John Hoagland1

#9392, (5 October 1786 - 28 July 1857)
Relationship5th cousin 4 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Cornelius Hoagland1 (1750 - 1806)
Mother*Mary Tuttle1 (1757 - 1840)
Birth*5 October 1786He was born on 5 October 1786 at Mt. Pleasant, New Jersey.2 
circa 1801He removed with Cornelius Hoagland and Mary Tuttle to Hunter's Bottom, Gallatin (now Carroll) Co., KentuckyG, circa 1801 "The story of this removal is entertainingly told by a descendant of Cornelius Hoagland, Mrs. Delia Ann Hiskey, of Lawrenceville, Ill. She writes under date of May 1, 1889: “ When I was a girl of fifteen years, a great deal of my time was spent with my great grandmother. She entertained me during the long Winter evenings by telling me of their removal from New Jersey to Kentucky. She said my great grandfather came out with his son and deaf brother, and bought land enough for all his children in Hunter's Bottom, Gallatin County, Ky., lying on the banks of the Ohio River. After making the purchase these men went to work immediately to prepare a home for those who were yet to come to them from New Jersey. There was heavily timbered land to clear, fences to make. and a house to build out of logs. This was in the year 1800. The country was sparcely settled then, but the inhabitants were very kind, and offered their services to help them in erecting their house, which was large and convenient. My great grandfather wrote to his wife to come just as soon as the house was ready. She, of course, had made all necessary preparations for the journey, which was, in those days, a long and tiresome one. They came to Pittsburgh in wagons, driving stock and bringing farming utensils and every thing they could not get in the new country. When they reached Pittsburgh they embarked upon flat boats built on purpose for families emigrating West. I cannot remember how long it took to make the journey, but it was several weeks. They landed their boats right near where their home and friends were waiting. Great was the joy when these men were united again with their loved ones. This was in October, 1801. My great grandparents brought nine children from Morristown, N. One was born in Gallatin County, Ky., in 1803. That made ten—five sons and five daughters.... The name of my great grandfather's brother was Okey Hoagland (Holland Dutch). This brother was very wealthy and full of aristocratic pride. He told his brother, Cornelius Hoagland, that if he would take those two deaf people, and keep them their natural life, he would at his death will him all he possessed. Perhaps my great grandfather's getting killed by a falling tree, soon after his settlement in Kentucky, was the reason why his family never received a cent from that uncle. He was married, but childless. But what was said a hundred years ago doesn’t amount to much when we can't prove it."
The Hoagland Family in America, p. 80.3,4 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Mary Tuttle at Gallatin Twp., Gallatin (now Carroll) Co., KentuckyG.5 
Marriage*circa 1815He married Mary O'Keefe circa 1815 at KentuckyG; her 2nd.6 
Death*28 July 1857He died on 28 July 1857 at Morgan Co., IllinoisG, at age 70.6 


  1. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, History and Genealogy of the Hoagland Family in America (New York: privately published, 1891), images online, pp. 88. Hereinafter cited as Hoagland Family.
  2. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 108.
  3. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 106. Moses Tuttle Hoagland, with his grandfather Moses Tuttle (a widower), removed to Kentucky in 1799. "His grandfather remained about two years, and then returned to New Jersey, and in his place Cornelius, the father of Moses T., with his entire family, removed to the home which the son had prepared for them."
  4. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), Reprinted 1982 by the Historical Society of Boonton Township, Inc., 98.
  5. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. Mary (45+); F (45+) [prob. sister-in-law Ariantje]; M (45+) [prob. bro.-in-law John]; M (26-44) [Moses]; 3 m (16-25) [Okey, John, Martin), m (10-15) [George]; f (16-25) [Jane], f (10-15) [Mary Caroline], 2 f (<10) [Cornelia, Emily]. Note: enumeration in alphabetical order.
  6. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 109.