Samuel Ogle, 1780 – 1843, Mary Martin, 1782-1861

The son of James Ogle, Samuel Ogle was born on January 6, 1780 in Frederick, Maryland. His mother was Mary Biggs Ogle. In 1801 Samuel married Mary Martin, also born in Frederick County, Maryland. Together they had twelve children from 1802 to 1826. They were Mary, born in 1803, James George, born in 1806, Benjamin Biggs, born in 1808, William Clay, born in 1810, Vicent, born in 1810, Julia Ann, born in 1812, Ann Maria, born in 1814, Joachim, born in 1816, Loretta, born in 1818, Elizabeth, 1820, Samuel Vincent, 1824, and Theodore Albertis “Ambrose”, born in 1826. Theodore grew up to be the coroner of Allegany County, Maryland. Samuel Vincent was a ploughmaker like his brother Joachim. William Clay and Joachim moved to northwest Ohio around the same time and William later moved his family on to Wisconsin. Benjamin was a farmer in Creagerstown, Md.

Mary Martin's parents and family are listed with Lancaster, Pa. Mennonite Vital Records, although her parents were married in Frederick County, Md. The 1850 census says that Mary Ogle was born in Maryland in 1782. Mary's grave stone stands in St. John's Cemetery, Frederick County, Maryland. In 1850, 67 year old Mary Martin is listed under the family of Sheriff Norman Harding, whose wife Ann was Mary and Samuel's daughter. In 1860, Mary is listed living with the family of John F. Miller and wife Ann (Heim). There is no immediately apparent connection between Mary and this family. Mary died in 1861.

Samuel and Mary had a couple of friends in Emmitsburg named Mary Livers and Joachim Elder. Both names are included as god-parents on the baptism record of baby Joachim Ogle. It is not a stretch to consider that Joachim Elder was the baby's namesake. Joachim Elder was a postmaster in Frederick County Maryland in the mid-1800's. His wife was Mary Hughes, married 9 October, 1827. Joachim Elder's name also appears on the 1820 U. S. Census form for Frederick County as the Assistant to the Marshal of the United States for the District of Maryland. Elder and Mary Livers were likely neighbors of Samuel and Mary because they appear on the same page of the 1820 U. S. Census. Samuel's uncle Benjamin Ogle was also married to a Mary Livers, but it seems unlikely they were one in the same.

Much is written about the beauty of the Monocacy River Valley and the Catoctin Mountains of Central Maryland where the Ogles lived. The Monocacy River starts near Gettysburg, Pa and runs about 58 miles south emptying into the Potomac. The Monocacy watershed region was host to its own Civil War battle southeast of Frederick, Md. Emmitsburg, where Joachim was baptized is close to the border of Pennsylvania. In the early 19th century, Emmitsburg and northern Maryland produced a large percentage of the wheat grown in America. Being so close to the division of North from South, it was not uncommon for neighbors to back either the Union or the Confederacy, and some fought against each other on the battlefield. It is difficult to know what Samuel Ogle's political affiliations were, but an 1832 Frederick Town Herald newspaper story lists Samuel Ogle in a large group of men as appointees to the National Republican Central Committee for Frederick County.

Samuel was a US Captain in the War of 1812 as is noted on his and his wife's graves. An announcement in the Maryland Gazette, October 8, 1807 listed his appointment as Captain, along with many other military officers. In 1821, Samuel was the treasurer for the Hagerstown Turnpike Road Company. Samuel died in 1843.