William Hogan, Jr.


William Hogan, Jr. was born just before or after 1700. He was the son of Irish-born William Hogan (the patriarch) and his wife, Albany native Martina Becker. His christening was not recorded in the records of the Albany Dutch church. He grew up at his father's Albany inn and has been known as "William Hogan, Jr." to differentiate him from his father and nephew.

In February 1732, he married Pietertje Douw at the Dutch church in Catskill. By 1748, the marriage had produced four children. Later that year, he was named as an heir and co-executor of his parents' estate.

In 1738, he was appointed firemaster for the first ward. In 1742 and again in 1763, his name was included on a list of Albany freeholders.

In May 1762, he witnessed the will of his neighbor, Neeltie Van Vechten. William Hogan, Jr. probably was dead by 1766, when his widow was named as the owner of their first ward property.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William Hogan, Jr. is CAP biography number 4397. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 6/20/07