Asa DOUGLAS

Male 1715 - 1792  (76 years)


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  • Name Asa DOUGLAS  [1
    • "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS":

      ....He removed from Plainfield to Old Canaan about 1746, and remained there some twenty years. In 1766 he removed with his family to what was at that time Jericho Hollow, Mass., but which was subsequently included in Stephentown, NY. His son William had preceded him the year before. When Asa came he brought with him a company of men who cleared thirty acres of land and built a large farmhouse. The nearest neighbor was four miles away, and they were obliged to go fourteen miles to the sawmill. The garret of the house, which is still ('77) standing in good repair, was used during the Revolutionary war as a jail, there being at that early day none in the county. Asa participated in the war, and led a company of thirty "Silver Grays" at the battle of Bennington, on the 16th of August, 1777, when the force of British and Indians sent to seize the stores collected at that place were defeated by the Americans under Col. John Stark. Asa continued to reside in Stephentown till the time of death, which occurred Nov. 12, 1792. His widow survived him some fourteen years, and died June 12, 1809. [1]
    Born 11 Dec 1715  Plainfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 12 Nov 1792  Stephentown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68386  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2012 

    Father William DOUGLAS,   b. 19 Feb 1672, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Sarah PROCTOR 
    Family ID F27539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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
    Children 
     1. Hannah DOUGLAS,   b. 17 Jan 1744/5, Plainfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Nathaniel DOUGLAS,   b. 11 Aug 1754, Canaan, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1821, Douglasville, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. John DOUGLAS,   b. 2 Aug 1758, Canaan, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1808, Plattsburgh, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 29 May 2012 
    Family ID F27537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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).