Jonathan Ogden (1736 - 1807)

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Place of Burial: Migrated to Harrison Co., (W.) Va./ Snyder's Run opposite mouth of Bingamon Creek
Birthplace: Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA
Death: Died in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States
Managed by: Daniel Walton
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About Jonathan Ogden

Birth and death dates on headstone (1746-1808) vary from those in Ancestral File at FamilySearch.org. This headstone appears to be a concrete copy of the original so it is unclear which birth year is correct. His wife's full name was Nancy Anne Howell.

In 1806 the family migrated to Harrison Co., VA. Harrison County was created in 1784 from Monongahela County, which was once part of Augusta County, Virginia. (From: Alice Hardman Anderson and Daniel M. Ogden Jr., " A History of The Robert S. Ogden Family ", (non-published--printed Washington, D.C. 1986 (81348)), Page 11. THE JONATHAN OGDENS COME TO VIRGINIA "In about the mid and late 1700s, the town of Port Tobacco, Maryland was a thriving community of people building new lives for themselves. The area was a world of beautiful plantations from which products, particularly tobacco, were shipped out via the Port Tobacco River to England. Returning ships brought back not only necessities, but also "fancies" to be enjoyed. This was early America's Port Tobacco, a happy and prosperous community. Living in this beautiful land was the family of one Jonathan Ogden, consisting of Jonathan, his wife Anne, who had been born and raised at Howell's Delight, one of the fine plantations in the area, and their ten children: Tabitha, William R., Mary, Sarah, Samuel, Nathan, Susannah, Nancy Ann and Elizabeth. Life was good. But years bring change and so they did to Port Tobacco. First, the Revolutionary War, then and probably even more damaging, the river which had been the life blood of the community, began to silt badly, making transportation and shipping almost impossible. Without the river, times declined, causing many to leave the area. Thus, the story of the Ogden family. In the late 1790s, William, Jonathan's oldest son, joined a party of immigrants and crossed the Allegheny Mountains into Virginia. The land looked inviting, the soil was rich, and water and timber were plentiful. No question -- this would be their new home. After a year or so, William returned to Port Tobacco, hoping to convince his family to join him. With one exception, Samuel, all agreed. The Jonathan Ogden family was on its way. Definite dates are unknown. However, on 9 Feb. 1804 an "Indenture was drawn up granting Jonathan and Thomas a certain parcel of land, the description of which is very interesting. For a consideration of $100.00 they were granted a parcel of land in the County of Harrison, State of Virginia. Boundaries were the West Fork River, and others described in words, such as: "Beginning at a Mulberry tree", "86 poles to a chestnut," "24 poles to the mouth of the run," etc. It would contain 100 acres, "together with all privileges and commodities thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining with all its appurtenances." The last paragraph was very clear -- 'To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all its appurtenances unto the said Jonathan Ogden and Thomas Ogden and their heirs and assigns forever." Jonathan died in 1807 and was buried in a private cemetery close to the house in which they lived. Anne continued to live until 1825 and is buried at Jonathan's side. The Jonathan Ogdens planted their roots deep into the Virginia soil and since that time many descendants have taken their places and carried out their responsibilities in the affairs of community and state. They helped this new country grow into what, in 1863, was to become the 35th state of the Union -- " West Virginia. Submitted by: Donald F. Hanes, Othello, Wisconsin


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Spouse:
 Nancy Anne Howell Ogden (1740 - 1825)*

Children:
 Sarah Ogden Martin (1778 - 1854)*
 Nathan Ogden (1783 - 1867)*
 Susanna Ogden Bigler (1785 - 1847)*
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Burial: Ogden Family Graveyard Worthington Marion County West Virginia, USA


Created by: Beeswax Record added: Aug 04, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11479078

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Jonathan Ogden's Timeline

1638
January 11, 1638
England, United Kingdom
1722
October 8, 1722
East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States
1736
August 26, 1736
Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA
1766
1766
Age 29
Howells Delight, Charles Co., MD
1767
September 17, 1767
Age 31
Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
September 17, 1767
Age 31
Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland
1769
October 16, 1769
Age 33
Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland
October 16, 1769
Age 33
Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
1772
January 15, 1772
Age 35
Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
January 15, 1772
Age 35
Port Tobacco, Charles, Maryland, USA