I did find the Ogle family listed under Births on the records that have previously been
shared on the Fermanagh Gold site. The earliest Ogle that I found was Fanny Anne who was
born in 1837 in Drumkeeran to William Ogle & Elizabeth Johnston. William &
Elizabeth also had Thomas born in Kilmore in 1839. Another Ogle birth was John born in
1837 to William Ogle & Anna Robinson of Drumkeeran. Perhaps some of your wife's
Ogle family stayed in Ireland. Drumkeeran is not far from Pettigo. The births above are
the earliest recorded at Church of Ireland in Pettigo.
~ Jane Dixon Anderson
From: Viola Wiggins <vmaw3434(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 7:20 AM
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -Fwd: Robert Armstrong ?
This message was posted some time ago but did not appear on Fer-Gold either as a post nor
in the archives, so I am forwarding it on behalf of Dix
My wife’s ancestors, Ogle, left Ireland between 1798 but before 1800, and they settled in
Ohio. At that time the only open land for homesteading was in the southern tip of the
Northwest Territory which would become Washington Co, Ohio. By the 1830’s people had
expanded a little farther north and west to homestead what was considered Indian territory
in 1798. According to the FamilySearch web site, that is where a Robert Armstrong is
buried. He was born in 1764 Sligo, Ire.
d. 2/4/1836, Salt Creek Township, Holmes, Ohio. He was one of 11 children, many of whom
were born in Co. Cavan, Ire. His parents were William Armstrong b.1742 Scotland, d. 1792
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanaugh, Ire. and his wife Jane (Anna) Irwin b. 1742 Ire. d.
12/17/1826 Ire. Some of their 11 children died in Ohio, Indiana, Australia, Scotland, and
My wife’s ancestors owned land north of Enniskillen near Pettigo, not far from Sligo, and
we believe they left Ireland for “Ohio” right after the Uprising of 1798 which took place
in this area of Ireland. They apparently wanted to start a new life as far away from
there as possible, and settled along the northern edge of the available homestead land.
They were given land for free because they agreed to carry a rifle and use it against any
Indians who would attack the settlers to the south of them. We suspect they figured that
could not be any worse than the violence back home in their part of Ireland. However, we
have never found a ship record for them from 1798. Might you have a ship record or some
clue as to when and where your Armstrong came to America? It looks like the 11 members of
the Armstrong family all left Ireland also, perhaps even on the same ship as my wife’s
ancestors to eventually settle in an Irish community in Ohio, and later spreading out
across America as it was opening up to homesteaders.
Jim and Sue Dix