Family History: OGLES, MANNING Manchester, Tennessee

Ogles Family Photos, Manchester, Tennessee

I’ve added several new “old” photos and history so wanted to update and reshare this Ogles family history blog…

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These first three images are from George Ogles, grandson of Wiley B and Ida Crosslin Ogles.

Here is Thomas Jefferson Ogles and his second or third wife, Caroline Uselton

Thomas J. Ogles & Caroline Uselton

Next is a portrait of Thomas Jefferson Ogles, (1852-1917) that is in the possession of Linda Ogles Dudiak, daughter of Aubrey Lee Ogles and Atha Manning.

Thomas Jefferson Ogles, 1852-1917

Here is Thomas Jefferson Ogles and two brothers (waiting to get confirmation on who’s who, but aren’t these guys spooky!!)

Thomas Jefferson Ogles, Hercules & Abner Ogles, brothersThomas Jefferson Ogles was the father of Wiley B. Ogles, pictured below with his bride, Ida Crosslin.

This next portrait is Ida Crosslin’s mother, Elvira Palestine Horton. This picture is now in the possession of Linda Ogles Dudiak.

Elvira Palestine Horton Crosslin, wife of James Thomas Crosslin clsup

Elvira Palestine Horton Crosslin, wife of James Thomas Crosslin

According to George Ogles, “The woman pictured above is Elvira Palestine Horton, wife of James Thomas Crosslin, parents of Ida Crosslin who married my paternal grandfather Wiley B. Ogle(s). Personally, I think that my paternal grandmother Elvira…

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1940s Manchester, TN Post Cards & Business Cards

These wonderful 1940s post cards came from Aubrey Lee and Atha Ogles photo collection.

Manchester Square crowd, 1940s pc

Atha’s mother, Emma Lee Tipton Manning worked at City Cafe for years.

City Cafe post card, 1940s, soldiers eating

City Cafe, Manchester diners, 1940s pc

Main Street, Manchester, 1940s pc

Manchester, Spring St pc, 1943

Morton Lake Post Card

Street Scene pc, Manchester, 1940s

City Cafe, Mancester, WWII soldiers, Atha Ogles picAnd a few fun business cards they had saved…

Evans Grocery ham card, Manchester, TN

Fish Pond Serv Station card, Manchester

Owl Club card front Bob's Place card, Whitman's candy front Central High School quote card

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Day 4, Eglingham Hall, Tankersville Arms Pub, St. Maurice Church

This was one of my favorite days of our Ogle’s family tour – it had an antique-filled manor house, dogs (including a corgi), sheep, fabulous gardens, a delicious lunch and local brew at a centuries-old pub and a lovely little church with bees in it’s eaves…

Eglingham Hall, an Ogle residence dating from the 16th or 17th century

The estate passed out of the Ogle’s family in 1890 to the Bewick family, and today, April Potts, a descendant of that family, resides there. The estate has 450 acres that remained from what was originally thousands, and they have a sheep operation. When you walk through the door it’s like stepping back in time. It is untouched and generations of treasures are lovingly lived amongst by the family.

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Eng-Eglingham gardens:house

Today’s owner of the manor is April Potts, in the middle of the below picture with the Arizona Ogles cousins. She’s as down to earth as any farmer you’d meet and loves Elvis! She welcomed us into the house and didn’t seem to mind that we freely roamed throughout the house and grounds (and attic ; ) They need to film one of the English road show episodes here!

Egling, AZ cousins with April

Egling Ogles on stoop, April

A photo of Eglingham Hall dressed up for a party…

Egling ballons

Eng- colin and April, owner Egling

The courtyard at the back of the house is the entrance to the stables. I loved the clock!

Eng-courtyard at Eglingham

Doggy “time-out” for one of the collies

Eng- Eglingham dog kennel

Now check out the inside…

Egling arched window silhouette

Egling bench with blankets

Egling cardi corgi

Egling corgi under chair

Egling cousins in foyer

Egling cupboard, hawks

Egling dog boot scraper  Egling fireplace

Egling garden roses Egling garden, sundial

Egling griststone table

Egling honeysuckle

Egling ladies parlor

Egling ladies portrait, chest

Egling library

Egling living room, ceiling

LOVE the antique rocking horse

Egling rocking horse

Roman pots found in the area

Egling roman pots

Egling rose arbor, house

Egling rose arbors

Egling ships

Egling, cousin at outdoor table

Egling, cousins in billiards room

Egling, Wally, chest

I love this picture of George and Jim Ogles – brothers born in Manchester, Tennessee and my husband’s great uncles. They were so fun to spend time with on the trip!

Eng- George & Jimmy vert laughing

Eng-George & Jimmy, Elgin hori

Boys will be boys… especially when they find REAL swords just sitting behind a door in an umbrella stand!

Eng- guys playing with swords

Eng-cousins on Eglingham stoop

Eng-cousins on stoop 2, chicago

Eng-Egling topiary

Their sheep corral – pretty cool if you’re into sheep! (and I am)

Eng-Eglingham sheep corral

    Me and the resident corgi

Eng-jamie with corgi, eglingham

Their view from the front door…

Eng-jamie, jim, shawn, corgi

The dog topiary was so CUTE!

ENG-wally w:dog topiary, Eglingh

After wishing we had inherited the manor and having checked it out as thoroughly as time allowed, it was time for lunch just down the road at the Tankerville Arms Pub. A 17th Century Coaching Inn set in the picturesque town of Wooler, North Northumberland, we couldn’t have asked for a better place for lunch. They are also a hotel if you want to visit: http://www.tankervillehotel.co.uk/

They had tables laden with delicious homemade food waiting on us  – but first – BARTENDER!!! I’ll have a lager and lime! Most everyone enjoyed sampling the variety of local brews on tap. I was instantly in love with their addition of a liquidy lime juice that gives the beer a ZING!

Our trip coordinator and fearless leader, cousin Jim Ogle from Snellville, Georgia and Wally

Eng-Wally & Jim with pints, Tankersville

Our buffet almost ready to be devoured… this was the best meal in England besides the fish and chips in Alnmouth.

Tankersville buffet almost ready Eng-Wally at Tankersville Tav

Here’s a variety of snapshots of the Ogle(s) cousins. Sorry guys – I don’t remember anyone’s names!

Tankersville 2 ladies, cousins

Tankersville 3 cousins

Tankersville 4 ladies cousins

Tankersville couple, cousins

Tankersville interior, dining room

Eng, pub, Shawn, Wally, Unc Jim

Eng-Wally in pub - Egling

Our driver – note, no beer for Billy!

Tankerville, Billy the driver  Tankerville, Wally and AZ cousins

Tankerville bartender & waitress

Eng- bar girls from Tankersvile

The waitresses and bartenders had sufficiently fortified us for a trip to the church next…

Off we walked, which was a good thing as we needed to walk off lunch – and beer

Eng, Ogles walking down lane

St. Maurice Church is the church near Eglingham Hall where the Ogle’s lived centuries ago, worshipped and are probably buried. According to Wikipedia: “The 13th-century parish church is dedicated to St Maurice and may originally have served as a fortified pele tower where the villagers could take refuge from marauding bands of cattle thieves, or Border Reivers. The church bell, cast in the Low Countries, is one of the only two foreign bells in the Diocese of Newcastle; the other is at Lambley.”

Our group had gathered a donation for the church to help with upkeep and restoration. The far side of the church had an overgrown cemetery area and bees were living up in the eaves.

Eng- Ogle chapel exter

Eng- Ogle Chapel tower

Eng- Ogle Chapel window, mark ogles

Eng- inside Ogle Chapel, Egling

Ogle chapel tower vertical

We were probably having too much fun to be in church…

St. Maurice Church, tipsy Ogles

What a GREAT day! I want to go back – maybe April will let us stay with her and herd sheep and root through the attic more.

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Warkworth Castle, Flodden Field, Alnmouth, England

Continuing on with our Ogle Reunion trip in England several years ago, on day three the group was scheduled to take an all-day bus trip to visit several historic sites. Having been on the road for a week and a half by this time, constantly driving, we decided to skip the long day trip. Instead we rested, and then for lunch drove up the coast just a ways to the tiny seaside town of Alnmouth, England. We ate in a little pub and their fresh fish and chips were delicious. Here’s a few snapshots…

eng- sun inn, alnmouth

eng-alnmouth street

eng- wally leaning at alnmouth beach

eng-alnmouth castle wall flowers

eng-alnmouth oldest 9-hole course

eng-jamie waving on alnmouth beach

eng-wally walking on beach

jamie at english beach

Cousin Jim Ogles from Arizona shared his photos from their day trip, so you can see the historic sites too. Thanks Jim!

Warkworth Castle was their first stop…

Eng, Warkworth Castle sign

Eng, Warkworth castle entrance

Eng, Warkworth Castle entry sign

Eng, Warkworth Castle gate view

Eng, Warkworth castle grounds

Eng, Warkworth Castle tower gate Eng, Warkworth castle tower

Eng, Warkworth crumbling tower

Eng, Warkworth, Jim on gate

Flodden Field was the site of a bloody battle in 1513…

Eng, Flodden Field sign

Eng, Flodden Field

Eng, Flodden Field church

Eng, Flodden Field cross

Eng, castle ruins

That’s it for today… tomorrow we visit Eglingham Hall, a local pub for lunch and a lovely little church.

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Ogle Castle & The Church of St Mary Magdalene, England

Our Tuesday tour was of Ogle Castle in Ogle Village in the Whalton Parrish, today a stone manor house standing where a castle once stood 900 years earlier. Located about 15 miles from Newcastle, England, today the regal manor house is a bed and breakfast. http://www.oglecastlebedandbreakfast.co.uk/

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According to the history on the Ogle Castle website, “In 1346 King David II of Scotland was taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville’s Cross and brought to Ogle, where he was held until taken to the Tower of London. The small window of the room in which he was imprisoned can be seen on the second floor of the house in what was formerly a tower.”

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A print hanging in the manor house shows what the original castle was thought to look.

Eng, Ogle Castle print

eng- ogles castle crest

A bedroom in the Ogle Castle manor house – today guests can stay overnight at the B & B

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Eng, Ogle Castle end view

Eng, Ogle Castle fireplace

eng-ogles castle cousins in front

The Ogle crest is inset in the carriage house

eng-ogles castle crest on carriage house

eng-ogles castle crest pic

eng-ogles castle flowers

Shawn and Jim posing with their Ogle coat of arms tattoos under the carriage house Ogle crest

Eng, Ogle Castle, Jim & Shawn, tattoos

The Illinois? cousins

Eng, Ogle Castle Ill? cousins

Shawn and Starr peeking out the windowEng, Ogle Castle window, Shawn & Starr

Mark Ogles hanging out in the front yard

eng-ogles castle mark in chair

eng-ogles castle vert jamie and wally 2

eng-ogles castle, cousins in yard

Crazy cousins… there is never a dull moment with the Arizona cousins!

Eng-Ogles castle, jim pulling cart

eng-ogles castle, old fellow

Great Uncle George Ogles on right

eng-ogles castle, Uncle George & fellow

The owners of Ogle Castle opened their house for us to roam and provided a delightful tea as well.

eng-ogles group at tea, ogles castle

We had fun wandering in the gardens too.

Ogles castle garden

 

Eng, Ogle Castle, Jim Sr & Jr   Eng, Ogle Castle coat of arms on ch

Ogle Castle Ogles cousins

In the fields surrounding the Ogle Castle were sheep! I LOVE sheep so had to have our picture taken with them in it.

eng-wally and jamie with sheep

eng-wally with sheep

The countryside in Northumberland is beautiful and the flowers were gorgeous!

eng-flower garden

eng- good sheep hori

eng- larkspur flower

Our next stop after Ogle Castle was just up the road at The Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Several of the Ogle ancestors are buried and memorialized here.

eng-ext of ogles castle parrish church

eng-Celtic cross in Ogles castle parrish

eng-flowers and church ogles crest

eng-Lancelot ogles tomb

eng-ogles chantry, cousins

eng-Ogles chruch exterior

eng-ogles group at parish church

Eng, St Mary John Ogle memorial

Eng, St. Mary chapel 2

Eng, St. Mary chapel

Eng, St. Mary Henry Ogle memorial

Eng, St. Mary Lancelot Ogle tomb

Eng, St. Mary Ogle cornerstone

Eng, St. Mary Ogle memorial

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Eng. St. Mary church & cemetery

Learn more about the church and history of the village at:

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Whalton,_Northumberland

These photos were a combination of Arizona cousin Jim Ogles and mine. That’s all for today…

Next up, more castles and battlefields, and Wally and I play hooky and go on a coastal village excursion.

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Northumberland England with the Ogles

I’ve recently been digging around in the Tennessee Ogle (s) family history, so thought it would be a good time to post our Ogles Reunion trip pictures from our trip in 2008 to England. As several of Wally’s great uncles and cousins were going on the trip to visit the Ogles family history, I was able to convince him to go along.

It was a wonderful trip, featuring pubs, manor houses, castles, churches, chapels, cemeteries and quaint historic towns. I’ll break by day as I took lots of photos – as always. Hope you enjoy traveling along to visit the Ogles ancestral sites! They are planning another reunion trip in 2014 for those that missed this one.

We stayed at Longhirst Hall, just a few miles outside of Morpeth, England – this is a photo from their website. http://www.longhirst.co.uk/

Eng, Longhirst Hall, Morpeth

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eng-wally & jim and english blokes, long

I’m including a map so you’ll know where we went – Northumberland is in the northeast corner of England, close to the Scottish border. Wally and I flew into Edinburgh, Scotland the week before the England reunion and drove all over Scotland for a week before driving down to Morpeth just above Newcastle on Tyne. It was in July of 2008 and we had packed for summer. Unfortunately it was COLD so I hit every charity thrift shop I saw and found some fabulous handmade Scottish wool sweaters for under $10 to keep me warm.

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On Monday morning we packed onto the bus and Hexham Abbey was our first stop of the day. It was established in the 7th century A.D. and contained an Ogle Chapel where ancestors were buried. This is a photo outside the Abbey with Wally waiting for the rest of the group. Here’s a website to learn more about Northumberland and the town of Hexham. http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/hexham

eng-wally at hexham abbey

Eng-Hexham abbey, wally

hexham abbey, ogles chantry letter

After touring the Abbey we had free time to wander the streets of Hexham and get some lunch. We chose a little fish and chips takeout place and it was great.

eng-jim on hexham street

Engl, fish and chips

Some of the cousins like to ham it up and are not afraid to draw attention to themselves just for the entertainment factor. ; )

Eng-jim shirtless at Hexham abbey

eng-jim on ground, hexham

eng-Uncle george, mark, wayne ogles

eng-wally with wall-e, hexham town

Wally and Jim Ogles, UK

wally, shawn, uncle jimmy eng, bowling

We enjoyed watching the lawn bowling in the town of Hexham

eng- lawn bowling

Our next stop after leaving Hexham was the Prudhoe Castle that had some Ogle connection. It was neat to wander around the grounds and imagine ourselves back in time…

eng-prudhoe castle sign

Eng- prudhoe castle w:crosses

engl castle gristmill, ferns

eng-prudhoe castle

eng-inside prudhoe castle

Engl castle flower closeup

Learn more at: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/prudhoe-castle/

On the way back to Longhirst Hall we stopped off for a quick peek at this Roman site.

eng-corbridge sign

eng-Corbridge roman town

Then it was time for cocktails, dinner and rest for the next day of touring.

Eng, Longhirst, family drinks

Eng, Longhirst bldg

Coming up… Ogle Castle, coat-of-arms, chapels and cemeteries…

Eng, Ogle coat of arms

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Ogles Family Photos, Manchester, Tennessee

“Indian John Ogles and wife Margaret, Manchester, TN. From George Ogles collection. This is the oldest Ogles photo.

These first three images are from George Ogles, grandson of Wiley B and Ida Crosslin Ogles.

John Ogles, Manchester, TN history, from Ogles Family book, George Ogles collection. This is “Indian John” from the above picture

Here is Thomas Jefferson Ogles and his second or third wife, Caroline Uselton

Thomas J. Ogles & Caroline Uselton

Next is a portrait of Thomas Jefferson Ogles, (1852-1917) that is in the possession of Linda Ogles Dudiak, daughter of Aubrey Lee Ogles and Atha Manning.

Thomas Jefferson Ogles, 1852-1917

Here is Thomas Jefferson Ogles and two brothers (waiting to get confirmation on who’s who, but aren’t these guys spooky!!)

Thomas Jefferson Ogles, Hercules & Abner Ogles, brothersThomas Jefferson Ogles was the father of Wiley B. Ogles, pictured below with his bride, Ida Crosslin.

Wiley B Ogles, Ida Crosslin Ogles, might be wedding photo

Wiley B Ogles, Ida Crosslin Ogles, might be wedding photo

This next portrait is Ida Crosslin’s mother, Elvira Palestine Horton. This picture is now in the possession of Linda Ogles Dudiak.

Elvira Palestine Horton Crosslin, wife of James Thomas Crosslin clsup

Elvira Palestine Horton Crosslin, wife of James Thomas Crosslin

According to George Ogles, “The woman pictured above is Elvira Palestine Horton, wife of James Thomas Crosslin, parents of Ida Crosslin who married my paternal grandfather Wiley B. Ogle(s). Personally, I think that my paternal grandmother Elvira Palestine Horton and her daughter Ida Crosslin favored each other in looks and probably were similar in their dogmatic, and “rule the roost” ways. Wiley B. Ogles married Elvira Palestine Horton 15 Jan. 1899 in the Noah Community, Coffee County, which was on the border of Rutherford County whose county seat was Murfreesboro the first capital of the state of Tennessee. As you know, Murfreesboro is located in the exact middle of the state of Tennessee and for a few years was the capital of the state.

    As long as I can remember, Mama always kept her mother’s framed photo in the upstairs sleeping area of their home that Papa build a few years after he and Mama (Ida Crosslin) were married in Jan. 1899.
Papa and Mama bought (in Mama’s name) an acre lot located about a quarter mile from the jail bridge on U.S. 41 over Little Duck river, that served as the northern city limits of  Manchester. Papa’s only sister Hattie Ogle by their common mother, married Rev. Joseph Carroll Haley of Murfreesboro, sold the lot to Mama and Papa where Papa built a house and outbuilding where he and Mama lived the rest of their lives.”

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Here is Wiley and Ida Ogles and their family in Manchester, Tennessee

Wiley and Ida Ogles family picture

Ida Crosslin Ogles and her grandson, Aubrey Lee Ogles

Ida Crosslin Ogles, Aubrey Lee Ogles baby

Ida Crosslin Ogles and son Horace Ogles

Ida Crosslin Ogles, son Horace Ogles

Horace married Elinor Edgin from Dickson, Tennessee, she’s pictured on the far right. We don’t know who the other two girls are or what the occasion was.

Elinor Edgin, far right, 3 girls w:hats

Wiley and Ida and Atha Manning Ogles, their grand daughter-in-law and wife of Aubrey Lee Ogles. She looks to be pregnant with Linda!

Wiley B, Ida Ogles, Atha Manning Ogles

Wiley B. Ogles & Ida Crosslin Ogles, dressed up

Wiley B Ogles and wife Ida Crosslin Ogles, about 1942. From George Ogles collection.

I think this house picture was Wiley and Ida’s but not sure if someone could confirm that?

? Ogles house

The rest of the photos are from Aubrey Lee Ogles and Atha Manning Ogles. A few years ago we gathered up all their photos and had Atha go through and identify who were in the photos. Her daughters, Linda Dudiak and Susie Bass, along with Susie’s daughter, Alison and I were there, and it was so neat to hear all of Atha’s memories that the photos triggered. I scanned many of the old ones and will put them in a gallery here so everyone can enjoy. These include the Ogles, Mannings, Tiptons, Crosslins, Kings and a few associated families from Manchester, Tennessee. There are also some letters George Ogles wrote home while in the military and interesting newspaper clippings. I have their collection of old newspapers with family articles if anyone in the family ever wants anything from those. Let me know if there are any of the unidentified that you can put names on.

Mildred, Aubrey Lee and Beryl Ogles

Aubrey Lee, Jimmy and George Ogles

Aubrey Lee Ogles in Japanese uniform, WWII

Aubrey Lee Ogles in his captured Japanese uniform, WWII

Aubrey Lee Ogles and Novascomi, WWII

Here’s a whole gallery of assorted family pictures…

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