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Hogg, Samuel E. [Edwards?]

by Phillip W. Evans, 1988

18 Apr. 1783–28 May 1842

Samuel E. [Edwards?] Hogg, physician, legislator, and congressman, was born in Halifax, the son of Thomas and Rebecca Edwards Hogg. He attended public schools in Caswell County and later taught school briefly. In 1804, while in his early twenties, Hogg studied medicine in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., but soon afterwards moved to Lebanon County, Tenn.

On 21 Nov. 1812 Hogg became a surgeon for the First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers, a position he held until 22 Apr. 1813. His medical talents were appreciated by Major General Andrew Jackson, who placed his fellow Carolinian-turned-Tennessean on his staff as hospital surgeon for the expedition against the Creek Indians from 22 Feb. to 25 May 1814. Nearly six months after Jackson's victory at Horseshoe Bend, Hogg again took to the field as hospital surgeon on the staff of Major General William Carroll from 13 Nov. 1814 to 13 May 1815.

After a brief postwar respite, Hogg served in the Tennessee House of Representatives before holding a seat in the Fifteenth Congress from 4 Mar. 1817 to 3 Mar. 1819. He then resumed his private medical practice successively in Lebanon, Tenn. (1819–28), Nashville (1828–36), Natchez, Miss. (1836–38), and again in Nashville (1838–40). In 1840, he was president of the State Medical Society of Tennessee. Hogg died in Rutherford County, Tenn., and was buried in the Nashville City Cemetery.


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Robert M. McBride and Dan M. Robinson, Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly (1975).

Additional Resources:

Hogg, Samuel (1783 - 1842)." Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress.

Y. "Death of Dr. Samuel Hogg." The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 6. Prentice & Weissinger, 1842. 151-155. (accessed January 9, 2013).

Hogg, Samuel. "Miscellaneous Cases by Dr. Samuel Hogg, M.D., Late of Tennessee." The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 6. Prentice & Weissinger, 1842. 252-256. (accessed January 9, 2013).

Wooldridge, J. "Chapter XVIII: Medical History." History of Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.:Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.1890. 532. (accessed January 9, 2013).

Ray, Worth Stickley. "The Hoggs of Lebanon, Tennessee." Southern Historical Research Magazine 1, Issue 2 (1936). 182.

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