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About Elizabeth Graham Ogle (Harris)
Some genealogists have recorded Elizabeth's maiden name as Wollaston but no evidence has been located to substantiate this assumption. Elizabeth apparently was a woman of good sense and competent in managing her affairs and looking out for her sons Thomas and John. New Castle court records show that she was titheable, living on the north side of Christiana Creek, assessed with 1,000 acres.
In 1684 Elizabeth Ogle became a historical figure by her involvement in the border dispute between Lord Baltimore and William Penn. Samuel Land, Sherrif of New Castle, sent a letter dated 30 May 1684 to Penn, reporting that Jones Erskine and Andrew Tilley, who lived near the Widow Ogle had been warned by Colonel Talbott, under orders from Lord Baltimore, that if they did not yield obedience to Lord Baltimore, he would not yield obediance to Lord Baltimore, he would in three weeks' time return and turn them out. On his return he erected a fort near Christiana Bridge, six miles from New Castle. This location is now marked by a bronze tablet - a State Historical marker. The differences of Lord Baltimore and William Penn were settle, and Penn retained what had been claimed by the Governor.
Source: 'Smoky Mountain Clans', Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 128b. 'The English Origin of John Ogle', Francis Hamilton Hibbard, 1967, p 14. 'Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants', Langston & Buck, 1986, p 199.