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Achilles Douglas

Male 1752 - 1810  (58 years)


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  • Name Achilles Douglas 
    Born 22 Feb 1751/52  Orange Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Nov 1810  Campbell Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10725  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 

    Father John Bruce Douglas,   b. 1698, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1761, Barboursville, Orange County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Judith Moorman,   b. 1711, Greene Springs, Louisa Co., Virignia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1753, Barboursville, Orange Co., Virignia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1731 
    Family ID F7079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Terrell,   b. Abt 1752 
    Married 1779 
    Children 
     1. Agatha Douglas,   b. Abt 1780
     2. Robert Douglas,   b. 1780
     3. Sarah Douglas,   b. 1781
     4. Judith Douglas,   b. 1783,   d. 8 Feb 1826  (Age 43 years)
     5. Mildred Young Douglas,   b. 1785
     6. Deborah Douglas,   b. 1787
     7. Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 1790
     8. Charles Terrell Douglas,   b. 1795
     9. Mary Terrell Douglas,   b. 1795
     10. John Lynch Douglas,   b. 1797
     11. Achilles Moorman Douglas,   b. 1800
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F12259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Douglas' will devises to his son, Achilles, 800 acres of land, part of which was known as Lynch's tract, also one-half the profits from a mill, certain personal property and a negro boy.
      Achilles married Elizabeth Terrell, daughter of Micajah and Sarah Lynch Terrell, in 1779. His father-in-law was a Quaker minister.
      He moved to the "Montview" section of Campbell County where he resided the remainder of his life.
      He was named in 1791 as one of the two trustees of South River Meeting. He bought and sold considerable land and was frequently a member of the grand jury and road commissions, in which capacity only a free-holder could act.
      In 1783 he freed all his slaves by manumission as the record in Rustburg bears witness. He further proved his devotion to the Quaker Society by going with Joshua Brown, a minister to the South in 1778.
      While in South Carolina they were arrested and required to take the oath of allegiance and give a bond of 10,000 pounds before leaving the province. They refused to do this on account of religious scruples and were held for six months in nominal custody and were finally released by an Act of the General Assembly.
      The children of Achilles and Elizabeth Terrell Douglas were: Sarah, Judith, Mildred, Deborah, Elizabeth, John Lynch and Achilles Moorman.
      Judith Married Jonathan Johnson who owned the land where the Odd Fellow's Home is now located. They sold this and moved to Ohio, but Achilles Douglas died here November 5, 1810, and his wife, February 8, 1826.
      Both are thought to have been buried in the walled portion of the South River cemetery (Brown, Lynchburg's Pioneer Quakers, p. 61-62.)