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Domini Douglas[1, 2]

Male 1732 - 1807  (74 years)


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  • Name Domini Douglas  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 2 May 1732  Belfast, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1807  Shoreham, Addison Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried Shoreham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I109245  My Genealogy

    Family Mary Warner,   b. 10 Dec 1743, New Milford, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1819, Shoreham, Addison Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 5 May 1760  New Milford, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Sarah Douglass Smith,   b. 7 Oct 1761, New Milford, Litchfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1799, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Joseph Douglass,   b. 9 Oct 1763, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Canada ( West ) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Nathan Douglass,   b. 1764, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1843, Jackson Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Lucy Douglass,   b. 1766, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1799, Shoreham, Addison Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     5. Hannah Douglass,   b. 1769, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1808, Shoreham, Addison Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. Noble B Douglass,   b. 18 Feb 1772, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1867, Addison Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     7. Cyrus Douglass, (Sr ),   b. 6 Feb 1774, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1850  (Age 76 years)
     8. Israel Douglas,   b. 20 Nov 1777, New Milford, Litchfield, Connetticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1864, Gaines, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Anna Douglass,   b. 30 Sep 1778, New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1827, Addison Co., Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     10. Warner Douglas,   b. 17 Jun 1782, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hamilton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Amelia Douglas,   b. 1784, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1795, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Domini Daouglas (?William Domini) was previously linked to the 13th Earl of Morton as his parents. Previous visitors to this site who have downloaded this part of the database are advised to make corrections.

      20 Apr 2007
      DNA testing of a descendant provides good links back to Nial of the Nine Hostages (qv), but none to any Earls of Morton. It looks like the hypotheses below, and used in Domini's tree, is false.

      WHSD

      [niswender.ged]

      We know Domini's mother isn't George's wife. We know georg e had Domini at an old age. We know George had to have ha d a misstress or consort. Who then is the mother of Domini?

      Located in 1790 census for, Shoreham township, Addison Co. , Vermont.

      Located in 1800 census for, Shoreham township, Addison Co. , Vermont.

      Domini was listed in the following;
      Birth Date: 174? Birth Place: Connecticut Volume: 45 Page N umber: 180 Reference: Rolls and lists of Ct. Men in the Rev . 1775-1783. Ed. By Albert C. Bates. Hartford, Ct., 1901-19 09. (Vols. 8 and 12 of the "Collections" of the Ct. Hist. S oc.) (2v.):12:204

      Domini was listed in the following;
      Birth Date: 173? Birth Place: Connecticut Volume: 45 Page N umber: 207 Reference: Rolls of Ct. Men in the French and In dian War. Ed. By Albert C. Bates. Hartford, Ct, 1903, 1905 . (2v.):9:157; 10: 161, 280, 339

      Domini Douglass listed on page 157, Domini Douglass 4th reg iment, Eighth company, under Capt. John Wood. ( Muster cal l , source )

      Domini Douglass listed on page 339, Domini Douglass Conneti cut, Second Regiment, Ninth company, under Capt. Archibal d Mcneil, Campaign year 1762. ( Pay-Roll, source )

      Domini was listed
      Birth Date: 175? Birth Place: Vermont Volume: 45 Page Numbe r: 207 Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census . Vt. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (105p .): 14



      NOTE: Dominie Douglas, the common ancestor of all the Douglas(s) families names in the foregoing register, was bor n at or near Belfast in Ireland, 2 May 1732 . His parents w ere of Scotch decent and undoubtedly belonged to higher cla ss of society as Dominie well remembered that his father wa s a man of some distinction; had horses and servants and ke pt up an expensive establishment. But both his parents die d when Dominie was only six or seven years old leaving hi m to care of an elder brother who was then an adult, who fo r motives unknown whether good or bad cannot now be known , placed Dominie board a merchant vessel when he was abou t eight years old, providing him extremely well with clothi ng suitable for a gentleman's child.

      The captain of the vessel made much of him. They sailed t o Holland and thence to America--Rhode Island at Providenc e near which the captain left Dominie with orders to have h im kept at school until the captains hould return, providin g for his support and schooling for several months. But th e captain never return nor did Dominie ever hear from him o r of his Irish relation afterwards. In those days a voyag e to Europe was a great undertaking and an intercourse by l etters or otherwise was a great undertaking.

      The lad was kept at school for some time after the funds le ft were exhausted. When no claim being made for him nor any thing heard from the captain or his other friends, little D ominie was bound apprentice by the town authorities to a fa rmer by the name of Wheaton in Seabank, Massachusetts.

      In this family he grew up to manhood after which he serve d several campaigns as a volunteer in the Old French War. R eturning at the close of the war from the northern frontier , he stooped at New Milford, Connecticut where he became ac quainted with Mary Warner whom he married May 5, 1760. Thi s Mary Warner was a good and most amiable grandmother. Sh e was the daughter of Joseph Warner of New Milford, then de ceased, and of Sarah, his wife. She was born at New Milfor d December 10, 1743. Her father died eleven days after he r birth. Her mother remained a widow and died when Mary wa s about thirteen or fourteen years old.

      Dominie and Mary settled on a farm three or four miles sout h of the present village of New Milford Church where they r emained about 26 years, (though, I believe, not quite all t hat time on that farm.) there, all their child were born.

      Grandfather Douglas served a number of campaigns as a milit ia ,man in the Revolutionary War. (Dominie Douglas served i n t he Revolutionary War as a private in Captain John St. J ohn's Company, 5th Connecticut Regiment commanded by Colone l Philip B. Bradley. He enlisted July 1, 1780 and was disch arged December 27, 1780. (This was copied from records of t he War Department, Washington D.C.)

      In the course of that war he lost nearly all his property b y selling his land for Continental bills which soon depreci ated t o almost nothing. I saw some of those old bills in h is old pocketbook. When I ( Laura Hubble Dobell) was a chil d in 1785 or'86, they moved with most of their c hildren t o Shoreham, Vermont where Grandfather Douglas purchased a n ew farm of wild land and with the aid if his sons, cleare d it up. On this farm he reminded , with a short exception , until his death at the age of seventy-five on 4th of Apri l, 1807.

      Grandmother Douglas married a second husband, David Cutting , of Orville, the Grandfather of Azariah Cutting Flaggso lo ng known as a comptrolle r of the state of New York, with w hom she lived until her decease 1 March 1819. Her second hu sband, survived her many years and died December 31, 1833 a t the age of ninety-one years of age. Dominie and Mary li e side by side in the small burying ground in the south par t of Shoreham, Vermont. A double stone marks the place of t heir repose. Inscribed on the stone are these words -- "I n memory of Dominie who died April 4, 1807, Age 75 years an d Mary, Wife of Dominie Douglas and afterwards Wife of Davi d Cutting, Died March

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.

    2. [S339] niswender.ged.

    3. [S341] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000).

    4. [S1858] Family Data Collection - Births.

    5. [S1859] Family Data Collection - Deaths, Edmund West, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001).

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