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Dec 1. 2015 Please forgive my delay in responding to your comments, My computer froze on me, I was attacked by malware and I was forced to purchase a new computer., It has taken several hours to delete 400 e-mails. This new touch system is making this difficult. I shall return in several days, Thank you for your kind comments, Regards. Henry 

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Comment by James David Douglas on November 11, 2015 at 22:38

Henry thanks for your very informative posts on Lt Col Edward Douglas.   I've been curious to find out if there is any connection between my Douglas line and Lt Col Edward Douglas.  My earliest known ancestor is Col Edward Douglas 1713-1795 of Sumner County, Tennessee.  Several sources have linked these two lines but I don't think it has been proved.    I did DNA testing hoping that it might provide some kind of answer but it actually raised additional questions.  I had expected a Haplogroup of R1a or R1b which the majority of Douglases who have tested  seem to be.  My Haplogroup as it turns out appears to be I-M253.   Do we know if Lt Col Edward Douglass had any direct male descendants that could be tested ?  I'm going to try autosomal testing as well but don't expect much from that as it only spans 5-6 generations.   I may have to admit at least temporarily that I've hit a brick wall and may not be able to go any further.   Funny thing is, it appears I may be related to the Littletons through another line.  Genealogy can be rewarding and very frustrating at the same time.

At any rate, I've enjoyed your posts,


David Douglas

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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