 
Acad.; app. jun. elk., Ist Nat. Bank, Alb.; prom, corresp. elk., 
then bank book-keep.; app., Jan. 1, 1871, assist, registr. dent. 
Alb. P. 0.; prom., Nov. 8, 1870, chief elk., wh. posit, holds 
('78); unm. 

ii. Louisa*, b. Dec. 2, 1847; unm.; res. ('78) Albany, 
iii. Anna Staats*, b. May 12, 1851; d. March 14, 1852. 
iv. William Aitgistis*, b. July 8, 1853; d. Nov. 11, 1854. 


RICHARD^ DOUGLAS {WilHam\ WiUiam\ Wil 
limn^^ RirhnrfP^ William^, William^), born in New Lon- 
don, Conn., Nov. 1, 1778. When Richard was fifteen 
years old his father removed with his family to Richmond, 

* For a fuller account of .Iud*]:e Douglas's life see Johnson's UmrtriftJ 
Oydopd'dm, Appletonh' American ('i/cl/tjHedia, also Hhgahan's Life of Ste- 
phen A. iJouglait, Chicago, 186U. 

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Vt. Here he married, in 1800, Rhoda, daughter of 
Jonathan Clawson, of Richmond. He reared a large 
family, consisting of two daughters and seven sons. He 
removed with several of his children to Michigan and 
settled in the town of Texas. Mrs. Douglas died in 
November, 1840. He died Sept. 15, 1845. He was, 
by occupation, a tanner and currier. Children, born in 
Richmond: — 

i. Minerva*, b. Feb. 3, 1801; m. 1824, Natlumiel Reed, 
Richmond; set. Texas, Mich. He d. Jan. 18, 1869; had: 1. 
Charles^ Reed. 2. Lucinda^ Reedy m. Aaron Adams. 3. Elvi- 
ra* Reedy m. Robert Watts. 4. Louisa* Reed, m. Ahaz Moon. 5. 
Lucretia* Reed, m. Dennis Case. 6. Hiram* Reedy m. Mary But- 
ler. 7. Eli* Reedy d. 8. Nathanief Reedy m. Sarah Coburn. 9. 
Horac^ Reed, m. Mary Rice. 

ii. Hon. Sylvanus', b. July 15, 1803; m. Nov. 6, 1820, 
Abby, dau. Moses luid Esther Sheldon, Calais, b. March 30, 1803; 
sjwnt most life Richmond; memb. Leg. 1842 and 1843; d. Pitts- 
ford, Sept. 11, 1872. She res. ('78) Winooski Falls; has: 1. 
Juliana Laui^y b. Jan. 1, 1828; m. Feb. 15, 1853, Artemas Car- 
jwnter Powers, Sutherland Falls, b. March 28, 1822; has: (1). 
Alice Josephine^^ PowerSy b. Nov. 22, 1853; m. Sept. 24, 1874, 
Sidney P. Stock well, Manchester; has: i. May ^." Stock well, b. 
Dec. 25, 1875. (2). Arieinas Truman^* Powers, b. Jan. 22, 1866; 
d. Oct. 13, 1873. (3). Eva Abi'^ Powers, b. Jan. 21, 1858. (4). 
Emma Juliana^* Powers, b. March 1, 1860; d. Nov. 29, 1864. 
(5). Byrnn Seward"* Potoers, b. April 10, 1863. (6). Clarence 
Douglas'* Powers, b. July 2, 1867. (7). Mirah Gertrude'* Powers, 
b. May 9, 1876. 2. Edgar Harvey*, b. Sept. 21, 1829; m. Mar- 
tha Ann* Douglas [475. iii. 7.]; farmer; res. ('78) Kalamazoo, 
Mich.; has Byron'*, William'* and Marion Gertrude'*. 3. Tru- 
man Lycurgus*, b. Dec. 25, 1832; unm.; d. Doanville, Cal., Nov. 
30, 1863. 4. Lucifida Pheb^, b. Jan. 30, 1835; m. Sidney S. 
Thomson, machinist, Jericho, Vt. : res. ('78) Jericho Corner; 
has Minnie'*, Catharine'*, TVwman" and Nina'*. 5. Byron JetoelP , 
b. June 29, 1828; m. Sept. 30, 1862, Sarah Jane, dau. John and 
Melinda Stephens, Pittsford, wh. res. ('78); has: (1). Ahhy Me- 
linda'*y b. Dec. 16, 1863. (2). Mabel Amanda'*, b. Aug. 19, 1866. 
(3). Susan'*, b. Jan. 1, 1873. 6. Loretta Electa*, b. May 30, 1841; 
res. ('77) Colchester, Vt. 7. Maurice Eugene*, b. Sept. 17, 1846; 
m. Dec. 3, 1867, Mary P., dau. Nathan S. and Sarah Warner, 
Pittsford; farmer, res. ('78) Colchester; has: (1). Truman S.'*, 
b. Sept. 30, 1868; d. Sept. 2, 1870. (2). Harriet E.'*, b. Oct. 1, 
1870. (3). Mary Gertrude'*, b. Julv 3, 1872. (4). Daisy'*, b. 
April 24, 1874. 

iii. Jonathan**, b. Jan. 29, 1805; m. April 15, 1828, Sarah, 

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dau. Ebenezer Cole, Morristown, Vt., wh. res. ('78); has: I, EWy 
b. Dec. 10, 1828; m. 1st, Nov. 2, 1851, Emeline Baglev, Brook- 
field, Vt, who d. June, 1852; m. 2d, Oct. 9, 1860, Harriet Engle; 
res. r77) Lafayette, Mich; has: (1). William^\ b. Sept. 23, 1861. 
(2). Letty^\ b. Jan. 24, 1866. (3). Rhoda}\ b. Aug. 18, 1868. 
(4). Albert Eli}\ b. k\m\ 27, 1872. 2. Ebenezer*, b. July 22, 
1831; m. March 14, 1858, Laura M. Bachelder, Stowe, Vt."; res. 
('78) Hvde Park; has: (1). Elsie M.'\ b. Julv 6, 1859. (2). 
William 0.'\ b. March 22, 1863. (3). WillardA.^\ b. Dec. 24, 
1864. (4). Frank'\ b. April 29, 1872. (5). Lula A^\ b. June 
12, 1873. 3. Richard', b. Mav 17, 1833; drowned, Stowe, June 
20, 1854. 4. Ruth'*, b. June 29, 1835; m. March 27, 1853, He- 
man Cole, Morristown, Vt.; d. Oct. 20, 1862; had: (1). Emfna^^ 
Cole, b. Dec. 28, 1856; m. Dec. 15, 1874, Orlando Barrows, 
Stowe. (2). Ella}'' Cole, b. April 20, 1861. 5. Rhoda\ b. Aug. 
17, 1837; m. Dec. 20, 1855, Rufus W. Collins; res. (77) Frank- 
lin, Vt. 6. Lucinda*, b. Aug. 7, 1841; m. Doc. 6, 1865, Harrison 
VjY^g^, Johnson, Vt; res. ('77) Morristown; had: (1). Elvin Ho- 
bron^ Gregg, b. Oct 8, 1869; d. March 4, 1873. 7. Davids, b. 
Jan. 25, 1844; m. Aug. 24, 1870, Augusta J. Cross, Morristown, 
Vt 8. Alberf^, b. Aug. 6, 1847; res. ('77) Morristown. 

iv. Lucixda", b. Sept., 1806; m. 1825, Albert G. Towers, 
Richmond; set. Texas, jVfich., wh. res. ('78); has: 1. Abbtf Tow- 
ers, m. L. L. Burdick; res. Texas. 2. Robert A,' Towers, b. 1838; 
d. 1876. 3. Sylvanus Dougla^ Totoers, m. Sophronia Williams; 
res. ('76) Texas. 4. Edwin G* Towers, m. Ella Fuller; res. ('76) 
Fresno, Cal. 

V. Dr. Horace*, b. 1808; m. 1st, Fanny Cook, Morristown, 
who d. Oct. 25, 1851; m. 2d, Mrs. Mary J. Wells, Cambridge, 
N. Y., who d. Oct, 1870; phys. res. Bakersfield, Cal.; has: 1. 
William\ res. ('76) Rutland, Vt. 

vi. Eli% b. April 2, 1810; m. May 1, 1836, Eliza, dau. Rev. 
Daniel Walker, (Jrass Lake, Mich.; res. ('78) Kalamazoo; has: 
1. Maria M,\ b. Jan. 28, 1837; m. Oct 24, 1854, Moses Long- 
year. 2. DanieP, b. May 24, 1839; m. Sept. 21, 1865, Marv 
Price; had Frank''' and Caroline'^ 3. Emily*, b. Oct. 26, 1841; 
m. Sept. 24, 1865, diaries Abbott; had: (1). Flagg''' Abbott, b. 
Dec. 31, 1^71. 4. Georg^, b. Feb. 1, 1847; m. Mary I^ne; 

vii. i)AVii)«, b. June 22, 1816; m. Xov. 16, 1837, Mary M. 
Cook, Morristown; res. ('78) Salina, Kans. ; has: 1. Laura Au- 
gusta*, b. Dec. 19, 1841; m. July 4, 1857, Charles Sherman, 
Ross, Mich.; res. ('78) Salina, Kans.; has: (1). Minnie^* Sher- 
man, b. May 30, 1866. (2). Henry BougJus'^ Sherman, b. Sept. 
24, 1872. 2. Milo Denison\ b. Aug. 12, 1844; m. Oct 20, 1868, 
Rebina M., dau. Abram Seabring, Ross, Mich.; farmer; res. ('78) 
Windsor, Kans.; has: (1). Charlotte'^ b. March 8, 1873. (2). 
Arthur /).", b. Oct. 23, 1875. 3. Harriet Melisscf, b. March 5, 

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1847; 111. Oct. 20, 1865, Dormau Ciirtiss, Ross, Mich.; res. ('T8) 
Saline, Kaiis.; has: (1). WilUam Henry^^ Curtiss, b. Dec. 3, 1800. 
(•^). Mary Lorelia}° Curh'ss, b. Feb. 8, 1869. 4. Amanda Amelia^, 
b. Jan. 14, 1850; d. Sept. 19, 1852. 5. Eugene CarroW, b. March 
8, 1856; m. Dec. 12, 1876, Delia, dau. George R. Hunt, llarvev, 
Mich.; res. ('78) Smoky Hill, Kans. 

viii. HosEA«, b. May 4, 1818; m. July 10, 1842, Julia Lull; 
has: 1. William^, b. March 8, 1843; d. June 11, 1871. 2. Arvilla% 
b. Sept. 16, 1844; m. Micah" Douglas [477. ii.J. 3. SamieP, b. 
Oct. 7, 1846. 4. Georg^, b. Xoy. 20, 1849. 5. Fliza^ b. Sei>t. 
18, 1856. 6. Stephen ArnoliP, b. Dec. 14, 1860; d. July 30, 1876. 
ix. RiCHARi/, b. 1820; ni. Melvina Burdick, Micli.; has: 1. 
Adelbert^y res. ('77) Augusta, Mich. 


WILLIAM' DOUGLAS {William\ WlUmm\ 117/- 
liftnt^, RicharfP^ William^^ William^), born in New Lon- 
don, Conn., Dec. 13, 1781 ; married Elizabeth Jewell. 
He was killed by an accident, Jan. 13, 1817. She died 
April 8, 1852, aged 79 years. Children:— 

i. Merilla**, h. Ai)ril G, 1804; ra. lijinsom Kellogg; d. 1842. 

ii William S.^ b. Aug. 21, 1806; m. Feb. 15, 18:35, Maria, 
dau. Oliver Shepard, Olmstead, N. H., b. Nov. 27, 1827. He d. 
Mav 23, 1876; had: 1. Oliver C,\ b. March 2, 1837; d. Aug. 16, 
1840. 2. William 0,\ b. Dec. 2, 1841. 3. Alansbn S.\ b. Julv 
24, 1843. 4. Carlos a\ b. Dec. 15, 1844. 

iii. Samuel*, b. Aug. 24, 1809; m. Almira, dau. Solomon 
Pierce, We8tmoreland, N. II., b. Dec. 24, 1812; had: 1. Sanford^, 
I). Sept. 4, 1832; d. Sept. 24, 1832. 2. William A,\ b. Nov. 22, 
1833: m. Mary Cooper. 3. Nama A.^, b. Feb. 17, 1835; d. Aug. 
30, 1848. 4. Charles K% b. Feb. 14, 1837; d. Aug. 24, 1840. 
5. MaryJ.\ b. Sept. 7, 1831); m. Cyrus W. Garvin, i), Ellen 
M.\ b. Feb. 28, 1841; ni. Isaac Van -Trump. 7. Martha Ann\ 
b. March 21, 1842; m. Edgar II.' Douglas [474. ii. 2.]. 8. Al- 
fred F.^, b. Dec. 13, 1844; m. Almira Sanders. 9. Jerusha J,^, 
b. Sept. 5, 1846; m. Seneca Place. 10. Melinda J/.*, b. Mav 26, 
1848; ni. T. W. Billings. 

IV. John". 


JOHN' DOUGLAS {Mllliam\ Willlam\ \Vnihm\ 
Rfr/f{fnl\ Willidni^^ M^iHiain^)^ born in Richmond, Vt., 


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April 13, 175)4; married Mary Ferguson. Childreii, 
one of whom resides ('77) at Saginaw, Mich. : — 

i. George W.«, b. Nov. 19, 1822. 
ii. Ambrose R», b. Feb. 24, 1825. 
iii. Hiram J.^ b. April 14, 1827. 


GEORGF/ DOUGLAS ( William^, William'^, \Vif/iam\ 
Richard^, William^, Williaiii}\ born in Richmond, Vt., 
Jan. 11, 1802; married Olive Thompson; died April 8, 
1873. Children:— 

i. William', res. ('7()) Jericho, Vt. 

ii. Micah^ m. Arvilla* Douglas [474. viii. 2.]; d. Hyde 
Park, Vt., aet. 42 yrs. ; had Alvio)r and Ahfui*, 

iii. KosELLA®, m. John T. Sprague, Hunting, Vt.; has Be- 
nonfy Dolly Ann', and Stella' Sprague. 


Dea. SAMUEL' DOUGLAS {Caleh\ WiJUmn\ Wtl 
liam^, RichanP^ William^, Williarn^)^ born in New Lon- 
don, Conn., June 6, 1787; removed with his father's 
ftunily, in. 1789, to Chelsea, Vt, and there married, Dec. 
2, 1813, Mary, daughter of Jacob Church, of Vershire. 
lie was brought up a farmer, and has followed that oc- 
cupation through life. He has been for many years a 
deacon in the Congregational church in Chelsea, where 
they are both now ('78) living, without children. 


SOPHIA' DOUGLAS (Caleb\ William^ \Villiam\ 
JiirhanP, William^, WilliarN^)^ born in New London, 
Conn., JaiL 22, 1789; married. May 25, 1831, as his 
second wife, George W. Drew, a farmer, of Dailville, 
Vt. He died May 17, 1H52. She now (78) resides, 
without children, in Chelsea, Vt. 

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CALEB' DOrCxLAS {Cahh\ William^ WiUinw^Ricl- 
anP^ William^, Wt/lfam^)^ bora in Chelsea, Vt., Aug. 8, 
1790; married, first, Jan. 1, 1815, Sarah, daughter of 
Christopher Smith, of Grafton, N. H. He settled as a 
farmer in Chelsea, Vt., where she died, Jan. 22, 1829. 
He married, second, Nov. 25, 1829, Sarah L., daughter 
of Nathan Noyes, of Tunbridge. He died at Tunbridge 
July 4, 1863. She died July 14, 1865. Children (by 
first wife) born in Chelsea: — 

i. Mary S.«, b. Dec. 10, 1817; ni. May 20, 1849, George 
R. Leavift, farmer, Chestertown, N. Y., wli. res. ('77); has: 1. 
Fllen!" Leaviti, b. Nov. 2, 1852; m. Nov. 5, 1874, Robert W. 
Johnson, Saratoga Springs, wli. res. ('78). 2. Evgen^ Lcavitt, 
b. April 18, 1853; res. ('77) Chestertown. 

ii. Caroline H/, b. Aug. 14, 1820; m. Nov. 11, 1839, 
Charles G. Reed, Mjiss., wlio d. soon; res. s, p. ('77) Milwaukee, 

iii. Sophia E.», b. July J), 1823; ni. Nov. 25, 1839, Charles 
Chiekering, shoemaker, who d. Nassau, N. H., June 10, 1855. 

res. (^77); lumber merch. 3. Lucina^ Chiekering, b. July 5, 
1846; m. July 27, 1875, Edwin Reed, Mass., farmer. 4. Dora 
iS'.* Chiekering, b. May 5, 1848; m. Oct. 3, 1873, J. 0. Pierson, 
ins. agt., Boston, Mass. 5. Jesse 0.* Chiekering, b. March 10, 
1856; res. ('77) Milford, N. H. 

iv. Calvin', b. Aug. 17, 1825; d. June 7, 1853. 

(By second wife) : — 

V. Sarah N.', b. April 17, 1835; m. Sept. 3, 1872, George 
B. Clifford; res. ('77) Starkesboro', Vt. 


JOSIAH^ DOUGLAS (Caleh', WiUiam\ Wllliam\ 
Rirhard^^ Williavi^^ William^)^ born in Chelsea, Vt., 
April 19, 1794; married, first, Nov. 22, 1821, Anna, 
daughter of Jonathan Emerson, of Chelsea. She died 
Dec. 7, 1870. He married, second, Oct. 14, 1871, Mrs. 
Roxanna Mason, danghter of Richard II. Little, of Choi- 
sea, where they now ('77) live, without descendants. 

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CHARLES' DOCGLAS {<'ahh\ WilHamK WnihinK 
RirhavfP, Willinm^^ WiUhm^), bom in Chelsea, Vt., Nov. 
10, 1795; married first, May 12, 1846, Juliet, daughter 
of Asa Church, of Underhill. They removed to Dan- 
ville and he began the business of tainier and currier 
with his brother Guy. His wife, Juliet, died Sept. 28, 
1851, and he married, second, Sept. 23, 1852, Cynthia, 
daughter of Timothy Cowles, of Peacham. He died at 
Danville, May 9, 1877. V\\\\i\ (by first wife):— 

i. Juliet CiirRCH®, b. in Danville, Sept. 23, 1851; m. June 
25, 1872, S. H. Waters, Johnson, wli. res. ('78). He is teach, 
state norm, sell.; has: I.Charles Douglas^ Waters, b. Miiv 20, 


GUY' DOUGLAS {Caleb\ \Vnihm\ W!llhm\ Rlrh 
anP, \Vilhrfnf\ Will fa m^), born in Chelsea, Vt., March U 
1798; married, first, March 23, 1843, Abigail, daughter 
of Eli Bickford, of Danville. She died June 22, 1860, 
and he married, second, June 13, 18(17, Mrs. Martha \V. 
Williams, daughter of Nathaniel Messerve, of Sheffield. 
He has been in the tannhig business in Danville many 
years, and now (78) resides there, without children. 


LUCY' DOUGLAS (CW/^//, Wi//iam\ William*, Birh- 
(frrJ^, Williani^^ William^), bom in Chelsea, Vt, Aug. 14, 
1802 ; married, July 18, 1841, Chester Gilbert, a farmer, 
of Browningtcm. He died Se})t. 3, 1870, and she Sept. 
If), 1872. Child!— 

i. Caulos DoroLAs*' (Iilbekt, b. March 23, 1842; ni. 1874, 
Helen C. dan. Elijah Ji. liariies, Chelsea; fanner, res. s. p, ('78) 


EDWARD' DOUGLAS (CaJch\ William^ Williaw\ 
JiirhanP, Wi/liffni^^ Williant^y born in Chelsea, Vt., Nov. 

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If), 1804; married, Dee. 17, 1834, Esther M., daufrhter 
of Buel Barnes, of Chelsea. They have always followed 
farming in Chelsea, where they now (78) reside, enjoy- 
ing the frnits of indnstrious and honorable lives. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. LrcY Maria*, b. Sept. 10, 1835; d. May 15, 184^. 
ii. LorisE Elizabeth*, b. May ^4, 1838; m. May 22, 18()6, 
William B. Marston, Tiiubridge, grocer; res. (78) Chelsea; has: 
1. William Douglas^ Marston, b. Dee. 8, 1868. 2. Laura E.^ 
Marston, b. Feb. 18, 1871. 

iii. Ellen Maria«, b. Oct. 21, 1843; ni. March 21, 1871, 
Willis Scales; res. ('77) Chelsea. 

iv. Latka ANN^ b. Mav 12, 1845; d. Aug. 22, 1809. 
V. Emma Annette*, ]).*Ang. 10, 1852; d. Aug. 14, 1804. 


DANIEL' DOrCJLAS {lroni\ William\ William^ 
Richnr<l\ Will!(nH\ William'), born in Chelsea, Vt., May 
23, 1788; married, in 1810, Sarah Messenger, of Mas- 
sena, N. Y., but formerly of Williston, Vt. She died 
May 25, 1877, in her Dlst year, in Willistcm, where he 
now ('78) resides. (Miildren: — 

i. Sheldon Seth'*, b. Juue 1), 1811; m. 1st, 1837, Mary 
x\nn Brownell, 2d, Mrs. Miranda Pine; farmer, res. (78) Willis- 
ton; has: 1. William^ m. Ella IMne; res. (77) Williston. 2. 
Nelson^, d. 3. Daniei^, d. 4. Mary Zertwh^, m. Benjamin B. 
Clark; res. ('75) Red Oak, la. 

ii. Cynthia*, b. May 30, 1813; unm.; res. ('78) Williston. 

iii. (■AssI^s^ b. xMarch 16, 1815; in. Hannah Wood, West- 
ford; d. 1852. She m. 2d, J. Goodhue, N, Lisbon, Wis., wh. 
res. C78). He had: 1. Edna Louise^ b. Nov. 19, 1851; res. ('77) 
N. Lisbon. 

iv. MILO^ b. Aug. 29, 1817; in. Feb. 17, 1846, Sarah C. 
Hutchinson, Jericho, b. April 6, 1824: farmer, res. (^78) Jericho; 
has: 1. Henry Horner^, C.E.,h. Dec. 2, 1846; grad. C. E. Univ.Vt., 
1870; m. Jan. 7, 1877, Eliabefh A. Dearborn; civ. eng. ('78) St. 
Paul, Minn. 2. liollin Milo^, b. June 12, 1849. 3. James Hutch- 
inso7i^, b. Julv 26, 1851; m. Oct. 29, 1876, Emma F. Robinson; 
has: (1). Arthur Daniel'\ b. Aug. 6, 1877. 4. Emma Janet"*, b. 
Nov. 15, 1853; m. P^eb. 17, 1874, Albert C. Spaulding, AVilliston, 
Vt. 5. Ida Frances'', b. Feb. 15, 1856; d. March 25, 1856. 6. 
Cassi\is Marlow^, b. Sept. 4, 1857. 7. Charles Edwin^, b. Sept. 
12, 1859. 8. Frederic Luk^, b. Sept. 17, 1867. 

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374 DoroLAs genealogy. 

V. Hexry\ M. I)., 1). Dee. 17, 1820; grad. Ca.stletim Med. 
(;<)11. 1840; m. June 10, 1851, Mrs. Mary Little (Parmley) An- 
drews, ('liicago, 111., wid. Loomis Andrews, and dan. William and 
Sarah (Parmley) Parmley, Kankakee; prac. suce. sevei-al yrs. 
Chicago; prae. Quiney 1856-00; d. Little Rock, Ark., Febl T, 
1870; had: 1. Henry ShoUffi, h. June 15, 1858; grad. Univ. Vt., 

iv. LorisA P.", h. Feb. 7, 1825; m. 1849, James Squier, 
Charlotte, farmer; res. ('78) No. Ferrisbiirgh; Inis: 1. Elizabeth 
if.» Squier, b. May 12, 1853; m. W. H. Brownell; res. (78) Bur- 
lington. 2. Laura L.* Squier, h. Feb. 20, 1850; d. June 7, 187.3. 
4. Cynthia A.^ Squier, b. Sept. 17, 1803. 

vii. Maria A.^ b. Feb. 28, 1827; m. Feb. 28, 1850, Levi P. 
Ilill, Westford, farmer; res. ('78) Garden Plain, 111.; has: 1. 
Mina S.* Hill b. Nov. 13, 1853; d. Jan. 29, 1854. 2. Louisa 
6V Hill, b. July 18, 1857. 3. Susan A.* Hill b. July 0,«1859. 
3. John />.• Hill b. Feb. 15, 1804. 5. Sheldon (?.• HUl h\ Mav 
1, 1800. 


CHARLOTTE' DOFGLAS {Ivoni\ William^ Wil- 
liam^^ JRirharfP^ William^, Wi/liafn^), born in Chelsea, 
Vt., Oct. 29, 1791 ; married, at Geneva, Wis., Jared 
Smith, of Richmond, Vt. ; resides ('78) at Florence, 
Neb. He died about 1842. Children:— 

i. Lydia' Smith. 

ii. Thaddecs' Smith. 

iii. AzRO** Smith. 

iv. John- Smith. 

V. Chaulotte® Smith. 

vi. Henry Doiolas** Smith, res. ('78) Geneva: iii.; hiu^ 2 s. 


IVORY' DOUGLAS (frory^ WnUam\ WflfianA 
liirharfP^ Willvnii^, William^), born in (^lielsea, AM., 
May 11, 179(5; married Experience Hackett; ditnl sit 
Thomps(m, 0., Ancr. 1, ISfil. (Miildren:— 

i. Carol! NE^ 

ii. Mary AxN^ ni. Demmiiig; res. '(70) VineUnid, N. J.; 

has: 1. Ivory Douylas* Deniniing, res. ('TO) Dowagiae, Mich. 

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LUCAS' DOUGLAS {Irorf, William^ WilUam\ 
RichanP^ William^ Williaia^)^ born in Chelsea, Vt,, 
May 11, 1796; married, in 1822, Clarissa H., daughter 
of Stephen Reed, of Massena, N. Y. She was born in 
p]ssex, Vt., Jan. 15, 1793. They settled as farmers in 
Ma.ssena. He died at Bytown, Ca., Feb. 1, 1836. She 
died at Miissena, Oct. 25, 1871. Children: — 

i. Juliana^ b. Sept. 10, 1823; d. Nov. 1, 1823. 

ii. Henry A,', b. Jan. 22, 1825; m. Feb. 9, 1854, Caroline, 
dan. Levi Jov, Massena, b. Feb. 4, 1831; res. ('78) Massena Spa; 
lias: 1. Frederic Irvuif, b. Oct. 29, 1854; d. April 17, 1859. 
1. Luke L.\ b. March 19, 1857. 3. George H,\ b. Mav 2, 1859. 

iii. LrcAS 1.**, b. Jan. 7, 1828; m. Nov. 20, 1851, Rosamond 
J., daii. Ira Callamore, Shelborne, Vt., b. Dec, 1830; res. ('77) 
Waukesha, Wis. 

iv. Eliza C.^ b. Jan. 22, 1831; m. Nov. 17, 1857, Cephas, 
s. Aaron Nightingale, b. June 13, 1830, Massena, wh. res. ('78); 
hiks: 1. Clara A,^ Nightingale, b. Jan. 13, 1859. 

V. Abigail', b. Oct. 27, 1833; d. Aug. 11, 1834. 

vi. Abby M.S b. Jan. 7, 1835; m. July 14, 1853, Richard 
Irving Pierson, Shelborne, Vt., s. Smith Frisbee and Lvdia (Ta- 
bor) Pierson, and b. Charlotte, Vt., Aug. 7, 1830; res. ('77) Bur- 
lington, Vt. : has: 1. Richard Irving^ Pierson, b. June 7, 1855; 
d. Feb. 10, 1859. 2. Clara Lydia^ Pierson, b. Nov. 24, 1859. 
3. Emma Louisa^ Pierson, b. Feb. 10, 1862. 4. Walter Carpen- 
ter* Pierson, b. Jan. 12, 1865; d. July 28, 1865. 5. Fan7if Pier- 
son, b. Sept. 7, 1868; d. Sept. 12, 1868. 

vii. Kate A.*, b. Oct. 10, 1837; m. Deo. 8, 1862, Horatio G., 
j<. Joseph Clark, Massena, wh. res. ('77). He was b. May 12, 
1829; runs woolen fac. and lumb. mill; has: 1. Joseph IL* Clark, 
b. June 18, 1864. 2. Mary C'.' Clark, b. Sept. 27, 1868. 


Hon. HENRY' DOUGLAS (//;o//, William^ Wil- 
Jlam^^ RichanP^ William^^ WiUiam^)^ born in Chelsea, \t^ 
Jan. 18, 1802; married, first, March 23, 1828, Ruby, 
daughter of Ebenezer Cilley, of Tnnbridge. Mr. Dou- 
glas removed from Chelsea to Worcester, in the same 
state, in 18)^0; returned to Chelsea in 1835; removed 
to Waterbury in 1838. H(* wa.s elected to the Legislu- 

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ture of Vermont, by the town of Waterbury, in 1842 
and ]843. He was also assistant judge of the Wa,shing- 
ton County Court in 1847 and 1848. He removed to 
Craftsbury in 1855, where he has continued to reside. 
Judge Douglas is a farmer by occupation, and a man 
of culture and worth. Mrs. Douglas died March 8, 
1868. and he married, second, April 22, 1871, Mrs. Jane 
Simonds, daughter of the Hon. Jeduthan Wilcox, of 
Oxford, N. H. Children:— 

i. Edward Aloxdus*, ]>. Feb. 0, 1830; d. March 28, 1830. 

ii. CnRiSTOPHEH FuLTOX®, b. Dec. 14, 1831; m. April 22, 
1857, Louisii E., dau. Orin Perkins, Stowe; merch., res. ('78) 
Minneapolis, Minn.; has: 1. Mart/ Ellen^, b. April 10, 1861. 2. 
George Perkiiis^, b. Oct. 7, 1865. * 

iii. LoriSA Amanda*, b. Dec. 22, 1833; d. Sept. 26, 1835. 

iv. Ellen', b. June 10, 1836; m. Aug. 13, 1862, Kev. Azel 
Washburn Wild, A. M., b. June 12, 1836. He grad. A. B. Mid. 
Coll. 1857, A. M. 1860; grad. Andover Theol. 8em. 1862; j) 
Cong. ch. (ireensboro', \ t., 1864-73; past. Cong. eh. Peacham 
since 1873; has: 1. Edward Washhurii^ Wild, b. June 12, 1863. 
2. Henry Daniels Wild, b. Oct. 11, 1866. 3. Laura HnIdaJt* 
Wild, b. Dec. 22, 1870. 

V. Louisa HowARD^ ]>. March 22, 1839; res. ('77) So. Had- 
ley Falls, Mass. 

vi. Hexrietta Clara**, b. Sept. 18, 1842; m. Oct. 24, 
1867, John L. Mathews, merch.. So. Hadley Falls, Mass.; res. 
('77) N. Haven, Conn.; hm: 1. George Don glai^ Mathews, 1). 
Mav 7, 1870; d. Aug. 8, 1870. 2. Chester Herbert^ Matheics, b. 
Aug. 29, 1871. 3. Hejiry Willard^ Mathetvs, h, Jan. 19, 1875. 


JOSIAIF D01T(JLAS {Jonathiui^ William^ Wi/liam\ 
RichanP. Wllluuti'^, William^), born in New London, 
Conn., April 17, 179(5; married, Sejjt. 20, 1820; Eliza 
Anf^nsta Williams, of Stockbridge, ^Iass., who was born 
Jnne 18, 1707; settled at Sag Harbor, N. Y., where he 

. became well known as a bnsiness man. At the time of 
his death he was i)resident of the ' Sag Harbor Savings 

" bank. lie died Feb. :>, ISfl!). She dnn} Jan. 25, 1872. 
Children, l)orn at Sag Harbor: — 

i. LAFAYErn■:^ b. Doc 20, 1S23; ni. Jan. I, isr,0, Jam^ 
Wliitc, Soutluiuiptoii; d. s. p, Jinie 10, 18o(). 

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ii. Pl'LAski Hollaxi/, b. Oct. 25, 1825; unm.; res. ('77) 
S. Ilarb. 

iii. Adalixda EL1ZA^ b. Feb. 2, 1829; num.; res. ('77) 
8. Harb. 

iv. Amelia ArGisxA*, b. April 15, 1835; unm.; res. ('77) 
S. Harb. 


ABIGAIL LAY^ DOUGLAS {Jonathan^ William^ 
WilUam^, Rtrhnrd^^ William^ WtUiam^), born in New 
London, Conn., Oct. 20, 1798; married. May 25, 1826, 
Dr. William Terbell, of Southampton. He was born 
Feb. 11, 1798; educated at Clinton academy, Easthamp- 
ton, N. Y. ; studied medicine with Dr. John Sage, at 
Sag Harbor, and attended the course of lectures at the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons; practiced at Dun- 
daff* Pa., afterward at Corning, N. Y. ; resides (78) at 
New Brunswick, N. J. She died Oct. 20, 1870, Chil- 
dren, born at Dundaff: — 

i. William Doiglas** Terbell, A. B., M. D., b. Doc. 28, 
1828; grad. Union Univ. 1848; M. D. Coll. Phys. and Sm'g.; 
propr. drug store ('78) N. Brunswick, N. J. 

ii. Henry Stokes* Terbell, b. June 19, 1838; d. June lli, 


\Vi/fiani\ RirJiar(l\ William^^ WilUam^)^ born at Shelter 
island, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1801 ; married, April 27, 1826, 
Caleb S. Loper, of Shelter island; died Aug. 16, 1855. 
He died Oct. 3, 1860. Children:— 

i. Marcellus Douglas* Loper, b. May 1, 1827; eld. Presb. 
ch. ; res. ('78) Shelter island. 

ii. Adaline Elizabeth* Loper, b. Nov. 18, 1828; res. ('77) 

iii. Fidelia Genevieve* Loper, b. Nov. 24, 1833; res. ('77) 
N. Haven, Conn. 

iv. Mary F.* Loper, b. Oct. 30, 1839; res. ('77) N. Lou- 
don, Conn. 


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JLTLIA ANN' DOUGLAS {Jonathin\ Williaru\ Wil- 
iam"^, Ricltard^, William^, Willtam^), \)on\ at Shelter 
sland, N. Y., June 12, 1806; married, March 23, 1832, 
Jeremiah Km^r, of Greenport. He was born Oct. 25, 
1804; died Oct. 25, 1874. She resides (78) at Green- 
port. Children, born there: — 

i. CiiAULER Douglas* KiXG, b. Aug. 25, 1833; res. Brook- 

ii. ('ORXELiis* Kin(t, 1). Aug. 18, 1830;- rej^. Brooklyu. 

iii. AxNiE Amelia' Kixg, h. Feb. 3, 1843; res. Brooklyn. 


William^, Wil/ifftu\ Iiir/fan/\ William^, \Vi 1 1 icnn^), horn 
at Shelter island, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1810; married, Dec. 11, 
1833, Nancy A., daughter of Pardon Tabor, of Sag Har- 
bor. He was born June 4, 1813. He is a car[)enter 
(78) at Sag Harbor. Children, born tliere: — 

i. JrLiA A\N^ 1). Sept. 11, 1834; ni. Jan. 7, 1854, Jolni 
W. Ripley, nicrcli., S. Ilarb., wh. res. (^78). He d. Aug. 9, 
1870; hacl: 1. Elizabeth 6'.» Bipley. b. Jan. 0, 185fi. 2. John 
Wesley Domjlas'* Ripley , b. Feb. 5, 1800. 

ii'. Maria GEHTR^I)E^ b. Oct. 11, 1830; m. May 12, 1858, 
Epenetus F. Wheeler, carpenter, Sbelter isL, wh. res. (76); has: 
1. Annie /?.• Wheeler, b. Dee. 2, 1859. 2. Gertrude E,^ Wheeler, 
b. Aug. 7, 1804. 3. Eliza B.^ Wheeler, b. Jan. 24, 1871. 

iii. Mauy LlloMEniEi^ b. Jan. 8, 1839; res. ('70) S. Ilarb. 

iv. Charles (hiLnER**, b. June 1, 1842; m. Oct. 8, 1868, 
Marv U. Brown, C'orning, who d. July 20, 1871; has: 1. George 
Z.»,'b. Oct. 9, 1809. 

V. Paruox Tahor^ b. Dec. 20, 1844; ni. Nov., 1808, Jeiuiy 
Davis. Rockland, Me., wh. res. ('70); seaman; has: 1. William 
B.\ b. 1871. 

vi. Mary Ai.keS b. Aug. 0, 1847: res. ('70) kS. Harb. 
vii. Ahkiail Lav^ b. July 10, 1851; m. June 10, 1875, 
(•larence L. Carter, Brooklyn, wh. res. ('70). 

viii. Frank Wiliur'', "b. Aug. 22, 1855; unni.; res. ('70) 

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William^ Richard^^ Willinm^^ William})^ born in New 
London, Conn., Ang. 8, 1799; married, Nov. 10, 1825, 
Emily, daughter of Richard and Sarah Chapel, of Water- 
ford; died Sept. 11, 1868. She resides (78) in New 
London. Children : — 

i. GurdonS b. May 9, 1827. 

ii. CouRTLAND®, b. April 29, 1829; mini.; res. ('TO) K. 

iii. Harriet*, b. Nov. 17, 1831; mim. 

iv. LucRETiA«, b. Jan. 20, 1834. 

V. Mary Elizabeth', b. Feb. 12, 1836; m. Oct. 7, 1875, 
Charles French Huntington, N. Lond., wb. res. 

vi. William*, b. Sept. 15, 1840; enlist. April, 1861, Co. E, 
2d Conn. Inf.; enlist. Co. I, 14th Conn. Regt.; in Ist bat. Bull 
Run, and 1st bat. Fred'kb'rg; prom. ord. sergt. ; aft. stat. hosp. 
steward, N. Haven, Conn.; m. Jan. 15, 1873, Hanmili Raymond, 
dau. Benjamin and Mary Brown, N. Lond. ; elect, town elk. N. 
Lond. fall 1875, and prob. elk. July 4, 1876; res. N. Lond.; luis: 
1. Mary Raymonds b. April 9, 1874. 2. William Archibald^, b. 
Feb. 4, 1876. 

vii. Sarah Lucy«, b. Oct. 20, 1843. 
viii. Emily Lucretia^ b. May 19, 1846. 

ix. Eunice Latimer*, b. Feb. 6, 1850. 


JOSIAH' DOUGLAS {I)amd\ William^ William^ 
Richard^, WiUiavi^, William}), born in New London, 
C(mn., Aug. 21, 1803; married, first, Nancy, daughter 
of Charles Avery, of Waterford ; married, second, Mrs. 
Hannah (Avery) Morgan, sister of his first wnfe; is a 
farmer, residing (78) in Waterford. Children (by first 
wife) : — 

i. Lrcv*, b. Nov. 3, 1831. 

(By second wife) : — 

ii. Almira*. 
iii. Josephine*. 

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WiUimn^ Richard^^ WHUam^^ William^), born in New 
London, Conn., June 10, 1805; married Ursula, daugh- 
ter of Ezra and Desire Morgan, of Waterford ; died in 
New Lond(nL Children, born there: — 

i. Mary URSULA^ b. Dec. 15, 1833; ni. (as 2d w.) Ephraim 
Marston, N. Lond. 

ii. Abby S.*, b. March 2, 1836; m, Sept. 18, 1854, Ephraim 
M iirston. 


RANDOLPIF DOUGLAS {Daniel^ Winmm\ Wil 
limn'^^ RicharfP^ WilJimn^^ WtUiavi}), born in New Lon- 
don, Conn., Feb. 25, 1815 ; married Emma, daughter 
of James More, of New London. Children: — 

i. James Randolph®, ni. 

ii. Daniel Angus*, m.' 

iii. Emma LrrRETiA*, m. Dan., Mrs. F, M.^ Denisoiu res. 
('77) Fair Haven. 

iv. Amelia Virginia", m. 

V. Alfred Ernest", m. 

vi. Helen Aitgusta", m. 

vii. (iKRTRrDE^ m. 


Jonafhau'\ Jonathan^, Rirhard^^ William^^ WtUiam^), 
born in New London, Conn., Jnly 20, 1803; married, 
Jan. 9, 1828, Harriet A. Dart, of New London. She was 
born in 1808. Miss Canlkins says he married Sarah 
Way, probably an error. He may have had a second 
wife, Nancy, l)orn in 1814. The record of his birth 
gives his name as above; but he seems to have been 
known as ''Perry Douglas." lie was a cooper by occu- 
pation, as his father had been before him. Perry Dou- 
glas and Harriet A. Dart had the following children, bora 
in Now London : — 

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i. Harriet A\ b. 1832; m. Cniarles^ Douglas [309.]. 

ii. Perry\ b. 1839. 

iii. Jane«, b. 1841. 

iv. Theresa IL«, b. 184G. 

V. (Jeorge A.\ b. Dec. 25, 1847; d. Ai)ril 3, 1858. 

vi. Emma G.', b. Oct., 184v). 

vii. Eveline B.*, b. 1851. 


EARL PALMES' DOUGLAS {Ershin^, Richarr1\ 
WiUimn'^^ Rirhard^^ William^, WiUtmn^), born at Spring- 
field, 111., July 4, 1837; married Amanda Jane, daugh- 
ter of Peter and Maria Leister, of Bellefontaine, 0., where 
she was born July 2, 1840, and where they reside. Chil- 
dren, born at Bellefontaine : — 

i. Sophia Garrett*, b. Feb. 10, 1801. 
ii. William LE1STER^ b. April 29, 18G3; d. July 14, 18G9. 


ar(P^ William^ Ricliard^^ WtUiam^, Wilh'am^)^ born at 
Springfield, 111., Aug. 18, 1839; married Agnes Grace, 
daughter of Alexander and Rebecca Muirhead, of Fort 
Wayne, Ind. She was born at Philadelphia, Pa., March 
12, 1850. They reside (77) at Fort Wayne. Child:— 

i. ErskinfA b. at Fort Wayne, May 16, 1874. 


LUCY ANN' DOUGLAS {Erskine^ BfrharrP, WiJ- 
Jimn^^ RicharfP^ Wtlh'am^^ Willifwt^)^ born at Richmond, 
Mo., Aug. 28, 1841 ; married Capt. Alexander Hamilton 
Stanton, U. S. A., son of the Hon. Benjamin and Mrs. 
Nancy Stanton, of Bellefontaine, 0., where he was btu'ii 
March 9, 1838. He died at Wheeling, W. Va., from 
diseases contracted while in camp. Child : — 

i. Edwin Lewis'* Stanton, )>. at Bollofouhiiiic, Dec. 21, 

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EMMA JANE' DOUGLAS (JErsHn^, Richar(1\ Wil 
liam^, Iiichar(P, WtlNam^^ William^), born at Richmoiul 
Mo., Nov. 11, 1843; married Col. George T. Shackel- 
ford, 'U. S. v., of Richmond, Kv. He was born at 
Springfield, III, Feb. 28, 1837. They reside at Mount 
Sterling, Ky. Children: — 

i. Lexa Prtscilla* Shackelford, b. Aug. 9, 1868. 
ii. Pattie Joel* Shackelfokd, b. Sept. 11, :^870. 
iii. Earl Doiglas' Shackelford, b. Oct. 25, 1872: d. Nov. 
3, 1872. 


LAURA'^ DOUGLAS {ErsMne^ Richard^ WilUam\ 
RtcharfP^ William^^ WiUiain^)^ born at Bellefontuine, 0., 
Feb. 24, 1850; married John Edwin Atwood, son of 
Dr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Rhoda Atwood, of Lincoln, Neb. 
He was born at Galion, 0., Jan. 1, 1847. They reside 
at Bellefontaine. Children, born there : — 

i. Earl Perry'' Atwood, b. May 18, 1870. 
ii. Edwin Garrett* Atwood, b. March 6, 1877. 

EKJHTH generation. 


SYLVESTER M.« DOUGLAS (^Lester, Samnei\ 
DanieP^ Johv!^^ William^, Robert^, William^), born in 
Leyden, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1833 ; married, Nov. 8, 1854, 
Louisa Smith, who died Oct. 21, 1877. He is a temp- 
erance lecturer, residing (77) at Ridge Mills. Child: — 

i. Janet", 1). Jan. 17, 1857. 


fer\ SamneP, I)(nnd\ John\ WilUam\ Rol)ini\ Wil 

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Uavi^)^ born in Watson, N. Y., July 4, 1833; attended 
the academies at Martinsburgh, Lowville and Hamil- 
ton ; attended Madison University, and graduated in 
1858, with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy; was 
licensed to preach by the Baptist church in Martins- 
burgh ; attended Hamilton Theologcial Seminary, and 
graduated in 1860; married, Aug. 30, 18(50, Annie 
S. Jackson, of Rome, who was born in England, Oct. 27, 
1836. In October he received and accepted a call from 
the Baptist church in Liberty, and was ordained the fol- 
lowing June ; was pastor there four years, at Naples two 
3^ears, at Bristol three years, and at Springfield six years ; 
was for one year secretary of the New York Baptist 
State Convention. In April, 1876, he became editor 
and proprietor of the Schenevnn Momtoi^ a weekly news- 
paper published at Schenevus, where, in connection 
with it, he has supplied the pulpit of the Baptist church 
a large part of the time. Chiltlren : — 

i. CJharles Henry", b. in Liberty, June 10, 1801. 
ii. George William*, b. in Liberty, April 8, 1803. 
iii. Irving Alonzo", b. in Naples, Jan. 5, 1865. 
iv. Edward Braixard^ b. in Bristol, Nov. 30, 1807; d. 
Springfield, May 29, 1875. 


LEVI HOWARD« DOUGLAS, hh,^,,{Chesttr\ Sam^ 
nel^^ DanieP, John\ WilUam^^ Robert^ William})^ born in 
Martinsburgh, N. Y., July 21, 1850 ; graduated from the 
law school of the University of Michigan in 1874, hav- 
ing by his own efforts earned the money to pay for his 
education. He immediately began the practice of law 
in Minneapolis, Minn., where, during his first year, 
he cleared one thousand dollars. He was prostrated 
from overwork, and died at the residence of his father 
in High Forest, Minn., Nov. f), 1876. He was unmar- 

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Israel^, Israel^ John^, William^, Roherf^, WiUiarn}), born 
in West Leyden, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1832; married, Dec. 
23, 1851, William Brown. They are farmers, residing 
(78) ill West Leyden. Children :— 

i. MoKuis William* Brown, b. Oct. IT, ISoJi. 
ii. James No yes* Brown, b. JVJay 10, 18C2. 
iii. Harriet Douglas* Browx, b. March 2, 18G7. 


EMILY ELIZA« DOL^GLAS (Thomas^ Israel^ h- 
rael^, John'^, \VilIiani;\ Boherf^ Williani)^ born in West 
Leyden, N. Y., March 14, 1836 ; married, Jan. 15, 1856, 
Michael McGinnis. They are farmers, residing ('78) at 
Mendota, 111. Children: — 

i. Jons C* MoGiNXis, b. March 0, 1857. 
ii. T. Archibald' McGinnis, b. Sept. 13, 1801. 
iii. 3 Jenny M.* McGinnis, b. Dec. 31, 1863. 
iv. \ Jessie 8.* M(;(riNNis, b. Dec. 31, 18fJ3. 
V. Susan Bell* McGinnis, b. Jan. 2, 180G. 
vi. AViLLiAM II.* Mc(hNNis, b. March 31, 18G8. 
vii. Nancy Douglas* McGinnls, b. May G, 1870. 
viii. G. Uenry* McGinnls, b. Feb. G, 1873. 


ISRAEL BYRON« DiKGLAi^ (Thoma.s\ hraelMs- 
rael'\ John^^ WHltam^, Roherf^ William^^) born in West 
Leyden, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1842; married, Aug. 19, 1865, 
Emma Munroe; served through the Rebellion as ser- 
geant of company B, 97th New York volunteers, and 
was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run. He is 
a harness-maker (78) in West Leyden. Child ; — ^ 

i, Maud Munhoe*, b, June 5, 1870. 

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Israel^, Israel^, John\ Williajn^ Roberf\ William}), born 
ill West Leydeii, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1844; married, first, 
Dec. 6, 186(), Mary E. Doty, who died Oct. 8, 1874; 
married, second, Aug. 28, 1877, Ida A. Capron; grad- 
uated from Long Island Medical College, in June, 1877, 
and is now a practicing physician at Boonville. 


hraeP, Jolat^ William^, Robert'^, WilUain^), born in West 
Ley den, N. Y., April 6, 1847; married, first, in April, 
1871, Adaline Aldridge, who died Feb. 20, 1873; mar- 
ried, second, in July, 1877, Margaret Johnson; is a 
butcher (78) at Woodland, Cal. Child:— 

i. James Wallace", b. Oct., 1876. 


NANCY MARIA« DOUGLAS (Thomas^ Israel^ h- 
rael^, John^, William^, Robert^, William^), born in West 
Leyden, N. Y., March 19, 1850; married, Feb. 2, 1875, 
William W. Hough, a grocery merchant of Boonville, 
where they reside (78). Child: — 

i. Clinton AVallace* Horan, b. July 26, 1877. 


ADELBERT J.« DOUGLAS, M. D., {John\ Israeli 
Israel^, John^ William^, Robert^ William^), born in Den- 
mark, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1837 ; married, at Kirkland, Oct. 
30, 1872, M. Della« Chittenden |174. ii. 2. J; is a physi- 
cian at Ilion, being, like his two brothers, a graduate of 
Long Island Medical College ; has no children. 


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CHARLES E.« DOUGLAS, M. I)., {John\ hnud\ 
IsraeP, John\ William^, Iiobert\ Williaw^), born in Den- 
mark, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1846; graduated from Long L^land 
Medical College, and is a practicing physician (78) at 
Constableville ; married, first, Nov. 19, 1867, Julia A. 
Brown, of Taberg, who died in May, 1868 ; married, 
second, Jan. 24, 1869, Esther Bacon, of Leyden ; has 
no children. 


ALLISON ().« DOUGLAS, M. D., (Jolml hrael^ h- 
raeP, Jolm^ William^ ^ RoherV"^, William^)^ born in Ava, 
N. Y., Jan. 29, 1852 : graduated from Long Lsland Med- 
ical College, and is a physician (/78) at Gray ; married, 
Jan. 1, 1877, Mary Powell, of Westmoreland. Child: — 

i. Adelbert C, b. at Kirkland, Aug.' 22, 1877. 


Thomai^, lioberf*^ l%omah^^ Hoberf, TtV/Z/r////'), born in 
Waterford, Conn., Sept. :}, 18:U) ; married, Dec. 24, 1864, 
Julia, daughter of Richard Raymond, of Montville ; is a 
teamster ('78) in Norwich ; has no children. 


FREDERK^ CHARLES^ DOUGLAS (,/o//^/^/^r//^',iV/- 
.slift^, SamurP, Il()berf\ Thomas^, Hoberf\ WiUiam^)^ born 
in New London, Conn., Nov. 2, 1840; married, May 15, 
18()4, Mary Ann Dorsey, of New London, where he re- 
sides. Children, born there :^- 

i. Kkkda^, b. Jiilv 1."), 18G<;; d. \)vr. 11, 1871. 
ii. Ellkx Smith"', I). Mardi 27. ISOS. 

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SamueV\ Iiohert\ Thomas^, Robert ^^ William^)^ born in 
New London, Conn., March 10, 1843 ; married, Jan. 9, 
1861, Jeremiah Henry Daniels, of New London, where 
they now reside. Child : — 

i. Adalaide Anna' Daniels, b. May 2f), ISfiG. 


MARY LOUISA« DOUGLAS {.Jonathan', Elisha\ 
Samuel^, Rohert^, Thomah^, Rol)ert^, Williavi^), born in 
New London, Conn., Nov. 8, 1845 ; married, Jnly 12, 
1865, Thomas Ellis Morton, of New London, where they 
reside. Children, born there: — 

i. Minnie Khnestine' Morton, 1). Aug. 17, I860; d. Nov. 
17, 1871. 

ii. Thomas Doucilas* Morton, b. Nov.. 3, 1872. 
iii. SiDNKY Ellis' Morton, 1). Nov. 5, 1875. 


erse\ Eh\sha\ Sawnel^ Rol>ert\ Thonms^, Rohert\ 117/ 
liain^), born in Waterford, Conn., Aug. 4, 1851 ; was 
ordained Oct. 25, 187(5, at the Second Baptist church, 
in North Stonington^ which ho had supplied since 1874; 
is now ('78) pastor of the Baptist church in Centreville, 
R. I. ; married, in 1876, Alice L., daughter of Dea. Reu- 
ben York, of North Stonington. 


SARAH DELIAS DOirOLAS {Euorh\ Joseph^ Jo- 
Heph^, Robert^, Th(nna,H^, Ro1)erf^, William^), born in 
Schroepple, N, Y., Jan. -20, 1837; married, Oct. 24, 
1855, Josiah 0. Sheldon, of Hastings; resides (*78) in 
Schroepple, near Central Square. Child : — 

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i. Reuhex OsciooD* SiiELOON, ]). ill Seliroei)plo, Sept. 25, 


Joseph^^ Robert^, Thomaf?^ Jioherf^, WiUhvi^), born in 
Hastings, N. Y., March 26, 1845 ; married, Feb. 23, 
1866, Harrison Howe, of Palermo. They are farmei-s, 
residing (77) in Lysander. Children: — 

i. Ellen Delia' Howe, b. March HX, 1868; d. July 4, 1871. 

ii. Horace Enoch* Howe, b, Oct. 31, 1870. 

iii. George Henry* Howe, b. Feb. 25, 1873. 

iv. Annie Louisa* Howe, b. Sei)t. 22, 1875. 

V. Clara Eliza* Howe, b. Jan. 27, 1877. 


seplv"^ Robert^, Thomas^^ Robert^, WiUiam^), born in 
Schroepple, N. Y., July 7, 1852; married, Dec. 31, 
1870, George Monroe Morgan, of Schroepple, where 
they now ('77) reside. Child: — 

i. Rose Ellen* Morgan, b. Sept. 16, 1871. 


Sfephetf^, Spern/\ Stephen^ Thoma.H\ Robert^, WiUifnit^y 
born in Greenwich, Slass., July 4, 1820; married, July 
26, 1840, Albert L. Doake, of Boston. He is engaged 
in the business of silver-plating in Greenwich. Cliil- 
dren, born in Greenwich : — 

i. Jenny Sarah* Doake, b. Julv 23, 1842: m. June 10, 
1873, John R. Greenleaf, M. D., b. Ware, July 31, 1840, gnul. 
(\)11. Phvs. and Surg.; set. Haydenville; had; 1. Edwin /T.'* 
Greenleaf) b. Jan. 7, 1876; d. Aug. 10, 1876. 

ii. Charles Albert* Doak?:, b. Jan. 26, 1847; m. Harriet 
B. Cube, Boston; silver-jdater, Boston; had Frank G.^^ imd Fred 

iii. Kleanor B'rances* Doake, b. Feb. 14, 1851; teacher. 

iv. William Stephen* Doake, 1>. July 16, 1858. 

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HIRAM BR()\VP]R« DOUGLAS (Stephen^ Stephen^, 
S2)errf/^^ Stephen^, Thoviai?^ Robert^, ]ViIUam^), born in 
Greenwich, Mass., Dec. 27, 1826; married, Sept. 16, 
1851, Mrs. Harriet Brobston, of Boston; is a farmer, 
living at Greenwich. Children, born there : — 

i. Caroline Bell", b. Aug. 7, 1852. 
ii. Ida Mary*, b. Sept. 28, 1864. 
iii. Walter Romeo*, b. Aug. 26, 18r)f;. 


MARY ELIZA« DOUGLAS {Stephen^ Sfepheti^, Sper- 
ri/^ Stephen^^ Thoina^^ Robert^, iViUiam^)^ born in Green- 
wich, Mass., Feb. 7, 1830; married, first, Jan. 1, 1851, 
Charles A. Wheeler, of Worcester. He was born Jan. 
27, 1826, and died Sept. 18, 1867. She married, second, 
April 8, 1874, the Hon. George Chandler, A. B., M. D., 
of Worcester. Dr. Chandler was born in Pomfret, 
Conn., April 28, 1806; is a great-great-grandson of 
Dea. John Chandler, of Woodstock, by his wife Eliza- 
beth* Douglas [4. J. He graduated from l^nion Univer- 
sity in 1829 ; afterward studied medicine and obtained 
the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He was the first 
superintendent of the New Hampshire Asylum for the 
IiLsane, and, afterward, from 1846 to 1856, superintend- 
ent of the stAte lunatic asylum, at Worcester, Mass., in 
w^hich city he continues to reside (78). He is a prom- 
inent member of the New England Historic, Genealogi- 
cal society, and has published the ''Chandler Family." 
By her first husband Mrs. Chandler was the mother 
of three children, born in Worcester : — 

i. Annie Douglas* Wheeler, b. Oct. 15, 1851; d. Sept. 
20, 18(a. 

ii. William Stephen* Wheeler, b. Oct. 19, 1855; d. Ai)ril 
•^8, 1850. 

iii. Charles Doic^las* AVheeler, b. Nov. D, 18G5. 

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Speni/^^ Stephen^, Thomaf?, Robert^, William^), born in 
Peru/O., Dec. 26, 1822; married, Dec. 8, 1842, Alvin 
Brightman, of Peru, a farmer, who died Sept. 1, 1875. 
She resides ('76) with her son, in Peru. Children, 
born ivt Pern : — 

i. Mary Perley* Brightman, b. Feb. 3, 1844; d. Sept. 
2, 1851. 

ii. Sarah Douglas* Brightman, b. March 17, 1847. 
iii. Daniel Alfred* Brightman, b. Aug. 3, 1851; res. Peru, 
iv. Anna Elizabeth* Brightman, b. Dee. 4, 1854. 


SARAH JANE« DOUGLAS {George, Sperrif, Sper- 
ry^, Stephen^ Thomas?, Robert^, Wilh'am^), born in Peru, 
0., Aug. 21, 1824; married, Sept. 16, 1847, R. Loomis, of Milan. He was a commission merchant at 
Milan for a number of years. He afterward resided at 
Patterson and Kenton. At the latter place he was 
elected county treasurer for several terms. He is at 
present a sewing machine agent at Kenton. Mrs. Chase 
died July 26, 1875, aged 51 years. Children: — 

i. Ellen Doiglas* Chase, b. Feb. 27, 18411; d. Mav 29, 

ii. Sarah Douglas* Chase, 1). Nov. 4, 1850. 

iii. Fanny Clary* Chase, b. Mareb 30, 1853. 


ri/\ t>pernj^, Sfephe)f\ Thinuna^, Robert'^, William^), born 
in Elyria,'0., Aug. 30, 1824; married, July 18, 1854, 
Charlotte W., the oldest of four daughters of Capt. 
George W. Lampton, of Jeffersonville, Ind., for thirty 
years the master of a steamer on the Mississippi river. 
Since 1874 he has been in the quartermaster's depart- 

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ment, U. S. A. His family reside (76) at Now Albany, 
Incl. Children : — 

i. Charlotte FLORENCE^ b. July 5, 1855. 

ii. Laurent Augustus*, b. Oct. 15, 1857. 

iii. Annie Valance', b. Dec. 11,' 1869. 

iv. Francis", b. June 15, 1874. 


Sperry^, Spern/^, Stephen^, Thomab^, RoherV\ William^), 
born in Bloomfield, Conn., Nov. 9, 1827 ; married, Jan. 
1, 1850, Susan Charlotte, daughter of William H. and 
Elizabeth (Starks) Stickles, of Austerlitz, N. Y. She 
Wiis born Nov. 23, 1827. Their only child is an adopt- 
ed daughter, Jenny Grace Handyside, whose parents 
came from Scotland about 1860. She was adopted by 
them May 15, 18G8. Mr. Douglas is the inventor of the 
well known Douglas artificial limbs, and has lately erected 
a handsome block for carrying on their manufacture 
in Springfield, Mass., his present (78) residence. 


Sperry^^ tStepheit^^ Thomai^^ Rohert^^ WiJUam^)^ born in 
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 9, 1851 ; married, Feb. 9, 187- 
John S. Sampson, of Maine. He is an engineer, resid- 
ing in Worcester. Children, born there : — 

i. Francis Lindley* Sa3Ipson, b. April 14, 1875. 
ii. Alfred" Sampson, 1). Jan. 7, 1877. 


RII()DA« DOUGLAS (Curneliu.s\ I)ari(l\ CaMi\ 
Joliit^, Thomu^^ RoherV^, Wtl/iam^)^ born at Brodhead, 
Wis., Jan. 25, 1853; married, Sept. 20, 18G4, Zera 
Frederick Dickinson, of Brodhead, where he is junior 

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member of the firm of Dickinson & Son, grocei's. He 
was born Sept. 20, 1845. Child :— 

i. Henry Htanton* Dickinson, b. Sept. 17, 187G. 


Caleb\ John\7^ho7naif^^ Robert^ ^ WilUani^), born at Floyd, 
N. Y., Oct. 23, 1837; married, March 30, 1864, Eloise 
M. Bush, of Sangerfield; resides (77) in Augusta, Chil- 
dren, born there : — 

i. Clinton L.', b. Jan. 3, 1808. 
ii. Anna L.*, b. July 13, 1870. 


Calelf", John\Th()m(ih^, RoherV\ WiUiam^), born at Floyd, 
N. Y., Jan. 17, 1846; married, June 20, 1866, Alice D. 
Hawkins, of Western ; resides ('78) at Floyd. Children, 
born there : — 

i. George E.», b. April 23, 1867. 
ii. Mary A.*, b. April 12, 18G9. 


OR A BUTLER« DOUGLAS {Yates', Cahb\ CciMA 
Johu\ Thomob^, Robert'^, William^), born in Avon, N. Y., 
June 25, 1847 ; married, Aj)ril 15, 1876, Mary Virginia 
McGrath, of Moundsville, W. Va., where she was born 
June 30, 1851 ; resides (77) at Solomon Rapids, Kaiis. 
Child :— 

i. Lila", b. at Solomon K^ipids, April 7, 1877. 


EUGENE YATES« DOUGLAS {Yaten^ Caleb', Ca- 
leb^, Joltn^, Thomas^, Robert^, William^), born at Avon, 

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X. Y., June 8, 1849 ; married, April 28, 1871, Ida Fraii- 
cella Terry, of Wyoming, where she was born Jan. 18, 
1850; resides (77) at Solomon Rapids, Kans. Chil- 
dren: — 

i. Flora Estelle', b. Feb. 2, 1872. 

ii. Eni-ni May*, b. May 17, 1873. 

iii. William Arthuk", b. Sept. 1, 1875. 

iv. Lillian GERTiirDE*, b. Aug. 10, 18W. 


ELIZA ANN« DOUGLAS (Yates\ Caleh\ Caleh\ 
Jahii^, Thmm^^ Rohert^^ William^)^ born at Avon, N. Y., 
Sept. 27, 1854; married, Dec. 24, 1876, Theodore Mc- 
Grath, \vho was born at Moundsville, W. Va., Jan. 19, 
1850 ; resides ('77) at Solomon Rapids, Kans. Child : — 

i. Ray' McGratii, b. Oct. 9, 1877. 


(^JohiV^ WilUcnif, William^, Johri\ William^^ William^, 
William^), born in New Haven, Conn., May 29, 1829; 
graduated from Y^'ale College in 1851 ; entered the 
Episcopal ministry in 1853, becoming rector of St. 
John's church, Warehouse Point, Conn. In 1855 he 
took charge of a church at New Iberia, La. In 1861 
he was elected to the presidency of Jefferson College, 
near Natchez, Miss., the duties of which office he exer- 
cised in connection with the professorship of languages 
and the rectorship of a parish church, until the progress 
of the civil war caused a suspension of the college, and 
its buildings were occupied by ITuited States troops. 
At the close of the war he was appointed to the Avork 
of reorganizing the })ublic schools of Natchez, and held 
the office of superintendent for a year, when he was 
appointed to trav(»l through tlic state for the purpose 
of establishing schools for the enfranchised blacks. The 


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fatigues of the first three months were too severe for his 
health, and he was obliged to resign this office, though 
he continued his pastorate. The only respite he took 
was to revisit his native state for the first thne in twelve 
years. Though undertaken solely for health, this jour- 
ney had the good eifect of bringing the desolation of the 
.southern churches before northern christians,' and led to 
the rebuilding of several church buildings destroyed dur- 
ing the war. Since this time he has been secretary of 
the diocese, editor of the diocesan paper, delegate to the 
Board of Missions, and to the General Convention. In 
18G8, seeing the great need of raising up a home supply 
of clergy, he organized the Bishop Green Associate Mis- 
sion, at Dry Grove, which is his present ('77) place of 
residence. He received the degree of Ma^ster of Arts 
from Trinity College in 1854, and of Doctor of Divinity 
from Columbia College in 1871. He married, Oct. 20, 
1857, Sarah Louisa Tucker, of Natchez, ajid has had 
seven children, all born in Mississippi: — 

i. William Taylor', b. in Xew Iberia, Dec. 20, 1858. 

ii, George Herbert', b. in New Iberia, May 27, 18G0. 

iii. Elizabeth Newman*, b. at Jefferson College, Feb. 13, 

iv. Annie Harriet", b. at Jefferson College, Sej)!. 22, 18G3. 

V. Henrietta Pennington', b. at Jefferson College, Sept. 
2:3, 18G5. 

vi. Mary Ethel', b. in Raymond, Dec. 9, 18G7. 
vii. Sarah Kirtland', b. m Dry Grove, Mav 13, 1872; d. 
July 12, 1872. 


liam^^ Willlairv'^ Jolm^^ William^^ William^^ William^), 
born ill Middletown, Conn., Jan. 29, 1838 ; married, June 
1, 1859, Julia Welles Dalmer. of Middletown ; is a mem- 
ber of the corporation of W. & B. Doughus, Middletown. 
Children, born in Middletown : — 

i. ('athakink', b. March 10, 1800. 
ii. William Benjamin', b. Sept. 19, 18G:L 
iii. (J hack", !>. Fel). 15. 1872. 

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Williain\ William', Johi\ WiUiam\ William'', William'), 
born in Micldletown, Conn., Feb. 6, 1839 ; married, in 
September^ 1860, Ellen Andrews, of Slatersville, R. I. 
Mr. Douglas is now treasurer of the corporation of W. 
& B. Douglas, ia Middletown. He has several times 
represented his town and district in the General Assem- 
bly of Connecticut Child : — 

i. John Mansfield*, b. in Middletown, May 23, 1872. 


EDWARD« DOUGLAS {Benjamin', William^ Wil- 
liam\ John*, William^, William^, William^), born in Mid- 
dletown, Conn., June 17, 1854; married, Dec. 16,1875, 
S. Emma, daughter of Daniel H. Ch<ase, LL. D., of Mid- 
dletown ; is connected with the firm of W. & B. Douglas. 

i. Edward C.*, b. in Middletown, Oct. 4, 18tV>. 


GEORGE WALTER« DOUGLAS {Jienajah', Chester', 
Mosei^, Samnel*, William^, William^, William^), born in 
New^ Haven, Conn., April 2, 1841 ; married, Aug. 17, 
1862, Emma Ward, daughter of William Rodgers, of 
Meriden, where she wjis born Nov. 30, 1843. He was 
for a number of years engaged in manufacturing wash- 
ers in New Haven. He served in the civil w'ar as a 
private in the 15th regiment of Connecticut volunteers. 
He died withcmt children April 11, 1870. 


JOHN FRANCIS" DOUGLAS {Iieimjah\ CheHter\ 
j}fose.*^, Sftmuel*, Williavfi, William*^, William^), born in 

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New Haven, Conn., May 18, 1844; married, Sept. 11, 
1873, Annie Leffingwell, daughter of Philos Howard and 
Nancy Woodbridge (Hudson) Blake. She was horn 
Aug. 14, 1850. Child:— 

i. HowAiU) BLAKE^ b. Mav 10, 1874. 


Beuajah^^ Janie,s^^ James^^ Wilh'am^^ \Vil/iani\ Wilh'am^)^ 
born in Cornwall, Vt., Sept. 12, 183(5; attended Bran- 
don Seminary, and taught school several years ; began 
the study of medicine in October, 185(j, and continued 
it about three years; in 1858 became clerk in tlie drug- 
store of his uncle, James M. Douglas, in Brunswick, Mo. ; 
enlisted in the 18tli Missouri infantry, and served eigh- 
teen months; was twice wounded, and was honorably 
discharged in February, 18G3, after serving as lieutenant 
in his company and adjutant of the regiment; became 
clerk in the provost marshal's office in ('oncord, Mass. ; 
in December, 18(54, entered into business, carried on fii'st 
at Orwell, then at Brattleboro'; in November, 1875, sold 
out his interest in the bushiess, and in 1876 attended the 
course of medical lectures at the Universitv of Vermont; 
in September, 187G, entered the University of the City 
of- New York, and in February, 1877, received the de- 
gree of Doctor of Medicine ; has since been practicing 
in New York city, his present (77) place of residence. 
Dr. Douglas l)ecame a mem])er of the Baptist church in 
Brandon, Nov. 4, 1855. While in Brattleboro', he was 
prominently connected with the Young Men's Christian 
Associations in Vermont and throughout the country. 
He was also the efficient superintendent of the Baptist 
Sunday school in Brattleboro', the largest school of any 
denomination in the state. He married, first, Dec. 27, 
1864, ^lary Ann Rust, of Orwell. She w^as born at Or- 
well, May 21, 1844, and died at Brandon, Aug. 31, 1873. 
He married, second, Sei)t. 1(5, 1875, Mrs. May L. Tiddy, 

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daughter of the Rev. A. C. Manson. She was born 
March 30, 1837. Child (by first wife): — 

i. Edwin Rrsx', b. in Brandon, Sept. 26, 1872. 


Be/UfJaP, Jamef^, James^^ William^^ William^^ William^), 
born in Cornwall, Vt., Aug. 11, 1845; married, Dec. 26, 
1866, Hetty Frances Robhison, who w^as born July 23, 
1843; served in the Union army in the late Rebellion, 
and was wounded in the battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 
6, 1862. With his wife, he established a school for col- 
ored children at Smyrna, Tenn., where for tw"0 years 
they taught between two and three hundred scholars. 
In 1869 they removed to Wabasha, Minn., where he was 
department treasurer for six years. In 1876 he estab- 
lished himself in the hardware business in Plainview, 
Minn., where he resides ('78). Child: — 

i. (\vmARiNE Augusta', b. in Wabasha, July 3, 1872. 


Javteh^, Ja7Nes\ Willimn^^ Willicnn^, William})^ born in 
Vermont, Sept. ^2, 1848; married, Feb. 12, 1874, Mary 
Germand, who was born Oct. 4, 1846. Children: — 

i. Stella May', b. Jan. 4, 1875. 
ii. Peyton Bakclay', b. Aug. 20, 187G. 


Asa^, Asa\ WiUlam^, Wi/liffm^ William^), liorn in Chi- 
cago, 111., Feb. 8, 1843; married, Sept. 28, 1862, Wil- 
liam H. Cushman, son of W. H. W. Cushman, banker, 
of Ottawa, 111. ; resides (77) in Georgetown, Col., where 
lie is president of the First National bank. ( 'hihlren : — 

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i. Douglas* Cushman, b. Nov. 29, 1867. 
ii. Florence* CrsHMAN, b. Aug. 19, 1873. 


ELLA« DOUGLAS (Charles\ Asa', Asa!", Asa*, Wil- 
liam^, WiUiam^, William^, born in Chicago, 111., Jan. 8, 
1848; married, March 21, 1868, Horace Atkins, of Cen- 
tral City, Col.; resides (78) at Georgetown, Col. Chil- 
dren: — 

i. Florence Hurlburt* Atkins, b. Jan. 14, 1874. 
ii. Florence* Atkins, b. Nov. 14, 1876. 


John', Asa^, Asa!^, William^, Williavf, William}), born 
in Lebanon, Pa., Aug. 18, 1824; married, Dec. 12, 
1849, John E. Yale. He wms born Dec. 31, 1819. 
They are farmers, living (77) at Cold Spring, Pa 
Children, born in Lebanon: — 

i. Fanny Jean* Yale, b. Sept. 24, 1850; m. Herbert 

ii. i:zRA Edgar* Yale, b. July 3, 1853; m. May 13, 1875, 
Viola Blose. 
iii. Evelyn* Yale, b. July 9, 1855. 
iv. Trypuenie* Yale, b. Julv 31, 1858. 
V. Elmer Reno* Yale, b. Feb. 13, 1803. 


As(v\ Asa^, William^, William^, William^,) born in Leba- 
non, Pa., Sept. 18, 1828; married, Oct. 9, 1850, Benja- 
min II. Ilolgate. He was born in London, England, 
Mav 14, 1825. They reside (77) at RileyviUe, Pa. 

i. Neville* IIolgate, b. Aug. 21, 1851; m. Oct. 14, 1875, 
IMiomasino B. Douiiis; res. ('77) Rilevville; hns: 1. C/iesfer''' Hol- 
(ja(i\ I). Aug. 27, 187(). 

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ii. Mary Ella* Holoate, b. March 13, 1854. 

iii. Kate* Holgate, b. July 24, 1857. 

iv. Edward Kene» Holgate, b. Nov. 21, 1862. 

V. William Benjamin* Holgate, b. May 27, 1865. 

vi. Sarah Martha* Holgate, b. Jan. 2, 1868. 


JOIIN« DOUGLAS {RohhinH\ John\ Ancf, AHa\Wil- 
Uam^^ William^^ William^)^ born in Lebanon, Pa., Oct. 
15, 1830 ; married, July 4, 1852, Mary Bailey, who 
was born Aug. 17, 1833. He died Dec. 23, 1852. She 
subsequently married a Mr. Bailey, and resides ('77) in 
Hancock, N. Y. Child:— 

i. John Robbins*, b. Aug. 28, 1853; m. Sept. 19, 1876, Julia 
F., dau. Jacob C. Iloagland, Tompkins, N. Y., b. Sept. 17, 1854; 
farmer, res. ('77) Hancock, N. Y. 


ROBBINS« DOUGLAS {Rohhuis\ John\ .l.s< Am\ 
William^^ WiUunn^ Willtarn^), born in Lebanon, Pa., 
Jan. 5, 1833; married, first, Oct. 21, 1858, Lucy M. 
Bass, who was born Oct. 1, 1838, and died April 5, 
1874; married, second, June 18, 1874, Ella C. Howell, 
who was born Nov. 23, 1855. They are farmers, living 
(77) at Cold Spring, Pa. Children (by first wife) :— 

i. Gilbert Elmer", b. Nov. 19, 1859. 

ii. William Grant", b. Jan. 4, 1865. 

iii. CuARLES Elbert*, b. April 20, 1808; d. May 23, 1868. 

iv. JoHX Heniel», b. July 24, 1869. 

V. Lucy Lenora", b. Jati. 24, 1874. 


Ascr"^ Asa^^ WilUmn^^ WiHiam!^^ William^)^ born in Leba- 
non, Pa., Feb. 18, 1839; married, Aug. 22, 1861, Cath- 
arine T. Ilutledge; resides (77) at Cold Spring, Pa. 
Children: — 

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i. CoKA Ei)iTJi», 1). Jan. 13, 1803. 

ii. Waukex Edmini)', b. April 28, 1800. 

iii. Alonzo H.», b. JS'ov. 0, 18G8; d. March 21, 180i). 

iv. Mary Catharine', b. Nov. 24, 1871. 


EMILY EL1ZA« DOUGLAS {Rnhhlm\ Johii\ Asfv\ 
Am^^ William^^ Willlmn^^ Willunn^), born in Lebanon, 
Pa., Sept. 15, 1842; married, Nov. 7, 1872, Henry C. 
Stevenson, lie was born April 28. 1846. They reside 
(77) at Cold Spring, Pa. Children:— 

i. William Olark» Stevkxson, b. Oct. 12, 187:5. 
ii. Kate Wa\» Stevenson, b. April 11, 1870. 


MARTHA JANE« DOUGLAS {IfoblnW, Jolni\Asa\ 
Asa"^^ WiUinm^^ WiUiam^^ William^)^ born in Lebanon, 
Pa., Feb. 14, 1845; married, Jan. 2, 1871, Lowell L. 
Goodenough; resides (7.7) at Cold Spring, Pa. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Mary E." GoooENonm, b. Sept. 2, 1871. 
ii. Benjamin R.* Goodenough, b. Aug. 13, 1870. 


Ahcv*^ Asa:^, William^, Will iam^^WiUiam^)^ born at Leba- 
non, Pa., Dee. 12, 1846; married, Jnly 10, 1869, Jacob 
J. Welch ; resides (77) at Cold Spring, Pa. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Howard C* Welcd, b. A])ril 10, 1871. 
ii. IIoRTON J.' Welch, b. St'i)t. 30, 1872. 
iii. Ida May» Welch, b. June 8, 1875. 


HENRY T.« DOU(JLAS (William^ Jif^HJamin^Wil- 
Uam\ Ah(i^^ Willifun^^ WflJfffur^ WilUdv?), born hi Ste- 

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phentown, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1813 ; married, first, Sept. 
7, 1837, Almira G., daughter of Nicholas B. Harris, M. 
D., of South Sand Lake. She died Jan. 26, 1871. He 
married, second. May 11, 1873, Mary Brown, of Stephen- 
town, where he has been postmaster for many years. 
Children (by first wife) : — 

i. William H.», b. Doc. 25, 1838; d. March 23, 1851. 

ii. Caroline M.% b. Jan. 6, 1846; m. William Asa Gile, 
Camian Four Corners; res. (78) No. Stephen town; has: 1. Har- 
riet Eliza^'' Gile, b. Oct. 8, 1870. 2. Almira Harris''' Gile, b. 
Feb. U, 1874. 

iii. Edward Wyllis», A. B., b. Jan. 27, 1856; grad. Mad. 
Univ. 1877; stud, law ('78) Troy. 


PHEBE WARREN« DOUGLAS {Charles^ Alanson^ 
Wheeler^, Asa^ Willimn^^ William^ ^ WiUiam})^ born Jan. 
13, 1839; married, Nov. 3, 1858, William B., son of 
Abraham and S. M. (Cherallie) Warwick, of Richmond, 
Va. Children, born in Richmond: — 

i. Charles Douglas* Warwick, b. Sept. 26, 1859. 

ii. Florence Magee* Warwick, b. Dec. 1, 1864. 

iii. Abraham* Warwick, b. July 16, 1867. 

iv. Phebe Cherallie* Warwick, b. April 5, 1869. 

V. Sallie Cherallie* Warwick, b. Aug. 28, 1872; d. Oct. 
31, 1875. 

vi. Alletta Hollister* Warwick, b. Aug. 6, 1874. 


iel^, Nathaniel^ Asa\ William^ Williaju^ William^), born 
at Douglasville, Que., Oct. 8, 1825; married, March 12, 
1845, John Y. Hammond; resides (77) at Oshawa, Ont. 
He is the inventor and manufacturer of the well-known 
common sense pumps. Children : — 

i. Frances Adaline* Hammond, b. Sept. 20, 1847; m. 
Aug. 1, 1805, Franklin E. Adsit, merch., Mich. 

ii. Edward Alexander* Hammond, b. May 10, 1849; d. 
Feb. 11, 1850. 

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iii. Melissa Anne* IIa34MOND, b. March 16, 1851; d. Aug. 
17, 1851. 

iv. Florence* Hammond, b. May 19, 1853; m. May 12, 
1874, Alexander Van Allen, merch. ; res. ('77) Morrisburg, Ont. 

V. Delilah* Hammond, b. Aug. 13, 1855. 

vi. John Wesley* Hammond, b. Oct. 16, 1858. 
vii. Edward Wheeler* Hammond, b. Sept. 14, 1861; d. 
March 8, 1862. 
viii. James* Hammond, b. June 28, 1865; d. Aug. 31, 1867. 

ix. RuFis Prime* Hammond, b. Dec. 18, 1868. 


iel^^ Nathaniel^^ Asa^^ WiUiam^^ William^ WiUiam^)^ born 
at Douglasville, Que., June 13, 1827; married, May 10, 
1850, Samuel Ashman Odell, son of Lieut. -Col. Odell, 
of Napierville; died July 3, 1852. He died Aug. 17, 
1855. Child :— 

i. Anxie Janet* Odell, b. July 17, 1851; m. Feb. 29, 1872, 
Nelson Duj)uy; res. (*77) Napierville. He is gen. trav. agt. in 
Ca. for Fairbanks' scales; has: 1. Caroline BeW^ Dupuy, b. Dec. 
13, 1872. 2. Charles SamueV'' Dupuy, b. Aug. 12, 1875. 


tha)iiel\ Nathaniel^, Afia^, WiUiam^ William^ William^), 
born at Douglasville, Que., Oct. 30, 1828; married, 
June 24, 1849, Eleanor Tittemore ; is a farmer, resid- 
ing (77) at Douglasville. She died Aug. 21, 1876. 
Child :— 

i. Albert Wheeler», b. Jan. 12, 1852: m. Marv Currier; 
has: 1. Wellivgton^'', b. Aug. 12, 1870. 2. Gharl^ H}\ b. Aug. 
27, 1873. 3. Georfje A.'\ b. Sept. 24, 1874. 


Natlifun'd^, Am'^, William^ ^ Wilh'nm^^ William})^ born in 
Chateau gay, N. Y., March 3, 1847; married, Feb. 7, 

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1865, Joseph Rusling Edwards, who died July 2, 1874 ; 
resides ('77) with her father, Judge Douglas, at Gales- 
burgh, 111. Children: — 

i. Harroli) Douglas*-* Edwards, b. Jan. 12, 1800. 

ii. Mauia Oracle* Edwards, b. Feb. 4, 1808; d. Oct. 15, 

iii. Maria Kino* Edwards, b. April 20, 1809. 

iv. RoLLiN* Edwards, b. Juno 13, 1871. 


EMMA THE0D0SIA« DOUGLAS {Leamler^Georg^, 
NathanieP^ Asa^^ WiUiam^^ WiUfavi\ William^)^ born in 
Chateaugay, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1850; married, Jan. 1, 
1872, William Ketcham Hallowell, who died Sept. 11, 
1875 ; resides (77) with her father, Judge Douglas, in 
Galesburgh, 111. Children : — 

i. Otis King* Hallowell, b. Jan. 6, 1873; d. Jan. 30, 

ii. Lois Phebe* Hallowell, b. Jan. 13, 1874. 

iii. Millie Grace* Hallowell, b. March 10, 1870. 

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This family the author presumes to be in reality a 
branch of the New London family. A number of facts 
incline him to this opinion, but as no absolute proof has 
been discovered, the family has been given a separate 
place and name. The exact truth might, perhaps, have 
been learned from the records of New Fairfield, Conn., 
whither the family has been traced, had they not been 
completely destroyed by fire in 1867. Diligent search 
has been made to trace the ancestral line one or two 
generations further back, but without success; and its 
connection with the New London family, if such there 
be, will probably not be discovered, unless by accident. 
The following account of Thomas Douglas and his de- 
scendants has been prepared almost entirely by Richard 
D. Douglas, A. B., [13. J, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and the 
author wishes to express to him, as well as to all who 
have in any way assisted in collecting the records, his 
thanks for their interest and help. It is possible that 
Mr. Douglas may at some future time publish a more 
extended account of the family, and all additions and 
corrections may be sent to him at Brooklyn. 

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THOMAS^ DOUGLAS, who was born about 1750, 
was living in New Fairfield, Conn., a few years prior to 
the Revolutionary war. His wife, Eleanor Seeley, was 
born in New Fairfield, May 21, 1754. Probably they 
were married in 1771. In 1773 or 1774, while their 
first child was an infant, they removed to Pownal, Vt 
At the breaking out of the Revolution, in 1775, Thomas 
Douglas entered the army as a volunteer, and marched 
to Boston, Mass. His first engagement was at Bunker 
Hill, where he fell, mortally wounded, as a neighbor of 
his who had accompanied him reported to his wife. 
She mourned his loss for more than three years, and 
then married William Stewart, by whom she had one 
son, William. After the close of the war, Mrs. Stewart 
was sitting one day knitting or sewing, with her two 
children, Ebenezer Douglas, aged about eight years, 
and William Stewart, aged about three, playing near 
by, when Thomas Douglas walked into the house. The 
scene which ensued Ebenezer never forgot, and he re- 
lated it many years afterward to his descendants. It 
appeared that Thomas had not been wounded, but 
stunned by a ball striking the buckle of his cross-belt, 
and not recovering until the patriots had been swept 
from their advanced position, he became a prisoner in 
the hands of the British. He was sent to the infamous 
prison-ship at Halifax, N. S., where he was confined 
during the entire war, not being allowed to communi- 
cate with his family,* or let them know of his where- 
abouts. At the close of the war he was released, and 
coming home found, like Enoch Arden, that his wife 
had supposed him dead, and had married again. An 
arrangement wtus made whereby Mr. Stewart paid Mr. 
Douglas a certain sum for the property which had come 
by his wife, and the latter retired to Prescott, Ca., leav- 

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ing his wife to procure in due form a bill of separation 
for desertion. Mrs. Stewart finally removed with her 
children to Ticonderoga, N. Y., where she died, Dec. 5, 
1822. She had but one child by Thomas Douglas: — 

2. i. Ebenezer', b. March 13, 1772; m. Hannah Pendleton. 


EBENEZER^ DOUGLAS (Thomas'), born in New 
Fairfield, Conn., March 13, 1772; married, at Pownal, 
Vt, Feb. 12, 1794, Hannah Pendleton, who was born at 
Colchester, Conn., June 10, 1774. * About 1796 they 
removed to Ticonderoga, N. Y., where he engaged in 
farming. They finally located at Chazy, where she 
died, Nov. 1, 1857, and he died Dec. 14, 1857. Chil- 
dren, born, the oldest in Pownal, the others, except the 
fifth, at Ticonderoga: — 

3. i. Thomas', b. Dec. 14, 1794; m. Johanna Winants. 

4. ii. William Stewart*, b. March 23, 1798; m. Jane (1. 

iii. Mary Hay*, b. Sept. 14, 1800; m. Lemuel Gibson, 
M. D., Jackson, Mich.; d. July 2, 1851; had: 1. Douglas^ Gib- 
son, res. ('77) Jackson. Also others. 

5. iv. Benajah Pendleton*, b. Oct. 28, 1802; ra. Robey 
E. Cole. 

6. V. John Coville*, b. Nov. 10, 1805; m. Caroline S. 

vi. Ebenezer Seeley*, b. April 17, 1807; d. Jan. 30, 

7. vii. Lemi'el Wicker*, b. July 14, 1809; m. Caroline 

8. viii. Hannah*, b. Oct. 17, 1811; ra. Dr. Abeathar Pollard. 

9. ix. Prentice Pendleton*, b. Jan. 7, 1814; m. Delia C. 
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THOMAS'^ DOUGLAS {Ebenezer'', Thomas'), born in 
Pownal, Vt., Dec. 14, 1794; married Johanna Winants, 


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who was born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 25, 1804. 
They settled in New York state. She died at North 
Salem, April 13, 1872. He died at Troy, May 27, 
1870. Children:— 

i. Elizabeth Cornelia*, b. at Ticonderoga, Dec. 4, 1823: 
m. Oct. 20, 1848, Henry (iravcs Saxe, b. July 12, 1819; res. ('77) 
Chazy; has: 1. Elleyi AIM Stixe, b. July 25, 1852; d. May 25, 
1854.' 2. Matthew Douglas^ Saxe, b. Aug. 25, 1855. 3. Amm 
Marif' Saxe, b. Sept. 26, 1858. 4. Kate JuUa^ Saxe, b. Feb. 17, 
1861. 5. George Henrf Saxe, b. Nov. 2, 1865. 

ii. Catharine AVinants*. b. at Westport, Julv 25, 1825; 
m. Feb. 22, 1864, Reuben Sleight, b. June 12, 1810, res. ('77) 
N. Y. city. 

iii. Mary Gibson*, b. at Westport, May 14, 1827; d. Sept. 
9, 1827. 

iv. Margaret Ann*, b. at Ticonderoga, July 30, 1830; d. 
Troy, Nov. 14, 1858. 

V. Walter Seeley*, b. in Chazy, Nov. 24, 1837; m. Oct. 
6, 1870, Emma B. Flack, b. Whallonsburgh, May 24, 1842, d. 
Troy, Feb. 11, 1875. He res. ('77) Cincinnati, 0. 

Yi. Lemuel Gibson*, b.. in Chazy, Jan. 22, 1839; m. Nov. 
30, 1864, Anna Maria Ojers, b. Troy, Dec. 13, 1842; res. ('77) 
Troy; luis: 1. Henry Beaman^, b. April 28, 1865. 2. Edwin 
Thmnas\ b. Feb. 23, 1868. 3. L^nuel Oibson\ b. Jan. 17, 1874. 
4. Walter Johrv", b. June 15, 1875. 

Thomas^), born at Ticonderoga, N. Y., March 23, 1798; 
married, June 22, 1823, Jane Grant Arthur, who was 
born at Ticonderoga, July 21, 1803, and died at Platt^- 
burgh, July 10, 1842. He died at Mooers, April 8, 
1860. Children, born at Ticonderoga:— 

10. i. Francis Arthur*, b. 'April 16, 1824; m. Anna C. 

11. ii. Ebenezer*, b. Aug. 7, 1826; m. Helen M. Graves. 

12. iii. William Henry*, b. at Westport, Nov. 23, 1829; 
m. 1st, Ada E. Williams, 2d, Gilletta Williams. 

iv. Mary Jane*, b. May 10, 1833; m. Oct. 22, 1858, 
Lafayette C. North, b. CJmzv, Feb. 10, 1833; res. ('77) Chazv; 
ha8:'l. John William^ Xorth.%, Sept. 8, 1859. 

13. V. Richard Draper*, b. at Westport, Oct. 23, 1836; 
m. Marv A. Lawrence. 

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Thomas^ born at Ticonderoga, N, Y., Oct. 28, 1802 ; 
married, Oct. 16, 1838, Robey E. Cole. She was born 
at Westport, March 11, 1816. lie died at Champlain, 
Feb. 23, 1871. Children:— 

i. Maria Gibson*, b. at Westport, Dec. 29, 1839; m. Sept. 
5, 1865, Henry Myers Doolittle, b. 1839, Champlain, wh. res. 
('77); has: 1. Walter Henry'' Doolittle, b. Jan. 17, 18G9. 2. Mary 
Kate" Doolittle, b. Jan. 5, 1871; d. Jan. 19, 1872. 3. Charles 
Luca^ Doolitthy b. April 24, 1875. 4. Myer^ Doolittle, b. Nov. 
16, 1876. 

ii. Walter Henry*, b. Nov. 17, 1843; m. Jan. 26, 1869, 
Mary Lippitt, b. Jan. 30, 1843, Champhiin; res. ('77) Brooklyn; 
has: 1. Ralph Lippitt^ b. Jan. 8, 1877. 
iii. Henry John*, b. Sept. 1, 1847. 
iv. Mary Kate*, b. Oct. 27, 1849; d. Oct. 28, 1854. 

V. Helen Mary*, b. in Mooers, July 14, 1855. 


JOHN COVILLE» DOUGLAS {Ebenezei'', Thomas^ 
born at Orville, Vt, Nov. 10, 1805 ; married, Jan. 8, 
1827, Caroline S. Hyde. She was born May 15, 1806. 
Children : — 

i. Tho^ias Emmett*, b. in Ticonderoga, March 1, 1828; 
m. in Cal., 1855, Sabra Elizabeth Barber, b. Westport, N. Y., 
June 4, 1835; emigr.* Cal. 1853, ret. 1877; res. ('78) Moriah, 
N. Y.; has: 1. John Calvin^, b. Nov. 25, 1856. 2. Harriet 
Maria\ b. Dec. 17, 1862. 3. Bertha Bell', b. Aug. 4, 1864. 4. 
Ahee May\ b. Feb. 24, 1867. 

ii. Helen Mary*, b. Nov. 10, 1829; m. Sept. 20, 1848, 
Reuben Whallon, b. Sept. 18, 1823; res. ('78) Port Henry, N. Y.; 
has: 1. Caroline Almaria' Whallon, b. Oct. 13, 1848; d. Feb. 5, 
1869. 2. Mary Elizabeth'' Whallori, b. Feb. 23, 1852. 3. Dou- 
glas^ Whallon, b.- April 8, 1854; d. April 20, 1854. 4. John 
Jame^ Whallon, b. March 4, 1871; d. March 6, 1871. 

iii. Hannah Jane*, b. April 3, 1832; ni. Dec. 21, 1853, 
George Riley Sherman, b. Dec. 4, 1827; res. ('78) Port Henry; 
has: 1. George Douglas^ Shenmin, b. Dec. 20, 1854; ni. July 9, 
1874, Jenny Bailey, b. Oct. 7, 1857; res. ('78) Port Henry; has: 
(1). George Kingdey^ Sherman, b. Dec. 4, 1875. (2). John Jiiley* 

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Shennan^ b. Sept. 9, 1877. 2. Anna Oertrnd^ Sherman, b. Jan. 
11, 1860; d. Sept. 17, 1874. 

iv. John HYI)E^ b. March 17, 1834; d. May 10, 1835. 

V. Caroline Elizabeth*, b. Dec. 10, 1830; d. April 15. 

vi. Harriet Maria*, b. March 16, 1838. 
vii. RosAMONoOrTAViA*, b. Nov. 7, 1842. 

r?,s'*), born at Ticonderoga, N. Y., July 14, 1809; mar- 
ried, Dec. 19, 1838, Caroline Thompson, who was bom 
in Guilford, Aug. 27, 1818; resides (77) at Spring 
Arbor, Mich. Children, born there: — 

i. Laverna Maria*, b. Sept. 6, 1840; m. Aug. 20, 1872, 
Benjamin Franklin Staples, b. Lockport, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1832; 
has: 1. Viola May^ Staples, b. Imlay City, Mich., Nov. 1, 1873. 
2. JacJcHon^ Staples, b. Dec. 22, 1875. 

ii. John*, b. April 13, 1842; m. Sept. 28, 1874, Harriet 
Wilder, b. Tekonsha, Mich., Aug. 19, 1847; has: 1. EdtW, b. 
Spring Arbor, Mich., b. Jan. 25, 1877. 

iii. Prentice Albert*, b. Nov. 13, 1843; enlist., 1862, 4th 
Mich. Cav. ; d. Camp Denison, Jan. 25, 1863. 

iv. Eugene*, b. Oct. 12, 1845. 
V. Clinton*, b. April 2, 1848. 

vi. Benton*, b. July 5, 1850; d. Aug. 13, 1850. 

ni. Edgar*, b. Jan. 25, 1852; d. Oct. 13, 1852. 
viii. Warren*, b. Oct. 31, 1853; m. Dec. 16, 1875, Amanda 
Roberts, b. Springfield, 111., Aug. 13, 1855. 

ix. Georcje*, b. July 29, 1859. 


HANNAIP DOUGLAS {Ehemzei'', Thomas%hovu at 
Ticonderoga, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1811; married, Feb. (5, 
1834, Dr. Abeathar Pollard. Children, born at Keese- 

i. John Darwin* Pollard, b. Oct. 15, 1838: d. Feb. 6, 

ii. Mary Evelyn* Pollard, b. Aug. 30, 1843; m. Nov. 3, 
1870, James Hamilton Allen, b. June 22, 1848; has: 1. Clara 

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Maud^ Allen, b. Aug. 17, 1874; d. Sept. 28, 1875. 2. Bessie 
IVanced' Allen, b. July 31, 1876; d. Dec. 17, 1877. 
iii. William Chip* Pollard, b. April 15, 1846. 

Thomas^)^ born at Ticonderoga, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1814; 
married, Sept. 10, 1850, Delia C. Knapp, who was born 
at Mooers, June 12, 1829, and died at Mattoon, 111., Dec. 
23, 1863 ; resides (77) at Martinsville, 111. Child:— 

i. Charles Knapp*, b. April 4, 1853; m. Dec. 7, 1875, Belle 
Johns, b. Terre Haute, Ind., April 15, 1855; res. ('77) Mattoon, 



lia7Ji\ Ehenezer^, Thomas^)^ born at Ticonderoga, N. Y., 
April 16, 1824; graduated from Amherst College in 
1851 ; received his second degree in 1854; married, at 
Rockford, III, July 13, 1854, Anna Chloe Allen, who 
was born June 4, 1823; sailed from Boston, Mass., in 
the ship Fleetwood, under the auspices of the American 
Baptist Missionary Union, Oct. 25, 1854 ; landed at 
Madras, South India, Feb. 8, 1855 ; arrived at Nellore 
April 14, 1855 ; served as missionary to the Tellegoos 
for ten years ; embarked at Madras on the ship Barham 
for England Sept. 8, 1865 ; arrived at Gravesend Dec. 
25, 1865; embarked Jan. 30 1866, and arrived in Bos- 
ton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1866; resides (77) at Cincinnati, 
0. Children :— 

i. William Arthur*, b. at Nellore, June 8, 1855. 

ii. Jenny Zurviah*, b. at Madras, Sept. 2, 1857. 

iii. Mary Sill*, b. at Nellore, Nov. 25, 1858. 

iv. Robert Henry*, b. at Nellore, Jan. 6, 1860. 

V. Ada Chloe*, b. at Nellore, May 1, 1861. 

vi. Emma Lydia*, b. at Nellore, July 6, 1862. 

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vii. Hakriet Frances*, b. at Coromaudel, July 7, 1863. 
viii. Ira Ebenezer*, b. at Nellore, Jan. 14, 1865. 
ix. Brainard JrnsoN*, b. at Ohamplain, N, Y., March 
17, 1866. 


Rev. EBENEZER^ DOUGLAS, A. M., (miliam^ 
Ehenezei^^ Thomas^), born at Ticonderoga, N. Y., Aug. 
7, 1826; graduated from Amherst College in 1851, in 
the class with his brother Francis ; received his second 
degree in 1854; graduated from Bangor Theological 
Seminary in 1855 ; married, at Chazy, Oct. 28, 1855, 
Helen Maria® Graves {vide ante, New London Family, 
225. iii. 4.) ; was settled over the Congregational church 
at Old Town, Me., from 1855 to 1860, at Bridgewater, 
Mass., f^om 1860 to 1867, at Woonsocket, R. I., from 
1867 to 1873; was goverment agent to the Ojibway 
Indians, at White Earth, Minn., from 1873 to 1875 ; is 
at present (77) settled at Minneapolis, Minn. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Arthur Graves', b. at Old Town, Feb. 19, 1857. 
ii. Florence B.*, b. at Old Town, Sept. 22, 1859; cut. Wel- 
lesly Coll. 1877. 


zer", Thomas'), bom at Westport, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1829; 
married, first, Dec. 23, 1856, Ada Eliza Williams, who 
was born Nov. 14, 1832, and died Feb.- 12, 1861 ; mar- 
ried, second, Gilletta Williams ; died, at Westport, Dec. 
3, 1866. Children (by first wife) :— 

i. William 0.*, b. at Bergen, N. J., 1857. 
ii. Henry*, b. Feb. 1, 18G1; d. Feb. 14, 1801. 

(By second wife) : — 

iii. Hexry^ b. in N, Y, city. 

iv. Ada*, b. in Hobokeu, N. J., Nov. 8, 1865. 

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Ehenezei^^ T1wmas^\ bom in Westport, N. Y., Oct. 23, 
1836; graduated from Amherst College in 1860, and 
from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1863 ; married, 
Sept. 13, 1864, Mary Abby Lawrence, of Peppercll, 
Mass. ; was agent of the United States Christian Com- 
mission during the civil war; has been, since 1872, sec- 
retary of the Brooklyn Children's Aid Society ; resides 
(77) at Springfield, N. Y. Children:— 

i. Lawrence*, b. in Pepperell, June 27, 1865. 

ii. William Henry', b. April 8, 1867; d. Oct. 23, 1867. 

iii. Clara*, b. in Brooklyn, Aug. 24, 1870. 

iv. DwiGUT Clark', b. March 9, 1874. 

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[Note. — The records of this family, as well as those of *' other 
Xew Jersey families," which immediately follow them, have been 
collected entirely by tlie Rev. Malcolm l)ouglas, D. D., of Aiid- 
over, Mass.; and the author wislies here to acknowledge his 
indebtedness to him, not only for these records, but for assistance 
in following up the clues to various families scattered through 
the book, as well as for many kindly suggestions during the pro- 
gress of his investigations. For two years past Dr. Douglas has 
devoted much time and attention to the work of tracing the his- 
tory of the various New Jersey families of Douglases, writing 
^several hundred letters, making a journey to New Jersey and 
personally examining the records in various parts of the state 
during tlie time, and in fact doing everything in his power to 
make this part of the Douglas history complete. Both Dr. 
Douglas and the author return thankful acknowledgments to the 
various individuals who have kindly interested themselves to an- 
swer inquiries, and beg that at any time hereafter each and every 
person who can furnish corrections or further additions to the 
following lists of New Jersey Douglases, will forward them to 
Dr. Douglas, who will enter them m their proper places in an 
interleaved copy, in order that they may be available to any his- 
torian who may in the future undertake a second edition of this 
part of the work. J 

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As e<arly as 1G71, the name of William Douglas, of 
Bergen, N. J., appears upon record, and reappears in 
1686. In 1686, William Douglas and Charles Douglas 
arrived at Perth Aniboy, in the expedition organized by 
George Scott, Laird of Pitlochie, in Scotland. From 
1686 to 1725 others of the name also appear upon 
record. In regard to these various families, it is as yet 
impossible to make out an authentic genealogical record, 
except of the most fragmentary kind. As New Jersey 
was the scene of stirring events during the Revolution- 
ary period, it is probable that many records which might 
have thrown light upon family histories were destroyed 
or lost. Such facts, however, as have thus far been 
ascertained will be found in the following lists. They 
may lead others to eiuiuire and possibly to discover the 
lost links of relationship. 

As we approach the middle of the 18th century two 
or three fiimilies can be traced more distinctly. Be- 
tween the years 1700 and 1725, at least four contem- 
porary Douglases were born in or moved into the 
counties of Morris and Essex: viz., Samuel Douglas, of 
Basking Ridge, then West Hanover, David Douglas, 
(born about 1715-20), of Hanover Neck, Samuel Dou- 
glas, of Hanover Neck, and John Douglas, of Newark. 
Of the last two mentioned we have thus far no particu- 
lars, unless it be in a will dated June 25, 1773, in which 
Samuel Douglas, of Hanover, mentions his wife Mary, 
and his four daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah (who is be- 
lieved to have married William Dixon, July 13, 1758), 
Charlotte and Martha, one of whom, it appears, married 
a Prudden, of Hanover Neck. John Douglas, of New- 
ark, may have been the same with one John whose 
father, Nathaniel, was living at Hanover Neck in 1757, 
and probably in 1764. Some have thought that the 
three last named above were brothers, and nearly re- 
lated also to Samuel, of Basking Ridge, but as yet there 
is no reliable evidence on these points. 

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P]ven after the most diligent research the following lists 
are in some respects partial and imperfect ; partly be- 
cause many of the departed have left little or no record 
of their knowledge of descents and relationships, and 
partly because the living do not alwjiys realize the in- 
terest and importance to themselves and their children 
of the information which they actually have close at 
hand. It is hoped that the publication of these papers 
will prove the most direct way to secure the correction 
of en'ors, if any, and the su})ply of omissions, and per- 
haps full lists of other branches of the name in New 


DAVID' DOUGLAS, born about 1715-20; died 
about 1765; resided at Hanover Neck, N. J.; married, 
first, Feb. 13, 1744; married, second, Oct. 29, 1755, 
Esther Reed. She survived him and afterward married 
William Ely, of Hanover. David Douglas is. thought 
by some of his descendants to have been born in Scot- 
land. Children, born at Hanover Neck: — 

2. i. Joseph^ b. Oct., 1T44; m. Martha Dixon. 

3. ii. David^ b. April 8, 1746; m. Jane Dixon, 
iii. Theodosia', b. March 3, 1748; d. 

iv. Thankful', b. Mav, 1750; d. 

V. Esther', b. Oct. 12] 17r)(i; m. March 21, 177(5, Joseph 
Bvram, Caldwell; set. Morristown; d. 1840; had: 1. Ehenezei^ 
Byram, b. Sept. 20, 1777; d. Feb. 10, 1778. 2. John R.^ Byram, 
b. Jan. 10, 1779; m. Mary Hudson, Newburgh, X. Y. ; had 3 ch. 
who d. voung. 3. Ebenezer Alden^ Byram, h, Feb. 3, 1781; m. 
Eliza Birdsall, N. Y. city. 4. Roletta^ Byram, b. March 1, 1783; 
m. March 11, 1810, James Donellv, Newburgh, N. Y. ; had 10 
ch., of whm. only surv., Mary Elizabeth^ JJonelly, res. ('77) 
Newark, N. J. b. Esther^ Byram, b. Mav 7, 1787; m. Thomas 
Cochrane, Paisley, Scotland. 6. Elizabeth^ Byram, b. Oct. 12, 
1789; m. Stei)hen R. Grover, Caldwell, s. 1st set. minister there. 
7. Joseph^ Byram, b. Sept. 30, 1791; m. Abby Bruce, N. J. 8. 
Eliaif Byram, m. Rsther March. 9. Charles^ By ratn, d. few yrs. 
since, unml 10. William* Byram, m. Abby Miller. 11. t<ilas 

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Condif Byram, b. April 17, 1802; m. Miss Tudor, Newburgli, 
N. Y.; d. April 17, 1852. 

4. vi. John', b. Oct 14, 1757; m. Mary Potter. 

5. vii. Nathaniel', b. Jan. 24, 1760; m. Sarah Bates. 


JOSEPH^ DOUGLAS {David% born at Hanover 
Neck, N. J., in October, 1744; married, Sept. 19, 1771, 
Mai'tha Dixon ; died in 1791. Children: — 

i. Daniel', b. Jan. 20, 1773; m. Sept. 15, 1794, Martha 
Dixon, b. Aug. 22, 1775, d. April 18, 1848. He d. April 17, 
1823; had: 1. Nancy\ b. Dee. 8, 1775; d. April 17, 1822. 2. 
Jo8eph\ b. Oct. 22, 1797; m. Oct. 22, 1822, Susan Winans, Han- 
over; d. 1848; had 3 ch. who d. young, and (4). Martha Ann^. 
bapt. Auff. 1, 1830; m. 1853, John Thompson, Newark. 3. 
Samuel^, b. Jan. 15, 1800; m. 1825, Letitia Uompton, Newark: 
d. s. p. Julv 14, 1855. 4. Phebe\ b. Dec. 15, 1801; d. Aug. 18, 
1819. 5. i:iiza\ b. July 5, 1804; m. Nov. 25, 1826, Harvey S. 
Hampton, Newark; had: (1). Edwin A .^ Hampton, b. Aug!^ 25. 
1827. (2). Franklin S^ Hampton, b. April 17, 1854. (3). Mar^ 
Hampton, b. Oct. 13, 1855. (4). Martha^ Hampton, b. Feb. 5, 
1857. (5). Fliza^ Hampton, b. July 19, 1859. (6). Belled Hamp- 
ton, b. Jan. 29, 1861. (7). Fduum A.^ Hampton, b. Dec. 30. 
1863. (8). Joh7i' Hampton, b. Aug. 31, 1867; d. July 11, 1870. 

i9). Charles^ Hampton, b. April 3, 1871. 6. John Nelson', b. 
^eb. 24, 1807; m. Dec. 20, 1828, Elizabetli Horton, Yonkers. 
N. Y.; res. ('78) Newark; has: (1). Oscar A,\ b. Sept. 9, 1829: 
m. Nov. 27, 1853, Jane Hulme; had: i. Fdgar Bertram^, b. Nov. 
28, 1854. (2). Rev, Charles', b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Oct. 3, 
1833; educ. Newark (N. J.) Acad, and Burlington Coll.; ord. 
dea. 1861, priest 1862; rect. St. Jolnfs ch., Islip, N. Y., 1863-8: 
in charge Kutherford mem. chapel, Harrison, N. J., 1868-9; m. 
Nov. 7, 1872, Isabelhi Lawson; rect. Episc. ch. Belvidere, N. J., 
since 1871; has: i. Charles Malcolm^, b. Nov. 23, 1873. ii. Hub- 
ert Stuart*, b. July 25, 1875. (3). Amanda Mitmie^, a well 
known popular and accomi)lislied authoress, b. N. Y. citv, July 
14, 1831; made 1st appear, in lit. world 1866, by *'In l^rust:" 
since pub. 'SStei)hen Dane," ** Claudia," ** WitJi Fate Against 
Him," *' Lucia: Her Problem," -^Kathie Stories," '* Seven 
Daughters," **01d Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," •'* Nelly Kin- 
nard's Kingdom," and **From Hand to Mouth;" which hjivc 
been very popular and had an immense sale; res. ('78) Newark. 

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(4). Anni^, b. July 25, 1837; m. Oct. 21, 1857, David J. A. Boll, 
Glasgow, Scotland; res. Newark. 7. Eveline*, b. Dec. 3, 1810; 
m. April 11, 1829, Stephen Griffith, Hanover Neck; has: (1). 
Daniel Dougla^ Griffith, b. Jan. 24, 1830; m. Jan. 26, 1856, 
Phebe Caroline, dan. Cornelius Kent, Caldwell, wh. res. (2). 
Mon807i^ Griffith, b. Jan. 17, 1835; m. abt. 1859, Martha L., 
dau. Lindsley Beacli, Hanover; hiis: i. Charles Clifford^ Griffith, 
b. July 4, I860.' ii. Fanny Lindslei/" Griffith, b. July 9, 1866. 
iii. Minnie Adalaide^ Griffith, b. Oct. 21, 1869. iv. Sadie Maj^ 
Griffith, b. June 5, 1874.^ (3). Pheb€ K' .Griffith, b. Jan. 23, 
1837; m. Oct. 18, 1857, Henry Franklin Beach; d. April 20, 
1877; had: i. Latira E.^ Beach,^ h. Jan. 14, 1861. ii. Lindsley 
S,^ Beach, b. Oct. 25, 1874. (4). Williajn H,' Griffith, b. Oct. 
1, 1839; m. April 30, >802, I^ena N., dau. William A. Jackson, 
Caldwell. (5). Abn^r M^ Griffith, b. Dec. 31, 1842; d. Aug. 15, 
1846. 8. Stephen Devatur\ b. Aug. 17, 1813. 

ii. Stephen', d. June 3, 1812; by w. Sarah had: 1. William 
Burnet*. 2. Stepheyi Marcus*, baj)t. ^ov. 6, 1824. 3. Elizabeth*, 
m. a Palmer. 4. Sarah*, m. a Harrison, 
iii. David', d. unm. 

iv. Hauvey', b. June 4, 1789; m. July 9, 1812, Phebe Pier- 
son Wade, b. March 15, 1795. He d. May 18, 1825; had: 1. 
William Bedford*, b. May 28, 1813; m. Oct. 12, 1834, Abby, 
dau. Justice and Anna Crane, Weatliersfield, Conn., b. March 
10, 1817; deal, furnit. and pianos ('78) Newark; has: (1). Anna 
Louise^, b. May 18, 1837; d. March 9, 1839. (2). Horace Bed- 
ford^, b. April 22, 1840; m. Oct. 28, 1861, Mary E., dau. Wil- 
liam and Maria P. Engles, S. Francisco, ( 'al. ; has William Crane^ 
and Frank Johnson^ (3). William Craned, b. July 21, 1843; m. 
Sept. 17, 1867, H. Elma, dau. R. and Jane E. Stanbery, Newark; 
d. s. p. March 31, 1871. (4). Theodore Whitjield\ b. June 18, 
1847; m. May 17, 1871, Emma, dau. John and Margaret Harvey, 
Newark, wh. res. ('78); has: i. Theodore Mortimer^, b. March 1, 
1872. ii. Frederick^ b. March 28, 1875. (5). Emma Caroline^ 
b- Sept. 5, 1850; m. April 28, 1875, James Flusliing, s. Joseph 
and Mary Frances Edge, Jersev City; res. ('78) Newark; has: 
i. George Washington^ Edge, b. June 7, 1877. 2. Sarah Caroline*, 
b. Jan. 13, 1816; m. Alexander Major, who d. Cal., 1858. 3. 
Charlotte Augusta*, b. April 'l^Z, 1818; m. Whitfield Howard, 
who d. 4. ikary Louisa*, b. April 22, 1818; m. Charles E. 
Jjconard, who d. 5. Aaron Wade*, d. early. 6. Harvey Whit- 
field*, b. Oct. 31, 1824; ent. early into bus. with bro. in Newark, 
"und. name of W. B. & H. W. Douglas; m. 1st, Oct. 31, 1849, 
Susan, dau. Daniel Ilulme, Stockholm, who d. Nov. 1, 1863, jet. 
35 yrs. ; m. 2d, May 23, 1865, Emma Zulii)hant, b. in England; 
for several yrs. past publislier Methodist, N. Y. city, and prom- 
inently con." with management of the paper; res. ('78) Newark, 
N. J.-^ has: (1). George Whitfield^, b. Aug. 17, 1850; m. Celia, 

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dau. Ellis W. Cook, NeAvark. (2). Herbert Melville^, b. Nov. 8, 
1852; m. Cora, dau. Albert Ta^dor, Newark. (3). Wilfred i/.*, 
b. Feb. 7, 1855; d. Sept. 1, 1859. (4). Ida Mario7i\ b. Dec. 1, 
1857. (5). Fiore7ice Maf, b. Sept. 8, 1859. (6). Robert Bruc^y 
b. March 3, 1862. {1^ Laura Estello^ b. Sept. 24, 1867. (8). 
Emm(f, b. Jan. 28, 1877. 

V. Elizabeth', m. Simon Coudit, Orange. Both d.; left 
several ch. 


DAYID^ DOUGLAS {David% bora at Hanover 
Neck, N. J., April 8, 1746; died in 1793.; married, Jan. 
3, 1771, Jane Dixon, who was born April 17, 1754, and 
died, in 1834, at Morris Plains. Children: — 

i. Anna', b. Dec. 14, 1771; d. Oct. 14, 1850; m. Feb. 
19, 1808, Joseph Wheeler, Randolph, farmer; liad: 1. John Dou- 
glas' Wheeler, b. Dec. 22, 1808; d. May 14, 1835. 2. Joseph B^ 
Wheeler y b. Dec. 22, 1810; res. ('76) Morristown. 

ii. William', b. June 14, 1774; d. early. 

iii. Abigail', b. Aug. 31, 1775. 

iv. Israel', b. May 31, 1777. 

V. Timothy', b. March 13, 1780; set. Rockawav: m. Aug. 
16, 1806, Ann Peer, Morristown who d. s. p. 1863. fie d. 1860. 

vi. David', b. Dec. 26, 1782; m. Sept. 16, 1806, Elizabeth 
Pearsons, Newark, who d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1860, set. 77 )ts. 
He d. Newark 1827; was shoe merch., Savannah, Ga. ; had: 1. 
Jtilia\ b. abt. 1807; m. Henry Hibbard, Del. co., N. Y. 2. WiU 
Ham', d. early. 3. David Legrand*, b. July 9, 1811; m. Oct. 16, 
1836, Mary, dau. Nathaniel and Jane (Griffiths Morgiin, N. Y. 
citv, nat. of Wales; res. ('78) Brooklyn, N. Y.; has: (1). Frances 
Jane", b. Sept. 2, 1837. (2). LegrdndK b. May 3, 1839. (3). 
Margaret Letitia^, 1). Dec. 13, 1841. (4). George Randolph^, b. 
Feb. 2, 1843. (5). Mary Lonisa\ 1). Aug. 8, 1844; m. March 1, 
1870, Albert A\ilkinson; d. s, p. (i)), William Georg&, b. July 
3, 1846; m. Aug. 23, 1877, Amelia, dau. Capt. (ieorge Bockle- 
man, sea-cai)t., nat. Russia. (7). John Griffith^, b. March 20, 
1849. \, Eliza\ b. 1813; m. Allen Fox,' Sa. Cruz, Cal. 5. 
Francis\ b. 1815; d. N. Y. city; 1837. 

vii. John', b. Aug. 17, 1784; ret. fr. bus. Savannah, Ga,, 
wh. been in shoe bus. with bros. David and William; m. dau. 
Dr. Gale, 1). Orange co., N. Y.; d. Newark, N. J., bef, 1827; 
had; 1. Joh?i Gale*. A. M., b. abt. 1824; grad. Brown Vniv. 
1836, A, M. 1839; m. 1st, Rachel Pierson, 2d, Dec. 27, 1852, 
Mary Vandcrventer; lawyer, res. ('78) Cinti., 0.; luis: (1). How- 
ard^, b. Jan. 21, 1847; nY 1875, ^Minnie J. Day, Newark, N. J., 

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b. Oct. 26, 1853; res. ('78) Cinti.; hiis: i. Florence, b. Au^. 11, 
1876. (2). ElUrv', b. Nov. 22, 1854. (3). Clara\ b. Juno 28, 
1857. (4). Waltei^. b. Jan. 14, 18(;(). (5). Malcolm^ b. June 
20, 1862. 2. Catharine*, b. abt. 1826; m. liev. Mr. Anderson, 
Bapt. clergyman. 

viii. Jacob*, b. Feb. 27, 1786; ni. Feb. 25, 1808, Eliza Smitli, 
wbo d. abt. 1857. lie d. abt 1847; bad: 1. David*, b. Nov. 0, 
1808; m. Harriet Kosehkrantz; bad: (1). EUzaheth^, b. Oct. 23, 
1836. (2). Alfred^ b. July 7, 1838. (3). Helen Jane^, b. Oct. 
U, 1840. (4). Melissa^ b. iDec. 0, 1843. (5). Ja7i^, b. June 3, 
1847. (6). Walkway b. Jan. 20, 1849. (7). Jacob E\\ b. Feb. 3, 
1853. 2. Aaron\ b. Jan. 10, 1810; m. Aug. 14, 1831, Mary Ann 
Stoekbolm, who d. Aug. 9, 1877; res. ('78) Paterson, N. J. ; has: 
{\).William\ b. Oct. 2, 1832; m. Nov. 2, 1852; res. ('78) St. 
Louis, Mo.; has Emma^ and Ida^. (2). Edtoin^, b. May 14, 1834; 
d. young. (3). Marqaref", b. March 2, 1836; m. Aug". 19, 1857. 
(4)"; Theodora, b. Jaii. 14, 1838; res. ('77) Kansas City Mo.; lias 
1 ch. (5). Charle^,h. Aug. 11, 1839; res. ('77) Phila., Pa.; has 
Jan^, Eliza^, Ann^, Frederick^ and Mahef, (r>). Mary Ellen^, b. 
Jan. 30, 1841; m. a Reh; d. in La. (7). Andrew^, b. March 14, 
1843; m. Sept. 5, 1858; res. ('77) Milburn, N. J. (8). George 
IL\ b. Aug. 8, 1844; kill. Oettvsburgh, July 2, 1863. (9). John 
I).\ b. May 29, 1848; d. young. (10). Caroling, b. Aug. 29, 
1850; m. a Jones; has 1 ch. (11). Frank G.\ b. May 16, 1855; 
res. ('77) Paterson. 3. Julia A.*, b. Sei)t. 15, 1812; ni. Sept. 

17, 1832, William V. Barrows, Waterbury, Conn., who d. Jan. 
27, 1865; res. ('76) N. Haven, Conn.; has: (1). Augustus Smith^ 
Barrows, b. July 29, 1834; m. Oct. 11, 1860, Marion L. Manson. 
(2). Adaline Julia^ Barroios, b. Oct. 16, 1836; m. Nov. 3, 18f>2, 
(reorge L. Streeter. 4. Christiana*, b. 1814; m. Sei)t. 18, 1834, 
Jacob B. Van Houten; has: (1). Oscar B,^ Van Houten, b. June 

18, 1835; m. May 5, 1870, Julia L. Chandler, Leominster, Mass. 
(2). Hester^ Van Houten, b. Aug. 5, 1837; m. Aug. 28, 1859, 
Cornelius Hill, Hiickensack, N. J. (3). Eliza^ Van Houten, b. 
Sept. 1, 1840; m. Feb. 5, 1861, Jacob B. Christie, Old Bridge, 
N. J. (4). RacheP Van Houten, b. July 9, 1844; m. Dec. 3, 
1863, Whilhelms Bogart, Hackensack. (5). Emma Auguda^ Van 
Houten, b. Oct. 14, 1848. 6. Caroline*, b. Dec. 26, 1816; m. Oct. 
4, 1840, Henry Jenkins; res. ('78) Newark; has: {l).Leander^Jen' 
kirn, b. Dec. 9, 1843; m. Nov. 2, 1864. (2). Melissa B,^ Jenkins, 
b. Jiine 30, 1846. (3). Charles X.* Jenkins, b. Nov. 4, 1848; d. 
June 18, 1850. (4). Caroline A ,^ Jenkins, b. Dec. 21, 1851; d. 
Feb. 5, 1856. (5). Mary Ella'' Jenkins, b. Sept. 3, 1857. 6. 
Eliza*, b. May 6, 1818; m. Dec. 31, 1845, John A. Davis, (b. 
July 11, 1809,' d. Nov. 26, 1853); had 3 ch. all now d. 7. John*, 
b. ifarch 31, 1820; m. May 3, 1843, (Caroline (b. May 27, 1820), 
dan. AVilliani 11. Winans, J^^ussex, N. J., and niece Boss Winans, 
Phila., Pa., and Judge Henry K. Winans, Sussex co. court, N. J. ; 


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res. ('78) Jersey City, N. J.; has: (1). William^ Winans, b. Feb. 
15, 1844; m. Feb. 15, 1873, Marie Penrose; res. ('7G) Waverlv, 
N. J.; has: i. William\ b. Feb., 1874. ii. Henry\ b. Nov. 20, 
1875. (2). hadoreV.^ b. Oct. 16, 1846; m. Oct. 16, 1873, Jenny 
R. Newell; has: i. Jessie^ Newell, b. July 6, 1874. 8. Henry* ^ h, 
Aug. 21, 1822; m. Sept. 11, 1847, Mary Post; had: (1). Henrif'. 
b. April 6, 1848. (2). Charles F.\ b. Dee. 29, 1849. (3). James 
a\ b. Dee. 27. 1851. (4). Elizaheth\ b. Feb. 3, 1854. (5). Wil- 
liam H,\ b. March 21, 1861. 9. Mary Jane\ b. April 10. 1824: 
m. Aug. 7, 1845, E. P. Gould, who d. Nov. 23, 1876; res. (78) 
Paterson, N. J.; has: (1). Kate Harrisov!" Gould, b. Dec. 2, 1851. 
(2). Edwin ff.* Gould, b. Aug. 14, 1853; m. April 29, 1876, Lu- 
einda Saunders, Paterson. (3). Sarah EW Gould, b. Marcli 23, 
1856; m. Feb. 26, 1876, William Douglas Seddon. (4). Francis 
Davif^ Gould, b. Caldera, Chili, S. A., Feb. 16, 1859. (5). Eliza- 
heth Dougla^ Gould, b. Caldera, May 25, 1861. (6). Thomas G,' 
Gould, b. Caldera, April 27, 1863. (7). Moh-es Bennetl^ Gould, 
b. Paterson, June 30, 1866. 

ix. Lucinda', b. Aug. 19, 1788; d. 

X. William', b. Aug. 23, 1791; n\. Sarah Ilavward, Ran- 
dolph, N. J., who d. Jan. 16, 1870. He d. May 29^ 1822; had: 
1. Abijah Hayward\ b. June 18, 1814; m. Oct. 6, 1840, Marj^ 
Morgan Mundy, N. Brunswick, N. J., propr. music store ('78) 
Newark; has: (1). George^, h, July 24, 1841; ni. Mary Blackford; 
serv. late war; d. (2). Einma^, b. Feb. 15, 1843; m. James Van 
Horn, furnit. deal. (3). Adalin^, b.. March 21, 1845; d. (4). 
Martha^, h. Dec. 8, 1846; m. Cornelius A. Marshall, music deal.; 
has: i. Cora^ Marshall. (5). Louisa^, b, June 6, 1849; m. James 
T. Bennett, builder; res. ('76) England; has Grace^ ^nd William^ 
Be?inetL (6). Frederick', b. Dee. 28, 1850; d. Jan. 23, 1858. 
(7). Franklin Hayward\ b. March 7, 1853. (8). Eva\ b. Dec 
30, 1858. 2. Afina F.\ b. March 5, 1816; m. William K. Bed- 
ford, who d.; has, George 0.*, (photog., Haverstraw, N. Y.), 
William E.^, Emma', Caroline^ and Sarah', 3. David*, b. Feb. 
7, 1818; set. N. Orleans, La., abt. 1843. 

JOHN^ DOUGLAS (BaimP), born at Hanover Neck, 
N. J., Oct. 14, 1757; died there Feb. 4, 1819; mamed, 
May 4, 1780, Mary Potter, of J]lizabeth, who was born 
Oct. 8, 1757, and died Jan. 1, 1815. Children:— 

i. Esthers b. Mareli 8, 1781; d. 1851. 
ii. Olivias 1^- April 21, 1783; m. Oct. 8, 1800, Abraham 

iii. Elias-'', b. Oct, 17, 1780; d. March 17, 1787. 

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iv. Susannah*, b. July 12, 1788; d. Aug. 25, 1842. 

V. John Potter', b. Dec. 6, 1792. d. N, Orleans, La. 

vi. Letty', b. Jan. 3, 1795; d. May 3, 1796. 
vii. Nathaniel Franklin', b. March 31, 1798; m. 1st, 
Sept. 9, 1819. Elizabeth, dan. Jacob Miller, Pine Brook, who d. 
Nov. 18, 1833, aet. 32 yrs.; m. 2d, Nov. 13, 1834, Nancv, dau. 
Harvev Ball, Hanover; d. Sept. 29, 1855. She res. ('78) Han- 
over; luis: 1. John Potter*, b. Aug. 1, 1820; m. May 29, 1842, 
Martha Walker, Morristown; serv. Ist Conn. Heav. Art. 3 yrs.; 
app. artificer soon aft. enlist.; in several bat., indud. 7 d.'s fight 
bef. Richmond; carriage-maker ('78) N. Haven, Conn.; has: (1). 
FVanklin Augustus^, b. Sept. 18, 1844; serv. 6th Conn. Vols.; 
a])p. sutler; d. Beaufort, S. C, March 18, 1864. (2). Mary 
Emma\ b. March 15, 1846; d. Sept. 15, 1851. (3). Charles A.\ 
b. May 23, 1847; drum. 15th Conn. Vols.; serv. 3 yrs.; tak. pris. 
bat. ^Wbern; put in Libbypris. ; aft. exch. ; engineer ('78) N. 
Haven, Conn.; m. Feb. 27," 1873, Ellen Maria, dau. Thomas and 
Bridget Carroll, N. Haven, b. Nov. 23, 1857; had: i. FrajiJd', b. 
Dec. 8, 1873; d. (4). Elizabeth M,\ b. Nov. 15, 1849. (5). 
John H}y b. Aug. 29, 1856; clerk. 2. E^ioard Augustus*, b. 
Sept. 21, 1821. 3. Mary Catharine*, b. Jan. 21, 1830; m. Dec. 
W), 1851, Timothy Whitfifeld Dixon, Hanover, N. J.; has: (1). 
Elizabeth Geneve^ Dixon, b. April 18, 1854. (2). Jesse Freeman^ 
Dixo7i, b. Aug. 29, 1856. (3). Jane Condit^ Dixon, b. May 5, 
1859. (4). Edivard^ Dixon, b. April 20, 1862. 4. Emma Caro- 
line*, b. Dec. 4, 1831; m. Aug. 17, 1854, Edward Meeker, Orange, 
N. J.; has: (1). Henrietta May^ Meeker, b. May 19, 1855. (2). 
Anne MnxweW Meeker, b. Dec. 19, 1856. (3). Belen Douglas^ 
Meeker, b. April 5, 1863. (4). Edivard Charles^ Meeker, b. Dec. 
5, 1865. (5). Arthur Denman^ Meeker, b. Dec. 20, 1871. 5. 
Harvey Frayiklin*, b. Aug. 24, 1835; m. Elizabeth, dau. Enos 
Woodruff, Elizabeth, N. J.; res. ('78) Da};tona, Fla. 6. Helen 
Maria*, b. Feb. 10, 1840; has contrib. val. inform, for these pp. 
viii. Matuias', b. Aug. 2, 1801; d. Sept. 14, 1801. 

Dea. NATHANIEP DOUGLAS (DavuP), born at 
Hanover Neck, N. J., as is supposed, Jan. 24, 17 GO. 

"The unfortunate destruction of his private and business 
papers by fire, not long after his death, deprives us of one im- 
portant means of information in regard to him. He lived for a 
time in Pompton, where one, at lejist, of his children was born. 
He was for many years one of the resi)ected firm of Vanderpoel 
& Douglas, leather manufacturers and dealers, in Newark, N. J. 
In 1813, he moved to Caldwell, and in 1815, with his sou 

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Marcus, bought an iron furnace and forge, with TOO acres of 
woodland, in Hloomingdale. Being disa])|)ointed in this invest- 
ment, he moved, in 181G, to Caldwell. There he died, Mav 15. 
1824. His letters to his son, David B., from 1813 to 1824, show 
good training, sound judgment, and a systematic mind. In re- 
spect of style and accuracy they will compare favonibly with the 
letters of any well trained business man of these days. He was 
a deacon in the First Presbyterian church, Calclwell, from 
1819-24. He was a proficient in music, lie was a quiet, reso- 
lute, devout man; one who ruled his own household well. In 
his wife Sarah, daughter of Capt. David Bates, whom he mar- 
ried Jan. 15, 1782, he was cxcei)tionally blessed. She was bom 
March 31, 1702, and died Jan. 22, 181(). She was the sister of 
David Stanhope Bates, of Bochester, a civil engineer of eminence 
who was assistant engineer on the middle divisions of the Erie 
canal, and afterward chief engineer of canals in Ohio. Uis life 
is given in Stuart's Civil and Military Engineers of America. 
The father, Capt. David Bates, of Whii)pany, was a remarkable 
man, of great and varied experience. lie died Sept. 7, 1820, 
aged 95 years, in the enjoyment of his full mentiil ])ower and 
faculties of observation and perfect memory, almost to the last 
day. His wife was Phebe Tappan, of Morristown, *an accom- 
plished lady of ({uiet and winning manners.' Sarah, his daugh- 
ter, and the wife of Mr. Douglas, was a woman of singiuar 
clearness of understanding, sound judgment and decided charac- 
ter. Of her and her husband the Kev. Dr. Samuel H. Coxe thus 
writes: * One who though not inelocjuent wiis fluent and pointed, 
and mighty in the scriptures, the venerable and now, I trust, 
glorified Mrs. Douglas (wife of the excellent and now, I trust, 
glorified person with whom I then boarded), a lady to whom, 
under (iod, I am happy in the opportunity of recording my deep 
obligations; she ever succeeded in disi)utation by that celestial 
weaponry with which I was unprovided, and which she used with 
skill and courage against the light within and all its arrogant 
manifestations. / attribute my conversion to chriatianity very 
much instrumentally to her wisdom, benevolence and valor for the 
truth,^ And the late Rev. Simeon R. Jones, of Elmira^ N. Y., 
thus wrote: *I began to tread the i)edagogic round in Nathaniel 
Doughis's family, and such a family in this age is rara avis in 
terris. Christian faithfulness and candor existed and was prac- 
ticed in that familv, and as far as possible there was perfection of 
parental harmony In the family government and order.' *' 

Children : — 

i. Lunrs Fraxklin', b. Jan. 1, 1783; m. Phebe, dan. 
ViQu, CJould, Caldwell; d. s. p, Feb. 2(5, 1812. She m. 2d, 1817, 
Edward Faitoute, Xewark, and had Edward Faitonte, who res. 
('7S) Newark. 

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ii. MAKCirs Huutus', b. Dec. 27, 1784; m. 1st, Jan. 12, 
1807, Nancy Crane, daiv Timotliy (lould, Caldwell, who d. Dec. 
21, 1849; m. 2d, March 20, 1851, C'aroline Cook, who surv. him; 
d. Feb. 21, 1804; had: 1. Sarah Ann\ b. Aug. 23, 1809; m. 
March 21, 1832, Jolin Grimes, M. D.; d. Dec. 31, 1838; had 4 
ch., of whm. only Malcolm Lee" Grimes, b. March 4, 1833, long 
snrv. him. ' 2. Lucius Franklin^, b. July 7, 1814; civ. engin. of 
gi-t, promise; d. Julv 24, 1841. 3. Elizabeth*, b. Nov. 20, 1810; 
d. Dec. 3, 1837. 4:,''William Wheeler', b. Jan. 27, 1819; d. June 
25, 1819. 5. Esther Maria\h. June 14, '1822; m. Jan. 14, 1840, 
James Douglas* Orton [5. iv. 3. J, cash. 2d nat. bank, (78) New- 
ark; has: (1). Atmie' Orton, b. Oct. 11, 1840; d. Fel). 11, 1851. 
(2). lAicius FranMiiv* Orton, b. Sept. 20, 1848; d. March 10, 
1850. (3). Mary A,^ Orton, b. June 10, 1851; m. Samuel Ford, 
Jr., N. Y. city. (4). James Donglas^ Orton. b. Dec. 25, 1852. 
(5). Marcus Douglas^ Orton, b. May 14, 1858; d. March 20, 1800. 
(0). Helen Douglas^ Orton, b. July 5, 1800. 

0. iii. David Bates', b. March 21, 1790; m. Ann E. Ellicott. 

iv. Esther Maria', 1). March 2, 1790; m. Dec. 0, 1814, 
Dr. James Orton, Caldwell, b. Woodbury, Conn., 1 of 5 bros. and 
3 sist., the bros. all phys., and all ch. Dr. Samuel Orton, A. B. 
(Yale Coll. 1705). by w. Ruth; had: 1. Sarah' Orton, m. Dr. 
John Grimes, wid.; d. abt. 1850. 2. Julia A,' Orton, liv. ('70) 
Caldwell, N. J. 3. James Douglas' Orton, m. Esther Maria* Dou- 
glas [5. ii. 5.]. 4. Dr, Samuel Henry' Orton, phys. ; surg. in U. S. 
A. dur. war; res. ('70) N. Y. city. 5. Mary' Orton, d. abt. 1852. 

v. Julia Angelina', b. March 7, 1800; m. April 23, 
1829, Calvin S. Crane, wid., Caldwell; d. Dec. 22, 1834; had: 
1. Delia' Crane, b. June 20, 1830; m. May 4, 1853, Charley (I. 
Campbell, Newark, b. Feb. 8, 1825; has: (1). JuUa Douglas^ 
Campbell, b. March 10, 1854. (2), Jeanie Butler^ CampbelL b. 
Nov. 24, 1850; m. Oct. 3, 1878, Edward B. Denny. (3). Charles 
Bulou:^ Campbell, b. Dec. 12, 1859. (4). Charlotte Crane^ Camp- 
bell, b. Feb. 22, 1803. (5). Walworth Dotiglas^ Campbell, b. June 
10, 1800. (0). Mary Delia' Campbell, h, Dec. 23, 1808. (7). 
Annie Dai^ Campbell, b. May 23, 1870. 2. Walworth Douglas' 
Crime, b. July 8, 1833; m. Nov. 22, 1857, Eliza, dau. late (^ol. 
Von Ijcer, N. Orleans, La.; civ. engin. res. ('78) N. Y. citv; has: 
(1). Joseph Owen' Crane, b. Oct. 29, 1858; stucl. ('78) (\)lumbia 

vi. Caroline', d. in inf. 


Maj. DAVID BATES« DOUGLAS, LL.D, (yafhu)- 
/e/^, I)afu'(J^), born at Poiupton, N. J., March 2l, 1790; 

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(lied Oct. 21, 1849; married, Dec. 12, 1815, Ann Eliza, 
daughter of Andrew and Sarah Brown Ellicott,* who 
Avtis born in Lancaster, Pa., in 1792, and died in Bata- 
via, N. Y., July 1, 1873. 

David Bates Douglas, H^.D., usually known as Major Dou- 
glas, graduated at Yale College, B. A. Sept. 1, 1813 fM. A. Sei)t. 

11, 1810). He was commissioned 2d lieutenant oi Engineers, 
I". S. A., thirty days after, and ordered to West Point. He was 
ordered to the front in tlie Niagara campaign of 1814; was pro- 
moted 1st lieutenant Sept. 17, 1814, and was brevetted captain 
from tlie same date, " for distinguished and meritorious services 
during tlie siege of Fort Erie." Was commissioned ca])tain of 
engineers March 31, 1819. Jan. 1, 1815, was appointed assist- 
ant professor of natural philosophy, U. S. M. A. In April, 
1815, was ordered to examine and report upon the defences of 
Narragansett bay, New London harbor, Saybrook and New Ha- 
ven. In October, 1815, being officer in charge at West Point, he 
systematized the details and carried into effect the organization 
of 1812 as to the military academy and corps of cadets. Dec. 

12, 1815, married Ann "E. Ellicott. In 1817, was ordered to 
make a reconnoissance with a view of fortifying the eastern 
entrance of Long Island Sound. In 1819, was appointed the 
IT. S. astronomical surveyor to the joint commission on the 
boundary, appointed under the (Jth and 7th articles of the treaty 
at (ihent to survey the Niagiira river and the islands of Lake 
Erie. In 1820, Wiis ordered to join the N. W. exi)edition as civil 
and military engineer and astronomer. This was an expedition 
under charge of I^ewis Cass, organized to explore the country 
bordering u})on Lake Superior and the liead waters of the Missis- 
8ij)pi. Aug. 29, 1820, he was appointed to succeed Major Andrew 
Ellicott, decetised, as i)rofessor of mathematics, U. S. M. A. : May 
1, 1823, was ai)iK)inted professor of engineering, U. S. M. A.: 
resigned March 1, 1831. 

He was well known as an engineer in connection with various 
imi)ortant public works. In 1826-7, he was employed by the 
board of internal improvements in Pennsylvania to make surveys 
and estimates for a canal in Peunsylvania from Conneaut IjJiKe 
to Lake Erie, and for the French Creek feeder. In 1828, he was 
employed upon the surveys and location of the upiKjr Delaware 
canal, Pennsylvania, and the Sandy and Beaver canal, Ohio. In 

* Andrew ElHcott, professor of mathematics, U. S. M. A., West Point, was 
an astronomer and mathematician of eminence, who discharged in his time 
some of the most important duties of his profession. He was the oldest 
son of Joseph E., son of Andrew Ellicott, the founder of ElUcott's Mills, 
in Mar}'lanu. A sketch of his life appears in Stuart's Givil and MUUiiry 
EnyiMern of America, 

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1829, made a survey and rejwrt to settle tlie terminus of the 
Pennsylvania R. R. at Philadelphia. In 1829-31, solved, on the 
Morris and Essex canal, N. J., the problem of successfully apply- 
ing the inclined plane to canal navigation over long slopes. In 
1831, directed the reconnoissance necessary for uniting the city 
of Pittsburgh with the Ohio canal by R. R. In 1831-2, sur- 
vt^yed the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown R. R. In 
1832 was professor of natural philosophy. New York University. 
In 1833 surveyed the route of the Brooklyn and Jamaica R. R., 
and made the preliminary surveys for supplying the city of New 
York with pure water. In 1834-6, as first chief engineer of 
the Croton water works, made the surveys and })rojectcd the out- 
lines of that great work. In 1836-7, professor of architecture and 
civil engineering in the New York University. In 1837-8, ex- 
amined and reported on the hydraulic power of the Monmouth 
purchase; and made a reconnoissance of the coal region of the 
upper Potomac. In 1838-9, laid out the Greenwood cemetery, 
and was first president of its corporation. In 1840-4, president 
of Kenyon College, Ohio. 1841, degree of LL.D., Yale College 
Aug. 3,* and Geneva College Aug. 4. Honorary member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa in 1842. 1844-8, was engaged in various pro- 
fessional works, including the laying out of the Albany Rural 
cemetery, and the Quebec Protestant cemetery, and improve- 
ments in Brooklyn. Professor of mathematics, Geneva College, 

*^ Major Douglas in stature was several inches above the me- 
dium height, slender, but finely proportioned, with an energetic, 
earnest movement and distinguished military presence. His fea- 
tures were strongly marked and striking; his hair was dark, and 
his eyes black, large and restless; his voice deep-toned and firm. 
With brilliant conversational powers he combined a manner of 
address polished, quiet and unostentatious. His spirit was deeply 
religious; ho superintended with pious vigilance tnc education of 
his family."— (Gen. C. B. Stuart). 

" He possessed great powers of analvsis, which he exercised, 
not in a captious or doubting spirit, tut that he might better 
know and form the material whereon to exercise that facufty 
of his intellect which 'was more peculiarly his characteristic, 
the constructive talent.* Hence whatever he knew he knew 
thoroughly and systematically. Hence his views, his opinions, 
his aims, were all definite. Hence the depth and clearness of jiis 
instruction. Hence in conversation he was still the teacher, and 
without any of the forms of argument, his discourse, clear in its 
own light, was full of information." — (Dr. Hale). 

* Plans and drawings prepared by him in 1838 or 1889, for a high l)ridge 
over the East River, "near where the present high bridge is situated, and 
for a tunnel, with carriage-way, under the river, are now in the i)ossessiou 
of his family. 

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A sketeli of his life will be found in Appleton's Encyclopedia: 
also in Johnson's Encyclo])edia; also, in Stuart's Lives of the 
Civil and Military Engineers of America; also, in a MiS. life of 
D. B. D., by the late Rev. Benjamin Hale, D.I)., Pres. Geneva 
Coll.; also, in a work on the Engineer Cori)s, U. S. A., now in 
prei)aration by Bt. -Major Gen. George W. Galium, U. S. A. 
Children: — 

i. SauauS b. at West Point, Aug. 11, 1817; m. Sept. 
12, 1838, Samuel Garrison Cornell, Brooklyn; d. July 20, 1877. 
He res. ('78) Buffalo, (Cornell white lead works); has: 1. Samuel 
Douglas^ Cornell, b. Glenville, Conn., Dec. 2, 1839; m. Jah. 29, 
1802, Lydia, only dau. Robert and Eliza Hadiield; res. ('78) 
Buffalo; has 2 s. and 1 dau. 2. Richard Rapelyea^ Cornell, b. 
Glenville, Feb. 10, 1848; m. Oct. 14, 1873, Mary, only dau. 
John and Kebecca Scovill, Detroit, Midi.; has 1 s. and 1 dau. 

7. ii. CiiAKLKS Edwahi)*, b. Sept. 0, 1818; m. Hariette 

8. iii. AxDUEW Ellkoit*, b. Nov. 18, 1819; m. Sanih C. 

9. iv. Malcolm*, b. July 19, 1825; m. Sarah E. Hale. 

10. v. Henry*, b. March 9, 1827; m. 1st, Isiidore Bowman, 
2d, Marv Bossard. 

' vi. Emily*, b. at W. Point, Dec. 10, 1828; m. May 31, 
1853, Kev. Sidney B. Wilbur, Albion; res. S. Diego, Cal. ; has: 
1. Henry Nortou' Wilbur, b. Frankfort, Ky., July 24, 1855. 2. 
Edward Douglai(* Wilbur, b. June 13, 1857^ 3. Ann Elizar" Wil- 
bur, b. Eagleville, Ind., Aug. 25, 1859; m. Nov. 15, 1877, Wil- 
liam B. Evans, I't. Reyes, C-al. 4. Clinton Martindale* Wilbur, 
b. Lyons, N. V., May* 17, 1801. 5. Mary Minervit' Wilbur, b. 
Havanna, N. Y., April 27, 1803. 

vii. Ellkn*. b. at W. Point, Jan. 24, 1829; m. Jlev. 
AVilliam Oscar Jarvis, widower, then rect. Christ ch., Duanes- 
burgh, N. Y. ; d. June 10, 1871; had: 1. Douglaa^ Jarvis, b. 
Dnanosburgh, July 8, 1855. 2. Ilenry^ Jarvis, b. March 9, 1858. 
3. Ann Eliza^ Jarvis, b. Niagara Falls, May 2, 1800. 3. William 
Oscar-^ Jarvis, b. Stockport, Aug. 9, 1805. 

viii. Maky Louisa*, b. at Brooklyn, Oct. 9, 1832; res. 
('78) Batavia. 


(I)aiH<P, Nafhanier^, Dari(P)^ born at West Point, N. 
Y., Sept. 6, 1818. 

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1830, Jan. 9, went to the Highland scliool (Messrs. Watson). 
1831, Oct. 29, at Fhishing Institute with Dr. Muhlenberg. 
1834, Nov. 12, at Kenyon ('ollege, Ohio, for three years. De- 
gree B. A. Aug. 9, 1837. Feb. 15, 1838, in Pmf. Nordheinier's 
Hebrew ehiss. University of New York. Oct. 22, 1838, I'rinity 
College, Camhridge, England. March, 1840, Littlego, first class. 
Feb. 1, 1841, second declamation prize (Nugee Ist, Benjamin Shaw 
3d). Jan. 22, 1842, degree day. A senior optinie, but deferred 
degree intending to return to America. July 1, 1842, tutor at 
Lord Mounteagle\s, in Ireland. Nov. 22, Mr. Everett applied to 
have the oath of allegiance relaxed, but failed. 1843, again tutor 
at Lord Mounteagle's. 1845, tutorship in Scotland, and at Na- 
nles. Oct. 14, 1840, at Ilurstmonceaux with Edward Venables. 
Introduction to Archdeacon Ilare, and engagement as curate 
of Brighton. Took A. B. degree. 1846, ordained deacon at 
Brighton. 1848, ordained priest at Chichester. June 3, 1855, 
preached the ordinati<m sermon at Chichester. April 11, 1856, 
went to the irnited States for six months. Oct. 1, 1858, took 
M. A. degree at Cambridge. Aug. 23, 1859, married Ilarriette 
Shephard, daughter of John Shephard, Es(j., then of Mont Clare, 
Rocnampton. Sept. 29, 1861, appointed incumbent of St. Ste- 
phen's church, Brighton. Has puhlished, .** The One Fold of 
Christ, or Spiritual and Practical Unity," **The Doctrine of 
Holy Baptism, practically explained in three Discourses." ** An 
Outline of the rrinciples of Public Worship." 

Children, born at Brighton : — 

i. Edward EllicotT, b. July 29, 1860. • 

ii. Malcolm', b. Dec. 18, 1861. 

iii. Walters b. May 4, 1863. 

iv. Fraxk*, b. Feb. 5, 1865. 

V. Evelyn (/Harles% b. Jan. 20, 1867. 

vi. MaryS b. May 30, 1868. 

vii. Ellex IIarriette*, b. Dec. 2, 1871. 

viii. Katharine^ b. Oct. 11, 1873. 

ix. Henry Arohibalu*, b. Sept. 22, 1875. 

yathaNieP^ J)avi(f^), born at West Point, N. Y., Nov. 
18, 1819; graduated from Kenyon College in 1838, re- 
ceiving degree of Master of Arts in 1841 ; married, May^ 
13, 1847, Sarah Cortelyou, daughter of George L. Cor- 
nell, Esq., of Brooklyn, and later of Rye. Mrs. Cornell 

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was Isabella Woodbridge Sheldon, daughter of Charles 
Sheldon, of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Douglas entered the 
office of the Hazard Powder Co., New^ York, in 1843, a.s 
secretary ; was vice-president and acting president from 
August, 1867, to June, 1876; retired from active busi- 
ness; resides ('78) in New York city. Child: — 

i. Isabel*, b. in Brooklyn, May 6, 1848; m. Aug. 23, 1870, 
Cliarles B. Curtis, N. Y. city, wli. res. ('77); has: 1. ElUcott 
Douglas^ Curtis, b. Sept. 7, 1877. 


Rev. MALCOLM^ DOUGLAS, D. D., (Darif]\ Xa- 
fhanieP, Dari(l% born at West Point, N. Y., July 19, 
1825; married, Oct. 14, 1851, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter 
of the Rev. Benjamin Hale, D. D., president qf Ilobart 
College, and of Mary Caroline, daughter of the Hon. 
Cyrus King, of Saco, Maine; graduated A. B. Trinitv 
College 184G ; M. A. 1849 ; I). 1). Trinity College 18()9'; 
deacon, Protestant Episco})al church 1849; priest 1850. 
Durhig the autumn and winter of 1849 he was tutor 
in mathematics at Geneva College. Rector of Christ 
church, Seneca Falls, N. Y., to 1851 ; Christ church, 
Albion, N. Y., 1851-5; St. Paul's, Waterloo, X. Y, 
1855-9; St. PauFs, Windsor, Vt., 1859-72; president 
of Norwich (Military) T^niversity, Vermont, 1872-5; 
rector of Christ church, Andover, Mass., since 1875. 
Children : — 

i. Charlks Edward', b. at Albion, X. Y., Sept. 11, 18:)2; 
d. young. 

ii. \Mary Caroijne\ 1). at Albion, Oct. 19, 185:3. 
iii. Benjamin 1Iali:\ b. tit Waterloo, Doc. 10, l^hTy, 
iv. David Bates', b. at Waterloo, N. Y., Aug. 1^ 1858. 
V. Malcm)Lm\ b. at Windsor, Vt., Nov. 125, 18(54. 

vi. Andrew Ellicott', b. at Windsor, Julv 5, 1807 

vii. Moses Hale', b. at Windsor, July 29/1870. 



LiEir.-Coi,. HENRY* DOUGLAS (l)(,n;i\ Soihun- 
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married, first, July 13, 1858, Isadore, daughter of Frau- 
cis L. Bowman, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., captain infontry, U. 
S. A., and Angelina C, his wife. Isadore D. died Aug. 
1, 1867. He married, second, Oct. 29, 1873, Mary, 
daughter of Samuel F. and Lucy Bossard, of Wilkes- 
barre. Graduated at the U. S. Military Academy, 
West Point, N. Y., June 30, 1852. Bt.-2d-lieu tenant 7th 
Infantry. Served in Indian Territory. Promoted 2d 
lieutenant 8th Infantry, Dee. 31, 1853. Served on the 
Ilio Grande, Texas. Transferred as 2d lieutenant to 9th 
Infantry, March 3, 1855. Served with regiment in 
Washington Territory and in Oregon. Promoted 1st 
lieutenant 9th Infantry, Sept. 10, 1850. Quartermaster 
to escort N. W. Boundary Survey, from May to Decem- 
ber, 1857. Assistant professor of drawing, U. S. Mili- 
tary Academy, from Jan. 1, 1858, to July 1, 180 1. 
Promoted captain 18th Infantry, May 14, 18(51. Was 
engaged, July 1, 1801, in iirst battle of Bull Run, com- 
manding a company of 3d Infantry of battahon of regu- 
lars. ()n provost guard duty in city of Washington 
from Sept. 1, to Nov. 30, 18(51. Joined 18th Infantry, 
December, 18(51, hi command of company A. Com- 
manded 1st battalion 18th Infantry from December, 
18(51, to May, 18(52. Acting field officer 1st battalion 
from May, 18(52, until December, 18(53. In command 
of 1st battalion until April, 18(53. Engaged in advance 
on, and seige of, Corinth, Miss., April and May, 18(52. 
Battle of Ciiaplin Hills, Ky., Oct. 8, 18(52. Battle of 
Muifreesborough, Tenn., Dec. 31, 18(52, and Jan. 1st 
and 2d, 18(53. Wounded. Ordered on mustering and 
disbursing duty, April, 18(53. Relieved, 18(5(5. Pro- 
moted major 3d Infantry, July 28, 18(5(5. In command 
of Fort Dodge, Kansas, from December, 18(5(5, to May, 
18(59. Superintendent of Indian affairs for Nevada 
from November, 18(5!), to Deceml)er, 1870. Assigned 
to 11th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871. In conmiand of Fort 
Conchoj Texas, from May, 1874, to ^lay, 1875. Sick 
leave of absence from May, 1875, to Novemlxir, 1875. 
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maiul of Fort Cameron, Utah, from May 16, 1876, to 
date. Children : — 

i. Henry BowmanS b. at West Point, N. Y., June 29, 1859; 
stud. ('78) De Veaux Coll. 

ii. Francis-', b. at West Point, Dec. 2, 1860; stud. ('78) De 
Veaux Coll. 

iii. Charles Edward*, b. at Columbus, 0., Aug. 26, 1866. 

iv. Georqe Patterson*, b. at W^ilkesborre, Pa., Feb. 26, 

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SAMUEL^ DOUGLAS, of Basking Ridge, born about 
1710; married, May 4, 1731, Sarah Insley, who died 
April 7, 1789. He died Feb. 17, 1777; is supposed by 
some of his descendants to have been born in Scot- 
land. Children, born at Baskhig Ridge : — 

i. Keziaii', b. Marcli 19, 1732; d. 17G0. 

ii. I^^SLEY^ b. Oct. 10, 1734; m. Dec. 17, 1701, IVovidence 
Davidson, who d. Sept. 14, 1807; d. April 3, 1813; had: 1. 
Sarah\ b. March 22, 1763; m. a Johnston; d. Sept., 1847. 2. 
Samuel?, b. May 4, 1705; m. abt. 1787, Phebe Lewis, b. Jan. 12, 
1707, d. April 27, 1848; set. B. Ridge; d. Ang. 30, 1833; had: 
(1). Sarah J,\ b. Sept. 14, 1781); d. Mav 13. 1832; m. Dec. 7, 
1811, David Avers, B. Ridge, who d. Dec". 11), 1840; liad: i. John 
C Ayers, b. Jnne 20, 1812: m. Jan. 13, 1834, Sarah Craft, ii. 
Ann^ Ayers, b. Marcli 4, 1814; m. John Taylor, iii. Heleiv" 
AyerSy b. Feb. 3, 1810; m. Ariel Patterson; d. July 27, 1803. 
iv. Elizabeth^ AyerSy b. Aug. 27, 1818; m. Willian/Perrine; d. 
Aug. 30, 1845. V. Sarah Maria;' Ayers, b. Dec. 21, 1821); m. 
Elijah Craft. (2). William*, h. Jan. 30, 171)2; d. Marcli 5, 1800; 
m. June 12, 1813, Elizal)eth, dau, Stephen and Anna Brcese, Ii. 
Ridge, b. April 0, 1703, d. Aug. 30, 1808; had: i. Samuel', b. 
March 20, 1814; d. Jan. 14, 1850; ni. Dec. 22, 1841, Eliza Ann, 
dau. William and Auletta Ditniars Rockafellow, Hunterdon co., 
b, Nov. 13, 1817, res. Newark; had: (i). William Ilcury^, b. Aug. 
14, 1842: m. Dec. 15, 1870, Martha Halloc^k, dau. Aaron C. and 
Catharine \V, Johnson, Newark: res. ('77) Dayton, (ii). Fred- 

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440 dou(;las genealogy. 

crick Samuel^, b. Oct. 31, 1844; ra. June 10, 1868, Jane Wilson, 
dau. Stafford R. W. and Catharine C. C. W. Heath, Newark; mfr. 
tine jewelry, ('78) N. Y. city; res. Xewark; had: a. Stafford Heath\ 
b. June 22, 1871; d. Dec. 31, 1877. ii. Bailey Brees^. b. Feb. 15, 
1816; m. 1st, Nor. 30, 1837, Eliza R. Miller,* who d. May 4, 1842; 
m. 2d, June 11, 1843, Harriet Newell, dau. Nathaniel and Jane 
Clisbe (Ross) Miller, Newark; comV taxes, ('77) Newark; has: 
(i). frarriel Amelia*, b. Jan. 28, 1840: d. Dec. 12, 1849. (ii). 
Walter Elmer*, b. Oct. 6, 1844; d. April 5, 1845. (iii). Carolifie 
Virginia*, b. Feb. 20, 1846; d. Aug. 31, 1850. (iv). Edwin 
MilleA b. Oct. 23, 1847; m. Oct. 5, 1871, Jane Eliza Wheeler, 
(v). Enuna Eliza*, b. Feb. 7, 1850. (vi). Henry Cla^, b. June 
21, 1856. iii. Pfiebe Maria\ b. Sept. 25, 1828; d. Aug. 19, 1829. 
iv. Mary Elizabeth^ b. July 9, 1831; m. Jan. 28, 1852, Amzi 
(hirabrant; had: (i). Laura Virginia* Gardbrant, b. Feb. IG, 
1853. (ii). Enieline (treason* Oarabrant, b. April 2, 1867; d. 
June 5, 1875. v. PhebeAnn\ b. Sept. 8, 1833; d. July 30, 1868; 
ni. Sept. 14, 1854, Munson Garabrant, b. Jan. 31,' 1832, d. 
March 20, 1870; had: (i). Horace Clifton* Garabrant, b. Oct. 17, 
1855. (3). David Avers*, b. Dec. 15, 1794; d. Dec. 17, 1867; ra. 
1st. April 27, 1816, Ruth Breese, who d. Aug. 27, 1821; m. 2d, 
March 13, 1823, Ann Doty; who d. Feb. 26, 1865; had: i. Walter 
KirkpatricJc', b. Aug. 15,^1818; d. num., April 3, 1842. ii. Wil- 
Ham Leiois^, b. July 15, 182.0; m. Feb. 13, 1840, Lydia C, dau. 
Robert and Sarah Jliller, Mendhani; merch., res. ('77) Hacketts- 
town. iii. James Hervey?, b. Noy. 21, 1824; m. May 31, 1845, 
Harriet S. Shangle: res. ('77) Oskaloosa, la.; has: (i). William 
Walfei\ b. Feb. 28, 1846; m. Noy. 4, 1871, Mary Harrison: hiis: 
a. Effie May\ b. July 9, 1872. b. Harriet Rebecca', b. April 21, 
1874. (ii). Anna*, b. Jan. 2, 1848; m. Dec. 24, 1867, Lyman A. 
(Mary; mus: a. Fanny HarrieP Clary, b. Aug. 31, 1868. b. Aniui 
Bird' Clary, b. Sept. 5, 1871; d. May 8, 1873. c. Caroline Bird' 
Clary, b. Marcli 27, 1874. d. Mary Gertrude' Clary, b. Sept. 
30, 1876. (iii). Charles Henry*, b. July 19, 1854. (iy). Mary 
Emma*, b. Sept. 9, 1859. (y). Elmer Ellsworth^ b. Oct. 6, 1861. 
(yi). Fanny May*, b. Oct. 3, 1864. (yii). Harriet Stella*, b. Noy. 
11, 1866. (yiii). Jay Hervey*, b. Jan. 16, 1871. iy. Isaac Per- 
rine\ b. Oct. 24, 1827; ni. Dec. 27, 1848, Mary S. Merrifield; 
lias: (i). Artlmr Merrifield*, b. April 28, 1855. (ii). Frank Mul- 
ford*, b. Noy. 27, 1858. (iii). Frederick Ellsworth*, b. Feb. 17, 
1862. V. John Newton\ b. Noy. 14, 1831; m. June 1, 1855, 
Mary Ann Stanford; hiis: (i). Charles Samuel*, b. April 14, 1856. 
(ii)/ Jenny Marion*, b. Aug. 27, 1866. yi. Samuel^, b. Sei)t. 29, 
1834; d. May 20, 1855. (4). Jacob Lewis*, b. July 15, 1798; d. 
Jan. 20, 1840; m. Jan. 23, 1823, Margaret Heath, b. Dec. 20, 
1801; had: i. Nathaniel Lyon\ b. Dec' 27, 1823; m. Aug. 30, 
1845, Emma Beach; in freight office Pa. R. R., N. Y. city; ms. 
Newark; has: (i). Edward Lewis*, b. June 4, 1846; d. Sept. 1, 

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1847. (ii). A?ina Evelyti\ b. Oct. 27, 1848; m. Nov. 2, 1870, 
Henry D. Northrop; ha**: a. Frederick Douglas^ Northrop, b. 
Nov. "^19, 1871; d. Nov. 7, 1875. b. Grace' Northrop, K Sept. 
23, 1874. e. MabeV Northrop, b. Jan. 1. 1877. (iii). William 
Lewiii\ b. Jan. 28, 1850; nr. Oct. 9, 1872, Alice J. Dodd, who 
d. Mav 13, 1874: has: a. Henry Wi7Uhrop\ b. Mav 9, 1874. (iv). 
Caroline Louise^ b. Sept. 13,* 1855; m. Oct. 17^ 1877, Stephen 
Park l^jithrop. ii. Frederick Herbert^', b. Dee. 1, 1829; d. unni. 
Feb. 17, 1855. (5). Mary Ann\ b. Nov. G, 180(i: ni. Sept. 18, 
1834, Asa Pierson; d. Dee. 28, 18<)3: had: i. William M.'' Pierson, 
h. July 30, 1835; d. Dee. 7, 1835. ii. Harriet Angnsta;' Pierson, 
b. Julie 11, 1837. iii. Jacob Lewii^ Pierson, b. June 0, 1843. 
iv. Geortje .1.* Pierson, b. Dee. 12, 1847; d. July 19, 1848. (G). 
HarrielK b. Aug. 10, 1814; ni. Afav 31. 1854. Dauiel Unlloway, 
Newark; d. s. p, July 11, 1873. :)! Romnnah\ b. April 9, 17G7: 
d. June 15, 1848: ni. Johu, s. Hev. John Cross, 1st set. minister 
Presb. eh.. Bask. Kidge; had: (1). Peter Doiiylas* (Jross, v^ho hnii 
given val. infornu eone. SaniueP Douglas's fani. 4. Oeorge^, b. 
Feb. 22, 1709: ni. June 1, 1792, Hannah Ward, b. Dee. 29, 1709, 
d. Mav 22, 1848; set. Oct., 1803, Cavuga eo..'X. V.; d. Brutus, 
N. Y.; Jan. 17, 1841; had: (1). Elizabeth W\ b. Jan. (i. 1794: 
d. Feb. 10, 1870: m. Dee. 29,1814, Charles Hoot, Brutus, N. V., 
b. 1793, d. Jan. 18, 1854. Both d. Battle C^reek, Midi.; had: 
i. Silas W,^ Hoot, b. Jan. 24, 1810; m. 1st, Melinda Williams, 
Danbv, \. V., 2d, Harriet Williams, la. ii. William IV Root, 
b. June 24, 1817: m. 1st, Julia Cobb, 2d, Emily I.illie, 3d, Abby 
Wood. iii. Lucius I.'' Uoot, b. Aug. 10, 1820; m. Franees Taft, 
Lvons, N. Y. iv. Louisa A.'* Boot, 1). Nov. 12, 1827; m. Truman 
AVilliams, Syracuse, N. Y. v. Augustus^ Jloot,'\), June 12, 1818: 
m. Ann Wood, Montezuma, N. Y. vi. Hannah MV Hoot, b. Dec. 
19, 1827; m. Isaac Mott; d. April 23, 1843. vii. Sarah EMloot, 
b. Oct. 13, 1830; d. Nov. 12, 1859; m. May 1, 1858, Daniel S. 
Sheldon, Sjica-amento, Cal. viii. Mary 0/ lloot, b. Jan. 24, 1832: 
m. Ismie Mott, Battle Creek, Mich. ix. Charles D:' Hoot, b. June 
17, 1835; m. Jerusha Adkins, Wis. (2). Samuel^ b. Jan. 18, 
179G; d. Jan. \'^, 1813. (3). Rosannah\ b. Dec. 19, 1798: m. 
Jan. 3, 1821, Elisha Hoag, Johnstown, X. Y., b. 1794; has: i. 
Horac^ Hoag, b. March 5, 1822; m. Sept. 24, 1844, Delia Smith, 
Norway, N. Y. ii. Harriet^ Hoag, b. Sept. 29, 1823; m. 1859, 
William Caton, Oswego, N. Y. iii. George B,' Hoag, b. Mav 15. 
1827; m. 1st, Aug. 18, 1848, Mtny Wvatt, Elbridge, N. Y.'; m. 
2d, May 25, 1850, Almira Williams, iv. Emily /.* Hoag, b. May 
9, 1831; m. March 11, 1851, Joshua Overton, Antwerp, N. Y.: 
d. Dec. 25, 180O. (4). Mary\ b. June 27, 1800: d. Nov. 2, 1858. 
(5). Insley\ b. June 0, 1802:' m. 1st, March 1, 1827, Sophia Treat, 
b. June 27, 1800, d. Oct. 25, 1869: m. 2d, June 18, 1870, Ann S. 
Christman, Oswego, N. Y.; has: i. H. Caroline^, b. Mav 27, 1828: 
m. 1st,. March 19, 1858, William Williams, Hannil)al, N. Y.: m. 


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2d, May :;J9, 1873, Henry Wood, Hannibal, ii. Amanda Lonii<([^, 
b. July 27, 1830; ni. Mov. 20, 1851, Sanford Compson, b. Sej)t. 
25, 1817, Tyre, N. Y., wh. ^et.; has: (i). Celia* Compson, b. May 
1, 1853; m. John McVickar. (ii). Herbert^ Compson, b. Ajiril 
21, 1854. (iii). EJma'' Compson, h. April 18, 1861. (\\).C/iever^ 
Compson, b. Oct. 31, 1862. (v). Henrif Compson, b. Sept. 2r», 
1870. iii. Fannif Jane% b. April 27, 1832; m. Nov. 20, 1851, 
Asa Kose, So. Butler, N. Y., b. Dec. 8, 1829; has: (i). Fratt/^ 
Hose, b. Nov. 28, 1852. (ii). Ida S,^ Rose, b. Oct. 11, 1855; ni. 
.John Evans, Savannah, N. Y. (iii). Aiitoinette G.^ Rose, b. Feb. 
10, 1858. (iv). Caroline A."" Rose, b. April 26, 1862. (v). FraU 
erick G.^ Rose, b. Dec. 7, 1869. iv. Julia Haddou^, b. April 27, 
1834; m. Jan. 15, 1857, Calvin Mead, So. Butler, N. Y.; ha.^: 
(i). Calvin'' Mend, b. bef. 1869. (ii). Charles'' Mead, b. Oct., 
1869. (iii). Arthur'' Mp^d, b. aft. 1869. v. Henian TreatK !j. 
Dec. 5, 1836; m. Jan. 1, 1858, Phebe Mead, So. Butler, N. Y,; 
res. ('77) Hannibal; has: (i). Jenny'', b. Jan. 7, 1862. (ii). Ava 
Sophia^ b. Aug. 22, 1869. (iii). Lillian G.", b. Dec. 20, 1873. 
vi. Lydia L,\ b. Dec. 10, 1838; d. Mav 22, 1841. vii. Lucius 
InsleyK b. Feb. 1, 1841; ni. 1st, Fel). i, 1862, Amanda Moore, 
Butler, N. Y.; ni. 2d, Feb. 14, 1872, Elsie Ohapin, Butler, wh. 
res. (77); ha.s: (i). Charles A, \ b. Sept. 1, 1862. (ii), Newton 
A.", b. Sept. 1, 1864. (iii). William M,", b. Oct. 18, 1867. viii. 
Sarah A,\ b. Aug. 22, 1843; d. Feb., 1844. ix. Frances Sevia", 
b. Sept. 21, 1847: m. Nov. 28, 1868, Henry AVinegar, Savannah, 
N. Y.; has: (i). Margaret" Winegar, b. 1871. x. Edgar^, b. Jan. 
14, 1850; d. Oct. 2, 1873. (6). Silas\ b. Julv 6, 1804; d. Jan. 
9, 1811. (7). Sarah*, h. Aug. 9, 1806; m. March 18, 1847, Ja- 
cob Sheldon, who d. 1860; res. ('77) Sennett, N. Y. (8). Na- 
thaniel\ b. Julv 24, 1808: d. Aug., 1808. (9). Fanny M,\ b. 
Sept. 12, 1811; m. Nov. 26, 1857, Peter Brakan: d. Oct. 24, 
1869. (10). George F,\ b. Oct. 9, 1814; m. March 13, 1862, 
Elizabeth A. Brakan, b. 1806, Moravia, N. Y. 5. NathanieP, b. 
Jan. 31, 1771; m. Marcli 23, 1811, Mercv Avers, Iloxburv, X. J., 
who d. s, p. Oct. 8, 1858. He d. Sept. io, 1853. 6. Bmjamin^, 
b. Ai)ril 17, 1773: m. Nov. 13, 1802, Marv Hunt; set. 1811, 
AVashington mills. N. Y.: d. May 2(), 1856: had: (1). Pheht*, b. 
Aujr. 26, 1803: ni. March, 1832, llallock Thorn; d. Sept. 19. 
1876; had: IJohn' Thorn, res. ('77) Cal.; has: (i). Charles' 
Thorn, b. abt. 1872. (ii). Phehe" Thorn, h. abt. 1874. ii. 
Louisa^ Thorn, m. June 14, 1864, John Booth; has: (i). Mart^ 
Booth, b. 1866. {'n).Clara^ Booth, b. 1869. (iii). Fajint/" Booth, 
h. Jan., 1873. iii. Douglas M.' Thorn, b. 1843; num.; res. ('77) 
CaL (2). Nathaniel', b. Oct. 30, 1804: m. March 7, 1843, Pa- 
tience Kstis (Kstees): hns: i. Monff/omery'\ 1). Jum; 1. 1844; i\\<. 
('77) Cal. ii. David G,K b. Aug. 9, 1851; m. Julv 3, 1877, Ro- 
sannah Pierce. (3). Jh\ Isaac llatch\ b. Nov. 26,' 1807; ni. Isl, 
May 15, lS3k Margery .MX'une, dan. Peter Kilpatrick, .who d. 

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'May 22, 1845; m. 2d, Aug. 17, 1847, Mrs. Eliza (McXamee) 
Spees; physician, Utica, N. x.; has: i. Stanley^, h. Jan. 18, 1842; 
a. Dee. 2o, 1852. ii. Cornelia\ h. April 27, 1840; m. ^ept. 0, 
1805, (ieorge Curran, leather deal., Utiea; lia.<: (i). Bemrick 
Stanley Douglas^ Curran. (4). John Dean*, h. Fel). 24, 1811; m. 
Jan., 1833, I.vdia Reno: d. Mav 0, 1847: had: i. John Henry\ 
h. 1838; m. Oornelia Cripper: res. ('77) TTtiea, X. Y.; has: (i). 
Florence'', h. 1875. ii. Stephen^ h. abt. 1840; m. 1864, Harriet 
Ix'nt; has: (i). Willianf, h. 18()1). (ii). Lydia Alice\ b. 187«. 
iii. Benjami7i*y nnm. (5). Montgomery Hunt*, b. Se])t. 12,1812; 
a. Sept! 20, 1837. (0). David Risley*, b. April 17, 1814; d. Jan. 
20, 1873; m. Mexico (?) and set. Cal.; bad, Edward^, Lucian^ 
(res. (*77) Visalia, Cal.), Caroline^, David^ and Frances^, all of 
whni. m. 7. Petei^, b. Dec. 19, 1775; d. Sept. 14, 1801; m. 
Jan. 12, 1804, Mary Hamilton, b. July 10, 1783, d. Dec. 8, 1852; 
set. Oavnga, N. Y.; had: (1). John liamilton*, b. June 20, 1805; 
<l. Jnlv 18, 1805. (2). Merinda\ b. Sept. 8, 1807; d. Feb. 0, 
1842. ^ (3). Elim\ b. May 4, 1800; d. Oct. 7, 1831). (4). Jane\ 
1). Oct. 21, 1811; d. Oct. 31, 1820. (5). Susan\ b. Oct. :U, 1813; 
(1. s. p, Nov. 10, 1843; m. Feb. 27, 1830, Daniel K. liibbens, who 

a. Jan. 23, 1850, t^t. 54 vrs. (<5). Minerva*, b. March 10, 1810; 
ni. Sept. 8, 18:54, James * Harvey Oalhoun, b. Dec. 21, 1805, d. 
Dec. 17, 1850; res. ('77) Weedsport, X. Y.; Invs: i. Douglas J\' 
Calhoun, b. Jan. 10, 1830; m. Oct. 2, 1800, Elnia A. Parker, b. 
June 28, 1840; res. ('77) Weedsport; has 2 (huis. ii. Sarah Elizn^ 
Calhoun, b. July 18, 1830; m. Oct. 1, 1801, Charles E. Lathroj), 
1). Oct 7, 1837; res. (77) Or;inite Falls, Minn. iii. James N,^ 
Calhoun, b. Xov. 7, 1841: m. Oct. 4, 1804. Eveline A. Thorntcm, 
h. July 0, 1834; res. ('77) Auburn, X. Y. iv. John IL' Calhovn, 

b. Oct. 15, 1844; m. Oct. 14, 1800, Ellen M. Hall, b. March 7, 
1848: res. ('77) Weed8i)ort; has 2 s. v. Clarence H^ Calhoun, b. 
March 5, 1847; m. Oct. 12, 1870, Clara L. Hamilton,!). Oct. 15. 
1852. vi. Irving D^ Calhoun, b. April 21, 1850; res. ('77) Weedsl 

iii. Maky', b. April 10, 1737; m. a Dickerson or Dixon; d. 
Julvl8, 1811. 

iv. EL^JAH^ b. Jnlv 10, 1742; d. Sept. 28, 1748. 
V. PirEBE', b. Xov."^ 20, 1744; m. an Ayers; d. June 20, 1705. 


THOMAS^ DOUGLAS, born in ScotLmd, about 1745 ; 
married, in 17G!), Margaret Martin; settled in tlie parish 

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444 DorcJLAwS genealogy. 

of Moni<rofi* ; eiiiigrated, iiv 177() or 1777, to New Jei'sey. 
and settled at Charlottebiirgh Furn«ace, Bergen county. 
A certificate, attested April 5, 1776, in the name and by 
appointment of the kirk session of Monigoff, and signed 
by f]benezer Stottnian, testifies that 

'' T\\V! bearer, Thomas Doiigla.*^, and his wife, Margaret Martin, 
resided in the })arisli of Monigoff for the space of five years prt»- 
(^eding tliis date, and always heliaved themselves solierlv and 
honestly, as heeometh christians. They leave this parish free of 
church censure and public scandal, and a« they propose going to 
America with a design to settle there for life, thev are hereby 
recommended as peaceable members of civil and christian society 
in any pla<*e where Divine Providence may order their fntun* 

He renmined in the employ of the company at Char- 
lot teburgh nntil the bnsiness declined. He died about 
178.'}, and his widow afterw^ard lived with her brother, 
Thomas Martin, in the Snscpiehanna region, in Pennsyl- 
vania, where she married a German bv the name of 
Canonse. After his d(»ath she lived with her son Arch- 
ibald. Children : — 

i. IsAHEi.LA'-', b. in Arcmigotf parish, Scotland, Oct. 28, 1770: 
m. a Quaker named llanse; t^v^t. Marengo. O, ; had 2 s., Archi- 
bald^ and William^ Ifanse, now ('77) res. there. 

ii. Maky^ b. in X. Jersey, May f), 1778; m. John Kennedy. 
A dau., Mrs, Janc^ (Kennedy) Bradley, res. ('77) Farmersville. 
N. Y. 

iii. AucJIIHALI)^ b. in \. Jersey, Jan. 20, 1781 ;-d. 1848: m. 
Rachel Fisher, who d. 1837; jirob. set. Ithaca, X. Y. ; set, Worth- 
ington, ().,abt. 1820; severnl yrs. had charge Bishop (' base's farm 
there; rem. (uimbier, 1827-8, assist. Hishop Chjise in nmnagem. 
prop., and rem. fam. 1831; when Xo. section lands of Ken von 
C'oll. sold, 1832, Ixuight farm, on which set. 1834: had: 1, ^tar- 
garet\ b.^ Tompkins. X. Y., July 0, 1804; m. Aug. 11, 1824. 
T)avt()n TopiHug, AVorthington, (V. : res. ('77) Worthingt<m, Ind. ; 
had 8 ch., 4 now Iiv. 2. Thomn.^, b. Ithaca, X. Y., 180f>-7: 
unm.; d. (iambier, Feb.. 1872. 3. Jnhn\ b. abt. 1808: d. abt. 
182"). 4. Ahmra\ b. Aug. 31, 1810; m. 1832, Rev. Heman Dver: 
d. Pittsbugrh, Sept. 29, 1844; had: (1). Helen* Dyer, m. Rev! A. 
Elwyn; res. ('77) J*ortsinouth, X. 11. (2). Emma^ Dyer. ra. a 
Smith, Peini Y'an. X. Y. (3). Douglns* Duer, i-es. Manchester, 

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Vt. o. Maria\ b. July 4, 1812: iii. Fob. 11), 18:33, N. W. Put- 
nam, Ganibier; luul: (1). Ann Eliza* Putnam, b. Nov. 21, 1833; 
unni.; res. Ganibier. (2). Ruf as* Putnam, b. May 23, 1835; d. 
Aug. 30, 18o0. (3). Douglas* Putnam, b. Mareh 3, 1837: unni.; 
in r. S. ])ostal serv., ('77) Ft. Seott, Kan«. (4). Margaret 
Rachel^ Putnam, b. July 13, 1839; unni.; res. ('77) Ganibier. 
(o), John Henry* Put7iam, b. Feb. IG, 1842: unni.: prac. law, 
('77) Tojieka, Kans. (0). Maria Louisa* Putnam, b. Ai)ril 1, 
1844: m. Dec. 20, 1871, Rev. IT. W. Jones. (7). Mary Jane* 
Putnam, b. Marcb 17, 1847; d. May, 1847. (8). Rev, Albert 
Bromon* Putnam, b. Marcb 17, 1848:^ rect. ('77) St. John's ch., 
Franklin, Pa.; ni. Jan. 7, 1875, Cora Dunn, stei)-dau. (Jen. Kent 
Jarvifi. (9). Mary Eleanor* Putnam, h, Oct. 20, 1850; d. May 
2, 1872. (10). Frank* Putnam, b. June 1, 1850; unni.; res. 
('77) Gambier. 6. Angeling, b. Ovid, N. Y., abt. 1814; m. Rev. 
Henian Dyer; d. Jan. 1. 1846. 7. Arad Joy^, b. Ovid, abt. 181(): 
m. 1st, abt. 1837, Harriet Page, Granville, 0.-, who d. s. p, in 2 
\rs. ; ni. 2d, abt. 1841, Maila R. Fisher; d. Erie, Kans., Nov., 
1867; had: (1). Frank*, b, abt. 1849; unni.; empl. R. R., Kans. 
(2). Harriet*, m. Rev. W. H. Morris, Osage Mission, Kans., wh. 
res. ('77). 8. Eliza^, b. Ovid, abt. 1817; ni. Rev. James Bonnar, 
now ('77) Davidson ville, Md. ; has several eh., inch: (1). Rev, 
Daniel A,* Bonnar, rect. ('77) St. Clement's, Rochester, N. Y. 
9. Marf, b. AVorthington, ()., abt. 1820; d. 1844. 10. Jaji^, b. 
1822; m. W. R. Freeman, artist, now ('77) S. Francisco, Cal.: 
has 1 8. 11. Sophia^, b. 1825; m. 1865, W. P. Hamlin, Leaven- 
worth, Kans., who d. 1806. T)au., Mrs, Hetta* (Hamlin) Alhns, 
res. ('77) St. Louis, Mo. 


Mrs. ELIZABPJnr DOUGLAS, widow, (probably 
of Thomas Douglas, who died about 1706-9) made hor 
will Aug. 26, 1785; died iu 1790. (^hildreu:— 

i. Joseph', d. 1803; m. Se])t. 23, 1768, Henjamina Walker; 
had: 1. William\ 2. Thoinas", d. abt. 1801; by w. Elizabeth, 
had: (1). Joseph*, earp. and bnild., Burlington; d. abt. IHCA'k 
(2). Capt, Jacob*, aft. well known steamboat eapt. and own., Del- 
aware river; d. abt. 1873, leav. w. and: i. M, .fnikina^, res. ('77) 
Ueveriy, N. Y. (3). Mary*, (4). Thomas*, 
ii. AxN*, m. a Moore i)ef. 178.5. 

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(lEORGE^ DOUGLAS, of Chesterfield, made his will 
Oct. 14, 1757; by his wife, Ethaliana, had the followinjr 
ehildren : — 

i. Wflliam*, m. Dee. 21, 1759, Catliiirine Van Tiiyle, Staten 
Island, N. Y. ; set. Bnrlington co., N. J., aft. N. Y. eitv; nia<U* 

will ITTT; left: 1. Georg(f\ 2. Johu\ m. Merey? ; followed 

sea; res. Trenton; made will Se])t. 2, 17^.K); left legaey to Alex- 
ander D., s. John D. 3. Ann^, 

ii. John*, had: 1. Alexanda^, admstr. Kohert D.'s est., 17l»4. 

iii. Mary Jank*. 

iv. Damakis*. One of tluvse m, a Jenkins and had John^ 
and Avn^ Jenkins. 


ROBERT^ DOUGLAS (Daglesh?) of Newark, 1 (;«(>- 
1716, probably born about 1G4(), a Scotchman of zeal 
and piety who joined the Milford settlers when Newark 
wjis founded ; mentioned as Douglas by the Rev. Dr. 
Macwhorter (pastor of the First church, Newark, 1751>- 
1807) in his MS. history of the settlement, also by Ilin- 
man, and by the late Samuel II. Cougar, the industrious 
and learned librarian of the New Jersey historical so- 
ciety, in his genealogical notices of the first settlers of 
Newark; married, about IGHf), Mary, daughter of Rob- 
ert and Esther Denison, who died before 1()94. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. JoHN^ (reerd. ** Donglais") ni. Sarah, dau. John and Chris- 
tiana Ward; d. 1710-20. Slie was liv. 1720; d. hef. 1732; had: 
1. Nathaniel, cooper, liv. 1730. 2. Samuel, liv. 1730. 3. .Vary*. 
•L Pheh^, 5. Rachel!', 

ii. Samuel*, m. bef. 1688, Abigail, dau. Michael and Mary 
Thonii)kins. [M. T. seeret. regie, judges, Whalley and (JoflFe, 
some time, in his house, Milford.] 

iii. Esthek*. 

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The following isolated names, from records and docu- 
ments filed in public offices in New Jersey, are here 
jjfiven, with the hope that they may in the future be of 
assistance to persons of the name looking up their family 
history : — 

i. Josh r A*, Roxhurv, (]>08siblv 14. i,, p. 71.) made will 
April 19, 1785; d. prob. 1787; by w. itannah had Sarah\ Dnvfd\ 
DanieV, Slepheri^ SLud Archibald^. 

ii. Richard*, Monmouth eo.,d. 1782; m. March 10, 1737, 
Lydia, dau. John Salter: had John Sidter^, Sarah* (Borden town) 
and Charlen* (Bordentown). 

iii. Aarox, amVw. Phobe, ^j^rantees, ('hester, 1801-3. 

iv. Axx, Chester, m. May 11, 1805, James Loveridge, 

V. Charlks, (see xxii.) ai)p. atty. to reeov. legacy by Sarah, 
Bordentown, and mother, Lydia, April 30, 1798. 

vi. David, Morris, m. Sept. 12, 1827, Ann Betts, Hanover. 

vii. DoxiA, (Eudoxia?) Hanover, m. Nov. 2, 1709, Josiah 


viii. ELrzAiJKTU, wid. James, Morristown, 1790, and dau. 
AVilliam Miller, Morrist., Feb. 24, 1808. Elizabeth (*' Betsy-'), 
Hanover, m. Feb. 3, 1800, David Hamilton; prob. dau. Joseph* 

ix. (iEOR(4E, Freehold, yeoman, 1721. (tEoko?:, mercli., 
late N. Y. city, July 13, 179o! (iE0K(je, and w. Hannah, wit- 
nesses Aug. If3, 1800; prob. rel. William, MtuTistown. 

X. James, N. Y., grantee, 1783-4. James, Hunterdon 
CO., d. 178G. 

xi. Jesse, m. Nov. 20, 1798, Mary Day. Both of Morris- 

xii. JoHX, Burlingt(m co., 1087. Johx, Burlington co., d. 
1702 (Thomas, admstr.) John, Nottingham, 1703-5. John, 
Burlington co., d. 1783 (Richard, admstr.) John, s. Nathaniel, 
Hanover Neck, 1757. 

xiii. JosEiMi, admstr. est. William, deed., 1789-91; admstr. 
est. William, deed., late Burlington co., March 11, 1801. 

xiv. LrcKETiA, Hanover, m. Jan. 25, 1750, Moses Ball. 
XV. Mary, Hanover, m. Jan. 18, 1750, Benjamin (Jreen. 
Maky, Hanover, d. March 10, 1810 (poss. dau. Joseph^ David*). 
Maky (**J*olly"), Hanover, m. Nov. S, 1808, a Halstead. 

xvi. Moses, Hanover, dat. will Dec. 1, 1775; d. abt. 1777-9. 
I>eg. to cous. Jonathan, Catharine and Mary Dixon. 

xvii. Nathaniel, Burlington, husbandman, 1087. Na- 
thaniel, Burlington, 1713-21, Nathaniel, Hanover Neck, 

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448 noucjLAs genealocjy. 

xviii. Richard, admstr. est. John, deed., Burlington eu.. 

xix. Robert, Hiirlintrton, ni. Nov. IG, 1778, Luey Stout. 
HoBERT, Burlington eo., d. 1704, Alexander and Marv being 
admstrs. ; prob. relat. (leorge, Cliesterfield, gr.-fath. Alexander. 

XX. Sarah, Hanover, ni. Jan. ,11, 1749, Thomas C(k\ 

xxi. Thomas, 1087. Thomas, Springfield, 1704-1.'). Thom- 
as, wit. ni. Riehard, Mareh 10, 17'Ml Thomas, adnistr. est. 
Jolin, deed., liurlington, 1762. Thomas, d. abt. 170(>-li. 
Thomas, rpi)er Kreeliold, ni. Aug. 20, 1773, Rju'hel Debuw. 

xxii. AViLLiAM, Bergen, l()71-8<i, and w. 1(592-0. William 
(with Charles) vols, in expdit. fr. Leith, Seot land, org. 1)V (Jei»rge 
Seott, Laird Pitloehie, land. Perth Ainboy, N. J., 1080. Wil- 
liam, Burlington, yeonuin, ni. Xov. 10, 1773, Hanner Harper. 
William, deed., Jose]))!, admstr., abt. 1789-91. William. Es- 
sex eo., d. 1802. AViLLiAM, m. Mareh 22, 1801. Charity Ward. 
Both Morristown; wit. Aug. 10, 1800. William, ChesU^r, m. 
May 10, 1802, Hannah Canain. Rov. William, eharge St. 
PaiiKs eh., Piseataway, and Trinity eli., Woodbridge, 1830-40. 

In '*Rev. Rec. X. J.,*' by Hon. 'William B. Stryker, adj. -gen. 
N. J., foil, names of Douglases oeeiir: 1. Continental troops, — 
Ephraim, (iuar.-inast. ; on staff Maj. (ten. Lord Stirling; tak. 
pris. Buslnviek, L. I., Aug. 27, 1770. David, Cai)t, Conroy's 
e(»., 1st bat., 1st estab. Joiix, Capt. MitehelFs co., 4th bat., 2d 
estal). Moses, Capt. Morrison's eo., 1st bat., 2d estidi. ; d. Mareh 
1, 1777. 2. State troops, — Alexander, Burlingt<ni, (juar.-nnist. 
Col. l*otter's bat. John, lieut. James and John, Middlesex. 
Nathan, Morris, Samtel. James and Thomas, wagon-masts. 

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Of Voluntown, Conn., 



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JAMES^ DOUGLAS, was born in 1697, without 
doubt in the northern part of Ireland, probably in Ul- 
ster county. It is almost certain that he was the son of 
William Douglas, who was born in 1677, or before, 
and that his mother's name was 'Elizabeth.* lie mar- 
ried, in Ireland, at the aj^e of twenty, and with his wife 
Janet and son William, emigrated to Connecticut in the 
summer of 1721), and soon after settled in Voluntown, 
where a colony of his countrymen were already located. 

* This is rendered almost certain by tlie custom of giving the cliildren 

f>atronymic8 which was carried to the greatest extent among tlie Scotch and 
rish, and which here has evidently been followed out to the last degree. 
The oldest son was named for the father's father, the oldest dan. for the 
father's mother, the second son for tlie mother's father, the second daii. for 
the mother's mother, the third son for the father and the third daii. for the 
mother. James's third son was named James and his third dau. Janet, and 
presuming the other children also to have been named in accordance witli the 
custom, it appears that James's parents were named William and Elizabeth 
Douglas, and that the names of his wife Janet's parents were Samuel and 
Margaret. James's fourth son, John, was probably named from an uncle. 

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"Among the first settlers of Voluntown, Conn., were a num- 
ber of the thrifty Scotch-Irish, of whom large niinihers emigrated 
to New England and Pennsylvania early in the last century. 
The most of those who settled in Voluntown were from Ulster, 
the extreme northern county of Ireland, and separated' from 
Argyleshire, Scotland, by the narrow North Cliannel. They 
formed so large a proportion of tlie inhabitants of Voluntown, 
that tliey organized a Presbyterian churcli, the first, and for 
many years the 'only one of the denomination in Connecticut, 
and called to be their pastor the Rev. Samuel Dorrance, himself 
lately arrived from Ireland, l)ut a gradiuite of Glasgow Univer- 
sity in Scotland. From these old Scotch-Irish families, the 
Campbells, Dixons, Douglases, Edmonds, Gibsons, lloustons, 
Uunters, Kassons, Kegwins, Kennedys, Parkes, Wylies, and 
others, have descended many of the prominent men of Connec- 
ticut, as well as of other states west and south wiiere their de- 
scendants have settled.'' — Dofcjlas's Robert Campbell and his 

James Douj^las and his wife, Janet, having procured 
letters of dismissal from the church of which they were 
members ])efore leaving Ireland, were received into the 
church in Voluntown ''upon their certificates," with a 
number of others,* Nov. 30, 1729. Four years later he 
purchased of Dr. Thomas Leavenworth, of Stratford, a 
tract of land in Voluntown, containing 80 acres, and 
''all right in undivided lands not laid out." The deed 
was given at Newtown, May 20, 1734, and recorded in 
Voluntown, May 27, 1734. In it the purchaser is styled 
"of Stonington," which is just south of Voluntown. 
This farm was situated on the east side of Ekonk hill, 
near where the line between Voluntown and Sterling 
now runs, and contained some of the best land iu the 
town. Here he erected a forge and followed his trade 
of blacksmith. He was the first, and for many years the 
only blacksmith in the town, and in the newly settled 
community, composed entirely of farmers who depended 
upon him to keep their cattle and horses shod and farm- 
ing tools in repair, assumed a position of importance 

* John Parke and wife, James Edmond and wife, Patrick MeCaUan and 
wife Elizal)eth and daughter Elizabeth, John Gaston, John Wylie and wife 
Agnes, James Parke, Elizabeth Jordan, and perhaps William Cady and 
wife. .John Logan and James Campbell, though the exact date of admission 
of the last four is uncertain. 

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second only to that of the minister. The inventory of 
his property shows a complete set of blacksmith's tools, 
which he bequeathed in his will to his son Samuel. He 
is remembered as a man of magnificent physique, a true 
type of the stalwart and sturdy Scotch-Irish. He was 
constant and faithful in his church relations, having his 
children baptized in infancy, and bringing them up 
strictly in the faith of their fathers. By his industry 
on the farm and at the forge, he accumulated a property 
larger than most of his neighbors could boast of, and he 
passed the later years of his life as a country gentleman, 
in such style as the limited resources of the little settle- 
ment could aflford. His negro servant, Quacko, was 
devotedly attached to his master, and surviving him, 
lived to a great age, being cared for by the family. In 
the inventory of his estate, Quacko is valued at £50, 
while four oxen were worth only £20. James Douglas 
died Jan. 15, 1770, in his 73d year, and was buried in 
the parish l3urial-ground, which is still used by the 
church, and where his head-stone, a large slab of blue 
slate, covered with quaint and elaborate carvings, still 
remains, one of the oldest and handsomest in the ceme- 
tery.* His wife, Janet, survived him, and died Feb. 8, 
1779. Children:— 

* This cemetery, known as the " Plains," has, within two or three years, 
been greatly improved in appearance, the alterations being made at the 
expense of Joel K. L. Douglas, of Thompson, a great-grand-son of James 
Douelas. The whole front has been remodeled, the old wall which had 
stood probably from the time when the place wtis set apart to the purposes 
of burial being replaced by a substantial wall with heavy iron gates. The 
Douglas monument, erected by Mr. Douglas in 1875, the largest and most 
costly in the cemetery, is on the eastern side of the centraT avenue, just 
after entering the mam gate. The grave of James Douglas is on the west- 
ern side of the central avenue, near the southern wall. The headstone 
bears on its western side the following inscription : — 


James Douglas 

who died January 15 

1770 in y« 73* Year of 

his age. 

This world is nothing. Heaven is all. 
I have lost nothing by my fall. 
Tell all my friends that for me weep 
I am not dead but fast asleep. 

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2. i-. William*, b. in Ireland, Feb. 15, 1728; m. Ist, Mary 
Pettis, 2d, Martha Adams. 

3. ii. Samuel', b. Dec, 22, 1729; m. Agnes Edmond. 

iii. Elizabeth', b. May 11, 1732; m. George' Cordner, 
Voluntown; set. east side Ekonk hill, on farm owned ('77) by 
Albert Brown; d. s, p. 

iv. James', b. July 28, bapt. Aug. 1, 1736; d. young. 

V. Margaret', b. Nov. 9, 1738; m. Aug. 16, 1772, Rob- 
ert Jackson, cabinet-maker,* Voluntown: made will Jan. 8, 1778, 
bcf. wh. time husb. had d. s. p, 

4. vi. John', b. June 9, 1741; m. Sarah Branch. 

vii. Janet', b. June 11, 1743; m. Feb. 14, 1788, John 
Houston; set. Stonington (now No. Stonington), abt. 1 m. No. 
Pendleton hill, on farm aft. occ. by nephew, Samuel, and now 
known as " Capt. Sam. Douglas place;" d. s, p. July 25, 1810. 
He d. March 23, 1812, aet. 66 yrs. Both bur. Gallup bur. ground. 
"Aunt Jinny," as slie was famil. called, was an mdust., frugal 
woman, and might be found at almost any time seat, at her loom, 
wcav. carpets or home-spun cloth. 

SECOND generation. 

WILLIAM^ DOUGLAS (James'), born in Ireland, 
probably in Ulster county, Feb. 15, 1728; came with 
his parents to Connecticut in 1729, and was brought up 
on the farm in Voluntown, where they first settled. 

*' When a young man William used winters to drive his father's 
stock, sometimes numbering thirty head, from their farm at 
Ekcmk down to another whicli his father owned near Bejich pond, 
to feed out hay to them. At such times he lived in a small cabin 
which had been built for the purpose, and tended the stock. Du- 
ring one of these winter visits there came a long, dreary snow 

* Ro])ert Jackson's reputation as a clever cabinet-maker has come down 
to our time. A few pieces of his workmanship are still in existence. A 
^eat armchair, which he made at the time of his marriage, and which, 
after his death, i)ecame the property of his wife's nephew, Joseph Douglas, 
is still (77) in daily use in the family of Joseph's daughter, Mrs. Dmah 
Douglas, a lady of 85 years, in Voluntown. The chair is made in the gen- 
erous fashion of a century ago, and is of the kind known to our grand-par- 
ents as "flddle-back." It luis been in constant use for more than a hun- 
dred years, serving as cradle for a score or more of babies, and to all 
appearance is as strong as when it left the maker's hand. Since the above 
was written Mrs. Dinah Douglas died, leaving the chair to the author, in 
whose possession it now (*78) is. 

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storm^ uncommonly severe even for a New England winter. His 
small store of provisions was nearly exhausted, and it was im- 
possible to find his way through the woods and huge drifts of 
snow to where food could be obttiined. He had noticed during 
the day a large flock of quails hovering about the cabin, and, 
having a little corn, he strewed it along to his door, which he 
left open. The hungry quails soon found the train of corn, and, 
following it along, came into the cabin, when he (juickly closed 
the door and secured them. They furnished him with food until 
the storm abated, and he could get to his friends. At another 
time he heard what he supposed to be an Indian climbing an 
oak tree which gi'ew beside his stone chimney, and attempting to 
come down the inside. He quietly pulled out a large armfiu of 
straw from his bed and threw it on to the smouldering ashes in 
the fire-place, when it burst into a bright blaze and the intruder 
made haste to scramble out and take himself off." — (Earl Dou- 
glas, 1875.) 

This land William inherited from his father. About 
1758 a farm house was built upon it, similar in style to 
the oldest farm houses now standing. The huge stone 
chimney was placed at the west end, and a large addi- 
tion was subsequently built beyond the chimney. Here 
all of William's children were born. The oldest half of 
the house was taken down about 1830, and the more 
recent part has now been demolished twenty-five years 
or more. When the author visited the spot in the sum- 
mer of 1875, the old chimney had partially fallen over 
and the cellar was filled with the stones and an apple 
tree of some twenty years' growth. William was a 
man of sterling qualities, and possessed an earnest chris- 
tian character. He brought up his children to habits 
of industry and frugality, and accumulated a property 
which in those times was considered ample. His estate 
he bequeathed, after the custom of his ancestors, almost 
wholly to his eldest son, James. During the last years 
of his life he suffered much from his eyes, and he finally 
became nearly blind. He died at his home July 7, 
1806. He married, first. May 1, 1760, Mary Pettis, 
who died Dec. 29, 1779, aged 49 years; second, Dec. 
13, 1781, Martha Adams, of Richmond, R. I. He and 
his first wife, Mary, were buried in the old Douglas 

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burial ground near the western shore of Beach pond, 
in Voluntown. Martha Adams was a woman of great 
energy and ability, keen and intelligent, and possessed 
of an admirable faculty for governing the large family 
of children who had been left orphans by the death of 
their mother, whose place she filled as far as it was pos- 
sible for her to do. She had no children of her own. 
Subsequent to the death of Mr. Douglas she married 
John Richmond, of Exeter, R. I., whither she removed, 
and where she died about 1822. Children, born in 
Voluntown : — 

5. i. Elizabeth', b. Feb. 8, 1701; m. Ephraim Gates. 

6. ii. James', b. May 1, 17G2; m. Ist, Sarah Rouse, 2d, 
Elizabeth Bennett. 

7. iii. William', b. Aug. 23, 1703; m. 1st, Ruth Wilkin- 
son, 2d, Elizabetli Jones. 

iv. Mary', b. March 23, 1705; m. abt. 1811, Acors 
Rathbone, farmer, No. Stonington, wh. botli d. s, p, 

8. V. Joseph', b. Sept. 2, 1700; m. Mary Campbell. 

9. vi. Desire', b. March 21, 1709; m. 1st, Winslow Green, 
2d, James Prouty, 3d, William Mills. 

vii. RiTTii', b. June 10, 1771; d. Oct. 20, 1785. 

viii. Hannah', b. April 20, 1773; m. Daniel' Doughis 

10. ix. Stephen', b. July 9, 1777; m. Susannah Potter. 


SAMUEL^ DOUGLAS {James'l the first of the fam- 
ily born in America, born in Voluntown, Conn., Dec. 22, 
1729 ; baptized by the Rev. Samuel Dorrance, pastor of 
the Presbyterian church in Voluntown, Jan. 4, 1730; 
married, Jan. 8, 1756, Agnes, (daughter of James and 
Jean?) Edmond,* of VoluntowUi He owned and man- 
aged a farm hi Voluntown (now Sterling), where his 
children were born. ''lie was a little below the ordin- 

* James Edmond and wife (Jean?) were admitted to membership in the 
Presbyterian church in Voluntown, '* on their certificates/' Nov. 30, 1729. 
They are supposed to have come from Ulster county, Ireland, with the 
other Scotch-Irish of Voluntown, and to have been the first of the family 
in America. Their descendants are still numerous in Connecticut, and are 
a highly respectable family. 

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ary size, rather fleshy, with a light, florid complexion, 
and was considered in his younger days a very hand- 
some man." His property amounted to a sum consid- 
ered in those days ample. He died in 1811. His wife, 
Agnes, died in Sterling, March 28, 1815. Children: — 

i. Nancy', b. Jan. 7, 1757; m. Clark Parker; set. 

Brooklyn, wh. desc., Charles C, Parker , res. ('77). 

ii. Janet", b. Feb. 4, 1758; unm.; ) both d. of 

iii. Catharine", b. Jan. 16, 1759; unm.; j fever, Oct., 

1793, and were bur. same day in one grave. 

11. iv. James', b. March 12, 1761; m. Elizabeth Morduck. 

12. V. Mary', b. Jan. 25, 1764; m. Daniel Spaiilding. 

13. vi. Samuel', b. Oct. 28, 1765; m. Catharme Hall. 

14. vii. Andrew', b. Oct. 16, 1767; m. Mrs. Jane (Hall) 

15. viii. Daniel', b. Nov. 27, 1769; m. Hannah' Douglas. 

16. ix. Robert*, b. Oct. 24, 1772; m. Jane Hall. 

17. X. Rachel', b. Dec. 23, 1775; m. Samuel Millett. 


JOHN^ DOUGLAS (James'), born in Voluntown, 
Conn., June 9, 1741; married, March 24, 1774, Sarah 
Branch, of Voluntown ; settled on a farm in the north 
part of the town, now Sterling, where they both died 
at advanced ages. They are buried in Plainfield. Chil- 
dren, born in Voluntown : — 

18. i. James', b. Sept. 20, 1775; m. Lucy Pettis. 

ii. Axne', b. July 20, 1776; unm.; d. abt. 1796. 

19. iii. j John", b. Dec. 27, 1779; m. Thankful Bromley. 

iv. I Zephaniah', b. Dec. 27, 1779; unm. ; d. wint. 1842. 

V. Samuel', b. July 3, 1784; m. Dorcas Genadorc, so. 
part R. I.; sold land in Voluntown to bro. John, June 20, 1809; 
emigr. Douglas Corners ^ow Walworth), N. Y., aftwrd. furth. 
west; d. abt. 1840; had, Daniel*, George*, who d., and Peggy*. 

. 5. 

ELIZABETH^ DOUGLAS (William^ James'), born 
in Voluntown, Conn., Feb. 8, 1761; married, April 25, 


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1793, Epliraim Gates, of Voluiitown; settled on a farm 
in Voluntown, and remained there twelve years; in 
1809, removed to Liberty, N. Y., then on the frontier. 
In a letter written home to the family in Voluntown, in 
April, 1810, she describes the hardships to which the 
pioneers of what was then the ''far west" were sub- 
jected. She was a woman of remarkable activity and 
strength, and so was peculiarly fitted for the position in 
life which fell to her lot. They both died near Parks- 
ville, N. Y., — she about 1848, and he about 1852, aged 
about 80 years.* Children, born in Voluntown: — 

i. Mauy* (J.vtks, b. March 3, 1794; m. Asher Leonard; d. 
leav. : 1. Davld^ Leonard, res. ('77) Hancock, X. Y. 

ii. JaiVET DorcJLAs* (Jates, b. June 22, 1796; m. Elia^ 
Smith, Halifax, N. S. Both d. leav. : 1. David Donglaa^ Smith, 
2. Ezra Gates!' Smith. 3. Ephrairn Le^ Smith, res. ('77) Parks- 
ville. 4. William J.* Smith, res. ('77) Vineland, N. J. 5. Luct^ 
Smith, m. Abel Hodge; d. leav. 4 ch. 0. Elizabeth^ Smith, m. 
Joseph Willie; d. leav. 1 dau. who d. soon. 7. Mary' Smith, m. 
a Brown; res. r77) Pa. 

iii. Ezra Plumer* Gates, b. Juno 31, 1800; m. Jerusha 
Tx»roy; frozen to d. while hunt, deer, Callicoon, Dec. 28, 1839; 
best nuirksm. in vSullivan co. ; left wid. and: 1. Effi& Gates, m. 
(■hauncey Coventry; res. ('78) Robert sonville; has4ch. 2. Marif 
Jane" Gates, m. a Wright; res. ('77) Newburgh. 3. Ephraim AJ" 
Gates, res. (77) Parksville. 

iv. William Dotglas* Gates, b. Aug. 31, 1802; m. Sarah, 
dau. Rev. Gershom Palmer, Voluntown, by w. Elizabeth Smith: 
d. s. p. Parksville, abt. 1867. 

V. Dea. Joseph Ephraim* Gates, b. Nov. 13, 1804; m. 
Lucy ChaiTee; res. ('77) Parksville; had: 1. Jamefc" Gates, d. 
unm. abt. 1857. 2. Jonathan^ Gates, res. ('77) Parksville. 3. 
Nancy P.^ Gates, m. (leorge W. Benton, who d. 

vi". Allex Moses* Gates, b. Ajoril 8, 1807; unm.; d. abt. 


JAMES« DOUGLAS ( WiUimr^, James% born in Vol- 
untown, Conn., May 1, 17(52; married, March 16, 1788, 

♦The Giitoses as weH as the Douglases are a very long-lived family. 
Mrs. Elizabeth ((4ates) Allen, a sister of Ephraim Gates, died in Charles- 
town, R. I.. Nov. 29, 1877, after having attained the remarkable age of 
105 yrs., 5 m. and 6 d. 

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Sarah Rouse, of Stonington, sister of James Rouse, and 
brought up by a Mr. Rathbone, at Stonington Point. 
She died in Voluntown Oct. 24, 1818. In 1819, Mr. 
Douglas made a journey to Liberty, N. Y., where his 
sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gates, was living, and there mar- 
ried, Aug. 10, 1820, Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of a 
German, one of the first settlers of Liberty. She died 
there in 1848. In 1849, he returned to Voluntown, to 
the home of his son Earl, where he died Jan. 27, 1850. 
He was buried at Rathbone farm. He was twice in 
service as a soldier. The first time he was sent to Gro- 
ton and New London, where he was promoted to the 
rank of sergeant. The second time he was enrolled in 
Capt. John Topham's company, which was sent to aid 
in the defence of Newport. As the oldest son of the 
oldest son, he inherited the ancient sword of his grand- 
father, James* Douglas, which was becjueathed to him 
in his grandfather's will, Jan. 21, 1770.* Children (by 
first wife): — 

i. William*, b. Feb. 13, 1789; m. Ist, April 8, 1813, Mary, 
dau. Dr. Elias Rathboue, Voluntown, said to have been b. on 
passage fr. Ireland; a man of strict in teg., and known among 
neighbors as '* honest Bill." She d. Jan. 22, J84G, aet. 5G yrs. 
He m. 2d, June 13, 1840, Esther, dau. x\nu)s and Lydia fStewarfc) 
Barber, Xo. Stonington, who surv. him and res. ('77) Baltic; had: 
1. William Averf, b. March 5, 1814; m. Nov. 1, 1840, Cynthia, 
dau. Judge Wilham Bliven, Exeter, R. I.; farmer, res. ('77) Bal- 
tic; has Franceis^, Charles^ and Edward^. 2. Nelson Perry^, b. 
Nov. 29, 1816; m. June 30, 1844, Eunice Skinner; res. (-77) 
Norwich; has Nelson Hyde^. 3. Buth Lncindcv', b. Feb. 8, 1818; 
m. Sept. 14, 1840, Natluui Bates, s. Clark and Phebe (Bates) 
Lillibridge, b. Exeter, R. I., June 21, 1820. He was sheriff 
Washington co. ; farmer, res. ('78) Griswold, Conn.; has: (1). 

* This sword, an ancient three-edged rapier of exquisite workmanship, 
the hhidc covered with engraved figures, the hilt and fenders of polished 
l), and the handle wound with heavy silver wire, has heen preserved as 
an heir-loom in the family for 150 years, and is prohahl}' over 20() years 
old. It was hroiight from Ireland hy James Douglass in 1721), and is' said 
to have been used by an ancestor of his at the seige of Londonderry in 
1G89. By James's directions it is never to pass out of the family, and is 
to l)e forever owned by a "James Douglas." Under these cimditions it 
came into the possession of the author in the summer of 1875, more than a 
century after its disposal in the will of the original immigrant to tliis 

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William Claris LiUihridge, b. Nov. 15, 1843; m. Abby, dau. 
Andrew and Mary (Tyler) Edmond, Griswold, wh. resl! ('78); 
has 1 dau. (2). Lydia Marx^ LiUihridge, b. April 10, 1846; m. 
John Parker, farmer, W. Greenwich, K. L, wh. res. ('78); has: 
i. John Douglas' Parker^ b. 1875. (3). Phehe Esther* Lillibridge, 
b. May 16, 1851; m. Hon. George JBoardman, farmer, Griswold, 
Conn., wh. res. s. p, ('78). He was elected representative from 
Griswold to state Legislature, Nov., 1877, which position now 
holds. (4). Nathan Andretc^ Lillibridgey b. Oct. 15, 1859; res. 
Griswold. 4. Sarah IsabeV", b. May 24, 1819; m. March 25, 
1838, Henry Baldwin, farmer. No. Slonington; res. ('78) Ekonk; 
has: {\). William Avery^ Baldwin, b. April 22, 1839; m.; has 
several ch. (2). Frances Helen^ Baldwin, b. May 2, 1840; unm. 
(3). Henry Denison^ Baldwin, b. Oct. 27, 1841; d. (4). Lorenzo 
Dow* Baldwin, b. Feb. 12, 1843; m.; res. ('77) Providence, R. I. 
(5^. Sarah Isaphina* Baldwin, b. Oct. 6, 1844; m. ; has several ch. 
(6). Mary Elizabeth* Baldwin, b. July 24, 1845; d. (7). Andrew 
Emerson* Baldwi7i, b. May 27, 1847. ' (8). Thomas Monro^ Bald- 
win, b. Sept. 22, 1848. (9). Charles Westlef Baldwin, b. Jan. 

10, 1851. (10). Anna Maria* Baldwin, b. June 6, 1852. (11). 
John Franks Baldwin, b. Feb. 3. 1854. (12). Mary Louisa* Bald- 
win, b. April 15, 1855. (13). Martha Jan^ Baldwin, b. Jan. 21, 

1856. (14). Harriet Eva* Baldwin, b. July 23, 1858. 5. Andreic 
Murray^, b. April 19, 1828; m. Nov. 8, 1858, Susan Elizabeth* 
Douglas [7. xii.]; chief engin. ('78) Galatea, Nei)tune line steam- 
ers, run. bet. Prov. and N. Y. city; res. E. Prov., R. L; has: 
(1). Eugene WashingtoJi*, assist, engin. Galatea. (2). Andrew 

ii. Haxkah*, b. in Kingsbury, N. Y., May 12, 1791; m. 
John Corey, tailor, Voluntown; set. Exeter, R.*^ I., wh. he d. 
abt. 1860, and she d. March 6, 1875; had: 1. Sarah^ Corey, b. 
Dec. 5, 1820; unm.; res. ('77) Exeter. 2. Elizaf' Corey, b. March 

23, 1823; d. Sept. 22, 1840. 3. William^ Corey, b. Julv 1, 1824; 
m. Ruth, dau. Ijawyer Nathan Wilcox, Hopkinton, ft. I.; res. 
('77) 111.; has Amy*, Minfiie*, Walter* and Oeorg^ Corey. 4. 
Hannah Maru" Corey, b. July 23, 1826; m. (as 2d w.) June 2, 

1857, Jabez Thurston Phillii)8, farmer, Voluntown, wh. res. ('77); 
has: (1). Phebe Ann* Phillips, b. March 25, 1858. (2). John 
Anderso7i* Phillips, b. Mav 12, 1861. 5. Abby Ann^ Corey, b. 
Aug. 20, 1828; unm.; d. abt. 1855. 6. Lucindxf Corey, b. Aug. 

11, 1830; m. Seth Brown, farmer, Exeter; res. ^77) E. Green- 
wich, R. I.; hiis John*, Phebe*, Charle^, Ella*, kandalf, Iaic^ 
and Waity* Brown, 7. Esther Dindlv" Corey, b. May 12, 1832; 
m. Horace Tanner, farmer, Exeter; res. (77) Escoheag, R. L; 
luis Johyi^ and Agnes* Tanner, 8. John Averj^ Corey, b. Aug. 

24, 1835; m. Ann, dau. Amos and Phebe (rhillms) Bennett, 
Voluntown; res. ('77) Hope Valley, R. I.; has Ellen*, Allen*, 
Joh7i* and Afaiy Anfi* Corey, 

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iii. Earl*, b. in Sterling, Oct. 26, 1799; m. March 12, 
1823, Dinah* Douglas [8. i.]. In early life he made a numbe^ of 
ioumeys on foot to New York state, then the "far west," where 
he eanied the reputation of being a capital marksman, and had 
many adventures with bears and other wild animals. But for 
many yi's. he has resided on a farm in Voluntown, where his w. 
d. 8, p. Feb. 12, 1878. They both contrib. much val. inform, for 
these pp. 


WILLI AM« DOUGLAS {William^, Jame8% bom in 
Voluntown, Conn., Aug. 23, 1763; married, first, March 
13, 1788, Ruth, daughter of Abel Wilkinson, of Volun- 
town, who died Dec. 5, 1817; married, second, April 
15, 1821, Elizabeth, daughter of Simeon Jones, of Plain- 
field. He owned and managed a farm in Voluntown, 
where all his children were born. He was a frugal, in- 
dustrious farmer, and brought up his large family of 
children to habits of thrift and economy. He was re- 
spected as a man of unimpeachable integrity. He died 
April 30, 1848, and was buried in the Kinne burial- 
ground His widow, Elizabeth, died in 1869. Chil- 
dren (by first wife) : — 

i. Mary*, b. June 15, 1789; unm.; d. July, 1865. 

ii. EuTH*, b. Sept. 1, 1791; m. Elisha Morgan, Volun- 
town; d. Sept. 30, 1837. 

iii. LuciNDA*, b. Oct. 27, 1794; unm.; d. May, 1816. 

iv. Martha*, b. May 18, 1798; m. Oct. 10, 1816, Ira 
Palmer, farmer, Exeter, R. I., wh. set.: d. Aug. 22, 1872. He 
d. Nov. 19, 1872; had: 1. Lncinda^ Palmer, b. Oct. 1, 1818; m.; 
d. March 1, 1852. 2. Buih Mary^ Palmer, b. Jan. 19, 1820; m. 
Charles Henry Green; d. Oct. 25, 1868; had: (1). Marf Green^ 
m. Ransom Burdick; res. Exeter; has several ch. (2). Henr^ 
Green, m. dau. Stephen Main, No. Stonington, Conn., wh. 
res. (3). Flla^ Green, m. Charles Newton. 3. Martha Matilda^ 
Palmer, b. April 28, 1823; m. (as 2d w.) Matthew Burdick, P. M. 
Moose Meadow, Conn., wh. res.; has: (1). Roena^ Burdick, m. 
Robert Neff, carpent. ; res. N. London, Conn.; has Raymond'' 
Neff, and 1 oth, s. (2). Matthew Lee^ Burdick, m. Caroline Lee; 
farmer, res. Willington, Conn.; has: i. Minnie^ Burdick. (3). 
Emmcf Burdick, m. John C. Fuller; res. Moose Meadow; hsis 
John} and Frederick Fuller. (4). Edward HaW Burdick, b. abt. 
1858. 4. Ira Denison^ Palmer, b. May 2, 1826; m. Bennett, 

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(rriswold, Conn.: farmer, res. ('77) Rockville, R. I. 5. Lydia 

Emma^ Palmer, b. April 7, 1830; m. Apley; set. Norwich, 

Conn.; d. s. p. Jan. IG, 1856. 6. Ezra Le& Palmer, b. Jan. 11, 
183G; m. dau. Robert Clark; res. Voluntown, bas several ch. 
7. Hannah KeziaV Palmer, b. Feb. 3, 1838; d. April 1, 1843. 

V. Sarah*, b. June 30, 1800; m. Nicholas Sanders; res. 
('77) Stonington, 111. ; has 4 ch. 

vi. William Wilkinson*, b. Jan. 23, 1802; ni. Oct. 2G, 

1828, Esther, dau. Dea. John and Mrs. (Barber) Wilcox, 

Exeter, R. I.; set. Jamestown, N. Y., May, 1836; d. Jan. 31, 
18G7. She res. ('77) Jamestown; has: l/Edwm^, b. Griswold, 
Conn., May 9, 1832; m. Feb. 1, 1854, Julia Ann, dau. Daniel 
Lewis, Oxford, N. Y.; farmer, res. ('77) Jamestown; has: (1). 
Emily Clarinda^ b. Aug. 1, 1856. (2). Charles Elmer*, b. Oct. 
16, 1860. (3). Caroline Elizabeth^ b. June 12, 1863. (4). Elsie 
Blanche^ b. Oct. 7, 1867. 

20. vii, Stephen Avery*, b. Oct. 28, 1803; m. Emma C. 

viii. Lydia Sabina*, b. Dec. 3, 1806; m. Dea. John In- 
land Smith, school teacher and dea. Bapt. ch., Voluntown; set. 
Stonington, 111., wh. both d. *. p. lie beciueathed his prop, to 
benev. puqioses. 

ix. David Green*, b. March 31, 1810; unra.; d. Julv 
10, 1862. 

(By second wife) : — 

X. Fanny Keziah*, b. Jan. 20, 1822; m. Harvey Brig^, 
Voluntown, wh. res. ('77); has Lydia^, Emma', JwZiVand Le- 
land^ Briggs, 

xi. Charles Prentiss*, b. June 1; 1824; num.; d. 
abt. 1845. 

xii. SusAX Elizabeth*, b. Aug. 13, 1827; m. Andrew 
M.* Douglas [6. i. 5.]. 

xiii. Emily Ann*, b. June 27, 1830; d. unm. 


JOSEPIP DOUGLAS (William^, James'), born in 
Voluntown, Conn., Sept. 2, 1756; rnarried, Aug. 11, 
1791, Mary, daughter of Lieut. James Campbell, b}- his 
wife Dinah Macmain, and grand-daughter of Dr. John 
Campbell, the first physician of Voluntown. She w<as 
born in Groton, July 8, 17G3. He purchased a farm in 
Voluntown, on the southern side of the lake called by 
the Indians ''Pancamack," and now known jus Beach 

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pond. Here he erected a substantial farm-house, on a 
hill overlooking the lake, and commanding an extensive 
and beautiful view of the surrounding country. In this 
house, he says in a memorandum still preserved, '*we 
went to keeping house February 15th day, 1792." It 
is now ('77) occupied by the widow and daughter of 
their son, Henry W. Douglas. Upon the southern side 
of the great stone chimney may still be seen, in quaint, 
old-fashioned characters, the inscriptiori, ''J D 1791." 

The daily life at Pancamack farm, as remembered by tlie chil- 
dren who grew up under the paternal roof, presents a pleasing 
picture of the domestic and social relations which existed among 
the better class of Connecticut farmers in the latter part of the 
proceeding century and first part of the present. Joseph Douglas, 
himself a man of unwearied industry, brought up his children to 
habits of strict economy, but gave them all the advantages of 
education in his power, and was careful that they should obtain 
the benefit of whatever social life there was at that time in the 
rather sparsely settled region. He had built his house on a high 
hill near the southern shore of Pancamack lake, from which a 
magnificent view of the mirror-like sheet of water below, dotted 
with woody islands, and enclosed in its border of white and glis- 
teuing saud which gave it its later name of "bea<3h pond," and 
of the surrounding country for several miles, pleasantly diversi- 
fied by hills and woods, was obtained. But it was not on account 
of the beautiful scenery alone that he had chosen this spot for his 
home and built his dwelling by the shore of the lake. There the 
land was richer, and lay more open to the warming rays of the 
spring sun. The lake was filled with various kinds of fish, hith- 
erto undisturbed, which furnished a welcome variation of the 
plain but wholesome diet of the farmer's table. Small game was 
plentiful in the woods. The boys set snares for the (juails, par- 
tridges and rabbits which they knew would be found dangling by 
the neck, or peering with friglitened eyes from the traps the next 
time they were visited; and many were the foxes and raccoons 
which suddenly gave up their life with a spasmodic kick at the 
sharp report of the shot-gun. There were also in the woods 
numerous swarms of wild bees which every summer furnished 
quantities of delicious honey; and it was a day long looked for- 
ward to, when, e<|uipped with his com}>ass to guide him through 
the woods, the father set out with the older boys upon a bee-hunt, 
from which they were sure to return at night-fall laden with a 
plentiful store of the coveted sweet, carefully packed away in its 
six-sided cells of comb, greatlv to the jollification of the younger 
children, who made much of It while it lasted. 

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The home of Joseph Doiifflas was one of the centers of social 
life in the neighborhood. In those days there was less visiting 
and more working. But the frugal board of Joseph Douglas 
was often enlivened by the presence of neighbors and friends, 
who always found a simple and hearty welcome there. Not an 
unf requent visitor was Dr. Allen Campbell, a famous physician 
in all eastern Connecticut in his day, but whose fame was not 
confined to the medical profession, for he served at different 
times with great acceptance as clergyman and legislator. He 
was the eldest brother of Mrs. Douglas, and, with the exception 
of the minister, no guest was received with such respect and 
ceremony as he. Whenever his professional duties called him 
into the neighborhood, he would manage to ride over and " take 
tea with Molly." The saddle-bags were deposited by the kitchen 
fire, the horse taken to the barn and fed by one of the boys, and 
soon the worthy doctor, in the most immaculate of ruffled shirt 
bosoms, seated at the head of the table, would be sipping his 
fragrant tea, a quantity of which was always kept on hand for 
stat^ occasions, while he dispensed the freshest bit of gossip he 
had picked up in his visits, or the lat-est news from Hartford and 
New Haven, where he spent considerable portions of the year as 
state representative and afterward as senator. While the war of 
1812-15 was in progress the doctor's visits were eagerlv expected, 
as he was sure to have the latest news of the war. On some of 
these occasions he was accompanied by his son Harvey, then a 
medical student in New Haven, and about to take his degree at 
Yale College, who often referred to them in after life with the most 
pleasant recollections. 

*'Ue had a sound education. For his times, his culture was 
broad in extent and excellent in character. In his boyhood our 
country knew very little of newspapers, magazines, libraries, 
acadieniies and colleges; it knew chiefly country school-houses, 
and thinking men and women. From the famed Connecticut 
common school, and such books as were accessible, and the society 
of educators and public men, he secured a mental training and a 
measure of knowledge superior to that of most of his contempo- 
raries. * * * His proficiency in what were then the higher 
branches of mathematics qualified him to act largely as a practical 
surveyor in the township; and many are the metes and bounds of 
farms and highways and lots of land that now testify to his skill; 
and he continued to thus serve his fellow townsmen until within 
a few years of his death. * * * He was a true economist. 
He was'educated in an economical family, and in economical times, 
so that thoughfulness and prudence were ingrained in his life. 
He accepted the golden rules of duty and thrift found in the 
Bible, and in the writings of Dr. Franklin; text-books that are 
beyond price to the wise, but distiisteful and unfashionable among 
spendthrifts. He proved the Divine law *Hhe hand of the dili- 

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gent maketh rich." Solomon was his favorite teacher. To be 
convinced of his wisdom and care, you had only to look on his 
fields and meadows, his walls and buildings, his barns and stalls, 
his stacks and cribs. And that he was felicitously seconded and 
supported in his forethought and skill by his loving consort,, you 
had only to look in and around his home." * 

His wife Mary died May 3, 1837; and he married, 
second, about 1842, Elizabeth, widow of Wait Reynolds, 
of Voluntown. He died Aug. 8, 1847. His widow 
married again soon after his death and removed to 
Exeter, R. I. Children (by first wife): — 

i. j Dinah*, b. Dec. 20, 1792; m. Earl* Douglas [6. iii.]. 
ii. ( Mary*, b. Dec. 20, 1792; d. Jan. 18, 1793. 

21. iii. Joseph*, b. June 4, 1795; m. Elizabeth Lillibridge. 
iv. Mary*, b. Aug. 8, 1794; m. 1st, (as 2d w.) John 

Hunter, farmer, Voluntown, who d. Nov. 18, 1826; m. 2d, (as 
2d w.) Rev. Gershom Palmer, past. Bapt. ch., Exeter, R. I.; d. 
Nov., 1854, aft. wh. he m. again; had: 1. Dinah Mary^ Palmer, 
b. Dec, 1829. 2. John Hunter' Palmer, b. April 11, 1832. 3. 
Esther Ann^ Palmer, b. July 20, 1833; m. Ist, Silas James, who 
d. 8. p.] m. 2d, Patrick Ronan; res. s, p, ('78) Clarks Falls. 

22. V. Allen Campbell*, b. March 5, 1797; m. Catharine 

23. vi. Daniel Macmain*, b. June 15, 1798; m. Mary 

vii. Esther*, b. March 7, 1800; m. (as 2d w.) June 9, 
1839, Asa Gates, farmer, Voluntown, who d. Nov. 5, 1877; res. 
('78) Campbell's Mills; had: 1. Lydi'a Esther^ Gates, b. May 22, 
1842; d. April, 1843. 

viii. Thomas Win^slow*, b. Jan. 10, 1801; d. Feb., 1808. 

24. ix. Henry William*, b. May 24, 1803; m. Sophia 

25. X. John Wylie*, b. June 1, 180G; m. Mary A. Palmer. 


DESIRE^ DOUGLAS (WilUam\ James'), born in 
Voluntown, Conn., March 21, 1769; accompanied her 
sister Hannah and cousin Daniel Douglas, to Ontario 
(now Walworth), N. Y., in February, 1801, and soon 

* In Me?iiariam, a funeral sermon, preached by tlie Hev. Frederic Deni- 
8on, A. M. 


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married Winslow Green, of Palmyra, who was born in 
Rhode Island, m October, 1771. In 1817, they went 
still further west, into the wilderness, and located in 
what is now the town of Newbury, 0. Here he died 
Dec. 22, 1820. She married, second, Nov. 11, 1824, 
James Prouty of Mentor, who died in a few years; and, 
third, Nov. 5, 1840, William Mills, of Auburn, where 
they then settled, and where he died April 30, 1859, 
aged 85 years. She died at Chagrin Falls, March 5, 
1852. She was a member of the Baptist church in 
Newbury. Children (by first husband) born in Wal- 
worth) : — 

i. Amplias* Gkeen, b. in Walworth, Sept. 30, 1802; m. 
Jan. 25, 1826, Lovina, dau. John and Lovina (Wilkins) Fox, 
Troy, 0., whith. her parents rem. fr. Rindge, X. H., abt. 1821. 
She was b. Rindge, Feb. 22, 1804. He was a farmer, res. So. 
Newbury, 0., wh. d. April 7, 1874; had (b. So. Newb.): 1. Lo- 
vinu Mmervo!' Green, b. Jan. 24, 1827; num.; res. ('77) So. New- 
bury. 2. Harriet Alzora^ Green, b, Nov. 4, 1828; grad. Oberlin 
Coll. 1850; m. March 25, 1851, Rev. Edwin Hervey Gilbert, 
Cong, clergym. He was b. Mass., Feb. 11, 1824; grad. Austin- 
burgh Scm., 0,; set. over Cong. ch. Concord, 111., but obliged 
by fail, health give ivp preach.; d. Geneva, 0., Mav 13, 18(50. 
She d. So. Newbury, Dec. 27, 1865; had: (1). A7izo7ieUa Alzora* 
Gilbert, b. So. Newbury, April 28, 1853; m. Dec. 9, 1869, An- 
drew R. Waterman, farmer, Unionville, wh. res. ('77). He was 
b. June 24, 1847; has: i. Frederick Gordon"^ Watemian, b. June 
4, 1875. (2), Edwin KendaW Gilbert, b. Hampden, April 13, 
1858; res. ('77) Unionville. 3. Mary Jan& Green, b. Feb. 7, 
1831; d. Dec. 1, 1852. 4. Winsloio AmpUas^ Green, b. July 3, 
1833; m. 1st, Nov. 19, 1861, Belle Graham Thompson; separated; 
m. 2d, Julia Sanborn, Council Bluffs, la.; restaurant keep., ('77) 
Onawa Citv, la.; has Flore7ice^, Eva^ and MabeP Green. 5. Jrdia 
Maria* Green, b. Nov. 12, 1835; d. Sept. 2, 1855. 6. Eoba Eliza- 
betJv" Green, b. Jan. 2, 1838; m. April 2, 1863, Nicia« Brvant 
Cowles, farmer, b. Feb. 24, 1836; res. ('77) Geneva; has:7l). 
Laura Lovina* Cowles, b. June 24, 1866. (2). Kathrina May^ 
Cowles, b. April 10, 1870. 7. William Henry Harrison^ Green, 
b. March 16, 1840; m. March 16, 1871, Kate Magraw, Albany, 
N. Y. ; dairvm., res. s. p. ('77) Aubrev, Kans. 8. diaries Nelson^ 
Green, b. Feb. 21, 1842; m. June "^15, 1870, B. Emma Wells, 
(.■ouncil Bluffs, la., b. Warsaw, III., June 15, 1853; sch. teach., 
res. ('77j Council Bluffs; has: (1). Charles A."" Green, b. July 22, 
1872; d. March 7, 1873. (2). AuJia Marif Green, b. Aug. 10, 

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1874. (3). Clarence K? Green, b. March 28, 1877. 9. Harlan 
Page" Oreen, b. Marcli 1, 1844; m. March 1, 18GG, Antoinette 
Dutton, Auburn, who cl. abt. 1873; farmer, res. (77) So. New- 
bury; has: (1). Alleii Myron^ Gree7iy b. Oct. 14, 1868. 10. Anna 
Medora^ Green, b. Feb. 2, 1849. 

ii. RoBA* Green, b. in Walworth, June 30, 1804; m. Fob. 
3, 1822, John Randolph, farmer, b. June 1, 1795, d. July 12, 
1852. She d. Newburv, 0., Dec. 19, 1869; had: 1. Alzora^ Ran- 
dolph, b. April 10, 1823; d. July 16, 1825. 2. Catharine^ Ran- 
dolph, b. Dec. 27, 1826; d. Dec. 21, 1853. 3. George" Randolph, 
b. Feb. 1, 1828; m. Feb. 18, 1852, Nancy Luther, b. Castile, 
N. Y., Sept. 11, 1833. He d. Aug. 22, 1855. She res. ('78) 
So. Newbury; has: (1). John Erw\n^ Randolph, b. March 15, 
1853; m. Nov. 27, 1877, Ida Elvira Wiser, Walworth; res. ('78) 
So. Newbury. 4. AUgail Alzora^ Randolph, b. Sept. 20, 1833; 
d. Nov. 15, 1851. 5. Roha Eliza'' Randolph, b. Oct. 7, 1846; m. 
Dec. 21, 1867, William II. Philip; res. ('78) Walworth; has: (1). 
David Clayton"^ Philip, b. Feb. 9, 1868. (2). Millie Iren^ Philip, 
b. June 18, 1875. (3). George Almaron^ Philip, b. March 7, 1877. 
iii. Urbane* Green, b. in Walworth, March 8, 1806; m. 
Jan. 27, 1858, Mrs. Laura Robinson, Russell, 0.; farmer, res. 
s. p. ('78) Sylvania, 0. 

iv. William Douglas* Green, b. in Walworth, Oct. 19, 
1807; set. with father's fam., 1817, Newbury, 0.; m. Dec. 29, 
1830, Esther Fuller, dau. Apollos and Anna (Bailej) Ilewett, 
Newbury; cleared a farm 20 acres in N., wh. lived till d., Sept. 
30, 1873"; was an indust. and successf. farmer; memb. Bapt. ch. 
41 yrs., and highly respected as a christian and neighbor. She 
d. May 16, 1855; memb. Cong. ch. and exemp. christian; had 
(b. Newbury): 1. Anna Rofelkv' Green, b. Jan. 29, 1832; unm.; 
res. ('78) Newbury. 2. Apollos Douglaa^ Green, b. July 24, 1834; 
m. Nov. 16, 1865, Julia Bmden Porter, Newbury, dau. Joseph 
A. and Caroline M. (Case) Porter, Mantua; farmer, res. ('77) So. 
Newbury; has: (1). Louellon HeweW Green, b. Sept. 17, 1868. 
(2). Forest Hayden^ Green, b. March 12, 1876. 3. Orilla Desired 
Green, b. Oct. 21, 1839: d. April 3, 1856. 

V. Amos* Green, b. in Walworth, April 4, 1809; m. Nov. 
28, 1833, Sarah Harris, b. Julv 13, 1815; set. Bainbridge, 0., 
wh. he d. Oct. 23, 1860. She d." So. Newburv, 0., Jan. 21, 1872; 
had: 1. GamalieV" Green, b. May 9, 1835; d.'Sept. 10, 1835. 2. 
Eliza Aim^ Green, b. May 9, 1837; m. Oct., 1856, John H. Ober; 
set. Newburv, 0.; rem., 1873. Chagrin Falls, wh. he has a steam 
lumber miir('77); has: (1). Elsie Mary^ Ober, b. March 9, 1860. 
(2). Clayton Grant"" Ober, b. June 20, 1865. (3). Grace MabeV 
Ober, b. April 7, 1870. 3. Ruth Matilda'' Grecfi, b. Nov. 9, 1838; 
m. Nov. 28, 1867, Eleazur Punderson; res. s, p, ('77) Newburv, 
0. 4. Almon Amos' Green, b. May 23, 1841; m. Feb. 9, 1867, 
Anna Bail; res. ('75) Chester, 0.; has: (1). Ada^ Green, b. Feb. 

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6, 1870. (2). Jenny Bell' Green, b. Oct. 29, 1875. 5. Warren 
Franklin^ Green, b. June 10, 1843; serv. tliro' Rebellion; reed, 
bullet wound in breast bat. Mission Ridge, fr. eff. wh. d. June 
10, 1869; m. Jan. 3, 1867, Almira Rarick; set. Russell, 0. She 
d. Newbury, 0., July 13, 1877; had: (1). Claretice R* Green, b. 
Oct. 15, 1867. (2). Le?wr€f' Green, b. Jan 27, 1869. 6. Cortielia 
Lydia^ Green, b. Aug. 28, 1846; unm.; res. ('77) Newbury, 0. 

7. Wallace Stephen^ Green, b. Oct. 9, 1851. 8. George Randolph^ 
Green, b. Aug. 5, 1854. 9. Alzora Capitola^ Green, b. April 12, 
1858; m. Dec. 17, 1876, Charles Downing; has: (1). LuhC Down- 
ing, b. June 20, 1877. 

vi. Ruth* Green, b. in Walworth, Feb. 23, 1811; m. Abel 
Fisher; res. ('78) Chagrin Falls, 0.; had: 1. AbeV Fisher, d. 
2. Clara^ Fisher, m. James Rice, merch., Detroit, Mich.; d. ; had 
Alic^, Clarence^, John^ and Henry^ Rice. 3. Jame^ Fisher, liv- 
ing ('77). 4. Desir^ Fisher, m. Edwin Miller, violinist; d. 1876; 
had James^, Clarcf and Alfred^ Miller, 5. Ransonv" Fislier, d. 
6. Amos' Fisher, living (77). 7. Dellison^ Fisher, d. 


STEPHEN^ DOUGLAS {WilUam\ James'), born in 
Yoluntown, Comi., July 9, 1777; married April 12, 
1798, Susannah, daughter of Income and Elizabeth 
(Arnold) Potter, of Yoluntown. She was born in Rich- 
mond, R. 1., Dec. 9, 1777. They settled in Yoluntown. 
In 1802, Stephen made a journey to Wayne county, N. 
Y., and took up land near his brother-in-law, Daniel 
Douglas, who had located there in the fall of 1800. He 
returned to Yoluntown, and in February, 1803, removed 
his family in a covered emigrant wagon to their new 
home in the wilderness. A small settlement gradually 
sprang up around them, and was know among the fi'on- 
tiersmen as Douglas Corners. It is now embraced within 
the town of Walworth, and the whole county has become 
thickly settled since then. The original farm, reclaimed 
from the forest by Stephen Douglas, has increased very 
much in value as the country has become thickly popu- 
lated, and has been retained in the family until the pres- 
ent time, being now ('77) occupied by Julian J. Finley, 
a grandson of Stephen. Mr. Douglas died in Walworth 
hi February, 1813. His widow subsequently married 

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Enoch Clark, and lived until Oct. 11, 1873, when she 
died at the age of nearly 96 years. She retained all 
her faculties up to her last moments, and'was as quick in 
perception and as sound in judgment as she was in her 
prime. In many respects she was a truly remarkable 
woman, and the changes which she witnessed "from an 
unnamed clearing in the wilderness, in 1803, to a popu- 
lous town, with churches, academies, and all the refine- 
ments of a cultivated, christian community, are as great, 
perhaps, as occur in the brief span of years allotted to 
human life. She had a number of children by her 
second husband, beside the following by her first : — 

i. Hannah*, b. in Voluiitown, 1799; d. on journ. fr. Conn., 
Feb., 1803. 

ii. Sarah*, b. in Voluntown, Feb. 24, 1802; m. 1st, Henry 
More, who d. 1826; m. 2d, Abner Brown; d. Walworth, Oct., 
1875; had: 1. Horace" More, res. Walworth. 2. Lucy Ann^ 
More, m. R. Reed; res. ('77) Stureis, Mich. 

iii. Stephen Potter*, b. in Walworth, Dec. 28, 1803; m. 
1825, Orilla Dellingham; rem. Ind., and d. Angola, abt. 1872; 
had: 1. Amanda!', 2. Oscar^, serv. 3d Mich. cav. civil war. 3. 
Henrtf", liv. ('78) Ind. 4. Susan Pottei^, b. Ontario, N. Y., Aug. 
27, 1831; m. Sept. 6, 1851, Dennis Burk; res. ('78) Crystal, la.; 
has: (1). Earl^ Burk, b. July 23, 1852. (2). John^ Burk, b. 
March 22, 1853; d. Aug. 29, 18G9. (3). May'' Burk, b. Feb. 26, 
1858. (4). Burr^ Burk, b. Sept. 20, 18G0. (5). Cory Linn" 
Burk, b. March 12, 1864. (6). Eli Edmond" Burk, b. Oct. 11, 
1866. (7). Elizabeth Orilla" Burk, b. Nov. 17, 1868. (8). Perry 
Bird" Burk, b. Feb. 6, 1873. 5. Orilla\ d. 6. Sarah Orilla\ b. 
Ontario, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1834; m. March 17, 1852, Gain Burk, 
York, Ind., b. Bedford, 0., Jan. 27, 1825; res. ('78) Traer, la.; 
has: (1). Helen" Burk, b. May 28, 1853; m. Jan. 28, 1876, Wil- 
liam Timotliy Winters; res. ('77) Howard, la.; has: i. Maud* 
Winters, b. Dec. 6, 1877. (2). Edaar* Burk, b. Nov. 13, 1854; 
m. Nov. 3, 1876, Annette Giger, Carrol ton, la. (3). Clara" Burk, 
b. abt. 1856; m. William Oliver Wilson; res. ('78) Ghana, III; 
has: i. Alice^ Wilson, b. March 31, 1875. ii. Clyde^ Wilson, b. 
Dec. 6, 1876. (4). Arvilla" Burk, b. Dec. 3, 1859. (5). Frank 
Everett" Burk, b. Aug. 29, 1862. (6) and (7). Gain Eli" and 
Jane Orilla" Burk, (twins), b. April 17, 1870. (8). Dora Bella" 
Burk, b. Feb. 16, 1873. 7. Barbara^ 8. Mar^^, 9. Stephen^ 
liv. Ind. 

iv. Susan*, b. in Walworth, Sept. 9, 1805; m. Feb. 9, 1826, 
Jones Finley, b. Goshen, July 13, 1798, d. May 27, 1876; res. 

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('78) homestead, Walworth; has: 1. Clarinda Eliza^ Finley, b. 
April 29, 1827; m. 1st, 1845, Amon J. Dalee, 2d, George Card; 
res. ('77) Hillsdale, Mich.; has: (1). Gilbert J.^ Dalee, b. Aug. 
22, 1847; res. ('77) Georgetown, Col. (2). Afnretta^ Card, b. 
abt. 18G1. (3). Gardiner^ Card, b. abt. 1863. (4). Georgd" Card, 
b. abt. 1870. 2. Julian Jone^ Finley, b. May 27, 1834; unm.; 
res. (77) Walworth. 3. Amretta AdelU Finley, b. March 24, 
1843; educ. Walworth acad., wh. taught 1862^9, part time as 
prin.; m. May 5, 18C9, George R. Kent, A. M., M. D., b. Mace- 
don, Not. 27, 1840. He grad. Syracuse Univ. 1862; stud, medi- 
cine Rochester, Buffalo and N."Y. city; grad. Bellevue Med. 
Coll. 1867; success, phys. with increas. pmo. ('78) Newark, N.J. ; 
had: (1). Georg^ Kent, b. Sept. 28, 1870; d. July IG, 1873.^ 

V. Elizabeth*, b. in Walworth, July 1, 1808; m. Dec. 7, 
1832, Alfred Rice, b. Pompey hill, March 13, 1805; set. Wal- 
worth; rem. May, 1834, Litchfield, 0., and purch. farm 11 G 
acres; Feb., 1865, left 0. and purch. 400 acres near Toledo, Iiu; 
Oct., 1875, sold farm for 111,000, and purch. house and lot Traor, 
pleas, and enterpris. R. R. town, 2000 inhab., wh. res. ('78). 
Dur. summer 1876, though they had pavssed limit of 3 score and 
10, traveled extens. thro' states, visit, friends in N. Y. and Pa., 
ret. in fall. By years honor, indust. accum. competency, and 
now retire to enjoy fruits of labors in comf. old age, surround, 
by ch., whom lived to see prosper, set. in life; have: 1. Earl 
Dougla,^ Rice, b. Walworth, Sei)t. 18, 1833; m. 1st, March 12, 
1856, Mary E. Spitzer, Medina, 0., who d. June 7, 1858; m. 2d, 
Nov. 27, 1859, Rebecca J. Brown, who d. Dec. 17, 1865; m. 3d, 
July 18, 1866, Helen P. Davis; hardware merch., (77) Tracr, la. ; 
has: (1). Amretta M^ Rice, b. April 10, 1857; m. Nov. 26, 1872, 
Monroe Davis, Leroy, N. Y., wh. res. ('77); has 1 ch. (2). Ida 
M,^ Rice, b. Dec. 18, 1860. (3). Charles E^ Rice, b. Feb. 13, 
1870. (4). Lillian P.« Rice, b. May 6, 1872. 2. Orlando Jo7i€s^ 
Rice, b. Litchfield, Oct. 15, 1835; m. 1st, April 11, 1861, Liva 
M. Fielding, Otter Creek, la,, who d. Oct. 7, 1869; m. 2d, Dec. 
22,^1870, Damaris A. McCray, Coleta, 111.; wood and coal merch., 
('77) Traer; has: (1). Earl /.• Rice, b. Feb. 9, 1862; d. March 1. 
1862. (2). Pearl /.» Rice, b. Feb. 9, 1862; d. March 3, 1862. 
(3). Iva BeW Rice, b. March 25, 1876. 3. Alfred P^ Rice, b. 
Walworth, June 2, 1839; unm.; d. Julesburgh, Col., Nov. 16, 
1860. 4. Esther Ann^ Rice, b. Litchfield, Aug. 18, 1843; unm.; 
d. York, 0., May 13, 1874. 5. Henry Mor^Rice, b. Litchfield, 
Aug. 8, 1847; m. Dec. 1, 1868, Eliza Brintnel, York, 0.; ins. 
agh (77) Traer, la.; has: (1). Alfred S.^ Rice, b. Sept. 22, 1869. 
(2). Elmer L^ Rice, b. Feb. 15, 1872. (3). Bertha A.^ Rice, b. 
Nov. 3, 1874. 6. Archibald Exigent Rice, b. Litchfield, May 7, 
1850; m. Dec. 13, 1876, Maud N. Pursell, S. Francisco, Cal.; 
farmer, res. ('77) Traer, la.; has: (1). Ellen Maud^ Rice, b. Nov. 
15, 1877. 7. Adella Susan"" Rice, b. Litchfield, May 7, 1853; m. 

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Dec. 2, 1870, Charles J. Mover, Toledo, lu., wh. res. (77); has: 
(1). Clarence E^ Moyer, b. "^Sept, 1871. (2). Etta^ Mayer, b. 
Sept., 1873. 

vi. Barbara*, b. in Walworth, Oct. 19, 1810; m. Ist, Barney 
Corey, 2cl, Aug., 1874, Himni Diirfee; res. ('77) Walworth; has 
William^, Barney^ y Sarah^ and Ajih^ Corey , res. ('77) Ind., and 
Melvin Luk^ Corey, res. ('77) Walworth. 

vii. William*, b. in Walworth, Dec. 22, 1812; unm.; drown. 
L. Erie, Sept. 14, 1837. 


JAMES'' DOUGLAS- {Samuel^ James'), born in Vol- 
untown, Conn., March 12, 1761; married, Oct. 7, 1782, 
Elizabeth Morduck, of Preston. She was bom May 11, 
1762, and died, in Sterling, Aug. 2, 1853, in her 92d 
year. He served as private through the entire war of 
the Revolution, being one of the few who were never 
paid for their services, nor pensioned in after years. It 
is said that his father was drafted, and that James went 
to the war in his stead. He subsequently went to the 
West, and died in Illinois, in his 50th year. Children, 
born in Voluntown (now Sterling) : — 

i. Rebecca*, b. March 6, 1783; m. Dec. 6, 1810, Ephraim 
Keecli, R. 1. Both d. W. Killinglv, Conn.; had: 1. Daniel Dou- 
glas'' Keechy b. Feb. 2, 1812; m. ^March 22, 1835; d. May 11, 
1852: by w. Samh A. had David^, Charles^, Amy* and Mary 
Ellen* Keecli, 2. Phehe Ann'' Keechy b. April 11, 1813; m. Feb. 
22, 1842, Benjamin Ilayne; d. Jan. 11, 1841; had Louis A* 
and Frank E* Hayne. 3. George Alexander^ Eeechy b. Aug. 22, 
1815; d. Jan. 18, 1816. 4. Nancy Elizd' Keecliy b. Dec. 11, 181G; 
d. Sept. 25, 1820. 5. Rebecca Dollf Keechy b. Jan. 6, 1819; m. 
May 31, 1849, 2d Lieut. Thomas A. Briggs, U. S. A.; d. June 
14, 1873. He was educ. West Pt. Mil. Acad.; serv. Mex. war 
and Rebellion; stat. Leavenworth, Kans. ('75); had: (1). Fred- 
erick A,* Briggs, (2). Walter S,* Briggs, b. 1853; res. Leaven- 
worth. 6. Sarah Arfiold^ Keechy b. Oct. 26, 1820; d. Nov. 8, 
1834. 7. Ephraim" Keechy b. Sept. 25, 1822; m. Jan. 12, 1845, 
Lucy Coons; serv. several yrs. civil war; d. June 10, 1874. She 
res. ^77) Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; has Ida L.* and Ellen A.* Keech, 
8. CheHter^ Keech, b. Aug. 26, 1824; m. May 16, 1847, Julia 
Cranston; res. ('77) W. Killnigly. 9. Louisa Jan& Keech, b. 
P'eb. 2, 1827; m. March 21, 1852, Gurdon W. Pitcher, jeweler, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., wh. res. ('78). lie has visited Europe several 

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times, once with fam., liv. London, England, 1^ yrs,; has: (1). 
Fred^ Pitcher, b. 1853; m. Rosina Jeremiah, Brooklyn, wh. res. 
('78); clerk; has 2 ch. (2). William^ Pitcher, d. aet. abt. 4 yrs. 
(3). Lulu^ Pitcher, b. Sept., 1862. (4). Georg^ PitcJier, d. in 
2d yr. (5). Edward'' Pitcher, b. 1870. (6). Arthui* Pitcher, b. 

ii. Nancy*, b. June 29, 1785; d. early, unm. 

lii. Samuel*, b. April 17, 1787; m. twice. 2d w. res. ('75) 
Hamden. Dau. (by 1st w.) Mrs, Eliza!' (Douglus) Moss, res. ('76) 
Detroit, Mich. 

iv. James*, b. Dec. 21, 1788; d. in childhood. 

V. George*, b. Dec. 18, 1792; m. twice; m. 2d Sarah Hol- 
loway, who d. March 31, 1866. He d. Dec. 2, 1868; had by 1st 
w. 9 ch., of whom: 1. Ruth Anrf, m. a Pepper; res. ('77) Port 
Gibson, N. Y. (By 2d w.): 2. Sarah Rebecca\ m. Cliarles Jl. 
Brown; d. Jan. 26, 1874, aet. 28 yrs., leav. 1 ch. 3. Julia Ann^, 
m. 1865, Wanton Briggs; res. ('78) Hope, R. I. ; has Alice Mariff 
and James Herbert^ Briggs, 4. Chester^, m. 1877; res. ('77) Fla. 
5. Enoch Arnold^, 

vi. Robert*, b. Feb. 10, 1795; m. Feb. 4, 1828, Amy Ed- 
wards; farmer, set. Griswold; d. Hopeville, Oct. 15, 1876. She 
d. March 10, 1875; had: 1. Edward Lester^, b. April 11, 1829; 
seaman; shipped barque Dover, 1851; never came back. 2. 
Elizabeth^ b. Dec. 7, 1832; m. April 2, 1848, Loren L. Rock- 
well, Brooklyn; res. ('78) Jewett City; has: (1). Ella Annette 
Rockwell, b. Feb. 22, 1858; d. Feb. 17, 1862. (2). Johfi Albert" 
Rockwell, b. July 10, 1861. (3). Janet Ermine^ Rockwell, b. July 
2, 1863. (4). Charles Arthur^ Rockwell, h, Aug. 20, 1866. (5). 
Jane Agnes^ Rockwell, b. Aug. 4, 1869. 

vii. Olive*, b. March 10, 1797; d. early, unm. 
viii. Chester*, b. July 29, 1799; unm.; d. abt 1831. 

ix. Jane*, b. Aug. 17, 1801; m. (as 2dw.) Jan. 26, 1827, 
Gideon Perkins, b. Coventrv, R. I., April 12, 1787, d. Feb. 1, 
1865. She d. Aug. 13, 1872; had: 1. William^ Perkins, d. in 
inf. 2. Daniel Edward^ Perkins, d. March 26, 1836, aet. 4 yrs. 
4 mos. 3. Ja7ie France^ Perkins, b. Dec. 20, 1836; unm.; res. 
('78) W. Killingly, Conn. 4. Maria Leonorcf Perkins, b. July 
31, 1844; unm.; res. ('78) W. Killingly. 

X. Mary*, b. July 15, 1804; m. 1st, Alfred Angell, Scitu- 
ate, R. I., 2d, Welcome Arnold Patt, Scituate, wh. set. and wh. 
d. May 31, 1846; had: 1. James Douglas^ Angell, m. Ist, Susan 
Searls, 2d, Mary Searls; res. ('78) Dighton, Mass.; has: (1). 
Charles Douglas^ Angell, also 4 others. 2. Lydia Ann^ Angell, 
d. a^t. 18 yrs. 3. Allen^ Angell, d. in inf. 4. George Washing- 
ton'' Patt, b. May 31, 1835; d. May 28, 1839. 5. Sarah Elizabeth' 
Patt, b. March 15, 1837; m. April 19, 1857, John Wells, Foster, 
R. I.; res. ('78) Natick, R. I., wh. he is overseer in mill, lie 
sorv. 1 yr. late war (2d R. I. regt,); has; (1). Charles William* 

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Wells, b. Jan. 23, 1859; d. Ajiril 13, 1862. (2). Ida Louise'' Wells, 
b. Aug. 23, 1861; gi^ad. R. I. norm. sch. 1879. (3). Maurice 
Everett^ Wells, b. Sept. 17, 1865. (4) and (5). Florence and Flor- 
ene"" Wells, (twins,) b. July 4, 1871. 6. Chester Douglas^ Patt, b. 
Aug. 5, 1839; d. Aug. 8, 1839. 7. Welcmne ArnoW Patt, b. 
Aug. 25, 1840; d. Aug. 27, 1840. 8. Mary MaHa^ Patt, b. 
March 29, 1844; m. Aug. 10, 1862, Harrison Otis Bemis, W. 
Killingly, wh. res. ('78). lie serv. 3 yrs. civil war (18 Conn, 
i-egt., in 13 batt); shoe-cutter ('78); has: (1). Herbert Willard^ 
Bemis, b. April 20, 1866. (2). Mabel Frances^ Beniis, b. July 
17, 1868; d. July 16, 1870. (3). Mildred EtlieT Bemis, b. April 
16, 1872; d. July 30, 1873. 8. Luke Jenk^ Patt, b. Sept. 11, 
1845; m. Sarah Munroe; serv. late war (2d R. I. vols, and 12th 
R. I. vols.); house-carpenter; d. s,.p. Deer Island, Mass., June 
19, 1867. 


MARY* DOUGLAS (Samuel^ James'), born in Vol- 
untown, Conn., Jan. 25, 1764; married March 23, 1786, 
Daniel Spaulding, of iPlainfield, where they settled as 
farmers, and where they both died, — he Dec. 31, 1798, 
aged 32 years, and she Sept. 29, 1844. Children, born 
in Plainfield : — 

i. Mercy* Spaulding, b. March 31, 1788. Desc, Mrs. 
Olive (Spaulding) Kennedy, res. ('77) Central Village, and Ada- 
line Hawkins, res. ('77) Wauregan. 

ii. Charles* Spaulding,, b. Nov. 7, 1791; m. Eunice, dau. 
Nathaniel and Zilpha (Wheeler) Wilson, Plainfield, who d. April 
22, 1864. He d. Oct. 17, 1864. 

iii. Millie* Spaulding, b. Oct. 3, 1793; m. May, 1822, Am- 
brose Frink, Sterling; had: 1. Lois^ Frink, m. a Card; res. ('76) 
W^ Killingly. 

iv. AzARiAii* Spaulding, b. July 12, 1795; m. Nov., 1817, 
Annie, dau, Abram and Joanna (Main) W^ilson; had: 1. AzariaN* 
Spaulding, b. July 3, 1818; res. ('77) Wauregan. 2. Martf 
Spaulding, b. Oct. 25, 1819, d. aet. 20 yrs. 3. Alice Wilson^ 
Spaulding, b. March, 1822; d. young. 4. Erastus Lester^ Spauld- 
ing, m. 1st, Julia, dau. Daniel and Dinah (Medbery) Spaulding, 
who d. s. p.\ m. 2d, Hannah, dau. Nathaniel and Prudence 
(Angell) Medbery; res. ('77) Moosup. 5. Clement Cady^ Spauld- 
ing,o. Aug., 1828; unm.; res. ('77) Wauregan. 6. Harriet Ann^ 
Spaulding, b. abt. 1830; d. a?t. abt. 20 yrs. 

V. ZiLPiiA* Spaulding, b. Nov. 8, 1796; m. April 11, 1820, 
Gnifton Wilson, b. Plainfield, June 27, 1791, d. Aug. 3, 1871; 


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res. (76) Plainfield; has: 1. Henrif' Wilson, b. Feb. 0, 1821; d. 
June 23, 1822. 2. Waltei^ Wil807i, b. Aug. 11, 1822; m. Sept. 
11, 1848, Elizabeth Claremont, dau. Gurdon P. and Elizabeth 
(Dean) Brown, Plainfield, wh. res. ('76). 3. Jane Lucretia^ H'i7- 
souy b. Oct. 11, 1823; d. Xov. 16, 1872. 4. Georg^ Wihon, b. 
May 16, 1825; m, Xov. 30, 1858, Elizabeth Gurney, Prov.,R. I.; 
d. 'March 10, 1862. 5. //«r/y* Wilson, b. Sept. 29, 1826; m. 
Nov., 1846, Lucius Foster, Hampton, who d. March 25, 1853. 
She d. May 3, 1867; had: (1). George Wihon^ Foster, b. Aug. 
24, 1849. 6. Clarissa Parki^ Wilson, b. July 7, 1829; d. Xov. 
29, 1855. 7. Archibald^ Wilson, b. Oct. 15, 1830; m. Dec. 31, 
1855, Elizabeth Brown, Plainfield; market-man, ('77) Prov., 
K. I.; has: (1). ffoiry'' Wilso7i, b. March 18, 1858. (2). George 
GraftotJ" Wilson, b. March 28, 1863. 

vi. Rachel* Spatlding, b. Feb. 11, 1798; m. Joseph Haw- 
kins, Sterling, who d. Plainfield, abt. 1840; had: 1. Andreu^ 
Hawkins, b. July 24, 1830; d. set. 11 yrs. 2. Gordi^ Hawkim, 
b. June 10, 1832; d. March 3, 1855. 


Capt. SAMUEL^ DOUGLAS {Samuel^ James% born 
in Voluutown, Conn., Oct. 28, 1765; married, Dec. 24, 
1789, Catharine, daughter of the Hon. George Hall, 
judge of the Windham county court, by his wife Sarah 
Dixon, and sister of the Hon. Dixon Hall, afterward 
judge of the same court. She was born Jan. 12, 1770, 
and died Nov. 25, 1843. He managed a farm in Volun- 
town (now Sterling), but afterward removed to the farm 
of his uncle John Houston, in Voluntown. After his 
uncle's death, in 1812, he returned to Sterling, where 
he died, Sept. 8, 1838. He was for several years cap- 
tain of one of the companies of the state militia. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Cathakixe*, b. Dec. 8, 1790; d. Dec. 10, 1790. 
ii. Dolly*, b. March 9, 1792; m. Dec. 24, 1812, Edward 
Medbery, Jr., Pkintield, b. Smithlield, R. I., May 18, 1788; set. 
Sterling, farm now owned by Samuel D. Millett, in whose fam. 
both d.,— she July 1, 1854, lie Aug. 30, 1874; had: 1. Archibald 
Douglas^ Medbery, b. Oct. 13, 1814; m. Oct. 14, 1834, Mary, 
dau. Aaron and Lvdia (Dow) Preston, Plainfield, b, March 24, 
1818;- d. Ajiril 18, 1842. She res. s. p, ('77) Sterling. 
20. iii. AhchihaldS b. March 18, 1804; m. Relxjcca Coates, 
iv. IIahkiet^, b. Xov. 10, 1802; d. April 7, 1803. 

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ANDREW^ DOUGLAS {Samnel^ James'), born in 
Voluntown, Conn., Oct. 16, 1768; married, June 30, 
1797, Mrs. Jane (Hall) Douglas, widow of his brother 
Robert Douglas, and daughter of the Hon. George Hall, 
of Plainfield, by his wife Sarah Dixon. Mr. Hall was for 
a number of years judge of the Windham county court. 
Mrs. DougUus was sister of the Hon. Dixon Hall, also 
judge of the Windham county court for several years, 
after his father. She was born July 28, 1773; and died 
Jan. 28, 1844, some 17 years after the death of her 
husband. Mr. Douglas was a man of firm christian 
character, whose every-day life presented a beautiful 
example of the virtues he would inculcate in others. 
In his family relations he was kind, genial and affection- 
ate ; and the success and respectability of his children 
are due in no small degree to his influence upon them in 
their chilhood. He died sincerely lamented, July 18, 
1827. Children, born in Plainfield :— 

i. Andrew*, b. March 1, 1798; d. March 15, 1798. 

ii. SusAJfS b. May 5, 1799; d. Sept. 27, 1801. 

iir. Catharine*, b. June 16, 1801; d. Oct. 16, 1802. 

iv. Harty*, b. April 3, 1803; unm.; d. July 3, 1871. 

V. Susan*, b. Oct. 5, 1804; d. Dec. 14, 1813. 

27. vi. Henry*, b.' Oct. 9, 1806; m. 1st, Delia A. Potter, 
2d, Harriet Williams, 

vii. Julia Jane*, b. Aug. 4, 1808; m. Aug. 26, 1832, 
Edwin Dunlap, Plainfield, s. Hon. John Dunlap, judge Wind- 
ham CO. court. He was for several yrs. manufr. Danielsonville, 
aft. farmer; d. Oct. 26, 1873, in 70th yr., W. Killingly, wh. she 
res. ('78); had: 1. Susafi Maria' Dunlap, b. Sept. 13, 1839; d. 
May 16, 1854. 

viii. AzuBAH Clark*, b. June 2, 1810; m. July 15, 1839, 
John Ladd, Plainfield, b. W. Greenwich, R. I., Oct." 22, 1815. 
He was several yrs. manfr. Danielsonville, Conn.; 1857 set. farm, 
Plainfield, wh. d. Feb. 23, 1873, in 58th yr., and wh. she res. 
('78); has: 1. Azubah Nancy'' Ladd, b. Dec. 19, 1840; m. Marcli 
18, 1861, Henry F. Clark, conduct. H. P. & F. R. R.; res. (^77) 
Plainfield. 2. Harty Jan& Ladd, b. June 2, 1853; d. Sept. 16, 

28. ix. Joel Robert Lee*, b. Feb. 23, 1812; m. Hannah 
A. Whitman. 

X. Dixon Hall*, b. June 19, 1819; d. July 19, 1820. 

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DANIEP DOUGLAS (SamneP, James'), bom lu 
Voluntown, Conn., Nov. 27, 1769; married, March 30, 
1797, his cousin, Hannah^ Douglas [2. viii.J. In the fall 
of 1800 he made a journey to Wayne county, New 
York. Here, in what is now the town of Walworth, he 
built a log cabin and made a clearing of eight acres. In 
January, 1801, he returned to Voluntowni, disposed of 
his property there, and in February, removed his wife 
and two small children in a sleigh to their new home. 
The road ended about half a mile from his clearing, and 
he was obliged to move their effects the remainder of 
the way on horseback and by hand through the woods. 
The region which was then a wilderness is now a popu- 
lous and delightful farming district. Daniel's cousin, 
Stephen Douglas, the youngest brother of his wife, fol- 
lowed with his family, and a small settlement sprang up, 
which in honor of the first comers, was called Douglass 
Corners. From this little settlement the thriving town 
of Walworth has grown. Esquire Douglas was for many 
years one of the most prominent men in the town, and 
was repeatedly placed in positions of trust and responsi- 
bility. He was chosen justice of the peace, and dis- 
charged his duties to such general satisfaction that he 
wjis successively elected for nearly twenty years. He 
died very suddenly at Macedon on his way to court, 
June 12, 1827. His widow removed in 1833 to the 
home of one of her children in Michigan, where she died 
Sept. 15, 1836. Their oldest two children were born in 
Voluntown, the others in Walworth : — 

i. Samuel E.*, b. March U, 1798; m. Jan. 24, 1827, Lu- 
cretia Warner; d. April 8, 1801; had: 1. Lee P.^ rc8. ('77) Jack- 
son, Mich.; has 3 dans. 2. Daniel RJ', res. Cal. 3. Wareham 
W.\ res. ('77) Albion, Mich. 

ii. Klth*, b. Feb. 20, 1800; unm.; d. Feb. 10, 1868. 

iii. Arextox J.*, b. March 20, 1802; unm.; d. June 24, 

iv. Hannaji*, b. July 24, 1804; m. David Dalrymple; res. 
('77) Albion, Mich.; has: 1. Charles W^ Dalry7npU, res. ('77) 

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V. Daniel*, b. May 1, 1806; m. Oct. 27, 1831, Emeline 
Pickett; luis: 1. Henry^, res. ('77) Pleiisant Grove, Minn.; has 4 
daus. and 1 s. 2. Clemenza', d. 3. Hannah M.^, res. Minn. 4. 
Arenton J.^y res. ('77) Rochester, Minn.; has 1 s. 

vi. Polly*, b. Dec. 12, 1807; m. (as 3d w.) Jan., 1861, Hon. 
William Dixon Wylie, Walwortli, wh. res. s. p. ('78). He was b. 
Voluntown. Conn.; ent. store Rome, N. Y., at 12 yrs., and «at 21 
yrs. set. as merch. Walwortli; April, 1821, bouglit farm, Wal- 
worth, wh. still res.; was justice peace 24 successive yrs., town 
supervisor 12 yrs., P. M. 14 yrs., co. supt. poor 6 yrs., memb. 
N. Y. fr. Wayne co., 1835. 

vii. Harvey*, b. June 4, 1811; set>. early Porter, Mich., wh. 
m. Ist, Mav 12, 1841, Sophia M. Houston, Niles, who d. $, p. 
Dec. 12, 1841; m. 2d, Oct. 1, 1844, Harriet C, dau. Jonathan 
and Marv A. Hall, Cass co., b. Richmond, Mass., Dec. 30, 1822; 
d. March 12, 1862. She res. ('77) Harlem, 111.; has: 1. Mary 
Ann\ b. Aug. 28, 1845; d. Oct. 5, 1845. 2. Henry John!", b. 
April 25, 1848; m. Nov. 22, 1871, Mary, dau. William and Lucy 
Atkinson, Harrison, 111., wh. res. ('77); farmer; has: (1). William 
Harvey\ b. Jan. 21, 1873. 3. Charles Wesley^ b. July 4, 1852; 
m. Dec. 15, 1876, Jennv P., dau. John P. and Jane C. Greenan, 
Harlem, 111., wh. res. (^77); farmer. 4. Daniel Eug end" , b. Dec. 
18, 1857; res. ('77) Harlem. 

viii. Elizabeth*, b. March 18, 1814; m. Feb. 6, 1834, Orson 
Green; d. Feb. 25, 1850; had: 1. Daniel Dougla^ Green, d. 2. 
Ephraim C} Green, res. ('77) Rollin, Mich. 3. Sarah M} Greeiiy 
res. ('77) Rollin. 4. Elizabeth Dcniglas^ Green, res. ('77) Bollin. 

ix. Clemenza*, b. Aug. 16, 1818; m. (as 2d w.) Feb. 23, 
1863, Orson Green; d. Aug. 24, 1871. 

X. Mary Ann*, b. Julv 21, 1820; m. Oct. 23, 1845, Henry 
McGee; res. ('77) Albion, Mich.; had: 1. Alida A.' McGee, d. 


ROBERT^ DOUGLAS {Samuel^ James'), born in 
Voluntown, Conn., Oct. 24, 1772; married, Feb. 6, 
1794, Jane, daughter of the Hon. George and Mrs. 
Sarah (Dixon) Hall, and sister of the Hon. Dixon Hall, 
of Sterling. She was born July 28, 1773. He died 
Sept. 21, 1794, before the birth of his daughter Nancy. 
His widow married, second, June 30, 1797, his brother, 
Andrew Douglas, of Plainfield, where they settled. 

i. Nancy*, b. in Sterling, Jan. 20, 1795; m. (as 2d w.) June 
22, 1822, Ephraim Medbery, Plainfield, farmer, who d. Nov. 11, 
1861. She d. s. p. March 29, 1871. 

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RACHEL» DOUGLAS (SamueP, James"), born in 
Voliintown, Conn., Dec. 23, 1775; married, Feb. 7, 
1799, Samnel Millett, of Sterling. He was born Feb. 
3, 1773. They removed, in 1799, soon after their mar- 
riage, to Palmyra, N. Y., where they lived with Mr. 
Millett's parents.* Samuel and Rachel removed to Bel- 
fast in the fall of 1819, and to Walworth in the spring 
of 1830. They both died in Ontario, at the house of 
their son John, — he March 16, 1847, and she Nov. 17, 
1858. Children:— 

i. Milton* Millett, b. at Palmyra, Nov. 30, 1800; m. 
Jan. 28, 1827, Pliilnra Sumner, Belfast, wh. set. iis farmers, and 
wh. he d. May 2G, 1870, and wh. she res. ('77); has: 1. Sarah 
P.* Millett. b.'^Dec. 11, 1827; m. Jan., 1848, Charles Alsworth; 
d. Feb. 25, 1849; had 1 ch. 2. WilHam M^ Millett, b. June 5, 
1820; m. 1st, Nov., 1852, Mary C. Martin, who d. 1858; m. 2d, 
spring 1862, Emily Ijamberton, who d. Aug., 1864; m. 3d, Jan., 
1805, Jenny E. Jeggers; res. ('77) Belfast; has 1 s. and 1 dau. 
3. Emily J> Millett.^h. Deo. 21, 1831; m. April 16, 1856, Charles 
Alswortii; had 11 ch., 10 of wh. liv. ('77). 4. Orin ^.* Millett, 
b. May 16, 1834; rem., 1853, III; m. Oct., 1859, Emily F. Steele; 
d. Nov. 25, 1854; had 2 ch. 5. Nanc'if' Millett^ b. Aug. 31, 1836; 
unm. 6. Sumner^ Millett, b. April 25, 1839; d. Oct. 6, 1842. 

7. DanieP Millett, b. Nov. 30, 1842; d. April 13, 1843. 8. John 
K.^ Millett, b. March 14, 1843; enlist., Sept., 1861, 85th N. Y. 
vols.; d. hospital, Plymouth, N. C, May 18, 1863. 9. Charles 
LV Millett, b. Jan. 6, 1847; m. May 4, 1869, Sarah O. Hitchii\gs; 
has 2 ch. 10. Mary Alice^ Millett, b. July 25, 1850; unm.; res. 
('77) Belfast. 

ii. M.\RY* Millett, b. in Williamson, Feb. 11, 1802; m. 
William Jenkins, farmer; set, 1854, Batavia, 111., wh. d. April 

8, 1872, and he d. Oct. 5, 1876; had: 1. William Carlton^ Jenkim, 

♦Jonathan Millett, the father of Samuel, was brought up in Vohmtown, 
Conn. IIi9 father, who owned a number of coasting vessels plying be- 
tween New London, Conn., and New York, was a sea captain, and is fjup- 
posed to have come to Connecticut from England. He perished at sea and 
his vessels were lost. Jonathan is believed to have been his only child: 
nothing further is known of his family. Jonathan m. Jenny Edmund, of 
Voluntown, and subseciuently emigrated to Palmyra, N. 1., where they 
l)oth d. about 1801, and were buried near Palmyra Village. Their other 
children, besides Samuel, who was the fifth son, were: John, set. Ind.; 
William, set. Jo Daviess co.. 111. ; Andrew, set. Walworth, had large fam.; 
Daniel, set. Mich., 3 ch. ; Jonathan, set. Allegany co., N. Y. ; Alexander, 
set. Allegany co., N. Y.; Hannah, Annaiind Nancy. 

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b. Nov. 28, 1822; set, 1845, 111.; m.; d*. June, 18G5; had Corne- 
lia^, Diana*, Annette, Melvin*, Cliarlottf^ and Edith* Jenkins. 
2. SaraK" Jenkins, b. Oct. 30, 1824; m. Andrew Reynolds, who 
was kill, late war; res. ('77) Batavia; has Emorx^, Albei't*, Julia*, 
Amanda*, Charles* and Sophronia* Reynolds, 3. Charlei^^ Jenkins, 
b. July 9, 1826; m. May 17, 1852, Harriet H. Thatcher; set. 111., 
Sept., 1844; res. ('77) Naperville; has: (1). Edward C T* Jen- 
kins, b. Dec. 13, 1854. (2). Myron M.^ Jenkins, b. June 20, 
1857. (3). Lyman M* Jenkifis, b. Aug. 17, 1859. 4. Jona^ 
Jenkins, b. May 12, 1828; d. aet. 8 yrs. 5. DiaTia^ Jenkins, b. 
Jan. 20, 1830; m. Harvey Fitz Simmons; d. s. p, S. Francisco, 
Cal., March 24, 1877. 6. Nancy Janet^ Jenkins, b. Oct. 7, 1832; 
m. William Frisbee; res. s. p. ('77) S. Francisco, Cal. 7: Mari- 
etta^ Jenkins, b. Aug, 27, 1834; m. William Consalus; res. ('77) 
Winslow, 111. ; has Edna*, George?, William* and Claudia Consalus, 
8. David J.^ Jenkins, b. June 14, 1836; m. Feb. 3, 1863, Lucy 
Stanlev, b. Feb. 3, 1839; farmer; res. ('78) Aurora, 111.; has: 
(1). CUra F.* Jenkins, b. Dec. 15, 1868. (2). Flora 0* Jenkins, 
b. Dec. 26, 1872. 9. Hannon^ Jenkins, b. April 27, 1838; m. 
Julia Knox; res. ('78) Fancy Creek, Kans.; has: (1). Frank* Knox. 
10. Amanda Melvina^ Jenkins, b. June 14, 1840; m. William 
R. Leach; res. ('78) Brown ville, Xeb.; has Caroline^, Florence*, 
Jennj^, Levi? and Simeon* Leach. 11. Ann Elizrv" Jenkins, b. 
Aug. 31, 1842; m. William McGuire; res. ('77) Batavia; has: 
(1). Johiif McOuire. .12. Annette Jenki^is, b. July 30, 1843; 
unm.; res. ('77) with bro. David, Aurora. 13. Emorx^ Jenkins, 
b. March 28, 1846; m.; has 2 ch.; res. ('78) Canton, 111. 

iii. Nancy* Millett, b. at Williamson, May 30, 1803; unm. ; 
d. 1837. 

iv. Anne* Millett, b. at Williamson, March 21, 1806; m. 
Lyman Morris, Springwater, wh. set.;.d. April, 1874. He d. 
April, 1865; had: 1. Butler M.^ Morris, res. ('77) Wayland; has 
1 s., grad. Geneseo acad., 1878. 2. Charles^ Morris, res. ('77) 
Henry co., 111.; has 1 dau. 3. James F.^ Morris, merch., res. 
('77) Springwater Valley; has 1 dau. 4. Kelsey^ Morris, d. An- 
dersonville (Ga.) prison, civil war. 5. B. F} Morris, farmer; 
res. ('77) homestead, Springwater; has 2 ch. 6. Johv* Morris, 
num.; grad. Geneseo acad. 1878. 7. RacheV" Morris, m. but d. 
soon. 8. Harriet^ Morris, m. John Warner; has 4 ch. 9. Nancy^ 
Morns, teach., unm. 10. Mary^ Morris, num.; d, 18()9, ait. 22 

v. Marcus* Millett, b. in Ontario, Feb. 20, 1808; m.; d. 
s. p. Batavia, 111., Oct. 8, 1873. 

vi. Samuel Douglas* Millett, b. in Ontario, Dec. 16, 
1801); m. Oct. 7, 1833, Sarah Ann Cari)enter; farmer, res. ('78) 
Sterling, Conn. ; has furn. much inform,, for these pj). 

vii. Clark* Millett, b. in Ontario, Dec. 13, 1812; unm.; 
res. ('77) Furnaceville. 

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viii. John* MiLLETr/b. in Ontario, March 18, 1815; m. Feb. 
15, 1843, Mary Smith, b. March 17, 1814; farmer, res. ('TT) 
Fiirnaceville; has: 1. Vernelia A,^ Millett, b. Ontario, May 28, 
1844; m. April 9, 18(57, Cassius C. Uopkins, farmer, b. Oct. 10, 
1843; res. ('77) Marble Rock, la.; has: (1). Evelyn Alvira^ Hop- 
kins, b. Oct. 22, 1871. 2. Alvira 0.* MUlett, b. Ontario, May 
13, 1845; m. Sept. 17, 1868, Eugene Sanders, farmer, b. July 2, 
1839; res. ('77) Ontario; has: (1). Mary T^ Sanders, b. Sepf. 7, 
1875. 3. Susan B,^ Milleit, b. July 6, 1851; d. May 14, 1852. 

ix. Sarah Ann* Millett, b. in Belfast, Aug. 21, 1817; d. 
Aug. 9, 1820. 


JAMES« DOUGLAS {John^, Jame^% born in Volun- 
town, Conn., Sept. 20, 1775; married, June 25, 1812, 
Lucy, daughter of Joseph and Mercy (Chapman) Pettis, 
of Norwich. She was born March 20, 1793. They 
settled as farmers in Yoluntown, where he died Dec. 7, 
1824. Subsequent to his death she married Jonathan 
Verguson, of Montville, who died Nov. 16, 1875. She 
resides (77) at Bean hill (Norwich Town P. 0.). Chil- 
dren, born in Yoluntown: — 

i. Laura Chestek*, b. April 7, 1813; m. fall 1829, Fred- 
erick Hough, portrait paint., Norwich; d. April 0, 1830. He 
res. ('75) Bridgeport; had: 1. Gcorg& Hough, d. aet. 21 yrs. 

ii. Sarah Ann*, b. Nov. 10, 1814; ra.-Nov. 25, 1842, George 
M. Loonier, Norwich, farmer; res. s. p. ('78) Norwich Town. 

iii. Alvin*, b. Dec. 1(5, 181G; m. Feb. 28, 1842, Matikhi, dan. 
Thomas Dow and Marv (Benedict) (Jallup, b. Plainfield, March 
8, 1818; went Cal., Sept., 1840; d. S. Francisco, Feb. 23, 1850. 
She m. Nov. 20, 1851, John Wlieeler James; res. ('76) Griswold; 
had: 1. Charles Alvi)i\ b. Killingly, Aug. 3, 1843; m. Sarah 
Paine, Yantic; photogrphr., ('77) Western Port, Md. ; has: (1). 
William Uenrxf, b. Jan., 1808. 2. Laura Matilda^, b. Cranston, 
E. I., July 4, 1845; m. Nov. 28, 18Gf5, Andrew Whitney Ens- 
worth, Jr., b. Nov. 20, 1844; res. ('77) Jewett City, Conn., wh. 
he is clerk; has: (1). Frank Motory^ Ensworth, b. Oct. 12, 1867. 
(2). Etta Ahby^ Ensworth, b. Dec' 14, 1874. 3. Juliet Ann% b. 
Prov., R. I.,. July 31, 1848; m. Oct. 22, 1874, Jaco]) Young, N. 
Y. citv, clerk, b. 1847; res. ('77) Brooklyn, N. Y.; had: (1). 
Willidin Avery"" Young, b. Sept. 10, 1875; d. July 3, 1876. 

iv. Leland*, b. March 6, 1819; m. A])ril, 1843, Jane S.,(lau. 
Asa Verguson, Bozrah, b. July 13, 1820; res. ('77) Plane hill, 
(Norwich Town P. 0.); had: 1. Albert Henry", b. Jan. 19, 1844; 

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serv. civil war; d. Nov. 25, 1862. 2, Monroe Lester^, b. June 20, 
1848; m. April 13, 1874, Ellen Frances Williams, Norwich, b. 
Sept. 22, 1855; res. ('75) Norwich; has: (1). Ella Elizabeth^ b. 
Mav 30, 1875. 3. Lillian EUza\ b. Jan. 9, 1854; d. Jan. 24, 

V. Reba*, b. Sept. 6^ 1821; d. Sept. 27, 1826. 

vi. Kendrick*, b. June 1, 1824; m. Dec. 9, 1869, Angeline, 
dau. Solomon Austin, Plainfield, b. Voluntown, July 15, 1833; 
farmer, res. 8. p. ('78) Scotland. 


JOHN« DOUGLAS (John\ James'), born in Volun- 
tovsrn, Conn., Dec. 27, 1779; married, Jan. 2, 1820, 
Thankful, daughter of Jesse Bromley, of Voluntown, 
where they settled as farmers. He died in 1874. She 
is still (77) living. Children, born in Voluntown: — 

i. Sanford*, b. May 10, 1820; d. unm. 

ii. Theodore*, b. July 5, 1821; unm.; res. ('78) Campbell's 

iii. Elizabeth Alvira*, b. March 11, 1823; d. unm. 

iv. Isaac Henry*, b. Oct. 15, 1824; m. 1st, Harriet Daniels, 
who d. abt. 1860; m. 2d, Mrs. Ann (Palmer) Hopkins; manfr. 
cott. batting, ('78) Voluntown; has 1 s. (by 1st w.) 

V. Andrew Lee*, b. 1826; unm.; res. ('78) Camp. Mills. 

vi. Sarah Merilla*, b. Jan. 23, 1828; m. Feb. 3, 1851, 
James Hiram Lewis, Voluntown; set. 1856, Wasioja, Minn. lie 
enlist. Co.'K, 2d Minn. cav. ; prom. 2d eorp. ; drown. Miss. riv. 
Ft. Snellinff, June 25, 1864. She rem. 1866, Jewett City, Conn. ; 
res. ('78) voluntown; had: 1. Catharine /.' Lewis, b. April 6, 
1859. 2. Harriet DeW Lewis, b. Nov. 16, 1861; d. Nov. 14, 1864. 

vii. David R.*, b. 1830; enlist. Co. G, 21st Conn, vols.; d. 
s. p. Jan. 10, 1863. His wid. m. 2d, Hon. Elisha R. Potter, 
Griswold, wh. res. ('78). 

viii. Annie Miranda*, b. 1833; m. Palmer Burdick, Jewett 
City, who d. abt. 1870; res. ('78) Jewett City. 



STEPHP]N AVERY^ DOUGLAS ( William\ William^ 
James'), born in Voluntown, Conn., Oct. 28, 1803; mar- 


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ried, March 18, 1832, Emma C, daughter of Thomits 
Stewart, of Griswold, and iiiece of the late Hon. Alex- 
ander Stewart, judge of the Windham court. In Nov- 
ember, 1834, they removed to Chautauqua county, N. Y., 
and settled hi Jamestown, upon the farm where they 
now (;78) reside. Children: — 

i. Emma Barrows*, b. June 25, 1833; d. Nov. 18, 1852. 
ii. Stephen Wilkinson*, b. Jan. 23, 1835; d. Oct. 2, 

iii. Cif ARLEs Thomas*, b. April 10, 1837; m. Oct. 1, 
18(J2, (Jertnule Norton; res. ('77) Jamestown; has: 1. Stewart 
Norton^ b. Aug. 3, 1803. 2. Olivia Gertrude, b. Aug. 13, 1867. 
3. OharhH CarroW, b. Nov. 24, 1872. 

iv. Anna Stewart*, b. July 25, 1830; educ. Union 
aead., Jamestown; clerk, treas. dept., Wasliington, D. C. ; unm. 
V. James Henry*, b. March 31, 1844; m. April 12, 187G, 
Eva M. Mallett; dentist, ('77) Corry, Pa. 
29. vi. Sjlas Judson*, b. Dec. 9, 1847; lawyer; unm. 

vii. Latham Alexander*, b. Oct. G, 1850; butter merch., 
('77) Wasliington, 1). C; unm. 

viii. Li(^Y KLiZABETn*, b. Sept. 5, 1852; unm. 


JOSEPIP DOUGLAS (Jcm^ph^ Wtlliam^, Javif\ 
born in Voluntown, Conn., June 4, 1794; married, Nov. 
30, 1818, Elizabeth, daughter of Lester Lillibridge, of 
Exeter, R. I. She was born April 22, 1800. They 
were farmers, living in West Greenwieh, R. I., and after- 
ward in Voluntown. Joseph died June 15, 18G9. In 
the spring of 185G she, with her two daughters, Sarah 
and Harriet, removed to Iowa. They remained there 
till the s[)ring of 1864, when she went to Nebraska 
and purchased a farm. She soon disposed of it, how- 
ever, and resided with her daughter Harriet till the 
time of her death, w^hicli occurred June 1, 1864. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Thomas Allen*, b. Nov. 14, 1819; d. Oct. 26, 1838. 

ii. Maky Axx% 1). in W. Greenwich, Sept. 30, 182'^; 
ni. Sept. 1), 1838, Caleb Barber, farmer, Voluntown, wh. res. 
('TT); has: 1. Enuhj Aun^ Barbery b. Dec. 18, 1839; m. June 6, 

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1864, Samuel L. Main, farmer, No. Stonington; teaeli., res. ('77) 
Campbell's Mills; has: (1). Ralph Lillibridye^ Main, b. Feb. 18, 

1865. 2. Ralph Jahez^ Harbcr, b. Nov. 2, 1843; d. June, 1844. 
3. Charlei$ Weaver"^ Barber, b. June 1, 1846; m. March 13, 1877, 
dau. Peleg Kinne, Voluntown; farmer, res. ('77) Campbell's 
Mills. 4. Vive Wellington^ Barber, b. Feb. 23, 1852; m. May 2, 
1875, Janet, dau. Albert and Nancy (Kennedy) Perkins, Volun- 
town; res. ('77) Campbell's Mills; has: (1). Zyrfm' Barber, b. 
April 16, 1876. 

iii. Esther LucindaS b. in Voluntown, Jan. 2, 1825; 
m. Jan. 6, 1843, Ezra Allen, W. Killingly, wh. res. ('78); has: 
1. Lucinda Maria^ Allen, b. June 18, 1844; m.; res. ('77) Chest- 
nut Hill, Mass.; had: (1) and (2). Maud Douglan^ and Mabel 

Woodburif , (twins) b. June, 1878; d. aet. abt. 3 mos. 2. 

Adaline Elizabeth^ Allen, b. Nov. 18, 1847; m. William H. Tvler, 
clerk, W. Killingly, wh. res. ('78). 3. George Ezra^ Allen, b. 
July 19, 1850. 

iv. Perry', b. Jan. 16, 1826; m. Sept. 28, 1873, Phebe 
Ann, dau. Henry Reynolds and Mar^' Ann (Kinne) Lillibridge, 
Exeter, R. I.; farmer, res. ('78) Voluntown; has: I. Stephen 
Perry\ b. Jan. 11, 1875. 2. Charles Irving^ b. 1877. 

30. V. Stephen Ralph*, b. Aug. 2, 1828; m. Jane E. Don- 

vi. Sarah Sevina*, b. July, 1831; m. Jan. 29, 1857, 
Joseph T. Donovan, Franklin co., Pa.; d. in Minn., Sept. 1, 
1867. He res. ('77) Vacaville, Cal. ; has Mary^ and Harriet'^ Don- 

31. vii. Charles William*, b. Feb. 22, 1834; m. Amanda 

viii. Harriet Maria^ b. in Jewett City, March 12, 1838; 
m. March 31, 1860, Simpson McKibbin, b. co. Down. Ireland, 
farmer; res. ('77) Hendricks, Neb.; has: 1. Charles Lester^ Mc 
Kibbin, b. May 6, 1862. 2. George James* McKibbin^ b. April 2, 
1864. 3. Mary Emma* McKibbin, b. May 24, 1806. 4. Agnes 
Ellen* McKibbin, b. June 25, 1869. 5. John Simpson* McKib- 
bin, b. Oct. 19, 1873. 


limif^ Jmnes^)^ born in Voluntown, Conn., March 5, 
1797; married, Dec. 23, 1824, Catharine Fanning Stan- 
ton, of Preston, where she was born Aug. 21, 1805. 
She was the daughter of Daniel Palmer Stantcm and 
Catharine Fanning Roth, and a sister of Mary Stanton 
who married his brother, Daniel Macmain Douglas. 

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Mrs. Douglas was a woman of rare qualities, — genial, 
industrious and kind, and one who looked well to the 
ways of her household. She died May 1, 1841, at the 
early age of 36 years, leaving a family of eight children, 
who experienced an irreparable loss when she was re- 
moved from them. At the present time ('76) Mr. Dou- 
glas is living upon his farm in Exeter, R. I., where, in 
1822, in company with his brother Daniel, he built the 
house he now occupies, and where the most of his life 
since that time has been spent. He has been a man of 
great energy, bringing up the children who were left 
orphans, some of them in infancy, by the death of their 
mother, and until within a few years taking an active 
part in the management of the farm. 

Since the above was written Mr. Douglas passed calmly 
and trustfully away, just as he had always desired, with- 
out great pain and without any formal parting. The 
following obituary notice, from the accurate pen of his 
nephew, Henry F. Douglas, was published in the Narrn- 
ffanseft Weekly^ of Jan. 25th, 1877, and is a just estimate 
of his life and character: — 


Died iu Exeter, R. I., Saturday, Jan. 13, 1877, Allex Camp- 
hell DoudLAs, in tlie 80th year of his age. 

Mr. Douglas was tlie son of Joseph and Mary (Campbell) Dou- 
glas, and was born in Voluntown, Conn., March 5, 1797. He 
was a descendant of the old Scotch Doughises, a branch of whom 
emigrated to Ulster county, in the north of Ireland, to escape 
persecution for their religious views. The family were staunch 
old Scotch Presbyterians, and one of them distinguished himself 
ius an officer in the dreadful siege of Londonderry, by the Irish 
Catliolics, in 1089. A branch of the family afterward emigrated 
to America with the Scotch-Irish who left tneir homes in Ireland, 
a*5 their forefathers had left theirs in Scotland, to seek in a new 
country freedom to worship God as their consciences dictated. 
James Douglas, the immediate ancestor of the Voluntown Dou- 
glases, landed, it is thought, in Stonington, Conn., in 1729, but 
soon removed with his family to Voluntown. James was the 
gi'eat-grandfatlier of Allen Campbell Douglas. 

On Tiis mother's side Mr. Douglas wtis also descended from the 
thrifty Scotch-Irish. His mother, Mary Campbell, was the daugh- 
ter of Lieut. James Campbell, granddaughter of Dr. John Camp- 

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bell, and great-granddaughter of Kobert Campbell, who came 
from Ulster county with his family in 1719, and was among the 
very earliest settlers in Voluntown. 

In the quiet and unostentatious life of a thrifty farmer there 
is little to attract public notice. Mr. Douglas was always much 
attached to his home. Left by the death of his young wife, in 
1841, with the care of eight small children, he gave his wliole 
attention to caring for them and training them up to lives of 
usefulness. For more than fifty years he continued to reside on 
tlie old place, much of the time with no other family than his 
unmarried son and a housekeeper, preferring to remain where he 
could each day look upon the old familiar fields and hills. 

Mr. Douglas's circle of acquaintance was not large, considering 
his years. lie had not an enemy in the world. The number of 
his intimate friends was confined mostly to his relatives and 
neighbors. But the influence of the life. of an eminently good 
man is not lost, even if it does not extend to large numbers. 
Mr. Douglas experienced a change of heart in early manhood, 
and was baptized by the Rev. Gershom Palmer, for many years 
pastor of the old Baptist church in Exeter. For more than two 
generations he lived the life of a consistent, faithful christian; 
m manhood setting an example for his children, and in declining 
years sustained by his faith m Christ, and the anticipation of a 
blessed immortality. 

Mr. Doughvs married, Dec. 23, 1824, Catharine Fanning, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Palmer Stanton and Catharine Fanning Roth, of 
Preston, Conn. Her grandfather, Daniel Stanton, was a descend- 
ant of Capt. Thomas Stanton, the noted Indian interpreter, who 
came from London to Virginia in 1635, afterward removed to 
Hartford, of which he was one of the original proprietors, and 
finally settled at Stonington in 1658. Mrs. Douglas was the 
mother of eight children, six of whom are now living. She died 
May 1, 1841, at the age of 36 years. 

Children: — 

i. Lydia Ann^ b. in Voluntown, March 12, 1826; m. 
David Whipple, farmer. Mystic River; res. ('77) Red Oak, la. ; 
has several ch'. 

ii. Gershom Palmer*, b. April 14, 1827; drowned bathing 
Shetucket riv., a^t. 19 yrs. ; young man of great promise. 

iii. . Catharine Fannixo\ b. March 6, 1828; m. 1st, Amos 
B. Hall, Westerly, R. I., who d. May 9, 1853; m. 2d, (iis 2d w.) 
Cai)t. Thomas Paddock Dve, Ilopkinton, R. I., wh. res. ('78); 

had: 1. George P^ Hall, h\ June 16, 1850; d. young. 2. • 

Hall, d. voung. 3. Ella^ Dye, 4. Georgiana^ Dye, 

iv. Kliza Ax^'^ b. Feb. 9, 1831; m. March 29, 1858, John 
F. Davis, Hopkinton, R. I.; set. Albany, N. Y., aft. Syracuse; 

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res. ('77) Rockville, R. L; has: 1. John Franklin^ Davis, b. Sept. 
1, 18G0. 2. Annie Roem^ DavU, b. Nov. 21, 1861. 3. Lydi4i 
Jan^ DaviSy b. July 18, 1863. 4. Catharine Ainelia* Davis, b. 
Dec. 2, 1865. 5. Stephen Jamen* Davis, b. Mareli 29, 1868. 

V. Allen Stanton*, b. in Exeter, June 16, 1832; m. May 
23, 1877, Mary Louisa, dau. Sheffield and Mary (Corey) Rich- 
mond, Hopkinton; farmer, res. ('78) homestead, Exeter; has 1 ch. 
vi. Hannah Roena*, b. May 13, 1835; m. (as 2d w.) June, 
1869, William Merritt, Hopkinton; res. ('78) rrovidence; has: 
1. Lena Augusta^ Merritt, b, July, 1872. 2. William Calvin* 
Merritt, b. Sept. 28, 1875. 

vii. George Nelson*, b. Aug. 5, 1839; d. Aug. 6, 1842. 
viii. Calvin Parker*, b. Dec. 21, 1840; m. Ann Martha, 
dau. Capt. Thomas Paddock and Mrs. Deborah (Kenyon) Dye, 
b. Hopkinton, Oct. 9, 1849; farmer, res. ('78) Hopeville, Conn.; 
has: 1. Alvin Dye^, b. Aug. 28, 1875. 


James^)^ born in Voluntown, Conn., June 15, 1798 ; mar- 
ried, Aug. 18, 1822, Mary Stanton, of Preston. In 1822, 
in company with his brother Allen, he purchased a farm 
in Exeter, R. I., and built upon it the house now ('78) 
occupied by his nephew, Allen S. Douglas. He was an 
active and industrious farmer. Orderly and methodical 
in whatever he undertook, wisely taught in the school 
of experience, yet quick to perceive any advantage in 
new methods proposed, he wasted no material in trying 
doubtful experiments in farming, and was never behind 
his neighbors in adopting real improvements; so that 
his farm was always a model of thrift and comfort. He 
was cut off in the midst of usefulness by a fatal attack 
of billious colic, almost before his family realized the 
dangerous character of his sickness. The following 
obituary notice, clipped from an old number of the 
Norwich Courier^ is from the pen of his beloved friend 
and cousin, the Hon. Harvey Campbell, M. D., who 
was for many years a valued correspondent of that 
paper: — 

** Died, at his liome in p]xetcr, R. I., after a brief but very \mii- 
ful illness, July 21, 1834, Daniel M. Doiolas, aged 36 years. 

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For some time previous to his death his mind seemed to be occu- 
pied with a premonitory sentiment that his dissolution was near 
at hand; and as the world passed from his view and the grave 
opened before him, his faith in the Saviour whom he had pro- 
fessed to follow was confirmed, and the light of eternity beamed 
on his soul with a more exalted splendor. Thus bereaved of one 
in the meridian of life, who was a dutiful and affectionate son, a 
tender husband, a kind father, and a helping, counselling brother, 
his afflicted family have the heartfelt sympathy of their friends 
in this their hour of trial." 

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Douglas re- 
moved, with her six children, to Rockville, but she 
survived him only four years, dying of typhus fever 
Oct. 4, 1838, aged 40 years. She was the daughter of 
Daniel Palmer Stanton and Catharine Fanning Roth, 
and was born in Preston, Conn., Dec. 14, 1798. Her 
grandfather, Daniel Stanton, wag a direct descendant of 
Capt. Thomas Stanton, the famous Indian interpreter, 
who came from London to Virginia in 1635, afterward 
removed to Hartford, Conn., and finally settled in Ston- 
ington in 1658, and became the ancestor of the large 
family of Connecticut Stantons. She was possessed of a 
most amiable disposition, combined with great personal 
beauty, and her sweetness of spirit endeared her to all 
who knew her. To her memory, and to that of her 
most excellent husband, this book is dedicated. " She 
lived a brave life and died worthy of all honor." Chil- 
dren, born in Exeter, the last two in Hopkinton : — 

32. i. Joseph Allen*, b. June 22, 1823; m. Lucy E. 

33. ii. Daniel Stanton*, b. Oct. 27, 1824; m. Catharine 
P. Champlain. 

34. iii. Henry Francis*, b. April 29, 1820; m. Ljdia Lil- 
li bridge. 

iv. Mary*, b. April 17, 1831; m. 1st, Sept. 10, 1849, 
Thomas Kenyon Barber, Westerly, R. L; m. 2d, May 12, 1863, 
Avery Hoxie, Westerly, then propr. Pawcutuck hotel, now propr. 
Dixon house sthble, Westerly. He has given much atten. to rais. 
fine horses; taken several town and county premiums; is vice- 
pres. Westerlv driv. park assoc. She had: 1. Fhebe Anii^ Barber y 
b. July 1, 1*850; m. Oct. 11, 1871, Adj. William D. Wilcox, 
Westerly; d. 8, p. May 13, 1873, and he m. 2d. 2. Daniel Turn- 

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6?-" Barbery b. Aug. 15, 1860. 3. Fanny EUa^ Hoxie, b. Aug. 5, 
1864; d. Aug. 30, 1865. 4. Jenny* Hoxie, b. June 5J3, 1866; d. 
July 9, 1867. 5. Frank Avery* Hozie, b. Sept. 7, 1868; d. Oct. 
16, 1870. 6. (/eorge Henry* Hoxie, b. Nov. 28, 1869; d. Sept. 
18, 1870. 7. Denison Everett* Hoxie, b. Aug. 24, 1872. 
V. j Lucy*, b. March 28, 1834: d. Feb. 14, 1847. 
vi. I LuciNDA*, b. March 28, 1834; iri. Sept. 6, 1862, Wal- 
ter S. Havens, Lyme, Conn. ; res. ('78) Westerly, R. I. He en- 
list. Sept. 8, 1862, Co. C, 26th Conn, vols.; chos. corp. and act. 
as ord. und. Gen. Banks; disch. Aug., 1863; has: 1. Charles Dou- 
glas* Havens, b. Aug. 21, 1864. 2. Ellen Janf^ Havens, b. March 
27, 1867. 


James^)^ born in Voluntown, Conn., May 24, 1803 ; 
married, Sept. 1, 1825, Sophia, daughter of Benjamin 
and Martha (Maxson) Crandall. She was born in Hop- 
kinton, R. I., July 4, 1806. They settled in Voluntown, 
on the old homestead of his father, Joseph Douglas, 
where they lived most of the time until his death, which 
occurred Jan. 17, 1850. His widow still ('78) resides 
there with her daughter Martha. Children, born in 
Voluntown, the youngest in Jewett City: — 

i. Benjamix Ckandall', b. Oct. 25, 1826; overseer mills, 
Pawtucket, R. I.; m. April 9, 1848, Abby Ann, dau. Joseph B. 
and Lydia Salisbury, Pawtucket, b. Augusta, Me., Dec. 1, 1832; 
enlist., 1863, Co. 1), 26th Couu. vols.; wound, bat. Pt. Hudson; 
set. 1867, La Yalle, Wis., wh. res. ('78); farmer; has: 1. Henry 
Clark*, b. Jan. 31, 1849; m. 1873, Lucy Viola, dau. Otis G. and 
Louisa Watkins, b. Fairfield, Wis., March 19, 1854; farmer; res. 
('78) La Valle; has: (1). George Henry\ b. Feb. 10, 1875. 2. 
Joseph AhbQtl*, b. Nov. 16, 1852; m. May 7, 1876, Susan Ann, 
dau. Joel and ('aroline Burdick, b. Voluntown, Conn., Nov. 23, 
1857; farmer; res. ('78) La Valle. 3. Rose Ann"", b. Nov. 23, 
1853; d. Aug. 11, 1866. 4. Harvey Winfield*, b. Aug. 6, 1855; 
unm.; res. ('78) La Valle. 

ii. Joseph Hexry^ b. Nov. 24, 1828; m. 1st, Sarah, dau. 
Job Pratt, W. Greenwich, R. I.; set. Sauk Prairie, Wis., 1854; 
m. 2d, 1855, Ann Youngs, b. Scotland, emigr. America, June, 
1852, d. Sept. 2, 1870; enlist. Co. F, 11th Wis. vols.; m. 3d, 
July 23, 1871, Dorothea Niebuhr, b. Sept. 22, 1852; farmer; res. 
('78) La Valle; has: \. William Henry*, \\nm,\ res. ('78) W. Green- 
wich. 2. Job Pratt*, unm.; res. ('78) W. Greenwich. 3. Susan 

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Ann^y b. Jan. 8, 1856; m. Sept. 22, 1875, Samuel Otis Scliultz, 
Sauk Prairie. 4. John Henrf^, b. June 13, 1857. 5. Stephen 
Beyi]amin\ b. Feb. 22, 1864. 6. Rose A7in\ b. Sept. 20, 1867. 
7. Emma Dorothea^, b. Feb. 10, 1872. 8. Maria mizabeih\ b. 
Oct. 10, 1873. 

• iii. Thomas Winslow*, b. Feb. 18, 1831; ni. 1st, Mary, 
dan. David Lewis, 2d, May 26, 1867. Caroline, dau. Henry Jor- 
dan; farmer; res. ('78) Voluntown (Bassett's iron works); has: 
1. Emma Janef^, b. Aug. 5, 1853; d. Sept. 5, 1853. 2. Thomas 
Anen\ b. Oct. 15, 1854. 3. William Clat^y b. March 10, 1856; 
d. Sept. 23, 1857. 4. Eugenie Louisa^, b. Oct. 14, 1858; m. s. 
John H. Palmer [S. iv. 2.]; res. ('78) Voluntown; has 1 ch., b. 
1876. 5. Anna Adalaide^, b. Aug. 14, 1861. 6. Emma Adalint^y 
b. Aug. 14, 1861; d. Oct. 20, 1862. 7. Stephen Arnold^ b. June 
21, 1870. 

iv. Joel Wanton*, b. March U, 1833; m. Dec. 14, 1851, 
Uetty Adalaide, dau. Jose})li B. and Lydia Salisbury, Pawtucket, 
R. I.; enlist., Aug. 15, 1862, Bat. G, 1st R. I. L. A.; kill. batt. 
Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864. She m. 2d, March 9, 1869, Peleg E. 
Sisson, and res. ('78) Charlestown, R. I.; had (by 1st hush.); 1. 
Lydia Sophia^, b. June 6, 1852; unm. 2. Joel Andrew^, b. Feb. 
1, 1856; unm. 3. lAllie Marie^, b. Dec. 1, 1858; unm. 

V. Martha Mary*, b. Feb. 18, 1835; m. July 11, 1855, 
George W. Gardiner, merch., Richmond, R. I.; res. ('78) home- 
st<}ad, Voluntown; had: 1. Martha Esthei^ Gardiner, b. Jan. 30, 
1857; d. July 3, 1857. 2. Sarah Jan^ Gardiner, b. May 21, 
1858; d. Feb" 14, 1859. 3. George Washington^ Gardiner, b. Jan. 
6, 1864; d. July 30, 1864. 

vi. Harvey Camprell*, b. June 23, 1838; set. Duck llill. 
Miss.; impress. Confed. serv. ; escaped, tak. pris. and prob. exec, 
as desert. ; unm. 

vii. Daniel Maxson*, b. June 16, 1840; m. KUa Handy, 
Cape Cod, Mass.; enlist. Co. D, Ist Conn. H. A.; tak. pris. and 
not heard fr. since; had no ch. 
viii. Clark Baker*, b. Dec. 30, 1841; d. April 11, 1845. 

ix. Sarah Esther*, b. Feb. 26, 1844; m. Jan.- 9, 1862, 
John Tyler Riithbone, farmer, b. Voluntown, May 21, 1846; res. 
('78) W"! Greenwich, R. I.; has: 1. William Wheaton^ Rathhone,h. 
March 15, 1863. 2. John Elmei* Rathbojie, b. April 4, 1865. 
3. Sarah Jan^ Rathbone, b. June 30, 1867. 4. Flora Emma^ 
Rathbone, b. Jan. 1, 1870. 5. Edtoin JoeP Rathbone, b. Nov. 14, 


JOHN WYLIE^ DOUGLAS [Joseph?, William^, 
Jame^^, born in Voluntown, Conn., June 1, 1806. He 

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married, in the summer of 1828, Mary Ann, daughter 
of the Rev. Gershom Palmer and his wife Elizabeth 
Smith. Mr. Pahner was for many years pastor of the 
Baptist church in Exeter, R. I., which under his care 
became one of the largest of that denomination in Rhode 
Island. Mary was born in Exeter, July 1, 1810, He 
died at Danielsonville, Nov. 2, 1848. She died in Vol- 
untown, June 30, 1853. Children, born in Yoluu- 
town: — 

i. Gershom Palmer*, b. April 11, 1829; m. July 21, 1850, 
Sarah Dorraiice, dan. Samuel and Annie (Avery) Alexander, 
Voluntown, wh. res. ('78); farmer; P. M. CampbeU's Mills; has: 
1. Jane Ann^, b. March 6, 1854; unm. ; res. ('78) CamplxjU's 
Mills. 2. Julia Elizabeth^ b. July 20, 1855; m. Jan. 1, 1875, 
George Babcock Taylor, Westerly, Wh. res. s. p. ('78). 3. Frank 
Avery^y b. Sept. 2, 1857; unm. ; stud. R. I. norm. sch. 

ii. Elizabeth Mary*, b. May 25, 1831; m. 1st, Oct. 8, 1850, 
Henry Tabor, 2d, Jan. 19, 1859, 'Daniel W. Babcock; res. ('78) 
Jewett City; has: 1. Emma Janei^' Tabor, b. June 28, 1852; m. 
1st, a Wickes, 2d, an Ingraham; res. ('77) Jewett City. 2. Na- 
poleon Bonaparte^ Tabor, b. March 26, 1855. 3. George Washing- 
ton^ Babcock, b. March 15, 1858. 4. Phebe Ann^ Babcock, b. Jan. 
8, 1861. 5. Augusta Matilda'' Babcock, b. May 31, 1864. 

iii. EARL^ b. Aug. 18, 1836; unm.; res. ('78) Griswold. 

iv. Jonx LelanV, b. Oct. 18, 1840; enlist., Sept. 1, 1862, 
Co. D, 26th Conn, vols.; chos. Corp.; disch. Aug. 17, 1863; m. 
Dec. 2, 1873, Mrs. Frances (Camj)bell) Chapman, dau. Hon. 
Harvey Campbell, M. D. ; res. s. p. ('77) Xorwicli. 


Hon. ARCHIBALD^ DOUGLAS (Samuel^, SamueP, 
James^), born in Plainfield, Conn., March 18, 1794; pre- 
pared at Plainfield academy to enter Yale College in 
1815; married, Dec. 31, 1815, Rebecca, daughter of 
Amos and Anna Coates, of Voluntown. She was born 
in North Stonington, Feb. 16, 1791. They settled in 
Sterling, where he taught school many years. He wa^ 
a strong democrat ; was town clerk and treasurer about 
28 years; judge of probate about 15 years; justice of 
the peace 20 years; was twice elected representative 
from Sterling, and served one term as senator from the 

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13th Connecticut district. Judge Douglas also held 
nearly every other town office, at different times, for 
periods varying from one to four years each. He was 
a magnificent penman, and his copy and exercise books, 
still preserved in the family, show that he was an accu- 
rate and thorough scholar. He died in Sterling, April 
26, 1871, and she Jan. 4, 1875. They had no children. 


HENRY^ DOUGLAS (Andreii^, Samuel\ James'), 
born in Plainfield, Conn., Oct. 9, 1806; married, first, 
Oct. 16, 1832, Delia Arnold, daughter of. Gilbert and 
Rachel (Smith) Potter, of Sterling, who died April 16, 
1865 ; married, second, Harriet G., daughter of Elisha 
Williams, of Willimantic, where they reside ('78Y He 
is proprietor of a provision store. Children (oy first 
wife) : — 

i. Jane Hall^ m. 1st, Leroy Prentiss, who d. ; m. 2d, 
Rienzi Robinson, M. D., W. Killingly, wh. res. ('78); has: 1. Ze- 
ro^ Prentice, b. abt. 1858. 2. Douglas^ Robinson, d. young. 

35. ii. Francis Dane^ b. Aug. 2, 1838; m. Annie L. Camp- 

iii. Henry Lee^, m. and has 1 ch. 


ueP, James'), born in Plainfield, Conn., Feb. 23, 1812. 
A very large part of his life has been spent in connection 
with manufacturing. When but seven years of age he 
entered the ''Stone Factory '' in Sterling, and from that 
time until 1856, with the exception of the time he passed 
at school, he was engaged in the siime business. He 
passed successively through all the grades of work up 
to the highest position, thus becoming thoroughly ac- 
quainted with the minutest details of the business, and 
gaining much practical information, which he was en- 
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agement of other mills. In 1831, he removed to 
Plainfield, and in a short time was placed in charge of 
the Union mill at that place. Here he remained six 
years, giving unqualified satisfaction in the difficult posi- 
tion which he occupied. In December, 1837, he made 
an engagement with Comfort Tifiany to take charge 
of his mills at Danielsonville (Brooklyn side), and re- 
moved to that place. Mr. Tiffany's death, in 1847, in- 
terrupted an arrangement mutually satisfactory. A 
new Company, the Quinebaug Manufacturing Company, 
was then formed, consisting of Warren Lippitt, his two 
sons, Robert and Henry, lately Governor of Rhode 
Island, Peleg A. Rhodes and Mr. Douglas. Under 
the new arrangement, the company, being unwilling to 
lose the benefit of Mr. Douglas's long experience, pre- 
vailed upon him to take the entire charge of the mills, 
in-doors and out, he receiving therefor a fixed salary, in 
addition to his share of the profits as a holder of one- 
eighth of the stock. Mr. Douglas continued these rela- 
tions until the death of Warren Lippitt, in January, 
1850, when he retired from the firm, and the manage- 
ment of the mills passed into other hands. In the 
spring of 1849, the company began the erection of the 
large stone mill, now known as the Quinebaug milL 
The building was nearly completed at the time of Mr. 
Lippitt's death, but none of the machinery had been 
placed in it. Mr. Douglas had full charge of the build- 
ing operations and of the running of the small mill, 
until he retired from the firm. He had now been iden- 
tified with the nuinufacturing interests in Danielsonville 
for over sixteen years. In 1853, he consented to take 
charge of the mills in Rhodesville for a short time. On 
the 1 5th of June, 1854, he married Miss Hannah Aldena 
Whitman, daughter of Alden and Hannah Whitman, of 
Thompson, where she was born Feb. 22, 1832. She 
was a lady of refined and cultivated taste, and the union 
proved a most happy one. 

Mr. Douglas had now been engaged in active duties 
for over forty years and began to think of a less labori- 

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ous life. After some two years spent in charge of the 
mills at Rhodesville, he resigned the position and pur- 
chased a farm in that part of the town of Thompson 
since included in Putnam. Mrs. Douglas was, however, 
much attached to Thompson village, and Mr. Douglas 
embraced the opportunity of purchasing the fine estate 
of Erastus Knight, which was then for sale, and the fol- 
lowing year removed thither. The house, one of the 
finest in the village, was built by Mr. Knight, about 1830, 
and is delightfully located on the northern side of the 
village green which it overlooks. Here, pleasantly oc- 
cupied with the care of his estate, enjoying the society 
of congenial friends, and surrounded by everything 
which refined taste could wish, or ample means supply, 
they passed seventeen delightful years. But the hand of 
Death at last intruded even here. Mrs. Douglas, after a 
few months of lingering illness with a disease which they 
knew must in the end prove fatal, passed calmly away, 
Dec. 25, 1874. To unusual personal, attractions she 
united a most amiable disposition and a gentleness and 
grace of manner which won a place in every heart. A 
woman who looked well to her household, gentle and 
dignified toward her servants, careful and loving to her 
family, she yet found time for the performance of numer- 
ous social and religious duties, and in all her relations of 
mother, wife and friend, was found ever fiiithful. None 
knew her but to love her. 

Since the death of his wife, Mr. Douglas has continued 
to reside in Thompson, his time being occupied in the 
management of his estate and in the care and edu- 
cation of his only son, Joel. A man of tireless energy 
and unwearied industry since the years of childhood, 
his practised eye sees much which remains to be done 
where a less careful observer would detect nothing 
wrong. His habit is always to do in the very best 
manner whatever he does ; and his estate in Thompson 
exhibits the perfection of system and good order. 
Even at the present time of comparative leisure, he ac- 
complishes more than many men who call themselves 

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hard workers. His long life of industry, of uniform fair- 
ness and of unimpeachable integrity, furnishes a worthy 
example for any young man whose eyes may fall upon 
these pages. He has had but two children : — 

i. Hannah Aldena', b. and d. May 25, 18G3. 
ii. Joel Robert Lee', b. May 8, 1866. 

FfFTH generation. 


liam^^ William^ ^ Jmnes^)^ born in Jamestown, N. Y., Dec. 
9, 1847; graduated from Union academy, Jamestown, 
and was appointed clerk in the United States Treasury 
Department, Washington, D. C. While there he began 
the study of law, and in October, 1870, entered the law 
school of Columbian University, from which he gradua 
ted in May, 1872. He was admitted to the New York 
bar in June, 1873, and began practicing in Buffalo, with 
every prospect of success. A severe affection of his 
eyes soon compelled him, however, to abandon all study 
and literary work, under penalty of losing his sight. 
He is at present ('77) traveling agent for P. S. Pease, 
wholesale oil merchant, Buffalo, and intends resuming 
the practice of his profession at an early date. He is 


William^ James^), born in Voluntown, Conn., Aug. 2, 


In the spring of 1854, he went to Illinois, and in the fall of 
that year located at Ionia, taking up land on the Cedar river. 
At that time the nearest mill was seventy miles distant, and the 
nearest market was McGregor, la., on the Mississippi, one hun- 
dred and ten miles distant. He huilt a log house on the banks 
of the Cedar, which for a long time was known as the Bachelor's 
Hotel, serving as a stopping place for the travelers and frontiers- 

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men who happened to be overtaken bv niglit while on their way. 
For a number of years the Bachelor s Hotel was never without 
its guests every night. There might be procured, for a trifle, a 
meal of fresh venison, just brought down on the prairie by the 
landlord's rifle, and a comfortable niglit's repose, together with 
snch rude comforts as his frontier home could afford. Mr. Dou- 
glas worked his land and traded in stock with the settlers as the 
county gradually became filled up. When he located there the 
Sioux Indians were in the vicinity on the war-path, but he was 
never disturbed by them. 

He married, Oct. 15, 1857, Jane Elizabeth Donovan, daughter 
of Joseph Donovan, a thriving farmer of Franklin county, Pa., 
where she was born Oct. 4, 1829. In the spring of 1864, Mr. 
Douglas and wife removed to Seward county. Neb., and took up 
a homestead on the Big Bhie river. The nearest neighbors were 
some four or five miles distant, and there were three or four 
tribes of Indians roaming about in the vicinity. He built a log 
cabin, opened his farm, and commenced again in stock trading 
with the settlers as tliey came in, as well as with the Indians. 
In the fourteen years which have elapsed since Mr. Douglas set- 
tled in Nebraska, the country has become comparatively thickly 
settled, and the rude accommodations of the frontier have been 
superseded by the improvements common in the older states. 
Milford, the place of Mr. Douglas's residence, is now a thriving 
town, within twenty miles of the capital of the state, and witliin 
twelve miles of two otlier cities, the sites of all three of which 
were trackless prairies when he settled there. He has continued 
the business of stock-raising and trading, and by perseverence, 
sagacitv and experience, accumulated a very handsome property, 
some of which has been judiciously invested in real estate in Lin- 
coln and elsewhere, and some of which his neighbors are anxious 
to hire to carry on their business with. He is now one of the 
oldest residents of the state of Nebraska, and, by his course of 
uniform fairness and honorable dealing with his neighbors, has 
won a place high in their esteem, as well as a reputation for the 
strictest integrity. He has held a number of town offices, and 
was for a time school commissioner. He has no childi*en. 


pJoseph!^^ Winiam^^ Jmnes^)^ born in Voluutown, Conn., 
Feb. 22, 1834; removed to Illinois in the spring of 
1854, and to Iowa in the spring of 1855. At the 
breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted in the Fourth 
Minnesota regiment, as a private. lie wtis soon i)romo- 

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ted to the office of lieutenant, and was afterward com- 
missioned captain and transferred to company C. His 
company took part in a number of engagements, in- 
cluding the battle of Corinth and the seige of Vicks- 
burgh, and was with Gen. Sherman in his march to the 
sea. He remained in the army till the close of the war. 
His company enlisted ninety-eight men, of whom only 
eleven survived the war. After the war he went to 
Milford, Neb., and there married, in the spring of 1866, 
Amanda Peal, of Missouri, but a native of Virginia. He 
then moved to Missouri, and is now a farmer at Roches- 
ter, in that state. He has four children, two boys and 
two girls, whose names have not been ascertained. 


JOSEPH ALLEN^ DOUGLAS {Daniel\ Joseph^ Wil 
linm^^ James^), born in Exeter, R. I., June 22, 1823. 
At the age of ten years he began in the spinning-room 
of a cotton mill, and from that time until 1868, with the 
exception of the time which he spent at winter schools, 
where he received a good English education, he was 
nearly all the time employed in cotton mills, rising 
through the various grades of the work, until he was 
placed in charge of the cotton mills of Dr. John E. Wee- 
den, at Niantic. Having held this position several years, 
he resigned it in 1868, on the death of his son Henry, and 
assumed the management of his farm near the village, 
where he has since resided. Having united with the 
Baptist church in Voluntown, Conn., in 1843, he trans- 
ferred his membership to the Niantic Baptist church, in 
September, 1854. He was elected church clerk in 1859, 
and again in 1865, and still continues to hold the position. 
He has also been for many years an active Sunday- 
school worker, having been connected with the Sunday- 
school in Niantic since its organization, in 1848, first as 
teacher and secretary, and for the hist ten years as 
superintendent, during which time the school has en- 
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the public schools of his town, and has been trustee and 
treasurer in hiS district for many years. He was one of 
the organizers and for several years a director of the 
Hopkinton bank. He was elected .a justice of the peace 
in 1860, and commissioned by Governor Sprague, He 
has also been several times appointed guardian and ad- 
ministrator on a number of estates, and, in 1873, served 
as one of the commissioners of the Wood river railroad. 
In 1877, he was nominated as first representative fi:om 
Westerly to the General Assembly, on the democratic 
ticket, his opponent being the Hon. Nathan P. Dixon, 
formerly member of Congress from Rhode Island. Mr. 
Douglas consented that his name should be used, not 
with the expectation that his ticket would be elected, 
for Westerly had always been overwhelmingly republi- 
can. Mr. Dixon was elected, though the democratic 
ticket received a larger vote than it had done in the 
town for many years. Mr. Douglas married, June 3, 
1844, Lucy Emeline, daughter of Thomas and Abigail 
(Main) Thompson, of North Stonington, Conn., where 
she was bom, Oct. 6, 1818. Children: — 

i. Henry Dixon*, b. in Exeter, Nov. 6, 1845; m. July 3, 
1867, Mary, dau. Gen. John B. and Mrs. Martha (Green) Stead- 
man, Westerly; d. s. p. April 22, 1868, — a young man of great 
promise. She res. ('78) Westerly. 

ii. Mary Frances*, b. in Westerly, July 29, 1848; m. Dec. 
31, 1873, Benjamin Hazard Barber, Niantic, wh. res. ('78); has: 
1. Ehwra Douglas' Barber, b. June 20, 1877. 
iii. Ella Thompson*, b. in Westerly, May 29, 1859. 


William^, James^)^ born in Exeter, R. L, Oct. 27, 1824, 

When Daniel was in his tenth year, his father died after a few- 
days' illness, leaving his estate in an unsettled condition. At tlie 
end of two years his mother, finding it imi)ossible to manage the 
farm while the children were so small, rented it and removed to 
Rockville, R. I., where, in about a year, she died, after a brief ill- 
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Daniel spent a part of the time till he was twenty in the employ 
of William Arnold, in the village of Dorrville •(now Niantic) in 
the town of Westerly, where he attended school during the win- 
ter months. While in tlie employ of Mr. Arnold he became 
acquainted witli Miss Catharine Perry Champlin, of Perry ville, 
but then living in Dorrville, whom he married, March 23, 1845. 
She was the «daugliter of Elijah and Susannah (Carpenter) 
Champlin, and was born in South Kingstown, Sept. 27, 1825. 
She was the twelfth of a family of fourteen children, all but one 
of whom, the youngest, lived to mature age. 

Soon after his marriage Mr. Douglas removed to the village of 
Westerly, where in 1849 he opened a livery stable on Main street, 
opposite the old stone mill. In 1853 he formed a copartnershiii 
with his brother Henry, under the firm name of D. S. & H. F. 
Douglas, for the purpose of conveying the United States mail be- 
tween W^esterly and Newport, and carrying on the livery business. 
They secured the mail contract from the (jovernment, and for 
two years continued to carry the mails. At the end of this time, 
the partnership was dissolved by mutual consent, Daniel contin- 
uing the mail and Henry taking charge of the stable. At the 
end of the four years for which the contract had been awarded, a 
new contract was made with different parties, and Mr. Douglas 
opened a grocerv store on Main street near his old place of busi- 
ness. In 1859 ho purchsod the steam grist-mill on Canal street, 
near its junction with High, and fitted it up as a livery stiible. 
In 18G1 he was awarded the Government contract for conveying 
the mails between Westerly and Hopkinton. Having carried 
them the full term of four years, he was again awarded the same 
contract in 1805. In 1869, in company with Henr\' L. Miner, 
of Westerly, he purchased a part of the Hammond estate on 
High street. The old buildings were moved to the rear of the 
lot and the present Douglas & Miner's block erected on the street. 
This block is three stories high in addition to the basement, and 
contains three stores and a number of offices, beside a large hall 
in the uj)j)er story. 

By habits of industry and thrift he has accumulated a hand- 
some j)roperty, and for the last few years has not devoted himself 
so closely to business, relinquishing it in part to his son Amos. 
During the thirty years he has been in business in Westerly he 
has a(H[uired a well merited reputation for fairness and hononible 
dealing, and is a well known and respected citizen of the town. 
Both he and his wife are members of the First Baptist church in 
Wosterlv. In 18T4 a ])ortion of the large est^ite of the late Hon. 
Kowse liabcock, lying in the heart of the thriving village of 
Westerly, was laid out in building lots, avenues were opened, 
and the property thrown into market. Mr. Douglas at once 
purchased two of the largest and most desirable lots in the estate, 
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Grove avenue, and began grading the ground preparatory to the 
erection of a house. During the following year he completed 
an elegant residence, and in April, 1876, removed to his new 
home. He intends to make this his permanent residence. He 
has secured one of the finest locations in the village, and with 
ample grounds, trees, and the improvements which in time he 
will be able to make, may congratulate himself on having ob- 
tained a truly delightful and enjoyable home. Children, born in 
"Westerly : — 

i. Lucy Ann*, b. Oct. 15, 1847; educ. Westerly Institute; 
m. Sept. 24, 1877, Edmund, s. Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Esther 
(Arnold) Arnold, b. No. Kingstown, April 15, 1842; res. s, p. 
f78) Hope Vajley, wh. he is clerk. 

ii. Amos Stanton*, b. June 21, 1850; educ. Westerly Insti- 
tute; unm. ; res. ('78) Westerly, 
iii. George Hazard*, b. June 15, 1852; d. July 2, 1853. 


William^ Jame^\ born in Exeter, R. L, April 29, 1826. 

When he was only eight years old his father died after a brief 
illness, and the whole care of six small children devolved upon 
his mother and his eldest brother. The next year of his boyhood 
was passed in the family of his grandfather, Joseph Douglas, a 
man of sterling qualities. Three years later, by the death of his 
mother, caused by added trials and a constitution naturally deli- 
cate, the doubly orphaned children became scattered into different 
families. Henry lived for about three years in the family of 
Oliver D. Wells, in Westerly, R. L, and attended school at" the 
old academy on Union hill, since widely known as the Westerlv 
Institute. Having obtained the foundation of a good English 
education, in 1845, he began peddling dry-goods, a business \\[\\q\\ 
he followed for five years. In 1850, having married, he settled 
in Baltic, Conn., and opened a store. In 1851 he determined to 
go to California, which was then attracting great numbers of 
immigrants, on account of tlie discovery of gold in that state 
two years previous. At that date, although a comparatively 
short time ago, the journey was one of w^eks and i sometimes 
months, instead of days, and must be accomplished in emigrant 
trains over the prairies, or, bv water, around Cape Horn or across 
the Isthmus of Panama. Ite chose the latter route, and, em- 
barking at New York on the steamer Georgia, June 11, 1851, 
after a voyage of thirty-nine days, stopping on the way at Ha- 
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throng which was pouring into California from all parts of the 
world, and at once entered npon work. He remained in Cali- 
fornia two yeai-s, working hard, and thoroughly acquainting 
himself with the theory and practice of gold mining. At the 
end of this time, feeling anxious to be at home once more, and 
to obtain relief from the care and anxiety inseparable from an 
active life among such conflicting elements, he sailed from San 
Francisco, by the Siime route, Feb. 25, 1853, and after a some- 
what shorter voyage than the first, reached New York on the 
25th of March. 

Mr. Douglas has been by no means idle since his return from 
California. For the greater part of the last twenty years he has 
been in the active service of the Government as contnictor for 
mails in Rhode Island and Connecticut, much of the time com- 
bining with this business a livery st^ible. In 1853, in com- 
pany with his brother Daniel, he opened a livery stable on Main 
street, Westerly, R. I., having secured the contract for carrying 
the United States mails between Westerly and Newport. At the 
end of two years the business was divided, Daniel continuing 
the mail and Henry taking charge of the stable. In 1861 he 
was awarded the contract for carrying the mails between Westerly 
and Norwich, Conn., and at the next term, in 1865, between 
Westerly and Newport, and also between Norwich and Colches- 
ter, Conn. In 18G9, on the completion of the Dixon house, then 
the largest hotel in New England outside of Boston, at the soli- 
citation of the j)roprietors, Messrs. Babcock and Moss, there 
being at that time no stable in town suitable for running in con- 
nection with the hotel, he erected in Cog^swell street the largest 
stable in the village and opened a strictly first class est^iblishmeut. 
At this time the first barouche for public use was brought into 
town. Previously there had been no similar public carriage in 
the village, and but one or two private ones; and the opening of 
this stable marked a great improvement in the livery business in 
Westerly. In 1860-7, he built for himself a residence in one of 
the most desirable locations in the village. In December, 1872, 
he disposed of his livery business to Avery Iloxie, the present 
proprietor of the Dixon house sUible, and in July, 1873, again 
received the contract for carrying the mails between Westerly 
and Newport. During the summer of 1875, he again visited the 
West, this time going by a northern route, by way of the suspen- 
sion bridge and Canada, and returning thVough the southern 
states and Washing^ton. In March, 1876, he removed to the city 
of Providence, to have a care over his son, who had entered 
Brown University the previous fall. He has since resided in 

Some jears ago Mr. Douglas began a modest collection of books 
illustrating New England history, mostly biographies, genealogies 
and books of a kindl*ed nature, which has been gradually en- 

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larged by the addition from time to time of works of real worth, 
until the collection has become valuable, though not so much 
from the number of vohimes it embraces, as for the quality of its 
contents. It includes a considerable number of local histories, 
of which but small editions were published at the time of issu- 
ing, and which are now out of print and are consequently much 
enhanced in value. In the department of genealogy of New 
England families it is unusually full; and probably very few pri- 
vate libraries in New England can excel it in this particular 
branch of history. This collection of books, still very unpre- 
tending in numbers, is always accessible for those who may wish 
to consult it, the owner being pleased to assist those who are 
searching for light themselves or seeking to illumine any point 
which rests in obscurity. With a natural taste for historical 
study, he has improved such opportunities as lie possessed for 
local investigation. He was eleqted a member of the Worcester 
(Mass.) Society of Antiquity June 5, 1877, and of the New Eng- 
land Historic, Genealogical Society, of Boston, March 6, 1878. 
He has contributed several historical papers of value to the Neio 
England Historical and Genealogical Register (quarterly), one of 
which, on ** Robert Campbell ana his Descendants," was reprinted 
from the Register for July, 1878, for private distribution. He is 
also an occasional contributor to other periodicals. A quick in- 
sight and sound judgment, by which he intuitively selects the 
most advantageous course, have enabled him to turn to good ac- 
count circumstances in themselves adverse. His intercourse with 
many different classes of society and the various kinds of business 
to which he has turned his attention have afforded him unusual 
advantages for the study of human nature in its many phases. 

He married Sept. 10, 1849, Lydia Lillibridge, oi Griswold, 
Conn. She was tlie daughter of Clark and Phebe (Bates) Lilli- 
bridge, and was born in Exeter, E. L, March 22, 1828. Through 
her grandfather, Esq^uire Jonathan Lillibridge, and her great- 

frandfather, Benjamm, she was descended from Eobert Lilli- 
ridge who settled in Newport in 1701. Benjamin Lillibridge 
married, in 1743, Amy Sherman, of Exeter, and through her 
Mrs. Douglas is descended from the Hon. Philip Sherman, who 
came from Dedham, England, and was the first Secretary of 
State of Ehode Island, under Gov. William Coddington, in 
1639.* They have one child:— 

36. i. Charles Henry James', b. in Westerly, May 13, 

*A valuable article on the Sherman family of Dedham, by the Rev. 
David Sherman, D.D., is given in the New Efigland Jlistarical and Gen^alo- 
gical Register, Vol. 24, p. 63. 

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FRANCIS DANF/ DOUGLAS, Ph. B., {Hennj\ Ai^^ 
(hrfc^, Samuel^^ Jmnes^)^ born in Plainfield, Conn., Aug. 
2, 1838; fitted for college at the Connecticut Literary 
Institute (Suffield) and the University grammar school 
(Providence, R. I.); entered Brown I'niversity in Sc])- 
tember, 1860, and graduated in September, 1863, with 
the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy ; was principal of 
the scientific de])artment of the Connecticut Literary 
Institute, 1863-4; principal * of the Holyoke (Ma«s.) 
high school, 1864-5 ; engaged in the insurance business 
at Indianapolis, Ind., from the fall of 1866 to the spring 
of 1869; returned to Hartford, Ccmn., in 1869, and wiis 
a])pointed assistant secretary of the Continental life in- 
surance company, and, in 1671, secretary, which position 
he resigned in 1873. In May, 1874, he was made super- 
intendent of agencies of the Connecticut mutual life in- 
surance company, which position he holds (78). He 
married, March 7, 1867, Annie L., daughter of James 
and Sarah (Potter) Campbell, of Voluntown. She wa.s 
brought up from childhood in the family of her uncle, 
John Checkley Ames, in Sterling. Child: — 

i. SrsAX DrxLAi'*, b. in Indiamipolis, Sept. 1(5, 18G8. 



{Ifein-y^, D(nn'el\ Joseph^, William^, Jairtch^), born in 
Westerly, R. I., May 13, 1856. He enjoyed the advan- 
tages of the best select schools of his native village, and 
at the opening of the graded public schools of the town, 
in the fall of 1869, he entered the second granmiar 
school. At an early age he showed a taste for nmsic, 
and was placed under a competent instructor. He con- 
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as Dr. Eben Tourjee, B. J. Lang and Carl Zerrahn, 
teaching much of the time, until the demands of his 
regular studies obliged him to relinquish it, in 1874. 
During a great part of the time he was in the Westerly 
high school he acted as local correspondent of various 
newspapers. In May, 1873, he became connected, as 
regular correspondent, with the Norwich Daily Adver 
tisei\ which relation he continued until he accepted a 
more advantageous oflFer from the Norwich Daihj Bnlle- 
tin, with which paper he remained until a change was 
made in the management. lie was editor, for the class 
of 1875, of the school paper, the Ehti Leaf. He was 
also elected salutatorian of his class, but declined the 
honor. He graduated from the Westerly high school 
in June, 1875, on which occasion he received the second 
Martha C. Babcock Memorial prize, for an essay on 
''Novels: their bane and benefit.'' After studying fur- 
ther with the Rev. James Paterson (P]dinburgh Univer- 
sity) and with Dr. John W. Gorham (Harvard Univer- 
sity), he entered, in September, 1875, the freshman 
class of Brown University, in the regular course for the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. He was elected a member 
of the Brown chai)ter of the Phi Kappa Alpha frater- 
nity March 24, 1876; secretary, June 2, 1876; corres- 
ponding secretary, June 8, 1877 ; president, Dec. 14, 
1878. He was elected a member of the New England 
Historic, Genealogical Society, May 2, 1877, and of the 
Worcester Society of Antiquity, June 9, 1877. At the 
annual declamation of the sophomore class for the Car- 
penter prizes in elocution, in June, 1877, he received 
the second prize. He was appointed a speaker at the 
junior exhibition, April, 1878. In June, 1878, he was 
elected a senior editor of the college paper, the Brimo- 
nian. In October, 1878, he became college organist. 
During the last two years of his college course he occu- 
pied the position of instructor in elocution in the Uni- 
versity grammar school. During the winter of 1878-9, 
he also taught in the city evening schools. These duties, 
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of materials for and publication of the present volume, 
which has extended over the entire four years of the 
college course, have fully occupied his time. Gradua- 
ting in June, 1879, he hopes to begin the study of law 
the succeeding fall. 

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Capt. JOHN^ DOUGLAS, son of Capt. John Dou- 
glas and his wife, Elizabeth Crispin, of London, Eng- 
land, born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 8, 1750; married, 
in 1769, Ann Jones, of Kingsesing. He raised a com- 
pany of riflemen in the Revolutionary war, and was 
commissioned by John Hancock captain of the 11th 
Pennsylvania volunteers. He clothed and fitted out his 
company, selling his property to raise the money. After 
the war he held various public stations in Philadelphia, 
and in 1823 was elected sheriff of Philadelphia county. 
He died July 9, 1840. She died in September, 1826. 
Children, born in Philadelphia: — 

i. Elizabeths b. May 18, 1773; d. July, 1857; m. 1st, 1700, 
George Briiighurst, Germantown, 2d, 1799, Christo])lier Otfcin- 
ger, Germantown, (b. Nov. 20, 1758, d. Nov. 18, 1820); had: 1. 
John* BrivgJnirsi, b. 1792; serv. war 1812-15. 2. Robert'' Otiin- 
ger, b. April 7, 1800; serv. war, 1813; m. Dee. 29, 1825, Eliza- 
beth, dau. John R. McMnlleu, Phila. ; had: (1). Martha^ Ottinger, 
m. May 27, 1847, S. P. Steere, Phila.; has Elvin\ Dougla^, 
Elizahetlv'y Laura^ and Samuel^ Steere, (2). John H,* Ottinger, 
m. May 6, 1847, Susan Richardson; has Albert^, Ophelia^y Mar- 
tha^, Sarah\ Samuel^, Joh?i^, Kate^ and Joseph Dovglaif Ottinger. 
(3). liobert* Ottinger, m. June 20, 1854, Rachel Shuster; has 

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William^ George^ and Elizabeth^ Ottinger. (4). EHzabelJi* 01- 
tinger, m. June 9, 1842, John Mears; has: i. Franklin H,^ Mears, 
(5). Douglas* Ottinger^ m. Aug. 30, 1866, Amelia Dick; has: i. 
Charles Douglas^ Ottingei\ 3. Louisa' Ottinger, b. Jan. 3, 1802; 
m. Oct. 17, 1827, Uamilton Moore, Gerniantown; d. Jan. 4, 
1832; lias: (1). Theodore* Moore, b. Nov. 28, 1828. (2). Emil^ 
Moore, b. June 27, 1830. 4. Capt, Douglas' Ottinger, b. Dec. 11, 
1804; now oldest and most distiug. capt. in U. S. rev. marine 
serv. ; invent, life saving surf car, now used by U. S. ; m. Jan. 7, 
1830, Emily, dau. Rev. Stacy Watkinson; res. ('77) Erie; has 
Emily Virginia*, Cecil* and Mary Budd* Ottinger. 5. TheMnrt 
L.' Ottinger, b. Feb. 17, 1808; m. Nov. 21, 1835, Elizabeth 
Culp; res. ('78) German town; has Rebecca*, Susan Douglas*, WiU 
liavi*, Thomas* and Bosa?ina* Ottinger, 

ii. John', b. Feb. 16, 1774; m. April 20, 1800, Hannah 
Miller, Phila.; d. March 12, 1849; had: 1. Joseph M,\ b. May 4, 
1807; m. Martha Watkinson, Pemberton, N. J.; d. S. Francisco, 
Cal., 1870; had: (1). John W,*, b. Oct. 24, 1827; m. 1851, Mar- 
garet, dau. Rev. George A. Lyon, D.D., Erie; set. Wasliington, 
D. C, 1869; conimis. int. rev. 1871-5; res. ('77) Washington; 
has George L} (lawyer, Wash.), Helen^, Macdonald^, Mary Z.*, 
Martha J.', Catharine R.^ and John WV. 2. Elizabeth U,\ b. 
Feb. 24, 1803: m. 1822, Levi Lingo, Del.; had Douglas*, Sarah*, 
Mary*, Ellen*, Elizabeth*, Susannah*, Henry*, John* and Charles 
F,* Li7igo. 3. Anna F\ b. Oct., 1804; m. July, 1826, Andrew 
Iluttoon, Phila.; had Sutherland*, William*, Mackenzie*, Mary\ 
Douglas*, Henrietta* and Lewis C* Huttoon. 4. George H.\ b. 
Nov. 5, 1807; m. 1830, Mary Young, Phila.; had Virginia* and 
Hannah* Young, 5. John /.", b. May 10, 1810; m. RebeccA 
Merritt, Cape May, N. J.; d. Sept., 1864; had Joseph M,*, 
Heleyi*, John M,*, Hon, William L.* and Merritt*, 6. Susannah 
M,\ b. Jan. 3, 1813; m. April, 1837, Thomas W. Webb, Phila.; 
had Charles C.*, Thomas W,*, F^ank C,*, Caroline G,*, Randolph* 
and Susan M.* Webb, 7. Edward D,\ b. Nov. 22, 1814; m. Anna 
Edmunds, Cai)e May, N. J.; d. Nov., 1869; had Elizabeth*, Vit- 
ginia* and Susannah*, 

iii. Cathauine', b. Oct. 9, 1776; d. May 21, 1777. 

iv. Joseph', b. Feb. 7, 1779; was with frigate Phila. in Tri- 
politan war; pris. Tripoli, 1804; m. Ist, 1806, Sarah Carver, 
Phihi.; m. 2,d, 1809, Catharine Retting, Phila. ; d. Aug. 28, 1828; 
had: 1. SamueVC, b. June, 1808; m. 1st, Miss Bush, who d. 
s, p.; m. 2d, 1833, Mary Ann' Douglas [1. v. 5.]; had Martha*, 
Haymah*, Samuel C* and Mary Aym*, 2. SaraV, b. 1810; d. 
unm., July, 1829. 3. Charles G,\ b. Jan. 3, 1813; d. Tenn. 4. 
Henry (?.', b. 1815; d. Cal. ; had Joseph*, Henry*, Charles*, George* 
and Sarah C* 5. Catharin^, b. 1817; m. Charles Kenned v, 
Phila.; had EUeyi* and Charles* Keyinedy, 6. Ellen^, b. 1821; 
m. 1842, George W. Carpenter, Pliila. ; had Joseph*, Eruleyi*, 

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John Q,*, Ellen*, Fanny* and Sidney* Carpenter. 7. Washington*. 
8. Caroling. 

V. Capt. Abraham^ b. Jan. 20,1781; com. merch. ship Three 
Sisters; captured by Britisli, 1812, and put in Dartmore prison; 
m. Elizabeth Hchrieder; had: 1. Mary Ann*, A. unm. 2. Eliza' 
beth*. 3. Woolman S.*, b. 1808, d. Richmond, Va. 4. Ouatavux 
a» b. 1809; d. Erie. 5. Mary Ann*, b. 1810; m. Samuel C.» 
Douglas [1. iv. 1.]. 6. Abraham*, h. 1814; set. Toledo, 0. 

vi. Ann', b. Jan. 20, 1783; m. Capt. William Stephenson, 
U. S. N.; d. Aug., 1870; had: 1. William G* Stephenson. 

vii. NeilS b. Oct. 14, 1785; d. unm. Sept. 28, 1809. 
viii. Capt. Ibaac', b. Jan. 14, 1787; m. 1806, Ann Heisler, 
German town; com. merch. ship; lost at sea, Oct. 1807; had 1 ch. 

ix. Jacob G.\ b. March 21, 1788; m. 1812, Susannah Heis- 
ler, Germantown; d. Sept. 12, 1822; had: 1. Rachel L.*, b, 1812; 
m. George W. Wise, Germantown. 

X. Samuel L.\ b. Dec. 18, 1792; serv. war 1812-15 and 
Florida war; m. abt. 1811, Mary Van Ars^le, Phila. ; d. 1868; 
had: 1. Williani*, b. 1812. 2. Lydia*, m. George Robinson, 
Phila. 3. Josephine, m. Charles Van Horn, Phila. 4. Marie 
Louiscf, b. Feb., 1823; imm. 5. Jackson*. 6. Georgff, b. 1831. 

xi. Margaret*, b. Aug. 23, 1794; d. Dec. 19, 1795. 


BENJAMIN^ DOUGLAS, born in Charles county, 
Md., Dee. 5,1743; married, at Pomonkey, Feb. 16, 
1775, Ann Middleton, who was born in Charles county 
in 1757. Children:— 

i. Aminta', m. a Moxley, Va. 

ii. Matilda^ m. Col. Alexander, Va. 

iii. Richard H.^ m. Letitia Grace McCurdy, Baltimore. 
Dan., Mrs. Alic^ {Douglas) Williams, and gr.-s., Prof. Douglas* 
Williams, res. Baltimore. 

iv. SoPHIA^ m. an Ewell, Va. 

V. SamueiA 

vi. George', b. 1790; m. May 16, 1815, Mary McElderry, 
Baltimore; d. N. Y. city; Had: 1. Benjamin*, b. Bait., April 12, 
1816; m. 1st, July 28, 1842, Elizabeth* Dun, Chillicothe, 0., who 
d. March 15, 1854; m. 2d, Oct. 24, 1855, Julia A. Hayes, Au- 
burndale, Mass.; res. {'78) Chicago, 111.; has: (1). George*, b. 
Julv 19, 1843; m. Oct., 18G7, Susan Dun; has: i. Elizabeth 
Dun\ b. 1868. ii. Virginia Walke', b. 1870. (2). Robert D.*, 
b. N. Y. city, Dec. 18,' 1844; m. May, 1872, Eva B. Day; has: 

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i. Benjamin^, b. 1874. ii. Robert Graham Durv'y b. 1875. (3). 
Oliver C\\ b. Aug. 18, 1847; d. Aug. 22, 1861. (4). Benjamin\ 
b. Sept. 24, 1849; lawyer, ('78) N. Y. city (Douglas & Minton). 
(5). William Angus\ h. Aug. 16, 1852; in bus., (78) Chicago. 
(6). Elizabeth Dun\ b. Feb. 26, 1854; d. April 19, 1854. (7). 
Henry Van Dyke\ 1). Nov. 13, 1858; d. Dec. 30, 1859. (8). 
Frank Middleton\ b. Dec. 17, 1860. (9). Mary McEMerri/'. b. 
April 15, 1864. (10). Edward Hayes\ b. April' 7, 1868; d.'jau. 
31, 1869. (11). Julia A,\ b. Oct. 30, 1869; d. Nov. 17, 1870. 
2. Elizabeth McElderry^ b. Oct. 18, 1817; m. Nov. 25,1855, R. 
Graham Dun; res. ('77) N. Y. city. 3. Richard Henry^, b. Jiilv 
11, 1819; d. 4. Letitia Gracd", b. May 12, 1820; m, Hon. ZaJ- 
liariah Chandler, M. C, Detroit, Mich., wh. res. ('77). 5. John 
Addison Frith^, b. May 16, 1825; m. May, 1856, Elizabeth Chap- 
man; res. ('77) Orange, N. J. 6. David Brainerd^, b. Mav n, 
1827; d. Dec. 25, 1836. 7. Mary\ b. March 4, 1829; m. John H. 
Van Dyke, lawyer, Milwaukee, Wis., wh. res. ('77). 8. Ann&. b. 
Oct. 31, 1830; m. Malcolm (Jraham, N. Y. city; d. 9. Georg^, 
b. Aug. 27, 1832; d. Sept. 9, 1832. 10. Matilda\ b. Sept. 13, 
1835; m. A, Finch, lawyer, Milwaukee, Wis.; d. 11. Aminta 
Sophia^, b. March 12, 1838; m. James H. Young, N. Y. city, 
wh. res. ('78). 12. Edward Augtislus RusseWy b. ^I{irchl2, 1838: 
d. June 5, 1845. 13. George", b. March 29, 1840; d. 
vii. AVilliamI 
yiii. GusTAvrs^ 


GEORGE'^ DOUGLAS, of Douglas Manor (now Dou- 
glasville), Pa., married, April 25, 1747, Mary Pearsol. 
Ilis grandfather, Archibald^ Douglas, ''a Scotch gen- 
tleman of ample fortune, immigrated late in life to Am- 
erica, and took up large tracts of land in various parts 
of Pennsylvania. Several of his descendants are hand- 
somely entombed in an old graveyfird in Lancaster 
county.'' George Douglas died March 10, 1799. Chil- 
dren : — 

i. Mauy*, in. Richard Graham, 

ii. Elizabeth*, m. John Jenkins, 

iii. KEin:('(\\*, m. Mordocai Pearsol. 

iv. liuiDGET*, m. James May. 

V. Geouge*, m. Mary England Lea; had: 1. Amelin^y m. 

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George L. Leaf.* 2. Elizabeth^, m. George Buckley.* 3. Wil- 
liarrv', d. iinm. 4. George', d. iinm. 

vi. Andrew*, m. Itachel, dau. Brig. -Gen. Morgan, early 
sugar refiner, Phila., Pa.; had: 1. Maria", m. Rev. Richard D. 
Hall. 2. Rev, Jacob Morgan^, A. B., grad. Princeton Coll. ; stud, 
law with Hon. John Sergeant; ord. Episc. ministry, Phila., 
1816; 1st denom. mission, to 0., Ky. and Tenn. ; set. Phila. 
1831, St. Thomas (African) parish; d. Phila. May 11, 1876; m. 
1st, Oct. 31, 1820, Sarah Ann, dau. David Johnson, who d. Sept. 
8, 1831 ;.m. 2d, May 8, 1841, Mary Hall, dau. Thomas Willard, 
who d. Feb. 29, 1876, set. 68 yrs. ; had: (1). Elizabeth Sargaent*, 
d. young. (2). Rev. Benjamin Johnson^, A. B,, grad. Univ. Pa. 
1845; ord. dea. Episc. ch. Feb. 6, 1848, priest Jan., 1850; rect. 
Christ ch., Towanda, 16 yrs.; trav. abroad May, 1866, to June, 
1867; rect. St. Paul's, Columbia, Pa., 1867-71, St. Paul's, George- 
town, Del., 1871 to date; m. 1st, Oct. 1, 1850, Elizabeth Stott, dau. 
Col. Samuel P. Wetherill, who d. Jan., 1859; m. 2d, Jan. 7, 1869, 
Julia Rogers, dau. Rev. Henry A. Riley, Montrose, Pa.; had: i. 
Samuel WetherilV. ii. Benjamin RusselV, d. July 3, 1863. iii. 
Elizabeth WetherilV. (3). Andrew^ d. 1832. (4). Richard flalP, 
A. B., gi*ad. valedict. Univ. Pa. 1861; ent. U. S. N., asst. pay- 
mast.; prom, paymast.; d. unm., Panama, S. A., June 4, 1868, 
aet. 29 yrs. (5). William Meade'', d. Oct. 31, 1844, fet. 3 yrs. (6). 
Louisa Willard^, m. Oct. 28, 1869, Thomas Rhodes; had": i. Rich- 
ard Douglas^ Rhodes, d. April 4, 1875, aet. 4 yrs. (7). Alonzo 
PotteT^, A, B,, LL.B., grad. Univ. Pa. 1867, LL.B. 1873; admit, 
bar 1873, Phila., wh. pract. 1878. (8). Thomas Willard\ learn, 
trade machin. and engineer; set. Va. 3. Qeorgt?, 


JACOB DAVIES^ DOUGLAS, born in Newton Lim- 
avady, county Deny, Ireland, June 11, 1788, was the 
second son of Jackson Douglas, of the same place, by 
his wife Jane, daughter of the Rev. Jacob Davies, a 
Presbyterian clergyman of Bovally, and grandson of 
the Rev. James Douglas, of Newton Limavady, by his 
wife Margaret Clarke. The latter had seven other chil- 
dren, Samuel, James, Ann, Elizal)eth, Margaret, Rebecca 
and Jane. Jackson Douglas came to America with his 

* The preHent seat at Douglasville reverted to the daughters, Mrs. Leaf 
and Mrs. Buckley, whose families hold the estate in common. The Dou- 
glas mansion, though more than a hundred years old, is well preserved, 
and is a good specimen of a gentleman's house in colonial times. 

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parents in 1798, and died soon after, in Baltimore, Md., 
leaving children, James, Jacob Davies (above), Samuel 
and Sarah Glen Douglas. Jacob