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John Douglas/s 1764-1842, Surry County North Carolina-eastern Tennessee counties of Washington and Sullivan

John is my problem ancestor. I can document my son's lineage to William Douglass, 1785-1856, Surry Co. NC-Campbell Co. TN, but I can't connect him to his father, except via YDNA 111 markers at FTDNA, kit 144902, John V. Douglass.

John was born about 1764 in Rowan/Surry County NC. Father may be Alexander, Malachi, or unknown. John married Elizabeth Betsy Ford, daughter of Loyd Ford in 1786 Surry Co. NC. John served in the American Revolution. NC soldiers pension S2517, NARA

Any help appreciated more than you know. I would like to enroll my husband and sons in Sons of the American Revolution, but need to make this connection between John and his son William.

Thank you,

Mary Clement Douglass, Salina, KS

email: mdoug_hm@yahoo.com

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