John Douglas (1703 - 1766)

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Birthplace: Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
Death: Died
Occupation: Lt. Colonel
Managed by: Darrin Thomas Dickey
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About John Douglas

Lieut.-Col. of the 8th Connecticut regiment, under Col. Jedediah Huntington, and took part in a number of engagements. His regiment was the best equipped of any in the colony; they wore scarlet coats, which had been taken from a prize vessel. Col. Douglas was a man of no little importance in the town, in his day. Two of his sons, Gen. John and Col. William, acted with bravery in the Revolutionary War; while a third, Benjamin ( Yale College ) would undoubtedly have won distinction in the legal profession, but for his untimely death at the age of 36 years.

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John Douglas's Timeline

July 28, 1703
Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
January 13, 1724
Age 20
January 27, 1742
Age 38
Age 38
April 18, 1744
Age 40
Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
April 20, 1766
Age 62