Robert Douglas, b1812

 

Robert Douglas was born in Allegheny county, Pa., in 1812, and came to Jefferson county, Ohio with his father, Robert Douglas in 1814. He worked at the potter trade with Ezekiel Cole and afterwards with his brother, Thompson Douglas, at the gunsmith business. Clerked for James Jones four years, ten years with Barrett and two years with Newlon, on the corner where James E. Scott now keeps store. In 1874 Mr. Douglas set up business for himself - general merchandising, in the town of Richmond, under the name R. Douglas & Son, and still continues the business. Mr. Douglas was married October 10, 1843, to Mary A. Read, and by her had three children, named, Samuel, Mattie and Margaret J. Douglas.

Extract from The History Of Belmont & Jefferson Counties (Ohio), published 1812

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