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Submitted by Dorothy Nay & Sherry Symmons.

     William R. Ogden was born about 1833, the son of John Alexander Ogden, a shoemaker, and Margaret Haney. John A. was born April 1813 in Harrison Co, W.Va. and died July 23, 1895 in Shinnston, Harrison County. Margaret was born February 21, 1812 and died July 22, 1892 in Shinnston. They were married on April 27,1834. John A. was a descendant of the Jonathan Ogden family of Port Tobacco, Maryland, who settled on Ten Mile Creek, near what is now Sardis, Harrison County, W.Va. - (From a History of the Robert S. Ogden Family, Washington, D.C.)

William R. Ogden, 21, born Henry County, Indiana, residing Harrison County, W.Va., son of Jno. A. and Margaret, married Sary R. Wiliason, 17, born Fayette Co., Pa., residing Harrison County, W.Va., daughter of William and Harriet, on November 23, 1854

1860 Census:
William R. Ogden, 24, Shoemaker, Ind
Sarah R. 22 PA
Alice C. 4 VA
James 2 VA
Arthur 5/12 VA

1870 Census:
William R. Ogden, 35, Shoemaker, b Ind 1835, Shoemaker
Mary, 28
Alice C., 14, VA
James, 12, VA
Arthur, 10, VA
Elmer W., 8, VA
Margaret, 4, WV
Anna, 2, WV

1880 Census, Clay Dist., Harrison County, W.Va.
William R. Ogden, 45, Ind, Shoemaker
Mary, 38
Elmer, 18
Margaret, 13
Ann, 11
Harriet, 6
Clarence D., 4

1890 Special Census, Harrison County, WV
Ogden, William R., Cpl., 12 W.Va. Inf.; 8/13/62-7/1/65; thum shot off.

OGDEN, William R.; 70y 10m 8d; b 8 Feb 1832; s/o A & M; wife, M R; died at Gypsy 16 Dec 1902 from bladder cancer. (Need to confirm).