Douglass family of Missouri

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The Douglass family was of Scotch origin, descending from the union of Alexander Douglass and Lady Mary Grey.

Four of the children born of this marriage settled in Alexandria, Virginia. One of these children was Grey Douglass, who married Elizabeth Thomson, niece of Charles Thomson, secretary of the Continental Congress.

One of the sons of Grey and Elizabeth Thomson Douglass was Alexander Thomson Douglass. Alexander Thomson Douglass removed his family to St. Louis, where his son John Thomson Douglass(1) established the Douglass Bagging Company in the 1850s.

John Thomson Douglass married Cornelia McPherson in 1847 at Boonville, Missouri. Their children were Edward Salisbury Douglass, Annie McPherson Douglass, Sallie Hopkins Douglass, May Douglass, Fannie Lowery Douglass, and Archibald Grey Douglass.

Notes:
1.  Capt John Thomson Douglass 27 Oct. 1817 - 16 Jan. 1878.  The mother of Captain Douglass was before her marriage Miss Maria Bright Hollis Watts (Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis: A Compendium of History ...)
2.  Archibald Grey Douglass may have had a son, also Archibald Grey Douglass, born 10 Feb 1915 in St Louis, by his wife Elizabeth Roden Warner.
Archibald Grey Douglass, 1866 - 1952
Archibald Grey Douglass was born in 1866, in Missouri, to John Thomson Douglass and Cornelia McPherson.
John was born on 27 October 1817, in Augusta Co, VA. Cornelia was born on 14 April 1830, in Frederick, MD.
Archibald had 6 siblings: Edward Salisbury Douglass, Annie McPherson Douglass and 4 other siblings.
Archibald married Elizabeth Warner in 1909, at age 43. Elizabeth was born in 1888.
They had 2 children.
Archibald died 1952, at age 86 in Missouri and was buried in Missouri.


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Sources for this article include:

•  Douglass Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.
•  www.myheritage.com/names/archibald_douglass

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