Thomas Oglesby, my fifth-great grandfather, patented lands in Goochland, Albemarle, Buckingham and Campbell Counties of Virginia beginning in 1746, in and around present-day Lynchburg. His son Thomas around 1800 moved, with his wife Martha Bradley Oglesby and about 12 children, to the Dove Creek area near Elberton, Georgia, a part of the post-Revolutionary migration of a substantial number of Virginia planters. Several of Thomas, Junior's children remained in the Elberton area, while others moved on to settle Indian lands on the Georgia frontier as they were ceded.
The families with which the Oglesbys intermarried, both in Virginia and in Georgia, included the Bradleys, Christians, Upshaws, Shackelfords, Booths, Fords, Wileys, Pattesons and others. I am directly descended from Garrett [who married Ruth Bradley], his son Minor T. [married Harriett Bishop], his son Charlie Foster [married Lizzie Helms], his son Charlie Alton [married Mary Ellen Kelly], his son/my father Victor Alton [married Mary Sue Cochran].
My mother's line of descent also traces back to old Virginia, through the Maze family, to William Maze who died in Virginia about 1650. [William: John: Henry: William: Mattox, Sr.: Mattox, Jr.: James: James Pomp: Charles Elexander: James Henry: Essie Mae Maze, my grandmother, who married Ollie Howard Cochran.
I have carried on the research of my brother David, moving in fits and starts, and hope that the person who happens to glance through my webpage and associated files will benefit from the research conducted.