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The Hogan Family of Granville Township

The Hogan family of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia is descended from Patrick Hogan who married in Granville Township 11 Feb. 1821 Martha Clark. The marriage is recorded in the register of All Saints Anglican Church in Granville Centre. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George Best and witnesses were Elliot Sproul and Elizabeth Best. Neither bride nor groom was officially Anglican. Patrick listed his religion as Presbyterian late in life, and the Clarks were Quakers of long standing, originally from Connecticut. According to the Old Granville Township Book, which records the date of their marriage as well as the birthdates for their first six children, Patrick was the son of Patrick Hogan and Martha the daughter of Thomas Clark. Patrick Hogan’s death record in 1873 states he was born in Ireland, and it is likely he came to North America alone as a young man. Martha Clark was apparently born in Granville Township, and her death record of 1872 states that she was the daughter of Thomas and Olive Clark. The Granville Township Book records four children of Thomas Clark: Thomas, b. 26 Feb. 1789; Stephen, b. 22 Feb. 1791; Lucinda, b. 17 June 1793; and Martha, b. 15 July 1795. Thomas Clark jr. m. 21 March 1816 Esther Peck Parsons, and Lucinda Clark m. 12 Jan. 1831 Jacob Crip.

At the time of the 1838 Nova Scotia Census, Patrick Hogan was listed as a farmer living in Granville Township with a household of nine, including, in addition to himself, two females under 6 years, two males and a female between 6 and 14 years and one male and two females over 14 years. Patrick and Martha lived long enough to be enumerated in the first federal Canadian Census of 1871. They were living in Young’s Cove, Patrick listed as a farmer and a Presbyterian, born in Ireland, age 74. Martha was listed as age 74 and a Quaker. The household also included grandchildren William J. Hogan, age 16 a seaman, and Martha E. Hogan, age 14, both Baptists, and daughter Martha Foster, listed as a married seamstress and an Anglican boarding with her parents, with children Zaidee E. Foster, age 8, Florence A. Foster, age 5 and Charles P. Foster, age 3. The families of son William R. Hogan and widowed daughter-in-law Letitia Hogan lived nearby.

In his will dated 19 Aug. 1872 and proved 5 Apr. 1873, Patrick Hogan of Young’s Cove left to daughter Martha Ann Foster the sum of twenty dollars. To his son William, he left the residue of his real and personal estate consisting of “the Farm, Buildings, Sawmill, Cattle, Sheep, horse, all the farming Utensils with all the other privileges connected with the same which I enjoyed myself, together with Seven acres of marsh situated in Lower Belleisle”. He also stipulated that the house, land and premises formerly occupied by his son James Hogan (deceased) and since occupied by William Hogan, be sold and the amount realized to be divided into five equal shares, to be given to Letitia, widow of James Hogan, and to his four unnamed children.

Patrick Hogan, s/o Patrick Hogan
b. c. 1797, Belfast, Ireland
d. 11 March 1873 age 76 of heart disease, Granville NS (NS Vital Stats: Anna Co. Deaths
m. 11 Feb. 1821, Granville NS (All Saints Anglican Church Records) Martha Clark, d/o Thomas and Olive Clark
b. 15 July 1795, Granville NS (Old Granville Township Book, p. 39)
d. 23 Apr. 1872 age 77 of consumption, Granville NS (NS Record of Deaths: Anna. Co.)


i.John Knowlton Hogan, b. 25 Feb. 1822 (Old Granville Township Book, p. 278); not mentioned in his father’s will.

ii.James Hogan, b. 14 Feb. 1826 (Old Granville Township Book, p. 278), d. 18 Oct. 1867 age 41 of typhoid fever (NS Vital Stats: Anna. Co. Deaths). James Hogan m. Letitia Spurr, marriage bond dated 27 Oct. 1859 (NS Record of Marriages: Anna. Co.), (4 children). Letitia Spurr d/o William and Letitia (Whitman) Spurr.

iii.Charles William Hogan, b. 14 March 1828 (Old Granville Township Book, p.278), d. 3 March 1854, m. Eliza Hall, b. 1829, d/o John and Eleanor (Clark) Hall. (1 child).

iv.Mary Hogan, b. 24 May 1830 (Old Granville Township Book, p. 278); not mentioned in her father’s will.

v.Catherine Hogan, b. 1 Dec. 1832 (Old Granville Township Book, p. 278); not mentioned in her father’s will.

vi.Martha Ann Hogan, b. 20 Apr. 1835 (Old Granville Township Book, p. 278), m. (1) Philip R. Foster; m. (2) by licence 15 July 1876 Daniel Wade Covert, widower (NS Vital Stats- Anna. Co. Marriages), s/o Edward and Rosanna (Wade) Covert.

vii.William Roland Hogan, b. 2 March 1839, Young’s Cove NS, d. 1903, m. 27 Sept. 1866, Granville Centre NS (All Saints Anglican Records) Mary Adelia Webb, b. 22 Jan. 1840, bpt. 28 Feb. 1848 (All Saints Anglican Records), d/o William R. and Mary Ann (LeCain) Webb. Mary Adelia Hogan drowned Young’s Cove 11 Oct. 1912 age 72(NS Vital Stats- Anna. Co. Deaths). The Old Granville Township Book states that William R. Webb, son of Robert, married 5 Nov. 1831 Mary Ann LeCain, daughter of William and lists other children born to the Webbs: William LeCain Webb, b. 5 Oct. 1832; Robert Webb, b. 19 Dec. 1833; Sarah Ann Webb, b. 9 July 1834; and John Webb, b. 24 Nov. 1835. At the time of the 1871 Canada Census, William R. Hogan was living in Young’s Cove NS near the home of his parents. He was listed as a farmer age 32, with wife Mary A, age 29, and children: twins George F. and Esther L, age 4, Ralph N., age 2, and Floyd S., age 1 month (b. March). The family was Anglican. Sharing the house with them was his widowed sister-in-law, Letitia (Spurr) Hogan, a seamstress age 41, and her two daughters: Sarah J., age 8, and Eliza E. age 5, all Baptists. Children: a. George Fox Hogan, twin, b. 29 March 1867 Young’s Cove NS, d. 26 June 1940, m. Annabell Wilcomb, b. 17 Nov. 1872 Chester NH, d. 9 Jan. 1932, d/o Charles A. and Anna Eliza (Bell) Wilcomb. (3 children: Roland Bell; Albion Luscomb; Eleanor Frances (Hawley); also adopted daughter, niece Muriel Hudson, d/o sister Amanda (Hogan) Hudson, see below).b. Esther Elvira Hogan, twin, b. 29 March 1867 Young’s Cove NS, d. 1886. c. Ralph Norris Hogan, b. 22 Oct. 1869 Young’s Cove NS m. (1) Ellen Evans (no issue); m. (2) 24 July 1919 Nellie Myrtle Clayton (7 children: Patrick William; Marie Adelia (Marshall); Vivian Idella (Young); Duncan Norris; Florence Amanda (Wyle); Gleason Archer; and Carl Francis). d. Floyd Seymour Hogan, b. March 1871 Young’s Cove NS, m. Esther (surname unknown) lived Lynn MA; (2 children: Benjamin and Florence). e. Edgar William Hogan, b. 1872 Young’s Cove NS, d. 23 March 1894. f. Urban St.Clair Hogan, b. 1874 Young’s Cove NS, d. 19 Dec. 1907, m. Della (surname unknown); lived in NY. g. Winburn Laurie Hogan, b. 1876 Young’s Cove NS, m. Ethel Crosby, lived Lynn MA (5 children: Irma (Holder); Edna (Graves); Nelson; Leonard; and Beatrice (Khoury). h. Amanda Hoyt Hogan, b. 1880 Young’s Cove NS, d. 18 Jan. 1906, m. 26 March 1899 Young’s Cove Arthur Hudson (4 children: Muriel Hudson (Hogan); Floyd Roscoe; Osburn Rudolph; and Zona Adelia). i. Percy Roland Hogan, b. 1883 Young’s Cove NS, d. 1914, m.