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Hogan Family History in Blythewood/Doko (Richland/Fairfield, Counties), South Carolina: 1800s-2000s

Hogan Family History

in Blythewood/Doko (Richland/Fairfield, Counties), South Carolina

1.0 Welcome. This is a family history web page for the Hogan Family in Blythewood/Doko (Richland/Fairfield, Counties), South Carolina. The editors are anyone that wants to volunteer. Those who have volunteered so far are listed at the bottom of this page.

2.0 Pictures. Click on the photos to view larger photos.

Descendants of William Hogan (1760-1836)

William B. Hogan (1760-1836) was born at Chucaw Hill on the Pee Dee River, South Carolina. He Married Jemima (Jamima) Sanders in 1779. They lived near Smyrna Church. He fought in the Revolutionary War. Click here to see a transcript of both his federal and South Carolina military pension application, which describe his revolutionary service.
" Click here " to see a narrative by Claudia Moreland and Toby Terrar of his military service and that of his neighbor and friend, James Wilson. William Hogan is buried at Smyrna Church Yard in Lugoff, South Carolina. William and Jemima are said to have had five children.
Lewis Hogan (1780-1846)
William Sanders Hogan married Neomy.
Jemima Hogan married Saunders (Sanders? Wood?)
Elizabeth Hogan married Emanuel B. Rush
Sanders Samuel Hogan (1802-1858).

Descendants of Lewis Hogan (1780-1846)

William and Jemima Hogan’s first child, Lewis Hogan (1780-1846), married Mary (Polly) Little (1788-1870) in 1807. Mary was born at Crane Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the daughter of Daniel and Phillipina (Sharp/Eigener) Little. Lewis and Mary were members of the Smyrna Methodist Church near Elgin, South Carolina. They are buried at Smyrna Church yard at Lugoff (Kershaw County), South Carolina. They had ten children:
John Sanders Hogan
Susan Hogan, married a Cloud.
Harriett Ann Hogan (1809-1859), married James “Jim” Wood (1804-1856) and is buried at Smyrna (Kershaw County), South Carolina.
Nancy Ann Hogan (1813-1889) was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina. She married James P. Richbourgh in 1836. They had eight children. She is buried at the Church of the Ascension in Sumter County, South Carolina. Click here for a web page that includes Nancy and her descendants.
Ellen S. Hogan (1820-1901), married Joseph Isaiah Watts in 1839. She is buried in Kershaw County, South Carolina. They had four children.
Mary Hogan (1822-1902), married Ellis R. Richbourg. They had nine children.
Sara (Sarah) Hogan (1825-1888), married Franklin Cloud. They had five children. She is buried at Smyrna Church Yard, Lugoff, South Carolina.
William D. Hogan (d. 1884) married Martha Cloud and had seven children.
Jacob Little Hogan (1828-1890), married Martha Sligh.
Eugene L. Hogan (b.1831), married Martha and had two children.

Descendants of William Sanders Hogan

William Sanders Hogan was the second child of William and Jemima Hogan. He married Neomy. Starting in 1826 they had five children:
William Sanders Hogan (1826-1907), married Elizabeth Franklin Young (1840-1936). They had seven children. Click here for the descendants of William Sanders and Elizabeth Franklin Hogan.
Lenora Hogan, married T. B. (Purvis) Kelly. They lived in Kershaw County, South Carolina. They had five children between 1854 and 1860. T. B. was killed in 1865 in Virginia in the last battle of the Civil War. Click here for the descendants of Lenora and T.B.
Laura Hogan.
Amanda Hogan.
Lewis Hogan, married Mary Hanson.

Descendants of Sanders Samuel Hogan (1802-1858)

Sanders Hogan V3.1.1 The fifth and youngest child of William and Jemima Hogan was Sanders Samuel "Sam" Hogan (1802-1858). This is his grave stone at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Blythewood, South Carolina.
Sanders Samuel "Sam" Hogan was born in Fairfield county and married Margaret Jane Crankfield in 1837. Click here for information about the Blythwood Crankfield family and their descendants. Sanders and Margaret Jane had twelve children between 1838 and 1858:
James Pope Dickerson Hogan (1838-1922)
Virginia Elizabeth Hogan (Boyle) (1839-1903)
William Brisbane Hogan (1841-1914)
Jasper Lewis Hogan (1843-1915), married Ophelia Fullwood in 1867.
Marion Allen Hogan (1845-1897), married Louisa Joyner in 1886.
Littleton Pinkney Hogan (1846-1865), buried at Zion Methodist, Blythewood.
Tranquilla Celisa Declaire Hogan (1848-1858), buried at Zion Methodist, Blythewood.
Helen Lucy Ann Jamima Hogan (1848-1934). She married James Stark Allen in 1868 and is buried at Zion Methodist, Blythewood.
Selomus Andella (Shellomath) Hogan (1851-1895). She married Alsten Stephen Boyle and is buried at Well’s Methodist Church, Lynchburg, South Carolina.
Thomas Jesse Hogan (1856-1920). He married Amelia Bradham in 1885.
Eugene Belton Hogan (1856-1902).
Sanders Joseph Cunningham Hogan (1858-1884). He married Drexwlla “Ella” Boyle in 1879.
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J.D. Hogan hog-5 James Pope Dickerson “J.D” Hogan (1838-1922) J. D. was the oldest child of Sanders and Margaret Jane Hogan's twelve children. He married Cynthia M. Cloud on March 15, 1866. She was a relative of Lewis Hogan, who was J.D.'s uncle. J.D. and Cynthia had thirteen children. Several articles about J.D. were published in his life time. One is by Dallas Herndon (ed.), “Captain J.D. Hogan,” Centennial History of Arkansas (Chicago: S.J. Clark Publishing Company, 1922), pp. 1022-1025. Click here to see a transcript of the article. Another was in The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas . Click here to see a transcript of this article. These give information about J.D.'s parents and grandparents, as well as about himself. Finally, there is also an account about some of J.D.'s adventures during the Civil War in John Bakeless, Spies of the Confederacy (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1970). Click here to see a summary of the account by Bakeless.

Click here for descendants of James Dickerson Hogan.

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Eugene, James and Tom Hogan V3.6.1 Three Hogan brothers, left to right: Eugene “Gene” Belton Hogan (1856-1922), James Pope Dickerson “J.D” Hogan (1838-1922) and Thomas “Tom” Jesse Hogan.(1854-1920). J. D. was the oldest child, Tom was the tenth and Gene the eleventh of Sanders and Margaret Jane Hogan's twelve children. Tom Hogan married Amelia B. Bradham on February 2, 1881. Emma Boyle, a niece to these three, believed the picture was taken at a Civil War convention. J.D Hogan was a Confederate veteran, but Gene and Tom were too young to serve. They may have gone to the convention just for the fun of it. A newspaper account of a Confederate convention in 1916 attented by J.D. Hogan described some of his adventures during the Civil War. Click here to see a transcript of the article. Soon after the war in 1865 J.D. was involved in one of the first lynchings in South Carolina. This lynching and J.D.'s participation was later described in a newspaper article. Click here to see a transcript of the article.
Virginia Hogan Boyle br-4 Virginia Elizabeth Hogan Boyle (1839-1903), the second child of Sanders and Margaret Jane Crankfield Hogan. Virginia was first married to to William Cunningham "W.C." Boyle. W.C. and Virginia raised her younger brother, Gene Hogan, because his parents died when he was still a child. W.C. Boyle was concripted during the Civil War and killed in 1863 at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. After the war, Virginia married a cousin, John Alexander Hogan. He was mean to her and her oldest boys, Will and Walter, threw John into the creek near the home place and he drowned.
Bris Hogan's son mjp-1 The third child of Sanders and Margaret Hogan was William Brisbane "Bris" Hogan (1841-1914), who was a farmer. Bris married Nancy Perry in 1866. They had one child, William Fletcher Hogan (1872-1935). Nancy died and Bris married Frances Ann Smith in 1878. They had one child: Brisbane Isaiah Sanders Hogan (b. 1884). William Fletcher Hogan ran away from home because his stepmother mistreated him. He is pictured here at his marriage to Janie Elizabeth Lesesne (1878-1952) in 1901. They had five children. William Brisbane Hogan is buried at Zion Methodist Church yard, Blythewood.

Click here for descendants of William Brisbane Hogan.

Helen Lucy Allen hog-1 The eighth child of Sanders and Margaret Jane Hogan was Helen Lucy Ann Jamima Hogan Allen(1850-1934). Here she is pictured surrounded by her ten children that made it to adulthood. She married James Stark Allen (1845-1922) in 1868. James was a farmer and Civil War veteran. She was a life-long member of the Zion Methodist Church in Blythewood. She is buried in the cemetery at Zion Methodist. She had eleven children between 1869 and 1891. This picture was taken on December 26, 1925 at the home of her tenth child, Hiram Allen in Blythewood, South Carolina. Also in the picture is one grandchild, who belonged to Hiram. The identifications were made by Mary LeGrand of Sumter, S.C. in a letter of August 18, 1975.
Helen Lucy Allen 1. Thomas Eugene Allen (1876-1944), fifth child.
2. Robert Bruce Allen (1874-1941), fourth child.
3. Mittie Irene Allen (Nix) (!881-1961), seventh child.
4. Marion Howard Allen (!872-1943), third child.
5. Walter Elonzo Allen (1870-1937), second child.
6. Hiram Sanders Allen (1888-1960), tenth child.
7. Bessie Alma Allen Abney (1891-1977), eleventh child.
8. Hiram Sanders Allen, Jr. (the child)
9. Helen Lucy Hogan Allen (1850-1934)
10.Franklin James (Jasper Frank) Allen (1869-1958), the first child.
11.Mary “Mamie” Rebecca Allen (Hines) (1881-1958), eighth child.
12. Samuel (Sam) Littleton Allen (1878-1958), sixth child.

Click here for descendants of Helen Lucy Hogan Allen.

Eugene Hogan hog-4 Eugene "Gene" Belton Hogan (1856-1922), eleventh child of Sanders and Margaret Jane Hogan, when he was about 25 years old (1890?). Gene had four or five years of schooling. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Brown in 1881. They had six children. Click here to see a Brown Family History web page covering Lizzie Brown's family.
Eugene's letter V3.7.4 Letter from Eugene "Gene" Belton Hogan, the eleventh child of Sanders and Margaret Jane Crankfield. The letter was written in 1911 to Gene's son, Eugene B. Hogan, Jr. Click here to read its contents. Gene Sr. noted his recent visit to Atkins, Arkansas, where his older brother, J.D. Hogan was a farmer. Gene was accustomed to making trips to Arkansas on the train to buy cattle, which he shipped back to Sumter for his market. In the letter he refers to Kittie Brown, who was his mother-in-law. She had been out visiting in Arkansas and came back with him. The letter also refers to Gene’s youngest child, twenty-year old John Thomas Hogan, who everyone called “Joe”. Gene and Joe had been cutting ten to twelve acres of oats per day. It was hard work and Gene bragged that they did about twice the amount of labor that a hired (black) worker would do. Finally, Gene refers to a touchy problem. Gene Jr. was in San Francisco. About 1906 Gene Jr. had made an attempt on someone's life, who would not pay him his wages. For five years after that Gene Jr. and his every-growing family lived in one city after another in the United States and Canada, attemping to keep out of reach of the law. In the process of trying to rectify the situation Gene Sr. took out a bond in behalf of his son. Gene Sr. also, in time, obtained a pardon for his son from the South Carolina governor, Coleman L. Blease. The letter asks for Gene Jr. to return to Sumter temporarily in connection with a bond that Gene Sr. had posted in his son's behalf. Gene Sr.'s granddaugher, Rosy Hogan Horney had the letter in her scrap book in the 1980s.

Click here for descendants of Eugene Belton and Elizabeth Jane (Brown) Hogan.

3.0 bibliography

  • An account during the American Revolutionary War of the history of William Hogan and James Wilson (who was the father of Lucy Wilson Crankfield, and grandfather of Margaret Jane Crankfield Hogan, wife of Sanders Samuel Hogan) is given in the following:
    Claudia Moreland and Toby Terrar, Militia Resistance to the Professional Military: The American Revolution from the Rank and File’s Perspective (2009). Click here for a downloadable copy of this article.
    For a shortened version of this article in HTML format, which was published in Peace Review (San Francisco, California), vol 22, no. 1 (January 2010), pp. 73-81, click here . For the same Peace Review article, but in PDF format, click here .
  • An account of the history of some of our nineteenth-and twentiety-century Hogans and related families is given in the following:
    Genealogical Information about the Brown and Related Gibson, Raines, Tompkins, Mann, Hogan Families in Blythewood/Doko (Richland/Fairfield, Counties), South Carolina (Silver Spring, Maryland: CWPublishers, 1992, 98pp).
    " Click here " for a downloadable copy of the above.
  • Mary Jean Pierson, Our Southern Heritage: Scott, Hogan, Brooke, Pierson, Tabor, Wisdom, Moody, Perry, Weldon, Lesesne, Choice, Plowden, Bennett and allied lines (110 Clinton Dr., Athens, Georgia 30606: M.J.M. Pierson, Publisher, 1997), 863pp. (this has information on the Hogans).
  • 4.0 LINKS.

  • (TobyTerrar e-mail)
  • Winnsboro Public Library (Fairfield County).
  • Public Library (Richland County) , 218 McNulty Rd., Blythewood, SC 29016, (803) 691-9806.
  • Fairfield County, South Carolina Genealogy Page .
  • CWPublishers .
  • Blythewood Brown Family History .
  • Blythewood Crankfield Family History .
  • Click here for The Inn at Woodstock. This is a bed and breakfast located at P.O.B. 476, Hartfield, Virginia, 23071, 1-877-776-9877/1-804-776-9877, It is run by John and Lenora Hoverson. Lenora is the granddaughter of Joe Hogan, who was the sixth child of Gene and Lizzie Hogan.

    5.0 Contributors/Editors

    The editors/contributors of this page are anyone that want to volunteer. Those who are helping are:


    Jim Ley
    2604 Foxcreek Drive
    Richardson, Texas 75082
    (972) 669-3829 (Voice)
    (972) 669-3903 (Fax)


    Glynis Patterson
    Round Hill (Loudoun County), Virginia


    Betty Kelly



    Toby Terrar
    15405 Short Ridge Ct.
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
    (301) 598-5427


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    Established on December 30, 2003
    Last Updated December 30, 2004