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That Hercules was married in 1803 is indicated by the will of his father, William Ogle.  Hercules was willed the 100 acres of land on which he was living at that time.  He was also named executor of the will along with his brother, Thomas Ogle.  

The first record found in Sevier County, Tennessee, is a deed by Hercules and Thomas Ogle to William Murphy for 48 acres of land at the mouth of Walden's Creek.  They held title to the land by "virtue of seizure and occupancy." This deed was executed in 1807, indicating that they had lived in Sevier County for at least a year or two.

An early land grant for Hercules Ogle was found in the Tennessee, State Archives.  This was surveyed 25 May 1807 and granted 18 May 1810:  "....unto Hercules Ogle assignee of David Waddle a certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty-four acres lying in the County of Sevier in the District South of French Broad and Holston on Walden's Creek there being due and chargeable on said land the sum of Fifty four Dollars..."

Just when Hercules moved from here is unknown but it is said that he settled on Dudley Creek in the Glades settlement and did not take part in the settlement of Gatlinburg.

Hercules Ogle and his wife are listed among the charter members of the White Oak Flats Baptist Church in 1817.  He also appears on the 1830 and 1840 Federal census for Sevier County.

Hercules is buried in the White Oak Flats Cemetery.  His grave is marked with a greyback stone with the inscription "H.O."

In the Guardians, Administrators and Exexutors Settlement Book for Sevier County, Tennessee, there is a record of settlement of the estate of Hercules Ogle.  Before the courthouse of 1856, Brice McFalls was appointed administrator for the estate of Hercules Ogle, but he resigned for some reason.  Just about 1856 the County Court of Sevier County appointed William W.  Bohanon to administer and wind up the estate of Hercules Ogle.  From aforesaid book, the heirs of Hercules Ogle are listed in this order, "Sarah Graham, William H.  Ogle, John H.  Ownby, the heirs of Stephen Huskey, and William Bohanon and wife."

SMHS lists death as 1850.

Source:  Smoky Mountain Clans, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 141-142, 143.  In the Shadow of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 575.

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