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Sgt. Samuel Vogan

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: August 17, 1860 (73)
Fleming County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Fleming County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rebecca Elizabeth Vogan and Mickel Vogan
Father of David Vogan; John T. Vogan; Henry W. Vogan; Martha Vogan; Ann Ary Vogan and 3 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Samuel Vogan, of Kentucky

There were 3 Samuel Vogan's all born in Pennsylvania and were born within a year of each other.

  1. THIS Samuel Vogan, who was born 9 January 1787 and died 17 August 1860 in Flemingsburg, KY. His parents are unknown. He married (a) Mickel Rhodes and had 6 children and (b) Rebecca Elizabeth Baird and had 7 children from this union. He was married both times in Nicholas County, KY. - A Veteran of War of 1812.
  2. Samuel Vogan born 1 February 1788 Lancaster Co, PA died 23 August 1861 Vogansville,PA. He married Sarah 'Sally' (Remsnhder) Vogan. His parents were Ensign James and Margaret (Riley) Vogan.
  3. Samuel Vogan born 19 Feburary 1788 Lancaster Co, PA died 23 August 1764 Lancaster Co, PA parents were: John Sr and Ann Ruth (Griffin) Vogan. He Married Anna (Covert) Vogan.

Please Note - Samuel #1, born 9 January 1787, was the only Samuel Vogan to move out of PA and moved to and married in Kentucky.

 PLEASE NOTE!  A Smart Match to Samuel Vogan IS WRONG.  I have been through this once before. There were 3 Samuel Vogan's all born in Pennsylvania and were born within a year of each other.  My [1] Samuel Vogan was born 9 January 1787 and died 17 August 1860 in Flemingsburg, KY [parents are unknown]. He married twice: 

[a] Mickel Rhodes and had 6 children [see my tree] [b] Rebecca Elizabeth Baird and had 7 children from this union. He was married both times in Nicholas County, KY. - A Veteran of War of 1812. [2] Samuel Vogan born 1 February 1788 Lancaster Co, PA died 23 August 1861 Vogansville,PA. He married Sarah 'Sally' [Remsnhder] Vogan parents were: Ensign James and Margaret [Riley] Vogan. [3] Samuel Vogan born 19 Feburary 1788 Lancaster Co, PA died 23 August 1764 Lancaster Co, PA parents were: John Sr and Ann Ruth [Griffin] Vogan. He Married - Anna [Covert] Vogan.

 Please Note - Samuel [1] was the only Samuel Vogan to move out of state to Kentucky.  

PLEASE TAKE MY SAMUEL VOGAN OFF of the SMART MOVES - it wasn't a smart move and is very confusing to have 3 Samuels all dying in August, I have researched all the Samuels and they all are well documented. L Ann Kaufman administrator for my son Glynn KJ Kaufman. Bible Records - VOGAN-CURTIS BIBLE in possession of Bonnie Yorgason. of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Date of Birth and Death dates for Samuel Vogan [9 January 1787 and died 17 August 1860]

  Marriage records - Both of his marriages can be found in Nicholas County, Ky. [page 107 in   G92931148t and page 222 G92931148t - Talley's Kentucky Records.  Marriage date for Rebecca & Samuel  date 24 September 1796, Kentucky.
   Nicholas County, Kentucky - Vital Statistics Volume II - Marriage Records 1795-1835.  1976.

[no page number - alphabetical] Vogan, Samuel - Mickle Rhodes 9 Jan 1816. Vogan, Samuel - Rebecca Baird 12 Jan 1832.

   IGI-Kentucky  6,367 marriage and Court Order Book G - School District - Feb term 1841 - page 78
  Vogan’s can be found in Nicholas and Bath Counties, Kentucky. Samuel moved to Kentucky and lived in Nicholas County was there in 1816.
  CHILDREN - Samuel’s known children by Mickle Rhodes were Anna Ary, Fieldon or Fielding W., Joseph Robert, James Alexander, and Mary Ann. 
  Records of births, deaths, marriages, and other events that occurred in Fayette, Bourbon, or Mason Counties prior to the formation of Fleming and Nicholas Counties might now be filed in the newer counties’ records, or they might remain in the records of those older counties, now greatly reduced in size and no longer including many localities they once included. Therefore, it may be necessary to look for relevant Vogan and Rhodes family entries in the records of all five counties — a daunting prospect. 
  History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison & Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. Chapter XIII. Page 430-431. Nicholas County.  The churches of Union Precinct, have an extended history.  The first one built in this vicinity, was of logs and was called Shiloh.  There is nothing now left to mark the spot where it stood, save a graveyard.  The following with their wives, were the original members of this church: Elder Samuel Robertson, Alexander Adams, Hugh, Samuel and Robert Wiley, Richard and James Campbell, David Jolly, Joseph, Robert and James Stevenson, Joseph Wood, David Gray, Samuel M Waugh, John Carter, John Riley, Sr., John Burns, Alexander Blair, Alexander Blair, Jr., William Stevenson, John Leeper, David, John and James Robertson, James Parks, Samuel Vogan, Hugh Cowen, John Hopkins, John Mann, etc, etc.
  U.S. WAR OF 1812 - Service Records, 1812-1815.  SAMUEL VOGAN.  Company 134 Regiment [Hosack’s] Pennsylvania Military.  Rank-induction: 3 Sergeant.  Rank-Discharge: 3 Sergeant.  Roll Box: 216.  Microfilm Publication: M602.
  LAND - Some geographical notes: Samuel’s estate included 80 acres on the Licking River “in Flemingburg,” purchased from John Durham in 1825 [Fleming County Deed Book N, p. 56]. Elizaville, where Samuel’s son James may have been born, was a village on the Licking River. The central village of Flemingburg was several miles north of Elizaville, but for political or judicial purposes Flemingburg may have encompassed Elizaville.
  County boundary notes: In 1785, Fayette County comprised the entire northeastern portion of Kentucky, bounded by the Kentucky River, the Ohio River, the Big Sandy River and its North Fork. This big county was roughly bisected by the Licking River, flowing from southeast to northwest and emptying into the Ohio opposite Losantiville (Cincinnati). By 1790, the area north of the Licking River (including the future Flemingburg and Elizaville) had been set off as Mason County. Nearly the whole south part of old Fayette County (including almost all of the present Nicholas County) had been renamed Bourbon County. By 1800, Mason County had been partitioned to create Fleming County and several others; Bourbon County had been completely redrawn and divided and Nicholas County, among others, had been set off from it. In 1810 the boundaries of Fleming and Nicholas Counties remained the same as in 1800. By 1820, a small chunk of Nicholas County had been carved off and attached to the northwest corner of Fleming County. After 1820, a narrow strip of land on the north side of the Licking River — possibly including the Vogan farm — was transferred from Fleming to Nicholas County. This boundary change could have caused Samuel Vogan and Mickle Rhodes’ 1816 marriage record to be kept in Nicholas County in later years even if the marriage took place at Elizaville, which was north of the Licking and was part of Fleming County in 1816. Equally possible, the marriage may have taken place somewhere in what was _then_ Nicholas County, perhaps at Mickle’s family home or church. I have no clues at all about where her family lived.
  CENSUS [Kentucky & U S: Kentucky Census 1790-1806 -1816-1820-1840-1860-1870.  Records of Library of Salt Lake City, Utah and Census 1850 Kentucky page 16-film  1860 page 73.
 1820 - US Federal.  Name: Samuel Vogan.  Home in 1820: Fleming, Kentucky. Enumeration Date: 7 August 1820. 

Free White Persons -Males - 26 thru 44: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 Free White Persons - Under 16: 1 Free White Persons - Over 25: 1 Total Free White Persons: 3 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3

 1830 - page 6 CS-5.  G S series No 607,815. Fleming Co, Kentucky - 021-No7 Townships Lancaster.  3 sons under 10 and 2 daughter under 15.
  1850 - US Federal: Name: Samuel Vogan. Age: 64.  Birth Year: ca 1786. Birthplace: Pennsylvania. Home in 1850: District 1, Fleming, Kentucky. Gender: Male. Family Number: 586.  Household Members: Samuel Vogan 64; Rebecca Vogan 48; David Vogan 16; Henry Vogan 13; John Vogan 13; Martha Vogan 9; and Mary Vogan 19. [28 Aug 1850. Listed 568-686]
 1850 Kentucky - Samuel [shows Samuel and his second wife Rebecca living with daughter Mary (by Mickle Rhodes), age 19; son David, 16; twins John J. and Henry W., 13 [John died 3/8/1858 of consumption, age. 21]; and Elizabeth Martha, 9 [she d. 12/26/1853 of “inflammation of stomach & bowels,” age. 13]. Rebecca bore the last four of these children and two others — Sarah and Isaac. Why they didn’t appear in this census is puzzling].
  1860 - Kentucky - 1860 (Fleming Co., p. 93) shows Samuel, a farmer with $1200 real and $300 personal estate, living with son Henry, 24, and daughter. Mary, 29. It was to be a fateful year for all of them: Henry was married February 16, Mary drowned four days later, and Samuel died in August.
  1860 - US Federal.  Name: Samuel Vogan. Age: 73. Birth Year: ca 1787. Gender: Male. Birth Place: Pennsylvania.  Home in 1860: District Name: Samuel Vogan 73. Henry Vogan 24. Mary Vogan 21.

[He was probably born in Sadsbury or Earle Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania or possibly in Sadsbury Township, Chester County. Sadsbury Township was split in half in 1729 when part of Chester County was set off as the new Lancaster County. For many years thereafter, there was a Sadsbury Township in each county, and Vogan records appear in both of them. He m. (1) 9 Jan 1816 (his 29th birthday) in Nicholas County, KY, Mickle Rhodes. He m. (2) 12 Jan 1832 in Nicholas Co., Rebecca Baird, who was 48 years old at the time of the 1850 Fleming Co. Census. Rebecca did not appear with Samuel in the census of 1860 and must therefore have died before then, but her death record has not appeared. Samuel died and was buried (22 Aug 1860) at Flemingburg (perhaps in the district called Elizaville?), Fleming County, Kentucky].

   WILL - a. Land transactions in various counties.  Will Book O-Volume 1 page 190

b. 11-1825 Deed - School Rec. c. Estate 1861 of Samuel - Deceased 1862 page 488. d. State of Kentucky Records Page 6,367-Sept 81. e. Source Batch - 7422102 #48. d. Grantor Index to Wills, Fleming County, Kentucky, 26th District - Samuel Vogan 4 children ages 7 to 17. 1-Matilda, Joseph R Vogan - ch Wm B Vaugh. Deed 11 February 1864. Deed Book 36-page 162 80 acres on Licking River. i-Joseph R Vogan Deed 13 February 1863 Book 35-page 242 80 acres Linking River. ii- Joseph R Vogan Deed 35 page 242 of Harrison County, Missouri Court Order Book K page 488. December Term 1862-administrative removed Sheriff appointment. Samuel Vogan, deceased. e. Fleming County Order Book K, page 305 shows that administration was granted on the estate of Samuel Vogan, dec’d., during the February 1861 term. But page 488 of the same book, for the December 1862 term, records that the administrator was removed at that time, and the sheriff was appointed to act on the estate of Samuel Vogan. f. Record of Marriages & Settlement of Estates in Nicholas County Kentucky. by Annie Walker Burns 1936. Page 7 Samuel Vogan - Mickel Rhodes January 9, 1816

  NAME: Vogan may be of German origin for Wogen in the German language means to wave, as a flag. [info Mrs. John Kangas]
 NOTES:  Samuel Vogan is not the one married to Sarah Reamenyder because in 1850, Fleming Co., KY Samuel is on the Census with wife Rebecca..  The 1850 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the 1788 Samuel with Sarah. gives his parents as John Vogan and Patricia Ann Myklebust b 1756 in Lawrence, PA.  Her parents were: Ingvard Leonard Myklebust and Marcene Sophie Orton. [WRONG]
  Vogan Research Report  25 Feb 1986.  By Blanche Schlenfelt.
  a.  The 1850 index of PA [ext CS#1], showed four Samuel Vogan entries.  Two were in Mercer, one in Lawrence [which was taken from Mercer Co. in 1849] and one in Lancaster Co., [CS#2] shows that the Samuel in Lancaster is 56 with wife Sarah 60, and married within the year.  A Margaret Reamschneider is 89 years old and may be Sarah's mother.  An Isaac Vogan, age 45, is shown on the same page with wife Elizabeth.
  b.  Extract CS#3 gives the information concerning Samuel in Lawrence Co., PA and gives him as 62 years of age.  According to the grave stone for Samuel Vogan in Lancaster who died 23 August 1864 age 76 years 6 months and 22 days allows us to estimate his date of birth as 1 Feb. 1788.  That would make him 62 years of age in 1850 so this fits exactly--better than the one in Lancaster.  His wife's name was Ann.
  c.  Adjacent to Samuel Vogan was a George, age 30, and on the page before, an unindexed Jonathan, age 39.  About 75 pages later a James Vogan, age 64 with wife Sarah was given with entries nearly for John age 42, William age 32, and Jonathan age 19.  It appears that they came to northwestern PA from Lancaster and are related.  This information is give in extract CS#3.
  d.  Extract CS#4 for the census for 1850, Mercer Co., shows two Samuel Vogan entries.  One is age 35 with wife Elizabeth and adjacent pages have Washington Vogan, age 32; John Vogan age 30; and James Vogan age 30.  A William on the same page a Samuel Vogan, who is 41 years old.
  e.  From here we went to Fleming Co., KY 1830 census index, and found a Samuel Vogan there between the age of 40 and 50 years.  He fits as the one buried in Lancaster who would have been age 43 in 1830.  He is listed with three sons under ten and two daughters under 15 years of age.  We do not find him there in 1840 or the 1850 census.
 f.  Extract CS#6 bom 1860 Lancaster Co., PA census for Earl Township [which was unindexed] revealed Isaac Vogan, 50 yrs of age with a Mary and Sarah, who seem to fit the same Isaac in 1850 who was found on the same page with Samuel and Sarah.  About 27 pages later we find a Samuel Vogan, now 70 yrs of age with Sarah, age 59.  A Mary Dissinger, servant is ligin with them.  She is mentioned in the will of the Samuel which you included.
  g.  A check of the Archive Records for the family group sheets there indicated no Vogan in the main section, on film, or in the patron section of the archives.  
  h.  Extract PS#1 shows a nice history of Vogan in the History of Lancaster, PA by Ellis and Evans.  We found no mention of Samuel.  We find that the Revolutionary war soldier James was married to a Margaret, so that fits.
  i.  Extract PS#2 gives a mention of a good size town of Hinkletown in East Township.  This is in Lancaster Co., PA History by Klein which also gives a history of Voganville.
  j.  We went to a filmed "Extensive Index to History of Lancaster" by Ellis and Evans.  This is given as extract PX#3.  This reason we went to the film copy was because the book was missing some pages.  We find that the page that was missing was a list of tax payers of 1758, 1775 and 1782 in Salisbury Township Lancaster Co., PA.  We found William there in 1758, 1775 and 1782.  Samuel is there in 1782.  He may be William's oldest son, and brother to John and James and Samuel in Anthony Wayne's Batallion.  The history on pages 814 and 815 gives some connections [see PS#1].  Dr. A. S. Bare was a physician who married the only daughter of James Vogan.  Mary Mohler married James Vogan.  There was an extensive history of the Mohler’s.
  k.  We then went next to the Grantor-Grantee index.  We looked up Samuel and Sarah as grantors to see if there was a land settlement mentioning heirs.  We were in luck.  There were many listings for heirs of Sarah and Samuel.  We need to see if he had a son Joseph Robert.  We went to the GLC and copied the deed index only to find out that we stopped filming just before we needed it [ext LR#2]
  l.  We went to James Vogan in the index to see if he left an heir settlement naming Samuel as a son.  There were a couple of listings for James, but it looks to be too late in time period. 
 m.  We found it to be an extremely uncommon name and suspect that all are related.
  Research notes - by Bonnie L. Yorgason, 2331 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Bonnie is descended from Samuel’s son Joseph Robert Vogan. She has sent me photocopies of many original records, only some of which will survive another generation of copying in legible form.
  a.  Bonnie’s notes include some references to deeds from which it appears that Samuel’s home farm was the subject of several conveyances among his children and others. Without seeing the deeds themselves — and Samuel’s estate papers — it’s impossible to tell exactly what was going on. But on 2/13/1863 Henry W. Vogan sold Robert Drennan some sort of interest in 80 acres on the Licking River, in a deed that identified it as “the land owned by Samuel Vogan dec’d.” (35:242). On 2/11/1864 Matilda and Joseph R. Vogan, h & w, et alia sold an interest in the same 80 acres to William B. Vaughan (36:162). Eliza J. and Fielding W. Vogan sold their interest in the 80 acres to Vaughan on 3/26/1864 (36:161). Nancy and Robert Drennan sold 103 Acres. in Fleming County to Wesley Pepper on 4/6/1867 (37:388). The identification of this last tract is uncertain. There may be other interesting deeds on record in addition to these; I’ve never been to Kentucky to look at them.
  b.  There was another Samuel Vogan, born in Lancaster County within fourteen months of ours, who stayed in Pennsylvania after our Samuel went to Kentucky. [Samuel Vogan’s appear in the 1830 censuses of both Pennsylvania (Butler County, Muddy Creek) and Kentucky. In Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Volume IV, p. 1421 (SW PA General. Services, Laughlintown, PA 1987), there appears a notation that a Samuel Vogan of Earl Township, Lancaster Co., married Sallie Reemsnyder, daughter. of Herman Reemsnyder, Revolutionary soldier and resident of Berks and Chester Counties, and his wife ______ (Musser). No date was given, so it’s impossible to guess this Samuel’s age, even approximately.
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Samuel Vogan, of Kentucky's Timeline

January 9, 1787
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 29
January 30, 1827
Age 40
Fleming County, Kentucky, United States
April 24, 1829
Age 42
Age 43
Fleming County, Kentucky, United States
Age 46
Kentucky, United States
October 29, 1837
Age 50
Elizaville, Fleming County, Kentucky, United States
Age 49
Fleming County, Kentucky, United States
Age 53
Kentucky, United States