Re: Oglesby line
Curtis the only sure thing I know about the Oglesby, Oglvie family.
Sabert Oglesby was born in Scotland about 1740.Notes in one of the family Bibles, the one belonging to his son, Sabert, gives us a few facts.
Sabert came to America with at least two brothers. They were natives of Annandale, Scotland We believe John and James. (John Oglesby was one brother)(the other was possibly Richard or Thomas who went west an the other went to possibly Ga.They entered the country through the port of Charleston, S. C. I found the three Oglesby men in the 1800 Census.All were living in South Carolina.Two were in the Edgefield District and (Saybert) Sabert as living in Newberry.
One account says they entered via New Bern N.C. Old Abbiville District.
The original family lived in the parish of Glamis, Forforshire, Scotland.There were several branches of the family and consequently several homes.
The seats of the Airlie family are the Cortachy Castle on the river South Esk, and the Castle of Airlie. The name Seabert was listed in the Dictionary of Given Names and to be Teutonic - Sea Glory referring to victory in sea fights or bright conqueror.
There has always been a difference of opinion as to whether they should or should not be considered a Highland Clan and a quote from Mr. Smibert's book, "Clans of the Highlands of Scotland" who states that the "Ogilives merit well a notice as a family intermingled with if not derived from the true Gael of Northern Britian.
The name Oggilvie dervies from the Gilbert, on of the descendants of the ancient Earls of Angus. The name Ogilvie derives from the old British "ocelfa" or "high plain".
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