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Subject: [DOUGLAS] Re: Douglas of Missouri
Date: 21 Nov 2003 00:01:30 -0700
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Can you give me a time frame? I am going to be helping a soloist at my church with this line, as I have extensive research materials on the Douglas(S) family. My line goes back to Matthew Douglass of Tennessee and back to John Douglas, who fought in the Revolutionary war. My website is The Tin Type Shop if you care to go and look around. All underlined words are a link to another page. Go to the town crier and click on Family then follow the prompts to the Surname index. The Family page is the ahnentafel for that line. The individuals page is a listing of the Douglas individuals currently in my database.
If you can send me your ahnentafel (the down line)or an ancestry line (the up line), I would love to add you to my database. I just started extracting all people by surname from the census reports. Douglas(s) will be huge because there are a lot of us. I am a Douglas by birth. You will find we came from Tennessee and earlier than that, we were in North Carolina, from which Tennessee was formed.
The family legend is that there were three Douglass brothers in Scotland. There was not enough land to support all three so they tossed a coin and the winner stayed in Scotland. The other two supposedly came to America. The question is who stayed and who came and started our family lines. We are in Greene County, Tennessee and in Campbell and Sullivan Counties. When in North Carolina before that, we supposed were in Surrey County.
Many of the Douglas(s) boys fought in the Civil War for the confederacy. A bunch supposedly went on to Missouri because of troubles back home. Missouri was pretty wild and wooly back then. Some went on to Texas from there and down into Mexico where the South was supposedly going to rise again, as they say.
I am also interested in the allied lines (Those not directly related) as I believe we all connect up somewhere along the line.