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 A very interesting book a friend turned me on to .... named                                                                     '' Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823: Indian, Spanish and other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina" by Dorothy Williams Potter . [with all credits to the deserving parties]

  Not a Drysdale one in this publication  sad to say .

 What interests me is  the Scots that Joseph Oglethorpe had got to come to his colony in Georgia and the later interactions they had with the Native Americans . in searching other sources about those Scots that ended up in this colony ,  some of them were Clarks  that no doubt blended with the Native American population of Georgia , where as my maternal line of Clarks had done the same in Virginia , they however were English that  had participated in Cromwell's mess in Ireland from what I am to gather .... In this tid bit of Americana , how does Douglas[s] fit in ? ..... Seems as in those days  to honor treaties etc . , you needed a passport of sorts to travel thru or into Indian country . 

Within this are recorded :

             James Douglass,

              John Douglass,

              King Douglass,

       Maj. Edmond Douglass,

             Tacit Douglass, as well as

         Alexander Douglas ,

 Just basic information such as

 "Alexander Douglas has permission to pass thro that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Jefferson County State of Georgia So. West Point 16th August 1804" pg. 117

  I agree not much info , but on the up side                  It beats nothing 


  Mero District 15 aug , 1795  Maj Edmond Douglass listed  below  ,

   also  Scroll down for more page photos

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Making conections

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?

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