Biographical sketch extracted from:
Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. pp. 846-847.
JAMES HOGG, a son of John and Margaret (Torrence) Hogg, was born in County Donegal, Ireland, the date of his birth being in the year 1838. His father was born in 1803, a son of James and Jane (Taylor) Hogg the former being a son of George and Jane (Finley) Hogg and of Scotch descent. The mother of our subject was a daughter of Joseph and Ann (Ward) Torrence. The parents of our subject were married in 1837, and to them were born seven childrenJames, Joseph, deceased; Charles, still living in Ireland; Ann Eliza, deceased; Jane, living in Ireland, Margaret and John. Mrs. Hogg died September 1, 1866, aged fifty-eight years. In 1873 James Hogg, our subject, and his father, immigrated to America, where he purchased his present farm in Rock Creek Township. Wells County, Indiana, where his father is making his home with him. He was united in marriage February 3, 1874, to Miss Elizabeth Torrence, a daughter of Francis and Sarah (Gregg) Torrence, who left their native country, County Donegal, Ireland, for America in 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Hogg are the parents of three childrenSarah, John H. and Francis W. Mr. Hogg is a thorough, practical farmer, as is well attested by his highly cultivated and improved farm, which contains eighty acres of choice land, and by his industrious habits and fair and honorable dealings he has gained the respect of all who know him. In his political views he affiliates with the Republican party. Both he and his wife are members of the United Presbyterian church.