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 delineation 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, which has been encountered more frequently eighteenth century community-based record after the 1760s.

During the first half of the eighteenth century, "Hannah Hogan" became the second wife of Albany resident Volkert Douw, Jr.

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

Following the death of her Anglican pastor husband in 1784, Martina Hogan Brown brought her family home to Albany where her household was configured on the census in 1790. At that time, her widowed sister Mary Hogan Charles lived nearby.

In 1790, Henry Hogan's household was configured on the census in the first ward while the household of George Hogan was enumerated in the southern part of Watervliet that soon would be called Bethlehem. No Hogan named households were listed on the city census in 1800.

The first Albany city directory published in 1813 did not list any Hogan-named addresses in the city. 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. See also Original Hogan Family posted online in 2000.

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Early Albany Families

first posted 5/23/03; recast 1/3/15; last updated 2/17/16