Wednesday, October 10, 2012


There is a relatively new web page for genealogy research called Fold3 that has a lot of military records from the 1700-1800s available for free.

J H Hogan Parole

I found this parole record for my great great grandfather, James Henderson Hogan. He was born in 1835 in Stewart County Georgia to James Hogan and Rebecca Paulk.

He moved to Taylor County Florida about 1861 and had a farm in the southern part of the county near Spring Warrior. He served as a County Commissioner for Taylor County in the 1890s. He died in 1918 and is buried in the New Hope Cemetery just off Highway 19 in Taylor County.

James H Hogan about 1865
During the Civil War he enlisted on August 8, 1862 in the 2nd Florida Battalion Infantry that was later merged into the 10th Florida Regiment. He fought in many of the major battles in Virginia and he was wounded and spent a couple months in a Richmond, VA hospital towards the end of the war.

He was a Sergent for most of the war but was reduced to a Private while in the hospital.

He and his wife Elizabeth Blanchard Hogan had five children and their oldest, Rebecca was my great grandmother.

This photo of him was sent to me by a cousin, I met via Facebook, who lives in Maine. It appears to have been taken in the 1860s. I'm not sure this photo is a good representation since all the physical descriptions show him with light hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. I would bet that to be red hair like the rest of the family.

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