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Samuel Douglass

Male 1827 - 1917  (89 years)


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  • Name Samuel Douglass 
    Born 21 Aug 1827  Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana (Right Over The Border Of Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Mar 1917  Scott Township, Surface Lutheran Cemetery, Near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Mar 1917  89 Years Old; Carlyle, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6863  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2014 

    Father Jeremiah M. Douglass, II,   b. 1803, Hinton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1885, 82 Yrs. Old; Union Twp; Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Catherine Redenbaugh,   b. 25 Dec 1804, Reddin, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1876, 71y, 11M, 4D; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1825  1st Marriage; Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Gurfasz Surface Zerfaz,   b. 24 Jan 1830, Near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1907, 77 Yrs. Old; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1848  Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Douglass,   b. Between 1851 and 1854, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1851 and 1854, Died In Infancy; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Joseph S. Douglass,   b. 12 Nov 1852, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1905, Scott Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Lorena Douglass,   b. 1855, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Pamelia Candance Douglass,   b. 1858, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1917, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. *Briley George Douglass,   b. May 1860, Parkersburgh, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1917, Carlyle, Wibaux County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     6. Luther Morton Douglass,   b. Nov 1864, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1947, Powell County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     7. Margaret Lovia Maggie Douglass,   b. 4 Oct 1868, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1962, Possibly Carlyle, Wilbaux County, Montana; Per Brother's Obituary Article Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F10081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "THE CRAWFORDSVILLE JOURNAL NEWSPAPER
      MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1917
      SAMUEL DOUGLAS
      Samuel Douglas, son of Jeremiah and Katherine Douglas, was born atMadison, Indiana, in 1827. If he had lived until the 21st of August,he would have been ninety years old. When a boy he lived with hisparents on homestead, six miles south of Crawfordsville, Indiana, andat the age of twenty-two, he was united in marriage to Hannah Surface,daughter of Rev. George and Elizabeth Surface. He bought a farmadjoining his father's place, where he lived and prospered for manyyears, rearing a family of seven children, namely, Thomas, Joseph,Lorena, Candance, Brily, Luther, and Maggie, four of whom, with theirmother, have preceded him. After the death of his wife he went toMontana, where he spent the remainder of his life, with the threesurviving children, Brily, Luther and Maggie. Three children,thirty-two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and many otherrelatives and a host of friends are left to mourn the loss of thisgood man. At the age of twenty-one he was converted in a revivalmeeting held by the Reverends Samuel Zook and (Rev.) George Surface atOld Salem Church (Lutheran). At this meeting a wonderfuldemonstration of the Holy Spirit was manifest. Sinners fell on theirknees and cried for mercy. In Samuel Douglas' own words, "It was theold time religion." He united with this church, which was locatedfive miles south of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and was on theCrawfordsville circuit, upper Wabash conference, United Brethrenchurch. He has ever since been a member and faithful worker in theUnited Brethren Church. He has filled with credit every office of thechurch which could be filled by a lay man. He was a regular churchattendant and never tardy. During his prosperous years, he gavethousands of dollars to the support of the church. No duty was evertoo hard for him to perform cheerfully. He and his wife were faithfulChristian workers. Theirs was always the home for the preachers. Thefires never went out on their family altar. He died poor in thisworld's goods, but rich in the hope of eternal life. His life was asuccess. His influence for good was unbounded and can only bemeasured when the fragments of his noble Christian life shall begathered up; then he with the pure good of all ages will be permittedto take his place in that mansion our blessed Jesus went to prepare."Blessed are the dead, who died in the Lord." Yea, saith the spirit,"they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."[Transcribed 08 March 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]

      Posted by: A. Terry
      Date Posted: 12 Mar 2003
      A. Terry states: "This is very hard to read, but it is an obit forSamuel Douglas, March 22, 1917 from the Crawfordsville Journal.Samuel was living in Montana with his brother, Briley, and then whenhe died, they brought his body back to Indaina. Samuel was born8-21-1827 and was married to hannah Surface. He is my 4th Greatgrandfather."
      "FORMER RESIDENT DEAD
      Samuel Douglas of Carlyle, MOntana, Dies in West at Advanced Age.Body to Be Brought to New Market.
      Special to The Journal. (Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, IndianaNewspaper)
      New Market, March 22, -- Samuel Douglas, of Carlyle, Mont., a formerresident of Crawfordsville, died last Sunday at the home of hisbrother, Briley Douglas, of that place. His body is expected toarrive at New Market some time Friday night at the home of hisgrandson, David Douglas. The funeral will be held Saturday morning atthe Otterbein Church with burial at Surface Cemetery. Mr. Douglas atthe time of his death was ninety years old and is survived by twobrothers, Briley and Luther Douglas and one sister, Mrs. MaggieKelsey, all of Carlyle, Mont., and several nieces and nephews at NewMarket." [Transcribed from original obituary, 04 April 2006, SLJuhl,compiler]