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Descendants of James Bogle, Sr.




Generation No. 1


      1. James1 Bogle, Sr. was born Abt. 1750 in Unknown, and died Abt. 1817 in Giles County, VA. He married Mary "Polly" ???1 Bef. 1773 in unknown. She died Unknown.

Notes for James Bogle, Sr.:
The first record we have of James Bogle's presence in Southwest Virginia, is found in the "ARCHIVES" in Washington, DC. In Entry Book # 1, page 24, his name is spelled "BOGELL" and reads as follows, " James Bogell by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant, assigned to him by Robert Adams, enters 100 acres on Walker's Creek adjoining the lands of Joseph Fletcher and a ------, where the water runs under and rises again------". The entry is dated June 9, 1791.
The waters of Walker's Creek, at a point below the "Trails End" farm of Maynard Newberry, runs into a large "suck-hole", near the middle of the creek. One could never guess to what depth it flows. At a point, several hundred yards away, the water pours forth again from the foot of a small ridge and pushes it's way back to the main body of the creek. The sluice of water is bold and rapid as it returns to the creek, thus making a perfect mill race which the old Bogle family used to power their mill. Evidence of this old mill was still visible in the 1940's. Lawrence and Cecil Johnson, were owners of the old Bogle place. They were generous enough to give the old mill stones to Mr. Frank Wagner. They can be seen today at the home of Mrs. Lorene Updyke Wagner, above Route 738, at Mechanicsburg, Bland County, VA.
In Wythe County Virginia, Deed Book # 1, page 420, is a deed from JAMES BOGLE, for love and affection, to Elizabeth Davis. This would indicate that Elizabeth was his daughter or some close relative. The deed was dated May 13, 1796, and describes the land as being in Wythe County on the middle fork of Walker's Creek, containing 29 acres His signature on the deed was witnessed by Rowland Fletcher, Aaron Fletcher and Leuces(Lucas) Milan (Milam). The County Clerk who recorded the deed was Robert Crockett. This land today is in Bland County and part of it is still owned by Danny Franklin Bogle and Phillip James Bogle, two of the descendants of the old James Bogle.
On November 4, 1797, Elizabeth Davis married Aaron Fletcher, in Montgomery County, Virginia. By Rev. Edward Morgan.
A deed in Wythe County, Va., which was recorded August 6, 1802, mentions a tract of 215 acres of land on Walker's Creek, having been granted to James Bogle on May 12, 1790. Of this 215 acres, James Bogle deeded 186 acres to his son JOHN BOGLE (SR). When you add the 29 acres that he deeded to Elizabeth, it makes the whole of the 215 acres granted to James Bogle in 1790.
On one occasion in Wythe County, James was one of the appraisers of the estate of Skidmore Muncy, he signed his name "JAMES BOGELL, SEN." This would signify that there was a JAMES, JR.. However, no record of a James, Jr. has surfaced at this time. James, Jr. will be entered into this genealogy\\
The old JAMES BOGLE, disappeared from the Tax lists before 1820. After that date, his grandson, James, the son of JOHN and MARGARET BOGLE appeared several times. This James was born about 1805 and later married Susanna Kennison.
It must be remembered that the birth of Wythe County from old Montgomery County, took place in 1789. Giles did not become a county until 1806. Seemingly, the Bogle land should have been recorded in Montgomery County, but I have been assured by Certified Virginia surveyors that the land in this part of Walker's Creek was indeed recorded in Wythe County in those days.
James Bogle's land was mentioned in a deed from Alexander and Margaret Orr, to Joseph Oney, for 125 acres of land being part of a 470 acre tract granted to Alexander Orr and lying adjacent to the lands of JAMES BOGLE on Walker's Creek. Dated 1797. (Deed Book # 2,page 71, Wythe County, VA.)
James Bogle appeared on the 1810 Giles County Census with:
1 male over 45; 2 females, 26-45; 1 female, over 45.
The male over 45, was evidently old James. The female over 45, evidently was James' wife Mary "Polly" Bogle. Since we have never found a James, Jr., one of the females, 26-45, may have been the missing James Jr,s. widow. The other 26- 45 female was probably Sarah who was born in 1779. A Rebecca Bogle, showed up on the 1815 Giles Tax List, and was taxed on 2 horses and 6 cattle, and had no males in her household. Was Rebecca the widow of James, Jr.? Or was she the daughter of Ralph Bogle, Sr.?
From "Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell County" by Nettie Schriner Yantis, on page 77, we find that James Bogle had to travel a distance of 46 miles to the courthouse in Tazewell County, to give testimony for a plaintiff there. He twice made this trip, once on June 24, 1807 and again on Sept. 26, 1807.
Old James Bogle was not taxed in 1816, probably because of old age. He was absent from the 1818 tax list. He surely died between 1816 and 1818.
In 1810, his son JOHN BOGLE, SR., was listed on the Giles County Census with, 2 males under 10 (James & Joseph); 1 male over 45, (John, Sr.);
3 females under 10 ( Jane, Elizabeth and Catherine.)
1 female between 16-26 ( no doubt, Margaret, (maiden name is unknown.)

No doubt there were other children of James Bogle on whom I have no records.
The records of Scioto County, Ohio have not been searched, nor the records of Hampshire County, WVA, which in those days, was in Virginia.
According to "Old Northern neck Surveys", there was a James Bogle who was a chain carrier for the surveyor in Hampshire County in 1778.
These little bits of information may be helpful to a younger genealogist who may, in the future, wish to research the elusive James Bogle descendants.
     
Children of James Bogle and Mary ??? are:
  2 i.   James2 Bogle, Jr.2, died Unknown.
  Notes for James Bogle, Jr.:
He may have been the husband of Rebecca Bogle, mother of Margaret Bogle who married Jonathan Bralley. No documentation for this statement.

+ 3 ii.   Mary Polly Bogle, born Abt. 1773 in Maryland; died July 18, 1860 in Giles County, Virginia ( age 86 yrs, 6 mos.).
  4 iii.   Sarah Bogle, born Abt. 1779; died Bef. 1870.
+ 5 iv.   Rebecca Bogle, born Abt. 1785; died Unknown.
  6 v.   Elizabeth Bogle3, died Unknown. She married (1) ??? Davis; died Unknown. She married (2) Aaron Fletcher; died Unknown.
  Notes for Elizabeth Bogle:
There is no positive proof that Elizabeth was a daughter of James and Polly Bogle. The only document that appears to be proof, is the deed in Wythe County where James Bogle deeds, for love and affection to Elizabeth Davis. To what "Davis" she was married is not known. In 1797 in Montgomery County, VA., Elizabeth Davis married Aaron Fletcher and moved to Lee County, VA.

+ 7 vi.   John Bogle, Sr., born Abt. 1775; died 1859 in Giles County, Virginia.


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