Joseph Douglas

1735–about January 1809 (Age 74)
Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Douglas was born in 1735, in Charles, Maryland, United States, his father, William Douglas, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Berryman, was 25. He married Ann about 1765, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died about January 1809, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Douglas
1735–1809
Ann
1749–1790
Marriage: about 1765
William Douglas
1769–
Berryman Douglas
1785–1850
Catherine Duglass
1787–1860
Joan Douglas
1787–
John Douglas
1776–
Sarah Douglas
1777–
Mary Ann Douglas
1781–1830
Elizabeth DOUGLAS or DUGLASS
1783–1859

Spouse and Children

    Male1735–1809Male

    Ann

    Female1749–1790Female

MARRIAGE
about 1765
Virginia, United States
children

(8)

    William Douglas

    Male1769–Male

    John Douglas

    Male1776–Male

    Sarah Douglas

    Female1777–Female

    Female1781–1830Female

    Elizabeth DOUGLAS or DUGLASS

    Female1783–1859Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (4)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 41

Maryland is the 7th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 59

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Douglas 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 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Doggles in entry for Nelson Horton, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Joseph Douglass in entry for Anthony Underwood and Sarah Douglass, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Maryland Census

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