Alexander C Douglas

Brief Life History of Alexander C

When Alexander C Douglas was born in 1855, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States, his father, James Douglas, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ann Tillman, was 30. He lived in Bradford, Florida, United States in 1860 and Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

James Douglas
1820–1864
Sarah Ann Tillman
1825–1895
Victoria Douglas
1850–1884
Hannah Missouri Douglas
1852–1911
Alexander Douglas
1856–1930
Frederick Monroe Douglas
1853–1896
Alexander C Douglas
1855–
America Caroline Douglas
1857–1948
Jane Francis Douglas
1859–1911
James Paul Douglas
1863–1900

Sources (1)

  • Alexander Douglass in household of Sarah Douglass, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1858

Historical Boundaries: 1858: New River, Florida, United States *1861: Bradford, Florida, United States [*Renamed Bradford County from New River County]

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called from their situation on a river named with Gaelic dubh ‘dark, black’ + glas ‘stream’ (a derivative of glas ‘blue’). There are several localities in Scotland and Ireland so named, but the one from which the surname is derived in most if not all cases is Douglas in Lanarkshire 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

History: The family taking their name from Douglas in Lanarkshire were of Flemish origin. They rose to great prominence in the 14th and 15th centuries, controlling the earldoms of Douglas, Morton, and Angus, and later, Queensberry.

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

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