J. H. HOGAN. Among the many successful men of Howell County, Missouri, none have made a more desirable reputation than J. H. Hogan, of Willow Springs. Born and reared on a farm in Greene County, Tennessee, from 1826 until his marriage he remained with his parents, receiving his education in the common schools.
His father, Hiram Hogan, was a native of the Keystone State, but at an early age he moved to Tennessee, where he met and married Miss Sarah Bales. Their children, four in number, were named as follows: Mary (deceased) was the wife of Robert Caughran; Elizabeth (deceased) was the wife of W. M. Ferguson and the mother of James Ferguson, of Willow Springs; J. H. (our subject), and David B., who is living on the old home place in east Tennessee. The father of these children was a molder in an iron furnace and died when our subject was quite small. The mother was born and reared in Tennessee. After the death of Mr. Hogan she took for her second husband John Lutterall and reared a family of four children: Jesse, who is living in Howell County; Sarah (deceased) was the wife of George Patterson, of this county; Susan, widow of E. Shaw, and William, who is living near Willow Springs. Mrs. Hogan died about the year 1871.
Equipped with a good common school education our subject started out to fight life’s battles for himself as an agriculturist, and, believing that man should not live alone, he selected a life companion in the person of Miss Amanda Lutterall, daughter of James and Mary Lutterall, both natives of Tennessee. Eleven children were given them, as follows: R. S. Hogan, county clerk of Howell County; David resides one mile south of Willow Springs on a farm; Mary J. (deceased) was the wife of Nathan Hallway, who is now deceased also; Sarah, wife of H. Smith, a farmer, residing south of Willow Springs; John resides on a farm three miles north of Willow Springs; Amanda (deceased) was the wife of T. M. Furrus, who is also deceased; James (deceased); Elizabeth; Alice, wife of William Daniel, of Howell County, Missouri; Thomas, a farmer, resides on Pine Creek, and Walter. Mrs. Hogan died in 1888.
In the year 1872 Mr. Hogan moved from Tennessee to Kansas, and one year later he came to Howell County and located on a farm near Willow Springs. He purchased 140 acres, and as time passed away he added to the original tract until he had a large farm. All his time has been given to farming. He is active in all public affairs, is a Democrat in politics and has held the office of justice of the peace for twelve years, being the present incumbent of that position. Mr. Hogan is one of the oldest settlers of Willow Springs and is universally esteemed and respected. He holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church. In the year 1890 he was married to Mrs. Ellen Bones, a native of Indiana, but a pioneer settler of Kansas. She is the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Babb, natives of Ohio and Indiana, respectively. Mr. Babb and family moved to Kansas in 1858 and settled in Anderson County, where Mr. Babb died in August, 1861. He enlisted as a soldier, but died before going into service. He was a Republican in politics. Mrs. Babb is still living and is the mother of seven children, as follows: Eliza J., Ellen (wife of subject), Margaret, Benjamin, Jennie, Mattie and John.
To Mr. and Mrs. Hogan were born three children: Charles, a resident of Kansas; Quincy, also in Kansas, and Isa Lena. Mr. Hogan has sold some of his land, but is still the owner of a fine tract of 140 acres, all the fruits of his industry and perseverance.