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Jonathan Ogden

Jonathan Ogden

Male 1746 - 1808  (62 years)

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  • Name Jonathan Ogden 
    • In two articles published in the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram (February 2, 1930 amd August 12, 1934) the parents of Jonathan Ogden are identified as William Ogden and Nancy __ .

      The articles quote an interview with Miss Ora Dale Riley. In one of the articles she refers to her grandfather John A. Richardson having a Bible record as the source of Jonathan's parents. John A. Richardson's father married Nancy Ogden, Jonathan's daughter. Miss Ora Riley solicited in a March 25, 1929 letter to Attorney Ogden funds for a gravestone for John and Nancy Ogden Richardson. Also in this letter she cites from a Bible of John Richardson's son that Jonathan's parents were William Ogden and Nancy __ .

      The research of D. G. Ogden of Charleston, West Virginia indicated that Jonathan's parents were William and Susan. Two other Ogden researchers in West Virginia indicated the parents as William and Susan; one of which showed connections between William and John "The Pilgrim" Ogden of Long Island, New York and Elizabethtown, New Jersey. None of the cases provide evidence or support for the assumptions. Although Jonathan's gravestone shows the years 1746-1808, several family histories have been published giving the dates of August 26, 1736-August 13, 1807 which coincides with the birth of Jonathan Ogden, son of John and Mary Osborn Ogden of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and the date of Jonathan Ogden of Maryland will. Jonathan, son of John Ogden, is the great-great grandson of John "The Pilgrim" Ogden, who came to the Americas in 1640. This Jonathan is also #283 in William Ogden Wheeler's The Ogden Family in America William Wheeler Ogden's Jonathan #283 is shown unmarried and without issue. The book was published in 1907.

      Edward Elbridge and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury's Family-Histories and Genealogiespublished in 1892 shows the same Jonathan married to an unknown and with issue, Ezekiel. The LDS Archive Record Family Group Sheet for Jonathan Ogden's family was submitted about 1960 with three references. Analysis of these reference records indicate the sources as a) W. Guy Tetrick's collected genealogical data of West Virginia families, including the Ogden, which gave two sets of parents for Jonathan ([1] William Ogden Wheeler's book of 1907 for John and Mary Osborn Ogden and [2] an unidentified source for William Ogden and Nancy); b) William Ogden Wheeler's The Ogden Family in Americaand associated charts made by Lawenece Van Alstyne in 1907; and c) the will of Jonathan Ogden written August 13, 1807. These references do not support the assumption that Jonathan Ogden (1746-1808) of Maryland and western Virginia is the same person as Wheeler's (#283) Jonathan Ogden (26 Aug 1736-????) of Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Although secondary and based on two newspaper articles and a letter, the only substantiated evidence I have for the parents of Jonathan is William Ogden and Nancy ___. [1]
    Born 1746  Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 13 Aug 1807  Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jonathan Ogden, Testor, Will Book 1: 373-4, Office of County Clerk, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia  
    Died 1808  Shinnston, Harrison, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried
    Headstone for Jonathan Ogden, 1746 - 1808
    Headstone for Jonathan Ogden, 1746 - 1808
    Grave is located in the Ogden Cemetery north of Enterprise, WV on the Harrison/Marion County Line. The Ogden Cemetery is now (2006) located on the farm of John Hardesty. The marker is at GPS N 39o 24.800; W 080o 15.902 West and elevation of 1226 feet. Take Rt. 19/54 north of Enterprise. As you cross the Harrison/Marion County line, turn right on 90/2 (marked Hardesty Hollow) for mile. The cemetery is located 100 yards SE of the house at the end of the road. On crossing the creek you are now in Harrison County.
    Notes 
    • Jonathan1 Ogden, son of William Ogden and Nancy, was born in Charles Co., Maryland 1746. Jonathan died before April 1808 in Harrison Co., Virginia. Jonathan's Will was recorded in Harrison County, Virginia Minute Book 1807-1809, p 107 on April 18, 1808 His body was buried in Ogden Cemetery near Hutchinson, Harrison County, Virginia.

      He married Ann Howell about 1766 in Charles Co., Maryland. Ann was born November 18, 1747 in Charles Co., Maryland. Ann was the daughter of Paul Howell and Mary Moreland. Ann died before August 1825 in Harrison Co., Virginia.
      Some family history records show Ann's name as Nancy Ann. Is it possible that Nancy is a nick name.

      Thomas Ogden was the administrator of the estate of Ann Ogden, his mother. She died intestate and Joseph Campbell, Fielding Boggess, Charles McIntire and Benjamin Reeder were assigned by the court to inventory her estate. Joseph Campbell, Fielding Boggess and Charles McIntire prepared the inventory and submitted it to the Court on August 10, 1825. The inventory was recorded in the November 1825 Court minutes. A part of the estate were notes held on John Richardson, Sarah Martin and William R. Ogden.

      Jonathan took an oath of allegiance March 1778 in Charles Co., Maryland. He made a will August 13, 1807 in Harrison Co., Virginia, recorded in Will Book 1, p.373-4, April 1808. The following individuals are also linked to this event: Jacob Bigler (witness); John Righter (witness).
      Jonathan Ogden probably lived a simple life of growing tobacco in Charles County. During the colonial period, Charles County was a large exporter of tobacco to England through the port city, Port Tobacco. The earliest record found of Jonathan is the Census of Charles county taken at the request of the Maryland legislature. The census required a listing of all males 18 years and older and was recorded in the March 1778 Court of Charles County. At the same time of the census, Jonathan gave an oath of allegiance to the State of Maryland that is recorded in the same court action. In the Port Tobacco East Hundred district census, Jonathan is enumerated along with a Thomas Ogden.

      Jonathan Revolutionary War service was as a private in the Maryland Militia of the Continental Army, 1777, Capt. Benj. Cawood Company, Charles County, 26th Battalion.

      Jonathan leased land from James Middleton in Charles County for a period of at least from 1787 to 1793 as noted in the Middleton estate inventory. The inventory was recorded in the February 1795 Charles County Court. The rent was paid in part by currency and in part by tobacco. The rent for the year 1793 was 1400 pounds of neat tobacco.
      At the time that Jonathan was living in Charles County, Maryland there were several other Ogden's living in the County. In the Maryland Census of 1775-1778 Jonathan Ogden and a Thomas Ogden lived in Port Tobacco, East Hundred, Joseph Ogden, Benjamin Ogden, Henry Ogden, and William Ogden lived in other parts of Charles County. In the 1790 US Census only Jonathan and Benjamin Ogden are enumerated in Charles County.

      Jonathan moved with his family to Harrison County, Virginia about 1804 when he acquired land in Harrison County. He is shown with a family of 5 males and 6 females in the 1790 Maryland US Census. Jonathan, his son Thomas and son-in-law Jeremiah Robey, are listed in the 1800 Maryland Census, Charles County and his son Rode is shown in Prince Georges County Census.

      Jonathan and his son, Thomas, purchased a tract of land of 100 acres in Harrison County, Virginia in February 1804 from Andrew and Lydia Snyder for 100 dollars. The land was on the east side of the West Fork above the mouth of Snyder's run.
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    Person ID I815  clanSoren | FRS101
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2012 

    Family Ancestors Anne Howell,   d. Bef Aug 1825, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1766  Charles County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    Married: 2x01. Tabitha Ogden Married: 2x2x ,   b. 17 Sep 1767, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1833  (Age 65 years)
     02. William Rhody Ogden,   b. 16 Oct 1769, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +03. Mary Polly Ogden,   b. 15 Jan 1772, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1849, Enterprise, Harrison, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Married: 1x04. Thomas Ogden,   b. 30 Sep 1775, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x05. Sarah Ogden,   b. 5 May 1778, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Married: 1x06. Nathan Ogden,   b. 15 Apr 1783, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +07. Susannah Ogden,   b. 11 Oct 1785, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1847, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Married: 1x08. Nancy Ann Ogden,   b. 25 Apr 1788, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     09. Elizabeth Ogden,   b. 22 Nov 1790, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Samuel Ogden,   b. Feb 1791, Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2008 
    Family ID F295  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S162] Email Correspondence (R.A. Sapp) (Reliability: 3).
      Information courtesy of R.A. Sapp, 4th great grandson through his son Thomas, who inherited the land that Thomas and Jonathan bought in Harrison County, Virginia.

    2. [S162] Email Correspondence (R.A. Sapp) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S162] Email Correspondence (R.A. Sapp) (Reliability: 3).
      Margaret Gene Capelety to Robert A. Sapp, Collected Correspondence, Cemetery readings and photographs provided by Margaret Gene Caplety show tombstone in the Ogden Cemetery at Hutchinson, West Virginia indicating birth of 1746, in the possession of Robert A. Sapp, Marietta, Ga

    4. [S162] Email Correspondence (R.A. Sapp), 13 Apr 2008.
      R.A. Sapp Personal Correspondence File, Ogden family notes of March 1992 (Margaret Gene Capelety). Loine O'Brien with co-author Leland Ogden, Families are Forever, December 1989, p. 29