J.F. DOUGLASS, farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Stoughton; was born in Penobscot Co., Maine, in July, 1822, and in the autumn of 1840, he emigrated with his parents to Vermillion Co., Ill; in July 1842, they came to Dane Co., Wis, and located in the town of Rutland, and in 1845 removed to the town of Dunn, and settled on Sec. 14; three years later he bought and removed to this farm on Sec. 27; he now owns 160 acres on Secs. 22 and 27. Mr. Douglass has been Town Treasurer one term, and a member of the Town Board two terms. He was married in the town or Rutland, Dane Co., Wis. in 1846 to Nancy Damman, a native of Penobscot Co., Maine, born in April 1830; their children are Robert A., who enlisted in the 8th W. V. I., February, 1864, and died at Vicksburg, in June 1864; Jeremiah, who now lives in this town; Marilla, now the wife of William Hulse, who lies in Ohio; Margaret, now Mrs. Albert Southerland, who lived in Frement Co., Iowa; Orra A., now Mrs. William Neye, and lives at Syene, Dane Co., Wis., Cornelia, Mrs. George Green, who lives in Nebraska; Carrie, Mason, Edward, Flora and John. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass are Free-Will Baptists.
1880 History of Dane County, Town of Dunn, p. 1204.