Douglas coat of arms      

 

Byrd Douglas, Sr.

 

Byrd Douglas, Sr., as he is referred to in this collection, was born September 12, 1845, in Fayetteville, Tennessee, and died on December 3, 1911, in Nashville. 

Douglas, Sr. served in the Civil War, joining Baxter’s Battery, and participated in the Battle of Shilo and during the Siege of Corinth. He was later assigned to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Command. 

In his professional life, Douglas, Sr. was a banker and grain dealer, and an active member and officer in the Nashville Grain Dealers Association.

 His son is Judge Byrd Douglas