Tolle Family Genealogy - Gen5 - Roger Jr
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TOLLE

Generation Five - The Roger Tolle Jr Branch

Compiled by Thoren Tolle Meyers


Generation Five

WILLIAM TOLLE5 (Roger Jr4; Roger3; Tobias2; Roger1)

William Tolle, son of Sally Sarah (Simms) & Roger Tolle Jr, was born 2 Oct 1785 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

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 Turner.

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 descendants.

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 family.

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 by Benjamin 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.

Between 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 were:

  • A son born & died 3 Feb 1805 probably in Amherst County, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • SALLY SIMMS TOLLE6 born 10 Aug 1812 Amherst County, Virginia; married John S. Neagle.
  • A daughter, a twin, born and died 10 Aug 1812 Amherst County, Virginia.
  • 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 County, Virginia.
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON TOLLE6 born 9 May 1817 Amherst County, Virginia; married Mary Ann Rogers.
  • A son born and died 20 Mar 1819 Amherst County, Virginia.
  • 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 Company 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.

The children of Martha Jane (Snoddy) and William Tolle were:
  • 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 Tolle-Snoddy cemetery.
  • 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 County, Kentucky.
  • A daughter born & died 14 Oct 1841 Barren County, Kentucky.
  • A son born and died Mar 1842 Barren County, Kentucky.
  • 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 sisters.
  • 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 TOLLE5 (Roger4; Roger3; Tobias2; Roger1)

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 were:

  • 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

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