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, THOMAS -- Arrived at Velasco January 28, 1836, on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited in New Orleans for the army of Texas by Captain Amasa Turner. He was a member of Captain Turner's company at San Jacinto but the administrators of his estate did not apply for the land due him for having served in the army.

At the promotion of Captain Turner to Lieutenant Colonel the name of his company was transferred to Company A, First Regiment of Regular Infantry, of which John Smith was appointed captain August 29, 1836. On page 170 of the army muster rolls in the General Land Office, Mr. Hogan's name appears as a member of Captain Smith's Company at muster December 31, 1836. His name likewise appears on page 180 of the rolls as a member of the same company February 28, 1837. He is shown as having enlisted in the army February 13, 1836, for a period of two years.

In the Probate Records of Harrisburg County it is stated that Mr. Hogan died on Galveston Island August 1, 1837, while still in the army. Mannaseh Sevey was appointed administrator of his estate February 8, 1833, Mr. Hogan having no relatives in Texas. In the headright issued in Mr. Hogan's name and delivered to Mr. Sevey by the Harrisburg County Board February 10, 1838, for one-third of a league of land, it is stated that Mr. Hogan arrived in Texas in January, 1836.

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. Amasa Turner

Personal Statistics

  • Origin: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1836 Jan 28
  • Date of Death: 1837 Aug 15