I am not sure where you got your dates from to come up with a marriage aged 13. Johan Rosie Douglas married Ovila Leduc on 31 Dec 1918 at Balloan Farm, Cawdor, Nairn. Johan was born on 18 January 1900 at Blackheath, Thurso, Caithness,…"
" My DNA!!! Atleast I know in the Douglas ftdna project my kit is 925754 and I have 1 match r1b group95. I tested for Y111 but I noticed a huge DYS425 is 0 null which is rare, my match is also null. Everything about that null value is pointing…"
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The Douglas families in Caithness are, mainly, settlers who were brought in from the Scottish Borders to look after the sheep once the glens had been 'cleared' of people. Thus, there is no common…"
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Alexander Douglas (birth place and age unknown)where he is currently living at,in or of is too faded on the OPR married a Christian Campbell in Dorrery Jan 1774 Halkirk OPR 037/ 10 284 by being regularly proclaimed. Searching Scotland's People they had 4 kids Donald 1776 William 1780 Margaret 1791 Alexander 1793. Alexander Douglass b. March 1793 Toftingall, Watten, Caithness Married Annabella McKenzie 1814 Skelbo, Dornoch, Sutherland, Alexander was a Grieve at Embo from 1815-1820? and then became Manager to Sir Benjamin Dunbar of Hempriggs by 1823. Left Scotland 1840 with most of family, sailed to Ontario Canada before settling in Milwaukee, Wi. I have only read what someone wrote not an official source, that both Alex and Anabella died of cholera October 1852 in Milwaukee, Wi. Their 2 oldest boys James(1823) and Alexander(1827) had a very successful Architect and building business. Historic stories on a Milwaukee gov't site says James helped build the first Bridge in Milwaukee in the mid 1840's. Also had his own Architect style of houses that neighborhoods he built in around Milwaukee were referred to as "Douglasville"
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Alexander Douglas 1793? Watten Caithness OPR 042/ 20 152
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I am not sure where you got your dates from to come up with a marriage aged 13. Johan Rosie Douglas married Ovila Leduc on 31 Dec 1918 at Balloan Farm, Cawdor, Nairn. Johan was born on 18 January 1900 at Blackheath, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland and Ovila Pierre Leduc was born 14 Dec 1897 in Hawkesbury, Ontario
The Douglas families in Caithness are, mainly, settlers who were brought in from the Scottish Borders to look after the sheep once the glens had been 'cleared' of people. Thus, there is no common ancestor (in the Highlands).
There is no record of those who moved, so researching them is very difficult.
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?