Biography of John Douglas
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Douglas, John, is a lineal descendant of Dominie Douglas, of New England, who was of Scotch descent. John's father, Israel, was born in Vermont and settled in Ridgeway, Orleans county, in 1803, dying in 1864, aged eighty eight. He built the first grist mill and saw mill at Ridgeway, and when he settled in the latter town the nearest mill was at Rochester, a distance of forty five miles. Israel was the first justice of the peace in that town, and was a man of local prominence. He married Lucy Brooks, of Massachusetts who died in 1863, aged eighty eight. Their children were: Beeman, born in 1802, died in 1892; Edmund, born in 1804, died in 1817; Theda, born in 1806, died in 1862; Wright, born in 1809; Irena, born in 1811, died in 1836; John N., born in 1814; Lucy, born in 1817 died in 1842; Lucy, born in 1818, died in 1847; and Israel, born in 1821, died in infancy. Our subject has followed farming and coopering. He married, in 1843, Calista Parker, born in Watertown in 1826, and their children are: Calista, born in 1844, died 1846; Harvey, born in 1846, who married Fidelia Lyon, resides in Ridgeway, and has one child, Leon; Ellen, born in 1852, married James Stinson, resides in Ridgeway. and has four children, John D., Calista, Charles, and Ida; Rush, born in 1862. married Alice Harwick. resides in Cleveland, O., and has four children, Kirk, Willis, Flossie, and Claude; and Burrell, born in 1867, resides in Cleveland, O.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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