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William Buchanan Douglas

Male 1815 - 1887  (72 years)


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  • Name William Buchanan Douglas 
    Born 4 Jan 1815  Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was the first son of the second marriage of John Douglas Sr. to Catherine Sence.
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1887  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky At His Home Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The tombstones of William B. Douglas and Martha E. Douglas, are greatly in need of repair, however they are readable. The foundation of the original house is very visable. the graveyard is adjacent to the ruins and Lost Creek. The cemetery is greatly in need of repair today.
    Buried 27 Oct 1887  Family Cemetery On The Lost Creek Farm, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I105057  My Genealogy

    Father John B. Douglas, Sr.,   b. 1760, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1830, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Catherine Sence (Cents),   b. 1797, State Of Virginia, Probably Bedford Co. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Botetourt Co., Virginia? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1822  Bedford Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Family ID F46011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Fulwiler,   b. Abt 1823, Botetourt Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 May 1845, Botetourt Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1841  Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • William B. Douglas arrived in Warren County Kentucky without a wife but with four very small children in 1847. His wife, Catherine Fulwiler apparently died shortly before his move to Warren county, Kentucky. His sister, Mary E. Douglas, and brother in law, John H. Douglas, made the migration with him. Mary E. and John H. were first cousins.
    Children 
     1. Catherine Douglas,   b. 29 Jan 1839, Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1924, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. John William Douglas,   b. 24 Nov 1840, Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1929, Butler Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Gustanza Isadora Douglas,   b. 5 Sep 1842, Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Evaline Douglas,   b. 22 May 1845, Pattonsberg, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Elizabeth Alford,   b. 1 Jun 1829, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1901, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1847  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The original marriage bond is on file at the manuscripts section at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Copy on file.
    Children 
     1. James Thomas Douglas,   b. 3 Feb 1848, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1922, Long, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ann Douglas,   b. 6 Jul 1849, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1901, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Mary Jane Douglas,   b. 9 Jan 1850, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1916, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. William Buchanan Douglas, Jr.,   b. 17 Nov 1852, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1893, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     5. Malvina Frances Douglas,   b. 12 Jan 1854, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1943, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Jesse H Douglas,   b. 4 May 1858, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1940, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Julia (Juliet) Douglas,   b. 23 May 1861, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1936, Butler Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Virginia B. Douglas,   b. 10 Feb 1864, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1954, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     9. Stephan Arnold Douglas,   b. 13 Mar 1866, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1944, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. Martha Douglas,   b. 16 Feb 1868, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1947, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     11. Hattie Douglas,   b. 13 Feb 1872, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1961, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • William Buchanan Douglas



      William Buchanan Douglas was born on 4 January 1815 on his family's plantation near Pattonsburg, Botetourt County,Virginia. He was the first son of John B. and Catherine Sence Douglas. He grew up and received a private education on the family plantation . His father died when he was just fifteen years old, leaving William with a substantial inheritance.
      He married Catherine Fulwiler on 14 June 1841 in Botetourt County, and they had four children: Catherine, John W., Gustanza and Evaline. In late 1846 William arrived in Warren County, Kentucky, with four small children but without a wife. Apparently Catherine died shortly before the move to Kentucky . On 19 April 1847 he married Martha Elizabeth Alford in Warren County. They set up housekeeping on a two-hundred-acre farm on Lost Creek, which had been purchased in 1822 by his father and was part of William's inherited estate. With his second wife, he had eleven children: James Thomas, Elizabeth Ann, Mary Jane, William Jr., Malvinia Frances, Jessee H., Julia, Virginia B., Steven Arnold, Martha and Hattie. Many descendants of these children still live in the Warren county area today. He continued farming and disposing of his property in Virginia until his death on 26 Oct 1887 at his home on Lost Creek. where he is buried in the family cemetery. He was a member of the Christian Church.


      William bought out his siblings in 1857 and from then on he owned the Lost Creek Farm outright. Each sibling owned 20% for which he paid them $60.00 each. Shortly after that his brother, James J. Douglas, and his wife disappeared in Henderson county, Kentucky.














  • Sources 
    1. [S1698] BIRTH RCD. WILLIAM B. DOUGLAS.

    2. [S1699] DEATH RCD. WILLIAM B. DOUGLAS.

    3. [S1700] BURIAL SITE WILLIAM B. DOUGLAS.

    4. [S244] MARRIAGE RCD, JOHN B. DOUGLAS.

    5. [S219] VIRGINIA MARRIAGES.

    6. [S220] MARRIAGE RCD. WILLIAM B. DOUGLAS, Cert. on file (Reliability: 3).