- Thomas Ogle Jr. 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).
From "Rowan County, North Carolina Court Minutes 1773-1786", Thomas Ogle, with his brothers Hercules and William Ogle, is listed in "Names of Persons who have not taken the Oath of Allegiance in Captain Cox's District." The date of the entry at that time is 1778. It is believed that he did serve in the American Revolutionary War.
Thomas Ogle Jr. and his two brothers, Hercules and William Ogle, were listed in Captain Cox's District, 1778 Tax List of Rowan County, North Carolina.
In 1785, Thomas Ogle is listed with 1 poll on the tax list of Wilkes County, Georgia. Also, his brother William Ogle, and Peter Huskey, brother-in-law of William Ogle, appear on the same list.
Next Thomas Ogle is found, again with his brother William Ogle and Peter Huskey, in Edgefield District, South Carolina. They are listed in the 1790 Federal Census for that district.
In 1793, an excerpt from Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 13, page 285 reveals "This Indenture made the 18th day of February in the year of our Lord 1793 between Thomas Ogle of the one part and Thomas Ogle (Junior) of the other part, both of the County of Withe and State of Virginia..." This deed is for 100 acres of land lying in St. Luke Parish of Rowan County, North Carolina.
In August 1793, Thomas Ogle Jr. sold the tract of land (100 acres) to Mark Cole of Rowan County, North Carolina. At that time, Thomas Ogle Jr. was living in Wythe County, Virginia (later Grayson County) when he executed the deed. It is recorded in Rowan County, North Carolina Deed Book 13, page 394/96.
On 1 December 1796, Thomas Ogle Jr. bought 68 acres of land from the state of South Carolina. This was granted in December 1796. Also he bought four acres of land on 15 June 1801, and it was granted in July 1801. These tracts of land were located in the Ninety-six District (Edgefield District). All these records are located in the State Archives, Columbia, South Carolina.
On 21 December 1801 in Edgefield District, South Carolina, Thomas Ogle Jr. sold his land (130 acres) to Moses Fendley. This tract of land was situated on "land of James Atkinsons Y Hardy Cornet on waters Rockey Creek water of Stephens Creek and Savannah River, bounded by Northwest by Gebar Land, Southwest by George Hagood, Northeast, Southwest & Southeast by James Hagood lands."
It is believed that Thomas Ogle Jr. then took his family to Kentucky. Family traditions say that Thomas Ogle and his wife, Isabella Wilson died and were buried in Kentucky.
The children of Thomas and Isabella Wilson Ogle migrated to Crawford and Jefferson Counties, Missouri before 1830.
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 134.