Lieut. Col. John Douglas

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John Douglas

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
Death: April 20, 1766 (62)
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon William Douglas, III and Sarah Douglas
Husband of Olive Douglas
Father of Colonel William Douglas; Sarah Perkins; Olive Douglas and Gen. John Douglas
Brother of Hannah Williams; William Douglas, IV; Samuel Douglas; Abiah Holland; Sarah Danielson and 6 others

Occupation: Lt. Colonel
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About Lieut. Col. 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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Lieut. Col. John Douglas's Timeline

July 28, 1703
Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
January 27, 1742
Age 38
Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
April 18, 1744
Age 40
Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, USA
October 14, 1749
Age 46
Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
April 20, 1766
Age 62