Hello cousins! I am descended from the Strangeman Modglin line. Years ago another Modglin cousin sent me this explanation of the orgin or the name: There is a story of the people who came on the wagon train
from Tn & Ky to Ava, Ill. Taken from book: Seeds of Ava Entry No. 144: 2/24/1933: Old settlers of Ora Twp., Jack.Co., Following is a list of owners of Ora Twp in 1866 compiled by Fred LePere lists : French people listed first: Ike Modglin; Jack Modglin; & Troy Modglin. The following is from a book which explores the Taylor line: In the 1790 Census of NC and Chatham Co.
(p. 374 Clarks Vol. 26), "Strangeman Modglin -- 2 males over 16 including head of house,
1 male under 16, and 4 females."
On page 374 Clarks Vol. 26, we read, "Trueman Modglin (misspelled, actually
Newman) 1 male head of family, 1 male under 16, 3 females." From this we can very plainly see that Newman was much younger than Strangeman. These were the only two families
of this speclling listed in the 1790 census.
Strainge Modglin (sp. as recored) of Chatham county, sold 200 acres of land on east side of George's Creek to John Bunn on Mar. 25 1795, and witnesses were Manuel patterson and John Burns (or Bunn) Jr. (Vo.l G-411, Chatham Deeds).
Newman Modglin had two land grants in Chatham County, one in 1782 for 250 acres, and another in 1784 for 100 acres."
I have a partial note that says find a death certificate for Kline Modglin which states he was born in Scotland. No Modglins were found in Virginia or any other location in the early settlements. Both families moved from NC by 1800 Census.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
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