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, and was buried in Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States.
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.
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