Brothers Joseph Bogle, Malcom Bogle and William Bogle are found in the "Alphabetical Listing of the Inhabitants of York County" for the year 1762. They are listed as living in Windsor township, York County, Pennsylvania and it is believed that they were brothers. Family tradition is that the Bogle families left Scotland going to Ireland and immigrated from County Downe, Ireland to Pennsylvania. From Pennsylvania the families and/or descendents migrated to Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee.
In 1763 William Bogle is residing in York Co., Pennsylvania; along with Joseph and Malcolm, who died in York Co., PA 1799. A land deed recorded 1763 in York Co., PA specifically mentions Josephâ€™s brother William. Joseph is listed with the taxables in Fermanaugh Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania 1771-1778. He is not listed in 1782 so it is assumed he had moved by then. Joseph moved to Blount County (then North Carolina), Tennessee in 1786. His will is dated 14 Dec 1789 and is recorded in Knox Co., Tennessee 17 July 1792 (Blount Co was formed from Knox Co. in 1795). The Samuel Bogle (son of William) settled in Wilson Co Tn from Iredell Co, NC circa 1800. Members of the Malcolm Bogle line are know to have settled in Ohio.
Other than the land deed mentioning Joseph Bogleâ€™s brother William I have no other documentation that tells us Blount county Joseph and William are brothers. There is a 1767 York Co PA civil court record referring to land deeded to William that adjoins Joseph Bogle. William Bogle is listed in the 1790 Cumberland Co.,PA census. I have seen research by others saying William and Mary Bogle came to Rowan Co, N.C. about 1776 from Franklin Co., Pa. formerly Cumberland Co.; about 1786-1792 they moved to Wilson County, Tenn. where William died abt. 1818. It is not likely that William lived to age 88 years and outlived all of his sons. William Sr. probably died in NC or PA. The William Bogle shown on the Wilson County Tax lists is likely the son of Samuel Bogle. This William is also probably the same William Bogle who appears in the Edwards Co IL 1820 census along with several other former Wilson Co., TN families. He left orphans who appear later in Gipson Co., TN with some of the same families who had settled in Edwards Co. IL.
The earliest record I have found for the Bogle family in NC is recorded 1769 in Rowan Co. where Samuel, Robert & James Bogle are shown on the 1778 Rowan Co. Tax list in Capt. Falls District. Samuel Bogle was also listed as bondsman for his sister Marthaâ€™s 1776 marriage to Samuel Bryson recorded in Rowan Co., NC.
Wilson Co., TN records indicate that Samuel along with sons Robert, William removed to Wilson Co., TN early. Samuelâ€™s name is on the 1805 Wilson County Tennessee tax list in Capt. Leechâ€™s district on Sanders Fork. I find no entry for Samuel Bogle on the 1800 NC census so the move could have been prior to that or he may have been on the road in 1800. Maybe they stopped off to visit their Blount County relatives along the way? Samuelâ€™s will was probated in Wilson Co., TN in 1806. Samuelâ€™s sister Martha and her husband Samuel Bryson also migrated to Wilson Co., TN. Samuel & Martha Bogle Bryson are listed in Buncombe Co., NC in 1800 but moved to Wilson Co.,TN circa 1807. Tennessee celebrated statehood in 1796 and Wilson County was formed from Sumner County in 1799. If there are earlier records of migration than 1804 I have not found them in Sumner Co or other TN county records.
Is the James listed on the 1778 Rowan Co., TN tax list the same James who died in Franklin Co., PA? The tax list entry is all I find of James in Rowan or Iredell Co records. He may have never lived there or did not stay long. Isabella HALL left a will in Cumberland Co., PA dated February 1, 1790 and probated May 14, 1793. It names daughter Mary Bogle and son-in-law James Bogle. It makes no mention of residence of James. No records were found in Cumberland Co. after 1781 for James son of Joseph Bogle because he had removed to Va. where he died about 1788. So we know the James Bogle mentioned in this will listed in the 1790 Cumberland Co census is not the son of Joseph Bogle.
James Bogle who married Mary Hall is likely the son of William Bogle. I am told that this James died in Franklin Co.,PA but have seen no proof of that. There are deeds recorded in Franklin Co.,PA that refer to James Bogle & wife Sarah and there are references to James Bogle of Cumberland Co., PA as well as transactions of Joseph Bogle and his wife Rachel. Joseph Bogle is brother of James and married Rachel Maes. This Joseph left a will dated June 25, 1807 which was probated 1811 in Franklin Co PA. It names his brothers, his sisters and nephews. He refers to his brother Robert as being decâ€™d. (He died 1802 in Iredell Co, NC)
It is also possible that James & Mary Hall Bogle are the parents of George Bogle. George removed in Wilson Co.,TN from Iredell Co., NC after 1810. George H. Bogleâ€™s name appears on the Wilson Co.,TN tax list in 1804, 1805 & 1807 showing unpaid taxes for property on Spencer Creek. He is listed on the 1810 Iredell Co., NC census but appears on the Wilson Co. TN census in 1820. My records indicate that George was born circa 1786. If this is correct and he is the same george found on the Wilson Co. TN tax list in 1804 he was a landowner at the young age of 18. How did he acquire property? Was it inherited?
With the Bible records left by Jenny Smith Bogle, wife of Robert Bogle who died 1802 in Iredell Co NC, we have additional evidence of the family relationship for the William Bogle family. The bible states that Robertâ€™s parents were William Bogle & Mary. Robertâ€™s son William also left a bible record of his family. This group remained in NC and has been well recorded.
I have much more on the middle TN Bogle families. I have done extensive research on them and am a direct descendent of Samuel Bogle and his sister Martha Bogle Bryson. My hopes are to publish this information in a manuscript soon to share with all. In the meantime I hope this small bit of information will help others and possibly stimulate further research on this line.
Bogle Family Records,edited by Leila Mason Eldridge, LDS Microfilm #1036658, pp. 46-48
11 Jul 1752, York Co., Pennsylvania, WB A: 56, Will of Francis Cambel, wife, Elizabeth, Son John, daus. Janet & Marthon, brother-in-law: Robert Maxell & uncle Samuel Boyd of Druore Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. wit. Malcom Bogle, Joseph Bogle, John Barnes.
14 Jun 1763, York Co., Pennsylvania, DB B, p. 95, Joseph Bogle of Windsor Twp., York Co., Yoeman to Adam Taylor "a certain tract of land whereon my brother, William Bogle, lately dwelt." The land was in Windsor Twp. Adjoining his other lands and John Burns, 50 a., granted to Joseph by a warrant from the Proprietaries of the Province, bearing the date of 10 Sept 1750.
15 Jun 1763, York Co., PA DB B. p. 98, An account deed is between Adam Taylor and William Bogle, weaver, cites that the land was granted to Joseph Bogle 10 Sept 1750, and conveyed it to Adam Taylor, and now Taylor, who owes William Bogle 62 pounds conveys the 50 acres to William Bogle.
Oct 1767, York Co., Pennsylvania, Civil Court Docket, Davis McConaughy Esq., High Sheriff of York Co., came into Court and acknowledged his deed to William Boagle, dated 20 Oct instant for a certain improvement and tract of land situated in Windsor Twp. Adjoining lands of Joseph Boagle, John Barns, & David Jackson. ("Codorus Chronicle, the History & Genealogy of York Co., Pennsylvania", Vol. II, No. 1, May 1984, SW Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, p. 20)
Abstracts 1785-1795: Will Book E: Cumberland Co, PA, Page 295, HALL, ISABELLA, Newton-February 1, 1790. May 14, 1793. Dau. Mary, wife of Robert McQueen, her dau. Rosy McQueen. Granddau. Isabella McQueen. To each of dau. Mary's children. Granddau. Ruth Cook, minor.
Dau. Sarah Bogle. Hugh Hall. Exs: Son-in-law James Bogle and bro.-in-law Saml. McCormick. Wit: George Little, John Scouller, Francis Donald.
Jenny Bogle Family Bible, (Statesville, NC), This bible is in the care of the Craighead-Dunlap Chapter DAR in Wadesboro, NC.
William Bogle Family Bible, Statesville Library, (NC:Statesville).