Biography of Daniel S. Douglass
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Douglass, Daniel S., was born in Saratoga Springs, September 15, 1827, educated in the common schools and was a merchant there for several years. He came to Mechanicville in 1860 and has conducted a general life, fire and accident insurance and real estate business since. October 15, 1851, he married. Almira M. Morehouse of Mechanicville, and they had three children: Ann E. (who died when about a year old), Edward M., and Minnie T. (who died in her tenth year). Edward M. is in the employ of the government in the department of topography and survey, having charge of a large number of men. He married Minnie Z. Childs of North Adams, Mass., and they have two children: Willard R. and Helen. Mr. Douglass's father, Daniel Douglass, was born in the town of Saratoga Springs in 1797, educated in the schools of that day and was a farmer; he married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Carpenter of Saratoga Springs, and they had five children: Daniel S. (as above}, Maria, Harriet, Chauncey and Amanda. He died in 1840 and his widow in May, 1844. Mrs. Douglass's father, Edward A. Morehouse, was born in Ballston Spa, in 1803, educated in the schools of that day, and married twice, first in 1830 to Almira Middlebrook of Ballston, and they had one daughter, Almira M. (as above). Mrs. Morehouse died in 1831, and for his second wife he married Ann E., daughter of Joseph Brown. Mr. Morehouse died in 1884 and his wife August 31, 1889. Mr. Douglass and wife are members of the M. E. church. In his political choice he is a thorough Republican; he has been notary public here many years.


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