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US history of our Douglas family

Started this discussion. Last reply by stevan scott douglas Jul 30, 2016. 2 Replies

This information was compiled by a now deceased relative of my father. He claims to have retrieved it from the Carnegie Library of Lexington, KY.  I use his spellings as written and hope they are…Continue


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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
black douglas
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
James W. Douglas, 9th minister of the Briary Presbyterian Church. Died Dec. 28, 1728

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At 17:25 on July 23, 2016, William Douglas said…

Yes, thank you, Steve.  I was looking at it last night, but not had time to any work on it yet.


At 19:31 on July 22, 2016, William Douglas said…

I have recently added the Garallan family tree.  I hope someone might be able to let me have a readable version!

There are a couple of discussions about the family in the forum.  Search using the box, top right on the page.


At 10:31 on July 1, 2016, William Douglas said…

Do get in touch when finalising your plans, as it would be good to meet up.

There is a suggested itinerary here:

or you could follow the one we used for the 2014 Clan Gathering: 

Many visitors enjoy driving up passed Loch Lomond, on through Glen Coe and up to Loch Ness - but that is not Douglas country!

At 19:14 on June 29, 2016, William Douglas said…

If you write an article in the forum, you can attach a document.  Or you can just send your family details to me, and I will add them to the genealogy database.

At 19:12 on June 29, 2016, William Douglas said…

Further rummaging has turned up this about James Walter Douglas:

J.W. DOUGLAS was born in Loudoun Co., VA, Nov 5, 1797. He apparently had no children of his own, but two step-children? 

At 13:04 on June 29, 2016, William Douglas said…

This would be Briery Church, a historic Presbyterian Church located at Briery, Prince Edward County, Virginia.  At the time of James Douglas, Briery Church derived its income, in part, from the ownership and hiring out of slaves.  As I understand the situation, he tried to strike a balance between those supporting this and those who opposed it.

At 13:14 on June 19, 2016, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Stevan.

It would be helpful if you were able to put dates, places and other names to help identify 'your' Charles 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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