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Huskey and Ogle Families Genealogical Booklet

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1176

This collection consists of a booklet containing information about the Huskey and Ogle families of Tennessee, including a copy of William Ogle's will, a brief history of William and Martha Jane (Huskey) Ogle's arrival in Sevier County, an essay on the early Huskey and Ogle families of Gatlinburg, an essay on the crafts and utensils that Thomas Stephen and Isaac Huskey made, a piece describing some Cherokee legends, and several biographical notices.

Dates

  • undated

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a booklet containing information about the Huskey and Ogle families of Tennessee, including a copy of William Ogle's will, a brief history of William and Martha Jane (Huskey) Ogle's arrival in Sevier County, an essay on the early Huskey and Ogle families of Gatlinburg, an essay on the crafts and utensils that Thomas Stephen and Isaac Huskey made, a piece describing some Cherokee legends, and several biographical notices.

Biographical/Historical Note

William "Billy" Ogle was born around October 19th, 1754 in New Castle County, Delaware to Thomas Edward (1721-1803) and Elizabeth (Robeson) Ogle (1730-1803). His wife, Martha Jane (Huskey) Ogle, was born around December 9th, 1756 in Wake County, North Carolina to John Frederick and Rebecca B. Washington (Ogle) Huskey. The two were married in approximately 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina and had at least seven children: Hercules Ogle (1780-1850), Rebecca (Ogle) McCarter Whaley (1782-1870), Thomas John Ogle (1784-1862), Isaac Ogle (1785-1881), John Ogle (1786-1841), William "Black Bill" Ogle (1790-1855), and Mary Ann (Ogle) Whaley (1783-1880).

William "Billy" and Martha Jane Ogle were among the first settlers in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area. Family lore states that Billy first hunted in the area with local Cherokee and decided to move his family there. Billy died in a malaria outbreak while in South Carolina retreiving his family. Martha Jane Ogle and her brother, Peter Huskey, moved the rest of the family to Gatlinburg following his death.

The families are well-documented as some of the first settlers in Gatlinburg. Their historic cabin was started by Billy Ogle and finished by Martha Jane, who died in 1827.

Clyde Edward Huskey, a collector of family history, was born to Eldridge L. and Louisa G. (Trentham) Huskey on November 4, 1915 in Tennessee. He died on August 20, 1978 in Seymour, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480