03 July 2010

Surname Saturday: Begole

The surname Begole has been found as Begole and Begold.  The Begole side of my family comes from Maryland and later Wayland, Steuben, New York and eventually Sylvan Township, Washtenaw, Michigan.  The Begole's I have researched so far include:

First Generation
1. William W Begold was born (date unknown).
Rachel Rivers was born (date unknown).

William W Begold and Rachel Rivers had the following child:
+2 i. William Rivers Begole.

Second Generation
2. William Rivers Begole (William W-1) was born (date unknown).
Rachel Starr was born (date unknown).

William Rivers Begole and Rachel Starr had the following child:
+3 i. Thomas Jefferson Begole, born 12 Jan 1776, Maryland, USA; married Ann Matelda Nancy Bowles, 21 Nov 1803, Washington County, Maryland, United States; died 18 Jan 1854, Wayland, Steuben, New York, USA.

Third Generation
3. Thomas Jefferson Begole (William Rivers-2, William W-1) was born on 12 Jan 1776 in Maryland, USA. He died on 18 Jan 1854 at the age of 78 in Wayland, Steuben, New York, USA.

Thomas Jefferson Begole and Ann Matelda Nancy Bowles were married on 21 Nov 1803 in Washington County, Maryland, United States.2–3 Ann Matelda Nancy Bowles, daughter of Thomas Bowles and Eleanor Price, was born on 20 May 1783 in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA. She died in 1850 at the age of 67 in New York, USA.

Thomas Jefferson Begole and Ann Matelda Nancy Bowles had the following children:
+4 i. Eleanor Begole, born abt Nov 1804, New York; married Samuel B. Poore, 1822, Steuben County, New York; died 9 May 1848.
5 ii. William Begole was born in 1806 in Danville, Steuben, New York, USA.

Fourth Generation
4. Eleanor Begole (Thomas Jefferson-3, William Rivers-2, William W-1) was born about Nov 1804 in New York. She died on 9 May 1848 at the age of 43.5 She was buried in Vermont Cemetery, Sylvan Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA.5

Eleanor Begole and Samuel B. Poore were married in 1822 in Steuben County, New York.6 Samuel B. Poore, son of Moses Augustus Poore and Elizabeth Barber, was born on 9 Sep 1792 in Dunbarton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA.

Samuel B. Poore and Eleanor Begole had the following children:
+6 i. Elizabeth Ann Poore, born Oct 1827, New York; died 20 Sep 1894, Hersey, Osceola, Michigan, USA.
7 ii. Jane Poore was born (date unknown).
8 iii. George Poore was born on 29 Feb 1828 in Steuben County, New York.
9 iv. Hannah Poore was born (date unknown).
10 v. Samuel Poore was born on 8 Feb 1833 in Steuben County, New York.
11 vi. William Poore was born (date unknown).
12 vii. David M Poore was born (date unknown).
13 viii. 10 Evan J. Poore was born (date unknown).
14 ix. Harlan Poore was born (date unknown).


  1. Hi Brenda, I'm a Begole and always wondered what the name means. I know there's a town in France, Haute Pyrenees called Begole and the name seems to originate there, but that doesn't tell me how the town got its name. Any clues?


  2. Bo, when I researched the name for this blog, I couldn't find a meaning. I wonder if it is a place name, as you mentioned. As you can see I haven't 'jumped the pond' in my research on this family, yet!