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Francis Logan

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Death: Died in Rutherford, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Hendrick Logan and Alida Logan
Husband of Hannah Logan
Father of Moses Logan, JP; James Logan; John "Jack" Logan, JP; Francis "Frank" Logan; Jemima Edgerton and 1 other
Brother of Hendrick Logan; David Logan; Mary Logan; Anna Logan; John Logan and 3 others

Managed by: Marcia Tugendhat
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About Francis Logan

Francis Logan Family of Ruthreford County, NC

http://logan-family.org/doc/logan_families.html

Francis Logan arrived in Rutherford County following the Revolutionary War. He was first listed in the land records of Rutherford County when he witnessed a deed in January 1784. He had five sons who left a large number of descendants in Rutherford County. They were Moses, Andrew, James, John (Jack), and Francis (Frank) Jr.

Francis Logan was born in Albany, New York in 1734. He was the son of Andrew Hendrick "Henry" Logan and Alida Pryun. Francis is believed to have moved with his parents from Albany, to Pennsylvania, to western Virginia, to the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina, and then to Abbeville, South Carolina. He married Hannah Trimble and was living in Abbeville during the Revolutionary War. As a Patriot during the Revolutionary War he served as a Captain in the fortified camp at Niney-Six, South Carolina in 1775, and attained the rank of Major by the war's end.

Following the Revolutionary War, Francis Logan relocated to Rutherford County, North Carolina on Second Broad River where he lived until his death in 1826. The area where he settled is now known as the community of Logan, or Logan's Store Township, and is located about five miles northeast of the town of Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Francis and his wife Hannah were buried in a family cemetery off Hudlow Road near where they lived. Francis and his descendants are frequently mentioned in the Rutherford County land records on Second Broad River, Catheys Creek, Camp Creek, and Cane Creek.

A number of Francis Logan's descendants distinguished themselves in public service. His sons Andrew, John, and Moses served as Justices of the Peace in Rutherford County. Moses' son Albert G. Logan served as a Rutherford County justice of the peace, and represented the county in the state general assembly. John's son George W. Logan served in various county and state roles including county clerk, representative to the state general assembly, and judge of superior court. George W. Logan's son Robert W. Logan served as Rutherford County clerk of superior court, Rutherfordton mayor, and a United States Commissioner.

Francis Logan and all five of his sons were listed as owners of slaves in the early censuses of Rutherford County. The African Americans that emerged from Rutherford County following the Civil War with the surname of Logan were most likely associated with this family.

Books about this family include The Genealogy of Major Francis Logan by Katherine Logan Conley (1970) and Logan: A Directory of the Descendants of Andrew and Lydia Logan of Albany, New York and Abbeville, South Carolina by Richard K. Logan (1994). Clarence W. Griffin included a short biographical sketch of Francis Logan in his book History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936 (1937).

Mecklenburg County Land Records

Land Survey, File 2060. Grant Date: 1767. Grantee: Andrew Logan, Watershed: Rocky R. (Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 2192. Grant Date: 1767. Grantee: John Borein, Watershed: McEntires Cr. of Broad R., Suck Br., Chainbearers: John Logan, James Collins. (Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 2439. Grant Date: 1768. Grantee: John Logan, Watershed: McEntires Cr., Long Br. (Philbeck, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Deed Book Vol. 7, Pp.300-301: 9 Jan 1777, Andrew Logan of Granvil Co., S. C. to William Spear of Meck., for £ 130 NC money .... 400 A on both sides of a branch of Rockey River called Reedy Creek, land granted to Logan 18 May 1756 ... Andrew Logan (Seal), Wit: Archable Edger, James Ross, Adam Edger. Prov. by Adam Edger Oct. Sessn 1777. (Holcomb, Mecklenburg, County, North Carolina, Deed Abstracts, 1763-1779, p.209)

Tryon County Land Records

Land Survey, File 109, Grant Date: 1769, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Fishing Cr., Chainbearers: George Gill, Samuel Porter. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Deed Book 1, p.86-87: 23 Oct 1769, John Standford of Tryon Co., to Essex Capshaw of same, son of Francis Capshaw decd, and Elizabeth his now relict, for natural love to his half brother sd. Essex Capshaw ... half of tract on N side Main Broad River, granted to Thomas Hooper, 27 Apr 1767 ... John Stanford (SEAL), Sarah Stanford (D) (SEAL), Wit: Peter Quin, William Logan. Rec. Oct term 1769. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.12)

Deed Book 1, p.158-159: 16 November 1769, Joseph Carrol & Thos Carrol of Tryon Co., to James Logan of same, for £ 20 proc. money ... 300 A on both sides little Catawba Creek, granted to sd. Joseph & Thos ... Joseph Carrol (SEAL), Thomas Carrol (SEAL), Wit: John Venables, Joseph Carrol, Saml, Carrol. Rec. Jan. Term 1770. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.12)

Land Warrant. 143. John Tagert. 640 acres. On both sides of Buffalow Creek of broad river, including the place whereon William Logan now lives, Joining Nicholas Fishers upper line. Warrant 538. 15 December 1769. SS 946.3. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774)

Deed Book 1, p.251-252: 25 July 1770, James Cozart of Tryon Co., to James Logan of same, for £ 78 proc. money ... land on both sides Little Cataba, 200 A adj. above Hugh Berry's line, granted to sd. Cozart, 16 Dec 1769 ... James Cozart (SEAL), Wit: Abel Beaty, Alexr. Robinson. Rec. July term 1770. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.19)

Deed Book 1, p.274: 24 Apr 1770, James Logan of Tryon Co., planter, to George Gill, clockmaker[?], of same, for £ 4 s15 d8 proc. money ... land granted to sd. Logan 4 May 1769 on waters of Fishing Creek adj. George Gills land he now lives on ... James Logan (SEAL), Wit: Benjamin Phillips, Henry Leech. Proven July Term 1770. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.21)

Deed Book 1, p.302-303: 12 Mar 1770, James Fanning of Tryon Co., to Joseph England of same, for £ 5 proc. money ... land on E side Broad River on the High Shoal branch of Kings Creek above John McNeat Alexander & Frederick Hambright, 300 A. granted to Jas. Fanning, 26 Oct 1767 ... James Fanning (SEAL), Wit: James Login, John McMichael, Rec. Oct. term 1770. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.23)

Land Survey, File 678 (887), Grant Date: 1771, Grantee: John Tagert, Watershed: Buffalo Cr., Chainbearers: William Logan, John Conner. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Deed Book 1, p.483-484: 16 June 1771, Thos Harrod of Tryon Co., & Parish of St. Thomas, to John Oaks of same, for £ 20 NC money ... land granted to sd. Harrod, 1765, on both sides Buffalow Creek, 275 A. adj. James Green ... Thomas Harrod (SEAL), Wit: John Login, Jas. McEntire, Jurate. Rec. July term 1771. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.35)

Deed Book 1, p.624-625: 18 Oct 1771, Thomas Warrin of Tryon Co., to John Lusk of same, for £ 30 ... 186 A on a branch of Pinch gut, a branch of Clarks Creek adj. Simeon Hoffes [Hosses?] ... granted 5 May 1769 ... Thomas Warrin (SEAL), Wit: William Parker (9), William Logan (L), Henry Bales (X). Rec. July term 1772. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.45)

Land Survey, File 522, Grant Date: 1772, Grantee: James Cozart, Watershed: Little Catawba Cr., Chainbearers: James Logan, John Huggins. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Deed Book 1, p.641-642: 5 May 1772, John Standford & wf Sarah of Tryon Co., to Thomas Warren of same, for £ 70 like money ... land on both sides Buffalo Creek about a mile from the mouth adj. Robert Humphries, 200 A, granted 25 Apr 1767 ... John Standford (SEAL), Sary Standford (O) (SEAL), Wit: John Login, Joseph Warrin, Hugh Quinn (H). Rec. July term 1772. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.46)

Land Warrant. 401. John Alston. 400 acres. On the Head of Little Catauba Creek Running down said Creek to join Logans Line. Warrant 634. 19 May 1772. LGO original. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774)

Land Warrant. 427. Job Robeson. 350 acres. On the Little Catawba Creek joining James Logan and John Logan's Land. Warrant 679. 19 May 1772. LGO original. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774)

Deed Book 1, p.677-678: 10 Jan 1770, James Logan of Tryon Co., to John Huggins of same, for £ 10 proc. money ... 200 A on little Catawba, part of 300 A surveyed to Hugh Berry, and granted to sd. Berry, 25 Apr 1767, ... James Logan (SEAL), Wit: Robert Carruth, Jeremiah Smith, Margaret Caldwell. Rec. Jan. term 1773. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.49-50)

Land Warrant. 617. Robert Beard. 200 acres. On the little Catawba joining Caruth Hugins and Logans Lands. Warrant 1157. 19 January 1773. SS 588 and LGO original. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Land Warrants, 1768-1774)

Deed Book 1, p.751: 26 July 1773, James Cozart of Tryon Co., to James Logan for £ 10 ... 200 A on Little Catawba Creek adj. Logan, part of 300 A granted to Cozart ... James Cozart (SEAL), Wit: Frederick Hambright, Wm. Verner, Jeremiah Smith. Rec. Apr. term 1774. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.56)

Deed Book 1, p.751-752: 18 May 1773, James Mitchel of Tryon Co., to James Logan, for £ 50 proc. money ... land supposed to be in Rowan County on Jacobs River, a So. fork of So. fork Catawba ... James Mitchel (SEAL), Wit: John Huggins, Margaret Huggins (M), Thos. Mitchell. Rec. Apr. term 1774. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.56)

Deed Book 2, p.39-40: 22 July 1773, John Mullinax & wf Sarah of Craven County, S. C. to James Patterson of Tryon Co., for £ 50 proc. money ... land in Tryon Co., on a branch of Kings Creek, 400 A ... John Mullenaux (SEAL), Sarah Mullinax (+) (SEAL), Wit: Robt. McAfee, John Login. Rec. July term 1774. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.64)

Land Warrant. 715. John Logan. 200 acres. On both sides of Shoal Creek including the Mouth & his own improvement. Warrant 158. 22 July 1774. LGO Original. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Deed Book 2, p.46-47: 23 July 1774, James Collins of Tryon Co., to William Sailor of same, for £ 30 proc. money ... land on W side of Buffalo Creek, 100 A ... James Collins (I) (SEAL), Wit. Robt. McAfee, James McAfee, James Login, Rec. July term 1774. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.64)

Deed Book 2, p.97-98: 7 Sept 1774, James Logan of Tryon Co., planter, to Peter Summy Senr., of same, yeoman, for £ 60 proc. money ... land in Mecklenburg, now Tryon Co., on Jacobs River, a S fork of S for Catawba, 200 A granted to Wm. Reed 25 Apr 1767, and sold 11 Feb 1772 to Anson Reynolds, then to James Mitchell 29 Mar 1773, and then to Logan 18 May 1773 ... James Logan (SEAL), Wit: Benjmain Hardin, Jacob Costner. Rec. Oct term 1774. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.68)

Land Survey, File 1108 (1280), Grant Date: 1775, Grantee: Jeremiah Smith, Catherine Smith, Watershed: Jumping Br., Long Cr., Chainbearers: James Loggan, James Hillhouse. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1138 (1310), Grant Date: 1775, Grantee: John Logan, Watershed: Shoal Cr., First Broad R., Chainbearers: William Poole, John Neighbour. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1170 (1343), Grant Date: 1775, Grantee: John Stanford, Watershed: Little Broad R., Chainbearers: John Logan, Charles Tisee. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Deed Book 2, p.167-171: 22 March 1775, Henry Wright of Craven Co., S. C., to John Kirkconell of Tryon Co., for £ 100 proc. money ... land on both sides main branch of Kings Creek including Shearses mill place, 500 A granted to Wright __ Jul 1774 & another tract on both sides Shoal Creek of first Broad River, including Jonas Wells cabin and all improvements John Logan made ... near McKnitt Alexanders line, 400 A granted to Wright 28 Feb 1775 ... Henry Wright (SEAL), Wit: And Neel, John Baird. Rec. July term 1775. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.73)

Deed Book 2, p.397-398: 28 Mar 1778, John Huggins Junr. of Tryon Co., to John Huggins Senr. of same, for £ 130 proc. money ... 100 A on Little Catawba, granted to Hugh Berry 20 Apr 1767, conveyed to James Logan _____, then to sd. Huggins 10 Jan 1770 ... John Huggins (SEAL), Wit: Jonth Gullick, Elizabeth Huggins. Rec. Oct. term 1778. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.90)

Deed Book 2, p.416: 17 Jan 1778, Stephen Shelton of Tryon Co., to Thomas Murry of same, for £ 90 ... land on W side of First Little Broad River, part of a tract granted to sd. Shelton 22 May 1772 adj. James Logan, including the plantation where sd. Shelton lives, 100 A ... Stephen Shelton (SEAL), Wit: John Anderson, Alexander Davidson. Rec. Oct. term 1778. (Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N. C., 1769-1786, p.91)

Land Survey, File 1477, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Vawns Cr., Pacolet R., Chainbearers: George Parris, Joseph Henery. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1479, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: George Parris, Watershed: Alstons Cr., Green R., Chainbearers: James Logan, Joseph Henry. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1483, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: Thomas Spriggs, Watershed: Pacolet R., Chainbearers: James Logan, George Parris. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1492, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Pacolet R., Chainbearers: Jeremiah Smith, Tho. Spriggs. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1496, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Pacolet R., Chainbearers: Jeremiah Smith, John Huggins. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1497, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Pacolet R., Chainbearers: Jeremiah Smith, John Huggins. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1503, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Skywickie Cr., Pacolet R., Chainbearers: Jeremiah Smith, John Huggins. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1504, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Vawns Cr., Pacolet R., Chainbearers: Jeremiah Smith, Tho. Spriggs. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1507, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: White Oak Cr., Chainbearers: George Parris, Tho. Spriggs. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1508, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: Jonathan Gullick, Watershed: Pacolet R., Chainbearers: James Logan, Jeremiah Smith. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1515, Grant Date: 1779, Grantee: Jonathan Gullick, Watershed: Vawns Cr. Pacolet R., Chainbearers: James Logan, Tho. Spriggs. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1566, Grant Date: 1780, Grantee: John Logan, Watershed: Byars Cr., Chainbearers: Wm. Yancy, Saml. Carter. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1575, Grant Date: 1780, Grantee: John Logan, Watershed: Shoal Cr., Broad R., Chainbearers: James Taylor, Robt. Beatey. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1699, Grant Date: 1782, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Little Catawba Cr., Chainbearers: Isaac Holland, Jas. Logan. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1731, Grant Date: 1782, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Buffalo Cr., Chainbearers: John Enslay, Jas. Murphey. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1665, Grant Date: 1782, Grantee: James Holland, Watershed: Little Catawba Cr., Chainbearers: Isaac Holland, Jas. Logan. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1742, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Gleghorns Cr., Main Broad R., Chainbearers: James Miller, Jaramiah Smith. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1745, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Hicks, Watershed: ?, Chainbearers: James Logan, James Smith. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1759, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Vawns Cr., Pacolet R., Chainbearers: John Cummins, George Potts. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1764, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: William Logan, Watershed: Borens Cr., Main Broad R., Chainbearers: Grbrel Washburn, James Bradley. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1777, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Webb, Watershed: Ashworths Cr. Second Broad R., Chainbearers: James Webb, James Logan. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1797, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Horse Cr., Main Broad R., Chainbearers: William Ross, Ritchart Scrug. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1803, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Suck Fk., First Broad R., Chainbearers: James Doherty, Wales Beatey. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1804, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Beaverdam Cr., First Broad R., Chainbearers: Samuel Turner, John Tubs. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1835, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Watershed: Robinsons Cr., Chainbearers: Ritchart Jones, William Armstrong. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Land Survey, File 1846, Grant Date: 1783, Grantee: James Logan, Robert Wier, Watershed: Borens Br., First Broad R., Chainbearers: Jonathan Gregory, Etin Hackins. (Philbeck, Tryon County, North Carolina, Index to Land Surveys)

Note: Tryon County was split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties in 1779. Tryon County ceased to exist at that time.

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From McCrady's "South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780" quoted by Mrs. John A. Logan.

"A return of the militia and volunteers on duty in the fortified camp at Ninety-Six, the 17th day of November, 1775, under command of Major Andrew Williamson, by order of the Honorable Provincial Congress; commanding officers, sergeants and privates- - - Captain Francis Logan, two officers, three sergeants, fifteen privates."

Francis Logan emigrated to Virginia from New York, then to Berkley County, South Carolina.

"Major Francis Logan, a Revolutionary War Veteran of Old Ninety Six. The Tories were observed to be headed toward's Hannah's home to harm Major Francis. He hid under a nearby bridge. Hannah invited the Tories into the house to search for Major Francis & became upset when they began tossing her belongings around and creating a mess. Hannah quietly slipped outside, cut the reins to the Tories horses & set a pack of hounds chasing them. The Tories stopped their destruction of Hannah's home 7 left in pursuit of their horses. Hannah's actions kept her husband from being detected & harmed & kept her house in order!" (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=eddiebradley&id=I1966)

After Independence was declared, Francis Logan located in Rutherford County on the 2nd Broad River, where he lived until his death in 1826.

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Francis Logan's Timeline

1734
July 29, 1734
Albany, Albany, New York, United States
July 29, 1734
New York, NY, USA
1770
October 22, 1770
Age 36
SC, USA
1771
1771
Age 36
1772
August 30, 1772
Age 38
SC, USA
1775
1775
Age 40
South Carolina, United States
1779
1779
Age 44
1780
1780
Age 45
1826
November 6, 1826
Age 92
Rutherford, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States