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James Thomas Douglas

Male 1848 - 1922  (74 years)


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  • Name James Thomas Douglas 
    Born 3 Feb 1848  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • James was the first born of his father's second marriage to Martha Elizabeth Alford.
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1922  Long, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Cause of Death Nephritis complicated by senility
    Buried 9 May 1922  Cherry's Chapel, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • See obituary, the cemetery is well maintained even today.
    Person ID I112858  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 May 2013 

    Father William Buchanan Douglas,   b. 4 Jan 1815, Pattonsburg, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1887, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky At His Home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother 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  [4
    • The original marriage bond is on file at the manuscripts section at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Copy on file.
    Family ID F45686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Franses Milam,   b. 27 Apr 1852, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1936, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1868  Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • James and Celia were married at the home of, the brides father, Obdiah Milam in Riverside.
    Children 
     1. George Washington Douglas,   b. 5 Dec 1870, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1915, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Horace Greely Douglas,   b. 12 Jul 1872, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1961, Rich Pond, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Charlotte Douglas,   b. 20 Jul 1874, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1878, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Lottie Belle Douglas,   b. 20 Jan 1875, Riverside, Warren Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1937, Butler Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Douglases great grandson William B. Douglas remembered him as being very eccentric in his later years. He would sit on his front porch and yell at people passing by who he didn't like. His comments were mostly political as James Douglas was a staunch Federalist, Warren County was a Federal County in the Civil War. He was a land owner and tobacco farmer.

      There may have been a fifth child born, according to the 1880 Soundex, but no record, of any kind, has been found to date. I feel this was "misinformation" on the Soundex.

      James Thomas Douglas (1848-1922) married Celia Frances Milam (1852-1936). Both are buried in Cherrys Chapel Cemetery, Warren County, Kentucky, USA. His daughter was Lottie Belle Douglas (1875-1937) who married James Robert Norris (1868-1924}. her daughter was Christa Belle Norris (1910-2008) who married Carl Bethel (1906-1970}. They are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA. Her daughter was Hazel Mae Bethel (1928-1983) who married a Living McDonald. Lottie Belle Married C. L. Martin after the death of James Robert Norris. The family had her buried next to her first husband in Riverview Cemetery in Butler County, Kentucky, USA. (My grandmother) changed the spelling of her name from Christa Belle to Christabel.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2001] BIRTH RCD. JAMES T. DOUGLAS, Date from the original tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2002] DEATH CERT. JAMES T. DOUGLAS.

    3. [S2002] DEATH CERT. JAMES T. DOUGLAS, Cert. No. 12478 State of KY (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S243] MARRIAGE RCD. JAMES T, DOUGLAS.