Facts and Events
Robert Douglas, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Douglass, Robert - entered service 1777 in Bedford County, Virginia; born 1758 in Augusta County, Virginia; entered service there 1781; moved 1787 to Blount County, Tennessee, thence 1822 to McMinn County, Tennessee, where received Pension in 1832; query letter in file 1930 from descendant Mrs. Frederick H. Fax, New Orleans, LA; query letter in file 1923 from great grandson L.W. Bates, Chattanooga, Tennessee; query letter in file 1925 from descendant Creek F. Bates, Chattanooga, Tennessee. F-S1510, R842.
- Robert Douglass came to Virginia sometime prior to 1758 and as such is recognized as the progenitor of our Douglass family in America. He and his wife, Mary, moved to the Virginia frontier and settled in Augusta County, Virginia, where their son. Robert Douglass, Jr., was born in 1758.
- In 1787, Robert, Jr. and his young family moved from Augusta County, Virginia to the upper part of East Tennessee. This event occurred before the state of Tennessee was even formed. They settled first in Blount County, then Sevier County, and finally moving on to McMinn County, Tennessee in 1822. The Douglass’s moved down mountain valleys into this new region as the Indians moved out - - perhaps at times before.
- [Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Surnames/MMPS/Douglass/DOUGLASS%20SURNAME%20Page.htm].
- From Rootsweb:
- Name: Elizabeth R. Robertson
- Sex: F
- Birth: 6 APR 1761 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA
- Death: AUG 1838 in McMinn Co., Cogs Hill, TN
- Father: William Robertson b: 6 FEB 1719/20 in Coleraine, N. Ireland
- Mother: Letticia Kerr b: 7 JAN 1723/24 in Pennsylvania
- Marriage 1 Robert Buson Douglass b: 10 MAR 1758 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA
- Married: 28 DEC 1784 in Augusta Co., Staunton, VA
- John Douglass b: 9 MAR 1793
- William B. Douglass b: ABT. 1785
- Elizabeth Douglass b: ABT. 1786
- Mary (Polly) Douglass b: 1788
- James S. Douglass b: 9 JUN 1790 in Jefferson, Tennessee?
- William Robertson Douglass b: 24 OCT 1796 in Blount Co., Tennessee
- Lettitia Douglass b: 26 MAY 1800
- Matilda Douglass b: 9 SEP 1803
- ↑ Rootsweb - World Connect Project.