This page was last updated on 22 August 2015

Click here to 
Print this page

Biography finder

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

 

 

Index of first names

Hon. Benjamin Douglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hon. Benjamin Douglass (Daniel, Robert, Thomas, Robert, William(1) ), born in New London, Conn., March 14, 1785.

 

He removed with his father's family to Wallingford, VT., in 1797; went with his brother Christopher to Sprintville, NY in 1811; returned to Vermont at the close of the year, and married Lucy Townsend (2), of Wallingford, in 1812 or 1813.

 

In 1814 he emigrated to Fredonia, NY. In early life he was a tanner, but afterwards, and for most of his life, a farmer. He was for one term commencing about 1830, sheriff of Chautauqua county, NY and in 1840 was a memeber of the state Legislature.

 

Soon after this he emigrated to Michigan, and settled on a farm near Ann Arbor. He died at Detroit in 1848. His wife died while on a visit to her relatives in Vermont about 1840.

 

Children:
i. Samuel Townsend, b in Wallingford, 1811 (1); m. Elizabeth Campbell
ii. Silas Hamilton, b. in Fredonia, 1816; m Helen Welles
iii Lydia Dyer, b in Fredonia, 1824; m. George Almond

Notes:
1. Probably Deacon William Douglas, born 1610

2. Was Lucy his second wife, or was Samuel born before they married?
3. Edmund Douglass was Gilbert's son, Benjamin's nephew
4. Gilbert may have been a bodyguard for Lafayette, on his US visit of 1824-25.

 

 

 

Any contributions will be gratefully accepted

 

 




Errors and Omissions

The Forum

What's new?

We are looking for your help to improve the accuracy of The Douglas Archives.

If you spot errors, or omissions, then please do let us know

Contributions

Many articles could benefit from re-writing. Can you help?


 

If you have met a brick wall with your research, then posting a notice in the Douglas Archives Forum may be the answer. Or, it may help you find the answer!

You may also be able to help others answer their queries.

Visit the Douglas Archives Forum.

 

We try to keep everyone up to date with new entries, via our What's New section on the home page.

We also use the Community Network to keep researchers abreast of developments in the Douglas Archives.

 
 
 

Back to top

The content of this website is a collection of materials gathered from a variety of sources, some of it unedited.

The webmaster does not intend to claim authorship, but gives credit to the originators for their work.

As work progresses, some of the content may be re-written and presented in a unique format, to which we would then be able to claim ownership.

Discussion and contributions from those more knowledgeable is welcome.

Contact Us

Last modified: Saturday, 18 March 2017