Daniel Hogan (ca1740/45 – 1801+) of Warren County, Georgia
And William Hogan (~1786 – 1856) + Narcissa Goza (1793-1868)
Exploring Daniel Hogan of Warren County, Georgia
Did Daniel Hogan have a wife named Tabitha and
a son named William Hogan (1786 to 1856)?
Part A – Daniel Hogan (ca1740/45 – 1801+) of St. Paul Parish and Warren County, County, Georgia
Part B – William Hogan (1786-1856) + Narcissa Goza of Washington County - Georgia & Louisiana
Part C – Researcher’s Thoughts
Part D – Daniel Hogan (ca1755 – 1796) of Camden County, Georgia and Spanish East Florida
This update 9 November 2021, previous update 30 January 2021, planetmurphy.org, James R. Murphy
(Suggestion – Use your navigation search to move to a specific section; i.e., enter “Part A”)
Part A - Daniel Hogan (ca1745 – 1801)
Daniel Hogan (ca1745 to 1801+)
Born: Little information to make estimate. If he was age 25-35 when he received his 1774 English land grant, then a rough estimate might be ca1739—1749. For the moment, let’s use ca1745.
Married who? Mother of William Hogan (1786-1856) was likely Tabitha who is speculated to be the husband of Daniel Hogan. William Hogan’s 1810 passport mentions his mother, name not given. A female age 45+ shows up on his 1820 US Census of Washington County, Louisiana. A “Tabitha Hogan” was one of 1818 founders of the Louisiana’s Mount Nebo Baptist Church, and Part C of this paper has a discussion on relationship.
Children are probably: (1) William Hogan (1786-1856) and the second one more problematic – a candidate only - (2) John Hogan who married 1802 in Warren Co. Ga and probably the same one in 1805 Washington County, Ga. Also, this John Hogan could be a son of Isaiah Hogan of Chatham Co. NC.
Occupation not determined.
Revolutionary War Record: Most likely, but not in standard references. Since he continued living in Georgia after the Revolution, an assumption is made that he sided with the Patriots and was a proper age for military action.
Died - Last record living was 1801.
Parents and origins: Not known. Clues to research before this time are few.
Details for Daniel Hogan of Warren County, Georgia
Includes information on William Hogan + wife Narcissa Goza who are thought related
1768 September 16 – Craven County, South Carolina: (consider the following) Indenture 1768 from George Paul Lewis of Craven County, SC planter, to Averhart Nerts of same county, 125 acres of a survey and plat. Signed - George Paul Lewis. Witnesses - Daniel Hogan and Benj’n Busby. “I saw Daniel Hogan and Benjamin Busby subscribe names as witnesses, signed Philip Raison, J.P. Recorded Fairfield County, SC 25 January 1792. Two subsequent deeds go on to sell this land. (Fairfield County DB F, pages 77-83, images 178-181/812 and Daniel Hogan, image 179/812).
1774 September 6 – St. Paul Parish, Georgia: English Crown Grant to Daniel Hogan, 100 acres in St. Paul Parish, bounded on the north by David Anderson. (Grant Book M/330)
English Crown Grants in St. Paul Parish in Georgia 1755-1775, by Marion R. Hemperley, per famillysearch.org online under Warren County land.
After review of a map of St. Paul Parish, it is very possible the 100 acres here is the same land as his 1794 Warren County tax record. Most Warren County lands before 1777 were from ceded Indian lands except for several areas. One of these areas is in today’s Glascock County, formerly Warren County, which was within old St. Paul Parish. Pre-Revolution Georgia colonists settled along its eastern edge with South Carolina and along the ocean to the south. Not so friendly Indians occupied the rest. Pioneers in these early parishes usually lived close to a settlement for protection. In St. Paul Parish’s case, one such settlement was Augusta, Georgia, which is in today’s Richmond County.
On 3 March 1779, the Battle of Brier Creek took place with a small poorly trained Patriot militia losing to English troops. After this, a weak Patriot Georgia government moved to Augusta (and elsewhere) with the British controlling southern Georgia from the Port of Savannah until they finally left on 11 July 1782.
1792 Wilkes County, Georgia Tax Digest is incomplete; i.e., Hogans are missing.
Taxable Properties, all below are in Capt. Tharp’s District of Col. Alexander’s Battalion for the year 1792; as numbered on the list:
#1. Soloman Newsom, 400 + 400 + 137 ½ acres in Wilkes County, adjoining W. Gates, Howard. One on Rocky Comfort Creek, 1 toll with blacks.
Solomon Newson Sr. died 1803 and his estate became entangled in a long legal battle which included Narcissa Goza who married William Hogan in 1807. Many Newson and Goza family details came from this. William Hogan is mentioned.
#22. Jno. Goza, 1–0. no further info
#23. Wm. Goza, 1–0, no info. Reported father of Naciscy Goza who married William Hogan.
#24. Joshua Goza, 1-0, 130 acres Wilkes, creek not named.
1794 Warren County, Georgia Tax Digest: - All are in Capt. Trant’s District, as numbered on his tax list.
#5. William Goza: 1 white male 21+, 0 blacks, no other info.
#23. John Goza: 1–0, 100 acres in Warren Co., L.B. Creek (Little Brier Creek), (adjacent) Brookes & Maynor.
#24. Martin Goza: 1–0. No other info.
#45. Joshua Goza: 1-0, 130 acres Warren Co., L. B. Creek, Nunn & Brooks
#88. Daniel Hogan: 1-0, 100 acres Warren Col, B. Creek (Brier Creek), adjacent Robinson & Champion.
To my best estimate, Daniel Hogan and key Goza lands in 1794 are in or near today’s Warren County’s most southeastern extension “neck” along Little Brier Creek, or further southeast where Big Brier Creek flows into Little Brier Creek becoming Brier Creek. On the north bank of these creeks is todays McDuffie County (est. 1870), whose old details should appear in Warren County’s books. The next creek system to the west is Rocky Comfort Creek, west of today’s Warrenton, Warren County. To the south and southwest are Washington and Jefferson Counties. Pioneers with land in several counties may appear in each county’s tax books, if they still exist. During these years, only a spotty collection of county tax books survived. Sorry for this detailing, but this helps on where to look for records.
Warren County was established 1793 from Columbia, Richmond, Wilkes County, and Hancock Counties. Warren County deed books end 1817 and begin again in 1847. Probate is okay.
Columbia County was established 1790 from Richmond County. Land & probate okay.
Richmond County was established 1777 from St. Paul Parish. Land & probate okay.
Wilkes County was established 1777 from Indian Lands, with exceptions. Land & probate okay.
Washington County was established 1784 from mostly Indian Lands. Lost almost all county records.
Hancock County was established 1793 from Green and Washington Counties. Land & probate okay.
Greene Count was established 1786 from Washington County. Land & probate okay.
St. Paul Parish was 1758 - 1777. Unclear what, beyond land grants, exist.
St. George Parish was 1758 - 1777, which borders to the south and southeast of St. Paul Parish. Covered Jefferson and other nearby counties. Unclear what exists.
1794 October Court: No. 70, to the County of Burke and to Thos. Lewis County Surveyor for the said County to _ and…to be administered and laid out unto Daniel Hogans a tract of land which shall contain 200 acres in the said County of Burke on the South Fork of McBeen, adjoining land laid out for William Holmes, on his own Head Rights free from purchase…. Under my Hand as Senior justice of this County, this 16th day of November 1794.
Georgia, Headright and Bounty land Records 1783-1909, image 26/404, familysearch.org.
1801 Warren County, Georgia Tax Digest: (next saved tax record)
The following are in Capt. James Wilson’s (tax) District:
Daniel Hogans - 1-0. No details
Following are in Capt. Jodey Newson’s District:
John Goza: 1 -1, 167 acres Warren Co., (Grantee was) Sam’l Avery, W.B. Briar (Big Briar Creek), (adjacent to) David Wheeler. Two entries next is:
Joshua Goza: 1-0. 70 acres, Grubs, Little Briar Creek, Grantee was Joshua Goza, Senior. Baxter & Jorden. Two entries away is….
William Goza: 1 -0.
1 - 380 acres, Rockey Comf (Rocky Comfort Creek). Jacob Brooks
2 – 300 acres, Deep Creek, Grantee Sol Newsom, adjacent to Sol Newsom. Deep Creek is a branch of Rocky Comfort Creek, south of today’s town of Gibson, in Glascock County. Both creeks are west of Little Brier Creek, suggesting a move. Notice the name Sol Newson.
Joshua Goza, Sen: 1-0, 153 acres. Grantee Frs. Grubbs, Little Briar Creek, (adjacent to) Ben. Mathews, next page, next entry is….
Benjamin Mathews 1-1. 350 acres, Zehl Coble, W. L. Brier Creek. Vincent Sharp.
“For Peter Goza” 1-0, no other information.
1802 December 1 – Warren County, Georgia: Marriage of John Hogan to Nancy Swain.
Georgia Compiled Marriages 1754-1850, ancestry.com
1805 Warren County, Georgia Tax Digest: Capt. Jodey Newson’s District for the following:
#66 Thomas Hogan 1-0, 50 acres Warren Co., Averett, Bryer Creek, White (image 177/480)
#93 Joshua Goza 1-0, 183 acres Warren Co., Grubb, Little Beyer Creek, Booth?
#123 James Goza 1-0. No info
#128 Elijah Goza, 1-0, no info
Tax defaulter – Peter Goza.
Thomas Hogan replaces Daniel Hogan close to the same location in 1805 – maybe…except for different people being listed on adjacent lands. There are no Warren County deeds for any Hogan.* Also, there is no Hogan will or estate administration in Warren County whose books appear continuous. As with other Georgia Counties, early tax records that survived were intermittent.
Next Warren County tax record (after 1805) is 1817/1818 and there are no Hogans or Gozas and appear incomplete. Yet, the 1820 US Census for Warren County shows a Joshua Gosey and Thomas Hogan. Where did the rest go?
1816 - Warren County, Georgia: Marriage of Mary Hogan to George Mitchell.
Georgia Compiled Marriages 1754-1850, ancestry.com
1820 US Census of Capt Whitmel Travis District, Warren County, Georgia:
Joshua Gosey – 4 males + 1 female 0-9, 1 female 10-15, 1 male + 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45+
1820 US Census of Clairborne County, Mississippi:
Joshua Goza – 2 male + 1 female 0-9, 3 male + 1 female 10-15, 2 male + 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44, 1 male 45+
1820 US Census of Capt. Logless District, Warren County, Georgia:
Thomas Hogan – 1 male + 3 females 0-9, 1 female 16-25, 1 male + 1 female 45+
Part B - William Hogan + wife Narciscy Goza of Washington Parish, Louisiana
William Hogan / Capt. William Hogan (~1786 to 1856) of Washington Parish, Louisiana
Born ~1786 Georgia, per 1850 US Census
Married on 22 October 1807 Washington County, Georgia by Daniel Murphy, J.P. to Narcissa Goza (1793 – 1868), also spelled Narciscy Goza, daughter of William Goza. Marriage information is from widow’s bounty land pension application on 6 July 1859, Washington Parish, Louisiana. Both Washington County, Georgia and Washington Parish, Louisiana lost nearly all of their county-based records before 1865.
1810 December 17: Georgia Passport to travel from Georgia to Louisiana for William Hogan whose party included his mother, wife, and one child.
Military Service per widow’s land pension application: Became a Private 18 June 1812 in the Company commanded by Captain Bickham of the 13th Regiment of pressed Militia of Louisiana Commanded by Colonel Thomas C. Warner in the War of 1812. Pressed into US Service from the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana on 25 December 1814 and mustered out as a Captain 10 March 1815. Likely at the Battle of New Orleans.
Mount Nebo, Big Creek, Baptist Church, St. Tammany Parish: Charter members when established January 1818: (includes) William Hogan, Tabitha Hogan
Died: 9 February 1856, Washington Parish, Louisiana per bounty land pension application
(1) Elizabeth Hogan (1809 Ga) married Patrick William and went to Cherokee Co., Tx.
(2) Susannah Hogan
(3) Tabitha Hogan married Josiah A. Crawford
(4) Narcissa Hogan (1825) married Samuel W. Varnado
(5) William Ira Hogan (1831-1921)
(6) Daniel A. Hogan / Daniel Augustus Hogan (25 August 1833 Washington Parish, LA to 9 December 1886 Tangipahoa Parish, LA and buried Hennesy Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA per findagrave.com) married Elizabeth Cox (1836-1924) and reported to have 8 children.
(7) Malinda Hogan
(8) Frances Hogan (1838) married Lawrence White.
Parents: Mother was Tabitha Hogan and is found in Mt. Nebo Church Founders record in 1818. This record could not be his daughter Tabitha because she would be less than age ten. Daniel Hogan is being reviewed as the candidate husband to Tabitha Hogan.
Francis Fontaine – the Builder 1721-1785, by McAlexander, Hubert H, PhD, McCrum, R.D., and Woodliff, D. M., 2009, pages 214-218, found in ancestry.com under All Collections, Narcissa Goza. (Excerpts are found on ancestry.com and Georgia U.S. GenWeb.
Georgia U.S. GenWeb Archives Project online, under Warren County, Georgia Biography Records for Johnson, Frances (Fanny) Goza 1796 – March 13, 1876. Details Solomon Goza, Sr. estate lawsuit. Warren Co., Ga Writ Book J/254-271.
Narcissa Goza / Narciscy Goza
Born: 1793 Georgia, per 1850 US Census
Reported that Narcissa moved to Washington Parish, Louisiana in 1811 but returned briefly to Warren County, Georgia by 1818 when she was a party to Solomon Newsom, Sr. estate lawsuit.
Died: 1868 Washington Parish, Louisiana per McAlexander. Buried in Varnado Cemetery in Wilmer, Louisiana.
Surname spelling: The Goza surname can be also spelled Gosa, Gossa, and misspelled Gaza.
Sister was Frances Goza who married 1816 Warren County to Reese Johnson. He is on 1820, 1830 US Census of Warren County, Ga.
Parents were William Goza (1780 - ?) and Nancy Newson (1778-1811). They were named in a long complex estate lawsuit in Warren County, Georgia for Solomon Newsom Sr, deceased 1803. Many Goza details were mentioned.
Grandparents reported to be Aaron Goza/Gossa (1735-1806) + Susannah Wallace, but need confirming.
Additional Details for William Hogan + Narciscy Goza
1805 – Washington County, Georgia: A list of persons living in Washington County who registered for the Lottery Drawing 1805.
Edmond Hogan - received land; Griffin Hogan – no land received; John Hogan, Jr. – no land received; “R. John Hogan – no land received. Last entry is not understood. What does “R” stand for? Edmond Hogan is the son of Griffin Hogan. Less certain is John Hogan.
Elijah Goza – no land received; John Goza – no land received; Joshua Goza – no land received.
* Washington County, Georgia Records, by Frances Wynd, page 44, 45, on familysearch.org, United States, Georgia, Washington (County), under genealogy. Keep in mind “Goza” is an extremely rare surname.
Washington County, Georgia lost almost all its county records in two fires. US Census records for Washington County begin 1820. The Wynd book is about the only Washington County source for the few early records that remain. Oddly enough, the book mentions Lt. Griffin Hogan died in 1787 from Indian hostilities, and then mentions him again on a different page in a later year. Believe that he was injured as county records continue to record him - see his writeup on the William & Elizabeth Griffin Hogan chapter, edition at or beyond 14 February 2020+.
1807 February 11 – Washington County. Ga. to State of Georgia: Certified (that) Nathan Jiner has resided in the State for 20 years, and acquainted with him…recommended (for passport) through the Creek Nation. Signed – William Hogins, Krinchen Newson, and 18 others.
Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785-1809, Mary Givens Bryan, 1959, image 23/61 on familysearch.org, United States, Georgia, Emigration and Immigration
1810 December 17 – State of Georgia: … “and one (Passport) for Mr. William Hogin, his mother, his wife, and one child all from the county of Washington in the State (Georgia), which was presented and signed.”
Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785-1820, Mary Givens Bryan (a 2nd book), page 261 (image 306/307/407), on familysearch.org, United Sates, Georgia.
1820 US Census of Washington Parish/County, Louisiana: William Hogins, 2 males + 1 female 0-9, 1 female 10-15, 1 male + 1 female 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female 45+ Notice the female 45+. This is William Hogan’s mother, but who is/was her husband? In 1829, William Hogins is age 34. Washington County, La. was established 1819 from St. Tammany Parish (1810+).
1830 US Census of Washington Parish/County, La: 1 male + 1 female 0-4, 1 male + 1 female 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 female 30-39, 1 male 40-49, no blacks.
1840 US Census of Washington Parish, La: Wm Hogan, 1 female 0-4, 2 males + 1 female 5-0, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 2 males 20-29, 1 female 40-49, 1 male 50-59. 4 persons employed in Agriculture. No blacks.
~1850: Postmaster of Fredericktown, Washington Parish/County, Louisiana – William Hogan
Tremayne’s Table of Post-offices in the United States, W. F. Burgess, 1850.
1850 US Census of Washington Parish/County, Louisiana:
William Hogan 66, farming, born Georgia; Narcissa Hogan 57, Georgia; Dan’l Hogan 17, laborer, La; Francis Hogan 12 (f), La; Josephine Hogan 5 La; Mary Crawford 2, La. Next door to
W. J. Hogan 19 farming, La, Jane Hogan 17 Miss, Mary Hogan 4 Miss.
Part C - Researcher’s Thoughts on the Origins of William and Narcissa Hogan – J. Murphy
One of the best working leads is the mother of William Hogan (1786 – 1856) who went with his family to Louisiana. She lived long enough to be the oldest female in William Hogan’s 1820 US Louisiana Census. William Hogan is first picked up in Washington County, Georgia in 1807 and 1810, before leaving for Louisiana. A question arises about Tabitha Hogan, one of 1818 founders of the Louisiana’s Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Was she William Hogan’s daughter or mother? A daughter would be much too young.
Back in Washington County, Georgia with its badly burned courthouse, the only Hogans found so far include Griffin Hogan (ca1755) and one of his sons – Edmund Hogan (ca1780). There is a John Hogan who marries in 1802 Warren County and is probably the same in an 1805 Washington County record. This John Hogan could be a brother to William Hogan, but this is most speculative.
There is a Griffin Hogan who moved about in his last years: 1801 – Lincoln Co., Ga, 1805 – Washington Co., Ga, 1820 - Laurens Co., Ga, and 1828 – Wilkinson Co., Ga. for his Probate of Griffin Hogan, deceased. He was living beyond the 1810 William Hogan passport in Washington County, Georgia. Therefore, Griffin Hogan’s wife could not be this widow and mother back in 1810.
Griffin Hogan had a son named William Hogan who married Betsy __ as noted his 1799 Jefferson County deed. This William Hogan makes Jefferson County, Ga., records from 1796 to 1799 and in 1801 Lincoln County, Ga. before becoming lost. He can’t be our subject - William Hogan (1786 – 1856), who is too young to make these records. Also, his wife’s name is different. More details about Griffin Hogan can be found James and Silence Hogan chapter and the Hogans from Pittsylvania County, Virginia chapter.
Therefore, the other Hogan who becomes a possibility is Daniel Hogan in 1794 Warren County. He lives close to his wife’s Warren County Goza crowd and her father - William Goza. Daniel Hogan is found on one more entry – 1801 Warren County before he becomes lost. He is our best bet to be the father of William Hogan (1786 – 1856), although more evidence would be useful.
Part D - Another Daniel Hogan in Southwest Georgia – Camden County
Camden County was established 1777 from St. Mary and St. Thomas Parish. It is in the most southeastern corner of Georgia and borders Florida on the Atlantic Ocean. It is described as a wild lawless crossing to Spanish East Florida (ended 1820) and is nowhere near St. Paul Parish. This is a different Daniel Hogan, and he died in a Spanish prison in 1796 in St. Augustine, Florida after taking part in a 1795 Spanish East Florida rebellion.
Thesis Report – The 1795 Rebellion in East Florida, by Cormac A. O’Riodan, 1995, online.
(very questionable) 1773 – (future St. Mary Parish?) Georgia. A listing in familysearch.org names a Daniel Hogan, born ca<1755 with a 1773 Camden, Georgia marriage to a Susanna Jordan (or another name). The reported source is the International Index database. No other details are given and information is suspect.
1787 May 7 - Camden County, Georgia: Ordered that Daniel Hogan have warrant of 200 acres on Headright.
Land Court Journal 1787-1790, 1817-1849, Camden County, Georgia, familysearch.org/Camden County, Ga./Land, property, page 26. (Image 22/135)
Headrights? Beginning in 1783, a male Georgia adult could be granted 200 acres and 50 acres additional for each additional family member, including slaves. He had to appear in land court in the county of grant and pay for a survey. For example, if he had a wife and two children, he might get 350 acres. So why, only 200 acres?
1787 – Spanish East Florida Census: Daniel Hogan, origin – Georgia, married with 2 children, 3 horses, and 13 cows. His immigration to Florida was stated between 1784-1787.
Thesis Report – The 1795 Rebellion in East Florida, by Cormac A. O’Riodan, 1995, online.
1790 Reconstructed Georgia Census for Hogans (from ancestry.com)
Effingham County, Ga: Absalom Hogan, Jno. Hogan
Greene County, Ga: Edward Hogan
* Camden County, Ga: Danl. Hogan. Can’t find the original source for this and believe Daniel Hogan was ranging back and forth between Florida and Camden County, Georgia. Also, in both areas was a Reuben Hogan, whose relationship is not known but suspicious. Reuben Hogan had two known sons – John Reuben Hogan and Charles Hogan.*
Richmond County, Ga: Thos. Hogan
Wilkes County, Ga: Eliz. Hogan, Griffin Hogan
Glynn County, Ga: Jno. Hogan
Burke County, Ga: Wm. Hogan
* Reubin Hogan to Charles Hogan and John Reuben Hogan, deed of gift. (Camden Co. DB i/126, 6 August 1821)