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Addison Hamilton Douglass[1]

Male 1820 - 1894  (74 years)

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  • Name Addison Hamilton Douglass 
    Born 28 Aug 1820  Somervile,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 1894  Memphis,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2193953974  Earnest
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2009 

    Father Burchett Douglass,   b. 16 Oct 1793, Wilson County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1849, Danceyville,Fayette County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Martha Or Patsy McGee,   b. 1796,   d. 23 Sep 1874, Fayette County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1819  Smith County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2616350743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha A. Robertson,   b. Bef 1825,   d. 11 Sep 1848  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 1843  [1
     1. Elizabeth Anna Douglass,   b. 2 Aug 1845
     2. Martha Douglass,   b. 1843/1848
    Family ID F2616351122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Bullock Randolph,   b. 24 Apr 1830, Macon County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1886  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1850  [1
     1. Elizabeth A. Douglass,   b. 1851,   d. 1919  (Age 68 years)
    +2. Richard Randolph Douglass, Sr.,   b. 7 Feb 1855,   d. 10 Jul 1934, Memphis,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Ida May Douglass,   b. 5 May 1857, Memphis,Shelby County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Addie H. Douglass,   b. 7 Dec 1860
    +5. Mattie Douglass,   b. 24 Dec 1865,   d. 4 Aug 1932  (Age 66 years)
    +6. Eugene Burchett Douglass, Sr.,   b. 14 Oct 1866
    Family ID F2616351121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Per Mary Gill Smith.
      Education: 1837 Clinton College
      May or Memphis, TN, before the Civil War and later Judge of the Criminal Court.

      Officers of the 39th U. S. Infantry Regiment in 1813-14 with the dates of their commission were listed in a letter written by Gen. Sam Houston from Washington on 7 FEB 1883 to Thomas C. Hindman of Ripley, MS, father of the late Gen. Hindman of Melena, AR. In the period referred to , Houston and Hindman were 3rd lieutenants inthe 39th Regiment which was composed larely of Tennesseeans and they fought together in the 1812-1814 campaigns. In his letter, reproduced in the Memphis Weekly Public Ledger of 11 SEPT 1883, Houston noted, "There are now but a few of the old regiment left to talk over their warrior feats. You, Benton, David, Ben Wright, and myself are among the number."

      (one of those listed was A. H. Douglass, commissioned Captain on 29 July 1813).

      Copied from: Ansearchin' News vol 44/number 3 Fall 1997/Page 29.

      Judge A. H. Douglass, ex-criminal judge, was admitted to the bar at Somerville, Tenn., in 1843, and practiced there a few months and then removed to De Soto County, MS, and followed agricultural pursuits i conection with real estate dealings until 1850, when he came to Memphis and has since resided here. He was a non-participant in the war, and at its close resumed the practice of law. He was mayor of Mempis from 1855 to 1857, and during that time the celebration of the completion of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad took place. In August, 1884, he was elected criminal court judge.Our subject's parents wee Burchett and Martha (McGee) Douglass, natives of Smith County, TN, and wee among the earliest settlers there.

      The paternal grandmother, in more than one engagement with the Indians at Fort Lick Creek, loadedthe guns for the men to disperse the savages. Soon after marriage the parentssettled in Wilson County, but in 1836 moved to Fayette County, where they bothdied. The father served in both houses of the State Legislature from Wilson and Fayette Counties, and was speaker of both the Senate and House. He was a very useful, honorable and prominent public man. He ws for many hears president of the branch State Bank at Somerville. Our subject is one of seven children, and was born August 28, 1820, in Wilson County. He attended Clinton College graduating in 1837. In 1843 he married Miss. Martha A., daughter of Gen. A. C. N. Robertson, of Hardeman County. They have one child - Margaret - Mrs. John West, of Mississippi. The mother died in 1848, and in 1850 he married Miss ElizaB. Randolph, who has born him the following childred: Eliza A., Richard R., Ida May, Adda H., Eugene B. and Mattie. The mother died April 30, 1886. Judge Douglass is a Democrat and a member of the K of P. and the A. F. & A. M.

      1880Shelby, TN census
      A. H. DOUGLASS1 SElf M Male W 60 TN Lawyer NC NC
      Eliza DOUGLASS2 Wife M Female W 50 GA GA GA
      Lizzie DOUGLASS3 Dau S Female W 28 TN TN GA
      Richard DOUGLASS4 Son S Male W 25 TN Clerk Cotton Shed TN GA
      Ida DOUGLASS5 Dau S Female W 22 TN TN GA
      Addie DOUGLASS6 Dau S Female W 20 TN TN GA
      Eugine DOUGLASS7 Son S Male @ 17 TN TN GA
      Mattie DOUGLASS8 Dau S Female W 13 TN TN GA
      E. S. FRANCIS9 Sister M Female W 31 GA GA GA
      Nancy JOHNSON10 Other W Female W79 GA GA GA

  • Sources 
    1. [S1132440058] Families and Sojourners of Dyer County, Tenn. (1823-1920), Samuel Alsup.