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Captain Aaron Douglass

Male 1753 - 1819  (66 years)


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  • Name Aaron Douglass  [1
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 3 Mar 1753  Black River (Chester) Morris Co NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Nov 1819  Morristown, Morris Co NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Previously recorded as 25 Jan 1830
    Person ID I106883  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2017 

    Family Phoebe Lewis,   b. 2 Feb 1754,   d. 20 Nov 1847, Knox Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1776  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Douglass,   b. 12 Jun 1777, Chester Twp. Morris Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1862, Knox Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Levi Lewis Douglass,   b. 29 Sep 1781, Chester (Black River ), Morris Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1852, Woodhouse, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • source = Aaron Douglass Family Bible: Capt Aaron Douglass b March 3 1753 Black River (Chester) Morris Co NJ, d Nov 23 1819 Morristown, Morris Co NJ. Probate Dec 9 1819 Morris Co NJ. M Phoebe Lewis.

      DNA testing has proved this line back to William Douglas, b1610 New London
    • (Research):Linda Hildebrand said…
      These Douglases are, indeed, inaccurate accounts (referring to suggestions that his father is sometines said to be Alexander, son of Moredecai). I found Alexander's will and he mentions no Aaron ... also passed through a totally unrelated area of NJ.

      I'm trying to find primary records for which William Douglas/s is father to Capt. Aaron b. 1753 m. Phebe Lewis. He died in Mendham, Morris County, NJ, and she moved with most of their kids to Knox County, Ohio.

      To do this, I'm tapping both NJ and CT sources to try to find record of his ancestral migration. I'm interested in one theory they came with Rogerenes. We've also established by maps and historical accounts another possibility: an ore/gold rush mid-1700s in Morris County, NJ.

      The sole Douglas Rogerene mention I found so far seems to have come to NJ about 50 years earlier, but was in the line of William b. 1708.

      I believe Aaron's father is William b. 1710, a first (?) cousin). Strong evidence from birth/name patterns show Aaron's father William came to NJ to marry his brother Joshua's widow, who had 3 kids under 10 in the small area called Comb's Hollow, exactly where we find Aaron's dad starting his family about a year after Joshua died, with a wife by the same first name as Joshua's Sarah (Foote).

      My William's wife has no formal record of a surname except Douglas, which makes sense if she was widow Sarah Foote Douglas. Perhaps a reference to Aaron being buried beside his brother(s) refers to his half-brothers, Joshua's two sons, if William 1710 married his brother's widow.

  • Sources 
    1. [S324] World Family Tree Vol. 175, Ed. 1, MyFamily.com, Inc., (Release date: April-2005 Customer pedigree.).