When Rachel Hogg was born on 28 August 1780, in Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel Hogg or Shepherd, was 29 and her mother, Mary Taggart, was 28. She married Abijah Twitchell about 1800, in Jackson, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 23 April 1872, in Dixmont, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Dixmont, Penobscot, Maine, United States.
English (northern England and Scotland): nickname for a swineherd or shepherd, from Middle English hog(ge) (Old English hogg) denoting either a pig, especially a castrated one, or a young sheep before its first shearing (the latter sense is most likely in northern England).
German (Högg): topographic name, a variant of Heck 1, found chiefly in Bavaria.