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