I am your cousin. My father is Euguene George. Hogan. Nellie Dawsey and John Hogan were his parents. I notice that most of you replying to this thread live in the area you are researching. It would be a simple matter to do some routine research before putting complete inflammatory, prejudical, nonsense about this family on a message board. A trip to a library and doing some research in the newspaper archives or reading State v Hogan 102 So. 403 which is the Supreme Court Opinion about John Hogan would be illuminating. Nellie was not raped by black men who John Hogan then killed. Nellie died shorty after childbirth. Her last child was Claude Louis Hogan who was adopted by the Dawsey family. All of the other children, except the oldest John, went into the orphanage. The children went into the orphanage because their father, John Hogan could not care for them. He had an affair with a married woman - Mrs. Hollie Dykes. In a fight with her husband, John killed him. All of the parties were white. John and Mrs. Dykes both received life sentences in Louisana. Grandfather, John Hogan, was released from Angola in 1933. He died 5/30/1958 and is also buried athe Turtleskin Cemetary in Hancock County. Several papers you could use in your research are The Era-Leader published in Franklintown, LA. and the Bogolusa News published in Bogalusa, LA.
I can see by these messages that most of you are cousins. Why don't you pick up the phone and talk to each other!