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2 Stories : Mary Douglass Seminole or Mary Douglass Family Killed by Seminoles

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2 Stories : Mary Douglass Seminole or Mary Douglass Family Killed by Seminoles

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Sep 2012 3:57PM GMT
Surnames: Lamb Douglass Morgan
I would like to find the true story of one of my grandparents born in 1830. Information on ancestry.com indicates she was born in Suwannee County Florida, however, that county was not established until 1859.

My family tells that she was brought from Florida by Stephan Morgan of Mystic, CT when she was 16 and was a Seminole Indian. I have confirmed by census that she was living with the Morgans at age 20. I have also confirmed that she married Nelson Lamb in 1851.

Another story I have found is that she was orphaned with her 2 brothers after her family was killed and home burned by the Seminole Indians and that she was brought home by Stephen Morgan for his wife Eliza as she had no children.

I can find nothing of the Douglass family in any census.

Any ideas on next steps to confirm which story is correct?

Thank you

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