Drury LOGAN / Sarah MOORE


Husband: Drury LOGAN (Descendant Chart)
Born: 1762 in: Halifax County, VA Married: 27 FEB 1783 in: Lincoln County, NC Died: 5 OCT 1835 in: Rutherford County, NC Father: Mother:
Wife: Sarah MOORE (Ancestor Chart, Descendant Chart)
Born: in: Died: 26 APR 1840 in: Rutherford County, NC Father: Moses MOORE Mother: Hester WINSTON
Children:
1 Name: Moses LOGAN M Born: 10 NOV 1784 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: in:
2 Name: Susannah LOGAN F Born: 11 APR 1786 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: BEF 1842 in: Married: 17 OCT 1807 in: Spouse: William GRAYSON
3 Name: Joseph LOGAN M Born: 3 NOV 1787 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: MAR 1860 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: in: Spouse: Jane MCGLAMERY
4 Name: Benjamin LOGAN M Born: ABT 1790 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: ABT 1854 in: Cleveland County, NC Married: 12 FEB 1818 in: Rutherford County, NC Spouse: Phebe Ledford SIMMONS
5 Name: Levi LOGAN M Born: ABT 1795 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: BET 1850 AND 1855 in: Union County, GA Married: in: Spouse: Elizabeth WEIST
6 Name: Sarah LOGAN F Born: ABT 1799 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: BET 1860 AND 1870 in: Cleveland County, NC
7 Name: Anney LOGAN F Born: ABT 1802 in: Rutherford County, NC Died: AFT 1870 in: Cleveland County, NC

Drury Logan and Sarah Moore

Contents


Overview

Drury Logan was an early resident of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties of North Carolina who served as a Private in the North Carolina Continental Line of the Army of the American Revolution. In 1832 he filed for and received a pension for his Revolutionary War service. His pension application file36 is preserved by the National Archives and provides information on his family and Revolutionary War service.

In his pension application Drury Logan, or "Drury Login" as he signed his name, indicates he was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1762. He was "living on the frontier" in Tryon County, now Lincoln and Rutherford County, North Carolina with his "Father and family" when he volunteered for service in 1776 at the age of 14 years. His father's name is not mentioned in the application and his identity remains unknown (see Drury Logan's Father for some speculation).

Revolutionary War Service

Drury provides details of his Revolutionary War service in his pension application. He indicates he was "stationed on the lines to guard the frontiers against the Indians and Tories". He was "sometimes at Russells Station and sometimes at Waddletons Station". These stations are also mentioned in the pension applications of other Revolutionary War soldiers and were likely located somewhere on the frontier of Rutherford County, N.C., which at that time was a vast area that was unbounded to the west. Drury indicates he served under Captain Harden and Captain Abraham Kirkendol during this time.

Drury indicates he was ordered to go to Charleston (S.C.) under Captain Robert Alexander. He states that "soon after our arrival at that place it was surrendered to the British forces". "We all got paroled and returned home prisoners of war". He may have been among the troops of General Griffith Rutherford who were on the march from North Carolina to Charleston just prior to its fall35. Of the over 5000 men who surrendered at Charleston, 814 were North Carolina Continentals and 1,231 were North Carolina militia35. Many of the militamen were allowed to return home on parole while the Continental rank and file were held prisoners of war. This suggests Drury was more likely part of the North Carolina militia at this time.

Drury indicates he was captured and released several times by the Tories. He states "I was taken several times by the Tories and taken to the principle officers but they always released me. The Tories had me confined at the Battle of Kings Mountain [S.C.] ... I expected if they had gained the day at Kings Mountain they would have hung me, but providence carried it otherways". "After that battle I was released from my parole and immediately was ordered onto the line. I was part of the time under Captain James Gray, and sometimes Captain Vansant. We was kept in a moving position, [and] did not lay any length of time at any one place".

Drury indicates "there was a call then for men to go [on] a southern tour of ten months. I enlisted for 10 months under Captain Levy Johnston. We belonged to his regiment commanded by Colonel John Thomas". Drury's pension credits him with 2 years service in the North Carolina Continental Line under Colonel John Thomas. During this time Drury lists several actions he was involved in all of which took place in the state of South Carolina. "We stormed and took Friday's Fort. It was a short distance from where Columbia [S.C.] now stands". He then joined the main Army under General Thomas Sumter reporting to Captain William Smith. "We marched down the river to Buckhead where we was stationed for some time. From there I was at the Battle of Nelson's Ferry. I was in the Battle at Goose Creek, and the scrimmage at the Governor's Gate".

Drury indicates he "was the bearer of dispatches from General [Thomas] Sumter to General [Nathaniel] Green[e] when we raised the Siege of Ninety Six [S.C.] at the time that Lord Rawdon was marching on his forces for the relief of the fort". History records that General Nathaniel Greene received a dispatch from General Thomas Sumter on June 11, 1781 warning that Lord Rawdon was marching towards Ninety Six35. The dispatch resulted in General Greene breaking off the siege. Perhaps Drury carried this dispatch.

Near the end of the war Drury indicates he volunteered under Captain Whitesides and Colonel Robert Porter to go to Cross Creek, or present day Fayetteville, N.C. He states "we was only marched to Catabaw [Catawba River], and from that place we was ordered back to the lines where we was kept until after peace was made".

Drury indicates he served under General [Benjamin] Lincoln, General [Thomas] Sumter, General [Griffith] Rutherford, General [Nathaniel] Greene, Colonel John Thomas, Colonel Robert Porter, and Colonel William Graham. He claimed a total of 32 months of service during the period from 1776 to 1781.

For more analysis of Drury Logan's Revolutionary War service, see Names and Places mentioned in Drury Logan's Pension.

Marriage

Following the Revolutionary War, Drury Logan married Sarah Moore. Their marriage bond was recorded in Lincoln County and was dated 27 Feb 17833. Joseph Henry served as bondsman and John Carruth was witness. Drury's pension application file also confirms he was married in 1783, and confirms his wife's name was Sarah. A 1796 deed in which Drury Logan sold land was co-signed by a "Sally Logan" indicating she likely went by the nickname of Sally. Although no original document has been found that directly identifies Sarah Moore's parents or siblings, there is strong circumstantial evidence which indicates her father was the well known loyalist Moses Moore, and her brother was Colonel John Moore, leader of the loyalists forces at the Revolutionary War Battle of Ramsour's Mill, N.C. (see Sarah Moore's Father for the evidence linking Sarah to Moses Moore).

Drury Logan and Moses Moore

Although Drury was a patriot in the Revolutionary War, his life was undoubtedly influenced by his association with his loyalist father-in-law Moses Moore. It is not clear whether Moses Moore was a loyalist at heart, or whether he was labeled a loyalist as a result of the actions of his son Colonel John Moore. But there is no doubt that he suffered greatly as a result of being a loyalist. The fate of his son Col. John Moore isn't known for certain, but Lyman Draper in his book King's Mountain and Its Heroes favors the account that he was captured by Col. Wade Hampton and hanged near the Wateree River in South Carolina9. Moses Moore likely had at least one other son named Benjamin2 who had died under unknown circumstances by 1785 at which time Drury Logan was assigned as administrator of his estate28.

Moses Moore was a large land owner in both Lincoln and Rutherford Counties and much of his land was confiscated through a series of Confiscation Acts passed by the North Carolina General Assembly from 1777 through the 1780s. These acts were designed to punish and control the Loyalists as well as to obtain income for the state.2. Several Whigs brought law suits against Moses Moore for damage they received during the war2. One such law suit resulted in half of Moses Moore's home place on Indian Creek in Lincoln County being sold at public auction in 1785 to pay for damages. Drury Logan purchased the property30. This is the first record of Drury owning land. He held the land for only five years before selling it in 1790. It is not clear whether Drury actually lived on this Lincoln County land. In his pension application he maintained that he had lived in Rutherford County "ever since the Revolutionary War". But he was listed in the censuses of both Lincoln and Rutherford County in 1790.

Moses Moore eventually left the country, probably to avoid further persecution as a loyalist. In 1787 he received a land grant on the Tombigbee River in what was then the Mobile District of Spanish West Florida, or present day Washington County, Alabama. Also moving to West Florida were Joseph Lawrence and his wife Ann who was a probable daughter of Moses Moore2. In a document dated March 1787 Moses Moore granted his power of attorney to Joseph Lawrence. Joseph Lawrence traveled back to Rutherford County and proved the document in the October 1788 term of the Rutherford County court52. In 1789 he sold several of tracts of land belonging to Moses Moore that had escaped confiscation, but apparently he wasn't able to complete his work before returning to West Florida as he transferred Moses Moore's power of attorney to Drury Logan and Joshua Roberts in a document dated June 1789. Drury Logan and Joshua Roberts were both son-in-laws of Moses Moore, as Joshua Roberts married Moses daughter Hester.

Between 1794 and 1806, Drury Logan and Joshua Roberts used the power of attorney to sell eight tracts of land in Rutherford County belonging to Moses Moore. Individuals they sold land to were Benjamin Newton (1794), Andrew Logan (two tracts: 1796 & 1799), Duggert Freeman (1799), Zachariah Blankenship (1801), Presly Blankenship (1801), John Reed (1801), and Joseph Grayson (1806). Drury Logan and Joshua Roberts also sold one tract of land in Lincoln County to John Carpenter (1794). Records from West Florida indicate that Moses Moore died in 1791. So perhaps the land that Drury Logan and Joshua Roberts sold ended up being their inheritance from Moses Moore.

Land Records

Drury Logan was involved in other land transactions in addition to those where he was acting under power of attorney from Moses Moore. As mentioned previously, Drury Logan's first land purchase was in 1785 when he bought half of Moses Moore's home place that was sold at auction as a result of a court judgment against Moses Moore. It consisted of 300 acres on both sides of Indian Creek in Lincoln County. Drury kept the land until selling it in 1790. He sold half of the tract to his brother-in-law Joshua Roberts, and the other half to Valentine Mauny30. Joshua Roberts and his wife Hester apparently remained on Moses Moore's old home place as they are said to have lived in his home and been buried nearby37.

Drury Logan's name no longer appeared in the land records of Lincoln County after he sold the land there that had previously belonged to Moses Moore. All of his subsequent land transactions were in Rutherford County. In 1788 he made entries for two tracts of land in the Camp Creek area of Rutherford County. Camp Creek would have been about 30 miles to the west of his previous home on Indian Creek. Drury eventually received grants for the land from the State of North Carolina dated 1797 which were recorded in the Rutherford County Deed Book in November 1798. He quickly sold one of the two tracts of land (50 acres) to Faithey Freeman in a deed dated June 1799. What became of the other tract of land (24 acres) is unknown as no record has been found to indicate when or if Drury sold it.

Drury Logan next appears in the land records as a seller of land in the Duncan's Creek area of Rutherford County which is 10 to 15 miles to the east of the Camp Creek area. It is unknown how he came to own land on Duncan's Creek as the records of its purchase are not listed in the Rutherford County deed index. In a deed dated April 1830 that was recorded in the Rutherford County Deed Book in July 1833, Drury Logan and Joseph Logan jointly sold 44 acres of land on Duncan's Creek to Archibald Thompson. This Joseph Logan was presumably Drury's son Joseph. The tract of land is identified in the deed as being part of a tract of land granted to Daniel Lattimore in November 1799, so apparently Drury and Joseph purchased the land sometime after that date. The November 1799 land grant to Daniel Lattimore further identifies the land as being on Long Branch of Duncan's Creek. This is in the portion of Rutherford County that became part of northwestern Cleveland County when it was formed in 1841.

Drury Logan's name appears in one other land transaction. In a deed dated September 1823, Joseph Logan purchased a 278 acre tract of land from John H. Alley, the Sheriff of Rutherford County. The land is identified only as being located in Rutherford County. However the deed indicates it bordered a corner of a tract of land granted to Daniel Lattimore in March 1799, so it may have also been in the Duncan's Creek area. The deed indicates that Joseph Logan was the highest bidder for the land in a public sale held on 11 Jul 1810. The deed also indicates that the land was sold "by virtue of an execution issued from the County Court of Rutherford against Drury Logan for the sum of 16£ 1 shilling and 6 pence cost which said sum was received by Alexander McGitters". It indicates that "Joseph Logan became the last and highest bidder at the sum of 100£ 11 shilling". Although Joseph Logan apparently bought the land in 1810, the deed wasn't issued until 1823. And it wasn't until May 1835 that the deed was recorded, at which time Joseph Logan immediately sold the land to his wife's brother, Andrew McGlamery. These gaps in time suggest that Drury and/or Joseph were not prompt in ensuring their land transactions were officially recorded, which may explain why there is no record of some of their land transactions during this period.

Land, census, and tax records suggest that several of Drury Logan's children continued to live in the Duncan's Creek area following his death and the death of his wife Sarah. But the Rutherford County deed index does not reflect that any of the children purchased additional land in that area. The land they owned on Duncan's Creek may have been inherited from their father.

Census Records

When asked in his pension application where he was living when called into service, Drury Logan responded "I was living in Tryon now Rutherford County N. Carolina where I have lived ever since the Revolutionary War and expect to die here". The U.S. Federal Census records support this as the name Drury Logan is listed in all five of the Rutherford County, North Carolina censuses conducted from 1790 through 1830.

However, the census records do leave some open questions relative to Drury Logan. Most of the censuses of this period list more than one Drury Logan within Rutherford County or the surrounding area. Only in the census of 1800 is there a single Drury Logan listed within the region. In some cases it appears Drury Logan may have been counted more than once, but in other cases it seems likely there were more than one Drury Logan in the area. Also, in the censuses of this period only the head of household was listed by name. The other members of the household were simply counted which leads to much speculation when trying to identify the other members of the household. For a detailed listing and analysis of the census records for Drury Logan see Census Records.

Death

Drury Logan died in Rutherford County, North Carolina on 5 Oct 1835. This date is confirmed in his pension application file and also in the Rutherford County, NC court records5. According to a statement in his pension application file, Drury's wife Sarah died on either the 25th or 26th day of April 1840. No will or other estate papers are known to exist for either Drury or his wife Sarah. Their burial location is unknown.

Children

In 1842 Drury Logan's children filed for and received the pension money that had been due their mother as a widow of a Revolutionary War soldier. A statement in the pension file confirms that Drury and his wife Sarah were survived by five children. Their names and ages as listed on 26 February 1842 were as follows:

When the children applied for their mother's pension they included a page from their father's Bible record as proof they were the children of Drury Logan. The page from the Bible record lists four names and their birth dates as follows: Unfortunately the names listed in the Bible record do not directly confirm the children identified in the pension statement. Only one child, Joseph, is listed in both the Bible record and the pension statement. His age as listed in the pension statement is close, but not a precise match to his birth date as listed in the Bible record. If he was born on 3 November 1787 as indicated in the Bible record, he would have been 54 years and 3 months old on 26 February 1842, and not 55 years old as listed in the pension statement. Perhaps someone simply calculated his age by subtracting his birth year (1787) from the then current date (1842) which yields 55 years of age. The John Roberts listed in the Bible record is identified by a statement in the pension file as being "Mr Logans sisters son". However he was very likely the son of his Drury's wife's sister Hester Moore who married Joshua Roberts. During this period the term "sister" was often used to reference some one we would call a "sister-in-law" today14. For more on John Roberts, see Sarah Moore's Father.

Who were Moses and Susaner Login? There is evidence which indicates that Susaner, or Susanna, was a daughter of Drury Logan who likely died before Drury's children applied for their mother's pension in 1842. A marriage bond from Rutherford County, NC, dated 17 October 1807, exists between William Grayson and Susanna Login. Joseph Login was listed as bondsman18. And although the handwriting is very difficult to read, the estate papers of Drury's son Benjamin from 1854 appear to list the "minor children of Wm Grasson" among Benjamin's next of kin11. Also, William Grayson's will dated 16 February 1841 does not mention his wife, implying that she had likely died by then51. This would explain why she was not listed among Drury's surviving children in 1842.

The birth date listed in the Bible record for Moses Login would have made him Drury and Sarah's first born child. Perhaps they named their first born child after Sarah's father, Moses Moore. The numbers of persons listed in Drury Logan's household in the censuses of 1790 through 1810 reflect that there was likely another male in the household who could have been Moses Login (see Census Records). But that is the only evidence other than the Bible record to support that Drury had a son named Moses. The lack of other information about Moses Login suggests he may have died or moved away at a relatively young age.

Note that there was another Moses Logan living in Rutherford County during this period. He is documented as being the son of Francis Logan and was born in South Carolina on 22 Oct 17706. He served as Justice of the Peace of Rutherford County and in 1833 signed a statement supporting Drury Logan's pension application which is included in his pension file. As a Justice of the Peace he appears frequently in the county records of this period. The fact that he appears in the records so frequently makes it difficult to distinguish any record of Drury's son Moses should it exist.

It is not clear why Drury's children Benjamin, Levi, Sarah, and Anney were not listed in the Bible record. Perhaps Drury failed to record their births, or maybe they were recorded on additional pages that were not provided as part of the pension application. Or perhaps some pages were lost from the pension file (or omitted from the microfilm). The fact that the Bible record is incomplete leaves open the possibility that Drury may have had other children who died before 1842 when the surviving children filed for the pension money due their Mother.


Drury Logan's Father

No documentation has been found that directly or indirectly indicates the identity of Drury Logan's parents. Also no documentation has been found to indicate whether he had any siblings.

Although he doesn't identify him by name, Drury Logan does reference his father twice in his Revolutionary War pension application. In response to the question of whether he has any record of his age he indicated "I have the register kept by my father in the family Bible at home". In response to the question of how he was called into service he indicated "My Father and family was living on the frontier I had been fond of a rifle from the time I was able to lod one I volunteered myself as one of the guard on the lines where I was contained for a considerable time". In response to where he was living when he was called into service he indicates "I was living in Tryon now Rutherford County N. Carolina where I have lived ever since the Revolutionary War and expect to die here". He also indicates in his application that "In the year 1776 then 14 years of age I became a general volunteer".

From these statements one can infer that Drury Logan knew his father and he was living with his father and family in Tryon County, NC in 1776. Tryon County split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties in 17797.

Three Logan's ... James, John, and William ... are mentioned in the land and court records of Tryon County and three more ... Francis, Joseph, and Thomas ... appear in the early land records of Rutherford County19,20. One of these men were likely the father of Drury Logan, although we cannot rule out the possibility that Drury's father may have been another Logan who never appeared in the county records.

Modern DNA testing has provided evidence of other Logan families that share a common ancestor with Drury Logan. The Logan DNA Project is facilitated by FamilyTreeDNA.com. Discussion of the project is conducted through the Pre1800Logans Yahoo Group. As of year end 2007, two individuals who trace their ancestry to Drury Logan have taken a Y-DNA test. Y-DNA is passed only from father to son and can provide an an indication of a common paternal ancestry.

The two descendants of Drury Logan who have taken the Y-DNA test are a ggg-grandson of Drury who traces his ancestry through Drury's son Levi (FamilyTreeDNA Kit #9577), and a gggg-grandson of Drury who traces his ancestry through Drury's son Joseph (FamilyTreeDNA Kit #71704). The results of the test showed that these two individuals matched on 36 of the 37 Y-DNA markers tested. Although the two are not an identical match, the results still strongly suggest that these two individuals share a common male ancestor from the not too distant past. The results are viewed as supporting evidence that these two individuals are both descended from Drury Logan. The one marker that is different indicates that a genetic mutation likely occurred in an individual somewhere in one of the two lines descending from Drury.

In addition, as of year end 2007, the test results have shown that the two descendants of Drury Logan are Y-DNA matches with eight other Logan family members who trace their ancestry to someone other than Drury Logan. This group of ten Logan's are referenced as "Cluster 2" on the Logan DNA Project and Pre1800Logans Yahoo Group web sites. The implication is that Drury Logan was descended from someone who was a common ancestor for all the individuals in Cluster 2.

The test results show that 6 of the 10 individuals in Cluster 2, including the descendant of Drury's son Joseph, are identical matches on all 37 Y-DNA markers tested. Each of the other 4 individuals, including the descendant of Drury's son Levi, are different in only one marker suggesting that a mutation occurred somewhere in their line back to the common ancestor.

At least four of the individuals in Cluster 2 trace their ancestry to four Logan brothers ... John, Joseph, Thomas, and William ... who are known to have moved from Spotsylvania County, Virginia to the area of Tryon County, North Carolina sometime prior to the start of the Revolutionary War. The brothers are described briefly on page 315 of Lyman Draper's book King's Mountain and Its Heroes9. All four brothers fought in the Battle of King's Mountain on 7 October 1780. Joseph and William fought on the American side, while John and Thomas fought with the British.

Drury Logan is known through his pension statement to have been born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1762. There is circumstantial evidence that the family of the four Logan brothers may have lived in Halifax County for a time during the early 1760s. Halifax County, Virginia would be along a migration path from their origin in Spotsylvania County, Virginia to their destination in Tryon County, North Carolina.

The best guess is that the four Logan brothers were born sometime in the period from the late 1730s through the 1750s (the brother John is thought to have been born in 1743 based on a petition he submitted to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1827, and the brother William indicated in his Revolutionary War pension application that he was born in 1748, however the exact birth dates of the other two brothers are unknown). With Drury being born in 1762, it is possible he was a younger brother of the other four. Or perhaps one of the four brothers was old enough to be Drury's father.

There is circumstantial evidence linking Drury to Joseph Logan of the four Logan brothers. Although it is not conclusive, it does present Joseph as the most likely father of Drury:

The following are notes regarding the possibility that Drury could have been a son of the other Logans who were present in Tryon County and early Rutherford County:


Sarah Moore's Father

Although no direct documentation of Sarah Moore's father has been found, there is strong circumstantial evidence that indicates she was the daughter of Moses Moore:

Drury Logan shared a power of attorney from Moses Moore with Joshua Roberts who was a known son-in-law of Moses Moore. This suggests that Drury Logan may have also been a son-in-law of Moses Moore. When Lyman Draper was performing research in 1880 for his book King's Mountain and Its Heroes9, he corresponded with various people in the Lincoln / Gaston County area to gather information about the loyalist Col. John Moore. This correspondence is preserved in the "King's Mountain Papers" of the Draper Manuscript10 , and is summarized on page 298 of King's Mountain and Its Heroes. It confirms that Col. John Moore was the son of Moses Moore, and that he had a sister Hester Moore who married Joshua Roberts. Among those confirming this information is John H. Roberts who indicates he was the grandson of Joshua Roberts and Hester Moore. His correspondence with Lyman Draper is found in sections 4DD69-4DD70 of the Kings Mountain Papers.

When Drury Logan's children filed for the pension money that had been due their mother as a widow of a Revolutionary War soldier, they included a page from Drury Logan's Bible record as proof they were his children. Included in the Bible records is a listing for a John Roberts born 10 June 1785. A statement accompanying the pension application identifies John Roberts as "Mr Logans sisters son". However he was very likely Drury's nephew, or the son of his wife's sister Hester Moore who married Joshua Roberts. During this period the term "sister" was often used to reference some one we would call a "sister-in-law" today14. Roberts family information confirms that a John Roberts was buried in the same cemetery as Joshua Roberts and his wife Hester. An account of his tombstone indicates he was 72 years old when he died on 18 March 185837. This is consistent with the birth date listed in the Bible records as someone born on 10 June 1785 would be 72 years and 9 months old on 18 March 1858. This provides strong evidence that Drury Logan's wife Sarah was the sister of Hester Moore and therefore daughter of Moses Moore.


Revolutionary War Pension Application

Listed below are transcriptions of selected documents from the Revolutionary War Pension File of Drury Logan of Rutherford County, NC. These documents were transcribed from a microfilm copy of the originals available from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The microfilm is titled Revolutionary war pension and bounty-land warrant application files and is designated as microfilm series M804. It consists of 2670 reels of microfilm of which Drury Logan's pension file is found on reel number 1578. Reel 1578 contains the files for names listed alphabetically from Locus, Valentine to Login, Joseph. Drury Logan's file is the next to last on the reel and is listed alphabetically under the spelling of "Login, Drury".

Drury's pension file consists of a total of 39 pages of information including a title page which bears his name and the pension number (W.5464). The page numbers listed in the following transcription are per the order of the pages as they appear in the M804 microfilm. However, the pages are listed below in chronological order for easier readability. An attempt has been made to reproduce the punctuation (or lack thereof) as it appeared in the original documents.

[Page 1 - Title Page]

Service                               Number
N.C.            Login, Drury          W.5464
                   or
                Logan
                       Sarah
[Page 3 - Record of Drury Logan's pension]
North Carolina 16277
Drury Logan
of Rutherford in the State of N. Car.
who was a Private of the Regiment commanded
by Col. Thomas in the N. Car.
line for 2 years.

Inscribed on the roll of N. Carolina
at the rate of 80 Dollars per annum
to commence on the 4th day of March 1836.

Certificate of Pension issued the 24 day of July 33
and sent to T.F. Birchett, Rutherford, N.C.


Arrears to March 1833                  160
Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Sept      40
                                      $200
                           { Revolutionary [? ____] }
                           { Act June 7, 1832.      }

Recorded by [? NRise] Clerk,
Book E, Vol. 6, Page 47.
[Page 2 - Record of Sarah Logan's pension paid to her children]
North Carolina 6657
Sarah Logan, decd
(Payable to Joseph Logan, Benjamin Logan, Levey Logan,
Sarah Logan, & Anney Logan)
widow of Drury Logan
who was a pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832
and who died on the 5th October 1835
of Cleveland Co. in the State of N. Carolina
who was a Private in the company commanded
by Captain Johnson of the regiment commanded
by Col. Thomas in the N.C.
line for 2 years

Inscribed in the Roll of N. Carolina
at the rate of 80 Dollars -- Cents per annum
to commence on the 4th day of March 1836 & ending
the 25th April 1840 when the widow died.

Certificate of Pension issued the 23 day of May
1842 and sent to James Roberts, Esq
Swangstown, N.C.

Arrears to the 25th of April 1840   $331.33
                                 { Act July 7, }
                                 {   1838      }
Recorded by D. Brown Clerk
Book A.  Vol. 2   Page 188
[Page 11 - First page of Drury Logan's statement]
State of North Carolina } On this 10th day of December AD 1832
Rutherford County       } personally appeared in open court before the Justices
of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions now sitting DRURY LOGAN a
resident of the United States in the County of Rutherford and State of North
Carolina aged 70 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth
make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the
act of Congress passed the 7th of June 1832 that he entered the service
of the United States under the following named officers and served as
herein stated

In the year 1776 then 14 years of age I became a general volunteer
This section of the country was overrun by the Tories and Indians and
every person that was a friend to Independence and able to bear
arms had to do so for his own safety I was stationed on the lines to
guard the frontiers against the Indians and Tories I was sometimes
at Russells Station sometimes at Waddletons Station part of time
I was under Capt Harden sometimes under Captain Abraham Kirkendol
we had no regular officers I scarcely ever went home and when I did it
was only for a few days I am not certain of the year but shortly before
the surrender of Charleston I was ordered on to Charleston under
Capt Robert Alexander soon after our arrival at that place it was
surrendered to the British forces we all got paroled and returned home
prisoners of war I was taken several times by the Tories and taken to
the principle officers but they always released me the Tories had me
confined at the Battle of Kings Mountain after that battle I was
released from my parole and immediately was ordered on to the
lines I was part of the time under Capt James Gray and sometimes
Capt Vansant we was kept in a moving position did not lay
any length of time at any one place there was a call then for men
to go a southern tour of ten months I enlisted for 10 months under
Capt Levy Johnston we belonged to his regiment commanded by Col John
Thomas on our march we stormed and took Fridays Fort It was a short
distance from where Columbia now stands we on that ground
joined the main army under General Sumter I was then under Capt
Wm Smith we marched down the river to Buck head where we
was stationed for some time from there I was at the Battle at Nelsons
Ferry I was in the Battle at Goose Creek and at the scrimmage at the
Governers Gate I was the bearer of dispatches from General Sumter
to General Green when we raised the Siege of Ninety Six
[Page 12 - Second page of Drury Logan's statement]
at the time that Lord Rawdon was marching on his forces for the
relief of the fort on my return I got to the Juniper Springs I met some
of the troops retreating from that place we joined the main army under
General Sumter at Shiers ferry we was at that place for some time
and returned home soon after our return I was a volunteer to go to
Cross Creek under Capt Whitesides Col Robert Porter had the
command we was only marched to Catabaw and from that place
we was ordered back to the lines where we was kept until after
peace was made I have lost all my papers relative to my service
I well know that I served my country faithfully I know that
the statements I have made are facts There are many circumstances
relative to the Revolutionary War that occurred but I am not able
to give any correct statement of them I am old and infirm
I hereby relinquish every claim whatsoever to a pension except the
present and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of the
agency of any state whatsoever.
Question by the court} Where and in what year were you born
Answer} I was born in Halifax County State of Virginia in the year 1762
Question} have you  any record of your age if so where is it
Answer} I have the register kept by my father in the family Bible at home
Question} Where were you living when called into service and where have
you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live
Answer} I was living in Tryon now Rutherford County N. Carolina
where I have lived ever since the Revolutionary War and expect to die here
Question}  How were you called into service were you drafted did you
volunteer or were you a substitute and if a substitute for whom
Answer} My Father and family was living on the frontier
I had been fond of a rifle from the time I was able to lod one I volunteered
myself as one of the guard on the lines where I was contained for a
considerable time there was a call for volunteers to go to Charleston
I volunteered myself under Capt Robert Alexander I think this was in the
year 1778 we was taken at Charleston and paroled as prisoners of war
and returned home I was released immediately after the Battle at
Kings Mountain where the Tories had me in custody I was immediately a
volunteer for the lines soon after I enlisted for ten months under Levy
Johnston I was in Continental Service from 1776 to the end of the war only
when I was a prisoner and then I spent fully half of my time on the
lines the Tories caught me with my rifle was the reason they took me
prisoner and I expected if they had gained the day at Kings Mountain
they would have hung me but providence carried it otherways
[Page 13 - Third and final page of Drury Logan's statement]
Question} State the names of some the regular officers who were with
the troops where you served such Continental and Militia regiments as you
can recollect }Answer}  I recollect General Lincoln, General Sumter, General
Rutherford and General Green I recollect Col John Thomas, Col Robert
Porter, Col William Graham I have given before a history of the circumstances
to the best of my memory }Question} Did you ever receive a discharge and
if so by whom was it given and what has become of it
Answer} I do not recollect that I ever had a discharge for we generally
returned home under the same officers that we left home with that
a discharge was not called for }Question} State the names of persons to
whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can certify
as to your character for veracity and good behavior your services as a
soldier of the Revolution   the Reverend Joseph Parker and
Major James Smith
Sworn to and subscribed this day and year aforesaid in open court
Witness Theo. F. Birchett clk                       Drury Login (Seal)

We Joseph Parker a clergyman residing in the County of Rutherford
and the state of North Carolina and James Smith residing in the same
hereby certify that we are well acquainted with DRURY LOGAN who has
subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be 70
years of age that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he
resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution and that we concur in that
opinion.
Sworn to and subscribed this day and year aforesaid Joseph Parker (Seal)
Witness Theo. F. Birchett clk                      James Smith (Seal)


And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of this matter and
after putting the interogatories presented by the war department that the above named
applicant was a soldier of the Revolution Soldier and served as he states and the court further
certifies that it appears to them that Joseph Parker who has signed the preceding [? certificate]
is a clergyman resident in the County of Rutherford in the State of North Carolina and that
James Smith who has also signed the same and is resident in the same and is credible
persons and that their statement is entitled to credit

I Theo F Birchett, Clerk of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions for the County of
Rutherford and State of North Carolina do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the
original proceedings of this matter of the application of DRURY LOGAN for a pension
in testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this
tenth day of December A.D. 1832
                                                     T.F.Birchett clk
[Page 19 - Supplemental information submitted after the initial statement]
State of North Carolina  }  Personally appeared before me this
Rutherford County        {  subscriber a Justice of the Peace for
said County Drury Logan who being duly sworn deposeth and
sayeth that by reason of old age and consequent loss of memory
he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his
service, but according to the best of his recollection he served
not less than the periods mentioned below as a private
1776  I volunteered under Capt Harden served           3 months
1777  I volunteered under Capt Kirkendal               3 months
1778  This was a draft under Capt Robert Alexander
      for 3 months but I was kept a prisoner of war   12 months
1779  A volunteer under Captain Vansant & Capt Gray    3 do
1780  Enlisted under Capt Leavy Johnston              10 do
1781  A volunteer under Capt Whitesides                3 do
                                                      ---------
                                                      32 months
I served thirty two months in this war of the Revolution and for
which service I claim a pension  I am old and very infirm
and do not know of any person living within reach that
I can prove my service with  Sworn and subscribed before
me this 5th day of July 1833.

Moses Logan - JP                          Drury Login (Seal)
[Page 20]
I Moses Logan a Justice of the Peace for said County do hereby certify
                                               and subscribe
that I am well acquainted with DRURY LOGAN who has sworn to^the
within declaration that he is believed in this neighborhood when
he claims to have been a Soldier of the Revolution and served as he
has stated in his declaration and I concur in the same opinion
                                           Moses Logan  JP

State of North Carolina
Rutherford County
    I Theo. F. Birchett Clerk of the court of Pleas and Quarter
    Sessions for Rutherford County certify that Moses Logan
    is a magistrate as above and that the forgoing sig-
    nature purporting to be his is affirmed
       In testimony whereof I have here unto affixed
       the seal of office & subscribed my this 8th day of
       July A.D. 1833
                               T. F. Birchett  clk
[Page 9 - Children's application for the pension money that had been due their Mother]
State of North Carolina } Court of pleas and quarter sessions
Cleveland County        } January term : On this 11th day of
January 1842, personally appeared before the court of
Cleveland County, now sitting, Benjamin Logan a resident
of said county who being first duly sworn according to
law, Doth on his oath make the following declaration in
order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by
act of Congress passed July 7th 1838, entitled an
Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows
.. that he is the son and one of the heirs at law of Sarah
Logan deceased, who was the widow of DRURY LOGAN deceased
.. who was a private in the war of the Revolution and
was a pensioner under the act of Congress of the 7th
of June 1832 and was entered on the pension list of
the North Carolina Agency - and this claimant further
sayeth from enfirmation that Drury & Sarah Logan
his father & mother was married sumtime in the year
1783.  and that his father DRURY LOGAN died on the 5th day
of October 1835.  and that Sarah Logan his mother was not
married to the afore said DRURY LOGAN prior to his
leaving the service.  but the marriage took place previous to
the first of January 1794 viz at the time above stated
.. and this claimant further sayeth that his mother
the afore said Sarah Logan died on the 25th day of April
1840.  and this claimant further sayeth that the names
[Page 10]
of all the children & heirs at law of Sarah Logan
his mother living on the 7th July 1838 are as follows
to wit Joseph, Benjamin, Levey, Sarah and Aney
Logans, and that these are the children and heirs at
law of the afore said Sarah Logan deceased
Sworn to and subscribed on the day
and year above written
Before B B Bridges  [?]                   his
       Wm W Morris  JP          Benjamin X Logan
       R T Hord     JP                    mark


State of North Carolina } We the county court of
Cleveland County        } Cleveland County having received
satisfactory evidence by the oath of Sam C Lattimore
do certify that Joseph, Benjamin, Levy, Sarah
and Aney Logan, the persons named in the foregoing
declaration is the children and heirs at law of Sarah
Logan deceased the widow of DRURY LOGAN deceased, late
of this county and that the heirs is all of full
age, given under our hands this 11th day
of January 1842
                        B B Bridges  [?]
                        Wm W Morris  JP
                        R T Hord     JP
[Page 4 - Page from Drury Logan's family Bible]
Moses Login was
born November the 10 day
year of our Lord on thousand
seven hundred and
eighty four

John Roberts was
born June the 10 day 1785

Susaner Login was born
April the 11 day 1786

Joseph Login was born
November the 3 day 1787
[Page 22]
State of North Carolina } Personally appeared in open
Clevland County         } court, Benjamin Logan
and made oath according to law, and sayeth
that the above attached record is the original
and genuine family record of Drury & Sarah
Logan, and that it has been in his possession ever
since the death of his father DRURY LOGAN, and that
it is in the hand writting of his father DRURY LOGAN -
Sworn to and subscribed this 11th day of January
1842 -   Before
         B B Bridges  [?]          his
         Wm W Morris  JP       Benjamin X Logan
         R T Hord     JP          mark
[Page 23]
I Richard Champion Clerk of the County Court
of Cleveland, do certify that the foregoing
declaration was made in open court and all the
proceedings there unto before said court whose names
are there unto subscribed & that they are Justices of said court
                In testimony where of I have here unto
                subscribed my name and affixed my
                seal of office at office this 11th day
                of January 1842
                                  R Champion clk
[Page 25]
Dear Sir                    Swangstown No. Carolina
                            Cleavland County Jan 15th 1842

              I herewith enclose the pension
              claim of the heirs of Sarah Logan
              Decd, or the claim for arrears of pension which
              would have been her due had she applied
              please address to me.  Swangstown N.C.

                           I am yours very respectfully

                                James Roberts

        The name John Roberts that appears on the
        family record was Mr Logans Sisters Son -


      Mr J. L. Edwards
         Comm of pensions
         Washington
[Page 32]
State of North Carolina} personally appeared before me
Cleavland County       } the undersigned a Justice of the
peace in & for said County Adam Whisnant who
being Duly Sworn, Deposeth and Saieth that he was
present at the internment of Sarah Logan widow
of DRURY LOGAN Deceased and to the best of his recollection
She Died on the twentyfifth or twentysixth Day of
April 1840. and he further saieth that he is well
acquainted with the most of her Children and
from personal appearance and [? sworn recourse] to
records he believes them to be of the following
Ages. to wit Joseph Logan, fifty five years of
age, Benjamin Logan fifty two, Levy Logan
forty nine, Sarah Logan forty three and Aney
Logan forty - and to the best of his knowledge
these are the only Surviving Children of Sarah
Logan -
      Sworn to and subscribed
      this 26th Day of February 1842
      before
   James Roberts (JP)           Adam Whisnant

State of North Carolina} personally appeared before the subscriber
Cleavland County       } a Justice of the peace for said county
John Whisnant & Telfurd Price who being duly
Sworn Deposeth and Saieth that they can confirm
the above Afidavit of Adam Whisnant -
      Sworn and subscribed
      this 26th Day of February 1842
        before                      John Whisnant
      James Roberts (JP)            Telfurd Price
[Page 18]
                  War Department
               Revolutionary Claim

  I certify that, in conformity with the law of the United
States of the 7th of July 1838, Sarah Logan deceased
widow of Drury Logan of North Carolina, who
was a Private in the War of the Revolution and
died the 5th October 1835, was entitled to receive Eighty
Dollars per annum, and that having died on the
25th of April 1840, the amount due is payable from the
4th of March 1836 to the 25th of April 1840 to Joseph
Logan, Benjamin Logan, Levy Logan, Sarah Logan, &
Anney Logan, children of said deceased

                  Given at the War Office of the United
                       States, this twenty third day of
                                 May one thousand eight
                       hundred and forty two.

                                        Secretary of War
[Page 39 - 1933 inquiry about Drury Logan's pension]
                                                           Proctor Ark.
                                                            June, 28, 1933
Veterans Bureau
Washington D.C.

Gentlemen:
        DRURY LOGAN drew pension for services in the American
Revolution, while a resident of N.C., in all probability he lived
in Mecklenburg County, but am not sure as to County. Will you
please let me know what his application states?

       Thomas Gore was a Revolutionary Soldier, and lived in
Wake County N.C. in 1790. I do not know where he was living when he
received pension, but somewhere in N.C. will you please let me know
if he did receive Pension?

        Thanking you for the information,
                                     I am very truly

                                          Mrs. C.G.Young
                                           Proctor, Ark.
[Page 14 - War Department's response to inquiry about Drury Logan's pension]
                                                           July 12, 1933
                                                           xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                                                           BA-J/EEL
                                                           Drury Login-W.5464
Mrs C.G.Young
Proctor
Arkansas

Dear Madam:

     Reference is made to your letter in which you request the Revo-
lutionary War records of DRURY LOGAN, a pensioner and Thomas Gore,
both of North Carolina.

     The record of Thomas Gore, S.38746, which was furnished you on
December 17, 1931, was that of the only Thomas Gore found in the Revo-
lutionary War records of this office.   The record of Drury Login is
given herein as found in pension claim, W.5464, based upon his service
in the Revolutionary War.   No other claim under that name is on file
for Revolutionary War service.

     Drury Login(as he signed: pensioned DRURY LOGAN) was born in 1762,
in Halifax County, Virginia.

     While residing in Tryon, Rutherford County, North Carolina, he en-
listed in 1776, and served at various times until in 1781, about thirty-
two months in all, as a private in the North Carolina Troops under Cap-
tains Harden, Abraham Kirkendol, Robert Alexander, James Gray, Vansant,
Levy Johnston, William Smith and Whiteside, Colonels John Thomas and
Robert Porter.   He served as a guard on the frontiers against the
Indians and Tories and was at the siege of Charleston where he was
taken prisoner and kept on parole until after the battle of King's
Mountain; he was at the battle of Nelson's Ferry, at the storming of
Friday's Fort, in engagements at Goose Creek and Governor's Gate and
stated that he "was the bearer of dispatches from General Sumter to
General Green when he raised the siege of Ninety Six.

     He was allowed pension on his application executed December 10,
1832, white residing in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
[Page 15]
     Drury Login married in 1783, Sarah, whose maiden name was not
shown.

     He died October 5, 1835, and she died April 25 or 26, 1840.

     In 1842, the following children were living: Joseph, aged fifty-
five years: Benjamin, aged fifty-two years, and living in Cleveland
County, North Carolina : Levy, aged forty-seven years: Sarah, aged
Forth-three years: Anney, aged forty years.   The places of residence
of the children( other than Benjamin) are not shown.

     The above named children were allowed the pension which was due
their mother.

     The following also appears in the papers in the pension claim.

     Moses Login            born November 10, 1784.
     Susaner Login            "  April    11, 1786.
     Joseph Login             " November   3, 1787.
     John Roberts             "  June     10, 1785(it was stated that he
                                                   was Mr.Login's sister's son).

     In 1833, one Moses Login was a Justice of the Peace for Ruther-
ford County, North Carolina: no relationship to the family was shown.

     There are no further family data.

                         Very truly yours

                         A. D. HILLAR
                         Assistant to Administrator.

Names and Places Mentioned in Drury Logan's Pension

The following are notes on the names, places, and engagements mentioned in Drury Logan's pension application:

Names:

General Green
Nathaniel Greene was a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (see his wikipedia entry).
General Lincoln
Benjamin Lincoln was a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (see his wikipeadia entry). Lincoln County, North Carolina was named after Benjamin Lincoln. General Lincoln was in command of the American force that surrendered Charleston, South Carolina to the British in 1781.
General Rutherford
Griffith Rutherford was a general in the American Revolutionary War serving from North Carolina (see an Internet source). Rutherford County, North Carolina was named after Griffith Rutherford.
General Sumter
Thomas Sumter was a General in the American Revolutionary War serving from South Carolina (see his wikipedia entry).
Colonel John Thomas
Colonel John Thomas is mentioned in the pension applications of numerous soldiers who served from the Carolinas. He is mentioned as being the leader of the Spartan Regiment which was formed from what is now Spartanburg County, South Carolina. There are also references to Col. John Thomas, Sr., and Col. John Thomas, Jr. Apparently when the Senior John Thomas was taken prisoner of war at the fall of Charleston, the Junior John Thomas took command of the Spartan regiment. The book Some Heroes of the American Revolution (In the South Carolina Upper Country) (1924), by J. D. Bailey, includes a 13 page biography of Col John Thomas, Sr. Here are a couple of Internet sources with additional information: #1 #2.
Colonel Robert Porter
Lyman Draper in his book King's Mountain and Its Heroes9 (p.475) makes a brief reference to a Robert Porter describing him as a cousin of Major James Porter who served from Rutherford County. He describes Robert Porter as a man of prominence who was probably an officer at King's Mountain. A pension application (R8352) exists for a Robert Porter in which he indicates he served from Rutherford County. He mentions attaining the rank of Captain and Major, but not Colonel. A short biographical sketch of him is included in Moss's book The Patriots at Kings Mountain27. Moss indicates he was commissioned as a Major and served under General Rutherford. He participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain along with his cousins Major James Porter and William Porter.
Colonel William Graham
In pension application number S8624 William Graham indicated he was a Colonel in the militia. He lived in the portion of Tryon County that became Lincoln County, and later settled in Rutherford County. He indicates he was in charge of Waddletons Fort and Russells Fort which are also mentioned in Drury Logan's pension application. A short biographical sketch of him is included in Moss's book The Patriots at Kings Mountain27.
Captain Abraham Kirkendol
In pension application number W3815 James Hill of Lincoln County, NC indicates he served in a militia company under Captain Abraham Kuykendall. Also, in pension application number S30518 Mathew Kaykendall [Kuykendall] indicates he served from York District, SC in a company commanded by his uncle whose name is not given. See the book History of the Kuykendall Family (1919) by George Benson Kuykendall, M.D. for information on Abraham Kuykendall.
Captain Harden
This could be Captain Benjamin Hardin. In pension application number S32293 Benjamin Hardin indicated he was a private who served under his father Captain Benjamin Hardin, Sr. He indicates that when he was called into service he was living in Rutherford County, North Carolina. A short biographical sketch of him is included in Moss's book The Patriots at Kings Mountain27. Moss's book also lists a Captain John Hardin of Rowan County, North Carolina. His service included action against Tories in Rutherford County, and he had a major role in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill in Lincoln County.
Captain James Gray
In pension application number S8594 James Gray indicated he was a resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. He was "appointed Captain by Colonel [Edward] Hampton and ordered to guard four stations, Russell's, Waddleton's, White Oak & Earles'". Drury indicated he served at Russell's and Waddleton's stations. A short biographical sketch of him is included in Moss's book The Patriots at Kings Mountain27.
Captain Levy Johnston
Drury indicates he enlisted for 10 months under Captain Levy Johnston. Lyman Draper in his book King's Mountain and Its Heroes9 (p.483) indicates that William Green "enlisted in Captain Levi Johnston's company of 10 month's men under Sumter, in 1781-81, and shared in the battle of Eutaw Springs". Please contact me if you know more about Levi Johnston. (Perhaps Levi Johnston was the inspiration for Drury when he named his own son Levi.)
Captain Robert Alexander
The pension applications of Alexander McLaen (S17575), Christian Arney (S8023), and William Rankin (S7342) all reference a Captain Robert Alexander from Lincoln County, NC.
Captain Vansant
This could be a member of the Vanzant family that shows up in the records of Tryon and Rutherford Counties. The following Internet source describes a Garrett Vanzant who had sons named Garrett and Jacob that were both Captains in the Revolution.
Captain Whitesides
This may be the Captain William Whitesides mentioned in several Revolutionary War pension applications. The pension application of William Williams (R11606) indicates that he served in "a militia company command by Captain William Whitesides and ranged through what is now Rutherford Counties and Spartenburgh, South Carolina to keep the Tories and Indians in check".
Captain Wm Smith
William Smith was a popular name with over a dozen Revolutionary War pension applications under that name from North Carolina alone. One possibility is that it is the Captain William Smith from Spartanburg District, South Carolina who provides details of his service in his pension application W22272. (Spartanburg District directly bordered Drury Logan's home county of Rutherford, North Carolina, and was actually considered part of Tryon County, North Carolina before the Revolution.) Here is an Internet source (local copy) with a short biographical sketch on William Smith.
Lord Rawdon
Lord Rawdon was a British military officer in the American Revolutionary War. (see his wikpedia entry)

Places and Engagements:

Russells Station & Waddletons Station
Drury mentions Russells Station and Waddletons Station in the context of "guarding the frontier against the Indians and Tories". They are also mentioned as forts in the pension application of Colonel William Graham (S8624) who stated "I was the oldest Colonel in the frontier parts of North Carolina. That much of the arrangements for the protection of the frontier was [sic] devolved on me to select proper sites to erect forts and to have them fortified with a sufficient force: there was Waddleton's fort, Earle's Fort, White Oak Fort, Russell's Fort, and Pott's Fort that was under my direction and superintendence". They are also mentioned in the pension application of Captain James Gray (S8594) who stated he "was appointed Captain by Colonel [Edward] Hampton and ordered to guard four stations, Russell's, Waddleton's, White Oak & Earles'". In the pension application of John Jones (W373) he indicated he "was stationed at Thomas Waddleton's in Rutherford County to guard the frontiers against the Indians and Tories". In the pension application of James Owenby (Ownby) (W3712) he indicated he "entered the service again as a substitute for Thomas Haslip in the County of Rutherford in the spring of 1782 in the company commanded by Capt Hugh Beaty and was placed at a station known by the name of Russell's station at the mouth of Cool Creek in said County". The Revolutionary War pension declaration of Anthony Dickey of Rutherford County, NC was published in the August 2011 issue of the Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. Dickey referenced Russels and Waddeltons stations in his declaration. Editorial notes that accompany the declaration (see p.134) indicate that the station at Widow Mary Russels was on Broad River at the mouth of Cove Creek, and the station at Wm Waddeltons was at White Oak Creek. Modern day maps identify a Cove Creek in Rutherford County between the towns of Rutherfordton and Lake Lure, and a White Oak Creek in the portion of Rutherford County that became Polk County in 1855. Please contact me if you have information that would further identify where these stations were located.
Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina was surrendered to the British on May 12, 1780. Drury indicates "I was ordered on to Charleston under Capt Robert Alexander. Soon after our arrival at that place it was surrendered to the British forces. We all got paroled and returned home". Hugh Rankin in his book The North Carolina Continentals35 (p.227) indicates that troops of General Griffith Rutherford were on the march from North Carolina just prior to the fall of Charleston. Perhaps Drury was among these troops. Rankin also indicates that of the over 5000 men who surrendered, 814 were North Carolina Continentals and 1,231 were North Carolina militia. He indicates that many of the militiamen were allowed to return to their homes on parole, but a substantial number were kept as prisoners of war, along with the Continental rank and file.
Kings Mountain
The well known Battle of Kings Mountain was fought on 7 October 1780 in what is now York County, South Carolina21 (see wikipedia entry). Drury indicates the "the Tories had me confined at the Battle of Kings Mountain". Perhaps he would have fought in the battle if he weren't already in custody of the Tories.
Fridays Fort
Drury indicates "there was a call then for men to go a southern tour of ten months. I enlisted for 10 months under Capt Levy Johnston. We belonged to his regiment commanded by Col John Thomas. On our march we stormed and took Fridays Fort. It was a short distance from where Columbia now stands. We on that ground joined the main army under General Sumter". Fridays Fort is also mentioned in numerous Revolutionary War pension applications including one from Jonas Clark (W1386) who indicates it was "on the Congaree River". The pension application of Henry Briance (S32133) indicates he "was at the taking of Friday's Fort at Friday's ferry". Lipscomb's in his book Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina21 lists a battle at "Friday's Ferry" on 2 May 1781 in what is now Lexington County, South Carolina. An Internet source describes the Battle of Friday's Ferry in South Carolina on 1 May 1781.
Buck head
Drury indicates that after storming Fridays Fort and joining the main army under General Sumter, "I was then under Capt Wm Smith we marched down the river to Buck head where we was stationed for some time". Lipscomb's book Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina21 lists Buckhead as an alternate name for the engagement at Fort Motte on 8-12 May 1781 in what is now Calhoun County, South Carolina. Buckhead is also mentioned in the Revolutionary War pension application of Samuel Otterson of Greene County, Alabama. An Internet source describes Fort Motte as being where the Wateree River and the Congaree River merged to form the Santee River. Hugh Rankin's book The North Carolina Continentals35 (p.329-330) confirms this location and provides a brief description of the battle.
Nelson's Ferry
Drury indicates "I was at the battle at Nelson's Ferry". Internet sources (#1, #2, #3) indicate the Battle of Nelson's Ferry, or Great Savannah, was fought on 25 August 1780 in what is now Clarendon County, South Carolina. Lipscomb in his book Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina21 confirms the 25 August 1780 date for the Battle of Great Savannah in Clarendon County, South Carolina.
Goose Creek
Drury indicates "I was in the battle at Goose Creek". An Internet source places this battle near Charleston, South Carolina on 19 December 1781. It may have been at or near the present day town of Goose Creek in Berkeley County, South Carolina (see wikipedia entry).
Governors Gate
Drury indicates he "was at the scrimmage at Governors Gate". Two Internet sources (#1, #2) identify Governors Gate as being near Charleston, SC. Please contact me if you know more specifically where Governors Gate is or was.
Ninety Six
The well known Siege of Ninety-Six was fought from 12 May to 19 June 1781 in what is now Greenwood County, South Carolina (see wikipedia entry). Drury indicates he "was the bearer of dispatches from General Sumter to General Green when he raised the Siege of Ninety Six at the time that Lord Rawdon was marching on his forces for the relief of the fort". Hugh Rankin's book The North Carolina Continentals35 (p.338) confirms that General Nathaniel Greene received a dispatch from General Thomas Sumter on June 11, 1781 warning that Lord Rawdon was marching towards Ninety Six. Perhaps Drury carried this dispatch.
Juniper Springs
Lipscomb in his book Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina21 indicates that an engagement occurred at Juniper Springs, or Hollow Creek, on 18 June 1781. An Internet source describes the battle. (Also referenced in calendar of draper manuscript, p. 407, 408, 411).
Shiers Ferry
Drury indicates "we joined the main army under General Sumter at Shiers Ferry. We was at that place for some time". The Revolutionary War pension application of Richard B. Ledbetter III (W26204) of Rutherford County, NC also mentions Shiers Ferry. He indicates he "was a Volunteer for the Siege of Ninety under Col Hamilton but he turned his course down Broad River in pursuit of the British and Tories and came in Sight of them at Shiers Ferry. about or before we Reached that place we joined the Main Army under General Sumter. we fired a few Rifles across the River. I think I saw several fall."
Cross Creek
Cross Creek is the present day Fayetteville, North Carolina (see wikipedia entry). Drury indicates "I was a volunteer to go to Cross Creek under Capt Whitesides. Col Robert Porter had the command. We was only marched to Catabaw and from that place we was ordered back to the lines where we was kept until after peace was made".
Catabaw
The Catawba River flows from North Carolina into South Carolina (see wikipedia entry). It would have been roughly 25 to 50 miles east of where Drury Logan lived in Lincoln and Rutherford Counties.

Census Records

1790 Census

County Company Census
Page
(PDF)
Name Male Female Other
Free
Persons
Slaves
16 and
older
under
16
Lincoln, NC 6th 115 Drury Logan 1 2 3    
Rutherford, NC 8th 139 Drury Logan 1 3 3    

The 1790 census16 lists one Drury Logan in Lincoln County, and another in Rutherford County. Perhaps there were two Drury Logans at this time. But it seems more likely that the same Drury Logan was counted twice because he had a presence in both counties. Land records show that a Drury Logan sold his land in Lincoln County in November, 1790. They also show that a Drury Logan made land entries in Rutherford County in 1788 and was eventually granted the land in 1798. Perhaps he maintained a home in both counties at that time, or perhaps he never lived in Lincoln County but was counted there as the owner of land that had belonged to his father-in-law.

The land Drury Logan owned in Lincoln County was purchased in 1785, two years after the date of his 1783 marriage bond. He purchased land that had previously belonged to his father-in-law Moses Moore. Moses Moore's home place was sold under court order to settle a judgment from a suit brought by Henry Hollman (likely a whig who sued loyalist Moses Moore for damages). Perhaps Drury bought the land on the behalf of his father-in-law. Moses Moore is known to have moved to Spanish West Florida by 1787, but may have still been living in his Lincoln County home in 1785. Or perhaps Drury and Sarah were living on her father's land and they were forced to purchase it to save their own home.

Drury Logan's name appears in the Lincoln County census immediately next to Joshua Roberts implying they may have lived near each other. Joshua Roberts married Hester Moore who was the sister of Drury's wife Sarah Moore. When Drury sold his land in Lincoln County he sold one half to Joshua Roberts and the other half to a Valentine Mauney. Joshua and Hester Roberts are said to have continued to live in Moses Moore's old home and are buried nearby37.

The number of persons listed in the household is similar between the Lincoln and Rutherford County census entries which supports the possibility that both entries could be referring to the same family. The only difference is that the Rutherford County entry lists 3 males under 16 years old, and the Lincoln County entry lists only 2. Drury's son Benjamin was born about 1790, so perhaps he was counted in the Rutherford County census, but missed in the Lincoln County census.

The numbers of individuals listed in Drury's household in 1790 are similar to what would be expected. Their identity can be speculated as follows: Drury would be the male in the 16 and over category. The 2 or 3 males in the under 16 category would be Drury's sons Moses, Joseph, and/or Benjamin. The 3 females would be Drury's wife Sarah, his daughter Susannah, and a third unknown female. The third female could not be Drury's daughters Sarah or Anney as they would not have been born at that time. Perhaps there was another daughter. Or maybe it was Drury's or Sarah's mother.

Drury Logan's name appears in the Rutherford County census immediately next to a David Huddleston. This name is of interest because he may have been the same David Huddleston who was a long time acquaintance of Moses Moore. David Huddleston witnessed a 1755 deed in which Moses Moore purchased land in what was then Anson County, later to become Mecklenburg, then Tryon, and then Lincoln County17. David Huddleston may have also migrated with Moses Moore from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania as both of their names are listed among those whose cabins were burned in 1750 for illegally settling on Indian land1. (Reminder: Check this further. There seems to have been a father and a son both named David Huddleston. Drury may have lived next to David Huddleston, Jr.)


1800 Census

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Rutherford, NC 124 Drury Logan 3 2   1   1 1   1     5

The 1800 census49 1ists only a single Drury Logan in the Rutherford County region. The numbers of individuals listed in the household are similar to what would be expected. Their identity can be speculated as follows: The 26-44 year old male would be Drury, and the 26-44 year old female would be his wife Sarah. The 2 males 10-15 years old would be Drury's sons Moses and Joseph. The 3 males 0-10 years old would be Drury's sons Benjamin, Levi, and a third unknown male. Perhaps there was another son. The female 10-15 would be Drury's daughter Susannah, and the female 0-10 would be Drury's daughter Sarah.

The 1800 census is the only one in which Drury Logan is listed as an owner of slaves.

The names in the Rutherford County census of 1800 are grouped by the first letter of their last name, so its not possible to infer anything about who his neighbors were.


1810 Census

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Rutherford, NC 399 Drury Logan 2     1   1     1      
Rutherford, NC 403 Drury Logan 1   4 1   2     1      
Rutherford, NC 403 Drury Logan 2   1     1   1 1      

The 181049 census lists three Drury Logans in Rutherford County. One Drury Logan is listed on page 399, and two Drury Logans are listed immediately next to each other on page 403.

The first entry on page 403 is closest to what would be expected for the household of the Drury Logan born in Halifax County, VA in 1762. Drury would be about 48 years old in 1810, but could have been the male listed in the 26 to 44 year old category. His wife Sarah could be the female listed in the 26 to 44 year old category. The four males listed in the 16 to 25 category could be Drury's son's Moses, Joseph, Benjamin, and Levi. The two females in the 0 to 10 category could be Drury's daughters Sarah and Anney. The male listed in the 0 to 10 category would be unknown. Drury's daughter Susannah would not be represented in this entry, but she had likely already moved out of the household by this time based on a Rutherford County marriage bond between Susannah Login and William Grayson dated 180718.

The identity of the two other Drury Logans is unclear. The number of persons listed in the other two Drury Logan households are similar enough to each other to open the possibility that the census taker could have accidentally entered the same household twice. However they are different enough from the entry described above to suggest that there was probably more than one Drury Logan in Rutherford County in 1810.

One possibility is that one of these entries are for the Drury Logan that is thought to have been the son of the Thomas Logan who was one of the four Logan brothers who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. This Drury Logan later appears in the York District, SC censuses of 1820 and 1830. York District, SC would have directly bordered Rutherford County, NC in this time. Perhaps this Drury Logan family later moved across the border into York District, or perhaps the state boundary hadn't been completely settled at that point.

Another possibility is that one of these Drury Logans was the son of Reuben Logan, and grandson of the Joseph Logan who was another of the four Logan brothers that fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. This Drury Logan is thought to have been born in Kentucky, but later moved to North Carolina after his father's death. He is found in the Macon County, North Carolina census of 1830, and the Union County, Georgia censuses of 1840 and 1850. Reuben married Rachel Moore in Rutherford County in 1794 according to a Rutherford County marriage bond. An 1803 court record from Warren County, Kentucky references the estate of Reuben Logan deceased. Although there is no known evidence to indicate what happened to Rachel after Reuben's death, perhaps she moved her family back to her original home of Rutherford County, North Carolina. The second census entry for Drury Logan on page 403 of the 1810 census does list an older female (26-45) in the same household with a younger male (16-25) head of household. Cemetery records indicate that this Drury Logan would have been only 10 years old in 1810. If he was really only 10 years old, then it would be strange for him to be listed in the census as 16 year old head of household. But stranger things have probably happened in the censuses.

The names in the Rutherford County census of 1810 are grouped by the first letter of their last name, so its not possible to infer anything about who his neighbors were.


1820 Census

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Rutherford, NC 372 Drury Logan       1   1   1 1   1 2    
Rutherford, NC 372 Joseph Logan 1       1   2   1     1    
Rutherford, NC 372 Benjamin Logan       1           1   3   3
York, SC ??? Drury Logan 2 2     1   1 1   1     1  

The 182049 census for Rutherford County, NC lists one Drury Logan. He is listed immediately next to a Joseph Logan and a Benjamin Logan. This suggests that Drury's sons Joseph and Benjamin may have established their own households by this time and were living nearby.

Drury would be about 58 years old in 1820 would be the male listed in the 45 and older category. His wife Sarah would be the female listed in the 45 and older category. The male listed in the 16 to 25 category could be Drury's son Levi. The females listed in the 16 to 25 and 10 to 15 categories would be Drury's daughters Sarah and Anney. Drury's son Moses is not represented in the 1820 census suggesting he may have died or moved away by this time.

Another Drury Logan is listed in the 1820 census in nearby York District, SC. He is described in the census entry as "a shoe & boot maker". This is probably the same Drury Logan that was listed in the 1860 census of Saint Clair County, Alabama as a "shoemaker" born about 1783 in South Carolina. This Drury Logan is believed to have been the son of Thomas Logan who was one of the four Logan brothers who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. This is based on an 1831 land deed from Rutherford County, North Carolina that lists Drury Logan of York District, South Carolina as one of the "legatees" of Thomas Logan deceased.


1830 Census

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Rutherford, NC 509 Drury Logan           1   1               1 1 1     1            
Rutherford, NC 509 Joseph Logan 1 1         1               2       1                
York, SC 368 Drury Logan     1       1               1 1       1              
Macon, NC 14 [? Levie] Logan 1 1       1               1       1                  
Macon, NC 21 Drury Logan           1                   1   1                  

The 183049 census for Rutherford County, NC lists one Drury Logan. He is listed immediately next to a Joseph Logan implying he was likely living near his son. But no Benjamin Logan is listed next to Drury and Joseph as was the case in 1820. There is a Benjamin Logan listed next to an Andrew Logan in a different section (p. 457) of the Rutherford County census. It is difficult to say whether this is Drury's son or some other unrelated Benjamin Logan.

Drury Logan's household lists one 50 to 59 year old male and one 50 to 59 year old female. This is most likely Drury and his wife Sarah, although Drury would be about 68 years old in 1830. Also listed in Drury's household is a 30 to 39 year old male which could be his son Benjamin. It is probably not Drury's son Levi as he had likely moved away by this time (see below). Drury Logan's household also lists three younger females: one 20 to 29 year old which could be Drury's daughter Sarah, one 15 to 19 year old which could be Drury's daughter Anney, and one 10 to 14 year whose identity is unknown. Both Drury and Sarah had died by 1840, so they are not listed in any subsequent censuses.

Some clues to the identity of the other persons in Drury's 1830 household can be found by following Benjamin, Sarah, and Anney in the censuses that followed. In the 1840 Rutherford County census a "B. Logan" is listed on the same page as Joseph Logan with 3 females in the household of ages that they could be the 3 females listed in Drury's household of 1830 (a 5 to 10 year old male is also listed). In the 1850 Cleveland County, NC census (Cleveland County was formed from Rutherford and Lincoln Counties in 18417 ), which was the first to list the names of all members of the household, Benjamin Logan (age 54), Sarah Logan (48), Anna Logan (40), and Nancy Logan (30) are listed in the same household. Perhaps this Nancy Logan is the unknown 10 to 14 year old female listed in Drury's household in 1830.

In the 1860 Rutherford County census, Sarah, Ana, and Nancy Logan are listed together. In the 1870 Rutherford County census, Anny and Nancy Logan are listed together. In the 1880 census of Cleveland County, an Anne Logan (age 80) is listed in the same household with a Nancy Flim (60). Nancy Flim is listed as head of the household in this case. Perhaps Nancy's correct last name was never listed until she became the one to answer the census questions.

The handwriting is difficult to read, but a listing for what could be "Levie" Logan appears in the 1830 Macon County, NC census. Macon County would have been about 100 miles to the west of Rutherford County. Levi is listed in the 1840 census of Cherokee County, NC (Cherokee County was formed from Macon County in 18397 ), and in nearby Union County, GA in the 1850 census.

A Drury Logan is also listed in the 1830 census of Macon County, NC. This is believed to have been the Drury Logan who was son of Reuben Logan and grandson of Joseph Logan. He was later listed in the 1840 and 1850 censuses of Union County, GA which was just across the state border from Macon County, NC at that time.

A Drury Logan is listed in the York District, SC census of 1830 and appears to be a continuation of the Drury Logan that was listed in York District in 1820. Again, this is believed to be a son of Thomas Logan who later appeared in the Saint Clair County, Alabama census of 1860.


Marriage Record

The Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties North Carolina by Curtis Bynum3 lists a marriage bond for Drury Logan and Serah Moor dated 27 Feb 1783. The bondsman was Joseph Henry, and the witness was John Carruth.

The original copy of Drury Logan's and Sarah Moore's marriage bond resides in the Lincoln County records of the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina23. The following transcription of the marriage bond was made from a photocopy of the original obtained on 14 Dec 2007 (Scanned copy of marriage bond (PDF File - 3.1 Mbytes)):

We DRURY LOGAN & JOSEPH HENRY [? __]
acknowledge ourselves indebted to ALEXANDER
MARTIN Capt General and Commander in
Chief in and over the State of N Carolina
for the time being & his successors in office
in the sum of three hundred pounds [? ______]
for which payment well & truly to be [? made]
we bind ourselves our heirs [? executors admn] by
these presents [? sealed] with our seals and
dated this 27th day of February AD 1783
the condition of the above obligation that
whereas the above bound DRURY LOGAN has
applied to the clerks office for a [? license]
of marriage between him and SARAH MOOR
[? then] shall no lawful cause appear why the
said SERAH MOOR & DRURY LOGAN should [? ______]
then the above to be void [? & of none effect]


JOHN CARRUTH                  [? __ __]
                         [? DRURY   (Seal)
                                LOGIN]

Court Records

Lincoln County Court Records

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Court 1784: HENRY DELLINGER vs. JOHN RANDLES, Jr. & DRURY LOGAN. Debt. Jurors: PHILLIP RUDISILL, MICHAEL SUMMEROW, JNO TAYLOR, ARCHD FLEMING, STEPHEN CENTER, JNO WEST, PETER FORNEY, NICOLAS FRIDAY, JNO KINKAID, BENJ ARMSTRONG, JAS KINKAID. Jury sworn find for the pltf damage £9.16.1 & 6d costs. (McAllister and Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, pp. 61-62)25

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Civil Action Papers, 19 January 1784: HENRY DELLINGER vs. JOHN RANDLES Jr. & DRURY LOGAN (attachment) ... goods, etc. ... of JOHN RANDLES Junior & DRURY LOGAN ... sum of £9.16.1 which HENRY DILLENGER recovered against them for Damages & £3.14.7 Costs & Charges in said suite ... have monies at Court first Monday April ... JOSEPH DICKSON, Clerk of Office, 19 January 1784. Fi.Fa. To April Session. (McAllister and Sullivan, Civil Action Papers 1771-1806, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, pp. 71)24

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1785: DRURY LOGAN vs. WM RAMSEY. Jurors: THOS WHITE, SAML MARTIN, JOHN BORELIN, JOHN TUCKER, SAML THOMPSON, NICOLAS LEEPER, WM NIXON, WM CHRONICLE, JOHN TAYLOR, DAVID ABERNETHY, THOS RHINE, JAS HENDERSON. Jury sworn find for the plaintiff Damage £.13.6.9 & 6d cost. (McAllister and Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, p. 102)25

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Civil Action Papers, 15 October 1785: DRURY LOGAN vs. WILLIAM RAMSEY (attachment) ... goods, etc. ... of WILLIAM RAMSEY ... sum of £13.6.9 which DRURY LOGAN recovered against him for Debt & £3.2.7 Cost & Charges in said suit. ... have monies at Court first Monday January ... JOSEPH DICKSON, Clerk at Office, 15 October 1785. Fi.Fa. To January Sessions 1786. (McAllister and Sullivan, Civil Action Papers 1771-1806, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, pp. 154)24

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1788: Deed of Sale from JOSEPH HENRY, Sheriff to DRURY LOGAN for 300 acres dated December 14th 1785. Acknowledged. (McAllister and Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, p. 174)25 

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Court 1791: Deed of Sale from DRURY LOGAN to JOSHUA ROBERTS for 155 acres Dated Nov 17th 1790. Proved and acknowledged. (McAllister and Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, p.31)26 

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1794: Deed of Sale from SOPHIA [JOSHUA] ROBERTS and DRURY LOGAN to JOHN CARPENTER for 220 acres Dated April 7th 1788. Proved by JAMES G. BEATY. (McAllister and Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, p.87)26 

Lincoln County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Court 1791: Deed of Sale from DRURY LOGAN to VALENTINE MAUNEY for 150 acres Dated Nov 10th 1790. Acknowledged. (McAllister and Sullivan, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, NC, p.31)26 

Rutherford County Court Records

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Page 303: 14 Oct. 1785: Ord. that Letters of Adm. issue to DRURY LOGAN on the goods, chattels, rights and credits of BENJAMIN MOORE dec'd. who gave bond with WILLIAM GOING and MORRIS ROBERTS in sum of 500 pounds. (Newton, Rutherford County, p.115)28 

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, page 315: 12 Jan. 1786: On motion, it is ord. that DRURY LOGAN pay the fees on a fraud for which he is liable to be indicted. (Newton, Rutherford County, p.119)28 

Page 30: 28 March 1787. Proved Oct. Term 1788. I MOSES MOORE, in the provice of West Florida, Districts of Mobile, Planter, for divers good causes and other consideration. Have made, ordained and appointed by friend JOSEPH LAWRENCE in the County of Rutherford, N.C. My lawful attorney, to use my name, recover, receive all just and lawful debts, etc. Wit: JNO. WALTON, ANTHONY HAGGETT, JOSEPH NEWBERG. Signed: MOSES MOORE. (Wooley, Rutherford County, p.4)52

Page 46: 1 June 1789. Proved Jan. term 1790. I, JOSEPH LAWRENCE, planter, in consideration of good causes, and divers reasons, have by virtue of a power of attorney invested in me from and by MOSE MOORE of West Florida and Mobile District. Recourse to the records in the office of our Court. Book #1 pate 30 will make the same sufficiently appear. Have made ordained, constituted and appointed my trusty friends DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS or either of them my true and lawful attorney, to sue, ask, demand, receive and recover all lawful debts, likewise to do the same for and in behalf of MOSES MOORE, also to appoint one or more attorneys. Wit: EZEKIAL ENLOE, MICJAH X MORRIS. Signed: JOSEPH LAWRENCE, Agent and attorney for MOSES MOORE. (Wooley, Rutherford County, p.5)52

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Court 1799: [DRURY LOGAN is listed among those appointed as Grand Jurors47.]

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1799: PRAY WHIPPLE proved a deed from DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS to ANDREW LOGAN containing 110 acres bearing date 17th Day of January 1799 in order to be registered47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1799: The Court appointed ABRAM VANZANT constable the present year who comes into open court to enter into bond with DRURY LOGAN & THOMAS THOMPSON agreeable to law & was qualified accordingly47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1799: DRURY LOGAN acknowledged a deed in open court to FAITHY FREEMAN containing by computation 50 acres bearing date 4th June 179947.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1799: The Court appointed WILLIAM LONG overseer of the Public Road from the branch at the widow [? Withrows] to the Ridge Road between WILLIAM PORTERs & the river & the lands on Conway Creek down the river to HENRY CALLAHANs thence to DRURY LOGANs & BENJAMIN FREEMANs are ordered to work on the above road47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1799: Agreeable to petition, the Court appoints FELIX WALKER, WILLIAM HARMON, ALEX'R GILBERT, JAMES ROSS, EDMON TOMBERLIN, LEWIS TOMBERLIN, ABRAM ENLOE, JONATHAN HAMPTON, DANIEL JOHNSON, DRURY LOGAN, JOHN SMITH, JAMES SMITH, JAMES LOGAN, MOSES LOGAN, FRANCES LOGAN, ANDREW LOGAN, ANDREW HUDLOE, & DANIEL TANNER be and they are hereby appointed as Jurors to lay off & mark a road from the Cross Roads above FELIX WALKERs plantation crossing Second Broad River below Walkers [? ______] then crossing Catheys Creek below Hamptons at a shoal thence the nearest best way to the Ct House & report their proceedings to our next court how they have executed this order47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1799: DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS acknowledged a deed to DUGGERT FREEMAN containing by estimation 60 acres dated 4th June 1799 in order to be registered47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1799: Mordicai Miller proved a deed from DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS to BENJAMIN NEWTON containing by estimation 400 acres bearing date 29th June 1795 in order to be registered.47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1800: [DRURY LOGAN is listed as juror number 10 of 12 in the case of JAMES BENSON vs. ABRAM IRVINE47.]

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1801: WILLIAM PORTER by his attorney JAMES HOLLAND Esquire moved the Court for an [? attuation in grant to] and it appears to the Court by sundry affidavits filed that notice has been served upon DRURY LOGAN, PRESLY BLANKENSHIP, ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP, GEORGE UPTERGROVE [? thirty days] odered that the petition be filed with [? leave] hearafter to fill up the [? blanks that DAVID DICKEY be appointed to _________]. ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP came into Court [? to contest] the above motion & [? ______ ___ _____ Frances Alexander be appointed to ________ for him]47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1801: ARCHIBALD REED proved deed from DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS to JOHN REED containing by estimation three hundred & 20 acres bearing date 29th day January 1801 in order to be recorded47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1801: A. NANNY proved a deed in open court from DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS to ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP containing by computation 70 acres bearing date the 12th day of February 1801 in order to be registered.47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1801: A. NANNY proved a deed in open court from DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS to PRESLY BLANKENSHIP containing by computation 130 acres bearing date the 12th day of February 180147.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Court 1801: The State vs. Archibald Reed. Indictment for [? _______]. Charged pleads not guilty. ... JOHN MILLER & the same jury as before being implanneled & duly sworn do find the defendant not guilty on motion of JAMES HOLLAND Esq. the defendants att. Ordered that DRURY LOGAN the prosecutor pay cost47.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Court 1801: [DRURY LOGAN is listed as juror number 7 of 12 in the case of The State vs. ISAAC & EDWARD BRADLY47.]

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1802: [DRURY LOGAN is listed as juror number 7 of 12 in the case of JAMES MILLER vs. JOHN MCKINNY & DAVID LILES47.]

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1802: [DRURY LOGAN is listed as juror number 9 of 12 in the case of JOHN BRADLY vs. THOMAS OHARA47.]

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1802: [DRURY LOGAN is listed as juror number 9 of 12 in the case of The State vs. THOMAS MOORE47.]

Note: I have not done a comprehensive search of the Rutherford County court records for the period of 1804 through 1829 for records of Drury Logan. To my knowledge the Rutherford County court records for this period have never been transcribed or indexed, so doing a comprehensive search is not an easy task.

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Court 1806: WILLIAM GRAYSON proved a deed in open court from DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS to JOSEPH GRAYSON containing by computation 50 acres bearing date the 13th day of January 180647.

Page 88: 4 June 1825, Recorded March Court 1828. I WILLIAM SMART, being weak in body but of sound mind & memory. I give unto my wife JEAN, all the household furniture & money she now possesses. ... A judgment on JOHN P. JONES near $20 & a note on DRURY LOGAN of $5 if recovered to my wife JEAN. ... I appoint my two sons-in-law JOHN REED & WILLIAM LONG my executors. Wit: JAMES HUDDLESTON, jurat, THOMAS SMART, jurat, RESTON GOFORTH. Signed: W. SMART. (Wooley, Rutherford County, p.79)52

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, December Court 1832: The declaration of DRURY LOGAN aged 70 years was sworn to him in open court, & certified on oath by Rev'd JOSEPH PARKER and JAMES SMITH - and the opinion of the Court as to his services as a soldier of the Revolution annexed, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions of the Act of Congress passed on the 7th of June 1832 - and the whole certified under the seal of the Court &C. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rutherford County, NC, 1832-1833, p.73)4

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Court 1833: S.S. GIDNEY proved a deed in open Court from JOSEPH LOGAN & DRURY LOGAN to ARCHIBALD THOMPSON containing 44 acres dated 10 april 1830. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rutherford County, NC, 1832-1833, p.123)4 

Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October [November] Court 1835, Saturday Nov 7th 1835: It was proved to the satisfaction of the Court by WM. CARSON that DRURY LOGAN senr. died on the 5th of October last - and by WM. CARSON & JOHN H. ALLEY that he was a pensioner of the United States and that SARAH LOGAN now living is his widow - and next of kin. (Caldwell, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rutherford County, NC, 1834-1835, p.110)5


Land Records

Lincoln County Land Records

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 3, Page 376, Book 15, p.54: Dec. 14, 1785, JOSEPH HENRY, sheriff (Lincoln Co) to DRURY LOGAN (same); for 132£ sold 300 ac on both sides of Indian Cr; border: THOMAS RANDLE on S side of Indian Cr; includes half of the old place MOSES MOORE formerly lived on; sold due to writ Oct. 11, 1785 from Lincoln Co Pleas & Quarter Sessions Court to levy 130£ and 3£ 11s 3p cost from MOSES MOORE due to suit of HENRY HOLLMAN; money to be returned to court 1st Monday of Jan. "next" and sale authorized by act of Assembly on Oct. 25, 1764. Signed JOS HENRY, Witness AD OSBORN & WM SHARPE. Rec. Jul. 1788. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793, p.40-41)30

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 16, Page 48: Nov. 12, 1790, DRURY LOGAN (Lincoln Co) to JOSHUA ROBERTS (same); for 5£ NC money sold 155 ac on both sides of Inden (sic) Cr waters of S fork of Cataba R; border: JOSHUA ROBERTS, VALENTINE MAUNEY, & "second" corner of the old tract; part of grant in 1750 to Ritcherd Reynolds. Signed DRURY LOGAN. Witness DAVID RAMSEY & VALENTINE MAUNY. Rec. Jan. 1791. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793, p.77)30 

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 16, Page 49: Nov. 10, 1790, DRURY LOGAN (Lincoln County) to VALENTINE MAUNY (same); for 140£ sold 150 ac on waters of Indian Cr of Cataba R; border: division line "made by MOSES MOORE unto" THOS ROBINSON and an old line; part of an old tract where MOSES MOORE formerly lived. Signed DRURY LOGAN. Witness DAVID RAMSEY, JOSHUA ROBERTS, and ANTONY MAUNY. Rec. Jan. 1791. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793, p.77)30 

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 17, Page 88: Apr. 7, 1794, JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln Co) and DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford Co) to JOHN CARPENTER (same); for 60£ sold 220 ac on waters of Indian Cr; border: VALENTINE MAUNEY and widow BLACK; granted in 1763 to MOSES MOORE. Signed DRURY LOGAN & JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witness JAS G. BEATEY & THOS DAVIS. Wit. oath Apr. 1794 by JAMES GRAHAM BEATEY. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1793-1800, p.12)31 

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 21, p. 630: Jun. 7 1805, VALENTINE MAUNEY (Lincoln County) to his son MICHAEL MAUNEY (same) for £5 sold 250 ac on both sides of Indian Cr of Catawba R; border: RICHARD RAYNOLDS, a corner made by JOSHUA ROBERTS and DRURY LOGAN for a division line, a field, a cherry tree, an apple tree JOSHUA ROBERTS "sain", GEORGE MAUNEY, PETER MAUNEY's corner stake near "the" graveyard, & a hollow. [signed] VALENTINE MAUNEY; witness GEORGE MAUNEY jurat and JACOB MAUNEY. Rec. Jan. 1807. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, Books 20, 21, and 22. p.117)32 

Rutherford County Land Records

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p.132: Aug. 26, 1788, DRURY LOGAN enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co between JNO WALKER & MOSES MOORE and on both sides of the road from Walker's to Black's; discontinued. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1779-1795, p. 79)33 

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p.133: Aug. 26, 1788, DRURY LOGAN enters 30 ac in Rutherford Co on both sides of E fork of Camps Cr; between MOSES MOORE, McGahey, & GEO BLACK; discontinued. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1779-1795, p. 79)33 

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p.75: Nov. 20, 1792, DRURY LOGAN enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co; border: JOHN WALKER and MOSES MOORE on both sides of the road from Walker's to Black's; granted to Enlow. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1779-1795, p. 124)33 

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p.76: Nov. 20, 1792, DRURY LOGAN enters 25 ac in Rutherford Co on both sides of Camp Cr "the" East fork; between MOSES MOORE, McGaughey, & GEORGE BLACK; granted to Enlow. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1779-1795, p. 124)33 

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p. 157: Jan. 14, 1798, JOSEPH CARPENTER enters 75 ac in Rutherford Co; border: his own land and PROCTOR; includes Bobes Br; my fees paid by DROUEY LOGAN; granted to Kenon "now" order. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1795-1803, p. 94)34 

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p. 160: Mar. 20, 1798, GEORGE GROVES enters 25 ac in Rutherford Co; border: DRURY LOGAN, COL. WILLIAM PORTER, & GILKEY on W side of Camp Cr; granted to Kenon "now" order. (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1795-1803, p. 97)34 

Rutherford County, NC, Land Entries, p. 241: Apr. 15, 1801, GLOUD LONG enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co on Tent Br of Kane Cr; border: WILLIAM LONG, DROUREY LOGON, & ALIXANDER MCGAHEY; granted to "A". (Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, NC, 1795-1803, p. 149)34 

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book R,1-3, p.89-92: No. 1976 ... 7 May 1796, DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS (both of Rutherford County) for MOSES MOOR by the appointment of JOSEPH LAURANCE by virtue of a power invested in him ... by the said MOSES MOOR of West Florida ... to ANDREW LOGAN (Rutherford County) ... the said DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS by virtue of the power and trust in us deposed as will appear by an instrument of writing bearing date the 1 Jun 1789 recorded in the Clerks office in the said County January Court 1790 for ... the sum of 156£ lawful money of the State ... a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in Rutherford County on both sides of Camp Creek of Second Broad River containing 254 acres being in two separate surveys both granted to MOSES MOOR by patent on bearing date the 13 Oct 1765 containing 204 acres ... the other being a part of said MOOREs old survey containing 50 acres. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, SALLY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: MOSES LOGAN, FRANCIS LOGAN, JAMES MILLAR. Rec. 3 Mar 1797. Photo of Deed Book pages (PDF File - 1.6 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 10-11, p.26-27: No. 1482 ... for and in consideration of the sum of thirty shillings for every hundred acres ... do give and grant unto the DRURY LOGAN a tract of land containing 50 acres lying in our County of Rutherford ... bordering RACHEL MOORE and WALKER ... warrant dated February 1793 ... our great seal to be hereunto affixed witness SAMUEL ASHE Esquire our Governor Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raleigh this 18th day of December in the 22nd year of our independence and in year of our Lord 1797. Signed: Saml Ashe. Rec. 27 Nov 1798. Scanned copy of Deed Book pages (PDF File - 1.5 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 10-11, p.28-29: No. 1507 ... for and in consideration of the sum of thirty shillings for every hundred acres ... do give and grant unto the said DRURY LOGAN a tract of land containing twenty four acres lying and being in our County of Rutherford ... warrant dated February 1793 ... our great seal to be hereunto affixed witness SAMUEL ASHE our Governor our Captain General and Commander in Chief at Raleigh this 18th day of December in the 22nd year of our independence and in the year of our Lord 1797. Signed: Saml Ashe. Rec. 27 Nov 1798.

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 10, p.182: CLAYBURN BURNET of Rutherford County, North Carolina to MICAJAH MORRIS of same, 50 pounds, 100 acres on Bugers branch, by virtue of a deed of conveyance made to him by JAMES BOYLE sheriff of said county that at the sealing and delivering of these presents he is lawfully seized and possessed of an indeficible right of inheritance of said land and premises. Witness DRURY LOGAN, CHARLES LEWIS. #672, Rec. 4 February 1794 (Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, August 1996, p.122)42

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book, 10-11, p.538-539: No. 1904 ... 7 Jan 1798, DAVID HUDDLESTON (Rutherford County) to ANDREW LOGAN (Rutherford County) ... a tract of land ... being in the County of Rutherford on a branch of Second Broad River ... containing 20 acres ... being one half of a 40 acre survey granted to the said DAVID HUDDLESTON by patent bearing the date 18 Dec 1797. Signed: DAVID HUDDLESTON. Witnessed: DRURY LOGAN, Thomas [? Castle]. Rec. 10 Jan 1800.

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 12-14, p. 8-9: 16 Jan 1799, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to ANDREW LOGAN (Rutherford County) for 280 dollars ... a tract of land ... in the county of Rutherford Co. on the southwest side of Camp Creek ... one hundred and [? ten] acres ... being part of a tract of 400 acres granted to MOSES MOOR ... in a patent bearing the date of the [? 16] Nov 1764 ... by virtue of a power of attorney invested in JOS LAURANCE by MOSES MOOR of West Florida and by JOS LAURANCE to DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: BENJAMIN FREEMAN, [?]. Rec. 5 Feb 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 3.6 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 12-14, p. 10-11: 4 June 1799, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) to FAITHEY FREEMAN late of Virginia but now of the same County ... for 50 £s; current money ... a certain tract of land granted to DRURY LOGAN by patent 18 Dec 1797 containing 50 acres being in Rutherford Co. on Camp Creek. Borders: ANDREW LOGAN, Moore, and Walker. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, Witnessed: JOHN MOOR, PETER FREEMAN. Rec. 6 Feb. 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 3.5 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 12-14, p. 11-13: 4 June 1799, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to DUGGERT FREEMAN (Rutherford County) ... DRURY LOGAN and JOSHUA ROBERTS by virtue of a power of attorney to them ... for the sum of 60 pounds current money of the state ... a certain tract of land lying ... in the county of Rutherford ... on the waters of Camp Creek ... containing 60 acres. No Witnesses. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Rec. 8 Feb 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 4.4 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p. 54-56: 29 June 1794, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to BENJAMIN NEWTON (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 75 pounds ... a tract of land containing by estimation 400 acres ... lying in the county of Rutherford ... on both sides of Crooked Run of First Broad River ... the land being granted to MOSES MOORE by patent bearing date the 2 June 1776 and from said MOORE to said LOGAN and ROBERTS by a power of attorney. Witnessed: PETER WOODWARD, [? ] MILLAR. Signed: DRURY LOGAN. JOSHUA ROBERTS. Rec. 19 Dec 1800. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 4.5 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p.430-432: 12 Feb 1801, DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County), agnt and attorney for MOSES MOOR and JOSEPH LAURINCE of the province of West Florida and district of Mobile to ZACHARIAH BLANKENSHIP (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 400 dollars to the said LOGAN and ROBERTS ... certain tract of land ... in the County of Rutherford ... on the bank of Little Camp Creek ... ... containing 70 acres ... being part of a tract of land first granted to MOSES MOOR. ... bordering ANDREW LOGAN. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: ABNER NANNY, ARCHIBALD REED. Rec. 6 Feb 1802. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 4.8 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p.433-434: 12 Feb 1801, DRURY LOGIN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County), agnt and attorney for MOSES MOORE and JOSEPH LAURANCE of the province of West Florida and district of Mobile to PRESLY BLANKINSHIP (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars to the said LOGIN and ROBERTS ... parcel of land ... in the County of Rutherford ... on the bank of Little Camp Creek ... containing by estimation 130 acres ... ... being part of a tract of land first granted to MOSES MOOR. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: ABNER NANNY, ARCHIBALD REED. Rec. 6 Feb 1802. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 3.5 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 15-17, p.441-443: 29 Jan 1801. DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) ... agents for MOSES MOORE by the appointment of JOSEPH LAURANCE by virtue of a power of attorney invested in him ... to JOHN REED (Rutherford County) ... for and in consideration of the sum of 800 dollars ... a certain parcel of land situated in the County of Rutherford on the East side of Camp Creek ... bordering ANDREW LOGAN ... containing 320 acres being part of two tracts granted to the said MOSES MOORE. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witnessed: ISAAC SELLERS, ARCHIBALD REED, WILLIAM SMART. Rec. 23 Feb 1802. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19 (Microfilm))39. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 5.4 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 21, p.211: 29 March 1801, REUBEN PROCTOR of Rutherford County, North Carolina to RICHARD GARRISON of same, 100 pounds, 50 acres on Duncans Creek, granted to ROBERT COLE 11 October 1783. Wit. DRURY LOGIN, THOMAS EARLY. #148, Rec. 2 October 1803. (Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, May 1999, p.80)43

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 22-23, p.441: 19 Jan 1806. DRURY LOGAN (Rutherford County) and JOSHUA ROBERTS (Lincoln County) to JOSEPH GRASON (Rutherford County) ... in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars lawful money of the state of No Carolina ... parcel of land containing 200 acres ... in the County of Rutherford ... on first little Broad River ... bordering: Moore, Beaty ... being granted to MOSES MOORE by patent bearing date [? 19]th Apr 1771 granted in the name of Tryon County. Signed: DRURY LOGAN, JOSHUA ROBERTS. Witness: ROBERT H. TAYLOR, WILLIAM GRAYSON. Rec. 9 Mar 1806. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1802-1809, Vols. 20,21,22,23,24 (Microfilm))40. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 1.8 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 23, p.681: 20 August, FAITHY FREEMAN of Rutherford County, North Carolina to JOHN FREEMAN of the same, 150 dollars, 50 acres between Cane Creek and Camp Creek, joining REED and MOORE, granted to DRURY LOGAN 18 December 1797. Wit. ANDR. TAYLOR, GEORGE PAINTER. #400, Rec. 12 March 1807. (Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, August 2002, p.137)44

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 25, p.57: 8 February 1809, DRURY LOGAN of RCNC to DANIEL LATTIMORE, 820 dollars, three negroes at open & publick market one wench HANNAH 28 or 30 and two children, the oldest girl 5 or 6, the other 5, Fillis and Bet. Wit. JOHN LATTIMORE, ELIZABETH LATTIMORE. #56, 22 May 1809. (Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, May 2004, p.78)45

Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 28, p.338: 26 September 1813, DANIEL LATTIMORE SENR. of Jeffison, Indiana Territory to GREENBURY MASSEY of RCNC, 300 dollars, 60 acres on Duncans Creek of First Broad River joining DRURY LOGAN and AMOS CHITWOOD. Wit. CLAYN. CONDREY, JOHN HOYLE. #93, 7 August 1815. (Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, May 2006, p.59)46

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 39-40, p.126: 10 Apr 1830. DRURY LOGAN and JOSEPH LOGAN (Rutherford County) to ARCHIBALD THOMPSON (same) ... for and in consideration of a sum of [? 65] dollars ... land in Rutherford County ... on the waters of Duncans Creek ... containing [? forty four] acres ... part of a [? ____] grant to DANIEL LATTIMORE bearing the date November 26 1799. Signed: JOSEPH LOGAN, DRURY LOGAN. Witness: THOMAS PARKER. Rec. 27 Aug 1833. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1831-1839, Vols. 38, 39-40, 41-42 (Microfilm))41. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 1.8 Mbytes)

Rutherford County, NC, Deed Book 41-42, p.123-126: 16 Sep 1823. JOHN H. ALLEY Esquire High Sheriff of the County of Rutherford ... to JOSEPH LOGAN (Rutherford County) ... by virtue of an execution issuing from the County Court of Rutherford against DRURY LOGAN for the sum of 16£ 1 shilling, and 6 pence cost which said sum was received by ALEXANDER MCGITTERS ... JOHN H. ALLEY Sheriff ... by virtue of his office and the aforesaid execution did seize and take in to his hand and custody ... a certain piece or parcel of land ... in said County of Rutherford ... ... bordering corner of a patent granted to DANIEL LATTIMORE bearing the 26 Mar 1799 ... JOHN LATTIMORE's line ... containing 278 acres and the said JOHN H. ALLEY sheriff as aforsaid after due advertisement according to law did cause the said piece or parcel of land with all the appurtenances there unto belonging to be put up at public sale to the highest bidder on the 11 Jul 1810 at which time and place the aforesaid JOSEPH LOGAN ... became the last and highest bidder at the sum of 100£ 11 shilling. Signed: JOHN H. ALLEY. Rec. 18 May 1835. (Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1831-1839, Vols. 38, 39-40, 41-42 (Microfilm))41. Scanned copy of microfilm (PDF File - 6.0 Mbytes)


Other Records

A "DREWRY LOGAN" served as bondsman in a Rutherford County, NC marriage bond for JAMES DOUGHERTY and MARY STANDFORD dated 29 Jan 1783. (Holcomb, Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868, p.36)18 

DRURY LOGAN of Rutherford County, N.C. is listed as having received $240.00 in pension money for service as a Private in the North Carolina Continental Line. (Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, pp. 458, 579.)38 

DRURY LOGAN is listed in The Pension Roll of 1835 as a Private in the North Carolina Continental Line from Rutherford County. His annual allowance is listed as $80.00 with sums received of $240.00. He was placed on the pension roll on July 24, 1833 with commencement of the pension beginning on March 4, 1831. His age is listed as 72 years.29 

The 9 July 1830 edition of the North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser lists a DRURY LOGAN among those with a letter awaiting pickup at the Post Office in Rutherfordton, NC. (Lu & Neumann, North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser (1830-1835), Rutherford County, North Carolina, abstracts, p.41)22 

Virgil D. White, compiler, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, vol. II: F-M (Waynesboro, Tennessee: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1991), p. 2107; LOGIN, Drury or Drury Logan, Sarah, W5464, NC Line, sol was b in 1762 in Halifax Co VA & he lived in Tryon Co the part that is now Rutherford Co NC at enl & he appl there 10 Dec 1832, sol m Sarah (---) in 1783 & he d 5 Oct 1835 & she d 25 or 26 Apr 1840, in 1842 surviving children were; Joseph aged 55 Benjamin aged 52 a res of Cleveland Co NC, Levy aged 47, Sarah aged 43 & Annay aged 40, also shown were: Moses Login b. 10 Nov 1784, Susaner Login b. 11 Apr 1786, Joseph Login b. 3 Nov 1787 & sol's sister's son John Roberts b. 10 Jun 1785 (sol's sis not named), in 1833 Moses Login was a JP for Rutherford Co NC but no relationship to sol's family was given50.

The State Records of North Carolina lists Drury Logan with a rank of Private among the "North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioners under the Acts of 1818 and 1832, as reported by Secretary of State to Congress in 1835". (The State Records of North Carolina, Vol. XXII, p. 73)48.

Drury Logan is listed in the DAR Patriot Index indicating that he is recognized as a Revolutionary Patriot by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: "Logan, Drury: b. 1762 VA, d. 10-5-1835 NC, m (1) Sarah Moor, Pvt NC, PNSR, WPNS". (DAR Patriot Index, Vol. II (G-O), p.1673)8. [Note: As of 2006 three DAR members claimed Drury Logan as their Patriot. All three are descendants of Drury's son Levi, and grandson Joshua.]

The book History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936, by Clarence W. Griffin (1937), lists Drury Logan among the Revolutionary War soliders serving from Rutherford County, North Carolina: "Logan, Private Drury. North Carolina Continental Line. Aged 70 when application for pension filed in 1832. Died October 5, 1834." (Griffin, History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936, p.96)15.


Other Notes

No entries are found for Drury Logan or Drury Login in the following microfilm publications of the National Archives (although he is a pensioned Revolutionary War soldier, his compiled service record has either been lost or never existed):


Other Drury Logans

Unless otherwise stated all the references to Drury Logan listed above are assumed to pertain to the Drury Logan who was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1762 and lived most of his life in Lincoln and Rutherford Counties of North Carolina. However it is clear from the record that there were multiple other Drury Logans that followed. There are hints that many of these other Drury Logans may have connections back to the Lincoln and Rutherford County area. As was common in this period it is possible that the name Drury was reused through multiple branches and generations of a common Logan family. If so, the study of these other Drury Logans may yield some clues to the ancestry of the group as a whole. Please contact me if you are interested in exchanging information on any of these individuals.

Census Entries for the name Drury Logan

Marriage Records for the name Drury Logan

Land Records for the name Drury Logan


Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Pat Phelps for sharing her research of Drury Logan, as well as the research that Bobby Logan had performed before her. Both Pat and Bobby are descendants of Drury's son Levi.

Special thanks also to Linda Moore Bollinger for sharing her knowledge of Moses Moore.


Sources:

  1. Biggerstaff, Ralph. Biggerstaff. Second Edition, 1981. Privately published.
  2. Bollinger, Linda Moore. The Leading Edge: A history of the family of Aaron Moore, Pennsylvania Indian trader and North Carolina pioneer. Privately published. Irving, TX, 1993. 313 p.
  3. Bynum, Curtis. Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties North Carolina. Southern Historical Press, Greenville SC, 1929, Reprinted 1982 & 1991. ISBN 0-89308-316-X. [ p.81: Lists a marriage bond for Drury Logan and Serah Moore dated 27 Feb 1783. Bondsman was Joseph Henry, and witness was John Carruth. ]
  4. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1832-1833. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], June 1997. [ p.73: Reference to Drury Logan. ]
  5. Caldwell, Juanita Evans. Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1834-1835. Broad River Genealogical Society [Shelby, NC], October 1997. [ p. 110: Reference to Drury Logan. ]
  6. Conley, Kathrine Logan. The Genealogy of Major Francis Logan. Rutherfordton, NC. 1970.
  7. Corbitt, David Leroy. The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943. Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1950, 1996. ISBN 0-86526-032-X.
  8. Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR Patriot Index. Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 2003, 3v. (3131p.). [ Vol. II, p.1673: Drury Logan listed as a Patriot. ]
  9. Draper, Lyman C. King's Mountain and Its Heroes, History of the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780. Originally published, Cincinnati, 1881. ISBN 0-8063-0097-3. [ p.298: Contains short biographical sketch of Moses Moore and his son Colonel John Moore. The book in general contains significant information on the places and names mentioned in Drury Logan's pension application. ]
  10. Draper, Lyman Copeland. The Draper manuscript collection, Kings' Mountain papers, Series DD. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1949, 6 microfilm reels.
  11. [Estate Papers of Benjamin Logan (1854)]. Cleveland County loose estate papers, file C.R.026.508.35, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh. 2 p. (Photographs of originals made 10 Dec 2010 (3.9 Mbytes)).
  12. [Final Payment Voucher for Drury Logan]. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864, 1p. (Image (106.8 Kbytes)). [ Lists Drury Logan's date of death as Oct 5, 1835. ]
  13. [Final Payment Voucher for Sarah Logan]. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864, 1p. (Image (111.2 Kbytes)). [ Lists Sarah Logan's date of death as April 21, 1840. ]
  14. Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd Edition, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore. 2000. ISBN 0-8063-1621-7. [ Chapter 2 includes sections on handwriting, relationships, titles, and naming practices that are especially helpful in understanding the Drury Logan's records. ]
  15. Griffin, Clarence W. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties North Carolina ... 1730 - 1936. Miller Print. Co., Asheville, N.C. 1937. Reprinted, The Reprint Company, Spartanburg, S.C. 1977. ISBN 0-87152-252-7. [ p.96: Lists Private Drury Logan as a Revolutionary War soldier who served from Rutherford County NC. ]
  16. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States, Taken in the Year 1790, North Carolina. Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1908. [ Lists the name Drury Logan in the 1790 census of both Lincoln and Rutherford Counties of North Carolina. ]
  17. Holcomb, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795. Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980.
  18. Holcomb, Brent H. Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868. Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. ISBN 0-8063-1144-4. [ p.36: Drewry Logan listed as bondsman in marriage of James Dougherty and Mary Standford, dated 29 Jan 1783. ]
  19. Holcomb, Brent H. Tryon County North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1779. SCMAR, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994. ISBN 0-913363-15-4. [ Includes references to James, John, and William Logan. ]
  20. Holcomb, Brent. Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties North Carolina 1769-1786; Tryon County Wills & Estates. Southern Historical Press, Greenville SC, 1977. ISBN 0-89308-047-0. [ Includes references to Francis, James, John, Joseph, Mary, and William Logan. ]
  21. Lipscomb, Terry W. Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1991.
  22. Lu, Helen M., and Gwen B. Neumann. North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser (1830-1835), Rutherford County, North Carolina, abstracts. Dallas, TX, 1982. [ p.41: The 9 July 1830 edition of the North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser listed a Drury Logan among those with a letter awaiting pickup at the Post Office in Rutherfordton. ]
  23. [Marriage Bond of Drury Logan and Sarah Moore (1783)]. Lincoln County loose marriage bonds, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh. (Scanned copy of original marriage bond made 12 Dec 2007 (3.1 Mbytes)).
  24. McAllister, Anne Williams, and Kathy Gunter Sullivan. Civil Action Papers 1771-1806 of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina. [United States] 1989. [ pp. 71, 154: Court cases involving Drury Logan. ]
  25. McAllister, Anne Williams, and Kathy Gunter Sullivan. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina, April 1779 through January 1789. [United States] 1988. [ p. 61-62, 102, 174: References to Drury Logan. ]
  26. McAllister, Anne Williams, and Kathy Gunter Sullivan. Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April 1789 through 1796. [United States] 1987. [ pp. 31, 87: References to Drury Logan. ]
  27. Moss, Bobby Gilmer. The Patriots at Kings Mountain. Scotia-Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC, 1990. ISBN 0-9626172-0-2. [ Includes biographical information on some of the officers mentioned in Drury Logan's Revolutionary War pension application. ]
  28. Newton, Hedy Hughes. Rutherford County, North Carolina: abstracts of minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Ellenboro, NC, 1974. [ pp. 115, 119: Contains references to Drury Logan. ]
  29. The Pension Roll of 1835. Baltimore, Md. Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 2002, 4 volumes. ISBN 0-8063-1327-7. [ Vol. III, The Southern States, p.450: Includes reference to Drury Logan of Rutherford County, North Carolina. ]
  30. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16). [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1988. ISBN 0-944992-12-9. [ pp. 40-41, 77: Land transactions involving Drury Logan. ]
  31. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1793-1800 (Books 17, 18, and 19). [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1988. ISBN 0-944992-13-7. [ p.12: Land transaction involving Drury Logan. ]
  32. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, Books 20, 21, and 22. [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1992. ISBN 0-944992-45-5. [ p. 117: Land transaction referencing Drury Logan. ]
  33. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1795. [North Carolina], 1989. ISBN: 0-944992-23-4. [ pp. 79, 124: Drury Logan referenced in land entires. ]
  34. Pruitt, Dr. A. B. Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1795-1803. [North Carolina], 1989. ISBN: 0-944992-24-2. [ p. 94, 97: Drury Logan referenced in land entries. ]
  35. Rankin, Hugh F. The North Carolina Continentals. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1971. ISBN 0-8078-5662-2. [ p.338: Indicates that General Nathaniel Greene received a dispatch from General Thomas Sumter on June 11, 1781 indicating that Lord Rawdon was marching towards Ninety Six. ]
  36. [Revolutionary War pension file of Drury Logan]. National Archives and Records Service. 1974. Microfilm publication M804, Roll Number 1578, File no. W.5464. 39 p. (PDF Copy (11.6 Mbytes)).
  37. [Roberts Family Information], Eswau Huppeday, (Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC) Vol. 4, No. 3, Aug 1984, pp. 227-229. (PDF Copy (176.6 Kbytes)).
  38. Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution. The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, 1932. [ p. 458, 579: References to Drury Logan, Private of the N.C. Cont'l Line. ]
  39. Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1800-1802, Vols. 12-14, 15-17, 18-19. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.086.40237. [ Vol. 12-14: pp. 8-9, 10-11, 11-13; Vol. 15-17: pp. 430-432, 433-434, 441-443: Deeds referencing Drury Logan. ]
  40. Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1802-1809, Vols. 20,21,22,23,24. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.086.40238. [ Vol. 22-23, p.441: Deed referencing Drury Logan. ]
  41. Rutherford County Record of Deeds, 1831-1839, Vols. 38,39-40,41-42. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.086.40242. [ Vol. 39-40: p. 126; Vol. 41-42: pp. 123-126: Deeds referencing Drury Logan. ]
  42. "Rutherford County, N.C. Deed Book 10", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Aug 1996. [ p.122: Deed referencing Drury Logan. ]
  43. "Rutherford County, N.C. Deed Book 21", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Aug 1996. [ p.80: Deed referencing Drury Login. ]
  44. "Rutherford County, N.C. Deed Book 23", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. Aug 2002. [ p.137: Deed referencing Drury Logan. ]
  45. "Rutherford County, N.C. Deed Book 25", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. May 2004. [ p.78: Deed referencing Drury Logan. ]
  46. "Rutherford County, N.C. Deed Book 28", Bulletin of The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, Forest City, NC. May 2006. [ p.59: Deed referencing Drury Logan. ]
  47. Rutherford County, North Carolina, Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1799-1817, 5 vols. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. C.086.30002.
  48. Saunders, William Laurence, and Walter Clark. The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina. Broadfront Publishing, Wilmington, NC, 1993-1994, 30 vol. Originally published 1907. ISBN 1-56837-200-0. [ Vol. XXII, p.73: Drury Logan listed as a North Carolina Revolutionary Pensioner. ]
  49. United States Federal Census, 1790-1930. Online database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com.
  50. White, Virgil D. Genealogical abstracts of Revolutionary War pension files. Waynesboro, Tenn. : National Historical Pub. Co., 1990-1992, 4 volumes. 5265 pages. ISBN 0945099150. [ Vol. II, F-M, p. 2107: Abstract of Drury Logan's Revolutionary War pension application. ]
  51. [Will of William Grayson (1841)]. Rutherford County loose wills, file C.R.086.801.12, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh. 3 p. (Scanned copy of original made 1 Sep 2006 (2.0 Mbytes)).
  52. Wooley, James E. and Vivian Wooley. Rutherford County, North Carolina, wills and miscellaneous records, 1783-1868. Easley, SC, Southern Historical Press. ISBN 0893084131. [ pp. 4, 5, 79: References to Drury Logan and Moses Moore. ]


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