|Place of publication:||Ancestry|
|Date of publication:||1880|
The census taken in 1880 found a Melissa Douglass from Jackson, Alabama who is believed to be Thomas Douglass mother. She was 17 at the time of the census, the census records show their family were farmers, so most likely slaves. She also had a brother named Thomas.
(1880). Melissa Douglass in the 1880 U.S. federal Census. Ancestry Library Edition.