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Thomas J. OGLE


Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 469


Thomas J. Ogle, Pleasant Hill, was born September 4, 1830, in Richland township, Fountain County, Indiana.

His father was born May 15, 1781, in Maryland, and his mother was born in Pennsylvania, January 9, 1788.

Both moved with their parents to Ohio, and were there married.

He started for the War of 1812, but on account of ill health was sent home.

Not far from 1825 he entered land in Montgomery and Fountain counties, Indiana.

He settled with his family in Richland township, Fountain County, after having stayed awhile in Coal Creek township, Montgomery County, while he built a cabin. His death occurred in January 1835, and she lived till October 2, 1866.

Both were Methodists, and the early class met at their house.

Thomas J. spent his life mostly in Fountain County.

He was married May 31, 1852, to Elizabeth Bradshaw, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Daly) Bradshaw, of Logansport, Indiana.

Mrs. Ogle was born in Logansport. Her father was a native of Ohio, whither his father had come from England, and her mother was born in Tennessee.

After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ogle settled on a part of the old homestead, and added till he owned 43 acres. He sold this, and in 1872 bought a farm of 160 acres in Coal Creek township, Montgomery County. Has since sold some, and now owns 110 acres.

He is a republican and a Mason. He and wife are Methodists.

They have two children, Thomas and Luretta.


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