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James Kennedy Douglas

Male 1780 - 1860  (80 years)


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  • Name James Kennedy Douglas 
    Born 23 Oct 1780  Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1860  Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104607  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2013 

    Father William Douglas,   b. Nov 1750, Minnigaff, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1805, Dranandow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Sarah Kennedy,   b. Abt 1754, Craig, Colmonell, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1827, Minnegaff, Kircudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  Craig, Colmonell, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Martin,   b. 21 Feb 1785,   d. 29 Mar 1852  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ellen Douglas,   b. 1812,   d. 1872, Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Charlotte Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 1820,   d. 1870  (Age 50 years)
     3. Margaret Frances Douglas,   b. 1821,   d. 1896  (Age 75 years)
     4. Lucretia A. Douglas,   b. 27 Aug 1825, Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1902  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From "Historic Camden, Part Two, Nineteenth Century," by Thomas J. Kirkland and Robert M. Kennedy, at pages 388 and 389:

      "James Kennedy Douglas (1780-1860), son of William Douglas and Sarah Kennedy, his wife, was born at Minnegaff, County Galloway, Scotland. He came to America in 1800, on the inducement of a family friend, also a native Scotchman, John Kirkpatrick, then a successful merchant in Charleston, South Carolina, with whom at first he accepted employment.
      "Soon afterward he removed to Camden, where, until his death, he was one of the leading figures in both mercantile and social life. He was one of the mainstays of Bethesda (Presbyterian) Church, and was identified with the temperance and other great moral movements of his day.
      "Colonel Shannon says that he was courtly in manner, much travelled and possessed of a large fortune won by skill and integrity; and that a contemporary said of him: 'Man and boy, I have known him for fifty years, and I have never known him for one moment anywhere else than on the side of virtue.'
      "Though he left no son, one of the largest and most influential family connections in Camden trace back to Mr. Douglas as their progenitor and bond of union. His home, one of the oldest houses in Camden, still stands on the north side of York Street, between Lyttleton and Fair."