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CAMPBELL CHRONICLES and FAMILY SKETCHES
Embracing the History of CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA
By R. H. EARLY
J. P. BELL COMPANY
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 1927
In 1784 Edward Douglas patented 3OO acres of land on Beaverpond creek. 18O4
patented 3OO additional acres on Beaverpond creek: this Edward may have been a
brother or son of John: whose children were Charles, Elizabeth," Thomas, Polly,
Judith, John, Anne, Achilles and Dorcas.
John Douglas emigrated from Scotland, settled in Orange county where he lived
and died. He married Judith, the daughter of Charles and Judith Moorman: their
son, Achilles, born 1752, married in 1779 Elizabeth, the daughter of Micajah and
Sarah Lynch-Terrell and moved to Campbell county-Achilles Douglas was a member
of the Society of Friends at South River and for some years was clerk of the
meeting. He manumitted his slaves in 1782. In 1786 he was one of the trustees of
Lynchburg. Micajah Terrell, his father-in-law, was a Quaker preacher: the first
meeting of the Campbell county justices took place in his home in 1782; he
offered a site for the county seat, but though his proposition was taken under
consideration and gained many advocates, it was finally rejected in favor of the
more central Rust site. Children of Achilles and Elizabeth T. Douglas:
Sarah, born 1781, married Newby, the son of William Johnson.
Judith, born 1783, m. Jonathan Johnson, the brother of Newby.
Mildred Young, born 1785, married Richard Tyree, and was disowned for marrying
Deborah, born 1787, m. Anselm, son of Benjamin and Mary Johnson.
Elizabeth, born 179O, m. Mahlon Cadwallader.
John Lynch, born 1797, m. Sally Lynch-Terrell.
Achilles Moorman, born 180O, m. Anne L. Terrell; their son, Charles Achilles
Douglass, born 183O, m. Caroline Matilda, the dau. of Ralph and Susan
Marriages: 1795, Edward Douglass m. Mary Ann Jude; 1796, Sarah Douglass m.
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