The following pioneer reminiscences was furnished me by Mr. J. H. Hogan who has been Postmaster at Isabella, Ozark County, Mo. since 1895. He says that he is a son of Joe and Celia Hogan and was born where the village of Oakland Marion County Ark. now stands but was principally raised on the Hogan Flat ¼ mile west of Oakland. His father died in the month of February, 1863. His mother who was a daughter of John Harris passed away several years later and both their mortal remains rest in the grave yard formerly known as the Oakland Cemetery ¼ mile west of Oakland. Mr. Hogan says that the old pioneer settler Hogans whose given names were Ewing, Young, and Cage were brothers. Ewing and his brother Young Hogan died many years ago and are buried in the grave yard on the old Cal Hogan farm on the river below Oakland. He said that Young Hogans wife was named Aeney. In refering to some of the old farms on White River in the vicinity of Oakland he said that the first farm on the left bank of the river below Little North Fork was the old Ewing Hogan Place. The next was the George Hogan land, the next place was where Young Hogan lived. The next farm is the old Levi (Bunk) Pearson farm and the next place is the old Bevins farm which is at the mouth of Dry Run Hollow.
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