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Ira Alexander Douglass

Male 1810 - 1894  (83 years)


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  • Name Ira Alexander Douglass 
    Born 26 Mar 1810  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • possibly in Spartanburg Co. Ira
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1894 
    Buried Dixie Cemetery, Loco, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I169016  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2015 

    Father Jesse Douglass,   b. Bef 1778, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1848, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann Estes,   b. 1787,   d. 1889  (Age 102 years) 
    Family ID F12359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cynthia (Sintitha) Carlock,   b. 16 Feb 1816, Overton Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1849, Dade Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1833  McMinn Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Caroline Douglass,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Samuel Ewen Douglass,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Angelina Douglass,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martha Emaline Douglass,   b. 5 Mar 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Lemuel Douglass,   b. 1839, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Julina Douglass,   b. Abt 1839,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Amanda Magdalene Douglass,   b. Abt 1839,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lewis Amous Douglass,   b. Abt 1839,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. David Franklin Douglass,   b. bt 1839,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Thomas Jefferson Douglass,   b. Abt 1839,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F70797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Ann Hampton,   b. Abt 1810,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1853 
    Children 
     1. Comadore Perry Douglass,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hiram Alexander Douglass,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hiram Finis Douglass,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Seigle McClelland Douglass,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F70798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GREENFIELD VEDETTE 2 Jun 1887 p3 col 3, Greenfield, MO--Mr. Ira A. Douglas, an old and well known citizen of Polk Twp writes to the VEDETTE as follows: "I was 77 years of age last March 26th-came to Missouri in the year 1839, and helped to build the first house on the site of the town of Greenfield. Saw the stake driven into a gopher mound to mark the center of the court house. I still have some old friends in your town, among the number, Dr. S. B. Bowles, R. S. Jacobs, Rev. W. J. Garrett, and Rev. J. D. Montgomery. The last named was the first man I heard preach in Dade county. I think he has built up as many churches and done as much good as any man within my knowledge."

      Ira first settled in Smith Twp in then Barry Co, MO (now Dade Co). And settling about the same time was Dr. JAMES DOUGLAS, born 1774-79 moved to Dade settling in Prairie Twp. In the spring of 1848 the doctor's wife MARTHA WHITE was murdered by her slave PETE who had wrested the pistol away from the aged Dr. Douglas and beat Martha over the head so severly she died and would have killed the doctor had not others intervened. Pete also had murdered his own three children because he didn't want them to be slaves. Pete was the first of only two people hung in Dade County. The doctor married only two months later, the widow NANCY C. HENSLEY whose husband James had died in 1837 at Bolivar, MO leaving her with four small children. Dr. Douglass applied for bounty land for his war service twice, for 80 acres each. In 1850 he was living in Greene Co, MO. He died in 1859 2 1/2 miles from Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co, MO. Nancy died Seneca, MO. Dr. Douglas enlisted War of 1812 in Lincoln Co, MO and was discharged in Dickson Co, TN. He lived there for a time before moving to MO. Nancy applied for and drew his pension. We believe this James is related to Ira Alexander Davis and Didama in some way, possibly as an uncle (brother of Jesse Douglas).