CAPT. John DOUGLAS

Male 1758 - 1808  (50 years)


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  • Name John DOUGLAS  [1
    • "A Collection of Family Records, with biographical Sketches, and other Memoranda of Various Families and Individuals bearing the name Douglas": His eighteenth year was passed in the American army. he married, May 12, 1779, Hannah, daughter of Judge (James?) Brown and Hannah Douglas, of Pittstown. They settled in Stephentown, but subsequently removed to the town of Chazy, on the shore of Lake Champlain. "On the 15th of March, 1793, he landed at the lake shore of Chazy, with his family, of wife and seven children. His was the first English family which settled in this town." He was a man of great influence as the town became settled, and his death was mourned as an irreparable loss. He died at Plattsburgh, as he was on the way to visit his aged mother and his son in Albany, Oct. 16, 1808, fifteen years after his first arrival in Chazy. His widow passed the last years of her eventful and useful life in the family of her granddaughter in Chazy. Her vigor of body and mind were preserved to a remarkable degree to the end of her life. She died Oct 4, 1853, at the advanced age of nearly 93 years. [1]
    Title CAPT. 
    Born 2 Aug 1758  Canaan, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Oct 1808  Plattsburgh, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68382  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2012 

    Father Asa DOUGLAS,   b. 11 Dec 1715, Plainfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1792, Stephentown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Rebecca WHEELER,   b. 26 Aug 1718, Concord, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1809  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Abt 1737  [1
    Family ID F27537  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah BROWN,   b. abt. 1760,   d. 4 Oct 1853  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Married 12 May 1779  [1
    Children 
     1. Lucy DOUGLAS,   b. 18 Oct 1780, Stephentown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1825, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 29 May 2012 
    Family ID F27535  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4815] "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and Other Memoranda of Various Families and Individuals bearing the Name DOUGLAS", Charles Henry James Douglas, (Providence: E.L. Freeman & Co., Publishers - 1879).