Sunday, March 8, 2015

Louisa W. (Kelly) Douglas

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Louisa W. Kelly, daughter of John Kelly of Fairfield District, South Carolina, was born about 11 Oct 1816 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died 2 Dec 1840. She is buried in the Mount Pleasant UMC Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. She married Joseph Douglass on 5 April 1836.

The marriage notice for Louisa Kelley and James Douglass ran in two Columbia, South Carolina newspapers:

The 15 April 1836 issue of The Southern Times and State Gazette :

“Married on Tuesday evening the 5th instant, by Benjamin Tradewell, Esq., Joseph Douglass of Richland Dist., to Miss Louisa Kelly, of Fairfield District.” [This issue is at the Wessels Library, Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina]

The 16 April 1836 issue of the Telescope:

“On Tuesday evening, the 5th inst., by Benj. Tradewell, Esq., Mr. Joseph Douglass of Richland District, to Miss Louisa Kelly, of Fairfield Dist., SC.” [This issue is at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lewis Round Wilson Library.]

[Source for both newspaper notices: Marriage and Death Notices from Columbia, South Carolina Newspapers 1792 - 1839  by Brent H. Holcomb] 

The children of Louisa W. (Kelley) Douglas were named in the will of her brother James F. Kelly of Hinds County, Mississippi:

1. John James Douglas
2. Louisa Joanna Douglass

1840 Richland Co., SC census:

Douglass, Joseph 10001-10001 

one male under 5 = John James Douglas
one male 20 - 30 = Joseph Douglas
one female under 5 = Louisa Joanna Douglas
one female 20 - 30 = Louisa W. (Kelley) Douglas

Tombstones in the Mount Pleasant UMC Cemetery in Columbia, Richland Co., SC:
Joseph Douglas b. unk d. 17 Nov 1888
Mrs. Louisa W. Douglas b. unk. d. 2 Dec 1840
John Douglas b. unk d. 1869
Harriet Douglas b. unk d. 27 May 1887
[Source: findagrave]

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