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Edward Logsdon

Also Known As: "Ned"
Birthplace: Province of Maryland
Death: Died in Madison County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Ned Logsdon, Sr. and Sarah Logsdon
Husband of Mary Polly Logsdon; Mary Brown and Mary Logsdon
Father of George L Logsdon; Elizabeth Durbin; John Logsdon; Sarah White; Edward J. Logsdon and 3 others
Brother of Hannah Logsdon; Prudence Oller; Nathan Logsdon; Elizabeth Logsdon and Peter Logsdon

Managed by: Shilo Marie Birnie
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About Edward Logsdon

According to Betty Ollar, Edward Logsdon married his first cousin. There is some disagreement among researchers about the children of Edward and Mary. Betty Ollar lists a William, but does not include Cecily. More research is required. Edward eventually settled in an area called Harmon's Run in Yogohania, VA/PA. This land was claimed by both PA and VA in 1775. Edward tomahawked 400 acres of land. If you look on a map today it is in Washington County PA. and look to the left in west Va you will find a city called Weirton. Harmon's Run was north of Weirton and just a little south of where the Ohio River runs east to west or vice versa. Sometime between 1776 and 1780 4 men joined Edward Logsdon in that area. Those 4 men were George Oller, Leonard Reed, John Sapp and John Simon. Captain Edmond Baxter formed the 4th Battalion of the Chester county militia. No one at the PA Archives can explain why this company was called the "Chester county 4th".

"The Company" was formed from Yogohania and Ohio counties VA and Washington county PA. It consisted of men from PA, VA and MD. But, mostly Marylanders. There were 73 men in The Company and George Oller, Edward Logsdon 2nd. Leonard Reed, John Sapp and John Simon were in this company. Another man not listed in The Company was John Flatt but was there.

These men stayed in this same area from 1781 to 1787. In November of that year Edward Logsdon sells part of his land off. By 1788 12 of these men and their familes have arrived and are taxed in the territory of Kentucky. It is important to note that

Edward Logsdon 2nd, George Oller, John Sap and Leonard Reed were taxed in 1788

in Madison county territory of Ky.

A sale was held to dispose of Edward 'Ned's' property on January 12, 1827 in Madison Co., KY.


The Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Co., Illinois, published in 1892 states that Edward Logsdon and Polly Brown had thirteen children. Those listed here are the children I believe to be his. The early Logsdon families are very confusing so I do not guarantee complete accuracy.

1810 census, Madison Co, KY

1 male 16-24 (George)

1 male 45+ (Edward)

1 female 0-9 (Cicily)

2 females 10-15 (Mary Ann & Edith)

1 female 45+ (Mary)


A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA (Soldier). DAR Ancestor # A134295

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Edward Logsdon's Timeline

August 15, 1752
Province of Maryland
Age 19
Madison, Kentucky, United States
Age 22
Age 26
Age 29
Age 31
Age 49
Maryland, United States
September 27, 1834
Age 82
Madison County, Kentucky, United States