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John Hoag
Birth: Mar. 4, 1643
Death: Apr., 1728
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

There are conflicting records whether John Hoag was born in Yorkshire, England or Boston, Massachusetts. However his father Richard returned to England to receive an inheritance. Son John remained as a "bonded" worker until he came of age. On April 21, 1669 John married Ebenezer Emery (1648-1691), daughter of John and Alice Grantham Emery. John Emery was one of the founding fathers of Newbury, Massachusetts.

John and Ebenezer's children:

John Hoag Jr. 1669 1703
Jonathan Hoag 1671 1747
Joseph Hoag Sr. 1676 1760
Daughter Hoag 1677 1677
Samuel Hoag 1678 1687
Benjamin Hoag Sr. 1680 1760
Hannah Hoag Jones 1683 1710
Judith Hoag Nichols 1687

John Hoag was noteworthy as a County Magistrate who stood against the witch hysteria of the late 17th Century in Essex County, Massachusetts. He lost his position for this outspokenness. A Hoag Family history says this:
"John Hoag was a man of fine natural abilities and filled the place of Side Judge in the County Court until the accusations and arrests of folk for witchcraft which he opposed with such steadfastness and resolution that he lost his seat."

John Hoag's sons are mentioned in Judge Sewell's diary of 1704, "of ye profaneness of ye young Hoags professing that heresy" (Quakers) The Hoag line continued as Quakers for many years to come, immigrating to the Oblong in Dutchess County New York and beyond. John Hoag did eventually become a member of the Society of Friends, to the great consternation of his wife. But even she became convinced after a "sign" is given to her from beyond the grave. There is a detailed account of this story by John & Ebenezer's third Great Grandson, the "Quaker Prophet" Joseph Hoag (1762-1846), in the published journal of his life. (findagrave memorial 39193773) The journal can be read online here:

It is not known where John and Ebenezer Hoag are buried. Perhaps with Ebenezer's father; John Emery in the First Burying Ground in Newbury. Find A Grave Memorial# 6880623
(Writer is John and Ebenezer Emery Hoag's 6th great granddaughter.) 
Family links: 
  Ebenezer Emery Hoag (1648 - 1694)*
  Jonathan Hoag (1671 - 1747)*
  Hannah Hoag Jones (1682 - 1710)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Caroline Hoag
Record added: Jun 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111845395
John Hoag
Added by: Caroline Hoag
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For my 8th great grandfather. I admire his ideals.
- Nancy C.
 Added: Aug. 13, 2017
Love to my 6th great grandfather
 Added: Jun. 17, 2017
Hoag Family Descendant
- Renee Rice
 Added: Apr. 20, 2017
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