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Gilbert Denison Douglas
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1784
New London
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1837
Otterville
Jersey County
Illinois, USA

Douglas was the man who took in former slave George Washington when his former owner, Dr. Silas Hamilton, died. All three are buried side by side in a crypt across from the Hamilton Primary School, which was the first free integrated school in the United States.  
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Douglass (1752 - 1823)
  Lydia Douglas Douglas (1752 - 1811)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hamilton Douglass (1787 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Ann Douglas Henderson (1814 - 1902)*
  Emeline Douglas Sidway (1816 - 1871)*
  Edmund Douglass (1820 - 1918)*
  Gilbert Douglass (1822 - 1888)*
  Harriet Cordelia Douglass Noble (1826 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edmund Douglass (1779 - 1867)*
  Lydia Douglass Houghton (1780 - 1872)*
  Gilbert Denison Douglas (1784 - 1837)
  Benjamin Douglass (1785 - 1848)*
  Christopher Douglass (1787 - 1867)*
  William Douglass (1789 - 1840)*
  Sarah Douglass (1791 - 1878)*
  Daniel Wetherell Douglass (1794 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hamilton Cemetery
Otterville
Jersey County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Aug 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11475321
Gilbert Denison Douglas
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Gilbert Denison Douglas
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
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 Added: Sep. 21, 2005
 
 
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