Coleman Lawson Morrissey Sexton Trevethick

The Ancestry of

An account of one line of descent from Patrick Hogan of Mullagh, County Clare, Ireland
to Brendan Colin Hogan of Gansevoort, New York, USA


Copyright © 2012 by Daniel M. Hogan dan@hogans3.org


Patrick Hogan, b. 1830


Typewriter Patented - 1829 
Siege of the Alamo - 1836 
1st adhesive postage stamp issued in Britain- 1842 
Income Tax instituted in Britain - 1842 
Gold Rush began at Sutter's Mill in California in 1848
John Hogan, b. abt 1849


Potato Famine in Ireland 
Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States (1850-53) 
Income tax in U.S. to fund Civil War - 1861 
Abe Lincoln inaugurated as 16th U.S. President - 1861
Peter Hogan, b. 1875


Electric Light - 1879 
Boxer Rebellion - 1890 
Boer War - 1899-1902
Edward Michael Hogan, b. 1899


Hot Dog introduced 
Spanish-American War
Abbey Theater opened in Dublin - 1904 
World War I - 1914-18 
Television Invented - 1926 
Stock Market Crash - 1929
Robert Arthur Hogan, b. 1929


The Planet Pluto discovered 
World War II - 1939-45
Daniel Michael Hogan, b. 1950


Korean War - 1950-53 
Disneyland opened in California - 1955
Brendan Colin Hogan, b. 1986


Ronald Reagan - 40th U.S. President - 1981-89


Name in Gaelic: O hOgain [Descendant of Ogan, a diminutive of og meaning young]

Hogans, one of the principal families of Munster, are descended from Croscrach, the son of Lorcan, King of Thomond and the uncle of Brian Boru [d. 1014], one of the most celebrated of all Irish Monarchs. Chiefs of Croich Cian, the Hogans held sway over a considerable territory in the northeast of the ancient Kingdom of Thomond, encompassing most of the present day barony of Upper Ormond, County Tipperary. They erected fortified residences in the parishes of Ballylusky and Ardcrony, north of Nenagh. Soon after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the late 12th century, a branch of the sept migrated eastward to County Kildare, where in the year 1253, they founded the Dominican friary at Athy. Another family who settled in Clare, gave their name to Ballyhogan in the parish of Dysart. Today in Ireland, the majority of the surname are found in or near the Hogan's original homeland in Tipperary and neighboring Clare and Limerick as well as Cork. In the latter county, bearers of the surname may be of Corca Laidhe lineage. Seated in southwest County Cork, their ancient ancestor, Luighaidh Laidhe, was the grandfather of Luighaidh Mac Con, 3rd century King of Ireland.

- Brian Mor o Baoigill for Celtic Crafts, ltd. -


At this first writing of the Hogan Family History, the information was gathered, primarily from personal memories, cemetery visits, etc. As we add to the tree (go further back into our history), more documentation will become necessary.

The information on the Colemans was provided by Clayton W. Coleman. It is included here as an appendix to the Hogan Line since my mother is a Coleman and that line is an integral part of my personal ancestry. The format of this work mirrors that of the work done on the Coleman family by Clayton W. Coleman. This format was used for two reasons; first, it is a good, easy to read format, and second, to maintain consistency between the Coleman Family History and the Hogan Family History documents.

I undertook this work so that I could pass down the family history to my son and to future generations of Hogans. Much of the information contained herein would provide a great deal of trouble to future genealogists if it was not written down while we remember. Specifically, there are two Hogan families referenced herein. Clara Trevethick and Julia Trevethick (sisters) each married an Edward Hogan. This created two Hogan lines in the same family.

It is my hope that you will enjoy this family history and then, add to it continuing your own personal line.

Daniel Michael Hogan
(revised) 27 June 2003


PATRICK HOGAN was the first of our line of whom I have found evidence.  Patrick was born about 1817 in Mullagh, Clare, Ireland.  To give you some point of reference, in the year Patrick was born, James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States of America took office.

From what I have been able to gather, Patrick's parish in Ireland was Kilmurry-Ibricken.  Patrick married Honora Sexton in Ireland.  Together they had at least one child - John Hogan was born in County Clare about 1846. 

I hate to be vague about Patrick and Honora, but I have not yet uncovered any documents to confirm much of the information that I suspect to be true.  I believe that Patrick came to America following their son John and settled in Binghamton, Broome, New York.  They may have had a total of five children:  Michael (b. 1845); John (b. 1846); Patrick (b. 1850); Mark (b. 1855); and, Mary (b. 1855).

If my speculation is correct, Patrick died before 1879 in Binghamton, New York.  The 1880 US Federal Census lists Nora Hogan, age 55 - widow, living at 23 Dickenson Street, Binghamton.  It lists her as the head of household.  Living with Nora are children Michael (35) - a shoemaker; Patrick (30) - working in a hoe factory; and Mary (25) - "at home."  That census record also lists them as having been born in Ireland.


1. John, the first of our line to leave Ireland and settle in America, was born about 1846 in Mullagh, County Clare, Ireland - probably in the parish of Kilmurry-Ibricken. Before leaving for America, John married Mary Lawson on 20 July 1866, in Mullagh.  The IGI record, Batch #7728307, Sheet 69 shows John Hogan and Mary Lawson married on 20 July 1866 in Mullagh, Clare, Ireland.  After John found a job in America and was settled, he sent for his family to join him.

Nowhere is it recorded why John decided to leave his home in Ireland, but it is not unreasonable to believe that the Irish Potato Famine had something to do with the decision. The potato famine began in 1845, and although it lasted only about six years, it reduced many native Irish to subsistence living. History records that over a million men, women and children were killed by the famine. During that time, over a million others fled the country in an effort to find a better life for themselves and their families. By the time John and Mary were married, they could probably look forward to raising their children at a subsistence level as tenant farmers. With the Anglo-Irish - often absentee - landlords in charge, the native Irish could be evicted from land that their families had farmed for generations with no other reason than the whim of the landlord. Add to that fact that the most fertile soil in Ireland was well North and East of County Clare and we can be pretty sure that the potato famine played at least some role in John’s decision to leave Ireland.

Again, the absence of verifiable records leads me to some speculation about John Hogan. If I am correct, in 1880, John was living with his brother Michael on Murray Street in Binghamton and made his living as a laborer. The US Federal Census lists Michael (age 35) married to Mary (age 35) and brother John (age 34) living at 51 Murray Street, Binghamton - this was in the predominantly Irish Immigrant neighborhood known as “the Patch” in Binghamton’s first Ward.  Michael made his living working in a hoe factory. 

Based on this information, we can assume that John left Ireland for America sometime between 1866 and 1880.  Since he was living with his brother, we can also assume that he had not sent for his family until 1880 or after.  If this is true, the first three of the children born to John and Mary were born in Ireland.  There seems to be a gap in the birth of their children, Mary born in 1875 and the next child, Florence, not born until 1880.  This too, adds credence to the speculation that John traveled to America after 1866 and before 1880.  Further, it would seem that we can narrow that time frame to a time after 1875.  We can also speculate that he sent for his family some time in 1880.


JOHN HOGAN, was born about 1846 in Mullagh, County Clare, Ireland. John Hogan was the first of the Hogan line to venture to the United States of America. After he found a job and was settled, he sent for his family to join him in America.

John Hogan married Mary Lawson the daughter of ____ Lawson and____ ______ .


1. Murt , b. 1873, married (1) B. Callaghan, (2) Mary Casey in 1899.
2. Mary, B. 1875.
3. Peter, born about 1875 in County Clare, Ireland, married Mary Morrissey.
4. John, b. 1883, married Anna McCarthy.
5. Margaret, b. 1885, married Edward Early.
6. Elizabeth, b. 1887, married _______ Edwards.
7. Edward, b. 1888, d. 1888.
8. William, b. 1893.
9. Florence, married Ray Talada.
10. Kate,


PETER HOGAN was born in County Clare, Ireland. He married Mary E. Morrissey. In the 1914 Binghamton City Directory, Peter Hogan is listed with his wife, Mary, living at 2 Mygatt Street in Binghamton, New York. He worked in a factory the made hoes on Clinton Street in the City of Binghamton. Family tradition holds that Peter had a significant hearing loss as a result of the machinery in the hoe factory. The 1917 Binghamton City Directory lists Peter Hogan and his wife, Mary, as living at 4 Mygatt Street in Binghamton, New York.


1. Helen, married Howard Davis. (NOTE: Howard Davis was the Republican Broome County Clerk for many years).

2. Edward Michael, born on 22 January 1899, in Binghamton, Broome, New York died 4 August 1992 at the Vestal Nursing Home, Vestal, Broome, New York. He is buried next to his wife at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Riverside Drive, Johnson City, Broome, New York. He married Clara Louise Trevethick on 2 June 1923.

3. Joseph James, b. 1901, in Binghamton, New York; d. 1979, in Binghamton, New York. He married Grace O'Brien.

4. Richard, b. 1904, in Binghamton, New York; d. 1965.

5. Margaret, b. 1906 in Binghamton, New York

6. Gerald "Buck", b. 1910, in Binghamton, New York, married Mary D. Danek, the daughter of William Danek and Cora ______.    Mary D. Danek was born about 1908 and died on 16 July 1996 and is buried in Calvary Cemetary, Johnson City, Broome, New York. 

7. John, b. 1910 in Binghamton, New York, d. 1979.

8. Paul "Rusty", b. 1913, in Binghamton, New York d. 31 Oct 1993 in Quincy, Massachusetts, married (1) Roberta Sejan, (2) Agnes ________.

9. Mary, born 1917 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. She married Arthur R. Donovan.


EDWARD MICHAEL HOGAN, was born on 22 January 1899 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. He spent his childhood living with his parents on Mygatt Street in Binghamton. This area was referred to as "the Patch." He was baptized in St. Patrick's Church, Binghamton, Broome, New York. He married Clara Louise Trevethick, the daughter of Arthur Trevethick and Martha Jane Barnes, on 2 June 1923. Edward Hogan joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Ottawa, Ontario on 31 August 1918. He served in Siberia - guarding the men building the Trans-Siberian Railroad; and was discharged on 23 June 1919 because he was "medically unfit."

Following the war, Edward Michael Hogan worked as an "advance man" and/or "billing agent" for vaudeville. His job was to post bills at businesses and "advertise" for coming shows at cities throughout the northeastern United States. Edward Hogan worked for many years as a specialty leather cutter for the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory in Johnson City, New York; he eventually retired from EJ's with a pension. Edward Hogan purchased from EJ's, a new home at 36 Chrisfield Avenue, Johnson City, New York where he raised his family. He sold this home to his son, Robert Arthur Hogan about 1955 after Robert built him a brick home at 45 Ackley Avenue, Johnson City, New York.

Edward Hogan died in the Vestal Nursing Home, Vestal, New York on 4 August 1992 and is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Riverside Drive, Johnson City, New York next to his wife with a shared headstone.


1. Edward Patrick "Ted", b. 22 Apr 1925 in Johnson City, New York. He married Ellen Mertz about 1953.   Uncle 
Ted died June 2003 in Sidney, New York.
2. Martha Jane, b. 10 Nov 1927 in Johnson City, New York. Aunt Martha was named after her grandmother, Martha Jane Barnes.

3. Robert Arthur "Red", b. 9 Apr 1929 in Johnson City, New York. He married Doris Helen Coleman, the
daughter of Clayton Wesley Coleman and Minetta R. Worden, on 10 Apr 1948.


ROBERT ARTHUR "RED" HOGAN was born on 9 April 1929 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. Red married Doris Helen Coleman, the daughter of Clayton Wesley Coleman and Minetta Rendle Worden, on 10 April 1948. Red graduated from Johnson City High School. He joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1946 to 1948; plus an additional year in 1951. He worked as a bricklayer along with his father-in-law, Clayton Wesley Coleman and his brother-in-law, Douglas Gay Wood. After a back injury, Red became a vocational education teacher in the Broome-Tioga BOCES. He received a Bachelors degree in Vocational Eduction from SUNY at Utica/Rome in 1980, and a Masters Degree in Vocational Studies from the same school in 1981. He then received a Masters degree in School Administration in 1982 from the University of Scranton. Red Hogan enjoys golf, politics, cooking, and re-modeling his home.


1. Daniel Michael, born 5 April 1950, at Lourdes Hospital, Riverside Drive, Binghamton, Broome, New York, married (1) Kathleen May Murray b. 18 September 1952 in Endicott, Broome, New York, the daughter of James Murray and Norma Carmen, on 14 July 1973; (2) Gwendolyn Sue Shepardson b. 1 June 1954 in Hancock, Delaware, New York, the daughter of Charles Thomas Shepardson and Vivienne Octavia Hubbell, on 21 May 1983.
2. Richard Arthur, born 25 July 1952, at Lourdes Hospital, Riverside Drive, Binghamton, Broome, New York, married (1) Rebecca Barden, b. 3 April 1952 in Broome County, New York, the daughter of William Barden and Blanche Brennan, on 12 April 1975; divorced; (2) Debbie Trimble.  Richard Hogan worked for many years for Broome County. He entered county employment as a court clerk, was appointed  as the Chief Civil Officer for the Broome County Sheriff's Dept by Sheriff John Andrews, and then was elected as the Broome County Clerk (he served several terms as County Clerk). 

3. Theresa Michelle, born 16 December 1954, at Lourdes Hospital, Riverside Drive, Binghamton, Broome, New York, died December 1954 of "water on the brain." 

4. Joseph Patrick, born 15 December 1959, at Lourdes Hospital, Riverside Drive, Binghamton, Broome New York, married Kathleen Lavin. Joseph Hogan graduated from Broome Community College and Niagara University. After college he worked for a time as a manager of Brooks Drugs, Deputy Mayor of Johnson City, NY, and then as the Assistant Managing Director of the General Building Contractors of New York State (AGC NYS Building Chapter).


DANIEL MICHAEL HOGAN was born 5 April 1950 at Lourdes Hospital, Riverside Drive, Binghamton, Broome, New York. He married (1) Kathleen M. Murray, the daughter of James Murray and Norma Carman, on 14 July 1973 - divorced January 1982; (2) Gwendolyn Sue Shepardson, the daughter of Charles Thomas Shepardson and Vivienne Octavia Hubbell, on 21 May 1983. In 1996,  Daniel accepted a position in Orlando, Florida as the Executive Director of the Associated General Contractors of Central Florida, Inc.


1. Kristianna Marie Hogan, daughter of Kathleen Murray - adopted by Daniel Hogan shortly after 1973, Kristy was born 7 August 1969. She married (1) Samuel Herbert of Muncie, Indiana, divorced; (2) Larry Pickett.

2. Darcy Michaelene, born 10 April 1975 at Lourdes Hospital, Riverside Drive, Binghamton, Broome, New York.  Darcy married Adam Rue on 18 June 2000 in Toquerville, Utah; divorced.


1. BRENDAN COLIN, was born 23 July 1986 at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, Broome, New York.


BRENDAN COLIN HOGAN born 23 July 1986 in Johnson City, Broome, New York is a talented, loving, bright and sensitive young man.  Brendan is an accomplished drummer, artist and actor.

Gansevoort, New York

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