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David Thomas Hogan Family of Alabama Updated June 12, 2009
About Our Family Research
I am the 3rd Great-Grandson of Eli Manuel Hogan. The trees on the net that anchor with Eli came or were modified from my original submission to the Word Family Tree back in the early 90's using the old dos FTM program. The majority of the original work was created with the help of information from my cousin, Linda Cannon.
I am delilghted to see many users have expanded this original tree with their information. I have even had emails with those challenging my sources from far away and I encourage such. My research was extensive, with many hours at the Genealogy Records section of the Birmingham Library. (One of the largest collections of Genealogy records in the South) In addition I spent a small fortune on records research and I included detailed source information in my works.
I would remind (without ego as intent, merely showing my connection) that I am an oldest son, direct line descendant of Eli Hogan spending my summers as a youth on the original land that Eli homesteaded. I have the homestead land record from the Bureau of Land Records. That land (a much smaller than original amount of 140 acres) is now occupied by my uncle Ronald Hogan and his family.
The original land that was on Rock Creek Road has turned into a massive sub-division and the only identification of what was once known as "Hoag Town" is one street named Hoag Town Loop. Times have changed and I can no longer walk out of my grandfather's home and hunt quail as I did in my youth. Neither can I stroll across the "holler" to Uncle Peanut's farm and take a chance that his bull would not charge me while crossing his field.
Those were good times and special to me because the Hogan's were so in touch with their land. Strolling around Rock Creek, and hunting through the woods alone helped me to realize the beauty of creation in my formative years. There are many homes where once were pristine woods, but the memories will always be there.
Due to privacy issues concerning files and trees (even with privatization enabled) please email if you desire more information, or files. The phone number listed below is a second Vonage line and will provide voice mail only, but I will get the message and respond if needed.