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View Tree for William OgleWilliam Ogle (b. 19 Oct 1754, d. Abt. Mar 1803)

William Ogle (son of Thomas Ogle and Elizabeth Robeson) was born 19 Oct 1754 in , New Castle, Delaware, and died Abt. Mar 1803 in Fruit Hill Area, Edgefield District, South Carolina. He married Martha Jane Huskey on Abt. 1778 in Rowan, Orange, North Carolina, daughter of Peter Huskey.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Ogle:
Alias: Billy /Ogle/
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 14, Ed. 1, Tree #1549, Date of Import: Jul 14, 1999]
According to "Smoky Mountain Family Album" by Gladys Russell Trentham
copyright 1984 William and his wife built the first structure in
Gatlinburg. However Gatlinburg was originally called White Oak Flats
until a post office was established in 1856. William first came from South
Carolina to this area to hunt with Indian friends. His wife was believed
to be part Indian. He liked the area and eventually brought his wife and
family. They cut and hewed the logs and built the first cabin in the
area. William then returned home to South Carolina to grow a crop to
bring supplies for his family. Unfortunately, while away he contracted
malaria and died. His widow later visited relatives in Virginia . Her
brother,Peter, and his family returned to the area with her. The cabin
was built onto and later moved to traffic light #6 in Gatlinburg.
Pictures of William and Martha Jane Huskey Ogle are on page 6 of the
above book.
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #2435, Date of Import: Jul 13, 1999]
William served in the Revolutionary War.
He and brothers Thomas and Hercules were living in Rowan , North Carolina in
1778. By 1785 he and his family were living in Wilkes , Georgia.. Prior to
1790 they had settled in Edgefield District, South Carolina He planned to migrate to
Tennessee, but at that time, there was an epidemic of a most dreaded
disease in the back country of South Carolina He contracted the this disease and
died before they could move. After his death, his wife, Martha came with
their kids to Sevier, Tennessee by way of Grayson, Virginia. and Grainger, Tennessee
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Tree #3034, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1998]
The fourth son of Thomas and Elizabeth Robeson Ogle. William married
circa 1778 probably in Rowan Country, North Carolina to Martha Huskey, sister of
Peter Huskey (she is believed to be a daughter of Peter Huskey Sr. who
appears on the 1778 Tax List of Rowan County. William and Martha had
seven children.
William Ogle and his brothers, Thomas Jr., and Hercules were listed in
Captain Cox's District. The date of entry is 1778. Family traditions
say that he served in the Revolutionary War.
Some records say William was an Indian Trader, others say that he was a
Minister of the Gospel. In the deeds from Rowan, Orange, North Carolina, he described
himself as the Planter or Yeoman.
In 1785, William and his family were living in Wilkes , Georgia according
to "1785 Tax List of Wilkes County. They settled in Edgefield District,
South Carolina prior to 1790. He was listed as the head of the household in the 1790
and 1800 Federal Census of Edgefield District, South Carolina.
On 19 Oct 1795, Thomas Ogle of Grayson , Virginia deeded 100 acres of land
in Rowan , North Carolina to "William Ogle of Edgefield County, state of South Carolina". A
few days later, William sold this same tract of land to Mark Cole and
Jacob Skeene on 30 Oct 1795 (Deed Book 14, p178 and p179-80).
On 7 Mar 1796, William added to his holdings in Edgefield District,
another 100 acres of land, purchased from George Hagood. This land was
situated on "the branches of Rockey Creek waters of Savannah River" (Deed
Book 13, p198).
Family traditions say William And planned to migrate to Tennessee, but at
that time, there was an epidemic of a most dreaded disease in the back
country of South Carolina. It is believed that before William could make
arrangements to dispose of his land, he contracted this disease and died.
Between the date of his will, 26 February 1803, and the date of probate,
5 Mar 1803, William died and was survived by his wife, Martha and his
children, five sons and two daughters. He is buried in the Fruit Hill
area, Edgefield , South Carolina.
In his Will, William said, "I give unto my son Hercules Ogle that Hundred
Acres of land he now lives. Also the remainder of the land is to be
divided among four boys except a Child's Share which I give unto my
beloved wife Martha. Also I give unto [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 14, Ed. 1, Tree #1549, Date of Import: Jul 14, 1999]
According to "Smoky Mountain Family Album" by Gladys Russell Trentham
copyright 1984 William and his wife built the first structure in
Gatlinburg. However Gatlinburg was originally called White Oak Flats
until a post office was established in 1856. William first came from South
Carolina to this area to hunt with Indian friends. His wife was believed
to be part Indian. He liked the area and eventually brought his wife and
family. They cut and hewed the logs and built the first cabin in the
area. William then returned home to SC to grow a crop to
bring supplies for his family. Unfortunately, while away he contracted
malaria and died. His widow later visited relatives in Virginia . Her
brother,Peter, and his family returned to the area with her. The cabin
was built onto and later moved to traffic light #6 in Gatlinburg.
Pictures of William and Martha Jane Huskey Ogle are on page 6 of the
above book.

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 13, Ed. 1, Tree #2435, Date of Import: Jul 13, 1999]
William served in the Revolutionary War.
He and brothers Thomas and Hercules were living in Rowan Co., NC in 1778. By 1785 he and his family were living in Wilkes Co., GA.. Prior to 1790 they had settled in Edgefield District, SC He planned to migrate to Tennessee, but at that time, there was an epidemic of a most dreaded disease in the back country of SC He contracted the this disease and died before they could move. After his death, his wife, Martha came with their kids to , Sevier, Tennessee by way of Grayson, Virginia. and Grainger Co., TN

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Tree #3034, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1998]
The fourth son of Thomas and Elizabeth Robeson Ogle. William married circa 1778 probably in Rowan Country, NC to Martha Huskey, sister of Peter Huskey (she is believed to be a daughter of Peter Huskey Sr. who appears on the 1778 Tax List of Rowan County. William and Martha had seven children.
William Ogle and his brothers, Thomas Jr., and Hercules were listed in Captain Cox's District. The date of entry is 1778. Family traditions say that he served in the Revolutionary War.
Some records say William was an Indian Trader, others say that he was a Minister of the Gospel. In the deeds from Rowan Co., NC, he described himself as the Planter or Yeoman.
In 1785, William and his family were living in Wilkes Co., GA according to "1785 Tax List of Wilkes County. They settled in Edgefield District, SC prior to 1790. He was listed as the head of the household in the 1790 and 1800 Federal Census of Edgefield District, SC.
On 19 Oct 1795, Thomas Ogle of Grayson Co., Virginia deeded 100 acres of land in Rowan Co., NC to "William Ogle of Edgefield County, state of SC". A few days later, William sold this same tract of land to Mark Cole and Jacob Skeene on 30 Oct 1795 (Deed Book 14, p178 and p179-80).
On 7 Mar 1796, William added to his holdings in Edgefield District, another 100 acres of land, purchased from George Hagood. This land was situated on "the branches of Rockey Creek waters of Savannah River" (Deed Book 13, p198).
Family traditions say William And planned to migrate to Tennessee, but at that time, there was an epidemic of a most dreaded disease in the back country of SC. It is believed that before William could make arrangements to dispose of his land, he contracted this disease and died.
Between the date of his will, 26 February 1803, and the date of probate, 5 Mar 1803, William died and was survived by his wife, Martha and his children, five sons and two daughters. He is buried in the Fruit Hill area, Edgefield Co., SC.
In his Will, William said, "I give unto my son Hercules Ogle that Hundred Acres of land he now lives. Also the remainder of the land is to be divided among four boys except a Child's Share which I give unto my beloved wife Martha. Also I give unto my beloved daughter Rebecca a cow and calf, bed and furniture, pot and some other furniture. Also I give unto my beloved grandson William Carter a young sow. Also the rest of the property to be equally among all the rest of my children except my beloved wife, which draws a Child's Share." His will was recorded in Edgefield Co., SC, (Will Book "A", box 22, 783).
After the death of William, Martha came with their sons and daughters to Sevier Country, Tennessee by way of Grayson Co., Virginia and Grainger Co., TN. They were in the , Sevier, Tennessee as early as 1805. There is a record in Tennessee State Library and Archives that shows Hercules and Thomas Ogle sold land to William Murphy in 1807. This land was situated in the area of "Mouth of Walden's Creek" in , Sevier, Tennessee
On 19 Jan 1811, Martha Ogle, "relict of William Ogle", and her sons relinquished to James Atchoson of Edgefield Co., SC their claim on the property that William had bought from George Hagood in 1796. This deed of conveyance was recorded in Deed Book 31, p291-92 in Edgefield Co., SC.
According to the church minutes of "Fork of Little Pigeon Church" (now First Baptist Church of Sevierville), Martha Ogle was the one of the group people from White Oak Flats community that asked the Fork of Little Pigeon Church to establish a church in the White Oak Flats as an arm of the church in Sevierville in December 1817.
Sometime between December 1817 and July 1826, Martha died and was buried in unmarked grave behind the Hays House restaurant in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She was survived by her children, five sons and two daughters.

More About William Ogle:
Date born 2: 19 Oct 1754, New Castle Co., DE.
Burial 1: Unknown, Fruit Hill area, Edgefield District, South Carolina.
Burial 2: Fruit Hill area, Edgefield District, SC.
Census 1: 1790, Edgefield District, South Carolina.
Census 2: 1790, Edgefield District, SC.
Died 2: Abt. Mar 1803, Fruit Hill Area, Edgefield District, SC.
Occupation: Indian Trader, Minister, planter and yeoman.

More About William Ogle and Martha Jane Huskey:
Marriage: Abt. 1778, Rowan, Orange, North Carolina.

Children of William Ogle and Martha Jane Huskey are:
  1. +Thomas J. Ogle, b. 1784, Wilkes , Georgia., d. 1862, Gatlinburg, Sevier, Tennessee.
  2. +William Ogle, b. 1790, Edgefield District, South Carolina, d. 25 Aug 1855, Sugarlands, GSMNP, Tennessee.
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