I. The DNA project has accomplished the discovery of a cluster of nine Hogg lines that were not previously known to be related. The resulting DNA matches indicate that the following lines descend from a common ancestor: 1. descendants of Alexander Ogg b.ca.1745, Scotland (line MD1765) 2. descendants of William Hogg of Londonderry NH (line NH1703) 3. descendants of James Hogg Sr. of Savannah GA (line GA1770) 4. descendants of John Hogg of Gloucester RI (line RI1690) 5. descendants of Robert Hogg b.1721, Southern Scotland (line PA1754) 6. descendants of James Hogue b.1825, Pennsylvania (line PA1825) 7. descendants of Robert Hogg b.1725, Scotland d.1747, PA (Line PA1755) 8. descendants of James Hogg of Northern Ireland b.ca.1777 (Line NI1777) 9. descendants of John Hogg d.1825, Vermilion Co. IL (Line IL1825) We have determined the modal haplotype for this cluster. This haplotype is designated "Hogg modal haplotype no. 1" and is identified as belonging to the I1 (I-M253) haplogroup. We have 14 tested project members with a surname tgat is a variant of Hogg. They all closely match the modal haplotype. They are: 1. project Id MD1765a, a 111 out of 111 (100%) match 2. project Id NH1703a, a 41 out of 43 (95.3%) match 3. project Id NH1703b, a 74 out of 76 (97.4%) match 4. project Id NH1703c, a 66 out of 67 (98.5%) match 5. project Id GA1770a, a 41 out of 43 (95.3%) match 6. project Id GA1770b, a 96 out of 111 (95.5%) match 7. project Id GA1770d, a 65 out of 67 (97.0%) match 8. project Id RI1690a, a 37 out of 39 (94.9%) match 9. project Id RI1690b, a 96 out of 111 (95.5%) match 10. project Id PA1754a, a 45 out of 46 (97.8%) match 11. project Id PA1825a, a 96 out of 111 (95.5%) match 12. project Id PA1755a, a 110 out of 111 (99.1%) match 13. project Id NI1777a, a 95 out of 111 (94.6%) match 14. project Id IL1825a, a 30 out of 30 (100%) match In addition to these project members with a surname that is a variant of Hogg, there are numerous other project members with surnames Hillhouse and Hillis. These too closely match the modal haplotype and are apparently closely related to the Hogg's. I is an open question: which came first, the Hogg's or the Hillhouse/Hillis's? As a result of this discovery, descendants of these lines are endevoring to determine the links that connect them to a common ancestor. Also, we have developed a model for the connectivity of these nine lines. Click here for a discussion of that model. II. The DNA data from VA1658a, VA1658b, and VA1658c, match each other. Also, the DNA data from VA1656a, VA1656b, and VA1656c, match each other. But, the VA1656 donors do not match do the VA1657 donors, even though the published genealogy said they were cousins. The DNA data has revealed a mistake in the published genealogy. Click here for a discussion of our current understanding of these two families. III. We have discovered very close matches between data from line NJ1682 and data from other donors with the following names: Carr/Kerr/Cerr/Karr, Hamilton, McLean, McIntire, Kilgour, and Roberts. It appears that the ancestry of these families is interconnected in a very complicated way. We have created a tree showing our best picture at this time of how these lines are connected. Click here for that tree. IV. It has been determined that the DNA donors from line VA1657, line NC1720, and line VA1790 are a close match, indicating that these three lines descend from a common ancestor. The descendants of these three lines are working to identify the common ancestor. V. It has been determined that the DNA donors from lines GA1758, NC1787, and SC1836 are a close match, indicating that these three lines descend from a common ancestor. The descendants of these three lines are working to identify the common ancestor. VI. It has been determined that the DNA donors from line AU1745 and line GA1804 are a close match, indicating that these two lines descend from a common ancestor. The descendants of these two lines are working to identify the common ancestor. VII. The fact that the DNA of many Hoggs that have been tested do not match any other indicates that these Hoggs do not have any common ancestors within a genealogically relevant period. There are several distinct founding Hogg lines. The following Hogg lines (in order of date of first known ancestor) appear to be unique lines, not connected to any other line: 1. descendants of Sir John Hoge of Musselburgh, Scotland (line NJ1682) Montgomery Hogue, b.1820, Georgia (line GA1820) 2. descendants of Paul Hogg of Derbyshire, England (line UK1581) 3. descendants of Richard Hoag of Boston MA (line MA1637) Warren Hoag, b.1785, new York 4. descendants of Thomas Hogg of Northampton Co. VA (line VA1656) 5. descendants of John Hogg of New Kent Co. VA (line VA1657), Gideon Hogg of Caswell Co. NC (line NC1720), and Sampson Hogg b.1790-1800, VA (line VA1790) 6. descendants of William Hogg of York Co. VA (line VA1658) 7. descendants of George Ogg of baltimore MD (line MD1667) 8. descendants of Janes Hogg of Edinburgh, Scotland (line VA1745) 9. descendants of the lines in the I1 cluster: descendants of John Hogg of Gloucester RI (line RI1690) William Hogg of Londonderry NH (line NH1703) Alexander Ogg b.ca.1745, Scotland (line MD1765) James Hogg Sr. of Savannah GA (line GA1770) Robert Hogg, b.1721, Southern Scotland (line PA1754) James Hogue, b.1825, Pennsylvania (line PA1825) 10. descendants of George Hogg b.ca.1724, Selkirk, Scotland (line UK1698) 11. descendants of John Hogg of Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England (line UK1720) Tristram Hogg of Coverdale, Yorkshire, England (line UK1739) 12. descendants of James Hogg of East Lothian, Scotland (line NC1774) 13. descendants of John Hogg of Barnwell Dist. SC (line SC1743) 14. descendants of David Ogg, b.1748, Scotland (line AU1748) and John Thomas Ogg, b.1804, Georgia (line GA1804) 15. descendants of Matthew Hogg of Greene Co. GA, b.1758 (line GA1758) and William G. Hogue, b.1787, North Carolina (line NC1787) James A. Hogue, b.ca.1936, South Carolina (line SC1836) 16. descendants of Riggel Hoeg, b.1785, Denmark (line DK1785) 17. descendants of George Hogg b.ca.1792 Scotland (line PA1893) and William Hogg, b.ca.1800, Scotland (line IA1855) 18. descendants of James Hogg of Meigs Co., OH, b.1798, Scotland (line OH1798) 19. descendants of Charles Robert Hogg of Northumberland, England (line UK1800) 20. descendants of James Hogg, b.1805, South Carolina (line SC1805) 21. descendants of James Hague, b.1805, Lancashire, England (line RI1848) 22. descendants of Thomas Hogg, b.1810, Gloucestershire, England (line UK1810) 23. descendants of William Hoag of Canada (line CN1813) 24. descendants of James Hogg, b. bef 1814, Scotland (line UK1814) 25. descendants of Gottfried Hooge, b.ca.1815, Germany (line LA1881) 26. descendants of George Hoage, b.1815-1820, Scotland (line NY1815) 27. descendants of William Hogg of King and Queen Co. VA. b.1826 (line VA1826) 28. descendants of Ernest Hoag of New York City (line NY1867) 29. descendants of Frederick William Hoge, b.1820, Prussia (line MN1868) 30. the line represented by FJ Hoag 31. the line represented by BG Hogg 32. the line represented by ME Hogsett 33. descendants of Philip Hoggarth and John Hoggart of N. Yorks. Eng. 34. descendants of James Hoggard b.1823, Arnold Notts. Eng. 35. descendants of William H. F. Hogarth, b.1822, England 36. descendants of Johann Hoge of Greifenberg, Pommern (line ND1883) 37. descendants of Harvey Hogue, b.1887, Pennsylvania (line PA1887) Several Hogg lines have been identified but not yet tested. Further understanding of the relationships between these lines awaits the testing of more DNA donors.