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J. Walter Douglas

     
 

Born: Abt. 1820

 
 
(Right)
J. Walter Douglas and his
1st wife, Susan Stewart
   

J. Walter "Walton" Douglas was born about 1820.  Walter married Susan Stewart, the daughter of Ralph "Rafe" Stewart and Rebecca Johnson.  Walter and Susan had five children.

 
Name Birth Date Spouse
Julius M. Douglas Abt. 1846 Sarah Louise Miller
Martha A. Douglas Abt. 1848  
Mary J. Douglas 12 Nov 1851 (Unknown) Griffie
Daniel Douglas Abt. 1854  
Eleana Douglas Abt. 1955  
Cain D. Douglas 04 Jun 1855 Harriet V. Young
                           
Walter fathered a child by Mary Byers in 1843 prior to his marriage.  The child's name was Leander Byers.  More information on Leander and his mother at the bottom of this page.
                           

The 1850 Census shows Walter (age 30) married to Susan (age 25) and lists their two children: Julius and Martha.  Elizabeth Cansler (age 78) was also living with the family.

                           

1850 Alexander County Census

 

First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate
Value
Birth
Place
21+
Can't Read
Or Write
Walter Douglas 30 M Farmer $300 NC  
Susan " 25 F     " X
Julius " 4 M     "  
Martha " 2 F     "  
Elizabeth Cansler 78 F     "  
                           
 
 
  After the death of his wife Susan, Walter married Mahala Catherine Miller in 1859.  Mahala was the daughter of Jacob Miller and Elizabeth Fulbright.    

(Right) Mahala Catherine Miller, 1855

 
 
                           
According to the 1860 Alexander County Census, Walter/Walton was married to C. M (Mahala Catherine Miller).  Their were six children living in the house.  Walter and Mahala has a daughter, listed on the census as F.E (Frances Elizabeth Douglas who married Jacob Hedrick Goble).  Walter's age was 39.
                           

1860 Alexander County Census

                           
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate
Value
Personal
Estate
Value
Birth
Place
Walton Douglas 39 M Farmer $475 $200 NC
C. M. " 31 F       NC
J. M. " 13 M       NC
M. A. " 11 F       NC
M. J " 8 "       NC
Daniel " 6 M       NC
Eleana " 5 "       NC
F. E. " 3/12 F       NC
                           
 
 
Children of Walter Douglas and Mahala Catherine Miller
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Frances Elizabeth Douglas 05 Mar 1861 03 Jul 1926 Jacob Hedrick Goble
                           
                           
                           
Walter and Mahala lived in a place called Jake Neck on the Catawba River, just off of Stewart Rock Road.  Their home was located near the end and to the right.  There was a family cemetery where Walter, Susan and Mahala are buried, but it was either destroyed by loggers or is now under water.  There are new homes for River Walk currently on this property. 
 
 
 
Note: Walter's son, Julius Douglas, married Sara Louise Miller, his step-mother's sister.
 
 
 

Children Of J. Walter Douglas

 
 
Walter & Susan's youngest son, Cain, died 10 Jun 1931, in Miller's Township of Iredell County, NC.  He was 76 years old.  The Death Certificate lists his father as Walter Douglas and mother as Susan Stewart.  He was a widower, having previously been married to Harriet V. Young.
 
Cain D. Douglas' Death Certificate

 
 
Walter & Susan's daughter, Mary, died 17 Nov 1923 at the age of 72.  Her Death Certificate lists her father as Walter Douglas and her mother as Martha Stewart.  She was married to (Unknown) Griffie and was living in Union County, NC.
 
Mary Douglas' Death Certificate

 
 
 
Walter & Mahalah's daughter, Frances Elizabeth Douglas Goble, died 03 Jul 1926.  Fannie's Death Certificate shows her father as J. W. Douglas and her mother as Mahaley (Mahalah) Miller.  The cause of death was "cerebral hemorrhage" and she was 66.  Her race was incorrectly listed as "Blk" (Black).
 
Frances Elizabeth Dougals Goble's Death Certificate
 
 

Leander Byers

 
Leander Byers was the illegitimate son of Walter J. Douglas and Mary Byers.  Leander was born about 1843
 
 
 

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If you have photos are additional information on J. Walter Douglas, please contact me.

A special thanks to Boyd & Becky Goble for the photos of J. Walter Douglas & his family.