I've finally given up on my Hoag/Hogg ancestors. My oldest line extending to Obadiah Hoag b. about 1740-1760, with sons Timothy and Warren b. 1785. They are first found in Onondaga Co, NY. There is no trace of this family prior to 1810.
But here is the problem:
My Hoags are not found with the Quaker families, so may have originally been Hogg from New Hampshire.
The Hogg name has changed to many other names in the early 1800's and here are but a few of the names found in a 'google book' search:
Hogg changed to the following:
Hoag, Hodge, Hoagland, Prentiss, Arnold, Huntley, Hall, Hoig, Raymond, Hoog, Wilder, Tenant, Moore. And some are saying the name Church, however I found no record of Church.
I believe my line began as Hogg and during the time of 'change' many Hogg men changed to one of the above names, or perhaps even some other name, while some Hogg men took on the Hoag name - this is what I believe my family did.
The Hoags are said to come from Wales and were Quakers. What I find on the Hoggs from New Hampshire is that most were Protestants, mainly Methodist.
On the other hand, the Hoggs were Vikings from Scotland.
I am ready to declare my Hoag/Hogg line a brick wall.
Perhaps other Hoag researchers are coming up against a similar brick wall as well.
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