- John Ogle was of age in 1772, for he was listed as a tithable with his father,
Thomas Ogle, in that year (NEW RIVER TITHABLES compiled by Mary B. Kegley).
John Ogle fought in the Revolutionary War. He is listed as a volunteer and
served in Captain Johathan Isom's Company in the militia of Montgomery County,
Virginia. No data is given when the company was formed (MILITIA of MONTGOMERY
COUNTY, VIRGINIA compiled by Mary B. Kegley).
John Ogle is listed as 1 tithe, no slaves, two horses, seven cattle, and
owning land in the 1782 Tax List of Montgomery County, Virginia.
In the VIRGINIA TAX PAYERS 1782-1785 by Augusta B. Fothergill, John Ogle is
listed as 1 poll in Montgomery County, Virginia.
It is found in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA-CIRCA 1790, transcribed and edited
by Netti Schreiner-Yantis, that John Ogle is listed as a white male over 21
years, with four horses, on 20 Aug 1789. Also from same book, he was found
living in the area of Big Reed Island Creek, Big Snake, and Burk's Frok, at
So sometime between 1790 and 1800, he moved to South Carolina where his
brothers, Thomas and William Ogle were living. John Ogle with his family was
living in Edgefield County, South Carolina in 1800 (1800 Federal Census of
Edgefield County, South Carolina).
Next we find John Ogle in Grainger County, Tennessee in 1804. John Ogle bought
115 acres of land "on the north side of Clinch mountain on Puncheon Camp Creek
in the State and County aforesaid, it bin g part of a tract of land, Granted by
the State of North Carolina to Joseph Cobb No. 823" from his brother, Hercules
Ogle on 21 July 1804. This deed was recorded in Deed Book "A", page 340 at
Rutledge, Tennessee (county seat of Grainger County, Tennessee).
Tax Lists of Grainger County, Tennessee for 1805, 1806, and 1808 reveal John
Ogle with 1 white poll and 115 acres of land.
On 27 July 1808 in Grainger County, Tennessee, John Ogle sold 115 acres of land
that he bought from his brother Hercules Ogle, to David Watson.
It is believed that John Ogle and his family left Grainger County, Tennessee
circa 1808 and moved to White County, Tennessee. Traditions say he migrated to
Kentucky and Indiana from here.
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 131.