Nancy Jane Erwin Stewart Douglas

Nancy DOUGLAS was born to Laban and Nancy STEWART in Polk County Missouri on 12 December 1848.  She married Jesse H. DOUGLAS in Austin Texas on 12 November 1865.  Jesse was born in Murfreesboro Tennessee ca. 1825, and was about 23 years older than Nancy, who was his second wife.  Jesse’s first wife, Evaline Gail Manly (born in Tennessee 2 August 1846) died 23 April 1864, likely due to childbirth complications with their daughter Sarah Gail DOUGLAS (1864-1937).  Jesse joined the Confederacy as a Drummer, 43rd Infantry Regiment, Company C, which saw action at Murfreesboro TN (31 Dec 1862) and Vicksburg (4 July 1863), among others.  Jesse DOUGLAS died in Erath County Texas in 1886, and is buried in Turnbow Cemetery, Stephenville, Erath County Texas.  Nancy lived 58 more years before passing away at the Confederate Women’s Home in Austin Texas on 16 July 1944, at the age of 91.

Known children of Jesse and Nancy Erwin (STEWART) DOUGLAS:

i.  Elias “Eli” DOUGLAS, born in Texas ca. 1867, appears to have died 1870-1880; is not with the family in the 1880 Erath County Texas census.

ii.  Earl Stewart DOUGLAS, born in Texas  2 August 1869.  Earl died in Comanche County Texas 12 January 1944 and is buried in Oddfellows Cemetery, Hamilton County Texas.

iii.  Ora M. DOUGLAS, born in Texas 8 February 1876.  Ora married William Lucius (“Dude”) FISHER in Hamilton County Texas 11 October 1896.  Ora died of Scarlet Fever 1 October 1898, while pregnant with their first child.  It appears likely that Ora is buried in Carlton Cemetery, Hamilton County Texas, as that is where William is buried.

iv.  George G. DOUGLAS, born in Texas ca. 1879.  No further info.

v.  Jesse H. DOUGLAS Jr, born in Texas March 1881, married Mattie GOAR 1910 Hamilton County Texas.  No further info.

Confederate Women's Home, Austin, 1909

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