Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Cousin Frederick Douglass

My cuz, Nettie Washington Douglass, who is the great-great-granddaughter of abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass and the great-granddaughter of educator and author Booker T. Washington is featured in the AJC today (click here).

Can you see where I get the distinctive Douglass nose from?
My son should be honored to have it.

5 comments:

RJEsq said...

Gosh P. That nose thing is crazy. I didnt know you genes like that. Good stuff.

ROYAL said...

just stopping by

cunnigangirl said...

fredrick douglas is my great great great cousin so some were along the line we are related his cousin was nellie watson-smith she is my great grandmother her daughter is lovie june smith my grandmother

IDM Entertainment News said...

I hope you can help me. I am from Salem NJ. Where in Douglas autobiography he said his daughter Rosetta went to the Norm school and taught at Claysville. This is a small area settled by Moors, nanticoke, freeman...Last names are also similar Dorsey, Murray, Pitts, and Douglass. John Rock is also my distant cousin. please respond with any info

Curt Harker said...

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a talk in Rumsey Hall in Salem City, NJ. His daughter Rosetta Douglass-Sprague (1839-1906) taught in the Yorke Street colored school (Ed. Note: possibly Claysville, NJ). His son William kept a restaurant under the Rumsey Building about the same time. (Source: National Standard, Salem, NJ 28March1877)
Suggestion to contact the Salem County Historical Society, 79-83 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079