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Re: JESSE DOUGLAS

Mildred Dotterer (View posts)
Posted: 11 Dec 2002 7:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Your email address is not working. I think we may have corresponded earlier. I do have some additional info and am interested to find if you have more also:

We have spent many years trying to find sufficient proof of who were the parents of JESSE DOUGLAS of Spartanburg, SC, McMinn Co, SC, Murray Co, GA, and Gilmer Co, GA whose wife was Sarah Ann and so far have had a lot of theories but not enough proof, and believe me, we would love to have it. And Sarah Ann's maiden name too. What we do know by the Spartanburg Co, SC Land and Deed records and also the records of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is that Jesse Douglas was in Spartanburg Co, SC in 1813 when his son Rev HIRAM DOUGLAS was born. And going back a few years, he sold land in 1804 to THOMAS CRUMLEY that was above the present city of Spartanburg, not far from Fingersville that is probably now covered by a lake, (a branch of Obed's creek that empties into the Pacolat River, formerly owned by ISAAC ANDERSON)and in 1810 bought back the same land from Thomas Crumley and another 100 acres. All of it was sold about 1813. Jesse and Sarah Ann were in McMinn Co, TN by 1816. Deed records of McMinn Co, TN show that Jesse sold his land 11 Mar 1837 (Deed Book F) to WILLIAM PARRISH. William Parrish and MOSES PARRISH (prob brothers) were neighbors of Jesse and Sarah Ann. Moses Parrish may have been the government appraiser for the appraisals of the Indian Lands for compensation. The Murray Co, GA records show in 1837, 1838, 1839, 1840 that Jesse and his sons were there and Jesse's son-in-law, DAVID JACKSON CASADA also there during those times. These years coincide with the Indian removals to Indian Territories (now Oklahoma) and the Trail of Tears in 1837. Rev. Hiram Douglas was an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian Circuit preacher serving mostly the Cherokee before their removals and he married his sister DIDAMA to David Jackson Casada b 1810 in 1837 in Murray Co, GA. David had 3 mo. GA military service in 1836 for Cherokee removal under WILLIAM NICHOLAS BISHOP. Warren G. Cantrell, the Cantrell historian, has also kept up with the Casada/Cassada and Caskey lines has told me that the David Jackson Casada family was an Indian family and that he had read in a book by BENJAMIN HAWKINS, the Indian agent at Fort Hawkins, GA who had a descendant with a given name of CASADA, that the Casada's were Indian and apparently some of Benjamin's children were Indian as well. We know David was the son of JOHN CASADA born Georgia about 1775, son of ABRAHAM CASADA (Abraham lived Wayne Co, GA when he died in 1819)living in Buncombe Co, GA in 1815 when David was born. Abraham may have had brothers JOHN CASSADA living in Washington Co, TN (Watauga land Purchaser)who married a daughter of ROBERT YOUNG. ROBERT YOUNG'S wife was a DOUGLASS and I have much information on them and their descendants.) David was raised in apparently Wayne Co, KY where his father John re-married at the age of 52, in 1828 to NANCY DAVENPORT and they returned to Buncombe Co, NC by 1835. John was living by 1845 in a part of Union Co, GA that became Fannin Co, GA in 1854 and was living 1860 Fannin Co, GA surrrounded by Davenport's with his son JAMES M. CASADA and his wife MINERVA NELSON who were married in McMinn Co, TN and lived in Gilmer Co, GA 1850. James and Minerva were in Polk Co, TN 1870 and the same year in Montgomery Co, AR. There is no trace of Jesse Douglas after the 1860 Gilmer Co, GA census but Sarah Ann, his widow, was in the 1870 Census with d-i-l FRANCES DOUGLAS and Sarah Ann was in the 1880 GA Mortality Census. We have not found where Jesse and Sarah Ann were buried, nor who his siblings were. The WILLIAM DOUGLAS, ASA DOUGLAS, DAVID DOUGLAS of 1837-1838 Murray Co, GA may have been siblings/father/children of Jesse Douglas. We don't know. All of this could be important clues to finding Jesse's origins. JAMES DOUGLAS was in Murray Co, Ga helping with the schools possibly even before Jesse was in Murray County. I have always felt that the CASADA'S and DOUGLAS(s) knew each other before the years 1837-1840. And in some way THOMAS DOUGLAS (of Knox Co, TN to MO), DR. JAMES DOUGLASS (Dade Co, MO, Greene Co, MO, Lawrence Co, MO served War of 1812 TN, enlisted Lincoln Co, TN left a large estate/heirs including his siblings/their descendants named (he had no children)and a land sale 1857 before he died 1859 Lawrence Co, MO gave more info on heirs)and JONATHAN DOUGLAS his brother, married JANE YOUNG. JONATHAN DOUGLASS (died 1840 Greene Co, MO, declared intestate MO, made will Monroe Co, Tn 1840,records Monroe Co, named his wife/children, many small loans from Knox Co, TN and Monroe Co, TN, railroad stock) who moved to Dade Co, MO about the same time IRA ALEXANDER DOUGLAS (moved to what was then Barry Co, MO, now Dade Co, MO). Ira was a son of JESSE DOUGLAS and SARAH ANN. 1848 DAVID JACKSON CASADA and wife DIDAMA DOUGLAS (daughter of JESSE DOUGLAS and SARAH ANN)moved to Dade Co, MO. JONATHAN DOUGLASS and DR. JAMES DOUGLASS may have been land speculators as they had bought up large amounts of land in Greene and Lawrence Co, MO. Dr. DOUGLASS had at least 13 slaves, although we have not been able to find much about him. His first wife MARTHA WHITE was murdered by one of their slaves, PETER "PETE" DOUGLASS.
THOMAS DOUGLASS was married to NANCY CAROLINE GLASS and she married his brother DR. JAMES DOUGLASS after Martha was killed. Thomas and Nancy's daughter was JANE LONG DOUGLAS, a Cherokee who married JAMES MURRAY. Jane's children went by the surnames of MURRAY and HENSLEY, a son is on the Dawes Rolls JAMES KELSEY MURRAY, and Jane herself is on the rolls. Jesse may have had another name than Jesse.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
AudreyMoran2 1 Feb 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Mary Curry 5 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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Julie Douglas 9 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Mildred Dotterer 11 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT 
twopierces 10 Dec 2002 1:07AM GMT 
jdouglasj92 10 Dec 2002 5:47AM GMT 
Mildred Dotterer 11 Dec 2002 2:55PM GMT 
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