I came across you RootWeb item about the Ogbourne’s in Montgomery. I have been researching in Ancestry.com. I have inherited the family bible of William Harrison Ogbourne and Susannah Virginia (Farley) Ogbourne. William is buried on the left side of a double plot In Oakwood Cemetery. The right side is left blank. Susannah is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga. She moved to Chattanooga with my great grandfather Wallace Hill and his brother Fred W. Hill’s family in 1880. She is buried with Fred W. Hill family.
William Harrison Farley is listed as an attorney in 1845 and a State Representative in 1863 in a book I found online, “Reminiscences of public men in Alabama : for thirty years : with an appendix”.
I have also seen entries form a newspaper in 1860 on GenealogyBank.com showing Ogbourne (no first name) shown as a Montgomery city Alderman, along with two Farley’s.
I have not discovered exactly how I am related to Susannah, but my great, great grandfather was a Dr. Thomas R. Hill, married to Caroline Farley in Montgomery. I have relatively new to this kind of research and have come to a block on that branch of my family tree. I have not found anything more about Thomas R. Hill or Caroline Farley, but Caroline must have been connected to Susannah for her to have moved to Chattanooga with Caroline and her sons after Thomas R Hill died.
Susannah’s parents are James and Eliza Davis Farley, and she was born Jun 1827 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, but do not find a sister named Caroline. William Harrison Farley was born 24 Feb 1819 in Troup County, Georgia.
Your entry says William Harrison Ogbourne’s father is Nicholas and you say there is a will recorded in 1838. I would very much appreciate whatever you can give me on that. Or if you happen to come upon anything concerning Thomas R. Hill or Caroline (Farley) Hill.
I can send you copies of the bible personal pages that concern William Harrison & Susannah Ogbourne if you like. The entry after those are carried down the Hill and related lines, but as I mentioned, I have not connected Caroline and Susannah Farley to see how this came down the Hill tree. I have large painting of Thomas R. & Caroline (Farley) Hill that were displayed in my grandparents house and they were very proud of them, but never gave me anything past them in the family history.
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