James Martin Douglass

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

The Life 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
1832–1892
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 1859
San Joaquin, California, United States
children

(13)

    Stephen Ham Douglass

    Male1860–1939Male

    Martha Douglass

    Female1863–1863Female

    Male1863–1925Male

    Mary Douglass

    Female1865–1960Female

    Anna Douglass

    Female1868–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Douglas

    Male1797–1852Male

    Nancy J. Massey

    Female1796–1869Female

siblings

(3)

    Elizabeth " Eliza" J. Douglass

    Female1827–Female

    Male1832–1892Male

    Henry Martin Douglass

    Male1843–1933Male

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

Scottish: variant spelling of Douglas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J M Douglass, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Douglass, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M Douglass in household of Martin Douglass, "United States Census, 1850"

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