William “Billy” Ogle 5th Great Grandfather

Birth                                                                                                   William Billy Ogle
Oct., 1754
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Mar., 1803
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA

William “Billy” Ogle and his Wife Martha Jane “Huskey” Olge are a great part of “Sevier County History” in Tennessee. William “Billy Ogle born in New Castle, Delaware and was the son of Thomas Ogle and Elizabeth “Robeson” Ogle. In 1778 William Ogle married Martha Jane Huskey in North Carolina. Matha Jane Huskey born in Wake County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of John Frederick Huskey and Rebecca B “Washington” Ogle.

William Ogle and Matha Jane “Huskey” Ogle had the folling Children;

1. Hercules “Hike” Ogle
2. Rebecca Ogle
3. Thomas J. Ogle   *****our ancestor
4. John “Johnny” Ogle
5. Isaac “Shucky” Ogle
6. William “Black Bill” Ogle
7. Mary Ann Ogle

History of William “Billy” Ogle Facts, Sources and Tales

Historical Ogle Cabin-Started by William “Billy” Ogle and finished by Matha Jane Huskey-Ogle, her son’s and other family members

William “Billy” Ogle came to Tennessee from South Carolina and was among one of the first to permanently settle in the Gatlinburg area. It is said that William Ogle hunted with the Indian friends in the area and decided to build a Cabin and move his family there. With help from the local Cherokee, he cut and hewed logs to build Cabin. He returned to South Carolina to retrieve his family. William had to grow a crop, in order to bring supplies for the family’s survival an epidemic of malaria broke out and William “Billy” Ogle died of the fever Around 1803-1807 Martha Jane Huskey-Ogle her children and her brother Peter Huskey and several other family members, journeyed to the area now called Gatlinburg to complete her late husband “William “Billy” Ogle Dream”. They found the waiting logs and Martha’s son’s Built the Ogle Cabin.It still stands today *Historical Ogle Cabin

*Source American Genealogical-Biographical Index

Name: William Ogle
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: Delaware
Volume: 127
Page Number: 215
Biographical Info: Revolutionary War
Reference:(813): 1050

*Source– Revolution War Records for Pvt William Ogle in Captain John Bogg’s Co. of Militia of the Delaware State in 2nd Batt’n Commanded by Col Counch

*Source– Rowan County, North Carolina Court Minutes 1773-1786″, William Ogle, with his brothers Thomas and Hercules Ogle, is listed in Names of Persons who have not taken the Oath of Allegiance in Captain Cox’s District.” 1778.

*Source– U.S. International Marriages 1756 in North Carolina

*Source–1790 United Staes Census Name:William Ogle
Home in 1790 (City, County, State):
Edgefield, South Carolina
Number of Household Members:7

*Source– Oct 19,1795, Thomas Ogle of Grayson County, Virginia deeded 100 acres of land in Rowan County, North Carolina, to “William Ogle of Edgefield County, state of South Carolina”. William later sold this same tract of land to Mark Cole and Jacob Skeene on 30 Oct 1795 (Deed Book 14, p 178 and p 179/80).

*Source–On 7 March 1796, William Ogle added to his holdings in Edgefield District, South Carolina, 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, p 198).

*Source–1800 Census taken in South Carolina
William Ogle is listed Head of Household in Edgefield, South Carolina

*Source–William Ogle-Between the date of his will, 26 Feb 1803, and the date of probate, 5 March 1803, William Ogle died and was survived by his wife, Martha and his children, five sons and two daughters.

William Ogle’s Will “I give unto my son Harculous 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 Polly Ogle (Martha in the 1811 deed). Also I give unto my beloved daughter Rebecca (Mc) Carter a cow and Calf, bed and furniture, Pot and Some other furniture. Also I
give unto my beloved grandson William (Mc) 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 County, South Carolina, Will Book “A”, box 22, #783.

William Ogle is buried in the Fruit Hill area.
Birth and Death dates are est

Reference; Smoky Mountain Clans”, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 138-139.
“Smoky Mountain Family Album,” Gladys Trentham Russell, 1984, p 6.
“Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage”, 1994, p 229.
“Mountain Ways”, Gene Aiken, 1983, p 3.

Sources; 1.[S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 188.
2.[S120] A Place Called Home: Our Story, David L. Popiel, Duay O’Neil, et. al., (2006, The Newport Plain Talk / Jones Media Inc.), dpopiel@xtn.net., 1


william ogle cabin


Relationship to me
William “Billy” Ogle (1754 – 1803)
5th great-grandfather

Thomas J Ogle Sr (1784 – 1862)
son of William “Billy” Ogle

Nancy Ogle (1810 – 1844)
daughter of Thomas J Ogle Sr

Richard Reason Reagan (1830 – 1912)
son of Nancy Ogle

Nancy Elizabeth Reagan (1849 – 1931)
daughter of Richard Reason Reagan

Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode (1872 – 1911)
daughter of Nancy Elizabeth Reagan

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode


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