James Martin Douglass

22 January 1832–21 April 1892 (Age 60)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of James Martin

When James Martin Douglass was born on 22 January 1832, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Martin Douglas, was 35 and his mother, Nancy J. Massey, was 36. He married Didama Webb on 1 June 1859, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Douglas Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1880. He died on 21 April 1892, in Linden, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

James Martin Douglass
1832–about 1892
Didama Webb
1845–1905
Marriage: 1 June 1859
Stephen Ham Douglass
1860–1939
Martha Douglass
1863–1863
James Jefferson Douglas
1863–1925
Mary Douglass
1865–1960
Anna Douglass
1868–
Violet Douglass
1871–1923
Nancy Ellen Douglas
1873–1946
Henry Clay Douglass
1875–1948
Jesse Nelson Douglass
1879–1922
William Leonides Douglass
1881–1949
John Franklin Douglass
1883–1952
Bertha Douglass
1886–1886
Carrie Evelyn Douglas
1887–1926

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1859San Joaquin, California, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 3
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 16
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 6004;2007: 10898; 2010: 14862)Scottish and English (Durham and Northumbria): variant of Douglas .History: William Douglass, a physician recognized for his identification and description of an epidemic of scarlet fever, was born c. 1691 in Gifford, Haddington County, Scotland, and settled in Boston in 1718. The abolitionist, orator, and journalist Frederick Douglass assumed the name after escaping from slavery in 1838 and traveling to Massachusetts. Son of a white father and a slave with some Indian blood, he was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey c. 1817 in Tuckahoe, MD.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Douglas

    Sources (31)

    • James Madison Douglass in entry for John F Douglass, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • J M Douglass, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James M Douglass, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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