Douglas family in Pennsylvania

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Amongst the earliest Douglas settlers in Pennsylvania were the family of 'Lord Archibald Douglas', born about 1665, about whom details are sketchy.

Shortly after is recorded: Isabella Douglas (Duglas), - Born c 1682 Scotland. Imported servant indentured 14 December 1698, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Alexander Douglass, who was likely born about 1755 in PA, but apparently had some ties with Virginia and may have held some land there. He probably married Margaret Moore about 1775, perhaps later.
Alexander Douglass and Jane Moore were the parents of Mary (Polly) Douglass who married John Ogan in 1796.

A later family was that of William Douglas, who died on the voyage. His seven sons settled in Allegheny County. A grandson, John S. Douglas, son of Robert, was born at West Newton, Westmoreland County on 11 Feb 1856. He was a property developer and banker. His home was said to have been filled with 'pictures old masters'.

• Douglass Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,195 at the 2010 census.
• Douglass Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,306 at the 2010 census.
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  • Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania. named after George Douglass (1726-1799)

 

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Sources for this article include:

•  Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, edited by James Hadden

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