When Hannah Douglass was born in 1837, in Chatburn, Lancashire, England, her father, Joseph Douglas, was 37 and her mother, Elisabeth Chatburn, was 38. She lived in Whalley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851.
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.