Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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HOGAN, JOSIAH -- Came to Texas in 1834, as is shown in the Spanish Archives in the General Land Office. On December 20, 1834, he received title to a league of land in Robertson's Colony situated near the town of Viesca, the site of which is near the falls of the Brazos in the present county of Falls. The Deed Records of Falls County show that he was living at Viesca May 25, 1835, when he sold the land to Sterling A. Robertson. He was a member of Captain William J. E. Heard's Company of Citizen Soldiers at San Jacinto. He assigned his rights to the land due him for his other services in the army to W. W. Thompson and on November 7, 1845, Bounty Certificate No 10020 for 640 acres of land was issued in Mr. Hogan's name due him for having served in the army from February 1 to August 1, 1836 but the certificate was delivered to Mr. Thompson.

Hogan did not apply for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto or the labor of land he was entitled to receive as a headright.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William J. E. Heard

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Hagans
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Bounty Certificate: 10020