Mary Caroline Hoagland1

#9396, (2 April 1798 - 11 November 1896)
Relationship5th cousin 4 times removed of William David Lewis
Father*Cornelius Hoagland1 (1750 - 1806)
Mother*Mary Tuttle1 (1757 - 1840)

Family 1

Samuel T Kent b. 1793, d. 1821
Children 1.___1 Kent12 (c 1817 - )
 2.___2 Kent12 (c 1819 - )

Family 2

Peter Conway b. c 1803
Children 1.Mary Conway13 (c 1829 - )
 2.George H Conway14 (1831 - 1924)
 3.Richard Conway13 (c 1833 - )
 4.William H Conway13 (c 1835 - )
 5.Clinton Conway13 (c 1838 - )
 6.John M Conway13 (c 1840 - )
Her married name was Conway.2 
Her married name was Kent.2 
Birth*2 April 1798She was born on 2 April 1798 at New JerseyG.2 
circa 1801She 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 
1810She appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Mary Tuttle at Gallatin Twp., Gallatin (now Carroll) Co., KentuckyG.5 
Marriage*14 March 1815She married Samuel T Kent on 14 March 1815 at Gallatin Co., KentuckyG.6,7 
1820She and Samuel T Kent appeared on the census of 1820 at Milton, Gallatin (now Trimble) Co., KentuckyG; (neis. Mary Hoagland; Moses T Hoagland; Francis Giltner; William Conway; John Conway.)8 
Marriage*say 1827She married Peter Conway say 1827 at KentuckyG.2 
2 September 1850She and Peter Conway appeared on the census of 2 September 1850 at Dist. 2, Carroll Co., KentuckyG; (nei. Moses T Hoagland, fam. 251.)9 
22 June 1860She and Peter Conway appeared on the census of 22 June 1860 at Dist. 2, Carroll Co., KentuckyG.10 
Death*11 November 1896She died on 11 November 1896 at Carrollton, Carroll Co., KentuckyG, at age 98.11 


  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. 112.
  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. 112, giving R. Kent.
  7. [S1530] Kentucky County Marriages, 1797-1954, online, Film 4260711, img. 50/500. Gallatin Co., Marr. Reg. 2 1802-1856, p. 27. Samuel Kent and Mary Caroline Hoagland, marr. 14 Mar 1815 by Joseph Hatchel (or Hatchett).
  8. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Samuel T (16-25); F (16-25) [Mary Caroline]; 2 m (<10) [___1, ___2].
  9. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Peter (47), b. KY, farmer; Mary C (42), b. NJ.
  10. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Peter (57), b. KY, farmer; Mary C (62), b. NJ.
  11. [S2187] The Courier–Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Sat., 14 Nov 1898, p. 2, "Mrs. Mary Caroline Conway, of Carroll County, Dies at 99 Years."
    "Carrollton, Ky., Nov. 13.— Mrs. Mary Caroline Conway is dead here after an illness of a few days. Until this illness she had been a remarkably active woman. She frequently went to church, two miles distant, visited neighbors and kept up with the news of the county and country, read the Bible and newspaper regularly. She was a member of the Baptist church and was the mother of several sons, all of whom are among the most prominent and prosperous men in the county. On April 2 she would have been ninety-nine years old. Her maiden name was Hoagland, and she was born in Maryland, coming to this county when a child."
  12. [S880] Dr. Cornelius N. Hoagland, Hoagland Family, p. 112. Mary's first husband "died, leaving her a widow with two little boys."
  13. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  14. [S1508] Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1963, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky, Death Certificates, 1911-1964 > 1924 > Film 7017492: All Counties, img. 2237/3300. File No. 15437, Reg. No. 31. Geo. H Conway, wid., ret. farmer, b. Carroll Co. KY 12 Aug 1831, son of Peter Conway, b. Carroll Co. KY and Mary C Hoagland, b. NJ; d. Carrollton, Carroll Co. KY, 16 Jul 1924, age 92y 11m 4d, myocarditis; inf. Mary C Cocjran; bur. Carrollton KY 18 Jul 1924, Online