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Please see NOTES for Samuel H. Douglass, and William Moore.
Please see NOTES for Samuel H. Douglass, and William Moore.
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FROM THE FRENCH TIPTON PAPERS, vol 1, page 272 (Samuel the father of Alexander). Sam Douglas, of Scotch descent, came from Virginia to Madison County, Kentucky. Son John, born in Madison County made wooden moldboards [the wedge-shaped piece of a plow] up to 1850. Alex (Alexander), John’s brother, invented machinery for steam whiskey, and made such whiskey at the old Weddle Mill on Muddy Creek, said to be the first in the State (Kentucky). John is the father of Alfred and Allen Douglass.
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FROM THE FRENCH TIPTON PAPERS, vol 1, page 272 (Samuel the father of Alexander). Sam Douglas, of Scotch descent, came from Virginia to Madison County, Kentucky. Son John, born in Madison County made wooden moldboards [the wedge-shaped piece of a plow] up to 1850. Alex (Alexander), John’s brother, invented machinery for steam whiskey, and made such whiskey at the old Douglass/Weddle Mill on Muddy Creek, said to be the first in the State (Kentucky). John is the father of Alfred and Allen Douglass.
FROM "BACK OF THE CANE" By Fredrick Simpson. In October of 1778 Samuel and Alexander Douglass were members of a party led by James Harrod which set off down the Ohio River toward the saltworks at Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River. Before this there was no salt in Kentucky. James Harrod's mother was a Moore, and Alexander Douglass wife was Jane Moore, providing us with the possibility that their trip to Kaskaskia for salt was a family project.
FROM "BACK OF THE CANE" By Fredrick Simpson. In October of 1778 Samuel and Alexander Douglass were members of a party led by James Harrod which set off down the Ohio River toward the saltworks at Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River. Before this there was no salt in Kentucky. James Harrod's mother was a Moore, and Alexander Douglass wife was Jane Moore, providing us with the possibility that their trip to Kaskaskia for salt was a family project.
Note 2. From FRENCH TIPTON PAPERS, Vol., 1, page 272:
Note 2. From FRENCH TIPTON PAPERS, Vol., 1, page 272:
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Samuel Douglass --- of Scotch descent ---from Virginia to Madison Co., (Kentucky.) Son, John, born in Madison County, built wooden mooul[d]boards up to 1850. Alex (Alexander W.) brother of John, invented machinery for steam whiskey, and made such whiskey at the old Weddle Mill on Muddy Creek, said to be the first in State (Kentucky) John is the father of Alfred and Allen Douglass. This is the first and only reference to Samuel being Alexander's father that has been found to date.
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Samuel Douglass --- of Scotch descent ---from Virginia to Madison Co., (Kentucky.) Son, John, born in Madison County, built wooden mooul[d]boards up to 1850. Alex (Alexander W.) brother of John, invented machinery for steam whiskey, and made such whiskey at the old Weddle Mill on Muddy Creek, said to be the first in State (Kentucky) John is the father of Alfred and Allen Douglass. "History of Weddle's Mill" By Harry G Enoch (2004). It was first called "Douglas' Mill" and was located on Muddy creek near the Kentucky River. It reads that the mill was built in 1800 by Samuel Douglas and his sons James, John and Alexander. This is the first and only reference to Samuel being Alexander's father that has been found to date, however, which of 3 Alexander Douglasses and Samuel Douglasses. Hint: Be Careful.
Note 3. From Frank Slavin REGARDING THE ARRIVAL OF SAMUEL DOUGLASS IN KENTUCKY:
Note 3. From Frank Slavin REGARDING THE ARRIVAL OF SAMUEL DOUGLASS IN KENTUCKY:


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