Jim....Thanks for responding. I have Gilead Ogle's parents as William Ogle and Elizabeth Perkins. Gilead Ogle married Lucinda Blake and had two children, Susan and Melinda Ogle. I have 1860 Census showing Gilead and Melinda living in Olive, Morgan County with their two daughters. His wife, Lucinda dies in 1869. 1870 Census shows Gilead living alone in Olive, Noble, age 57, retired farmer. He marries Jemima E. McWilliams Dec. 31, 1871. They had one child, a son James William Ogle. I found the following sad story. I'm sure this is Gilead and Jemima Elizabeth they are talking about.
The Cambridge Jeffersonian (Guernsey County)
Thursday, Feb. 6, 1879 TERRIBLE TRAGEDY NO BALM IN GILEAD
Gilead Ogle and wife, of Caldwell, have for many months been living apart, through some incompatibility. Mrs. Ogle lately applied to the court for temporary alimony, and through the arrangements of the attorneys a portion of the husband's personal effects were set aside for the behoof of the wife. On Monday, Mrs. Ogle having been previously boarding at the Weir House, and desiring to go to housekeeping for herself, proceeded to the husband's residence to get the household goods which had been granted for her use. After making the selections in company with the appraisers, Mrs. Ogle came out again to go away, when the enraged husband in a drunken fit, appeared at a door and fired a revolver at her, the ball striking her right breast. Fortunately the heavy clothing and wrappings she wore, stayed the messenger of death and she was only scratched by the ball. The bystanders, terror-struck cried, "she is shot, she is shot," and Ogle, thinking he had accomplished his bloody work, retired to a room and locked the door. But a few moments had elapsed until the report of his pistol was again heard, this time the effect being more deadly. He had turned the muzzle to his own head, and he fell on the floor weltering in his blood, a dead man. The town was greatly excited by the tragedy.
I have a deed where Jemima E. Ogle purchases a home on Lot #89 in Caldwell April, 1879 for $700.00. I believe this is where a funeral home now stands.
Jemima Elizabeth went on to marry Aranda M. Woodford and had four more children, three survived, Charles, Mary, and Grover Woodford.
I don't have any more information on Gilead's parents or any siblings he may have had. Would love to hear from anyone who is connected to this Ogle line.
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