June 7, 1919
About the close of the Revolutionary War, our Grandfather Hogan whose name we are not sure of, but think it was William, came to the Willis Bottom on Obey River in what is now Clay Co. Tenn.
He is said to have married a full blooded Indian in Old Virginia, he left here and brought his 2 sons here. His remains lie in Willis Bottom.
These 2 sons named Daniel and William Hogan. The old man married Jennie Rogers here and they raised up a large family of children.
All these last children and their half brother Daniel left this country and scattered North and West.
Young Hogan, one of the Rogers children, killed a man named Smith before they left here. He lay in a cave in the river bluff for a long time, and this place is yet known as the "Hogan Hole". All trace of these Hogans have been lost to us.
William Hogan alone remained here. He married Mary Spears and they raised a large family of choldren many of whom lived and died here in Tenn. and KY. Only one of whom is now known to be living, Ruth S. Howard. She is living with the writer.
In a great many instance the dates are gathered from the most reliable source possible, but they must not be relied upon as absolutely correct, in every case, the writer acknowledges himself indebted to Ruth S. Howard for much of the information regarding the older relatives herein mentioned.
The collection mentioned above is the main source for my Hogan information. Other Hogan family members have added to it as time went by. I have many other families in this collection also. Some surnames mentioned are: Hoots, Williams, Willis, McMillan, Edens, Smith, Howard, Walthal, Needham, Maynard, Reeder, Huffer, Thacker, Christian, Grady, Whitehead, Lay, Rees, Martin, Blankenship, McKinney, Richardson, Dennis, Cary, Tucker, Sanders, Cummins, Wood, Scalf, Rollins, McGee, Dill, Shirley, Roper, Farris, Hair, Edwards, Firpo, Foust, Kuykendall, Hamer, Lee, Henderson, Barefoot, Gambrell, Rowland, Warren, Wright, Jarrell, Julian, Hayhurst, Gibbins, Myers, Cross, Richenback, Conner, Hamby, Edwards, Hicks, Logan, Denney, Ratlift, Davidson, Harney, Dimpfl, Poindexter, Estep, Dullworth, and some information on the Cleary genealogy.
What I have listed is only the surnames mentioned with a list of offspring. The Cleary genealogy is traced back to the Hogans, I believe through marraige.