Samuel Hogg Edit Profile
He attended public schools in Caswell County and taught for a while before studying medicine in Gallatin, Tennessee around 1804.
Hogg subsequently moved to Lebanon County, Tennessee and joined the army as a surgeon. He served in the First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Infantry from November 21, 1812 to April 22, 1813. He was on the staff of Major General Andrew Jackson in the expedition against the Creek Indians from February 22 to May 25, 1814.
He also served on the staff of Major General William Carroll from November 13, 1814 to May 13, 1815. After three years of working as a surgeon in the army, He was given a leave of absence after an encounter with death. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1819.
Hogg went back into practicing medicine in Lebanon, Tennessee until 1828. He then practiced in Nashville from 1828 to 1836, and in Natchez from 1836 to 1838. He returned and again practiced in Nashville from 1838 to 1840.
He was president of the State Medical Society of Tennessee in 1840. Hogg died in Rutherford County, Tennessee on May 28, 1842 (age 59 years, 40 days), and is interred at the Nashville City Cemetery.
Hogg then came back to Tennessee where he worked as a waiter in a local diner for a few years before being elected a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.