DOUGAL, Capt. William Pollock

DOUGAL, Capt. William Pollock

Male 1823 - 1890  (66 years)

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  • Name DOUGAL, William Pollock 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 28 Dec 1823  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Bell's History of Northumberland County 1891: WILLIAM P. DOUGAL was the second son of Dr. James S. and Sarah (Pollock) Dougal, and grandson of Dr. James Dougal, the second resident physician of Milton. He was born December 28, 1823, in the substantial stone house erected by his grandfather on the corner of Front and Mahoning streets, Milton, Pennsylvania, early in the present century, and was educated at the old Milton Academy. In early manhood he engaged in farming in Union county, and followed agricultural pursuits until 1860. Upon the breaking out of the civil war he at once gave his active support to the Union cause, and September 4, 1862, he was commissioned first lieutenant of Company D, One Hundred and Fiftieth (Bucktail) regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, which company he recruited in Union county, where he then resided. His regiment was at once sent to the front, and afterwards became celebrated as one of the fighting regiments of the Army of the Potomac, Lieutenant Dougal was promoted to the captaincy on the field of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, where he was so severely wounded as to necessitate his retirement from active service, and he was finally discharged, February 1, 1864. The firm of Murray, Dougal & Company was organized the same year, and the Milton Car Works established, with which Captain Dougal was actively identified until 1878, when he withdrew from the firm and lived a retired life up to his death July 8, 1890.

      Captain Dougal was twice married, first to Sarah Clingan, of Union county, who bore him one daughter, Sarah, wife of William C. Lawson, Jr., of Milton. His second wife was Agnes, daughter of Robert and Eliza (Montgomery ) McCormick, of Milton, a descendant of two well known pioneer families of the West Branch valley. Seven children were the fruits of this union: James; Robert; William; Eliza; Charles; Agnes, and Margaret, all of whom are living except the eldest. Captain Dougal was a member of the Presbyterian church, to which faith his widow and family also adhere, and in politics he was an ardent Republican. He was a director of the Milton National Bank, and always manifested a deep interest in the social and material growth of his native town. He was affable, kind, and generous in all the relations of home and family, and in business life he was recognized as the soul of honor and integrity.
    Census (desc) 1850  Kelly Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1860  Kelly Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a farmer 
    • Listed as W. P. Dugle
    Widowed 17 Apr 1862 
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a lumber merchant 
    Census (desc) 1880  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    as a retired lumberman 
    _UID A064479444023B4EAD4D39A0850AD76C53D9 
    Died 8 Jul 1890  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I380  Milton Families
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2013 

    Father DOUGAL, Dr. James Starrett,   b. 7 Oct 1794, Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1878, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother POLLOCK, Sarah,   b. 16 Jul 1799, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1874, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1818  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 CLINGAN, Sarah Ann (1),   b. 31 Dec 1824,   d. 17 Apr 1862, Kelly Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1849 
    Children 
     1. DOUGAL, Sarah Clingan,   b. 10 Apr 1863,   d. 9 Jan 1929, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 MCCORMICK, Agnes (2),   b. 22 Apr 1839, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1928, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
     1. DOUGAL, James S.,   b. 1868, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. DOUGAL, Robert McCormick,   b. 1870, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. DOUGAL, William P.,   b. 1873, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. DOUGAL, Elizabeth M.,   b. 1876, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1960  (Age 84 years)
     5. DOUGAL, Charles N.,   b. 1878, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. DOUGAL, Agnes B.,   b. 1883, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. DOUGAL, Margaret P.,   b. Dec 1885, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 968.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 25.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 2.