The HOGUE family, on the paternal side, is of Scotch descent. The great-grandfather of Capt. Hogue emigrated from Scotland to America, and settled in Pennsylvania. Samuel Hogue removed to the territory of Indiana, in the year 1790, and settled in what is now known as Gibson county, where he died in 1815. On the maternal side the great-grandfather, whose name was ARMSTRONG, was a soldier of the Revolutionary war; and grandfather, on same side, a soldier of the war of 1812, and was in Hull's surrender. His father William Hogue, was born in Gibson county, Indiana, in 1812, and lived there until Feb 15, 1845; removed to Marion county, Illinois; thence to Jefferson county, and in 1857 to Hamilton county, Ills., and died in November, 1878. He was a wagon-maker by trade, and also engaged in farming. He married Sarah FINNEY, who was born in Ohio in 1812. She died in Jefferson county, Ills., in 1847. There were four children by that marriage, three of whom are living. Mr. Hogue, after the death of his wife, married Eliza GOODRICH, by which union there were six children, three living. Capt S. A. Hogue is the eldest offspring of the first marriage. He was born in Gibson county, Indiana, Oct. 5, 1834. He served an apprenticeship to the blacksmith trade, from 1851 to 1853, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and worked at his trade until the breaking out of the war. On the 20th of August, 1861, he enlisted for three years in co. G, 40th Regt. Ills. Vol. Infty. He participated with his regiment in all the battles and skirmishes until the battle of Shiloh. In a desperate attempt to capture a rebel battery in that battle the regiment was repulsed, and lost two hundred and seventy-five men. In the charge Mr. Hogue was wounded in the left hip. The wound was of a serious nature, and incapacitated him from doing further duty, and he was discharged and mustered out of the service. He returned home, and, after the wound healed, he raised a company of cavalry, and they were mustered into the service in January, 1864. It was known as co. H of the 13th Ills. cavalry. Mr. Hogue was elected captain, and duly commissioned. He remained in active service, in command of the company, for nine months; but the wound received at the battle of Shiloh rendered him unfit for the hard duty, and he was compelled to resign. His resignation was accepted, and he retired from the service in August of 1864. In 1865 he came to the village of Clement, and followed wagon-making. He carried on the business for nine years. In 1874 he engaged in saw-milling on Crooked Creek, and in 1876 purchased the saw mill in Clement, and operated it. In 1880 he built the flouring mill known as the "Clement Mills," and in 1881 he enlarged and built an addition to it, and also fitted it up with new and improved machinery and introduced all of the latest designs for the manufacture of the best grades of flour under the new patent process. His mill is the means of bringing a large amount of trade to the village, and also exhibits commendable enterprise on the part of Mr. Hogue.
On the 17th of November, 1853, Mr. Hogue was united in marriage to Miss Sarah HOLDER, a native of Jefferson county, Illinois. Her parents, Willis and Firiba Holder, were natives of Tennessee, and were among the early settlers of Illinois. By the union of Capt. and Sarah Hogue, there have been nine children born, six of whom are now living. Their names, in the order of their birth, are - Mattie, Arthur, Flora, Hugh, Jim and May, twins. Those deceased died in infancy. Mrs. Hogue is a member of the M. E. church. He is a member, in good standing, of the I. O. O. F. In politics he was originally a Whig. In 1856 he voted for Millard Fillmore for president. He afterwards joined the republican party, and has been a member of that political organization from 1860 to the present.
The Hogue family are of patriotic stock. During the late rebellion they furnished three sons, the father, and a son in-law to the service. James Hogue, the second son, died while in the service. He was a member of the 40th Regt. Ills. Vol. The father and his son in-law, Jacob HELM, were members of the 56th Regt. Ills. Vol. The latter was burned to death in the steamer Lyon disaster in the Atlantic Ocean, while conveying troops home to be mustered out of the service. George was a private in the 16th Ills., and afterwards in the 135th Regt. Ills. Infty.
Capt. Hogue is one of the enterprising business men of Clinton county. In the community where he has lived since 1865 he is much respected for his worth as a man and citizen.
Source: History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois, 1881, Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia
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