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Adam Douglass

Male 1790 - 1849  (58 years)


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  • Name Adam Douglass 
    Born 1 Nov 1790  Belfast, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 1849  Laconia, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Goshen Cemetery One Mile North Of Laconia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8237  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2015 

    Father William Douglass,   b. 1746, Killinchy, Down Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1846, Brookfield, Near Belfast, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Mother Margaret Waker,   b. 1763, Killinchy, Down Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1786 
    Family ID F65933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Pennebaker,   b. Bef 1919,   bur. Old Goshen Cemetery One Mile North Of Laconia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Apr 1819 
    Children 
     1. Col . Judge Benjamin Pennebaker Douglas,   b. 22 Jul 1820, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1904, Corydon, Harrison, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Sarah Douglass,   b. 13 May 1822,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charlotte Douglass,   b. Abt 1824,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Douglass,   b. 10 Mar 1824,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dorcas Anne Douglass,   b. 27 Apr 1828,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Jane Douglass,   b. 14 Mar 1830,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel Walter Douglass,   b. 9 Sep 1832,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F65938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • When seven years of age, just after the failure of the Irish Rebellion, he came to the United States with his uncle Adam, but returned to Ireland in 1812. There he joined the Irish Regiment and took part in the Battle of Waterloo (1815), where he was twice wounded and had his horse shot from under him. Soon afterward he returned America and settled at New Market, Va., where he taught school and did surveying. He wrote two books, one of which, "The Irish Emigrant: An Historic Tale Founded on Fact," was published by John T. SHARROCKS, at Winchester, Va., in 1817. On April 27, 1819, Adam DOUGLASS married Nancy PENNEBAKER (or PENNYBAKER) daughter of Benjamin, granddaughter of Capt. Dirk PENNEBAKER of the Revolutionary War, and sister of Isaac PENNEBAKER, US Senator from Virginia. She was born in New Market, Va., 1834, and !
      died at Laconia, Ind., Nov 9, 1843. They moved to Laconia, Ind., where both Adam DOUGLASS and his wife are buried in the old Goshen Cemetery one mike north of Laconia on the Corydon road.