Re: Lagles in Mocksville, Davie Co., NC; 1750
>In my Davie County Heritage Book there are two chapters
>submitted by members of the Lagle family who still live in
>Davie County. One chapter mentions that Andrew Lagle, born
>in the 1930s, found that "his great-great-grandfather and
>Squire Boone came to Dutchman's Creek about the same time
>and had adjoining land."
This is true.
>There was also a "George Lagle, who was the first Lagle
>from Austria to settle into Philadelphia and then ....in
>Davie County. This was in the late 1750s with his wife and
>a kinsman (Michael Lagle) and they filed a land grant in
>1761. He had a son, George, who had five or six children,
>one of which was John (who has at least one descendant
>living in Minnesota). John had two families....the first
>with six or seven children and about seven children in the
>second group. He dropped out of sight about 1820 and
>everybody thought he died. He left and went to Indiana
>where he married again and had 12 more children."
This statement is partly false. I will try to clean it
up a bit.
1) They were from Wurtemberg not Austria.
2) Michael Lagle the "kinsman" is the eldest son of George
Lagle. Michael was b. Jul 13, 1732 in Germany.
3) The younger George moved to KY in 1778. He did have
a son named John (b 1778) but this John only had one
family & never spelled his name Lagle (we used Lail).
4) The John who stayed in Rowan Co. NC was we believe
the son of Michael and was born abt. 1768. This John
was the one with 2 families and who moved to Indiana
We can not prove the Michael is the father of this John
although the circumstance are such that no other
possibility is reasonable.
a) He bought land that Michael had as his share of the
original Land Grant and which had been sold to an
outsider several years prior.
b) All of the Lagle/Lail males old enough to be his
father left Rowan by 1785 except Michael.
c) Three of the four Lagle/Lail males old enough to be
his father left sons named John. The other was dead
by 1780 in KY and his children are documented (i.e.
there was no John). The Rowan Co. NC John never
was in KY until he passed thru in the 1820's on his
way to IN.