On this day: Howard Ogle appointed Justice of the Peace

On this day in 1834 my fourth great-grandfather Howard Ogle (1790-1875) was appointed Justice of the Peace at Delaware City by Governor Caleb P. Bennett. He and his two sons were prominent citizens of New Castle County. His son Thomas Moore Ogle was Recorder of Deeds in Wilmington. His son and my 3rd great-grandfather Benjamin N. Ogle was a superintendent of the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal in Delaware City.

Howard Ogle appointment from Delaware Governor’s Register

Text: June 11– The Governor this day appointed and commissioned Howard Ogle a Justice of the Peace at Delaware City in the County of New Castle in the place of James Henry resigned.


Ancestry.com. Delaware Governor’s Register 1674-1851, Volume I [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.

Original data: Governor’s Register: State of Delaware. Wilmington, DE, USA: Press of the Star Publishing Co., 1926.

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