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John Levi Douglass

John Levi Douglass

Male Abt 1824 - 1886  (~ 62 years)

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  • Name John Levi Douglass 
    Born Abt 1824  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1886  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18279  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 May 2015 

    Father Asahel Douglass,   b. 1791, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Cass, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Jane Kikendall,   b. Abt 1809,   d. 1880, Cass, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1821  Madison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family America Ellen Yates,   b. Abt 1830, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1897, Cass, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1847  Adair, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reuben Creel Douglass,   b. 5 Aug 1874, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1966, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Name: John Douglass Age: 57 Birth Year: abt 1823 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1880: Ashland, Cass, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Ellen Douglass Father's Birthplace: Connecticut Mother's Birthplace: Pensylvania Occupation: Blacksmith Household Members: Name Age John Douglass 57 Ellen Douglass 49 Luther Douglass 19 Mary Douglass 14 George Douglass 8 Reubin Douglass 5

      Name: John L Douglas Age in 1870: 47 Birth Year: abt 1823 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Lancaster, Cass, Illinois Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Ashland Household Members: Name Age John L Douglas 47 Menerva Douglas 39 Alford Douglas 21 Jane C Douglas 16 Louan Douglas 12 Luthur Douglas 8 Mary Douglas 4 Maria Douglas 2

      U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Name: John L Douglass State Filed: Illinois Widow: America E Douglass Roll number: T288_127

      This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.; Author: RSD3310; Surnames: Douglass, Douglas, Yates; Message Board Post:; Could you please check for an Asahel (spelling differs) Douglass or Douglass. He and his family moved to Barren CTY about 1825 and left there in 1856. I have the census from 1830, 1840 and 1850. Trying to find his parents. Asahel was born in Cornwall, CT 1791. Wife was Jane Kikendall. The 1850 census lists most of the family. His son John Levi married an America Ellen Yates in Adair CTY, daughter of Catherine Creel and Melford Yates. Thank you very much. RSD

      JOHN L. DOUGLASS, retired blacksmith, Ashland; was born at Madison, Jefferson, Co., Ind., June 3, 1823; son of Asahel and Jane (KIKINDALL) DOUGLASS. Asahel, a native of Connecticut, was born May 19, 1791, and died Jan. 21, 1880; his wife, born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 6, 1802, died Nov. 28, 1879; they were the parents of eleven children; John L., when two years of age, went with his parents to Lexington, Ky., thence to Metcalfe Co., that State, where his youth was spent in assisting his father in his mercantile and trading interests. When about twenty years of age he began blacksmithing with his father, and after having learned the trade, came, in 1857, to Virginia, this county, and the following year removed to Ashland, and purchased a shop which had been in good operation but a few months. Here he continued in business until 1881. He served as magistrate one year, and is now performing the duties of that office, having been re-elected in the fall of 1881. During the late war, he entered the service in Co. I, 1st I.V.I., under Capt. Jesse F. Newman, the regiment being commanded by Col. Charles Fox, and remained in service three years. In Adair Co., Ky., April 27, 1847, he married America E. YATES, born in Kentucky, May 31, 1831, daughter of Melford and Catherine (CREELS) YATES, natives of Adair Co., that State. From this union twelve children have been born, viz.: Melford A., John W. O., Jane C., Orrin A. (died July 12, 1858); was the first person who died in Ashland), Louan, Rebecca C., Luther H., Maud L., Maria O., Mary E., George T., and Reuben C. M. DOUGLASS and wife are connected with the Methodist church; he has been an active member of the I.O.O.F., for a number of years; was one of the charter members of Oak Lodge No. 341, at Ashland. He was originally an old line Whig, and is now a Republican.

      SOURCE: Illinois: History of Cass County, Illinois, ed. William Henry Perrin. O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.