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Benjamin Thomas Douglas, Sr.[1]

Male Abt 1732 - 1816  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Thomas Douglas 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1732  Charles Co. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1816  Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I112895  My Genealogy

    Father William Douglas,   b. Abt 1709, Charles Co. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Feb 1765, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Sarah Berryman,   b. Abt 1713, Westmorland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1731  Westmorland\Stratford Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The bride came from a very prominent family in Westmorland county. Her father, Maj. Benjamin Berryman, was the high Sheriff of the county and owned thousands of acres of land, therefore it is very probable the marriage took place on her family plantation in Westmorland county. The records from this county have suffered heavy losses during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. To date no marriage record has been found.*

      there is one. Reference: Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800 by Robert Headly. pg. 112 This entry doesn't have his first name.
    Family ID F46047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Tennill,   b. Jun 1742, Prince William Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1832, Montgomery Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married Abt 1761  Prince William Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Prince William County was the residence of the bride, Charity Tennell when their marriage took place. Her father was a wealthy planter in the county, which probably insured a fine, old fashion, plantation wedding. This county is also a burned record county which accounts for the loss of the marriage record
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. Capt. James Douglas, Esq.,   b. 1762, Prince William Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1820, Anson Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. William Douglas,   b. 1767, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bfe May 1837, Bath Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Francis Douglas,   b. Abt 1769, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1833, Montgomery Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     5. Elizabeth Douglas,   b. Abt 1773, Fauquier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Breckinridge Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     6. Behethland Douglas,   b. 1777, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin Thomas Douglas, Jr.,   b. Abt 1779, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1844, Bath Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. Gibson Berryman Douglas,   b. Abt 1783, Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1846, Breckinridge Co., Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     9. Mary (Polly) Douglas,   b. May 1787, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1864, Montgomery Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin T. Douglas leased a plantation in an area called Leed's Manor. This plantation was leased from Thomas,Lord Fairax. Leeds Manor was near the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia, this area today is in the Shenandoah Valley. Leeds Manor was in Prince William Co., he later moved to Fauquier then Culpeper and finally (ca 1793) Botetourt Co.

      At his death Benjamin owned over eight hundred acres of land in Bath and, what is today, Alleganey counties. He grew hemp which was in demand for the making of rope for sailing ships and was a major cash crop in that area of Virginia at that time. He was also involved in mining operations.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2027] LEASE TO BENJAMIN T. DOUGLAS, p-415 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S236] AMERICAN GENEALOGIST,VOL 50, No. 1, p-50 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1981] WILSON M. CARY COLLECTION, Pedegree Chart (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2028] WILL OF BENJAMIN T. DOUGLAS, Sets month of death (Reliability: 3).