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Col Edward Douglass, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1713, Scotland
Death: Feb. 2, 1795
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA


Married: 1740, SARAH ELIZABETH GEORGE, Culpepper Parish, Fauquier Co., Colony of Virginia, Colonial America

Nine children:
1741 1776
2. William DOUGLASS
1742 1814
3. Edward DOUGLASS, Jr.
1745 1825
4. Elmore DOUGLASS
1753 1819
5. Elizabeth DOUGLASS
1754 1792
6. Ezekiel DOUGLASS
1755 1825
7. Sarah "Sally" DOUGLASS
1759 1829
1762 1851
9. Reuben DOUGLASS
1763 1832

By an act of the North Carolina legislature, Sumner County was established in 1786, named for General Jethro Sumner, a brave officer in the War of the Revolution. It is said the first court held in Sumner County was in the barnyard of this Fort, home of Col. Edward Douglass of the War of the Revolution. Col. Douglass was a prominent figure in the affairs of the early settlement. He came from Scotland to Farquhar Co., Virginia. In 1740, he married Sarah Gorge (George). He gained great renown as an Indian fighter. From himself and his sons are descended a long line of honored citizens of Sumner County. Two of his sons, James and Edward, having participated in the writing of the Constitution of Tennessee.
Source: EARLY HISTORY OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE by Edward Albright, 1909

In the name of God Amen: I Edward Douglass being in perfect mind and memory do make this my last will & testament. First, I bequeath my soul to God, my body to the dust. Second. My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid. 3rdly My will and desire is that the whole of my estate both real and personal should be left to my beloved wife Sarah during her life and at her death to be willed and disposed of as she may think proper. Fourth My will and desire is that two my sons Edward & Reuben should be Executors of this my last will and testament given under my hand and seal 28th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.
Edward Douglass Seal
The word 28th day of February interlined before signed witness, John Dawson. Recorded & examined Oct. 6th 1795.

Family links: 
  Sarah Elizabeth George Douglass (1714 - 1797)*
  Elizabeth Douglass Cage (1754 - 1792)*
  Edward Douglass (1763 - 1825)*
  Reuben Douglass (1763 - 1832)*
*Calculated relationship
Edward Douglass
Born Oct. 3 1713
Died Feb. 2 1795

Cage Family Cemetery
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Catherine Clemens...
Originally Created by: M. Luna
Record added: Mar 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10696483
Col Edward Douglass, Sr
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Col Edward Douglass, Sr
Added by: Danny Richards
Col Edward Douglass, Sr
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
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To my fifth greatgrandfather, I am so glad I found you. Thank you for fighting for the freedom of this country.I will honor your memory at the highland games.... till we meet
- Anita Horton
 Added: Oct. 22, 2014
RIP 7th Great Grandfather
- Cyndie
 Added: Sep. 28, 2014
In Memory:15th Great Grandfather
- Gloria Beasley Arnold
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
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