114. Documentation for John Adam Link II
(31 Dec 1756 to 28 Sep 1835)
father of Elizabeth Ann Link
(28 Jan 1784 to 09 Mar 1872)
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John Adam Link II was born December 31, 1756, in Oley Hill, Pennsylvania.(1) He was the fifth child of John Adam Link I and Elizabeth Miller and he was born in their Oley Hill home.(2) He was a grandson of John Jacob Link, an ancestor of Dwight D. Eisenhower.(3)
John Adam Link II was baptized in St. Joseph's Church, January 16, 1757, near Oley Hill, Pennsylvania.(4) John Adam Link II was sponsored at his baptism by Catherine, daughter of Stephan Houck, and Philip, son of Jacob Matthias.(5)
John Adam Link II grew up at his parent’s home on Israel’s Creek in Frederick County, Maryland.(5A) John Adam Link II was confirmed in the Lutheran Church of Frederick, Maryland, on May 25, 1775.(6) He was commissioned on June 29, 1782, as an Ensign in Captain Peter Barrick's Company, the Catoctin Battalion, Militia of Frederick County, Maryland.(7)
John Adam Link II married Jane Ogle.(8) Jane, a daughter of Alexander Ogle and Martha of Frederick, Maryland, was a descendant of John Ogle of Delaware.(9) John Adam II and Jane, accompanied by her brother and sister and by his father and brother, Jacob, were married in the Frederick Lutheran Church on April 15, 1783. (10)
Jane Ogle and her twin sister, Martha, were born September 23, 1761.(11) Jane lived on the west bank of the Monocacy near the Devilbiss Bridge, some four miles from where John Adam Link II lived on Israel's Creek.(12)
Elizabeth Ann Link, the first child of John Adam Link II and Jane Ogle, was born January 24, 1784, near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland.(13) She was baptized in the Frederick Lutheran Church.(14)
John Adam Link II, his wife Jane Ogle, and their first child, Elizabeth Ann Link, moved across the Potomac River in 1784 to take possession of Jane’s inheritance. (15) "Alexander Ogle purchased of Andrew Lucas, son of Edward Lucas, May 19, 1778, 208 acres in Berkeley, now Jefferson County, West Virginia, part of a 417-acre grant to Edward Lucas by Lord Fairfax, for 552 pounds current and lawful money of Virginia. These 208 acres were willed to Jane."(16) John Adam Link II, with assistance from his brother Jacob Link and perhaps from his brother John George Link, built a stone dwelling for a home on the 208 acres.(17)
"On June 9, 1811, Henry Buckles and Mary, his wife, of Jefferson County, Commonwealth of Virginia, deeded to John Adam Link II, in consideration of the sum of $2,943.50 lawful money of the United States, what is known as the Buckles farm in John Adam Link II's estate, containing 73 acres, 2 roods, and 14 poles. This is a parcel of land of a greater tract granted Robert Buckles by Lord Fairfax, June 14, 1751, and bequeathed to his son, Robert Buckles, Junior, by will dated June 7, 1787."(18)
"On October 13, 1819, John B. Henry and Ann, his wife, of Jefferson County, Virginia, conveyed by deed to John Adam Link II for $6,500, lawful money of the United States, two parcels of land, one of 100 acres and one of 10 acres, lying on Elk Branch in Jefferson County, Virginia. Said tracts were purchased from the heirs of James Young by said John B. Henry. Said tracts were conveyed to James Young by Robert Lowry and Agnes, his wife, by deed, February 21, 1793."(19)
"On November 22, 1822, William Burr and Margaret Young, his wife, of Logan County, Kentucky, conveyed by deed to John Adam Link II, two parcels of land, one of 100 acres and one of 10 acres, formerly belonging to the James Young estate and transferred by legacy to Margaret for $1,830.00."(20)
The Link Family book includes pictures of the house of John Adam Link I near Frederick, Maryland, where John Adam Link II grew up, a picture of the commission of John Adam Link II as Ensign in Captain Peter Barrick's Company, the Catoctin Battalion, Militia of Frederick County, Maryland, John Adam Link II's war mess kit, shoe and knee buckles and cuff links, and a picture of his blood leeching instrument, box, and the Link seal.(20A)
John Adam Link II was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia).(21) John Adam Link II and Jane Ogle were the parents of seven children:(22)
Elizabeth Ann Link, born January 29, 1784, married George Fox on August 9, 1807, at Shepherdstown, Virginia, now West Virginia. George was the oldest son of Frederick Fox and Catharine Booker. They were the parents of ten children. The family moved west to near Miamisburg, Ohio, in late 1807 along with a number of other families with ties to George's parents. George Fox died June 14, 1847, in Miamisburg, Ohio. Elizabeth Ann (Link) Fox died March 9, 1872, in Miamisburg, Ohio. Both George and Elizabeth Fox are buried in the Gebhart or St. John Cemetery in Miamisburg.
Maria Catherine Link, born December 18, 1785, and died September 8, 1866. She married Henry Remsberg, June 4, 1805. He was born August 10, 1781, and died February 16, 1852. Both are buried in the Old Lutheran Cemetery in Middletown, Maryland.
Martha Link, born October 23, 1787. She married her uncle, John George Link on January 3, 1809, in Washington County, Maryland. They moved from Jefferson County, Virginia, to Bourbon County, and thence to Fayette County, Kentucky.
John Alexander Link, born March 7, 1790, and named for his grandfather Ogle. He married Nancy Dust on June 6, 1816. John Alexander Link died on March 7, 1864. Nancy (Dust) Link died June 17, 1876. They are buried in St. James Cemetery, Uvilla, West Virginia.
Mary Link, born December 11, 1792, and married Samuel Crowell on June 16, 1814. They moved to a farm near Sandusky, Ohio. See The Link Family by Paxson Link for additional information on this family.
Rebecca Link, born February 11, 1795, married Elias Crowell on September 8, 1820. Elias died after a few years of the marriage and Rebecca next married William Demory. Rebecca died April 7, 1877. Both William and Rebecca Demory are buried at the Old Ebenezer Cemetery near Huntsville, Ohio.
John Adam Link III, born September 14, 1797, and died January 4, 1873. He was married four times. See The Link Family, page 84, for details of the marriages of John Adam Link III.
John Adam Link II died September 28, 1835, in Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia).(23) He was buried near the brick wall of the old St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.(24) Jane (Ogle) Link died October 7, 1836, in Shepherdstown, Virginia (now West Virginia). She also was buried near the brick wall of the old St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.(25)
The will of John Adam Link II lists "my seven children, namely Elizabeth Fox, Cahtarine Ramspark, Marth Link, Mary Crowe, Rebeccah Demory, Alexander Link & Adam Link Jr." and also identifies "my wife Jane".(25A)
The 1810 U. S. Census for Virginia, Jefferson County, lists the Adam Link household.(26) The census lists one male under age 10, one male age 16 through 25, and one male age 45 or over. Females included one age 10 through 15, one female age 16 through 25, and one female age 45 or over.
The 1820 U. S. Census for Virginia, Jefferson County, Lee Township, lists the Adam Link household. (27) Adam Link was listed as a farmer. Household members included one male of age 16 and under 26; one male of age 45 and upwards; one female of age 16 and under 26; and one female of age 45 and upwards. The household included 6 male slaves and 4 female slaves.
The 1830 U. S. Census for Virginia, Jefferson County, Adam Link household, lists one male of age 70 and under 80 and one female of age 60 and under 70. These ages would fit with the birthdates of John Adam Link II and Jane (Ogle) Link.(28)
i. Elizabeth Ann, born January 29, 1784
ii. Maria Catherine, born December 18, 1785
iii. Martha, born October 23, 1787
iv. John Alexander, born March 7, 1790
v. Mary, born December 11, 1792
vi. Rebecca, born February 11, 1795
vii. John Adam III, born September 14, 1797
1. Paxson Link, The Link Family (Paris, Illinois: [s.l.], 1951),p. 78.
2. The Link Family, p. 78; Adam Link I, father of John Adam Link II, supplied bacon during the American Revolution, see Maryland State Papers, Series A, MdHR 4586-15 1/6/4/18.
3. The Link Family, various pages including 26, 72, 284, 192, 374, 543, chapter on Dwight D. Eisenhower; letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Paxson Link dated October 10, 1950, copy in the possession of Curtis L. Older.
4. The Link Family, p. 78.
6. Ibid, p. 78-9.
7. Ibid, p. 79.
8. Index to Marriage Licenses, Frederick County, 1778-1810, John Adam Link II and Jane Ogle, married April 14, 1783.
9. The Link Family, p. 79; Francis Hamilton Hibbard, assisted by Stephen Parks, The English origin of John Ogle, first of the name in Delaware (Pittsburgh: n.p., 1967); Sir Henry Asgill Ogle, Ogle and Bothal (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid & Company, 1902). Alexander Ogle, father of Jane Ogle, provided wheat and flour from his mills to the Maryland troops during the American Revolution. See Maryland State Papers, Series A, MdHR 6636-23-29/7 1/7/5 and related papers.
10. Ibid. A wedding date of April 15, 1783 is given in The Link Family.
11. The Link Family, p. 80.
12. Ibid, p. 79.
13. Ibid, p. 81.
14. Ibid, p. 81.
15. The Link Family, p. 81, "During the first part of 1784 John Adam II and Jane moved across the Potomac River to take possession of Jane's inheritance and make for themselves a homestead."
16. Ibid, pp. 81-2.
17. Ibid, p. 82.
18. Ibid, p. 85.
20A. Ibid, p. 80-81.
21. Ibid, p. 84.
22. Ibid, pp. 81-4.
23. Ibid, p. 85.
25A. Will Book 8, pages 88, 89, and 90, Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, West Virginia
26. 1810 U. S. Census for Virginia, Jefferson County, Township Not Stated, Roll M252_69, page 85, Adam Link household.
27. 1820 U. S. Census for Virginia, Jefferson County, Lee Township, Roll M33_34, page 101, Image Number 102, Adam Link household.
28. 1830 U. S. Census for Virginia, Jefferson County, Township Not Stated, Roll 191, page 129, Adam Link household.
The following books discuss Link and Ogle genealogies:
10569 LINK. The Link Family; antecedants and descendants of John Jacob Link, 1417-1951, with much history about the Stoner, Crowell, Demory, Remsburg, Thraves, Ropp, Boyer, Fuchs (Fox), Beard (Bart), Miller, Filler, Hanger, Wayland, Osbourn, Hendricks, Reinhart, Stone, Burrier, Root, Houff, Stover, Turner, LaGrange, Smith, Kneiple, Shank, Grove, Cale, Palmer, Lewis, Woodward, Burnett, McChesney, Baylor, Freer, Garrett, Girdner, Creager, Burckhardt, and Eisenhower families. (Paris, Ill.) 1951. xiv. 872 p. illus., ports., maps. 24 cm. 53-22402. CS71.L7563 1951
S1844 OGLE. The English origin of John Ogle, first of the name in Delaware, by Francis Hamilton Hibbard, assisted by Stephen Parks. (Pittsburgh) 1967. 30 p. general. table. 22 cm. Bibliography: p. 29 - 30. 73-156908 MARC. CS71.O36 1967
12739 OGLE. Ogle and Bothal: or, A history of the baronies of Ogle, Bothal, and Hepple, and of the families of Ogle and Bertram . . . To which is added, accounts of several branches of families bearing the name of Ogle settled in other counties and countries; with appendices and illustrations compiled from ancient records and other sources, by Sir Henry A. Ogle, baronet. (Printed privately) Newcastle-upon-Tyne, A. Reid & company, limited, 1902. 1 p. 1., 426, lxx p. 14 pl. incl. front. (parts coats of arms) general. tables (part fold.) 29 cm. Works consulted: p. ii-iii. 15-19676. CS439.O5
12740 OGLE. . . . A short history of the Ogle family, compiled by Anna Ogle Kirkpatrick. Morrison, Ill., The Shawver publishing co., 1927. (21)p. 17 1/2 cm. (American families series) A 32-2439. CS71.O36 1927
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Record about Adam LINK
Name: Adam LINK
Cemetery: Luth Cem
Location: Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co WV 42
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. Serial: 10675; Volume: 7
Will of John Adam Link II Will Book 8, pages 88, 89, and 90, Jefferson County Court House, Charles Town, West Virginia, (son of John Adam Link I), (in part), (the father-in-law of George Fox, son of Frederick Fox).
Last Will & Testament
of In the name of God amen, I Adam Link senr. of Jefferson County Adam Link senr. decd. & State of Virginia, being weak in body, but of sound & perfect mind & memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make & publish this my last Will & Testament, in manner & form following, that is to say, First . . . And I also give & bequeath to my wife Jane two hundred dollars annually during her natural life, to be paid her by my son Adam Link Jr. as P. agreement with him, in the arrangement & division of my whole estate, made by myself and wife _
Next, I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Fox, a bond for one thousand dollars executed to me, by my son Adam Link Jr. with his brother Alexander Link as security.
Next, I give & bequeath to my daughter Catharine Ramspark, a bond for one thousand dollars, executed to me, by my son Adam Link Jr. with his brother Alexander Link as security.
Next, I give & bequeath to my daughter Martha Link a bond for five hundred dollars . . .
Next, I give & devise to my daughter Mary Crowl a certain tract of land, the same purchased of David Hess & Anna his wife (& gave in payment therefor a bond for one thousand dollars, executed to me by my son Adam Link Jr. with his brother Alexander Link security) situate, lying & being in Sandusky, Sandusky County & state of Ohio, as will fully appear by reference to the deed now of record in said county: to have & to hold to her & her heirs & assigns forever-
Next, I give & bequeath to my daughter Rebeccah Demery, a bond for five hundred dollars . . .
Next, I give & bequeath to my son Alexander Link a black boy named Aaron & negro girl, slaves, to get the latter after the death of my wife Jane, to whom I give the girl for life, called Adaline . . .
Next, I give & bequeath to my son Adam Link Jr. . . . and I also give & bequest to my son Adam Link Jr. my eight day clock & best large family Bible-
Next, I give & bequeath to my grand daughter Ellen Link, to her heirs & assigns forever a female, child of Agnes, a twin & slave for life- & I also give & bequeath a male twin child of Agnes & slave for life, to my grand son Alexander Link to him & his heirs forever.
And next, it is my will & desire & I hereby direct the balance or residue of my estate not herein specifically bequeathed, to be equally divided among my seven children, namely Elizabeth Fox, Catharine Ramspark, Martha Link, Mary Crowe, Rebeccah Demory, Alexander Link & Adam Link Jr. . . .
Lastly, I do hereby constitute & appoint my friend Edward Lucas Jr. executor of this my last will & testament: hereby revoking all other aforesaid wills or testaments by me heretofore made_In witness whereof I have herunto set my hand seal this thirtieth day of October 1834.
Signed, sealed, published & declared by
the above named Adam Link senr. to be Adam Link senr. [seal]
his last Will & Testament in the presence
of us, who have herunto subscribed our
names as witnesses in the presence of the testator -
Edward Lucas / Robert Lucas
Jefferson County ?:
At a court held for said county, on the 19th day of October, 1835, The foregoing Last Will and Testament of Adam Link senr. decd. was proved by the oaths of Edward Lucas & Robert Lucas, two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded: and on the motion of Edward Lucas junr.?, the executor therein named, who made oath according to Law & with Robert Lucas, Wm. Lucas, Adam Link and Alexander Link, his securities, entered into & acknowledged a Bond, in the penalty of $15,000, conditioned according to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate in due form.
Test_ Lam. J. Cramer j.c.c.?