The Hogan family of early Albany traces its roots to the marriage of Irish-born soldier-turned-innkeeper William Hogan and his wife Albany native Martina Becker Hogan. They came to Albany before 1700 and established a family that persisted in the city and its hinterland for many generations. Three roughly contemporary "William Hogans" (the younger and Jr.) complicate deliniation of this family history.

Name variations: Hogan, Hogen, Hogil, Hoghill, Hoge, Hoogun, and even Logan - the spelling variations in the multi-language historical record are numerous. Jurrian and Jurian are Germanic versions of George, although the latter has not been encountered in the eighteenth century community-based record.

In 1756, two Hogan households (merchant Jurrian Hogan and his blacksmith son) were listed on the city census.

In 1790, two Hogan households were listed on the census.

By 1815, the Hogan name had disappeared from the city directory.



the people of colonial Albany Sources: This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources. We seek printed and Internet family-based historical resources. We also seek contact with living descendants of William and Martina! Until then, Jonathan Pearson stands as the most substantial genealogical resource of record.

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Early Albany Families

first posted 5/23/03; recast 1/3/15