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D. B. Douglas

H. W. Beckwith, History of Vermilion County (Chicago: H. H. Hill, 1879)

page 628

D. B. Douglass, Catlin, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Vermilion county, Illinois, on the 11th of October, 1827, and is the son of Cyrus and Ruby Douglass, who were natives of Virginia and Pennsylvania, and came to the county in an early day, and were the first

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couple married in the county. Mr. D. B. Douglass made a trip to California in 1853, and in 1864 went to the western territories, returning in 1866. He was married on the 5th of September, 1855, to Miss Ann Downing, a native of Kentucky, born on the 25th of December, 1825. They have three sons and two daughters: Samuel, Eliza, Allen, Bell and George. Mr. Douglass has three hundred and twenty-six acres of land with good improvements, which are the fruits of his own management and attendance stricly to his own affairs. He has thus gained the good will of all his neighbors, and is respected by all who know him.


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