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John B. Douglas, Jr.

Male Abt 1793 - 1822  (~ 29 years)


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  • Name John B. Douglas 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1793  Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died late 1822  The Wilderness Road To Route To Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • This deposition of Miss Sally Hensby to be read as evidenc
      e in a suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Botetourt County in which Thomas Karnes and Sabastian Hanberger administrators of Benjamin Douglas Deceased. and Rubin Walker and Elizabeth his wife are plaintiffs and John Moore Sheriff, administrator of John Douglas Deceased. Alphonso Finney and Catherine Douglas guardian for the infant children of John Douglas Deceased. are defendants. Taken conformably to notice at the house of E. Sweetland in the town of Pattonsberg on the 29th day of August 1835 and under authority of the act of assembly in that case. Made and provided before William A. Watson one of the Commonwealth Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid. This depoment being first duly sworn doith and sayth.

      Question by defendants. Do you know of young John Douglass going to Kentucky on John Douglass Senr. Business.
      Answer Yes

      Question by same. Did you hear any conversation with either John B Douglass and his father and what was the propose of that conversation.
      Answer. I did and it was reported that he was going to be married in Kentucky and I was laughing at him. The memory that he started about going so far to take this wife (it being a very bad memory) and his answer to me was that I was surely mistaken that he was going on his fathers business now that his father had engaged him to go that he borne his expenses and paid him something extra to go or he should not have gone at all.

      Question by same. Did you ever have any conversation with Mrs. Walker the wife Rubin Walker and if so please state what that conversation was.


      Answer. I did converse with Mrs Walker as to that subject and she told me that John B. Douglass her brother was going to Kentucky to collect money for her father, this conversation took place the morning of his departure to Kentucky.

      Question by same. Do you know whether this was the last trip that John B. Douglass made to Kentucky or not and that it was the same trip on which he died
      Answer. It was

      Question by same. In a conversation with John Douglass previous to John B. Douglass going to Kentucky, did he say any thing about this money and if so please state what it was.
      Answer. He observed to me that he had a certain sum of money due him in the West and that if he could get it he would be able to pay all his debts or nearly so . He further saw that he was not able to go himself and would have to have some person to go and he thought his son John B. Douglass would be the most fitting person he could find.

      Adjourned, by consent until Monday 31st at the usual hour.

      William A. Watson
    Person ID I112914  My Genealogy

    Father 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) 
    Mother Nancy Bollar,   b. 9 Sep 1768, Agusta Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Botetourt Co. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 1789  Bath Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Bath County, Va Deed Book no. 5 p-422 names Nancy Bollar as wife of John Douglas
    Family ID F45833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Douglas Jr. was on his way to Warren County, Kentucky to get married when he died. He had purchased and traded for a farm of 200 acres, from Samuel Cherry just a month before. This farm was later occupied by his half brother, William B. Douglas when he moved to Kentucky in 1846.

      Bath County, Virginia Deed Book 5, page 481-482


      THIS INDENTURE made this nth day of March in this year 1819 Between John
      Douglas of this county of Botetourt and commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and
      John Boller of the county of Bath and commonwealth of Virginia of the other part,
      witness this that the said John Douglas for and in consideration of the sum of twelve
      hundred dollars current money of Virginia to have in hand said paid on or before these
      and delivery of these presents this receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath
      granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and convey unto
      the said John Boller his heirs and assigns all his right title interest and claims and this
      title interest and claim of his sister Elizabeth Walker Douglas which interest & John
      Douglases heirs purchased in and to all the undecided lands belonging to the estate of
      John Boller the elder deceased by whatsoever title held or claimed which in turn hereby
      conveyed ; thus said John Douglas and Elizabeth Walker Douglas held as two of the
      children, and heirs of Nancy Douglas one of the children and heirs of the said John
      Boller, deceased. Together with and heirs appertaining to the said lands belonging or in
      anywise appertaining to have and to hold the said interest property and claim of the said
      John Douglas in and to all the lands and appenstances aforesaid with this said John
      Boller his heirs and assigned save this said John Douglas for himself his heirs, executors
      and administrators, all the said interest and claims in the land aforesaid unto the said John
      Boller his heirs and assigns against this claim of him the said John Douglas his heirs,
      executors and administrators and against the claim of said Elizabeth Walker Douglas and
      all and every other person or persons whatsoever will forever warrant and defend in
      witness whereof the said John Douglas hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and
      year first written.
      John B. Douglas (seal)

      Bath County Clerks Office March the nth 1819
      This Indenture of bargain and sale from John Douglas to John Boller was acknowledged
      to and admitted to record.

      Teste
      Chs. L. Fransosco Clk.


      This document shows that Elizabeth and John Jr sold their claims against the Bollar estate to John Bollar Jr for $1200.00 a considerable ammount of money in those days. Since Benjamin is not named it is assumed that he did not settle his claim against the Bollar estate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2048] DEATH RCD. JOHN B. DOUGLAS.

    2. [S230] REG. OF MARRIAGES- VIRGINA, p-30 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S231] S.W. VA, GENEALOGICAL SOC. PUB., Aug 1980, p-58 (Reliability: 3).