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They had the following children:
Jane Douglass, bn.
Henry Douglass, bn. 1844 d. 1921 in Emerson, Mills, IA no info on wife.
Henry had George bn 1884; Thomas Franklin, bn 1887; Ora E., bn. 1889 and
Harvey Arthur, bn. 1893. no other info on these
Mary Jane Douglass, bn. 14 Mar 1836 mar. William Lloyd Borden and
they had Sarah Jane Borden, bn
Sarah Borden mar. Andrew A. Douglass bn abt 1849 son of William C. Douglass Jr.
they were mar. 1857 in Stirling,
they had William Douglass; Albert Douglass; and Franklin Douglass.
(Andrew A. Douglass would have been my mother's third cousin.)
Notes from his death:
at his son's residence near Emerson, Mills Co.,
My mother was Helen Antoinette Douglas (dau
of John Lester Douglas
(1884-1956 from a line in Fawn Twp, York Co., PA and Bessie Katherine
John Lester Douglas was the son of Andrew Nathaniel Douglas (1850-1887)
and Sarah Jane Borden (1857-1927). They were married in
Emerson, Mills Co.,
Andrew Nathaniel Douglas was born in Fawn Twp., York Co., PA to William C.
Douglass (1814-1893) and Sarah [unknown], also b. in 1814
He may be the son of William Douglass and Jane(t) Wallace. This is not the
Canadian line, tho' I have recently wondered if some Tories moved north in
the aftermath of the Revolutionary War who were related to this
Sarah Jane Borden (two paragraphs above) was the daughter of William Lloyd
Borden (whom I believe went by Lloyd), b. in
Douglass (1836-1892). She was born in
and was buried in
son-in-law, Andrew Nathaniel Douglas.
Mary Jane Douglass was one of seven children of Thomas Douglass
(1805-1874) and Mary Ann Seeley (1810-1893). My records show that she died
in Emerson, Wayne Co., NE aged 83 years & 3 mo.
The other children were Henry (1844,
-1921, Emerson, Mills Co., IA), father of 11 children; Thomas Douglass
(abt. 1839-abt 1915); Sarrah Ann Douglass; Elizabeth Douglass; George
Albert Douglass(d. aft.
someone named Evans.
I know nothing about Mary Jane's or Thomas' parents, but I do have some
info from a "Directory of the
But now another (my sone-in-law) wants to use the phone line so I really
have to go! Please contact me soon with your tie-in!
Mary Jo (Lane) Hawkinson
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
Subject: DOUGLASS, SEELEY genealogy
(Most info comes from my grandmother, mother, distant
cousin's research, recollections; no sources quoted. I do
have photos of stones in the Emerson,
Nathaniel Douglas & Mary Jane 'Jennie'
several others--of Jennie with her granddaughter, my
mother, Helen Antoinette Douglas, with her sons, etc.
They are in JPEG format and I will gladly share them.):
My Douglas Family:
My Mother-Helen Antoinette Douglas (now deceased)
m2 Douglas Eugene Clarke (now deceased)
no children; his only marriage
My Grandfather-John Lester Douglas (1884-1956)
2 daughters (including my mother)
My 1GGrandmother-- Mary Jane Douglass (1857-1927)
Newspaper clipping in my possession-no date or publication
northwest of Douglass [
that time, 70 years, 1 month, and 24 days of age.
then moved to
Andrew Douglas in 1877. She and her husband moved to
Woods. They lived in
then moved [in 1905, according to journal entry by John
Lester Douglas] to
where they made their home until they came to Douglass
here in town they moved out to the farm where the
remainder of her life was spent.
by the first marriage and five by the last. Her first child,
Albert Douglas, died in 1919. Those living are: Frank A.
Mrs. Eva Wakefield and Bryan Woods of
and Mrs. Gladys Preston of
mentioned in this sketch she leaves to mourn her departure,
four step-children--Mrs. Maud Isascs, P. J. and Ernest
Woods and Mrs. Lucy Guthrie, all of
She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Ida Young, of Almena,
She was first a member of the Episcopalian church, then
the Presbyterian church and for about 25 years, the
Methodist Episcopal church.'
My 2G Grandmother-- Mary Jane Douglass (1836-1892)
one day on law enforcement & never returned;
may have gone by Lloyd).
'1885 Emerson, Mills Co., IA State Census, page 190,
dwelling 33, family 33:
Douglas, Mary A.
[perhaps a misreading of the middle initial or another
individual altogether? There did seem to be 2 or 3 distinct
Douglas, Sarah, 51 / f / married / MI / F - F'
My 3G Grandfather--Thomas Douglas (1805-1874)
Henry DOUGLAS, 40,
In "Directory of the
p. 57 lists David Borden & Lloyd Borden,
[Ont., CAN] .
A Charles Seeley from
as saddler & harnessmaker. A Martin Seeley from
read p. 72. As I recall, this was a slim paperback volume I found
in our local genealogical society's library several years ago. It
may have been on a 'to sell' shelf. It's been too long ago for me
to remember exact details clearly, tho' I am only 47 years old.)
A Thomas Douglass is the town clerk at this time. (p. 164)
I find it very interesting that
As another interesting side note: my father's LANE
1663. One brother's children kept LANE as a surname,
but the otherbrother's descendants adopted several
surnames: Tice, Tyson,Pieters, Peterson and VAN PELT.
They settled first on what is now
in Hunterdon Co., NJ where they married Jannetje
Van Sicklen [my 6G Grandmother]and
Sickle [my 4G Grandmother].
Mary Jo (Lane) Hawkinson
Th Douglass 63 Farmer
Mary Ann Douglass 55 wife NY
Sarah Douglass 30 at
George Douglass 18 at
John Douglass 8
Jenny Tracy 20 at home Conneticut
Mancher Tracy 1
Ann Quinn 30 Domestic
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