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.
Hogan, Hogen, Hogil, Hoghill, Hoge, Hoogun, and even Logan - the spelling variations in the multi-language historical record are numerous!
In 1790, two Hogan households were listed on the census.
By 1815, the Hogan name had disappeared from the city directory.
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.
first posted: 5/25/03; last revised 9/25/03