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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1600-1601 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Edward Hogben was born in Sandgate, England; married and had children: Charlotte, Thomas, George, Eliza and Edward.

(II) Edward (2), son of Edward (1) Hogben, was born in Sandgate, England, November 11, 1826, died in Albany, New York, September 23, 1900. He was an architect by profession, and a man of good education and fine ability. He came to the United States and settled in Albany, where he followed his profession. In some manner the name after coming to Albany became Ogden, and as such he was known everywhere. He admitted his son Charles G. to a partnership under the firm name of Ogden & Son, architects. He married Julia Hand (see Hand VII), born 1827, now living in Albany, New York. Children:

  1. Edward (3), deceased;
  2. Mary, married George H. Stevens, of Albany, child, Ogden Stevens;
  3. Jennie, deceased;
  4. Charles G., of further mention.

(III) Charles G., son of Edward (2) and Julia (Hand) Ogden, was born in Albany, New York, January 25, 1858. He was educated at Albany in a private school and at the Boys' Academy, continuing his studies there until seventeen years of age. At eighteen he began the study of architecture with his father, and in 1892 was admitted to a partnership. The firm of Ogden & Son established offices at 61 State street, and conducted a large and successful business. After the death of Edward Ogden in 1900, Charles G. continued the business alone at the same location. During his professional career, Mr. Ogden has planned many noted buildings in Albany, in New York state and throughout the United States. Some of his more important works in Albany include St. John's Roman Catholic Church in the South End; Academy of The Holy Name and the Young Women's Christian Association building. He married, September 6, 1881, Lizzie D., daughter of Peter Kinnear, of Albany. Children:

  1. Kenneth, born March 3, 1884;
  2. Jane, September 6, 1893.

(The Hand Line)

The Hands originally came from England, settling at Lynn, Massachusetts. The tradition is that the emigrant ancestor returned to England to obtain his share of some property which he inherited in common with others, and on his return voyage was murdered. He left two sons, of whom John of Easthampton is the progenitor of the family here recorded. The English arms of the family are: "Argent, a chevron azure between three hands, gules. Crest; on a wreath argent and gules a buck trippant or."

John Hand was one of the nine first settlers of Easthampton, Long Island, coming as did five others from Lynn, Massachusetts. He was originally from the village of Stanstede in the county of Kent, England. The exact date of his coming to Easthampton is not known, but a power of attorney given by him, is dated October 31, 1649, which is probably the year after the settlement. His name appears on a whaling list at Southampton in 1644. One of the oldest deeds on record in Easthampton is dated 1660 for lands purchased by John Hand and others from the Indians. He died 1663. He married Alice, sister of Josiah Stanbrough, one of the early settlers of Southampton. Children: John, Stephen, Mary, Joseph of further mention, Benjamin, Thomas, Shamgar and James.

(II) Joseph, son of John and Alice (Stanbrough) Hand, was born 1638, died January, 1724. He removed to Guilford, Connecticut, the other children are supposed to have remained on Long Island. He married, 1664, Jane daughter of Benjamin and Jane Wright, of Killingworth, Connecticut. Children:

  1. Sarah, born March 2, 1666, died 1751;
  2. Jane, September 9, 1668, died December 13, 1683;
  3. Joseph (2), April 2, 1671;
  4. Benjamin, February 8, 1673;
  5. Stephen, of further mention;
  6. Elizabeth, March 12, 1677, married Benjamin Wright;
  7. Silence, March 12, 1679, married Ephraim Wilcox;
  8. Annie, July 10, 1683, married Jonathan Wright;
  9. Jane, April 25, 1686, married Cornelius Dowd.

(III) Stephen, son of Joseph and Jane (Wright) Hand, born February 8, 1676, died in Guilford, Connecticut, August 14, 1755. He married (first) November 6, 1700, Sarah Wright, died September 18, 1706. Children:

  1. Joseph, died young;
  2. Joseph (2), of further mention;
  3. Mary, born October 30, 1704, married Josiah Meigs;
  4. Sarah, September 9, 1706;
  5. Stephen.

He married (second) November 16, 1708, Sarah, daughter of Abraham Pierson, of Killingworth, Connecticut. Children:

  1. Stephen, born June 13, 1710;
  2. Abigail, October 20, 1712, married Daniel Bradley.

(IV) Joseph (2), son of Stephen and Sarah (Wright) Hand, was born in Guilford, Connecticut, January 10, 1703. He married, August 31, 1731, Hannah, daughter of Nathaniel Holabird. Children:

  1. Sarah, died young;
  2. Sarah (2), died young;
  3. Samuel, born February 5, 1736;
  4. Sarah (3), March 30, 1744, married William Throop;
  5. Joseph, of further mention;
  6. Hannah, December 28, 1753, married Jared Leet.

(V) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) and Hannah (Holabird) Hand, was born April 15, 1749. He married, May 8, 1771, Prudence Wright. Children: Luman, Stephen, Prucia, Sarah, Arminda, Elizabeth, Huldah, Josiah, of further mention.

(VI) Josiah, son of Joseph (3) and Prudence (Wright) Hand, was born about 1790. He married Jane Pierson and had issue.

(VII) Julia, daughter of Josiah and Jane (Pierson) Hand, was born 1827. She married Edward (2) Ogden (Hogben).

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