Tolle Family Genealogy - Gen5 - Roger
Generation Five - The Roger Tolle Jr Branch
Compiled by Thoren Tolle Meyers
(Roger Jr4; Roger3;
William Tolle, son of Sally Sarah (Simms) &
Roger Tolle Jr, was born 2 Oct 1785 in Fauquier County,
William appeared on the personal property
tax list of Fauquier County, Virginia with his father in
1800-1803. On 15 Mar 1804 he was married to Mary/Polly
Sometime after 1804 he moved to Amherst
County, Virginia where he was found in the 1810 and 1820
census. He served in the War of 1812 for six months as a
Private in the 8th Regiment (Walls) of Virginia Militia
under Captain Sales. In Virginia his occupation was
overseeing the plantations and negroes of other men. There
were recommendations from his employers filed in his old
papers long after his death, and preserved by his
After 1820 he moved again, this time to
Barren County, Kentucky and was on the tax rolls for
1821-1829. There is a record on file there in 1822, signed
with his brother Alexander, giving power of attorney to
James Dillard to handle their claim to their father's
Revolutionary War claims.
Polly (Turner) Tolle died 29 Jul 1823 at the birth of
their 15th child. She is buried in the Tolle-Snoddy Cemetery
in Barren County.
William married again in 1825 to
Martha Jane Snoddy. She was born 27 Feb 1805 and was the
daughter of his neighbors Sally (Allen) and Daniel Snoddy.
Three of Martha Snoddy's siblings also married three of
William Tolle's children. William and Martha Jane had an
additional twelve children. Although not all of William's
children lived to be adults, to my knowledge, he holds the
record for fathering the most children in the Tolle
In 1829 he mortgaged to Daniel Snoddy "1
wagon and 1 jack screw, 4 set gear, 1 pair stretchers, all
the stock of horses, cattle, hogs & sheep, household &
kitchen furniture, all farming utensils & plows, axes, saws,
planes, augurs, chisels, a rifle gun & shot gun, all of his
books and his crop of tobacco, corn, fodder & oats for the
sum of $150 to be paid on or before 29 Dec 1835." Signed by William Tolle & Martha Tolle and witnessed
A. Snoddy & Walter Bransford.
In September of 1834, William made a trip to Clay County,
Missouri and back and he kept a leather bound journal
describing that journey, which took two months and covered
several states. One hundred and thirty years later it was
found in the attic of the old farmhouse by a
great-great-grandson Ray Tolle, and another of his
descendants, a Tolle Family Exchange member, Donald MacDavid
(Dave) Tolle, transcribed it into a nice book, and added
genealogical data and photos.
William was part of a
12-man coroner's jury on 27 Oct 1838 investigating the death
of an infant. He had fifteen acres of land surveyed in his
name in Barren County on 7 Apr 1840, and he eventually
accumulated nearly 400 acres of land in Barren County. He
was enumerated in the 1840 census, and in the 1850 census he
was age 64, a farmer born in Virginia.
1840-1850, he carried mail on horseback from Glasgow and
other points for eight years, making one trip a week. When
his mail contract ended he engaged in selling clocks for a
few years in Green County, Kentucky.
An ink sketch of
his homestead was featured in The Tolle Family Exchange
Newsletter a few days ago. William died 27 Sep 1854 in
Barren County, Kentucky. At the age of 69 he developed a
cancer that caused a hard swelling of the jaw which was very
excruciating and continued for several months causing his
death. He was buried in the Tolle-snoddy cemetery in Barren
County, Kentucky. There is a deed record in 1856 for the
heirs of William involving 35 acres on Burksville Road.
The children of Polly (Turner) and William Tolle
The children of Martha Jane (Snoddy) and William Tolle
- A son born & died 3 Feb 1805 probably in Amherst County,
- SAMUEL BELL TOLLE6 born 24 Feb 1806
Amherst County, Virginia; married 1st Mary Ann Snoddy;
married 2nd Anna Piercy.
- ALEXANDER ROGER
TOLLE6 born 22 oct 1807 Amherst County, Virginia;
married Mary Bromboc Rogers.
- ANN ELIZA TOLLE6 born 30 Oct 1809 Amherst
County, Virginia; married William Alen Snoddy.
- MARTHA JANE TOLLE6 born 13 Mar 1811 Amherst
County, Virginia; married Benjamin Allen Snoddy.
SIMMS TOLLE6 born 10 Aug 1812 Amherst County,
Virginia; married John S. Neagle.
- A daughter, a twin, born and died 10 Aug 1812 Amherst
- JOHN TURNER TOLLE6 born 21 Jan 1814 Amherst
County, Virginia; died in Spring or Summer of 1847 in
Chihouahua, Mexico in the Mexican War.
- A son, born 7 Jan 1816 and died 9 Jan 1816 Amherst
- GEORGE WASHINGTON TOLLE6
born 9 May 1817 Amherst County, Virginia; married Mary Ann
- A son born and died 20 Mar 1819 Amherst County,
- PATRICK HENRY TOLLE6 born 13 Jul 1820 Amherst
County, Virginia. He was a merchant at the McCoun Crossroads
and tavern, near Prewitts Knob, now Cave City in Barren
County. He was a Confederate in the Civil War, a Private in
H. 2nd Florida Infantry, and he died in the Winter of 1861
or 1862 of Hemorrhage of the bowels at Yorktown, Virginia.
He is buried at Wyoming Mills, Virginia.
- BAILEY TURNER
TOLLE6 born 13 Jul 1820 Amherst County, Virginia;
married Lydia K. Hammer.
- A son born and died 28 Dec 1821
probably Barren County, Kentucky.
- A daughter born and
died 16 Jul 1823 Barren County, Kentucky.
- THOMAS BRANSFORD TOLLE6 born 1 Feb 1826
Barren County, Kentucky; married 1st Sarah Jane Fisher;
married 2nd Martha J. Malone; married 3rd Nancy Ann Huffman;
married 4th Mrs Sarah (Harder) Wright.
- JAMES MADISON
TOLLE6 born 31 Dec 1827 Barren County, Kentucky;
married Mary E. Mansfield.
- HORATIO NELSON TOLLE6 born 24 Jan 1830 Barren
County, Kentucky. He was a carpenter; died at age 23 of Flux
on 23 Jul 1854. He was buried in the Tolle-Snoddy cemetery
in Barren County, Kentucky.
- ELIZABETH SUSAN FOWLER
TOLLE6 born 16 Apr 1832 in Barren County,
Kentucky; married William M. Mansfield.
- WILLIAM DANIEL
TOLLE6 born 16 oct 1834 Barren County, Kentucky;
he never married. Over the years he wrote many articles for
local newspapers, using the pen name "Ellot" (Tolle spelled
backward). He kept contact with his many nieces and nephews,
and collected the history of the family. The descendants of
Roger Tolle Jr have him to thank that so much data is
available to them. At the age of 92, he died of a weak heart
on 15 Jun 1927 in Barren County, and was buried in the
- NANCY PARROT TOLLE6 born 1 Dec 1836 Barren
County, Kentucky; she never married. She died of heart
disease on 24 Sep 1902, and was buried in the Tolle-snoddy
cemetery in Barren County, Kentucky.
- ADRASTUS MINNS
TOLLE6 born 22 May 1839 Barren County, Kentucky.
He never married. He was in the Civil War, a Corporal in the
Union Army in Company F, 21st Kentucky Infantry. He enlisted
1 Oct 1861, then re-enlisted 4 Jan 1864. He was honorably
discharged at Victoria, Texas on 9 Dec 1865. He arrived home
in broken health and died in a few months. He was engaged in
many battles, including four months on the Atlanta Campaign.
His sister Senora requested in her will that a gravestone be
placed on his grave in the Tolle-Snoddy cemetery in Barren
- A daughter born & died 14 Oct 1841 Barren County,
- A son born and died Mar 1842 Barren County,
- SENORA JANE TOLLE6 born 17 Jun 1843
Barren County, Kentucky. She never married. She died 25 Jul
1935 at the age of 92. In her will she asked that stones be
erected for herself, her sister Nancy, and brothers William
and Adrastus in the Tolle-Snoddy cemetery. The rest of her
property was to go to the children of her brothers and
- VIRGINIA LOUISA TOLLE6JUDITH MARIAH TOLLE6 born 27 oct 1848 Barren
County, Kentucky. She married S.Cooper Garner in 1895 in
Barren County. She died 23 Dec 1929 and is buried in the
Tolle Snoddy cemetery in Barren County. Nothing is known of
her family at this time.
Alexander Tolle, son of Sally/sarah (Simms)
and Roger Tolle Jr, was born 10 Jul 1787 in Fauquier County,
Virginia. His mother died at his birth. He was married to
Sophia Bell on 29 Oct 1812 in Amherst County, Virginia. The
consent was given by Sally Bell, and security and witness
was George H. Bell. (It is possible that her parents were
Samuel Bell & Sally Mitchell who were married in Amherst
County on 17 Jan 1780).
Alexander served in the War of 1812 in the 5th Regiment
of Virginia Militia. He was on the 1820 census of Campbell
County, Kentucky. There is a record on file there in 1822,
signed with his brother William, giving power of attorney to
James Dillard to handle their claim to their father's
Revolutionary War claims, and then he appeared on the 1824
tax rolls of Barren County, Kentucky. He was on the 1840
census of Barren County, Kentucky.
He died 27 Sep 1844 in Barren County, Kentucky and Sophia
died 19 Jun
1853. They are buried at their home a half mile Northwest of
Glasgow, in Barren County, Kentucky. A Suit of Equity in
Barren County court dated 18 Jan 1854 lists his heirs.
The children of Sophia (Bell) and Alexander Tolle
- SARAH FOWLER TOLLE6 born 23 Jan 1813 Campbell
County, Virginia; married Andrew Neagle.
- SILAS S. TOLLE6 born 10 May 1815 Campbell
County, Virginia; married Catherine Neagle.
- DAVID BELL TOLLE6 born 29 Aug 1817 Campbell
County, Virginia; married Martha Emily Crews.
- HARRIET BOWLING TOLLE6 born 4 Dec 1819
Campbell County, Virginia; married Davis B. Lumbert.
- ELIZABETH ANN TOLLE6 born 10 Jul 1822
Campbell County, Virginia; married George Barton Harlan.
- SAMUEL ROGER TOLLE6 born 19 Aug 1825 Barren
County, Kentucky; married 1st Martha Campbell Smith; married
2nd Rachel A.E. Childress.
- CAROLINE E.D. TOLLE6 born 25 Mar 1829 Barren
County, Kentucky; She never married. She died 25 Apr 1862
Barren County, Kentucky.
- MARTHA JANE TOLLE6 born 24 May 1831 Barren
County, Kentucky; married James Barnett Gibbs.
- JOHN THOMAS TOLLE6 born 14 Mar 1834 Barren
County, Kentucky; married Mary W. Parish
This concludes generation 5 for the Roger Tolle Jr Branch