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Samuel M. Douglass

Samuel M. Douglass[1, 2, 3]

Male 1797 - 1860  (62 years)

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  • Name Samuel M. Douglass 
    • Nathan Douglass, in his will written February 1854, named son Samuel.
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Nathan Douglass Will
    Boyle County, Kentucky
    Will Book 1 Page 152
    Born 26 Oct 1797  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1810  Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglas listed on 1810 census as head of household with 1 male under the age of 10, 1 age 10-15, and 1 age 26-44. Samuel would be the male age 10-15. 
    • CENSUS: 1810
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Dugglass
      Males: 1 under the age of 10; 1 age 10 - 15; 1 age 26 - 44
      Females: 2 under the age of 10; 1 age 26 - 44
      4 slaves
    1810 U.S. Census
Garrard County, Kentucky
    1810 U.S. Census Garrard County, Kentucky
    Nathan Douglass
    Tax List 1819  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel appears for the first time on the tax rolls for Garrard County; he had just turned 21; listed right after Nathan (father); he claimed 1 horse valued at $75 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1819
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      No land recorded
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16:
      Total blacks: -
      Horses, mares: 1
      Studs and Jacks: -
      Rates of covering: -
      Wholesale: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value land/acres: -
      Total value except studs and jacks: $75
      * first year on rolls; he is listed right after Nathan
    Tax List 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax rolls with 1 horse/mare valued at $60 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1820
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      No land
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total blacks: -
      Horses, mares: 1
      Studs and jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Whole sale store: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard tables: -
      Wheel carriage: -
      Value of land/acre: -
      Total value except studs, jacks: $60
    Residence 1820  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass enumerated on census as head of household, with 2 males age 16-26, 1 over the age of 45; 2 females under the age of 10, 1 age 16-26, 1 age 26-45 in the home; 1 engaged in agriculture; 5 slaves: 2 males and 2 females under 14, 1 female 14-26 
    • CENSUS: 1820
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Nathan Duglas
      Males: 2 age 16 - 26; 1 over the age of 45
      Females: 2 under the age of 10; 1 age 16 - 26; 1 age 26 - 45
      1 engaged in agriculture
      5 slaves: 2 males under the age of 14; 2 females under the age of 14; 1 female age 14 - 26
    • Samuel would be one of the males age 16-25
    1820 U.S. Census
Garrard County, Kentucky
    1820 U.S. Census Garrard County, Kentucky
    Nathan Douglass
    Tax List 1821  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 1 horse/mare valued at $50. 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1821
      Garrard County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      No land listed
      White males over 21: 1
      White males over 21 in Lancaster: -
      Blacks over 16: -
      Total Blacks: -
      Horses, mares: 1
      Studs, jacks: -
      Rate of covering: -
      Whole and R. stores: -
      Tavern license: -
      Billiard Tables: -
      Wheel carriages: -
      Value of land per acre: -
      Total Value except studs, jacks: $50
    Tax List 1827  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax rolls with 39 acres in Lincoln County on Dix river water course. White male over 21; 2 horses 
    Property 25 May 1827  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • Lewis Hutchison of Lincoln County, Kentucky to Samuel M. Douglass of Lincoln County
      $100; 39 3/4 acres in Lincoln County
      Waters of Dick's River
      Names in land description: corner to McQuerry; Anthony Cook's line
      Lincoln County Kentucky Deed Book M-205
    • Lincoln County, Kentucky
      Deed Book M; Page 205

      This Indenture of bargain and sale made and entered into this 25 day of May in the year 1827 between Lewis Hutchison of Lincoln County Kentucky of the one part and Samuel M Douglass of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Lewis Hutchison for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to him in hand paid the reciept of which is hereby acknowledged, the said Lewis Hutchison has and by these presents does grant bargain sell alien … and convey unto the said Samuel M Douglass a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Lincoln on the waters of Dicks River and … as follows to wit Beginning at an ash tree corner to McQuerry thence his line N 54 E 94 poles to a white oak tree thence with Anthony Cooks line N 55 W … 107 poles to a Hickory thence S 53 … 40 poles to a white oak and hickory thence S 34 E 95 poles to the beginning containing thirty nine and three fourths acres of land. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land as above described to the said Samuel M Douglass and to his heirs and assigns forever and the said Lewis Hutchison for himself his heirs does hereby convenant grant and agree to and with the said Samuel M Douglass his heirs and assigns that he the said Lewis Hutchison will warrant and forever defend the title and the said tract of land agaisnt all manner of claims whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said Lewis Hutchison has hereunto subscribed his name and affixed his seal this day and date first above written
      Lewis Hutchison
    Tax List 1829  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax Rolls with 75 acres land on Dix River water course; 1 white male over 21; 4 horses; 2 young children, not in school 
    Residence 1830  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass enumerated on census as head of household 
    • CENSUS
      1830 Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      Males: 1 (or 2) under the age of 5; 1 (or 2) age 5-10; 1 age 20-30; 1 age 30-40
      Females: 1 age 20-30
      Slaves (4): 1 male under the age of 10; 2 females under the age of 10; 1 female age 24-36
    Federal Census: 1830
    Federal Census: 1830
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Samuel Douglass
    Slaves 1830 
    • Samuel Douglass listed as owner of 4 slaves; 1 male under the age of 10, 2 females under the age of 10, 1 female age 24-36
    Tax List 1831  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax rolls with 75 acres land on Dix River water course; 1 white male over 21; 3 slaves, 1 of whom was over 16; 2 horses; 925 total value 
    Tax List 1833  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax rolls with 80 acres in Lincoln County on Dix River water course; 1 white male over 21; 4 slaves, one of whom over 16; 3 horses; 1380 total value 
    Property 27 Jun 1834  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • Lewis Hutchison and Nancy his wife of Lincoln County, Kentucky to Samuel Douglass of Lincoln County
      $50; 40 acres in Lincoln County
      southeast side of Taylor's Branch
      Names in land description: being a part of a large tract patented to Anthony Cook; Cook's line; widow Taylor's line; Holtsclaw's line; Willis Walden and Samuel Douglass corner on west side of branch;
      Witnesses: JO Bryant and JO Perrin

    • Lincoln County Deed Book O; Page 86

      This Indenture made this the 27th day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, between Lewis Hutchison and Nancy his wife of the county of Lincoln and state of Kentucky on the one part, and Samuel Douglass of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Lewis Hutchison for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars lawful money of Kentucky to him in hand paid the receipt of which he does hereby acknowledge, hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents does grant bargain and sell unto the said Samuel Douglass and his heirs forever a certain tract of parcel of land lying and being in the aforesaid county of Lincoln and on the South East Side of Taylors branch (being a part of a large tract patented to Anthony Cook) Bounded as follows to wit, Beginning at a white oak and sugar tree on Cooks line, thence North Seventy two degrees west eighty poles to the widow Taylors line on the branch and corner to a stake, thence with Taylor’s line down the branch south fifty three degrees west forty poles to a stake in Holtsclaws line, thence with Holtsclaws line south thirty one degrees east twenty poles toa stake in the field thence with Holtsclaws line south fifty seven and one fourth degrees west forty six poles to a red ? (Willis Waldens and Samuel Douglass corner on the west side of the branch) thence with the dividing line between Douglass and Willis Walden south thirty one and a half degrees east forty eight poles to a white oak and hackberry standing close together, thence north six poles to the beginning containing forty acres by survey with the appertenances and … above mentioned and every part thereof more or less to have and to hold the said tract of land and every part thereof unto the said Samuel Douglass and his heirs forever, and thru the said Lewis Hutchison and Nancy his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the land is hereby conveyed against themselves their heirs executors and administrators and against all and every other person and persons whatever shall and will warrant and forever defend the same unto the said Samuel Douglass and his heirs forever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents in testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names and affixed our seals the day and year first above written
      Signed and Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of JO Bryant; JO Perrin

      Lewis Hutchison
      Nancy Hutchison
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
Deed Book O Page 86
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
Deed Book O Page 87
    Tax List 1835  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass on tax rolls with 100 acres 2nd rate land in Lincoln Co on Dix River water course; 1 black over 16; 4 total blacks; 6 horses, cattle; total value $2,158 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1835
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      100 acres 2nd rate land in Lincoln County
      Dix River water course
      In whose named entered: not listed
      In whose name surveyed: not listed
      In whose name patented: not listed
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 4
      Horses, mares: 6
      Town Lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Value of cattle over 50: 58
      Value of land per acre: 8
      Total Value: $2,158
    Individual Note 3 Feb 1836  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Pennington v. Douglass 
    • in Pennington's action against Samuel over hogs, John King and Morgan Forbis served this date, summoned to appear in Stanford on 4th day of next February term of Lincoln Circuit Court, to testify on behalf of Samuel
    Pennington v. Douglass 1
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    Pennington v. Douglass 3a
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    Pennington v. Douglass 4a
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    Pennington v. Douglass 5a
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    Pennington v. Douglass 6a
    Pennington v. Douglass 7
    Individual Note 3 Feb 1836  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Pennington v. Douglass 
    • Ephraim Pennington sued Samuel in trespass over hogs; claimed Samuel sold him 80 hogs at $3 per hundred weight, to be delivered 20 Oct 1835, w/ hogs weighing 200 pounds, but before then, Samuel sold hogs to another person; hogs had risen in value to $6 on delivery date
    Pennington v. Douglass 1
    Pennington v. Douglass 2
    Pennington v. Douglass 3
    Pennington v. Douglass 3a
    Pennington v. Douglass 4
    Pennington v. Douglass 4a
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    Pennington v. Douglass 5a
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    Pennington v. Douglass 6a
    Pennington v. Douglass 7
    Individual Note 3 Feb 1836  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Pennington v. Douglass 
    • in Pennington's action over hogs, Samuel served this day by sheriff of Lincoln County; summoned to appear at first day of next February term of Lincoln Circuit court in Stanford
    Pennington v. Douglass 1
    Pennington v. Douglass 2
    Pennington v. Douglass 3
    Pennington v. Douglass 3a
    Pennington v. Douglass 4
    Pennington v. Douglass 4a
    Pennington v. Douglass 5
    Pennington v. Douglass 5a
    Pennington v. Douglass 6
    Pennington v. Douglass 6a
    Pennington v. Douglass 7
    Individual Note 16 Feb 1836  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Pennington v. Douglass 
    • in Pennington's action over hogs, Samuel served this day by sheriff of Lincoln County; summoned to appear at first day of next February term of Lincoln Circuit court in Stanford
    Pennington v. Douglass 1
    Pennington v. Douglass 2
    Pennington v. Douglass 3
    Pennington v. Douglass 3a
    Pennington v. Douglass 4
    Pennington v. Douglass 4a
    Pennington v. Douglass 5
    Pennington v. Douglass 5a
    Pennington v. Douglass 6
    Pennington v. Douglass 6a
    Pennington v. Douglass 7
    Individual Note 17 Feb 1836  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Pennington v. Douglass 
    • in Pennington's action against Samuel over hogs, William Fisher, Winford Menifee, A Shanks, John Scott, Lindsey Stephenson & William Crook summoned; Fisher, Scott, Menifee served; to appear next Feb. term of Lincoln Circ. Ct., on behalf of Pennington
    Pennington v. Douglass 1
    Pennington v. Douglass 2
    Pennington v. Douglass 3
    Pennington v. Douglass 3a
    Pennington v. Douglass 4
    Pennington v. Douglass 4a
    Pennington v. Douglass 5
    Pennington v. Douglass 5a
    Pennington v. Douglass 6
    Pennington v. Douglass 6a
    Pennington v. Douglass 7
    Tax List 1837  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml Douglass on tax rolls with 170 acres; 1 black over 16; 3 total blacks; 7 horses valued at 224; 6 cattle; total value $4,325 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1837
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Saml Douglass
      170 acres of land
      (county and water course not listed, but could be Lincoln/Cedar Creek)
      White males over 21: 1
      Blacks over 16: 1
      Total blacks: 3
      Horses: 7
      Value of horses: 225
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Number of cattle: 6
      Value of cattle: 50
      Stores: -
      Value: -
      Town lots: -
      Value of lots: -
      Value of land per acre: 15
      Value of land and slaves: 4050
      Total Value: $4,325
    Tax List 1838  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 170 acres in Lincoln Co on Dix River water course, 1 black over 16; 3 total blacks valued at 2800; 9 horses valued at 315; 13 cattle; total value $3,165 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1838
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      170 acres of land in Lincoln County
      Dix River water course
      Value of land per acre: 10
      Persons entitled to vote: 1
      White males over the age of 21: 1
      Blacks over the age of 16: 1
      Total Blacks: 3
      Value of Blacks: 2800
      Number of Horses: 9
      Value of horses: 315
      Number of mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Number of jennetts: -
      Value of jennetts: -
      Number of cattle: 13
      Value of cattle over $50 worth: 50
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Retail Stores: -
      Amount of other estate not specified over $300 worth: -
      Total amount of estate: $3,165
    Tax List 1839  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml Douglass appears on tax rolls with 170 acres in Lincoln County on Dix River water course; 1 black over 16; 3 total blacks valued at 1000; 8 horses valued at 320; 12 cattle; total value $3,310 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1839
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Saml Douglass
      170 acres of land in Lincoln County
      Dix River water course
      Value of land: 12
      Persons entitled to vote: not specified (no one was listed)
      White males over 21 years: 1
      Blacks over 16 years: 1
      Total number of blacks: 3
      Value of Blacks: 1,000
      Number of horses: 8
      Value of horses: 320
      Number of mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Number of jennetts: -
      Value of jennetts: -
      Number of cattle: 12
      Value of cattle over $50 worth: 50
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      Retail stores: -
      Amount of other estate not specified over $300 worth: -
      Total amount of estate: $3,310
    Tax List 1840  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 170 acres of land on Cedar Creek water course in LIncoln County, valued at 225; salves valued at 1100; 8 horses valued at 280; 11 cattle; 4 children b/w 7-17; total value $3,470 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1840
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      170 acres of land
      (county not specified - could be Lincoln)
      Cedar Creek water course
      Value of tract: 225
      Town lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years of age:
      Total slaves: (did not capture in image)
      Value of slaves: $1,100
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of jennies: -
      Cattle: 11
      Value of cattle over $50: 50
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 & 17: 4
      Value under equalization law: -
      Total Value: $3,470
    Residence 1840  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglas enumerated on census with 2 males under the age of 5, 1 age 5-10, 2 age 10-15, 2 age 15-20, and 1 age 40-50; 1 female age 5-10 and 1 age 30-40; 5 slaves: 1 male under10; 1 male age 10-24; 1 female under 10; 1 female 10-24, 1 female 36-55 
    • CENSUS
      1840 Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglas
      Males: 2 under the age of 5; 1 age 5 -10; 2 age 10-15; 2 age 15 - 20; 1 age 40-50
      Females: 1 age 5-10; 1 age 30-40
      Slaves (5): 1 male under the age of 10; 1 male age 10-24; 1 female under the age of 10; 1 female age 10-24; 1 female age 36-55
    Federal Census:  1840
    Federal Census: 1840
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Samuel Douglass
    Slaves 1840  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Douglass listed as owner of 5 slaves: 1 male under 10; 1 male age 10-24; 1 female under 10; 1 female 10-24, 1 female 36-55
    Property Mar 1840  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    purchased 69 acres of land on Dick's River at a commissioner's sale held sometime b/w 1835 & 1839; land formerly belonged to Lewis Hutchison, now deceased. Paid 1000. Court ratified sale March 2/3, 1840. Mentioned in description: Sampson; Kings line 
    • Heirs of Lewis Hutchison, deceased, to Samuel Douglass
      Commissioner's Sale
      William Hutchison, guardian for seven heirs of Lewis Hutchison, deceased, filed suit in Lincoln County against two other heirs of Lewis Hutchison. At the February term of the Lincoln County court 1835, the court ordered the tracts of land mentioned in the petition sold. Thomas Helm and William Hutchison were appointed commissioners to make the sale.
      Samuel was the highest bidder for a 69-acre tract of land lying in Lincoln County on Dicks River; he paid $1 .. 1.54 for the land.
      Sale ratified at September term of court 1839; indenture dated 2 or 3 March 1840.
      The land description mentions "Sampson," "Elen Sampson," and "Kings line." It appears the land was directly on the Dick's River, as the description and survey of the land mentioned proceeding to an "elm on the bank of Dicks river just below ford of said river above Taylor's old mill on the east side of the river," and then proceeding "to a stake at the mouth of a branch then up the branch ...." There is one other name mentioned, beginning with an "F," but the writing is difficult to make out.
      Lincoln County Deed Book Q, Page 172
    Tax List 1841  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Dougass appears on tax rolls with 170 acres of land on Dix River water course, valued at 2210; 1 slave over 16; 4 total slaves valued at 1200; 7 horses valued at 210; 15 cattle; 4 children b/w 7-17; total value $3,690 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1841
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      170 acres of land
      Lincoln County
      Dix River water course
      Value of tract: 2210
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: 4
      Value of Slaves: 1200
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 210
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: 15
      Value of cattle over $50: 70
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 4
      Value under Equalization law: -
      Total Value: $3,690
    Tax List 1842  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 160 acres of land on Dix River watercourse, valued at 1600; 1 slave over 16; ?3 total slaves valued at 950; 8 horses valued at 160; 10 cattle; 4 children b/w 7-17; total value $2,730 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1842
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      160 acres of land
      Lincoln county
      Dix River watercourse
      Value of tract: 1600
      Town Lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: (can't read - maybe three)
      Value of Slaves: 950
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 160
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: 10
      Value of cattle over $50: 20
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 4
      Value under Equalization law: -
      Total Value: $2,730
    Individual Note 20 Jan 1842 
    on this date, Samuel executed promissory note, promising to pay SO Middleton 234.25, twelve months from date; did not pay; note assigned to T. Chandler; see Circuit Court case in 1843 
    Samuel Douglass
Promissory Note
    Samuel Douglass Promissory Note
    January 1842
    Tax List 1843  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 170 acres of land on Dix River water course, valued at 1360; 1 slave over 16, 3 total slaves valued at 1000; 8 horses valued at 240; 4 children between 7&17; total value $2,600 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1843
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      170 acres of land
      Lincoln county
      Dix River watercourse
      Value of tract: 1360
      Town Lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: 3
      Value of Slaves: 1000
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 240
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 4
      Value under Equalization law: -
      Total Value: $2,600
    Legal Action 11 Aug 1843  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Timothy Chandler, assignee of Samuel O. Middleton, filed suit against SMD; 24 Jan 1842 SMD promised to pay SOM 234.25; note assigned to TC; amt unpaid; request judgment for debt, damages, costs
     
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Legal Action 21 Aug 1843  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chandler v. Douglass: summons served on Samuel; directed to appear in Stanford, at first day of next September term of Lincoln Circuit Court, to answer petition filed by Timothy Chandler, for nonpayment of 234.25 debt 
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Legal Action 18 Sept 1843  Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chandler v. Douglass: cause called; Samuel did not appear; held in default; judgment entered in favor of Chandler and against Douglass for 234.25 + interest, as amount due and owing on promissory note 
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
Promissory Note
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
Chandler v. Douglass
    Tax List 1844  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 100 acres of land on Dix River water course, valued at 1100; 1 slave over 16, 2 total slaves valued at 300; 6 horses valued at 135; 5 children between 7&17; total value $1,535 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1844
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      100 acres of land
      Lincoln county
      Dix River watercourse
      Value of tract: 1100
      Town Lots: -
      Value of each lot: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 1
      Total slaves: 2
      Value of Slaves: 300
      Horses and mares: 6
      Value of horses and mares: 135
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 5
      Value under Equalization law: -
      Total Value: $1,535
    Tax List 1845  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 100 acres of land on Dix River water course valued at 1000; 1 slave over 16, 5 total slaves valued at 1050; horses valued at 175; 4 children between 7&17; total value $2,225 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1845
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      100 acres of land
      Lincoln County
      Dix River water course
      Value of tract: 1000
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 2
      Total slaves: 5
      Value of Slaves: 1050
      Horses and mares: ? (can't read)
      Value of horses and mares: 175
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 4
      Value under Equalization law: -
      Total Value: $2,225
    Individual Note 14 Sep 1845 
    death of son Stephen Sampson Douglass, who was about 2 years old at the time 
    Stephen S. Douglass
    Stephen S. Douglass
    at Gilbert's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Tax List 1846  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 100 acres of land on Dix River water course valued at 1000; 12 slaves over 16, 6 total slaves valued at 1250; 9 horses valued at 225; 5 children between 7&17; total valued $2,685 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1846
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      100 acres of land
      Lincoln County
      Dix River water course
      Value of tract: 1000
      Town lots: -
      Value of town lots: -
      White males over 21 years of age: 1
      Slaves over 16 years: 2
      Total slaves: 6
      Value of Slaves: 1250
      Horses and mares: 9
      Value of horses and mares: 225
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: -
      Value of cattle over $50: -
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Carriages: -
      Value of carriages: -
      Studs, jacks, and bulls: -
      Rates per season: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 7 and 17 years old: 5
      Value under Equalization law: 210
      Total Value: $2,685
    Individual Note 18 Mar 1846 
    death of son John W. Douglass, who was 24 years old 
    John W. Douglass
    John W. Douglass
    at Gilbert's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Individual Note 25 Nov 1846 
    death of son Bowlin W. Douglass, who was 1 year and 1 month old at the time of his death 
    Bowlin Douglass
    Bowlin Douglass
    at Gilbert's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Tax List 1847  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with 100 acres of land on Buck Creek water course valued at 1000, 2 slaves over 16, 7 total slaves valued at 1600; 8 horses valued at 200; some cattle; total value $2,854 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1847
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      100 acres of land
      Lincoln County
      Buck Creek water course
      Value of tract: 1000
      White males over 21: 1
      Slaves over 16: 2
      Total slaves: 7
      Value of slaves: 1600
      Horses and mares: 8
      Value of horses and mares: 200
      Appears to be some cattle, valued at 4
      Children: 1
      Value of other things: 50
      Total Value: $2,854
    Property 6 Dec 1847  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sale of land; 39 3/4 acres, 40 acres, 4 acres, ? acres, on waters of Dicks River and Taylor's Branch 
    • As shown by his sale of land on December 6, 1847, at some point Samuel had purchased a tract of land from Anthony Cook, and a tract of land from Josiah Holtzclaw.

      The tract of land purchased from Anthony Cook consisted of about 4 acres, and was located in Lincoln County. Samuel paid $30.75 for the land.
      The land description mentioned a line that divides Cook and Douglass, and 'old line' that divided Cook and Douglass, and 'the mouth of Douglass lane.' According to the land description, and the map included included in the indenture, this parcel of land was triangular in shape, and was a part of the land on which Cook lived, and was apparently located on the boundary line between Anthony and Samuel, as they are the only two mentioned in the land description.
      Lincoln County Deed Book U; page 20

      The description for the tract of land purchased from Josiah Holtzclaw mentions west side of Taylor's Branch, corner to Walden and Douglas, Holtzclaw's line, up the branch or creek with its meanders, and Taylor's line. No acreage is given. Land appears to be on Taylor's Branch waterway.

      SALE OF LAND
      6 December 1847
      Samuel Douglass and Sophia Douglass his wife, of Lincoln County, Kentucky to David M. Stephenson of Lincoln County
      Four tracts or parcels of land lying in Lincoln County on the waters of Dick's River
      $1150
      Two of the tracts of land are those Samuel purchased from Lewis Hutchison in 1827 and 1834 (39 3/4 acres and 40 acres)
      The third tract of land was a tract Samuel had purchased from Anthony Cook, containing 4 acres
      The fourth tract of land was a tract Samuel had purchased from Josiah Holtzclaw. No acreage given.
      The indenture mentions that Samuel will, upon request, procure deeds from Cook and Holtzclaw for the land purchased by Samuel from Cook and Holtzclaw
      Lincoln County Deed Book T; Page 314

      May 1848
      Samuel, indeed, got deeds from Cook and Holtzclaw
      Lincoln County Deed Book U - 19
      Jesiah Holtzclaw to Samuel Douglass
      small tract of land in Lincoln County, on the east side of Taylor's Branch
      $8 per acre
      no total acreage given
      Names mentioned: east bank of Taylor's branch; where the dividing line that divides Holtzclaws and the widow Taylors crosses the branch; Holtzclaws line; Willis Waldens and Samuel Douglass corner; Duncan's hole

      Lincoln County Deed Book U-20
      Anthony Cook to Samuel Douglass
      Samuel paid $30.75
    Tax List 1848  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml M. Douglass appears on rolls as white male over the age of 21, with 6 slaves, 2 of whom over the age of 16, all valued at 1375; 7 horses valued at 175; 1000 under eq. law; total 2550 
    Individual Note Apr 1848  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    death of father-in-law John Walden  
    John and Elizabeth Walden Tombstones
    John and Elizabeth Walden Tombstones
    Tax List 1849  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass appears on tax rolls with no land listed; 8 slaves, 3 of whom were over 16; slaves valued at 2000; 7 horses valued at 280, 10 cattle, 3 children between 6&16; total value $3,200 
    • TAX ROLLS: 1849
      Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass
      No land; no town lots
      White male over the age of 21: 1
      Slaves over 16: 3
      Total slaves: 8
      Value of slaves: 2000
      Horses and mares: 7
      Value of horses and mares: 280
      Mules: -
      Value of mules: -
      Jennies: -
      Value of Jennies: -
      Cattle: 10
      Value of cattle over $50: 35
      Stores: -
      Value of stores: -
      Pleasure carriages: -
      Buggies: -
      Pianos: -
      Gold spectacles: -
      Gold watches: -
      Studs, jacks, bulls:
      Rates per season: -
      Silver lever watches: -
      Tavern license: -
      Children between 6 and 16: 3
      Free white persons who are blind: -
      Free white persons who are deaf and dumb: -
      Value under Equalization law: 885
      Total Value: $3,200
    Individual Note 31 Oct 1849 
    Saml Douglass and Sophia Douglass acknowledged receipt of $20 from executors of John Walden; said sum being part of a legacy coming to them as devised by will of John Walden 
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    October 31, 1849
    Samuel and Sophia Douglass
    Tax Rolls 1850  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed w/ 1 voter; 1 white male over age of 21; 8 slaves, 3 of whom over age of 16, all valued at 2150; 6 horses valued at 280; 18 cattle; 1 buggy; 3 kids b/w 5-16; total valuation 2500 
    Residence 1850  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml Douglass, 52 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; he was a farmer, with real estate valued at 3000; Sophia, Nathan, William, James, Elizabeth, Sam P, George, Louis, Alfred in home. 10 slaves 
    • CENSUS
      1850 District 2, Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Saml Douglass, 52 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer. Value of real estate: 3000
      Sophia Douglass, 49 years old, born in Kentucky
      Nathan Douglass, 26 years old, born in Kentucky. ?Plasterer/planter
      William Douglass, 22 years old, born in Kentucky. Overseer
      James Douglass, 20 years old, born in Kentucky
      Elizabeth Douglass, 17 years old, born in Kentucky
      Sam P. Douglass, 16 years old, born in Kentucky
      George Douglass, 14 years old, born in Kentucky
      Lois Douglass, 12 years old, born in Kentucky
      Alfred Douglass, 11 years old, born in Kentucky
    Federal Census:  1850
    Federal Census: 1850
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Samuel M. Douglass
    Occupation 1850 
    Farmer 
    Slaves 1850 
    Owner of 10 slaves: Female, 55 years old; Male, 45 years old; Female, 29 years old; Female 12 years old; Male, 10 years old; Male, 8 years old; Female, 7 years old; Male, 6 years old; Male 2 years old; male 1 year old 
    • 1850 Slave Schedule
      District 1 Lincoln County, Kentucky

      Samuel Douglass. 10 slaves.
      Female, 55 years old; Male, 45 years old; Female, 29 years old (fugitive from state); Female 12 years old; Male, 10 years old; Male, 8 years old; Female, 7 years old; Male, 6 years old (fugitive from state); Male 2 years old (fugitive from state); Male, 1 year old (fugitive from state).
    1850 U.S. Slave Schedule
    1850 U.S. Slave Schedule
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Samuel M. Douglass
    Tax Rolls 1851  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel M. Douglass listed on rolls with 1 qualified voter; white male over age of 21; 8 slaves, two of whom over 16, all valued at 2400; 7 horses valued at 245; 9 cattle valued at 30; 1 buggy; 3 kids b/w 5 & 16; total value 2675 
    Individual Note 1 Jul 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 
    • settlement for John Walden estate shows $95.00 payment to Sophia Douglass
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1851
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1851
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Will Book M Page 359
    Individual Note Sep 1851 
    Purchased items at John Walden's estate sale 
    • Sam. Douglass purchased the following items at John Walden's estate sale (#1): cow and calf ($9.00);
      Sale Bill #1 produced to Garrard County Court, September, 1851


      Samuel Douglass purchased the following items at John Walden's estate sale (#2): One lot of brumphry ($3.25); one lot of chains ($1.20); one red spotted cow ($4.00); two shovel plows (.70); one comfortor ($1.75); bed quilt (.75); bed quilt ($1.75); tablecloth ($1.25); two dishes ($1.31); bottle of turpentine (.62); cream spoon ($2.05); milk pan (.45); table (.50); counterpin ($1.00)
      Sale Bill #2 produced to Garrard County Court, September, 1851.
    John Walden Sale Bill 1 c
    John Walden Sale Bill 1 a
    Tax Rolls 1852  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Duglass on rolls as white male over age of 21; 8 slaves, 2 of whom over age of 16, all valued at 2400; 8 horses valued at 320; 10 cattle at 50; buggy; 3 kids b/w 5-16; 30 hogs; total 2820; listed successively w/ Toliver Duglass and Jobe Duglass 
    Individual Note 18 Feb 1852 
    Samuel Douglass acknowledged receipt, for Sophia, of $20 from Atterson L Walden, executor of John Walden; said amount being a portion of his legacy coming to him by the will of John Walden 
    John Walden Estate Distribution
SM Douglass
    John Walden Estate Distribution SM Douglass
    February 1852
    Individual Note 9 Aug 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 
    • shows 1/9 share = $117.97; distribution to all nine children, including Sophia
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 1852a
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 1852b
    Individual Note 9 Nov 1852 
    John Walden Executor's Settlement 
    • Samuel and Sophia Douglass acknowledged receiving $320 from Atterson L. Walden, executor of John Walden, deceased; said sum coming to them by the will of John Walden
    John Walden Estate Distribution
SM Douglass
    John Walden Executor's Settlement
November 1852
    Individual Note 9 Nov 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the executors settlement for John Walden estate, made this day, notes payment of 75 to Samuel from estate, for keeping 'old negro' 
    John Walden Executor's Settlement
November 1852
    John Walden Executor's Settlement November 1852
    Garrard County, Kentucky Will Book N Page 34
    Tax Rolls 1853  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml Douglass listed as white male over age of 21; 115 acres on Davis Creek water course valued at 2900; 7 slaves, 2 of whom over age of 16, all valued at 7000; 8 horses valued at 320; 8 cattle at 40; 24 hogs; 3 kids b/w6-18; g/s watch 35; total 6260 
    Individual Note 5 Jan 1853  [9
    Samuel promised to pay JW Daws and JA Stephenson $812.50 + 6% interest from date on January 1, 1857, for land; amount unpaid, resulting in lawsuit in 1858 
    Samuel Douglass
Daws and Stephenson Note
    Samuel Douglass Daws and Stephenson Note
    Lincoln Circuit Court Case 12894
    Tax Rolls 1854  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sam Douglass listed as white male over age of 21, with 105 acres in Lincoln County on Dix River water course, valued at 2625; 8 slaves, 2 of whom over age of 16, all valued at 3000; 9 horses valued at 450; 10 cattle at 75; 40 hogs over 6 months; total 6150; buggy/carriage valued at 40; g/s plate valued at 20; total valuation of 60 at higher tax rate 
    Individual Note May 1854 
    Samuel's father, Nathan, died in May of 1854. 
    Nathan Douglass
    Nathan Douglass
    at Perryville Cemetery
    Individual Note 15 Sep 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass Estate Sale 
    • Samuel purchased items totaling $152.35. This amount was deducted from the distribution made in May of 1856.
    Tax Rolls 1855  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Saml Douglass listed as white male over age of 21; 67 acres on Davis Cr water course valued at 1675; 10 slaves, 4 of whom over 16, all valued at 3350; 10 horses at 500; 5 cattle at 80; 2 kids b/w 6-18; total value 5605; buggy 25, g/s watch 5 g/s pl 30 
    Individual Note 20 Feb 1855 
    Samuel and Sophia Douglass acknowledged receipt of $400 from AL Walden, executor of John Walden; said sum being part of legacy coming to them by will of John Walden 
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    February 20, 1855
    Samuel and Sophia Douglass
    Property 7 Apr 1855  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Household Items to Daughter Elizabeth 
    • Samuel Douglasss, in consideration of natural affection for Elizabeth, and $1, conveyed to Elizabeth bureau, small table, carpet, 6 chairs, sugar chest, desk, 2 feather beds, bedsteads, coverings, blankets, quilts, stove & pipe, large press and one lot daguerrean apparatus; to Elizabeth for life, then to her children equally; items not subject to any liabilities of Jack King
    Samuel Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
    Individual Note Jun 1855  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed as father or owner of a male child named Bedford, born in Lincoln County; mother Harriet; Bedford listed as being black 
    • Lincoln County, Kentucky Birth Register
      Date of Birth: June 1855
      Male named Bedford
      born in Lincoln County, Kentucky
      Samuel Douglass listed as father or owner of the child
      Harriet listed as the mother
      Child listed as being black (as opposed to mulatto)
      Resident of parent: Lincoln
    Individual Note 21 Dec 1855  [10
    by note this date, Samuel and JB Douglass promised to pay Boyle & Rout $200 twelve months after date. Note went unpaid, and resulted in lawsuits, in 1859 & 1861 
    Tax Rolls 1856  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed as white male over age of 21; 150 acres in Lincoln Co on Blanks Cr water course, valued at 3150; 9 slaves, 2 of whom over age of 16, all valued at 3600; 6 horses valued at 350; 5 cattle at 75; 1 kid b/w 6-18; 10 hogs over 6 months old; total value 7175, plus buggy at 175; g/s watch valued at 5; g/s plate valued at 30 
    Individual Note 26 Jan 1856 
    John Walden Estate Distribution 
    • Samuel and Sophia Douglass acknowledged receipt of $200 from AL Walden, executor of John Walden; said sum being part of legacy coming to them by the will of John Walden
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    January 26, 1856
    Samuel and Sophia Douglass
    Individual Note 12 Feb 1856  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    death of son Lewis, who was 17 years old 
    Lewis Hiram Douglass
    Lewis Hiram Douglass
    at Gilbert's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Individual Note 9 Apr 1856  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed as father or owner of a male child named Peter, born in Lincoln County to mother Harriet; Peter listed as being black 
    • Lincoln County, Kentucky Birth Register
      Date of Birth: April 9, 1856
      Male named Peter
      born in Lincoln County, Kentucky
      Samuel Douglass listed as father or owner of the child
      Harriet listed as the mother
      Child listed as being black
      Resident of parent: Lincoln
    Individual Note May 1856  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass Estate: First Settlement 
    • The first settlement of Nathan's estate was made in May of 1856 - at which time the executor divided the proceeds of the estate sale equally between Samuel, his brother William, his sister Polly, and his mother Nelly, all according to the terms of Nathan's will. Each of the four shares amounted to the sum of $270.65. Samuel received $30.00 of this amount in November of 1855. After accounting for his note from the estate sale, and then adding interest, Samuel received a balance of $76.44 at the May 1856 settlement.
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement b
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement c
    Nathan Douglass 1856 Settlement d
    Nathan Douglass
Settlement
    Tax Rolls 1857  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed as white male over age of 21 with 105 acres in Lincoln Co on Dix River water course, valued at 3150; 10 slaves, 2 of whom over age of 16, all valued at 3000; 5 horses valued at 250; 3 cattle at 30; total valuation 6430; 1 kid b/w 6-18; buggy/carriage valued at 150; g/s watch at 4; g/s plate at 30, for 185 value taxed at higher tax rate; listed successively with James Douglass 
    Individual Note 1 Jan 1857 
    John Walden Estate Distribution 
    • Samuel and Sophia Walden acknowledged receiving $200 from Willis Walden, executor of John Walden, deceased; said sum being part of the money coming to them via will of John Walden
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    John Walden Estate Distribution
    January 1, 1857
    Samuel and Sophia Dougass
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1857 
    John Walden Executors Settlement  
    • Saml and Sophia Douglass acknowledged receipt of $56.90 from Willis Walden, executor of John Walden; said sum being final settlement as directed by court, same date
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1857
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1857
    Walden Distribution
SM and Sophia Douglass
    Property 25 Dec 1857  Lincoln County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • As shown by a later lawsuit, Samuel purchased 184 acres if land in Lincoln County, on Cedar Creek, from J.M. Higgins on December 23, 1857.
      Names in land description: Word, Clark, E. Pennington, Solomon Whitley, James McAlister, Taylor, C.C. Carson.

      Unknown down payment; Samuel executed promissory note for $1,450 as second payment, due 25 Dec 1858:

      "Twelve months after date I promise to pay J.M. Higgins Fourteen hundred and fifty dollars, it being the second payment on the land purchased of him this 25 day of Dec 1857."
      signed by Samuel Douglass
      attest: TP Givens

      Samuel apparently did not pay the amount due, and J.M. Higgins filed suit in February of 1859, to enforce the promissory note.

    Promissory Note
Samuel Douglass
    Promissory Note Samuel Douglass
    promise to pay JM Higgins
    Tax Rolls 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    rolls are blurred - can not read D names 
    Individual Note 12 Jan 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Stephenson v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: James Stephenson sued Samuel for amount due and owing on promissory note dated 5 Jan 1853, wherein SD promised to pay GW Daws & JA Stephenson $812.50 + interest on1 Jan 1857, for land
    Individual Note 16 Jan 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Stephenson v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: in case of James Stephenson v. Samuel Douglass, for amounts due on promissory note, Samuel served this day, summoned to appear on the first day of the next March term of Lincoln Circuit court; summons executed in person by E Caldwell, Sheriff Lincoln Count
    Individual Note Mar 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Stephenson v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: judgment entered in favor of Stephenson, in action by Stephenson against Samuel Douglass to collect amount due and owing on promissory note
    Property 11 Mar 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased 66 acres on waters of Dix River from John and Malinda Dawes, & James A. Stephenson. Names in land description: Robinson, Baughman, Mrs. Owsley, W.G. Logan 
    • PURCHASE OF LAND
      11 March 1858
      John W. Dawes and Malinda his wife and James A. Stepheson to Samuel Douglass
      66 acres on waters of Dix River
      $25 per acres
      Names Mentioned: Robinson's line; corner to Baughmans and Robinson; Baughmans line; Baughmans pasture; Mrs. Owsley's line; crossing the creek; Logan's line; WG Logan's corner
      Lincoln County Kentucky Deed Book 1; Page 462
    Individual Note 21 Apr 1858 
    Peyton Walden Estate 
    • J.C. Browning, administrator of Peyton's estate, paid Samuel and Sophia Douglass the sum of $2,032 as part of Sophia's distributive share of her brother Peyton's estate
    Distribution from Peyton Walden Estate
    Distribution from Peyton Walden Estate
    Thomas County, Georgia
    K-280
    Individual Note 2 Sept 1858  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • Final settlement
      continuation of the 1857 settlement - distribution rest of money
      $11,987.16 in hands of executors
      $3 fee paid
      leaving $11,984.16 for distribution
      1/9 share = $1,331.56
      distribution made to 9 kids; notes Peyton is deceased
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1858
    John Walden Executors Settlement 1858
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Will Book O Page 320
    Individual Note 8 Sep 1858  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attorney in Fact 
    • Samuel and Sophia Douglass appointed James B. Douglass as their attorney in fact to collect and receive their portion of the estate of Peyton Walden
    Douglass Power of Attorney
    Douglass Power of Attorney
    Thomas County, Georgia
    Tax Rolls 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax rolls with 1?5 acres of land on Cedar Creek valued at 3700; 1 white male over the age of 21; 12 slaves, 3 of whom over the age of 16, all valued at 6,000; 3 horses valued at 300; 2 mules valued at 175; 9 cattle valued at 100; 2 hogs over 6 months old; 15 pounds hemp; 16 tons hay; 1000 bushels of wheat; 100 bushels of barley; total value 10,275; carriages valued at 100, g/s watches at 5 ; g/s plate at 50 
    Individual Note 28 Feb 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Higgins v. Douglass 
    • J.M. Higgins filed suit against Samuel Douglass in the Lincoln Circuit Court, in February of 1859, to enforce payment of a promissory note exectued by Samuel in December of 1857, in connection with his purchase of land from Mr. Higgins.

      Petition
      Lincoln Circuit Court
      Jacob M. Higgins, plaintiff
      v.
      Saml M. Douglass, Deft
      The plaintiff Jacob M. Higgins states that the defendant Saml M. Douglass by his promissory note dated the 25th day of Dec 1857 agreed to pay the plff the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty dollars ($1,450.00) twelve months thereafter, which said note is herewith filed as part hereof
      No part of said debt has ever been paid. Wherefor he prays judgment for his said debt, interest and cost and for general and special relief.
      JM Higgins
      By MH Owsley his atty

      The petition was filed on February 28 in the Lincoln Circuit Court. The court issued a summons on this same date.

      Summons
      Commonwealth of Kentucky
      To the Sheriff of Lincoln County, Greeting:
      You are hereby commanded to summon Samuel M. Douglass to answer on the first day of the next March term of Lincoln Circuit Court, a petition filed against him in said Court by Jacob M. Higgins and warn him that upon his failure to answer, the petition will be taken for confessed, or he will be proceeded against for contempt; and you will make due return of this summons on the first day of the next term of said Court
      Witness GH McKinney, Clerk of said Court, this 28 day of February 1859

      The summons and petition were served on Samuel Douglass on February 28, 1859
      According to the court file, judgment was entered at the March term of court (do not have a copy of the judgment)

      From later land records, we learn that judgment was entered in favor of Jacob Higgins; the court ordered the land sold; a Commissioner's sale was held and Sophia was the highest bidder. She paid $3,720.00. See land transaction from October of 1860.
      Lincoln County Kentucky Deed Book 2-114
    JM Higgins v SM Douglass Petition
    JM Higgins v SM Douglass
Summons
    Individual Note 28 Feb 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Higgins v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court; in case of Jacob Higgins v. Samuel, for amount due and owing on promissory note (see 1857), Lincoln County Sheriff served Samuel with summons to appear on the first day of the next March term of the Lincoln Circuit Court
    JM Higgins v SM Douglass
Summons
    JM Higgins v SM Douglass
Summons
    Individual Note Mar 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Higgins v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: judgment entered in case of Jacob Higgins vs. Samuel, for amount due and owning on promissory note
    JM Higgins v SM Douglass
Judgment
    JM Higgins v SM Douglass Judgment
    Individual Note 7 Apr 1859 
    Samuel and Sophia Douglass acknowledged receipt from AL Walden, one of the executors of John Walden, deceased, of one eighth part of $969.52 that was going to Peyton Walden by the will of John Walden, deceased, the one eighth part being $121.19 
    John Walden Estate
    John Walden Estate
    April 7, 1859
    Samuel Sophia Douglass
    Individual Note 1 Aug 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed in poll books for Crab Orchard District. He cast his vote for Opposition Party candidates Joshua Bell (Governor) and Wm. C. Anderson (US Congressman) 
    • 1859 ELECTION
      Lincoln County, Kentucky
      Crab Orchard District
      Samuel Douglass appears in the Crab Orchard District poll book for the election held on August 1, 1859. He voted for the following candidates:
      Govenor: Joshua Bell (running against Beriah Magoffin)
      Lt. Governor: Alfred Allen
      Attorney General: James Harlan
      Auditor: Thomas Page
      Reg. of Land Office: John Herndon
      Pres. Board of Int'l Impvt: DR Haggard
      Sup. of Public Instru’n: WF Evans
      State Treasurer: Daughtery White
      Rep. to Congress (Fourth Congressional District of Kentucky): WC Anderson
      State Legislature: G. Lackey

      I have not checked the other candidates, but Bell and Anderson were Opposition Party candidates.
      James Chrisman, the Democratic candidate for US Congress, contested the election of William C. Anderson as U.S. congressman. The matter went all the way to the United States Congress. Anderson ultimately prevailed, and served from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1861.

      Serial Set Vol. NO. 1061
      H.Misc.Doc.3
      36th Congress, 1st Session
      Kentucky contested election. Memorial of James S. Chrisman, contesting the election of William C. Anderson, of the Fourth Congressional District of Kentucky. February 9, 1860. -- Referred to the Committee on Elections, and ordered to be printed.
    Individual Note 25 Aug 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Boyle & Rout v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: Boyle & Rout:plaintiffs filed suit on unpaid promissory note dated December 21, 1855, wherein Samuel and JB Douglass promised to pay plaintiffs $200 one year from note date; judgment for plaintiffs; judgment not satisfied at time of Samuel's death; thus new suit 1861
    Individual Note 26 Aug 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Boyle & Rout v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: Boyle & Rout: Samuel served in case, summoned to appear on first day of next September term of Lincoln Circuit court
    Individual Note 16 Sep 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boyle & Rout v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: Boyle & Rout: Samuel, though duly summoned, failed to appear; judgment entered in favor of plaintiffs and against Samuel, for $200 + interest; on plaintiffs' motion, case dismissed without prejudice against JBDouglass
    Individual Note 27 Sep 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Boyle & Rout v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: Boyle & Rout: execution on September 16, 1859 judgment; sheriff of Lincoln County levied one bay horse colt; but turned out colt was stolen; no other property found at the time to satisfy judgment
    Individual Note 21 Dec 1859  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Boyle & Rout v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: Boyle & Rout:second attempt at execution on September 16, 1859 judgment in favor of B&R, for $200; sheriff Caldwell return, dated 23 January 1860, stated no property found to satisfy the judgment; this matter still pending at SMD's death
    Tax Rolls 1860  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel Douglass listed on tax rolls; no property listed; just noted to be a male over the age of 21; no value for taxing; all property listed under Sophia's name 
    Died 3 Apr 1860  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    • Samuel was killed at his grist mill by a slave
    • Louisville Daily Journal
      April 23, 1860:
      Shocking Murder - On Tuesday morning last Mr. Samuel Douglass, of Lincoln county, was found dead in his mill, three miles from Crab Orchard, near the turnpike leading from Stanford. A negro man of Mr. D.'s has been charged with the murder and arrested.
    • The Kentucky Statesman
      May 1, 1860
      SHOCKING MURDER - We learn from the Danville Tribune that on Tuesday night last, Mr. Samuel Douglas, of Lincoln county, was found dead in his mill, three miles from Crab Orchard, near the turnpike leading from Stanford. He had left his house, on that evening, for the purpose of attending to his mill, which was running, and a short time afterwards the attention of the family was attracted by they noise made by the mill, as if the grain had exhausted. On going to the mill they found Mr. Douglas lying upon the floor, dead, his head much bruised as if by blows from a club. A negro man of Mr. D.'s had been arrested, charged with the murder.
    • The Cincinnati Daily Press
      April 29, 1860
      Samuel Douglass, of Lincoln County, Ky., was found dead recently with his skull fractured, near Danville. One of his slaves has been arrested on suspicion.
    • The U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule Index Record lists Samuel M. Douglass, 63 years old, died April 1860, Lincoln County, farmer. Cause of death - murdered.
    • Family stories hold that the slave was hung.
    Samuel Douglass Murder
    Samuel Douglass Murder
    Mortality Index 1860
    Individual Note 11 Feb 1861  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Boyle & Rout v. Douglass 
    • Lincoln Circuit Court: Boyle & Rout filed petition on unpaid promissory note, dated Dec. 21, 1855, whereby JB & Sml Douglass agreed to pay plaintiffs $200 twelve months from date; J for plaintiffs in 1859, but unpaid at time of Saml's death, thus new suit b/c Sophia refused to pay
    Individual Note Sept 1863  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Douglass Estate Settlement 
    • Final settlement of Nathan Douglass' estate was made in September of 1863. This settlement divided the proceeds from the sale of Nathan's slaves and land. Each of Nathan's children - William, Samuel, Polly, and Rebecca - were to get an equal share; each share amounted to $4,345.89. Of this amount, the executors advanced Samuel $300, at some unspecified date. The settlement records note that J.A. Burton - a businessman in Perryville - bought out Samuel's share and interest in the estate. J.A. also bought out Polly's share in the estate. We do not know when this occurred. However, J.A. began receiving money from the estate as early as September of 1859. He then acknowledged receipt of additional money on eight more occasions between May of 1860 and September of 1863. Samuel, or his heirs, after receiving the advancement of $300, never again acknowledged receipt of money from the estate.
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Nathan Douglass 1863 Settlement
    Slaves BEDFORD born June 1855 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; mother HARRIET 
    Slaves PETER: born April 1856 in Lincoln County, Kentucky; mother HARRIET 
    Buried Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gilbert's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Also buried there are sons John, Lewis, Stephen, and Bowlin. The Douglass stones are all in a row.

      Visited in 2017 - Samuel's stone was no longer upright.
    • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7011766
    Samuel M. Douglass
    Douglass Stones
    Samuel and Lewis Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
    Samuel Douglass
    Person ID I116  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Nathan Douglass,   b. 26 Mar 1771, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1854  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor Dunn,   b. CA 1776, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1859  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 31 May 1796  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • consent given this day by William and Mary Dunn for their daughter Nelley to marry Nathan Douglass; James Crawford, Clement Hill Witnesses; bond this date, Nathan Douglass and Wm. Dunn Jr bound
    Eleanor Dunn Marriage Consent
    Nathan Douglass Marriage Bond
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophia Adeline Walden,   b. 1801, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1877, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1821  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17
    • Married by the Baptist minister, Absalom Quinn
    • Anthony Cook surety on marriage bond; he also witnessed John Walden's consent
    John Walden Consent for Sophia's Marriage
    Samuel Douglass - Sophia Walden Marriage
    Children 
     1. John W. Douglass,   b. 27 Oct 1821,   d. 18 Mar 1846  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Nathaniel Toliaferro Douglass,   b. circa 1824, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1898, Maywood, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [Birth]
    +3. William A. Douglass,   b. Abt 1828, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1889, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Elizabeth Pitts Douglass,   b. 13 Dec 1828, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1916, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +5. James Barnes Douglass,   b. 30 Oct 1829, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1904, Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Samuel Peyton Douglass,   b. Jul 1835, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1898, Maywood, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
     7. George Thomas Douglass,   b. Aug 1836, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1904, Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)  [Birth]
     8. Lewis Hiram Douglass,   b. 21 Jul 1838, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1856, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +9. Alexander Campbell Douglass,   b. 7 Aug 1840, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1923, Duck Creek, Stoddard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     10. Stephen Sampson Douglass,   b. Jun 1843,   d. 14 Sep 1845  (Age ~ 2 years)  [Birth]
     11. Bowlin W. Douglass,   b. 13 Oct 1845,   d. 25 Nov 1846  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Samuel M. Douglass Mill Stone
    Samuel M. Douglass Mill Stone
    at his land on Cedar Creek, Lincoln County, Kentucky

    Documents


  • Sources 
    1. [S3785] Will Abstracts Will Book I Boyle County Kentucky, 152.

    2. [S3777] Family Stories.
      from Dave Stuart, hold that Samuel's middle name was Milton

    3. [S3784] Will.
      for Nathan Douglass, 1854, naming son Samuel M.

    4. [S3707] Census.
      1850 Lincoln County, Kentucky; listing Samuel as born in Kentucky

    5. [S3775] Cemetery Records of Garrard County 1792 - 1996, 55.
      survey of Gilberts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, noting birth year of 1797

    6. [S3710] Marriage Bond.
      for Samuel P. Douglass, noting his father's birthplace in Garrard County

    7. [S3719] Tombstone.
      inscribed with birth date

    8. [S4048] Lincoln Circuit Court Ordinary Case Files, Case 8413.

    9. [S4048] Lincoln Circuit Court Ordinary Case Files, Case 12894.

    10. [S4048] Lincoln Circuit Court Ordinary Case Files, Cases 13901, 13209, 13754.

    11. [S4048] Lincoln Circuit Court Ordinary Case Files, Case 13050.

    12. [S4048] Lincoln Circuit Court Ordinary Case Files, Cases 13901, 19209, 13754.

    13. [S3719] Tombstone.
      inscribed with full date of death

    14. [S3775] Cemetery Records of Garrard County 1792 - 1996, 55.
      survey of Gilberts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, noting death year of 1860

    15. [S3755] General Index to Marriages Garrard County Kentucky.
      listing marriage of Sohpira Walden to Samuel Douglas in 1821. Record in Box 6, bond 1557 (or 1357)

    16. [S3754] Garrard County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1797 - 1853, 30.

    17. [S3710] Marriage Bond.
      dated 6 February 1821


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