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Stephen Arnold Douglas

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont Republic, United States
Death: July 1, 1813 (31)
Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benajah Douglas and Martha Douglas
Husband of Sarah Granger
Father of Sarah Arnold Granger and Sen. Stephen Arnold Douglas
Brother of Martha Buckland; Rebecca Bates; Amy Merriam; Beriah Douglas; George Douglas and 2 others

Occupation: Doctor
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About Stephen Arnold Douglas

STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS was born in 1782 in Stephentown, NY, on the Asa Douglas homestead. He married SALLIE FISKE in 1811. Stephen died in Brandon, VT in 1813, while holding his two month old son in his arms.

Children of Stephen Arnold Douglas and Sallie Fiske:


2) Sarah b. October 29, 1811 in Brandon; m. Julius Granger son of Gehazi Granger, who later married Douglas' mother in November 1830.

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From sswda:

Stephen Arnold Douglas, statesman, known as “little giant,” Sec of State of IL, judge of supreme court, mbr of congress 1843, 1844, & senate 1847; in 1852, rec'd lrgest number of votes of any candidate for Democratic nomination for Presidency but was not nominated; returned to congress, & again, in 1856, unsuccessful candidate for Presidency. In 1858, defeated Abraham Lincoln to senate from Illinois, & in 1860 was defeated by Lincoln for Presidency. His last coherent words (1861) expressed an ardent wish for “honor & prosperity of his country & the defeat & dispersion of her enemies.”

Lineage: Stephen Arnold Douglas, Mary Arnold, Stephen, Joseph, Samuel, Caleb, Damaris Westcott, Stukely

Source: History & Genealogy of Ancestors & Some Descendants of Stukely Westcott, 1 of 13 Original Proprietors of Providence Plantation & Colony of RI w/Especial Mention of Westcotts of Cheshire, Berkshire Co, MA & Westcotts of Milford, Otsego Co, NY & Some of Allied Families, Incorporating, & Extending, Research of late Hon J Russell Bullock of Bristol, RI by Roscoe L Whitman, 1932, p 405

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Stephen Arnold Douglas's Timeline

January 16, 1782
Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont Republic, United States
October 29, 1811
Age 29
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, USA
April 23, 1813
Age 31
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States
July 1, 1813
Age 31
Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont, United States