Thank you, William. I'm excited to have found your group. I have updated my page with the lineage passed to me. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of specifics. I'm eager to see what your site has to shed any light on my family's path from Scotland. Thank you again!
Thanks William. I think the issue is that there are two lots of Douglas's in the West Indies. The European ones and the descendants of former slaves who took the Douglas surname. The two are not really related to each other. My wife is of Jamaican origin and her grandfather was a Douglas. Quite a few of her Douglas's ended up here in the UK.
William, was it my brother Nigel Emery (adopted) or my half brother Stephen Palmer Douglas that your caller was trying to get hold of? Cavers House is still up for sale, so naturally I am still interested in what happens to it, especially as I was born there, so if you can remember who the interested party was, I would really like to know. Also does anyone know who and when the two chestnut trees were planted at Cavers House. One tree died very many years ago, the other one , known as 'The Tradition Tree' was 'demolished' in the late 1990's. The tree also had a family curse with it - does any know anything about that.
Hi, I did leave message but perhsps it was never received. I hold extensive Douglas/Palmer Douglas and other related families. Please let me know how I can help and exactly what you want to know. Helen
Edward Fenner Douglass b 17 Feb 1880 in Houghton Co Mi
He Married Dorothea J Weber in Ontonagon, Mi 26 Oct 1903
He died in Chicago 1968. Looking for obituaries for him and his wife Dorothea, her dc has her as Dorothy Anna Douglass she died 19 Nov 1933. Also looking for obits on their children Edward Fenner Douglass b 1904 in Houghton co Mi died Md 1998 daughter was Dorthy C Douglass she married Melville F Johnson from Clinton Co Oh they divorced I believe she was living in the Chicago area. I can't find a death date for her nor obit. last child was Roland Douglass I believe he died in CA.
His father was Edward Fenner Douglass 17 May 1854 died 1902 Houghton Co Mi
I have been able to work my way back a ways in the last month, and I know have the following info as latest known Douglass:
John C Douglass b.1856 Wife- Susie A. b.1868 I also belive that his father was a T. E. Douglass I am assuming this is a Theodore Douglass , and i think he was born 1827 married to an Elizabeth born 1834. unfortunately i cannot find much on T.E. other then a 1850 census report showing him as born in NY and at 23 years old living in a multi family home with Connors and Whallans
I added to the forum some of the older info. I have from a relative's notes. They start with the James Douglas of the 1700's and work back. Do you have any suggestions how I can trace the lineage from James going back?
William, Yes, that's my family, and I've written to Kentucky to see if they have
any 1797 local information. I have some info about William and Hugh D or David Hugh being in the Civil War, although William obviously older. The wife is Caty or Catherine, Born 1799, married 15 Aug 1822, Adair, KY, and her father was Levi Conover. My info on him goes back to John W Couwenhoven, born 1681, and Wm. Updike, born 1704. Maybe you have this. Great to have another person to relate to. I recently visited Douglas Brides mausoleum in Scotland.
Thank you, William! I'll try the forum first and see if that will work. My sister and I plan to visit Scotland next September and would like to see some "Douglas castles" and any other pertinent sites. If you could recommend some? Thanks again!
Thank you, William. I don't use Facebook or Twitter or any other social media, so I don't really know how or where to add this information. Can you give me suggestions? I have a family history, though I don't know how accurate it is, that I could post somewhere.
yes, this is the Samuel H Douglass born 1726 and I have in Albemarie Co. Virginia. He died 1755 in Chilhowee, Johnson Co., MO. I don't have any other information other than he married Mary ?Denison?/maybe Davis 2 Nov 1749 in New London, Campbell Co., Virginia. From this point on, I am confused as to his father and so on. I originally had Archibald, born 1695 in Scotland, but another shows a Capt. Richard Douglass, b. 1682 and died 26 Nov 1756 in Lancaster, PA. I sure would like to get to Scotland and confirm my Douglass lineage. Thank you Judy
Just picking up on some more information on the Cockpen people re the information in the stub.
It does appear to be the case that there were two William Douglasses alive, married and having children at the same time. One partnership was with Grissell Mckeand in Penninghame and the other with Janet Witherspoon in Cockpen/Newbattle. It would be remarkable if he could have managed both - based on the dates! - details as per the spreadsheet. I am not sure if this still means that the Cockpen William was born in or is connected to Penninghame.
The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.
Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.
Professions also help.
'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.
Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?