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June 21, 2010 | Registered CommenterCDSNA

Help, I've reached a block in my research. I'm looking for information on Asahel (Ashel, Asa) Douglass veteran of the 1812 War. He enlisted in Cornwall ,CT. His date of birth was 1791 + or - 1 year. He moved to Kentucky after the war and from there to Cass County Illinois (1850s). His wife was Jane Kikindall (spelling may differ) from PA.
His date pf death was 1880.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. I do have the linage from him until present.

R.S. Doulgass

August 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter Ramona S. Douglass

I'll search out Douglas lineage records we've managed to piece together and let you know what I come upon. Good luck in your search until then!

August 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterJoshua Peterson

Thank you very much. I truly hope I can get to the bottom of this puzzle. Asahel Douglass was a blacksmith as was his son and grandson. What is your opinion of Ancestry.com?

August 24, 2010 | Registered Commenter Ramona S. Douglass

Hi Ramona,

We're still looking for the elusive Asahel. Should we discover anything I will post here first! Also, I personally have not used Ancestry.com. However, I'm sure we have members who have. Anyone care to give Ramona their thoughts about Ancestry.com?

August 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterJoshua Peterson

Thank you for helping. I'm still blocked on him. I had a thought that maybe in the 1700s, Israel and Asahel may have sounded the same to a census worker. There are a few Asa, Ashel and Asahel names in the family. My GGgrandfather was John L Douglass, the infamous Asahels' son. They sure had large families back then. He was even listed as Athel Douglass in one Barren County, KY census.
Thank you
Ramona Douglass

August 31, 2010 | Registered Commenter Ramona S. Douglass

Hi Ramona, this is all I have found so far in my search for this gentlemen.


Hope this helps!

September 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterJoshua Peterson

Thank you, I'll check that out. It becomes quite confusing when you can go back in all directions but can't find the one you really want to know about.

September 2, 2010 | Registered Commenter Ramona S. Douglass

I found that the illusive Asahel had a brother named Amzi. They married Kirkendall sisters in Indiana.
Still searching for the missing link.


September 20, 2010 | Registered Commenter Ramona S. Douglass

Greetings Kin,
I am currently trying to trace my lineage back to the homeland but have hit a brick wall. Although a cousin of mine has participated in the Clan Douglas DNA project ( I highly encourage any male members of the name Douglas to do so too) we have found our line appears to branch from Douglas of Mains family. My goal is to connect the dots and complete the tree going back. Our earliest known Ancestor for sure is my 4 Great Grandfather:
James Douglass,
b. Sept 1798 Delaware County, New York
m. 1823 to Flora L. Leete, Tompkins County, New York
d. Dec 1886 Dunbar, Otoe County, Nebraska

Through some incredible research, my cousin, Dorothey, has concluded that James father and grandfather were the following men:
(Father of James)
William Douglass
b. About 1766 in Orange/Delaware Co. New York?
m. Unknown
d. between 1830 and 1835 in Caroline, Tomkins County, New York

(Father of William)
James Douglass
b. 1723 Where Unknown
m. ? to Elizabeth R. Douglass(b. 1728 d. Sep, 1795 Harpersfield, Delaware Co., New York)
d. Mar, 1809 Harpersfield, Delaware Co., New York

Anyone with any ideas or information on these individuals would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

(Douglas in Spirit and Blood)

December 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterWA.Douglass

One place you should look is the Douglas Archives. Just follow the link found in our Links Section.

Also, I found the following at GenForum: [http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Delaware,Co,New,York::douglass::47.html]

Need information on WILLIAM DOUGLASS, b after 1763 and before 1770, probably, Orange Co., NY; moved with parents James and Elizabeth Douglass to Delaware Co., NY, c 1783/4; moved with his wife (need name) and eight children to Town of Caroline, Tompkins Co., NY. Wm had son James, b Delaware Co,NY, 1798, m Flora Leet, 1823 probably Tompkins Co., NY; he died Dunbar, Otoe Co., Nebraska in 1886. Wm also had daughter, Mary, who m Samuel H. Dean; daughter Sarah m to Samuel Leet; son Joseph m to Clarissa Gridley. Any information greatly appreciated.

While this does not answer your question, it may give you another angle of pursuit.


December 23, 2010 | Registered Commenterhweha

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April 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterCDSNA

While searching Drysdale i happened across a couple of transcripts from 2 Douglass family bibles in the Library of Virginia

June 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterR. Lynn Drysdale

I would be very interested in these bible transcripts. Do you have them or can I get a copy and see if they help me. I posted my previous ancestor info above.
Thank you,

Shawn Marchinek (scottish.slovak(at symbol)yahoo.com)

June 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterWA.Douglass

Help, I need a list of all the Douglas (and all spellings) men who were sent to New England after the Battle of Dunbar (1650). I have found an Alexander but there were additional ones not on the ship Unity or the John and Sara ship. I've searched the Lynn (Saugus), MA records but need more information on Alister (sp ?).
It looks like I am not from the Deacon's line!
Thank you

October 3, 2011 | Registered Commenter Ramona S. Douglass

i questioned my mother about, any scottish herritage and she said she reached a road block at a Jane Douglas, born in Scotland around 1662, who married a Conrad Rutter, i have two questions, does anyone have any additional information about Janes family? and how much information do i need to join the CDS?

March 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterMichael Loflin

Concerning Jane Douglas Rutter, Wife Of Conrad Rutter, I Am A Direct Rutter Descendent. Just Today I Found another Possible Way To Find The Douglas Connection. In A Letter From A Family Member About The Family He Mentions That James Douglas Of The Nova Scotia Branch Came With William Penn In 1682. Basically The Facts He Presented Were Not Accurate. However, We Do Know That Conrad Rutter (Alias Bacher) Came With Pastorius, The German Representative Of The Frankfort Company, On The America In August 1683 And Settled Originally In Germantown. From Family Information We Know That He And His Douglas Wife (First Name Still In Question) Already Had Their Eldest Child Andrew Prior To 1683. So I Will Be Looking For Links Between Nova Scotia Douglas And Pastorius Associate Rutter. I Have Been Working On Pastorius Whereabouts During Previous Years. Trying To Find How He Came In Contact With Rutter who Obviously Had Already Connected To The Douglas Clan. The Letter Has Just Enough True Information If You Are Aware Of The Rutter Douglas Penn's Colony Connection As I am. I still think The Connection Is Through The Quakers And Irish Overseers And Their Perpetual Need For More Wealth Through Land And Connections To Anglican Forces In Royal Patronage Circles.

March 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterPatti Pinkley

I'm new here. I show the McKittrick name has been included as a sept. I'm wondering if it has ever been verified that William McKittrick 1724 Ulster is part of Clan Douglas?

January 23, 2015 | Registered CommenterLori Garbett

Archibald Douglas (1695-1756) of Lancaster PA, is my direct ancestor. It appears that he is descended from the Douglas clan of Drumlanrig. It looks like his father was Archibald, who came to Delaware from Edinburgh (1665-1728), and his grandfather was Archibald (1643-1729). The line includes James the Good and Sir William, the first Earl of Queensbury.

Can anyone else confirm this?

March 6, 2015 | Registered CommenterJulie Bauer

I'm wondering if anyone on this board has taken a Douglas DNA test. Is it a spit test, like Ancestry DNA?
Leslie, great-great-granddaughter of James Thomas Douglass

July 19, 2017 | Registered CommenterLeslie Noxon

I am doing research on my Great Grandfather Hugh Douglas who came to the USA from Ireland in 1873. I do not know a town or parish to trace back any further. His death certificate states his parents Father James Douglas born in Ireland and his Mother Margaret Green born in Ireland. There is only has 1 S on his last name but we have 2 on our name. I hit a brick wall trying to find information. I believe his parents or grandparents were from Scotland but I have not been able to find any information to prove that. Any help would be greatly appreciated....I have done the Ancestry DNA test and my results are posted there and also Family Search DNA. Odd results from those tests the did not even mention Ireland or Scotland in the results and I don't understand why not. Hopefully someone can help guide me in the right direction or maybe have members in their family tree that match mine.

September 30, 2017 | Registered CommenterRobert Douglass