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James Douglas owned an apple plantation and built cider mills which operated by steam power in Calhoun County, Illinois.
He married Margaret Nichols, and was a native of the same State, having been born in Caroline County, and like her husband spent her entire life in Maryland. This couple had six sons, two of whom, Isaac N. and Joseph, died in their youth. Thomas H. married Janet Smoot; Joseph 2d, married Celia Wright and for his second wife Charlotte Wilson; John married Nancy Turpin; Jeremiah married Susan Thompson.

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Comment by Linda Douglas on July 24, 2020 at 21:21
This is my great-great grandfathers home. His name was James Robinson Douglas(s). He graduated from the U of MO as an MD and married Maria Elizabeth Carr (b 22 Jan 1825; d 11 Aug 1896. His father was Jeremiah and mother Susannah Thompson. I have quite a bit of genealogy for this line going back (in America) to Col. John Douglass who was born in Scotland somewhere around 1636.

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