Four Logan Brothers

This web page contains information I have collected on the four Logan brothers who are said to have fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780. The battle was an important Patriot victory in the southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. Brothers Joseph and William are said to have fought on the Patriot side, while brothers John and Thomas fought on the Loyalist side. All four brothers are thought to have survived the war and have descendants who are living today.

I have additional information on the four Logan brothers that I hope to post on this web page as I have time. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, comments, or corrections on the information I have posted thus far.

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Table of Contents


Overview

      The four Logan brothers were early settlers of an area along the North and South Carolina border that was originally part of Tryon County, North Carolina, and later became part of Rutherford County, North Carolina and York County, South Carolina. All four are said to have participated in the Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, with Joseph and William serving on the Patriot side, and John and Thomas serving on the Loyalist side.
      The Four Brothers are thought to have been born circa 1740s in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and lived for a time in Halifax County, Virginia before arriving in the Tryon County area in the late 1760s. The first record of the Four Brothers in the Tryon County area is a 1767 land grant survey which names John Logan as a chain bearer. Tryon County was not formed until 1768, so this first reference to John Logan occurred when it was still part of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
      The Four Brothers were likely the sons of a William Logan who was born circa 1709. William, the father, appeared in the land and court records of Spotsylvania County, Virginia approximately 35 times from 1725 through 1749, but where he came from prior to that is unknown. His name appears in the land records of Spotsylvania County as a witness of deeds, but never as a land owner. He is believed to be the William Logan who purchased land in Halifax County, Virigina in 1761, which he then sold in 1765. He is then believed to have moved with his sons to Tryon County, North Carolina. One Tryon County court record from 1771 makes reference to William Logan as a "very aged, poor, and infirm man" which would seem to distinguish him from his son William. The date of death of William the father is unknown.
      All four of the Logan brothers are thought to have married and had children. The children of the brother William are well documented thanks to his Revolutionary War pension application, but the children of the other three brothers are open to some speculation as most are not directly identified in any original document that is known to exist.
      The brothers John, Thomas, and William are believed to have lived out their lives in an area along the North and South Carolina border that was then part of Rutherford County, NC and York County, SC, but later became part of the present day Cleveland County, NC (1841) and Cherokee County, SC (1897). They were listed as owners of land on both sides of the NC/SC border on various branches of Main Broad River such as Shoal Creek, Borens Creek, Buffalo Creek, Mill Creek, Certains Mill Creek, and Sandy Run Creek. This is in an area that is roughly bounded by the present day towns of Grover, NC, Boiling Springs, NC, and Blacksburg, SC. William is known to have died at his home on Buffalo Creek in SC in 1833. John is believed to have died about 1832 based on the records of the Buffalo Baptist Church of present day Cherokee County, SC. And Thomas Logan is thought to have died by 1831 based on a Rutherford County deed that references "Thomas deceased".
      The brother Joseph Logan was listed as an owner of land on First Broad River, a branch of Main Broad River that lies north of the area along the NC/SC border where the other three brothers lived. His land is thought to have been in the vicinity of where Harris Creek flows into First Broad River which is about five miles north of the present day town of Shelby, NC, in an area of Rutherford County that became Cleveland County in 1841. Joseph likely lived on First Broad River during the Revolutionary War, but sold his land there shortly thereafter. He then appeared briefly in the records of Spartanburg, Greenville, and Pendleton Districts in South Carolina before settling in Kentucky by 1800. He was a Baptist preacher and is known to have been involved in the formation of a number of churches in the various places he lived. He is known to have died in Kentucky in 1812.
      The Four Brothers are mentioned briefly on page 315 of the book King's Mountain and Its Heroes by Lyman Draper (1881). Draper learned of the Four Brothers through his correspondence in 1880 & 1881 with John Randolph Logan, a grandson of the brother William Logan. This correspondence is preserved in the King's Mountain Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.


Draper Information

The root of what we know about the four Logan brothers comes from information collected by Lyman Copeland Draper while performing research for his book Kings Mountain and Its Heroes.12 During 1880 and 1881, Draper corresponded with John Randolph Logan who was a grandson of the brother William Logan. John Randolph Logan wrote Draper approximately 40 letters that have been preserved as part of the Draper Manuscript Collection13 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

John Randolph Logan corresponded with Draper on a variety of topics such as the size and bearing of the battlefield, route of the troops to and from the battlefield, the location of British Col. Ferguson's grave, biographical information on various participants in the battle, description of monuments erected on the battlefield, and information on the centennial celebration of the battle. John Randolph Logan was uniquely qualified to provide input to Draper. He grew up 5 miles from the battlefield and was acquainted with individuals such as his grandfather who had first hand knowledge of the battle. He served as a surveyor and Justice of the Peace which made him very familiar with the geography and people of the region. He also served in an official capacity with respect to the battle's centennial celebration. Many of his letters to Draper were written on the "King's Mountain Centennial" letterhead, and in his letter of August 28, 1880 (6DD13) he identified himself as the chairman of the "Committee on Preparation of Grounds".

During the course of their correspondence, John Randolph Logan occasionally made reference to his grandfather William Logan. There were about six letters in which he mentioned his grandfather. In two of these letters he also referenced his grandfather's brothers John, Joseph, and Thomas. The letter with the most genealogical information was that of February 25, 1881 (6DD42) in which he not only listed his grandfather's brothers, but also named his grandfather's wife and children. There is no indication that Draper corresponded on the subject of the four Logan brothers with anyone other than John Randolph Logan. Therefore it appears the letters from John Randolph Logan were the sole source that Draper used in preparing the information he included in his book about the four Logan brothers.

The Draper information is important as it provides the first known documented evidence that the four Logan men were actually brothers. It is also appears to be the sole source for all documentation that claims the four Logan brothers participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain. The brother William's Revolutionary War pension application confirms his service during the war, but it never actually states that he fought in the battle of King's Mountain. And for the other three brothers, John, Joseph, and Thomas, the Draper information provides the only known evidence that they served at any time during the Revolutionary War.

Draper's Book

In 1881, Lyman C. Draper published a book entitled King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780, and the Events Which Led To It.12 Page 315 includes the following description of the four Logan Brothers who fought in the Battle of King's Mountain:

There were four brothers, all of Lincoln County, North Carolina, who shared in the battle - William and Joseph Logan, on the Whig side, and John and Thomas Logan among Ferguson's forces. William Logan belonged to Mattock's company, and was close by his Captain when he fell - the fatal ball having passed a hollow dead chestnut tree. Joseph Logan, the other Whig brother, was a Baptist preacher; and, during the engagement, he, with a Presbyterian minister, wrestled with the Lord in prayer, as in olden times, to stay up the hands of their friends. Thomas Logan, one of the Tory brothers, had his thigh badly broken, and was left on the field of battle; while his brother, John Logan, was taken among the prisoners, and afterwards died a pauper. These political divisions in families, which were not unfrequent, were exceedingly unpleasant, engendering much bitterness and animosity.12

A footnote at the bottom of the same page (p.315) includes the following additional information on the brother William Logan:

[Footnote:] MS. Correspondence of Colonel J. R. Logan. His grandfather, William Logan, who shared in the glories of King's Mountain, was a native of Virginia, born in 1749, descending from Scotch-Irish ancestry. Before the war, he married Jane Black, and settled in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He did good service at King's Mountain, and rendered himself useful during the continuance of the contest, for which in his advanced years he drew a pension. After the war he settled on main Buffalo creek, on the border of York County, South Carolina, where he died in 1832, at the age of eighty-three years, having dropped dead in the field while feeding his cattle. He left five sons and two daughters, and was long a worthy member of the Baptist church.12

In 1924, Rev. J.D. Bailey published a book entitled Some Heroes of the American Revolution. He repeated the information on the four Logan brothers from Draper's book (minus the footnote) on page 283 of his book. His book is sometimes cited as a source of information on the four Logan brothers; however he identifies Draper as his source and doesn't provide any additional information that was not previously included in Draper's book.

Draper Manuscript

The letters written by John Randolph Logan to Lyman Draper are preserved in the King's Mountain Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection.13 Although John Randolph Logan wrote about 40 letters to Draper, I have found only six that include references to one or more of the four Logan brothers. Listed below are transcriptions of the portions of these letters that include references to the four Logan brothers. I created these transcriptions from a microfilm copy of the original letters.

John Randolph Logan's letter of 28 July 1880 (6DD9) was in response to Draper's request for information on the size and bearing of the battlefield, and the location of Denard's Ford and Tate's Ferry. John Randolph Logan responded to these points and included a pencil diagram of the battlefield. In closing his letter, he included the following reference to his grandfather:

... The statements I have made are about as correct as any you can get as I was reared about five miles from the battle ground and my ancestor (paternal Grandfather) who was in the engagement (William Logan) has told me a great deal about the matter.

John Randolph Logan's letter of 10 August 1880 (6DD12) included additional information on the battlefield and details of the positions of the troops. He also included the following information about his grandfather and his brothers:

... I have heard my Grandfather state, that he was in Capt Mattox's Company and near the Capt when he was killed a ball having passed through the hollow of a dead chestnut tree and struck him. He went to the branch and with his hat brought him water. On his way he could see the sedge grass cut by the bullets, and expected every moment to be struck, but was not. He had two brothers John and Thomas Logan to contend with, both Tories. Thomas had his thigh broke, and was left on the field. John was taken a prisoner, and afterwards died a pauper. He had a brother Joseph a Baptist preacher who with a Presbyterian minister offered prayers for the success of the whig cause, and held their watches to keep the time spent in battle. ...

In his letter of 28 August 1880 (6DD13) John Randolph Logan appears to be addressing a number of "notes" from Draper. He cited his grandfather as one of his sources of information regarding the location where Col. Ferguson fell and was buried, and where Col. Williams died and was buried. In "Note 7", John Randolph Logan explains how he obtained this information from his grandfather:

... Note 7: Grandfather Wm Logan in 1829 was able to ride on horse back and in the fall of that year attended a session of the Broad River Baptist Association at a church called Antioch, about 8 miles from the Battleground in York Co. S.C. On that occasion he visited my father on Friday evening about five miles from the said Battleground, and on Saturday morning I and the old man rode together to the church via the battleground (a rough near way) and we spent some time in examining the points I have mentioned, he pointing them out to me. I was then in my 19th year. I know it was that year because of the election of General Jackson to the Presidency which was the theme of conversation. ...

John Randolph Logan's letter to Draper of 7 September 1880 (6DD15) addressed a variety of topics. It includes the following information on the "Lincoln Troops" from which William Logan is said to have served:

... as regards the composition or number of the Lincoln Troops, I only know from hear say that they were Col Wm Graham's Regiment, Rutherford & Lincoln men all being Tryon men then as the County division had not then been made. Frederick Hambright was the Lt. Colonel of the Regiment, and Wm Chronicle was Major as you infer. ...

At the end of this same letter (6DD15), John Randolph Logan also included a short biography of his grandfather William Logan as follows:

... P.S. My Grandfather died in 1834 aged 87 years. Lived in York Co. S.C. on Buffalo Creek about 20 miles from Yorkville and from Batl Ground about 15 miles. Was never sick, dropped dead feeding his cattle with shucks in his arms. Was a member of the baptist church from my earliest recollection and for many years drew a pension.

John Randolph Logan's letter of 25 February 1881 (6DD38) was dedicated to providing Draper with additional biographical information on his grandfather William Logan:

Dr Draper,
Dear Sir: Yours of the 22nd just to hand and I send you the following as the greater part of the information I have about the battle of Kings Mountain is derived from my Grandfather William Logan who served with the Lincoln Troops commanded by Col Hambright of York County, S.C. He was a native Virginian of Scotch ancestry, emigrated to S.C. several years before the war of the revolution, was born in the year 1749. Married Jane Black whose family were loyalists and of irish descent. After the war settled on Main Buffalo Creek, York County, S.C. near the dividing line between N.C. & S.C. and was neighbor to Capt. William Green and Peter Quinn and also [? Ambrose] Collins distinguished loyalists. Grandfather Logan and his wife raised a family of five sons, to wit: Thomas, John, Elijah B., William, & Joseph, two daughters Margaret who married Britain [? Bollyn] and Mary who married Zadoc Packard of New York. The family all married and raised families making a long list of descendants: some of whom remain in this county while many of them emigrated to other States. The old man died in the year 1832 and is buried on the old homestead. A rude unsculptured stone with his initials "W.L. 1832" marks his grave.
He was blessed with a long life and good health. I have heard him remark that he was never sick. He died suddenly of Apoplexy probably while feeding his cattle in the lots (found entirely dead) with no marks of violence upon his person. His teeth were perfectly sound at the time of his death. He lived temperately and in the enjoyment of the Christian religion for many years previous to his death. He had a hard trial at the battle of Kings Mountain. He and another brother Joseph Logan a baptist minister had to contend with two other brothers Thomas and John who were loyalists and also in the battle. Thomas receiving a severe wound in the thigh. I have thus made mention and you will if you deem it proper to do so gleam from it a few words in memory of one although a private was a good and true man and soldier.
Yours truly
J. R. Logan

In his letter of 19 March 1881 (6DD42), John Randolph Logan again addressed a variety of points for Draper. Among them he provided the following additional information regarding his grandfather William Logan:

... I learn further that William Logan being a good horseman, was honored with the appointment of courier, after the battle was over, to convey intelligence of the result to Col Herndon's foot troops left at Green River, and further that he was in Genl Rutherford's campaign against the Cherokee Indians over the Blue ridge previous to the battle of Kings Mountain. I learned the above from an aged step mother in 82nd year. ...

Calendar of the Draper Manuscript

In 1929, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin published the Calendar of The Tennessee and King's Mountain Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts.5 This book contains approximately 700 pages and provides abstracts of all the documents in the portion of the Draper Manuscript known as The Tennessee and Kings Mountain Papers. Listed below are all the entries from the calendar which reference John Randolph Logan or the four Logan brothers. The entries are arranged in chronological order as they appear in the calendar.

1880 JULY 28, 6DD9:
Logan, J. R. Shelby [N. C.] Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Size and bearings of the King's Mountain battle ground; pencil diagram; location of Denard's Ford and Tate's Ferry; writer's grandfather a participant. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1880 AUG. 7, 6DD10:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Additional information about King's Mountain battle ground; location of precise spot from which Col. [Patrick] Ferguson commanded ; his death and burial; burial place of Maj. [William] Chronicle and Captain Mattocks; incident of Belinda Henry and the wolf; battle ground known as Hambright's Hill; route taken by Ferguson; corrects former error about Denard's Ford. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1880 AUG. 7], 6DD11:
Logan [J. R. King's Mountain N. C.] Manuscript map showing region of King's Mountain battle ground. A. D. 1 p.

1880 AUG. 10, 6DD12:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Additional information concerning exact location and size of King's Mountain battle field; steepest part of mountain scaled by Maj. [Frederick] Hambright, Maj. William Chronicle, Col. [Benjamin] Cleveland, and Col. [James] Williams; writer's grandfather in Captain Mattocks' company; his Tory brothers; Col. William Hill, owner of Iron Works destroyed by Tories; Denard's Ford question; one stanza of poem by Andrew Ferguson. A. L. S. 2 pp. Copy in 4DD1.

[1880 AUG. 10], 6DD12a:
[Logan, J. R. Shelby, N.C.] Manuscript diagram showing location of troops at battle of King's Mountain; topography of surrounding region and routes leading to scene of action; marginal reference to Andrew Ferguson and his poem. A. D. 1 p.

1880 AUG. 28, 6DD13:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Location of rude monument placed at northeast end of battle field; reference to Col. William Graham's diagram of battle ground and his opinion as to where Ferguson was killed; numbers of the various commands; Ferguson's mistress; Major Green, Tory captain, taken prisoner and sentenced to be hanged; his escape; his later meritorious conduct; data concerning John and Patrick Moore; writer's information obtained from his grandfather, William Logan, in 1829, while examining battle ground; pocket knife and gunflint excavated at point where Ferguson is supposed to have died; burial place of Col. James Williams; Ferguson's route; Whig pursuit along same trail; troops scattered on return march; ford by which Ferguson crossed the Broad River. A. L. S. 4 pp.

[1880 AUG. 28], 6DD14:
[Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C.] Manuscript maps showing routes leading to King's Mountain battle ground. A. D. 1 p.

[1880 AUG. 30], 7DD177:
Miller, W. J. T. Shelby, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Attack of Tories and killing of Burke at Col. [William] Graham's residence; Colonel Logan cited for Ferguson's route to King's Mountain. A. L. S. 1 p.

1880 SEPT. 7, 6DD15:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C.] Draper. Return route of the Whigs from King's Mountain; court martial held at Biggerstaff's old field, and nine Tories hanged; skeleton of one Mills recently found; Col. William Graham's regiment formed of Lincoln troops; Col. Frederick Hambright placed in command during Graham's absence; Draper's note correcting writer's statement; burial place of Col. [James] Williams; biography of writer's grandfather. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1880 SEPT. 13, 6DD16-17:
[Draper, Lyman C. Madison, Wis.] Questionnaire for Col. [J. R.] Logan. Location of Biggerstaff's, at the Red Chimneys; probable return route of King's Mountain troops; camp of South Carolinian and Lincoln troops; Col. [James] Williams' grave; topography of region between Island Ford and Green River. Auto. draft. 2 pp.

1880 SEPT. 13, 6DD18:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C.] Draper. Age and residence of Maj. [William] Green; post office address of Gov. John Moore; Col. James Williams' grave ; Ferguson's route to King' s Mountain; sends diagram. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1880 SEPT. 13], 6DD19:
[Logan, J. R. King' s Mountain, N. C.] Manuscript map showing Ferguson's route to King' s Mountain and region surrounding it. A. D. 1 p.

1880 SEPT. 24], 6DD20:
Logan, J. R. King' s Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Route taken by Whigs on return from King's Mountain; hanging of Tories at Biggerstaff 's old field; the gallows oak; location of Camp McFadden; Col. [James] Williams' grave; land between Island Ford and Green River under cultivation. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1880 SEPT. 24], 6DD21:
[Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C.] Manuscript map showing possible routes taken by King's Mountain men on their return. A. D. 1 p.

1880 OCT. 1, 15DD129:
Draper, Lyman C. Madison, Wis. Letter to secretary, King's Mountain Centennial Committee. Writer has known children of Campbell, Shelby, and Sevier; has many manuscripts regarding King's Mountain; regrets that he cannot attend centennial celebration and that King's Mountain will not appear for the event; this work approved by King's Mountain state commissioners and historical societies of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee; published by Peter G. Thomson, Cincinnati; 'will contain steel engravings of Shelby, Sevier, McDowell, Winston, and Hammond, and diagram of battlefield drawn up by Col. J. R. Logan, and J. R. Stuart. A. Df. S. 2 pp.

1880 OCT. 3, 6DD22:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C. Draper]. Ruse whereby Col. [Charles] McDoweIl was relieved of command, by being dispatched to Gates' headquarters; Gen. Felix Walker' of Rutherford County mentioned; John Ponder, bearer of despatches from Ferguson to Cornwallis, arrested by Col. [Frederick] Hambright; death of Col. [James] Williams in Randall house; correction of route taken by Ferguson; Biggerstaff's old field the scene of Tory hangings. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1880], 6DD23:
[Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C.] Recapitulation of Ferguson's route to King's Mountain; from Deer's Ferry, via Carruth's old place to encampment at Col. Edward Bird's; past Whisnant's Mill, Antioch Church, and Col. [Frederick] Hambright's cabin to the mountain. A. D. 1 p.

[1880], 6DD24:
[Logan, J. R. Kings' Mountain, N. C.] Manuscript map showing Ferguson's route to King's Mountain A. D. 1 p,

1880 NOV. 3, 6DD25 Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Information about centennial celebration; return route taken by Whigs; location of Biggerstaff's old field; John Mills and one Grimes among those hanged there; twelve Tories hanged by Col. [Joseph] McDowell on Robison's Creek. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1880 NOV. 3], 6DD26:
[Logan, J. R. King' s Mountain, N. C.] Manuscript map showing King's Mountain ground, routes leading to it, surrounding region, location of troops and places of interest. A. D. 1 p.

1880 NOV. 20, 6DD27:
Logan, J. R. King' s Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. John Hamrick, resident near McSwain's Ford, attests that he saw Col. [Patrick] Ferguson's troops cross Broad River enroute to Gilbert Town from Cedar Springs; possible route of returning Whigs; Whiteside settlement, Cane Creek, Robinson's Creek , Brittain Presbyterian Church, Tory graves, Biggerstaff's old field situated along route; Rev. Benjamin Wofford, son of Colonel Wofford, established Wofford College; Captain Mattocks, Capt. John Weir, John Wilfong, and Captain Shannon mentioned. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1880 DEC. 6, 6DD28:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Location of Flint Hill, known as Cherry Mountain; popular summer resort; Amos Owen's orchard; corrections made in situation of places on previous diagram; diverse opinions concerning Tory hangings; descendants of Capt. John Weir of Gaston County [S. C.]; Robert Shannon, Capt. Samuel Martin, Capt. Samuel Caldwell, and John Wilfong mentioned as participants in battle; Abraham Collins and Peter Quinn, spies dispatched by Ferguson to Cornwallis, intercepted by Henry boys. A. L. S. 4 pp.

1880 DEC. 27, 6DD160:
H[unter], C. L. Lowesville, Lincoln County, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Residence of Capt. Samuel Espey near Col. Charles McLean; reference to Dr. W. J. T. Miller, Colonel Logan, James Roberts, and Oates family for further information concerning Espey family; Maj. [Joseph] Dickson in battle of Guilford Court House; Col. [Andrew] Pickens in charge of militia after death of General Davidson; Maj. George Wilfong associated with Maj. Hugh Brevard in regiment of Colonel Beekman; attempt to capture Tories, but forced to retreat before Colonel Moore; politics of Lincoln County previous to Revolution. A. L. S. 3 pp.

1881 JAN. 8, 6DD29:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Location of [Col. Patrick] Ferguson's grave; Gen. J. M. Leach's statement that [Captain] De Peyster was killed in battle; location of speaker's stand at centennial celebration; inscription on monument recently erected there. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 JAN. 15, 6DD34:
Oates, R. M. Charlotte, N. C. Letter to J. R. Logan. Writer a grandson of Capt. Isaac White who died on Long Creek; Capt. Samuel Espey's family; referred to Addison Oates for further information. A. L. S. 1 p

1881 JAN. 17, 6DD30:
Logan, J. R. King' s Mountain, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Biography of Capt. Samuel Espey; family genealogy; served as justice of peace ; political affiliations; wounded at King' s Mountain; residence of Capt. John Weir; his sons; his skirmishes with Tories; services at King's Mountain battle; Col. WilIlam Hill's projected plan of attack; Col. Charles McClean [McLean] mentioned. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 JAN. 28, 6DD31:
Logan, J. R. King' s Mountain, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C.] Draper. Interment of bones gathered from battle field in 1815, with ceremonies at the dedication of monument set up by Dr. William McLean; Georgia not represented on monument; criticism and correction of sketch of King's Mountain in Harper's Weekly; biographical data on Peter Quinn and Abraham Collins. A. L. S. 4 pp,

1881 JAN. 28 6DD31a:
[Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C.] Rough sketch of battle ground at King's Mountain, with roads and gaps adjacent. A. D. 1 p.

1881 FEB. 4, 6DD32:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C. Draper]. Return route of King's Mountain men; distance of mountain from South Carolina line; size of field where battle was fought; Capt. John Weir in charge of company which reached battle field the next day; genealogy of Weir family; Capt. Samuel Espey's family. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 FEB. 8, 4DD74:
Dixon, B. F. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to Col. John R. Logan. Capt. John Weir and his descendants; born in Ireland, 1743; married Miss McKelvey; settled in Tryon County, N. C.; assisted in caring for wounded after battle of King's Mountain; he and his wife whipped by Tories; died in 1819; genealogical data concerning family. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 FEB. 21, 6DD33:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C. Draper]. Capt. Isaac White moved to Lincoln County, N. C. from Pennsylvania prior to Revolution; with his two brothers, James and Thomas, participated in battle of King's Mountain; married and moved to Illinois; descendants of James and Thomas White still living in Gaston County, N. C. A. L. S. 1 p,

1881 FEB. 25, 6DD38:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C.] Draper. Biographical data concerning writers grandfather, William Logan; Revolutionary services; at battle of King's Mountain; had two Loyalist brothers, Thomas and John. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 MAR. 1, 6DD39:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Corrects error in diagram of battle hill, which he formerly sent to Draper; thirty-three subscribers enrolled. A. L. S. 1 p.

1881 MAR. 1, 6DD39a:
[Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C.] Manuscript sketch of shape of King's Mountain, where battle was fought. A. D. 1 p.

1881 MAR. 3, 6DD40:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Capt. Isaac White removed to Brown County, Ill., 1816; reference to Capt. John Weir. A. L. S. 1 p.

1881 MAR. 11, 6DD41:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to L [yman] C. MAR. 11 Draper. James H. White gives name of county in Illinois to which Capt. [Isaac] White moved, as Bond; Capt. James Shannon mentioned; genealogy of Isaac Holland's family. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 MAR. 19, 6DD42:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to [Lyman C.] Draper. Name of county to which Capt. [Isaac] White removed; rival book, gotten up by Robert Lathan, will reduce sales of Draper's King's Mountain; string of beads taken from body of Ferguson's mistress, Virginia Paul, after battle; William Logan appointed courier to convey news of victory to Col. [Benjamin] Herndon; also served in Gen. [Griffith] Rutherford's Cherokee campaign ; Capt. Isaac White defeated party of Loyalists at Abel Beattie's; latter killed in the skirmish. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1881 MAR. 18], 6DD43:
[Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C.] Copy of inscription on monument at King's Mountain; names 6DD43 of soldiers who fell there. A. D. 2 pp.

1881 APR. 4, 6DD44:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Information relative to sale of book. Incident of the capture and hanging of Ferguson's forager shortly after battle; re-enforced by Abraham Hardin's reference of 1874. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 APR, 10, 6DD45:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. David Duff and William Watson probably under command of Col. [Edward] Lacey; capture of Arthur Patterson's three sons by Ferguson's forces; subsequent release and participation in battle at King's Mountain; Tory, Capt. William Green, tried at Biggerstaff's old field near Red Chimneys on Robinson's Creek, sentenced to be hanged but escaped. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 APR. 18, 6DD46:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Arthur Patterson killed at King's Mountain, was father of Arthur, Thomas, and William, who, with James Lindsay, were captured by Ferguson's foragers; first wife of writer a relative of Pattersons; burial place of Whigs; re-burial of Col. [Patrick] Ferguson; monument erected by Dr. William McLean in 1815. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 APR. 20, 6DD47:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to L[yman] C. Draper. Promises to secure copy of centennial proceedings; return route of the Whigs; location of Bullock's Creek; James Blanton's version of the escape of the Tories, Capt. William Green and Lieut. James Lankford. A. L. S. 4 pp.

1881 APR. 21, 6DD48:
Logan, J. R. Shelby [N. C.] Postal card to [Lyman C. Draper]. Suggests another possible route taken by Whigs on their return; probably crossed Tate's Ferry and Surratt's Creek. Copy. 1 p.

1881 MAY 3, 6DD51:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman C.] Draper. Return route of Whigs from King's Mountain; did not cross Broad River after burying Col. [James] Williams at mouth of Borens River; met foot troops at Deer's Ferry; crossed Buffalo Creek, en route for Rutherford; other possible route via Cowpen's and Surratt's creeks; location on Camp Creek. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 MAY 7, 6DD49:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Reply to questionnaire. Mrs. Margaret Roberts statement relative to location of Col. [James] Williams' grave on farm of Matthew Fondren; data pertaining to Quinn family; return route of Whigs; name Lankford should be Langum. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1881 MAY 7], 6DD50:
[Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C.] Manuscript map showing region of King's Mountain, with special reference to location of Ross's Ferry. A. D. 1 p.

1881 MAY 23, 6DD52:
Logan, J. R. King's Mountain, N. C. Letter to L[yman C.] Draper. Additional information relative to return route of Whigs; crossed King's and Buffalo creeks, and encamped at plantation of Matthew Fondren; foot troops joined them, after crossing Deer's Ferry; burial place of Col. [James] WilIiams; continued march via McSwain's Ford, old Burke road, and Flint Hill toward Gilbert Town; .location of Camp Creek. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 MAY 31, 15DD110:
Porter, R. E. Black's Station, S. C. Letter to J. R. Logan. Nesbit's Island about five miles above Cherokee Ford belongs to writer; Bowen's River, originally called Camp Creek, about two miles from mouth of Buffalo Creek near which Colonel Williams is buried; traces probable route to King's Mountain. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 JUNE 5, 15DD111:
Logan, J. R. Shelby, N. C. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Remarks upon difference in distance from Bowen's River to mouth of Buffalo Creek, as reported in inclosed letter of R. E. Porter and by -- Young; Colonel Williams' grave best described 'as on Buffalo Creek; Bowen's River probably once called Bullock's and also Camp Creek; men probably forded Bowen's River, camped there Oct. 9, crossed First Broad River, followed ridge or Burke road to Gallows Oak, stopped at Flint Hill, thence to mouth of Cane Creek. A. L. S. 2 pp.

1881 OCT. 4, 15DD166:
Thomson, Peter G. Cincinnati, O. Letter to Lyman C. Draper. Editors' copies of King's Mountain sent to agents; will be sent to magazines later; W. D. Williams, Greenville, Tenn., with seven counties, sent seven copies; General De Peyster sent five copies for loan of steel plate; asked for criticism; most agents' copies sent on credit; J. R. Logan fifty copies; there should be good agent in Madison. A. L. S. 2 pp.

[1881], 6DD35:
White, James H. Letter to J. R. Logan. Mrs. Samuel A. Torrance's statement of traditions concerning Captains Isaac White and Samuel Espey; Mrs. Thomas Weir, granddaughter of Espey, referred to; data concerning Charles McLean ; Isaac Holland a participant in battle of King's Mountain; James Shannon's company arrived on scene too late for battle. A. L. S. 3 pp.

n.d., 6DD36:
Roberts, James. Letter to J. R. Logan. Biographical sketch of writer's father, Martin Roberts; born in Virginia, 1758; moved to North Carolina, 1777; enlisted under command of Capt. Ralph Faulkner and Col. Joseph Parker in 1776; made captain, 1778; served as forage master; participated in battle at Brandywine, Hagerstown, and [Guilford] Court House; after war married Elizabeth Durbrough ; six children; appointed justice of peace; died Oct. 31, 1834. A. L. S. 2 pp.

n.d., 6DD37:
Roberts, James. Letter to [J. R. Logan]. Summary of pension papers. Affidavit of Abner Camp, attesting that William Bradley was wounded in battle at King's Mountain; affidavit of John Harman attesting that Thomas Patterson was at battle; Samuel Espey, Joshua Roberts, Joseph Graham, and Joseph Wilkes also mentioned. A. L. S. 1 pp.

Notes on the Draper Information

  1. Although we are greatly indebted to John Randolph Logan and Lyman Draper for the information they provided on the four Logan brothers, it is worth noting some of the points they did not address for us. The Draper manuscript provides a wealth of information on William Logan, but it provides very few details of the other three brothers, John, Joseph, and Thomas. There is no indication of when or where they were born or died. There is no indication where they lived, or who their spouses or children were. There is also no indication of whether there may have been any other siblings in addition to the four brothers.
  2. John Randolph Logan's letters also do not identify the parents of the four brothers. The only clue he provided on their parents was his statement that his grandfather William Logan was "a native Virginian of Scotch ancestry".
  3. John Randolph Logan made the statement that the brother Thomas "had his thigh badly broken, and was left on the field of battle". One could interpret "left on the field of battle" as an indication he died there. But my working assumption is that he survived based on the appearance of the name Thomas Logan in later records such as the 1790 census. By indicating he was left on the field of battle, John Randolph Logan may have been indicating he was not taken among the prisoners who were marched away from the battlefield.
  4. Draper may have misspoken when he stated in his book that the four Logan brothers were "all of Lincoln County, North Carolina". While John Randolph Logan does indicate that William Logan "served with the Lincoln Troops", he describes the Lincoln Troops as including soldiers from Lincoln and Rutherford County, NC, as well as York County, SC. No where that I have found does John Randolph Logan state that any of the four brothers were from Lincoln County. This is supported by the absence of any of the brothers in the land and court records of Lincoln County. Also, in his pension application William Logan stated that he lived in Rutherford County, NC and York County SC (but not Lincoln County, NC).
  5. Another inconsistency between Draper's book and John Randolph Logan's letters is the fact that Draper indicated William Logan was "from Scotch-Irish ancestry" while John Randolph Logan stated he was "of Scotch ancestry". I am not sure what significance, if any, to assign to this. Perhaps by stating they were of Scotch ancestry John Randolph Logan was implying they immigrated directly from Scotland rather than coming by way of Ireland as was typical with the Scotch-Irish. Or, perhaps John Randolph Logan's ancestors used the word "Scotch" to describe themselves even though they came by way of Ireland.
  6. In his correspondence with Draper, John Randolph Logan indicated that William Logan was born in 1749. And he listed two different dates for his year of death: In one letter he stated that William Logan died in 1832 while another indicated 1834. These dates are inconsistent with those listed by William Logan in his pension application (born 11 Nov 1748 and died 7 Jan 1833). I take the dates in the pension application to be more accurate since they come directly from a statement signed by William Logan.

Rosters of King's Mountain Soldiers

No roster of the soldiers who participated on either side in the Battle of King's Mountain is known to exist from the time of the conflict. However, there have been attempts many years after the battle to compile a list of known participants from the various documentation that exists. Several of these lists, or "rosters", include one or more of the four Logan brothers:

In 1924, a book by Katherine Keogh White was published which was entitled The King's Mountain Men.57 The book includes a list of the Patriot soldiers identified by White in her research as having participated in the Battle of King's Mountain. Among those on the list are Joseph and William Logan. The book also includes short sketches of each soldier identified. In the book's preface White indicates that "so far as I am aware, no rosters are in existence", so this book may be the first attempt to create a roster for the battle. Although White does not list her sources of information on each individual soldier, she does list Draper's book and manuscript among her general sources. The book makes reference to the "typewritten copy of Draper's King's Mountain Papers, in two large volumes, placed in the Calvin McClung Historical Collections of the Lawson McGhee Free Library, Knoxville, Tennessee". All the information she includes in her book on Joseph and William Logan can be found in Draper's book or manuscript, so Draper is likely her sole source of information for these soldiers. Page 201 of White's book includes the following sketch of Joseph and William Logan:

Logan. Joseph and William were Lincoln men in the company of Mattocks, and were close to their captain when he fell early in the engagement. The Logans were from Virginia. William married Jane Black, was pensioned, and after the war removed to York district, South Carolina, where he died in 1832, aged eighty-three. There are many descendants. His brother Joseph became a Baptist minister.57

In 1932, the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution published the Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution.39 Pages 479 through 486 of the book include a summary of the list of soldiers in the Battle of Kings Mountain from Katherine Keogh White's book The King's Mountain Men. Page 482 of this book lists Joseph and William Logan and includes only the comment that they were "Lincoln Co. men in the Company of Mattocks".

In 1990, Bobby Gilmer Moss published a list of Patriots who participated in the battle in his book entitled The Patriots at Kings Mountain.30 In the preface of his book, Moss indicates he conducted his research as if prior lists did not exist and searched official records for references to the Battle of King's Mountain to compile his own list. William Logan is included in the list, and a biographical sketch of him appears in the book along with the list of sources that Moss cited for him. Joseph Logan is not included in the primary list, but Moss did include his name in a secondary list of "men who were possibly in the battle". This indicates that although Moss found a source or sources that indicated Joseph Logan participated in the battle, he did not find an "official record" to confirm it. The following is the sketch of William Logan that appears in pages 157 and 158 of the book (in brackets I have inserted the definition of the acronyms that Moss used to identify the sources in his book):

LOGAN, WILLIAM
b. 11 November 1748, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
d. 07 January 1833, York District, South Carolina
m. Jane Margaret Black, c.1784
While residing in York District, South Carolina, William Logan enlisted during April 1776 under Capt. Robert McAfee and Col. Neel. He was on the Cherokee Expedition and was in the battle at Black Hole. During 1779 he was under Lt. James Barron and Maj. Frank Ross. Logan moved to Rutherford County, North Carolina, and served under Capt. David Beattie and Col. Graham in the battle at Kings Mountain. (Draper says he was under Capt. Mattocks of Lincoln County, North Carolina). He returned to South Carolina about 1782. Logan executed a application for pension on 16 October 1832 while residing in York District, South Carolina. The children of the couple were John Black (m. first Lois Rainey), Thomas, Elijah, William (d.1849), Joseph, Mary Packard, and Margaret Bowlin.
FPA [Rev. War Federal Pension Applications, National Archives, Washington D.C.] S18955; Draper [Kings Mountain and Its Heroes] pp.210, 310, 315; DAR [Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C.], CXXVI, 312, LXXXIX, 160, CV 51; AA [South Carolina Audited Accounts, Revolutionary War Service Claims, State Archives, Columbia, SC] 4643; X3824 [South Carolina Indent, South Carolina Archives, Columbia, South Carolina]; CAR [?] 68632.30

In 1998, Bobby Gilmer Moss released a companion to his earlier book when he published a list of loyalists who participated in the battle in his book entitled The Loyalists at Kings Mountain.29 According to Moss, this list was the first that had been compiled of the loyalists who were in the battle. Both John and Thomas Logan are included on the list, and Draper's book and manuscript are cited as the sources of information on these two brothers. Moss included the following sketches of John and Thomas on page 50 of his book:

LOGAN, JOHN was a resident of Lincoln County, North Carolina and was of Scot-Irish decent. Before the war, he married Jan Black. He was the brother of Thomas Logan, a Tory, and brother of Joseph and William Logan, who were Patriots. All four men were in the battle of Kings Mountain, where John was taken prisoner. Following the war, he settled on main Buffalo Creek in present Cherokee County, S.C. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
6DD38 [Draper Manuscripts, Series DD, Volume 6], Draper [Kings Mountain and Its Heroes], 315.29

LOGAN, THOMAS served with his brother, John, in the battle of Kings Mountain. Two of his brothers were on the patriot side in the encounter. Logan's thigh was badly broken during the fight and he was left on the field.
6DD38 [Draper Manuscripts, Series DD, Volume 6], Draper [Kings Mountain and Its Heroes], 315.29

Notes on Rosters of the King's Mountain Soldiers

  1. Moss's claim that John Logan's wife was "Jan Black" seems unusual considering that his brother William married a "Jane Black". Perhaps Moss incorrectly associated William's wife as the wife of John.
  2. The book The Loyalists in North Carolina During the Revolution, by Robert O. DeMond, originally published in 1940, makes a very brief reference to the four Logan brothers as part of its description of the battle of King's Mountain. On page 132, it simply states that "a family, the Logans, had two sons fighting on each side". The source cited for this information is Draper's book (p.315). DeMond's book does not include any of the four Logan brothers in its lists of those who made loyalist claims or had their lands confiscated.
  3. The book One heroic hour at King's Mountain; Battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, by Pat Alderman, published in 1968, reprinted with index in 1990, includes a long list of officers and men that participated in the King's Mountain campaign. Joseph and William Logan are included on this list (page 61 of the 1990 edition). No source is referenced for the list of names although the book's bibliography does list the books by Lyman Draper and Katherine Keogh White.
  4. The book The Journal of Alexander Chesney, Adjutant to Major Patrick Ferguson, by Bobby Gilmer Moss, published in 2002, contains a brief reference to the four Logan brothers as part of a section entitled "Party Divisions in South Carolina Families". On page xi it states "Draper mentioned the brothers Goforth fighting as enemies at the battle of Kings Mountain, where also fought the four Logan brothers - William and Joseph on the patriot side and John and Thomas on the loyal side. This was not a unique situation".
  5. Other books I have seen on the battle of King's Mountain that do not reference the four Logan brothers, and do not attempt to provide a comprehensive roster of soldiers:
  6. Other books about the battle of King's Mountain that I have seen referenced, but have never read:

Spotsylvania County, VA Records

There is no known evidence that directly identifies the father or mother of the four Logan brothers. However, there is circumstantial evidence which suggests their father may have been a William Logan who came from Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The main points in support of this are as follows:

  1. In his Revolutionary War pension application dated 16 Oct 1832, the brother William Logan indicated he was born in "Spotsylvania County, State of Virginia, Nov 11th 1748.38 Two other sources support that the brothers came from Virginia, but don't name the county: John Randolph Logan's letter to Lyman Draper of 25 February 1881 (Draper Manuscript, 6DD38) indicates that his grandfather (the brother William Logan) was a "native Virginian".13 And, J.H Spencer's book, A History of Kentucky Baptists, indicates the brother Joseph Logan was a "native of Virginia".51
  2. The only Logan listed in abstracts of early Spotsylvania County, Virginia land and court records is a William Logan. William Logan, or Login, appears in the Spotsylvania County records approximately 35 times with the first known reference in 1725 and the last known reference in 1749.
  3. In Tryon County, North Carolina, an area where the four Logan brothers are known to have lived, there exists a court record from July 1771 in which a William Logan was exempted from payment of taxes because he was a "very aged, poor, and infirm man being altogether unable to support himself".23 It is unlikely this is referring to the brother William Logan as he would have been only 22 years old at that time. Therefore it suggests the possibility that the father William Logan had moved with some or all of his sons from Spotsylvania County, Virginia to Tryon County, North Carolina.
Spotsylvania County, Virginia was formed in 1721 from parts of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Orange County, Virginia was formed from the western portion of Spotsylvania County in 1734.

Listed below are all the entries I have found in the abstracted records of Spotsylvania County, Virginia that name William Logan (or Login). The entries are arranged in chronological order:

This indenture made this Thirtieth day of October Anno one thousand seven hundred and twenty five; Between SAMUELL LOYDE of the Parish of Saint George in County of Spotsylvania, Planter, of one part and JOHN ROY of the Parish of Saint Mary in County of ESSEX, Planter on the other part;
Witnesseth that SAMUELL LOYDE in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN ROY hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN ROY his heirs all that one hundred twenty and one acres of land lying in Parish of Saint George in Spotsylvania County bounded, Beginning at two red Oaks in the line of the land formerly layed off for THOMAS FREEMAN and WILLIAM PARKER now in possession of ROBERT BEVERLEY, thence North thirty degrees West one hundred twenty two poles to two white Oaks corner to WILLIAM HUTCHERSON, thence North twenty five degrees West forty eight poles to a Stake on the East side of a small Branch, thence North thirty three degrees East one hundred poles to a corner tree in LEWIS's line formerly WARNER's, thence along WARNER's line South forty five degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to a white and red Oake corner in the said LEWIS's line and corner to ROBERT BEVERLEY, thence South thirty three degrees West one hundred and fifty poles along the said BEVERLEY's line to the place it first began with all rents and profitts of the premises; To have and to hold the tract of land and premises with appurtenances unto JOHN ROY his heirs from the day before the date hereof dureing the term of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one ear of Indian Corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel only if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN ROY may be in the actuall possession of the premises and be enabled to accept a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
Signed: SAMUELL LOYDE
Witnesses: JOHN CHEW, the mark (+) of WILLIAM LOGAN, RICHARD BAYLEY, WILLIAM JOHNSON
At a court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the Second day of November 1725, SAMUELL LOYDE's Deed of Lease for Land to JOHN ROY was proved by the Oaths of RICHARD BAYLEY and WILLIAM JOHNSON and at the motion of the said RICHARD BAYLEY in behalf of the said JOHN ROY the same was admitted to Record, Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
This Indenture made this first day of November Anno one thousand seven hundred twenty and five; Between SAMUEL LOYDE of Parish of Saint George in County of Spotsylvania, Planter, of one part and JOHN ROY of the Parish of Saint Mary in County of ESSEX, Planter, of other part; Wittnesseth that SAMUEL LOYDE in consideration of sum of twelve pounds current cash of Virginia to him in hand paid by JOHN ROY, the receipt whereof SAMUELL LOYDE doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN ROY his heirs all that one hundred twenty and one acres of land bounded, Beginning [the description of the bounds of the land is repeated as in the Lease above] which premises now are in possession of JOHN ROY by virtue of an Indenture of bargain and sale for one whole year and by virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession and all rents [except quit rents] To have and to hold the parcell of land and premises with appurtenances unto JOHN ROY his heirs to be holden to the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees by the quit rents accustomed and SAMUEL LOYDE his heirs the land and premises with appurtenances unto JOHN ROY his heirs will warrent and for ever defend by these presents; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
Signed: SAMUEL LOYDE
Witnesses: JOHN CHEW, the mark of (+) WILLIAM LOGAN, RICHARD BAYLEY, WILLIAM JOHNSON
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the second day of November 1725 SAMUEL LOYDE's Deed of Release for Land to JOHN ROY was proved by the Oaths of RICHARD BAYLEY and WILLIAM JOHNSON and at the motion of the said RICHARD BAYLEY in behalf of the said JOHN ROY the was admitted to Record, Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
Received the day of the date of the within written Indenture of and from the within named JOHN ROY twelve pounds current cash of Virginia being the consideration money mentioned to be to me paid as witness my hand
Signed: SAMUEL LOYDE
Witnesses: JOHN CHEW, the mark of (+) WILLIAM LOGAN, WILLIAM JOHNSON, RICHARD BAYLEY
(Source: Sparacio, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deeds, 1722-1725, p.107-9)49

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
Spotsylvania County Deed Book A, Novr. 1, 1725:
SAMUEL LOYD of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., planter to JOHN ROY of St. Mary's Parish, Essex Co., planter. £.12 curr., 121 a. of land in St Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnesses: JOHN CHEW, WILLIAM x LOGAN, RICHD. BAYLEY, WM. JOHNSON. Rec. Novr. 2, 1725. SARAH LOYD, wife of SAMUEL LOYD, in consideration of 5 shill., relinquished her dower to the above tract of land, to JOHN ROY. Oct. 30, 1725.
(Source: Crozier, Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800, p.96)8

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
30 Oct 1725. Deed of Lease. SAMUELL LOYDE of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co planter for 5 shillings leased to JOHN ROY of St. Marys Parish, Essex Co planter a 121 a. tr of land in St. George Parish bounded by THOMAS FREEMAN & WILLIAM PARKER now in possession of ROBERT BEVERLEY, WILLIAM HUCHESON & LEWIS' line formerly WARNER's ... during the term of one year paying the rent of one ear of Indian corn at the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel if demanded ... Wit: JOHN CHEW, WM LOGAN, RICHD BAYLEY, WM JOHNSON. Proved 2 Nov 1725 & at the motion of RICHARD BAYLEY in behalf of the sd JOHN ROY was admitted to record. Attest: JOHN WALLER clk. (Pg 166)
(Source: Brewer, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books, 1722-1734, p.30)2

This Indenture made the 30th day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; Between JOSEPH BROCK of County of KING and QUEEN, Gent. of one part and JOHN DURRET of Spotsylvania County, Planter, of the other part; Wittnesseth that JOSEPH BROCK in consideration of sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN DURRET the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN DURRET all that parcell of land being part of a Pattent granted unto LARKIN CHEW bareing date June the fourth one thousand seven hundred and twenty two and by said CHEW sold to JOSEPH BROCK and bounded; Beginning at a small white Oak and Hickory saplins in a valley, thence North fourteen degrees East one hundred and sixty poles crossing two small Branches to a Pine on a hill side, thence South seventy six degrees East two hundred poles to a white Oake by a grassey glade thence South fourteen degrees West two hundred poles to the place it first began containing two hundred acres of land according to the exprest bounds thereof; To have and to hold the two hundred acres of land with houses buildings fences and all the premises to JOHN DURRET his assigns from the day before the date hereof dureing the term of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue hereof and the Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN DURRET may be in actuall possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Wittness whereof JOSEPH BROCK hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
Signed: JOSEPH BROCK Witnesses: LARKIN CHEW, JOHN WEBLEY, WILLIAM his mark (X) LOGAN
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday July the fourth 1727 JOSEPH BROCK acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for land unto JOHN DURRET at whose motion the same was admitted to Record
Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
This Indenture made the 31st day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, Between JOSEPH BROCK of County of KING and QUEEN, Gent. of one part and JOHN DURRET of Spotsylvania County, Planter, of the other part; Wittnesseth that JOSEPH BROCK in consideration of sum of twenty pounds sterling money of Great Brittain already paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain sell and release unto JOHN DURRET his heirs one parcell of land being part of a Patent granted to LARKIN CHEW and by the said CHEW sold to JOSEPH BROCK and bounded, Beginning [the description of the bounds of the land repeated as in the Lease above] containing two hundred acres now in possession of JOHN DURRET by virtue of an Indenture of bargain and sale for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, To have and to hold the land hereby granted unto JOHN DURRET his heirs to be holden to the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees of the premises by rent and services for the same due and of right accustomed, In Wittness whereof I the said JOSEPH BROCK have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in precense of
Signed: JOSEPH BROCK Witnessed: LARKIN CHEW, JOHN WEBLEY, WILLIAM his mark (X) LOGAN
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the fourth of July 1727 JOSEPH BROCK acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto JOHN DURRET, likewise MARY BROCK acknowledged her Right of Dowr of the said land unto JOHN DURRET at whose motion the same was admitted to Record
(Source: Sparacio, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deeds, 1725-1728, p.34-5)50

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
Spotsylvania County Deed Book A, Jany. 31, 1726:
JOSEPH BROCK of King and Queen Co., Gent., to JOHN DURRET, of Spots. Co., planter. £20 ster., 200 a. of land - part of a pat. granted LARKIN CHEW June 4, 1721, and sold by sd. CHEW to JOSEPH BROCK. Witnesses: LARKIN CHEW, JNO. WEBLEY, WILLA. X LOGAN.. Rec. July 4, 1727.
(Source: Crozier, Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800, p.99)8

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
30 Jan 1726. Deed of Lease. JOSEPH BROCK of King & Queen Co, VA gent for 5 shillings leased to JOHN DURROT of Spotsylvania Co planter a 200 a. tr of land being pt/o a pattent granted unto LARKIN CHEW dated 4 Jun 1722 & by the sd CHEW sold unto JOSEPH BROCK ... during the term of one year paying the yearly rent of one peper corne at the feast of St. Michall the Arch Angel if demanded ..., Wit: LARKIN CHEW, JNO WEBLEY, WILLM LOGAN. Ackn 4 Jul 1727 & admitted to record. Attest: JOHN WALLER clk. (Pg 235)
(Source: Brewer, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books, 1722-1734, p.41)2

Spotsylvania County Court, 3 March 1730/31:
In the action of Tresspass, assault, & battary between WILLIAM LOGAN alias CLENCH, plt. and JOHN CHEW Gent. Defendt., a Special Imparlance is granted.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1730-1732, p.22)42

Spotsylvania County Court, 5 May 1731:
In the action of Tresspass, Assault, & battary Between WILLIAM LOGAN alias CLENCH Plt. and JOHN CHEW Gent. Defendt., the said Defendt. put in a plea after having Liberty to plead divers matters, and time is given the Plt. to consider the same.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1730-1732, p.33)42

Spotsylvania County Deed Book B, Octr. 1, 1731:
JOHN X ASHLEY of St. Mark's par., Spts. Co., to ROBERT SLAUGHTER and FRANCIS SLAUGHTER of par. and county aforesd., Gentl., present Church Wardens of ye Parish of St. Mark's. 14,500 lbs. tob., 215 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co. - part of pat. granted sd. ASHLEY and JOHN QUARLES June 6, 1726. This property was sold the churwardens for The Glebe of St. Mark's Par. Witnesses: WM. JOHNSON, W. RUSSELL, WILLIAM LOGAN. Novr. 2, 1731. MARY, wife of JOHN ASHLEY, acknowledged her dower.
(Source: Crozier, Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800, p.120)8

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
30 Sep 1731. Deed of Lease. JOHN ASHLEY of Saint Mark Parish, Spotsylvania Co for 50 lbs of tobacco leased to ROBERT SLAUGHTER & FRANCIS SLAUGHTER present church wardens of Saint Mark Parish in behalf of Saint Marks Parish for a Glebe the use of 215 a. of land in St. Mark Parish in the great fork of Rappahanock River adj WILLIAM SMITH, JOHN QUARLES, JOHN ASHLEY & COL CARTER, being pt/of a pattent granted to the sd JOHN QUARLES & JOHN ASHLEY dated 6 Jun 1726 ... during the term of one year ... Wit: WM JOHNSON, W. RUSSELL, WILLIAM LOGAN. Ackn 2 Nov 1731 by JOHN ASHLEY & at the motion of WILLIAM RUSSELL in behalf of the sd parish was admitted to record. Attest: JOHN WALLER clk. (Pg 245)
1 Oct 1731. Deed of Release. JOHN ASHLEY of Saint Mark Parish, Spotsylvania Co for 14,500 lbs of good lawfull tobacco in cask convenient to him sold to ROBERT SLAUGHTER & FRANCIS SLAUGHTER of same place gent churchwardens of Saint Mark Parish a 215 a. tr of land for a Glebe ... [same as above] ... Wit: WM JOHNSON, W. RUSSELL, WILLIAM LOGAN. Ackn 2 Nov 1731 by JOHN ASHLEY & MARY the w/o the sd JOHN ackn her right of dower of the sd land unto the sd church wardens for the use afsd & at the motion of WILLIAM RUSSELL in behalf of the sd parish was admitted to record. Attest: JOHN WALKER clk. (Pg 246)
(Source: Brewer, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books, 1722-1734, p.123)2

Spotsylvania County Court, 7 October 1731:
In the action of Tresspass, Assault, & Battary brought p WILLIAM LOGAN alias CLENCH against JOHN CHEW Gent., the Defendt. joyned ye Plts. replication & the same is referred for tryall next Court.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1730-1732, p.63)42

Spotsylvania County Court, 2 November 1731:
On motion of WILLIAM HUCHESON, he is allowed for two days attendance as he was summoned an evidence for WILLIAM LOGAN alias CLENCH against JOHN CHEW Gent., It is therefore ordered that the said LOGAN alias CLENCH pay the said HUCHESON the same with cost alias Exo.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1730-1732, p.73)42

28 Mar 1734. Power of Attorney. I MARY WILLIAMS w/o DAVID WILLIAMS of St. Marks Parish, Spotsylvania Co have made & constituted my trusty & loving friend JOHN WALLER, SENR of sd co my atty to ackn, make over & convey all my right of dower in two trs of land being by my husband DAVID sold to THOMAS CALLAWAY & WILLIAM CALLAWAY, the one 100 a. & the other 200 a. of land ... . Wit: WM LOGIN, LARKIN CHEW, THOS CHEW. Proved 3 Apr 1734 & admitted to record. Attest: JOHN WALLER clk. (Pg 6)
(Source: Brewer, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books, 1734-1751, p.2)3

Spotsylvania County Court, 3 September 1734:
In the action of Tresspass, assault & battary brought p CHARLES FILKES PIGG Plt. agst. WILLIAM LOGAN alias CLINCH Deft. at whose motion a Special Imparlance is granted.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1734-1735, p.54)43

Spotsylvania County Court, 3 September 1734:
On the Petition of HENRY WILLIS Gent. Plt. agst. WILLIAM LOGAN Deft. for Three pounds & one penny half penny current money due p Accot., The Deft. appeared & confessed Judgment for ye same with costs & an attorneys fee; It is therefore ordered that aye sd LOGAN do pay ye said WILLIS the same alias Exo.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1734-1735, p.56)43

Spotsylvania County Court, 4 September 1734:
On the Petition of WILLIAM CROSTHWAIT Plt. agst. WILLIAM LOGIN Deft., for Three hundred and twenty pounds of tobacco due p Bill, Judgmt. is granted for ye same with costs & an attorneys fee; It is therefore ordered that ye sd LOGAN pay ye sd CROSTHWAIT ye same alias Exo.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1734-1735, p.59)43

Spotsylvania County Court, 2 October 1734:
In the action of Tresspass Assault & battary brought p CHARLES FILKS PIGG Plt. agst. WM. LOGAN alias CLINCH, Deft. who put in his plea wch: ye Plt. joyned & ye tryal thereof is referred to the next Court.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1734-1735, p.66)43

Spotsylvania County Court, 3 December 1734:
In the action of Tresspass assault & battary brought by CHARLES FILKES PIGG Plt. against WILLIAM LOGAN alias CLINCH Deft. for twenty pounds current money damage, issue being joyned & put to a Jury for tyral p name GEORGE HOME &c., who after being sworn & heard all evedences & arguments &c. brought in their verdict vizt., Wee of the Jury find for the Plaintife Ten shillings curt. money, G: HOME foreman, wch: verdict at the Plantiffs motion is admitted to record & Judgement granted for the same with costs & an attorneys fee (the battary being proved &c., It is therefore ordered that the sd. Deft. pay the said Plt. the same alias Execution.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1734-1735, p.74)43

Spotsylvania County Court, 5 August 1735:
NICHOL BONTINE, Mercht., came into Court & made Oath that his Accot. of Three pounds eleven shillings & four pence current money agst. WM. LOGAN was justly due, (wch: agreed exactly with the articles charged in this Store Book), which was ordered to be certified.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1734-1735, p.111)43

Spotsylvania County Court, 3 August 1736:
On the Scire facias brought by HENRY WILLIS Gent. agst. WILLIAM LOGIN, the Sheriff having not executed the sd Writ, ordered than an alias Scire facias do issue
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1735-1738, p.38)44

Spotsylvania County Court, 6 October 1736:
On the Scire facias brought by HENRY WILLIS Gent. Plt. agst. WM. LOGAN Deft. for Three pounds & one penny half penny Currt. money & two hundred & seventy three pounds of tobacco or Fifteen shillings current money and One hundred & twenty three pounds of tobacco due by Judgment, the Sheriff having returned on the alias Scire facias that the Deft. was not found in his Bailiwick &c., It is therefore considered that the sd LOGAN pay the said WILLIS the same without costs of this Suit and that Execution thereof be awarded.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1735-1738, p.46)44

Spotsylvania County Court, 2 Jun 1741:
On Petition of WILLIAM JOHNSTON Gent. against WILLIAM LOGIN for four pounds six shillings and nine pence three fathings currt. money by Bill the Deft. failing to appear when called, Judgment for the same with costs is granted, And it is considered that the sd. LOGIN pay the sd. JOHNSTON the same
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1740-1742, p.33)45

Spotsylvania County Court, 5 Aug 1741:
On Petition of WILLIAM LOGIN against BENJAMIN WINSLOW Gent., for nine hundred and eleven pounds of tobacco, there being no prosecution, thereofore the same is dismist
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1740-1742, p.43)45

Spotsylvania County Court, 2 Feb 1741/1742:
In the action of Tresspass upon the Case between ARCHIBALD McPHERSON Gent Plt. and WILLIAM LOGIN Deft. for twenty pounds current money damage, the Deft. failing to appear when called, on motion of the Plt. an order against him and JOHN CHEW & LARKIN CHEW Gentl., his Securitys is granted
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1740-1742, p.56)45

Spotsylvania County Court, 7 April 1742:
In the action of Tresspass upon the Case between ARCHIBALD McPHERSON Gent. Plt. and WILLIAM LOGIN Deft. for Twenty pounds current money damage, the same being agreed, it is ordered to be dismist
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1740-1742, p.67)45

Spotsylvania County Court, 7 April 1742:
At the the motion of WILLIAM LOGIN, he is allowed for Eight days attendance having sworn to the time as an evidence summoned by JOHN CHEW against WILLIAM JOHNSTON, It is ordered that the sd. CHEW pay him Two hundred pounds of tobacco for the same as the Law directs
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1740-1742, p.68)45

Spotsylvania County Court, 6 April 1743:
At the motion of WILLIAM LOGIN he is allowed four days attendance as a witness summoned by JOHN CHEW v. COLVERT. It is ordered that the sd. CHEW pay him one hundred pounds tobacco for the same as Law directs.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1742-1744, p.13)46

Spotsylvania County Deed Book D, July 15, 1742:
ROBERT KING of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to his son, ROBERT KING, JR., of same Par. and County. Deed of Gift. 150 a. in St Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnesses: WILLIAM JOHNSTON, JAMES TAYLOR, THOS. MINOR, WM. LOGAN. Sept. 7, 1742.
(Source: Crozier, Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800, p.160)8

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
15 Jul MDCCXLII. Deed of Gift. ROBERT KING of St. George Parish Spotsylvania Co for natural love & affection hath given unto his son ROBERT KING, JUNR of same place a 150 a. tr of land whereon the sd ROBERT lately dwelt & where the sd ROBERT KING, JUNR doth now dwell in St George Parish bounded by the River Po which divides this land from EDWARD CASON's & DALTON's land ... . Wit: WILLIAM JOHNSTON, JAMES TAYLOR, THOS MINOR, WM LOGIN. Proved 7 Sep 1742 & at a court held 2 Nov 1742 was further proved & admitted to record. Attest: EDMUND WALLER clk. (Pg 16)
(Source: Brewer, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books, 1734-1751, p.112)3

Spotsylvania County Court, 6 April 1743:
THOMAS SHIP, Plt. agt. JOHN ELSON, Deft. In Case This day came the parties by their Attornies & thereupon came also a Jury, to wit JOHN ROYSTON, JAMES BROWN, EDWARD WALLER, HENRY CAMMELL, JOHN BEARDIN, JOHN ALLEN, JOHN WHEELER, JOHN SUTTON, RALPH HUMPHREYS, WILLIAM LOGIN, WILLIAM WEBB, and WILLIAM COX who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joyned, upon their Oath to say that the Defendt. did assume in manner & form as the Plt. against him hath declared & do assess the Plt.'s damages occasioned by the non performance of the assumption to five pounds, seven shillings & six pence current money besides his costs. Therefore it is considered that the Plt. recover of the Deft. the same & his costs in this suit expended, & the Deft. in mercy, &c.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1742-1744, p.13)46

Spotsylvania County Court, 6 December 1743:
The Grand Jury having been called and now appearing returned there Presentments as follows. November the first 1743. Spotsylvania ss. We of the Grand Jury being first sworn for the body of this County, do make the following Presentments, viz. ...
ROBERT KING, JUNR., WILLIAM SMITH, JOHN SANDERS, WILLIAM LOGIN and EDWARD COFFEY for playing Cards on the Lord's Day by the information of WILLIAM JOHNSTON, Gent.
WILLIAM JOHNSTON, Gent., for gaming on the Lord's Day by Information of ROBERT KING, JUNR., ...
JOHN PARRISH, Foreman.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1742-1744, p.47)46

Spotsylvania County Court, 7 March 1743/1744:
Grand Jury agst ROBERT KING, JUNR. and JOHN SANDERS. Presentment for gaming on the Lord's Day. The sd. KING and SANDERS being called failed to appear. It is ordered that they be fined 5 shillings each for the sd. Offence according to Law, &c.
- The Same against WILLIAM SMITH for the same. The same order.
- The Same against WILLIAM LOGIN & EDWARD COFFEY. The same order.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1742-1744, p.57)46

Spotsylvania County Court, 8 August 1744:
At the motion of WILLIAM LOGIN, he is allowed for two days attendance as a witness summoned by CHARLES FILKES PIGG agst. JOHNSTON, and it is ordered that the sd. PIGG pay him fifty pounds of tobacco for the same as the Law directs.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1742-1744, p.86-7)46

Spotsylvania County Deed Book D, Decr. 20, 1744:
JOHN FARISH of Spts. Co. to WILLIAM WALLER of sd. County, 5 shill. curr. 1 1/2 a. on N. Side River Ta. LARK. CHEW, WILLIAM JOHNSTON, JOHN MITCHELL, WILLIAM LOGIN, JOS. BROCK. Feby. 5, 1744.
(Source: Crozier, Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800, p.168)8

[Note: The following is another abstract of the land transaction listed immediately above:]
20 Dec MDCCXLIV. Deed. JOHN FARISH of spotsylvania Co for 5 shillings sold to WILLIAM WALLER of same co a 1 1/2 a. tr of land on the n side of the River Ta bounded by the place called Clayhole & the Mill Race ... agt the claim of all persons whatsoever & more especially agt the claim & right of dower of SARAH the now w/o the sd JOHN FARISH ... . Wit: LARK CHEW, WILLIAM JOHNSTON, JOHN MITCHELL, WILLIAM LOGIN, JOS BROCK. Proved 5 Feb 1744 & admitted to record. Attest: EDMUND WALLER clk. (Pg 179)
(Source: Brewer, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Books, 1734-1751, p.133)3

Spotsylvania County Court, 4 November 1746:
To WILLIAM LOGIN for guarding the Prison: 30 [pounds tobacco]
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.5)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1746-1748 p.7)52

Spotsylvania County Court, 3 November 1747:
JOHN ASHOR, Plt. against BLOOMFIELD LONG, JUNR., Deft. In Tresspass
This day came the parties by their Attornies and thereupon came also a Jury by name JOHN FOX, DAVID SCOTT, BENJAMIN DAVIS, JAMES ALLAN, MICAJAH POOLE, HENRY LEWIS, THOMAS ESTIS, LARKIN JOHNSTON, WILLIAM LOGAN, JOSEPH BELL, HENRY HEAD, and JOHN SUTTON who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joyned upon their Oath do say that the Defendant is Guilty as the Plt. against him hath declared and do assess the Plt.'s damages occasioned by the Tresspass in the Declaration mentioned to three pounds, ten shillings current money besides his costs, therefore it is considered that the Plt. recover against the said Defendant the same as his costs in this suit expended and the said Defendant in mercy, &c.
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.55)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1746-1748 p.60)52

Spotsylvania County Court, 4 November 1747:
Ordered that ANTHONY FOSTER, Collector, do pay to WILLIAM LOGAN thirty pounds of tobacco, to PATRICK CONNELLY thirty, and to ALEXANDER CROOKSHANKS thirty for guarding the Prisoners and to CHARLES COLSON forty and that he receive of JOHN WALLER, Gent. the ballance in his hands due to the County and to account with the Court about the same at the laying the next County Levy
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.56)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1746-1748 p.61)52

Spotsylvania County Court, 6 September 1748:
WILLIAM WALLER, Gent., Plt. against WILLIAM LOGIN, Defendt. By Attachment. This day came the Plt. and the Defendt. tho solemnly called came not and the Plt. having proved his Account against the said Defendant for one pound, six shillings and nine pence three farthings current money, Judgment for the same with costs is granted and it is ordered that the Sheriff sell at Publick Auction as the Law directs one Cow and a Bull, one Sow and six small shoats of the Estate of the said LOGIN by him attached and satisfy and pay what the said sale may amount to to the said WILLIAM WALLER and if there is more then satisfied his Debt and costs, then that he pay the same to STEPHEN CHENAULT and return his proceedings therein.
STEPHEN CHENAULT, Plt. against WILLIAM LOGAN, Defendt. By Attachment. This day came the Plt. and the Defendt. tho solemnly called came not and the Plt. having proved his Account for one pound, fifteen shillings and nine pence half penny current money, Judgment for the same with costs is granted and it is ordered that the ballance of the sale of goods to be sold by the Sheriff after WILLIAM WALLER, Gent.'s Judgment and costs is satisfied be paid to the said STEPHEN CHENAULT towards discharging the said debt and costs
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.83)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1748-1750 p.9)53

Spotsylvania County Court, 8 February 1748/1749:
HUGH SANDERS, Plt. against WILLIAM LOGIN, Deft. By Attachment. This day came the Plt. and proved his Account against the Defendant for one pound, ten shillings current money and the Deft. failing to appear, therefore it is considered that the Plt. recover against the said Defendant the same and his costs in this suit expended, and the Sheriff having returned that he had attached one Gun of the Defendant's Estate, it is ordered that he sell the same at Public Auction and satisfy and pay what the sale may amount to the Plt. and return his proceedings therein
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.92)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1748-1750 p.18)53

Spotsylvania County Court, 8 February 1748/1749:
WILLIAM HUNTER, Gent. against WILLIAM LOGIN, Dismist
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.93)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1748-1750 p.19)53

Spotsylvania County Court, 8 February 1748/1749:
CUTHBERT SANDYS, Plt. against WILLIAM LOGAN, Deft. By Petition This day came the Plt. and the Deft. tho solemnly called came not and the Plt. proved his Account against the said Defendant for four pounds, six shillings and eight pence current money, therefore it is considered that the Plt. recover against the said Deft. the same and his costs in this suit expended
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1746-1748, p.93)47
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1748-1750 p.20)53

Spotsylvania County Court, 8 February 1748/1749:
Depositions taken in a suit in Chancery between BLOOMFIELD LONG, JUNR. Complainant and BLOOMFIELD LONG and MOLLY LONG, SARAH LONG, and MARTHA LONG, Infants by the said BLOOMFIELD LONG, their Guardian, Respondents which by ORDER of this County Court is admitted to Record
[The text of eleven depositions from the following individuals is not repeated here: JOHN LONG, BENJAMIN LONG, JEREMIAH WHITE, ABRAHAM ESTES, ALEXANDER SPENCE HEAD, LARKIN CHEW, LARKIN JOHNSTON, GEORGE TRIBBLE, GEORGE BLAKEY, THOMAS GRAVES, and LANCELOT WARREN.]
I WILLIAM LOGAN aged about forty years do on my corporal Oath declare that on or about the 23d day of December last I did rent the house and plantation of BLOOMFIELD LONG, JUNR. when he did live by his Father in Spotsylvania County and was by agreement to pay him thirty shillings per annum and then was put in possession by him and he removed up into Orange County afterwards and further I say not
Signed: WM. LOGIN
I LANCELOT WARREN aged about twenty one years do on my corporal Oath declare that the above Deposition of WILLIAM LOGAN I know to be true and is all I can say about the subject matter
Signed: LANCELOT his mark (L) WARREN
I NICHOLAS HAWKINS, JUNR. aged about thirty years or thereabouts do on my corporal Oath declare about the beginning of January last did with his cart &c. help BLOOMFIELD LONG, JUNR. to remove his household goods &c. from the place where he did live by his Father, BLOOMFIELD LONG in Spotsylvania County up into Orange County and further I say not
Signed: NICHOLAS HAWKINS, JUNR.
The first eleven Depositions were taken the 27th of July 1747 by JOHN WALLER and WILLIAM ROBINSON, Gent. Commissioners appointed and the last three before JOHN WALLER, WILLIAM ROBINSON, and LARKIN CHEW, Gent.
Test EDMUND WALLER, Cl Cur
(Source: Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, 1749-1751, p.33-9)48
(Similar abstract found in: TLC Genealogy, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1748-1750 p.70-6)53

Notes on the Spotsylvania County, VA Records

  1. My impression is that no one has found any information to suggest where William Logan came from prior to his first appearance in the Spotsylvania County records in 1725. Spotsylvania County was formed in 1721. It is unknown whether he moved to the area after Spotsylvania County was formed, or whether he was already living in the area when it became Spotsylvania County. Spotsylvania County was formed from portions of three other counties: Essex, King and Queen, and King William. I have not looked at the records of these counties prior to 1721 to see if any Logans were present there. The following web pages from The Library of Virginia seem to indicate that most records for this period still exist for Essex County, and some records still exist for King William County, but nothing survives from King and Queen County.
  2. All the Spotsylvania County records I have listed on my web page come from books I have found which abstract the records. I have not tried to look at any original records or microfilm copies of the original records. The following web page from The Library of Virginia is the best list I have found that indicates what records are available for Spotsylvania County: Spotsylvania County Records. From this web page it appears there are three types of records that still exist for Spotsylvania over the period that William Logan could have lived there (1721 through approximately 1770): court records, land records, and wills. All the land records and wills appear to still exist except for Will Book C (1759-1761). My understanding is that all of these land records and wills are abstracted in the book by William Armstrong Crozier which is available online via Ancestry.com and HeritageQuestOnline. All the court records appear to still exist except for a gap in the period of 1765 to 1768. From what I have been able to find, Spotsylvania court records have been abstracted only through the year 1751 (these are not online but can be ordered through Antient Press). Therefore, if William Logan appeared in the court records after 1751, then those records are not listed on my web page. Based on Crozier's book, William Logan's name was never listed in a will, and the final deed that he witnessed was in 1744. The final reference I have seen of him in the court records was in 1749, but that doesn't include any reference that may exist to him in court records after 1751. My working assumption is that William Logan and his four sons were still in Spotsylvania County as late as 1749, but we can't say at what point after that date they may have left.
  3. Another class of Spotsylvania County records that are available from the time that William Logan lived there is the Spotsylvania County Road Orders, 1722-1734 abstracted by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett. No Logan or Login surnames are listed in this document. I have not been able to determine if any Spotsylvania County road order records exist for the years following 1734.
  4. My impression is that William Logan of Spotsylvania County was likely among the lower class of Virginia society. He did not appear to be a land owner, and he appeared to be illiterate based on the fact that he signed his name with a mark. He was also taken to court for playing cards on the Sabbath which is something that probably would not have occurred if he were part of a higher social class.
  5. When was William Logan born? I have seen the year 1709 listed most often as the date of his birth. I assume this is based on the court deposition he gave in which he indicated he was "aged about forty years". This deposition was recorded in the 1749 court, hence an approximate birth date of 1709. His deposition was the 12th of 14 taken in a case involving Bloomfield Long, Jr. The court record actually indicates that the first 11 depositions were taken in July 1747 although they weren't placed into the court record until 1749. It doesn't state when the last 3 (including William's) were taken, but it is possible it may have been the year 1747 when William Logan stated that he was "aged about forty years". William Logan witnessed his first deed in 1725. If he were born in 1709 then he would have been only 16 when he witnessed this deed. I have never heard of any law that required one to be of a minimum age to witness a deed, so I assume it is possible he may have witnessed a deed when he was that young. I take the 1709 date to be an approximate date. It may have been some years earlier or later, but not too much later if he witnessed a deed in 1725.
  6. When looking at William Logan's records from Spotsylvania County, one can't help but notice the frequent references to the name "Chew". I have looked some at the Chew family in hopes that it might provide a better understanding of William Logan. The best information I have found on the Chew family is an article of about 50 pages that appeared in The Virginia Genealogist in January and April of 2003. It describes the family of Larkin Chew who came from Maryland and by about 1700 settled in the area that would become Spotsylvania County. He was described at times as a carpenter, but became a builder of churches, bridges, and court houses. He was a land speculator with over 30,000 acres passing through his hands. He was involved with Governor Spotswood in a failed attempt to start a silver mine. Larkin and his sons Thomas, John, and Larkin Jr. as well as his son-in-law William Johnson/Johnston all served as justices of the peace at various times. This may explain why members of the Chew family are listed so often in the records that reference William Logan, but I am not sure that completely explains it. There are some records, such as the following, that suggest a deeper connection: A 1725 deed that William Logan witnessed involved John Roy who is thought to be the father or brother of Larkin Chew's wife. A 1731 court case involved an assault on William Logan by John Chew. In 1742 William Logan was summoned to provide testimony in the case of John Chew against his brother-in-law William Johnston. In 1743 he was summoned in the case of John Chew vs. Colvert. In 1741 William Johnston took William Logan to court over a debt. In 1744 William Logan was summoned to provide evidence against William Johnston. Although I have seen no indication that William Logan was related to the Chew family in any way, the records suggest to me that he was in some type of position that brought him into frequent contact with the Chew family. Perhaps he was indentured to, or employed by, the Chew family. Are at a minimum, he likely lived very near the Chew family.
  7. Another thing I have noticed is the similarity in the names of Larkin Chew's children and the four Logan brothers. Larkin Chew's first child is said to have been a Joseph Chew who died young (Larkin's father was also named Joseph). Then came Thomas, John, Ann (who married William Johnston), and Larkin Jr. If you include Ann's husband, then the names of the four Logan brothers match the first four sons of Larkin Chew. The names of the four brothers are much too common to conclude anything from this. But perhaps William Logan named his children after Larkin Chew's children out of admiration or as a tribute. The other thing to note is that the brother John Logan likely named one of his sons Larkin.
  8. In 1731 the Spotsylvania Court records refer to William Logan several times as "William Logan alias Clench". And the same thing occurs again in 1734 except using the spelling "Clinch". The significance of this alias is unclear. Perhaps it was simply a nickname. Or perhaps it was a method used by the court to clarify his identity. Maybe he was from a place called Clench. Maybe he had a step father named Clench. Maybe he was an illegitimate child fathered by someone named Clench. Maybe Clench was his mother's maiden name. Or maybe the term Clench had some specific meaning at that time. This is all speculation at this point.

Orange County, VA Records

The name William Logan appeared twice in the court records of Orange County, Virginia in August 1735. Both records relate to suits brought against William Logan over unpaid debts. One of the records involved a suit brought by a Nichol. Bontine against William Logan. A similar record naming Nichol. Bontine and William Logan appeared in the court records of Spotsylvania County during the same month, suggesting this William Logan is the one from Spotsylvania County.

In addition to these two records from 1735, there are other records from early Orange County, Virginia that reference Logans, including a William Logan from Augusta County, Virginia. Click here to see a list of these records of other Logans who have not been linked to the family of the four Logan brothers.

Orange County, Virginia was formed in 1734 from the western portion of Spotsylvania County. The size of Orange County was reduced over time as its western portions were organized into Frederick County in 1743, Augusta County in 1745, Culpeper County in 1749, and Greene County in 1838.

The following are abstracts of Orange County, Virginia records that are thought to reference the William Logan who was the father of the four Logan brothers:

Orange County Judgments of August - September 1735:
BONTINE vs. LOGAN
NICHOL. BONTINE, merchant, vs. WILLIAM LOGAN. His account, 1735, against LOGAN sworn in Spotsylvania County 5 Aug. 1735. For £ 3.11.4 which equals 571 pounds of tobacco.
(Source: Dorman, Orange County, Virginia Deed Books 1 and 2, 1735-1738, Judgments 1735, p.69)11

[Note: This following is another abstract of the record listed above.]
Orange County Court, 19 August 1735:
In the suit on petition between NICHOLL BONFINE plt & WILLIAM LOGAN Deft the plt account being proved Judgment is granted him against the said Deft for five hundred and seventy one pounds of Tobacco & Costs.
(Little, Orange County, Virginia Order Book One, 1734-1739, Part One 1734-1736, p.29)27

Orange County Judgments of August - September 1735:
BRUCE vs. LOGAN
Petition of of JOHN BRUCE that WILLIAM LOGAN on 30 Aug. 1734 owed him £ 1.19.11 in tobacco at 12/6 per pound, which comes to 319 pounds of tobacco. Account of JOHN BRUCE against WILLIAM LOGAN for sales, 26 April to 30 Aug. 1734.
(Source: Dorman, Orange County, Virginia Deed Books 1 and 2, 1735-1738, Judgments 1735, p.67)11

[Note: This following is another abstract of the record listed above.]
Orange County Court, 16 September 1735:
In the suit by petition brought by JOHN BRUCE against WILLIAM LOGAN for three hundred and nineteen pounds of Tobacco the Deft being called failed to appear and the Sheriff returning a copy left at the dwelling place of WILLIAM LOGAN the Court upon hearing the petition and the plt proving his Account and due Consideration being had thereupon do adjudge that the said Deft is indebted to the said plt in the sum of three hundred and nineteen pounds of Tobacco therefore it is considered by the Court that the said plt recover against the said Deft the said three hundred and nineteen pounds of Tobacco and Costs.
(Little, Orange County, Virginia Order Book One, 1734-1739, Part One 1734-1736, p.31)27


Halifax County, VA Records

Circumstantial evidence suggests the family of the four Logan brothers may have been in Halifax County, Virginia during the period of about 1761 to 1765. The records of Logans in Halifax County are complex because there appear to have been at least two unrelated Logan families. An understanding of these families is required to distinguish which records may relate to the family of the four Logan brothers.

The first group of Logans to arrive in Halifax County appears to have been the family of David Logan. Land records indicate that David Logan owned land in Halifax County as early as 1747 when it was still part of Lunenburg County (Halifax County was formed from Lunenburg County in 1752). This family continued to be active in the records of Lunenburg County through the early 1760s and in Halifax County beyond 1800. The will of David Logan recorded in Lunenburg County in 1763 indicates he had sons David Jr. and John, as well as daughters who married into the Caldwell, Campbell, and Moore families. A James Logan who appears to be associated with this family begins appearing in the Lunenburg and Halifax County records in the mid 1750s. Other names such as William and Richard Logan begin appearing in the records in the late 1770s who may be a third generation of this family. This family can most often be identified in the records by the location where they lived which was on Banister River, or Elkhorn Creek of Banister River, in northwestern Halifax County. They also very frequently appear in the records with members of the Caldwell family.

The other group of Logans in early Halifax County, which is potentially the family of the four Logan brothers, began appearing in the records in 1761. William Logan purchased land on Long Branch of Lawson's Creek in April 1761 with Joseph Logan as one of the witnesses to the deed. In May 1762, Joseph and James Logan purchased land adjoining each other a short distance away on branches of Lawson's Creek. Roger C. Dodson's land research in the book Property Lines from an Old Survey Book, Halifax County, Virginia, 1741 to 190110 places these tracts of land in present day south central Halifax County near the community of Alton which is within a couple of miles of the North Carolina border. This portion of Halifax County lies south of the Dan River in an area where residents may have been more likely to have traded and socialized with persons from North Carolina rather than northern Halifax County. (I have seen claims that sections of Halifax County, Virginia south of the Dan River continued to receive mail via a North Carolina address as late as the 1960s.)

William, Joseph, and James Logan all appear several times in the records of Halifax County during the period of 1762 through 1765. In February 1765, Joseph Logan sells his land in Halifax County. The deed was proven in Halifax County court in September 1765 by a John Logan. In December 1765, William Logan sells his land. In January 1767, James Logan sells his land to a "Betty Login". William, Joseph, and James Logan are all mentioned in the Halifax County records in the following years regarding unpaid debts and old property lines, but it appears likely they may have been absent at that time. This group of Logans can be distinguished in the records through their location in the Lawson's Creek area south of the Dan River. They are often named in records that also reference their neighbors in this area such as the Rogers, Turners, Links, and Warrens. This group also frequently appears in the records with the spelling "Login" in contrast to the David Logan family which is almost always listed with the spelling "Logan".

Could this group of Logan's from Lawson's Creek be the family of the four Logan brothers? The William Logan of this group could be the presumed father of the four brothers as he would be about 52 years old in 1761 based on the record of his age from Spotsylvania County that implies he was born c.1709. It is not likely to be the William who was one of the four brothers as he would be only about 13 years old at this time based on the birth date of 1748 listed in his pension application. The Joseph Logan who bought land in 1762 could be the brother Joseph who became a Baptist preacher. If so, it would imply that Joseph was probably born in the 1730s or early 1740s, and was perhaps the oldest of the brothers. The John Logan who witnessed the deed when Joseph Logan sold his land in 1765 could be the brother John and perhaps he was appearing in the records for the first time as he was just then coming of age.

The mystery however is the identity of the James Logan who bought land adjacent to Joseph, and the Betty Login who bought James' land when he sold it in 1767. Perhaps this James and Betty are unknown relatives of the four brothers. Or perhaps they are unrelated. It would appear likely that James Logan left Halifax County based on the fact that he sold his land to Betty Logan in January 1767, and sold his personal belongings to John Watkins in April 1767 based on a deed book entry found in the records of the adjacent county of Pittsylvania, Virginia. It would also appear that the same tract of land that James Logan sold to Betty Logan in 1767 was later sold by James Bradley of Tryon County to John Warren of Halifax County in August 1772. No record has been found which indicates how the land was transferred from Betty Logan to James Bradley. It is conceivable that Betty Logan may have married James Bradley and moved with him to Tryon County. There are records confirming a James Bradley was in Tryon County, but it is unknown whether Betty Logan was his wife.

Although no original documents are known to exist that directly state the four Logan brothers were present in Halifax County, there is the following circumstantial evidence which supports this possibility:

  1. In his Revolutionary War pension application, Drury Logan stated "I was born in Halifax County, State of Virginia in the year 1762"37. Modern day DNA testing has shown that the descendants of Drury Logan share a common Y-DNA signature with descendants of the four Logan brothers, suggesting they share a common male ancestor from the not too distant past. Assuming Drury Logan was accurate in his statement of his birth, this provides strong evidence that someone from the four Logan brother's family was present in Halifax County, Virginia in 1762.
  2. Evidence indicates there was a strong migration from the area of Spotsylvania and Orange Counties to the southern part of Halifax County in the 1750s and 1760s. The book Warrens and Related Families of North Carolina and Virginia55, by Holland D. Warren, names more than 25 individuals who made this migration including a William Login of Spotsylvania County. Roger C. Dodson's land research10 shows the location of the Halifax County land owned by William, Joseph, and James Logan, as well as the owners of the land that surrounded them. Within a half a mile or so there are a number of family names such as Rogers, Link, Warren, Salmon, and Turner that are likely immigrants from Spotsylvania County.
  3. The Logans interacted with the McEntire family in both Halifax County, Virginia and Tryon/Rutherford County, North Carolina. In February 1765, James McEntire purchased half of the land that Joseph Logan owned in Halifax County (witnessed by John Logan). In July 1765, James McEntire and James Login witnessed a Halifax County estate sale in which Betty Login purchased items from Richard Sprigg. In June 1771, John Login and James McEntire witnessed a deed on Buffalo Creek in Tryon County. In a July 1772 Tryon County trial involving John Winbron, Sr. vs. William Logan, Alexander McEntire was replaced on the jury by Samuel Biggerstaff (a possible indication that Alexander McEntire was acquainted with William Logan). In April 1778, John McEntire purchased 300 acres bordering Joseph Logan on Harris Creek of First Broad River. In August 1788, Joseph Logan transferred 100 acres on Harris Creek of First Broad River to John McEntire (witnessed by William McEntire). The research of Miles Philbeck34 traces the McEntire family from Halifax County, VA and Orange/Granville County, NC to Tryon County, NC. (Click here for an online version of this research - search on both "Logan" and "Login" in this file.) The book Mackentire by Russell Hicks McEntire28 outlines the McEntire family of Tryon County, NC. Among the children of Alexander McEntire, Sr. were Mary, James, Alexander Jr., and William. Mary married Joseph Green and was the mother of William Green who lived near William Logan on Buffalo Creek. James was a Judge, Magistrate, and Justice of the Peace from 1769 to 1779 in Tryon and Rutherford Counties. He is said to be buried on the east side of Buffalo Creek.
  4. The book A history of Kentucky Baptists by J.H. Spencer51 indicates that Joseph Logan married an Annie Bias. This assumption supported by the existence of an individual named Bias (or Byars) Logan who is presumed to be their son. He witnessed a deed for his father in Greenville County, SC in 1787, and appears in the 1790 census of Greenville County, SC. In the 1790 census he is listed in a household along with two females and a male under 16 suggesting that he may have had a wife and two children by that time. This makes it likely that he would have been born sometime before 1770 and therefore Joseph and Annie would have been married sometime in the 1760s or possibly earlier. An examination of the records of Granville and Orange Counties in North Carolina reveals that members of the Byars/Byas family were present just across the border from Halifax County, Virginia from the late 1750s. There is evidence that these Byars/Byas families were connected to Hanover and later Louisa Counties in Virginia which bordered Spotsylvania County where the four Logan brothers came from. There is further evidence to indicate that these Byars/Byas families later migrated to the Tryon County, North Carolina region where the four Logan brothers later settled. This suggests that there was opportunity for Joseph Logan to have met and married Annie Bias before or during his time in Halifax County, Virginia. See the Byars Family web page for detailed records of the Byars/Byas family in Granville, Orange, and other counties.

The dates of formation of Halifax and surrounding Virginia counties were as follows: Lunenburg County was formed from the western portion of Brunswick County in 1746. Halifax County was formed from the southwestern portion of Lunenburg County in 1752. Bedford County was formed from the northwestern portion of Lunenburg County in 1754. Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties were formed from what remained of the western portion of Lunenburg County in 1764. Pittsylvania County was formed from the western portion of Halifax County in 1767. Halifax County assumed its approximate present day boundaries following the formation of Pittsylvania County.

Listed below are the records from Halifax County, Virginia that may potentially reference the family of the four Logan brothers. Click here for Halifax County records of other Logans, and similarly spelled surnames such as Ligon and Loggins, that are assumed NOT to be related to the four Logan brothers.

Deed Book 3, p.164, 25 April 1761
WILLIAM BYRD of Charles City Co to JOHN ROGERS of Halifax Co, for £ 1/5/0, 254 acres on the branches of Hico, joining HENRY CHAMBERS, HENRY JONES & ABEL MANN and JOHN ROGERS's lines... All woods, underwoods... DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD...
Signed: WILLIAM BYRD
Wit: WILLIAM USSERY, WILLIAM USSERY JR, JOHN SALMON, JOSEPH LOGIN, WILLIAM LOGIN
Recorded 20 August 1761
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.47)7

Deed Book 3, p.167, 27 April 1761
WILLIAM BYRD of Charles City Co, to WILLIAM LOGIN, for £ 3, 237 acres on the head of Long Br. beg. at Stith's cor... All woods, underwoods... DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD...
Signed: WILLIAM BYRD
Wit: JOHN ROGERS, JOSEPH LOGIN, JOHN SALMON
Recorded 20 August 1761
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.47)7

Deed Book 3, p.169, 24 April 1761
WILLIAM BYRD of Charles City Co, to JOHN SMITH of Halifax Co, for £ 3/12/0, 210 acres on Colman Cr... JOHN WARREN's line... All woods, underwoods... DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD...
Signed: WILLIAM BYRD Wit: JOHN (J) WARRIN, JOHN ROGERS, JOSEPH LOGIN, JOHN SALMON
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.47)7

June Court 1761, Plea Book 3, p.236:
A deed from WILLIAM BYRD, Esq, to JOHN ROGERS, was proved by the oaths of JOSEPH LOGAN and WILLIAM LOGAN, 2 of the witnesses, & OC.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.108) 15

June Court 1761, Plea Book 3, p.237:
A deed from WILLIAM BYRD, Esq, to WILLIAM LOGAN, was proved by the oaths of JOSEPH LOGAN and JOHN ROGERS, 2 of the witnesses, & OC.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.108) 15

June Court 1761, Plea Book 3, p.256:
GEORGE WATKINS, Plt, vs. JOSEPH LOGAN, Deft, On a petition. This day came the Plt by PAUL CARRINGON, his atty, and Deft not appearing, the Plt proved his account for 1 £ 5 shillings and 4 pence, to be just. Judgment for Plt for the debt afd.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.116) 15

July Court 1761, Plea Book 3, p.269:
A deed from WILLIAM BYRD, Esq, to JOHN SMITH, was proved by the oaths of JOSEPH LOGIN and JOHN SALMON, 2 of the witnesses thereto, and OC.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.121) 15

July Court 1761, Plea Book 3, p.274:
THOMAS ERSKINE, Plt, vs WILLIAM LOGIN, Deft, In Debt. This day came the Plt by PAUL CARRINGTON, his atty, and came also JOHN SMITH and PETER ROGERS, who become special bail for the Deft. Then the Deft says that he cannot gainsay the action of sd Plt, nor but that he owes Plt 30 £ 4 shillings and 5 pence as alleged. Judgment for Plt for the debt afd. But this judgment (cost excepted) is to be discharged by the payment of 10 £ 19 shillings and 2 pence half penny with legal interest on 15 £ 2 shillings and 2 pence half penny from Jun 1, 1757 to Jun 16, 1761, and from thence, interest on the afd 10 £ 19 shillings and 2 pence half penny until paid. And by consent of the Plt by his atty, ordered that execution on this judgment be stayed 2 months.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.123) 15

August Court 1761, Plea Book 3, p.306:
A deed from WILLIAM BYRD, Esq, to WILLIAM LOGIN was further proved by the oath of 1 of the witnesses, & OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.135) 15

Deed Book 3, p.328, 20 May 1762
WILLIAM BYRD, Esqr. of Charles City Co. to JOSEPH LOGAN of (county not given), for £ 3, 400 acres on the Lick Br. beg. at CHAMBERS's cor... All woods, underwoods,... DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD...
Signed: WBYRD
Wit: JOHN ROGERS, ANN A. ROGERS, LUCY ROGERS
Recorded 20 May 1762
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.64)7

Deed Book 3, p.369, 20 May 1762
WILLIAM BYRD of Charles City Co to JAMES LOGAN of Halifax Co, for £ 2, 200 acres on a branch of Lawsons Cr. beg. at JOSEPH LOGAN's cor... JOHN ROGERS' line... JOSEPH LOGAN's cor... All woods, underwoods... DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD...
Signed: WByrd
No wit.
Recorded 20 May 1762
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.68)7

May Court 1762, Plea Book 3, p.471:
A deed from WILLIAM BYRD, Esq, to JOSEPH LOGAN, was ack. by DAVID CALDWELL, atty for sd Byrd, & OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762, (Plea Book No. 3), p.208) 15

Deed Book 4, p.243, 19 May 1763
WILLIAM BYRD of Charles City co. to JOSEPH TURNER of Halifax Co., for £ 2, 210 acres on branches of Lawsons Cr... ABRA. ROGERS' cor... LINK's cor... LOGAN's cor... YOUNG's old line... MARTIN's line, JOS. TURNER's pointers... All trees, woods... DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD...
Signed: WByrd
No wit.
Recorded 19 May 1763
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.88)7

May Court 1763, Plea Book 4, p.40:
CHARLES PERKINS, Plt, vs DANIEL OBARR, Deft, In Case. This day came the Plt by his atty, and thereupon came a jury, to wit, RICHARD BROWN, THOMAS SPENCER, WILLIAM LOGAN, JABEZ EVANS, JOHN ARMSTRONG, ANDREW WADE, SAMUEL ROBERTS, ARTHUR BEARDING, MICAJAH WATKINS, WILLIAM DOUGLASS, JOHN DOUGLASS, & JOHN WADE, who say Plt has sustained [damages], because of the Deft's breach of the promise and assumption in the declaration specified, to 1 penny. Ordered that the Plt recover against the Deft his damages afd.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.20) 16

May Court 1763, Plea Book 4, p.41:
GERMAN BAKER, ass[ignee] of Geo Walker, Plt, vs JAMES DILLARD, Deft, in Debt. This day came the parties by their attys, and thereupon came also a jury, to wit, ANDREW WADE, RICHARD BROWN, THOMAS SPENCER, WILLIAM LOGAN, JABEZ EVANS, JOHN ARMSTRONG, SAMUEL ROBERTS, ARTHUR BEARDING, MICAJAH WATKINS, WILLIAM DOUGLASS, JOHN DOUGLASS, and JOHN WADE, who say that the Deft has not paid the debt in the declaration specified, but that he owes the Plt 62 £. Judgment for Plt for the debt afd. But this judgment is to be discharged with the payment of half of the afd sum with interest from Dec 31, 1761.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.20) 16

May Court 1763, Plea Book 4, p.42:
JOHN BATES, Gent, Plt, vs JAMES MCKENDREE, Deft, In Case. This day came the parties by their attys, & thereupon came also a jury, to wit, ANDREW WADE, RICHARD BROWN, JOHN WADE, SAMUEL ROBERTS, THOMAS SPENCER, MICAJAH WATKINS, JABEZ EVANS, WILLIAM DOUGLASS, JOHN DOUGLASS, JOHN ARMSTRONG, ARTHUR BEARDING, & WILLIAM LOGAN, who say that the Deft did assume upon himself as charged, and do assess the Plt's damages to 9 £ 6 shillings & 6 pence. Judgment for Plt for the damages afd.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.20) 16

May Court 1763, Plea Book 4, p.45:
NICHOLAS MAYNARD, Plt, vs RALPH FLOWERS, PETER BOWMAN, & WM DILLINGHAM, Defts, In Debt. This day came the Plt by his atty, & thereupon came a jury, to wit, ANDREW WADE, RICHARD BROWN, JOHN WADE, WM DOUGLASS, JOHN DOUGLASS, JOHN ARMSTRONG, SAMUEL ROBERTS, THOMAS SPENCER, JABEZ EVANS, WILLIAM LOGAN, ARTHUR BEARDING, and DANNAT ABNEY, who say that the Plt has sustained damages by occasion of the Deft PETER'S not performing the condition of the writing obligatory in the declaration mentioned, to 7 £ 1 shilling and a farthing. Therefore it is ordered that sd Plt recover against sd Deft and JOHN GORDON, Gent, Sheriff, his damages afd. And the other Defts not being arrested, this suit as to them is dismissed.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.22) 16

May Court 1763, Plea Book 4, p.52:
GEORGE WATKINS, assignee of JOHN DICKIE, Plts, vs THOMAS BAILEY, Deft, In Debt. This day came the Plt by his atty, and thereupon came a jury, to wit, THOMAS SPENCER, RICHARD BROWN, JOHN WADE, ANDREW WADE, WILLIAM DOUGLASS, GRIFFITH DICKERSON, SAMUEL ROBERTS, JABEZ EVANS, WM LOGAN, ARTHUR BEARDING, WILLIAM MCDANIEL, and JOHN DOUGLASS, who say the Plt has sustained damages by occasion of the nonperformance of the assumption in the declaration specified, to 5 £ 8 shillings and 4 pence. Ordered that Plt recover against Deft and MERRY WEBB, who was returned security for his appearance, his damages afd.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.24) 16

Deed Book 4, p.384, 17 August 1763
CHARLES MULLINS of Halifax Co. to BENEDICTUS COTMAN of Lunenburg Co., for £ 20, 170 acres on the south side of Roanoke River, bet. at STITH's line... JAMES LOGIN's line... All woods, timbers, trees...
Signed: CHARLES (+) MULLINS
No wit.
Recorded 18 August 1763
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.97)7

Deed Book 4, p.403, 2 September 1763
CHARLES MULLINS of Halifax Co. to JOHN MURPHEY of same, for £. 25, and boarding of a child one year, 136 acres at the head of Dry Cr. (torn)... LOGIN's old line, part of 272 acres belonging to JOHN YATES and JOHN WARREN... All right, estate, interest, profit...
Signed: CHARLES (O) MULLINS, MARY (Y) MULLINS
Wit: JOHN HARRELSON, WM. LAWSON, JONATHAN GIBSON
Recorded 15 September 1763
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.99)7

September Court 1763, Plea Book 4, p.211:
DANIEL DEAN, Plt, vs JOSEPH LOGAN, Deft, On a petition. This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft not appearing, and the Plt having proved the Deft's assumpsit for 1 £ 10 shillings, ordered that he recover the same against the Deft.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.82) 16

June Court 1764, Plea Book 4, p.307:
WILLIAM STOKES, Gent, Plt, vs JOSEPH LOGIN Deft, On a petition for 1 £ 13 shillings & 8 pence, said to be due by a note of hand. This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft by a letter from under this hand, acknowledging himself indebted to the Plt in sd sum. Ordered that he recover the same against sd Deft, with interest from Jul 15, 1762.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.125) 16

June Court 1764, Plea Book 4, p.310:
WILLIAM BYRD, Esq, Plt, vs JOSEPH LOGIN Deft, On a petition for 3 £ 10 shillings, said to be due by a note of hand. This day came the Plt by his atty, and the Deft not appearing, and sd note of hand being produced, ordered that the Plt recover against the Deft the sd sum afd, with interest from Apr 27, 1761, and 7 shillings and 6 pence for lawyer's fee.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764, (Plea Book No. 4), p.125) 16

Deed Book 5, p.365, 15 February 1765
JOSEPH LOGAN of Halifax Co. to PETER ROGERS of same, for £ 5, 212 acres on long branch of Lawsons Cr., beg. at WILLIAM LINK's cor. th. south... a great stone, thence north... All trees, woods...
Signed: JOSEPH LOGAN
Wit: JNO FILES, JON. ROGERS, WILLIAM LINK
Recorded 16 May 1765
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.133)7

Deed Book 5, p.514, 27 February 1765
JOSEPH LOGAN of Halifax Co. to JAMES MCENTIRE of Orange Co., North Carolina, for £ 10, 200 acres beg. at a black oak thence north.... All woods, underwoods, profits...
Signed: JOSEPH LOGAN
Wit: JOHN LOGIN, RD. SPRIGG, WILLIAM LINK, REUBEN FRANKLIN
Recorded 19 September 1765
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.146)7

May Court 1765, Plea Book 5, p.42:
A deed from JOSEPH LOGAN to PETER ROGERS was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), p.27) 17

Deed Book 5, p.519, 15 July 1765
RICHD. SPRIGG of Halifax Co. to BETTY LOGIN of same, for £. 45, the following articles, goods, & chattles; 1 bay gelding about 14 hands high (branded), 1 dark bay mare 4 fet (? ft.) 2 in. high (branded T & G), 1 bright bay mare about 13 1/2 hands high (br. D), 3 cows, 1 brindle 2 black & white ones bought of MARY DIXON, 2 2yr. old stears, 1 cow calf, 2 bed ticks, 3 blankets, 1 plough & clevices & one small broad ax, two hammers, 1 drawing knife, 1 hand saw, 1 chair box unfinished & a pair of old chair wheels with the old appurtenances, one gun, 1 pot hook & 2 pots, 1 old fry pan, 2 old dishes & 6 plates...(other items too numerous to list)... All estate, right, title, interest...
Signed: RD. SPRIGG
Wit: BARBARA (B) ROGERS, SARAH (S) SHEPPARD, JAMES LOGIN, HARMAN MILLER, JNO. FREDK. MILLER, JAMES MCENTIRE
Recorded 19 September 1765
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.146)7

Deed Book 5, p.429, 29 July 1765
ROBERT GWIN of Halifax Co. to PETER DINKIN of same, for £ 28/11, 225 acres on Butrums Br., a water course of Lawsons Cr., part of a tract of 425 acres which CHARLES MULLINS sold to JOHN MANGRAM & ROBERT GWIN, adjoining SEDGWELL, ROBERTSON, JONES, LOGIN, & JOHN ROGERS... All woods, underwoods...
Signed: ROBERT (X) GWIN
Wit: JOHN SALMON, JOHN PORTARS, HERMON MILLER, JOEL (JS) SALMON, CHARLES (X) MULLING
Recorded 15 August 1765
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.138)7

August Court 1765, Plea Book 5, p.120:
A deed from JAMES MCENTIRE to JOSEPH LOGAN was proved by the oath of one of the witnesses, which is OC.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), p.63) 17

August Court 1765, Plea Book 5, p.124:
JOHN PORTER took the oath of a Constable, to act in the sd office in the room of WILLIAM LOGAN.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), p.65) 17

September Court 1765, Plea Book 5, p.177:
A deed from JOSEPH LOGAN to JAMES MCENTIER was further proved by the oath of JOHN LOGAN, one of the witnesses, and OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), p.86) 17

September Court, 1765, Plea Book 5, p.178:
A deed from RICHARD SPRIGG to BETTY LOGAN was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), p.87) 17

Deed Book 5, p.546, 16 October 1765
WILLIAM COPER (sic) of Halifax Co. to JOHN WILLIAMSON of same ... the sd JOHN COPER, for £ 5, 160 acres on the head of Deep Botim Cr ... Lawson's line ... All appurtenances thereunto belonging ... "unto the sd WILLIAM STOKES & the sd NATHAN TURNER grant sd JOHN WILLIAMSON" ... that the sd JOHN COPER to sd JOHN WILLIAMSON ...
Signed: JOHN (x) COPER
Wit: G. WATKINS, JOHN SANDERS SR., WILLIAM LOGEN
Recorded: 17 October 1765
MARY, wife of JOHN COPER, relinquished her right of dower
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.149)7

Deed Book 6, p.13, 9 December 1765
WILLIAM LOGAN of Halifax co. to PETER ROGERS of same, for £ 30, 237 acres on the head of the Long Branch, beg. at Stith's cor... All woods, underwoods, profits...
Signed: WILL LOGAN Wit: REUBEN FRANKLIN, EDWARDARD (also EDWARD) YOUNG, JOHN ROGERS, JOHN SMITH, JOHN (j) WARREN
Recorded 17 July 1766
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.151)7

Deed Book 2, p. 369, 23 May 1766
WILLIAM BYRD of Charles City Co, to JOHN SMITH of Halifax Co. for £ 3, 300 acres on the south side of Dan Ri. on the waters of Lawsons Creek, beg. at LINK's and LOGAN's corner line thence north.... All woods, underwoods, etc. DAVID CALDWELL by power of attorney for WILLIAM BYRD....
Signed: WBYRD
Wit: JAMES MCCRAW, DAVID GEORGE, JOHN ROGERS
Recorded: 21 August 1766
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.30)7

Deed Book 6, p.14, 29 May 1766
JOHN SMITH of Halifax Co. to PETER ROGERS of same, for £ 10, 300 acres on Lawsons Cr. beg. at LINK's & LOGAN's cor. line, thence north... All appurtenances thereunto belonging...
Signed: JOHN SMITH
Wit: JOHN ROGERS, JAMES JEFFERIES, JOHN ROGERS JR.
Recorded 17 July 1766
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.151)7

Deed Book 6, p.180, 23 January 1767
JAMES LOGIN of Halifax Co. to BETTY LOGIN, late of sd county, for £ 20, 200 ac. on a branch of Lawsons Cr., beg. at a cor. of a tract surveyed for JOSEPH LOGIN, thence north... JOHN ROGER'S line... JOSEPH LOGIN's cor. ... All woods, underwoods...
Signed: JAMES LOGIN
Wit: JAMES GREGORY, BURGIS HARRELSON, EZEKIEL HARRELSON
Recorded 20 August 1767
(Source: Chiarito, Halifax County Virginia Deed Books 2-6, 1759-1767, p.180)7

July Court 1766, Plea Book 5, p.252:
A deed from WILLIAM LOGAN to PETER ROGERS was proved by the oaths of EDWARD YOUNG, JOHN SMITH, and JOHN ROGERS, witnesses thereto, and OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1764-1766, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 1), p.120) 17

Pittsylvania County, VA Deed Book 1, p.76 - LOGAN from WATKINS, BILL SALE, 3 Apr 1767:
JOHN WATKINS of Halafax County for and in consideration of L09.08 current money of Virginia which be due to JAMES LOGIN of ye same county ... 1 white, horse, 1 mans sadle, 1 feather bed and firniture and bed stid, 1 chist and trunk, 7 stools, 2 pots and hooks, 2 dishes, 3 basons and 8 plates, a coten wheale, a linin wheale, a scilit, a looking glas, a pair of scales, a churn, 2 barels, a table, 2 irons, a ?hackle, a frein pan, 1 black cow with a crop... if said Watkins pays before 3 apr 1770 obligation to be void.
Wit: JOHN ROBERSON, JAMES CALDWELL
Signed: JOHN WATKINS L.S.
Rec: 27 Nov 1767
(Source: Payne, Pittsylvania County Virginia Deed Books 1, 2, and 3, p.10)31

July Court 1766, Plea Book 5, p.313:
PETER HOW, Esq, Plt, vs WILLIAM LOGAN, Deft, On a Petition. For reasons appearing to the Court, suit dismissed.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1766-1767, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 2), p.23) 18

August Court 1767, Plea Book 5, p.486:
A deed from JAMES LOGAN to BETTY LOGAN was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses and OR.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1766-1767, (Plea Book No. 5, Part 2), p.106) 18

August Court 1770, Plea Book 7, p.9:
PETER ROGERS, Plaintiff, vs WILLIAM LOGAN, Defendant, In Case. For reasons appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1770-1771, (Plea Book No. 7, Part 1), p.8) 19

April Court 1771, Plea Book 7, p.136:
PETER ROGERS, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES LOGAN, Defendant, in case. For reasons appearing, ordered that this suit be dismissed.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County Virginia Court Orders, 1770-1771, (Plea Book No. 7, Part 1), p.84) 19

Deed Book 8, p.418, July 16, 1772
From WILLIAM BYRD Esq of Charles City Co to WILLIAM TURNER of H, 7 £, on Lawsons Cr., about 494 acres, bounded by JOSEPH TURNER, ABRAHAM ROGERS, LOGIN, YOUNGER's old line. ROBERT MUNFORD by virtue of a power of atty, signed for Byrd.
Signed: W BYRD
Wit: none
Recorded: July 16, 1772
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County, Virginia Deeds, 1767-1772, p.79)21

Deed Book 8, p.448, Aug 7, 1772
From JAMES BRADLEY of Tryon Co to JOHN WARRIN of H, 25 £, on a branch of Lawsons Cr, about 200 acres, bounded by a tract of land surveyed for JOSEPH LOGIN, JOHN ROGERS, JOSEPH LOGAN.
Signed: JAMES (X his mark) BRADLEY.
Wit: JAMES WARRIN, HACKLEY WARRIN, WILLIAM WARRIN, JOHN ROGERS JR, TIMOTHY WARRIN.
Recorded: Sept 17, 1772
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County, Virginia Deeds, 1767-1772, p.83)21

Deed Book 9, p.164, Sep 18, 1773
From PETER ROGERS and ELIZABETH, his wife, of H, to ALEXANDER SHAW of Dinwiddie County, for 140 £, a certain tract of about 996 acres of land in H, and bounded by the lands of ROGER ATKISON, HACKLEY WARREN, the lands that formerly belonged to [blank first name] MURPHY, EDWARD SMITH, WILLIAM LOGAN, JOSEPH LOGAN, BENJAMIN COLTON, PETER ROGERS, PETER HUDSON. The tract formerly belonged to ANDERSON STITH, and conveyed by his executrix, JANE STITH, to the said PETER ROGERS in the General Court by deed dated [blank].
Signed: PETER ROGERS
Wit: NATHANIEL MANSON, ARCHD CAMPBELL, RT THOM[son]
Recorded: Nov 18, 1773.
(Source: TLC Genealogy, Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 9 (1773-1775), p.29-30)20

Notes on the Halifax County, VA Records

  1. In 1761 William Logan was ordered by the Halifax County Court to pay interest on a debt dating back to June 1, 1757. This may be an indication that he was present in Halifax County, VA as early as 1757.
  2. The land that William, Joseph, and James Logan bought in southern Halifax County was purchased from William Byrd III who inherited it as part of a vast tract of land owned by his father William Byrd II. William Byrd II had explored the area in 1728 as leader of an expedition to survey the Virginia / North Carolina border. In 1735, William Byrd II was granted 105,000 acres on the south side of the Dan River between the river and the North Carolina boundary. He called the tract of land "Havila". William Byrd II died in 1744 and the land passed to his son William Byrd III who sold pieces of it to many settlers in the 1750s and 1760s. William Byrd II wrote a book called "The History of the Dividing Line" which includes a description of the land in this area. He also wrote a book called "A Progress to the Mines" about his 1732 journey to Germanna in Spotsylvania County to see Alexander Spotswood's iron mines. William Byrd II had a sister Ursula that married Robert Beverley, Jr. This may be the same Robert Beverley who is referenced in the 1725 deed that William Logan witnessed in Spotsylvania County. Perhaps the Byrd family had connections to Spotsylvania County that led to a large number of Spotsylvania County residents migrating to the Havila tract in Halifax County. See Holland D. Warren's book55 for more information on the Byrd family.
  3. William and Joseph Logan both sold land to Peter Rogers in 1765. I have seen indications that he was son of an Abraham Rogers who migrated from Spotsylvania County. Abraham was son of another Peter Rogers whose name appears frequently in the early Spotsylvania County records. Click here for an Internet source that lists many records of the Rogers and other related families.
  4. A Reuben Franklin witnessed William and Joseph Logan's deeds when they sold their land in 1765. If this was Joseph Logan of the four bothers, then perhaps this Reuben Franklin was the inspiration for Joseph naming a son Reuben. Holland D. Warren's book55 indicates that Reuben Franklin came from the Franklins of Orange County, Virginia. A Revolutionary War pension application was filed by Andrew McGinnis in Barren County, Kentucky in 1833 in which he indicated he served from Halifax County, Virginia (click here to view a transcription). In the application he named Reuben Franklin (and a Thomas Bridges) among those who could attest to his service during the war. Barren County, Kentucky is adjacent to Warren County, Kentucky where Joseph Logan settled. Perhaps Joseph Logan knew Reuben Franklin in Kentucky.
  5. I have seen indications that an individual named Esom Graves was present in Halifax County in the 1770s (see internet sources #1, #2). There is circumstantial evidence to suggest that the brother John Logan may have had a son named Esom Logan who appears in the Rutherford County, North Carolina censuses of the early 1800s. An Esom G. Logan appears in the censuses of Floyd County, Georgia in 1860 and 1870. His place of birth is listed as North Carolina. A Thomas Logan died in Floyd County, Georgia in 1919 (see Internet source). In his death certificate Thomas was listed as being born in Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1844 and his father was listed as Esom Graves Logan. Are these names a coincidence, or is there some type of connection between these individuals?
  6. In 1749, William Logan gave a deposition in Spotsylvania County in the case of Bloomfield Long, Jr. Also among those giving a deposition was Larkin Johnston who was son of William Johnston and grandson of Larkin Chew, both of which William Logan interacted with in early Spotsylvania County. I have seen indications that Larkin Johnston moved from Spotsylvania County to the vicinity of Halifax County, VA and the Granville/Orange/Caswell/Person County area just across the border from Halifax County, VA. The following are Internet sources that list Larkin Johnston's Bible record and family tree.
  7. William, Joseph, and James Logan lived near a John Harrelson who left a will in Halifax County in 1764. In his will he identifies his brother Burgess Harrelson as his executor. When James Logan sold his land on Lawson's Creek in 1767, the deed was witnessed by Burgess Harrelson. Burgess Harrelson appears in the records of Orange County, NC (just across the border) during this time. In 1772 he left a will in Orange County, NC in which he names a daughter Drucilla Harrelson among his children. Drucilla married Nathan Byars who indicates in his Revolutionary War pension application that he was born in Granville County, NC in 1749 (Orange County, NC was formed from Granville County, NC in 1752). He remains in Orange County until after the Revolutionary War by which time the northern portion of Orange County had become Caswell County, NC. In 1785 he sells land on Stories Creek in Caswell County which would have been just a few miles from Lawson's Creek where the Logan's lived in Halifax County, VA. After leaving Caswell County, Nathan Byars moved to Rutherford County, NC and then Spartanburg County, SC, both near the Broad River area along the North Carolina / South Carolina border where the four Logan brothers settled. After Drucilla Harrelson's death, Nathan Byars married a Delphy Logan. Nathan Byars descendants also married Logans. See the Byars Family web page for more information.
  8. Tradition says the brother John Logan married a Passey, Pamela, or Pamey Collins. Families with the surname Collins were present in Halifax County, VA and Orange County, NC during the period the Logan's lived on Lawson's Creek. It may be worth investigating the possibility that John Logan met his wife during the time he was living in Halifax County.
  9. A 1762 deed from Halifax County, VA in which William Logan purchased land was witnessed by William Ussery and William Ussery Jr along with Joseph Logan. The name William Ussery later appears in the records of several other locations where one or more of the four Logan brothers were found. A Wm Usrey was listed along with Joseph Logan in the 1771 petition requesting formation of a new county from the northern portion of Orange County, NC. A William Usery was listed along with John and William Logan in the 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, NC. And a Wm Ussery was listed in the 1790 census of Greenville County, SC where the name Joseph Logan appeared in the records of the late 1780s. Did the movements of the Ussery family parallel that of the four Logan brothers?
  10. Page 177 of Holland Warren's book 55. includes the following information regarding James Logan. It references the "estate of James Logan" in November 1766 which would seem to imply that he had died by that time. But that doesn't seem to be the case as the deed abstracts from Halifax County, Virginia indicate that James Login deeded his land to Betty Login a couple of months later in January 1767:

    "On November 5, 1766 John Pryor, the father-in-law of William Stone, Sr. and a resident of Orange County, North Carolina, issued an order for attachment of the estate of James Logan to satisfy James Warren Jr. for 20 shillings Virginia money. Pryor ordered the attachment should be given to Timothy Warren to execute and return. It is assumed Pryor was a court justice in Orange. Timothy Warren must have been a constable in Halifax. James Warren Jr. was Timothy's brother; James Logan was a citizen of Halifax." 55.

  11. The Richard Sprigg who sold his belongings to Betty Login first showed up in the Halifax County records about 1762 and had left by 1769. It seems he never owned any land, but he appeared about 15 to 20 times in the court records, primarily as a plaintiff or defendant in court cases. In one March 1762 court record he was licensed to operate an ordinary at his home. In 1765 he sold his belongings to Betty Login. In a March 1769 court record he was listed as no longer being an inhabitant of the colony. I have found no references to indicate he had any other family members or that there were other persons named Sprigg in Halifax county at that time.

Orange County, NC Records

The name Joseph Logan appears twice in Orange County, North Carolina in 1771 and 1772. This suggests the possibility that the Joseph Logan who sold his land in Halifax County, VA in 1765 may have moved just across the border into Orange County, North Carolina. If this Joseph Logan is the Joseph of the four Logan brothers, then it would explain why he didn't appear in the records of the Tryon County, North Carolina region in the late 1760s and early 1770s as his father William and brother John did. Joseph can first be placed in the region where William and John settled when he appeared as Reverend Joseph Logan and was involved in the formation of the Sandy River Baptist Church in present day Chester County, South Carolina in 1776.

It may be impossible to prove that this is the Joseph of the four Logan brothers as many of the Orange County, North Carolina records prior to the Revolutionary War no longer survive. However, it's conceivable he studied in Orange County to become a Baptist preacher. And perhaps he met his wife Annie Bias there. Or maybe he had already met and married her when he lived in Halifax County, and he moved his family to Orange County to be near his wife's family.

The first Orange County record that Joseph Logan was listed in was a petition he signed in 1771 to request formation of a new county from the northern portion of Orange County. This is an indication he may have been living in the northern part of Orange County which would have been near his former home in Halifax County, Virginia. Also signing the petition were members of the Byas family (also spelled Byars, Bias, etc.) who may have been related to his wife Annie Bias. In 1777, Caswell County was formed from the northern portion of Orange County as a result of this and other petitions:

In 1771 a group of residents from the northern part of Orange County, NC petitioned the Governor of North Carolina to form a new county. Among those signing the petition were JOHN BYAS, ROBERT BYAS, WILLIAM BYAS, and JOSEPH LOGAN. A full list of names on this petition is available here.
(Source: Saunders, The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol IX, pp.89-90)41

Multiple copies of the above petition were circulated. Another copy dated 1773 includes the names ROBERT BYOS, BURGIS HARRALSON, ELIJA HARRALSON.

The book "When the Past Refused to Die, A History of Caswell County, North Carolina, 1777-1977" by William S. Powell includes a consolidated list of over 300 men who signed the the various copies of the above petition. Included on this list are JOHN BYAS, ROBERT BYAS, WILLIAM BYAS, ROBERT BYOS, JOSEPH LOGAN, BURGIS HARRALSON, ELIJA HARRALSON.
(Source: Powell, When the Past Refused to Die, A History of Caswell County, North Carolina, 1777-1977, p.54-57)36

The second Orange County record of Joseph Logan is found in Holland D. Warren's book on the Warrens and Related Families of North Carolina and Virginia55. His source for the record is identified only as the "private papers of Source A". Joseph Login is listed as a witness on a promissory note from John Ragdale to James Warren. The note is also witnessed by Hackley Warren. According to Holland D. Warren's book, James and Hackley Warren were sons of John Warren who came from Spotsylvania County and first bought land in Halifax County in 1757. Roger C. Dodson's book10 places John Warren's land on Warren's Creek only a short distance from that of William, Joseph, and James Logan on Lawson's Creek. The Logan and Warren families likely knew each other from Spotsylvania County. In 1749 a Lancelot Warren gave a deposition in support of William Logan in Spotsylvania County Court48: Holland D. Warren's book identifies Lancelot Warren as a first cousin of the John Warren who moved from Spotsylvania County to Halifax County.

"I JOHN RAGDALE of Oring County of the province of North Carolina do promise to pay or Cause to be paid on (or) before the 10th day (of) October Next the full and just Sum of 20 Shillings Virginia money unto JAMES WARREN of Halifax County - witness my hand and seal this 27th day of May 1772.
Signed: JOHN RAGDALE
Witnessed: JOSEPH LOGIN, HACKLEY WARRIN".
(Source: Warren, Warrens and Related Families of North Carolina and Virginia, p.182)55

The dates of formation of Orange County, North Carolina and surrounding counties were as follows: Orange County was formed from Granville, Bladen, and Johnston Counties in 1752. Orange County was reduced in size in 1770 when Chatham and Guilford Counties were formed from its southern and western portions. Its size was further reduced in 1777 when Caswell County was formed from its northern portion. The eastern half of Caswell County became Person County in 1791. Present day Person County lies just across the border from where William, Joseph, and James Logan owned land in Halifax County, Virginia.

Notes on the Orange County, NC Records


Mecklenburg County, NC Records

Mecklenburg County Original Land Survey Index, 1763-1768:
File: 2192
Grantee Name: Borein, John
Grant Date: 1767
Chainbearers: Logan, John, Collins, James
Watershed: McEntires Cr. of Broad R., Suck Br.
(Source: Philbeck, Mecklenburg County Original Land Grant Survey Index, 1763-1768)35

Mecklenburg County Original Land Survey Index, 1763-1768:
File: 2439
Grantee Name: Logan, John
Grant Date: 1768
Chainbearers: none listed
Watershed: McEntires Cr., Long Br.
(Source: Philbeck, Mecklenburg County Original Land Grant Survey Index, 1763-1768)35


Tryon County, NC Records

Deed Book 1, Pp.86-87: 23 Oct 1769, JOHN STANDFORD of Tryon Co., to ESSEX CAPSHAW of same, son of FRANCIS CAPSHAW decd, and ELIZABETH his now relict, for natural love to his half brother sd. ESSEX CAPSHAW ... half of tract on N side Main Broad River, granted to THOMAS HOOPER, 27 Apr 1767 ...
Signed: JOHN STANDFORD (SEAL), SARAH STANDFORD (SEAL)
Wit: PETER QUIN, WILLIAM LOGAN.
Rec. Oct. term 1769.
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.7)22

Court Minutes, July term 1770; On motion of JAMES FORSYTH it is ordered by the Court that HUGH QUIN, JOHN STANFORD, JOHN LOGAN, GEORGE GIBSON, GEORGE JULIAN, WILLIAM YANCEY, GEORGE BLANTON, JAMES FORSYTH, NATH'L CLARK, JOSEPH NALE, JOHN SMITH, JOHN HARKNESS serve as Jurors to Lay out a road from HUGH QUINS ford on Buffelo the Nearest and best way to Julians Mill from thence to GEORGE GIBSONS on Bullocks Creek from thence the nearest & best way unto Charlestown Trading Road & that they appear before GEORGE BLANTON Esqr the 28 day of August then & there to take the Necessary steps to Qualify them for their Charge.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.40)24

Court Minutes, April term 1771; On petition ordered by the court that WM. LOGAN a very aged poor and infirm man being altogether unable to support himself by this Labour be recommended to the General Assembly of this province as an Object of Charity who ought to be Exempted from payment of Taxes.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.67)24

Deed Book 1, Pp.483-484; 16 June 1771, THOS HARROD of Tryon Co., & Parish of St. Thomas, to JOHN OAKS of same, for £ 20 NC money ... land granted to sd. HARROD, 1765, on both sides Buffalow Creek, 275 A, adj. JAMES GREEN ...
Signed: THOMAS HARROD (SEAL)
Wit: JOHN LOGIN, JAS. McENTIRE
Jurate. Rec. July term 1771.
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.35)22

Court Minutes, July term 1771; JOHN LOGAN is listed as petty jury member 6 in the trial of The King vs Moses Whitlow. Adultery. Jury impannelled and Sworn find the Defendant Guilty in Manner and form Charged in the Indictment.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.74)24

Court Minutes, July term 1771; JOHN LOGAN is listed as petty jury member 4 in the trial of The King vs Jacob Mauny. Jury Impannelled and Sworn find the Deft not Guilty in Manner and form Charged in the Indictment.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.75)24

Deed Book 1, Pp.624-625: 18 Oct 1771, THOMAS WARRIN of Tryon Co., to JOHN LUSK of the same, for £ 30 ... 186 A on a branch of Pinch gut, a branch of Clarks Creek adj. SIMEON HOFFES [HOSSES?] ... granted on 5 May 1769 ...
Signed: THOMAS WARRIN (SEAL)
Wit: WILLIAM PARKER, WILLIAM LOGAN (L), HENRY BALES (X).
Rec. July term 1772.
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.45)22

Court Minutes, April term 1772; JOHN LOGAN is listed as Grand Jury member 16.
[Note: The jury foreman is listed as Moses Moore which is probably the same Moses Moore who was father-in-law of the Drury Logan born in Halifax County, VA in 1762. Also listed in the jury as member 17 is N's Welch which is probably the Maj. Nicholas Welch who was later a leader of the Tory forces at the battle of Ramsour's Mill along with Moses Moore's son Lt. Col. John Moore].
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.92)24

Court Minutes, April term 1772; WILLIAM YANCEY vs JOHN LOGAN; Jury Impanneled and Sworn find the Defendant guilty assess to one penny Damages and Six pence Costs.
JOHN LOGAN vs. WM YANCEY; Same Jury. Impanneled & Sworn find the Def't Guilty & asses Damages to £ 0 0 1d &/6 Costs.
[Note: One of the jurors is JOHN STANFORD who is listed in other records relating to JOHN LOGAN.]
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.96)24

Deed Book 1, Pp.641-642; 5 May 1772, JOHN STANFORD & wf SARAH of Tryon Co., to THOMAS WARREN of same, for £ 70 like money ... land on both sides of Buffalo Creek about a mile from the mouth adj. ROBERT HUMPHRES, 200 A, granted on 25 Apr 1767 ...
Signed: JOHN STANFORD (SEAL), SARY STANFORD (O) (SEAL)
Wit: JOHN LOGIN, JOSEPH WARRIN, HUGH QUINN (H)
Rec. July Term 1772. (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.46)22

Court Minutes, July term 1772; A Deed of Sale from JOHN STANFORD & SARAH his Wife to THOMAS WARREN Dated the 5th Day of May 1772 for 200 acres proved by JOHN LOGAN Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.99)24

Court Minutes, July term 1772; JOHN LOGAN is listed as Petit Jury member 6 in the trial of The King vs James Wilson. Jury Impanneled & Sworn find the Def't Not Guilty in manner & form Charged in y'e Indictm't.
[Note: Among the list of jurors are the following names that appear in other records relating to JOHN LOGAN: HUGH QUINN, THOMAS WARREN, JOHN STANFORD.]
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.100)24

Court Minutes, July term 1772; JOHN WINBRON SR. & Wife vs WM. LOGAN and Wife. Same Jury with the alteration of SAM'L BIGGERSTAFF in the room of ALEX'R McENTIRE, THOS BLACK in the room of JACOB WILLIS, and DAVID MOORE in the room of WM. PARKER. Jury Impanneled & Sworn. Plaintiff non suit.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.102)24

Tryon County Land Grants:
Name: Logan, John
No. of Acres: 131
Location: Both sds of Shaul Crk
Date: 22 Jul 1772
(Source: Eswau Huppeday, Vol 9, No. 4, November 1989, p.228)54

Deed Book 2, Pp.39-40: 22 July 1773, JOHN MULLINAX & wf SARAH of Craven County, S.C. to JAMES PATTERSON of Tryon Co., for £ 50 proc. money ... land in Tryon Co., on a branch of Kings Creek, 400 A ...
Signed: JOHN MULLINAX (SEAL), SARAH MULLINAX (+) (SEAL)
Wit: ROBT. McAFEE, JOHN LOGAN
Rec. July term 1774.
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.64)22

Court Minutes, July term 1774; A Deed of Sale from JOHN MULLIMAX & SARAH his wife to JAMES PATTERSON for 400 acres Dated the 22nd Day of July 1773 proved in open Court by JOHN LOGAN Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Reg'd.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.128)24

Tryon County Land Grants:
Name: Logan, John
No. of Acres: 131
Location: Both sides of Shoal Creek
Date: 28 Feb 1775
(Source: Eswau Huppeday, Vol 9, No. 4, November 1989, p.228)54

Court Minutes, April term 1775; PETER SIDES assee &c vs. JOHN LOGAN & JAS McAFEE. Impannelled and Sworn find for the plaintiff and asses his Damage to £8 8 8 and /6d cost.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.154)24

Deed Book 2, Pp.169-171; July Court AD 1775, 22 Mar 1775, HENRY WRIGHT of Craven Co., S.C., to JOHN KIRKCONELL of Tryon Co., for £ 100 proc. money ... land on both sides main branch of Kings Creek including SHEARSES mill place, 500 A granted to WRIGHT ____ July 1774 & another tract on both sides Shoal Creek of first Broad River, including JONAS WELLS cabin and all improvements JOHN LOGAN made ... near McKNITT ALEXANDERs line, 400 A granted on WRIGHT 28 Feb 1775 ...
Signed: HENRY WRIGHT (SEAL)
Wit: AND NEEL, JOHN BAIRD.
Rec. July Term 1775.
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.73)22

Court Minutes, July term 1775; JOHN LOGAN is listed as grand jury member 15. Sworn & Charged.
(Source: Holcomb, Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779, p.157)24

Tryon County Land Grants:
Name: Logan, John
No. of Acres: 60
Location: Shoal Creek
Date: 25 May 1779
(Source: Eswau Huppeday, Vol 9, No. 4, November 1989, p.228)54

Tryon County Land Grants:
Name: Logan, William
No. of Acres: 500
Location: Borans Creek
Date: 9 Nov 1779
(Source: Eswau Huppeday, Vol 9, No. 4, November 1989, p.228)54


Rutherford County, NC Records

Deed Book A-D, Page 299: Grant to JOHN LOGAN, 60 A on Shoal Creek of Broad River, including Camp spring & WILLIAM LOGANS improvement adj. SAMUEL BRIER, CHARLES STICE, JOHN McNITT ALEXANDER ... 25 Mar 1780 ... RICHARD CASWELL.
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.155)22

Deed Book A-D, Page 406: Grant to JOSEPH LOGAN, 200 A on First Broad River adj. BEATY, including his own improvement ... 11 Oct 1783. ALEX MARTIN
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.163)22

Deed Book A-D, Pp.415-416: 2 Nov 1785, JOHN LOGAN of State of S.C., to JAMES HAMRICK of Rutherford Co., for £ 20 ... 60 A on a branch of Shoal Creek, adj. SAMUEL McBRIER, JOHN McKNITT ALEXANDER, HENRY WRIGHT, granted to JOHN LOGAN 21 Mar 1780 ...
Signed: JOHN LOGAN (SEAL)
Wit: GEORGE BLANTON, MOSES BRIDGES (X), JOHN MORGAN (X), JAMES CACUM(?)
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.164)22

Deed Book A-D, Page 477: 12 July 1779, GEORGE HERRIS of Rutherford Co., to JOSEPH LOGAN of same, for £ 70 ... land on both sides of Buck Creek of First Broad River, including his own improvements ... [200 acres] ...
Signed: GEORGE HERRIS (X) (SEAL)
Wit: SAMSON LAMKIN, ELIAS MORGIN, MARTHA LAMKIN (X).
(Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.168)22

Deed Book F, Page 126: No. 694, 8 April 1788, THOMAS WHITE to JOHN McENTYRE for 100 pds., 300 a. on Harrisis Creek of First Broad River begin. JOSEPH LOGAN's corner. TMO. RIGGS, BENJAMIN WILKERSON, WILLIAM WILLIAMS.
(Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.20)9

Deed Book F, Page 175: No. 746, 23 Aug. 1786, JOSEPH LOGAN of Spartanburg Co., S. C. to JEREMIAH OSBORNE of Rutherford Co., N. C. for 60 pds. sterl. 135 a. in Rutherford Co. on both sides First Broad River adj. SHILTEN. Pat. granted 1783. THOMAS LOGAN, JOHN BRIDGES.
(Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.27)9

Deed Book G, Page 291: No. 845, 30 May 1789, WILLIAM LOGAN of York Co. S. C. to WILLIAM McSWAIN of Rutherford Co., for 50 pds. sterl. tract of 500 a. land in Rutherford Co., on Main Broad River, [? Bareus] Creek, adj. JACOB RANNOLDS on N.E. side, includ. his own improvement. Granted by Pat. 13 Oct. 1783. A. BEDENEGO-x-ADAMS, DAVID-x-McSWAIN.
(Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.40)9

Deed Book H, Page 315: No. 865, 16 June 1787, JOSEPH LOGAN of Greenville Co., S. C. to JOHN BRIDGES of Rutherford Co. N. C. for 10 pds. sterl. tract of 65 a. being part of a tract of 200 a. granted sd. LOGAN on both sides First Broad River. Begins at BEATY's line and runs up the river to branch known s the Flat Rock branch. WILLIAM-x-BRIDGES, JOHN LEWELLING.
(Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.43)9

Deed Book J, Page 59: No. 1053, 8 Jan. 1792, JOHN BRIDGES to MICHAEL HOGAN for 34 pds, 5 shill. tract of 65 a. on both sides Little Broad River up Flat Rock branch, it being part of a tract of land cont. 200 a. granted to JOSEPH LOGAN and fr. LOGAN to sd. BRIDGES. Land joins BEATY. Rec. 7 Aug. 1793. A. MOORE, ROBERT IRVINE.
(Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.71)9

Deed Book L, Page 411: No. 1402, N. C. Grant No. 538, Martin to WILLIAM CANE for 30 shill. every 100 a. on Borans Creek adj. WILLIAM LOGAN, 16 Nov. 1790, Rec. April 29, 1795.
(Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.118)9

Deed Book 37-38, p. 599-601: 12 November 1831, DRURY LOGAN, WM LOGAN, and JOS LOGAN all of York District & State of SoCarolina & CHARLES HESTER, SIMPSON HESTER, & THOMAS LOGAN all of Spartanburg District and State of SoCa (all Legatees of THOMAS Dec'd) to FREEMAN LOGAN of the County of Rutherford & State of NoCa ... for 100 dollars ... 100 acres ... in the County of Rutherford & State of NoCa on the waters of Mill Creek ... joining the South Carolina State line and JAMES MCIRRAIN. Wit. H. W. KERR, TISDALE LOGAN. Signed: WILLIAM LOGAN, JOSEPH LOGAN, DRURY LOGAN, THOS LOGAN, CHAS X HESTER, SIMPSON HESTER. Recorded: 30 November 1832.
(Source: Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 37-38, p.599-601)


York County, SC Records

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.241-243:
16 Feb 1785, John McKnit Alexander of Mecklenburgh County, NC to James Willson of Craven County, SC, for £78, tract in Camden District on Kings Creek below Collins line, to an older line (the late proprietor, the late James Willson, father to the above named James Willson), 442 acres, so that there is no more than 198 acres of the said old survey of 600 acres John Willson now lives on, reference of said old pattent to John Brandon 24 April 1768 and by him conveyed to John McKnit Alexander 8 Sept 1768. J. Mc. Alexander (Seal), Wit: John Logan, Carl Stiss, Enoch Hambrick (mark). Wm. Champion (P), Hezekiah Collins (H). Proved by the oath of John Logan 11 Feb 1786 before James Wilson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.48)26

York County, SC, Deed Book D, p.40-44:
14 Oct 1785, John Copeland of York County to John Logan of same, for £200 sterling, tract on north side Broad River and both sides of McEntires Creek, 150 acres including the mil and plantation formerly known by Wades Mill, granted to James McRay 19 March 1773 by SC and conveyed from James McRay to Thomas Wade Sr. then from Thomas Wade Sr. to John Copeland. John Copeland (LS). Wit: Jos Camp, Thos Camp. Proved by the oath of Joseph Camp 31 July 1789 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.110)26

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.411-412:
13 Dec 1785, David Adams of Camden District, SC, to Thomas Logan of same, for £25 proc. money, tract on west side of Buffaloe near Joseph Green's line. David Adams (LS). Wit: Jno Willson, William Willson, William Login. Proved in Camden District by the oath of William Login (mark) before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.62)26

York County, SC, Minutes of July Court 1786, p.45-46:
Ordered that the Sheriff Summon the following persons to appear at next Court as Grand and Petit Jurors, Viz. For the Grand Jury: Thos. Logan is one of 20 names listed.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.13)56

York County, SC, Deed Book A, p.203-205:
5 Feb 1787, Samuel Morgan of York County, SC, planter to Abraham Green of same, planter, for £20 sterling, tract on the east side of Buffaloe Creek, part of the place said Morgan now lives on, 75 acres, part of 200 acres granted 25 Nov 1771 to John Tagert and conveyed from him to Drury Robinson and from Robinson to said Morgan, recorded in the Aud'r Genls Office in SC in Book M, No. 18, page 450. Samuel Morgan (LS), Wit: James Bridges, Thomas Logain (X), John Morgain (H). April Court 1787, acknowledged in open court and ordered to be recorded.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.15)26

York County, SC, Minutes of October Court 1787, p.121:
Achilles Holt against John Logan. Case. Agreed by the parties, defendant to pay Costs.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.36)56

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.237-239:
William McBrayer of York County, to Daniel Quin of same, for £80 sterling, tract on the north side of Broad River, 125 acres including the plantation whereon McBrayer now lives, originally granted to Edward Dickson by NC 16 Dec 1769, conveyed by Edward Dickson to Hugh Quin from Hugh Quin to Anthony Morgan and from Anthony Morgan to William McBryer. William McBrayer (LS), Wit: Peter Quin, Robert Gilmore (mark), John Logan (mark). Proved by the oath of Peter Quin 26 Jan 1789 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.47)26

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.264-265:
20 Jan 1789, Gabriel Washborn of York County, SC, to William Logan of same, for £50 sterling, 200 acres on branches of Buffalo Creek, waters of Broad River part of a tract granted to said Washburn 27 Oct 1786. Gabriel Washborn (G), Wit: Thomas Martin, Jesse White (X), George Taylor. Proved by the oath of Thomas Martin 4 Sept 1790 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.49)26

York County, SC, Deed Book C, p.560-563:
25 Jan 1789, Vardry McBee of Spartanburgh County, SC, to John Logan of York County, for £10 sterling, tract on branches of Certains Creek adj. said Logan's own land, adj. James Collins' line formerly William Dobbins's line, 140 acres granted 18 Sept 1785 by SC. Vardry McBee (LS). Wit: Anthony Logan (O), Isam Logan (O). Proved by the oath of Anthony Logan 10 July 1790 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.107)26

York County, SC, Minutes of April Court 1789, p.195:
Grand Jury: James Powell (foreman), Nicholas Whisenhunt, John Moore, Thomas Logan, Robert Bratton, John Jordan, John Venables, James Risk, William McNabb, Joseph Boggs, Demcy Winburne, John Kerr, & Joseph Clark.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.57)56

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.265-267:
9 Nov 1789, William Green of Rutherford County, NC, to William Logan of York County, for £70 sterling, tract on Buffalow Creek, waters of main Broad River, 140 acres, part of a tract granted 3 April 1786 for 150 acres, recorded in Book KKKK, page 63. Wm Green (LS), Wit: Wm Parker (mark), Jacob Green, William Ellis. Proved by the oath of Jacob Green 28 Aug 1790 before Jas. Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.49-50)26

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.297-299:
20 Jan 1790, William Logan of York County to William Wilkie of Rowan County, NC, for £70, tract on the branches of Buffalo Creek, waters of Broad River part of a tract granted to Gabl Washborn 17 Oct 1786. William Logan (Seal). Wit: Thomas Martin, Jess White (mark), George Taylor (X). Proved by the oath of Thomas Martin 4 Sept 1790 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.52)26

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.261-262:
29 Jan 1790, Hugh Quin Senr of York County to James Wylie, M.D., of same, tract on both sides McEntires Creek, waters of Main Broad River adj. Charles Copeland, James Logan, 200 acres on the north boundary line, granted to said Hugh Quin 21 Jan 1785. Hugh Quin (H) (LS), Wit: Michael Hogan, Hugh Quin Junr. Proved by the oath of Hugh Quin Junr 26 July 1790 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.49)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.84-85:
29 Jan 1790, John Logan of York County to Daniel Quin of same, for £18 sterling, tract on east side of Broad River adj. Dixon, where Daniel Quin now lives, it being also the second of sand tract of land that John Logan now lives on, 34 acres. John Login (LS), Wit: George Tennell, Anthony Login (O), Thomas Collins. Proved by the oath of Thomas Collins 21 Aug 1790 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.137)26

York County, SC, Minutes of October Court 1790, p.280:
Grand Jury Impannelled & Sworn, viz, Peter Quinn, foreman, Daniel Quinn, John Logan, James Campbell, Isaac Gillham, Peter Akins, James Venables, James Hetherington, William McAdow, John McNabb, John Gordon, Thomas Collins, & Nicholas Seehorn.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.85)56

York County, SC, Deed Book C, p.114-116:
15 Sept 1790, William Motes of Fairfield County, SC, to Hugh Quinn Jr. of York County, for £80 sterling, tract on both sides of Dolittle Creek, waters of Broad River, 200 acres. William Motes (mark) (LS). Wit: Samson Lamkin, Thomas Login (+), Silas Mote. Proved by the oath of Thomas Logan 9 Oct 1790 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.74)26

York County, SC, Deed Book C, p.312-313:
John McCulloch of Spartanburgh County, SC, bound to William Wilkie of Youk County in the penal sum of £50 sterling, 16 July 1791, to make title to 200 acres of land being Bounty for services as a soldier, on a branch of Buffaloe Creek adj. James Ballmer, Gabriel Washburn. John McCulloch (LS), Wit: Robert Hannah, William Login. Proved by the oath of William Logan 4 Feb 1794 before James Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.90)26

York County, SC, Deed Book B, p.407-409:
5 Oct 1791, Peter Quinn, farmer, of Camden District, York County, to John Morgan of same, for £16 sterling tract on west side of Buffaloe Creek, 175 acres adj. John Bridges' lower line called Fisher's line, right opposite to where Thomas Tate Junior formerly lived, adj. Vardry McBee, being part of two tracts of land. Peter Quinn (LS), Wit: Thomas Bridges, Thomas Logan (mark), Peter Morgan (mark). Proved by the oath of Thos. Bridges 3 Feb 1792 before Jas Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.62)26

York County, SC, Minutes of February Court 1792, p.330:
Michael Hogan vs. John Logan. P. & S. Ordered that the Pf. be nonsuited.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.103)56

York County, SC, Minutes of July Court 1793, p.50:
Shadrack Rawls & wife vs. M McWhorter, Agnes Young & James Young Junr. Sum. Pro. Ordered that a Ded. Po. issue to any three Justices of the peace of the State of Pensylvania to take the depositions of Robert Finney, Thomas Logan & Robert Hutchison as testimony in said suit, and to any three Justices of this County to take the Deposition of James Young Senr de bene esse.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.129)56

York County, SC, Minutes of February Court 1794, p.58:
Colo Wm Graham vs. William Copeland. Debt. John Logan came and enters himself secuity for costs, the Pf living out of this State.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.132)56

York County, SC, Deed Book D, p.125-128:
24 July 1794, John Logan of York County to John McKee of same, for £50, tract on waters of McEntires Creek, 300 acres. John Logan (LS). Wit: James Duncan, Mounteque Trimble. Proved by the oath of James Duncan 18 Jan 1796 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.114-115)26

York County, SC, Deed Book D, p.134-135:
John Logan and Thomas Logan of York County bound to John McKee in the penal sum of 224 silver dollars, 28 July 1794, to indemnify him of a deed for land on the long branch. John Logan (LS), Thomas Logan (LS). Wit: James Duncan, Montey Que Trimble. Proved by the oath of James Duncan 13 Jan 1796 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.115)26

York County, SC, Deed Book C, p.476-477:
South Carolina, County of York. Delpha Osburn (formerly Delpha Price) and Michael Orebock, both of State of Virginia, County of Green Briar, appoint our true and trusty friend Achilles Holt of York County, SC, to recover a tract of land grated by patent to Samuel Adams and deed from said Samuel Adams to John Price, 300 acres on Buffaloe Creek which said land Thomas Logan purchased from David Adams, 20 Oct 1794. Delpha Osburn (X) (LS), Michael Orebock (X) (LS), Wit: Jas Willson, J.P. This day Delpha Osburn formerly Delpha Price personally appeared and made oath that she had but one child by John Price whose name was Mary and further saith that she is married to the within Michael Orebock and who is now heir to the tract of 300 acres, 20 Oct 1794, before James Willson, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.102)26

York County, SC, Deed Book C, p.477-479:
26 Jan 1795, Delpha Osburn formerly Delpha Price and Michael Orebock, both of State of Virginia, County of Green Briar, and Achilles Holt of York County, SC, to Thomas Logan of York County, for £100, 300 acres on the west side of Buffaloe Creek adj. Joseph Green, granted to Samuel Adams from NC 5 May 1768. Akilles Holt (LS), Wit: Vardry McBee, William Logan. Proved by the oath of William Logan 27 Jan 1795 before Malcolm Henry, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.102)26

York County, SC, Minutes of February Court 1795, p.100:
A Jury for the next Court was drawn, who were as follows, Via: For Grand Jurors: Jacob Randolph, Wm Byers Senr, Henry Plaxco, Alexr Moore, Esq, Thomas Barnet, James Martin, John Clark, Elias Davidson, James Willson Esqr, Henry Houser, Joseph Moore, John Stevenson, Andrew Kerr, John Logan, Capt John Chambers, John Kerr, William Jenkins, Samuel Rainey, James Powell & Hugh Allison.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.147)56

York County, SC, Minutes of February Court 1795, p.106:
William Copeland vs. John Logan & John Bridges. Debt. Judgement confessed by John Logan according to the note with interest and cost of suit.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.149)56

York County, SC, Deed Book D, p.280-282:
5 May 1796, Thomas Logan of York County to Achillis Holt of same, for £100, tract on west site of Buffalo Creek near Joseph Green's line, granted to Saml Adams from NC 5 May 1768. Thos Logan (LS), Wit: Jacob Green, Jas Wylie. Proved by the oath of Jacob Green __ Aug 1795 before Peter Quinn, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.123)26

York County, SC, Deed Book D, p.222:
Edgefield County. This is to certify that I have authorized Akilles Holt to receive from John Logan the full value of the within mentioned, from said Logan in the year 1772. Sarah Chamberton (X). Hugh Middleton, J.P. [Recorded August 1796]
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.120)26

York County, SC, Minutes of February Court 1797, p.178:
John Egleston vs. John Logan. Sum. Pro. Decree confessed according to the note, with interest and cost of suit.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.176)56

York County, SC, Minutes of February Court 1797, p.180:
Sarah House vs. John Logan. Sum. Pro. Ordered that an Attachment issue for the body of James Gordon Junr, the subscribing witness to the note of hand, on which this action is brought, to compel his attendance at next Court.
(Source: Wells, York County South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1786-1797, p.177)56

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.23-24:
4 Aug 1797, Lydia Bridges, widow of James Bridges, of York County, to William Camp of Rutherford County, NC for £100 NC money, tract on Certians Mill Creek, including the mill now on said tract, 100 acres. Lydia Bridges (mark) (LS), Wit: John Logan, Henry Hooff. Proved by the oath of John Logan 4 Aug 1797 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.132)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.106-107:
4 Oct 1797, John Login & Ann Login his wife of York County, Pinckney District, to Anthony Login of same, for £10 sterling, 100 acres adj. said John Login, Copland, James Collins, plat granted 10 Jan 1775, granted to said McBee by SC 18 Sept 1785, conveyed from McBee to John Login (X). Proved by the oath of Joseph Collins 25 Jan 1798 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.140)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.168-169:
31 Jan 1798, John Login, of Pinckney District, York County to Anthony Login of same, for £100 sterling, tract on east side of Broad River on both sides of a certain mill creek including the plantation, mill and other improvements where the said John Login now lives, on the ridge between said creek and Broad River, plat dated 22 March 1773, a grant to James McRee By SC 19 March 1773, divided from the said McRee to Thomas Waid and from Waid to John Copeland and from the said Copeland to John Login. John Login (LS), Wit: Abisha Camp, Wm Camp. Proved by the oath of Abisha Camp 6 May 1798 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.149)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.392-393:
William Boyd of Chester District for $200 to Captain Abraham Green of York District, 169 acres, part of 198 acres granted to William Boyd 1 Jan 1797 on the waters of Bufloes Creek adj. John Standford, John Morgan, John Logan, 1 Feb 1800. William Boyd (LS), Wit: James Bridges, John Fowler (X). Proved by the oath of John Fowler 12 March 1800 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.176)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.394:
William Boyd of Chester District for $200 to Captain Abraham Green of York District, 180 granted to Reason Jenkins 6 Oct 1794 adj. Samuel Morgan, John Logan, 1 Feb 1800. William Boyd (LS), Wit: James Bridges, John Fowler (X). Proved by the oath of John Fowler 12 March 1800 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.176)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.530-532:
26 Feb 1795, Thomas Randolph, taylor, of York County to Daniel Quin of same, for £20 sterling, 200 acres on the north side of Broad River, part of two tracts granted for Samuel McBryer 3 April 1786 and the other granted to William McBrier 1 Dec 1788, which tracts have been conveyed from Samuel McBryer and William McBryer to Thomas Randolph adj. William Camp, John Logan. Thomas Randolph (Seal), Wit: John Sawall[?], William McBryer, John Gillmore (X). Proved by the oath of John Gillmore 1 April 1801 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.190)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.532-534:
19 April 1793, William McBryer of York County, Camden District, planter, to Thomas Randolph of same, taylor, for £4, tract on east side of Main Broad River on a branch of Cartains Mill Creek granted to William McBryer 1 Dec 1788 adj. Thomas Randloph's old line, John McFee, John Logan, 90 acres. William McBryer (Seal), Wit: Robert Gidmore, Reuben Hill, David McBryer. Proved by the oath of Reuben Hill 1 April 1801 before Peter Quinn, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.190-191)26

York County, SC, Deed Book E, p.534-536:
12 Feb 1793, William McBryar of York County to Daniel Quin of same, for £40 sterling, 80 acres adj. John Logan, William Camp, granted to Wm McBrier 1 Dec 1788. William McBryer (Seal), Wit: Reuben Hill, Anthony Logan (mark). Proved by the oath of Reuben Hill 1 April 1801 before Peter Quin, J.P.
(Source: Holcomb, York County South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume I: Deed Books A-E 1786-1801 [1772-1801], p.191)26


William Logan

William Logan's Pension Application

The following are transcriptions of selected documents from the Revolutionary War pension application of William Logan. They were transcribed by Joe Logan from microfilm images38 of the original documents which reside in the National Archives. The entire pension file consists of approximately fifty pages of information. Transcribed below are seven pages of the file that contain significant historical and genealogical information.

The following document is the primary statement provided by William Logan in his application for a pension:

The State of South Carolina }
York District               }  On this 16th day of
October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and thirty two personally appeared in open Court
before Wm D Martin Esq a judge of the Court of
Sessions for the said State being a Court of
Record & now sitting. William Logan
a resident of the State & district aforesaid
aged eighty three years and eleven months
who being duly sworn according to law doth
on his oathe make the following declaration
in order to obtain the benefit of the act of
Congress passed June 7, 1832

That he entered the service of the United States
as nearly as he can recollect some time about the
declaration of American Independence under the command
of General Williamson in his expedition against the Indians
the regiment in which he served was commanded
by Colonel Neil - that he sat out as he thinks
in the month of April.  That he was in an
engagement with the Indians at Black Hole
where the Indians were defeated - From then he went
to the Hiwassee river and went to the Indian Towns
and after destroying the Indian Towns he returned
home after an absence of about five months. he
was commanded in company by Capt Robt McAffe.
that he then resided in York District South Carolina
and was called out & went into service as above
stated as a volunteer.

That his next service was at Princes Fort still
under Col Neils command time not recollected
where he was absent on duty about four months as a volunteer
That as well as he can recollect the next service
he performed was as a volunteer under the
command of Major Frank Ross - the company he served
was commanded by Lieut Barron. - that from
year in the state & district aforesaid & commanded
as aforesaid he went to Briar Creek in Georgia
where Gen Ash was defeated near which he was
at the time of the defeat guarding some baggage
and provision waggons.  From there he went
to Augusta in Georgia Statue under Major Ross's
[page 2]
command where he remained for some time in the
entrenchments until he was discharded after having
served this time about four months.  his residence
was at this time in York District of So Carolina
That this service was performed in the year 1779

That he afterwards served under the command of
Capt Beatty North Carolina militia. that he was drafted
and as he thinks in a Regt commanded by Col Graham
that his service was principally performed at Nevils
Fort in North Carolina where he served three tours of
duty of one month each. and this was as he thinks
in the year 1780 or thereabouts & served three
months.- During this service he resided in Rutherford
County North Carolina where he had removed.  that
he afterwards about two years from that time moved
to South Carolina York District where he has
continued to reside

That in the expedition of Gen Williamson he
marched through North Carolina & the present State
of Tennessee.  In the expedition to Briar Creek
he marched through So Carolina Abbeville District
then 96 & by Ninety Six or Cambridge.  That
during the various terms of his service he does
not recollect that he was attached to or connected
with any continental troops except at the Black
Hole where Lieut Hampton with a few men of
the Continental troops was united with them

That he always took discharges from his officiers
which he has since lost.  That he has no documentary
evidence of his service nor can he as he is aware
of procure any such evidence but he can prove
his service in part by William M Carter who served
with him under Col Neil against the Cherokee
Indians, and by Capt James Martin

He herby relinquishes every claim whatever
to any pension or annuity whatever except
the present, and declares that his name
[Page 3]
is not on the pension roll of the agency of any
State.  He also states that during all this
time he acted as a private soldier.

Sworn to & subscribed the day & year aforesaid
in open Court.
                                  S/William Logan


We George Wilkie a Clergyman of said District
and Thos Martin a neighbor of the above named
applicant do hereby certify that we are well acquainted
with the said William Logan.  That we believe him
to be eighty three years of age.  that he is reputed &
believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have
been a soldier of the Revoluation.  And we concur in
that opinion.  Sworn to & subscribed this 16th
October 1832.
                                  S/George Wilkie
                                  S/Thos Martin

And the said court does hereby declare as the opinion
of the Court after due investigation and after
having put the interragatories prescribed by the
Department of War that the above named applicant
was a soldier of the Revolutionary War and served
as he states: And the Court further certifies that it
appears that George Wilkie who has signed the foregoing
certificate is a clergyman of York District &
that Thomas Martin who has also signed the form
is a neighbor of the said applicant & a credible
person and that their statement is entitled to
credit.  Given under my hand this
16 Oct. 1832
                                  S/W.D. Martin
                                  Presiding Judge

I Andrew McWhorter Clerk of the Court
of Gen Sessions & Com Pleas do hereby certify that the
foregoing contains the original proceedings of this
Court in the matter of the application of William
Logan for a pension.  In testimony whereof
I have hereunto set my hand & seal in this Court
at York Court House this 16th October 1832.
                                  S/Andrew McWhorter
                                  C.C.C.

[page 4]
Examination in open Court of William
Logan

Where and in what year were you born?
I was born in Spottsylvania County State of
Virginia Nov 11th 1748

Have you any record of your age; and if so, where
is it?
I have the record of my age in a Bible at home trans
scribed from a Bible of my father.

Where were you living when called into service;
where have you lived since the revolutionary war, and
where do you now live?
I was living in York District South Carolina when
called into service, I continued to live in said
District and State ever since the revolutionary war
except about two years that I resided in North
Carolina.  I now live in York District So. Carolina

How were you called into service; where you drafted, did
you volunteer, or were you a substitute?  And if a
substitute, for whom.
I volunteered every time I was in service.

State the names of some of the regular officers who
were with the troops when you served; such continental
and militia regiments as you can recollect, and
the general circumstances of your service?
There were no regular officers, or continental regiments
with the troops when I served except Lieutenant Ed.
Hampton a regular officer during my service at
Black Hole, the militia regiments as mentioned in my declaration

Did you ever receive a discharge from the service; and if so
by whom was it given, and what has become of it
I recieved discharges each time I was in service but have lost
them.

State the names of person to whom you are known in your present
neighborhood, and who can testify as to your
[statement available via microfilm ends here]


The following statement from Edward Frost provides a confirmation of William Logan's death and identifies his children:

South Carolina { I Edward Frost, one of the associate judges of the
York District  { State of the State of South Carolina, do hereby certify
               { that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited before
me to show that William Logan died at his late residence in
York District in South Carolina on the seventh day of January, One
thousand Eight hundred, thirty three, having previous to his death made
application for a pension under the act of the 7th June 1832, and
that he left no widow, but the following children to wit - Thomas,
John, Elijah, William, & Joseph Logan & Mary Packard, Margaret
Bowlin, that William & Margaret have since died & that the
above - viz - Thomas, John, Elijah, Joseph & Marry are the only surviving
children & all of lawful age.
Given under my hand, at York Court House, the 14th
day of April, 1849 -
                                   S/Edward Frost


South Carolina { I Ja. Kuykendal, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas
York District  { & General Sessions for York District State aforesaid,
                 do hereby certify that Edward Frost, whose signature
                 appears above, was presiding Judge, at Spring Term
                 1849 - Given under my hand & seal of office
                 at York Court House, this 14th day of April 1849 -
                 S/Ja. Kuykendal
                           C.C.C.P.& Q.S.


The following letter is one of several included in the pension application file that are copies of responses to persons requesting information on William Logan from the War Department:

                                            January 31, 1933
                                            xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                                            BA-J/EEL
                                            William Logan-S.18955
Mrs. C.G.Young
Proctor
Arkansas

Dear Madam,

     Reference is made to your communications requesting informa-
tion in regard to Joseph and William Logan, soldiers in the Revolu-
tionary War, of York County, South Carolina.

     A careful search of the Revolutionary War records has been made
in your behalf and no record found of a claim for pension having been
made to the United States on account of the services of Joseph Logan
or Login, of South Carolina.  The history of William Logan follows:

William Logan
S.18955

    William Logan was born November 11, 1748, in Spottsylvania
County, Virginia.

    While living in York District, South Carolina, he enlisted in
April, 1776, and served five months as a private in Captain Robert
McAfee's (?) Company, Colonel Neil's South Carolina Regiment, was in
an expedition against the Cherokee Indians, and in an engagement at
Black Hole and burned their towns on the Hiwassee River;  his next
service was four months as a private under said Colonel Neil, dates
not stated;  he enlisted in 1779 and served four months as a private
in Lieutenant Barron's Company, under Major Frank Ross; while living
in Rutherford County, North Carolina, he enlisted in 1780, and served
three months as a private in Captain Beatty's Company, Colonel Graham's
North Carolina Regiment, and after about two years, he returned to
York District, South Carolina.

    Pension was allowed on his application executed October 16, 1832,
while he was living in York District, South Carolina.

[Page 2]

    William Logan died January 7, 1833, in York District, South
Carolina.  He left no widow but the following children survived him,
the name of their mother is not stated.

    Thomas Logan
    Elijah Logan
    William Logan  - deceased in 1849.
    Joseph Logan
    John Logan     - living in York District, South Carolina, in 1848.
    Mary Packard
    Margaret Bowlin- deceased in 1849.

    There are no further data as to family.

                         Very truly yours

                         A.D. HILLER
                         Assistant to Administrator.

Other Notes on William Logan

  1. Click here to view photos of a memorial to William Logan placed at the Buffalo Baptist Church in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

John Logan

John Logan's 1827 Petition

The petition transcribed below from John Logan and wife is found in the North Carolina General Assembly records of 182733. A transcription of the petition was also published in The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal in November 199832. This petition is believed to be from John Logan of the four Logan brothers for the following reasons:

Some key facts provided by the petition are as follows:
  1. John Logan's birth date: 5 June 1743
  2. Birth date of his wife: 20 January 1745
  3. Marriage date of John and his wife: 16 August 1765
  4. Name of John's wife: Sarah

Photographs of the original petition taken at the NC State Archives on 2 August 2012 may be found in this PDF file (5.7MByte). The following is a transcription of the petition made from the photographed copy:

[Page 1 - Front]
To The Honourable General Assembly now
In session of the State of N. Carolina
We the undernamed and unhappy pertitioners
do Inform you that I myself John Logan and my
wife have Lived together Sixty two years the 16th
of Last August.  I have had the Rhuematic
pains for nine year and they have drawn me up
So I have not walked for the same Length of time
and through misfortune and affliction we are
In the poor hous and has been three years next Aprile
My wife is a member of a church where we have
Lived so Long which is near thirty miles from this
place and I have a hope which reaches beyond
the grave and this is a very disagreeable place to
any religious person.  and I acted as a malitia
officer In the Revolutionary War and often
ventured my property and life for Independency
and liberty and now we can live but a few
[mor]e day, our sun is most gone down I am
85 years old next June the 5th day and my wife 83 next January
the 20th day and we can get supported where we
have lived so Long for the same we can here anually
which would be a grate sattisfaction to us and now
in our old age we beg so much as we may be granted
that priveledge and Gentlemen In compliance
with the above request we pray the riches blessings
of heaven upon you.  Signed  John Logan
                             S. Logan

[Page 1 - Back]
We whose names are here unto annexed do
Recommend the consideration of the above
Petition to the honourable Assembly of North
Carolina for 1827

I do ceritify that John Logan acted as Lieutenent
under me for some Length of time in the Revolutionary War
Reuben Hill, junr   Abraham Goode Jno     Wm Green [Maj?]
David Hill          John N. Creese        Alfred [?]
                    Adam Waller           James B Goode
                    Joseph C[?]           Abraham Goode
                    George Freeman        Thos Goode
                    Reuben Hill snr       Andrew Headlow

[Endorsements indicate the petition was mailed from Rutherfordton, North Carolina
14 December 1827 to Daniel Goald Esqr, Member of the Assembly, Raleigh]


[Page 2 - Front]
The Committee of Propositions and Greivances
to whom was referred the Petition of John Logan
and wife of Rutherford County have had the same under
consideration and respectfully report -
That without going into a detail of all
the circumstances stated in the petition, the
sum of and substance of what the Petitioners
ask of the Legislature is, that a law may be
passed by which they may be discharged from the
Poor House of Rutherford County of which
they are at present inmates, and to which situation
they say they have been reduced by adverse
circumstances -
The Committee are of opinion that the
case of the Petitioners is one for the
consideration alone of the Wardens of the
Poor of the County of Rutherford, to whom is confided
by law the management of the Poor of their County.
They beg leave, therefore to be discharged from
the further consideration of the subject.
                          submitted
                          R. D. Gary C.

[Page 2 - Back]
Report on the Petition
of John Logan, and
Sarah his wife, of
the County of Rutherford

In H. Commons
31st Dec 1827. read
& concurred in -
By order
[P. Henderson, Clk?]


[Page 3 - Front]
The Committee of Propositions and Grievances to whom was refered
the petition of John Logan & his wife of the County of
Rutherford have had the same under consideration and
beg leave to report.
The Petitioners state they are old and superanuated and unable
to perform any kind of work for a livelihood.  That they
have been on the parish of the County for several years and
are now placed in the poor house of said County.  They
therefore pray to be released from the same and that a certain
sum of money be allowd them with the option on their
part to choose where they are to live.  It appears to your
Committee inexpedient & unnecessary for the legislature to
interfere in such cases.  They therefore recommend the adoption
of the following resolution.
Resolved that it is inexpedient to grant the prayer of
the petitioners John Logan & his wife.
                      Respectfully submitted
                      Thos Little Char

[Page 3 - Back]
Report on the case of
John Logan & his wife
of the County of Rutherford

In H. Commons
23rd Jan 1827. read
& concurred in
By Order
[P Henderson Clk?]

The following text from Griffin's History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties describes the administration of the Rutherford County, North Carolina poor house. John Logan's petition implies that he went to the poor house in April 1825, which would seem to be consistent with the statement that the poor house was built in the 1824-1825 time frame:

The wardens of the poor were selected [in 1820], as follows: John Moore, (merchant), Marvel Mills, Thomas Martin, Hugh Quinn, Elijah Patton, and John Bell. They levied a poor tax of 24 cents on each poll and 8 cents on each $100 valuation of land and 10 cents on each $100 valuation of town property.
...
Wardens of the poor were appointed [in 1824] for a term of three years, as follows: Philip Ransom, Jacob Michael, Elijah Patton, Sr., Achilles Durham, Ambrose Mills, Moses Logan, and George Flack. After some discussion it was decided by the wardens to call for bids for building a poor house. Heretofore the poor had been "rented" to relatives and friends, who maintained them, charging their expense of maintenance to the county. No further mention is made of the building of a poor house at this time, but a year later a poor house tax of five cents was levied on each $100 valuation of property, together with a poll tax of ten cents.
(Source: Griffin, History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936, p.168-169)14


Joseph Logan

The following biographical sketch of Joseph Logan was included in J. H. Spencer's book, History of Kentucky Baptists from 1769 to 1885, published in 188551:

JOSEPH LOGAN was another of the trio of "master builders," who laid the foundation for other men to build on, among the cane-brakes of Southern Kentucky. He was intimately associated with [John] Hightower and [Alexander] Devin, with either of whom he could fully labor. They were strong doctrinal preachers, and he was a warm, impressive exhorter.

Joseph Logan was a native of Virginia. In young manhood, he moved to North Carolina, and married Annie Bias. Here also he obtained hope in Christ, and was baptized. Not long after he united with the church, he moved to South Carolina, where he was put into the ministry, and was, for some years, pastor of a church on Pedee river. The exact time of his coming to Kentucky is not known, but he aided in gathering Bethlehem, the second church formed in Allen county. This large old church, located two miles north of Scottsville, the county seat of Allen, was constituted by John Hightower, Alexander Devin, and Joseph Logan, January 31, 1801, and Mr. Logan was immediately chosen its pastor. The church was constituted of eight members-four males and as many females. It increased to 76 members the first year, and has continued to be a strong, influential church to the present time.

Mr. Logan assisted in gathering several other churches in Allen county, among which were Trammels Fork and Middle Fork. Few men of his day exercised a more powerful influence over a congregation than did he. The "jerks" and "falling exercise," were common under his preaching. "I remember," said an aged citizen, "to have been present at a meeting on Defeated Branch. Hightower preached a long sermon, Logan followed him with an exhortation of twenty minutes, during which about twenty persons fell as dead men."

When the faithful old servant of the Cross became too feeble to stand, he would sit on a chair, or table, and preach Christ to the people, with much love and tenderness. He died of a cancer on his breast, in October, 1812. Of his descendants, younger Logan is an acceptable preacher among the Antimissionary Baptists in Warren county.
(Source: Spencer, A History of Kentucky Baptists, p.325-326)51


Thomas Logan

Rutherford County, NC, Estates, Orphans, & Others - April 1802:
Thomas Logan & Martin Roberts entered into bond with Martha Gordon to indemnafy the county from the maintainance of base born child born of the boyd of the said Martha. See bond filed by William McBrayer, J.P.
(Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, May 2004, p.64)40

Lincoln County, NC Marriage Bond - 6 August 1803:
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Logan & Abner Mcafee are held and firmly bound unto [blank space] in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds good and lawful money of sd state to the [wich?] payment may be paid unto the sd [blank space] or unto his successor in office. we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & administrators jointly and severaly firmly by these presents Sealed with our seal & dated this 6 Day of August 1803 The Conditions of the above obligation is such that the above bounded Thomas Login hath the Day of the Date of these presents hath applied to me for license of marriage to be bound together in Holy matrimoney with Matty Gorden. Now if there should not Be at any time hereafter any lawfull reason why the sd Thomas Login and [Molley?] Gorden should not be bound together in Holy matrimoney then the above obligations to be void other wise to remain in full force & virtue Signed Sealed & Dated thus
Thomas "his [T?] mark" Login {Seal}
Abner McAfee {Seal}
(Source: Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, Microfilm, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC)

Deed Book 37-38, p. 599-601: 12 November 1831, Drury Logan, Wm Logan, and Jos Logan all of York District & State of SoCarolina & Charles Hester, Simpson Hester, & Thomas Logan all of Spartanburg District and State of SoCa (all Legatees of Thomas Dec'd) to Freeman Logan of the County of Rutherford & State of NoCa ... for 100 dollars ... 100 acres ... in the County of Rutherford & State of NoCa on the waters of Mill Creek ... joining the South Carolina State line and James McIrrain. Wit. H. W. Kerr, Tisdale Logan. Signed: William Logan, Joseph Logan, Drury Logan, Thos Logan, Chas X Hester, Simpson Hester. Recorded: 30 November 1832.
(Source: Rutherford County, North Carolina Deed Book 37-38, p.599-601)

Spartanburg County, SC, Will Book C, p.61-63:
Will of Charles Hester of Spartanburgh District, farmer ... to my wife Martha Hester, tract of 150 acres adj. Michael Sellers, Cherokee Creek, choice of my horses, etc; ballance to be equally divided between all my children Wm Hester, John Hester, Abraham Hester, Jesse Hester, Sally Fondren, Lucy Arnold, Nancy Camp, Robert Hester, Joseph Hester, Fanny Blanton; my grandson Simpson Hester and my stepson Thomas Logan, exrs.
19 June 1828.
Wit. Smith Lipscomb, John Smith, Ginney "her X mark" Surratt. Signed: Charles "his X mark" Hester (Seal). Proved by Smith Lipscomb, 15 April, 1835.
(Source: Holcomb, Brent H., Spartanburg County, South Carolina Will Abstracts, 1787-1840, p.149)25


Sources:

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  22. Holcomb, Brent, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, 1977. [ p.35, 46, 64, 73, 155, 164: References to John Logan; p.163, 168: References to Joseph Logan; p.7, 45, 155: References to William Logan ]
  23. Holcomb, Brent, Tryon County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1769-1779, SCMAR, Columbia, SC, 1994 [ p.67: References to William Logan ]
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  40. "Rutherford County, N.C. Estates, Orphans, and Others", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC, May 2004. [ p.61: Reference to Thomas Logan ]
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  50. Sparacio, Ruth, and Sam Sparacio, Virginia County Records, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deeds 1725-1728, The Antient Press, McLean, Virginia, 2000. [ p.34-5: William Logan is listed as a witness on a deed ]
  51. Spencer, J. H., A History of Kentucky Baptists, from 1769 to 1885, including more than 800 biographical sketches, Originally published by J.R. Baumes, Cincinnati, 1885. [ p.325-326: Includes a short biographical sketch of Joseph Logan ]
  52. Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1746-1748, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL, 1999. [ p.7, 60, 61: References to William Logan ]
  53. Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1748-1750, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL, 1999. [ p.9, 18, 19, 20, 70-6: References to William Logan/Login ]
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