"I appreciated a previous posters condensing reasons down to the following:
It seems the prevailing theories for the second s of Douglass are
1) Clerical (3rd party) errors
2) Illiteracy errors (self errors)
3) Disambiguation between clans (Black and…"
I was excited when I saw this post and you named Nancy Maria Douglass as your Grandmother. I am a descendant of her sister Arathusa. I have Hough-Douglass family photo taken in Boonville about 1906 which includes your…"
I noticed in a post a few days ago, that you are a descendant of Nancy Maria Douglass, daughter of Thomas Pratt Douglass and Eliza Margaret Stevens. (If I read that post correctly.) So I just joined to connect with you.
I am a…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
First American Colonies immigrant
William Douglass 1610 1682 - d New London CT
Several generations down to Revolutionary War Patriot:
Israel Douglass 1742-1818 b Colchester CT d Leyden NY
Israel Douglass 1769 -1855 b CT d Leyden NY
Thomas Pratt Douglass 1802- 1885 b Leyden NY d Boonville NY
Arathusa Barintha Douglass 1832 - 1917 b West Leyden NY d Utica NY
That's the last Douglass in my line, she married William Brown of Leyden NY
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
William Douglass - New London CT
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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?