James Ogle, 1753-1800, Mary Ogle, 1753-1844

One of the youngest children of Joseph and Sarah Ogle, James was only two years old when his father died. His mother lived on until 1784. James' younger brother George died the same year of his father's passing.

Captain James Ogle commanded a company of the 37th Battalion, Maryland Militia during the Revolutionary War. His brother William, born in 1751, was also a Revolutionary War soldier, serving under Captain Daniel Cresap, son of Thomas Cresap, the infamous Maryland border surveyor of “Cresap's War” fame. William married Daniel Cresap's daughter Mary and moved to Adams County, Ohio, where they lived out the remainder of their lives.

James married Mary Biggs, daughter of William Biggs and niece of Benjamin Biggs, who was a neighbor of Joseph and Sarah Ogle. James and Mary had five children: William, born in 1778, Samuel James, 1780, Mary, 1786, John, 1788, and Benjamin, 1791. Mary married Richard Elder and lived in nearby Emmitsburg, Maryland. Richard Elder is probably related (possibly uncle) of Joachim Elder who was a sponsor at James' grandson Joachim Ogle's baptism in Emmittsburg. Joachim Elder was the Postmaster of Emmitsburg, Maryland in the mid-1800's.

Samuel married Mary Martin and they remained in Frederick County, Maryland. They had twelve children. William's wife was Margaret. He died in 1801 at the young age of twenty three. John married Anna Slaymaker. Benjamin married Mary Loretto Livers.

Mary's father William and his brother Benjamin Biggs came from England to New Jersey, then to Maryland where they bought farmland in Frederick County on the Monocacy River west of Walkersville. The current day Biggs Ford bears their name where an archaeological dig site of a prehistoric village has unearthed thousands of ancient Native American artifacts. The brothers did not retain the land for long because it did not produce well so they moved north toward Rocky Ridge and purchased land between Tom's Creek and Double Pipe Creek.