Leonard "Leonhart Kegel" Cagle[1, 2]

Male c1684 - Aft 1754  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Leonard "Leonhart Kegel" Cagle 
    Born c1684 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1754 
    Person ID I35854  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2013 

    Family 1 Maria Elisabetha 
    Children 
     1. Maria Margaretha Cagle
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F11281  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Susanna  [3
    Children 
    +1. John "Dutchman" Cagle,   d. Bef May 1799
    +2. David "Johan Theobald Kegel" Cagle,   b. 1728,   d. 1780-1790, Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Charles Cagle,   b. 1740-1750,   d. 1801, Stanly County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. George Cagle,   b. 1740-1750,   d. 6 Nov 1825, Stanly County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Henry Cagle,   b. Bef 1755,   d. Bef Feb 1802  (Age 47 years)
     6. Leonard Cagle,   b. Bef 1755
    Histories
    Cagle Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Cagle Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Cagle references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F11280  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1737 Land Warrant, Philadelphia/Berks County, PA Book A11 Page 47 - Leonard Cagle
    1737 Land Warrant, Philadelphia/Berks County, PA Book A11 Page 47 - Leonard Cagle
    1750 Land Warrant, Berks County, PA Book A28 Page 211 - Leonard Cagle
    1750 Land Warrant, Berks County, PA Book A28 Page 211 - Leonard Cagle

    Histories
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1254] The Cagle Family in the South to 1850, North Carolina [2nd Edition], John G. Cagle, (1997, Published by John G. Cagle, Box 55342, Little Rock, AR 72215), v-vi.
      Leonhart Kegel [Leonard Cagle], the presumed ancestor of the Cagles of North Carolina, appears twice in the records of the German Reformed Church in Sembach, Germany in the late 1720's, shortly before his migration to America. In the first record, Leonhart Kegel and wife Susanna of Obermehlingen (near Sembach) presented for baptism their infant son, Johan Theobald Kegel, on May 1, 1728. In the second record, Maria Margarethe Kegel, age 14, daughter of Leonhart Kegel and his first wife Maria Elisabetha (deceased) of Niedermehlingen, received confirmation in the church at Sembach. In the 1730's, Leonhart Kegel migrated to Pennsylvania, where he settled first in Alsace Township in Berks County, near the city of Reading (1737 Land Warrant), and finally in Brecknock township in Berks County, near the Lancaster County line (1748 Land Warrant). Leonhart is last known to appear in Berks County records in 1754 at about the age of 70. In the early 1750's, Johannes Kegel appears in the records of Oley Township, Berks County, PA and Dewalt Kegel appears in West Earl Township in nearby Lancaster County, PA. Both seem to be the sons of Leonhart, and it would appear that Dewalt Kegel was John Theobald Kegel who was born in Germany in 1728. By 1755, the Kegels were absent from Pennsylvania records, with Johannes and Dewalt having migrated to North Carolina, where they began to appear under the Anglicized names John and David. It is unclear if Leonhart Kegel died in Pennsylvania or joined the migration to North Carolina.

    2. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Earl Cagle, Sr., a descendant of German Immigrant Leonhart Kegel/Leonard Cagle [1684 Germany-aft1754 PA], tested 67 markers. Earl descends through his son Henry Cagle, Sr. [d. 1802 Moore County, NC] then through his son Peter Cagle [1775-1842]. Peter and his family migrated from Moore County, NC to Pickens/Cherokee County, GA. While very few Cagles have had their Y-DNA tested to date, it has been well established that many of the Cagles families across the south and west can trace their ancestry back to Leonhart Kegel's descendants in Moore County, NC. Future tests are very likely to show close matches with Earl's Y-DNA.

    3. [S1254] The Cagle Family in the South to 1850, North Carolina [2nd Edition], John G. Cagle, (1997, Published by John G. Cagle, Box 55342, Little Rock, AR 72215), vi.
      After migrating from PA to NC, the Cagles seem to have lived in old Orange County for about 10 years, being situated on the upper reaches of the Deep River, in the eastern end of what is now Randolph County, NC. Johannes Kegel [John Cagle] appeared on the 1755 tax List of Orange County, NC, then as a chain carrier at a land survey in 1759, and finally as a witness to a deed in the mid-1760's. Charles and Henry Cagle, presumed to be brothers of John, also appeared in Orange County records, with Charles appearing as a chain carrier at a survey in 1761, and Henry appearing as a witness to a deed in the mid-1760's. Jacob Cagle [1755-1845] was born in April 1755 on the headwaters of the Deep River, according to his Revolutionary War Pension Application of 1834, but there remains question as to where he was the son of John or David Cagle.

      During the middle and late 1760's, the Cagles migrated into the adjoining Cumberland County, now Moore County. These men were John Cagle who later died in Moore County in 1799, commonly known as John "Dutchman" Cagle; Henry Cagle who died in Moore County in 1802; Charles Cagle, who left the area by 1770, and eventually died in 1801 in Montgomery County [now Stanly County, NC]; Johan Theobald Kegel [David Cagle], who left the county by 1769 and migrated to Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, NC. Also present is Leonard Cagle, who married Susanna Richardson in Cumberland County [now Moore] and migrated to Montgomery County [now Stanly] in the 1790's and to Clarke County, GA in the early 1800's. This Leonard, it is believed, was Leonard Jr., probable son of the immigrant Leonhart Kegel. It is possible that the five Cagles who lived in Cumberland in the 1760's -- John, Henry, Charles, David and Leonard -- were the original Cagle brothers who migrated from PA to NC in the 1750's and all sons of the immigrant Leonhart Kegel of Pennsylvania.