Philander Douglass

8 July 1823–26 January 1889 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Philander

When Philander Douglass was born on 8 July 1823, in New York, United States, his father, Warren Douglas, was 36 and his mother, Rhoda Thrasher, was 31. He married Roxcinda Cornish on 6 July 1843. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States in 1860 and Annsville, Oneida, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 26 January 1889, in Camden, Camden, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Taberg, Annsville, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philander Douglass
Roxcinda Cornish
Marriage: 6 July 1843
Sarah Douglass
Mary Jane Douglass
George W Douglass
William M Douglass
Franklin Porter Douglass

Spouse and Children


    Roxcinda Cornish


6 July 1843


    Sarah Douglass


    Mary Jane Douglass


    George W Douglass


    William M Douglass


    Franklin Porter Douglass


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Douglas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Philander Douglass, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Philander Douglas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philander Douglas, "United States Census, 1880"

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