Rheuben Hiram Douglass

Brief Life History of Rheuben Hiram

When Rheuben Hiram Douglass was born in September 1818, in Mason, Virginia, United States, his father, John S Douglass, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Stout, was 24. He married Sarah Stone on 17 March 1842, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ripley, Jackson, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 September 1892, in Jackson, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Millwood, Jackson, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rheuben Hiram Douglass
1818–1892
Sarah Stone
1820–1864
Marriage: 17 March 1842
Reuben Hiram Douglass
1836–1919
John Douglass
1843–
Eliza Ann Douglass
1842–1927
Minerva Jane Douglass
1846–
George Taylor Douglass
1848–1928
Samantha Ellen Douglass
1849–1920
Elizabeth Douglas
1852–1932
Oscar Douglass
1853–1922
Lucinda Douglas
1854–
Lizzie G Douglas
1856–
Sarah 'Sally' N or M Douglass
1858–1934

Sources (18)

  • Reuben Douglas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reuben Douglap, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Reuben H. Douglass, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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