Andrew Hoagg

ID # 6768, (1799-1874)
BirthAndrew Hoagg was born in 1799 at Scotland. 
MarriageHe married Margaret Ann Keachie, daughter of Hugh Keachie and Mary Ann Hope McLaren, in 1839.
Library & Archives Canada has a database, really an index, for Upper Canada marriage licenses. The information is minimal for it does not say where they were married, when, who by, or who the witnesses might have been. The date shown will be the date of the license and probably not the date of the marriage.

1839-11-05 Hoag, Andran (Andrew) and Keachie, Margaret
RG 5 B9 Vol. 8

The letters and numbers following the names will be a filing reference at the LAC in Ottawa.

Given the early date of the license in 1839, they were likely married late the same year. It's also possible that they were married early in 1840, though unlikely.

A note regarding the above database, which is entitled 'marriage licenses'. Also issued was a marriage bond at Brantford, same date, November 5, 1839. This shows Andrew Hoagg as a resident of Dumfries Township in the Gore District and Margaret Keachie a resident of Burford Township in the London District. We might wonder if the marriage license database drew on the marriage bond database.

We may also note that the Brock District, which included Burford Township came into being in March of 1837. Marriage registrations in Brock, however, do not begin to be recorded until 1839. This probably had to do with the building of such facilities as a court house. Since we do not find the Hoagg-Keachie marriage in either the Brock or London Districts, it may be that their union was reported in the Gore District. Since there was almost certainly a lost first Gore District Marriage
Register and since the second one does not begin to record marriages until 1842, at a guess (entirely) their marriage was probably performed in the Gore District.

Baptism information for their children suggests that their church was Dumfries Street Presbyterian in Paris which sat on the border of Brantford Township and Dumfries Township. They may have been married by a clergyman serving this congregation, but a transcription of the baptism register tells that a formal church was not erected until 1853, though there was a formal congregation there from 1836. This was served bi-monthly by a Rev. Murray.

On 12th August, 1849, an unnamed daughter of Andrew Hoagg was baptized and on the 1st sabbath of July, 1855, Catherine Emily, a daughter of Andrew Hoig and Mrs. Hoig was baptized.

Which is well after their marriage, which could have been anywhere, though was probably located in the portion of the old Gore District that became Brant County.

There is an excellent chance that their marriage was performed by Rev. George Murray who performed marriages in both Gore and Brock and a document does appear that at least associates Andrew Hoagg with both George Murray and Hugh Keachie. See notes for Andrew.

DeathHe died on 24 December 1874 at Ingersoll, Oxford Co., Ontario. 
BurialHe was buried at Ingersoll Rural Cemetery. 
NoteSee the Canadian Project,, microfilm C-9824, image 1218. This is listed under Upper Canada Sundries and to some extent at least means that it was filed, sometimes without action in, say, the case of land petitions. As this was a petition for pardon for a Horatio Hill, who apparently got himself in difficulty, probably relating to the abortive rebellion of 1837, it probably at least got noticed.

The signatories include Hugh Keachie, the future father-in-law of Andrew Hoagg, Andrew himself, George Murray, probably Rev. George Murray, G. C. Keachie (Margaret's brother), and some Paris area persons - Andrew Colvin and Sylvanus Wrigley among them.

The 1869 County of Brant Gazetteer places Andrew Hoag on lot 7 of the 2nd concession of Brantford Township. The abstract indexes for the township show Andrew purchasing the north half of this lot (100 acres) on Feb. 9, 1839, and that he registered the transaction on Sept. 5, 1840. Andrew and his wife essentially divested themselves of this property in 1872 (the index is a bit more complex).

With the beginning of the every person censuses in 1851 (actually enumerated in January of 1852), we find Andrew and Margaret in Brantford Township. They are 50 and 32 respectively and have with them children Wm. Alex., 11; Charles Theron, 9; John, 7; May Hope, 3.

They are still in Brantford Township at the time of the 1861 census and added to the family are Andrew (who, by his age, should have been present in the 1851 census) and Emily.

By the time of the 1871 census, they are in Ingersoll. With them is son William, now a widower and a 3 year old child Charles, probably William's. William is shown as a tinsmith.

Andrew and Margaret died in Ingersoll and are buried in Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.

Death reg. 006245-75 Ingersoll, Oxford Co.
Andrew Hoagg died Dec. 23, 1874. Age 75 years. Gentleman. Presbyterian. Born Scotland. Physician and informant Wm. Springer, M.D., Ingersoll.

Dr. Springer filed the above death notice on January 15th, 1875, some three weeks after Andrew's passing. Oxford County Libraries has an index with a transcription of at least a portion of Andrew's gravestone. This tells that he died on December 24, 1874, and is probably correct. 

Child of Andrew Hoagg and Margaret Ann Keachie

Last Edited30 Jan 2019