Biography of Caroline Douglas

Douglas, Caroline.- Leander Douglas was born in Orange county, N. Y., April 11, 1797, and removed to Stafford, Genesee county, in 1836. He was a contractor and builder, and constructed a portion of the New York Central railroad. He was a man of prominence in his town and his life record was clean and worthy of emulalion. He was married to Isabella daughter of Abijah Norris, who bore him nine children, as follows:. Abijah Norris, Leander G., Caroline, Hart, Jennie (Mrs. Chappie), Isabel (Mrs. Edwin B. Sanders), George, Mary Etta (Mrs. Chapple), Maria E. (Mrs. Henry De Bow), all living except Mrs. Jennie Chapple. Mr. Douglas died August 3, 1872. Miss Caroline Douglas resides in her pleasant home on East Main street, Batavia, where she is surrounded by her nephews and nieces who have gathered from various points to attend Batavia schools. Miss Douglas is active in church, missionary and in "every good work." She is at the head of the various guild societies of the St James Episcopal church, and in every way is a worthy representative of a worthy family. Abijah Hart Norris, son of Abijah Norris and uncle of Miss Douglas, came to Stafford with his parents, and there resided until his death, which occurred August 30, 1894, in the eightieth year of his age. He never married. He was an energetic business man, having extensive interests in Florida. Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, as well as in Genesee county. Up to the last he attended personally to all his business matters, and was always bright and genial, doing good wherever he went, especially in the vicinity where his material interests were located.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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