Thank you for replying to this old query. It's been a long time since I posted this message and I am sure, but can't prove, the parents of Shepherd Noggle now. What is really funny is that they are buried in a cemetery a few miles from where I live although they never lived in this county!
I believe them to be David Noggle and Lydia Warner who were married 1812 in Wayne County, Ohio. Lydia died in 1841 and David remarried, then died himself in 1848. They are buried in the Winsell Cemetery in Jefferson County, Iowa. Indications are that they had a daughter Charlotte who married John Winsell and they are buried close to Charlotte. It is a beautiful cemetery that I never even knew existed until a few years ago.
I did some research on property purchases and sales in Van Buren County Iowa where the Noggles lived. I found one parcel of land that was sold in equal portions by 9 people I presume to be the children of David & Lydia, Shepherd John being one of them. The bad thing is that I have been unable to find who originally owned the land and how these people came to acquire it. There are no estate papers. I believe that David and his second wife moved to Illinois and sold their property before they moved, so I don't know if this was a property that he owned and didn't sell or what the situation is. The Noggles did a lot of buying & selling of properties in several surrounding counties. I have even wondered if that was the business they were in, acquiring and selling land.
I have a Ezra Noggle that is unaccounted for. It is possible that these individuals could have inherited property from him. I have no age on Ezra as I can't pin him down in a census. He was Ezra B. Noggle and could have been a deceased brother of Shepherd John and the others, or an uncle, or possibly a grandfather. Shepherd John named a son Ezra too. This is a different Ezra that died between 1850-1855. He seemed to have had a lot of land sales too, but his estate was settled in Jefferson County and most of it paid out in 1856. The probate is dated Dec 1855. So Ezra must have died between 21 Jun 1850 and 1 Dec 1855. He sold property on 21 Jun 1850 so had to be alive then. The estate that was divided up was only $50 which doesn't make sense because what happened to the money from the properties he sold? The same people that sold equal shares of the other property in 1853 are the ones that his estate was divided among except that Ransom J. Noggle got almost twice the amount the others did. I am assuming that Ezra died in 1855 and know David died in 1848, so the property being sold by 9 individuals in 1853 would not have belonged to Ezra, and he would appear not to have been a sibling to these other Noggles as he didn't have a share.
If you have any Bible records or anything that would help me straighten out this mess I would sure appreciate it. I question why Ransom J. Noggle got so much more of Ezra Noggle's estate. I've played around with a lot of different relationships on that one and it doesn't make sense because Ransom had the same 1/9 share of property in 1853 that everyone else did.
I think the children of David & Lydia are:
Mary Noggle Neal who remained in Ohio born about 1816
Charlotte Noggle Winsell born in 1819, buried in Jefferson CO. IA. but lived in Kansas.
Hannah Noggle Wells died in Schuyler CO. MO, born 1821.
Clarissa Noggle Gardner died Wapello CO. IA. born about 1823.
Ransom J. Noggle buried Putnam CO. MO. born about 1827.
Phoebe Noggle Warner lost track of in IA. She married old man, so either she died or he died and she remarried. Was living in Keokuk CO. IA. Born abt. 1829.
Shepherd John Noggle died in Kansas, born 1830 (have his obit.)
Rose Ann Noggle Henderson died 1900 Keokuk CO. IA. Born 1832.
Catherin E. Noggle Milburn died probably St. Louis, MO. born about 1834
As you can see, these children really scattered. Each owned a 1/9 portion of the property sold.
If you want any of my information I will gladly share it too.
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